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180* Ocean-Beachfront Views! 1/3 acre Tropic Setting! "Hear the Waves" Close!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

ENJOY this peaceful, beautiful two-story home surrounded by tropical landscapes and PANORAMIC ocean, beach and coastline views! Awarded 'TOP VACATION RENTAL in Captain Cook" (TripAdvisor) for 3 years in a row! 1/3 acre surrounded by tropical and lush gardens. Two minutes by car to our private beach and secluded crystal clear and warm water bay where you can snorkel, swim, kayak and more!

We also offer our guest EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL Excersions DISCOUNTS!! :

*20% DISCOUNT KONA ECO ADVENTURES--ZIPLINING AND ATV GUIDED TOURS

*20% of ON KAYAK RENTALS, snorkeling tours and more!

*20% Discount on Fair Winds Charters--this is a must-do adventure with charter tours and night-time manta-ray diving!

*10%-15% SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR OUR GUESTS to ISLAND SPIRIT SPA in Kealakakua Bay (20 minutes from property)!

*20% off dolphin/whale excursions with Dolphin Essence!

For the beachgoers, we are stocked with snorkel gear, boogieboards, umbrella, beach chairs, beach blankets, coolers and more.

Enjoy the ocean views with the 1000 ft surrounding lanai where you can rest and enjoy dining with the gas grill barbeque!

This home is located 'favored zone' due to the perfect elevation, climate and proximity to local parks, 1 hour to Volcano National Park, just 20 minutes to Kealakekua Bay, 10 min to Hookena Beach where the dolphins rest and where you can swim easily with the dolphins. Honounou National Historic Park is only 15 min. from this beautiful property. Hiking trails abound, horseback riding (20 minutes away). Hilo is two hours away--great location!

The home boasts an additional separate OHANA (family) quarters downstairs complete with full bathroom, kitchenette, queen sofabed and its own private lanai that has its own entertaining and meditation area. All ocean view. A queen sofa bed and full aerobed are available downstairs in the ohana for additional guests.

You will love the space in the master bedroom which has a comfortable queen size bed with a walk in closet and full bathroom with walk in shower. It even leads to a private lanai, so you awake to a view of tropical flowers from your bedside. Each of the bedroom suites are enhanced with custom furnishings and decor to captivate a mood of relaxation, tranquility and comfort.

Children love this home since there is room to play and explore the gardens and the mini-lava caves right on the property. As one of our guests have said; 'This is a magical garden and perfect for group settings.' It is both elegant and spacious; perfect for weekly or monthly stays with family or friends, or a romantic get away for a couple.

Sweet island fragrances will surely awaken all your senses, as you explore the 1/3 acre of lush landscape and the plentiful plumerias, papayas, mangoes and tropical flowers right in your yard, and experience the flora and fauna of the Big Island from the privacy of your lanais. The surrounding lanai, with complete ocean views, allows for private seating and resting areas from each bedroom and from the dining and living room areas. The downstairs lanai has its own ocean view and garden views.

PLEASE read our 70+ EXCELLENT Guest Reviews. VISIT our new website for video, additional photos and travel tips and links to Big Island travel information.

We want this to be a vacation of a lifetime for you. Our many guests have enjoyed this beautiful home. We want to create a memorable, joyful and enjoyable holiday experience to you so that you will fall in love with our beautiful Kona Coast and the Big Island.

Keywords: Kona Coast Beach Rental, 'KONA LEILANI' is a spacious private home on 1/3 acre with coastline and panoramic ocean views & tropical gardens! 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms with a spacious separate ohana (extra studio) downstairs complete with queen size bed, kitchenette, full bath and its own Wrap around lanai and outdoor dining area. Located less than 2 minutes from the wonderful secluded BLACK PEBBLE BEACH, perfect for snorkeling, diving, swimming, kayaking & sunbathing. Close to coffee plantations, Captain Cook town, Volcano National Park, Kealakekua Bay and MORE!

More Details

Owner
Michele Croci
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

About Michele Croci

My husband and I love the ocean. We are both artists and have taken our home and turned it into an artistic getaway! We enjoy being in Hawaii and the Big Island, as it stills has the feeling of 'olde Hawaii,' and country. You will love the location and the smell of plumerias outside the bedroom windows. The blue warm ocean is perfect for swimming with much of the time sunny. We really love providing a wonderful vacation experience for our guests.

Michele Croci purchased this villa in 2007

Why Michele Croci chose Kona Coast

We bought this home as our retreat from the big city. We wanted a space where we could create and Ron, as a professional artist, could paint. So now Ron has created so many beautiful paintings that decorate this beautiful home. It makes it even more special for us.

What makes this villa unique

You will enjoy the quiet and the privacy of the tropical gardens. The ocean and coastline view is 180 degree and you can see all the way down the coast on clear days! This is a very special property and we know you, your friends and family will enjoy all the great amenities, privacy and great beach location!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your beautiful home. Thank you for sharing it with us. Our family especially liked the black pebble beach and snorkeling as well as the bird wake-up call. The home's location could not have been better to reach all different points of interest on the island. We had a wonderful family time. Thank you once again!



Dennis and Julie
Apr 2016
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Opihihale, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 -
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Newly updated master bathroom with new shower and tiles.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Spacious Guest bathroom upstairs is tiled with new features.
    Private Outdoor Shower - shower enclosure , outdoor shower , Recently updated with new features-shower in the tropics!
  • All 3 indoor bathrooms have been recently updated with new features. New Outdoor shower with privacy situated in the beautiful tropical garden.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Quality memory foam mattress
    Guest Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Quality memory foam mattress
    Ohana/Guest Suite - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , This suite is in a separate building, total privacy.
  • All Bedrooms have private lanai entrances for that special privacy! Queen size Beds (3) Located in master bedroom, richly furnished with extra bedding.Queen bed located in guest bedroom upstairs with extra bedding. Downstairs studio/ohana has queen bed as well. Downstairs ohana quarter is complete quarters with kitchenette and full bath., Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Upstairs double sofa bed located in livingroom area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wooden decking
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Two bedrooms and two full baths upstairs. Separate ohana (family) (studio downstairs with kitchenette. Ocean views from both floors. Beautiful tropical courtyard garden with bromeliads, plumeria trees, mangos and more! Privacy galore. Tropical setting. Courtyard garden great for children. Long FLAT driveway easily accomodates 2+ cars.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(74 traveller reviews)

180* Ocean-Beachfront Views! 1/3 acre Tropic Setting! "Hear the Waves" Close!
average rating of 4.891892 based on 108 reviews
5

from cold Canada to a paradise home

  • 5 of 5

I need to start off by saying WOW this house is exactly as shown, beautifully landscaped, clean, amazing, quiet location. if your looking to be close to Kona this is not the house for you it is 30 min. south. but if you want to sit on this incredible balcony and drink your morning coffee and watch the whales swim by this is the house for you, if you like watching incredible sunsets this is the house for you. I can go on and on why this house was incredible for our family, I'm a seasoned traveller with realistic expectations so trust me when I say WOW. If your going to be on the Big Island your going to need a car to see everything so this is the house for you and it is the perfect starting point to see all that the Island has to offer. the south route is the nicest and quickest to the other side of the Island and volcanoes. black beaches, captain cook monument all, fantastic snorkeling are all within 10 min. in close Michele thank you, you were the best to deal with, very professional and a joy to talk to, thank you again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW!! Thank you so so much!! We are so happy, William, that you all enjoyed your stay with us. It has been a pleasure that share our home with you. We do sincerely hope that you will return soon. We are always adding new services and new vendors to our partners, so that we can pass on great excursion discounts to our guests. Let's stay in touch! and take care, William.
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Beautiful views/sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Great house about 30 mins from the hustle of town. We loved having all the comforts of home! Everything worked great, and was clean and stocked. Closest real grocery is north 12 miles, so stop before driving here. There are basics like laundry detergents, some kitchen condiments, and seasonings. Check out pebble beach straight down in the community, place of refuge (nearby snorkeling spot), and all the other little out of the way spots! Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing views ! The house was perfect for our vacation, two couples 10 days.

  • 5 of 5

The property was very well manicured and maintained, like our own private little hide away with all the trees and plants. It had everything anyone could ask for, well stocked kitchen with pots, pans, plates etc ! A grill for outdoor cooking, beach towels, snorkel gear, boogie boards, coolers etc !!!! Loved every minute of staying here. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rachel, we are so glad all worked out for you. Aren't the views amazing! I can't tell you how many mornings Ron and I wake up and just sit outside on those big arm chairs and just stare into the ocean. What a difference from LA! HA! Please do return --we have many guests that have become our friends too....don't forget your 10% discount next time... Kindest Regards, Michele and Ron
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5

Great Relaxing Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

I rented the place for 2 weeks in January 2017. The owners are very nice and helpful in the registration and arrival process. When I arrived after a long flight from Maine, the place was all ready and waiting. It was well maintained, clean, well-decorated, with all of the necessary amenities in baths and kitchens. The beds were comfortable and afforded me a good nights sleep. The owners are very responsive to maintenance issues, and quickly resolved a water pressure issue- before I even called to notify them they had a repair man on the way and it was immediately rectified and did not impact on my stay. The view from the porch overlooking the Pacific is a very nice place to enjoy sunsets. Overall my stay was very comfortable and relaxing. I would definitely rent the place again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great ocean view property south of Kona

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing. The pictures really don't do justice to the interior and exterior of the house. Our group was really impressed with the house and the grounds and wouldn't hesitate to book another trip.

The house sits near the top of the community and has a commanding view over the area. You can't hear anything except nature when in the house. If you are into gardens and plants, the house has amazing fauna to enjoyed. My group really enjoyed the deck and cooking out every night on the grill.

Everything worked as planned and we enjoyed having the laundry facilities at the house. The owners have done a nice job to provide beach accessories so that helps when planning what to carry over to HI in the luggage.

In terms of location, this house sits about 1 hr and 10 mins from Volcano National Park and 40 minutes from Kona. We wanted to spend a decent amount of time at Volcano but be in nice weather for the rest of our stay, so this made a great location for our base of operations.

I would highly recommend this house to friends and family. Mahalo!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SO WONDERFUL. Look no further.

  • 5 of 5

Its going to be hard to keep this review short. This home is amazing in all ways. It is beautiful, the view is stunning, the grounds are impressive, and the house is well stocked with just about anything you might need. Literally, you only need food and the owners are great about telling you the best places to go for it. I met the property manager who was wonderful is well and gave us some good tips of things to do locally.

The house was impeccably clean, the beds very comfortable, and having the ohana unit was wonderful. The ohana unit is great for older kids, another couple, parents etc. My entire family spanning from the age of 2 to 48 absolutely loved this house and enjoyed our stay immensely. It can't be beat.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Crislyn, What wonderful comments and thank you sincerely for the feedback! Ron and I feel we have some new friends. We hope you have a wonderful holiday and do please come back and visit us! All the best to you and yours, Michele and Ron
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Kona Bay
Car: necessary

Enjoy the community's private beach, Black Pebble Beach and Kaohe Bay. Wonderful snorkeling diving, swimming and hiking near by. Visit the coffee plantations and tours nearby. Visit the South Kona horseback riding also. Volcanoe National Park is 1 hour away. Visit Green Sands beach at Southpoint about an hour away. Papa Bay and Miloli'i Fishing Village is 20 minutes south. National Parks located 15 minutes south of the Kona Paradise subdivision.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in the Opihihale, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SPECIAL RATES
15 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$249
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
 
Special Fall 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$249
 
 
High Season
1 Dec 2017 - 15 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
A$256
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$263
Property Damage Protection A$77
Tax Rate 13.42%

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rate is based on two guests and $15 over that per guest

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