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180* Ocean-Beachfront Views! Private Tropical Setting! Walk to Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 176 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


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 have kayak and other beach gear for you all!

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


*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 is also available downstairs in the ohana for additional guests.

(PLEASE NOTE: JANUARY 23 -FEBRUARY 1 2018: NIGHTLY RATE FOR THE HOME IS ONLY $140 ! The availability in that week is for upstairs unit ONLY. SLEEPS 4 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!

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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 176 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • alternative lifestyle
  • 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
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.


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average rating of 4.8875 based on 114 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was by far the best vacation rental I have ever stayed in. It was just beautiful!!! The views were amazing, and the outdoor space was just wonderful!! This home was so clean and very well maintained's obvious the owners take great pride in their guests home away from home. I'd love to stay again!!

  • Review Submitted: 21/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carrie, We are glad your travels went well. Thank you so much for the lovely comments. You are right, we do love our home and we are so thrilled to be able to share it with lovely folks like yourselves. We hope to see you again soon!! Kindest Regards, Michele and ROn
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Absolutely Awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this home is perfect! It is very well appointed with anything you might need to make your stay comfortable. A previous guest mentioned that there were no beach towels....just not a true statement! There is a closet that has numerous beach towels in it. Also, downstairs you will find probably any other beach item you might need for a fun day. I’m not sure where the other guest looked, but there are numerous beach towels.

This was our first extended stay on the island, as we always visit Maui. But, the last 8 days were so good, we will now visit the Big Island on our yearly visits.

Make sure you stop at the Choicemart in Captain Cook for food essentials, as it is the closest market.

I really can’t say enough good things about Michele, Ron and their beautiful home!

I highly recommend this rental!!!


  • Review Submitted: 10/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house. Far from town.

  • 4 of 5

This house worked great for our two families. One thing we did not realize is that it was an hour from Kailua Kona so every trip into town was a long one. This is definitely out in the country. We found most everything you could want for a day at the beach except for beach towels. We bought some cheap ones at the ABC store.

  • Review Submitted: 23/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, CHad. Thank you for your input. We are alittle confused by the review. We have several red beach towels in the upstairs guest bathroom. DId you not see them Thank you again, Michele and Ron
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We Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with great views and sunsets. perfect base to explore the big island. Hope to return one day

  • Review Submitted: 09/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect vacation rental for our family. My husband and I stayed with my parents at this beautiful home for 2 weeks over Easter 2017. We have stayed in the subdivision of Kona Paradise before and preferred this home because of its location near the top of the hill; it has breathtaking views coupled with cool breezes.

We were a little hesitant at first to book this property as there is no air conditioning (my father has multiple sclerosis and does not fair well in the heat). However, this was not an issue whatsoever. There are many windows allowing the breeze to pass through the house and the owners have placed fans throughout the house if you need them.

The booking process, check in and check out was seamless. Michele and Ron have the process down to a science. They are very friendly and helpful if you need anything. You can tell there is a great deal of pride and love in their home. It is decorated and tended to beautifully.

I think the secret of this place may be out however. We are so keen to stay here again that I checked out the booking openings for the near future. This is obviously a function of how amazing this vacation property is.

Hopefully we will be lucky enough to stay here again.

Thank you to Michele and Ron for helping us make a memorable trip with our family.

  • Review Submitted: 18/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 24/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Michele Croci
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

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 Opihihale

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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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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in the Opihihale, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Special Spring Rates
2 Feb 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add AU$25 per night, per additional guest
2018 Summer
1 Apr 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add AU$19 per night, per additional guest
2018 Holiday Season
2 Nov 2018 - 1 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add AU$25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$317.23
Property Damage Protection AU$74.87
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are:

Special rates are available!!
rate is based on two guests and $15 over that per guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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