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Michele Croci

Member since: 2011
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Speaks english

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

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

Overview

Photos and Description of this Opihihale holiday villa

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!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Michele Croci (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 70 traveller reviews

180* Ocean-Beachfront Views! 1/3 acre Tropic Setting! "Hear the Waves" Close!
average rating of 4.885714 based on 104 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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5

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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5

inlovewithkona

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful, each room with large bed uniquely designed, the grounds were wonderful and as biologists it held our attention for hours with different species of plants. Each morning we were greeted by Turkey hens and Jungle fowl, song birds welcomed us for coffee on the porch. The views are incredible, the area is so quiet. It is close to everything you need to see and do on the big Island. There was enough gear available that we didn't have to rent a thing. The kitchen was big and open and there were lots of dishes and cooking supplies. Absolutely loved this place and will go back again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Brandie, for your kind comments. We so appreciate your feedback about the home ---we do love the home it as well. And yes, please do come back soon! Michele and Ron
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5

A quiet family time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfully relaxing time here . The two lanais made for comfortable sitting and reading, eating, watching the sunsets, birds, kayaker a below on the bay. The hosts were gracious, helpful. They provided us with extra fans that we actually didn't need because of the ocean breezes at night. It was a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of Kailua kona!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you, for your kind feedback. We appreciate your great comments and we hope your return soon! Mahalo, Michele and Ron
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5

Fantastic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a week! Kona Leilani was a fantastic experience for my family and friends. There is nothing lacking in this home in a great location for exploring the island. It is completely equipped with everything needed for relaxing, cooking (Barbeque and 8 feet wrap around lanai) and sleeping. Each morning we woke up to the sounds of birds and went to sleep to a wonderful quiet. Along with the normal tourist sights, there is also plenty to do right in the neighborhood. Swimming, nature walks, fantastic ocean and coastline views, this home has it all. The photos do not do justice to how attractive this home is. There is a complete set of water toys, so we could really just enjoy Black Pebble Beach, Hookena and Kealakakua Bay, just minutes away. This is a great location!

The owners made us feel right at home with maps brochures, discounted activities, and a complete list of where to shop and dine. We used their discounts for the Fair Winds Charters –helps when you have a family…

Great fun for everyone and I would definitely recommend this 5-star vacation home to all my friends and family.

Jess O.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks, Jess. We really appreciate your input. hope you all had a great time at the Kona Leilani!
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Beautiful Kona Leilani

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful and clean home! My family of 5-- three boys, Mom and Dad, spent our vacation time at KONA LEILANI, and our expectations were exceeded. This home is immaculate, spacious, completely organized, is filled with beautiful, original art work, and has everything necessary to make our stay comfortable and convenient. Each morning the blue Pacific Ocean would shimmer us awake and each evening was greeted by a fiery sunset. We love sitting on the lanai with the barbeque above the luxurious tropical bromeliad gardens and watching the stunning 180 degree view of the Sea. Each morning bird song filled the air and the local beach, only two minutes away, was teeming with fish. The children enjoyed swimming in the calm warm waters with the boogieboards and swimming supplies offered by the owners, Michele and Ron.

Everything about the home was in perfect order and we enjoyed the privacy of the country with the nearness of town. Everyone slept comfortably and each day the boys would swim and laugh to their hearts content.

I give this vacation home a 5 star review and will definitely recommend it to any of my family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind response and feedback. We hope that everyone enjoyed their stay and were able to explore the beautiful island. We are always happy to see happy guests. Please come back soon!
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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 Opihihale, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
HOLIDAYS 2016
20 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$289
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
SPECIAL RATES
15 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$255
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
A$254
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$269
Property Damage Protection A$79
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are:


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

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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.
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:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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.

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