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Kai Ea "Breath of the Sea" Panoramic Ocean Views !

Bedrooms 2
Space 139 m²
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 BR, 1 Bath, Gourmet Kitchen, Large Lr, With Sweeping Ocean View

Kai Ea 'breath Of The Sea'

Welcome to a place where the vastness of sea and sky seemingly meet in endless horizon. It is ideal for couples and honeymooners wanting total privacy. Get away from it all at Kai Ea. Kai meaning sea joined with Ea (a ah) meaning breath. This awesome home is upstaged only by it's extraordinary ocean views.....and the 'breath' of the sea below. Situated on five gated acres for total privacy.

A tasteful Asian theme defines this contemporary cliff side home on five private and gated acres. The upscale home celebrates, and was designed to capture, the breathtaking views of the wide open Pacific Ocean, miles of coastline and white water all the way to Maui, magnificent sunsets and moon rises filling the sky and reflected on the glistening sea, backdrop of clouds hanging on the mountain with stars and distant houses lit up at night. The ruins of an ancient Hawaiian village is seen on the coastal plain below. The home has multiple levels, with a handful of steps, to capture the view in every direction. There are many sunny or shady lanais to decompress and meditate and take in this vista. There are no other rentals or occupants on the property for your complete privacy.

A recent local magazine (At Home) featured this amazing home and praised: 'A view so high, so spectacular, so sweeping, making it an apt lair for native owls and hawks'. The panoramic view, yet closeness to the sea and nature's displays, make Kai Ea the perfect place to forget the hassles of everyday life. The incredible vistas have a calming and grounding effect.

Situated for the perfect climate at 800' with warm sunny breezy days and comfortable nights. The home is perched above unique Pebble Beach (black polished pebbles) and in winter it is a birthing and mating cove for migrating whales. It is common for the call of whales and flapping flukes to break the silence and treat the eye. Crashing waves up and down the coast reverberate when the surf is high. Be sure and bring your binoculars!

The newer fully appointed home is large, open and spacious. It is accentuated with high ceilings, superior craftmanship and furnished with many Asian antiques and artwork. Lending to the ambiance are oversized Italian tile and Brazilian cherry wood floors, roomy well equipped gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. There are many ceiling fans, huge soaking tub and a private tiled and enclosed outdoor shower for after the beach. A totally separate bedroom available also (please ask about extra guests) with choice of plush top queen bed or slightly more firm Serta Spinal Logic queen bed. Master has it's own private sitting area and walls of glass.

With all this, you are in the peaceful country yet close to a variety of great beaches for excellent snorkeling and kayaking and just the right distance from nightlife in Kailua-Kona. A variety of restaurants and shopping dot the way.

An excellent grocery store and small mall is about 20 minutes away with smaller convenience stores closer. South Kona is our local 'breadbasket' for fresh produce, fruit, Kona coffee and macademia nuts. There are abundant coffee plantations

More Details

Harry Zola
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Harry Zola

I love Hawaii and sharing it with friends and guests, especially those who appreciate the spirit and mana of the island. I have traveled extensively around the world and always love coming back to Hawaii.

Why Harry Zola chose Opihihale

To be in authentic and natural Hawaii,close to the ocean and untouched by tourists, hotels and resorts.

What makes this estate unique

The panoramic views of the ocean from Kai Ea are mesmerizing. Also,the ocean and the secluded beaches nearby with the wonderful trails leading to them are awesome. It feels like 'Old Hawaiiana'. The sounds of the birds, wildlife and whales singing at night in the winter makes you feel like you're in paradise. The romantically furnished interior provide a unique comfort with beautiful Asian art to behold.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As another reviewer stated "Wow" from the driveway on down. My husband hadn't seen the photos on the website and thought we were at the wrong address. He keep saying "you are kidding". The house is so quiet without only the sounds of birds and goats passing down in the valley. The walk to the water was great excersie for us. We did it everyday in the evening. We would come back to Captain Cook just to stay at the house.
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Opihihale, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Vanity
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Private and covered for after the beach
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Plush Top in Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Serta Spinal Logic in Guest Room
  • Nightly rental rate is for double-occupancy (two adults). Each additional guest is $50/nt.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Large, open and airy home. Two separate parts of the house and private bedrooms in different parts of the house. Ideally accommodates two with one large bathroom with granite countertops, double sinks, and large soaking tub. Can accommodate up to four with additional guest approval. Separate private outdoor shower for after the beach. Beach equipment provided, large towels, coolers, beach chairs, etc.


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Kai Ea "Breath of the Sea" Panoramic Ocean Views !
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 37 reviews

Beautiful View!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were all we could ask for. The panoramic view from the lanai was breathtaking and the sunsets were spectacular. The lanai was my favorite part of the house. What a beautiful home!

  • Submitted: 1-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing panoramic views

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying at the property, if you have a party of four don’t look any further. The property is perfectly situated in South Kona providing seclusion but also not too far from great beaches, farms, and cafes. We felt like we could sit outside on the back patio for hours soaking in the views. Also great for spotting whales. Look forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: 6-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing View!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in awe of the amazing view our entire stay! Excellent location to get to the attractions yet being secluded away from the masses was perfect. Our host Harry was attentive to any needs and super helpful with suggestions on where to go. We will be back to stay at Kai Ea!

  • Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and secluded

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the Big Island and I felt very spoiled by this beautiful house. I began every morning with coffee looking out at the amazing ocean views. There was everything we could need from water toys to a well stocked kitchen. The view was endlessly amazing.

This house is about 45 minutes south of Kailua-Kona on a twisty road so there is a lot of driving involved with staying here. I didn't mind it but it's something to consider. I thought it was worth it for the beauty and seclusion.

  • Submitted: 5-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The peaceful, perfectly appointed space inside and out immediately works to get you to vacay mode)) the personal touches of welcome note and book of info on things to do and places to eat helps to get the huge island mapped out a little for you...if you can tear yourself from the views at this rental!! It didn't bother us at all that there was no a/c( I know, so mainlander) but still we slept comfortably with fans. There were a few geckos and bugs, but it's not to be forgotten you are on an island, expect it. The location was a great jump off spot to get south east and north easily. Do know to see a few places you will want to see on this island, a 4X4 is useful.

  • Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pinch yourself ! 5 star home for less than a hotel!!!

  • 5 of 5

Luxury accommodations with chef kitchen, great art, wrap around lanai with grill and fabulous ocean views. Everything you need and more. A must for anyone that wants to be near the best beaches Kona has to offer. Exceptional value and the attention to detail by management is amazing. Can't wait to return.

Pat and Charles Rogers

  • Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
The Coffee Shack
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Pebble Beach
Car: necessary

Volcanoes National Park is a little over an hour's drive. City of Refuge and Kealakekua Bay are 20-min. drive. Ho'okena State Beach is only 10-min. drive.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Opihihale, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 15 2017 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$44 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2018/2019
Dec 15 2018 - Mar 31 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$44 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$197.64
Refundable Damage Deposit C$379.5
Tax Rate 13.41%

Standard Rate: $165/nt accommodating Two. Apr 1 to Dec 14
Each Additional person is $25. per night.

Winter Rate: $195/nt accommodating Two. Dec 15 to Mar 31
Each Additional person is $35. per night.

Cleaning Fee of $150. Check-in 3:00 pm Check-out 10:00 am
Refundable Security Deposit of $300.
State taxes of 13.41% on rent, 4.16% on cleaning
Checks or Credit Card (payable through VRBO online "book-it" button )
Not suitable for children or teens. (Many steps, levels and cliffside location)
Rates are Seasonal and subject to change. (Automatic entrance gate w/coded entry).
Late check-outs may be available at 1/2 -day charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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