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Last updated: 04/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Property description

If you are adventurous and free spirited, but still require all the amenities a luxury rental home has to offer then Pu`uhonua ('Place of Refuge') is the place for you. Experience tropical Hawaii at it’s finest in this unique pole house nestled just above Kealakekua Bay ('Pathway of the Gods') in Captain Cook, Hawaii. At this elevation you will enjoy the perfect climate and sweeping 180+ degree views of the ocean, Mauna Loa and Kealakekua Bay, in a quiet and comfortable setting.
Convenient location, just a moment away from the town of Captain Cook, with all of its amenities including one of the islands best grocery stores, fantastic restaurants, local shops and a wonderful farmers market.

Watch breathtaking sunsets from the spacious upper lanai that wraps around the house. Just 20 miles south of Kailua-Kona Airport, Pu`uhonua House is minutes from an array of activities including horseback riding, hiking, tennis, diving, dolphin and seasonal whale watching. Rent kayaks and kayak across the majestic Kealakekua Bay, swim with spinner dolphins and snorkel one of Hawaii’s best kept secrets, the Captain Cook monument.

Enjoy a variety of tropical fruits and flora grown on the property such as bananas, papayas, lemons, avocados, breadfruit, macadamia, coffee and mangos. We are close to some of south Kona’s finest beaches and minutes from great swimming, snorkeling and child safe beaches like Hookena, Manini, Keei, and Kealakekua Bay.

Pu`uhonua House (Place of Refuge House) was built in 1988 by a physicist and his wife. As a former sailor he and his wife had traveled to many parts of the world, before they chose this spot to build their dream home where they would eventually retire. Being a physicist he was intrigued by the simplicity and structural durability a pole house has to offer. Supported by nine thirty foot tall cedar poles imported from Washington state, this house unlike traditionally constructed homes, has a more open floor plan allowing for more glass. The main living level perimeter is nearly all glass/view. You feel as though you are part of your beautiful surroundings. All of the structural and finish components of the house were all hand crafted on site. The property is a one acre private parcel located in the McCoy Plantation subdivision, once a coffee plantation. Much of the property is still rich with coffee plants and certain times of the year the air is thick with the sweet scent of the blossom. If you like peace and tranquility then you will enjoy this piece of paradise.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please contact us for details....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Garden Room...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Mid level bedroom with lanai...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Mid level bedroom with lanai...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Mid level bedroom with lanai...moreless

  • Loft: 1 queen

    Private, spacious loft...moreless

  • King size bed (1 ), Queen size Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • New Microwave, New Dishwasher, New Refrigerator w/Ice Maker, New range and oven, Come see our web site for additional information and pictures...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    (3) Lower lanais off bedrooms and upper lanai at living area wraps around entire level....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Special offer: End of summer & fall discounts!!!

10% discount for bookings from August through October. Please check out our last minute booking discounts!!

Offer for: Aug 8, 2015 - Nov 12, 2015 View calendar

Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Dec 15 - Dec 22, 2015
3 night min stay
$300

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Holiday rate
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2016
3 night min stay
$300

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Peak Season
Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$300

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$275

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $250 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Notes:

Rates are good for up to six guests. Add $25/night for each additional guest.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kona
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Corner Pocket
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hawaii Belt Road
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Many of the Islands finest restaurants
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kealakekua Bay

Car: Recommended

Kayak across beautiful Kealakekua Bay to Captain Cooks Monument for unbelievable snorkeling.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Aloha. My Name is Rowan. My mother and father, Bruce & Nikki, fell in love with this very special piece of paradise. It is a unique Hawaiin style home on a very peaceful private 1 acre lot in the town of Captain Cook.

Why the Owner Chose Captain Cook:
We vacationed for may years on the Big Island, staying on all parts of the island. We fell in love with the Captain Cook area because of its proximity to everything, the local culture, the coastal access and all the town has to offer.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Captain Cook is a great location for your family vacation. We are close to many beautiful coastal destinations, great shopping, restaurants and a perfect location to explore all that the Big Island has to offer. You are in a great location for day trips and close to Kailua Kona. We have some of the best snokeling, kayaking and surfing spots on the Island.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Peace & Tranquility.....

    Peace & Tranquility.....

  • Dinning looking out to beautiful view - expands to accommodate up to 10 guests

    Dinning looking out to beautiful view - expands to accommodate up to 10 guests

  • Living area looking out to another beautiful day.

    Living area looking out to another beautiful day.

  • Evening peace at Pu'uhonua

    Evening peace at Pu'uhonua

  • Privat bedroom opens up to garden.

    Privat bedroom opens up to garden.

  • Southern view from upper lanai

    Southern view from upper lanai

  • Relax and enjoy the private, beautiful landscape

    Relax and enjoy the private, beautiful landscape

  • Peaceful local beach

    Peaceful local beach

  • Bright eating area off kitchen

    Bright eating area off kitchen

  • Private bedroom with beautiful view

    Private bedroom with beautiful view

  • View to landscape and private lanai.

    View to landscape and private lanai.

  • Private lanai off bedrooms.

    Private lanai off bedrooms.

  • Another beautiful day

    Another beautiful day

  • Fully stocked kitchen with new appliance

    Fully stocked kitchen with new appliance

  • We love sunset

    We love sunset

  • View from upper lanai and living room.......Breathtaking!!

    View from upper lanai and living room.......Breathtaking!!

  • Nestled in paradise!!!

    Nestled in paradise!!!

  • You could be here!!!

    You could be here!!!

  • Some personal touches

    Some personal touches

  • Laundry area with fully stocked supplies

    Laundry area with fully stocked supplies

  • Spacious loft with new queen size platform bed and high quality mattress

    Spacious loft with new queen size platform bed and high quality mattress

  • Peaceful bedroom with queen size bed

    Peaceful bedroom with queen size bed

  • Bedroom looking out to view and lanai.

    Bedroom looking out to view and lanai.

  • Afternoon nap in a hammock on the lanai...

    Afternoon nap in a hammock on the lanai...

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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 04/22/2015
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