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Last updated: 08/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Captain Cook house 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.

ASK ABOUT OUR AMENITY PACKAGE INCLUDING KAYAKS, STAND-UP PADLLE BOARDS, HIGH QUALITY SNORKEL GEAR AND BOOGIE BOARDS.

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WE ALWAYS OFFER A 10% DISCOUNT FOR 10 OR MORE NIGHTS!!!!!!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Please contact us for details....moreless

              • Nude Beach
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

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

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

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

              Amenities

              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Linens Provided
              • Covered Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine

              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

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

                  Communications

                  • Internet
                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Broadband Access

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

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

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Porch / Veranda

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View
                  • Water View

                  Activities

                  • Zoo
                  • Hospital
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Hunting
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Paragliding
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Hiking
                  • Spelunking
                  • Cycling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Tennis
                  • Surfing
                  • Golf
                  • Groceries
                  • Swimming
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Forests
                  • Marina
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Reefs
                  • Ruins
                  • Volcano
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Luaus
                  • Medical Services
                  • Sailing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  Dec 15 - Mar 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $300
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $275

                  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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                  Last updated: 08/19/2014
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                  Location

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

                  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.


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                  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

                  • Beautiful local beach

                    Beautiful local beach

                  • 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.

                  • 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

                  • 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.

                  VRBO #73442

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                  This listing was first published here in 2005.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, July 27, 2014

                  $275 - $300 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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