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Luxury Ocean View Home, Pool, 4+ BR/2.5 BA, Billiard Room

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Spectacular Views, 4 Bedrooms +5th Rec Room w/futon, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

CONTACT US FOR LAST MINUTE DISCOUNTED RATES Aloha Friends, The Puhala Hale is a newly constructed 4+ Bedroom, 2.5 Bath home, on the Big Island of Hawaii. It boasts panoramic ocean views and access to one of the most exclusive black sand beaches on the Big Island. Leave the pressures of life behind and relax at this one-of-a-kind retreat. The Puhala Hale is perfect vacation spot to relax by the sea away from traffic congestion, airport noise pollution and the hustle and bustle of “in-town” resorts and crowded tourist areas. At the end of nearly every day, you can enjoy an exceptionally beautiful sunset. The Puhala offers spectacular ocean views from nearly every room and the large tiled and covered lanais are perfect for relaxing while enjoying the coastal sea breezes. The cooling breezes and the sun-warmed, dry climate is year long in South Kona, and the homes location is at an ideal elevation for temperature, never too hot, or chilly.

Puhala’s Amenities and Features Include:

• 4+ Bedrooms. 2.5 Baths, 2,551 Sq. Ft

• Pool

• 5th Bedroom/Recreation Room with Billiard Table, Tiki Bar

• 1-Acre Panoramic Ocean View Lot with Sweeping Concrete Drive

• First Class Builder Touches Throughout

• Fully Furnished with Contemporary Hawaiiana Decor

• Bamboo Harwood Floors, Travertine Tile with Luxury Wall to Wall Carpet in bedrooms

• Jacuzzi Tub in Master Bath

• 2 Flat Screen TV/DVD/VCR with Games and Video Library

• Vintage Era Asian Bath Vanities with Designer Glass Vessel Sinks

• Top of the Line Ceiling Fans and Light Fixtures Throughout

• Italian Imported Granite Countertops and Breakfast Bar

• Gourmet kitchen with Solid Wood Cherry Cabinets

• Top of the Line Appliances and Wine and Water Coolers

• 5 Glass Sliding Doors that Bring the Ocean In

• Top of the Line Pillow Top Mattresses

• Vintage Duvet Bed Covers and Luxury Bed Sheets

• Towels and Linens Provided

• Designer and Vintage Hawaiian Art Throughout

• 9’ Ceilings and Mahogany Wood Trim Throughout

• Sleeps up to 10 Guests Comfortably

• Huge Tiled Covered Lanai with Finished Ceilings/Fan and Can Lighting

The Puhala Hale is located 33 miles south from Kailua-Kona, and 63 miles from the Volcano. The 45-minute coastal drive south of Kailua-Kona through coffee country is well worth it to enjoy this rural retreat that is still convenient and within a ten-minute drive to groceries and more. Milolii is a quiet coastal area, perfect to relax and enjoy the layback Hawaiian lifestyle, though close enough to take short trips to golf, shop and fine dine. Puhala Hale is convenient to Kona and the Hilo Airports, as well as a short drive to Volcano National Park, City of Refuge, Black Sand Beach and Hawaii’s South Point. The Milolii area is world renowned for its pristine ocean waters and awesome deep-sea fishing opportunities. The area allows you to explore tide pools, caves and lava tubes while hiking along historical sites and ancient walls.

The Puhala Hale comes equipped with snorkel gear since it’s just a short drive down to the water and beaches were snorkeling and scuba diving is world class. Humpback Whale season is Dec.-March. So whale watching (and hearing at night) can become your favorite pastime. Just minutes to the beach, there is a small park with a secret trail head to the coconut lined black sand beach of Honomalino, where you may by chance get to swim with the sea turtles and spinner dolphins while sun tanning and enjoying the pristine beach and waters.

Keywords: Coastal Home with panoramic ocean views, enjoy our black sand coconut lined beach and snorkel cove just minutes from home.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Nancy

We built this home and love it, you will too!

Nancy purchased this house in 2007

Why Nancy chose Captain Cook

It's away from all of the touristy Big Island congestion and noise. Access to Honomalino Beach Cove, it's one of the last well kept 'beach and snorkeling' secrets on the Big Island

What makes this house unique

Once you are there you won't want to leave except to go to the beach or shop :) it has everything for a super fun filled vaca.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Linda, We had a great stay at your wonderful hale. The thought and care that you put into the house make it a very special place. We hope to return! MAHALO! Mendocino, California U.S.A.Scuba Divers! Mark, Tim, Rosa, Yoko & Rosemarie
Sep 2010
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Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Sink
    Master Bath - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bath with jacuzzi tub, Lanai and Walk-in Closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private Lanai, dining set, hammock and sweeping ocean views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Sliding Glass Doors with Ocean Views
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    5th Rec Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in 5th BR/Billiard Room, has its own flat screen tv, perfect for teen wanting own space our a couple children
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury Ocean View Home, Pool, 4+ BR/2.5 BA, Billiard Room
average rating of 4.5 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful home in Milolii, HI

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Nancy for sharing your beautiful home with our family. We loved the outdoor patio to enjoy the amazing ocean views, watch the sunsets and dip our feet into the pool during the warm afternoons. The kids brought their own tablets, and they enjoyed playing in the billiard room a few times. We cooked meals, read books, lounged and explored the island. Your house is spacious and offered so many amenities to make us feel at home. We loved watching the geckos, the goats eating on the hillside plus the cats who came to visit in the evenings. Your home was perfect for our family to have our own rooms and congregate in the kitchen and living room. We wished we had a longer vacation. We strongly recommend renting this house to anybody. It was so peaceful and quiet. The driveway is steep, but we figured it out. We can't say enough about your home. Thank you for making our family vacation one of our favorites. Aloha. - Barbara and family, Milton-Freewater, OR

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it! thanks for being great guests...
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Grantsville, PA

Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Your house is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for letting us enjoy your home. You have decorated the house amazingly. I was so amzed at the stuff you have here for us to use. It has all the comforts of home. Thanks again for everything we enjoyed our stay.

Grantsville, Pennsylvania

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Forestburgh, NY

The photos don't say enough! The view and house are amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We flew into Kona Airport and drove directly to the house. The numbers at the top of the drive are not lighted and were a little hard to see in the dusk. But what a treat awaited us at the end of the cement driveway.

There were 6 adults and 4 elementary school aged children who had space to enjoy the home. We would add bug spray to the list of things to bring and we left some behind to share with the next guests.

There is no air conditioning but it was never a concern. There are fans everywhere and the evenings cool down in the lava mountain.

We spent time at the volcano, took advantage of the hints on bakery, restaurants and shopping that were part of the listing. We all hated our time to end!

Beaches are convenient and we did snorkeling and kayaking nearby. Our kids were lucky enough to see spinning dolphins and swam with turtles on a black beach. We bought local fruit and fish and ate out on the patio at night.

Great kitchen, pool room and washer and dryer.

The water provided was perfect and we refilled it for the next visitors. Only $1.50 in Ocean View nearby. We also had 2 dinners at Mele's on Route 11 about 6 miles away. Great service and fresh fish.

Strong w-ifi and great secure internet connection.

This was a family celebration and this VRBO made it even better.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sugar Land, Texas

Great Escape for our family of 6!

  • 5 of 5

If you like quiet and peaceful...this is for you! Great views of the ocean and very comfortable setting. The hammock and watching the birds at the bird feeder were my favorites! Our teens (4) loved the pool table...didn't use the pool as we were out doing the touristy thing most of the day. It was nice coming back to comfortable beds after long days of sightseeing. The owners have provided most everything you could ask for...washer, dryer, beach towels, even a wine refrigerator!! Mahalo Nancy for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. It was a pleasure talking with you as well as Carol. She was a gem!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX, USA

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful! We wanted a vacation place near South Point and not overrun with tourists but at the same time, we wanted to be close enough to visit both the Hilo and Kona sides of the island, the location was perfect.

Our flight arrived late and GPS did not work so I advise printing directions in advance and maybe using google to familiarize yourself with the area a little bit. My sister freaked about the driveway being so steep and navigating the rental car in the parking area was tricky. However, we had two men on this trip so we just tossed them the keys. The only other thing I would mention is that the pool table equipment wasn't in good condition. The cues were missing tips or broken. We managed to salvage a single stick and took turns which was great since we played pool almost every night.

Everything else was beautiful. The house is huge and lovely, the kitchen and bathrooms were well stocked with everything we needed. We stopped at the Walmart in Kona on the way in for staple items since we were staying for several days and then took advantage of the small grocery store in Ocean View (best prices FOR SURE in the area). We cooked most of our meals in the kitchen or on the grill, only eating out a few times during our stay.

The view was spectacular and I pretty much lived in the hammock outside my bedroom. I would absolutely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo, Glad you enjoyed your stay! I visited just after your stay and I guess the housekeeper had gotten our maintenance man to fix them. I'm going to buy some new sticks, allot of guests have children and they are really rough on the billiard table, equipment and games in general. We do our best to keep all of it in order, I apologize Thanks for letting us know, enjoy your summer :) Nancy
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The Sea Ranch, California

Stunning Home

  • 4 of 5

This is a gorgeous home, very quiet and private, with a huge and well-appointed patio that maximizes the dramatic views. We enjoyed cooking in, relaxing and reading, and hiking to Honomalino beach for snorkeling and swimming. After hiking down from the house to the water and back up the very steep hills, we wisely decided to drive to the bottom and park before doing our daily exercise along the water! This was a good location to get to the volcano, however it was a bit isolated in terms of having access to nearby restaurants. Only negatives for us were the very small and cold pool, and the VOG that unfortunately was present most days of our stay, which prevented our being able to see any sunsets. Linda was very responsive and helpful and we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honomalino Coconut Beach
Simply the best beach on the island and still very few people on it (like a handful at any t...
City of Refuge
It's a must go to learn Hawaiian Heritage- King Kamehameha, and beautiful sights. Picnic in ...
Mahana Beach
Must visit a green sand beach once in your life-this is the one- not too far from the house ...
Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center
Great Hawaiian Bread & Ice Cream
Milolii Cliff-Lookout
This is a great place to sit at sunset. It is a steep cliff and cave with blow holes on roug...
Akaka Falls State Park
Hāpuna Beach State Recreation Area
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Must go not far from house toward Hilo.
Lava Tube Cave
Dolphin Quest Hawaii
Huggo's On The Rocks
Fun restaurant with Hula shows on the weekend, entertainment nightly.
Kealakekua Bay Historical Park
Captain Cook Monument. Kayaking
St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church
Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Kona International (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Lava tube
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Honamalino Beach Cove
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Makalei Golf Club - Kailua - Kona Golf
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Kona Coffee Shack Mamalohoa
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Mauna Kea (Hawaiian for 'white mountain')
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Milolii Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Milolii Cliff-Lookout
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Hounaunau "City of Refuge
Nearest Point of Interest
Kealakekua Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Huggo's On The Rocks
Nearest Point of Interest
Ocean View, Hi
Nearest Point of Interest
Punaluu Bakery

Volcano tours nearby. Exceptional snorkeling at Honomalino Beach Cove, enjoy black sands and coconut trees, swim with the spinner dolphins and see our beaches white seal!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Clean Fee $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.4%

Holidays Excluded. Minimums may apply. Rates are subject to change, and pricing is based on time of year and length of stay. Please confirm dates with owner for quote.CANCELLATION POLICY
If reservations are cancelled for any reason, the following will apply: All Reservations are Non-Refundable if within 60 DAYS or less PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. Prior to 60 days of arrival: Cancellation fee of one night’s stay plus tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund