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Relax and Enjoy! Five Star Accommodations at Affordable Rates!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-10) - Very close to town...

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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Amenities

Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
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
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Garden Room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Mid level bedroom with lanai
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Mid level bedroom with lanai
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Mid level bedroom with lanai
    Loft - 1 queen , Private, spacious loft
  • King size bed (1 ), Queen size Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • 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
Notes:
New Microwave, New Dishwasher, New Refrigerator w/Ice Maker, New range and oven, Come see our web site for additional information and pictures

Reviews

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average rating of 4.955056 based on 89 reviews
Jacksonville, FL
5

Perfect home in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We visited the Big Island with another family and we absolutely fell in love with this house. This amazing property is situated in a very quaint location, just a short drive from Kona and all of its attractions. Great restaurants and shopping centers are all close by and convenient to the home. The pictures of this home are just the tip of the ice berg because its views and amenities are just amazing. The home has wrap around porches on the second and third floors so every room takes in the beautiful and lush views. The home itself was wonderfully maintained and had all the basics needed for preparing meals. When we visit the Big Island again, we would love to come back and stay at this home to create more memories that our family will cherish forever!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Could not have asked for a more perfect place. Beautiful and relaxing. Clean , unique and fun.

  • 5 of 5

Property is unique and a treasure. The whole time you are here you keep thinking about when you can come back. Town is charming, locals are great and the location is perfect for a little more immersion into the Kona life. You just feel the energy of Hawaii here..

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular View

  • 5 of 5

There are so many nice things to say about this house that it can slightly obfuscate the single most amazing feature - there is a wrap around deck with a wrap around sliding door system that looks out to the most eye popping views you can imagine. If I wasn't so busy enjoying myself on the island I would have spent every waking hour out there. Yes, there are pictures you can see here, but they just don't do it justice.

One thing to note that might be meaningful to you. There is a large master bedroom on the first floor that is a separate entry, though just a step from the entry to the rest of the house. If you are looking for extra privacy, this is good, if you are watching over a brood of kids, perhaps not. For us it was inconsequential and we didn't even use it, but it is worth noting.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely rustic house with amazing views of the coast

  • 4 of 5

A really lovely breezy house situated in a quite neighborhood with amazing views of the coastline. There are veranda's on two levels which are fabulous to sit back and relax and soak in the view and watch amazing sunsets. House is well stocked with all the basics. The host Bruce is readily available to answer questions and to assist in sight seeing tips. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This spectacular property was perfect for our family Hawaiian vacation. We loved the spacious bedrooms, beautiful balconies, breathtaking ocean views and the Captain Cook location. We were within easy driving distance of amazing beaches and local attractions but spent hours relaxing on the sunny balconies and swinging in the hammock. We would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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5

What an incredible house for a holiday!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our time at the Pu`uhonua House. It was perfect in every way. To begin with the house was in perfect shape, felt like stepping into a property that the owner loves and respects. The view is more breathtaking than the pictures online and sitting each morning having breakfast and watching sunset on the deck was the favorite part of our day. We found that we didn't want to leave for all the adventures that we had planned on the island, just so incredibly peaceful each day at the house....a real vacation. The architecture and space is just so Hawaii and loved the comfort and room options for me and the kids! The location is perfect for venturing out each day to see the Volcano or various beaches on the island. Loved every minute of our stay and counting the days til we can get back! Thank you Bruce, you are an amazing host and appreciate all you did for us while we were staying in your property.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner

Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

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.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Map

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

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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