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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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.

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!!!!!!

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB SITE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION, PICTURES, VIDEO AND GUEST REVIEWS.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
My Family and I have stayed in many vacation rentals over the years, and Pu'uhonua House is by far the most beautiful Hawaiian style home we have ever stayed in. Not only is the house awesome the property is equally as breath-taking. We were spoiled with fresh fruit and flowers from the property. We applaud the attention to detail, the level of cleanliness and the thought that went into making this the 5 star experience that it is. We will be back!!!
Jan 2010
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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

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.

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.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Relax and Enjoy! Five Star Accommodations at Affordable Rates!
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Relax and Enjoy! Five Star Accommodations at Affordable Rates!
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Captain Cook Kona Coast
Anchorage
5

A BEAUTIFUL RETREAT WHERE MOUNTAIN MEETS SEA

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful pole house provides a relaxing perch to experience the magic of the mountainside as it meets the blue Pacific. The main (upper) level was a delight with its lovely wood and the full panel sliding doors that could be positioned wide open to enjoy the tropical air inside and out, or screened or closed in seemingly endless combinations. The huge, wrap-around lanai, perched high in the trees, is the perfect place to soak in the never-ending view south along the coast or those quick tropical sunsets. In our ten days at the house, we never tired of the way the light and cloud-shadows played on the mountain’s slope and on the glittering waters of the Pacific below. You can feel yourself relax as you take in the perfect way the mountain comes down so huge and yet so graceful to the sea. Great food is close at hand (don’t miss the Coffee Shack just down road or Annie’s for great burgers—follow up with tremendous Gio’s gelato right next to Annie’s). The whole island is within striking distance from here. We had beach days, volcano days, rain forest days, South Point days and poking around Captain Cook and Kona days. This is truly a fabulous house that made possible a trip that we will never forget. Everything was as advertised and better. We can highly recommend Pu’uhonua House to all.
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Captain Cook Kona Coast
5

PERFECT! AUTHENTIC BUT WITH EVERY AMENITY!

  • 5 of 5
We used to live in Hawaii and wanted to share the things that we love the most about it with our children and closest friends and this house afforded us the opportunity to show them all that's wonderful about Hawaii. It's a gorgeous house with plenty of room to spread out, very comfy beds, a fully equipped kitchen and gorgeous views anytime of day but especially at sunset! The caretaker Dan is a wealth of knowledge and was always helpful with getting us the appropriate equipment for every activity and telling us the special hidden places to snorkel, buy the best fish, get coffee, etc. Wouldn't change a thing except maybe how far away we live so that we won't get there on a more regular basis!
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Captain Cook Kona Coast
Calgary, AB, Canada
5

FANTASTIC HOME BASE FOR OUR HAWAIIAN VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
This place was absolutely breathtaking. Every bit as nice as the pictures and better! We had a group of 8 and a baby stay. We stayed here for one week, and when we moved on to the Hilo side, we immediately missed this house! The view from the wrap around lanais are fantastic, and the garden is unbelievable! We were lucky to get a chance to chat with Grace the landscaper, she gave us a mini tour of the property and explained what many of the trees and plants were. Dan the care taker who lives next door was AWESOME! He was there when we needed him, otherwise he gave us our privacy. He took us out on kayaks to the Captain Cook Monument and we were lucky enough to run into a few pods of dolphins so were able to swim and snorkel with the dolphins before snorkelling at the Monument. He even lent us his underwater camera for our scuba diving trip. We liked it so much we have since bought one. Dan also took us to 2 Step for paddle boarding and snorkelling. He gave us macadamia nuts picked off the property and introduced us to the jaboticava tree with its lychee-like fruits! Dan was a wealth of knowledge and really made our stay extremely enjoyable.

On another note, we were pleasantly surprised to see that the kitchen was well stocked with sauces and spices and oil for cooking which was really convenient. The laundry room was also stocked with detergent. The location of the house was close to Pu'uhonua (Place of Refuge), the Captain Cook Monument, and several coffee plantations. It was about a 30 minute drive to Kona, which for us was not bad at all. On Sundays there is also a little market just down the street for fresh produce and crafts.
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Captain Cook Kona Coast
Dayton, Nevada
5

PINCH ME PERFECT PLACE OF REFUGE!

  • 5 of 5
Review: This was our 2nd stay here -- we are returning guests. This time we were accompanied by our dear friends. We slept like logs on their comfy beds (complete with Island themes & snuggly Hawaiian quilts.) We enjoyed many fine meals, watching the sun set, sipping our wine, as we grilled our steaks and fish. Yum! Breakfasts were divine -- so many choices of where to sit -- front, back, in? Off we'd go on our adventures -- snorkeling (close by), volcanos, shopping, kayaking. Wrap up your day by sitting on the wrap-around lanais, watch the sun set, and breathe! Honestly, it was hard to leave each morning. An additional plus: Dan the caretaker. He was there if we needed him -- otherwise he gave us our space & privacy. Dan is a good guy, has great suggestions and was even willing to take us out kayaking -- we ran out of time -- next time! The owners are easy to work with -- good, honest, nice folks. Lots of nice places close by that you can go to for breakfast (the Coffee Shack!), Lunches (Annies for burgers) & Dinners (Jackie Reys). But you'll find you will also want to dine back at the house so you can unwind in pure island luxury. Decisions, decisions. A final word: when you stay here, you'll return with a lifetime of wonderful memories!
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Relax and Enjoy! Five Star Accommodations at Affordable Rates!
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(415) 785-8406 (California, USA)
Captain Cook Kona Coast
Dayton, Nevada
5

PINCH ME PERFECT PLACE OF REFUGE FOR YOUR BIG ISLAND ADVENTURES!

  • 5 of 5
This was our 2nd stay here -- we are returning guests. This time we were accompanied by our dear friends. We slept like logs on their comfy beds (complete with Island themes & snuggly Hawaiian quilts.) We enjoyed many fine meals, watching the sun set, sipping our wine, as we grilled our steaks and fish. Yum! Breakfasts were divine -- so many choices of where to sit -- front, back, in? Off we'd go on our adventures -- snorkeling (close by), volcanos, shopping, kayaking. Wrap up your day by sitting on the wrap-around lanais, watch the sun set, and breathe! Honestly, it was hard to leave each morning. An additional plus: Dan the caretaker. He was there if we needed him -- otherwise he gave us our space & privacy. Dan is a good guy, has great suggestions and was even willing to take us out kayaking -- we ran out of time -- next time!

The owners are easy to work with -- good, honest, nice folks.

Lots of nice places close by that you can go to for breakfast (the Coffee Shack!), Lunches (Annies for burgers) & Dinners (Jackie Reys). But you'll find you will also want to dine back at the house so you can unwind in pure island luxury. Decisions, decisions.

A final word: when you stay here, you'll return with a lifetime of wonderful memories!
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Relax and Enjoy! Five Star Accommodations at Affordable Rates!
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(415) 785-8406 (California, USA)
Captain Cook Kona Coast
United States
5

A TREE HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful place to stay! The pictures and the description are dead on. A member of our family stated that it was like being in a tree house. The views were incredible and the home was very comfortable. What really made our trip was the caretaker Dan. He lives in a ohana house on the property and was always there when we needed him. He was able to hook us up with kayaks and surf boards and even took us out to the Captain Cook monument. If you are considering a trip to the Big Island, this is the perfect place to stay. Addl note: The owners are very responsive when you contact them.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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

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

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Availability & Rates

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Captain Cook House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
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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Amenities

Captain Cook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (5), Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • reefs
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • luaus
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • 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
  • swimming
  • sailing
Notes:
New Microwave, New Dishwasher, New Refrigerator w/Ice Maker, New range and oven, Come see our web site for additional information and pictures
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