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RELAX AND ENJOY! FIVE STAR ACCOMMODATIONS AT AFFORDABLE RATES!

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
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Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Captain Cook House Rental Photos and Description

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!!!!!!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 25, 2014

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.

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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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

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Exceeded Our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5
I am originally from Oahu and now live on the Mainland and found Pu'uhonua to be such a special place. It was even better than I imagined, which I was pleasantly surprised about! More than just the beauty of the house and location, there is a sense of being immersed in the spirit of aloha. And even though you feel far removed from civilization, modern conveniences are very close which is nice. Bruce and Nikki were very gracious and shared some of the fruits grown on the property itself and Nikki offers wonderful spa treatments in natural surroundings next door!
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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  • 5 of 5
Pu'uhonua House - Place of Refuge has a special place in our hearts. You cannot spend a day here without being touched by the beauty surrounding this amazing place. The house literally springs up out of a lush green rain forest of flowers, coffee and many various fruit trees. At the top level of the house you are looking down on the forest and out on the ocean, or over to the mountains. The sunsets are breathtaking.
Close by, is town, beaches, snorkeling, hiking, restaurants, and shopping. No shortage of things to do.
The house is very well maintained and the owners are nearby and extremely helpful with any needs. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone who does not mind climbing stairs and loves a great view!
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Breathtaking Views

  • 5 of 5
Since our return from Hawaii, a day does not pass that the view from the Pu'uhonua House‏ is not remembered. The “treehouse” as the children affectionately named it provided landscaped grounds with Hawaiian plants, coconuts, pineapples, coffee, and papayas for all to investigate. Indoors the pole house provided a variety of sleeping arrangements including separate bedrooms and a loft and was plenty big enough for our family of five. The Pu'uhonua House‏ is centrally located so that there is driving access to a variety of sites and activities including beaches, snorkeling, boats, surfing and historic landmarks. The house grill is more than adequate to cook a fine steak to end the day and then begin the evening with a beautiful sunset and speckled lights accenting the valley below. The owners were wonderful to work with and responded to any emails or questions quickly. We highly recommend the Pu'uhonua House!
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Perfect House in Captain Cook

  • 5 of 5
If you are wondering whether this is the right house for your Big Island vacation, the answer is YES. It's spacious, very clean, beautifully decorated and with decks on all sides it's easy to find your patch of shade. The kitchen has everything you'd ever need. The house is close to so many fun things to do on the island and is a bit removed from the touristy areas north of Kona. We particularly enjoyed snorkeling at Two Step, the drive to South Point and, of course, the Kona Brewing Company. Also, the Poke Shake just opened a new location close to Pu'uhonau House, the best poke on the island. We stopped in every evening and got a pint for cocktails, delish! We had a total of 4 adults and 4 kids ranging in age from 8 to 13 and the house was just perfect for our group. The house's owners were really nice and made sure that we had everything we needed. The next time we are on the big island, we'll be staying at Pu'uhonua House!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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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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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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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

From $275 Per night

Captain Cook House Rental Rates

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High Season
Dec 15 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
 

Additional information about rental rates

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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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:
  • 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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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
  • 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
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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