3 bathroom Sleeps
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 ...
Registration Number: GE-152-959-5904-01,TA-152-959-5904-01
Apr 02, 2023
Smooth process and it was all it was advertised for
Mar 30, 2023
Our stay in Captain Cook was one we will not forget. The home was incredible and an absolute dream for my kids. They loved the “treehouse” feel and the upstairs loft. Even though there were plenty of bedrooms, they all chose to sleep up there.
The floor plan of this home is a little confusing compared to what you see in the pictures. The main bedroom with an on suite is in a separate area from the rest of the home. It has a detached entrance. It is also two stories down from the kitchen and living space. The main entrance has stairs leading up to a floor that houses three bedrooms, the laundry room and a bathroom. You must go up another flight of stairs to get to the living room and kitchen. This wouldn’t have been an issue but I had my 75 year old in laws with me and my mother in law is blind. The stairs were very difficult for them. I had asked the host if there was a bedroom on the floor with the kitchen and I think there must have been a miscommunication because I was told there was. The only bedroom accessing the kitchen was the loft. This was not an option for my in-laws. The driveway is also very steep and would be nearly impossible for a car without four wheel drive to get up. Lastly, don’t forget your shampoo. The home had some body wash, but no shampoo or conditioner.
All in all, it was an amazing experience. Views from every angle, a responsive host, and the home was very clean.
Feb 23, 2023
While it had its quirks, we enjoyed our stay here. We all had enough space and bathrooms. The view was amazing. My 5-year old loved sleeping in the loft. There were many good restaurants nearby, but all on a cliff, so parking at them was a challenge. We enjoyed having the pack-n-play available, as well as beach towels/chairs/toys.
We had to be careful around the lanai railings, especially the bottom gap with our toddler. The steep driveway was shared with other people coming and going throughout the day. The ceiling in the bottom bedroom was too low for some of our party, but they stayed in another room.
The host was available whenever needed and provided recommendations during our stay, as well as instructions for the house. The host scheduled a contractor to install tile at the entrance while we were there, but was able to largely work around our schedule, so we hardly noticed that they were there.
Jan 26, 2023
Beautiful location, lovely architecture, very peaceful.
We enjoyed our stay during the holiday. The loft was perfect for our teens. Furnishings and decor is ready to be updated but still very comfortable. Thank you.
Jan 08, 2023
Beautiful place and stay. Thank you for sharing your lovely home.
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