Pu'uhonua House - Place of Refuge
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||1850 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Luxury, Romantic, Beach, Ocean, Tropical|
Description from the owner
Relax and Enjoy!!! Five Star Accommodations at Affordable rates...
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 itâ€™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. Watch breathtaking sunsets from the spacious upper lanai that wraps around the house.
Pu'uhonua House - Place of Refuge
Captain Cook, Hawaii
Additional Location Information
Puâ€™uhonua House is located approximately 25 minutes south of Kona airport and approximately 90 minutes north of Volcano National Park in the town of CaptainCook. Our home sits above beautiful Kealakekua Bay ( location of the famous Captain Cook monument ) and City of Refuge state park. It is approximately a 10 minute drive to either of these locations from the house. We also have several local beaches a short drive from the house as well ( Mannini, Keei, Hookena and
Two Step ). We are fortunate to have some great restaurants, a local grocery store ( with a large organic selection ) and many local shops and galleries within minutes from the house.
On a peaceful, private one acre lot at about 1400 ft. in elevation ( perfect climate - not too hot ), close to town and a great place for day trips to some of Hawaiiâ€™s many treasures, Puâ€™uhonua House is a perfect location for your vacation get away.
For more information about the area ( check out Kealakekua Bay and City of Refuge which are both part of our beautiful coastal view ) and the Island check out the web sites below.
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$275 - $300||$275||$0||$0||3 nights|
|Jun. 1 2012 - Nov. 30 2012
|Dec. 1 2012 - Mar. 31 2013
|All Other Dates||$275||$275||-||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Tax rate - 13% of rental - Tax
- Cleaning fee - $250 / stay - Other
- Additional guests - $25 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 6 guest(s)
- Damage deposit - $500 - Security Deposit
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 10, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
My husband and I stayed at this beautifully crafted home for 2 weeks and were not disappointed. The house was everything that the pictures had captured; no unexpected surprises. In the morning I would walk up the stairs to the main living area and would say "wow" due to the view. I appreciated how well cared for this home was and the cleanliness of same. The attention to detail and quality are notable. The home offers everything you might need while on vacation. The caretaker on the property was a wealth of information and even though living in close proximity to the home, your privacy was not altered. For those preferring much cooler nights (due to higher altitude) you will be comfortable.
MN Nancy & Mike
8 days in paradise
This house was perfect for our needs. We were a group of friends-couples and singles. We had adequate room to afford privacy as well as the common living space. It is designed with the common living space on the upper level to take advantage of the view and breeze. It is beautiful, has a magnificant view and an on-site (next door) caretaker who is always available to give advice and help. None of us had ever been to the Big Island before, so we had "an agenda" of things to see. We traversed the island from one end to the other. We snorkled; swam with manta rays; drove up the lovely Kohala Coast; visited a coffee farm; visited historical sites; Waimea and Hamakua Coast; Hilo, drove back on the saddle road; Volcanoes National Park and a lava boat ride to see lave flowing into the ocean. (rough ride-be prepared to be pounded). It was a daily challenge to leave this house to tour the island. We would have loved to just relax, listen to the birds, smell the flowers and gaze at the scenery. Next time we will spend more time just "hanging out". You do need a car as there is not much within walking distance. We would definately return and would recommend this house to friends.
Ideal family vacation home
My family just spent a week in this beautiful house. It was such a wonderful place to have a family vacation. This house is so amazing. The views are spectacular. The photos of this house are so true but once you see the house and where it is located it's even more impressive. The area is quiet and peaceful. Everything we needed was right there at the house. The house was very well maintained and comfortable. We just brought our clothes and moved in.
Dan, the caretaker, is such a wonderful guide. Having him right next door was just awesome. What ever we wanted to do he had great suggestions. Have to say he never lead us wrong one time. He gave us suggestions for the best places to snorkel (best times also), best places to eat (be sure to try the local places), best places to buy groceries and best beaches. If we had a question about the area he had an answer. It was like having our own private guide. Be sure to try the Coffee Shack for breakfast or lunch and Big Jake's for BBQ pork and annie's for burgers. We loved our vacation home and plan to come back soon for another family vacation.
Wonderful home with magic views
We stayed here for 4 nights on our annual trip to Hawaii. The house was great for 4 women - lots of room for everyone and fantastic verandahs to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sun set. Dan who lives next door was on hand each day to provide us with tips on where to go and make the most of our stay. We loved the house so much that we stocked up the kitchen and ate at home each night. Captain Cook was a lovely place - very peaceful and quiet. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and you feel yourself relaxing as soon as you enter the grounds. It is truly a place of refuge and restoration. Wonderful!
Wow... was the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw the house. I rented the house for a group trip. This house is really incredible. It is built on a beautiful spot and surrounded with trees, plants and flowers and... it has an amazing view! Dan, the caretaker, made us feel very welcome and everything we could think of was there. A fully stocked kitchen, (beach)towels, good beds, chairs to relax (and enjoy the view) etc. etc. and... a perfect 'atmosphere' thanks to the stunning architecture of this wooden home. Beaches, stores and restaurants are close by. The house was very clean, well kept and due to it's elevation it was cool & breezy at night, just perfect for sleeping. This is the perfect spot to just 'be' and let the magic happen! Highly recommended and I can't wait to be back. Mahalo!
Beautiful house in Captain Cook
A great house: clean, well maintained, and thoughtfully equipped. Even better than the photos. Would definitely come here again!
Nikki and Family
San Anselmo California
Kona Dream Vacation
This home and property were absolutely amazing!!! We have stayed in many other vacation rentals over the years and you never know quite what to expect until the day of check in. This home was by far one of the most beautiful homes that we have ever had the pleasure of visiting. Five stars across the board. From the fresh fruit, flowers and coffee to the high quality beds and bedding. We lacked for nothing. All new appliances, fully stocked kitchen, beautiful ocean views, stunning architecture and craftsmanship. The property was an oasis of beauty and tranquility. From the cool breezes to the songs of the many birds that called this paradise home we could not have asked for more. The town of Captain Cook was such a treat. From the incredible local restaurants, shops and one of the best grocery stores on the island to the many beautiful coastal destinations and school of dolphins that call Kealakekua Bay their home. We will be back for more.
A great big Mahalo to Bruce and Family for their level of service...
Orange, Californa. USA
Paradise on Earth Does Exist
My family and I have never rented a vacation home before. The idea of it just did not seem right. You are on vacation. You should have maids and bellman and elevators and constant tipping; right? Boy was I wrong. Pu'uhonua was magical experience. It is secluded from everyone yet very close to shopping and all the main activities on the island. It is up on a hill overlooking a magnificent bay and yet inside of 15 minutes you could be on one of two totally private beaches luxuriating in pristine water and life revitalizing sun.
All the comforts of the island where within easy driving distance but we found ourselves mostly just wanting to stay at "home". I say "home because that is what it felt like. From its polished wood-pole style construction which looks like something straight out of Swiss Family Robinson, to its massive wrap around lanais, modern conveniences, full kitchens, baths and bedrooms, this was like finding a five star private hotel with an occupancy limit of just one happy family.
Thanks to the help of the on-site caretaker, we lacked for nothing nor did we ever feel intruded on. We simply sat back and let the magic of Hawaii happen to us from sunrise to sunset each day.
We highly recommend this vacation treasure to anyone wanting to have a unique island experience. You will never forget Pu'uhonua House. It is what it means, "A Place of Refuge."