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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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Ted O
Corvallis, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Gorgeous view of the ocean in the midst of a private tropical garden”
Reviewed 11 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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If you enjoy the hustle and bustle of Alii Dr., keep looking. If, on the other hand, you would rather be1500 feet on the side of Mauna Loa in the middle of a lush tropical garden with a 10 mile ocean view from Kealakua Bay to south of the Place of Refuge--then look no further!

The house is an architectural marvel with 3+ floors. Each bedroom has its own individual balcony/deck, yet, except for sleeping you will spend your time on the 3rd floor, 30 feet off the ground marveling at that expanse of ocean before your eyes; or watching the doves nesting at eye level near the top of the Palm tree five feet away; or looking down and around you at the mango, avocado, macadamia, plumeria, coffee on the gorgeous acre you have just rented. All from the incredible wrap around deck. The sense of spaciousness is unbelievable.
YOU WILL NOT WANT TO LEAVE!

Just outside of Captain Cook, 1 mile from a large local super market, and only 2 miles from Na'poo'poo Rd. and the beginning of the trail to Captain Cook Monument and the best snorkeling on the island. (The hike is 2 miles, but you will never see more reef fish than
here, except maybe15 minutes away at Two Step where we saw 50 species of fish—butterfly fish, triggerfish, surgeonfish, wrasse, parrotfish, eels, And TURTLES, AND swam with DOLPHINS!!!

Comfortable furniture, newish appliances (dishwasher, washer&dryer WITH laundry soap), spices and condiments galore, and nearly everyday, Bruce puts an offering of the day's harvest (bananas, macadamia nuts, papaya, mangoes, lemons) at the bottom of the stairs. Snorkel equipment, boogie boards, even kayaks--all right there.

Gorgeous house, amazing view! So would you rather listen to revelers, and cars in Kailua OR 15 miles away listen to birds in the daytime and frogs and crickets at night? The 8 in our family from ages 6 to 70 loved Pu'u'honua and can't wait to go back.
WARNING! You won't want to leave!

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Liked best: The view and the privacy
Liked least: We had to return to the mainland
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
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Merrie W
Lagrangeville, New York, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely Wonderful! Highly Recommend!!!”
Reviewed 23 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We had the most perfect week staying at Pu'uhonua House! The house is in a wonderful location...the real Hawaii. Nikki was extremely helpful and offered some great ideas for activities and amazing snorkeling spots. The views from the deck were spectacular especially the sunsets. My Mother, Sister, Niece and I each had our own rooms and there was plenty of space for us to all relax and eat together while looking out at the ocean and enjoying the views. I highly recommend Pu'uhonua House...we look forward to going back again very soon! Thank you Nikki and Bruce for sharing your beautiful home with us!

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Liked best: The house was so beautiful with Amazing Views!!!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Kirk M
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“The most beautiful and perfect vacation.”
Reviewed 20 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

The house itself is beautiful, the setting breathtaking. Was exactly what we were looking for; peaceful and secluded with gorgeous panoramic view from the mountainside yet close enough to many options and activities. The hosts were wonderful and the house and grounds so well cared for, felt like home away from home. Would highly recommend.

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 11 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

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Bobbi D
Jupiter, Florida
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“The view, the location, the atmosphere... Hawaii at it's best!!!”
Reviewed 11 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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person found this review helpful

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!

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Liked best: View and location
Liked least: Could use more seating upstairs
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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