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“Fabulous time at Pu`uhonua House!”
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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BambiBK
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
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“Fabulous time at Pu`uhonua House!”
Reviewed 16 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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My family of 4 really thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pu`uhonua House. This house had the coolest construction design. It felt like you were staying in a tree house that offered the most spectacular views of Captain Cook's Bay. The house has many steps with all the bedrooms on the lower level plus a large sleeping loft on the top level. All the walls were screened from floor to ceiling. Most of the time there was a breeze to enjoy. Since we were there in August, it was not necessary to close the glass panels due to the warmer temperature. It did get a little warm & humid during the day but usually cooled off for the evening. We loved the eco-friendly environment! Bruce was a very responsive host and set us up with kayaking & SUP outings. Bruce also gave us lots of other location suggestions for hanging out at the various beaches and snorkeling locations plus great restaurant suggestions when we didn't feel like cooking. The house is fully stocked with all the kitchen pots, pans, & spices for cooking. Plus, Bruce provides coolers, plenty of beach towels, beach chairs, & noddles for spending the day at the beach. Bruce took us down to Two Step Beach where we did paddle boards & snorkeled and got to swim with the wild dolphins. Wow, that was so exiting! You will love staying at Pu`uhonua House!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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WiseRiver...
Alameda, California
1 review
“Awesome Aloha Home!”
Reviewed 27 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

I brought my Women's Retreat group to the Pu'uhonua House and everyone was absolutely surprised by the beauty, charm and gracious energy of the space. The owners have put a lot of love and Aloha into the home and it fit our needs perfectly. Each floor and each room felt spacious and serene with wraparound views, fresh Hawai'ian breezes and lush gardens. We were greeted each morning with fresh picked fruit from the gardens by Bruce, the owner. He warned us that the Strawberry Bananas would ruin us forever and he was right. They are so good! Bruce was also so easy to work with and made sure my retreat guests were taken care of. He was very generous with his time and even helped me with a package that was delivered during the Retreat. This is a great space for groups and families that like adventure. From climbing the ladder to the loft to the paddle boards you can rent from Bruce, we all had so much fun plus were serenaded by the sounds of Nature at night. It made my swimming with Wild Dolphins Retreat perfect and my group now has many fond memories of our shared experience. I highly recommend staying at this beautiful home. Mahalo!

Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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139ktl
Castro Valley, California
1 review
“Fabulous tree house oasis”
Reviewed 25 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

My family of 17 stayed in 2 houses on Kona, one of which was the Pu'uhonua House. What a fun place to stay! It's like a tree house. My family really enjoyed the lanai's, the unique bedrooms, the rooftop viewing area (awesome stars!), and the comfortable feel. There are lots of stairs, but easily manageable. Bruce was a pleasure to work with and made us feel welcome. We appreciated the credit he gave us when a couple people had to drop out just before the trip. We would definitely stay here again!

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Liked best: Unique property, great location, beautiful view
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Leiann R
Ham Lake, Minnesota
2 reviews
“Breathtaking”
Reviewed 18 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We were taking this trip to Hawaii to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. Some close friends joined us in this celebration so 6 of us stayed in the house for 7 of our 17 days, while the four of us enjoyed it the entire time. What we loved most was the open-air feel on the main living floor. We truly were awestruck by the beauty that surrounded us. We each claimed our favorite morning spot on the Lanai, where we watched the sun come up while enjoying our breakfast (we were early risers). The loft was a favorite sleep spot and we enjoyed the Eagles Nest look out above that. We tanned there early in the day and gazed at the beautiful sky at night. The kitchen was well equipped for the meals we prepared. We used the boogie boards and snorkel equipment several times. Having nice beach towels and chairs was fantastic! A washer and dryer right there was greatly appreciated and used plenty. We were well situated to enjoy the entire Island. We visited the white sand beaches further north, the Green Sand Beach further south, as well as took a trip to Volcano and Hilo. A favorite of one of our party was a 7 mile hike from the house to Captain Cook Cove for snorkeling. Bruce, the owner was at our disposal to help make our stay as comfortable as could be. A broken iron was quickly replaced, and while waiting for the replacement blender to arrive he shared his Vitamix with us, which was huge as my husband and I have a smoothie every morning. He also treated us on many occasions with fresh oranges, bananas, mangos and macadamia nuts...all picked on the property. We did need a day to adjust to sharing our space with the geckos, but once we adjusted we got to enjoy them. We actually miss them now. They were fun to watch and were absolutely no bother to us. We loved getting a real sense of living in Hawaii! We all agreed that this was The Most Relaxing vacation we have ever had!

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Liked best: Open air feel of the main floor
Liked least: Distance to the white sand beaches north of Kona
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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JBlack333...
Palomar Mtn.
1 review
“Beautiful view”
Reviewed 8 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We enjoyed our stay at the house. Very convenient to Captain Cooks and 2 steps to go snorkeling. The house is in lush vegetation like being in a tree house, lots of steps. Wouldn't recommend to young children infants due to the steps and deck. I would recommend it and stay again in the future.

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Liked best: views
Liked least: 20 mins. to Kona
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
9 Feb 2016
We have had many guests in the past with infants and never had any previous complaints or problems. We provide a pack and play crib and have a baby gate for security at stairs.
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