My husband and I stayed at this dream vacation for 10 days and thoroughly enjoyed all this beautiful house had to offer! The sunsets we witnessed were truly awe-inspiring. The house itself is quite unique, and offers a great "home" for anyone travelling to the Big Island. Captain Cook is a great place to set up home base on Hawaii as we were close to a great restaurant called the Coffee Shack, as well as to Kealakekua Bay where early morning swims can be quite rewarding! The house is a magical getaway and both my partner and I were happy to relax in the beauty of the home. There are many provisions the house has to offer if you were coming as a couple or with your family. There were even some mermaid oracle cards we found that had some really interesting messages during our vacation! Bruce is a wonderful and attentive host, anytime i messaged him for assistance with a matter he would respond quickly and resolve the issue in a very timely fashion. We will be returning next year for another visit for sure!
We had never gone away before on a big trip as a whole family, and this home on the Kona side of the Big Island was magical in every way. The glass doors open onto a deck surrounded by lush tropical plants and a view of the coastline that stretches as far as you can see. Just sitting in the hammock or eating breakfast on the deck was so relaxing. All facilities are well stocked and easy to use. The contact person supplied us with snorkel gear, papayas on our doorstep, and a contact to rent kayaks. If you happen to wake in the middle of the night, check out the stars from the deck: as brilliant as they are atop the volcano. The best!
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!
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!
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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