We spent a week here with our relatives loving the view and the location. The architecture of the house is unique--it's a 3-storey pole house --yes, it's 'hung' on 9 huge Douglas fir poles. The top floor is where we all hung out. If the weather permits, you can push back all the sliding glass doors and then it's almost like living outdoors.
The location is great--just 5 minutes from a grocery store, 5 minutes from great snorkeling, close to restaurants, botanical gardens, etc. The house was well supplied with bedding, towels, kitchen gear and some handy beach gear. The four bedrooms were equally comfortable. We will go back.
We visited the Big Island with another family and we absolutely fell in love with this house. This amazing property is situated in a very quaint location, just a short drive from Kona and all of its attractions. Great restaurants and shopping centers are all close by and convenient to the home. The pictures of this home are just the tip of the ice berg because its views and amenities are just amazing. The home has wrap around porches on the second and third floors so every room takes in the beautiful and lush views. The home itself was wonderfully maintained and had all the basics needed for preparing meals. When we visit the Big Island again, we would love to come back and stay at this home to create more memories that our family will cherish forever!
What an amazing house with awesome views. The pictures are not as nice as the actual views you will see from the balconies. If you want to feel like you are in Hawaii then I recommend you stay here! We visited with our 2 kids and another couple and still had plenty of room. Thank you!!
Loved our time at the Pu`uhonua House. It was perfect in every way. To begin with the house was in perfect shape, felt like stepping into a property that the owner loves and respects. The view is more breathtaking than the pictures online and sitting each morning having breakfast and watching sunset on the deck was the favorite part of our day. We found that we didn't want to leave for all the adventures that we had planned on the island, just so incredibly peaceful each day at the house....a real vacation. The architecture and space is just so Hawaii and loved the comfort and room options for me and the kids! The location is perfect for venturing out each day to see the Volcano or various beaches on the island. Loved every minute of our stay and counting the days til we can get back! Thank you Bruce, you are an amazing host and appreciate all you did for us while we were staying in your property.
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!