Wake up to the sounds of nature, ocean view, with a lush meditation garden.
Ryan & Lisa Kingry
About Ryan & Lisa Kingry
Aloha! Before we were full time residents to the Island, we had come to South Kona so often we just started calling it "home" the second the plane touched down. During all of our visits, we stayed in numerous rentals, all the while making a list of what we liked and didn't like, knowing intuitively that someday we would have a rental of our own here on this beautiful island. Four years ago we put all of those notes and ideas together and today we offer you "Pukalani." Which translates to "Heaven's Gate" in the Hawai'ian language. We love being Farmers, the Island way of life, growing our own food and living off the land to some degree. We also love giving our guests an awesome Island experience - hence offering Pukalani so you too can experience what (and how) we live, if even for a short period of time. After staying here you will see why we named it what we did, as we truly believe we live in the best place in the world. We appreciate your interest in staying with Us!
Ryan & Lisa Kingry purchased this Guest House in 2015
Why Ryan & Lisa Kingry chose Captain Cook
When renovating and putting together Pukalani, our #1 goal was to make your experience seamless from arrival to departure. Since we live on site, we personally take care of, clean and prepare Pukalani for your visit, paying attention to EVERY last detail to ensure your home away from home is everything (and more) that it needs to be. Also providing you both privacy and attentive service at your request. Our promise to you is that whether you are a first time guest or returning friend, our dedication will remain the same and you won't be disappointed with your stay.
What makes this Guest House unique
Super secluded and quiet, our site location allows you to rest and relax after enjoying all that our unique island has to offer... The views from the lanai are so amazing you will never forget the sunsets here. Enjoy morning yoga or coffee in the lush ornamental/meditation garden, then drive only 8 minutes to the nearest beach - famous Kealakekua Bay. Travel just a few minutes more and you are at "Two Steps" (snorkeling spot) beside Place of Refuge and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park. Stop off at the farmers market to pick up local fare and cook dinner in your fully stocked kitchen. Or grill on your (full size gas) BBQ and eat outside on your patio. But be sure to catch our year round amazing sunsets! We grow more than a dozen types of fruit on the property, so depending on which time of year you visit and what is in season, you get to share in our abundance of fresh fruit.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Nice room. Kitchenette. Great view of the Pacific.
Ryan and Lisa were great hosts. I would recommend a stay with them next time you are in Hawaii.
If you're looking for something more authentic than a cookie-cutter beach hotel, then Ryan and Lisa's farm is just the place. When we arrived we found a beautiful basket with macadamia nuts, bananas, avocados and tropical fruits...all delicious and fresh from their farm. And there's more if you run out. The apartment couldn't have been more comfortable, and clean. The kitchen was fully equipped, and there's a grill where we barbecued fresh tuna off the boat almost everyday when we got back from our adventures. while watching the sun set over the Pacific. Ryan and Lisa are there to help you with everything you need including advice on the best places to go....some off the beaten path... and they respect your privacy too. Sophie the cat often came by to say hi. Our one regret...we were so busy running around everyday, we missed Ryan's tour of the farm. Maybe next time.
The unit was very nice - very comfortable bed. Ryan and Lisa provided a lot of beach supplies - umbrella, boogie boards, snorkel gear, cooler and beach towels. Lots of fresh fruit on offer. :)
Ryan and Lisa were friendly and helpful, but not intrusive.
Best VRBO we have ever stayed
Pukalani was a dream! The attention to detail was amazing! Spotlessly clean. Stocked with anything you could need. Privacy, views, comfortable bed , gracious hosts. Fresh fruit, personal welcome, gardens... the list goes on and on
Wonderful stay in a beautiful place
We had a great time in Ryan and Lisa’s place. The space was thoughtfully and comfortably furnished and equipped, and immaculately clean. The beach chairs, snorkeling equipment etc were all top quality. The sunset views were spectacular, and The garden was a beautiful place for morning coffee. Hope we get to come back.
Gorgeous Retreat - Peaceful and Great Accomodations!
We stayed at Ryan and Lisa's Pukalani house over New Years! The house was peaceful, had ocean views, the gardens/grounds were impeccable, and Ryan and Lisa were extremely accommodating!
The house was very clean, beautifully furnished, and had more than enough space for the two of us to enjoy the residence. Ditch the resorts and head down South to this amazing spot - you won't regret it!
We found all sorts of great spots in the area: beaches, kayaking to the Captain Cook monument, snorkeling, poke, BBQ, and golf!
-Ross and Bianca