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Romantic Hideaway Cottage in a Paradise of Flowers--Near Volcano

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Shangri La! The Cloud Bed ... blissfully comfortable!

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Last updated: 08/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
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Wood Valley cottage description

12 MINUTES TO PUNALU’U BEACH ...
the Travel Channel's #3 Top Hawaii Beach!
25 MINUTES TO THE VOLCANO AND LAVA!

GREAT HIKES AND ADVENTURES ALL AROUND!
USE OUR 'SIX DAY TRIPS FROM AINA LANI' GUIDE
PLUS, WE'RE EXPERTS ON VOLCANO HIKING

THE GARDENS AT AINA LANI ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR BREATHTAKING BEAUTY ... SEE OVER 200 DIFFERENT TROPICAL PLANTS! BRING YOUR CAMERA!

'BREATHTAKING!” ... 'ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!'
'WE ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!' ..
“THIS IS MY DREAM HOME!' ...
'THE COTTAGE WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY TRIP!'
'IT'S PERFECTION!' ... 'BEAUTIFUL!' ...'GORGEOUS!'
'THE STANDARD BY WHICH I MEASURE ALL OTHERS' ... 'YOU THOUGHT OF EVERYTHING!' .. 'MUCH MORE THAN WE EXPECTED!' .. 'EXCEPTIONAL IN EVERY WAY' .. THE BEST VRBO WE'VE EVER HAD, AND WE'VE HAD MANY' ... 'LIKE OUR OWN PRIVATE RESORT'

THIS GORGEOUS, LUXURY ARTISAN COTTAGE IS SURROUNDED BY FLOWERS AND FRUIT
WITH SIX WILD AND SWEET ACRES FOR YOU TO EXPLORE!

WELCOME TO AINA LANI, “HEAVEN ON EARTH”
At Aina Lani you will experience what the ancient Hawaiians called a life of “Nanea”, living at ease. And what better way to do it than in the very area the ancient Hawaiians considered their entrance to Shangri La?

DISCOVER WOOD VALLEY ... AND MAYBE EVEN A SEE A WATERFALL FROM YOUR COTTAGE!
Wood Valley is one of the last secret hideaways on the Big Island ... the gem of the southern Ka’u district … a lush green emerald of a valley, nestled within the comforting crescent of pali cliffs.
Sometimes, you will even see a waterfall running down the cliffs, right from your cottage—we’re the only cottage with a view in the valley!
Wood Valley is a place of peace. Known for its remarkable serenity, it is known on the Big Island as 'magical' ..'mystical' .. 'spiritual' .. 'healing'.

Aina Lani cottage in Wood Valley is an ideal spot from which to tour Volcano. Sunnier and drier, it's also warmer, and your cottage is surrounded with radiant flowers as well as lushness ... and you’ll find it’s less than half an hour away from the park entrance.

And from beautiful Aina Lani cottage, you can see the real Hawaii, and experience why National Geographic Traveler magazine calls this the 'Last Aloha Region' in all of Hawaii. Here you will experience deep, pure nature--almost 80 miles of natural, unspoiled shoreline, beaches, and Hawaii’s natural goodness, away from the bustle. One of the purest places in the world, this is as close to old Hawaii as it gets.

AT AINA LANI, OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE YOUR EXPERIENCE HERE ONE YOU WILL ALWAYS TREASURE… A TIME OF MAGIC AND MEMORIES!
There's a reason over half our guests plan to return ...

From the moment you arrive to your welcome of gorgeous Hawaiian flowers and fruit (Enjoy! You’re on island time!) … to the time you sink into your luscious “Cloud Bed” after a day’s adventures, you’ll know you are well taken care of!

Here, you can relax in luxury, refined elegance and beauty … while you enjoy the lush tropical garden that surrounds you … In this cottage, you are literally living in the midst of a beautiful tropical garden filled with radiant flowers! … Exotic flowers and plants fill your cottage. .. Just off your lanai, you’ll find bananas and coffee growing ... A stone’s throw away is a giant avocado tree … At night, the fragrance of jasmine and angel trumpet perfume the air around you ... And in the morning, you’ll awaken to the song of tropical birds … Balmy tropical breezes flow through the cottage, inviting you to explore these six wild and sweet acres, gathering Hawaiian strawberries, hibiscus … and Tahitian limes for limeade or key lime pie!

Sit back and enjoy a bowl of exotic island fruits … “Deliciousness itself!”… Have you ever tasted the exquisite lusciousness of papaya with lime?... And try a selection of Ka’u coffee, ranked top in the world.

THIS COTTAGE IS LOVINGLY DESIGNED BY TWO ARTISANS, TO OFFER YOU EVERY COMFORT AND ENJOYMENT.
Everything is of fine quality … and it’s all brand new!

Plan on the best night’s sleep you’ve had in a long time. We’ve designed our luxurious “Cloud Bed” to be the ultimate sleep experience: Downy-soft pillows and comforters … 600-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets … on a fine-quality mattress that is blissfully comforting. Add Wood Valley’s deep serenity and remarkable quiet, as well as dark nights with no light, and you have the opportunity to sleep as deeply as you have in a long time.

Treat yourself to a relaxing bath in our jetted tub … with fine bubble bath … lovely music … and generous, thick bath sheets.

DISCERNING DETAILS THAT DELIGHT ARE THE HALLMARK OF AINA LANI
Here, you will enjoy fine-quality furnishings …
Enjoy the beauty of a glowing mango and koa kitchen, with fine Italian marble tile …
the fun of a cozy, inviting window seat with plush pillows and reading lights…
the joy of huge windows with gorgeous views all around...
beautiful orchids by your bed

VIEW A DELIGHTFUL COLLECTION OF BALINESE ART AND CRAFTS

FIND THOUGHTFUL DELIGHTS THROUGHOUT YOUR COTTAGE...
Sample top-prize winning Ka’u coffee …
Condiments
Beach Gear
Volcano Hiking and Lava-viewing Gear
Free calling to Canada

HAVE FUN LEARNING ABOUT THE BIG ISLAND WITH OUR ENTERTAINMENT LIBRARY … with a great collection on Hawaii

ENJOY THE FUN AND ABUNDANCE OF OUR “AINA” (LAND)
Harvest bananas
Sample some sugar cane with your morning coffee!
Wander the playful pathways on our six acres of tropical gardens, plants, and wild areas, with views of the surrounding valley rim and Wood Valley…
Stargaze—the valley has spectacular brilliance of stars
View a remarkable collection of hundreds of different flowers and fruits ... 25 kinds of hibiscus, 10 kinds of bananas, 10 bamboo types, and countless other tropical flowers and plants …
Maybe even see a waterfall from your window
Pick fresh organic greens and veggies …take a 'guacamole walk”, harvesting avocados, tomatoes, and limes (in season)

WE GREET YOU AT THE DOOR, AND THEN WE DISAPPEAR ... SO YOU HAVE COMPLETE PRIVACY YOUR ENTIRE STAY.
WE ARE HAPPY TO HELP WITH INFORMATION SO YOU CAN DISCOVER AND EXPLORE THE FUN, ADVENTURE AND ROMANCE OF OUR ISLAND!
OWNERS SOMETIMES ON PROPERTY.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Not Suitable For Children

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Other (See Description)

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          • One Queen-size Bed in bedroom ... Our 'Cloud Bed' is designed to give you ultimate comfort and luxury. Also includes a wonderful window seat with plush pillows, always a favorite place to sleep or curl up (6' long)... and a new futon, 6' long. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Jetted tub with bubble bath ... fine fixtures and Italian tile add beauty enjoyment...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Sample award-winning Ka'u coffee ... Bottled water, salt/pepper, organic olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sugar. Paper towels, TP, paper napkins, coffee filters, baggies, saran wrap, tupperware, etc....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Sample award-winning Ka'u coffee. Bottled water, salt/pepper, organic olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sugar....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Delightfully colorful, new (purchased especially for this cottage, not castoffs), and amply provided....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Brand new, quality-- and everything you need is provided...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Ample, high quality linens provided for bed and bath...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Keyless entry for your convenience...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Living Room seats 6
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Heating
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • THE LAND CASCADES IN MANY TERRACES WITH PLAYFUL AND WILD TRAILS. While you are here, SIMPLY WALKING THE LAND IS AN ADVENTURE. You will find over one hundred banana trees, in ten varieties (at least one thousand bananas at any time!) ... small citrus groves of lime, orange, tangerine, pomelo, grapefruit ... fig, cherimoya, sapote ... avocado, persimmon ... (they fruit at different times). Take a walk in our wild areas, sampling Hawaiian strawberries. View tropical flowers--hibiscus, gingers, heliconia, angel trumpet...See six types of bamboo, mac nuts, coffee, malabar chestnut, sugar cane. Our organic garden has a selection of lettuce, greens, tomatoes and other veggies, depending on what's growing. View (or hike) the lava gulch on our land....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                BEACH GEAR PACK--Beach towels (2), boogie board, quality sand chairs (2), umbrella, cooler, snorkels (2) VOLCANO GEAR PACK--Flashlights, ponchos, umbrella, maps WALKIE TALKIES FOR KIDS ON THE LAND...moreless

              • Books:

                A collection of books highlighting Hawaii's wonders...moreless

              • Television:

                Quality HD flat-screen TV ... Blu-Ray VCR player...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Free calls to Mainland and Canada...moreless

              • Free Long Distance
              • Internet
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Your spacious lanai looks out on a banana grove with trails, coffee plants and fragrant night-blooming jasmine ... generous lanai table and 4 chairs allows for gracious entertaining...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Six magnificently beautiful acres for you to walk ... with a guest garden for salads ...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Adventure

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        View the pali rim surrounding the valley in 3 directions ... sometimes you can see a waterfall running from the cottage ...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Museums
                      • Medical Services
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Swimming
                      • Golf
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surfing
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Fishing
                      • Spelunking
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Cycling
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Zoo
                      • Shopping
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                       

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                      Dec 8 thru Mar 31
                      Dec 8 - Mar 31, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $145
                      $1,015
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $145
                      $1,015

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                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning $60 + tax
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $125
                      • Tax Rate 13.42%

                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 08/22/2014
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                      Location

                      55 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Hilo
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Highway 11
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Punalu'u
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Punalu'u
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Na'alehu

                      Car: Necessary

                      VISIT IN WOOD VALLEY: Buddhist Temple with evening chanting (historic Japanese temple) … old Japanese cemetery … Ka'u Coffee Mill (brand new, with large murals depicting valley people and farms) ... artisan studio

                      MANY HIKES THROUGH THE VALLEY RIGHT OUT YOUR DOOR

                      *** VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK,--VIEW LAVA FLOWING (depending on Pele's mood), HIKING, BIKING, BIRDING ... ART GALLERIES AND WINERY: 25 minutes

                      *** FOUR BEACHES: (1) Punalu’u (Best black sand beach, best turtle beach! Best for relaxing, but you can also swim, snorkle, hike, camp)… (2) Honu’apo/Whittington (fishing) … (3) Kawa (rough surf!) …Ka Lae/South Point (southernmost in US) and (4) Green Sand Beach: 40 min, with 40 min hike to beach (rare peridot sands)

                      *** ENJOY THE 80-MILE NATURAL COASTLINE—ONE OF THE PUREST PLACES ON EARTH—“The Last Aloha Region”: National Geographic Traveler … stunning 40-mile lookout at mile 75

                      *** HISTORIC PAHALA, one of a handful of sleepy sugar cane towns left, with historic plantation homes on the main street

                      *** LOCAL FARMER’S MARKET Weds, Sun: 20 minutes

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2000

                      About the owner: Aloha! While you are here, we hope you will feel that Aina Lani is your Hawaiian home ... We are a retired couple who love to share the happiness and fun of Hawaii with others. If you like, we will be happy to help you create a trip tailored to your interests ... ocean and beaches ... volcano and geological ... stars .... shopping! ... archeological, historic and cultural ... island artists ... flowers and culinary ... farmer's markets ... social .... scientific. The Big Island is like a small continent--there is an enormous amount to experience here. We have been here a combined 26 years, exploring the island, and enjoying its wonders, and so we have a lot to share. We are avid hikers, and hike in Volcano Park a lot, so we can offer insights on hiking in the park--you could spend a week hiking there, and never repeat a trail! We love deep nature, wild places, and the ocean. Anne is currently completing a book about Hawaii, with many fascinating stories about this remarkable island.

                      Why the Owner Chose Wood Valley:
                      Wood Valley is Sanctuary. Wood Valley has a magical quality that eludes words. As you enter the valley, you travel under an archway of tall trees, passing the gemlike little Buddhist Temple in gold and red, and you feel a subtle thrill ... you know you are in a special place. Wood Valley is hidden and away, like a secret gem. When the sun shines, it shimmers gold across all the green ... when the trade winds blow, it feels free and clear, invigorating ... when the afternoon mists wisp down from the rim, it feels mystical, like a Shangri La. At dusk and dawn, the pure peace is something you can feel in your heart, sustaining. As the sun sets, a deep stillness takes hold, and the air becomes velvety, richly fragrant with night jasmine, ginger and angel trumpet ... a grace so freely given by nature. The peace at night under the stars is the deepest we have known. It is mesmerizing to sit under a starry canopy in the stillness, watching the stars travel in their slow arcs, the fragrant night air and peace surrounding you. All is right with the world. What price, this beauty and peace, this grace and joy? It is so easy to get city experiences in our culture, so very difficult to find places of true purity. Wood Valley is a place of true purity and sustaining peace.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Please read the descriptions above in the profile and amenities sections. In addition, there are many enjoyable hikes around here--the valley itself, and some leading into wild forests. We can show you a few. We have a new coffee mill just a few miles away, where you can see Ka'u coffee being processed. (Ka'u coffee is world class--it recently swept the international competition in world coffees.) Visit a wonderful studio of miniature, fine-quality Hawaiian dolls, Menehune Studio. These are darling little menehunes... dolls with soul that carry the spirit of Hawaii. Each one is lavished with love and the artful touches of Sabine Hendreshke. These are exceptionally special, crafted with heartful caring, and yet reasonably priced--well worth a delightful visit! It is very, very healthy here--purest water, glorious sun, perfumed air, rich soil, nurturant rains... nights of brilliant stars, deep renewing silence and dark. Eating from the organic garden is well-being itself-- very strengthening and life-giving. Our good earth is very sustaining, and the flowers are a joy!


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                      Photos

                      • Shangri La!  The Cloud Bed ... blissfully comfortable!

                        Shangri La! The Cloud Bed ... blissfully comfortable!

                      • Enjoy the banana grove just outside your door, next to the avocados!

                        Enjoy the banana grove just outside your door, next to the avocados!

                      • Joy and sunny delight fill your cottage ... cuddle couches make cozy seating

                        Joy and sunny delight fill your cottage ... cuddle couches make cozy seating

                      • Beautiful island mango and koa kitchen to enjoy while you make coffee!

                        Beautiful island mango and koa kitchen to enjoy while you make coffee!

                      • Relax in the garden--inside! Balmy breezes blow and banana leaves rustle

                        Relax in the garden--inside! Balmy breezes blow and banana leaves rustle

                      • The waterfall view from the cottage---maybe you'll be lucky enough to see it!

                        The waterfall view from the cottage---maybe you'll be lucky enough to see it!

                      • Explore six wild and sweet acres... And discover many terraces and trails!

                        Explore six wild and sweet acres... And discover many terraces and trails!

                      • 'Prettier than the botanic garden we paid to see on Maui!'
V Wan, CA

                        'Prettier than the botanic garden we paid to see on Maui!' V Wan, CA

                      • 'Is this for real?'  Several different guests

                        'Is this for real?' Several different guests

                      • 'The nicest VRBO we've ever stayed in--and we've stayed in many!' T Trudel, CAN

                        'The nicest VRBO we've ever stayed in--and we've stayed in many!' T Trudel, CAN

                      • 'This is amazing!I don't want to leave!Magical--I've
never seen anything like it

                        'This is amazing!I don't want to leave!Magical--I've never seen anything like it

                      • Vivacious color, to match the life-giving vitality of the Hawaiian earth

                        Vivacious color, to match the life-giving vitality of the Hawaiian earth

                      • Wake to stunning beauty … fall asleep with exquisite fragrance in the night air

                        Wake to stunning beauty … fall asleep with exquisite fragrance in the night air

                      • Beauty everywhere! Gardens like this surround your cottage

                        Beauty everywhere! Gardens like this surround your cottage

                      • The cottage is brand new, with fine quality throughout--a view from the bedroom

                        The cottage is brand new, with fine quality throughout--a view from the bedroom

                      • Dining in the outdoors--inside! (Table has four chairs.)

                        Dining in the outdoors--inside! (Table has four chairs.)

                      • 'We loved starting the morning on the lanai, with our Kau coffee.'  J Norton, MI

                        'We loved starting the morning on the lanai, with our Kau coffee.' J Norton, MI

                      • Wonderful views, everywhere you look--here, a grove of golden bamboo.

                        Wonderful views, everywhere you look--here, a grove of golden bamboo.

                      • 'An architecture of beauty', M McGrath, VT

                        'An architecture of beauty', M McGrath, VT

                      • 'We decided to stay here, rather than visit the botanic garden.'
W Ginalski, NH

                        'We decided to stay here, rather than visit the botanic garden.' W Ginalski, NH

                      • 'Our best VRBO experience ever--around the world!'  A and E Vergara, Seattle

                        'Our best VRBO experience ever--around the world!' A and E Vergara, Seattle

                      • 'All the beauty of Hawaii, right outside your door!'  K Hill, VA

                        'All the beauty of Hawaii, right outside your door!' K Hill, VA

                      • 'We loved your place. It has to be the quietest spot on the island.' Holsts, IL

                        'We loved your place. It has to be the quietest spot on the island.' Holsts, IL

                      • Remember Braddah Iz's 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'?  We feel like this is it!

                        Remember Braddah Iz's 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'? We feel like this is it!

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                      Date last modified - Friday, August 29, 2014

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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

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