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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"The house is spacious, airy, bright and exceptional in all respects. The house is secluded: there are neighbors but nothing close by to be seen or heard.There is all one needs for all occasions. The kitchen is very well appointed with all the needed utensils; however, if one is doing serious chef work, pack a quality knife. The breeze and views are WONDERFUL from the wrap-around porch! Though on a catchment system - and we were mindful of this - our six members never had a water problem. Joanne has a large selection of beach/water items on the lower porch including a kayak; however, I recommend you either pack snorkel items or stop at a Walmart (I just HATE recommending Walmart!) and purchase on your way in. You WILL want to snorkel! The following is recommendations/information about the area. (no reflection on the exceptional house)
~ The Oceanview market at the base of the hill is a full line grocery that stays open until 9 p.m. The prices seemed in line with other places on the island
~ The house is a substantial distance from most everything. You will drive a lot. Gas is about one USD higher than mainland. Thus, plan your day linear and one can accomplish a lot.
~ Joanne and guest have provided/left guide books about the island. Use them for they will save you a lot of time.
~ Pack a sweater and an umbrella!
~ Be sure to drive across the saddle road. Despite what some of the guidebooks read, this is a very nice modern highway (not just a "road").
~ Seek out the local restaurants and roadside "shacks". You will be rewarded.
~ Stop and pick the fruit along the roadside. Stop at roadside fruit stands and buy the local stuff. Be prepared for all future like and similar fruits on the mainland to be a huge disappointment.
~ Snorkel at the tide pools and Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. An experience you will never regret and will forever change your life. Humbling.
Wondrous place, exceptional host and house. Make a dream come true."
Guest: D. Mark M.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 7, 2015
"We stayed for ten nights and could go all around the Big Island, visiting Volcanos, beaches and all the other beautiful places. The farm is wonderful, peaceful and very welcoming, the owners are helpful and give us all the freedom to go wherever we wanted. We hope to go back in the future!"
Guest: PachamamaDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 25, 2015
"I love fireplaces, and living on Oahu you don't get opportunities to use them. The chilly nights that high up were no problem with the fire and cozy bed. Sunrise in the yurt was beautiful, the whole thing was bathed in white light and slowly warmed with the sun. It's close to Volcano National Park, the black sand beach (Punaluu), South Point and a lot of other beautiful spots on the southern half of the island. The owner is very accessible and super helpful if you're having any issues. If you're a "less is more" type of person and you like simple living, then this is your place."
Guest: Jacob B.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 29, 2015
"Reading the reviews of Aina Lani before we left on our trip, my partner and I wondered, “Could this cottage really be as outstanding as all of the reviews say?” Within minutes of our arrival, we knew even the most outstanding reviews could not capture the beauty of this island paradise.
Nestled in to the gorgeous Wood Valley, this secluded cabin has everything we were looking for during our stay on the Big Island: a tranquil setting, a well-stocked kitchen, and easy access to Volcanoes National Park as well as many outstanding day trips (including Green Sand Beach, secluded black sand beaches, and unique snorkeling spots). This beautifully constructed and furnished cottage (combined with the most comfortable bed I’ve ever had the pleasure of sleeping on) provided the perfect home base for our vacation.
But perhaps the most memorable aspect of our stay was our lovely hosts. Anne and David clearly take pride in this cottage. As many reviewers have already commented, Anne and David were always available to answer questions (both before and during our stay), but they also gave us plenty of privacy. Their passion for the Big Island is infectious.
Every evening we looked forward to returning to Aina Lani to relax at the end of our days of Big Island adventures."
Guest: Tessa J.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 25, 2015