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Historical Plantation House in Majestic Wood Valley

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Hawaii Nature Retreat is centrally located between Kona and Hilo in the private and secluded Wood Valley, a wonderful, get away from it all.

Historical, 5 bedroom Plantation House, perfect for a couple, family group or small seminar. Everything you need (except food) is provided. 12 acres of scenic beauty, surrounded by the tree-studded flanks of Mauna Loa.

Near by Attractions:

•30-Minutes to Kilauea Volcano National Park, See Lava!

•15-Minutes to Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, Swim with the Turtles!

•10-min Ka’u Coffee Mill - International Award winning Hawaiian Coffee!

•Beautiful Coastal Hikes - Visit Green Sand Beach at South Point.

The property feels like your own nature reserve. Quiet, serene and full of singing birds. Watch Io (Hawaiian Hawk), Pueo (Hawaiian Owl), Finches, Turtle Doves, Cardinals, and hundreds of Mynah birds that nest nightly in native Bamboo trees.

Pure Hawaiian Nature surrounds you with these features:

•Private bath house, and outdoor shower.

•BBQ Grill on covered outdoor patio. Great for entertaining.

•Grapefruit, Oranges, Lemons, Bananas, and Mac nuts to pick.

•Amazing stars surround you out in the bonfire circle.

•Gazebo Stage in the field used for Yoga, various ceremonies, meditation, and music.

Nature Walks & Hikes

•Wood Valley has a two mile road loop great for nature walks day or night.

•One mile walk to the Wood Valley Tibetan Buddhist Temple.

•Secret beach hikes such as Kawa’a beach and others near by.

Your group is free to explore the acreage. Indigenous Hawaiian Garden, and Water Lily Pond. Walk through the Grass Maze into the Ceremonial Circle with Meditation Platform. Views of the Pacific Ocean, Sunrise and Moonrise. Visit Hero the Goat, and feed the sheep and chickens.

Things to Know:

•The owner Sandra lives a in a small house on the far side of the property, one city block away from the rental house.

•Two guest houses on the property are used by our caretakers.

•Home is located convenient to an easily accessible rural road.

•Pure spring water for bathing and drinking. No need to buy water!

More Details

Sandra Reha
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Sandra Reha

We stayed here on vacation and fell in love with this property 16 years ago.

We decide to retire early and live off of the organic gardens here: we didn't know how to farm yet!

The last 16 years has been so much fun and gone so fast; we actually believe we died and went to heaven because it has been so wonderful. .

Rich is a retired electrical engineer/physicist with an interest in the Universe Story.

Sandra is a retired teacher, holds a masters in transpersonal psychology, and is a master photographer (Google search on Sandra Lee Reha). Sadly, Rich passed away in 2010.

Sandra Reha purchased this house in 1998

Why Sandra Reha chose Ka'u District

As stated, We fell in love with the property. That feeling only grows

as a beautiful life here continues. No street lights or signs ensures the rural life is perpetuated.

What makes this house unique

No pesticides have been used here for over 30 years, so the birds love everything, including free bananas, figs, other fruits, and we have hundreds of wild birds that return to our bamboo patches over night.

There are no street lights in Wood Valley, and only a few houses, so at our 2400 foot elevation, the andromeda galaxy and the milky way are magnificent: better than I have ever seen anywhere. Children love to hand feed our tame goat, and some of our sheep herd. We have a harness for the goat to pull children around the property in our wagon.

Last but not least is the spectacular Spring Water: bathe and drink the purest water on the planet, only a few minutes from its spring source with no storage or chlorination: only pure water.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Hawaii Nature Retreat is an amazing place to relax breath in perfume air with organic gardens and a huge open field with fire pit. Great for kids and the family, the location is nice because you have 12 acres to yourself with few neighbors.

I enjoyed trips to the Volcano, Black Sands Beach and many other attractions in the area. It is fun to spend the evenings in the bath and then light a campfire in the field. The stars are amazing and the moon-rise is heavenly. There is nothing quite like the Hawaii Nature Retreat... - Tim
May 2010
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Pāhala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • The main bathroom is separate from the house. It is 10 foot walk outside from the back entrance. It has a walk-in shower, a toilet, sink and a secluded tub. See pictures. The bathroom inside the house has a toilet and a sink.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1). Maximum occupancy is approximately 12 if guests are willing to double up.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Screened cabana room. 8 x 8.5 foot cedar steam house seats 10. 104 foot diameter fire circle seats 20, Meditation gardens, and fruit trees. Sun porch sleeping for morning sunrise.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Historical Plantation House in Majestic Wood Valley
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 35 reviews

Isolated, plantation home with 5 bedrooms

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Highlights were the cozy 5 bedrooms (+2 outdoor screened beds) with cozy beds, the outdoor, heated claw-foot tub, and fresh macademia nuts. The location is quite isolated and not ideal for small kids. The national park headquarters are about 45 mins away and a decent but busy black-sand beach (Punaluu) is 20 mins away. This beach is not your secluded, tropical dream but it does have sea turtles and humpback whales. There are no wonderful amenities close by. But the quiet plantation roads provide excellent jogging and the neighbour sells eggs and coffee! There are roosters and barking dogs but they are a little ways off and aren't terribly loud. The kitchen is decent, the snorkel gear is limited. If these aren't important, its not a big deal. We had a really wonderful stay. I suggest 2 or 3 nights here and then on to a better beach area.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect retreat.

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing property that feels welcoming as soon as you arrive. The old plantation house has a ton of character. Lots of rooms and spaces to stretch out and enjoy the sights and sounds of the birds. There are many touristy things to do that are close, but we found the quiet tranquility of Wood valley difficult to leave. The property had everything we needed to make out stay comfortable. The bath house was the icing on the cake. We had all kinds of different weather, from cold rain to hot sun. The beautiful sunrises and cool mornings may have been our favorite time of day.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so wonderful to meet you. Because you got it! You loved this place the way I do! Most people run as tourists and hardly spend five minutes enjoying this old Hawaiian, house, beauty, privacy and the Nature. Thank you for finding Hawaii Nature Retreat. It loves you, too. Please come again. Aloha and mahalo, S
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Wilmington, DE

Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 days for our tour of the east coast of the Big Island. This house is wonderful. It is secluded in an amazing setting 6 miles up the hill from Rte 11. It really is a place where you can relax and get away from civilization. There is separate room from the house that is almost like camping. There is a half bath inside and a full bath outside. The outside bath is enclosed with an shower that is open on one side and a bath tub on the deck. We LOVED it. When we arrived we were so happily surprised that it was a special as the pictures showed.

This is a house that you will be driving alot if plan on going out. It is 30 minutes from Volcano and 20 minutes from Na'alehu so if you want to eat out, you should do it while you are out of be sure to shop for dinner materials in Hilo (1 hours) or Kona (2 hours). The good thing about not staying near Volcano is that Pahala is drier. I did not want to have rain all of the time and like I expected, Hilo and Volcano were far rainier than Pahala. We went to the national park for a day, the next day we took a helicopter tour and then toured the waterfalls near Hilo (Rainbow and Akaka). The last day we went South to Black Sand Beach of Punulu'u and then the Green Sand beach and to South Point. Definitely go to all three. At the Green Sand beach parking area you will be greeted by locals who will take you to the beach for $15/pp. Or walk the three miles and take a ride back ($10/pp). This house is great for touring the east side of the island, but the Big Island is big - you will drive a lot to tour the island no matter where you stay (Kohala coast or Hilo side). Many people don't realize this - so this house is a great place to stay if wanting to visit volcanoes and south point areas. The night sky is amazing as well. this is a DARK site! Thank you so much Sandra!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medina, OH

What a breathtaking and magical place!

  • 5 of 5

I was blessed with a stay here in January. It is a sanctuary for your heart, mind and soul!! The scenery is spectacular and the way the home is nestled in the lush acreage makes it feel like you're in a set for a fairy tale! And then there is Sandy, a gracious and generous woman, whom you know will be a lifelong friend. Did I mention she is happy to share the bounty of her fruit trees?!? I cannot wait to return one day!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historical, serene & surrounded by nature- beautiful & tranquil with a huge sense of peace!

  • 5 of 5

Myself, husband & 4 kids stayed at the Nature Retreat during a sudden trip we had to make to Hawaii. Since our stay included over Christmas, all properties that were closer to Naalehu were already booked and we lucked out with the Nature Retreat in Wood Valley because it had originally been booked, but they cancelled short notice. The very first thing I noticed about Hawaii is just how nice everyone is there, and Sandra (the owner) is exceptionally wonderful! Sandra went far and above to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The outdoor shower/bath house is just amazing, all of the beds were comfortable as can be, and her home & property brought some much needed tranquility to our lives during a very sad time. I would recommend anyone who is interested in really truly feeling Hawaii's uniqueness to stay in this historical home, as it just adds to the experience. I just want to tell Sandra again- "Thank you for all that you did for us, it was truly appreciated!"

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auckland, New Zealand

Peaceful Nature Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful spot and so relaxing, both the house and the gardens, the minute we walked in the door. We also didn't come close to turning on the TV and being a group of adults found the house to be plenty spacious for us all - no tripping over each other and lots of wonderful laughs. So neat to be able to all sit for dinner around the spacious table. Sandra is just lovely, made us feel really welcome and we enjoyed a fire pit night - sharing stories under the stars. Mahalo Sandra!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind review. You were eight of the most happy, healthy, fun-loving folks from New Zealand ever! Enjoyed meeting you all and the fire we shared during Blue Moon. I must thank you for doing an over the top cleaning on the house before leaving. You guys are great! Please come again. s
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Shaka's Naalehu
Nearest Restaurant
22 Miles
Naalehu or Volcano Village
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: necessary

Scuba diving, Buddhist chants at temple 1 mile away, cliff diving into turquoise ocean at South Point 45 minutes, See the Awesome Milky Way without any light pollution. Diversity of plants, birds and flowers.


Rates & Availability

Pāhala House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 13.2%

No Smoking Inside
Additional cleaning fee ($50-$100) depending on number of guests and duration of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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