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Historical Plantation House in Majestic Wood Valley

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Sandra Reha
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 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 Pāhala

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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Amenities

Pāhala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Historical Plantation House in Majestic Wood Valley
average rating of 4.75 based on 37 reviews
4

Beautiful, peaceful nature retreat

  • 4 of 5

This property is an absolutely idyllic nature retreat. Plenty of bedrooms and very comfortably furnished. It has many unique features that add to the retreat experience, including an outdoor bath and shower and a charming screened outdoor bedroom. The owner has provided many lovely little areas of atmosphere to relax and reflect and take in the beauty of this remote paradise.

The house has a nice kitchen and large dining area making it perfect for larger groups, HOWEVER, because of its remoteness I would encourage visitors to stock up on provisions in Kona or Hilo BEFORE checking in; the small local market is very limited.

The owner is very friendly, helpful, and nearby if you need anything.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great, relaxing base for exploring Volcanoes Nat'l Park, Punalu'u, and around

  • 5 of 5

This property is located in an idyllic valley west of Volcanoes National Park. Our goal was to be close enough to the Park to be able to visit multiple days but to also stay somewhere that was very quiet, beautiful, relaxed, and away from the crowds and the overt tourist scene. This rental was perfect for that purpose.

The location is green and serene - the air smells sweet as you drive into the valley. There is little light pollution and it's a great place to see stars and the milky way. I did not have cell phone service (a plus for us) but the internet worked perfectly if you need to stay connected.

The property is also a really good base for birders (or casual bird appreciators) who want to explore the south side of the island. For the laziest backyard birding, it is fun to nap on the back porch and get woken up by a flock of birds you don't see at home. To spot native Hawaiian birds, head up the road to Kipuku Puaulu in Volcanoes National Park.

We treated Punalu'u Beach (black sand beach) as our "home" beach. This property is close enough to Punalu'u (closer than even Volcano) that it was very easy for us to beat the crowds and tour buses coming in from Kona or Hilo and have the beach and honu (green sea turtles) nearly to ourselves.

For most of our stay, there were 2 of us, and for a couple of nights we had 3 - we had a ton of room. I imagine the house would also be a lot of fun for a big group of friends or family. For our group, we had many options for where to enjoy a meal or tea together around the house. Most of our meals at home were taken at a small table by a floor-to-ceiling multi-pane window overlooking the courtyard and out onto the property and the green ridge beyond.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review inspires me to try even harder to make this Hawaii Nature Retreat memorable. I will definitely use some of your thoughts and phrases in the new write up. Thank you so much. If was a real treat to meet you and your Friend at our Fourth of July party. Hopefully you can make it back here someday. Mahalo and aloha.
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4

Isolated, plantation home with 5 bedrooms

  • 4 of 5

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: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: February 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
5

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: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medina, OH
5

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: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Shaka's Naalehu
Nearest Restaurant
22 Miles
Naalehu or Volcano Village
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Punalu'u
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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.