About the property
- Cottage750 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
12 MINUTES TO PUNALU’U BEACH ... 25 MINUTES TO THE VOLCANO!
AINA LANI IS ONE OF THE FINEST RENTALS ON THE BIG ISLAND ... WITH BREATHTAKING GARDENS
GREAT HIKES AND ADVENTURES ALL AROUND!
USE OUR 'SIX DAY TRIPS FROM AINA LANI' GUIDE...PLUS WE'RE EXPERTS ON VOLCANO HIKING
GUEST COMMENTS: '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!' ... "LIKE OUR OWN PRIVATE RESORT"..'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' .."THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE I HAVE EVER STAYED AT"
THIS GORGEOUS, LUXURY ARTISAN COTTAGE IS SURROUNDED BY FLOWERS AND FRUIT
WITH SIX WILD AND SWEET ACRES FOR YOU TO EXPLORE...
MANY GUESTS TELL US THIS IS THE NICEST PLACE THEY'VE STAYED
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 ...
Here, you can relax in luxury, refined elegance and beauty … the cottage is exquisitely crafted, custom-built with many luxury features ... 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! … 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!
THIS COTTAGE IS LOVINGLY DESIGNED BY TWO ARTISANS, TO OFFER YOU EVERY COMFORT AND ENJOYMENT.
Everything is of fine quality … purchased expressly for this cottage ... and it’s all 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...
VIEW A DELIGHTFUL COLLECTION OF ART AND CRAFTS FROM ISLANDS AROUND THE WORLD--BALI, THAILAND, JAVA
FIND THOUGHTFUL DELIGHTS THROUGHOUT YOUR COTTAGE...
Sample top-prize winning Ka’u coffee …
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--music, books, and videos (including "Over Hawaii", in case you can't take a helicopter tour)
ENJOY THE FUN AND ABUNDANCE OF OUR “AINA” (LAND)
Harvest bananas and fruit
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
READ ANNE'S BOOK ABOUT HAWAII--MANY STORIES OF THE VALLEY AND SURROUNDING AREAS TO ENRICH YOUR TRIP--Creating Heaven on Earth, by Anne Celeste...available on Amazon
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.
THIS IS A NON-SMOKING COTTAGE.
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- Apr 20, 2018
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 32 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 great hikes 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 has written a book about Hawaii , Creating Heaven on Earth, (available on Amazon) with many fascinating stories about this remarkable island.
Anne purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Anne chose Pahala
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.
What makes this Cottage unique
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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Very much enjoyed our stay. The cottage was charming, comfortable and well equipped. The grounds of the property were very lush and full of beautiful flowering plants. Although we did get quite a bit of rain during our stay (unusual I think) and were not able to enjoy the porch and the beautiful grounds as much as we would have liked, we did stay warm and cozy thanks to the propane fireplace, and it was just a short drive down the hill to sunnier weather. Wood Valley really is like a beautiful paradise tucked away in the hills. There is a nice walk down a country road from the property. The area is very quiet and peaceful, and the cottage felt very private. As stated by other reviewers, you definitely want to bring all your groceries and supplies as there is nothing nearby.
My husband and I stayed for four days, and it wasn't enough! Such a lovely property and home. We loved the birds in the trees, walking around the neighborhood, the super friendly kitty. Super peaceful and everything we needed and more! Thanks so much Anne and David.
Lovely cottage, beautifully equipped. We had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. The finishings in the cottage are elegant, and the setting is beautiful. Thanks to Anne for all of her very helpful information. Highly recommend the cottage for south coast visits!
My husband and I just returned from a too-short stay at this delightful cottage. The setting was serene and just a little way off the beaten path ensuring a relaxing and private vacation, yet a simple drive away to the excitement of erupting volcanos, whale watching or dining and shopping. Our hosts, David and Anne, were gracious and accommodating - insistent on staying up to greet us at nearly 1AM after our arrival was seriously delayed do to mainland weather conditions. They were never intrusive, yet readily available to offer information and recommendations on the island's attractions. The cottage was comfortably furnished and well appointed, containing everything you'd need to stir up a quick meal of local farmer's market finds. We slept like newborns! Thank you, David and Anne, for your kind hospitality.
Heaven on Earth
This was the most idyllic stay I have ever had on a vacation, and the most perfect place for my partner and I to start our honeymoon! The grounds are absolutely luscious, green rolling hills, dotted with exquisite gardens. So quiet and peaceful, yet not too far from the sights to make day trips to the beach or Volcano National Park. The home was just right, spacious yet cozy, the lenai is where we spent our time, with leisurely mornings drinking local coffee and eating the organic fruits that the hosts of the property, Anne and David, brought to us, grown on the property. Each morning we went up on the hill to practice yoga in the early light, walking through pockets of exquisite flowers.
Anne and David were exemplary hosts. They spent time with us, sharing their information about the island, helping us plan our trips, even making phone calls in our behalf. The last day, they showed us their most exquisite plants, and as a gardner myself, I especially appreciated this.
Our only regret-- that we didn't stay there longer. But we will definitely be back.
Beautiful cottage and property, with awesome hosts
Anne and David were awesome hosts, and the property was beautiful and very secluded. They will help with anything you need, and had tons of suggestions for great food and things to do around the island. The cottage had beautiful mango wood counter tops, and one of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in. We felt very secluded, while still having access to everything we needed. The property has a beautiful view of the stars at night, fruit trees and flowers growing everywhere, a garden area, and cats that live outside that are very sweet. We would recommend this spot to anyone staying on the big island!
Brittany and Max,
Congratulations, newlyweds! Wishing you a wonderful life of happiness together.
Thanks for staying at Aina Lani.
With warm aloha,
Anne and David
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
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