Enjoy a tranquil and relaxing get away! Our remodeled 3b/2b house with kitchen, spectacular views and surrounding 20-acre organic farm in Wood Valley, Pahala of the Kau district on the Big Island of Hawaii. The property is adjacent to Kapapala Forest Reserve and the Tibetan Buddhist Temple and just 12 miles from Punalu'u black sand beach and 33 miles from Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. There are diverse native and imported vegetation species, a large variety of farm animals and our farm manager/chef on site. Everything you need.
This 2 story, 1775 square foot farm house is divided into 2 separate units. The upstairs has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a large remodeled kitchen, dining area and a great room with a fireplace. The great room walks out to a covered patio overlooking a beautiful view of the organic farm and the blue Pacific ocean 8 miles away. Check out this video a recent guest made- http://youtu.be/YKoYo_IInh8
Upstairs is completely self-sufficient and can accommodate up to 6 guests, 2 in each bedroom and 2 on couches in the living room. It has phone, cell and Internet access.
The kitchen is fully equipped for gourmet cooking, or you can eat out in nearby Naalehu (Hana Hou Restaurant, Shaka Restaurant and Punalu'u Bakery) or Volcano (Thai Thai Restaurant, Lava Rock Cafe, Kilauea Lodge).
Downstairs has it's own entrance and can be rented together or separately. It is a large room about 500sf with attached bathroom. It can accommodate 4 guests comfortably. It has a microwave but no kitchen.
Matt is the farm manager who lives on the farm in a separate building. He is in charge and is responsible for everything on the farm, including the HomeAway rentals. Having worked in gourmet restaurants in California for 11 years, he is also a professional chef. Guests can make arrangement with him in advance for special meals or for personal chef service.
We are a 20-acre start-up farm in beautiful Wood Valley, Pahala in the Ka’u district of the Big Island of Hawaii. The farm is nicely located on the gentle slope of Mauna Loa, cradled by the horseshoe shaped Wood Valley. Looking out from the house, you can see the serene blue Pacific Ocean and clear sky over a green pasture. At night, there are millions of bright stars surrounding you. The views here are incredible.
Kapapala Forest Reserve is literally right in our own backyard. The Tibetan Buddhist Temple is also our neighbor. If you go further, there is the Ka'u Coffee Mill (better than Kona coffee!), Punalu'u Black Sands beach, South point with incredible cliff diving opportunities, spectacular and secluded Green Sands beach, ... the list goes on.
If you don't mind getting your hands dirty, feel free to join our farm manager and have some fun! Feed the goats, sheep, chickens, horses and koi fish, collect truly free-range farm-fresh eggs for breakfast, harvest and enjoy a variety of banana species, figs, cherimoya, papaya, mullberries, thimbleberries, coffee and citrus fruits. Or try working in the greenhouse grafting seedlings or transplanting young trees. Explore the beautiful lush grounds that abound with a huge variety of plant species, both indigenous to Hawaii and imported from around the world. Take an adventure hike in the neighboring forest, or easy stroll to the neighboring Buddhist temple.
Enjoy spending time with the variety of farm animals on the property. They are our children and we offer them kindness and protection. No animal on our farm is treated hurtfully and none will be slaughtered. We have 3 goats (Creamy, Happy and Gilligan), 2 pygmy goats (Barney and Angel), 2 cats (Hazel and Basil), 2 dogs (Persephone and Pele), horses and cows that visit from our neighbors to graze the land, 15 chickens and approximately 200 koi in 3 ponds. All the animals are cute, playful and friendly with human. Please treat them gently and nicely. There is also a large variety of wild animals (Mongoose, Jackson's chameleon, Hawaiian wild boar, a large variety of bird species, etc).