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Secluded Honeymoon Cottage on eight secluded acres all for U ~ WiFi~ ECO

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

For couples seeking intimacy seclusion, no other homes, garden of Eden Volcano

Super Summer Rates! Book 6 nights and the 7th is FREE!

"Paradise Found!"

There should be a six star review category. Hale Aloha Aina exceeded our expectations in every way. What a gem of a property. First, the cottage is absolutely beautiful, warm and inviting. When we stepped into the house we instantly felt like we belonged here. The fragrant smell of fresh ginger blooms and plumeria was romantic and played on all of our senses. We couldn't wait to start exploring the property. What fun to find such a great variety of fruit trees and exotic plants. Bananas, limes, avocados, pineapples and guavas to name a few. This is a virtual garden of Eden. No matter how much the rest of the island beckoned to us, (and it did) we always looked forward to coming home to Hale Aloha Aina for peace and relaxation.

~ If you are seeking tranquility and seclusion Wood Valley is the place for you! ~

Hale Aloha Aina (House of the Loving Land) is a romantic Hawaiian vacation cottage nestled on eight acres of lush tropical flora. No other homes or people live on this property, giving you the ultimate in privacy and seclusion. Truly the perfect honeymoon getaway or artist retreat for nature enthusiasts seeking a remote destination that inspires intimacy and adventure. Wood Valley is a hidden treasure on the southeast side of Hawaii offering upcountry living in an agricultural community. It is five miles from the town of Pahala which offers a hospital, drug store, gas station, library, community swim pool, market and Coffee Mill. At 2500 elevation, this mountain cabin offers a comfortable climate with warm sunny days and cool evening nights for a great night sleep. Besides the low humidity, there are very few pecky bugs... no torpedo cockroaches or swarming mosquitoes. As of 2016 the coqui frogs have migrated to the gulches of closer to the temple but you can't hear them from the cottage. It is still one of the last truly peaceful areas on this side of the island.

You will love it so much that you will want to keep it a secret, but be so rejuvenated that you will have to tell everyone!

~ Last minute and extended stay discounts. 10% Military and Kama'aina discount. Guests staying one week or longer receive one bag of Kau Honu Java coffee grown right across the road from the Hale. Best coffee you will ever taste! A fresh tropical floral arrangement will greet you when you arrive at the Hale.

OUR MISSION IS...

to provide you with a sensational, holistic, and life long lasting holiday that will keep your mind, body, and spirit wanting more. We want you to enjoy the surroundings of beautiful open landscape and all the amenities this special vacation home offers.

Adventures close by

• Hike Volcanoes National Park

• Explore exotic black and green sand beaches

• Witness and active volcano

• Snorkel and swim with the turtles at Punalu'u Black sands beach

• Wish upon a star... dark vast star gazing views

• Talk story with the locals...historical sugar town of Pahala ( 6 miles away) mini market, gas station, library, hospital and drug store.

• Wake up to amazing sunrises and golden views of the valley

• Explore the peacefulness of the quite cottage landscape

Amenities:

• Balinese Hardwood furnishings vintage Euro-Asian décor

• WiFi High Speed internet and Free long distance calling available

• Snorkel gear

• Bicycles

• Impeccable house keeping

• An affordable journey

• Professionally manicured park like setting with many fruit trees to pick from with three acres of mowed lawn

• Meandering paths to bask in the sun, listen to the birds and be one with nature... truly your Garden of Eden!

This vacation home is totally self-sufficient...Off the beaten path and off the Grid. Hale Aloha Aina is an ambassador for green living educating our guests on how simple it is to live off the grid using solar and propane. Solar runs the electrical appliances such as the lights, stereo, washer, dryer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, etc. The stove, fireplace and hot water is operated on propane gas. Water is gravity feed so there is no need of a water pump. We even have a back up water source that supplies 500 gallons of water to the cottage in the event of an emergency. Previous guests have appreciated the experience and often recreate this system in their own homes. Extended stays may have to run the generator to power the system's batteries if there is no sun. The generator is very quiet and turns on with a key. Otherwise the system is efficient enough to just run on solar energy.

If for any reason you need assistance our grounds man, housekeeper and property manager are available to serve you. They are the friendliest people and live close to the hale. As you read the guests comments you will see how fortunate we are to have them and be able to provide this sanctuary for everyone to enjoy. Since it is their work, they take pride in creating the most enchanting playground for nature lovers. There are three acres of mowed lawn with an abundance of flora and tropical fruits that our guests have the opportunity to enjoy. Picking fresh fruit from the trees is one of the favorite things to do as well as just hanging out at the hale. There is so much to explore right in your back yard that many of our guests never leave the grounds.

~ Look for our links below to our Website with more photos and information about the area and our Big Island Cottage. We've uploaded a YouTube Video that will show you some of the beautiful flora on the property. Read Guest comment to see if this is the place you have been searching for. You will not be disappointed!

Hilo Airport (ito) is the closest airport to the cottage which is an hours drive. Kona (koa) is more than two hours away, but most of our guests arrive in Kona and enjoy the beautiful drive to the hale. We recommend that you arrive before dark, but if that is not possible our directions are very thorough since many of our guests arrive late. It is all part of the adventure and we haven't lost anyone yet! Directions to the cottage and check in information will be available once you have confirmed your reservation. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call us in Bend Oregon pacific time from 10 to 10. We love to talk about Hawaii!!

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More Details

Owner
Tom and Missy Powell
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Tom and Missy Powell

Tom and Missy purchased Hale Aloha Aina in 2001 and have rented the cottage full time since 2002. We have maintained an outstanding reputation for providing the highest standard in service, accommodations and amenities for a very affordable rate. Our housekeeper and groundsman take extra pride in their work because they know how special this place really is...to us, our guests and for themselves. It is truly 'heaven on earth'! We are grateful for the aina (land) and the love it nurtures in all of us!

Missy works personally with each guest to help them plan their dream vacation. Having been raised on the Big Island, she can offer experience and knowledge from a local’s perspective as well. She worked as a hygienist for 20 years and now has a small business as a metalsmith and jewelry designer. You can find her work under the name of Silver Falls Jewelry.

Tom is a retired engineer of 30 years at Hewlett Packard. Currently he has a small archery business called Central Oregon Archery. He loves to teach Archery and volunteers most of his time to the communities youth.

In 2012 our son and grandchildren moved to Central Oregon after living abroad in the military for the past ten years. Having missed them so much... we have decided to stick around for while!

Tom and Missy Powell purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Tom and Missy Powell chose Ka'u District

This is where we want to spend the rest of our lives! Besides the breathtaking beauty of having your own garden of Eden...Having pure spring water on tap and rich volcanic soil at your feet is a rare commodity when you 'LIVE' on the BIG Island. Missy was raised on the Big Island and knows the struggle with having to deal with water catchment and cleared land without any soil. The climate at 2500 elevation is very comfortable for us having lived in the NW. It's not too Hot and it's not too cold... it's just RIGHT!

What makes this cottage unique

THERE ARE NO OTHER HOMES ON THIS PROPERTY WHICH GIVES YOU THE ULTIMATE IN PRIVACY FOR THOSE SEEKING AN INTIMATE SETTING TO REJUVENATE, REKINDLE, AND RELAX!

This vacation rental home features solar and propane appliances with a fully equipped kitchen, washer & dryer, wireless internet and all the conveniences of a modern home. Some may say... 'Why rent a solar home when you can have electricity?' We say... 'Well why NOT!' It gives you a chance to see how easy it is to live 'Green' and self sufficient. Living off the grid doesn't have to be 'roughing it!'

What makes Hale Aloha Aina special...: If you have read our guest comments, you will already know that Hale Aloha Aina has captured the hearts and minds of travelers from all over the world. We have been offering this sanctuary to visitors since 2001 and our occupancy rate has been at least 85% which is astounding. There are several reasons for our success, but most importantly, we do our best to make sure that our home is what our guests are seeking. Our personal website is very informative and our blog gives additional information in planning their trip.

Guestbook comments from the owner

When you are driving to Hale aloha aina, you begin to wonder what you are getting into as you drive what seems like a long way up this country road (the first time; everything is always shorter once you understand the area). But as soon as you open the front door, you are like "wow, this is nice". And indeed it is. Well constructed, well designed, well situated, well provisioned, well decorated and I've never tasted such good water, so even the well is well. Centrally located to everything you want to see on the South side. Beautifully sunny every morning we were there (and the Caldera was quite active). Only a bit of vog one day; most of it seems to blow right around the west side and up to Captain Cook and Kailua (which I would not recommend staying in - we did later in the trip and were vogged in every day). The nights were full of stars, the mornings full of songbirds and I have never seen more beautiful horses anywhere than in Wood Valley and in other parts of the south island. Would I recommend this place to others? Without hesitation! Thanks Tom and Missy! This was money well spent and more than we expected! Oh, one more thing...kudos to their housekeeper...the place was spotless and dust free.
Nov 2013
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Amenities

Pāhala Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Fully tiled shower and tub inside the cottage Many of our guests prefer to use the Hot water rain shower outside the cottage! Great after a day at the beach to rinse off snorkel gear and swimsuits.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
~ Snorkel gear provided ~ Pick fresh fruit from the trees when ripe Bananas, pineapple, quava, cherimoya, fajoya, lilikoi, lemons, limes, kefir limes, oranges, grapefruits, jackfruit, chayote, coffee, cinnamon orchard and allspice

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5

Amazing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We've enjoyed every minute spent in this little cottage. The property is beautiful. It was so much fun picking grapefruits, bananas, lemons from the tree and eat them. We also admired an incredible starry sky. It is great to retreat to this little paradise after a busy day exploring the island. We had some difficulties finding the place when we first arrived at night, but it was worth the drive. Make sure you get your basic food when you arrive in Kona or Hilo. We enjoyed food at the Hana Hou restaurant and baking goods from the bake shop in Punaluu.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect Anniversary Getaway Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary for five nights here in June of 2017. This is a true retreat location, and we were mindful of provisioning for the week in Hilo before we drove in. The home & grounds were all as described. Simply beautiful, well equipped, very clean and quiet. The home functioned well without having to run the generator, except for the test run, which was quite easy. Internet worked with two of us on-lining with no issues. This is a true retreat location, and is best enjoyed on site. Hawaii island is large and spread out, with long driving times in every direction. The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has much to see; try and stay at the Jaggar Museum till after dark, and you will probably see actual lava in the crater, bring binoculars for the best view. Hale Aloha Aina is an excellent get away location.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth, Texas
5

Pretty Property with a Great House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cottage for part of our honeymoon and loved it! The property is so pretty with lots of different flowers, plants, fruit trees, etc. We even saw a few wild pigs and some very pretty birds! The property is well maintained. It was nice to have a cooler with the ice packs provided for us - it came in very handy! If you are arriving later in the day, do yourself a favor and get groceries before you leave town as this house is very secluded and everything closes down pretty early in Hawaii. This is a secluded home but it would be nice if there were a few more window coverings throughout, we felt almost like we were in a glass house at night. This probably comes from living in the city. We felt most exposed (especially at night) in the shower because there is no option to pull a window shade and the glass is not frosted. We would definitely return here and recommend to others!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Hale Aloha Aina, and we can't wait to return! Waking to the primordial view of the jungle mountainside out our bedroom window, listening to the birds, strolling around the property, picking fruit, dining on the porch every meal, and just letting our 5 year old run and run - safe and excited to be exploring. Heaven on Earth!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brevard, NC
5

Perfect Secluded Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week, enjoyed every bit of it. This immaculately landscaped property is very secluded, make sure that is what you want. 6 miles (10-15 min) drive from main road and over 2 hrs from

Kailua/Kona and over 1 hr from Hilo. Everything we needed was provided; including ice packs, kitchen utensils, grill, and etc. Missy was very responsive and thorough in communication. Wouldn't hesitate to rent again.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ulm, Montana USA
5

Like Being in the Garden of Eden

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property and location. Very clean upon our arrival. The cottage is charming and well equipped. We enjoyed coming back here at the end of a day of hiking at Volcanoes Park or other sightseeing, or late afternoons at Panul'l'uu beach. We spent a couple of days mostly relaxing on the property walking around, enjoying and partaking of the fruit trees and other beautiful landscaping. The porch was great for sitting outside in the evenings. Definitely a great spot for those who like privacy.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Hilo Airport (ITO)
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Volcano Town, Naalehu
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Volcano
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Volcano
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Punalu'u Turtle Black Sand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Wood Valley Temple and Retreat
Nearest Point of Interest
Punalu'u Turtle Black Sand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Green Sands Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Punaluu Bake Shop
Car: necessary

20 minutes from Volcanoes National Park

15 minutes from Punalu'u Turtle Black Sand Beach

30 minutes from South Point trail head to Green Sand Beach

60 minutes to Hilo Airport

90 minutes to East Kapoho, active lava viewing

90 minutes to South Kona Beaches

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Rates & Availability

Pāhala Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 17 2017 - Aug 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$108
$870
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$108
$870
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$108
$870
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 27 2017 - Aug 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$108
$870
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 30 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$145
$870
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$145
$870
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night

Book 6 nights/ 7th night free. 3 night min. stay unless there is an opening between check ins or booking 30 days prior. Ask about Extended stay discounts. No security deposit or damage insurance required by our guests. We strongly advise purchasing Trip Cancellation Insurance. $20.00 additional housekeeping fee for stays over 14 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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