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Romantic Honeymoon Cottage on eight secluded acres all for U ~ WiFi~ Book 6/1 FR in Wood Valley

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vacation rental description

Ask about our April and May 2014 Discount Special!! Book 6 nights and the 7th night is FREE!

If you are seeking tranquility and seclusion this 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. 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. The valley has not been invaded by the Coqui frogs as of it is still one of the last truly peaceful areas on the east 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!

~Book 6 nights and the 7th is FREE. 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:

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

• Volcanoes National Park

• Exotic black and green sand beaches

• Lava viewing

• Exquisite snorkeling...swim with the turtles and dolphins

• Star gazing

• Historical sugar town of Pahala ( 6 miles away).

nearest town of Pahala provides a market, gas station, library, hospital and drug store.

• Amazing sunrises

• Explore the peacefulness of the quite cottage landscape


• Balinese Hardwood furnishings vintage Euro-Asian décor

• WiFi High Speed internet and Free long distance calling available

• Snorkel gear

• Bicycles

• Expansive valley views

• Impeccable house keeping

• An affordable journey

• Professionally manicured park like setting with many fruit trees to pick from.

• 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. They really 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. The appliances such as the stove, refrigerator, fireplace and hot water all run on propane.

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.

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Tom and Missy Powell (541) 382-7659 (Pacific time) (Oregon, USA)

cottage rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 1 story cottage
    • floor area 800 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • mountain
      • cool mountain climate with vast valley views
    • near the ocean
      • Punalu'u Turtle Black Sand beach is 15 minutes away
    • mountain view
      • expansive valley views from the cottage
  • Theme
    • romantic
    • away from it all
    • adventure
    • budget
    • family
    • historic
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • towels provided
    • parking
    • sofa bed
    • iron & board
    • filtered water
    • hair dryer
    • laundry soap
    • local maps
    • paper towels
    • local restaurant guide
    • basic soaps
    • toilet paper
    • thermos bottle
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • telephone
      • Free long distance calling at the cottage. Limited Cell service available. Verizon cell phones are the most likely to get a signal at the cottage.
    • internet
      • High speed wireless internet. Works great for Skype users.
    • fireplace
      • Propane Fireplace with thermostat. Great for cooler nights and mornings!
    • heating
      • Propane Fireplace
    • living room
      • Pocket doors separate the living area from the bedroom.
    • wireless internet
      • Free wireless internet
    • linens provided
      • Quality linens and bedding, bath towels, beach towels, floor mat, extra bedding
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
      • Fully equipped with microwave, blender, coffee maker, grinder, gas stove, gas refrigerator, rice cooker, utensils and dishes.
    • freezer
    • blender
    • coffee grinder
    • pantry items
    • grill
    • toaster
    • microwave
    • cooking utensils
    • stove
      • Propane
    • dishes & utensils
      • Everything you need from cutlery, pans, dishes and utensils... just bring the food!
    • refrigerator
      • Propane
    • oven
      • Propane
    • coffee maker
      • Drip and French Press
  • Dining
    • dining
      • Dining table inside the cottage and also on the covered lanai (porch)
    • dining room
  • Pool / Spa
    • communal pool
      • The town of Pahala has a public pool.
  • 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, beds for 2-3
    • bedroom 1:
    • convertible bed(s):
      • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Entertainment
    • vcr
    • cd player
    • dvd player
    • music library
      • Hawaiian music, relaxation and more to choose from at the cottage
    • video library
      • Several DVD's are available at the cottage
    • games
      • Board games, Ortheo, checkers, cards, Boogle
    • television
      • New flat screen with Smart technology. Bring cable if you want to hook up your computer.
    • stereo
      • IPOD dock system or CD's
  • Outside
    • deck / patio
      • Covered deck with table and chairs... best view to drink your morning coffee!
    • bicycles
      • Women's and Men's bicycles
    • outdoor grill
      • Propane Webber grill
    • lawn / garden
    • barbecue
    • beach chairs
    • beach towels
    • large cooler
    • small cooler
    • outdoor grill gas
    • unscreened porch / veranda
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
    • smoking allowed
      • Smoking is not allowed in the cottage. There is a covered lanai outside of the cottage.
    • pets not allowed
      • Sorry, as a courtesy to our neighbors we can not allow pets.
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • 21 years old
    • long-term renters welcome
    • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Onsite Services
    • massage
    • staff
  • 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

activities and attractions in Wood Valley The Big Island

  • Attractions
    • forests
    • playground
    • rain forests
    • live theater
    • reefs
    • ruins
    • volcano
    • waterfalls
    • arboretum
    • caves
    • nude beach
    • restaurants
    • museums
    • cinemas
    • zoo
    • botanical garden
    • churches
    • library
    • winery tours
  • Leisure Activities
    • luaus
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • whale watching
    • horseback riding
    • sight seeing
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • golf
    • surfing
    • tennis
    • cycling
    • spelunking
    • hunting
    • wind-surfing
    • hiking
    • fishing
    • swimming
    • deepsea fishing
    • equestrian events
    • fly fishing
    • hunting small game
    • mountain biking
    • mountain climbing
    • mountaineering
    • pier fishing
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • snorkeling
    • sound/bay fishing
    • surf fishing

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  • owner Tom and Missy Powell
  • phone (541) 382-7659 (Pacific time) (Oregon, USA)

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vacation rental rates

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1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

exit cleaning fee $50
For every 6th night booked the 7th is FREE! Ave. nightly rate may vary with estimated quote. 3 night min. stay unless there is an opening between check ins or booking 30 days prior. No security deposit or damage insurance required by our guests. All we request is that you let us know if something needs to be fixed or replaced. $20.00 week housekeeping for more than two week stays.
Tax Rate 13.42%

Cancellation Policy

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

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traveler reviews for this wood valley cottage rental

Our Favorite Place on Earth

Review submitted: August 23, 2009   Date of arrival: August 7, 2009

On our frequent trips to each of the Hawaiian islands, we NEVER go back to a vacation rental twice. Our recent and second trip to Hale Aloha Aina was the first time we broke that rule, because we've never been able to find another place that evokes the level of emotions that this perfect cottage does. There is no better place to be in love!

The Big Island is called big for a reason, and we can say that although we noted very high activity at the volcano and much larger plumes of volcanic fog than on our last trip, we never noticed it at or near the cottage, even though its only a 20 minute drive away. Every morning except one was bright sunshine and clear skies.

We did not stay for the 7th night as originally planned, in order to make it to Kauai for a vacation home rental that required we stay at least 5 days. That was the most expensive place we have ever booked at approx $500/night, a huge place on an oceanside bluff with hot tub, jacuzzi, and every amenity one could imagine, including access to its own private beach. Yet, we found that within a couple of days our minds and hearts were drifting back to your cottage, a place that makes us feel like no other vacation home we have ever rented on any island on 13 island trips.

And so, as we write this review, and since we've returned home a few days ago, we find our minds constantly drifting back to thoughts of Hale Aloha Aina, and the cottage, the outdoor shower, the stars, cooking for each other in a surprisingly well equipped kitchen, continuous walks around the beautiful and expansive property.

If there's a place on earth that brings a higher level or peace, intimacy, love and passion, we haven't found it yet. We'll keep looking, but in the meantime, can't imagine a trip to the Hawaiian islands without an extended stay at Hale Aloha Aina.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Aloha Rob and Paula,

How wonderful that you feel so connected to the lush aina and sweet hale! After five years of renting our home, we never get tired of hearing what a wonderful experience it was for our guests. It fills my heart with joy that we can offer a place of peace and contentment for people like yourselves who just need some 'time out'. It is hard to put into words, but having a chance to just breathe is precious.

For our future guests who are concerned with the vog, it really depends on the trade winds. We can certainly say that it has affected our visibility of the coast line all the way to Kona at times and sometimes the sunrise is a yellow ball in a hazy glow. It is a spectacular site to see the lava enter the ocean and where on earth can you be in paradise and witness an active volcano. The Big Island is like no other Paradise on Earth!

I truly feel that the 'Mana' of Hale Aloha Aina is a living spirit that helps us to reclaim our connection to the Aina (earth) and brings us closer to those we love. Reading our guest comments says it all!

Helpful votes: 13 / 26



Review submitted: March 22, 2014   Date of arrival: February 19, 2014

This place is outstanding! If you are looking for a private escape there is no place better than this. Situated at the base of a mountain and 5 minutes from a budist temple, there is no place quite like it. The grounds are immaculate and the cottage is modern. The owners are incredibly nice and genuinely care about your stay.

Recommended for: sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Mahalo for taking the time to leave a comment. We are happy you enjoyed the cottage and hope you will return again soon. You will have some beautiful memories to last you a lifetime!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Seclusion and comfort - absolute perfection

Review submitted: March 17, 2014   Date of arrival: February 28, 2014

The listing description, photos and reviews for this property held such promise that we almost did not want to let our expectations get ahead of themselves. However, we were not disappointed and if anything, were even more impressed than we expected to be! The location is absolutely ideal if you are looking to just get away from it all, be able to enjoy the natural landscape of the island but still be reasonably well connected to some of the main sites. For us, it was a great combination and allowed us to enjoy many trips to Volcanoes National Park, Black Sand Beach, Green Sand Beach, Hilo for the Farmers' Market, while still being able to return every evening to a completely tranquil place that felt like we were miles from anyone. The cottage itself has been fitted out and kitted out thoughtfully, and an incredibly high standard of repair and cleanliness is maintained throughout. The kitchen is extremely well equipped, and the furniture in all rooms is both attractive and functional (and matching - not the usual mis-matched odds and ends you often find!). The bathroom was clean and there was a good shower. We made lots of use of the grill, and ate breakfast on the lanai each morning. We were often able eat and use fruit from the trees around the property which was a real treat! We also really appreciated the snorkel gear and beach towels.

All in all, I think staying in this gorgeous "hidden" abode really contributed to making our trip a memorable one. We would return without hesitation!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you Simone for being so thorough and thoughtful in describing your experience while staying at Hale Aloha Aina. We are elated to hear that is was even better than you anticipated. Words nor pictures can truly express the beauty and tranquility of having your own secret hideaway to call home while your 'vacationing'! Many of our guests want to keep it all to themselves... but we need your referrals to continue offering this piece of Heaven for all! So Please Do!! Tell your friends and family and spread the word that paradise awaits and it is VERY affordable!! Mahalo and hope you will return someday soon!

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


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Tom and Missy Powell (541) 382-7659 (Pacific time) (Oregon, USA)

Wood Valley vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 07/9/2001.