About this listing
Hawaiian hideaway for couples seeking intimacy, adventure & pure relaxation on your own 8 acre paradise with meandering paths through exotic flowers and fruit trees. Near Volcanoes Nat'l Pk. We can reserve 1 or 2 night stays one month in advance.
Hale Aloha Aina (House of the Loving Land) is the perfect hideaway for couples seeking a remote destination that inspires intimacy and adventure.
~ This romantic Hawaiian cottage is nestled on eight acres of lush tropical flora, fruit trees and three acres of meandering paths with manicured lawns. It is truly the ultimate escape with no other homes on the property.
~ The cottage is beautifully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen, spacious bathroom with tub/shower, outside shower, washer/dryer, Free Wi-Fi, free long distance US calling, bicycles, snorkel gear and many extras for your vacationing needs.
~This home is totally self-sufficient with solar power and gas appliances for sustainable green living. Private community water source provides the purest water on tap.
~ Wood Valley is a hidden treasure on the southeast side of the Big Island, which is the least populated area in the district of Kau, internationally famous for their award winning coffee.
~Preserved for generations to come, much of the Kau coastline remains untouched and known as one of Hawaii's last frontiers. Volcanoes National Park, exotic black and green sand beaches, historic sugar town, macadamia nut farms and coffee plantations are 20 minutes drive from the cottage. It is he perfect destination to explore the east and south west side of the island.
~ Comfortable mountain climate at 2500 elevation lends to low humidity with cooler nights so there is no air conditioning. A gas fireplace will keep you cozy in the winter months. The coqui frogs have not invaded the Valley as of yet so all you will hear are the local farm animals and crickets at night.
Many of our guests never leave this hidden paradise. There is so much to explore right in your back yard. Avocados, bananas, grapefruit, pineapple, lemons, limes, tangerines, guavas, jackfruit and many other exotic fruit trees are there for the picking when in season. Meandering paths and manicured lawns filled with exotic tropical flora provides a park like setting. Relax on the covered lanai or the hammock with a book and just breathe!
This home is totally self-sufficient with solar power and gas appliances. The generator provides power to the batteries in times of cloudy weather or if the batteries run low. It is a very efficient system which provides electricity to kitchen appliances and any plug in's such as the stereo and television. The water heater is on demand which runs on propane as well as the refrigerator and stove. A private community water source supplies fresh spring water drinkable from the tap. We do not have to rely on a catchment system to provide water. There is also an emergency backup water tank that should last three days. Island weather can be very unpredictable and in the event of a storm you couldn’t be in a better location. You will never be without POWER or WATER!
There is generally a three-night minimum but in the event one or two nights are available between bookings we are happy to book it for you. We offer a discounted rate for last minute inquiries and longer stays. Weekly guests receive one bag of KAU coffee grown in Wood Valley. Ask about Last- minute, Active Military and Kamaaina discount rates.
Snorkel gear and bicycles
Wi Fi and free long distance calling
No television reception movies only.
Interaction with Guests
We would be happy to help in planning your visit to the Big Island before and while you are staying at the cottage. No one else lives on the property, but if you need anything our property manager is available. We do require our guests to call us when they check in or the next day with late check ins, so we can inform them of the amenities and educate them about solar usage.
Agriculture Mac. Nut, coffee, tea and cattle ranch land. Wood Valley is a destination in itself. The lush green pastures and remote location makes it superb for those who want to experience Mother Nature at her best. Peaceful and quiet mountain atmosphere with few insects and coqui frogs. Comfortable climate at 2500 elevation cool nights and warm days. Close to Volcanoes National Park, Punalu'u Turtle Black Sand beach, South Point and Green Sands Beach. Easy day trips 90 minutes drive to southern Kona, Northeast Hilo and the Eastern tip Kapoho. Great location if you want to explore the southern area of the Big Island. Least populated area of the island bringing you back to 'old Hawaii'.
Hilo (ITO) airport is the closest with an hours drive. Kona (koa) is 2 1/2 hours drive so you will want to arrive before dark. You will need to have a car to visit this area of the island. Local transportation is limited. Hawaii discount cars will provide you with car rental rates. Budget, Alamo, Hertz and Avis are available on the Big Island.
Other Things to Note
Wi Fi and free long distance is provided at no charge to our guests. There is limited cell service and no television reception. Smart television and movies provided. Stereo with cd collection. Tour books. Beach towel, coolers, gas grill, beach chairs, bicycles, snorkel gear and many extras.
1) Respect our home and contents. If something is broken or needs repair just let us know.
2) Please help us Reduce by not using excessive linens and towels. No bedding should be used outside. Beach blankets are provided.
3) Wash dishes, coolers and snorkel gear with hot soapy water.
4) Call owners when checking in so we can review the use of Solar and possibly generator use.
5) No smoking inside the cottage. There is a covered patio outside.
6) Sorry no pets are allowed.
7) RELAX and ENJOY PARADISE!
It's only 20 minutes outside of Pahala, but it felt utterly secluded and isolated - also well appointed and immaculate. Lovely spot. Missy was also very accommodating.
We LOVE the Hale Aina Aloha! We stayed for a week and it was an absolutely lovely little piece of paradise. The home is charming, well-decorated, clean and comfortable, the grounds are enchanting. It is a perfect place to be off the grid, both literally and figuratively.
Missy and Tom were very easy to reach and helpful, and they have a virtual village of wonderful folks available to help out if needed.
Incredible place! We would definitely stay again.
We are so happy you found this enchanting paradise to celebrate your live together and to make such beautiful memories. This is why we say 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! Mahalo for taking such good care of the hale. We look forward to your return, Tom and Missy
We had an amazing stay here. Incredibly peaceful (didn't see another person at all). Beautiful beyond. Lifetime memories made in this very special place. Highly recommend. We will be back for certain.
Mahalo Cynthia! Beautiful Beyond... love that phrase and we are so happy you enjoyed this little slice of heaven. Hale Aloha Aina was really meant to be shared. It has really become a destination rather than just a place to lay your head. You don't have to go anywhere to enjoy the beauty of nature right in your back yard. Your senses really come alive... from the sound of the cardinals, to the fragrant flora and warm climate... you will not want to leave! So happy you will be returning. Till then Mahalo and please tell your family and friends so we can continue to offer this incredible experience for all to enjoy!
Hale Aloha Aina is the perfect place to get away from it all. Missy has a very cute cottage with all the amenities - even an outdoor shower. The surroundings are beautiful and when we arrived there was fresh fruit from trees in the yard on the kitchen table.
Missy was so friendly and accommodating. We chatted when we booked the reservation and called her when we arrived to let her know that we got there safely. She was always available for any questions or anything we needed (though she's thought of nearly everything already!)
Wood Valley / Pahala is very close to one of the only black sand beaches on the Big Island, and about 30-40 minutes from Volcano National Park in one direction and the southernmost point in the US in the other. It's a great base to use in exploring the island, or just a place to bring a book and relax.
I would highly recommend staying here!
I can not begin to describe how incredible this experience was. First and foremost, Missy made us feel like welcome friends from the minute we made the registration. Her attention to detail is unmatched! Next, the property exceeded our expectations in every way. The minute you drive through the gate you feel relaxed. All the fruit trees are amazing and the home was meticulously furnished. Most importantly the bed was comfortable and the home had EVERYTHING we needed. Mahalo Missy!!!
Thank you Kathy for the wonderful comments and compliments! We have been renting our secret hideaway since 2001 with an occupancy rate of 85%. Who would have thought so many people from around the world would enjoy total seclusion from the rest of the world... in paradise! This place was just meant to be shared and all of our guests feel like family once they have experienced how special it really is. PLUS... Nothing better than a good nights rest!! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Hale Aloha Aina and we hope you will have a chance to return. Please spread the word so we can continue to offer this sanctuary for all to enjoy! Much Aloha, Tom and Missy Powell
Very remote, very secluded. Highly recommend shopping in Hilo, Kona, or Ocean View Estates (great grocery there) BEFORE arriving. We shopped at Mizuno's in Pahala and made do with what we could find, which was fine. Bring a deck of cards, a book or a board game and prepare for a quiet time. Missy has the place stocked with everything you could need. Fresh gardenias and fruit in the cottage when we arrived. Close to Volcanoes NP and the black sand beach. It was a bit tricky communicating with Missy since I was one of the first airbnb renters but it all worked out fine. Lovely place, mahalo!
Heavenly. We had a wonderful time. The cottage is perfect and the property itself is breathtaking. We struggled to believe that this place could actually exist. The first morning we woke up with the sun streaming up the valley and straight into the cottage we were about as happy as two people could be.
The cottage is in a great location for sightseeing, black sand beaches, the volcano and the beautiful south eastern corner of the Big Island etc but to be honest, we found it hard to leave. Some of the prettiest scenery in all of Hawaii is right on your doorstep.
Our suggestion: pack some food, books, and whatever else you like and wipe your plans off the books. Stick around. Leave only when you feel like it. Breathe in the through the nose and out through the..........zzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzz :-)
About the Host, Missy
Missy was raised on the Big Island. She would be happy to help plan your excursions while visiting the Big Island and the surrounding area. If you are planning a rendezvous around the island or island hopping, she can help you with tips on where to stay to get the most of your vacation time on the Big Island. Don't hesitate to email us with any questions. We love to talk about Hawaii!
It is for the adventurous at heart, the explorer who enjoys alone time. Or it's perfect for providing quality time to celebrate their love for one another. It is a place of healing and nourishment for weary souls that need a break so they can recharge.
It is through her trusted friends and family that they can offer this exclusive hideaway and cater to the needs of their guests. Their housekeeper and groundsman are very conscientious in providing the best of service. They take pride in presenting an immaculately clean home and grounds often described as the Garden of Eden. The guests often mention a special thanks to Mona and Davin who take care of the hale while the owners are away.
Tom and Missy, live in Bend, Oregon with their yorkshire terrier Koa. Tom is a retired engineer with 30 years at HP and now pursues his passion in Archery. He is an exceptional teacher and loves to work with the kids! ... they get him! Central Oregon Archery
Missy is a metalsmith and jewelry designer who draws her inspiration from nature. Her newest creation is Beyond the Garden Gate. Since moving to Bend, gardening has been a challenge... so she decided to hammer her garden in metal! Silver Falls Jewelry