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Wood Valley Pahala Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Charming cottage great for couples or small families. 3 acres manicured grounds!

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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  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Tom and Missy Powell

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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 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

This is where we want to spend the rest of our lives! Besides the breathtaking beauty of having your own garden of eaden...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!


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 for our area. 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.

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Property Reviews

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Romantic Honeymoon Cottage on eight secluded acres all for U ~ WiFi~ Book 6/1 FR
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews
Romantic Honeymoon Cottage on eight secluded acres all for U ~ WiFi~ Book 6/1 FR
(541) 382-7659 (Pacific time) (Oregon, USA)
Wood Valley Pahala Ka'u District
Edmonton, Alberta

Our Favorite Place on Earth

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 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:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's 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: 14/14
Romantic Honeymoon Cottage on eight secluded acres all for U ~ WiFi~ Book 6/1 FR
(541) 382-7659 (Pacific time) (Oregon, USA)
Wood Valley Pahala Ka'u District
Calgary, Canada


  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 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:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's 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: 1/1
Romantic Honeymoon Cottage on eight secluded acres all for U ~ WiFi~ Book 6/1 FR
(541) 382-7659 (Pacific time) (Oregon, USA)
Wood Valley Pahala Ka'u District
Washington D.C

Seclusion and comfort - absolute perfection

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 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:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's 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: 1/1
Romantic Honeymoon Cottage on eight secluded acres all for U ~ WiFi~ Book 6/1 FR
(541) 382-7659 (Pacific time) (Oregon, USA)
Wood Valley Pahala Ka'u District
Manassas, VA

Simply paradise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Wow. Just, WOW. This place is secluded. I know it looks that way from the pictures - believe it. This is way, way private. All the amenities you could want - full kitchen, comfy bed, surprisingly fast Wi-Fi, a good shower, K'au Coffe Mill down the street - to provide a home base to explore Hawai'i or just sit back and relax with a glass of wine.

The spousal unit is already asking when we can come back. We were able to explore the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park three times since it's quite close to the cottage, as well as visit Volcano Winery, Kona Brewing Company, Mauna Kea Visitor Information Center, the three other smaller national park sites, Rainbow Falls and the Farmer's Market in Hilo, South Point, Punalu'u black sand beach, the green sand beach that really isn't green sand but is cool nonetheless, and lots of other great things. Highly recommended!!
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your wonderful comments! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Hale Aloha Aina and look forward to your return. If you are seeking seclusion... it doesn't get much more private... especially at these rates! What is really remarkable is the landscaping and beauty that is created by our groundsman. He takes a lot of pride in creating what many refer to as their own Garden of Eden! Note about Green Sands... depending on the tides you may get gray and black sand mixed with the green... but I have seen it when it was all Olivine... bright green crystal sand!
Helpful votes: 1/1
Romantic Honeymoon Cottage on eight secluded acres all for U ~ WiFi~ Book 6/1 FR
(541) 382-7659 (Pacific time) (Oregon, USA)
Wood Valley Pahala Ka'u District
Whitefish, MT

Hawaiian Country Quiet

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Five stars are an inadequate tribute for this property. Hale Aloha Aina cottage is simply the most serene vacation environment we have ever experienced. The cottage provides a great base of operation for all activities on the south half of the big island: South Point, the Black and Green sand beaches, Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea and all the Hilo area has to offer. What we might have liked best about staying there is the huge difference between merely booking a time share type rental and staying at someone's vacation home. Mahalo to Tom and Missy for sharing this slice of real paradise.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Hawaii Nature Retreat, 12 Remote Pastoral Acres - Near Volcano
"Great place for larger families and friends! "
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Punaluu Black Sand Beach Park
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Volcano Winery
"It is always a treat to find a local winery... especially on a tropical island! "
Volcano Golf & Country Club
"Swing a club at one of the finest golf courses on the east side on the Big Island of Hawaii. "
Papakolea Green Sand Beach, Hawaii, USA
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South Point
"The views are expansive as you reach the most southern point of the United States. This loca..."
Wood Valley Temple & Retreat
Kapoho Tide Pools
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Akaka Falls State Park
Worlds botanical garden, big island, hi
"This is an incredible garden path to the sea with exotic tropical floral specimens that will..."
Whale watching, Adventure X , on the Big island
"Be in Awe of these magnificent creatures of the sea! Early spring is the best time to witnes..."
Hilo Farmers Market
"Best place to gather your veggies and fruits and gifts to bring back to the mainland. I reco..."
Volcano Art Center Gallery
"Some of the world finest art can be found by local and regional artist from around the world. "
Wahiawa Botanical Garden
Punaluu Bake Shop Inc
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Hale Aloha Aina
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Hilo Airport (ITO)
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Punalu'u Turtle Black Sand Beach
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
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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Wood Valley Pahala Cottage Rental Rates

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

Additional information about rental rates

exit cleaning fee $50.00
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes 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.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Wood Valley Pahala Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • 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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
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
~ 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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