|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
12 MINUTES TO PUNALU’U BEACH ...
the Travel Channel's #3 Top Hawaii Beach!
25 MINUTES TO THE VOLCANO AND LAVA!
GREAT HIKES AND ADVENTURES ALL AROUND!
USE OUR 'SIX DAY TRIPS FROM AINA LANI' GUIDE
PLUS, WE'RE EXPERTS ON VOLCANO HIKING
THE GARDENS AT AINA LANI ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR BREATHTAKING BEAUTY ... SEE OVER 200 DIFFERENT TROPICAL PLANTS! BRING YOUR CAMERA!
'BREATHTAKING!” ... 'ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!'
'WE ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!' ..
“THIS IS MY DREAM HOME!' ...
'THE COTTAGE WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY TRIP!'
'IT'S PERFECTION!' ... 'BEAUTIFUL!' ...'GORGEOUS!'
'THE STANDARD BY WHICH I MEASURE ALL OTHERS' ... 'YOU THOUGHT OF EVERYTHING!' .. 'MUCH MORE THAN WE EXPECTED!' .. 'EXCEPTIONAL IN EVERY WAY' .. THE BEST VRBO WE'VE EVER HAD, AND WE'VE HAD MANY' ... 'LIKE OUR OWN PRIVATE RESORT'
THIS GORGEOUS, LUXURY ARTISAN COTTAGE IS SURROUNDED BY FLOWERS AND FRUIT
WITH SIX WILD AND SWEET ACRES FOR YOU TO EXPLORE!
WELCOME TO AINA LANI, “HEAVEN ON EARTH”
At Aina Lani you will experience what the ancient Hawaiians called a life of “Nanea”, living at ease. And what better way to do it than in the very area the ancient Hawaiians considered their entrance to Shangri La?
DISCOVER WOOD VALLEY ... AND MAYBE EVEN A SEE A WATERFALL FROM YOUR COTTAGE!
Wood Valley is one of the last secret hideaways on the Big Island ... the gem of the southern Ka’u district … a lush green emerald of a valley, nestled within the comforting crescent of pali cliffs.
Sometimes, you will even see a waterfall running down the cliffs, right from your cottage—we’re the only cottage with a view in the valley!
Wood Valley is a place of peace. Known for its remarkable serenity, it is known on the Big Island as 'magical' ..'mystical' .. 'spiritual' .. 'healing'.
Aina Lani cottage in Wood Valley is an ideal spot from which to tour Volcano. Sunnier and drier, it's also warmer, and your cottage is surrounded with radiant flowers as well as lushness ... and you’ll find it’s less than half an hour away from the park entrance.
And from beautiful Aina Lani cottage, you can see the real Hawaii, and experience why National Geographic Traveler magazine calls this the 'Last Aloha Region' in all of Hawaii. Here you will experience deep, pure nature--almost 80 miles of natural, unspoiled shoreline, beaches, and Hawaii’s natural goodness, away from the bustle. One of the purest places in the world, this is as close to old Hawaii as it gets.
AT AINA LANI, OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE YOUR EXPERIENCE HERE ONE YOU WILL ALWAYS TREASURE… A TIME OF MAGIC AND MEMORIES!
There's a reason over half our guests plan to return ...
From the moment you arrive to your welcome of gorgeous Hawaiian flowers and fruit (Enjoy! You’re on island time!) … to the time you sink into your luscious “Cloud Bed” after a day’s adventures, you’ll know you are well taken care of!
Here, you can relax in luxury, refined elegance and beauty … while you enjoy the lush tropical garden that surrounds you … In this cottage, you are literally living in the midst of a beautiful tropical garden filled with radiant flowers! … Exotic flowers and plants fill your cottage. .. Just off your lanai, you’ll find bananas and coffee growing ... A stone’s throw away is a giant avocado tree … At night, the fragrance of jasmine and angel trumpet perfume the air around you ... And in the morning, you’ll awaken to the song of tropical birds … Balmy tropical breezes flow through the cottage, inviting you to explore these six wild and sweet acres, gathering Hawaiian strawberries, hibiscus … and Tahitian limes for limeade or key lime pie!
Sit back and enjoy a bowl of exotic island fruits … “Deliciousness itself!”… Have you ever tasted the exquisite lusciousness of papaya with lime?... And try a selection of Ka’u coffee, ranked top in the world.
THIS COTTAGE IS LOVINGLY DESIGNED BY TWO ARTISANS, TO OFFER YOU EVERY COMFORT AND ENJOYMENT.
Everything is of fine quality … and it’s all brand new!
Plan on the best night’s sleep you’ve had in a long time. We’ve designed our luxurious “Cloud Bed” to be the ultimate sleep experience: Downy-soft pillows and comforters … 600-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets … on a fine-quality mattress that is blissfully comforting. Add Wood Valley’s deep serenity and remarkable quiet, as well as dark nights with no light, and you have the opportunity to sleep as deeply as you have in a long time.
Treat yourself to a relaxing bath in our jetted tub … with fine bubble bath … lovely music … and generous, thick bath sheets.
DISCERNING DETAILS THAT DELIGHT ARE THE HALLMARK OF AINA LANI
Here, you will enjoy fine-quality furnishings …
Enjoy the beauty of a glowing mango and koa kitchen, with fine Italian marble tile …
the fun of a cozy, inviting window seat with plush pillows and reading lights…
the joy of huge windows with gorgeous views all around...
beautiful orchids by your bed
VIEW A DELIGHTFUL COLLECTION OF BALINESE ART AND CRAFTS
FIND THOUGHTFUL DELIGHTS THROUGHOUT YOUR COTTAGE...
Sample top-prize winning Ka’u coffee …
Volcano Hiking and Lava-viewing Gear
Free calling to Canada
HAVE FUN LEARNING ABOUT THE BIG ISLAND WITH OUR ENTERTAINMENT LIBRARY … with a great collection on Hawaii
ENJOY THE FUN AND ABUNDANCE OF OUR “AINA” (LAND)
Sample some sugar cane with your morning coffee!
Wander the playful pathways on our six acres of tropical gardens, plants, and wild areas, with views of the surrounding valley rim and Wood Valley…
Stargaze—the valley has spectacular brilliance of stars
View a remarkable collection of hundreds of different flowers and fruits ... 25 kinds of hibiscus, 10 kinds of bananas, 10 bamboo types, and countless other tropical flowers and plants …
Maybe even see a waterfall from your window
Pick fresh organic greens and veggies …take a 'guacamole walk”, harvesting avocados, tomatoes, and limes (in season)
WE GREET YOU AT THE DOOR, AND THEN WE DISAPPEAR ... SO YOU HAVE COMPLETE PRIVACY YOUR ENTIRE STAY.
WE ARE HAPPY TO HELP WITH INFORMATION SO YOU CAN DISCOVER AND EXPLORE THE FUN, ADVENTURE AND ROMANCE OF OUR ISLAND!
OWNERS SOMETIMES ON PROPERTY.
While you are here, we hope you will feel that Aina Lani is your Hawaiian home ...
We are a retired couple who love to share the happiness and fun of Hawaii with others. If you like, we will be happy to help you create a trip tailored to your interests ... ocean and beaches ... volcano and geological ... stars .... shopping! ... archeological, historic and cultural ... island artists ... flowers and culinary ... farmer's markets ... social .... scientific.
The Big Island is like a small continent--there is an enormous amount to experience here.
We have been here a combined 26 years, exploring the island, and enjoying its wonders, and so we have a lot to share. We are avid hikers, and hike in Volcano Park a lot, so we can offer insights on hiking in the park--you could spend a week hiking there, and never repeat a trail! We love deep nature, wild places, and the ocean. Anne is currently completing a book about Hawaii, with many fascinating stories about this remarkable island.
Anne purchased this cottage in 2000
Wood Valley is Sanctuary.
Wood Valley has a magical quality that eludes words. As you enter the valley, you travel under an archway of tall trees, passing the gemlike little Buddhist Temple in gold and red, and you feel a subtle thrill ... you know you are in a special place.
Wood Valley is hidden and away, like a secret gem. When the sun shines, it shimmers gold across all the green ... when the trade winds blow, it feels free and clear, invigorating ... when the afternoon mists wisp down from the rim, it feels mystical, like a Shangri La.
At dusk and dawn, the pure peace is something you can feel in your heart, sustaining. As the sun sets, a deep stillness takes hold, and the air becomes velvety, richly fragrant with night jasmine, ginger and angel trumpet ... a grace so freely given by nature.
The peace at night under the stars is the deepest we have known. It is mesmerizing to sit under a starry canopy in the stillness, watching the stars travel in their slow arcs, the fragrant night air and peace surrounding you. All is right with the world.
What price, this beauty and peace, this grace and joy? It is so easy to get city experiences in our culture, so very difficult to find places of true purity.
Wood Valley is a place of true purity and sustaining peace.
Please read the descriptions above in the profile and amenities sections.
In addition, there are many enjoyable hikes around here--the valley itself, and some leading into wild forests. We can show you a few.
We have a new coffee mill just a few miles away, where you can see Ka'u coffee being processed. (Ka'u coffee is world class--it recently swept the international competition in world coffees.)
Visit a wonderful studio of miniature, fine-quality Hawaiian dolls, Menehune Studio. These are darling little menehunes... dolls with soul that carry the spirit of Hawaii. Each one is lavished with love and the artful touches of Sabine Hendreshke. These are exceptionally special, crafted with heartful caring, and yet reasonably priced--well worth a delightful visit!
It is very, very healthy here--purest water, glorious sun, perfumed air, rich soil, nurturant rains... nights of brilliant stars, deep renewing silence and dark.
Eating from the organic garden is well-being itself-- very strengthening and life-giving. Our good earth is very sustaining, and the flowers are a joy!
Unedited email ... this family escaped for a much-needed mini vacation:
"My boys really enjoyed picking fresh fruit and veggies!
Thanks so much! It was wonderful to turn out the lights and have the moon be the brightest light at night! We had a wonderful little vacation.”
My wife and I stayed here for our second honeymoon. It could not have been more perfect. Private, beautiful, quiet, wonderful grounds, waterfalls and birds, perfectly appointed with lovely attention to detail by Anne and David. The colors of the cottage are so sensual. Cannot recommend highly enough. And the bed featured in the photo above, the best night's sleep we've had in ages.
Our stay at Aina Lani was outstanding!
I have taken the time to write this review because this cottage is a little gem.
The feel and layout of the cottage is immediately welcoming and comfortable. The whole cottage is very clean and enjoyable to be in. It has big beautiful windows, a great kitchen to cook in, a gorgeous bathroom and outstanding outdoor space! Anne and David have taken care of many of the small details, from having several towels on hand if needed, to having a packed beach bag with a set of beach towels and snorkels. They also provided a cooler in the closet, flashlights to maneuver around the dark grounds and an umbrella in case of a tropical down pour. The kitchen tools were well picked and we had everything we needed including reusable containers and zip blocks (a nice convenient touch). They have not used any strongly scented cleaners or detergents which is rare and very much appreciated by me. The bed was very cozy and comfortable as was the living room furniture.
They were very respectful of our space, we only saw David upon arriving and departing otherwise we did not see them at all. It was great having all of the little extras (like we would at home) it made our stay much more enjoyable knowing that we didn't need to bother them for an extra towel or roll of toilet paper :)
Alongside all of the carefully thought out amenities they also greeted us very kindly with a bowl of tropical fruit as well as two chilled bottles of water in the fridge.
The grounds of the cottage is truly a little piece of paradise, it's secluded and allows you to be completely away. The outdoor space is more than the pictures show. It's beautifully groomed and has many little areas, it's very serene and relaxing with big tropical plants everywhere! The cottage is secluded so the nights are dark, the star show is unbelievable. The bedroom has a big beautiful window and is the perfect place to lay and watch the stars before the day is over. The cottage is located close to the volcano and a beautiful black sand beach, it is secluded so factor that in when you are deciding how you will be spending your vacation.
I highly recommend Aina Lani!
Thank you Anne and David for renting out such an enjoyable place!
I hope to visit again!
This little cottage was a wonderful, quiet spot for our visit to Volcano National Park. We enjoyed the peaceful secluded space, picked salad greens from the garden, avocados and bananas for lunch. The flower gardens are gorgeous, the cottage is beautifully decorated and the hosts were marvelous.
The cottage was so much more that we expected. We loved every minute of our visit. What an amazing feeling to wake up every morning in this cozy cottage, surrounded by the beauty of nature. So many gorgeous flowers and fruit trees! The cottage itself is so private, yet close enough to so many great spots on the Big Island - perfect "day trips" nearby. Anne and David were great hosts, providing us a fresh fruit basket upon arrival, being available when needed, yet giving us total privacy around the cottage.
We hope to return to the Big Island someday, and would definitely consider staying at this cottage again!
We arrived late in the evening and Anne and David were waiting for us. The cottage was very well equipped, especially the kitchen, loved the local wood used in the cottage. They thought of everything we could possibly want. The bed is as comfortable as others have said. Best night sleep ever. The cottage is located closer to Hilo than Kona.
Thanks to Anne and David for creating this lovely piece of paradise for us to enjoy! From the inviting entrance of the property and land to the welcoming basket of local picked fruits and amazingly appointed cottage, we felt cradled in paradise! If you're considering a REAL getaway from the hustle and bustle of the world, in the warmth and comfort of Aina Lani you should go! We had our honeymoon here and the serenity of the mystical and magical Wood Valley and this wonderful lush haven nurtured our souls and inspired our true senses. You will love the mango countertops in the kitchen, the beautiful windows facing the gardens all around, the romance of the space and the opening of the senses. Wow! My husband and I will definitely be back one day! Also, true black sand beach 20 mins away, volcano natl park 30 mins, green sand beach 45 mins away. You won't run out of things to do if you can tear yourself away from this magnificent cottage... Mahalo Nui loa! John and Annette
VISIT IN WOOD VALLEY: Buddhist Temple with evening chanting (historic Japanese temple) … old Japanese cemetery … Ka'u Coffee Mill (brand new, with large murals depicting valley people and farms) ... artisan studio
MANY HIKES THROUGH THE VALLEY RIGHT OUT YOUR DOOR
*** VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK,--VIEW LAVA FLOWING (depending on Pele's mood), HIKING, BIKING, BIRDING ... ART GALLERIES AND WINERY: 25 minutes
*** FOUR BEACHES: (1) Punalu’u (Best black sand beach, best turtle beach! Best for relaxing, but you can also swim, snorkle, hike, camp)… (2) Honu’apo/Whittington (fishing) … (3) Kawa (rough surf!) …Ka Lae/South Point (southernmost in US) and (4) Green Sand Beach: 40 min, with 40 min hike to beach (rare peridot sands)
*** ENJOY THE 80-MILE NATURAL COASTLINE—ONE OF THE PUREST PLACES ON EARTH—“The Last Aloha Region”: National Geographic Traveler … stunning 40-mile lookout at mile 75
*** HISTORIC PAHALA, one of a handful of sleepy sugar cane towns left, with historic plantation homes on the main street
*** LOCAL FARMER’S MARKET Weds, Sun: 20 minutes
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$125|
|Cleaning||$70 + Tax|
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