Wood Valley Pahala cottage rental - Shangri La! The Cloud Bed ... blissfully comfortable!
Shangri La! The Cloud Bed ... blissfully comfortable!
 
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
 

Wood Valley Pahala Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4)

JULY AND AUGUST--STAY FROM $100/NIGHT....

2 WEEKS FOR $1680 ($120/night)...

4 WEEKS FOR $2800 ($100/night)

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 …

Condiments

Beach Gear

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)

Harvest bananas

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!

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Aloha!

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!

38 Reviews of Property 404636 in Wood Valley Pahala, Hawaii

Romantic Cottage in a Secluded Tropical Garden--Near Volcano
average rating of 4.862069 based on 38 reviews
business
Romantic Cottage in a Secluded Tropical Garden--Near Volcano
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Wood Valley Pahala Ka'u District
5

absolutely the best

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic Cottage in a Secluded Tropical Garden--Near Volcano
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+1 808-928-0020
Wood Valley Pahala Ka'u District
5

Wonderful time at this tranquil cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
My husband and I visited the Big Island for the first time in March. We were interested in exploring the southern part of the island near the Volcano Park, so we wanted to find a convenient location to visit the park, green sand beach, black sand beach, and take a helicopter tour from Hilo. The cottage is absolutely beautiful! Anne and David were wonderful hosts. They had information available regarding hikes, places of interest... and were very helpful and willing to answer all of our questions. It is obvious that they have taken much thought in the design/decoration of the cottage to allow for a peaceful, memorable visit. We only stayed for 3 nights and moved to a 5 star resort for the remainder of the visit. I would rather have stayed at the cottage! We hope to return in the future.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic Cottage in a Secluded Tropical Garden--Near Volcano
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+1 808-928-0020
Wood Valley Pahala Ka'u District
5

Aina Lani .Serene .Peaceful.Beautiful.and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
All the previous positive reviews reflect our wonderful experience here.Anne and David are considerate , gracious and very informative hosts who were so helpful in making our first trip to the Big Island so memorable. The cottage is immaculate,well appointed and has all the comforts of home.The grounds are beautiful and a birders and gardeners delight. Fresh fruit off the trees, dark skies ablaze with stars,pure drinking water.Words don't do the cottage and acreage justice.
We found the location very central and easily toured all around the area from South Point to Volcano to Hilo.It was always so nice to return from our daily tours to such a private , quiet , peaceful setting.
Over the years we have stayed at many VRBO but this has ben the best by far.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic Cottage in a Secluded Tropical Garden--Near Volcano
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Wood Valley Pahala Ka'u District
Wisconsin
5

Shangri La Meets Walden

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Like a real life Shangri La, but set in the tropics, Aina Lani is the culmination of decades of loving nurturance by its gracious owners. And like Thoreau's Walden, the peacefulness, balance, and fecundity of the land beckon contemplation and foster deep relaxation.

Though just ten minutes above Pahala, through coffee fields, macadamia orchards and deep forest, the cottage gives a sense of seclusion. No airplane, automobile, or farm implement disturbs the sounds of nature. No telephone lines, electric poles or light scatter disturb the view of exotic plants, fruit trees, artful landscaping, and the slopes of Mauna Loa.

The cottage is splendid, the amenities exceptional, and the hosts kind and helpful. I especially enjoyed gathering bananas just outside my front door for breakfast, Tahitian limes and fresh mint for refreshing beverages, avocado and organic greens for lunch or supper. The cottage is a perfect location for exploring Volcano National Park, black and green sand beaches, and the sights of Kona and Hilo. Aina Lani is by far the most pleasurable vacation accommodation we’ve ever enjoyed.

It’s also a great place to start that novel you’ve been thinking about!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic Cottage in a Secluded Tropical Garden--Near Volcano
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Wood Valley Pahala Ka'u District
Chicago
5

Exquisite Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
I was captivated by the beauty and tranquility at Aina Lani. But there was something more... a DEEP relaxation, a "heart opening" that left me with a sense of joy.
The cottage and grounds are exquisite and kept with impeccable taste. The quality of the cottage, its décor, comfort and amenity is like that of a fine resort. The owners are meticulous, delightful and helpful. The location is a wonderful home base for venturing out to sights. I am definitely returning soon!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic Cottage in a Secluded Tropical Garden--Near Volcano
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Wood Valley Pahala Ka'u District
Houston
5

The best you can get!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
This was by far my wife's favorite rental cottage. She considers this on par with a five star hotel with service and cleanliness. Too bad it was raining for the most part, but that was fine by her, since she loved staying in and lying on the comfortable bed with its soft comforter. If and when we head back to the Big Island, we will definitely try to make another stop at this delightful cottage.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic Cottage in a Secluded Tropical Garden--Near Volcano
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Wood Valley Pahala Ka'u District
Oahu
5

The standard by which I measure all others

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
We absolutely loved Aina Lani cottage. It is a little paradise. I was elated with the cottage’s beauty, and pristine newness. The gardens are gorgeous, and flowers and fruit surround you with stunning views from the cottage windows. I loved seeing golden bamboo from my kitchen window … my kids could run to their heart’s content on the land, and we studied the plants on the grounds together … I slept better than I have in years in the “cloud bed”. We loved spending time sitting on the lanai, just taking in the sunshine and beauty, while our kids played. We love Wood Valley--it is our secret hideaway-- our place for deep relaxing and renewal. We wish we could keep it our secret!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Romantic Cottage in a Secluded Tropical Garden--Near Volcano
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Wood Valley Pahala Ka'u District
Seattle, WA
5

Exquisite Oasis ... We're Leaving with Wonderful Memories!

Exquisite Oasis ... We're Leaving with Wonderful Memories!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
We are leaving relaxed and refreshed, and with wonderful memories of the exquisite oasis you have created here! Thank you so much for your gracious hospitality.
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Romantic Cottage in a Secluded Tropical Garden--Near Volcano
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Wood Valley Pahala Ka'u District
Montara, CA
5

Exceptional in every way!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
It's hard to know where to start - this is not your usual vacation rental. This is like having a Hawaiian home with dear friends there to welcome you! Everything in the cottage is beautiful, clean, modern, and presented in an engaging and artistic way. It's nicely located close to Volcanoes NP and beaches, as well as both sides of the island for day trips to Kona or Hilo. Peace, quiet, serenity, wildlife, and lush gardens surround this spacious home. It's like a private healing retreat; it just feels good to be here.

The kitchen has hand-crafted wood counters and every tool and amenity you could possibly need; I've never stayed in such a well-appointed rental. It was like Anne and David anticipated and met our every need. For example, after preparing a picnic lunch I realized I had no plan for how to carry it with us to Volcanoes. No problem! Here's a full set of Tupperware to borrow. Olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper are there for your use, and the fresh fruit and vegetables were sumptuous and generously provided.

We loved the separate bedroom that allowed one of us to sleep and one to work at the same time. We enjoyed the decadent bed, linens, and pillows that felt both new and very comfortable. But most importantly, the hosts are so warm, welcoming, and knowledgable that we will return here every chance we get! They will happily answer any question you might have, from where to buy fresh fish to finding great beaches and telling you about Hawaiian history. We loved following their advice for finding yummy lirikoi butter and the secret spots to get award-winning coffee. Amazing experience...thank you, Anne and David, for the unforgettable gift of sharing this magical place!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Romantic Cottage in a Secluded Tropical Garden--Near Volcano
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Wood Valley Pahala Ka'u District
Kentucky
5

Eden in Hawaii

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
An excellent view, all the fruits you want and a private, beautifully decorated cottage. We enjoyed our stay.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5