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Secluded Honeymoon Cottage on eight secluded acres all for U ~ WiFi~ ECO

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Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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For couples seeking intimacy seclusion, no other homes, garden of Eden Volcano

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"Paradise Found!"

There should be a six star review category. Hale Aloha Aina exceeded our expectations in every way. What a gem of a property. First, the cottage is absolutely beautiful, warm and inviting. When we stepped into the house we instantly felt like we belonged here. The fragrant smell of fresh ginger blooms and plumeria was romantic and played on all of our senses. We couldn't wait to start exploring the property. What fun to find such a great variety of fruit trees and exotic plants. Bananas, limes, avocados, pineapples and guavas to name a few. This is a virtual garden of Eden. No matter how much the rest of the island beckoned to us, (and it did) we always looked forward to coming home to Hale Aloha Aina for peace and relaxation.

~ If you are seeking tranquility and seclusion Wood Valley 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. It is five miles from the town of Pahala which offers a hospital, drug store, gas station, library, community swim pool, market and Coffee Mill. 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. As of 2016 the coqui frogs have migrated to the gulches of closer to the temple but you can't hear them from the cottage. It is still one of the last truly peaceful areas on this 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!

~ 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.


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

• Hike Volcanoes National Park

• Explore exotic black and green sand beaches

• Witness and active volcano

• Snorkel and swim with the turtles at Punalu'u Black sands beach

• Wish upon a star... dark vast star gazing views

• Talk story with the locals...historical sugar town of Pahala ( 6 miles away) mini market, gas station, library, hospital and drug store.

• Wake up to amazing sunrises and golden views of the valley

• 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

• Impeccable house keeping

• An affordable journey

• Professionally manicured park like setting with many fruit trees to pick from with 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 using solar and propane. Solar runs the electrical appliances such as the lights, stereo, washer, dryer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, etc. The stove, fireplace and hot water is operated on propane gas. Water is gravity feed so there is no need of a water pump. We even have a back up water source that supplies 500 gallons of water to the cottage in the event of an emergency. Previous guests have 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.

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. Read Guest comment to see if this is the place you have been searching for. You will not be disappointed!

Hilo Airport (ito) is the closest airport to the cottage which is an hours drive. Kona (koa) is more than two hours away, but most of our guests arrive in Kona and enjoy the beautiful drive to the hale. We recommend that you arrive before dark, but if that is not possible our directions are very thorough since many of our guests arrive late. It is all part of the adventure and we haven't lost anyone yet! Directions to the cottage and check in information will be available once you have confirmed your reservation. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call us in Bend Oregon pacific time from 10 to 10. We love to talk about Hawaii!!

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

Tom and Missy Powell
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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About Tom and Missy Powell

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

Why Tom and Missy Powell chose Ka'u District

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

What makes this cottage unique


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. 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

When you are driving to Hale aloha aina, you begin to wonder what you are getting into as you drive what seems like a long way up this country road (the first time; everything is always shorter once you understand the area). But as soon as you open the front door, you are like "wow, this is nice". And indeed it is. Well constructed, well designed, well situated, well provisioned, well decorated and I've never tasted such good water, so even the well is well. Centrally located to everything you want to see on the South side. Beautifully sunny every morning we were there (and the Caldera was quite active). Only a bit of vog one day; most of it seems to blow right around the west side and up to Captain Cook and Kailua (which I would not recommend staying in - we did later in the trip and were vogged in every day). The nights were full of stars, the mornings full of songbirds and I have never seen more beautiful horses anywhere than in Wood Valley and in other parts of the south island. Would I recommend this place to others? Without hesitation! Thanks Tom and Missy! This was money well spent and more than we expected! Oh, one more thing...kudos to their housekeeper...the place was spotless and dust free.
Nov 2013
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Secluded Honeymoon Cottage on eight secluded acres all for U ~ WiFi~ ECO
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Fabulous home base for exploring the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

Although we had an epic finding the place after dark in a rainstorm, this is an absolutely perfect place to stay! It's several miles off the main road (Rt. 11) but a perfect place to relax, enjoy the birdsongs, and revel in the island's beauty. The cottage is equipped with everything you need, including good bicycles and snorkeling gear. You'll wake up early on your first morning to birdsongs and sunrise--straight out your bedroom window. The cottage is beautiful, wonderfully decorated and with everything you need, including kimonos. The gas-fired stove comes on early to take the cool edge off the morning, and the sound and flickering light are charming. Tom and Missy are instantly available if you need them, as we did when we had questions or had to admit that we had driven away and left the snorkel gear in the parking lot. Tom was gracious, and despite his recommendation, we replaced the lost gear.

The grounds are utterly beautiful, the outdoor shower is fabulous, and the chairs overlooking the beautiful eastward view made this an unforgettable vacation, one we hope we can repeat again and again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed all the amenities Hale Aloha Aina has to offer! Sounds like you enjoyed every last minute. Getting there is part of the adventure but rain and storm conditions can make it difficult find our place in the dark. We are glad you arrived safely and always recommend that you carry an umbrella and flashlight just in case. Thank you for replacing the snorkel gear. We use to invest in the best but you are not the only ones who have left the gear on the beach. Costco offers a decent set that fits most. The valley is a great place to ride bikes and jog. The country road is beautiful with very little traffic since this is a private residential area. Mahalo and hope you return again and again and again!
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Paradise in Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Hale Aloha Aina could not have been more perfect, THANK YOU Tom & Missy.. From the moment of starting the journey up Wood Valley road to the first glimpse of the Cottage, it was like your own piece of PARADISE.. The information for driving to Hale Aloha Aina was excellent and in great detail and the Cottage was exactly as described online.. We spent the next nine days in sheer Heaven, off the normal grid but with everything you could still want, electricity, water, great scenery, birds chirping and wireless internet.. There was limited cell service, but they have provided a land line for your needs if required.. Driving to the various attractions and sites we wanted to visit were quick and easy, some took a little longer to get there but the drive was part of the adventure.. Looking forward to a return trip to the Islands, and returning to Hale Aloha Aina...

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and beautiful very special place

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks for a very special stay! It was a delightful change from more tourist-heavy areas, so peaceful, beautiful, and comfortable. While we made forays to the nearby National Park and further down the coast, we found ourselves just wanting to spend time here at the cottage, taking advantage of the peaceful coziness and wandering around the grounds and the surrounding area. Very lovely!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Remote but Lovely

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Hale for three nights. It was well cared for and in a lovely setting. Do not expect luxury or convenience however. The drive to reach this cottage was a real adventure and rather hilarious. We arrived a bit early because the directions provided were quite detailed. It's nicely furnished and attractive. The minuses involved having to use a rusty chain (gross) and 1950s padlock to secure the entry gate each day (most of the time in the pouring rain). The couch was uncomfortable to sit on for more than a few minutes. Any hot and cold water for the shower was difficult to stabilize. Also there's no dishwasher and no cell phone service. If you like living off the grid, go for it!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are happy you found our home in good condition but sad to hear about your inconvenience. This is the first rating that wasn't five stars since 2001 and we don't take this for granted. We are looking into other options to secure the gate and apologize for the rust which is a problem for locks and the tropics. The water heater is on demand and there is an adjustment of the flow and heat that is located in the laundry room. I wish we would have known so that we could solve the issue for you. Our property manager, groundsman, and housekeeper all live within 5 minutes of the cottage to help assist if necessary. Please don't hesitate to call us. We want to ensure the best possible experience at Hale Aloha Aina in hopes of your return. We take great pride in our services and will do everything we can to please our guests. We recently installed six new solar panels, new batteries, an on demand water heater, an electric refrigerator, a new gas dryer and gas stove this year! The Outback solar system is top notch and we have received more praise for our efforts than not. It isn't for everyone but conserving our natural resources for a sustainable future is. It is our mission to educate and promote alternative energy living on this island paradise. It might be just the thing to get one started! We never have power outages that can prove to be even more inconvenient so there is a some compromise. Mahalo!
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Serenity at it's best!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage! It has all you need and more for a lovely time. Although it's at the top of a long road! It really was a great location to get to nearly all parts of the island for day trips. We recommend it highly!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A paradise within a paradise.

  • 5 of 5

From now on whenever I hear the phrase "tropical paradise" this place is what will come to mind. We spent the first part of our big island vacation in a very spartan apartment that was perfect as a base for running up and down the west side of the island, we hardly did more than eat and sleep there. This cottage was an entirely different experience, we hardly wanted to leave the place. The high ceiling makes it feel bigger than the square footage suggests while it still feels intimate and cozy. We did take a day trip to the botanical gardens north of Hilo one day and when we got back we realized that with the exception of the orchids much of what we saw there was on this property, it's absolutely gorgeous here. For being off the island you really couldn't ask for better hosts. Tom and Missy were responsive to questions and their local help made sure everything was ready for your arrival. We wanted for nothing in the well equipped kitchen, there was even a basket of avocados from the big tree in the yard. Unfortunately we were not here long enough to take advantage of all the amenities such as snorkel gear and bicycles. But after the mad dash of the first part of our trip it was nice to just hang out, read a book, watch a movie or just wander around the property. Worth every penny, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Steve and Elise! It is always nice to hear from our local neighbors and we are so happy you felt the way you do about Hale Aloha Aina. Paradise is not just a place ... It is a state of mind... And that is what we want for our guests to leave with. Rejuvenated and refreshed to meet the world with a positive attitude and new outlook on life! Mahalo!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Hilo Airport (ITO)
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Volcano Town, Naalehu
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Punalu'u Turtle Black Sand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Wood Valley Temple and Retreat
Nearest Point of Interest
Punalu'u Turtle Black Sand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Green Sands Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Punaluu Bake Shop
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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Pāhala Cottage Rental Rates

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Winter special
Oct 17 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
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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 $60
Tax Rate 13.42%

3 night min. stay unless there is an opening between check ins or booking 30 days prior. Ask about Extended stay discounts. No security deposit or damage insurance required by our guests. We strongly advise purchasing Trip Cancellation Insurance. $20.00 additional housekeeping fee for stays over 14 nights.

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Pāhala Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • 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)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
~ 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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