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Historical Plantation House in Majestic Wood Valley

31 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Ka'u District House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Hawaii Nature Retreat is centrally located between Kona and Hilo in the private and secluded Wood Valley, a wonderful, get away from it all.

Historical, 5 bedroom Plantation House, perfect for a couple, family group or small seminar. Everything you need (except food) is provided. 12 acres of scenic beauty, surrounded by the tree-studded flanks of Mauna Loa.

Near by Attractions:

•30-Minutes to Kilauea Volcano National Park, See Lava!

•15-Minutes to Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, Swim with the Turtles!

•10-min Ka’u Coffee Mill - International Award winning Hawaiian Coffee!

•Beautiful Coastal Hikes - Visit Green Sand Beach at South Point.

The property feels like your own nature reserve. Quiet, serene and full of singing birds. Watch Io (Hawaiian Hawk), Pueo (Hawaiian Owl), Finches, Turtle Doves, Cardinals, and hundreds of Mynah birds that nest nightly in native Bamboo trees.

Pure Hawaiian Nature surrounds you with these features:

•Private mini-spa with bath house, and outdoor shower.

•BBQ Grill on covered outdoor patio. Great for entertaining.

•Grapefruit, Oranges, Lemons, Bananas, and Mac nuts to pick.

•Amazing stars surround you out in the bonfire circle.

•Gazebo Stage in the field used for Yoga, various ceremonies, meditation, and music.

Nature Walks & Hikes

•Wood Valley has a two mile road loop great for nature walks day or night.

•One mile walk to the Wood Valley Tibetan Buddhist Temple.

•Secret beach hikes such as Kawa’a beach and others near by.

Your group is free to explore the acreage. Indigenous Hawaiian Garden, and Water Lily Pond. Walk through the Grass Maze into the Ceremonial Circle with Meditation Platform. Views of the Pacific Ocean, Sunrise and Moonrise. Visit Hero the Goat, and feed the sheep and chickens.

Things to Know:

•The owner Sandra lives a in a small house on the far side of the property, one city block away from the rental house.

•Two guest houses on the property are used by our caretakers.

•Home is located convenient to an easily accessible rural road.

•Pure spring water for bathing and drinking. No need to buy water!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sandra Reha (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Sandra Reha

We stayed here on vacation and fell in love with this property 16 years ago.

We decide to retire early and live off of the organic gardens here: we didn't know how to farm yet!

The last 16 years has been so much fun and gone so fast; we actually believe we died and went to heaven because it has been so wonderful. .

Rich is a retired electrical engineer/physicist with an interest in the Universe Story.

Sandra is a retired teacher, holds a masters in transpersonal psychology, and is a master photographer (Google search on Sandra Lee Reha). Sadly, Rich passed away in 2010.

Sandra Reha purchased this house in 1998

Why Sandra Reha chose Ka'u District

As stated, We fell in love with the property. That feeling only grows

as a beautiful life here continues. No street lights or signs ensures the rural life is perpetuated.

What makes this house unique

No pesticides have been used here for over 30 years, so the birds love everything, including free bananas, figs, other fruits, and we have hundreds of wild birds that return to our bamboo patches over night.

There are no street lights in Wood Valley, and only a few houses, so at our 2400 foot elevation, the andromeda galaxy and the milky way are magnificent: better than I have ever seen anywhere. Children love to hand feed our tame goat, and some of our sheep herd. We have a harness for the goat to pull children around the property in our wagon.

Last but not least is the spectacular Spring Water: bathe and drink the purest water on the planet, only a few minutes from its spring source with no storage or chlorination: only pure water.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Hawaii Nature Retreat is an amazing place to relax breath in perfume air with organic gardens and a huge open field with fire pit. Great for kids and the family, the location is nice because you have 12 acres to yourself with few neighbors.



I enjoyed trips to the Volcano, Black Sands Beach and many other attractions in the area. It is fun to spend the evenings in the bath and then light a campfire in the field. The stars are amazing and the moon-rise is heavenly. There is nothing quite like the Hawaii Nature Retreat... - Tim
May 2010
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Reviews

4.8
based on 31 traveler reviews

Historical Plantation House in Majestic Wood Valley
average rating of 4.774194 based on 32 reviews
Medina, OH
5

What a breathtaking and magical place!

  • 5 of 5

I was blessed with a stay here in January. It is a sanctuary for your heart, mind and soul!! The scenery is spectacular and the way the home is nestled in the lush acreage makes it feel like you're in a set for a fairy tale! And then there is Sandy, a gracious and generous woman, whom you know will be a lifelong friend. Did I mention she is happy to share the bounty of her fruit trees?!? I cannot wait to return one day!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Historical, serene & surrounded by nature- beautiful & tranquil with a huge sense of peace!

  • 5 of 5

Myself, husband & 4 kids stayed at the Nature Retreat during a sudden trip we had to make to Hawaii. Since our stay included over Christmas, all properties that were closer to Naalehu were already booked and we lucked out with the Nature Retreat in Wood Valley because it had originally been booked, but they cancelled short notice. The very first thing I noticed about Hawaii is just how nice everyone is there, and Sandra (the owner) is exceptionally wonderful! Sandra went far and above to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The outdoor shower/bath house is just amazing, all of the beds were comfortable as can be, and her home & property brought some much needed tranquility to our lives during a very sad time. I would recommend anyone who is interested in really truly feeling Hawaii's uniqueness to stay in this historical home, as it just adds to the experience. I just want to tell Sandra again- "Thank you for all that you did for us, it was truly appreciated!"

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auckland, New Zealand
5

Peaceful Nature Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful spot and so relaxing, both the house and the gardens, the minute we walked in the door. We also didn't come close to turning on the TV and being a group of adults found the house to be plenty spacious for us all - no tripping over each other and lots of wonderful laughs. So neat to be able to all sit for dinner around the spacious table. Sandra is just lovely, made us feel really welcome and we enjoyed a fire pit night - sharing stories under the stars. Mahalo Sandra!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind review. You were eight of the most happy, healthy, fun-loving folks from New Zealand ever! Enjoyed meeting you all and the fire we shared during Blue Moon. I must thank you for doing an over the top cleaning on the house before leaving. You guys are great! Please come again. s
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely beautiful, peaceful getaway spot. I had no idea there were such unspoiled places left in Hawaii. The outdoor bath and showers are awesome, we had an unending supply of fresh lemons, grapefruit and macadamia nuts! Just make sure to stock up on groceries before arriving. In the entire week no-one came close to turning on the TV! Mahalo Sandra.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coronach SK
5

Truly a Nature Retreat indeed

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for one week out of our 18 days on the Big Island. The property is lush with all kinds of beautiful trees and flowers. There were grapefruits, oranges, lemons, macadamia nuts and mandarins that we were welcome to help ourselves to! Wake up to peace and tranquility and birds singing. The outdoor bath house and showers were awesome. This property is secluded in one of the most beautiful valleys on the south of the island. So serene to sit outside and have breakfast and enjoy the yard. I highly recommend this place to all who love nature. I would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to have you and your wife as guests here. You really know how to enjoy yourselves. It was great the way you even participated in local events. I hope the rest of your trip Went as well. Hopefully you will return someday! Mahalo!!!
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5

Paradise in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We live on the Northern tip of the Big Island and run our own vacation rental. We were looking for a little getaway. This enchanted place exceeded our expectations! We spent three night there and wish we had time to stay a week or more. Initially we though we were going to explore the South part of the Island and use the vacation rental as a base. Once we got there and settled in we never left except to take lovely walks around Wood Valley. The house had everything we needed and then some. Loved the outside shower and bath, the courtyard. So much nature to explore, birds singing, flower blooming, citrus on the tree, wonderful care takers... and the list goes on. We look forward to returning soon.We wish to thank you, Sandra, for providing such a lovely place for a reasonable price.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a right on review..thank you so much and I'm very happy you enjoyed yourself so much. I'm looking forward to staying at your wonderful Hawi location. Mahalo for being witness to the true beauty of Hawaii Nature Retreat.
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Shaka's Naalehu
Nearest Restaurant
22 Miles
Naalehu or Volcano Village
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Punalu'u
Car: necessary

Scuba diving, Buddhist chants at temple 1 mile away, cliff diving into turquoise ocean at South Point 45 minutes, See the Awesome Milky Way without any light pollution. Diversity of plants, birds and flowers.

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Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$165
Fri,Sat
$998
$3,967
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.2%

No Smoking Inside
Additional cleaning fee ($50-$100) depending on number of guests and duration of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ka'u District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Screened cabana room. 8 x 8.5 foot cedar steam house seats 10. 104 foot diameter fire circle seats 20, Meditation gardens, and fruit trees. Sun porch sleeping for morning sunrise.

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