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Romantic Luxury Hideaway Cottage in a Paradise of Flowers--$125/N thru Nov 30

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

12 MINUTES TO PUNALU’U BEACH ... 25 MINUTES TO THE VOLCANO!

ONE OF THE FINEST RENTALS ON THE BIG ISLAND ...

WITH BREATHTAKING GARDENS ... AND ABUNDANT FRUIT AND VEGGIES

GREAT HIKES AND ADVENTURES ALL AROUND!

USE OUR 'SIX DAY TRIPS FROM AINA LANI' GUIDE...PLUS WE'RE EXPERTS ON VOLCANO HIKING

GUEST COMMENTS: '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!' ... "LIKE OUR OWN PRIVATE RESORT"..'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' .."THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE I HAVE EVER STAYED AT"

THIS GORGEOUS, LUXURY ARTISAN COTTAGE IS SURROUNDED BY FLOWERS AND FRUIT

WITH SIX WILD AND SWEET ACRES FOR YOU TO EXPLORE...

MANY GUESTS TELL US THIS IS THE NICEST PLACE THEY'VE STAYED

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 ...

Here, you can relax in luxury, refined elegance and beauty … the cottage is exquisitely crafted, custom-built with many luxury features ... 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! … 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!

THIS COTTAGE IS LOVINGLY DESIGNED BY TWO ARTISANS, TO OFFER YOU EVERY COMFORT AND ENJOYMENT.

Everything is of fine quality … purchased expressly for this cottage ... and it’s all 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...

VIEW A DELIGHTFUL COLLECTION OF ART AND CRAFTS FROM ISLANDS AROUND THE WORLD--BALI, THAILAND, JAVA

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--music, books, and videos (including "Over Hawaii", in case you can't take a helicopter tour)

ENJOY THE FUN AND ABUNDANCE OF OUR “AINA” (LAND)

Harvest bananas and fruit

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

READ ANNE'S BOOK ABOUT HAWAII--MANY STORIES OF THE VALLEY AND SURROUNDING AREAS TO ENRICH YOUR TRIP--Creating Heaven on Earth, by Anne Celeste...available on Amazon

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.

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More Details

Owner
Anne
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Anne

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 32 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 great hikes 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 has written a book about Hawaii , Creating Heaven on Earth, (available on Amazon) with many fascinating stories about this remarkable island.

Anne purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Anne chose Ka'u District

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Amenities

Pāhala Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Jetted tub with bubble bath ... fine fixtures and Italian tile add beauty enjoyment
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • One Queen-size Bed in bedroom ... Our 'Cloud Bed' is designed to give you ultimate comfort and luxury. Also includes a wonderful window seat with plush pillows, always a favorite place to sleep or curl up (6' long)... and a new futon, 6' long.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
THE LAND CASCADES IN MANY TERRACES WITH PLAYFUL AND WILD TRAILS. While you are here, SIMPLY WALKING THE LAND IS AN ADVENTURE. You will find over one hundred banana trees, in ten varieties (at least one thousand bananas at any time!) ... small citrus groves of lime, orange, tangerine, pomelo, grapefruit ... fig, cherimoya, sapote ... avocado, persimmon ... (they fruit at different times). Take a walk in our wild areas, sampling Hawaiian strawberries. View tropical flowers--hibiscus, gingers, heliconia, angel trumpet...See six types of bamboo, mac nuts, coffee, malabar chestnut, sugar cane. Our organic garden has a selection of lettuce, greens, tomatoes and other veggies, depending on what's growing. View (or hike) the lava gulch on our land.

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Romantic Luxury Hideaway Cottage in a Paradise of Flowers--$125/N thru Nov 30
average rating of 4.904762 based on 78 reviews
Beaverton Oregon
5

absolutely the best

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Island
5

Gorgeous! The nicest VRBO we've ever stayed in

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage made our trip to the Big Island a delight. The grounds are amazingly beautiful, with many stunning island flowers. The cottage is very fun and feels elegant, and actually joyful. We loved looking out the huge picture windows at the beautiful flowers surrounding the cottage when we awoke each morning. The cottage is immaculately kept, and everything in it is quality, from the silverware to the towels. We're telling our friends!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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eastern Washington
4

A lovely getaway spot!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the cottage overall. It looks exactly like the photos, very cute and well-maintained in a great location. While it was very warm inside when we arrived, it cooled off quickly in the evening (we were concerned about the lack of A/C but it was totally not needed even on a hot day in July). The kitchen was well-stocked and spotless. As a person with celiac disease, I have to be really careful in vrbo kitchens, but Anne and David did everything right -- new sponges waiting for us, everything obviously cleaned well. They were available when minor issues came up, even late at night, and very responsive.

The location was perfect for spening lots of time at the black sand beach and visiting the volcano. It was also lovely for hanging out after a long day of hiking. If we wanted to spend time on this part of the island again, we would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Romantic Tropical Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Very secluded, beautiful tropical grounds and sounds that lulled us to sleep. Location was great for Volcanoe National Park and Hilo.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Hawaiian getaway cottage for two

  • 5 of 5

Anne and her husband were great hosts. The property was "as advertised" and very cozy and romantic. We enjoyed the lush Hawaiian tropical setting. Be aware that this cottage is a bit of a drive to get to significant shopping areas, Hilo/Kona and other island sightseeing sites and requires a bit of planning and foresight. However, we enjoyed the isolated beautiful grounds and setting. The cottage was well stocked with various food staples like spices and paper/cleaning products and personal care items which was appreciated. It was also clean and well tended. The gardens were lush and quite pretty. Anne's day trip suggestions were awesome and quite appreciated.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This place is so relaxing. Ann and Dave are great hosts, both are very helpful with the knowledge of the area. This is the place to stay if you want peace and quiet, no kids running up and down a hotel hall, just birds singing in the night.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Punalu'u
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Na'alehu
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Punalu'u
Car: necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

Pāhala Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer/Fall
Jul 16 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
$875
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$155
$1,085
$3,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Damage Deposit $125

Rates starting at $125 per night

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