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Anne

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Romantic, Luxury Hideaway Cottage in a Paradise of Flowers--Near Volcano

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Pāhala Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

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

AND, 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!

AND HELP YOURSELF TO ABUNDANT FRUIT AND VEGGIES... SIX KINDS OF BANANAS, AVOCADOS, ORANGE, TANGERINE, GRAPEFRUIT, POMELO, LIME, LEMON, SAPOTE, CHERIMOYA, MAC NUTS, SUGAR CANE, BERRIES (IN SEASON) ... AND GREENS FROM THE GARDEN

'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

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

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

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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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anne (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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, 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

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.”
Dec 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)
Romantic, Luxury Hideaway Cottage in a Paradise of Flowers--Near Volcano
average rating of 4.924528 based on 62 reviews
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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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Beautiful Property & Delightful Host!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic property! The cottage was SPOTLESS, bright, and incredibly relaxing. The linens were lovely, and the cottage was tastefully decorated. I appreciated the toiletries, especially the lavender bubble bath. The location is rural and peaceful--I loved walking to the Buddhist temple down the road. It was about a half hour drive to Volcano National Park. Though I did not meet Anne personally, she was a fantastic host and a great communicator. She offered suggestions for nearby restaurants, hikes and even provided little itineraries for daily adventures. Based on my experiences, I would highly recommend this property to friends and family!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovingly Crafted Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this lovely cottage was delightful! We found everything we needed and wanted was thoughtfully provided. The atmosphere was restful, colorful and very private. Much thought and skill went into the building of this beautiful cottage. I would highly recommend this home to anyone who likes to be away from it all yet close to hiking at the Volcano National Park, and swimming with the Green Sea Turtles at the Black Sand Beach. The village of Pahala is quite friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Thank You so much David and Anne!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully peaceful cottage in the jungle. We picked fruit outside our front door.

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this wonderfully peaceful cottage in the jungle. We picked fruit each day outside our front door. Soothing bird and island breeze noises greeted us each morning and in the evening when we returned from our adventures . Our hosts, David and Anne worked to make our stay on the Big Island perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Patsy and Dan ... Glad you had such a wonderful time. One clarification--this is not a jungle. This is woodlands--forests with lush tropical vegetation. This has a very pleasant temperature range--roughly 60 to 75 degrees, night to day--all year long. Almost no humidity. Almost no insects. No monkeys or wild animals---only birds, largely.
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TOP-NOTCH VRBO LOCATION AND LODGING

  • 5 of 5

Nestled in a high valley 15 minutes from the big island’s southeast coast, this inviting cottage provides the setting for a memorable Hawai’i vacation. The owners are imaginative and thoughtful and have designed this cottage with care and attention to detail. Convenient to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Panalu’u Beach Park (reportedly the best black sand beach around), South Point and Papakolea Green Sand Beach. A great base for exploring the immediate region and forays to the west side for snorkeling and hiking. The cottage has everything you’ll need and the only drawback is once settled in you might not want to leave. Walk out your front door to pick fruit for breakfast and explore the garden to find greens and goodies for salads. Two miles from great coffee at Ka’u Coffee Mill. We loved the bed and the natural light that floods the entire space throughout the day. Complete functional kitchen with yellow bamboo outside the window. Comfortable living room window seat for reading and watching the numerous birds that live on the property. An authentic, quiet, out of the way retreat. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Starry, Starry Delight and Daytime Dream

  • 5 of 5

This charming cottage is in one of the most beautiful and quiet parts of the Big Island. Awake to making a healthful breakfast in the kitchen from some of the fruit you've picked the evening prior. Wander down the road to visit the temple or take a dip at the beach. And return to the elegant gardens at Aina Lani Cottage. Grill some fresh fish for dinner before taking a wonderful jacuzzi bath. Be sure to check out the incredible stars if it's a clear night. It's all good! And all the great reviews are true. Don't miss it!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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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:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
August
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
31 night minimum stay
$2,400
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$155
$1,085
$3,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $125
Cleaning $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates starting at $125 per night

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Amenities

Pāhala Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
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:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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