|Space||750 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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 ... 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...
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 …
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
We really enjoyed our time at Aina Lana Cottage. The property includes beautiful gardens filled with tropical flowers and fruit trees. Our hosts, Anne and David, greeted us upon arrival making sure we had everything we needed for our stay. We took advantage of the sample iteneraries provided by the hosts. These are filled with great tips on everything from the best beaches to restaurants (all of them spot on and very helpful). The cottage was very comfortable and well appointed with incidentals. We enjoyed the serenity of the gardens and birds with our morning coffee.
My husband and I visited Aina Lani in January 2017. When we arrived, my first thought was that this place was stunningly beautiful and breathtaking. Tucked away beneath the slopes of Mauna Loa, the cottage is peaceful and relaxing. The cottage itself is delightful and inviting. Anne and David were wonderful hosts, ensuring that we had everything we needed and then some. We would visit again in the future - highly recommend this for anyone looking to take a break and be refreshed.
Lovely accommodation. Unique setting.
Found the cottage on the damp side though.
Dehumidifier would do the trick.
From the moment my husband and I arrived at Aina Lani (Earth Heaven), it felt as if we had indeed discovered heaven on Earth. This delightfully cozy and beautiful remote sanctuary offers an exotic, back to nature feeling, yet has many thoughtful touches of luxury and conveniences. Owners/hosts Anne and David built this cottage with great love and you can feel it. It is reflected in the amazing woodwork - the mango countertop and shelves, custom trim, to the warm, soothing decor and tasteful furnishings. Abundant windows allow for all around views of the gorgeous, lush grounds and gardens. Lying in the deliciously comfortable bed, we could simply turn our heads toward the huge window to see stars in the night sky and lovely foliage in the morning light. Incredibly romantic! Anne and David are there when you need them, but then disappear to insure absolute privacy, peace and quiet. I have never felt so safe and at peace anywhere. For those who seek spiritual growth, this sanctuary is the perfect location for meditation, inspiration, and reflection. Remote and raw, yet easily accessible via a remarkably well kept paved access road. The Volcano, Hilo, Punalu'u black sand beach and other points of interest are easy day trips away. Coming home to this cozy hideaway was a highlight of each day. Our only regret is not allowing enough time to enjoy the property more thoroughly. Five days flew by in this paradise. A full week ( or longer!) would be optimum. We preceded our stay here with equal time at the more touristy Kohala area, which was lovely, but cannot compare to the serene joy we experienced at this hideaway on the road less traveled.
Tips : Be sure to ask Anne about her book, which tells the story of how Aina Lani came to be , as well as insightful descriptions of the island and all its wonders. Reading it while here added greatly to my appreciation and enjoyment of the special place we were so fortunate to discover.
Also, pack a set of long sleeved top and long pants. In winter it can get a bit chilly (mid 50's) at night here, as well as at the volcano and other sites at higher elevations. The cottage does have a heater, and our thoughtful hosts even provided his and hers slippers which added to the coziness factor.
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$70 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$125|
Rates starting at $125 per night
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.