Large 3 Bedrooms and 2 baths, Accommodate Large Families and Groups
- english, mandarin
About Samantha Travis
Along with my husband and my daughter, I am part of the team of trying to start an organic farm in Wood Valley, Pahala, Hawaii. We are enjoying launching the farm, working hard and are getting lots of help from our farm manager, Matt. We appreciate the guests that come to our farm to share the beauty of the site and enjoy our pet animals, while contributing to further development of the farm. It's a great pleasure to share the unique and joyful experience of living closer to peace and nature with our guests.
Samantha Travis purchased this House in 2014
Why Samantha Travis chose Pāhala
We offer a Shangri-La experience of life on a sustainable and organic tropical fruit farm and an opportunity to interact with a collection of sweet animals for the whole family to love and enjoy. Wood Valley is the perfect place for it!
What makes this House unique
This property has ideal weather, not too hot like Kona or too rainy like Hilo. It rains just enough for lush vegetation and agriculture to thrive and is sunny much of the time for visitors to explore and enjoy the sites. The mountain spring water is the best in Hawaii -- running directly down from Mauna Loa permafrost. The views are incredible during the day and amazing at night- you will be surprised how many stars you will see! The house itself was well built and then we put in a great deal of effort and funds to make the quality even better. It's now not just a farm house. It's a 'resort.'
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Kids and family paradise farm house
Thank you Matt for taking the time to take care of us and the kids.
Amazing stay in a beautiful setting
Our party (4 adults and 4 children, ages 8-15) absolutely loved our stay at the farm. The surroundings are breathtaking, the house is very comfortable and the farm manager Matt was a great host, sharing his love for the farm, animals, nature with all of us. We have warm memories of Matt's dogs, fish ponds, goats, horse, chickens, citrus trees, and the sense of piece and tranquility we found on this farm. This was definitely one of the highlights of our visit to Hawaii!
This is old Hawaii. The primary sounds are made by the flora and fauna, not people. The house is perfectly charming, with a view that shames the resorts. Amenities are more than ample and the wifi is reliable and swift. Read the rulebook to avoid attracting ants and admire the noble rooster who crowed you awake so you could watch the sun come up (he just wants to share). Biodynamic adherents will admire the copious guilding done for the trees on property. Animal lovers will like having a gentle mare for a neighbor. Hit the market in Captain Cook before coming — the grocery stores on this side are more expensive, rare, and with less selection. But it more than makes up for it with an extensive amount of peaceful reflection. Come here to really get away. And also for easy access to the volcano for hikes - just 20 minutes away. If you like resort life, this is maybe not for you. But if you want to settle in amongst the agricultural heritage , history, and wilderness of Hawaii, this is your jam.
Loved it! Beautiful farm. Really enjoyed the owners
Great place to stay-a find
Our family (5 adults, 1 3-year-old) really enjoyed our stay here, a welcome contrast to Kohala resort life. The house (off the grid) is very comfortable and well equipped, set on a hillside against the forest, with ocean and valley views from the wide lanai. It's very quiet and dark at night; the stars must be magnificent when skies are clear. We enjoyed the feel of a working farm, the goats, chickens, cats, fish ponds and Matt's dogs. This is in easy driving distance of Volcano NP, the Punalu'u black sand beach and the Punalu'u bakery! Matt made us a delicious dinner of local foods one evening- highly recommended. Bring the food you need- the Volcano store is pretty limited. Matt provided us a great variety of the farm's fruit but this is not a U-pick-it orchard or petting zoo (nor should it be). Thanks, Matt!
We had the pleasure of spending 10 nights recently on the farm. When we arrived it was dark. When I got up in the morning and saw the view thru the windows and the patio all I could say was “WOW!” Beautiful property & view! A little far from Hilo and Kona but we didn’t mind. Some really good places nearby, Punalu’u Bake Shop (5.00 dollar hamburgers) and to die for bakery goods. Also Black Sand Beach, Volcano National Park and Volcano Village are close. Matt and his wife Andrea were wonderful hosts. (You can see how much they love the farm.) Matt was gracious and shared fruit (bananas, grapefruit, oranges, limes, lemons)& farm fresh eggs. We enjoyed the farm tour. Matt shared some of his “off the grid.” projects and I have to say they were super cool and I was impressed. The animals on the farm are adorable and friendly and well taken care of. We were greeted by Ven the baby goat every morning on the patio while enjoying coffee with his 4 chicken friends and a duck. Matt’s 3 dogs were also sweet and would usually be following Matt around the farm. The rental is cozy, clean and comfortable. On chilly nights the fireplace was especially cozy to have going. The huge deck was our go to for coffee and breakfast in the morning and relaxing at night while watching the amazing star show. Even after staying 10 nights we were sad when it was time to leave. We will definitely be back next year. (Hopefully for a longer stay). Wood Valley is definitely a special place. Thank you for everything! (PS: Taco’s were delicious!)
Directions to Becca's Farm and Lodge:
Becca's Farm is about a 1- 1.5 hr drive from Hilo Airport. Take the main road south toward the volcano (Hwy 11) about 50 miles to Pahala. Turn right at the sign for Pahala Town (Kamani street). When you see the Bank of Hawaii on the left, turn right on Pikake Street, which becomes Wood Valley Road. Drive up past Ka'u coffee plantations and mac nut farms for about 5 miles and you will see the Tibetan Buddhist Temple on the right. The best way from there is to stay right on East Road and it will turn into North Road. (Note that the "Maps" app has you turning left after the temple on South Rd, then right on Center and left on North, which is wrong. It should be right on North at that point, but it is faster just to stay right after the temple and East Rd will become North Rd). You will see the main house on the hill to the right and then as you turn the corner, the cabin closer to the road. The address is 96-2236 North Road.
Becca's Farm is about a 2- 2.5 hr drive from Kona Airport. Take the main road south (Mamalahoa Hwy - 11) about 75 miles to Pahala. Turn left at the sign for Pahala Town (Kamani street). When you see the Bank of Hawaii on the left, turn right on Pikake Street, which becomes Wood Valley Road. Drive up past Ka'u coffee plantations and mac nut farms for about 5 miles and you will see the Tibetan Buddhist Temple on the right. The best way from there is to stay right on East Road and it will turn into North Road. (Note that the "Maps" app has you turning left after the temple on South Rd, then right on Center and left on North, which is wrong. It should be right on North at that point, but it is faster just to stay right after the temple and East Rd will become North Rd). You will see the main house on the hill to the right and then as you turn the corner, the cabin closer to the road. The address is 96-2236 North Road.