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Secluded Honeymoon Cottage on eight secluded acres all for U ~ WiFi~ ECO

Bedrooms 1
Space 74 m²
Property type cottage


About the property

For couples seeking intimacy seclusion, no other homes, garden of Eden Volcano

Book 6 nights and the 7th is FREE!

"Paradise Found!"

There should be a six star review category. Hale Aloha Aina exceeded our expectations in every way. What a gem of a property. First, the cottage is absolutely beautiful, warm and inviting. When we stepped into the house we instantly felt like we belonged here. The fragrant smell of fresh ginger blooms and plumeria was romantic and played on all of our senses. We couldn't wait to start exploring the property. What fun to find such a great variety of fruit trees and exotic plants. Bananas, limes, avocados, pineapples and guavas to name a few. This is a virtual garden of Eden. No matter how much the rest of the island beckoned to us, (and it did) we always looked forward to coming home to Hale Aloha Aina for peace and relaxation.

~ If you are seeking tranquility and seclusion Wood Valley is the place for you! ~

Hale Aloha Aina (House of the Loving Land) is a romantic Hawaiian vacation cottage nestled on eight acres of lush tropical flora. No other homes or people live on this property, giving you the ultimate in privacy and seclusion. Truly the perfect honeymoon getaway or artist retreat for nature enthusiasts seeking a remote destination that inspires intimacy and adventure. Wood Valley is a hidden treasure on the southeast side of Hawaii offering upcountry living in an agricultural community. It is five miles from the town of Pahala which offers a hospital, drug store, gas station, library, community swim pool, market and Coffee Mill. At 2500 elevation, this mountain cabin offers a comfortable climate with warm sunny days and cool evening nights for a great night sleep. Besides the low humidity, there are very few pecky bugs... no torpedo cockroaches or swarming mosquitoes. As of 2016 the coqui frogs have migrated to the gulches of closer to the temple but you can't hear them from the cottage. It is still one of the last truly peaceful areas on this side of the island.

You will love it so much that you will want to keep it a secret, but be so rejuvenated that you will have to tell everyone!

~ Last minute and extended stay discounts. 10% Military and Kama'aina discount. Guests staying one week or longer receive one bag of Kau Honu Java coffee grown right across the road from the Hale. Best coffee you will ever taste! A fresh tropical floral arrangement will greet you when you arrive at the Hale.


to provide you with a sensational, holistic, and life long lasting holiday that will keep your mind, body, and spirit wanting more. We want you to enjoy the surroundings of beautiful open landscape and all the amenities this special vacation home offers.

Adventures close by

• Hike Volcanoes National Park

• Explore exotic black and green sand beaches

• Witness and active volcano

• Snorkel and swim with the turtles at Punalu'u Black sands beach

• Wish upon a star... dark vast star gazing views

• Talk story with the locals...historical sugar town of Pahala ( 6 miles away) mini market, gas station, library, hospital and drug store.

• Wake up to amazing sunrises and golden views of the valley

• Explore the peacefulness of the quite cottage landscape


• Balinese Hardwood furnishings vintage Euro-Asian décor

• WiFi High Speed internet and Free long distance calling available

• Snorkel gear

• Bicycles

• Impeccable house keeping

• An affordable journey

• Professionally manicured park like setting with many fruit trees to pick from with three acres of mowed lawn

• Meandering paths to bask in the sun, listen to the birds and be one with nature... truly your Garden of Eden!

This vacation home is totally self-sufficient...Off the beaten path and off the Grid. Hale Aloha Aina is an ambassador for green living educating our guests on how simple it is to live off the grid using solar and propane. Solar runs the electrical appliances such as the lights, stereo, washer, dryer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, etc. The stove, fireplace and hot water is operated on propane gas. Water is gravity feed so there is no need of a water pump. We even have a back up water source that supplies 500 gallons of water to the cottage in the event of an emergency. Previous guests have appreciated the experience and often recreate this system in their own homes. Extended stays may have to run the generator to power the system's batteries if there is no sun. The generator is very quiet and turns on with a key. Otherwise the system is efficient enough to just run on solar energy.

If for any reason you need assistance our grounds man, housekeeper and property manager are available to serve you. They are the friendliest people and live close to the hale. As you read the guests comments you will see how fortunate we are to have them and be able to provide this sanctuary for everyone to enjoy. Since it is their work, they take pride in creating the most enchanting playground for nature lovers. There are three acres of mowed lawn with an abundance of flora and tropical fruits that our guests have the opportunity to enjoy. Picking fresh fruit from the trees is one of the favorite things to do as well as just hanging out at the hale. There is so much to explore right in your back yard that many of our guests never leave the grounds.

~ Look for our links below to our Website with more photos and information about the area and our Big Island Cottage. We've uploaded a YouTube Video that will show you some of the beautiful flora on the property. Read Guest comment to see if this is the place you have been searching for. You will not be disappointed!

Hilo Airport (ito) is the closest airport to the cottage which is an hours drive. Kona (koa) is more than two hours away, but most of our guests arrive in Kona and enjoy the beautiful drive to the hale. We recommend that you arrive before dark, but if that is not possible our directions are very thorough since many of our guests arrive late. It is all part of the adventure and we haven't lost anyone yet! Directions to the cottage and check in information will be available once you have confirmed your reservation. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call us in Bend Oregon pacific time from 10 to 10. We love to talk about Hawaii!!

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Tom and Missy Powell
Member since: 2001
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2018

About Tom and Missy Powell

Tom and Missy purchased Hale Aloha Aina in 2001 and have rented the cottage full time since 2002. We have maintained an outstanding reputation for providing the highest standard in service, accommodations and amenities for a very affordable rate. Our housekeeper and groundsman take extra pride in their work because they know how special this place really us, our guests and for themselves. It is truly 'heaven on earth'! We are grateful for the aina (land) and the love it nurtures in all of us!

Missy works personally with each guest to help them plan their dream vacation. Having been raised on the Big Island, she can offer experience and knowledge from a local’s perspective as well. She worked as a hygienist for 20 years and now has a small business as a metalsmith and jewelry designer. You can find her work under the name of Silver Falls Jewelry.

Tom is a retired engineer of 30 years at Hewlett Packard. Currently he has a small archery business called Central Oregon Archery. He loves to teach Archery and volunteers most of his time to the communities youth.

In 2012 our son and grandchildren moved to Central Oregon after living abroad in the military for the past ten years. Having missed them so much... we have decided to stick around for while!

Tom and Missy Powell purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Tom and Missy Powell chose Pahala

This is where we want to spend the rest of our lives! Besides the breathtaking beauty of having your own garden of Eden...Having pure spring water on tap and rich volcanic soil at your feet is a rare commodity when you 'LIVE' on the BIG Island. Missy was raised on the Big Island and knows the struggle with having to deal with water catchment and cleared land without any soil. The climate at 2500 elevation is very comfortable for us having lived in the NW. It's not too Hot and it's not too cold... it's just RIGHT!

What makes this cottage unique


This vacation rental home features solar and propane appliances with a fully equipped kitchen, washer & dryer, wireless internet and all the conveniences of a modern home. Some may say... 'Why rent a solar home when you can have electricity?' We say... 'Well why NOT!' It gives you a chance to see how easy it is to live 'Green' and self sufficient. Living off the grid doesn't have to be 'roughing it!'

What makes Hale Aloha Aina special...: If you have read our guest comments, you will already know that Hale Aloha Aina has captured the hearts and minds of travelers from all over the world. We have been offering this sanctuary to visitors since 2001 and our occupancy rate has been at least 85% which is astounding. There are several reasons for our success, but most importantly, we do our best to make sure that our home is what our guests are seeking. Our personal website is very informative and our blog gives additional information in planning their trip.

Guestbook comments from the owner

When you are driving to Hale aloha aina, you begin to wonder what you are getting into as you drive what seems like a long way up this country road (the first time; everything is always shorter once you understand the area). But as soon as you open the front door, you are like "wow, this is nice". And indeed it is. Well constructed, well designed, well situated, well provisioned, well decorated and I've never tasted such good water, so even the well is well. Centrally located to everything you want to see on the South side. Beautifully sunny every morning we were there (and the Caldera was quite active). Only a bit of vog one day; most of it seems to blow right around the west side and up to Captain Cook and Kailua (which I would not recommend staying in - we did later in the trip and were vogged in every day). The nights were full of stars, the mornings full of songbirds and I have never seen more beautiful horses anywhere than in Wood Valley and in other parts of the south island. Would I recommend this place to others? Without hesitation! Thanks Tom and Missy! This was money well spent and more than we expected! Oh, one more thing...kudos to their housekeeper...the place was spotless and dust free.
Nov 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Pahala, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Fully tiled shower and tub inside the cottage Many of our guests prefer to use the Hot water rain shower outside the cottage! Great after a day at the beach to rinse off snorkel gear and swimsuits.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
~ Snorkel gear provided ~ Pick fresh fruit from the trees when ripe Bananas, pineapple, quava, cherimoya, fajoya, lilikoi, lemons, limes, kefir limes, oranges, grapefruits, jackfruit, chayote, coffee, cinnamon orchard and allspice


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Secluded Honeymoon Cottage on eight secluded acres all for U ~ WiFi~ ECO
average rating of 4.9852943 based on 77 reviews

Romantic Retreat Even for Seniors

  • 5 of 5

This place is everything that the other reviewers talk about. Each year that we visit the island staying in Kona, we make a complete trip around the island participating in the annual quilters shop hop. This made a great stopping off point as we made our way to Hilo. Everything is truly as advertised. Do keep in mind the elevation makes this a slightly cooler spot than an ocean front accommodation. The weather was rainy so we were not able to enjoy the grounds as we had hoped but the cottage was cozy. Thanks to our hosts for a lovely spot. Another fond memory of our time on the Big Island. Steve and Carol

  • Review Submitted: 22/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a unique and beautiful property, with exquisite attention to detail.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful, relaxing time and especially enjoyed sitting on the back deck listening to the birds, or viewing amazingly bright stars after a day of hiking and exploring Volcano National Park. The owners gave excellent instructions, and the housekeeper called after we arrived to make sure everything was OK, very welcoming. If you need fast internet and great cell coverage, this may not be your first choice. If you want to relax and be surrounded by beauty inside and out, then this is the place. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 22/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Missile Crisis Averted - Staying here WON'T Nuke your wallet!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for peaceful solitude and to get away from the "rat race" ......this is definitely the place. My wife and I stayed here during the "false missile alert," of which we were completely oblivious until we reached our second destination two days later near Kona. Be prepared for the scenic , but as described by the owners, adventurous drive up to the residence. As you make your way down the driveway you will be met by lush and manicured grounds filled with productive fruit trees. We gorged on oranges and avocados every day.The residence itself is very well appointed and impeccably clean, to be honest it looked like the housekeeper had scrubbed every inch with a toothbrush. Who by the way will be by to check on you shortly after your arrival and see if you need anything. If you have any concerns about being "off grid" don't worry, you won't even know this place is completely powered by solar energy. However, the accommodation is quaint, for a couple it is the perfect size and you could maybe even get away with one or two young kids but more than that might be a squeeze. Overall, this VRBO offers excellent value and we have stayed in a few of them here on Hawaii. As far as ratings go, this is a rare but truly deserving 5 star value considering what is offered at it's current rental price point. I would not hesitate recommending this place to anyone.......even Kim Jung Un.

  • Review Submitted: 25/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The property sits in a beautiful setting with complete privacy. The amount of flowers and fruit on the property is amazing. Keep in mind it is pretty remote, but if that is what you are looking for it will be hard to beat this place. The house itself is very nice and contains anything you probably need while there. The bed is very nice (a little soft for my taste) as well as all the furnishing and decor. We spent Christmas here and made some nice meals and enjoyed dining on the back porch. Bring some movies if you get bored easily as there are no TV channels (a few movies provided in the house). As far as side trips we enjoyed treks to the Green Beach, Black sand beach, and South Point (jumping off the cliffs is fabulous if the weather is right). We had stayed a few nights at the Volcanoes National Park previous to our stay here, but it would not be to far for day excursions from here and is well worth it. Given Christmas closures we didn't get to try some of the eating establishments in Naalehu but they looked very interesting. We certainly would like to stay here again given the opportunity.

  • Review Submitted: 09/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The most perfect place I've ever been.

  • 5 of 5

I really can not say enough about this cottage, I could say a million things to describe how much we loved our stay and it wouldn't be enough. The cottage - perfect; the landscaping - perfect; the views - perfect; the serenity - (you get the point). I have never felt so sad at leaving a vacation property, like leaving a new love that you know you won't see for a while; that is the feeling I still feel today. Mahalo for sharing such a fabulous place with us.

  • Review Submitted: 27/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to get away from it all. Very private.

  • 5 of 5

The property is located in the mountains behind Kau Coffee. You can leave the beach in 82 degree weather and be at 65 when you reach the cottage. Tom and Missy have made this a wonderful private retreat, especially for couples. You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Hilo Airport (ITO)
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Volcano Town, Naalehu
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Punalu'u Turtle Black Sand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Wood Valley Temple and Retreat
Nearest Point of Interest
Punalu'u Turtle Black Sand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Green Sands Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Punaluu Bake Shop
Car: necessary

20 minutes from Volcanoes National Park

15 minutes from Punalu'u Turtle Black Sand Beach

30 minutes from South Point trail head to Green Sand Beach

60 minutes to Hilo Airport

90 minutes to East Kapoho, active lava viewing

90 minutes to South Kona Beaches


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in the Pahala, Hawaii

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

exit cleaning fee AU$76.46
Tax Rate 13.42%

Book 6 nights/ 7th night free. 3 night min. stay unless there is an opening between check ins or booking 30 days prior. Ask about Extended stay discounts. No security deposit or damage insurance required by our guests. We strongly advise purchasing Trip Cancellation Insurance. $20.00 additional housekeeping fee for stays over 14 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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