Hale Aloha Aina in Pahala Hawaii
Hale Aloha Aina Pahala Big Island Hawaii Vacation Rental Cottage Lodgings Accommodations


Owners: Tom & Missy Powell

Guestrooms: 1 cottage

Address: Nr. Pahala, Big Island, Hawaii

Mailing Address: 37565 Elizabeth Drive • Lebanon, Oregon • 97355

Telephone: 1 (888) 256-4206

Activities/Attractions: Wood Valley is a lush crescent shaped forest tucked away on the southern slopes of Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is paradise only few will experience. Your destination becomes a journey through a mystical forest with deep ravines carved into the raw earth to expose the naked lava floor. The fertile soils and cool climate nurture an array of exotic plants as well as coffee and macadamia nut farms. There is something new to discover around every bend, every tree, and every leaf. It is that inquisitive curiosity that will keep you coming back.

"Hale Aloha Aina" is centrally located between the town of Volcano and Kailua, Kona, which gives you lots to explore. An ideal location if you want to experience the lush tropical side of Hawaii, the active Volcano of Kilauea and some of the best snorkeling areas on the island. All are within a 90 minute drive.

  • 5 minutes to Pahala - grocery, hospital, gas, laundry, video store, library, post office, gift shop and lunch shop
  • 15 minutes to Punalu’u Black Sand Beach - swimming, snorkeling, fishing, boarding, gifts and shave ice
  • 15 minutes to Seamountain Golf course and resort - golf and tennis
  • 25 minutes to Volcanoes Nat’l Park and Golf Course - Restaurants, Winery, Art Gallery, Events
  • 60 minutes to Hilo Airport
  • 90 minutes to the Hamakua coast line - Waipio Valley and Akaka falls
  • 90 minutes to South Kona - Hokena Beach, Miloli’i, and Place of Refuge (Pu’uhonua ‘O Honaunau)

"We woke in the morning with birds singing and the sun shining into the home just like in your pictures. It was just perfect. It was the perfect escape, with no interruptions, no barking dogs, no cars, no neighbors, no kids, no work, no worries. We could not even SEE another house or person from anywhere on the property."

"Thank you very much for such a great stay in Hawaii.  We became very attached to your cottage when we were there. One night we went to Kona and stayed there so that we could attend a Luau. When we returned it was like coming home again. On the day that we left, we felt genuinely sad to go. Everything that you said about the place was absolutely true--and even more!  Thanks for the opportunity to stay there.  We could tell that you really care about the place."

"The difference in your rental and the other one was the feel. It seemed like the other place was a rental or a cabin, everything was thrown together, yours was like being home. Everything was done first class to stocking the kitchen, to literature and the bed linen. It was so comfortable going to bed and not wanting to get up but you had to, to see the sunrise. It was like coming home every night to your own home not coming back to a rental at the other place. Thank you for taking the time and money in doing it right."

"What a great home in paradise. We had so much fun exploring every day and coming home to relax afterward. Many highlights- stars, candles and fresh air. Volcano at night. Hot pools in Puna South point snorkeling and cliff jumping- Great coffee! We'll be back."

"Breathless- loved waking up to the jasmine and ginger- I will be back Perfect little cottage with nice friendly owners."

"This place is very beautiful. It's so quiet too. Thanks for letting us stay here for our honeymoon getaway."

"This was such a wonderful getaway & a great anniversary gift for our girls- but I don't think we'll need any excuse to come back again."

"We really enjoyed our stay. This house is beautiful and you feel at home the instant you walk through the door. Thanks!"

"It was just incredible staying at your cottage! It was so private and beautiful, peaceful and perfect for us to relax and catch up."

"This area is breathtaking! One word- ENCHANTING! Thank you."


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"We are enjoying our last morning here packing things up for the adventures that await us down the road. This has been the best week of our month in the islands! We love your home. The location is fabulous for getting away from it all or exploring every nook and cranny! We had so many wonderful encounters with places and people. The peace and quiet is so nice to return to at the end of a day. Mahalo for making our stay so enjoyable."

"Thank you again for letting us stay in your magical cottage! We loved it and had such a peaceful and enjoyable time there. Thank you too for the pamphlet you sent us about the cottage. We have passed it on to one of our friends with glowing recommendations!! Hope you are both well. Thanks again."

"We really enjoyed staying at your cottage. It is delightful! I think it would be a great place to stay when you want to explore Volcano National Park and the South Point area. We loved the climate and all the beautiful trees and plants. The dry river beds look really interesting! Anyway, Thanks again - you have a wonderful spot for your retirement!"

"We absolutely loved the cottage. It is the kind of place that we would live in! We simply fell in love with the place! We would love to send you some pictures. We took some on the back porch (which we wished we could have enjoyed more of). We would also write a glowing statement about our stay. In fact, of all of the places that we stayed on the Big Island, yours is the one that we will stay in again when we go! Missy, you were simply the warmest and most helpful host and we still talk about your place. We couldn't rave about it enough and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends and family."

"We loved your comfortable and beautifully detailed cottage, a peaceful and exotic spot to access Volcano Nat. Park from and appreciate the solar energy commitment. Thanks so much!"

"Great House! Beautiful Valley! Fantastic Volcano! We'll be back! Thanks."

"We really had a great honeymoon at "Hale Aloha Aina". The setting is beautiful, peaceful, and private: and the furnishings are very nice. Tom and Missy are friendly and easy to work with too. We enthusiastically recommend "Hale Aloha Aina" to our friends. Thanks for everything."

"Wonderful Place. Peaceful and beautiful. Hope to visit again in the near future."

General Information: Hale Aloha Aina is a charming Hawaiian vacation cottage rental nestled on eight acres of lush tropical flora in enchanting Wood Valley near Pahala, Hawaii. It is the perfect Hawaii vacation home to spend your entire Hawaiian vacation and for your rendezvous around Hawaii’s Big Island.

Our Hawaiian vacation rental home provides 700 square feet of comfortable, romantic living just right for a couple and an affordable alternative for those on a budget too. It is a great place to “hang loose” after a long day of exploring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Punalu'u Black Sands Turtle Beach and the many other spectacular sites just minutes away.

Hale Aloha Aina comes with everything you could possibly need, plus all the extras that give it that special touch. The cottage is equipped with the best of everything to make your stay safe, efficient, and “user friendly”. This home conserves our precious resources by utilizing solar electric power and a generator. The water heater, stove, and refrigerator run on propane. We even have the luxury of drinking pure spring water from the tap which is rare on the islands.

  • The one bedroom cottage also has a living room, spacious full bathroom, dining room area, kitchen, and private outdoor lanai.
  • Eurasian accents adorn the rich mahogany furniture.
  • Soft sheets and a comfortable queen size bed lends to a good nights rest.
  • For an extra guest or child, there is a single futon in the living area with extra linens.
  • The bathroom is spacious with a tub and shower. There is even a warm shower outside to get rid of the sand in your swimsuits!
  • All of the linens are provided and the standard toiletries are included such as soap and tissue.
  • Washer and dryer for weekly guest stays.
  • Snorkel gear provided upon request.
  • Our kitchen is fully equipped with all of the conveniences of home to cook your favorite meals. A microwave, blender, rice cooker, toaster, coffee maker, and grinder are all provided.
  • You can even BBQ with the gas grill on the lanai.
  • You will find beach chairs, lawn chairs, fold out mattress, coolers, flashlights, first aid kit, candles, lanterns, clothes line and a fire extinguisher.
  • A television with VCR/DVD player is provided for movies, a CD disc player with Hawaiian music, and a telescope for stargazing. A great selection of Hawaii interest books and local information is available also.

We can assure you that your destination is a journey in itself! If you want a beautiful vacation rental that is Off the Beaten Path, this is it.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Amex, E-Check, personal checks, money orders or cashiers check.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars)

$125/night (3 night minimum)
7th night free when booking 6 nights.


"We had a wonderful stay at Hale Aloha Aina. The weather was super, the volcano was awesome, the bed was oh so comfy, and the house was so peaceful. We got to see the moonrise from be the first night and the sunrise the next morning. You planned the layout impeccably! This is the first time we have ever stayed close to the volcano so we could spend extended time getting close. Usually by the time we drive down from Kona and are contemplating the drive home we don't get to see much. This time we walked out to watch the plume on day. The next day we geared up and hiked out in the afternoon to watch the active lava. It was moving really well. Got to see several break outs very close and the 'falls' up on the Pali were awesome after nightfall. Even managed to walk out after dark without breaking anything."

"We have been visiting Hawaii annually for +10 years, having stayed on all islands and in all forms of places to stay. Quite simply, we have never enjoyed Hawaii as much as we did during our week at your place. It was perfect! We loved the setting, the simplicity, the views, the quiet, the house itself, the location, and most of all ˆ the quality of everything there. I have never stayed in the same place twice, but you can count on our return to your place the next time we come."

"We admire your emphasis on preserving resources! Our favorite place we've ever been."