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Your secret hideaway on the
Big Island of Hawaii

OUR GUESTS HAVE AGREED!

We have been overjoyed with the gracious comments from all of our visitors! Our guests have agreed that this is truly a magical place and it pleases us to know that they will cherish the memories at Hale Aloha Aina forever.

There will be a fresh flower lei waiting to greet you when arriving at the Hilo Airport from Ah Lan’s Lei Stand…our way of saying Aloha and Mahalo for choosing to stay at our home in enchanting Wood Valley on the Big Island of Hawaii.


. . . From our Guests . . .

Best Place Ever

Does it get any better than this!! We don't think so. This place turned out to be the number one place we ever stayed at, five stars is still not enough. Finding this place was like winning the lottery for us. When we arrived the cottage had been prepared as if they were expecting royalty. What a way to start a vacation. Getting there from the airport was easy and an adventure in itself. We loved the feeling of seclusion the very tropical area gave us and picking lemons from trees right outside the door for lemonade was an added bonus. This cottage had everything, there was no adjusting or going without here it was like your own home away from home. Don't worry about being too secluded though we found it to be an ideal location to see all the sights this island had to offer. All our friends want to hear about the helicopter ride over Kilauea and the road trip to the top of Mauna Kea but we always start out by saying you should have seen the cottage we stayed at on the Big Island. It was my pleasure writing this review for the owners of this cottage they have given us such cherished memories and we will never forget our stay at the Hale Aloha Aina or Tom & Missy Powell.

Sincerely, George & Paula

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Aloha Tom and Missy,

You are truly blessed with a very special place. I say Mahalo, Mahalo, and Mahalo for sharing this blessing. As a local boy born and raised on this special island when life was so simple and carefree…your home took me back to those special times and places in my life. I sit here on your lanai reminiscing of many yesterdays cheers and smiles…it all came rushing back. It make me truly appreciate the land and the aloha spirit you have shared. I live and work in the rat race of Kona and Waikoloa, I have stayed at every resort along the coast and never has a place brought me so much peace. It is that same peace that has brought me to evaluate my priority’s and needs in life. Do I sell it all and move to wood valley??? Your hale has made me feel more connected to the aina than I have felt in a long time. Why do we need anything else? This exact thought leaves me to say this… to all the hale aloha aina visitors you are blessed… blessed to have found this special place. I am glad you have chosen to enjoy our aina instead of big commercialized hotels. Remember… the things that have made Hawaii what it is today. It is the people, the natural beauty and wonder of these islands and the aloha spirit.

Tom and missy again say Mahalo plenty for allowing me to take time to relax and reminisce to what life is really about.

Aloha Hui ho, Chaze
Kona Resort Shell vacation


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customer commentsWe 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,

Fred and Bekka from Alaska

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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!
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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 t o 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.

Thanks for ordering up those clear starry nights and not-too-hot non-rainy days for us!

Emmett and Diane Koontz

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This area is breathtaking! One word- ENCHANTING! Thank you, Ger Sweitzer


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guest reviewsI bet you thought you'd never hear from us again! We've been really busy, which is good since we spent so much money in Hawaii! 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!

C. Wolf


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from our customersDear Tom and Missy,

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.

Sincerely,

Erik and Paula Frisk Kailua, Kona


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Dear Missy and Tom,

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.

Mahalo

Margaret. Woodside CA


Hi Missy-

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.

Take care, Nichole

Dear Tom and Missy,

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

guest commentsWe have lots of friends who manage and own vacation rentals in Kapoho here on the Big Island, but none that have a place as impressive as yours. Every detail was taken into account, the home was absolutely spotless, and so luxurious! For the first hour we were there, we just kept walking around asking each other, "can you believe how beautiful this place is!?"

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 cars, no neighbors in sight, no kids, no work, no worries. We could not even SEE another house or person from anywhere on the property that morning.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful place with us! We hope to get a chance to return, and will tell everyone we know to stay at your place when they visit the Big Island.

Sarah & Shawn H. Pahoa, HI


Hi Missy,

Well,,,,,,where to begin.

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 found a small, secluded beach on the South Point that was perfect for an afternoon by ourselves. Like having our own island!

We had planned to do some sightseeing during the week, but ended up doing very little. We did not want to be away from the house!

Once again, thanks for sharing your little piece of paradise with us. It was more than we could have expected.

Enjoy your time there next month!

Dave & Lisa Stone

Howell, Michigan


Missy, thanks so much for your wonderful hospitality! We so enjoyed your lovely home in Wood Valley. Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer than two nights. It has been by far our favorite location during our first two weeks (out of our month here on the Big Island). My girls loved walking the roads, smelling the yellow ginger and gawking at your monkeypod tree and gorgeous heliconia. We also took advantage of your limes, asparagus, bananas and rosemary, wondering how in the world your apple trees set fruit without a cold period... It rained a lot the first day, but the second morning was crystal clear. You've really done a great job of decorating and making sure all the thoughtful amenities are present, much more so than other rentals we've visited along the way. We'll be sure and tell our special friends about your place...If you ever need help with your website (from your success so far I rather doubt you will), please give me a jingle...

Bruce Hampton


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.   
Errol and Ellen Stevens


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. Barb and Mike Ring


Mahalo Tom and Missy! 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, Fred and Bekka Ketchikan, Alaska


Breathless- loved waking up to the jasmine and ginger- I will be back Perfect little cottage with nice friendly owners. Jean Hopper Denver, NC


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. Mahalo Nui Loa!
John and Christina DeLaMare Houaloa, HI


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! Joni, Phil and Scott Asakawa DAVIS, california


Great House! Beautiful Valley! Fantastic Volcano! We'll be back! Thanks, Helen Doyle San Francisco and Atlanta


This place is very beautiful. It's so quiet too. Thanks for letting us stay here for our honeymoon getaway. Shannon and Carey Low Corvallis Or


Wonderful Place. Peaceful and beautiful. Hope to visit again in the near future. Tom and Amy Reston, VA


We admire your emphasis on preserving resources! Our favorite place we've ever been. Sarah and Bill Hawley Portland, Manzanita Or.


We really enjoyed our stay. This house is beautiful and you feel at home the instant you walk through the door. Thanks! Michelle and Will Prunedale, Calif


This has been the most peaceful time for us. An excellent break for our on the go lifestyle. From the mouth of Van Morison "FANTABULOUS!" Mary and Kevin East Hartford, Ct


Beautiful place! Perfect b-day gift! Randy and Kulana Hilo, HI


Thanks for the beauty and simplicity! Deane and Jessica San Fransico, California


Do we really have to leave? Awesome place, Great Kept secret! Rob Shamo and Rob Vivian Denver Co


VERY NICE! Carla, Jeff, Emilie from Santa Barbara CA


What a Wonderful Place! Mike and Emma from Minneapolis, MN


Hard to leave even though we know we will be back. Peggy and Kendra from Boston, MA


VERY NICE! Joe and Uschi from Berkley, California


Amazing views, wonderful cute cottage, will be back! Agnes and Victor Bajor Prospect Hts., Illinois


The fruit trees made us feel like we were on a tropical paradise. Don't forget to take
flashlights to the Volcano! Jolene and Ty, Arrada, Colorado


Lovely home and Surroundings! Ed and Jane Rempel from Starbuck, Manitoba


What a nice home and Island! Had a great time. John and Andrea from Selma, Oregon


Go Solar! Thank you. Nonnie and Storm from Point Reyes, California


A great way to celebrate 40 years on this earth! Thank you! Paul and Janet Stilgoe from York England


What a beautiful piece of paradise! Serene hardly describes it. Pick and Teresa from Eugene, Oregon


Thanks so much for letting us enjoy your beautiful paradise. We love it! Better that the resorts! Gary and Elaine Cameron Park, California


Wonderful! We feel like we belong. Almost like Kona 35 years ago - NO TRAFFIC!! Phil and Jo from Vista, California


Quiet and Peaceful! Fabulous ranger guided hike through untouched Lava tube in the Volcanoes Nat'l Park. Ken and Betsy from Indianapolis, IN

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