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LUXURY ON A BUDGET. BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE FOR 2 ON A PEACEFULL 2 ACRE RETREAT

Matthew

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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LUXURY ON A BUDGET. BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE FOR 2 ON A PEACEFULL 2 ACRE RETREAT

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Waimea - Kamuela Cottage Rental Photos and Description

PRIVATE COTTAGE SLEEPS 2 - FULL AMMENITIES - 6 MILES FROM BEST BEACHES

The Zen Hale is the perfect home base for your exploration of the Big Island. We are conveniently located on the sunny side of Waimea Town only a 10 minute drive to the best Kohala beaches. The unique serenity of this one bedroom, one bath cottage offers ocean and mountain views enhanced by cool breezes and mild temperatures. Create an inspired menu using some of the fruits and vegetables from our organic garden. Luxuious linens adorn the separate bedroom and a beautiful stone shower appoint the bathroom. A separate laundry room with washer and dryer is available for use.

You will find yourself minutes away from the best beaches on the Big Island. The largest of Hawaii Island’s white sand beaches, Hapuna Beach, has consistently been rated on numerous international Top Ten lists. Mauna Kea Beach, a perfect crescent of golden sand leading to calm water, has been voted among the Top 10 beaches in the U.S. Both offer great conditions for swimming, sunbathing, bodyboarding and snorkeling.

Beyond the beaches, Hawaii offers a host of outdoor activities and sightseeing oppportunities. Head to the Paniolo Town of Waimea and visit the many shops and galleries. From there is the perfect starting point for a trip to the Volcano National Park or a glimpse of the stars and planets at Mauna Kea Observatory.

There's no better way to experience the amazing cultural diversity of Hawaii Island than to visit one of the farmers’ markets that take place all arround the island. You’ll find fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables used in Hawaii Regional Cuisine, exotic varieties that are as intriguing as they are tasty plus an eclectic collection of prepared foods.The market is also a great place to pick up handmade artwork or a unique gift and strike up a conversation with the artist who made them.

When you're ready for some relaxation and 'Aloha', come home to the Zen Hale.

Let us know if you will be celebrating a special occasion or have a certain need. We will do all we can to accomodate your request. You will always feel welcome and long to return to our unique retreat.

If the calendar at the Zen Hale is full, please contact us as we have other beautiful homes that may be available for your desired dates.

Aloha and Mahalo

Matthew and Rose

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Matthew (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2015

About Matthew

Moved to the Big Island 10 years ago from Portland, Oregon. I have lived all around the U.S. but I feel that this is my true home. Rose and I just spent an amazing month in Nepal and India, but the best part was coming back to Hawaii. In 1999, while attending an alternative building design seminar in Cottage Grove, Oregon, I was introduced to the concept of permaculture. Although the original focus of permaculture was sustainable food production, over time the philosophy of permaculture has expanded to encompass economic and social systems. Today I have my Permaculture Design Certification and also my Permaculture Teacher Training Certification. My passion now is working to make our Big Island property an example of permaculture design, and in cultivating Bodhisattva Healing Gardens to become a place where these healing ideas are shared.

Matthew purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Matthew chose Waimea - Kamuela

We chose our property for the excellent climate and the proximity to the best beaches and easy access to Waimea town.

What makes this cottage unique

There is no better place to take a nap in the afternoon or enjoy an evening of star gazing. Our elevation of 1800' provides breezes and milder temperatures and the perfect culture for organic farming.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 8 traveler reviews

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LUXURY ON A BUDGET. BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE FOR 2 ON A PEACEFULL 2 ACRE RETREAT
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
5

Beautiful, cozy, much aloha

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, private, welcoming, attention to detail...it was such a treat to stay at the Zen Hale. Great to come back to the sites, peaceful sounds and fragrant smells of this very unique space and property after exploring Waimea, Hapuna, Kawaihae, Hawi, Pulolu and Kona. Excellent hosts with warm aloha spirit and artistic aesthetic who made us feel at ease and grateful to share their beautiful cottage and gardens in Waimea. They were especially sweet with my son. Luscious fresh eggs too. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Deirdre, We are very happy that you gave us the opportunity to be your hosts at Zen Hale and that you were able to take advantage of the serenity and tranquil surroundings we strive to offer our guests as well as our great central location that encourages daily adventures. Kai is a joy!! We hoped he enjoyed his stay as well. We hope you will come visit us again. You will always be welcome. Much Mahalo, Matthew and Rose
5

Zen hale stay

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at the Zen Hale. So quiet and private. The cottage is fully equipped to cook your own meals. The location is so close to shopping in Waimea and beaches along the coast. So hassle free. You get lovely eggs and fruit from the property to enjoy. what more could you want?

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Bev and Peter, Thank you so much for allowing us to be your hosts again at Zen Hale. It is so gratifying when a guest returns to our property to relax and take advantage of our retreat and all that Hawaii Island has to offer. I hope you are enjoying the second leg of your trip. We hope to see you again soon. You are always most welcome guests. Aloha and Mahalo, Matthew, Rose and Lynette
4

Overall a great cozy private space

  • 4 of 5

Lovely. Matt and Rose were amazing hosts. Thanks for yummy eggs, edible flowers and oranges and papayas. Had an amazing cranial sacral energy work experience with Rose. Hale a little too hot during day but other than that cool evening breezes after 7.00 cool space out quickly.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Mary, We are so happy that you enjoyed the extras we provided for your stay at The Zen Hale. We love to share our organic produce and eggs with our guests. It was unusually warm in Waimea during the day while you were visiting.....much cooler outside in the breeze. We're happy you enjoyed the cool nights....great for star gazing and sleeping. We are in the process of installing insulation inside the roof that will keep The Zen cooler during the day when we get the occasional higher temperatures. Thank you again for allowing us to be your hosts. We're happy you enjoyed your stay at our tranquil retreat and we're holding you to your promise to visit us again. Aloha and Mahalo, Matthew and Rose
5

Cottage Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to settle in for a couple of weeks. The cottage is in a lovely private setting and the hosts are kind and gracious. Excellent value for the price.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Small, but very nice

  • 5 of 5

The ad is accurate.

The lodging is a small free standing building with, in essence, a large room with a bathroom. I would classify it as a large studio. It is very clean and well maintained. The queen bed is in a partially partitioned off area. There is a dining table and chairs in the main area, which has a tile floor and a large area rug. The kitchen area is small and had a 3/4 size frig, sink, microwave, toaster-like oven, and 2 nice induction hotplates. There is not a traditional stove, but we had no problem making simple meals. (There is an outside gas grill which worked well.) The bathroom included a nice tile shower of a good size. Beach chairs and towels were included. The grounds are serene, and the location is an up-scale neighborhood with multi-acre lots, about 2 miles from Waimea.

Now for the "limitations". First, remember that the price is quite low for the area. There is no dishwasher, but this is basically a studio. There are two chairs in the sitting area. We would have preferred a couch. The coffee maker is a French press, not the traditional drip kind. It was fun to learn how to use it! There is no a/c, but the fans took care of us. The lighting could have been brighter. I only list these "limitations" to better inform you, not to say anything negative about the accommodation. If you want/need posh lodging with 5 star service, this is not it. If you want exceptional, clean, budget lodging in a central location for two people, you have found it. The price is beyond reasonable.

Would we stay again? In a heartbeat!!!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that Karl enjoyed his stay at The Zen Hale so much that he may become a repeat visitor!! We pride ourselves on being able to offer this serene cottage in such a lush and private setting with easy access to all the adventures on Hawaii Island at a very reasonable price. We try to furnish all of our properties with energy saving and sustainable features. We have replaced the light bulbs with a new brand that are brighter but still energy efficient. If you do want something bigger and more posh.....please take a look at our Lokilani (Home Away Listing # 387424). As Karl says though, if you want an exceptionally clean cottage in the beautiful Waimea area, you won't find a better place to stay than The Zen Hale. Aloha Matthew and Rose
5

Relax

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth trip to the Big Island. Previously we had stayed near Kona, but always found ourselves driving north to enjoy the Kohala coast and the towns of Waimea and Hawi.

Some of the best beaches in the state (and nation) are within a ten minute drive of the place. Mauna Kea, Hapuna, Waialea, etc. Seriously, the proximity to these beaches alone is worth the price.

You are also only 10 minutes from the town of Waimea. There is a large Foodland, a natural food store, and Saturday farmers markets in town. There are also several great farm to plate restaurants in town.

The place itself is a guest house on the owners property. They live in the main house and are very accommodating if you have any requests. Everything you need for a day at the beach is there if you want it.

We had no trouble using the kitchen, and made ourselves several meals.

At night the place is very quiet, and you will be able to see the stars and Milky Way above you in the darkness.

We stayed 17 days and definately felt relaxed and welcome.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Michael, Rose and I are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Zen Hale. We pride ourselves on a comfortable, relaxing setting with all the conveniences of home. We would welcome you back to be our guests anytime. Mahalo Matthew

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Mauna Kea Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Merriman's
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Mauna Kea Beach
Car: necessary

We are located on the dry and sunny side of Waimea (Kamuela) and only 8 minutes to the best beaches on the island or 8 minutes to beautiful Waimea town. We have over 2 acres of peaceful land with views of 4 mountains and the ocean.

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Rates & Availability

From $79 Per night

Waimea - Kamuela Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2015/2016 Holiday
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$79
 

Additional information about rental rates

ONE TIME CLEANING FEE $95
Refundable damage deposit $195
Tax Rate 13.25%
Notes We have 5 additional properties on Hawaii Island. If The Zen Hale is not available for your desired dates, please contact us. We would like to help you secure your accommodations.

Mahalo
50% deposit to hold reservation. The balance will be due 45 days prior to arrival
We accept all major credit cards.

Here is our cancellation policy:

•Before 60 days = 100% refund
•60 to 45 days = 50% refund
•45 to 30 days = 25% refund

Hawaii Tax I.D. # W00501720-02
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Amenities

Waimea - Kamuela Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 485 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is a full bathroom with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has queen size bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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