This charming garden apartment is situated on the sunny side of the Paniolo Town of Waimea (Kamuela)
Our peaceful, two acre retreat is the perfect location for exploring the numerous points of interest on the Big Island and a private getaway to practice 'Hawaiian Time'
The Garden Hale is a separate building from the main house. It features beautiful bamboo and stone flooors, 9 feet ceilings with fans, a well appointed kitchen and a private lanai with an organic garden. The daybed in the living room is a true queen size bed.
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 Waimea and visit the many shops and galleries.
Waimea Town is the perfect starting point for a trip to the Volcano National Park. A memorable drive to Hilo along the Hamakua Coast offers breathtaking views of historic Waipio Valley. This area is also home to Akaka Falls, one of Hawaii's most famous. You'll see deep water-carved gulches and valleys, thick with tropical foliage. Stop and tour gardens full of exotic plants and orchids.
For adventure of a higher nature, the 13,700 foot summit of Mauna Kea provides dramatic scenery and an unforgettable visitor experience. The W. M. Keck Observatory provides a visitor’s gallery with exhibits describing astronomy research and star gazing.
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, come home to
We have on site a Licensed Message Therapist (L.M.T.) and Brennan Healing Science Practitioner (B.H.S.P.) specializing in Cranial Sacral Therapy and Energy Healing.
Let us know if you will be celebrating a special occasion or have a certain needs. We will do all we can to accomodate your request. You will always feel welcome and long to return to our unique retreat.
If our calendar at the Garden Hale is full, please contact us as we have other beautiful homes that may be available for your desired dates.
We have found the best guide book is “Hawaii The Big Island Revealed”
by Andrew Doughty ISBN 13: 978-0-9814610-0-7.
We are working to produce all of own organic fruits and vegetables using permaculture design principles.
We chose our property for the excellent climate and the proximity to the best beaches and easy access to Waimea town
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.