|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This charming and spacious garden hale 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 relax and experience 'Hawaiian Time'. We are minutes from HPA and Parker schools.
It features beautiful bamboo and stone floors, 9 feet ceilings with fans, and a private lanai with an organic garden and outdoor seating and grilling. The separate bedroom features a comfortable queen size bed with upscale linens. The punee (Hawaii Lounge) in the living room is a true queen size bed for comfortable extra space sleeping or relaxing. The bathroom is beautifully appointed with a walk-in natural stone shower. Free parking is provided.
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, body boarding and snorkeling.
Beyond the beaches, Hawaii offers a host of outdoor activities and sightseeing opportunities. 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 around 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 Garden Hale.
Let us know if you will be celebrating a special occasion or have a certain needs. We will do all we can to accommodate 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. Call 928-713-7535.
We have found the best guide book is “Hawaii The Big Island Revealed”
by Andrew Doughty ISBN 13: 978-0-9814610-0-7.
Matthew and Rose
Tax ID# W00 501720-02
We are working to produce all of own organic fruits and vegetables using permaculture design principles.
ONSITE MASSAGE AND HEALING SERVICES AVAILABLE:
Rose Riedesel, L.M.T.
Brennan Healing Science
Licensed Message Therapist
Cranial Sacral Therapist
Intuitive Wellness Coach
Matthew Slak purchased this cottage in 2002
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 1700' provides breezes and milder temperatures and the perfect culture for organic farming.
My husband and I stayed for a week in October. The hale is beautiful, clean, quiet and cool at night. The kitchen is well equiped, which we appreciated because we ate in most of the time. The lanai is private and we enjoyed having our meals there. Matthew, the owner, made us feel at home and even brought us tangerines from his garden.
The location was perfect for us, as it allowed us to easily get to the sites in the north of the Big island: Mauna Kea, the valleys, the north Kohala region, and the beaches. Since it is slightly out of town, on the west side, it is a quick 15-minute drive to the wonderful beaches of the west coast. In Waimea, we found convenient grocery stores and a market.
Overall, I fully recommend and would love to stay there again.
P.S. special thanks to Lynette, who made the whole booking procedure a charm.
This is not what I expected. The pictures on the site are somewhat misleading. This is called a cottage and really is a converted garage. The exterior garage doors are the first thing you notice when you drive in. Inside the flooring for the main room is painted concrete. There is a large bookcase that covers the garage door bordered with curtains that mask the hard wear.
The kitchen has a toaster oven, a countertop 2 burner induction cooktop, a microwave and a refrigerator. The bathroom is all stone and very attractive. I expected a nice hot shower.....the hot water was enough for one shower then would turn cold. Be sure you bring your own soap for showering. The site does say no bath soap under the bath heading, under general they say basic soaps.
The furniture and decor were attractive. The raised bamboo flooring in the bedroom was beautiful. Lots of books were in the bookcase. The TV was dated and the number of channels to watch was miniscule. The cottage has a certain charm but my expectations were a cottage and not a converted garage. The owner lives on the property, he greeted us upon arrival, anxious to get a signature and give us keys. It would have been nice if he showed us where the washer/dryer were and how to use it. When I discovered no shower soap I knocked on his door, he opened the door I told him there was no soap and he replied we don't provide shower soap cause everyone has their own preference. I explained we were not prepared to provide our own shower soap. He later left a his own body wash on the stoop. That was appreciated.
In conclusion the cottage was clean, the bed linens comfy. I would not recommend to a relative or a friend.
The place was very spacious, clean, and wonderful for hanging out. We also loved the back enclosed porch. The birds seemed to be having a party back there. We would gladly stay here again. Thank you Matthew!
Garden Hale was perfectly situated- close to the beaches and the Center of town for shopping needs. Very quiet, clean and private. Matt was very attentive and the eggs were a nice welcome! The cottage had everything we needed for our 4 day stay. We hope to come back , again!
We could not have made a better choice. Not only is the pricing VERY reasonable for the area, but location is everything on the Big Island. We happily returned to the Garden Hale each afternoon knowing the sun would be shining on us.
Our accommodations were perfect for two, with everything neat, clean, and in good working order. We particularly liked having access to beach chairs, snorkels, etc. It made our daily trips to the beach more comfortable. The Hale setting was very quiet even though other guests were on the property. Having laundry facilities was also a bonus for our week long stay. Of course, no review would be complete without mention of the fresh eggs and papaya left in our kitchen for our use!
While we managed to visit most of the major sites on the island, the area around Waimea gave us the most enjoyment. From multiple beaches (snorkeling with mantas just down the road was a highlight) to a variety of golf courses, fine dining (Merriman's in Waimea) to local farmers markets for home cooking, native history to the Parker cowboy legacy, and, of course the gorgeous views all add up to having it all within a 25 mile radius.
We hope to be able to enjoy many return visits to the Garden Hale in the future and would not hesitate to recommend it to others. Mahalo!
Garden Hale was a highlight of our trip. Definitely the best of all our accommodation in Hawaii. The house was quiet, clean, very well equipped and comfortable. If you are seeking for privacy, this is a place for you. We were welcomed by fresh eggs and coffee, which was very nice too. Sorry, we couldn’t meet the owners personally, we would be interested in permaculture and their travelling experience. I’d like to say “next time” but Hawaii is so far away…Thank you.
Waimea, also called Kamuela, is the largest town in the interior of the Big Island, and is the center for ranching activities and paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy). This historic area full of rolling, green pastures is still home to cattle, cowboys and ranches. The Parker Ranch in and around Waimea is the largest privately owned cattle ranch in the US, and the annual Fourth of July rodeo is a major event.
But there is more to Waimea than just paniolo. This area is now home to a thriving community. You’ll find one of Hawaii Island’s finest chefs at Merriman’s Restaurant. Peter Merriman is three-time finalist in the prestigious James Beard Awards for Best Chef and is one of the founding members of Hawaii Regional Cuisine. You can also find the Kahilu Theatre here, a 490-seat cultural mecca on Hawaii Island featuring performances by renowned musicians, dancers and artists.
The Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival, held annually in the first week of February, has recently become another major event of the town. In the center of town you can find Hawaiian art at the Isaacs Art Center and the Wishard Gallery.
Waimea is also home to the headquarters of two astronomical observatories located on Mauna Kea, the W. M. Keck Observatory and the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. It is also headquarters of the International Lunar Observatory Association
To explore the road less traveled, the Kohala Mountain Road (Highway 250) leads north from Waimea to the charming town of Hawi. Most visitors miss this beautiful drive, but it’s a scenic way to get from Waimea to Hawi and the stunning Pololu Valley Lookout, which showcases breathtaking coastal views of the Hamakua Coast.
|One Time Cleaning Fee||$125|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
RENTAL POLICIES EXHIBIT (A)
NO SMOKING INSIDE OR OUTSIDE OF PROPERTY
Abuse of this policy will result in loss of security deposit.
NO PETS ALLOWED
REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT
Deposit is returned within 7 days of departure barring any losses, damages or abuse of this contract. Report any damages to owner upon arrival and before departure.
Guest shall allow Homeowner access to the property for purpose of repair, cleaning and inspection. Homeowner shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner.
NO WEATHER RELATED REFUNDS
NO EVENTS OR FUNCTIONS
No other persons except those indicated in rental agreement may stay overnight
QUIET TIME 10:00 PM TO 8:00 AM
The home is cleaned before and after your stay. Maid service is not included. We can help you arrange it at your own expense.
RUBBISH AND RECYCLING
Please take all rubbish tightly sealed in bags to the trashcans. Place garbage, glass and recycle items in the properly marked can.
CHECKOUT: PLEASE LEAVE KEY ON THE TABLE INSIDE THE UNIT AND TURN OFF ALL LIGHTS, FANS AND APPLIANCES.
This vacation rental property is privately owned. The owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illnesses that occur while on the premises or its facilities. The homeowner is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from the use of the premises by themselves, their children or others whom they invite on the premises and hereby waive any claim of liability or negligence against the homeowner for any accidents, injuries or illness that may occur while on the premise or its facilities.
A SHORT TERM RENTAL AGREEMENT WILL BE SENT TO YOU FOR YOUR REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE.