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Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Beautiful Hale in Waimea (Kamuela). Romantic retreat with luxurious amenties.

The Lokilani Hale is located on the dry and sunny side of Waimea (Kamuela). Our peaceful, two acre retreat is ideally situated 5 miles up from the best Kohala Beaches and 5 miles down from quaint Waimea Town.

There is a fully equipped kitchen and indoor dining area or the option of cooking outdoors on the gas BBQ and Al fresco dining on the lanai.

A comfortable queen size bed is adorned with luxurious linens.

A flat screen television is provided in the living area and there is complimentary WiFi.

Enjoy the luxurious spa bathroom complete with copper soaking tub for two and private garden lanai.

There is also a private outdoor shower garden to enjoy after the beach or under the stars.

The Kohala mountain views are enhanced by the mild temperature our 1700' elevation provides. This private hale is a serene and romantic honeymoon hide-a-way and perfect home base for Island exploration.

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....We have the boogie boards!!

Beyond the beaches, Hawaii offers a host of outdoor activities and sightseeing opportunities. Head to the Paniolo Town of Waimea and visit the many shops and galleries and world class restaurants.

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.

Lokilani 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.

When you're ready for some relaxation, come home to Lokilani Hale. The cool evenings are ideal for star gazing or just relaxing on one of the two lanais.

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 at Lokilani and long to return to our unique retreat.

We have found the best guide book is “Hawaii The Big Island Revealed”

by Andrew Doughty ISBN 13: 978-0-9814610-0-7.

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


Matthew and Rose

Tax ID# W00501720-02

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Property Manager
Matthew Slak
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

About Matthew Slak

We are working to produce all of own organic fruits and vegetables using permaculture design principles.


Rose Riedesel, L.M.T.

Brennan Healing Science

Licensed Message Therapist

Cranial Sacral Therapist

Intuitive Wellness Coach


Matthew Slak purchased this house in 2002

Why Matthew Slak chose Kohala Coast

Quietly situated off the main road away from the hustle and bustle of the larger towns yet within easy access to fabulous beaches, Waimea and Kona for shopping, medical and entertainment, this piece of island paradise embraces a healthy and balanced life....a true spirit of aloha.

What makes this house unique

There is no better place to sneak 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.


Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Luxurious Spa Bath w/ Copper Soaking Tub and Shower Additional Outdoor Shower Garden Hand Soap/Body Soap/Shampoo Toilet Tissue
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Rose Riedesel, L.M.T. Brennan Healing Science Licensed Message Therapist Cranial Sacral Therapist Intuitive Wellness Coach 808-896-2620


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.8461537 based on 39 reviews
Battle Ground, WA

Our stay at Lokilani

  • 5 of 5
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Ideally situated on two organic farming acres, this unit is one of four. Let me say right away that this is not a compact group of condos, each unit has seclusion and separation and felt very private. We had family over and used the kitchen to prepare simple meals with local ingredients we picked up at the Waimea farmers market. The kitchen can support four easily, and the hot plate is high tech efficiency, part of the ethos of the owners Matt and Rose. The Lokilani has two showers. Indoor and outdoor showers both felt designed around the Hawaiian spirit of simplicity and comfort. We did not use the decadent bath tub, but we were on the go every day we stayed at Lokilani. We hit the sights of Kohala, the volcano (watched molten lava flow directly into the sea), the beaches of south Kohala and saw family in Waimea, about 10 minutes away. Definitely cooler than the beach fronts (a good thing) and dryer than Waimea (a good thing for tourist), the location is great. Close to the major routes, yet itself secluded we found ourselves able to hike, or snorkel every day except the full day it takes to do the volcano. We were greeted with a basket of fruit from the farm upon our arrival and we were treated to a display of stars at night like I have not seen in a real long time. We feel everything was as advertised and we were not disappointed in any aspect of our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Ron, Rose and I are very happy you enjoyed your stay at Lokilani and took advantage of all that we strive to offer our guests.....comfort, privacy and a real spirit of Hawaiian culture and Aloha. We chose this location for exactly the reasons you listed...close to the best Kohala Coast beaches on the sunny and dry side of Waimea Town. We experience real privacy and serenity but not inconvenienced. We love the state of the art induction cookers so much we have one in our own kitchen. Thank you again for the opportunity to be your hosts while you visited Hawaii Island. You will always be welcome guests and we hope to see you on another visit. Aloha and Mahalo, Matthew and Rose
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Murfreesboro, TN

You MUST rent this place!

  • 5 of 5
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This unit is perfect! My wife and I travle quite a bit and use VRBO regularly. If you are going to the Big Island this is THE unit to rent. The location is ideal. It is within 10 munites of Waimea (restaurants, grocery, etc.) yet far enough away to feel like you are miles from everywhere (star lit sky, wildlife, fruit trees, etc.). It is located on the dry side of the island. We were able to sleep with the windows open and enjoy the cool, dry nights; perfect sleeping conditions. We were awakened each morning by the singing birds. As for the unit itself, it is gorgeous. They did not miss a single detail. The photographs do not do it justice. It was also spotlessly clean when we arrived. Lastly, Matt (the owner) greeted us upon arrival even though it was almost 9:00 PM. He also brought us fruit (lemons, oranges and bananas) from his trees twice during our stay. How cool is that? The ONLY downside was that the mangoes were out of season; I don't guess I can hold that against him. I literally have nothing negative to say about the rental. We will absolutely stay at this location again. Thanks Matt. We loved our 10 nights at Lokilani!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Charlie, So happy that you enjoyed your stay at Lokilani and all the reasons we love it here......great weather, clear skies and a perfect location away from it all but close enough to the best beaches and beautiful Waimea Town. I was happy to share the organic fruits. Sorry about the'll have to come back.... we'll be loaded with them soon. We take a lot of pride in keeping Lokilani clean and inviting and we thank you for leaving it extremely tidy when you departed. I hope you will be our guests again when you visit Hawaii Island. You will always be welcome guests. Aloha and Mahalo, Matthew
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  • 5 of 5
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This was the most relaxing mini vacations I could have ever imagined! Excellent location, beautiful cottage with quality furnishings. Love the bath tub!!!

If you need a place to stay that is quiet and peaceful ... this is the place

Can't wait to return !!!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Diana, You describe Lokilani and your stay as Peaceful.....Quiet......Relaxing.......that is exactly what we strive to provide for our guests and we are so happy that you experienced it on your mini vacation. Thank you for being an ideal guest. We enjoyed being your hosts and hope to have you back. You are welcome anytime. Mahalo, Matthew and Rose
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We had a lovely stay at Lokilani.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely spot. We would stay again if/when we return to

the Big Island

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil Retreat for Exploring the Island

  • 5 of 5

I spent 5 nights at Hale Lokilani as a solo traveler in celebration of turning 50. The property is peaceful and beautiful and the location at 1700' is perfect for the sound of chirping birds, cool breezes and amazing night time star gazing. You are 10 minutes to beautiful beaches and 10 minutes to the town of Waimea which has some casual places to eat (Hawaiian Style Café for breakfast and Pau for lunch/dinner). Lokilani is very clean, simply designed, has nice natural light, and is quiet and relaxing... and the tile/stone shower and tub are a wonderful place to rejuvenate after a day of exploring the island. I ate out a lot being single, but the kitchen is more than equipped to cook up something from the local store or farmer's market. You are within an hour of visiting some of the most amazing places - Polulu Beach, Waipio Valley, Umauma Falls, Kolekole Beach, Akaka Falls, Hilo, Mauna Kea... the north part of the island consists of many microclimates and diverse landscapes. I also enjoyed a great massage from Renee (Big Island native) who comes out to Lokilani to share her healing energy. Matt was a pleasure to converse with... and they are a text away for assistance... but they also leave you to your space. Lynette (Matt's sister) was super easy and pleasant in addressing the reservation and any questions. I'm blessed to have found this place for an adventurous and relaxing trip to the Big Island. There are other rental cottages on the property... but the landscaping provides privacy for each visitor... and I enjoyed the limited conversations I had with other travelers about their favorite experiences on the island. This is not a resort... and those are not for me... instead, it is a serene place lovingly created by Matt & Rose for those who want to explore the island in a setting that is as close to natural as possible while still enjoying some luxuries.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Rachel, Thank you for being such a wonderful guest and expressing in your review what we cherish about our property. Lokilani is the perfect space for finding serenity and relaxation and still be centrally located to easily explore all the beauty of Hawaii Island. We hope you will visit us again on your next adventure. You will always be a welcome guest. Mahalo, Matthew and Rose
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Portland OR

Present Description Needs some Revisions

  • 3 of 5

We have successfully rented from this website on many occasions. Once again we relied on the owner's description was well renter reviews. Lokilani is listed as a 1 Bedroom 1 Bath house or cottage. We were not happy to discover it is actually only a large bedroom and large bath/dressing room with no living room. Not comfortable to entertain guests in bedroom. The "fully equipped kitchen" had no stove or oven as listed - only a toaster oven, couple of hot plates, one fry pan, one pot. This 2 acre parcel in fact has 4 rental units as well as owner unit sandwiched between 2 of rentals. I believe the entire listing should be more accurate.

I do not wish to take away from all positive comments by others regarding the owner Matt and his sharing of lovely organic produce.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really shocked at this review. We have had 33 reviews from previous guests. Twenty four are 5 star and nine are 4 star. This is the first time we have received anything less. First and foremost the description and photos are absolutely accurate! With regards to the kitchen, you were sent photos of the newly remodeled space. It clearly shows in those pictures a large convection/toaster oven and a state of the art double burner induction cook top. The pictures also show a full size refrigerator and service ware. While the pots and pans and prep tools are in a cabinet and not in the pictures…..we provide more than one pot and one pan. In addition to the indoor kitchen there is a gas BBQ on the lanai. With numerous farmers markets in the area we know our guests will be preparing delicious meals from local products and we supply the tools. I’m sorry you didn’t feel the space adequate for entertaining guests but you and your husband were the guests of this double occupancy unit. There is ample space on the lanai for more than 2 guests. Yes our beautiful 2 acre retreat has four vacation rentals. Each one is very private, quiet and serene. In fact Sally, when you first inquired about Lokilani you mentioned in your email that you had a lot of family coming to the Island and asked if we had additional accommodations for them. Our home is not just “sandwiched” between two of the rentals. It was architecturally designed with much care to compliment the other units. Because we live on the property we are able to provide service to our guests when needed. Because all the units have private entries and outdoor spaces everyone enjoys an abundance of privacy. I am happy you enjoyed the complimentary organic fruits and eggs I provided while you were here. We like to share with all of our guests. As Sally has said, she relies on the owners descriptions as well as posted reviews when deciding on a vacation rental. I can confidently say that the description of Lokilani and all of our rentals is accurate. The Lokilani is a beautiful, private and quiet retreat that offers all the amenities needed for a short visit or an extended stay. Inside and outside we strive to reflect our love of Hawaii and this property and find much joy in sharing with our guests. Please read the reviews from previous guests of Lokilani…..the same reviews Sally read. I promise you will not be disappointed with your decision to be our guest. Aloha and Mahalo Matthew and Rose
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Kona International
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Red Water Cafe
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Mauna Kea
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Mauna Kea
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Waimea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016/2017 High Season
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Low Seson
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Fall Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017-2018 Winter
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 High Season
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Cleaning Fee $140
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.25%

Abuse of this policy will result in loss of 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 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.
Please take all rubbish tightly sealed in bags to the trashcans. Place garbage, glass and recycle items in the properly marked can.
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.
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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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