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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Kilohana Kai Apartment Rental Photos and Description



This quiet and spacious Hale is a newly remodeled ground floor retreat with private entrance and parking. It is beautifully furnished and fully equipped with everything you need for an island adventure.

It offers a separate bedroom with a comfortable queen size bed, bamboo floors, a large closet and ceiling fans.

The bath is completely tiled and has a tub as well as a shower.

The relaxing living room is furnished with a comfortable sofa, hardwood floors and ceiling fan.

The fully equipped kitchen is adorned with beautiful travertine tile floors, gas stove, electric oven, refrigerator and a large pantry. The french doors in the kitchen open to a large, private covered lanai and a private yard. There is a BBQ grill and outdoor dinning furniture.

There is a convenient utility room with a washer and dryer.

The Waikoloa Village Shopping Center is a short 5 minute drive away. There you find a modern food market, restaurants and a variety of shops and services.

While we are only 20 miles to the Kona Airport and 20 minutes to Hapuna and other spectacular Kohala Coast Beaches, we are situated just high enough to enjoy regular cool mountain breezes.

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

Enjoy a day 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.

Staying in the Village at our Haena Hale includes use of two pools, tennis courts and discounted green fees.


'Best Golf Course of North Hawaii 2012' - North Hawaii News

This Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed course features generous fairways and well guarded greens. Located at approximately 1,000 feet of elevation, golfers are treated to views of five volcanoes (Kohala, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai, and Haleakala on Maui) and the Kohala coastline. The second oldest course on the Big Island and a local favorite, Waikoloa Village G.C. is situated in an arid location which virtually assures good playing conditions 365 days per year. Check with the clubhouse for your discounted green fee.

24 hour reservations: 808-883-9621

Address: 68-1792 Melia Street, Waikoloa, HI 96738

Waikoloa Village Association Tennis Courts

Address: 68-1792 Melia Street (located behind Banjy's Paradise Bar & Grill)

Open 7 days a week

Phone: 808-883-9622


The Waikoloa Village Association has one adult pool (42' x 75') and one kid-friendly pool

The pool contains lounge chairs and tables, a covered area, showers, and restroom facilities. The pool temperature ranges throughout the year but is always comfortable for swimming.

Address: 68-1792 Melia Street (located behind Banjy's Paradise Bar & Grill)

Hours: Open 7 days a week (closed Christmas Day)

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. General Swimming Labor Day to Memorial Day

10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. General Swimming Memorial Day to Labor Day

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Mon., Wed., and Fri. - Water Aerobics

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Tues., Thurs., Sat., and Sun. - Lap Swimming

Phone: 808-883-9704

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

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

Let us know if you will be celebrating a special occasion or have certain needs. We will do all we can to accommodate your request.

I know you will agree that Haena Hale is a welcome and affordable retreat for your stay in paradise.

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

Aloha and Mahalo

Matthew & Rose

Tax ID# W00 865062-01

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Matthew


Rose Riedesel, L.M.T.

Brennan Healing Science

Licensed Message Therapist

Cranial Sacral Therapist

Intuitive Wellness Coach


Matthew purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Matthew chose Waikoloa Village

Away from the crowded resorts but still close to all the best Kohala Coast beaches.

For a third of the price of a room at a resort Haena Hale offers privacy and a fully furnished apartment. You will be able to gather local foods from the numerous farmers markets and prepare meals here at "home" instead of eating out everyday. With this type of savings you can turn a one week vacation into a longer time in this Island Paradise.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment is ideal for a long term rental. Inquire for affordable monthly rate.

Thank You


based on 8 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.25 based on 8 reviews

Mediocre experience

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this property for 3 nights on our most recent trip to the Big Island. We chose it based on the location (convenient to the Kohala area beaches such as Hapuna and Mauna Kea) and for the affordable price. We enjoyed the location, the outdoor eating area, and the BBQ. However, the enticing low nightly cost was quickly offset by a generous "cleaning fee" assessed by the host, which totaled more than one night's stay. Second, we were disappointed to see that the apartment lacked certain necessities (bathmat, beach towels or umbrella). There is a laundry room available inside the rental, however, the restricted hours (2-6 pm) made it difficult to utilize the facilities when out during the day. Lastly, while other reviewers have commented on the cleanliness of the rental, we found it to be average with large ants present on multiple occasions (after having lived in Hawaii, we know that there are bugs...but ants are uncommon!). Also, keep in mind that this is the downstairs of a private home and it's very easy to hear people walking around/showering/etc. on the 2nd floor. Overall, this property was average.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Alexis, I am completely surprised by your review!! Haena Hale has always received 4 or 5 stars from previous guests. I am happy that you enjoyed the great central location, the relaxing outdoor space, the convenient cooking arrangements and especially as you said "the enticing low nightly cost" We do offer an extremely affordable vacation option. The one time cleaning charge is not a hidden fee. It is stated in the listing and was outlined in the quote. You were aware of the amount when you paid Home Away. We have a professional, bonded cleaning service that is paid the entire cleaning fee regardless if they are cleaning a minimum 3 night stay like yours or an extended stay of a week or more. We have never received a review about a lack of cleanliness but have received several describing the unit as clean. There are beach towels in the bathroom that are laundered after each stay. I am sorry the umbrella was missing. If you had called us we could have brought you one. We don't live on the property but we do live nearby and we always try to quickly respond to a guest's request. There is another private vacation rental above Haena Hale and while you were here it was occupied by one guest. That person was staying for work purposes and she was away from the home each day. We have removed the hours of use from the complementary laundry room so that guests can schedule their day activities more easily. Hawaii is a tropical Island......there will be pests including ants even at the expensive resorts! We recommend food be tightly wrapped and in the refrigerator to help keep surfaces free of pests. Haena Hale is far more than an average vacation rental. It is a lovely, private, fully furnished, clean and affordable vacation option for your visit to Hawaii Island. We would love to be your hosts. Aloha and Mahalo Matthew and Rose
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Just what my hectic life needed! Shamhbala!

  • 5 of 5

I had a week to myself so I visited my friend and her husband on the Big Island. I stayed in their lovely and comfortable one bedroom suite, Shamhbala. I was in total relax mode so my days consisted of waking up to coffee in my canapé bed with my book, an early morning swim in the ocean followed by an outdoor shower surrounded by rockery and flowers. I especially enjoyed my short drive to the ocean listening to 60's music and taking in the magnificent view. Rose and Matt directed me to the Farmer's Market and I selected healthy island greens and fruits for the week. I read and wrote during the day and took evening walks around the property while the sun was setting. Sometimes I was so awestruck by its beauty that I sat down on the grass to take it all in. My stay at Shamhbala offered me the privacy, beauty, and renewal I needed for my hectic life. I am excited to bring my husband the next time I stay at Shamhbala!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lotus Land

A Sweet Suite

  • 4 of 5

Haena Hale is a clean, quiet and nicely decorated suite in a residential neighbourhood up in the hills of Waikoloa Village. It's centrally located to many attractions: twenty to thirty minutes away from the best beaches (Makalawena, Manini'owali, Hapuna and Mauna Kea Resort), Waimea town for their restaurants, farmer's markets and tourist attractions and a top Mauna Kea for their Stargazing program. It is also just ten minutes away from a grocery store and a couple of restaurants. I also like that is was just a little cooler in this area, a nice evening break from the heat. If you like to get away from all the tourists and have a mellow vacation then this place it what you are looking for.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Francesca, So happy that you enjoyed your stay at Haena Hale and that you took advantage of our great location close to the beaches and Hawaii Island sites. You're right....our elevation in The Village provides cool breezes in the evening...... Great for sleeping and sitting out in the yard tending the BBQ grill. We pride ourselves on a clean, well equipped, comfortable rental. Thank you for being such a great guest. You are always welcome back to Haena Hale. Mahalo, Matthew and Rose
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nice crash pad

  • 4 of 5

a great place for 2 people to stay and use as a place to sleep.i would not recomend it for 4 people , it's just to small and the futon was uncomfortable. it was extremely clean and centrally located.everyone we had contact with were very nice. it had all of the basics covered. it had no air but you will not need it with the trade winds. it did need some things, like a electric coffee pot, which we had to go and buy, the only chair in the living room was broken, and the bed sheets would not stay on the bed. hopefully they will correct these problems. other than that it was well worth the price we paid for the 3 weeks there L & S

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Haena Hale is not a "Crash Pad" The Haena Hale is a lovely 700 square foot private cottage apartment that is fully appointed with everything you need for a comfortable stay on Hawaii Island. Pictures and previous reviews reveal a lovely space for a budget friendly trip. The comfortable queen size bed in the separate bedroom is perfect for two adults and you can further stretch your travel budget by sharing the space with two more guests sleeping on the futon in the living area. There is a fully equipped kitchen and eating area with appliances, pots and pans, serving ware and a French Press for preparing full meals and delicious Kona coffee. We also provide an outdoor barbeque and a space for Al Fresco dining on the private lanai. In addition to providing an immaculate space, our cleaning and maintenance service report all issues that need repair or replacement after each guest departure. We are sorry this guest did not contact us about any issues while they were here. Had they done so we would have addressed them immediately. Our low nightly rate includes the Village amenities of swimming pools, tennis courts and reduced green fees at The Village Course. Our central location is the perfect starting place for a days adventure and an ideal place to return to relax and refresh. Aloha and Mahalo Matthew and Rose
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Our 4 night stay was is bigger than expected and nice and clean in good neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay for a few days and use as a homebase for some activities. It was bigger than the pics appear and had everything you would need including laundry room. Nice neighborhood. Not too close to a lot to the activities or beaches but its a nice drive though. The only complaint we have is the last 2 days we were there some new people moved in to the upstairs rental and they were not very considerate. They stomped their feet at all hours of day and night and did not seem to understand that the laundry room was shared and they kept their door from the upstairs to the laundry room open all the time making it very loud and it seemed like they were in our place. Thank god they didn't have any children or it would of been much noisier..but the adults were not very conscientious of others. Overall, for the price it was a good experience and Lynette was very helpful in setting it up for us and answering any questions we had. Thank you

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Paulo, We're happy that the Haena Hale was better than described and so sorry that the guests upstairs were a bit noisy for your last two nights. We are placing a sign in the laundry room that the wsher and dryer are to be shared according to the schedule and that the door is to remain closed so as not to disturb any guests. It is a good, safe neighborhood and central to the Islands attractions. While not right on the beach....the 15 to 20 minute drive to the best Kohala Beaches is a pretty straight shot down the hill. We would love to be your hosts again on a future visit to Hawaii Island. Thank you so much for being such courteous and considerate guests. Mahalo Matthew and Lynette
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Nice Place

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The apartment was well equipped, clean and spacious. We were well situated to visit the west coast beaches. Were given a pool pass however not given any instructions as to where the pool was located therefore could not use it.


helen Morrison

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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8 Minutes To Beaches or 8 Minutes To Waimea Town.

Other Activities: Boating, Shelling, Spa, Shopping, Kayaking, Parasailing, Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Kilohana Kai Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016/2017 HOLIDAY
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
September Special
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $195
One Time Cleaning Fee $120
Tax Rate 13.25%

Owner'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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Kilohana Kai Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Hand Soap/Body Soap/Shampoo Provided Toilet Tissue Facial Tissue
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen Size Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
MASSAGE AND HEALING SERVICES AVAILABLE: Rose Riedesel, L.M.T. Brennan Healing Science Licensed Message Therapist Cranial Sacral Therapist Intuitive Wellness Coach 808-896-2620

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