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Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Centrally Situated Near Best Beaches & Waimea Town

Experience Shambhala in Hawaii

Our peaceful, two acre retreat is ideally situated 5 miles up from the best Kohala Beaches and 4 miles down from Waimea Town. An easy drive for visiting HPA parents too.

This is a beautiful, spacious hale that sleeps two guests. There is a separate master bedroom, ensuite bathroom and is appointed with luxurious linens and a private lanai.

You can shower in the private bathroom or experience a secluded outdoor shower garden under the stars.

There is a fully equipped kitchen where full meals can be prepared with organics and local Hawaiian foods from the nearby farmers markets.

The elegant dining area with large table seats four.

If you prefer, grill on the outdoor gas BBQ and enjoy Al Fresco dining on the second lanai.

The living area is a comfortable space for television viewing or relaxing with a good read from our library. The e queen size punee (Hawaiian Lounge) iis the perfect place for a relaxing nap with the.

The mountain and ocean views are enhanced by the mild temperature our 1700' elevation provides. This private apartment is a romantic honeymoon hide-a-way or comfortable home base for an Island adventure.

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 opportunities. Head to the Paniolo Town of Waimea and visit the many shops and galleries and 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.

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.

When you're ready for some relaxation, come home to Shambhala.

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 Shambhala Hawaii 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 Shambhala Hawaii 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


• Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.

• Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund.

Tax ID # W00501720-02

More Details

Property Manager
Matthew Slak
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

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 Kamuela

Quietly situated off the main road away from the hustle and bustle of the large crowded resorts yet within easy access to fabulous beaches, Waimea Town 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

We have state of the art High Speed Fiber Optics internet service that runs @ 1 GB speed.


For those of you with wi-fi sensitivities we have personal routers and router tamer bags with an on/off feature. we also have ethernet ports for your hardwire connections.

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.


Kamuela House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Indoor and Outdoor Shower
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. Additional outdoor shower garden Hand Soap/Body Soap/Shampoo
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Luxury linens on Queen bed. Private Lanai off bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Rose Riedesel, L.M.T. Brennan Healing Science Licensed Massage Therapist Cranial Sacral Therapist Intuitive Wellness Coach 808-885-6230


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews
Waunakee, WI

Tastefully appointed treasure in Waimea!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful space out in a country setting, but close to conveniences such as grocery, drug stores and boutique shops. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Catherine, We're happy you enjoyed the amenities at Shambhala and the beauty and convenience of our location. It is relaxing to be away the touristy hustle and bustle of the Kona area but still be in a central location that allows for easy day trips to the best beaches and must see sites of Hawaii Island. Thank you again for the opportunity to be your hosts. We hope to see you again on your next visit. Mahalo, Matthew and Rose
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Perfect location for us!

  • 5 of 5

What a unique and wonderful place to relax. This home is very quiet, roomy and away from the crowds and tourists. We picked fresh fruit and herbs from the gardens to enjoy with our meals. The outdoor shower was delightful -it was amazing to shower under the stars. The bed is very comfortable and the entire house is well appointed. Everything we needed plus a few extra touches - beach towels, boogie boards, sand chairs and a cooler for a day at the beach. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Lori, Thanks for being such great guests. We're so happy that you enjoyed everything we strive to provide for our guests..... a relaxing, serene home away from home with a little extra from the garden! Our close proximity to the best Kohala beaches and our central location to all the must see sights of the Big Island is why we chose this location in paradise to share with our guests. Mahalo, Matthew and Rose
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  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful accommodation.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Michael, We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Shambhala and that we could provide everything you needed for your visit.....a great location near the best beaches, minutes from Waimea Town and central to all the day adventures available on Hawaii Island. Shambhala is a spacious, private and relaxing space to come back to at the end of the day to BBQ, grab a good book or wait for the stars to put on a show. We hope you'll make Shambhala your home on any future visits to Hawaii. Aloha and Mahalo, Matthew and Rose
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Peace and beauty

  • 5 of 5

Excellent experience: ten minute drive from town makes this a quiet peaceful place to stay, accommodations first rate.

Recommend completely

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Christina, We are happy you enjoyed your stay at Shambhala and that you found the space and the property relaxing and serene. We strive to have superior accommodations and appreciate when our guests recommend us as "first rate" Mahalo, Matthew and Rose
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Kansas city Missouri

Perfect getaway

  • 4 of 5

Very beautiful property! We originally stayed at the Hilton, do yourself a favor and just come here! The location is perfect , easy to get to the beaches and the town for essentials. The bed was amazing,comfortable with awesome down comforter and pillows. The only thing was kind of bad was not being warned about the wind. It's all screened in and like us if not warned it can be really strong, and blow doors open, kinda spooky when you're woke up by it! Other than that ,i would recommend this place to any couple looking for a relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Patrick and Kristi, We are happy you enjoyed your stay at Shambhala and that we could provide you with last minute accommodations when you left The Waikoloa Hilton sooner than planned. A great location and a luxurious bed can be a vacation in and of itself!! Sorry about the wind. Mother Nature has all the control over that and while it's not always blowing we did experience some windy days when you were here. If the doors are closed and locked the wind shouldn't slam them shut. We hope you'll come visit us again in the future. You'll always be welcome guests. Mahalo, Matthew and Rose
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Beautiful & serene

  • 5 of 5

Shambala is on a beautiful piece of property in the farmlands of Waimea. The unit is very private. You wouldnt know there were other rentals or the owners on the same property, until you walk around. There are fruit trees and beautiful flowers right outside your door, even fresh herbs growing on the patio. The unit is very clean and well equipped. The kitchen has everything you need to cook basic meals and there is a small gas grill outside. The beds are both very comfortable and have beautiful white canopies. We loved the out door shower in the mornings and when we got home from the beach. Our favorite thing was sitting outside at night to watch the stars. The big Sky is so dark there, we saw hundreds of shooting stars during our stay. Matt and Rose were gracious and out of sight hosts. We would gladly stay again or recommend this beautiful property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Hilary, Rose and I are so pleased you enjoyed your Shambhala stay. You experienced everything we strive to provide all of our guests....a lush property in a central location, privacy and a clean, comfortable and well equipped space....the stars are a bonus! We hope to see you again when you return to Hawaii Island. You'll always be a welcome guest. Mahalo, Matthew
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $250


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.
Thank You

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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