The Zen Hale is the perfect home base for your exploration of the Big Island. We are conveniently located on the sunny side of Waimea Town only a 10 minute drive to the best Kohala beaches. The unique serenity of this one bedroom, one bath cottage offers ocean and mountain views enhanced by cool breezes and mild temperatures. Create an inspired menu using some of the fruits and vegetables from our organic garden. Luxuious linens adorn the separate bedroom and a beautiful stone shower appoint the bathroom. A separate laundry room with washer and dryer is available for use.
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 the Paniolo Town of Waimea and visit the many shops and galleries. From there is the perfect starting point for a trip to the Volcano National Park or a glimpse of the stars and planets at Mauna Kea Observatory.
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 and 'Aloha', come home to the Zen Hale.
Let us know if you will be celebrating a special occasion or have a certain need. We will do all we can to accomodate your request. You will always feel welcome and long to return to our unique retreat.
If the calendar at the Zen Hale 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
Moved to the Big Island 10 years ago from Portland, Oregon. I have lived all around the U.S. but I feel that this is my true home. Rose and I just spent an amazing month in Nepal and India, but the best part was coming back to Hawaii. In 1999, while attending an alternative building design seminar in Cottage Grove, Oregon, I was introduced to the concept of permaculture. Although the original focus of permaculture was sustainable food production, over time the philosophy of permaculture has expanded to encompass economic and social systems. Today I have my Permaculture Design Certification and also my Permaculture Teacher Training Certification. My passion now is working to make our Big Island property an example of permaculture design, and in cultivating Bodhisattva Healing Gardens to become a place where these healing ideas are shared.
“We chose our property for the excellent climate and the proximity to the best beaches and easy access to Waimea town.”
We are located on the dry and sunny side of Waimea (Kamuela) and only 8 minutes to the best beaches on the island or 8 minutes to beautiful Waimea town. We have over 2 acres of peaceful land with views of 4 mountains and the ocean.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
50% deposit to hold reservation. The balance will be due 45 days prior to arrival
We accept all major credit cards.
Here is our cancellation policy:
•Before 60 days = 100% refund
•60 to 45 days = 50% refund
•45 to 30 days = 25% refund
Hawaii Tax I.D. # W00501720-02
We have 5 additional properties on Hawaii Island. If The Zen Hale is not available for your desired dates, please contact us. We would like to help you secure your accommodations.
“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.”