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LUXURY ON A BUDGET. BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE FOR 2 ON A PEACEFULL 2 ACRE RETREAT

LUXURY ON A BUDGET. BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE FOR 2 ON A PEACEFULL 2 ACRE RETREAT

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Dec 22, 2014
PRIVATE COTTAGE SLEEPS 2 - FULL AMMENITIES - 6 MILES FROM BEST BEACHES

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

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

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.

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Calendar last updated:
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6 Reviews

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LUXURY ON A BUDGET. BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE FOR 2 ON A PEACEFULL 2 ACRE RETREAT
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p443565vb
Waimea - Kamuela Kohala Coast
4

Overall a great cozy private space

  • 4 of 5
Lovely. Matt and Rose were amazing hosts. Thanks for yummy eggs, edible flowers and oranges and papayas. Had an amazing cranial sacral energy work experience with Rose. Hale a little too hot during day but other than that cool evening breezes after 7.00 cool space out quickly.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Mary,
We are so happy that you enjoyed the extras we provided for your stay at The Zen Hale. We love to share our organic produce and eggs with our guests.
It was unusually warm in Waimea during the day while you were visiting.....much cooler outside in the breeze. We're happy you enjoyed the cool nights....great for star gazing and sleeping.
We are in the process of installing insulation inside the roof that will keep The Zen cooler during the day when we get the occasional higher temperatures.
Thank you again for allowing us to be your hosts. We're happy you enjoyed your stay at our tranquil retreat and we're holding you to your promise to visit us again.
Aloha and Mahalo,
Matthew and Rose
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Waimea - Kamuela Kohala Coast
Hawaii
5

Cottage Retreat

  • 5 of 5
This was a great place to settle in for a couple of weeks. The cottage is in a lovely private setting and the hosts are kind and gracious. Excellent value for the price.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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LUXURY ON A BUDGET. BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE FOR 2 ON A PEACEFULL 2 ACRE RETREAT
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Waimea - Kamuela Kohala Coast
5

Small, but very nice

  • 5 of 5
The ad is accurate.

The lodging is a small free standing building with, in essence, a large room with a bathroom. I would classify it as a large studio. It is very clean and well maintained. The queen bed is in a partially partitioned off area. There is a dining table and chairs in the main area, which has a tile floor and a large area rug. The kitchen area is small and had a 3/4 size frig, sink, microwave, toaster-like oven, and 2 nice induction hotplates. There is not a traditional stove, but we had no problem making simple meals. (There is an outside gas grill which worked well.) The bathroom included a nice tile shower of a good size. Beach chairs and towels were included. The grounds are serene, and the location is an up-scale neighborhood with multi-acre lots, about 2 miles from Waimea.

Now for the "limitations". First, remember that the price is quite low for the area. There is no dishwasher, but this is basically a studio. There are two chairs in the sitting area. We would have preferred a couch. The coffee maker is a French press, not the traditional drip kind. It was fun to learn how to use it! There is no a/c, but the fans took care of us. The lighting could have been brighter. I only list these "limitations" to better inform you, not to say anything negative about the accommodation. If you want/need posh lodging with 5 star service, this is not it. If you want exceptional, clean, budget lodging in a central location for two people, you have found it. The price is beyond reasonable.

Would we stay again? In a heartbeat!!!
  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that Karl enjoyed his stay at The Zen Hale so much that he may become a repeat visitor!! We pride ourselves on being able to offer this serene cottage in such a lush and private setting with easy access to all the adventures on Hawaii Island at a very reasonable price. We try to furnish all of our properties with energy saving and sustainable features. We have replaced the light bulbs with a new brand that are brighter but still energy efficient.
If you do want something bigger and more posh.....please take a look at our Lokilani (Home Away Listing # 387424).
As Karl says though, if you want an exceptionally clean cottage in the beautiful Waimea area, you won't find a better place to stay than The Zen Hale.
Aloha
Matthew and Rose
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Waimea - Kamuela Kohala Coast
5

Relax

  • 5 of 5
This was our fourth trip to the Big Island. Previously we had stayed near Kona, but always found ourselves driving north to enjoy the Kohala coast and the towns of Waimea and Hawi.

Some of the best beaches in the state (and nation) are within a ten minute drive of the place. Mauna Kea, Hapuna, Waialea, etc. Seriously, the proximity to these beaches alone is worth the price.

You are also only 10 minutes from the town of Waimea. There is a large Foodland, a natural food store, and Saturday farmers markets in town. There are also several great farm to plate restaurants in town.

The place itself is a guest house on the owners property. They live in the main house and are very accommodating if you have any requests. Everything you need for a day at the beach is there if you want it.

We had no trouble using the kitchen, and made ourselves several meals.

At night the place is very quiet, and you will be able to see the stars and Milky Way above you in the darkness.

We stayed 17 days and definately felt relaxed and welcome.
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha Michael,
Rose and I are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Zen Hale. We pride ourselves on a comfortable, relaxing setting with all the conveniences of home.
We would welcome you back to be our guests anytime.

Mahalo
Matthew
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Waimea - Kamuela Kohala Coast
Denver Co. USA
4

Great stay!

  • 4 of 5
Great location! Very confortable for one or two people. Close the to the best beaches as well as the town of Waimea with several good grocery stores and several great eating places.
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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LUXURY ON A BUDGET. BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE FOR 2 ON A PEACEFULL 2 ACRE RETREAT
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Waimea - Kamuela Kohala Coast
Koknese, Latvia
5

Our best experience

  • 5 of 5
We loved staying here, beautiful place and atmosphere - and we fall in love with this region of the Big Island, this was our first experience on the island... the elevation in mountains, easy relaxed drive for afternoon swim and sunset at Mauna Kea beach (the best spot for families with children) - thank You for all recommendations. Excellent climate! This was the only place where we had the kettle to boil water... for tea lovers! So great to have beach towels and chairs ... True retreat for body and soul. Thank You!
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

We chose our property for the excellent climate and the proximity to the best beaches and easy access to Waimea town.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Kona International Airport at 30 Miles Nearest Golf : Mauna Kea Resort at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 19 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Merriman's at 4 Miles Nearest Beach : Mauna Kea Beach at 6 Miles Car: necessary

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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Rental rates

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Additional information about rental rates

  • ONE TIME CLEANING FEE $75
  • Refundable damage deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 13.25%

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.

Mahalo

Amenities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 485 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • The bathroom is a full bathroom with shower.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has queen size bed

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals
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