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vacation rental description

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

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Last modified on 08-31-2014 at 5:57 PM.

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cottage rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • cottage
    • floor area 485 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • ocean view
    • mountain view
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • romantic
    • away from it all
    • budget
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • living room
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • hair dryer
    • iron & board
    • internet
      • Wi-Fi
    • towels provided
      • including beach towels
    • linens provided
    • parking
  • Kitchen
    • freezer
    • coffee maker
    • dishes & utensils
    • refrigerator
    • kitchen
      • Fully Equipped outdoor kitchen with gas cooktop
  • Dining
    • dining
    • dining area
  • Bathrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • bathroom 1: toilet, shower
      • The bathroom is a full bathroom with shower.
  • Bedrooms
    • 1 bedroom, sleeps 2, beds for 2
    • studio: 1 queen
      • The bedroom has queen size bed
  • Entertainment
    • television
    • stereo
    • dvd player
    • books
    • satellite / cable
    • music library
    • video library
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
      • Gas BBQ
    • porch / veranda
    • lawn / garden
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
    • non smoking only
      • No Smoking inside or out No Smoking on the property
    • pets not allowed
  • Onsite Services
    • massage

activities and attractions in Kamuela The Big Island

  • Attractions
    • botanical garden
    • library
    • recreation center
    • restaurants
    • health/beauty spa
  • Leisure Activities
    • beachcombing
    • eco tourism
    • luaus
    • paddle boating
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • whale watching
    • shopping
    • sight seeing
    • boating
    • shelling
    • horseback riding
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • deepsea fishing
    • paragliding
    • pier fishing
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • snorkeling
    • surf fishing
    • golf
    • tennis
    • kayaking
    • sailing
    • water skiing
    • parasailing
    • swimming
    • snorkeling/diving
    • surfing
    • wind-surfing
    • cycling
    • mountain biking
    • hiking
    • fishing
    • racquetball

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  • owner Matthew
  • 2nd phone 808-896-2620

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $150
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 4 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.

Tax Rate 13.4%

traveler reviews for this kamuela cottage rental

Cottage Retreat

Review submitted: August 28, 2014   Date of arrival: July 22, 2014

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.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Small, but very nice

Review submitted: May 9, 2014   Date of arrival: April 27, 2014

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!!!

Owners 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.
Matthew and Rose

Helpful votes: 0 / 0



Review submitted: January 3, 2014   Date of arrival: December 13, 2013

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.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners 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.


Helpful votes: 0 / 0


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Kamuela vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 11/17/2012.