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59 nt September Special-Tranquil Private Cottage Ideal Climate Great Location

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Living and Dining Room, all floors polished travertine stone.


Last updated: 09/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kamuela (Waimea) cottage 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

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 485 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only:

            No Smoking inside or out No Smoking on the property...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Studio: 1 queen


          • The bedroom has queen size bed

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


          • The bathroom is a full bathroom with shower.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Freezer
          • Refrigerator
          • Seating for 2 people


          • Towels Provided:

            including beach towels...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room seats 4
          • Parking
          • Washing Machine


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


              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Porch / Veranda


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

              Location & View

              • Mountain View
              • Ocean View


              • Botanical Garden
              • 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
              • Medical Services
              • Water Skiing
              • Massage Therapist
              • Hospital
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Beachcombing
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Luaus
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Wind-Surfing


              Write a review 4.7
              from 6 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter Holiday
              Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2015
              7 night min stay
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
              • ONE TIME CLEANING FEE $75
              • Tax Rate 13.25%


              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.


              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

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              Last updated: 09/22/2014
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              30 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Kona International Airport
              6 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Mauna Kea Resort
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 19
              4 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              6 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Mauna Kea Beach

              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.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2002

              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.

              Why the Owner Chose Kamuela (Waimea):
              We chose our property for the excellent climate and the proximity to the best beaches and easy access to Waimea town.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              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.

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              Speaks: english



              • Living and Dining Room, all floors polished travertine stone.

                Living and Dining Room, all floors polished travertine stone.

              • Bed Room with Queen Size Bed

                Bed Room with Queen Size Bed

              • Living Area.

                Living Area.

              • Pathway to Zen Hale

                Pathway to Zen Hale

              • Ocean View Seating with Gas BBQ

                Ocean View Seating with Gas BBQ

              • READY FOR A DAY AT THE BEACH

                READY FOR A DAY AT THE BEACH

              • Mauna Kea Beach (6 miles down the road)

                Mauna Kea Beach (6 miles down the road)

              • Address & Driveway Marker

                Address & Driveway Marker

              • Kohala Mountain Views

                Kohala Mountain Views

              • Bedroom Entry

                Bedroom Entry

              • .Indoor Dining

                .Indoor Dining

              • Full Bath with toilet, sink and shower all stone shower, venetian plaster walls

                Full Bath with toilet, sink and shower all stone shower, venetian plaster walls

              • Zen Hale Entry

                Zen Hale Entry

              • View from The Zen Hale

                View from The Zen Hale

              • BEACH GEAR IS HERE

                BEACH GEAR IS HERE

              • Our Driveway on left, off Kanehoa Street

                Our Driveway on left, off Kanehoa Street

              • Starry Starry Nights....No telescope necessary.

                Starry Starry Nights....No telescope necessary.

              • Kohala Mountains

                Kohala Mountains

              VRBO #443565

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Monday, September 22, 2014

              $79 per night (USD)

              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 2

              View calendar: Updated 09/22/14
              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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