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Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful Hale in Waimea (Kamuela). Romantic retreat with luxurious amenties.

The Lokilani Hale is located on the dry and sunny side of Waimea (Kamuela). Our peaceful, two acre retreat is ideally situated 5 miles up from the best Kohala Beaches and 5 miles down from quaint Waimea Town.

There is a fully equipped kitchen and indoor dining area or the option of cooking outdoors on the gas BBQ and Al fresco dining on the lanai.

A comfortable queen size bed is adorned with luxurious linens.

A flat screen television is provided in the living area and there is complimentary WiFi.

Enjoy the luxurious spa bathroom complete with copper soaking tub for two and private garden lanai.

There is also a private outdoor shower garden to enjoy after the beach or under the stars.

The Kohala mountain views are enhanced by the mild temperature our 1700' elevation provides. This private hale is a serene and romantic honeymoon hide-a-way and perfect home base for Island exploration.

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, body boarding and snorkeling....We have the boogie boards!!

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 world class 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.

Lokilani 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 Lokilani Hale. The cool evenings are ideal for star gazing or just relaxing on one of the two lanais.

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 Lokilani 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 the Lokilani Hale is full, please contact us as we have other beautiful homes that may be available for your desired dates.


Matthew and Rose

Tax ID# W00501720-02

More Details

Property Manager
Matthew Slak
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

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 Hawaii

Quietly situated off the main road away from the hustle and bustle of the larger towns yet within easy access to fabulous beaches, Waimea 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 Wi-Fi Fiber Optics internet service that runs @ 1 GB speed.

For those of you with Wi-Fi sensitivities ew have personal routers and router tamer bags with an on/off feature. We also have ethernet ports for 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
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Luxurious Spa Bath w/ Copper Soaking Tub and Shower Additional Outdoor Shower Garden Hand Soap/Body Soap/Shampoo Toilet Tissue
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Rose Riedesel, L.M.T. Brennan Healing Science Licensed Massage Therapist Cranial Sacral Therapist Intuitive Wellness Coach 808-885-6230


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.818182 based on 44 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is my 2nd time staying at this amazing cottage and it was even better than the first time! The cottage is fully equipped with everything I needed for a mini vacation plus the added bonus of the beautiful scenery, ideal location and the peacefulness.

Matt and Rose are so accommodating and very gracious.. THANK YOU so much for making my birthday weekend one of the best I've ever had.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Diana, We are very happy you enjoyed your birthday weekend at Lokilani and that you enjoy being a repeat guest. Thank you for taking such great care of everything. We hope to see you again soon. You will always be welcome. Mahalo, Matthew and Rose
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Great plce

  • 4 of 5

Had a beautifully relaxing stay here. Pictures and all the reviews read were exactly as stated. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and beautiful very welcoming hosts

  • 5 of 5

Matt and Rose are very kind and welcoming. All three living spaces are beautiful and cozy and spacious. We have stayed in all three spaces. The land is filled with fruit trees papaya and mango and banana trees with scented flowers everywhere. Could not recommend more highly. Close to best beaches and near to Waimea and not far from Hilo or Kona. Hawi and North Kohala also near. Perfect location we think.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Mike and Carol, It is always our pleasure to be you hosts! You guys are great guests and will always be welcome. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Much Mahalo, Matthew and Rose
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Private, spacious, lovely and clean! Great location for exploring.

  • 5 of 5

The large main room has a skylight right in the center of the domed ceiling - and at night I could see the moon above while lying in bed! The bathroom is gigantic with a large tub in the center of the room, a shower that is great for even the tallest guest and matching his and hers sinks. Also there is an outdoor shower in a secluded garden area. We checked ourselves in, and were there for a couple of days before we met the owner. The garden is lovely with two seating areas - one in a protected dining spot. I say protected because the wind came up, but the outdoor dining table was not effected by the wind. It is far from the main road, so it is very quiet. When I visit the Big Island, I've generally stayed in places closer to the coast (like on the Alii Drive south of Kailua), but on this trip we had a great time exploring in and around Waimea, going on the ridge road to Hawi, and getting over to Waipio Valley and the Hamakua Coast so quickly. Also the best beaches on the island are VERY close (Hapuna, Waialea Bay, Mauna Kea). I loved the location.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Benicia, CA

A Different Slice of the Big Island

  • 4 of 5

The property was very comfortable and and had a welcome feel. The round house design was very appealing and comfortably done. The landscaping really gave the feeling of country living and the views offered a pleasant change from Kona and South Kona. The big island is so diverse. This was a chance to explore the Kohala coast and to take the high road to Hawi through the green pasture lands and experience the winds. Parker Ranch and Waimea have a totally different feel that the tourist areas of Kona and Waikaloa. Waking up in the morning there are great views of Mona Loa and Mona Kea before the clods start to form. Great location with just a short drive to the Hapuna Beach and beach 69. The only drawback is that when the wind comes up it can blow for several days with out let up.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Battle Ground, WA

Our stay at Lokilani

  • 5 of 5

Ideally situated on two organic farming acres, this unit is one of four. Let me say right away that this is not a compact group of condos, each unit has seclusion and separation and felt very private. We had family over and used the kitchen to prepare simple meals with local ingredients we picked up at the Waimea farmers market. The kitchen can support four easily, and the hot plate is high tech efficiency, part of the ethos of the owners Matt and Rose. The Lokilani has two showers. Indoor and outdoor showers both felt designed around the Hawaiian spirit of simplicity and comfort. We did not use the decadent bath tub, but we were on the go every day we stayed at Lokilani. We hit the sights of Kohala, the volcano (watched molten lava flow directly into the sea), the beaches of south Kohala and saw family in Waimea, about 10 minutes away. Definitely cooler than the beach fronts (a good thing) and dryer than Waimea (a good thing for tourist), the location is great. Close to the major routes, yet itself secluded we found ourselves able to hike, or snorkel every day except the full day it takes to do the volcano. We were greeted with a basket of fruit from the farm upon our arrival and we were treated to a display of stars at night like I have not seen in a real long time. We feel everything was as advertised and we were not disappointed in any aspect of our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Ron, Rose and I are very happy you enjoyed your stay at Lokilani and took advantage of all that we strive to offer our guests.....comfort, privacy and a real spirit of Hawaiian culture and Aloha. We chose this location for exactly the reasons you listed...close to the best Kohala Coast beaches on the sunny and dry side of Waimea Town. We experience real privacy and serenity but not inconvenienced. We love the state of the art induction cookers so much we have one in our own kitchen. Thank you again for the opportunity to be your hosts while you visited Hawaii Island. You will always be welcome guests and we hope to see you on another visit. Aloha and Mahalo, Matthew and Rose
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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

One Time Cleaning Fee $140
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.25%

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.

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