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Kamuela, HI, USA
  • House700 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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

• Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.

• Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund.

Tax ID# W00501720-02

Property Manager

Matthew Slak

Member Since 2010
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Matthew Slak

We are working to produce all of own organic fruits and vegetables using permaculture design principles. ONSITE MASSAGE AND HEALING SERVICES AVAILABLE: Rose Riedesel, L.M.T. Brennan Healing Science Licensed Message Therapist Cranial Sacral Therapist Intuitive Wellness Coach 808-896-2620 roseriedesel@gmail.com

Matthew Slak purchased this House in 2002

Why Matthew Slak chose Island of Hawaiʻi

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 we 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.


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen


        • 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

        Location Type

          • Mountain View


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        Luxurious Bed Linens
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath Towels Beach Towels
                      • Washing Machine
                        Detergent Provided
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Pod Style and French Press
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            All prep ware provided
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            All service ware provided
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                            Full Size
                          • Oven
                            Convection/Toaster Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Salt & Pepper Olive Oil Coffee Beans Cloth Dish Towels and Napkins Dish Soap Hand Soap
                          • Refrigerator
                            Full Size Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            Double Burner Induction Cook Top
                          • Toaster
                            Convection/Toaster Oven


                              • Dining
                                Indoor dining and outdoor dining area
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 2 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Gas BBQ
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Boogie Boards


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • not suitable for children

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Massage


                                                  • live theater
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • churches
                                                  • museums
                                                  • reefs
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • ruins
                                                  • volcano
                                                  • waterfalls

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • photography
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • luaus
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • 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

                                                              • parasailing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • 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 roseriedesel@gmail.com

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    54 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Lovely and comfortable place, great location.

                                                                    Dorothy Z.

                                                                    Quiet, peaceful, beautiful surroundings, and a very comfortable bed! Short drive to beaches, and very close to Waimea (which has some great restaurants!). Views of soft and green rolling hills. We absolutely loved staying there, and if not for a couple of not-too-serious issues (ants, unusable bathtub for anyone under 6'2") would give this property a 5 star rating.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Aloha Dorothy,

                                                                    We are happy you enjoyed your stay at Lokilani and our little slice of paradise on Hawaii Island.

                                                                    It is a really peaceful location away from the hustle and bustle of Kona and the crowded resorts but still a short drive to the best Kohala Coast beaches and Waimea Town.

                                                                    I'm sorry you had a bit of difficulty with the copper soaking vessel. I hope the 2 available showers provided a good alternative.

                                                                    We did experience more than normal rain while you were here which can bring out the ants.

                                                                    Thank you for being such courteous and respectful guests. You will always be welcome to return to Lokilani.

                                                                    Aloha and Mahalo,

                                                                    Matthew and Rose

                                                                    Clean, private, everything we wanted.

                                                                    Grayson B.

                                                                    Great vacation rental. Lots to do all around the rental, and Matt brought us fresh bananas. Laid back vibes and beautiful starry night views.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Aloha Grayson,

                                                                    We are happy you enjoyed your stay at Lokilani and the property.

                                                                    Our great central location allows for easy day trips and a relaxing place to return to at the end of the day. Star gazing and bananas are a plus we love to share!

                                                                    We hope to see you on your next visit to Hawaii Island. You'll always be a welcome guest.


                                                                    Matthew and Rose

                                                                    Unique, peaceful, good location ...

                                                                    Richard W.

                                                                    We enjoyed our stay and would have liked to have stayed longer. Great natural surroundings and great views.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Aloha Richard,

                                                                    We're very happy you enjoyed Lokilani and the property.

                                                                    The Kohala Mountain views provide great framework for our 2 acre retreat and our location away from the crowded tourist areas insure a relaxing and peaceful space but still close to the best beaches, Waimea Town and all the must see spots of the Island.

                                                                    We hope you'll allow us to be you hosts again and stay longer next time.


                                                                    Matthew and Rose


                                                                    Caylen H.Banff, AB

                                                                    Fun, quirky property with great hosts.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Aloha Caylen,

                                                                    It sounds like you enjoyed your stay at Lokilani and likewise we enjoyed being your hosts.

                                                                    It's is easy to have fun on Hawaii Island and our location near all the great beaches and must see sights makes it a breeze.

                                                                    We hope you'll visit us again on another visit to our paradise.

                                                                    Aloha and Mahalo

                                                                    Matthew and Rose

                                                                    Perfect location!

                                                                    Barb J.

                                                                    We stayed here 5 nights and loved the location. Close to Waimea for groceries and restaurants and very handy to the best beaches (great snorkeling) without having to deal with the Kailua-Kona traffic. Easy drive to Hawi and the Pololu Valley (beautiful hike)! The outdoor shower at the house was a nice feature and we appreciated the use of beach towels, beach chairs and guest laundry - (some of the reasons we chose this property). The pictures of the house and grounds are accurate and the owners and their assistant were wonderful to deal with - always very responsive. The location was perfect for me as it was always cooler than staying down by the ocean but wasn't rainy like the east side of the island.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Aloha Barb,

                                                                    We're so happy you enjoyed your stay at Lokilani.

                                                                    Our central location is ideal for easy trips to the best Kohala beaches and day adventures to the must see Island sites without the hustle and bustle of crowds of tourists. Our elevation of 1700' provides the perfect climate of warm days and cooler nights.....great for relaxing and star gazing.

                                                                    Thank you again for your reservation and for being such great guests. You'll always be welcome at Lokilani and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Hawaii Island.


                                                                    Matthew and Rose

                                                                    Great hideaway while visiting Waimea

                                                                    Nan (Nancy) L.Oregon

                                                                    We loved our stay at Matt and Rose's property. We had privacy with a view, a great bed, over-the-top bathroom.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Aloha Nancy,

                                                                    Thank you for being our guests at Lokilani.

                                                                    We are happy you enjoyed your stay and all the amenities that we provide. The spa bathroom and private outdoor shower always impress.

                                                                    Comfort and serenity along with everything for a home away from home stay is our goal.


                                                                    Matthew and Rose


                                                                    Kamuela, HI, USA

                                                                    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.

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                                                                    RENTAL POLICIES EXHIBIT (A) NO SMOKING INSIDE OR OUTSIDE OF PROPERTY Abuse of this policy will result in loss of security deposit. NO PETS ALLOWED REFUNDABLE 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. ACCESS 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 WEATHER RELATED REFUNDS NO EVENTS OR FUNCTIONS No other persons except those indicated in rental agreement may stay overnight QUIET TIME 10:00 PM TO 8:00 AM MAID SERVICE The home is cleaned before and after your stay. Maid service is not included. We can help you arrange it at your own expense. RUBBISH AND RECYCLING Please take all rubbish tightly sealed in bags to the trashcans. Place garbage, glass and recycle items in the properly marked can. CHECKOUT: PLEASE LEAVE KEY ON THE TABLE INSIDE THE UNIT AND TURN OFF ALL LIGHTS, FANS AND APPLIANCES. LIABILITY WAIVER 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. A SHORT TERM RENTAL AGREEMENT WILL BE SENT TO YOU FOR YOUR REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE. Thank You

                                                                    54 Reviews
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