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Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property


This charming and spacious Garden Hal'e Apartment is situated on a lush two acres on the sunny side of Waimea (Kamuela)

Our peaceful retreat is the perfect location for exploring the numerous points of interest on the Big Island and a private getaway to relax and experience 'Hawaiian Time'. We are minutes from HPA and Parker schools.

It features beautiful bamboo and stone floors, 9 feet ceilings with fans, and a private lanai with an organic garden and outdoor seating and grilling. The bedroom features a comfortable queen size bed with upscale linens. The punee (Hawaii Lounge) in the living room is a true queen size bed for comfortable extra space sleeping or relaxing. The bathroom is beautifully appointed with a walk-in natural stone shower. Free parking is provided.

You will find yourself just 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.

Beyond the beaches, Hawaii offers a host of outdoor activities and sightseeing opportunities. Head to Waimea and visit the many shops and galleries.

Waimea Town 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.

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.

When you're ready for some relaxation, come home to Garden Hale.

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 and long to return to our unique retreat.

If our calendar at the Garden Hale is full, please contact us as we have other beautiful homes that may be available for your desired dates. Call 928-713-7535.

We have found the best guide book is “Hawaii The Big Island Revealed”

by Andrew Doughty ISBN 13: 978-0-9814610-0-7.


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# W00 501720-02

More Details

Property Manager
Matthew Slak
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

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 cottage in 2002

Why Matthew Slak chose Kamuela

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

What makes this cottage unique

We have state of the art High speed Wi-Fi Fiber Optics internet service. It runs at 1 GB speed.

For those of you with WiFi 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 take 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kamuela in Island of Hawaiʻi

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Fully Tiled Walk in Shower Hand Soap/Body Soap/Shampoo
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Separate Private Bedroom
  • Garden Hale offers (1) Private Bedroom with Queen Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • 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 -
(23 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews
Maui, Hawaii

Soothing & Comfortable Get-Away. Professional!

  • 5 of 5

Do yourself a favor & experience what Matt & Lynette have created! We were so relieved to have the Garden Hale to come home to during our Big Island vacation. We needed a no-fuss, relaxing setting to fix our meals & get a good night’s sleep in prep for our outings. This sweet cottage is perfectly located to access the whole north part of the island & was just far enough out of Waimea to give it a country feel. At night the bright stars were spectacular!

The chilly upcountry evenings were refreshing after explorations in the hot Hawaiian sun, and the bedroom was well-prepared with a snuggly down duvet & comfortable bed. By day, the unit was just as relaxing & quiet. Open windows allowed a perfect trade-wind cross-breeze to flow through & lulled us into rejuvenating naps.

Inside, the cottage was both functional & beautiful with tasteful décor throughout. The owners put care into each element, selecting pieces of quality that really enhanced the sense of hominess. We loved the variety of books in the bookcase that covered an entire wall! Furnishings were solid & comfortable – great for lounging, reading or studying maps. The kitchen was ergonomic, clean & had all the essentials, plus some extras. We enjoyed the little covered outdoor seating area.

Our unit was quiet & we had plenty of privacy. Clearly this property was well thought out & receives consistent attention. It felt like a place that is loved! The landscaping around each unit was cleverly laid out. I was barely aware of other guests being there. The property inspired respectfulness. We all knew we were in a special place & wanted one another to enjoy it.

The owners on-site were tuned-in to guests’ needs, offering both interaction & privacy. We were warmly welcomed & could’ve approached Matt if needed. But he allowed us the alone time we needed for our reclusive, restful mood.

Everything was IMPRESSIVELY PROFESSIONAL with well-defined information (quiet hrs, parking maps, directions, etc.). The personal touch of Matt’s sister, Lynette, was an integral part of making this experience such a pleasure. She handled the booking admin & she was a true sweetheart. Throughout the process she seemed genuinely excited for me to have the best vacation. The logistics were seamless & easy, instilling confidence in the booking process. Matt & Lynette really have a well-functioning business partnership. They’ve got the whole package & they’re doing it RIGHT.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Jeannine, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Garden Hale and it sounds like you love it here as much as we do. We're happy that you experienced exactly what we strive to offer each of our guests. It was definitely a pleasure to be your hosts and we hope to see you again on your next visit to Hawaii Island. You'll always be a welcome guest. Mahalo, Matthew and Lynette
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Perfect Hosts, Perfect Property, Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Rose & Matt are wonderful, accommodating hosts who truly care about providing a comfortable experience for their guests. They are very friendly and as charming as their place. Garden Hale is a well-maintained, clean oasis on the outskirts of Waimea. It's located in a quiet neighborhood, great for peaceful morning or evening walks. Our time at Garden Hale felt like a retreat - every second infused with relaxation. We couldn't have asked for a better stay!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Kate and Kai, We're so happy you enjoyed your stay at Garden Hale and experienced the beauty and serenity that we strive to provide all our guests. You guys were greats guests and we hope you will visit with us again soon. Mahalo, Matthew and Rose
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  • 5 of 5

Matt (the owner) is always so kind! This is my 2nd time staying at Lokilani and I will definitely be back. The place has everything you need for your stay. I would recommend this cute quiet place for your next Waimea visit!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Matt gave us a book to use for our stay we followed and had an awesome experience . We had the best of times. The location is amazing and close to some of Hawaii's big island gems.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Luke, So happy that you enjoyed your stay at The Garden Hale. The Island is full of little gems and Garden Hale is in the perfect location for daily adventures to see them all. Come visit us again. You will always be a welcome guest. Mahalo, Matthew
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truly a garden hale

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this private garden cottage. It is located just minutes from Waimea so the location couldn't have worked better for us. We awoke to bird song and the fragrances of the surrounding plant life which was amazing. Everything we needed for this stay was provided in this well thought out and tidy cottage. It was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Charles and Jane, We're so happy you enjoyed your stay at Garden Hale. It was a pleasure to have you as guests. Our location on the Island close to Waimea Town and the best Kohala Coast Beaches is exactly why we chose this location. Quiet, private and away from the hustle and bustle but still within miles of conveniences and an easy visit to all the Island must sees. You'll always be welcomes guests. We hope to see your again on your next Hawaii Island visit. Mahalo Matthew and Rose
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Nice central location for visiting Mauna Kea

  • 2 of 5

This is not what I expected. The pictures on the site are somewhat misleading. This is called a cottage and really is a converted garage. The exterior garage doors are the first thing you notice when you drive in. Inside the flooring for the main room is painted concrete. There is a large bookcase that covers the garage door bordered with curtains that mask the hard wear.

The kitchen has a toaster oven, a countertop 2 burner induction cooktop, a microwave and a refrigerator. The bathroom is all stone and very attractive. I expected a nice hot shower.....the hot water was enough for one shower then would turn cold. Be sure you bring your own soap for showering. The site does say no bath soap under the bath heading, under general they say basic soaps.

The furniture and decor were attractive. The raised bamboo flooring in the bedroom was beautiful. Lots of books were in the bookcase. The TV was dated and the number of channels to watch was miniscule. The cottage has a certain charm but my expectations were a cottage and not a converted garage. The owner lives on the property, he greeted us upon arrival, anxious to get a signature and give us keys. It would have been nice if he showed us where the washer/dryer were and how to use it. When I discovered no shower soap I knocked on his door, he opened the door I told him there was no soap and he replied we don't provide shower soap cause everyone has their own preference. I explained we were not prepared to provide our own shower soap. He later left a his own body wash on the stoop. That was appreciated.

In conclusion the cottage was clean, the bed linens comfy. I would not recommend to a relative or a friend.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow!! I am very surprised to see this review. Out of seventeen previous Garden Hale reviews, fifteen are 5 Star and two are 4 star. Leslie, First and foremost the photos and description of Garden Hale are ABSOLUTELY accurate! Secondly you are most welcome that we could grant your request for a last minute reservation of only 2 nights instead of our policy of a 3 night minimum as well as an early check in. I will always try to accommodate a special request. The Garden Hale was originally an art studio. That is why it has 9 foot ceilings, acid stained floors a skylight and Venetian plaster walls in the bathroom. The oversize door made it easier to move in large pieces of art, etc. We provide hand soap in the bathroom and kitchen, dish soap in the kitchen and laundry detergent in the laundry room. We no longer offer bath soap or shampoo as most of our guests prefer to use their favorites but I was very happy to provide some for you. Garden Hale is in a perfect central location close to the best Kohala Coast beaches, three miles from Waimea Town and an easy drive to explore all the sites of Hawaii Island. The first thing you see when you drive onto the property is the lush vegetation the covers our two acres. The Garden Hale is a beautiful, private and quiet retreat that offers all the amenities needed for a short visit or an extended stay. Inside and outside we strive to reflect our love of Hawaii and this property by offering a serene and comfortable space that we love to share with our guests. Again, all I can say is please read the reviews from previous guests of Garden Hale. I promise you will not be disappointed with your decision to be our guest. Mahalo, Matthew and Rose
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Brew pub
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Mauna Kea Resort
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Mauna Kea Resort
Car: necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kamuela, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2018/2019 High Season
1 Nov 2018 - 1 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £190.35
One Time Cleaning Fee £95.18

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.
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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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