|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The cottage at Lokahi Gardens is a private, 400 square foot space with a queen bed and double bed, a fully-equipped modern kitchen, bath with large granite shower, washer and dryer and wifi. Mango wood trim, cedar ceiling and ceramic tile floors add a warm touch. The covered outdoor lanai (patio) has relaxing views of our tropical hardwood forest and fruit trees. Start the day with breakfast on the lanai or a drink at sunset. You can prepare and enjoy your meals with the fresh, organic produce from the garden in the fully-equipped modern kitchen. Feel at home in this cozy and comfortable space!
Lokahi Garden Sanctuary has lush gardens with over 250 different species of trees and plants. Lokahi Garden Sanctuary offers contemplative walks through the gardens and tropical forest as well as a meditative medicine wheel. The historic village of Hawi is within walking distance and has restaurants, art galleries, local shops and live music for your enjoyment. Ocean swimming is just 10 minutes away, and world-class beaches, resorts and golf just 30 minutes away. Nearby there are numerous hikes to waterfalls, sea cliffs and rain forests.
Guests visiting Lokahi Garden Sanctuary feel peaceful and happy and are able to fully relax and deeply experience the beauty of hawaii. There are many places on this very private estate to sit or walk to enjoy the tropical breeze moving through the trees and to witness the magic of frequent rainbows.
Our abundant gardens provide fresh organic fruits, vegetables and eggs for your culinary delight. We also offer therapeutic massage, fitness training and guided adventures.
Dr. Richard Liebmann, ND began his journey to health and wellness in his early 20’s living in Israel. He returned to the United States to attend the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Richard graduated with high honors in 1977 and for the next two years worked at the college teaching and in the administration. In 1979 Richard moved to the big island of Hawaii and opened the Hawaii Family Health Clinic. After his work in the clinic Richard began integrating his experience practicing Naturopathic Medicine into expanded arenas. For over 25 years Richard and his wife Natalie have been leading groups in health and adventure based experiences in Hawaii, Italy and Patagonia. In 1996 Richard became the first executive director of United Plant Savers, a non profit organization dedicated to medicinal plant conservation.
For the past 10 years Richard has been focused on creating Lokahi Garden Sanctuary. With the help of his two children he built the sanctuary center, designed the gardens and landscaped 10 acres with over 250 different species of plants and trees.
For Richard, Lokahi Garden Sanctuary is the culmination of over 35 years experience in guiding people on their journey to health and wellness. Dr. Liebmann honors this process and recognizes that each person’s journey is unique. He is grateful for the opportunity to share on a deep level with others.
Richard Liebmann purchased this cottage in 2004
We stayed for three nights, and would have been happy to stay longer. The cottage is new(ish), and was spotless and ready when we checked in. It is a big studio (one room plus bathroom), with two beds and a nice lanai. The kitchen was fully equipped (gas stove!). It is a real farm (but small), so be prepared for that type of activity. You can walk to town, but there's not much there. You will need to drive to get to a beach. The hosts were friendly (thanks again Richard) and helpful. You should go ahead and order some veggies (and eggs) from the staff, they are picked that day, organic and will be the best meal you have on the island. I'm glad we stayed here.
My son and I had a lovely stay on the farm. Very quiet, private, peaceful place to stay. Close enough to walk to the cute city of Hawi which has many shops to explore. Fresh vegetables and fruit that you can see growing just outside your door and then purchase from the owner for your meals. Owners friendly and helpful. Only negative I can think of was that the chicken coop was fairly close to front door and lanai and this did bring flies when you ate outside. Would definitely stay there again and recommend to all my friends.
My husband and I along with our 7 year old daughter stayed at the cottage for five nights and enjoyed our stay tremendously. Our daughter helped garden, as well as collect eggs from the chickens on the farm. She also enjoyed playing fetch with the dog named Kahu. We had stayed at two other vacation properties during our stay on the big Island and this was by far our favorite.
The location of the property is excellent in that you can walk right into the town of Hawi as well drive down to the very end and hike the Polulu valley.
It is quiet at night and the location of the cottage is quite private.
If you're looking to stay in Hawi and enjoy a working farm this is definitely the place to stay!
We had a great time in Hawi and were definitely like to return. I cant say that we would return to this studio however. On the up side it is extremely well located, we could walk into town which was excellent. The kitchen was really well set up so I prepared several meals. The farm is lush and beautiful. If you choose to book here you need to understand that this is a working farm. There are several farm dogs who roam freely (one of whom is prone to barking ALOT), there is a mob of chickens in their house about 10m from the lanai who make alot of noise for most of the day (until they are freed) and come up on the lanai very happily. The back of the cottage is the farm workshop so power tools are used there. Automatic watering systems come on and flap in the trees right nearby. In our visit, the owners were overseas (which we were not told of beforehand) so we were left in the care of the farm staff. This wouldnt necessarily be a problem but there were issues (persistently barking dog and extremely hard second bed) that had to be sorted. Luckily the young woman looking after us had excellent skills and was able to be resourceful. In the owners favour, our first night was refunded due to the unsatisfactory situations. I am mainly posting this because the other reviews have not explained the whole story here. I would not describe this place as tranquil with all the farm activity going on (plus the amazing barking from every neighbourhood dog each night). Inspite of our difficulties the owner dealt very niecly with each issue once it was brought up. A more proactive approach would have avoided each of these problems but in the end we loved Hawi and appreciated that difficulties were solved.
We had a great time staying at this cozy cottage near Hawi. This is our third trip to the Big Island and staying at Lokahi Garden Sanctuary was the perfect spot for us. The cottage is surrounded by incredible gardens and trees. We woke up to the sounds of birds and wind in the trees. There are chickens, sheep and sweetheart farm dogs to make us feel at home.
The cottage is a quick walk to Hawi. The sushi spot in Hawi (strawberry salad!!!) is wonderful as is the adjoining restaurant and the nearby coffee shop.
The cottage was cozy . . . we had everything we needed close at hand. Great beds, kitchen, lanai, laundry and wonderful shower. The hosts were wonderful with many helpful suggestions as to secluded beaches and nearby adventures.
Our family really enjoyed staying at the cottage. Our kids enjoyed being able to play on the lawn, pick and eat fresh fruit on the farm, play fetch with the very friendly farm dog Kahu, and also see the chickens and sheep. It is an easy walk to the town of Hawi, which has a great coffee shop with sandwiches. The accommodations were perfect for us- they were clean, had a small kitchen, and a bathroom with laundry facilities. Wifi was available. The owner gave us great suggestions on local activities such as hiking and beaches.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|cleaning fee||$75 + Tax|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.