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Lush and Tranquil Lokahi Garden Sanctuary - Ocean Views and Magical Sunsets!!

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Minimum Stay 4 nights

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4 nights


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House, 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Lokahi Garden Sanctuary is a 10 acre sustainable organic farm and botanical sanctuary with sweeping views of the Pacific ocean, Maui and sunsets.

Lokahi Lodge is a spectacular custom-built 3 bedroom 2 bath quartzite-stone sided home of 2500 square feet on ten lush acres overlooking the vast Pacific Ocean. An indoor bamboo and orchid garden greets you as you enter the front door. The interior features a great room with large beamed cathedral ceilings of aromatic Port Orford cedar. Floors of warm Brazilian cherry wood combined with cool polished and textured granite guide you to the large windows and sliding glass doors with sweeping ocean views. A magnificent well appointed kitchen with granite counters makes meal preparation a delight. The great room opens to a spacious lanai (porch) with views of the deep blue Pacific and the island of Maui. The lanai is made of rich ipe (iron-wood) held up by hand harvested ohia posts featuring a porch swing, hammock, and an outdoor dining area for your enjoyment. A vegetable and flower garden grace the view towards the ocean. There are three attractive bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen bed, deep granite Roman soaking tub and outdoor shower. The guest wing has a two queen bedrooms that share a full bath with tub/shower. Futons are available for sleeping if necessary. High-speed wireless computer access is available throughout the house. A complete laundry center is conveniently located off of the kitchen.

Lokahi Garden Sanctuary has lush gardens with over 200 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.


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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Richard Liebmann
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016
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About Richard Liebmann

Natalie and Richard live on the big island for over 35 years. We enjoy sharing the beauty and mystery of the island with our guests.

Richard Liebmann purchased this house in 2000

Why Richard Liebmann chose Kohala Coast

Our home is located in North Kohala, birthplace of King Kamehameha. The Aloha spirit is alive and thriving here. Our 10 acres is very peaceful and private. Our past guests remark on the incredible beauty and peacefulness they experience while staying here at Lokahi Garden Sanctuary. We have created a garden sanctuary where the plants and trees thrive.

What makes this house unique

The views of the ocean, and Maui, are breathtaking!!

You can experience magical sunsets every night while relaxing on the lanai, in the hammock, or the large garden.

Enjoy your meals alfresco any time of the day.

The home is perfect for a romantic getaway, for a special occasion, and gatherings of family and friends.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Lush and Tranquil Lokahi Garden Sanctuary - Ocean Views and Magical Sunsets!!
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Charming, well-appointed, great views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed four nights at the Lokahi Garden Sanctuary. A beautiful location on a working farm, this was a great launching off point to explore Hawi and the north side of the Big Island. While not walkable to the ocean, the views of the Pacific are fantastic, and you can see across to Maui on a clear day. The house is clean and well-appointed, with everything we could have needed. Our hosts were the right amount of welcoming (bringing us fruit from the farm) but otherwise hands off. Note that as a working farm, there a number of farmhands and others around during the day, but we found them unobtrusive and didn't even notice after a day or two.

Highly recommend this spot to others, and would stay here again should we return to the Big Island.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lokahi Garden Sanctuary in Heavenly Hawi

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful, peaceful property was the perfect place for my family of four over the New Year's holiday. We rented the entire home for 4 days and found it to be even better than the listing description. Immaculate and lovingly cared for, this is indeed a sanctuary. The reservation process was straightforward and Dr. Liebmann and his wife Natalie made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. We especially enjoyed touring their 7 acre organic farm with him and learning about the healing plants they grew and their delicious organic produce. The bedrooms and living area were spacious and the kitchen was exceptionally well-equipped.

Perched on the tip of the north Kohala coast, this property had spectacular views of Maui's Haleakala volcano wreathed in clouds rising out of the ocean. Since this was the first visit to North Kohala for 3 of us, we drove to beaches and resorts along the Kawaihae coast all the way to Kona one day, visited Waimea another day and explored charming Hawi on the third day. We planned an evening departure on our last day and drove south of Hilo to visit Madame Pele in her home at Halemaumau Crater before flying back to Honolulu. The Jagger Museum is a must-see for anyone interested in volcanoes.

We arrived and departed from Hilo rather than Kona. Hawi is almost equidistant from the two airports and I found rental cars to be much less expensive in Hilo. The driving distances can be long because of the massive size of Hawaii Island but the scenery that unfolds is unlike anywhere in Hawaii, especially on the drive from Waimea to Hawi. The lush green rolling pastures of the Parker Ranch and the peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa were mesmerizing. No photograph could capture the vastness of the beauty, but we tried!

Our family looks forward to our next visit to Lokahi Garden Sanctuary and we all recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 Star Accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly a sanctuary. It is gorgeous, with windows across the entire wall overlooking the gardens and ocean. Beautiful accommodations for our family reunion. We enjoyed the large, nicely furnished great room, kitchen/dining room and the wonderful lanai for enjoying the outdoor living space. with table and outdoor furniture for eating and relaxing. We actually spent one day being at the house as it was a vacation all in itself! We were taken care of very well with fresh eggs and vegetables right from their organic gardens. Will be back to this garden sanctuary!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Humboldt County, CA

Custom home with Maui view

  • 4 of 5

Very clean modern home with fantastic view north to Maui in a country setting. Is a working 10 acre organic farm but NO roosters! Comfy living room, full kitchen, huge gas grill, and a big lanai.

Farm workers are a bit close for comfort. Master bedroom shower outside and no master bedroom closet, so it loses a 1/2 star.

Will return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family bonding retreat

  • 5 of 5

My two adult children, their spouses, and our 21/2 year old just spent a week at Richard and Natalie's lovely serene home. It was perfect for us. The master bedroom is at one end of the house so we put the family with the baby there. They had their own bathroom and privacy.

The house itself was way beyond my expectations. It was also well equipped for what we wanted to do which was relax, cook, explore, surf and beach. The hammock stretched between two lanai poles overlooking the organic farm and beautiful Pacific became the focal point for afternoon story time and early sunset watching.

The house has no TV which suited us just fine, but excellent internet for those who needed to retreat for a bit of work or who may have wanted to watch late night movies in their rooms.The only reason I did not check the "good for romantic retreat button" was because it IS a working farm and there are folks around. But we thoroughly enjoyed talking to Richard and Co.

You will need a car to surf or beach, but there are endless lovely spots to be discovered. As mentioned by others, Hawi is a darling town with several really good places to eat and friendly folks. BUT IS NOT LIKE MANY "touristy" towns on other islands, at least it was not in early November.

THe short 20+ minute drive to Waimia, is breathtaking as was almost every place we visited. There's a great kid park there for little kids, and Merrimans is a great place for farm/table food. If you get tired of the country ( which we didn't) there are lovely resort hotels just a short drive away. We found fresh fish markets, vegetable and fruit stands, and the kona airport is a dream compared to LaX. Also many local beaches in coves for little kids with small waves and surf beaches for big kids with big waves.

In short I can't say enough. Mahalo Richard and Natalie. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Banks, Oregon

Ladies get-a-way in March 2013

  • 5 of 5

Lokahi Garden Sanctuary Lodge is located in the delightful small town of Hawi on the north coast of Hawaii. The house, with three bedrooms, two baths, a lovely open kitchen-dining area and living room was perfect for our ladies get-a-way in March 2013. It was comfortable and contributed to our spending quality time together while visiting, fixing meals and enjoying the warm, lush environment.

The Lani, running the length of the house, was a pleasant place for meals and relaxing, with a view of pastures and the ocean. In the mornings, song birds announced the day. The gardens surrounding the house are interesting and scented the air with herbal fragrances.

A short walk into Hawi found us at the local coffee shop, a fun gathering spot for friendly locals and visitors. Good restaurants with live music at night, interesting galleries, and small boutiques make visiting the area fun.

Richard and Natalie are great hosts. The fresh vegetables and eggs add to the charm. Natalie also does great massages.

We enjoyed our time here and found the location ideal for our gathering of friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
hawi town
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
pololu valley black sand beach
Car: necessary

Your hosts can guide you on adventures on the ocean such as kayaking, surfing, and snorkeling as well as on the hiking to waterfalls and sacred sites and mountain biking. Additionally private classes in Pilates and massage therapy are available.

Rates & Availability

Hawi House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,200
Tax Rate 16.0%

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Hawi House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , outdoor shower , Large Granite Roman soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite bath/shower
  • Outdoor shower with ocean view
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Tropical bedroom with ocean and garden views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Tropical bedroom with ocean and garden views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master suite with soaking tub, outdoor shower and ocean view
  • Queen size Beds (3)
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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