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Family-Friendly and Romantic Cozy Cottage/Studio

13 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Private Cottage/studio On 10 Acre Organic Farm and Garden Sanctuary

The cottage 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!

The property has lush gardens with over 250 different species of trees and plants. 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.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Richard Liebmann
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Richard Liebmann

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


based on 13 traveler reviews

Family-Friendly and Romantic Cozy Cottage/Studio
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Inspiring intro to the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

Hi Richard and Natalie,

We returned home on February 23 after two more weeks on the island after leaving your place. Your farm/sanctuary was a most welcoming landing for the first part of our full-circle tour of the Big Island. The cottage was really comfortable. We loved making good meals and relaxing on the lanai and enjoying all the fruit. The cottage is well-equipped and we took full advantage to prepare fine meals from local fish and your veggies. The quiet beauty of your farm gave us things to explore that were as good as other places on the island.

We were inspired as we explored your property, seeing all the good care you have given this land that you have nurtured so well, and that is producing so many food and medicinal plants. It added to the wonderful atmosphere for enjoyment.

Your hospitality for the barbecue was delicious and gave us additional opportunity to meet your other guests and workers. It was such a treat to be invited to enter the real world of your work and enthusiasm for nutritional health, wellness and good care of land. We felt very much at home--similar to our small urban farm in Cincinnati--off the beaten path and having a magical charm that is rejuvenating. Keep up your good work! We hope to see you again sometime. Ed and Eileen

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Last stop over before going back to the mainland...

  • 5 of 5

And this was the best !!! I grew up on a farm and was so comfortable with having the chickens, dogs, sheep and cows near, it made it that much more special that we got to interact with the animals, the property was beautiful and the beds were very comfortable . I would love to return and stay longer, also it was very close to the most magnificent beaches for snorkeling and relaxing... The owner was very gracious and all the hands were extremely friendly and informative. The little town was in walking distance and was full of wonderful things to see and taste !!! I long to return ✌🏼👍🏼

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Staying here was one of the best surprises of our trip!!

  • 5 of 5

The Lokahi Garden Sanctuary is an amazing organic farm and a great place to stay in Kohala. Our family was comfortable in the studio apartment. It was clean and spacious. Richard and Natalie are wonderful hosts and we felt very welcome. Richard gave us a great tour of the farm and we learned lots about the plants that grow there and farming practices they use. We have been to the Big Island several times but have never stayed in Kohala. We found new hikes, good food and fun shopping in Havi, and great snorkel spots and beaches nearby.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great quiet little place to chill out

  • 4 of 5

Really nice quiet place to get away from all the hustle and bustle and just enjoy some peace and relaxation. I spent a week here and enjoyed it thoroughly. The cottage is clean and quiet and just the right size for one or two. The owners were welcoming and very friendly. There is no TV or radio - but its not that kind of place, so this might not be for everyone. But if you seek to get away from the Kona crowds and the knarly traffic and want to see the stars at night (gorgeous), and just want to walk on country roads, then this is it. There's fresh produce for sale, and friendly young folks that work on the farm. You are just a few blocks walking from Hawi Town center. And only 20 minutes drive to Polulu Valley and maybe 25 minutes to Waipio Valley hiking trails. And if you want the beach scene, maybe 25 minutes to the best beaches on the island (North Kohala area). Waimea is only a 30 minute drive away also. The only thing you can hear at night is the crickets and the breeze. I loved it. - John T

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA, USA

Get away from it all cottage in Hawi

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Dan and Donna, We are always happy when our guests enjoy themselves. We enjoy offering farm fresh organic products to our guests. Being able to share the bounty our our farm is special. Hope to see you again.
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San Antonio Texas

Down on the farm

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate the enjoyment you experienced here at Lokahi. We are also happy when our guests enjoy our farm fresh organic food. We had just cleaned out the chicken coop and the flies were a minor nuisance. Our steady trade winds usually keep the air fresh and and free of flying insects.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Pololu Valley
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Hawi Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 21 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 16.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Hawi Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • studio - 1 queen , 1 double
  • Both beds have memory foam mattress toppers to ensure comfortable sleep!
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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