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Garden Hideaway at Lotus Farm -Private Romantic Cottage Retreat on Organic Farm

Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2) Permit Z-IV-2015-32

Come to the Garden Hideaway at Lotus Farm. Experience the Hawaii most tourists never see. This soulful, laid-back slice of paradise is set among three lush and lovingly maintained acres on a mature, established organic tropical fruit farm and palm nursery. We are only a five minute drive from several secluded, pristine beaches and rivers.

The Hideaway was created with your every comfort in mind. Your home away from home is tucked away down its own private drive and enclosed in a serene, tropical Asian style courtyard. A comfortable outdoor lounging lanai, under a pergola of tropical vines, looks out over the peaceful meditation garden. The open floor plan and high pinewood ceiling create a sense of spaciousness in the light, airy, charming and tastefully done 500 sq. ft. one room cottage with dining, living and sleeping areas.

Our guests rave about the enclosed outdoor shower and bath area that is directly off the indoor 1/2 bath. The cottage is done in shades of apricot, beige, gold and green and decorated with Hawaiian art prints and furnished in bamboo, wicker and rattan. The comfortable king size bed is covered in good quality linens. Plush robes are also provided.

The Hideaway comes stocked with goods for a light breakfast. We provide freshly roasted, organic, hand picked Kona coffee beans with coffee grinder and coffee maker, an assortment of teas, sweeteners, whatever types of milk you desire along with organic yogurt, granola, macadamia nuts and fresh fruits in season.

The kitchenette area has a refrigerator to store your snacks and takeaway food as well as a bar size sink. Our Home Stay permit does not allow us to provide a hot plate, microwave or toaster oven for cooking. Guests are welcome to use the Weber Grill in the Hideaway's covered BBQ area just beyond the enclosed garden gate. We provide knives and cutting board, blender, juicer, glasses, dinnerware and silverware for your use. There is a clothes washer and dryer inside the cottage. We are a smoke free environment, inside and out.

The cottage comes stocked with yoga mats, beach towels, beach blanket, beach chairs, boogie boards, mask and snorkels, beach umbrella, picnic cooler and shopping bags for your excursions.

Our central location is ideal. We are just 50 minutes from the Lihue airport and 35 minutes from the end of the road in Haena, making anywhere on the island an easy half day excursion. The small local flavored town of Kilauea is only five minutes from the Hideaway. There you will find a great bakery, shops, restaurants, yoga studio, pharmacy, post office, gas station and other conveniences. We are longtime Kauai residents who are happy to share our favorite spots with you as well as setting up special requests such as in house massage and other holistic health treatments.

We established our working farm nearly 35 years ago. Lotus Farm and Nursery was one of the first organic farms on Kauai. You'll see us around the property working the land and tending the nursery. Our orchards produce macadamia nuts, coconuts, oranges, tangelos, lemons, limes, coconuts, avocados, mango, lychee and longon. We sell our fruit commercially to brokers in Canada, fruit stands on Kauai and local residents who come by to pick up their special orders. Our nursery supplies landscapers with exotic palms, tropical ornamental plants and fruit trees.

From our guestbook-

'We had a wonderful time here. Every evening we looked forward to coming 'home' to our perfect cottage. Perfectly private, perfectly surrounded by lushness...We will be recommending you to all of our friends.'

'Thank you for all of the love you've put into this beautiful cottage. We were looking for a place to be close to nature and finding your Hideaway was beyond perfect.'

'It has been a pleasure staying in such a beautiful, thoughtfully maintained place. The outdoor shower and tub have been my favorites, but the whole cottage and gardens are great.'

'What a perfect honeymoon spot. It is so romantic and secluded.'

'We've had such a beautiful visit here in your sublime love nest.'

County of Kauai Home Stay Permit Z-IV-2015-32

State of Hawaii Tax ID Number TA-085-189-4272-01

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Lisa and David Breen
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Lisa and David Breen

We love our life here on the north shore of Kauai and enjoy the healthy lifestyle and unique sense of community that Kauai offers. We feel very fortunate to be able to offer visitors the unique experience of staying on a working organic tropical farm and nursery.

Lisa and David Breen purchased this cottage in 1981

Why Lisa and David Breen chose North Shore

Our farm is a labor of love and never ending work in progress. David purchased raw land in 1981 and planted orchards and gardens. Over the years his deep love for and study of the plant world has made him an expert on palms, cycads, flowering trees and fruit trees. We are world travelers and designed the Hideaway as a perfect getaway with everything we would be looking for in a home away from home. Our location is ideal in every way. Minutes to stunning beaches and Kilauea town, yet still in the country.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It is the perfect place to relax for a couple. You get a house for you alone in the middle of a magnificent garden with outside shower and bath tub. A beautiful interior with attention to detail in Hawaiian style and delicious organic fruits. From there you can easily reach all the amazing beaches of the northeastern part of the island.
Jul 2009
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Kilauea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Toilet, pedestal sink, linen and storage closet with door opening directly to a beautiful outdoor shower and bath area enclosed in a bamboo fence. Claw Foot Tub.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1)
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Garden Hideaway at Lotus Farm -Private Romantic Cottage Retreat on Organic Farm
average rating of 4.8958335 based on 55 reviews
Santa Fe, NM

Complete paradise--the perfect private hideaway to experience authentic Kauai

  • 5 of 5

I just returned home after spending 3 weeks at the Garden Hideaway and I have no words for how absolutely incredible my experience was there. I was in desperate need of relaxation, after completing a grueling Master's program, and was looking for more of an authentic experience while in Kauai and didn't want to stay in a big hotel, which is why I chose the Hideaway. I felt like I was in my own, private paradise, complete with an outdoor shower that basically changed my life, an amazingly comfortable bed, a large kitchen and eating area, beautiful, lush outdoor space, and every other comfort I could possibly dream of--including my own washer and dryer. Lisa and David have thought of everything and even have fresh coconut water, granola, tea, local honey, and delicious fresh, fruit right from the farm waiting for you when you arrive.

I can't recommend this property highly enough and am having a hard time describing how truly life-affirming my time in Kauai was. Having a beautiful, private, safe and comfortable place to call my own and come home to every night made the experience so much better. It would have been a completely different trip for me had I chosen to stay in a hotel. Kilauea is a charming town on the unspeakably gorgeous north side of the island, close to famous Hanalei. You are just a short drive to the Kilauea Lighthouse and overlook as well as an assortment of shops, restaurants, a yoga studio, a health food store, cafes, and more. There are also countless beaches just a short drive away and the Hideaway comes equipped with your own snorkeling gear.

If you are looking to experience Kauai like a local and live on a working organic farm, complete with farm life (goats next door and lots of Kauai's famous chickens running around) then this is for you. As some other reviewers have mentioned, you are living on a farm and this brings with it lots of critters and creatures (bugs, lizards, etc.) but if you are mindful to keep the cottage very clean (no food or crumbs out) it is very possible to keep them at bay. I actually grew to love living with an assortment of lizards and started naming them--and they are not there to bother you. A few bugs are a small price to pay for what was easily one of the best experiences of my life. I feel I have written a novel here and could easily write more but, in summary, staying here will be the best decision you ever made--it certainly was mine! Mahalo Lisa and David!! ;)

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bridget, I am so happy to see that your stay at the Hideaway was everything you were hoping for and more. While it is a romantic spot that honeymooners and couples love, it is also the perfect spot for a quiet personal retreat. I think it is especially suitable for solo women travelers who are looking for peace and quiet, while at same time wanting to feel safe and relaxed. We really understand that our guests enjoy their privacy, but want them to feel comfortable reaching out to us at any time for any reason, knowing we are here on the farm to be of assistance. As a note to future guests- There is a kitchen area in the Hideaway with a nice size fridge, electric tea kettle and a coffee maker. Our Kauai county home stay permit does not allow us to provide a cooking facility inside of the cottage. Kilauea town, only five minutes from the farm, has plenty of dining and take out options and guests will find all of the tableware they need in the cottage. Thank you, Bridget, for your lovely review. We are so happy to have hosted you and to have played a small part in your life changing Kauai experience. Aloha, Lisa and David
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Tucson, Arizona

A dream vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We so loved our stay at the garden hideaway. In a wonderful location on the northeast side of Kauai, very close to everything we wanted to do: north shore beaches, great restaurants, and hiking. Very intimate and private. Beautifully landscaped little garden tucked away behind bamboo screens. Your only neighbors are tropical plants, goats and chickens. Lisa did an outstanding job preparing for our arrival with local organic granola, yogurt, coffee, milk, etc... The hideaway is well equipped with snorkel gear, beach towels, beach chairs, reading material, etc... it was light and airy and such a special place. Ideal for couples. Lisa and her family were wonderful hosts, extremely helpful with suggestions and advice when we asked and otherwise completely gave us our privacy. :) Could not recommend more highly! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Amy. I'm always happy when my guests feel that staying at the Garden Hideaway has only made their Kauai visit even more memorable!
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Beautiful remote hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved this little cottage. The house was very clean and everything was well thought out. From cooler to snorkel gear and beach chairs! We were greeted on the way in with fresh coconut water, local coffee and granola! We enjoyed the outdoor shower and tub every day! This is a great place if you want to experience the island and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Rachel for taking the time to review our Garden Hideaway after being home for a few months. I can only imagine that your magical memories of Kauai and your time here at our cottage will stay with you for a long time to come.
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Los Alamitos, Ca

We had a great time!!!

  • 5 of 5

It was great staying for us. Outdoor shower and bathtub was my favorite. Lisa was very kind and helpful. For polish travelers : super świetne miejsce! Bardzo polecAmy, prywatność!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kasia! The two of you took advantage of all the outdoor adventures that Kauai has to offer. I'm happy your time at the Hideaway after a busy day was so relaxing and comfortable!
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful, relaxing and just a beautiful space to occupy. The breeze comes right through the house (if you open the windows) and it is completely surrounded by trees and plants, so you feel like you are outside enjoying the island even while you rest.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Our place suits travelers who are seeking peace and relaxation in a beautiful, private setting. Wishing you lasting memories of your special time at the Garden Hideaway. We hope you return someday!
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Toronto, Ontario

Perfect spot for a honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage for 9 days in June for our honeymoon and it was about as close to perfect as you can get. A huge basket of organic fruit, milk, yogurt and granola was waiting for us upon our arival. The property is very private and meticulously maintained. There's tons to do in the area, and great beaches within a few minutes drive. We're already planning our return.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you loved staying at our place. Honeymoons should be special and the Garden Hideaway is a perfect spot for couples seeking a private, comfortable and romantic little cottage in a beautiful setting. We look forward to hosting you again!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One week minimum stay during Christmas and New Year Holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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