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Family-Friendly and Romantic Cozy Cottage/Studio

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

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

Richard Liebmann
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2017

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


Hawi Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
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


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Family-Friendly and Romantic Cozy Cottage/Studio
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews

Comfortable, clean, and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful farm , very well maintained, short walk into Hawi.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay in Hawi! So peaceful and beautiful, it was a lovely home to come home to every day and a wonderful place to explore when we were home. Natalie and Richard were great hosts, the cottage was perfect, the lanai wonderful to relax on, and Kahu and the chickens were great company!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Garden really is a lovely sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Richard and Natalie's beautiful cottage. They have truly created a garden sanctuary... the grounds feel lovingly cared for, and we felt nurtured in every way by our time there, from the very comfy bed to fresh garden bok choy. We look forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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bella coola, bc

Photos were not as they appear

  • 2 of 5

It was a nice blend of nature in a quaint location, however our booking was unregistered and the room was not ready on our late arrival. Jonathan, Richard and his wife were very accommodating. There were few rodents that kept us up at night. Kavu the dog brightened our spirits.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. The door was inadvertently left open and a mouse got in. As soon as the guests notified us we set a few traps that took care of the problem. We also offered to have our guest stay in our home for the night ii she wished. (She declined our offer).
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Southern California

Peace and Happiness in the lap of Mother Earth

  • 5 of 5

We got a chance to view and learn about the workings of a small organic farm and the dedicated youth that end and nurture the many varieties of plants. We were greeted by Kahu the fetch maniac every day and night and vistied by friendly chickens looking for scraps. Easy to relax and unwind.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

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per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.4%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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