HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

The Garden Hideaway at Lotus Farm -Private Romantic Cottage on an 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, uncluttered 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. Fresh, homemade beverages such as coconut water, ginger lemonade, macadamia nut milk, tangelo and orange juice are also available at your request.

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 Breen
Member since: 2001
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017

About Lisa 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 Breen purchased this cottage in 1981

Why Lisa Breen chose Kauai

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
  • 1 of 7


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kilauea in Kauai

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)

The Garden Hideaway at Lotus Farm -Private Romantic Cottage on an Organic Farm
average rating of 4.878049 based on 48 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!! ;)

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Amazing and private. Had a great time and would do it again.

  • 5 of 5

Bring mosquito repellent. Lisa was a great host and I would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, David. I'm glad were able to enjoy the peace and magic of the Hideaway, despite a somewhat rainy week. Sometimes it's nice to just slow down and relax and enjoy chilling out. The Hideaway is just the place for that! Aloha, Lisa
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Magical hideaway on the North Shore!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Lisa!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Lisa has created an oasis in Kauai that you won't find in any hotel or resort. Her place has everything you need, is comfy and luxurious at the same time, and totally central to all of the north and east shore cities/beaches/activities. The outdoor shower is heaven... we couldn't have been happier. The bbq access is also great if you want to cook your own meal. If you don't fall in love with the garden hideaway, you don't get the allure of Kauai.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I'm happy when our guests are happy. The Garden Hideaway is cozy and comfortable, magical and charming. It's all about surrounding our guests with a great vibe, as well as providing them with the little touches that go into making them feel right at home when they return to the Hideaway at the end of a long day.
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had an amazing time staying at the Hideaway. The thought and attention to detail that Lisa and David have put into this north coast wonderland really shines through. After a few days exploring different parts of the island, we decided that the north coast really was our favorite -- from Tunnels beach, to Kilauai's fish market, to the shops in Hanalai, the hideaway was a perfect homebase near our favorite spots. I feel lucky to have experienced it, and I highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Danica! We think our location is perfect, too! Convenient for dining and shopping as well as close to several great beaches. We ourselves are travelers and I designed the Hideaway as a simple, peaceful little getaway - just the sort of place you are happy to come home to at the end of a busy day when are just wanting to chill out and relax in privacy. We hope to see you again someday and hope you have some beautiful memories of your time at the Garden Hideaway.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Lovely, great, perfect

  • 5 of 5

This was a really special property and my wife and I enjoyed our week at the Garden Hideaway. The location was perfect for our activities and the thoughtful touches on the part of the owner (coffee, breakfast fixings, fruit) made our trip! Thank you and would love to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for appreciating all of little things that go into making the Hideaway a special retreat. We want our guests to feel like it's even better than the photos and that they definitely made a good call when they decided to book the Hideaway for their Kaua'i vacation.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kilauea, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 13.41%

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.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now Enquire Now

Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot