|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Keolamauloa, a historic family property, was built in the 1930's and is located 37 miles north of Hilo, at the cool 1800 ft. elevation in Paauilo Mauka.
It was originally developed in the 1930’s as a coffee farm. As a center of community life, this property included a family-run general store. Japanese movies were shown in the garage to homestead families and friends. The strength and resourcefulness of this family have inspired those who followed. Even now, their children and grandchildren continue to return to the home to find rest and to remember.
The verdant pasture lands and old family homesteads are evidence of the area’s rich agricultural and cattle ranching history. Today, our family works and plays on this small family farm and share a vision of sustainable living. We grow wholesome food and minimize our environmental impact by using eco-friendly practices. The grounds are abundant with native trees, chickens, and the family pet pig who loves to be fed. The ocean is viewed from the backyard.
The accommodation features quiet comfort with the soothing sound of small waterfalls. Guests will enjoy a private entrance, full kitchen/bathroom and 2 bedrooms – each with a double bed. A futon can be used for extra guests. Keolamauloa will welcome you home, whether you have traveled a few miles to Kalopa State Park, historic Honoka’a town and Waipio Valley, or taken a day trip to Kohala and the Kona Coast or to Hilo and the Volcano. EKomo Mai
I grew up in rural Eastern Oklahoma. After college city life called and I was off to Denver, LA and Honolulu. But country was really home to me and i moved to the Big Island and have been in rural Hamakua for many years.
Kaye Lundburg purchased this apartment in 1984
Finding a old homestead in Paauilo 25 years ago was full of possibilities. Restoring 80 year old buildings and reclaiming land that was overgrown from years of neglect was daunting but was a project for a growing family Today KEOLAMAULOA is a family treasure.
Today our family strives to live simply and sustainably on our 4 acre homestead. We have abundant organic vegetables and eggs and take great satisfaction in reclaiming a native forest and wildlife habitat. Guests enjoy the quiet relaxation of this country home. Soaking in the hot tub, walking through the forest, feeding the pig are just of few of the delights of a farmstay at KEOLAMAULOA.
The rental was spacious, private, very comfortable and well-stocked with far more amenities than we expected. We especially liked all the books on the history of the Hamakua Coast, which gave us a special perspective on the region as well as the history of the property itself. When booking, we somehow missed the fact that the rental also includes exclusive use of a large wooden hot tub and outdoor shower, which was a pleasant surprise. We enjoyed taking walks on the upcountry roads amid the lush green forest. The owners were very kind and accommodating, and the kitties who live on the farm are soooo sweet. Our son enjoyed feeding leftovers to the pig! Lots of fun!
Keolamauloa was a great place to stay for so many reasons. For my wife, daughter, and myself, it was plenty roomy with a comfortable living room, dining area, well stocked/furnished kitchen, and 2 nice sized bedrooms. The owner, Kaye, is a gracious host, and starts you out with a complete tour of the place answering as many questions as you can ask. There is a laundry room with a washer and dryer if you happen to need it as well as lots of extra towels and linens in the closet near the bedrooms. It has a lanai (porch/patio) with a big hot tub and a view of the ocean and plenty of seats to choose from. On the farm grounds, there is a small pond and lots of lush vegetation with chickens, a big friendly pig, and 4 even friendlier cats that love to sit in your lap and be petted. (The chickens and pig are penned up but the cats are not.) I think one of the cats, Aka, might even join you in the hot tub if you let him. (I didn't.) You can take some very pretty hikes right from your front door heading mauka (uphill) on the road past the Hawaiian Vanilla Company and beyond, or in the other direction makai (downhill); it's all good. On one hike, I met a noisy tom turkey and some quieter cattle next to the road, flushed a ring necked pheasant, spooked 3 little wild pigs (really), and found a gnome home built into a tree - although I suspect it was really constructed by humans. We had a wonderful time. The only thing we didn't like about the place was leaving it. We'd highly recommend this happy little farm and its critters (and humans) and aloha to anyone looking for a beautiful home away from home at a great value.
We stayed here for four nights in December. It was easy to check-in and out, and we felt welcomed warmly. The two bedrooms were comfortable and my daughter loved the deep hot tub. I'd definitely stay here again if we are in Hamakua.
My husband, daughter and I had the pleasure of staying for a week at Keolamauloa and we are still going through withdrawals, a week now after returning home to Houston. Kaye, Sally and Keith were gracious hosts, extremely attentive when needed, yet low-key. The apartment was exactly as described and the grounds even more beautiful than portrayed in the pictures. The property is situated a few miles off the highway, which afforded great elevated views and cooler temps. We were so happy with our experience and would heartily recommend the property for anyone wanting to experience a countryside stay on the beautiful and peaceful Hamakua Coast.
This was our second time staying at Kaye's farm homestead, and we loved it just as much the second time. Kaye is a welcoming and responsive host--easily accessible if any issues arise. The house itself is comfortable and well-stocked for a home away from home, and the farm is gorgeous and peaceful. We had a great time roaming around the property with our son--making friends with the cats, feeding compost to the pig, and exploring--and the homestead makes a great homebase for day trips. Hope we'll be able to make it back for a third visit in the not-too-distant future!
I know that's a lot of adjectives (above), but Kaye's farm is a real find. The location is perfect for exploring the Hamakua coast and beyond North Kohala to the West and Hilo to the south are easy to get to); the beds are comfortable; Bichi the pig and the other farm animals were charming; the weather (everything from sun to rain, never too hot) was great; and Kaye and Sally are wonderful people and perfect hosts. Our family (my spouse and I and our two six-year-old boys) had a great time and at the end of each day my littlest said "Mommy, I want to go home," meaning Keolamaula.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning Fee||£60 + Tax|
Rates quoted are based on 2 guests. Rated for additional guests is $25/night
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.