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Homestead on the Big Island - Hawaii

52 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Paauilo

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

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

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Kaye Lundburg
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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About Kaye Lundburg

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

Why Kaye Lundburg chose Hamakua Coast

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.


based on 52 holidaymaker reviews

Homestead on the Big Island - Hawaii
average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 reviews

Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous farmstay

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Keolamaula is magical - an amazingly special place at an incredible value

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and serene farm stay with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful location with its greenery, cool breezes, beautiful flowers, hot tub, koi ponds and even the nightly frog chorus! We enjoyed exploring the local area and the gorgeous drive along the Hamakua coast into Hilo for further adventures. The property is very well maintained and very clean and any questions were quickly answered by the owner's daughter on the property. We loved all the space and the large kitchen with many extras. We would definitely recommend this stay to our family or friends. Gramma's Kitchen in nearby Honakka was delicious for lunch and the shops are fun to explore. Go early in the day as many close by mid-afternoon and some aren't open on Sundays or Mondays. Hilo has a expansive farmer's market to shop and the Lyman Museum and House were fantastic--be sure and book the house tour or use a raincheck and go back a separate day as we did. If you like lush rainforests the Hamakua coast is great to explore with great beaches and waterfalls. We loved the tea just up the road at the Hawaiian Vanilla Company--a fantastic selection of yummy food and a lovely setting, too.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Tthis is a most special property which far surpassed our expectations. The owner and her family care for their accommodations and make every effort to keep guests comfortable and happy. We especially loved the plantings on the land and learning about the history of the area as well. Though we were lucky and enjoyed good weather, there were dehumidifiers and a good heater in our cottage that would keep folks cozy and warm should it rain. The outdoor hot tub is a delight. We will definitely come here again and would recommend it as a special get away location that evokes the old Hawaii that is disappearing from many of the typical tourist destinations.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Beautiful Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Homestead. It was clean and in good condition and had everything we needed to stay. The vicinity was quiet and peaceful. Our son loved the fish ponds and feeding the pig was great fun for all. The location was great and we really enjoyed being outside of the main tourist areas while still having great local sites to see.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
The Landing
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Honokaa Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 19
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Cafe Il Mundo - Honokaa
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Paauilo, Hamakua Coast

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £61 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

Rates quoted are based on 2 guests. Rated for additional guests is $25/night

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment on the Paauilo on the Big Island Hawaii

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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