About the property
- House900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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 is the lower part of the larger home. It 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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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 House in 1984
Why Kaye Lundburg chose Paauilo
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 House 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.
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Paradise on earth!
Simply stunning property way out in the countryside. We were welcomed and given a tour and history of Keolamauloa.We were so comfortable for the three nights we stayed. The apartment is large and beautifully furnished with every comfort needed. The beds are so welcoming. The lanai has a fabulous hot tub and grill area. There are mini lights to set the mood and comfortable chairs. You will love walking the property and enjoy the flowers, fruits and the chickens and even a pig! He loves compost😊. There aren’t enough words to describe this remarkable stay. Come and enjoy.
Peaceful green getaway
This is a spacious and old fashioned retreat space among the giant trees with a unique hot tub and friendly hosts. Greenery and a very quiet road to walk near Kalopa is restoring after some intense beach days.
The house was very clean and Kaye was very helpful in making sure that we found our way there. Her daughter met us and showed us around to make sure that we knew where everything was. We enjoyed the peace and quiet and the country atmosphere. We especially enjoyed the DVDs that she had on farming and the books she had. I was surprised and delighted that there was a hot tub and enjoyed that as well. I would suggest that the hot tub be cleaned, there was a lot of sediment in it. I loved walking down to feed the pig. As a whole it was a wonderful experience and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in a quiet homestead atmosphere.
lovely, quaint, country property
We had a wonderful week here. We loved the setting with all the bird and insect noise, found the hot tub delightful, and really enjoyed the hosts. If you like a "farm-like" setting this place is for you. It is not a fancy hotel, but suited us. I did find the hard cold floors not so agreeable with my arthritic feet, but found shoes helped. The bathroom is a bit of a journey from the bedrooms, so if you are up a lot at night, this could be a problem. There are also level changes within the apartment which might challenge some folks. We found the kitchen, bathroom, and bedrooms all to be plenty adequate and the beds comfortable. All in all, we do not hesitate to recommend this property and truly enjoyed our time there.
A Little Piece of Heaven
If you are wanting to lower your blood pressure and get away from it all, this is the place for you! Hidden in the forest is this amazing property where you can relax and hang out without a care in the world. While it is hidden away, it is not far from the typical things you want to do while on the big island. Beaches, shopping, historical sites are all less then an hour away. The property is so tranquil, filled with vegetation, small animals and your own private hot tub. We are hoping to return in the near future!
We stayed here with our 2 young daughters and really enjoyed our stay. The girls loved going out to feed the pig in the morning and we loved all the open space for them to run around. The space was clean and kitchen well equipped for the meals we made. The location is perfect for exploring the Hamakua coast and Hilo. It gets cool being up in the mountains but the heater was perfect to take away the morning chill.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates quoted are based on 2 guests. Rated for additional guests is $25/night