The SpaceWe provide an apartment in the main house for a farm stay vacation or short term rental, and have welcomed guests come from all over the world. Our typical visitors have been those looking for a more homegrown experience of Hawaii, who are excited about the range of activities around us. Our favorite suggestions include hiking in the nearby Waipio Valley and Kalopa State Park, going to First Friday in Honokaa Town or taking in a movie at our historic Honokaa Peoples Theatre. We especially recommend eating at the amazing Grandmas Kitchen, taking a day trip to Kohala, Kona, Hilo or Volcano…or just enjoying the quiet of the homestead, a relaxing hot tub, and a walk in the Paauilo countryside. This is a great place to visit and we are happy to be able to share it.
Keolamauloa provides an apartment in the main house for a homestead stay – as a vacation or short term rental. The restful accomodation features a private entrance, fully equipped kitchen, living room, bathroom and two bedrooms (each with a double bed). Additional ammenities include laundry, wifi, foosball, tv/dvd, and the soothing sound of small waterfalls. Native banana, koa, kukui, and ohia trees provide the shade for hapu ferns, taro, awa and noni. On a stroll in the gardens and forest, you’ll visit the chickens hard at work, the pet pig, eating and resting, and the ocean beyond. The forest is filled with the sound of birds and the frequent view of a circling I’o (the endangered, native Hawaiian Hawk).
These rates are for a minimum stay of 3 nights. There is a 20% surcharge for a stay of 2 nights. This is a smoke-free property / please leave your pets at home and enjoy ours during your stay.
E Komo Mai! Come and enjoy!
More about our farm:
A work in progress… Laulima – “many hands” contribute to the restoration and care of Keolamauloa. Even the animals have their work and contribution.
Our investment in the future is the restoration of the native forest and wildlife habitat. When we arrived at Keolamauloa in 1983 we faced the daunting task of reclaiming a treasure that had been neglected for many years. Guinea grass and scrub guava dominated what had once long ago been a native Ohia forest. Fallen cyprus trees were buried in the head-high weeds.
Now 25+ years later we have cleared and planted over 300 native trees and plants. With the guidance and support of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), we are restoring the native forest and creating wildlife habitat to preserve and protect our fragile ecosystem.
Our island was once the home of a people who lived on what they could hunt, gather and grow. Today we are challenged to return to a simpler way of life. Fresh, locally grown food for our family is the goal of our large gardens where we grow taro, sweet potato, banana, and a variety of other fruits and vegetables. Guest AccessGuests are invited to walk around the property and enjoy the pets and native trees. The cottage and art studio are private. Interaction with GuestsSally, Keith and Kia'i live in a cottage on the property. Sally will greet guests early in their stay. They can be reached by text as needed and available to provide additional local information. The NeighborhoodKeolamauloa is a 4 acre family homestead located on the Hamakua Coast of Hawaii Island, at a cool elevation of 1800 feet. The mountain neighborhood of Pa’auilo Mauka is dotted with verdant pasturelands and old family homesteads…evidence of the community’s rich agricultural and cattle ranching history. We moved to Keolamauloa in 1983, where we began the restoration of the existing historic buildings and grounds. They raised a large family and over the past 30 years, have worked to nurture and perpetuate a shared vision of sustainable living. Getting AroundVisitors usually find a rental car the best way to travel on the island. Bus transportation is available from Paauilo, 4 miles from Keolamauloa. Other Things to NoteThere are 2 other rentals in the main home, occupied by adults.