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Gorgeous 1-BR on Hamakua Coast - 5 Min to Dtwn Hilo - $99/nt

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Last updated: 12/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Papaikou apartment description

Nicely furnished large (about 800 SF) one bedroom unit with both king and queen beds on a beautiful river gorge with nearby waterfall and swimming pond. Unit has kitchen, private patio, shared sauna, cable TV, DVR and Wi-Fi. Lush quiet surroundings, yet only 5 minutes to downtown Hilo. All windows look out at beautiful large, landscaped yard - like having your own private tropical rain forest. Parking available (one car) and optional breakfast (fresh fruit, local foods, kona coffee) can be arranged.

We also have a second suite, (a studio apartment with a queen bed) available, that can also be seen on VRBO (#363493) or at Homeaway (#294283).

For more details, map and much more information on things to see and do in the area, etc., please see our web site and blog, OurHiloHome.

Location: A couple blocks off of Mamelahoa Highway in Papaikou, between 6 & 7 mile markers.

27-1993 Enoka Place
Papaikou, HI 96781

By the way, Google map directions WILL get you there, but your GPS may not, so you may need the old fashioned way… directions and a map:

Directions from Hilo:

1. Take highway 19 (Mamalahoa Hwy) north out of Hilo.

2. Landmarks you will pass include the ‘humming bridge’ and the Alae Japanese cemetery.

3. Watch the mile markers. At mile marker 6, take your first left. (if you see mile 7 or beyond, you’ve gone too far)

4. Then an immediate left again until pass though yellow gate (with Enoka Place sign on it)

5. Then keep following the narrow road (VERY SLOWLY please, 10-15 MPH on our little private road, the neighbors will greatly appreciate it, thanks!) until get to row of mailboxes on right and our cream colored, white metal roofed home(s) on your left.

6. There are numbers posted on the front corner–27-1993

7. Continue on the gravel/dirt road, 100 feet or so past the mailboxes around the little bend to the second of the two connected homes, on your left.

Directions from Hamakua Coast and points North (and Kona side):

1. Take highway 19 (Mamalahoa Hwy) south down the Hamakua coast

2. Landmarks you will pass include Onomea Bay scenic drive and Pinkie’s store (big pink pig).

3. Watch the mile markers. After mile marker 7, take your first right. (if you see mile 6 or below, you’ve gone too far)
Follow directions from 4-7 above.

Keywords: Private 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath separate mother-in-law apartment on own floor of large home. Sleeps 4. There's a deluxe full studio (#363493) unit above the one bedroom unit that is available to rent as well. For much more information, directions, etc. for both available units, please see our web site and blog,


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage


              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1


              • 1 full bath, with tub/shower combination. There's also a cold water outdoor shower in the backyard, if desired (good for rinsing off after a swim in the stream)....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Wonderful massage therapist lives upstairs, so appointments can be easily arranged for our guests!...moreless


                  • Books:

                    A few books, mostly on Hawaii, things to do and see. ...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Yes, extended cable....moreless


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Village
                  • Waterfront:

                    On stream/river gorge, but must walk to get to the water......moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining:

                    There's also option to eat on table outside on rear patio....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people


                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Coin operated...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    Nice Hawaiian print rattan sofa and chairs, with new tv, etc. ...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Park on concrete slab to right of garage at far end of property....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Located in 1-BR Area...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    In laundry closet in garage, shared with people living upstairs. Washer is free, not coin operated. ...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Toaster


                  • Bicycles:

                    1 tandem bike, 1 adult male bike, 1 girl's bike. You may need to pump them up yourself, with pump provided, if flat....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Concrete patio in backyard, just outside of unit. ...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Gorgeious, large backyard with several types of tropical fruit trees!...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Yes, portable grill available....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    There should be some snorkeling equipment and boogie boards available for use, just inside right side of garage/carport, behind curtains under or on bottom shelf. ...moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Sauna:

                        Yes, shared sauna is available, but must be scheduled and, sorry, but there is a $5 fee per use as electricity is extremely expensive in Hawaii!...moreless



                      Write a review 4.1
                      from 12 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Merrie Monarch Festival
                      Apr 4 - Apr 12, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $499 $1,499
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Cleaning fee $60
                      • Tax Rate 13.962%

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 12/07/2014
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                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      0.3 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Mamalahoa Highway, Hawaii Belt Route or Highway 19
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Honoli'i or 'Pinkie's Beach'

                      Car: Recommended


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About the owner: Two dads, biologist and ESL teacher, with two beautiful girls. We bought our little piece of paradise to spend much of our summers and dream of living there full-time one day. Originally from Virginia and Utah, currently living in San Francisco primarily, but have lived in DC, NY, Germany, Sweden, Korea, Thailand & Nigeria, so welcome guests from all over the world.

                      Why the Owner Chose Papaikou:
                      Besides the home with all its beautiful woods, we fell in love with the very convenient, yet peaceful location and the beautiful, lush surroundings and yard.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      Its location on a stream with waterfall and swim ponds is a bit of heaven for us and a perfect escape from city living for us, our kids and our guests. Yet only a 5 minute, beautiful drive to downtown Hilo, its many ethnic restaurants, shops, museums, etc. And even closer to nice beaches, great botanical garden and scenic drives.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, swedish



                      • Vacation Home with Rental Unit

                        Vacation Home with Rental Unit

                      • Queen bed with dresser

                        Queen bed with dresser

                      • King size bed and storage.

                        King size bed and storage.

                      • Patio


                      • Rare silver palm at end of property.  River flows down to the left.

                        Rare silver palm at end of property. River flows down to the left.

                      • Our quiet road toward the ocean

                        Our quiet road toward the ocean

                      • Kitchen/living room

                        Kitchen/living room

                      • Private Bathroom

                        Private Bathroom

                      • Queen and king beds.

                        Queen and king beds.

                      • Sauna


                      • Landscaped Yard on Property

                        Landscaped Yard on Property

                      VRBO #293951

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                      $99 - $128 per night (USD)

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 12/07/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                      Member since: 2010
                      Speaks: english, swedish
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                      • Calendar last updated: 12/07/2014
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