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Gorgeous 1-BR on Hamakua Coast - 5 Min to Dtwn Hilo - $89/nt

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Vacation Home with Rental Unit Kitchen/living room Private Bathroom Queen bed with dresser Queen and king beds. King size bed and storage. Sauna Patio Landscaped Yard on Property Rare silver palm at end of property.  River flows down to the left. Our quiet road toward the ocean

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Last updated: 03/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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, www.OurHiloHome.com

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Alternative Lifestyle

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

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player

          Communications

          • Broadband Access
          • Wireless Internet

          Pool & Spa

              • Sauna

              Outdoor Features

              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Waterfront

                  Activities

                  • Hiking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Fishing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Swimming
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Surfing
                  • Sailing
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Hunting
                  • Cycling
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Good price for Hilo

                    Good price for Hilo

                    • Guest A French family
                    • Date of stay 03/04/14
                    • Review Submitted 03/17/14
                    Good location near Hilo downtown. Hilo side of the island can be a bit rainy but worth a try. The apartment is very comfortable and well maintained. Very nice organic supermarket in Hilo downtown (5min of drive), cheaper than safeway which is more far.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Jesse

                    Jesse

                    • Guest winner (balt md)
                    • Date of stay 01/04/14
                    • Review Submitted 03/13/14
                    My wife myself and daughter stayed here for several nights as my son who lives in fern forest got married.Attention to detail and the little things where AWESOME , very thoughtfull.Lower unit was great with nature and flora and fauna abound , grill was fine, parking a little tight but ok, beds great , and 20 yards out back your own private river and 20 + plunge off waterfall if you are brave. Sounds of the jungle at night cool all while 10 mins max from downtown hilo. Mahalo

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Not exactly as I thought it would be

                    Not exactly as I thought it would be

                    • Guest Chelsey A. (Campbell River, BC Canada)
                    • Date of stay 02/06/14
                    • Review Submitted 02/24/14
                    There are a few things that the owner should clear up about this rental. First- the description says there is a kitchen- but there is no oven/stove, and to me that doesn't constitute a full kitchen. The picture also shows a dishwasher- however it isn't working (and I was told it is mainly there to add counter space). Second, the washer and dryer are outside of the unit- you share them. They are located in someone else's garage, and you do have to pay $2 for each 30 minutes of the dryer (your dry clothes will get wet coming back in if its raining). The owner doesn't really have control of this, but when you get to the house it may be messy on the outside because people live (fulltime) in other parts of this house. The suite is dark and dampish and there is nowhere comfortable to sit in the living room- saggy bamboo furniture is not my favorite. Going outside to enjoy the yard in the evening is not recommended as the mosquitos are atrocious! Also, you probably will not get cell phone reception in the basement. On the plus- the new paint in the unit is nice, there are guide books, novels, games and outdoor gear to use, and the house is very close to downtown Hilo. Also, the owner is very quick to respond to any concerns and is helpful- they purchased a brand new pack-n-play specifically for us to use during our stay. (Thanks!)

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Honeymooning in Hilo

                    Honeymooning in Hilo

                    • Guest Darren (New Zealand)
                    • Date of stay 09/13/13
                    • Review Submitted 09/24/13
                    Using VRBO for the first time, I was a little worried about the reality of being in New Zealand and the contact being in America. But this rental blew those worries out of the water - firstly because the owners were approachable before the event on email and made it seem easy. After finding the unit with excellent directions, the clean property was exactly as promised. Along with the offer of using beach gear and washing facilities, this was a great little getaway. Even though there were people above us, we heard little of them as we enjoyed the comforts of a home away from home. My only minor criticism is that it could use a few more lights in the backroom (a basement flat so naturally a bit dark) but all in all, for a first time to Hawai'i this was a great location, great unit and a great rental - given the owners were in contact throughout, I'd have no issue recommending this to people whatsoever. It's good value, good peaceful location and yet close enough to the town and facilities to mean that it feels like an island getaway but with the chance to be part of a community as well. If you're ever worried about a rental, this is not one to be concerned with - it met all of our expectations and then some.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                  • Good value

                    Good value

                    • Guest Anonymous
                    • Date of stay 08/11/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/20/13
                    The one bedroom basement suite is a very good value for Hilo. The location is within 5 miles of the city center so with a bike or car, getting around is quite easy. There are permanent tenants that live upstairs from the room, but with the cacophony of coqui frogs, you will never know it. We had other friends in a different part of town and the frogs were just as vocal there, so it is not unique to this property. The room is essentially a basement, it is block walls and below ground level so there is a small musty smell, but nothing difficult. When I think of a view, I think about sitting in a chair, relaxing with a drink and enjoying the scenery.... for you to enjoy the view of the verdant back yard from within your suite, you must be standing and at least 6 foot tall.. I would discount the view completely. Overall, the suite had good amenities, the shower had pressure and the tv and refrigerator worked. I gave this location a good rather than average rating because at this price, you could be expecting less.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Living Along in Hilo

                    Living Along in Hilo

                    • Guest Anonymous
                    • Date of stay 07/01/13
                    • Review Submitted 07/25/13
                    I was not really on vacation, so much as on reconnaissance prospecting for a place to live in retirement. Hilo was at the top of my list, not only for the climate (I like rain and overcast skies and do not like unrelenting sunshine) but also because, in comparison with Kailua Kona, Hilo is a real and charming, funky little town inhabited by real people and it is not overrun by tourists. Hilo is home to a small but excellent branch campus of the University of Hawai'i and a first-class planetarium, and the Big Island is home to two major observatories on Mauna Loa (terrestrial climate) and Mauna Kea (the universe), so there are interesting people around doing interesting things. And by Hawai'i standards, Hilo real estate (and the eastern side of the Big Island generally) is affordable. This place I stayed in for three weeks had some positives and some negatives. On the positive side, it is roomy (a living, dining, kitchen space, a bedroom with two big beds, and a bathroom) and well furnished. While it has no stove, it does have an antique two-burner portable electric stovetop, an electric skillet, a toaster oven, and a microwave, plus all the kitchen utensils I needed. And most positively, it is on the dramatically beautiful Hamakua Coast and very close to town--about four miles and a ten-minute drive. Now on the negative side, it is a semi-basement apartment, the floor of which is about three feet below ground level, with windows looking out on a concrete walk beyond which there is a pretty, well-tended lawn. Over this unit there are two other apartments; and beside it there is a house. There is no ocean view. There is no lanai. Oh wait! There is a lanai, you just aren't allowed to use it. It's reserved for the use of those renting the studio unit and the house, but whose tenants used it but rarely. So the lanai is actually shared. Just not shared by you. For my money, sitting on the Lanai having a drink as the sun goes down is the essence of the island experience. I had originally signed up to rent the studio unit above the basement unit because it has a lanai but was told that that had just been rented and got switched to the lower unit. If I was going to sit outside, it had to be on concrete at ground level. The owner could remedy that with a wave of his ownerly wand and maybe this review along with some others will move him to do so. But, for my reconnaissance purposes, overall, this place accommodated me nicely at a relatively affordable rate.

                    Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Spacious basement apartment convenient to Hilo

                    Spacious basement apartment convenient to Hilo

                    • Guest Tyler1030 (United States)
                    • Date of stay 04/24/13
                    • Review Submitted 05/01/13
                    Pros: - Very spacious 1 bedroom apartment, including full kitchen and 2 large beds - Friendly and accommodating owner (Guy) and property manager (Todd) - Some nice touches (large high kitchen table, fancy bathroom faucet, toilet felt like a throne, comfy bed) - Only 5-10 min North of Hilo - Good value - Excellent shower water pressure - Cooled down at night without A/C Cons: - Floor felt dirty (and created black feet) - Basement apartment smelled musty in places (although fortunately bugs were minimal) - Coqui frogs were loud (although this is apparently a problem everywhere in Hilo area, and I slept well by closing the windows) - Place did not have much character -- functional apt in a random residential neighborhood off highway - On our last night, there apparently was someone staying in apartment above us (I think with kids), and footsteps were quite evident - Kitchen cabinetry, along with bathroom closet, in need of some repair - Shower could have been cleaner Overall, I think this is a good value, solid option if staying in Hilo area.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                  • Spacious rooms

                    Spacious rooms

                    • Guest Lynne L.
                    • Date of stay 02/06/13
                    • Review Submitted 02/12/13
                    We enjoyed our three days at Hilo and found the accommodation very spacious, a comfortable bed and all the basics you need are there. It's close to the downtown area and a great place to use as a base to seeing sights.

                    Recommended for: Tourists without a car.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Excellent Stay

                    Excellent Stay

                    • Guest Thomas (Sydney)
                    • Date of stay 03/10/12
                    • Review Submitted 04/23/12
                    A really enjoyable stay, a beautiful house. Perfectly situated for exploring Hilo and the surrounding area. Extremely comfortable.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Quiet, relaxing, and beautifully located

                    Quiet, relaxing, and beautifully located

                    • Guest Brandi (California, Monterey)
                    • Date of stay 01/03/11
                    • Review Submitted 02/18/12
                    My boyfriend's sister recommended we stay here when visiting Hilo and we are thankful we took her advice. It was extremely spacious; with a kitchen/dining area, living room, 1 bathroom, and a large bedroom with two huge and comfortable beds. We had everything we needed and more. Internet, cable, radio, sauna, and board games were included. There was also a washer and dryer available for use, free of charge. The back yard was spacious, and we ventured beyond the yard and we were greeted with a beautiful river and waterfall. Todd, the property manager was very welcoming. The second day of our stay, he brought us a bunch of bananas. He was very helpful with advice on what to see and directions. There was also a great travel guide book in our room. Everything was relatively close (short driving distance) to the apartment, but you still got the feel of relaxing seclusion. The apartment was spacious, clean, and surrounded by beautiful scenery. The property manager was very friendly. And the price doesn't get much better than here. I highly recommend this place to everyone. If I ever find myself on the big island again, I will definitely be arranging a stay here again.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Base Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $90
                  $497 $1,620
                  Merrie Monarch Festival
                  Apr 19 - Apr 26
                  6 night min stay
                  $149
                  $958

                  Discounts: 8 nights or more: $120 Nightly

                  Merrie Monarch Festival
                  Apr 19 - Apr 26, 2014
                  8 night min stay

                  $1,095
                  flat fee
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning fee $60
                  • Tax Rate 13.962%

                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                  • 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

                    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

                    Sauna

                  • Landscaped Yard on Property

                    Landscaped Yard on Property

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, September 04, 2013

                  $90 - $149 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 03/18/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-6 nights
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