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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"We had a great time in Hawaii for our Christmas vacation. The Hale Papa Lani residence was very well maintained with all the amenities needed, was very bright and had comfy beds. It is a little bit far out of the town of Hilo, but nice area to explore. Definitely need a car to get around. Our only big complaint about the stay was the constant barking dogs from the next door neighbour. We had a very positive experience working with Hawaiian Paradise Rentals and would rent again for sure."
Guest: Lesley F.Date of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: January 8, 2015
"A great place to stay, while it is away from any shops and restaurants it is close enough to be able to go out for dinner to Hilo or Pahoa or,if you wanted to, buy supplies and cook. The property is very clean and big enough for the whole family or multiple couples. The deck areas on level 2 and 3 are excellent to entertain or just sit back and enjoy the views.
Champagne ponds was amazing to swim in, we spent a lot of our days there in the crystal clear waters just a short walk away.
We enjoyed our stay even though it was quite warm due to unseasonally high humidity which made it difficult to cool down during the nights as there is no air conditioning."
Guest: OzgirlsDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 10, 2015
"We chanced upon this Hale very last minute in our trip-planning and lucked out completely.
Only several blocks away from the ocean and amazing scenic drives at every turn. The Hale itself is spacious and offers cottage comfort. We slept a family of four, including our two small children, very comfortably with plenty of amenities (full kitchen, two full baths, washer/dryer, screened-in patio) to make us feel at home. Details such as a nightlight in the bathroom, weren't overlooked!
Short drives every day gave us plenty of local adventure. We never went further than an hour by car and filled our two week stay with new things to see every day. Locally, the small village of Pahoa has some fantastic, casual restaurants and we loved shopping at their Natural Foods Store for health food items we never expected to buy on an island! The Maku-U Market (held on Sunday's,despite old signage!) was one of our favourite local hang-outs with great prepared food, fresh local produce and misc vendors selling everything from home-made lai's to vintage clothing to tropical plants.
A bit tricky to find comfortable beaches with small children, but eventually we found many shallow tide pool parks before reaching Richardson Beach Park in Hilo. Along the strip to Richardson Beach Park, you have your choice of several ocean-side places to swim safely with children and enjoy colourful fish. Waterfalls are also easy trips for young and old; Akaka Falls being one of the most scenic with a well laid out path through the rainforest.
The best bonus of the trip is an accommodating, welcoming host who is most helpful and quick to respond to questions.
Absolutely, highly recommended for a fresh take on a Hawaiian vacation."
Guest: SaritaDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 18, 2015
Wonderful time at this beautiful property in Kapoho
"We stayed here with my wife and 2 kids and had a really wonderful and peaceful time. We enjoyed the tidal pools, and the tidal ponds in the back yard, the fish, the amazing garden and the geckos.
We were reserving the stay at another property very close to the stay dates and had issues with the VRBO site confirmation process. The owner was very helpful in solving the confusion and went out of the way to get us in the property in time.
The property had more bedrooms than we could use, and the ones we did were very spacious, breezy and beautifully decorated. The lanai was perfect for meals, the kitchen was adequate and all living areas have great ventilation. Best part was the quiet location, just a few steps from the ocean and most beautiful tidal pools area.
We highly recommend this property if you want a relaxing stay in a great setting, and cant wait for opportunity to get back to this part of the world to revisit."
Guest: Adam J.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 24, 2015