Mama Papai is a spacious and well equipped vacation rental home in the residential community of Hawaiian Beaches, just outside of Pahoa Village. This location is perfect for budget-conscious visitors who want to explore the East side of the Big Island without spending a fortune on accommodations. The home is clean, bright, and furnished with your comfort and convenience in mind.
Mama Papai has three bedrooms, all with nice quality queen beds. The master suite occupies one end of the home. The large bedroom has a sliding glass door that opens to the front lanai. There's a dresser, large closet, and ensuite bathroom with shower, jetted tub and two pedestal sinks. There are two more bedrooms and a second full bathroom at the other end of the house. It's a great floorplan for a couple or a whole family!
The great room combines the living room, dining room and kitchen. The living room has sturdy bamboo furniture and a large TV with cable and a DVD player and a selection of movies for your enjoyment. A large koa wood dining table with seating for 6 provides for indoor dining.
The kitchen is bright and modern with high end stainless steel appliances including a gas range, side-by-side fridge and a dishwasher. The small appliances are covered too – you'll find a coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster oven, microwave, food processor, rice cooker and blender. There are plenty of pots and pans, cups, glasses, plates, and so on. There's ample counter and cabinet space. This kitchen is a joy to cook in!
You'll love the shady lanai with wrought iron dining set and a nice propane grill. Like us locals, you'll come to find that food just tastes best when eaten in the open air! A well-kept yard surrounds the house and is planted with many tropical edibles including pineapples, papaya, bananas, and more. Help yourself to anything you find! There's a washer and dryer in the garage behind the house for your convenience.
Mama Papai is in Hawaiian Beaches, a quiet neighborhood about 20 miles south of historic Hilo town. It's a laid back and inviting area where neighbors are out walking most days. The shops and restaurants of Pahoa Village are less than 10 minutes away. Drive 15 minutes south to Kapoho where you can swim in a thermally heated hot pond or snorkel in protected reefs. See recent lava flows from the Kilauea Volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, less than an hour away, or visit Kalapana to see the flowing lava less than 30 minutes from the house.