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

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Attached Unit, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

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 found at the bottom of this page.

More Details

Guy Berryessa
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, swedish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Guy Berryessa

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.

Guy Berryessa purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Guy Berryessa 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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.


Papaikou Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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).
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Wonderful massage therapist lives upstairs, so appointments can be easily arranged for our guests!


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average rating of 4.368421 based on 19 reviews
Indianapolis, Indiana

Great value, location, and quality property!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderfully appointed property with everything you need. Close to Hilo and many attractions.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value

  • 5 of 5

This property is a great find and perfect location for Hilo. The house itself was immaculate and the grounds are beautiful including the waterfall (just beware of fire ants). We appreciated the beach towels and snorkel gear! Would rebook and recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, great value, great communication!

  • 5 of 5

Great property, great value, great communication! Guy helped us out when I screwed up our scheduling - saved me big recovery stress. I recommend this property highly! Thanks Guy!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, close to Hilo, fantastic neighbors!

  • 5 of 5

Will definitely be a return customer!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Bradford, RI

Perfect location north of Hilo

  • 4 of 5

One of three rentals we enjoyed on the Big Island. Overall, we were very pleased with our stay at Enoka Place. Guy was very quick to answer all my questions. He also provides a great blog with excellent information and advice. This is an airy basement apartment with lots of windows and good light. Tenants stay in the main house. [Expect lots of Coqui frogs singing] The location and distance from Hilo was the reason I chose to stay here. Perfect location for all Hilo and the Hamakua coast botanical gardens, waterfalls and scenic drives yet with the opportunity for an afternoon nap in between. We enjoyed being in a quiet forested location, but being close enough to Hilo to go out for a meal or shaved ice!

The apartment was very clean with no damp smell. We had to empty out the dehumidifier each morning and evening but the place has vent windows so you are dehumidifying the entire outdoors! Both beds are in one room but are very comfortable with very nice linens. Guy, you might consider creating two sleeping spaces, each with a little sitting area rather than both beds in one room. Not a big deal for us but might be nice for sharing couples. Early risers get kitchen side! Regardless, so much better than being cooped up in a hotel room!

The kitchen was well equipped and offered what we needed. It’s nice to be able to breakfast in with fruit salad from the farmer’s market, cereal, yogurt and such when traveling with family. The hotplate was sufficient for our needs as we took advantage of the proximity to Hilo for bigger meals. Thank you for opening up your home to travelers!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient location with private waterfall and swimming hole = perfect.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great time staying in Guy and Trey's 1 bedroom apt. Communication was great beforehand as it is hard to find in the dark no doubt. It is a basement but the amenities are fabulous and the king bed super comfy. The grounds were beautiful and peaceful. Every morning we'd trek down to the waterfall and have a swim (it is colder than you'd think and wear bug spray for best results and beware of phantom branches if you're into jumping -- but absolutely worth it). The location of this place is great: a few minutes' drive to Hilo, a few minutes north to the botanical gardens (and that road it's on was also very cool!). An hour north is Waipi'o Valley and Mauna Kea is about an hour west. Did we mention the awesome waterfall? I mean, if you're into that. Thank you so much, Guy! We're recommending this place to everyone traveling to the Big Island.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Mamalahoa Highway, Hawaii Belt Route or Highway 19
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Honoli'i or 'Pinkie's Beach'
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $60
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.96%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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