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Gorgeous Studio on Hamakua Coast, 5 Min. to Dtwn Hilo. $79/nt

Bedrooms Studio
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Full Bath, (Sleeps 2 comfortably)

Nicely furnished large (5-600 SF) Studio unit on a beautiful 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. Garage parking available (one car).

Location: Off Mamalahoa Highway in Papaikou, between 6 & 7 mile markers.

For much more information, directions, etc., please see the link to our web site and blog, Our Hilo Home.

Keywords: Studio

More Details

Guy Berryessa
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, swedish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Guy Berryessa

We're a two dad family with two beautiful daughters who try to spend our summers on Hawaii and dream of the day we can live there full-time.

Guy Berryessa purchased this studio in 2004

Why Guy Berryessa chose Hilo District

We wanted a well-built home, with gorgeous yard and lots of wood and space, that we could share with family and friends from around the world, as well as occasional guests who would like to enjoy our little slice of paradise! We loved the location and setting--a perfect balance of quiet, lush surroundings, yet a beautiful short drive to town.

What makes this studio unique

It has a gorgeous rural location on the stream and waterfall, yet so very close to town and its conveniences. That we can bike or walk to beaches is a plus as well!


Papaikou Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1, with tub and shower combination
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), but when needed, we do have foam or air mattresses for children (or a comfortable sofa).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Excellent massage therapist lives on top floor, can arrange services if desired.


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Gorgeous Studio on Hamakua Coast, 5 Min. to Dtwn Hilo. $79/nt
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Merced county

I would definitely recommend

  • 5 of 5

It's a great place to stay in a perfect location just outside of Hilo. Has everything you need.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Camarillo, Ca

Convenient location

  • 4 of 5

Up-to -date , clean studio with all amenities supplied. Excellent location - 5 minute drive to Hilo town. Quiet.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melbourne, Australia

Fantastic property from which to explore the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly recommend this property close to Hilo. Clean, functional, quiet and a great location to explore the Big Island. Hire a car, spend time at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Mauna Kea, waterfalls, botanical gardens and much more.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice place

  • 5 of 5

Nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summerville, Georgia

What a Delicious place to stay in Hilo!

  • 5 of 5

This studio is just right, perfect, pick your own words. It is comfy, airy, large.

The yard is a gorgeous garden.

You have access to washer/dryer , SAUNA ! If you are a Sauna user like we are, this one is right on the money as far as time and temp to heat.

I would highly recommend this place to a couple or even 4. We had a friend stay one night and we were all comfortable. When we go back to Hilo, OUR HILO HOME will be our place.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Des Moines, Washington

Great place to stay for our first trip to Hawaii while we avoided the bad weather in Washington

  • 5 of 5

Me and my wife stayed here for our first time in Hawaii just this last week and it was a fantastic place to stay. The owner made our stay perfect by providing everything we would need to have a great vacation (including snorkeling gear, boogie boards, and all things needed to cook up meals). One thing we did not see in the pictures of this listing but were extremely grateful to find out it included was a full functioning stove and oven. If you are looking for a place to stay in order to take in all the big island has to offer then look no further.

This is a cozy place to stay and my wife and I had a great time during our stay here. We are already planning out our next trip to Hawaii and if we decide to stay on the big island again; there is a definite possibility we will stay here again. A few places we found during our stay that we would recommmend include:

- Hilo Farmers market

- Hilo Homemade Ice Cream

- Richardson Beach Park (Hilo)

- Akaka Falls and Rainbow Falls (Outside Of Hilo)

- Punaluu Black Sand Beach (Naalehu)

- and finally Lava Rock Cafe before and/or after you go to Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park (Volcano)

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

On the beautiful Hamakua Coast, yet only 5 minutes from downtown Hilo and its various restaurants, shops and Farmers' Market, but a world away on a lush river gorge in a quiet village with its own beach and scenic drive and the island's finest botanical gardens. Near Honolii, excellent surf beach, accessible en route to Hilo by car, our bicycles (including one built for two!) or even a pleasant walk.


Rates & Availability

Papaikou Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Manager's cleaning fee $60
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $10
Tax Rate 13.92%

Because the property is just now coming on the vacation rental market late October, 2014, we are offering these special low rates for the first two months. Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

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.
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