Fabulous Home Overlooking Hilo Bay and Kawainui Falls

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Last updated: 10/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This beautiful home is nestled among macadamia nut farms with an ocean view from the back lanai (porch) and Kawainui Falls practically in your back yard. "Kawainui", in Hawaiian, means big water. Being just nine short miles north from Hilo you get the convenience of being close to town and still having your privacy.

Also not far away is Akaka Falls and Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. Shop in historic Hilo Town and get fresh produce at the Farmers Market. Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots are just a heartbeat away. Coconut Island is awesome for dipping in the ocean and maybe catching a glimpse of sea turtles.

This fully furnished home has three bedrooms and two full baths. The detached Ohana (mother-in-law suite) has one bedroom and one full bath. This retreat comes with two lanais, big screen TV, DVD player, fully equipped kitchen, blender, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, washer, dryer, ceiling fans, and a gated entrance.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    There is one step up through the front doors. There are 5 small steps through the side entrance. There is one small step up from the lanai in the back....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Check-in is at 3:00pm and Check-out is at 10:00am. There is a gate from the main road to the lane to get to the house. We will contact you prior to your arrival to set up key and code delivery...moreless



  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    A table is right beside the kitchen area and positioned to where you can see the ocean and Hilo Bay. There are also two small tables on the back lanai....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    The garage is right beside the home and connected to the Ohana. this is also where the washer and dryer are located....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    There are also extra blankets provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    No more than two cars please...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Also a coffee grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    There are more than enough kitchen supplies for those nights you want to stay and have a home cooked meal....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The main house and the Ohana both have their own lanai...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 13.41%


$250 deposit after booking, refunded within 10 after inspection of home, $100 cleaning fee

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/19/2016
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7.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
7.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Pesto
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Honolii Beach

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: We recently purchased this beautiful home in October of 2014. We live in Indiana and have visited the Hawaiian Islands since the 70's. We are retired and like to spend our winters in warmer weather. We have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Our youngest son lives very close to our new property and he and his family take care of our new home while we are away. We love the Big Island and are sure that you will too.

Why the Owner Chose Papaikou, HI, USA:
We love this property because it feels very private and yet it is still close to Hilo Town. It's just a short ride away to the farmers market, shopping, golfing, and beaches. We have plenty of room for ourselves as well as room for family and friends. We love to sit out on the lanai and look out over Hilo Bay and watch the cruise ships come and go. While we're out there we can hear the peaceful sound of Kawainui Falls in the background. It truly is our little peace of paradise.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
One of the unique benefits of this property is the waterfall just outside in the back yard. If you go to the fence line a few steps from the lanai you can look down and see "Kawainui" Falls. Kawainui in Hawaiian means "big water" and when you see the falls you will know why they named it that. It's just gorgeous! We also have macadamia nut trees in the front yard. If there are any on the ground help yourself to some. We provide a nutcracker to have a taste of those delicious macadamias.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  •  Large front yard

    Large front yard

  • Back Lanai

    Back Lanai

  • Den


  • Dining Area and Back Lanai

    Dining Area and Back Lanai

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Front Bedroom

    Front Bedroom

  • Kitchen


  • Ohana Lanai

    Ohana Lanai

  • Ohana


  • Ohana Shower

    Ohana Shower

  • Kawainui Falls

    Kawainui Falls

  • Den


  • Den


  • Main Lanai

    Main Lanai

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master shower

    Master shower

  • Back Bedroom

    Back Bedroom

  • Second Bathroom

    Second Bathroom

  • Ohana


  • Ohana Bathroom

    Ohana Bathroom

  • Hilo Bay from back lanai

    Hilo Bay from back lanai

  • Kawainui Stream

    Kawainui Stream

VRBO #691932

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Fabulous Home overlooking Hilo Bay and Kawainui Falls

Papaikou, HI, USA #691932

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