Papaikou Escape < 3 Mi to Botanical Garden!

Property ID: 449590PapaikouHIUS
Sleeps 63 BR2 BA
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Bask in the paradise of the Big Island at this gorgeous Papaikou home! This 3-bedroom, 2-bath vacation rental features an updated interior, a spacious kitchen, and a location in proximity to captivating beaches and parks. Grab those surfboards and ride the waves of Carlsmith Beach Park, explore the scenic beauty of Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, or drive less than 5 miles to the town of Hilo for the best local fare in the area. Whichever you choose, you're guaranteed an epic island adventure!


  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Washer
  • Essentials
  • Kitchen
  • Self Check-In
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking


Location Details

SANDY SHORES: Honoli'i Beach Park (2.4 miles), Hilo Bayfront Beach Park (5.0 miles), Reeds Bay Beach Park (5.9 miles), Keaukaha Beach Park (7.2 miles), Onekahakaha Beach Park (7.9 miles), Carlsmith Beach Park (8.6 miles)

OPT OUTSIDE: Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (2.3 miles), Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens (5.4 miles), Wailuku River State Park (5.5 miles), Akaka Falls State Park (10.7 miles), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (34.1 miles), Mauna Kea (46.7 miles)

EAT, DRINK & SHOP: Hilo Farmers Market (4.4 miles), Pineapples Restaurant (4.4 miles), Cafe 100 (5.4 miles), Big Island Candies (6.2 miles), Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor Center (14.0 miles)

AIRPORTS: Hilo International Airport (7.9 miles), Kona International Airport (80.0 miles)


17 reviews
  • Great Stay Near Hilo


    Nice stay close to Hilo (5 - 8 minute drive) with everything we needed provided for at the house. Traveled with young kids and a baby and found the house comfortable and clean. Some light construction going on next door but host let us know about it. As other reviews have stated, some road noise during the day but it's just part of the background noise. It does get warm during the day inside the house but cools down at night.

    Given the locale, there are encounters with critters (frogs, lizards, termites). They don't bother you but they are around.

    Best part of this place is the kind and helpful hosts. They were available to answer questions, address concerns, and provide tips.

    We'd definitely stay here again.

    Published June 7, 2024
  • Short trip with friends


    While this property isn’t in what’s considered a touristy area, it was quite convenient and comfortable for our needs.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published March 18, 2024
  • Lovely


    I really enjoyed staying here. It was clean and just so nice. There is no AC however there is a nice cross breeze due to all the windows and the sunshine that comes through is wonderful! It's just a 5 minute drive from Hilo town and it's a straight easy drive. There is some noise due to the main road however it's not bad at all. The sound of the coqui frogs were also enjoyable because it sounds like they are saying "co-qee." If you search up the property on google maps it shows an abandoned bakery however don't worry, the house is right behind it and it does actually exist. The manager Thom is also very responsive and so nice!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published February 10, 2024
  • Great


    Was a very nice house. We were very comfortable and close to Hilo where we were visiting family

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Heidi W.
    Published August 1, 2023
  • Great, comfortable family home.


    The property was as advertised, It’s an adorable plantation style home. Very convenient to Hilo Town. With a nice renovated kitchen and new washer/dryer. The only drawback was some road noise, but the birdsong in the morning made up for it.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Sheila H.
    Published July 18, 2023
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