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USA Hawaii The Big Island, Hawaii Pahoa Listing #22723

Mama Papai - Pahoa, HI

10 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 3 Queen Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
15-2758 Papai St, Pahoa, HI 96778

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Enjoy peace of mind with flexible, no-fee options for trip changes and cancellations.

You can reschedule your trip, cancel it and receive 100% credit for a future stay, or cancel it for a refund (minus the booking fee) at least 30 days before check-in.

Note: If your trip starts after August 31, you have these options as long as you change or cancel your trip at least 30 days before check-in.

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Tropical, family friendly home w/ modern amenities & a furnished lanai

This Big Island vacation rental is perfect for your next Hawaiian retreat. Located in an unbeatable location, just blocks from the bluffs, spend your days watching the waves crash against the rocks and then come home to cook your favorite tropical meal on your private gas grill.

What's nearby:
Mama Papai is about 20 miles south of the historic town of Hilo and its many shops and restaurants, while Pahoa Village is just seven miles away. Swim in thermally-heated hot ponds or snorkel in protected reefs in Kapoho, seven miles southeast. View Kilauea's recent lava flows at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 37 miles away, or Kalapana, 19 miles south.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen with a dishwasher

This property is managed by Vacasa Hawaii.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

Property tax ID: GE-198-551-2448-01



Jetted tub


Washer/dryer : Private

Kitchen & dining









DVD player


Gas grill : Private

Beach towels


10 reviews

Pascal D. Mar 2020
Le Maison était superbe. Très claire et illuminée. La cuisine était très bien équipée , il ne manquait de rien. Des jeux également pour les enfants. Bravo, excellent séjour malgré la pluie.
Sean D. Aug 2019
We had a great stay. It was a great set up for a family. Everything was there at the house. You do end up doing a fair amount of driving, so its a good idea to stock up on food as you first arrive. Comfortable and airy with the windows open but it takes a minute to open and close them all when you go out on adventures.
Frank S. Jun 2019
The house was very spacious and close to everything we wanted to see and do.
Keiko O. Jun 2019
The property, and how the room was set. Washer/dryer.
June N. May 2019
Clean, quiet, and welcoming.
Lawrence G. May 2019
Aloha Kakou,
This was the 2nd time we rented Mama Papai and enjoyed ourselves. I look forward to returning to Hilo soon <3
Bill F. Mar 2019
My wife and I, and 4 of our kids stayed here last week and absolutely loved it. Granted it is a bit of a drive from most everything, but to us it was worth it, especially for the price. Just 2 block from the ocean, I took the kids down and watched the sun come up over the ocean, they won't forget that anytime soon. We like the Hilo side better, then the hotter Kona side, we spent most of our time on this side anyways. House was spacious and well stocked, very quiet, except the frogs and roosters :), but they just sing you to sleep. It was a little warm inside each day we would come back but with all the windows opened up it cools down in 30 min, by late evening you need covers! Thank you for a great trip.
Karen . Feb 2018
Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home... nice front and back yard... lots of flowers and some fruit trees around.... The rental was super clean and well stocked with shampoos, bug spray, sun screen.... it also had laundry, dishwasher and dish soap. Beach towels and lots of bath towels... almost everything that you could want... The directions to the rental were great and easy to follow... We had the nicest stay! Hope to be able to come back again and again!
Cassandra . Oct 2017
Beautiful Pahoa home, perfect for our family of 4. The house was very clean, modern and had all we needed for our 2 week stay. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen/living room space was perfect and the bonus bananas and liliqoui fed us through our stay. The property is set between open spaces, so feels secluded while being just a short walk to the black cliffs with the ocean pounding below. The neighbors were watchful and gracious, sharing avacados and Hawaii culture with us. This is a perfect place if you want to live like the locals. A few notes if you stay- do your grocery shopping before you get to Pahoa, and you MUST have a car to use this home as a home base.