Nestled within the slopes of Mauna Kea along the highly preferred Hamakua Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, and at an elevation of approximately 1,000 feet, this lovely 2-story, renovated plantation style house with ocean views experiences the cool breezes of the ocean trade winds during the day, and the downward mauna winds during the evening. Enjoy the outer country setting of Papaikou, and the convenience of being 15 minutes from historic Old Downtown Hilo The property is in a quiet, safe, neighborhood; includes an electric gate for added security and privacy. <br><br>The main living area is located on the upper level of the house where you'll find three bedrooms, one bath with walk-in shower; as you enter the front door, you are welcomed with large windows in the living room and an open concept design which includes the kitchen, dining, living areas, along with an adjacent deck overlooking a beautifully landscaped yard of ornamental plants and flowers, and an orchard of a variety of forty-plus mature fruit trees. The house receives the morning sunrise over the ocean's horizon, and the orientation of the house and windows provide a comfortable flow of air through the house. There is a wood burning stove to provide a warm ambience during the cool winter nights. <br><br>Downstairs offers separate living quarters outfitted with one bedroom, one bathroom with a large walk-in shower, a kitchenette and private entrance.<br>Careful maintenance and the due diligence of the seller has kept this 1950's home in tip top shape.<br><br>Please allow overnight notice for showing requests. Buyers and Sellers agent must be present for all showings.