A comfortable 4 bedroom 2.5 bath dwelling is conveniently located just minutes from Prince Kuhio Mall, hospitals, airport, schools, post office and the Old Historic Town of Hilo. Papaikou Town is also located a short distance up the street and offers interesting places to visit such as the Tropical Botanical Gardens, the Hamakua Chocolate farm, and the Hawaii Plantation Museum. This multilevel home offers plenty of spaces for a large family and lots of outside covered areas for family gatherings, social events, and other outdoor activities. Two family rooms offer generous spaces to entertain and relax. The upstairs master bedroom can be extended by opening the sliding door into the adjacent covered room providing a large living area that can be used as a private den or office, sitting room, nursery or entertainment playroom. The home is surrounded by tropical plants, shrubs, fruit trees, and local flora and sits on a generous 12,500 sf lot. Plenty of storage under the main house can easily be transformed into a private man space or used as an arts and craft space.Easy entry from Hawaii Belt Rd to A road. Plenty of covered and uncovered parking areas for extra vehicles or work equipment. Home has a relaxed country feel without the long country drive to town!