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"THE ARECAS" a great place in a great Hilo location!

Bedrooms 2
Space 102 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Located in a beautiful, well cared for, old Hilo neighborhood.

Relax and enjoy your privacy in this charming home away from home. This is a 1100 sq. ft. apartment with private entrance and off street parking. It includes 2 spacious bedrooms, 1 with king bed and 1 with queen bed. Bright airy living room, well equipped kitchen, bathroom with tub/shower, and a screened in lanai overlooking tropical lava rock gardens.

Located in a beautiful Hilo neighborhood between Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots. Six miles from the airport. Three miles from downtown.

Convenient for exploration of Downtown, the Farmer's Market, Imiloa Astronomy Center, Lyman Museum, Pacific Tsunami Museum, Liliuokalani Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Akaka Falls, local beaches and much more. Approx. 45 minutes to Volcano National Park.

We cannot accept children under 12 years old.

More Details

Paula Holbrook
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Paula Holbrook

My husband and I met on the Big Island; married and moved into our Hilo home. After many years and several renovations we enjoy sharing our home with family, friends, and travelers from all over the world.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Hilo, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 102 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet Hours: 10 pm to 6 am.
  • We cannot accept children under 12 years old.
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hairdryer, Shampoo, Soap, Toilet paper, Towels
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Spacious bedrooms Ceiling fans
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling Fans throughout. Beach towels.


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"THE ARECAS" a great place in a great Hilo location!
average rating of 4.8969073 based on 97 reviews
Maui, Hawaii

Comfortable with all the amenities of Home!

  • 5 of 5

From the beginning of our booking for this property, Paula was an outstanding person to communicate with. She was very detail oriented while explaining everything about the home. And left nothing out. She even made sure to be available with our arrival time. The home is well equipped with everything my ‘Ohana and I needed to make our stay exceptional. The unit is very private with lots of space in both bedrooms as well as the living area. The screened in porch was amazing. We were able to enjoy the beauty of the backyard with the comfort of being inside. Parking on the property was great and allowed us two vehicles. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed as well as a rice pot, coffee maker, toaster, ice maker in the freezer, full size stove and oven, etc. it was wonderful to have night lights, bug spray as well as condiments if ever we needed. I highly recommend this property and will be staying here every chance we get while visiting Hawaii Island. Mahalo Nui Loa.

  • Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice quiet home base

  • 5 of 5

Paula and Jeremy’s home is situated on a quiet street right near The Boiling Pots and Rainbow Falls. The house has everything you will need and the beds are super comfy. It was perfect for a home base while checking out Volcano National Park and Hilo. Thanks for everything!!!!

  • Submitted: 8-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a very nice & spacious property!

  • 5 of 5

The Arecas has a full kitchen and everything you need for your stay. Very spacious, beautiful backyard, the furnishings & decor are spot on! You do need a car to stay here as it is about a 10 minute drive to downtown Hilo where there are lots of shops, restaurants & grocery stores. A 3 minute walk takes you to Boiling Pots & not far down the road is beautiful Rainbow Falls. Paula is a great host and we definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: 1-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved Our Stay at The Arecas!

  • 5 of 5

It was so nice to have a home to relax in after a day of sight seeing. The apartment is so spacious, clean, and comfy. The yard is gorgeous. It was nice to have beach blankets and towels provided for our use. Access to laundry facilities was great. Thank you Paula and Jeremy!! This was our first experience with a VRBO. You've set the bar extremely high! If we are ever back to the Big Island, I would not stay anywhere else. Thank you!

  • Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't Get Any Better ThanThis

  • 5 of 5

We just completed our second visit to Arecas and we love it as much this year as we did last. It is located in a very nice neighbor and is extremely quiet. Paula has done a wonderful job making the place feel homey and is very nicely decorated. It is very clean and contains every thing you need to make your vacation complete. It is great to use as a home base while exploring the east side of the island or as a place to just sit back and relax. We plan to go back again next year. Love the landscaping and property.

  • Submitted: 2-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great host.

  • 4 of 5

Paula was a great host. The place was as pictured. The house had no air conditioning and it’s super humid in Hilo so it was a bit damp.

  • Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Nancy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Unfortunately, we experienced heavy rainfall for the duration of your stay. Let's hope the weather is more cooperative on your next visit to Hilo. Mahalo, Paula
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Hilo International Airport (ITO)
Car: necessary

Downtown - 3 miles

University of Hawaii at Hilo - 4 miles

Banyan golf course - 4.7 miles

Hilo Municipal golf course - 6.5 miles

Volcano golf & country club - 34 miles

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - 32 miles


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Hilo, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$76.87

A "service fee" is charged by VRBO/HomeAway at time of payment.

The standard rate is $95. per night for up to four guests included in reservation. No extra overnight guests.

Quiet Hours are 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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