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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Located in a beautiful old Hilo neighborhood. Close to downtown.

Relax and enjoy your privacy in this charming home away from home. This is a 1100 sq. ft. guest 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 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:
  • 1100 sq ft
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
  • We cannot accept children under 12 years old.
  • Quiet Hours: 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
  • Notify Homeowners of any damages
  • 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
  • Shampoo, Soap, Toilet paper, Towels, Hairdryer
  • 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


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"THE ARECAS" a great place in a Beautiful Hilo location!
average rating of 4.901961 based on 102 reviews
Santa Cruz, California

This is the place to be.

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts, Paula and Jeremy were great. Their rental home was fantastic and so comfortable. Close to downtown Hilo, Rainbow Falls, Boiling Pot and many other sights.

The house was spacious, immaculate and in a quiet neighborhood. We loved having meals in the lenai, while watching all the beautiful colorful birds flying by. Having quiet ceiling fans was a huge plus.

Don’t hesitate to rent this house for your big island vacation!

  • Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arecas, a Hilo Jewel, home away from home

  • 5 of 5

If you love the Big Island, and the East side, especially Hilo actual (and know the weather), the Arecas is a great choice for you to live like a local and visit this island. It is located a short drive up slope from Hilo Bay and the water front where numerous historic buildings house shops and restaurants. This apartment is also just a short hop on to the saddle road and all that the Big Island offers including Kailua-Kona, Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, Waimea-Kamuela and beyond. The unit is well kept and comfortable. We enjoyed the screened in porch while listening to the Coqui frogs and rain. We loved being in town so that we could take in the local ono grinds (delicious food) as well as the sites in town. Our visit was in search of a home to return to the islands in retirement so we really enjoyed the time “living” in the community. Paula and Jerry are perfectly friendly but not at all intrusive. Given that we may own a home there soon we are not sure if we will need to stay with them any time soon, but would in a second and will recommend it to our visiting friends for sure. Mahalo Paula and Jerry!

  • Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly a spot you can call HOME!

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from four nights at the Arecas. This was my third stay and I have already booked my fourth!!!! Paula is an amazing hostess. After a warm aloha greeting and some helpful hints, we enter. The home is spotless and warm and inviting. It is comfortable by every stretch of the imagination. Further, it is well stocked....from paper goods to spices and from comfy bedding and towels (and even sunscreen!) to extra blankets and pillows! There are umbrellas at the front door for those rainy Hilo days. The windows are double paned and that takes care of the Hilo Coqui Frog Night Music just about completely! Also, there are ceiling fans in the bedrooms and the living area. Perfect!!! Lots of hot water....shampoo and conditioner...bath soap....I can go on for another long paragraph. Let's just say that I am extremely disappointed if Paula is booked for the days that I need to be in HILO! I am a senior woman and quite fussy. The Arecas meet and exceed expectations every time!!

  • Submitted: 8-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two nights here. The house is big and very clean. It is in a very nice neighborhood, a short walking distance to boiling pot and a few minutes drive to Rainbow fall. It is also close to volcano park. I felt really relaxed staying here. The owner is very friendly. I will definitely stay here again. Thank you Paula for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Four Days

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this house which is situated in a lovely quiet area of the city. The house was extremely clean and immaculate. The four of us were very comfortable. The bedrooms were large and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils, pots, pans and anything else one might need to prepare a meal. Breakfast every morning in the dining room was such a pleasure as we looked out at the beautifully landscaped backyard. A book listing favorite restaurants was most helpful. Once again, this house was very well maintained and very clean. We would gladly stay there again and highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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$77.27

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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