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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
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. Our rental accommodates children 12 yrs. and over.

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.

More Details

Paula Holbrook
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

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.


Hilo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We accommodate children 12 yrs & older.
  • Quiet Hours: 10 pm to 6 am.
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 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 4.888889 based on 81 reviews

Our Hilo stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit to Hilo. The location was perfect, the place was excellent. Our hosts were available, friendly, and there if needed. We loved the lanai. Accommodations were great and we really had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Felt right at home! Excellent place to stay. HANA HOU!!!

  • 5 of 5

Paula was awesome. The Acreas was so cozy and comfortable it felt like better than home! Conveniently located just above all the hustle and bustle of downtown Hilo. Beautiful neighborhood, quiet and the house was immaculate. So impressed with the area that we even looked into buying a home several blocks down. House itself was well kept, landscape in the backyard was gorgeous, giving me great ideas for our own home. It's obvious they put a lot of time, energy and Aloha into making it a great experience for their visitors. Hated to leave but will certainly be back at The Acreas when I need a place to stay in Hilo. That would be what's called "Hana Hou" (again) in Hawaiian. Best of all for the location, the price can't be beat.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Arecas a Home away from Home

  • 4 of 5

I had contacted Paula the day before our arrival to inquire if it was possible to check in earlier than the indicated time. We were coming from Kona and Paula was gracious enough to allow us to do that. The house was very nice and clean, well appointed, it was just what we needed for our two night stay. We left to spend the evening at the Volcano National Park and again the next evening viewing the lava flow in Kalapana. Having returned late both nights, we were greeted by cockroaches in the kitchen drawers when we attempted to prepare something to eat. How could this happen in this beautiful, warm and comfortable place? Needless to say everything was washed before its use. Paula, you have a lovely home, I hope and I trust you have taken care of this infestation since my friends videoed and showed you what we were talking about. I don't believe some people would stay after seeing what we did.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Once again my sincere apology for your unpleasant experience and thank you for bringing it to my attention. Immediately after your departure, the kitchen was cleared out and an exterminator came in to address the issue. I will continue to be vigilant in order to avoid any recurrence in the future. Mahalo, Paula
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Clean and beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

Paula's place is nice and clean, she has a lovely home. My kids and I loved the location.

Paula is the perfect host, I would recommend this property for your stay in Hilo.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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we had a great time. nice place

  • 5 of 5

The place is very nice and big. the small veranda is also very nice. top location and nice owner

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hilo Visit June 29

  • 4 of 5

We were in Hilo to visit our family and The Arecas was the perfect location for us and two adult sons. It was close to downtown and Paula had a binder with menus from several local restaurants and a few of my favorite places were included. We used the enclosed "lanai" to enjoy the quiet mornings and read a book/plan our day. Paula was close by and could answer any question that we had.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

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.