About the property
- Apartment1100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Truly a spot you can call HOME!
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!!
Very nice place
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.
Great Four Days
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.
Comfortable with all the amenities of Home!
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.
Nice quiet home base
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!!!!
This is a very nice & spacious property!
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.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.