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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 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 4.894118 based on 85 reviews

Beautiful Property and Nice, Clean, Spacious House!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 spent a couple of nights here and we all loved it! The house is clean and well maintained with TONS of room. The property is beautiful. Close to Volcano Park, Kaumana caves, Mauna Kea (star gazing was mind-blowing!) and the cool town of Hilo. Walking distance to Boiling Pots.

Paula was a friendly and helpful host. Made us feel welcome and comfortable.

Highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centerville, Utah

Spacious Comfort

  • 5 of 5

The first thing we noticed was the large space. There are two large bedrooms both with very comfy beds and large closets. We so enjoyed eating our breakfast on the screened porch with the lush green foliage in the backyard and wonderfully sweet tangerines that we were invited to pluck from the tree there. The kitchen was very clean and had well-stocked cupboards with dishes, pans, glasses etc for our use. We watched a good sized flatscreen in the family/living area and relaxed after a long day of sightseeing. Also, thanks to Paula for having a book with great places to eat locally. The food was fantastic. Lots of fun to be in Hilo with its low key lifestyle and very friendly people. We would love to return!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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paso robles, CA


  • 5 of 5

Paula was the perfect hostess: we knew she was available if we needed anything but never intruded on our privacy. The accommodation was immaculately clean, well equipped with anything you might want, and completely comfortable. Great beds, sumptuous linens, and the screened lanai was our favorite place for relaxing and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. It was a great place at a very reasonable price. Stay there and you will love it too.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, CO

The porch!

  • 5 of 5

We chose this rental because of the screened-in porch and we were so glad that we did. It was great to start each morning out there drinking coffee and planning our day trips, then returning to sit out there again each evening and listen to the birds and frogs. The porch is a great feature! Then add the extremely comfortable beds, spacious rooms, and lovely ambiance. This apartment is a winner! We felt right at home. We thoroughly enjoyed staying there and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: October 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: September 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.