Located in a beautiful old Hilo neighborhood. Close to downtown.
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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Sweet Hilo Hideaway
This is our 3rd year staying at the Arecas property. Paula is so easy to work with; unobtrusive, but very helpful. Beautiful property; very comfortable; easy access to all parts of the island. Love the Hilo side of the island. So lush, peaceful, low key.
Great place to stay in Hilo
The owners were very nice and property located in a safe, quiet neighborhood. Check-in/out was an easy process. The guest house was very clean and well supplied with cooking supplies.
Very enjoyable stay!
We were in town on vacation and this rental was so nice....it was clean and very spacious. The kitchen had all the things we needed too. The temps are a little warm in the after noon as there is no ac. This is common in Hawaii. The backyard is a tropical paradise...we enjoyed evening star gazing and were serenaded by frogs and birds. It was a very relaxing stay. There is a washer dryer and cable too which was so convenient. The owner also provded us with a binder containing local restaurants and tourist attractions. We loved eating at pineapples and listening to the live music....the volcano park and botanical garden are must see sites...we had a wonderful stay
Wonderful, peaceful oasis in Hilo
Enjoyed two weeks in this clean,well appointed place. We spent many hours relaxing on the screened in lanai. Paula was there to welcome us and made us feel right at home. Located minutes away from Hilo, this is a great place to stay for exploring the island. Highly recommend and look forward to returning.
We enjoyed our stay at the Arecas. It was quiet, clean and comfortable. Close to Hilo town, but far enough away to feel like you’re not right in town.
Arecas is wonderful
The owner's ohana lived in Arecas for 9 years. It is very thoughtfully laid out and fully equipped with everything you would need to live there. Meals on the screened porch overlooking the lush private backyard are a delight. Situated high on a hill above Hilo Bay, in a quiet neighborhood, it is walking distance to Boiling Pots. Arecas is a perfect home base, convenient to Hilo and Volcano.
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