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

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


About the property

Located in a beautiful, well cared for, old Hilo neighborhood.

Relax and enjoy our charming home away from home with private entrance and off-street parking. 1100 sq. ft. apartment 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 10 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:
23 June, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Hilo in the Hawaii County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We accommodate children 10 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
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Hairdryer, Shampoo, Soap, Toilet paper, Towels
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Spacious bedrooms Ceiling fans
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling Fans throughout. Beach towels.


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(71 traveller reviews)

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"THE ARECAS" a great place in a great Hilo location!
average rating of 4.9014087 based on 71 reviews

Great property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Arecas property for 10 days. The house was very clean and stocked better than expected. It was so comfortable; a home away from home. Bedrooms were good sized with very comfortable beds. We especially enjoyed the screened-in porch. The grounds and neighborhood were gorgeous; just what you expect of Hawaii. Great location, close to downtown Hilo. Paula was so welcoming and helpful. A wonderful place to come home to after visiting the sights of the island.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Only a 2 night stay..

  • 5 of 5

Paula was very accommodating allowing us to rent her unit for just 2 nights. We were in Hawaii for 11 days and thought we only needed 2 nights in Hilo. While we had a good time i wish we had spent more time here. The home is immaculate and within walking distance of PeePee falls. Paula lives in the attached home but we never even knew anyone was there. Very private and an enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming home in quiet Hilo neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The Arecas home was very clean, beautiful and spacious. Offered all the amenities we needed for our stay including an evening serenade from the local coqui frogs. Paula was a great host and offered her helpful advice for surrounding areas.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stay at this place, no regret, you will LOVE it!

  • 5 of 5

The BEST place to stay if you're visiting Hilo! This is it if you're still looking. Such a beautiful house in a peaceful, serene neighborhood, we couldn't believe it, not to mention the very reasonable pricing! It's right by the Boiling Pots waterfalls, like you can walk over there; only 10 minutes drive to downtown Hilo. The house is very sunny, spacious, with 2 huge bedrooms, comfortable beds, clean sheets, everything is so neat and clean, tasteful decor, filled with the owner's and her family members' paintings. Parking is inside of their premises and very safe. The screened porch has a dinning table and we enjoyed our meals with the background music from the nature, magical! Washing machine and dryer right in the house, with detergent provided, everything with no additional fees! The kitchen has all the basic cooking utensils, as well as seasonings like salt, pepper and cooking oil..etc, which are not always provided in other houses. We were welcome to hang out in the beautiful garden as well. Paula was also very responsive to all my questions, I feel secure renting from her and we were well taken care of. If you are hesitating, no need to, this is it, no regret! This place is nicer than my own! virtually nothing negative about this place.

Thanks Paula, we really enjoyed our stay, my parents refer to your place as the "beautiful house" we stayed in Hilo. We love it.


  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was perfect with all the comforts and conveniences. It was clean and quiet and nicely decorated.

  • 5 of 5

I was very happy with everything and will stay here again next time I'm in Hilo.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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super location to explore Hilo area

  • 5 of 5

We arrived a couple hours early and Paula said ok to chk in. not hard to find being straight up the hill from the downtown. the house is spacious and very clean, beautiful rear yard with lots of birds chirping. kitchen had everything for cooking. Paula suggested some restaurants we went to and other sights. good picks. We throuthaly our 5 days and would return. jim and marsha, ventura ca

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Hilo International Airport (ITO)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
4.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Hilo, Big Island Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £38.65 + 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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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