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

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Hilo - "THE ARECAS"

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.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Paula Holbrook
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 December, 2016
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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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(51 traveller reviews)

"THE ARECAS" a great place in a great Hilo location!
average rating of 4.8627453 based on 51 reviews
5

"The Arecas," Home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and a girlfriend found The Arecas to be comfortable and relaxing after a day out sightseeing.

The bedrooms are spacious, the kitchen is well equipped, the living area is uncluttered and clean.

The windows and doors are double glazed and when closed they keep the sounds of the coquis at a minimum.

It is an easy drive to downtown Hilo.

A perfect home away from home.

Thank you, Paula.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Oasis of comfort and beauty

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely find! this was a last minute rental, because an existing spot fell through and Paula responded immediately. It was a few miles up from Hilo, situated in a lovely, private area with very, very comfortable beds. Internet, clean home, easy access to downtown Hilo and simple. No fancy tech, but who wants that when you have the sound of rain, cochis and the calling of the forest, the sea and the volcanoes. My brother said he couldn't believe how comfy the bed was...which is a pretty important for a light sleeper.

The price point was great as well. Thank you for saying yes to our request.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very happy

  • 5 of 5

House exactly as described. SUPER clean...beautiful location

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Lovely and Charming!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a wonderful time staying at "The Arecas". It was even better than described on the website. Paula made us feel right at home. She gave us a bowl of oranges from her tree (which were delicious!). She also provided a binder with suggested activities and restaurants in the area; this was very helpful. Her home was spacious, bright, and clean. There were plenty of extra towels and everything you would need in the kitchen to cook a meal (pots, pans, utensils, variety of seasonings, etc).

This was the perfect place to stay to explore the Hilo area. It's right down the street from Boiling Pots (you can walk) and Rainbow Falls. Very close to historic downtown Hilo, and a short drive to other sites (Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Gardens, Akaka Falls, Volcano). We would definitely stay here again and will recommend it to all of our friends coming to the Big Island.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The Arecas is a wonderful place to land--beautiful setting, large bedrooms, very comfortable beds, nicely appointed kitchen, bathroom, living room, and lanai (our favorite spot). It's well maintained, clean, and quiet --well, except at nightfall when the symphony of tropical birds, frogs, crickets, owls, etc. begins! Paula is responsive and personable. Fresh fruit from the local Farmer's Market was a treat. Heartily recommended; I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again! We had a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arecas No Ka Oi (The Best)

  • 5 of 5

Cousin and I were quite impressed with this spacious place. Bedrooms, living room, kitchen and lanai/patio was so homey that we both wished we were permanent residents.

Paula and her husband are very friendly hosts. They provided us with awesome travel resources (restaurant menus, maps, and activity info).

We both were busy holo-holo'ing (cruising) around the island each day that coming back to this cozy abode was greatly welcomed. I loved the bed in my room. I'm considering changing my home mattress to a firm top. I slept like a baby to the sounds of the Hilo evening (wind, rain, and Coqui frogs).

We would highly return back to this place again. We have friends that saw our FB pic posts are looking to reserve this place on their next visit to Hilo.

Way better than staying in a hotel in Hilo. You won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hilo, Hilo District

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
£216
for 2 nights
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£645
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £40 + 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Hilo in the Big Island Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Hairdryer, Shampoo, Soap, Toilet paper, Towels
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Spacious bedrooms Ceiling fans
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Ceiling Fans throughout. Beach towels.

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