Planning a trip to the Aloha State? Live like the locals do and book a stay on Airbnb. From spacious villas with private pools to beachfront bungalows, here are the best Airbnb rentals we found in Hawaii.
Aolani House – Holualoa, Big Island
Constructed by the same builders as Hualalai Four Seasons, Aolani House is a three-bedroom resort-style home with several wow factors, like the living room with an ocean view that opens onto a deck with a heated infinity pool. The deck’s hot tub is a prime spot for sunset viewing, while the back terrace overlooks Kona Coffee and Macnut Farms. A Big Green Egg smoker and a gas grill are also on hand to cook up some locally caught fish.
Hale Lani Cottage – Kilauea, Kauai
Ideal for a romantic getaway, Hale Lani Cottage is a charming one-bedroom villa set on 5 acres overlooking Kauai’s North Shore. The address is exclusive: several A-listers own vacation homes on the same street. Soak in the hot tub on the cottage’s lanai or take a short walk down to Secret Beach, one of the island’s most secluded beaches. A washer and dryer, a gourmet kitchen and an outdoor grill round out the cottage’s offerings.
Splendor on the Ridge – Honolulu, Oahu
Overlook Diamond Head, one of Hawaii’s most iconic landmarks, right from the balcony’s hot tub at Splendor on the Ridge. This three-bedroom modern townhome can accommodate up to 8 people and the location is close to some of Oahu’s main attractions. Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head are both 2 miles away, snorkeling mecca Haunama Bay is 9 miles away and Pearl Harbor is a 20-minute drive.
Pohakunani Main House – Pahoa, Big Island
Are you a hardcore design nerd? Then you’ll fall in love with the ultra modern Pohakunani Main House. Accommodating up to 10 guests, the home features an open-space design concept with retractable floor-to-ceiling windows that seamlessly lead you from the indoors to its sleek outdoor pool overlooking the lava fields. For offsite excursions, you’ll be in close proximity to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kapoho Tidepools (an ideal spot for snorkeling) and Kehena Black-Sand Beach (clothing optional).
Wailea Ekolu Townhome – Wailea, Maui
Retreat to this two-story Wailea Ekolu Townhome, located in the resort community of Wailea. The rental can accommodate up to six guests, with two private lanais that can be accessed from both bedrooms. The complex features two pools, or you can also relax on the beaches of Wailea, Ulua and Mokapu, just a 10-minute walk away.
Collessie – Kailua-Kona, Big Island
Collessie is a private three-bedroom home that can accommodate up to six people. The impressive saltwater infinity pool has a built-in waterfall feature and a volcano fire pit. Not only will you be within walking distance to beaches, but you’ll also be treated to an in-house chef and spa treatments including facials and massages.
Beachcomber House – Paia, Maui
Located in the heart of low-key beach town of Paia, the Beachcomber House is a three-bedroom beach bungalow that can accommodate up to six people. It’s the best of both worlds: it’s a private rental that’s also serviced by the Paia Inn, so the amenities include daily housekeeping service, laundry service, brunch room service, on-site parking and a spa. There’s a path for direct beach access (and Paia’s beach is one of the prettiest on Maui), plus a hot tub, outdoor grill and covered patio.
Maui Penthouse – Lahaina, Maui
Scenic views of the Pacific and the West Maui Mountains come standard at this two-bedroom Maui Penthouse. Accommodating up to seven guests, you’ll have access to a pool and a hot tub, a gym and free onsite parking, plus an oversized 1,250 square-foot lanai surrounded by glass (to take in those views).