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Top-rated vacation rentals in Island of Hawai'i

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Entire condo · Kailua-Kona
1 Bedroom Suite at Kona Resort (5)
Family friendly 1 bedroom suite perfect for a tropical vacation. • Must be 21+ to book • Must provide $150 fully refundable deposit to the resort at check in for incidentals (credit/debit card only) • Resort tax of $7.79/night payable at check in • A/C is optional $10/night • Name on reservation must match photo I.D.
$158 per night
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Entire serviced apartment · Kailua-Kona
1 Bedroom Suite on Hawaii's spectacular Kona Coast
Situated right on the ocean, giving you endless access to the magical setting where the land meets the sea. The nearest beach is a half-mile drive away. • Guest checking in must be 21+ with valid ID & card for $100 refundable security deposit (credit/debit card only) • Resort tax $7.46/night payable at check in • Name on reservation must match photo ID at check-in
$148 per night
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Entire guest suite · Waikoloa Village
Design for relax in the middle of the Paradise
Lovely studio with microwave ,coffee machine refrigerator, tv, WiFi, Conveniently located just10-15 min drive to the best beaches on our island , such a Spencer beach , Hapuna beach and others. Walking distance to our community pool, tennis court, golf course, food court, grocery store, restaurant’s
$88 per night

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Stay near Island of Hawai'i's top sights

Photo of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park382 locals recommend
Photo of Waialea Beach
Waialea Beach59 locals recommend
Photo of Two Step
Two Step63 locals recommend
Photo of Rainbow Falls
Rainbow Falls152 locals recommend
Photo of Kings' Shops
Kings' Shops29 locals recommend
Photo of Richardson Ocean Park
Richardson Ocean Park110 locals recommend

Vacation rentals in Island of Hawai'i

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Entire rental unit · Kailua-Kona
Surf Hideaway
$110 per night
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Private room · Kailua-Kona
Banyans retreat
$119 per night
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Entire condo · Kailua-Kona
1 Bedroom Suite at Holua Resort
$124 per night
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Private room · Keaau
Ohana private budget room 2 with air conditioning!
$50 per night
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Private room · Volcano
Kīlauea Kiki
$91 per night
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Private room · Kailua-Kona
Hualalai Mountain Hale 10 minutes to ✈️
$98 per night
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Private room · Kailua-Kona
Chandy's "Elua" Just 2 miles from the Kona Airport
$85 per night
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Private room · Kailua-Kona
Kona Town Oasis
$107 per night
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Entire rental unit · Kailua-Kona
Charming and well situated studio
$120 per night
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Entire condo · Kailua-Kona
Kona by the Ocean
$90 per night
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Entire rental unit · Mountain View
Rural Luxury Near Volcanos National Park
$45 per night
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Entire rental unit · Kailua
Amazing Kona Sunset View - Sleeps 4
$110 per night

Seaside house rentals

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Private room · Kailua-Kona
The Sassy Lilac Megan Love Room
$119 per night
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Entire home · Pāhoa
Kehena Beach Ocean Front Cliff House
$279 per night
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Entire home · Keaau
Pali Hale - Epic Hawaii Oceanfront Experience
$249 per night
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Entire home · Pāhoa
Kehena Beach Ocean View! Romantic Beach Vibe!
$110 per night
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Entire home · Papaikou
Oceanfront House1 with Wifi, AC, Pool Remote Work!
$318 per night
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Entire home · Kailua-Kona
Oceanfront Alii Drive Home w/Lanai
$272 per night
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Entire home · Naalehu
#43 Studio Queen Bed, Sofa Sleeper
$80 per night
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Entire home · Kailua Kona
Oceanfront Honeymoon Retreat w/Gorgeous Views, By Kahalu'u Beaches: The Cottage
$325 per night
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Entire home · Keaau
Hilo Shangrila - OCEANFRONT, Pool and Hot Tub Priv
$392 per night
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Entire home · Pahoa
Explore the Wild Coastline Near a Bali Style Beach House
$245 per night
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Entire home · Keaau
Nene's Nest at the Oceanfront
$250 per night
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Entire home · Pāhoa
Kai Malolo - Amazing Eco-friendly Oceanfront Home!
$300 per night

Private vacation rentals in Island of Hawai'i

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Entire rental unit · Kailua-Kona
Hale Kea - A Relaxing Apartment with Ocean Views in Kona
$125 per night
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Entire guesthouse · Volcano
Volcano Places Laukapu Forest Cottage
$170 per night
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Entire guest suite · Kailua-Kona
Cozy, Private Studio with an Incredible View!
$125 per night
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Entire cottage · Volcano
Kamaka Cottage at Volcano- A Rainforest Hideaway
$131 per night
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Entire condo · Kailua-Kona
ABSOLUTELY OCEAN FRONT CONDO
$179 per night
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Entire rental unit · Captain Cook
Quiet retreat in Captain Cook
$120 per night
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Entire condo · Kailua-Kona
1 Bedroom Suite at Kona Resort (7)
$158 per night
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Entire serviced apartment · Kailua-Kona
1 Bedroom Cheerful Suite along the Kona Coast
$148 per night
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Entire guest suite · Kailua-Kona
Private studio apartment in Kona with Queen bed.
$100 per night
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Entire guest suite · Kailua-Kona
Gardenia; Private hotel style apartment, King bed
$95 per night
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Entire guest suite · Kailua-Kona
Ohana Suite Close to Town with A/C
$100 per night
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Entire guest suite · Kailua-Kona
Hale Walua Ocean View Artist's Ohana
$109 per night

Your guide to Island of Hawai'i

All About Island of Hawai'i

Affectionately known as “The Big Island,” the island of Hawai’i is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands, boasting dramatic contrasts in terrain and climate, from the tropical humidity of Puna’s coastal jungles, to the snow-capped peaks of Mauna Kea and the consistent, warm sunshine on the beautiful Kona coast. There’s no wonder why the Big Island draws outdoor enthusiasts. Around the small bayside town of Hilo, you’ll find cascading waterfalls, lush rainforests, and lovely gardens, while the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is home to two volcanoes — including the spectacular Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

The Big Island is also famous for its beautifully diverse beaches, whose sands range in color from snow to ebony. Onekahakaha Beach Park boasts lively tide pools and inlets, offering some of the safest swimming on the Island. The waters off the palm-tree-lined Waialea Beach are home to an abundance of tropical fish in the water, which make it a great snorkeling spot. As much as the island has to offer in natural wonders, there are a fair share of cities worth visiting here as well. Kailua-Kona, or simply Kona, is home to restaurants serving up Hawaiian specialties, shops where you’ll find clothing and handcrafted gifts, and a pier from which you can admire the sunset.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Island of Hawai'i?

Hawaii has two seasons, the wet season from November to March and the dry season from April to October. The Big Island is known for year-round tropical temperatures, but depending on where you are staying, the climate can vary dramatically. Puna experiences warm humidity and rain, while it’s much cooler at Mauna Kea, Waimea, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Due to protection from the wind, Kona enjoys mostly dry and warm days; however, it’s a good idea to prepare for rain at any time.

In April, the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival honors the traditions and arts of Hawaii. This week-long festival in Hilo is headlined by a world-renowned dance competition, an arts fair, and grand parade. The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival in November celebrates the harvest at coffee farms in the region, with music and dance, cultural experiences, and of course, lots of coffee to try. Whenever you decide to visit, you’ll find a great range of vacation rentals and homes for your stay on the Big Island.


What are the top things to do in Island of Hawai'i?

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, embark on the Kilauea Iki Trail, a four-mile loop that takes you into a former lava lake that erupted with rivers of lava in 1959. Or head to the Jaggar Museum, where you’ll learn all about volcanoes and enjoy views of the Halemaumau Crater. The park is also home to an 11-mile scenic road, Crater Rim Drive, that takes in many scenic views, including a look at the active volcano Kilauea.

Punalu’u Beach

Punalu’u Beach, on the east side of the island’s southern tip, is not your average beach. The black sand here, made of basalt, was formed from years of hot lava flowing into the ocean and exploding into tiny fragments before washing ashore. The warm waters at Punalu’u Beach are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Hawaii’s famous green sea turtles are often found sunbathing on the warm sands here. And while admiring these creatures is fine, do not get too close.

Hilo

On the opposite side of the island from Kona is Hilo, another city where many visitors set up camp for exploring the island’s volcanoes and beaches. Hilo is on the wet, lush half of the island, and the city is bordered by rainforest. In town, you’ll find cultural sites like the Lyman Museum and Mission House, where you can learn about Hawaiian history, as well as seven farmers’ markets where you can pick up local produce and goods. Just outside of town, inside Akaka Falls State Park, is Hawaii’s biggest waterfall, the 440-foot Kahuna Falls.