Discover a selection of 39 vacation rentals in Hawaii Island, US that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and air conditioning. Prices start at $165 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Hawaii Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The Big Island is a laid-back surfer's dream

Aloha and welcome to the Big Island, a place that needs little introduction. It's famed for its surfing, laid-back lifestyle and achingly beautiful sunsets, best seen from your waterfront Big Island vacation rental. Your vacation in Hawaii can be as action packed or sedate as you want. Some want to dive into the island's endlessly long list of outdoor activities, like hiking, biking and scuba diving. Others just want to tip-toe down onto the beach with a good book and a cold drink in hand to work on their tan, perhaps pausing occasionally to cool off in the sea.

Things to do

The Big Island is a foodie destination

You're not far from Hawaii's beautiful volcanic scenery when you stay in one of The Big Island vacation rentals. However, try not to miss swinging by 1 of the 2 botanical gardens which teem with tropical flora. Fans of the amber nectar will be happy to know that the island is home to a craft brewer, whose beers are best sampled at their Kona Brewpub. In fact, the island is a foodie destination, with a coffee zone growing beans on the foothill slopes of volcanoes and half a dozen different farmers' markets selling local produce.


Outdoor family activities in The Big Island

When it comes to outdoor family adventures, what you can't do on the Big Island isn't worth doing. You could hop on your bike to see the island from the back of 2 wheels, take your clubs to one of the world-class golf courses to practice your swing, saddle up to go biking along the beach and water's edge and much more. When you've got this much coastline, it's unsurprising that water sports feature in most visitors' itineraries. As well as scuba diving and snorkeling, you can don your flippers and mask to go looking for manta rays at night. A unique and humbling experience.


There's no bad time to visit The Big Island

Hawaii has a fairly consistent year-round climate which hovers around the 80s. Balmy evenings mean eating al fresco is possible whenever you visit. December to February sees the biggest influx of vacationers, with families jetting in for a little winter sun. With knocked down prices on Big Island vacation rentals during summer, the crowds can also climb between June and August. For a happy medium, try one of the shoulder seasons, when rainfall is rare, the prices of rentals are at their lowest and there are very few tourists to contend with on the hiking trails and beaches.

Natural features

Look out for endemics on The Big Island

Hawaii is home to some fascinating wildlife, some of which is endemic to the archipelago. The Hawaiian monk seal is one of the rarest on earth, with just a few hundred breeding pairs left. Alternatively, you might see the funny-looking northern elephant seal, who thrives along the shorelines of Hawaii. Every year, humpback whales, among others, migrate from Alaska to the warmer waters around Hawaii, to mate and raise their young. There are few things as magical as watching a whale fluke and crash its tail down on the surface of the ocean.


Best beaches near Big Island vacation homes

Big Island boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Vacation homes are available near places like Punaluʻu Beach, a pristine beach with black sand, calm waters, and a native population of sea turtles, and Papakolea Beach, a secluded beach with green sand, swimming, and recreation. You'll also like Hapuna Beach, a serene beach with spectacular wildlife for snorkeling.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Hawaii Island

The nearest airport is in Kona Intl. Airport (KOA), located 27.8 mi (44.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala), which is 31.5 mi (50.7 km) away.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat in Big Island vacation rentals

With its many romantic locations, it’s no surprise that Big Island is popular for honeymoons. Vacation homes are available near places like the Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens, a park with Edo-style gardens, koi ponds, and a Japanese teahouse, and the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, a lush garden with tropical plants like orchids, banana groves, and more. You'll also like Huliheʻe Palace, a historic home for Hawaiian royalty with Victorian artifacts and cultural events.

What are the top vacation rentals in Hawaii Island?

Luxury villas, quirky treehouses and rustic cottages — everyone's dream getaway is different. Whatever you're into, you're sure to find something you love among our top vacation rentals in Hawaii Island:

  • "Volcano Rainforest Lodge, Extreme Privacy And Luxury": If you're looking for someplace in Royal Hawaiian Estates with 3 bedrooms and plenty of style, this retreat will tick your boxes. Amenities include a coffee grinder and housekeeping services.
  • "Stunning, Romantic Cottage On Slope Of Hualalai": Located in Kalaoa, this top-rated option has 1 bedroom and plenty of handy amenities. A garden and books are among them.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Hawaii Island vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in Hawaii Island?

You need only open the door to our tiny house vacation rentals in Hawaii Island to realize that good things really do come in tiny packages. Expertly designed to maximize space, these fun-sized digs promise a big vacation experience:

  • Take a couple of days off to reenergize at "Tiny House Best Location In Kailua". Located in Honolulu County, a boat and nearby ecotour services are included here.
  • "New Tiny House Big Yard Fruit Trees Fire Pit Ocean Views Beach Gear" has many conveniences, including cookware, dishware and utensils and high-speed internet services. Located in Honolulu County, you'll be able to live big in this small but well-designed hideaway.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Hawaii Island?

We've got a great selection of log cabins in Hawaii Island. Whether you're searching for a basic log cabin or something more luxurious, these properties are designed to put you in touch with Mother Nature. Here are a couple of popular options to consider:

  • Located in Puna District, "Aloha Lodge - Private Eco Log Cabin Near Volcano Park" perfectly combines comfort and outdoor adventure. Make use of the convenient amenities here, such as a barbecue grill and a fireplace.
  • After a long day of adventuring, settle back and relax at "Five Bedroom Log Cabin Near Waipi'o Valley". This cozy escape in Hamakua Coast has an oven and a fireplace.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Hawaii Island?

There's nothing like getting in the car and traveling to someplace new. When you're ready to get away from it all for a couple of days, take a look at these weekend getaways in Hawaii Island:

  • "Spectacular Ocean View, Peace, Beauty" in Kohala Estates is an excellent choice if you adore the great outdoors. Visit a few of the area's natural hot spots, like Manini'owali Beach and Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company Visitor's Center, or throw yourself into some activities. Kayaking and snorkeling are among your choices.
  • You'll be able to cram a whole lot into your weekend break at "See Our Location. . Read Our Reviews. . So Many Extras". This property is located in Pacific States and is within reach of top sights like UCC Hawaii Kona Coffee Estate and Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station. Parasailing and kayaking are some fun experiences also on your doorstep.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Hawaii Island?

Easy to keep tidy and with everything you need at your fingertips, studio apartments are an excellent choice if you're traveling by yourself or with a buddy. If you're looking for somewhere small and intimate to call home while you're away, consider one of these studio apartments for rent in Hawaii Island:

  • Stay at "Stunning, Romantic Cottage On Slope Of Hualalai" and you'll be ideally placed to check out cultural attractions like Fire Island Glass Studio and Donkey Mill Art Center. Cable/satellite TV services and a living room are just two of the amenities at this apartment in Kalaoa.
  • "Ocean View Mauna Lani Terrace" in Pacific States is another excellent option that offers a smart TV and free WiFi. Studio 7 Gallery and Mauna Lani Historic Park should be on your must-do list around these parts.

Can I find short term rentals in Hawaii Island?

Yes, so forget about checking in to a noisy hotel or paying to sleep in someone's spare room. Book one of our short-term rentals in Hawaii Island and kick back in your own private space. Here are a few options we think you'll like:

  • Located close to the center of Kohala Estates, "Spectacular Ocean View, Peace, Beauty" is well suited to a short stay. Use it as your base to check out well-known attractions nearby, such as Hapuna Beach State Park and Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site.
  • Experience the best Pacific States has to offer from "See Our Location. . Read Our Reviews. . So Many Extras". If you book this quality property, Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site and Mauna Lani Resort Golf Course are highlights to put on your itinerary.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Hawaii Island?

If you really want to surprise your special someone, take them someplace special! Plan a romantic weekend getaway in Hawaii Island at one of these retreats and let love bloom:

  • Catch up on quality time and cuddles at "Volcano Rainforest Lodge, Extreme Privacy And Luxury" in Royal Hawaiian Estates. Winery tours and a fireplace are among the nice touches on offer here.
  • Alternatively, organize an amorous weekend break at "Stunning, Romantic Cottage On Slope Of Hualalai". Located in Kalaoa, it offers a nearby bay, beach sun loungers and more.

Are there mansions for rent in Hawaii Island?

Forget waiting in line at the hotel breakfast buffet or competing for a spot in the sauna during your vacation. Round up your favorite people and upgrade your stay big-time by booking one of these mansions for rent in Hawaii Island:

  • Spend a few nights unwinding in style at "Private 2 Bedroom Suite With Ac In Historic Mansion Steps From The Beach" in Keaukaha. Golf and a fireplace are just a few of the quality amenities waiting to wow you here.
  • With a porch and a garden among its numerous highlights, "Restored Historic Mansion With Modern Amenities Steps To The Beach" also promises to make your vacation unforgettable. You'll find these palatial digs in Keaukaha.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Hawaii Island?

If you're planning to take a getaway to remember, don't travel by yourself; bring the whole crew. You'll have more fun sharing the adventure with friends and family. These vacation rentals in Hawaii Island are ideal for large groups:

  • "The Hilo House | An Exclusive Grand Historic Home": Featuring 5 bedrooms, this large vacation rental in Pacific States has more than enough room for you and all your besties. Amenities like a garden and mountain views will keep everyone in your group happy.
  • "New - A Charming Sanctuary: Up To 32 People Total": This property in Honaunau-Napoopoo has 6 bedrooms, so don't worry about leaving anybody off your guest list. A garden and a chef are some of its many highlights.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Hawaii Island?

If you're planning a big family reunion or a special event in Hawaii Island, you won't have to worry about leaving anyone behind. We've got an excellent range of large vacation rentals that will fit as many people as you like. Here are some examples:

  • "4 Bedroom With Private Pool, Spa An In Gym In Waikoloa Beach": With 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 100 people, this vacation property in Pacific States will give you all the room you need. A barbecue grill and a kitchen island are some of the amenities available here.
  • "New ‘3 Peaks Oasis’ Apt W": Sleeping up to 100 guests and with plenty of excellent amenities like a swimming pool and a kitchen, this is another winner. It has 2 bedrooms and is located in Pacific States.

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