Discover a selection of 490 vacation rentals in Hilo, HI 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 $134 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Hilo. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Be amazed by nature on a Hilo vacation

Experience the culture of Hawaii while staying in scenic Hilo vacation rentals. Located on the Big Island, Hilo features tranquil black sand beaches where you can work on your tan or dive into the transparent waters. Embrace nature by hiking one of the many waterfall trails that offer panoramic vistas. From biking up to an active volcano, to taking in the natural beauty at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, you’ll never be at a loss for something exciting to do in Hilo, the ‘City of Rainbows.’

Things to do

Go natural in Hilo

There are plenty of natural Hilo attractions to keep you occupied, including the various hiking trails at Rainbow Falls in Wailuku State Park. Legend says that this is the home to Hina, the mother of the demigod Maui. Take a family-friendly trip to Richardson Ocean Park to relax on the black sand beach, or hike the trails through the botanical gardens and ponds on the grounds. To satisfy your appetite, visit the Hilo Farmers Market, where you can sample genuine Hawaiian food. You’ll find treasures from over 200 vendors that sell island crafts, local produce, and unique island trinkets.


Experience the culture of downtown Hilo

If you stay in Hilo vacation rentals in the downtown area, you’ll be able to partake in a number of activities near Hilo, such as meditation classes, board game parties, and more. You can also check out the historic district for a look into the past or for an authentic Hawaiian meal. Indulge in a cultural activity with a visit to the Palace Theater, where you’ll experience the traditions of Hawaii through the performing arts. The Imiloa Astronomy Center is also a good place for the whole family to learn something new about astronomy. It offers interesting exhibits, stargazing, and shows in its planetarium.


Embrace the sun in Hilo

Hilo is an island paradise that offers visitors a balmy, semitropical climate, where rain usually falls at night and the sun shines during the day. Hilo weather in June through August make it the opportune time to visit, as temperatures stay in the low 80s and you’ll miss the rainy season that occurs in December through March. However, because it’s warm all year round, you can truly stay in Hilo vacation rentals anytime for a dose of vitamin D and to get that sun kissed glow you want.

Natural features

Exploring the volcano viewpoints and other natural features in Hilo

Nature lovers will enjoy Hilo for its island views, beautiful waterfalls and pristine beaches. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Hilo is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kalakaua Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Rainbow Falls (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Liliuokalani Park and Gardens (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Mokuola (Coconut Island) (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Coconut Island Park (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Keaukaha Beach Park (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Hilo

Fly into Hilo Intl. Airport (ITO), the closest airport, located 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala), which is 43 mi (69.3 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Hilo?

Elegant condos, secluded treehouses and quaint cottages — everyone's ideal place to stay is different. Whatever your style, you're sure to find something you love among our top vacation rentals in Hilo:

  • "Oceanfront Promontory With Stunning Views And Luxury Accommodations. Walk To Beach": If you're looking for someplace in Pacific States with 3 bedrooms and the comforts of home, this escape will tick your boxes. Amenities include nearby ecotour services and an oven.
  • "Stunning, Majestic, Oceanfront Location": Located in Hamakua Coast, this guest favorite has 2 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities. An oven and water sports equipment are just a couple you'll find here.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Hilo?

Punching above its weight when it comes to character and ingenuity, a tiny house vacation rental in Hilo delivers big adventure. Shut off your laptop and switch your focus to outdoor fun at one of these pocket-sized stays:

  • Take a couple of days off to recharge at "Tiny House Best Location In Kailua". Located in Honolulu County, nearby whale-watching activities and an iron and ironing board are just a couple of the amenities you can expect here.
  • Alternatively, base yourself at "New Tiny House Big Yard Fruit Trees Fire Pit Ocean Views Beach Gear". Located in Honolulu County, this itty-bitty abode comes with a smart TV and a washing machine.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Hilo?

Vrbo has some character-filled log cabins available in and near Hilo. Enjoy the rustic cabin experience while vacationing in nature at either of these popular options:

  • "Aloha Lodge - Private Eco Log Cabin Near Volcano Park" will help ensure your Hilo getaway is everything you hoped it would be. With a list of amenities that include a stovetop and a fireplace to make things easy, all you have to do is put your feet up and enjoy your break.
  • After a busy day of outdoor activities, unwind at "Rustic Log Cabin Retreat By Beaches And National Park". This cozy property comes with plenty of features, including a smart TV and a kitchen island.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Hilo?

Nothing beats squeezing in a short break to reenergize your batteries. Pack your overnight bag and get comfy in one of these awesome weekend getaways in and near Hilo:

  • Enjoy a change of scenery at "Whimsical And Charming ~ Private Home In Beautiful Hawaiian Rainforest", which is around 20 miles to the south of Hilo. There's plenty of adventure and nature on your doorstep here. Go surfing and boogie boarding and cycling or simply take in the sights of Onomea Tea Company Estate and Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a rejuvenating getaway at "Hale Mauka Volcano Village Hawaii Volcanoes National Park". Stay in with your feet up, or head out for some cycling and kayaking. When it's time to discover more of the area, visit Kapoho Beach and Onomea Bay. This popular vacation rental is around 20 miles southwest of Hilo.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Hilo?

Studio apartments are a tough act to follow when it comes to convenience, character and location. Choose one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Hilo and immerse yourself in the local vibe and culture:

  • Put your bags down and your feet up at "Hulili Tropical Fruit Farm - With Over 200 Five Star Reviews". Amenities including a living room and a phone will make you feel right at home here.
  • Another tempting choice is "Whimsical And Charming ~ Private Home In Beautiful Hawaiian Rainforest". Make the most of WiFi, a microwave oven and other amenities during your getaway.

When you're ready to walk out of your studio apartment and sightsee, there's lots to keep you busy around Hilo. Into culture? Check out Mauna Lani Historic Park and Dovetail.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Hilo?

Whether you're after a chic apartment or a house large enough to fit the family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Sneak in some downtime at one of these getaways in or near Hilo:

  • Within easy reach of central Hilo, "Absolute Hawaiian Luxury Private 5 Acres Stunning Views Sunsets Wood Pizza Oven" rolls out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not kicking back in your cozy digs, get out and discover the area's best sights.
  • Another excellent option is "Ocean View Mauna Lani Terrace". Round up your squad and enjoy a comfy stay close to the heart of Hilo.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Hilo?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend escape. If you want to spend a couple of evenings away with your significant other, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Hilo that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Put on some mellow music and kick back together at "Volcano Rainforest Lodge, Extreme Privacy And Luxury". Around 20 miles from Hilo, this property has everything you need for a romantic weekend getaway, including winery tours and a fireplace.
  • "Hulili Tropical Fruit Farm - With Over 200 Five Star Reviews" is another top option that's bound to impress. It's around 11 miles from Hilo and comes with shopping facilities and a dining table.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Hilo?

We've got some awesome mansions for rent in and around Hilo. If you're seeking somewhere with plenty of space as well as a large dose of wow factor, these stunners will be right up your alley:

  • Located approximately 4 miles to the east of Hilo, "Private 2 Bedroom Suite With Ac In Historic Mansion Steps From The Beach" is the place to go to unwind and relax in luxury. Amenities here include a fireplace and golf.
  • Another quality option is "Restored Historic Mansion With Modern Amenities Steps To The Beach". Around 4 miles to the east of Hilo, this gorgeous vacation rental gives you a taste of high-class living and comes with a garden, a porch and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Hilo?

Share your trip and double the fun. Whether you're planning an adventurous getaway with buddies or a big family gathering, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and around Hilo:

  • Offering privacy, space and comfort, you'll get your guests' tick of approval at "The Hilo House | An Exclusive Grand Historic Home". Up to 14 people can stay at this escape which has 5 bedrooms, a nearby waterfront and an ocean view. This top pick is around 1 mile to the west of Hilo.
  • Nothing is more important than spending precious time with loved ones, and "Stayplayaloha~ Ohana Means Family" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 2 miles to the southeast of Hilo, as many as 18 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A kitchen and nearby museums are among the numerous amenities at hand here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Hilo?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can offer, a pool is without a doubt the most fun. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Hilo and spend your days splashing around. Just don't forget your unicorn floatie:

  • Pack your swimsuit and get away with your gang to "Popular 3 Bedroom 2 Bath House Minutes From Natl Park And Volcano Village". There are plenty of other convenient amenities here, including a TV and a garden.
  • "The Hilo House | An Exclusive Grand Historic Home" is the sort of place you go to get away from it all and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. Childrens activities and a DVD player are also on hand to make your visit nice and comfy.

Not sure what to pack for your Hilo escape? This popular destination has an oceanic climate. During summer, you can expect average temperatures of between 70 ºF and 75 ºF. Look up our range of Hilo vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

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