Discover a selection of 395 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 $30 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.
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

Take an adventure in Hilo

The tropical climate of Hilo brings an abundance of rainfall that creates a lush green landscape as well as many waterfalls. One such waterfall is the Pe’epe’e Falls, which offers hiking trails, water holes, and wading pools. The Liliuokalani Gardens and Panaewa Rainforest Zoo are blooming with Hilo nature, where you can see some of the area’s most exotic plants and animals in a fertile rainforest setting. Kilauea is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and is less than 30 miles from Hilo. Channel your wild side and take a trip to the volcano with Vavoom Volcano Tours.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Hilo

Fly into Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala), which is 42.5 mi (68.4 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Hilo, HI?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 395 vacation rentals around Hilo. From 296 house rentals to 39 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Hilo?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Hilo. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Keaukaha: 297 vacation rentals
  • Mauna Loa Shores: 15 vacation rentals
  • Mohouli Park: 395 vacation rentals
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo: 407 vacation rentals
  • Paukaa: 169 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Hilo! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Hilo?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Hilo:

  • Kamuela: 350 rentals
  • Keaau: 202 rentals
  • Captain Cook: 1,753 rentals
  • Pahoa: 388 rentals
  • Volcano: 186 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Hilo?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Hilo. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mohouli Park: 395 rentals
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo: 407 rentals
  • Rainbow Falls: 385 rentals
  • Hilo Art Museum: 385 rentals
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church: 385 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hilo listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.