Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in Ka'u, 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 private pools. Prices start at $95 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Ka'u. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Ka'u: go off the beaten track in Hawaii

Ka'u is the most southerly district in Hawaii and an often-skipped destination for travelers who favor the more resort-laden areas further north. It's an untouched place, made up of macadamia farms, large ranches and an isolated windswept coastline that still feels the same as it did back in the 1950s. It's rarely covered in guidebooks and is unlike any other part of Hawaii, probably why those with an adventurous streak like it. Don't expect a plethora of amenities or 5-star Ka'u vacation rentals, but if you're looking for solitude, you'll find it here in droves.

Things to do

Ka'u: the most southerly part of the United States

Today, Ka'u is made up mostly of farms. While you're driving across the district, you can stop off at any number of the local coffee plantations to learn about the process of bean to cup and taste some award-winning brews. The South Point of Ka-u is considered the most southerly place in the United States and Na'alehu the most southernmost town. There's not an awful lot to do in this 1 horse town, but it's a fine enough place to break up a journey on the way to the national park and you can grab a bite to eat at Punalu'u Bake Shop.


Make your own adventures in Ka'u

This remote part of Hawaii doesn't have the same variety of water sports found on the rest of the archipelago, so you'll have to create your own adventures when you stay in a Ka'u vacation rental. The Punalu'u Black Sand Beach off Hwy 19 is a good spot for catching some rays and cooling off in the sea, while the Kula Kai Caverns offer spelunking adventures to those who don't suffer from claustrophobia. If you're got a car rental, and you'll probably need one, you can drive along the Road to the Sea stopping for volcanic hiking in lava landscapes.

Natural features

For wildlife, look to the ocean in Ka'u

Hawaii might be part of the U.S., but this archipelago is one of the most remote on Earth. The relatively short human history hasn't impacted the islands' wildlife. There are no native land-dwelling mammals, so for critter spotting, you'll have to look to the ocean and the sky. If you head down to the coast from your Ka'u vacation rental, you can look out for Hawaiian monk seals, sea turtles, spinner dolphins and if you visit at the right time, humpback whales which migrate to the warm waters during winter to raise their young.

What are the top vacation rentals in Ka'u?

From luxurious condos to simple cottages, Vrbo has properties to match all tastes and budgets. Here are some of the top vacation rentals in Ka'u:

  • "Volcano Rainforest Lodge, Extreme Privacy And Luxury": This Royal Hawaiian Estates rental comes with 3 bedrooms and is rated highly among guests. Amenities such as heating and children's games help make your stay comfortable.
  • "Whimsical And Charming ~ Private Home In Beautiful Hawaiian Rainforest": Put your luggage down and your feet up at this sought-after getaway in Puna District. It features 1 bedroom, an oven, a nearby laundromat and more.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in Ka'u?

Punching way above its weight when it comes to charm and character, a tiny house vacation rental in Ka'u provides a front-row seat to big adventure. Turn off all your devices and switch your focus to nature at one of these pocket-sized escapes:

  • You can look forward to a simpler way of life at "Tiny House Best Location In Kailua". Amenities at this small wonder in Honolulu County include a TV and a nearby beach.
  • "New Tiny House Big Yard Fruit Trees Fire Pit Ocean Views Beach Gear" in Honolulu County is another popular choice. Coffee and tea making facilities and a smart TV will help make your stay here extra comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Ka'u?

Sometimes, you just need to get away from the busyness of everyday life. That's where Vrbo can help. We've got a great selection of log cabins in and around Ka'u where you can commune with nature. These are just for starters:

  • "Aloha Lodge - Private Eco Log Cabin Near Volcano Park" will help ensure your Ka'u vacation is just what you imagined it would be. With a list of amenities that include a stovetop and a barbecue grill to make things easy, all you've got to do is chill out and enjoy your stay.
  • You won't have to give up any modern comforts if you stay at "Rustic Log Cabin Retreat By Beaches And National Park". This popular option features a smart TV, a barbecue grill and more.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Ka'u?

While extended vacations to new places are incredible, there's something refreshing about slipping off for a weekend getaway. These rentals in Ka'u are ideal for just that:

  • "Hale Mauka Volcano Village Hawaii Volcanoes National Park" - This retreat in Puna District features amenities designed to make your visit comfortable, such as golf and a living room. Its terrific location also makes it a good base to get out and explore.
  • "Off The Beaten Track On The Island Of Hawai`i" - This is another top choice with all the extras that make up a lovely little getaway. Make use of off-street parking options and a microwave oven at this Pacific States rental.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Ka'u?

Studio apartments may be smaller in size, but it's hard to beat their accessible locations and budget price tags. Whether you're traveling solo or with a few pals, consider one of these popular studio apartments in Ka'u:

  • Make yourself comfortable at "Whimsical And Charming ~ Private Home In Beautiful Hawaiian Rainforest", situated in Puna District. There are plenty of amenities you can take advantage of here, including a kitchen and a porch.
  • Filled with character and promising more privacy than a busy hotel, "Off The Beaten Track On The Island Of Hawai`i" is another option with appeal. It's located in Pacific States and comes with water sports equipment and an ocean view.

Can I find short term rentals in Ka'u?

Spend a few days in a cheap and cozy cabin or splash out on an upmarket condo. Vrbo has plenty of short-term rentals for your vacation in Ka'u. Take a look at these options for inspiration:

  • Set up camp close to central Puna District and spend your days checking out the sights from "Hale Mauka Volcano Village Hawaii Volcanoes National Park". Along with its convenient location, this retreat has everything you need to make your vacation relaxed and carefree.
  • Otherwise, spend a couple of days at "Off The Beaten Track On The Island Of Hawai`i" and discover the best of Pacific States. This vacation rental also caters to short-stay guests and is a top pick if you like being close to the action.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Ka'u?

A romantic weekend getaway in Ka'u is sure to feed the flame of passion. Light some pretty candles, take your sweetie by the hand and watch the sparks fly at one of these properties:

  • Catch up on quality cuddling time at "Volcano Rainforest Lodge, Extreme Privacy And Luxury" in Royal Hawaiian Estates. A fireplace and winery tours are some of the nice touches on offer here.
  • Another appealing option is "Whimsical And Charming ~ Private Home In Beautiful Hawaiian Rainforest" in Puna District. Enjoy perks here including winery tours and beauty services, in addition to each other's company.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Ka'u?

When it comes to who you vacation with, we believe the more the merrier. If you're in search of a property with plenty of space to fit your nearest and dearest, one of these large group vacation rentals in Ka'u could be your perfect pad:

  • "Private And Upgraded Home Near The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park": This popular vacation rental is a terrific choice for large groups planning a visit to Ka'u. It has 3 bedrooms and conveniences that include a fireplace and a garden.
  • "Pohue Bay Views": You'll get your team's seal of approval at this Ocean View option which comes with a nearby waterfront, a kitchen and more. It has 3 bedrooms that will easily accommodate everyone you love.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Ka'u?

Take your pick and dive right in. Here are a few top-rated house rentals in Ka'u where awesome memories are made at the pool:

  • Spend your vacation at "Popular 3 Bedroom 2 Bath House Minutes From Natl Park And Volcano Village", where the first thing on your agenda should be pool time. This retreat is located in Ka'u and offers a range of family-friendly amenities, including a barbecue grill and a separate dining area.
  • Unwind by the water while the kids splash about at "Dragonfly Lodge, A Tropical Retreat House". This property in Pacific States offers a range of conveniences to keep the family comfy, such as coffee and tea making facilities and a kitchen island.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Ka'u?

At Vrbo, we've got properties that are big enough to fit the extended branches of your family tree. And if you'd prefer not to invite those strange second cousins, just spread out and enjoy the extra space! Here are a couple of our favorite large family vacation rentals in Ka'u:

  • For function, size and style, it's hard to go past "Lovely Home With Hot Tub Near Volcano National Park". Situated in Ka'u, this retreat provides 3 bedrooms and useful amenities like towels and childrens activities. It comfortably sleeps up to 8 people.
  • Alternatively, treat the crew to a few nights or more at "Beautiful Home With Hot Tub In Native Rainforest". This Ka'u fave has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 guests. Spread out and enjoy amenities such as a separate dining area and nearby birdwatching activities.

Eager for some local excitement? There are loads of family-friendly attractions in Ka'u to check out, like Akatsuka Orchid Gardens and Kilauea Iki Overlook. Sulphur Banks is also a favorite with traveling families.

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