Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Waikoloa, 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 $110 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Waikoloa. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Say aloha! to Kohala

Where are you right now? Is it good? Well, it's almost certainly not as good as the Kohala Coast. This balmy stretch of sand and ocean is just about the most desirable spot in the whole of Hawaii, and for good reason. At your Kohala Coast vacation rental you'll find yourself rubbing shoulders with some of Hawaii's flashiest resorts, whitest sand beaches, and most stellar restaurants. Add in historic sites and some remarkable marine life, and you're onto a winner. The weather's exceptional, the people are beautiful, and if Kohala isn't Hawaiian for "paradise," then it should be.

Things to do

Close encounters of the Kohala kind

A Kohala Coast vacation rental doesn't have to be all about soaking up the rays on the beach. There's plenty of culture, too. Start by checking out the largest restored temple in Hawaii, at Puukohola Heiau. Or how about a trip to Puako Petroglyph National Preserve? It's got upwards of 1,000 symbols, which were carved into the volcanic rock surface hundreds of years ago. No one knows what they mean, but it's a safe bet that among the figures of people, animals, and boats, there's some concealed message from an alien race waiting to be found.


The best of a good bunch

With its tropical location out in the Pacific Ocean, and its mountainous landscape, the Big Island of Hawaii is legendary for having most of the world's climates all in one place. The good news for your Kohala Coast vacation rental is that you're going to the best bit - while the east coast gets most of the island's rain, for the vast majority of the time, the northwest coast is sunny and dry. There are only really 2 seasons, summer and winter, but to be honest you'll struggle to spot the difference if you've come from anywhere else.

Natural features

You'll "lava" the volcanic landscapes of Kohala

The Kohala Coast is on the northwest of Hawaii's Big Island, and the landscape is a real eye-catcher. Inland you've got a volcanic landscape, with red and black rock fields, and vast upcountry ranches with a thriving cowboy "paniolo" culture. The coast itself is famous for white sand beaches, but there are black sand beaches, too (trust us, wear shoes). Venture into the water, and you'll discover all kinds of marine life, including rays, sea turtles, and dolphins. The best way to seek them out is on a kayak or guided snorkeling tour.

How to get there

How to get to and around Waikoloa

The nearest airport is in Kona Intl. Airport (KOA), located 21.8 mi (35.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala), which is 8.3 mi (13.3 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Waikoloa?

Whether you're organizing your next exciting adventure with pals or a romantic trip with your other half, one of these top vacation rentals in Waikoloa is sure to attract you:

  • "Fairway Villas - Convenient Location": If you're looking for someplace in Pacific States with 2 bedrooms and the comforts of home, this getaway will tick your boxes. Amenities include a microwave oven and a dining table.
  • "Reserved Parking; Wi - Fi; Minutes To Beach And Groceries": Located in Pacific States, this guest favorite has 2 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities. An outdoor pool and an ice maker are among them.

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

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

For a unique experience, book a tiny house rental in Waikoloa. We'll warn you though — after you've experienced the tiny house lifestyle, the temptation to move into one of thes fun-sized digs will be tough to resist!

  • Leave the everyday behind and disappear to "Tiny House Best Location In Kailua". This property in Honolulu County packs plenty of conveniences into its small space, such as off-street parking options and a bicycle.
  • "New Tiny House Big Yard Fruit Trees Fire Pit Ocean Views Beach Gear" in Honolulu County is another great choice. Children's toys and coffee and tea making facilities will help make your time here even more comfortable.

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

From time to time, you just need to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. That's where Vrbo can help. We've got an excellent range of log cabins in and around Waikoloa where you can commune with nature. These are just the start:

  • "Five Bedroom Log Cabin Near Waipi'o Valley" has all the comforts you need for a stress-free escape, including free WiFi and an oven. Once you've settled in, head outdoors and take in the picturesque scenery.
  • Invite your pals along or get cozy with your partner at "Aloha Lodge - Private Eco Log Cabin Near Volcano Park". A balcony and an oven are just some of the many conveniences you'll find at this tempting option.

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

Clock out on Friday and then forget about your worries. If you're ready for some relaxation and fun, these escapes in and around Waikoloa are the perfect weekend getaway:

  • "See Our Location. . Read Our Reviews. . So Many Extras" is a top-rated option around 4 miles northwest of central Waikoloa. You don't need to go far to find something to do around this retreat. Get outdoors and explore Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Plantation and Kohanaiki Beach Park. Activities like hiking and biking and golf will add a nice finishing touch to your mini break.
  • Alternatively, leave your worries behind at "Absolute Hawaiian Luxury Private 5 Acres Stunning Views Sunsets Wood Pizza Oven". Stay in and chill out, or head out for some kayaking and mountain biking. When you're ready to explore more of the area, check out 'Ai'ōpio Beach and Waikōloa Beach. This sought-after vacation rental is around 25 miles south of Waikoloa.

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

Studio apartments are hard to beat when it comes to location, character and convenience. Escape to one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Waikoloa and experience a slice of the local culture:

  • Explore the world around you from the comfort of "Stunning, Romantic Cottage On Slope Of Hualalai". This vacation rental is a superb base for seeing the sights and comes with amenities including a restaurant dining guide and a nearby marina.
  • Alternatively, spend your escape at "Ocean View Mauna Lani Terrace", which comes with conveniences such as a boat and optional golf privileges.

There are many attractions around Waikoloa you shouldn't miss. Feed your inner culture fan and visit Ipu Hale Gallery and Genesis Gallery.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Waikoloa?

From cozy apartments to extravagant houses, Vrbo has your whirlwind escape sorted. Here are just two of our most popular stays in and around Waikoloa:

  • If you can only spare a couple of nights, "Absolute Hawaiian Luxury Private 5 Acres Stunning Views Sunsets Wood Pizza Oven" is a terrific choice. It's close to the center of Waikoloa, so you'll be within easy reach of all the top sights.
  • Another awesome option is "Ocean View Mauna Lani Terrace". Gather your favorite people and enjoy a comfortable stay near the heart of Waikoloa.

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

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend escape. If you want to spend a couple of relaxing evenings away with your partner, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Waikoloa that will set your heart aflutter:

  • Around 11 miles from Waikoloa, "Spectacular Ocean View, Peace, Beauty" is an ideal place for lovestruck couples. Massage services and outdoor furniture are some of the many amenities here.
  • "Stunning, Romantic Cottage On Slope Of Hualalai" is another top option that'll impress. It's about 19 miles from Waikoloa and comes with a nearby bay and shopping facilities.

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

Vacation with others and have twice as much fun. Whether you're planning an adventurous escape with buddies or a family reunion, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Waikoloa:

  • Providing privacy, comfort and space, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "4 Bedroom With Private Pool, Spa An In Gym In Waikoloa Beach". Up to 100 people can be accommodated at this escape which has 4 bedrooms, an oven and a kitchen island. You'll find it around 4 miles to the west of Waikoloa.
  • Invite up to 14 of your friends to "Spacious, Private Villa Ideal For Extended Or Multiple Family Rendezvous" and fill the place with love and laughter. This top option has 7 bedrooms and is around 4 miles to the west of central Waikoloa. It's crammed with features to keep a large group comfortable, such as a swimming pool and a garden.

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

Nothing says fun like a pool does. Pump up your inflatable unicorn and browse these rental houses in or near Waikoloa that come with this vacation essential:

  • Welcome to "The Onion House "architecture So Full Of Life It Seems To Breathe", where your highest priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities including a dishwasher and a smart TV help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • Spend laid-back days splashing around or just kicking back beside the water at "Independent Private House, With A Cellar Master". This vacation rental is also a firm favorite and comes with a travel crib, a microwave oven and more.

Wondering what the weather's like in Waikoloa? It has an oceanic climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 55 ºF to 70 ºF. If you'd like more inspiration on where to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire range of Waikoloa vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Waikoloa?

Every family get-together should be a memorable one. Whether you're organizing a fun escape with the kids or a reunion with the extended family, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near Waikoloa offer a comfy home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Get your nearest and dearest under the same roof at "Absolute Hawaiian Luxury Private 5 Acres Stunning Views Sunsets Wood Pizza Oven", which has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 10 guests. This escape is located 25 miles to the south of Waikoloa and comes with amenities such as a toaster and towels.
  • "Exotic Kona Bay Hawaii Beachfront Tropical Paradise Stunning Home" also offers the space you need to reconnect with loved ones. This rental is around 25 miles to the southwest of Waikoloa, and accommodates 8 guests in its 4 bedrooms. A travel crib and a meal delivery service will help keep everyone comfortable.

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions in the area, you won't have to go far. Mauna Kea Observatory, Akaka Falls and Waipio Valley Lookout promise lots of fun for all the crew.