Discover a selection of 437 vacation rentals in Waimea (Hawaii), Kamuela 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 $99 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Waimea (Hawaii). Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Waimea (Hawaii)

Enjoy the culture and other features of Waimea (Hawaii). This romantic city is known for its horseback riding, island views and seaside. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Things to do

Only the biggest of thrills on the Big Island

You can't come to the Big Island and not spend some quality time exploring the trails and peering into the awe-inspiring craters of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Waipio Na'alapa Trail offers some of the best horseback riding on the island. A Waimea vacation rental also puts you near two ancient petroglyph fields. Snag some tasty local treats at the Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company Visitor's Center or on a tour of one of the island's three Kona coffee farms. For a culture fix, take in a performance at the Kahilu Theatre or peruse the Hawaiian art at Isaacs Art Center.


Immerse yourself in the paniolo lifestyle

Paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) culture permeates life in Waimea. The horseback riding is top-notch, and you can learn more about the culture at Parker, Anna, and Kahua Ranches. Between the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and the W.M. Keck Observatory, there's plenty of opportunity for stargazing. Helicopter tours provide an aerial view of the volcanoes, while ziplining gets you up close and personal with the rainforest canopies. Hike to black sand beaches, or get out in the water to snorkel and dive. Luaus and hula shows are a local staple, and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival and Fourth of July Rodeo shouldn't be missed.


It's a tale of two seasons: rainy and dry

There's little differentiation between summer and winter on the Big Island. Temperatures in Waimea tend to be slightly cooler than on the coasts, but highs are consistently in the 70s and 80s all year round. Lows may dip into the 50s and 60 at night. The biggest indication of the seasons is the rain – there's hardly any in the "winter" months of October to April, but plenty from May to September. Showers tend to very localized, though, so drive a short way and you'll likely find some sunshine. Hurricanes aren't uncommon between July and September.

Natural features

Otherworldly landscapes you have to see to believe

A Waimea vacation rental puts you in close proximity to so many different landscapes, you'll need some quality time to visit them all. Take your pick of black or white sand beaches, and soak up the views as you drive through the rolling green pastures of Hawaiian ranch land. Tucked in the verdant tropical rainforests you'll find glittering waterfalls, as well as plant and animal species you won't find anywhere else in the U.S. It's hard to say which of nature's displays is the most impressive – the fiery lava of the volcanoes, the frequent rainbows, or the jaw-dropping sunrises and sunsets over the ocean.

How to get there

How to get to and around Waimea (Hawaii)

The nearest airport is in Kona Intl. Airport (KOA), located 31.1 mi (50.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Hilo Intl. Airport (ITO), which is 46.3 mi (74.5 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Waimea?

From luxurious houses to intimate cabins, Vrbo has properties to match all tastes and budgets. Pack your bags and check out these top vacation rentals in Waimea:

  • "80/night. . . 2br/1ba House In Rural Kamuela": This Pacific States rental comes with 2 bedrooms and is highly rated among visitors. Amenities such as a garage and golf help make your stay a memorable one.
  • "Lilikoi Cottage - In The Heart Of Lovely Waimea": Located in Pacific States, this home away from home has 3 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities. WiFi and an oven 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 Waimea vacation rental for you.

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

Punching above its weight when it comes to charm and innovation, a tiny house vacation rental in Waimea promises big adventure. Close down your gadgets and switch your focus to nature at one of these fun-sized escapes:

  • Take time off and experience a simpler way of life at "Tiny House Best Location In Kailua". Located in Honolulu County, towels and daily housekeeping services are just two of the amenities offered here.
  • Alternatively, base yourself at "New Tiny House Big Yard Fruit Trees Fire Pit Ocean Views Beach Gear". Located in Honolulu County, this wee gem comes with internet services and a microwave oven.

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

Vrbo has some awesome log cabins available in and near Waimea. Enjoy the rustic cabin experience while staying in Mother Nature at one of these popular options:

  • "Five Bedroom Log Cabin Near Waipi'o Valley" is the perfect combination of outdoor adventure and comfort. Take advantage of top amenities here such as a games room and a playground.
  • You won't have to give up any home comforts at "Aloha Lodge - Private Eco Log Cabin Near Volcano Park". This appealing option features a kitchen, a barbecue grill and more.

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

Clock out on Friday afternoon and then pack your carry-on bag. If you're chasing some relaxation and fun, these properties in and near Waimea promise the perfect weekend getaway:

  • Leave the hustle and bustle behind at "See Our Location. . Read Our Reviews. . So Many Extras", which is around 13 miles to the west of Waimea. There's plenty of nature and adventure to discover around here. Do some windsurfing and surfing and boogie boarding or simply take in the sights of Waimea Reservoir and Sadie Seymour Botanical Garden.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "Ocean View Mauna Lani Terrace". Use it as a base to unwind, or be adventurous and try snorkeling and hiking and biking. When you're ready to discover more of the area, check out Hiilawe Waterfall and Kailua-Kona Beaches. This charming vacation rental is around 14 miles west of Waimea.

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

Take in the vibe and culture of Waimea from the comfort and privacy of a studio apartment. Whether you're eager to unwind on your own or have some fun with pals, you'll find the perfect studio apartment in and around Waimea:

  • Explore the world around you from the comfort of "Stunning, Romantic Cottage On Slope Of Hualalai". This property is a fantastic base for seeing the sights and offers amenities including optional golf privileges and beach sun loungers.
  • Another awesome choice is "Ocean View Mauna Lani Terrace". Take advantage of a pool, towels and other conveniences during your stay.

There are plenty of highlights around Waimea you won't want to miss. Satisfy your inner culture fan by visiting Ipu Hale Gallery and Kahilu Theatre.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Waimea?

Whether you're chasing a comfy cottage or a house to fit the whole family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Sneak in some downtime at one of these favorite picks in or near Waimea:

  • Within easy reach of central Waimea, "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.
  • Alternatively, spend a couple of relaxing nights at "Ocean View Mauna Lani Terrace". This comfy, centrally located property makes exploring the sights easy.

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

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend together. If you're longing to spend a couple of evenings away with your sweetie, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Waimea that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Located around 11 miles from Waimea, "Spectacular Ocean View, Peace, Beauty" is a perfect place for starry-eyed couples. Massage services and a restaurant dining guide are just some of the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few dreamy days together is "Stunning, Romantic Cottage On Slope Of Hualalai". Around 30 miles from Waimea, a nearby bay and outdoor furniture add to the ambiance here.

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

Big groups mean massive fun. They also mean finding a place that'll effortlessly fit your entire gang. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Waimea and get your favorite people together under one roof:

  • There's loads of space to move around at "New ‘3 Peaks Oasis’ Apt W". Around 3 miles west of Waimea, this welcoming retreat has 2 bedrooms accommodating up to 100 guests. Quality amenities include a swimming pool and a kitchen.
  • "Largest Wai'ula'ula Family Residence With Heated Pool And Guest House" is another impressive option. It's around 9 miles to the west of Waimea, has 4 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 12 guests. A kitchen and a swimming pool are just a couple of things that'll help make your visit even more memorable.

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

Nothing screams good times like a pool. Dig out your inflatable flamingo and check out these houses in or near Waimea that come with this vacation perk:

  • Welcome to "Mo Snell's Coffee Farm House", where your main priority will be pool time. Amenities including towels and a microwave oven help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • "Serene, Restored House From Sugar Days With Sweeping Ocean Views" is the sort of place you go to get away from everything and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. A dining table and a kitchen are also on hand to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Not sure how to pack your suitcase for your Waimea getaway? This enticing destination has a tropical rainforest climate. In summer, expect average temperatures ranging from 55 ºF to 70 ºF. Scroll through our selection of Waimea 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.

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

Every get-together with the family should be one to remember. Whether you're organizing some time off with the kids or a reunion with relatives, these large family vacation rentals in or near Waimea offer a home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Around 13 miles to the southwest of Waimea, "Well Equipped Kitchen: 3bedroom Resort Luxury Condo" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 8 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including free toiletries and a dishwasher.
  • Another top choice is "Mauna Lani - Luxury 4 Bedroom Home". This large rental is 13 miles west of Waimea and comes with free toiletries, a smart TV and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 people, you won't need to leave anyone off your invitation list.

When you want to step outside your front door, there are loads of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone entertained and happy. Mauna Kea Observatory, Akaka Falls and Waipio Valley Lookout should be top of your agenda.