Discover a selection of 3,500 vacation rentals in Kona Coast, 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 kitchens. Prices start at $179 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Kona Coast. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Experience Hawaiian heritage in Kona Coast vacation homes

The sunny Kona Coast is a large region on the western side of the state of Hawaii. This expansive area offers everything from artisan coffee farms to historic landmarks, along with all of the beach and water adventure you could ask for. Vacation home rentals near the best the Kona Coast has to offer give you all that you need for your beach getaway.

History

Culture and heritage in Kona Coast

The Kona Coast is rich in history and cultural influences that give it a unique energy all its own. Vacation homes can be found near some of the Kona Coast’s most important heritage sites, such as the Hulihee Palace, the former summer home for Hawaiian royalty that now has Victorian artifacts and events, and the Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, the former royal grounds and refuge for ancient lawbreakers. The Kealakekua Bay, the spot where Captain James Cook first set foot on the islands, and the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, a park with petroglyphs and heiau temples, are sure to delight history buffs.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Kona Coast

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in town? Travelers enjoy fun activities like snorkeling and swimming. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Kona Coast has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Makalei Golf Club (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Big Island Country Club (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Plantation (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Mauka Meadows Coffee Farm (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • UCC Hawaii Kona Coffee Estate (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure in Kona Coast

Shielded from winds by Mauna Loa, the Kona Coast waters are ideal for a variety of outdoor activities. Snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, whale watching, and dolphin watching are popular activities in the area. Kona is also famous for deep-sea fishing and offers charter boats for those looking for a trophy. The lush landscape is perfect for exploration on land as well, offering plenty of nature and hiking trails near the region’s vacation homes.

Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Kona Coast

Travelers speak highly of Kona Coast for its snorkeling. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 87°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Kona Coast

Kona Coast is famous for its island views, volcano viewpoints and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Kona Coast. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (24.4 mi / 39.2 km)
  • Hapuna Beach State Park (16 mi / 25.7 km)
  • Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)
  • Queen's Bath (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Hualālai (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Manini'owali Beach (6.7 mi / 10.9 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Kona Coast

The nearest airport is in Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.), located 8.9 mi (14.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala), which is 21.8 mi (35.1 km) away.

Getting around

Transportation in Kona Coast

Kona Coast is a vast region with a lot of landmarks and areas of interest scattered throughout. Fortunately, plenty of transportation options can be found near the region’s vacation rentals, ensuring you can get where you need to go. The best way to navigate Kona Coast and its attractions at your own pace is with a rental car, but you can also take the bus, a taxi, or a rideshare. Sightseeing tours are available for specific excursions, which are ideal for seeing a bunch of related sights. If you’re traveling between islands, there are inter-island flights.

Food and drink

Best dining in Kona Coast

Kona Coast may be famous for Kona coffee, but there’s a lot more to the culinary experience. Fresh fruits and vegetables, cattle farms, Pacific seafood, and a blend of different cultures give Kona Coast a unique taste all its own. Local specialties include loco moco, a white rice topped with hamburger, egg, and gravy, and sashimi-grade sushi right from the waters. Hawaiian delicacies are celebrated with a variety of food festivals as well, such as the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. For the true Hawaiian culinary experience, visit a local restaurant near your summer rental and taste all that the islands have to offer.

Essential info

Key information for stays in Kona Coast vacation rentals

As part of the U.S., the Kona Coast uses U.S. currency and doesn’t require a passport for citizens, but foreign travelers will need a passport. Though the area is generally safe, especially near populated areas with vacation homes, be aware of isolated and rural areas where visitors don’t normally dwell. Rare hazards include shark attacks, jellyfish stings, tsunami, volcanic eruption, falling rock, flash floods, and falling coconuts, which are more likely when engaging in outdoor activities. For emergency medical assistance, dial 9-1-1 or visit one of the area’s hospitals or clinics.

How many vacation rentals are available around Kona Coast, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,639 vacation rentals around Kona Coast. From 855 house rentals to 1,994 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 Kona Coast?

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

  • Kahaluu Bay: 661 vacation rentals
  • Volcano: 214 vacation rentals
  • Kailua-Kona: 3,463 vacation rentals
  • Hilo: 454 vacation rentals
  • Puako: 1,424 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Kona Coast! 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 Kona Coast?

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 Kona Coast:

  • Volcano: 214 rentals
  • Kailua-Kona: 3,463 rentals
  • Hilo: 454 rentals
  • Captain Cook: 1,909 rentals
  • Waimea: 386 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Kona Coast?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Kona Coast are:

  • Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA): 3,049 vacation rentals
  • Waimea Kohala Airport (MUE): 1,405 vacation rentals
  • Upolu Airport (UPP): 204 vacation rentals

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

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

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

  • Mauna Kea Beach: 1,186 rentals
  • Waikola Village Golf Club: 707 rentals
  • Mauna Lani Resort Golf Course: 1,538 rentals
  • Magic Sands Beach: 2,172 rentals
  • Waipio Valley Lookout: 373 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kona Coast 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.

Explore destinations around Kona Coast

Mauna Kea Beach
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Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation
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Manini'owali Beach
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Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Plantation
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Kona Country Club
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