Discover a selection of 441 vacation rentals in Pahoa, 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 kitchens. Prices start at $79 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Pahoa. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Lava-washed Pahoa

Pahoa vacation rentals are a ticket to the hippie capital of Big Island. You'll be sharing the surf shacks and reggae bars with long-haired New Agers and yogis, munching organic foods and discussing the best way to align your chakras or master that sourdough. Back in 2014, Pahoa was flung into the headlines when the lava flows of Kilauea volcano narrowly missed it. Evidence of earlier eruptions can be seen at the striking Lava Tree State Park, home to petrified palms. The Kapoho Tide Pools are also down the road, a place to bathe in volcanic plugs and surf challenging reef breaks.

Things to do

Pahoa is shrouded by volcanos

While the laid-back nature of Hawaii's locals has never been in doubt, that of the volcanos that shroud Pahoa town certainly is. These smoke-belching, lava-spewing craters are contained within the metamorphic Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, just to the west. It's a place of truly otherworldly landscapes, carved by lava flows and steam-issuing vents, all spilling down into the Pacific Ocean. The Kilauea Visitor Center has science exhibits and displays that chronicle past eruptions and the movements of the Aloha State's tectonic plates.


Pahoa's offbeat vibes

The New Age vibes are strong in Pahoa. Yoga studios pepper the streets and chakra-aligning treatments are the mainstay of the spas. Holistic ashrams – a la Kerala – make an appearance in the surrounding countryside, while there are more organic eateries and health food shops than you can shake a healing Himalayan rock crystal at. When you're not pulling downward dogs on the volcanic cliffs, how about some wild swimming in rock pools, surfing on the reefs or hiking up lava chutes in the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park?


Catch the rays of Pahoa

Tropical Hawaii gets 2 main seasons – wet and dry. The rainclouds of the 1st come during the winter months of November to March. That's the best time for surfers, but not so great if you were after a bout of palm-shaded beaches and lapping Pacific seas. For relaxation and soaring temperatures, you might want to seek out Pahoa vacation rentals by the beach for the high summer – it can get super-hot between June and August. Fall and spring are good alternatives, offering milder temperatures but still plenty of sun.

Natural features

Pahoa – forged in fire

The landscapes around Pahoa were forged by the volcanos of Big Island. You won't have to go far to see the metamorphic changes they wreak on the jungles. Lava Tree State Monument sprouts rock-encased trees that were covered in magma during an eruption in the 1700s, while Pahoa vacation rentals by the sea overlook black-rock cliffs and sands and plug-hole tide pools that are all the result of lava flows. The amazing Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is a must. It covers a duo of active craters and loads of vents that occasionally spew sulfur and magma into the ocean.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Pahoa

The nearest airport is in Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.), located 20.1 mi (32.3 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Pahoa, HI?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 441 vacation rentals around Pahoa. From 281 house rentals to 70 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a rural property in Pahoa?

Nothing comes close to a countryside escape. Think long walks in nature, quaint local pubs and stargazing by night. Yes please! Vrbo has 171 rural vacation properties in this destination. After a different vacation vibe? See if any of our other properties catch your eye. Our selection here includes:

  • 123 seaside vacation rentals.
  • 86 ocean-view vacation rentals.
  • 80 village vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Pahoa?

If you want to have an authentic local experience and love having lots of space to spread out, renting a whole house is the way to go. There are 324 options listed on Vrbo. Prices start from $25 a night. If that doesn't agree with your family's taste, we've got a range of other rental options available, such as:

  • Cottage: 60 vacation homes. Prices start from $58 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 37 vacation homes. Prices start from $35 per night.
  • Studio: 29 vacation homes. Prices start from $46 per night.

Can I stay in Pahoa in a large group?

It can be hard finding the time to catch up with your family and close friends. A trip away is a great way to be reunited. If you were planning to kick back together, Vrbo has options to suit. 103 house vacation homes are ready to be booked. Currently, they're the preferred choice here for sizeable groups. Properties for rent in the area that are perfect for large groups include:

  • Searching for vacation homes that can hold 6 vacationers? We have 226 that will suit. The prices start from $57 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your family, you'll be pleased to discover that there are 90 vacation homes suitable. Prices start at $68 per night.
  • On a trip away with 10 guests? We have 32 vacation homes that will be perfect. Prices begin at just $118 a night.

You and all your mates will be well looked after when you organize your Pahoa getaway with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Pahoa?

Those narrow hotel hallways are no place to spend your precious vacation moments! Uncover our value-packed rentals today and make sure everyone in your crew has room to move. Kehena Beach Estates is heaven for bargain hunters. And with 29 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $103 a night, it's not hard to see why. You'll find another 10 Vrbo rentals awaiting you in or around Volcano Golf and Country Club. The average price in this area is $113 a night.