Discover a selection of 309 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 WiFi. Prices start at $69 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Pahoa. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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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?

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

Transportation to and around Pahoa

The nearest airport is in Hilo Intl. Airport (ITO), located 16.1 mi (25.9 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Pahoa?

From luxury houses to intimate cottages, Vrbo has properties to suit all sorts of tastes and budgets. Pack your bags and check out these top vacation rentals in Pahoa:

  • "Relax Come Stay At The Rainforest Retreat": If you're after someplace in Leilani Estates with 2 bedrooms and plenty of home comforts, this getaway will tick your boxes. Amenities include free WiFi and an electric kettle.
  • "The Bali House Oceanfront Retreat W": Book a few nights or more at this escape in Kehena Beach Estates and take advantage of a fridge, video games and more. It has 3 bedrooms to accommodate the ones you love.

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

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

You need only open the door to our tiny house vacation rentals in Pahoa to recognize that cool things really do come in small packages. Ingeniously designed to maximize every square inch of space, these pocket-sized digs deliver a big vacation experience:

  • You can look forward to a simpler way of living at "Tiny House Best Location In Kailua". Amenities at this gem in Honolulu County include nearby ecotour services and a nearby beach.
  • "New Tiny House Big Yard Fruit Trees Fire Pit Ocean Views Beach Gear" in Honolulu County is another great option. A dryer and internet services will make your getaway here extra comfortable.

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

Whether you're looking for a log cabin for a romantic escape or a family trip, Vrbo has you covered. Book one of these wonderful vacation rentals in or near Pahoa and enjoy being surrounded by nature for a while:

  • "Rustic Log Cabin Retreat By Beaches And National Park" has all you need for a relaxing vacation, including beach sun loungers and a firepit. After you've settled in, head outdoors and soak up the amazing scenery.
  • You won't have to forego any modern comforts at "Aloha Lodge - Private Eco Log Cabin Near Volcano Park". This sought-after option features a fireplace, a stovetop and more.

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

There's nothing better than squeezing in a quick trip to make you feel alive again. Pack your overnight bag and take a load off at one of these weekend getaways in and around Pahoa:

  • Located 13 miles to the west of the center of Pahoa, "Hale Mauka Volcano Village Hawaii Volcanoes National Park" is popular among nature fans and adventure lovers. Find your way to nearby attractions, such as Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station and Onomea Bay. If you still have time, try some golf or kayaking.
  • "Peace And Tranquility In Rain" is another great setting for a weekend getaway. Around 12 miles west of Pahoa, use it as a base to enjoy some cycling or horse riding. Punalu'u Beach and Hiʻiaka's Healing Hawaiian Herb Garden should also be on your itinerary if you stay here.

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

Discover the energy and culture of Pahoa from the privacy and comfort of your own studio apartment. Whether you're eager to escape on your own or have fun with a few pals, you'll find the perfect studio apartment for rent in or near Pahoa:

  • Unpack your bags at "Whimsical And Charming ~ Private Home In Beautiful Hawaiian Rainforest". Amenities including a living room and a TV help make guests feel at home here.
  • Another tempting choice is "Ocean View Couple's Cottage With Fruit Orchard And Stream". Take advantage of golf, a nearby marina and other handy amenities during your getaway.

With the money you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to explore even more of Pahoa. Cultural attractions like Mauna Lani Historic Park and Holualoa Gallery will help you better understand the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Pahoa?

Whether you're chasing a cozy cottage or a large vacation home, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Enjoy a mini break at one of these retreats in or near Pahoa:

  • If you can only spare a few nights, "Hale Mauka Volcano Village Hawaii Volcanoes National Park" is an excellent choice. It's not far from the center of Pahoa, so you'll be within easy reach of all the top sights.
  • Alternatively, book a couple of nights at "Hilltop Haven - Experience Hawaii In All Its Beauty". This conveniently located property makes exploring the sights easy.

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

Whether spent in a rustic cabin or a luxury condo, a romantic weekend getaway is a wonderful way to say "I love you." Whisk your partner off for a couple of leisurely days at one of these escapes in or near Pahoa:

  • Around 11 miles from Pahoa, "Volcano Rainforest Lodge, Extreme Privacy And Luxury" is a perfect place for doting lovebirds. A fireplace and winery tours are just some of the amenities here.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few relaxing days together is "Whimsical And Charming ~ Private Home In Beautiful Hawaiian Rainforest". Located 12 miles from Pahoa, beauty services and winery tours add to the ambiance here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Pahoa?

Nothing screams "best vacation evvv-er" like staying in a mansion. Treat your loved ones to a truly unforgettable escape at one of these mansions for rent in and around Pahoa:

  • Elegance, charm and oodles of character — "Private 2 Bedroom Suite With Ac In Historic Mansion Steps From The Beach" has it all, and then some. Around 20 miles north of Pahoa and offering golf and a swimming pool, this showstopper is hard to beat.
  • With a garden, a porch and plenty of other high-end amenities, "Restored Historic Mansion With Modern Amenities Steps To The Beach" will get your guests' nod of approval. This sleek retreat is around 20 miles to the north of Pahoa.

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

Vacation with others and boost your odds of having fun. Whether you're planning an epic getaway with pals or an overdue family reunion, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Pahoa:

  • There's loads of room to move at "The Hilo House | An Exclusive Grand Historic Home". Around 20 miles north of Pahoa, this generous retreat has 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 14 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a nearby waterfront and a fireplace.
  • Nothing takes priority over hanging out with the people you love, and "Stayplayaloha~ Ohana Means Family" makes it easy to do that. Located around 19 miles to the north of Pahoa, as many as 18 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A kitchen and a playground are among the many amenities at hand here.

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

A pool is often a must-have amenity when deciding where to stay, especially if you're getting away with the kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Pahoa and fill your days with frolicking good fun:

  • Say hello to "Popular 3 Bedroom 2 Bath House Minutes From Natl Park And Volcano Village", where your highest priority will be hanging out by the pool. Amenities such as coffee and tea making facilities and a travel crib help make this retreat a guest favorite.
  • "The Hilo House | An Exclusive Grand Historic Home" is the sort of place you go to get away from the everyday and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its awesome pool. A nearby laundromat and nearby birdwatching activities are also on hand to make your visit nice and comfy.

Not sure how to pack for your Pahoa escape? This enticing destination has a tropical rainforest climate. In summer, you can expect average temperatures ranging from 70 ºF to 75 ºF. Look up our range of Pahoa vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.