Discover a selection of 4,000 vacation rentals in Kauai, 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 $167 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Kauai. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Enjoy nature in Kauai with a house for rent

Nature lovers will be at home with a Hawaii beach house on Kauai, an island known for the rainforest that covers most of its surface. Filled with dramatic peaks, steep canyons, and winding trails through lush forest near glistening waterfalls, Kauai is an ideal destination for outdoor adventurers. You can try everything from hiking and horseback riding to climbing and surfing, all within reach of your Hawaii house.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Kauai vacation rentals

It's hard to beat the lush natural landscape of Kauai, but the Limahuli are giving it a good try with their beautiful terraced botanical garden, best experienced along the 1-mile looped trail. History buffs can step back in time at Grove Farm, a former sugar plantation whose main 19th-century house now serves as a museum. When you stay in a Kauai vacation rental, you shouldn't miss the Kauai Hindu Monastery which was bought by monks in the mid-60s. After a full day of sightseeing, swing by Tahiti Nui, an old fashioned tiki bar where the atmosphere is jovial and the menu extensive.


Gallop across Kauai's beaches

When you're stretched out on the white sand under a swaying palm looking out over the Pacific Ocean, it's hard to think about much else. That said, if you can muster the energy when you stay at a Kauai vacation rental, there's lots to do other than being a beach bum. Paddling along the Wailua River on rented kayaks is popular, as is hiking through Koke'e State Park. Alternatively, you can don a mask and flippers to explore the underwater world, or saddle up to gallop across the beach and up to a hidden waterfall for a dip and picnic.


Climate for your stay in Kauai vacation homes

The afternoon winter rains in Hawaii don't stop the vacationers nabbing Kauai vacation rentals, in an effort to escape the cold back home. This pushes the prices up, particularly over Christmas and New Year. Likewise, the summer is often busy with families whose kids are on break from school. If you're looking for a little peace and quiet, try to visit in spring or fall. Between April and June or September and November the prices have dipped, the beaches are emptier and the weather wonderfully bright and sunny.

Natural features

Tropical birds and fluking whales in Kauai

If you're a birdwatcher, be sure to pack those binoculars because you're not going to want to miss the sight of more than 80 tropical birds that use the island to nest, many of which are endemic to Kauai. If you forget, fear not. You'll still be able to hear the morning call of songbirds, like melodious laughing thrushes. If birds aren't your thing, look to the ocean where the marine life can't fail to impress. There are few wildlife encounters that match up to snorkeling with sea turtles, or spotting the fin of a blue whale fluking.


The beaches in Kauai are one of its biggest draws. Vacation homes are available near places like Tunnels Beach, a low-key beach with picturesque vegetation and shallow reefs for snorkeling, and Anini Beach, a mellow beach with clear, calm waters ideal for young children. You’ll also enjoy Poipu Beach Park, a lively beach with swimming and snorkeling areas.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Kauai

The nearest airport is in Lihue Airport (LIH), located 14 mi (22.5 km) from the city center.

Good for couples

Couple's fun near Kauai vacation homes

Kauai has a tranquil atmosphere and beautiful locations to explore on a romantic retreat. Vacation rentals are within reach of places like Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park, a lush, rugged area with hiking trails and campgrounds near waterfalls and tropical plants, and Waimea Canyon State Park, a mountain gorge with sweeping island views. Wailua Falls, a dramatic set of waterfalls known for its rainbows, is also great for couples.

What are the top vacation rentals in Kauai?

From extravagant houses to simple log cabins, Vrbo has properties to suit every taste and budget. Pack your bags and check out these top vacation rentals in Kauai:

  • "Luxury Home With Spectacular 180 Degree White Water Views And Infinity Edge Pool": If you're after someplace in Kauai County with 3 bedrooms and plenty of style, this escape will tick your boxes. Amenities include an electric kettle and an ice maker.
  • "Coco Cottage At Poipu Beach - 2br": Settle in at this escape in Poipu and you'll have access to spa and beauty services, a barbecue grill and more. It has 2 bedrooms to accommodate your friends and family.

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

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Kauai?

Give these vacation homes a gold star! The following weekend getaways in Kauai have all received high marks from our satisfied guests:

  • "World Class #402 Penthouse, Full A": Treat yourself to a few days of downtime at this comfy retreat in Kauai County. As well as its unique vibe, it comes with tennis and a restaurant dining guide. Eager to see the sights? Nature attractions including Wahi-awa Beach and Spouting Horn are easy to get to from here.
  • "Alihi Lani 4: Full A/c - Top Floor Ocean Views Upgraded Throughout": Located in Daglan, this getaway offers a washing machine and a living room. Don't miss Manawaiopuna Falls and Kalalau Beach while you're in the area.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Kauai?

You'll find plenty of studio apartments in Kauai. While they mightn't have the space of a mansion, they sure do pack a punch when it comes to location, character and convenience. Here are a couple of popular choices:

  • "Romantic 1 Bedroom Home At Anini Beach" is a cozy getaway Pacific States. You'll have plenty of amenities at your disposal here, including towels and WiFi. When it's time to explore some nearby cultural attractions, Kela's Glass Gallery and Aloha 'n Paradise Gallery should be among them.
  • Located in Wailua, "Prime Beachfront Location At Lae Nani" is another fantastic base for your adventure. When you're not out exploring hot spots like Island Art Gallery and Dawn Traina Gallery, make use of a nearby bay and a water view back at your apartment.

Can I find short term rentals in Kauai?

Swap the routine hotel experience for the comfort and character of your own digs. Even if you only have a handful of days to spare, you'll find short-term rentals in Kauai that have all the conveniences of home. Try these on for size:

  • "World Class #402 Penthouse, Full A" in Kauai County will put out the welcome mat for you. Spend your break with your feet up relaxing here or get active and explore. Hanalei Bay and Princeville Golf Course are just the start of things to check out nearby.
  • "Alihi Lani 4: Full A/c - Top Floor Ocean Views Upgraded Throughout" is another excellent option. Spend a few days or more at this property in Daglan and find your way to Poipu Bay Golf Course and National Tropical Botanical Garden, which are within easy reach.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Kauai?

Whether you've been an item for a few months, a year or forever, there's nothing like a romantic weekend getaway to stoke passions. If you're looking for a dreamy place to spend a couple of days with your honey, consider these escapes:

  • Catch up on quality cuddling time at "Luxury Home With Spectacular 180 Degree White Water Views And Infinity Edge Pool" in Kauai County. Beauty services and a resort are among the thoughtful touches on offer here.
  • Alternatively, organize an amorous weekend break at "Coco Cottage At Poipu Beach - 2br". Located in Poipu, it offers beauty services, beach sun loungers and other bonuses.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Kauai?

If your idea of a dream getaway is to bring all your friends with you, you'll be needing a whole bunch of space. Luckily, there are many vacation rentals in Kauai that will accommodate large groups, starting with these sprawling pads:

  • "Poipu Kahala 412 Remodel Ground Floor With Ac": Featuring 4 bedrooms, this popular option in Glen has enough room for you and all your friends. Amenities such as a kitchen and a swimming pool are on hand to make things nice and comfy.
  • "Executive Villa, 4 Minute Stroll To Beach": Located in Bayview, this option has 5 bedrooms and is another favorite for a get-together with the family. There's a whole lot to keep guests both comfortable and entertained, such as an ocean view and a swimming pool.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Kauai?

Whether you're planning a stay with friends and family, a big birthday party or even a wedding, we'll help you find your ideal property. Gather your best buddies and check out these large vacation rentals in Kauai:

  • "Stunning Ocean And Bali Hai Views At Pali Ke Kua 101": With 1 bedroom sleeping up to 100 people, you'll have ample space at this property in Pacific States. Convenient amenities here include a garden and a swimming pool.
  • "Updated Home Plus Guest House With A Private Pool": Accommodating up to 30 guests and with plenty of excellent amenities including mountain views and a beach view, this is another standout. It has 8 bedrooms and is located in Poipu.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Kauai?

You'll have your choice of houses with a pool in Kauai, so dig out your swimsuit and get set to spend your days splashing around. Here are some popular options guaranteed to entice you:

  • The pool at "Gorgeous House Next Door To The Princeville Hotel" will add a whole new level of fun to your vacation. Located in Kauai County, this vacation rental also comes with childrens activities and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Laze beside the water while the kids splash about at "Home And Guest House For Price Of 1 Poipu Beach Estates 5 Br". This property in Poipu comes with a range of conveniences to keep your gang comfy, such as a toaster and a separate dining area.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Kauai?

Get cracking on your guest list, because Vrbo has plenty of large family vacation rentals in Kauai that'll put out the welcome mat for your crew. These are just a taste:

  • If you're seeking an escape that sleeps no fewer than 12 people, check out "Poipu Kahala 412 Remodel Ground Floor With Ac" in Glen. With 4 bedrooms, nearby birdwatching activities and cable/satellite TV services, your next family adventure is sure to be a winner.
  • "Executive Villa, 4 Minute Stroll To Beach" in Bayview is another terrific choice. You'll be able to invite up to 12 guests to this charming property which has 5 bedrooms, a fenced yard, childrens activities and more.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in Kauai?

Enjoy a swim in the morning, afternoon or even midnight — it's up to you when you stay in one of our Kauai escapes with an indoor pool. Best of all, there's room for your entire gang to join in all the fun.

  • Invite as many as 22 of your nearest and dearest to a stylish stay at "Koolkondo The Compound: 4 Houses With Private Pool". This Poipu rental features 11 bedrooms and a myriad of amenities apart from an inviting indoor pool. A swimming pool and a garden add to the experience here.
  • You'll be doing plenty of relaxing and mingling by the indoor pool at "Great Rates Upgraded 4 Bedroom Luxury Home In Sunny Poipu" in Poipu. With 4 bedrooms, up to 10 family members or friends can come along for the ride at this popular escape. It's packed with features to keep a large group entertained, including a swimming pool and an ocean view.

If you're chasing more ideas and inspiration, check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to see our great selection of Kauai vacation rentals.