Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Kapaa, 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 air conditioning. Prices start at $125 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Kapaa. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Reconnect with nature in Kapaa

Set your eyes on the Kapaa coast and you'll be tantalized by a layer cake of emerald-green grass, sugar-white sand and aquamarine water. It's the kind of place you come to rest, relax and reconnect with nature. In fact, Kauai's relationship with Mother Nature is so deep-rooted that, by law, no building is allowed to surpass the height of a coconut palm. If this is your idea of barefoot luxury, Kapaa vacation rentals fit the bill perfectly. Take your pick of low rise condos, just steps from the sand.

Things to do

Chasing waterfalls in Kapaa

Considered one of Hawaii's most sacred sites, Wailua River State Park is dotted with ancient stone temples and high chief monuments. Kayak tours offer a unique chance to explore the river's tangled jungles and tumbling waterfalls. For one of Kauai's best photo opportunities, don't miss Wailua Falls. They cascade down a sheer cliffside dripping with tropical foliage. After a long day of chasing waterfalls, there's nothing better than sunset Mai Tais on the deck of your Kapaa vacation rental condo.


Catch the Kapaa sweet spot

Summer is high season on Kauai, when Kapaa and its fellow beach towns hum with activity. Expect clear skies, calm seas and sultry temperatures. School holidays mean the Memorial Day to Labor Day stretch is always busy. However, with access to lush gardens, sparkling pools and private beaches, Kapaa vacation rentals provide a textbook setting for sun-filled family memories. Things don't slow down in the winter, when Kauai serves up world-class surfing and incredible whale-watching opportunities. Late spring and early fall are considered sweet spots. You'll enjoy quieter beaches and irresistible discounts, despite there being every chance of flawless weather.

Natural features

Kapaa – a gateway to the "Garden Isle"

Kauai is blessed with the kind of raw natural beauty that made Jurassic Park film scouts go weak at the knees. It's known as the "Garden Isle" in a nod to the lush tropical rainforests that cover much of its interior. For a quintessential Kauai experience, spend an hour or 2 getting lost in Smith's Tropical Paradise. The botanic garden is a wonderland of grassy lawns, glassy ponds and tropical flowers. While Waimea Canyon tends to steal the spotlight, Kapaa's Sleeping Giant Mountain is just as impressive. Take your pick of 3 trails that unlock access to Kauai's Hollywood-worthy views.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Kapaa

The nearest airport is in Lihue Airport (LIH), located 7 mi (11.3 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Kapaa?

Whether you're planning your next great adventure with friends or a romantic trip with your special someone, one of these top vacation rentals in Kapaa is sure to entice you:

  • "Prime Beachfront Location At Lae Nani": If you're looking for someplace in Wailua with 1 bedroom and plenty of home comforts, consider this escape. Amenities include an outdoor pool and tennis.
  • "Oceanfront To Walking Path And Beach - Tvnc #1287": Stay at this property in Villefranche-sur-Mer and you'll have access to a kitchen island, a dishwasher and more. It has 3 bedrooms to accommodate your favorite people.

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

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

If you're after somewhere to relax and completely switch off for a couple of days, you'll find lots of terrific weekend getaways in and near Kapaa. Enjoy some well-deserved downtime at one of these top options:

  • Around 12 miles to the northwest of Kapaa, "World Class #402 Penthouse, Full A" has everything you need for a short weekend break, including a pool and a heated pool. When you're ready to venture out and explore, there are plenty of outdoor attractions to get to like Hanalei Valley Lookout and Ka Lae o Kahonu.
  • Also consider "Alihi Lani 4: Full A/c - Top Floor Ocean Views Upgraded Throughout", which is around 15 miles south of Kapaa. After exploring nearby attractions such as Kitchens Beach and Kuilau Ridge Trail, put your feet up in your rental and make use of internet services, a beach view and more.

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

Studio apartments are hard to beat when it comes to convenience, character and location. Stay in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Kapaa and experience a slice of the local culture and vibe:

  • Make "Romantic 1 Bedroom Home At Anini Beach" your home for a week or more. This appealing property comes with amenities including a nearby waterfront and WiFi.
  • "Prime Beachfront Location At Lae Nani" is another awesome option. Get comfortable and take advantage of spa and beauty services, a fenced pool and more.

When it's time to step outside your studio apartment and do some sightseeing, there's lots to keep you busy around Kapaa. Passionate about culture? Check out Kamokila Hawaiian Village and Dawn Traina Gallery.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Kapaa?

Every now and then, you've just got to get away from it all, even if it's only for a few days or so. Enjoy a nice mix of relaxing and exploring at one of these short-term rentals in or around Kapaa:

  • Located close to the center of Kapaa, "Stunning Ocean View - - Most Private Location" is perfect for a quick getaway. While you're around, check out top sights like Waimea Canyon and Polihale State Park.
  • Jump out of bed, whip up some breakfast and then plan what to explore around "Romantic 1 Bedroom Home At Anini Beach". Kiki an Ola and Pacific Missile Range Facility should be on your itinerary if you stay at this top-rated vacation rental.

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

Whether spent in a cabin, an apartment or a lodge, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to spice up your relationship. Whisk your other half away for a few days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Kapaa:

  • Put on some soft music and slow dance the nights away at "Luxury Home With Spectacular 180 Degree White Water Views And Infinity Edge Pool". Around 12 miles from Kapaa, this property has all you need for a romantic weekend getaway, including a nearby bay and a resort.
  • Alternatively, spend a few days sipping wine and canoodling at "Coco Cottage At Poipu Beach - 2br", around 15 miles from Kapaa. Beauty services and a restaurant dining guide will help set the mood for romance.

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

Sneak a peek at these large group vacation rentals in or near Kapaa and don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • A nice range of amenities including an ocean view and a kitchen make "Executive Villa, 4 Minute Stroll To Beach" a favorite. This property has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 people. From the heart of Kapaa, it's around 14 miles away to the south.
  • "Rainbows And Waterfalls~island Style" is another fantastic option. It's around 11 miles to the northwest of Kapaa, has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. A chef and a nearby river are just a couple of things that'll help make your group getaway even more memorable.

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

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

  • Get comfortable at "Gorgeous House Next Door To The Princeville Hotel", where your main priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities including a living room and a dishwasher help make this escape a favorite with guests.
  • Alternatively, spend your break at "Home And Guest House For Price Of 1 Poipu Beach Estates 5 Br". As well as its inviting pool, make use of a TV and a barbecue grill.

Not sure what the weather's like in Kapaa? It has a tropical rainforest climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 75 ºF to 80 ºF. If you'd like a little more inspiration on places to stay in this amazing destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire range of Kapaa vacation rentals.

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

It's always more fun to share precious moments with the ones closest to your heart. Whether you're planning a family get-together or celebrating a special occasion with your best friends, we'll have a large vacation rental to suit your style. These are two of our best in and around Kapaa:

  • Sleeping as many as 12 guests in 5 bedrooms, "Executive Villa, 4 Minute Stroll To Beach" is the ideal place for some family time. This getaway is 14 miles to the south of Kapaa and has creature comforts that include a microwave oven and on-site watersports.
  • "Luxurious Quiet Princeville Condo. Furnished As Second Home. Fabulous Pool" is another excellent option. It's around 12 miles to the northwest of Kapaa, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 people. Useful amenities here include a smart TV and a toaster.

When it's time to leave the house and explore, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone happy. Wailua Falls, Hanalei Pier and Pu'u O Kila Lookout should be top of your list.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Kapaa?

Nothing says "VIP getaway" like having a pool right inside your house. Pack your bikini and splash around in the comfort and privacy of one of these large vacation homes in or near Kapaa:

  • Unpack your bags at "Koolkondo The Compound: 4 Houses With Private Pool" and spend lazy days poolside. This sprawling getaway has 11 bedrooms that sleep up to 22 guests along with many other quality amenities. A swimming pool and a garden are among them.
  • Another excellent option is "Great Rates Upgraded 4 Bedroom Luxury Home In Sunny Poipu". With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 people, you can invite the whole crew to play, stay and swim. Mountain views and a kitchen are other amenities on offer here.

Use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find more wonderful Kapaa vacation rental options for your next big getaway.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Kapaa?

Absolutely. You'll find a wide variety of one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Kapaa. If you only require a small space, one of these properties is sure to tick all your boxes:

  • Book "Wailua Hideaway - One Bedroom Stream" for a weekend. This one-bedroom vacation rental comes with a kitchen and mountain views and is not far from the action of downtown.
  • Or perhaps "Luxurious Wailua Hideaway Vacation Rental At The Base Of Sleeping Giant Mountain" is a better match. Another conveniently located one-bedroom option, this place has a nearby river, a kitchen and much more.