Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Hanalei, 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 $200 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Hanalei. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Hanalei
Destination guide

Surf is king in Hanalei, but so is culture

Hanalei is a small and peaceful town on the north shore of Kauai. On the dramatically curving bay with its wide sweep of cream-colored sand, its spectacular mountain views and sought-after breakers, surf is king. But even if you aren’t here for the waves, Hanalei vacation rentals are ideal for exploring this superb, relaxing, family-friendly destination and also give you time to really unwind. Small is beautiful, and Hanalei really punches above its weight with so much to offer; from art galleries to museums and not least, the historic pier made famous in the film South Pacific.

Things to do

Forget time and enjoy the tranquility of Hanalei

Hanalei is small with a laid-back vibe, which is far removed from the bustle of big city life. Choose Hanalei vacation rentals and there’s nothing for it but to enjoy your well-earned family-friendly vacation. There’s a popular farmer’s market on Saturdays where you can buy local ingredients for a bit of home cooking. And If the surf doesn’t call you at one of Hanalei beaches there’s everything from kayaking to horseback riding to occupy your time, so it pays to leave your itinerary a bit loose and go with the flow.


Tropical rainy days but plenty to do in Hanalei

Hanalei has a tropical monsoon climate, which means quite a lot of rainfall, although this is interspersed with long periods of brilliant sunshine in which to enjoy the beach, sea and mountains. Tropical monsoon climates also mean that the annual temperature doesn’t vary that much. In Hanalei, the average annual temperature is around 75°F. August is the hottest summer month with an average temperature of 79°F. and the coolest winter month is February when temperatures are still around 71°F. You’ll always get some rain, but don’t let that stop you have a great family vacation.

Natural features

Hanalei in Kauai, the oldest Hawaiian island

Relaxing, pristine and least commercially developed, Kauai is geologically the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands and the small town of Hanalei is one of the jewels in its crown. It’s also known as the “Garden Isle” because it is largely covered by lush tropical rainforest, with spectacular waterfalls and plenty of hiking trails covering coastline, mountain and forest. In addition to Hanalei’s magnificent beach, the island has over 50 more, suitable for all kinds of watersports and many with child-friendly tidal pools where the kids can hunt for small sea creatures.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Hanalei

The nearest airport is in Lihue Airport (LIH), located 18.2 mi (29.3 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Hanalei?

Whether you're organizing your next exciting adventure with friends or a romantic escape with your loved one, one of these top vacation rentals in Hanalei is sure to attract you:

  • "Beautiful Views Of Kauai Mountains And . Hanalei's Blue Waters": If you're after someplace in Kauai County with 4 bedrooms and the comforts of home, consider this escape. Amenities include nearby birdwatching activities and an iron and ironing board.
  • "Short Walk To Beach And Town, Great Ocean And Mountain Views": Located in North Shore Kauai, this guest favorite has 4 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities. Beach towels and a fridge are among them.

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

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

If you're in the mood to completely switch off for a day or two, you'll find a range of wonderful weekend getaways in and around Hanalei. Enjoy some well-deserved downtime at one of these top options:

  • Book a couple of nights or longer at "World Class #402 Penthouse, Full A", around 5 miles to the northeast of Hanalei, and you've got yourself the ultimate weekend break. You'll have natural attractions like Donkey Beach and Hanalei Bay nearby and amenities like a barbecue grill and a pool to make use of.
  • Also consider "Alihi Lani 4: Full A/c - Top Floor Ocean Views Upgraded Throughout", which is around 20 miles south of Hanalei. After a day exploring nearby attractions such as Salt Pond Beach and Huleʻia National Wildlife Refuge, relax in your rental and make use of a washing machine, a barbecue grill and more.

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

Take in the vibe and culture of Hanalei from the privacy and comfort of a studio apartment. Whether you want to chill on your own or have some fun with pals, you'll find the perfect studio apartment for rent in or near Hanalei:

  • Make "Romantic 1 Bedroom Home At Anini Beach" your home for a few days or more. This quality vacation rental features amenities including internet services and a beach view.
  • Another great choice is "Prime Beachfront Location At Lae Nani". Make the most of an in-room safe, a beach and other conveniences during your stay.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to explore even more of Hanalei. Cultural sights like Aloha 'n Paradise Gallery and Kela's Glass Gallery will help you better understand the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Hanalei?

Every now and then, you've just got to take a well-earned breather, even if it's only for a few days or so. Enjoy the perfect combination of sightseeing and relaxation at one of these short-term rentals in or around Hanalei:

  • Close to the heart of Hanalei, "Stunning Ocean View - - Most Private Location" is perfect for a short and sweet break. While you're around, make sure you get to awesome attractions like Waimea Canyon and Polihale State Park.
  • "Romantic 1 Bedroom Home At Anini Beach" is another enticing option. Remember to add Kiki an Ola and Pacific Missile Range Facility to your to-do list when it's time to sightsee.

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

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a houseboat, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to spice up your relationship. Whisk your partner off for a couple of relaxing days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Hanalei:

  • Put on some relaxing music and chill together at "Luxury Home With Spectacular 180 Degree White Water Views And Infinity Edge Pool". Around 6 miles from Hanalei, this property has everything you need for a romantic weekend getaway, including beauty services and a nearby bay.
  • "Coco Cottage At Poipu Beach - 2br" is another terrific option guaranteed to woo you. It's approximately 20 miles from Hanalei and has beauty services and outdoor furniture.

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

Big groups mean massive fun. They also mean finding a place that'll comfortably fit your entire squad. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Hanalei and spend time with your favorite people under one roof:

  • Providing space, comfort and privacy, you'll get your guests' tick of approval at "Executive Villa, 4 Minute Stroll To Beach". Up to 12 people can stay at this property which has 5 bedrooms, an ocean view and a swimming pool. This top pick is around 20 miles to the south of Hanalei.
  • "Rainbows And Waterfalls~island Style" is another awesome option. It's around 4 miles to the northeast of Hanalei, has 5 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 12 guests. A chef and a garden are among the things designed to make your group vacation more comfortable.

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

A pool is often a necessity when choosing where to stay on vacation, especially if you're traveling with kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Hanalei and spend your days splashing about:

  • Pack your swimming gear and take your gang to "Gorgeous House Next Door To The Princeville Hotel". There are also lots of other great amenities here, including books and childrens activities.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "Home And Guest House For Price Of 1 Poipu Beach Estates 5 Br". Along with a refreshing pool, you can also make use of childrens activities and a porch.

Curious what the weather's like in Hanalei? It has a tropical monsoon climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 75 ºF to 80 ºF. If you're seeking a little more inspiration on where to stay in this impressive destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire selection of Hanalei vacation rentals.

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

It's always more fun to share precious moments with the people you care about the most. Whether you're planning a family get-together or spending time with close friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that suits you. Here are two of our best in and around Hanalei:

  • Get your nearest and dearest under the same roof at "Executive Villa, 4 Minute Stroll To Beach", which has 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 guests. This getaway is around 20 miles to the south of Hanalei and features amenities such as childrens activities and a separate dining area.
  • "Luxurious Quiet Princeville Condo. Furnished As Second Home. Fabulous Pool" is another good option. It's around 6 miles to the northeast of Hanalei, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 people. Handy amenities here include a fenced pool and childrens activities.

If you'd love to sightsee, there are loads of family-friendly attractions close by to put on your itinerary. Wailua Falls, Hanalei Pier and Pu'u O Kila Lookout are excellent places to start.

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

Nothing says ooh-la-la like your own indoor pool. Pack your favorite swimwear and go for a dip in the privacy of one of these spacious houses in or near Hanalei:

  • Book a few nights at "Koolkondo The Compound: 4 Houses With Private Pool" and spend your days lazing poolside. This popular option has 11 bedrooms sleeping up to 22 guests along with many other top-notch amenities. A garden and a swimming pool are among them.
  • Besides its swish indoor pool, "Great Rates Upgraded 4 Bedroom Luxury Home In Sunny Poipu" comes with an ocean view and mountain views. It has 4 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 10 guests, so you can bring the extended family along.

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

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Hanalei?

At Vrbo, we've got rental places in or near Hanalei to suit everyone's needs. Here are a couple of our favorite two-bedroom options to get you started:

  • Heading up our list is "Magical Kauai Cottage On North Shore". This two-bedroom stay provides guests with handy amenities like mountain views and a kitchen. Visit Hanalei's many attractions from this base.
  • "Romantic Honeymoons - Magic Riverfront Eden" is another comfortable two-bedroom escape. It comes with a nearby river, a chef and loads more.