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Discover a relaxing beach house for rent in Kihei

For a relaxing vacation, a Hawaii beach house in Kihei is a great option. This area is known for beachcombing and was often a destination for Hawaiian royalty. You'll also find plenty of stunning beaches with views of the islands and opportunities for whale watching, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming. There's also vibrant nightlife, shopping malls, restaurants, and a bustling farmers market.

Things to do

Places to visit near your Kihei summer rental

While Kihei's gorgeous beaches steal the spotlight, there's plenty on offer for landlubbers. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Kalepolepo Fishpond offers a glimpse at Hawaii's ancient roots. Feeling drained after a day in the sun? Pouring over 20 island-inspired brews, the Maui Brewing Co is guaranteed to quench your thirst. Sip on something you like? Why not stock up and enjoy private tasting sessions on the deck of your Kihei vacation rentals villa?


Activities near Kihei vacation homes

Kihei is prime beachcombing territory, so leave your sandals at home and spend a few hours exploring the shoreline. Kihei vacation rentals put you just steps from 6 miles of pristine sand, which means that morning yoga, sandcastle building competitions and sunset strolls are always on the cards. For a lively scene, head to Kalama Beach Park, a postcard-perfect stretch of sand fringed by emerald-green lawns and swaying coconut palms. Along with swimming and surfing, Kihei also offers kaleidoscope snorkeling, just offshore. You can also sign up for whale-watching tours, dolphin cruises and charter fishing trips.


Local weather for your stay in Kihei vacation homes

Kihei is one of Hawaii's sunniest destinations, with an average of 276 clear days per year. This means that you're pretty much guaranteed beach-worthy weather. Peak periods include the Christmas holidays and the US summer school break. Winter is prime whale-watching season, with Kihei throwing events like World Whale Day. Spring and fall are both the cheapest and quietest times to visit Kihei. Crowds taper off, the weather remains sultry and, of course, there's every chance of sunshine.

Natural features

Meet Kihei's gentle marine giants

For fiery sunsets, head to Keawakapu Beach, a secluded stretch of sand just south of Kihei. Offshore is an artificial dive reef brimming with colorful coral, tropical fish and sea turtles. During winter, Keawakapu Beach is a great place to spot breaching humpback whales. You'll also get incredible views from the oceanfront platform in front of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Headquarters. Alternatively, snag a waterfront Kihei vacation rental condo. Needless to say, breaching humpbacks will quickly elevate your morning coffee to the next level.


Best beaches near Kihei vacation homes

Kihei boasts stunning beaches for sunbathing and swimming. Vacation homes are available near places like Charley Young Beach, a park and beach with kid-friendly tide pools and native turtles, and Kamaole Beach Park, a scenic park with a sandy beach, calm swimming waters, and sea turtles. Cove Beach Park, a cozy beach with picnic areas, BBQ pits, and sports courts, is another highlight.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Kihei

Fly into Kahului, HI (OGG), the closest airport, located 8.3 mi (13.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Kapalua, HI (JHM-West Maui), which is 19.3 mi (31 km) away.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Kihei

Couples flock to Kihei for all the idyllic outdoor spaces and unique attractions. Vacation rentals can be found near romantic places like Māʻalaea Bay, a scenic beach with sunset views and breaching whales, and Island Art Party, an upbeat spot for painting classes in a festive setting. You could also visit Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, a natural wetland area with exotic birds and a boardwalk to view wildlife.

How many vacation rentals are available around Kihei, HI?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 4,478 vacation rentals around Kihei. From 3,931 condo and apartment rentals to 199 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Kihei?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kihei:

  • Halama Street: 270 vacation rentals
  • Historic Lahaina Front Street: 492 vacation rentals
  • Montage Kapalua Bay: 466 vacation rentals
  • Haiku: 18 vacation rentals
  • Ukumehame Ahupuaa: 271 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Kihei?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Kihei. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Sanctuary Visitor Center: 5,969 vacation rentals
  • Waipuilani Park: 5,682 vacation rentals
  • Maalaea Beach: 9,059 vacation rentals
  • Waipuilani Beach: 5,681 vacation rentals
  • Sanctuary Education Center Whale Watch Center: 6,149 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kihei listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Kihei?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 3,931 Condos/Apartments in Kihei. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kihei include:

  • Houses: 199 rentals available
  • Villas: 114 rentals available
  • Cottages: 48 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kihei?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,625 vacation rentals with pool available in Kihei. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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