Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Makawao, 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 $150 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Makawao. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Take in the picturesque beauty of Makawao

The gardens and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Makawao. Well-liked for its yoga, spas and horseback riding, this city is both relaxing and scenic. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Makawao

Are you hoping to find things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Makawao a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • The Dunes at Maui Lani (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Maui Nui Golf Club (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Wailea Blue Golf Course (14.9 mi / 24 km)
  • Wailea Emerald Golf Course (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
  • Maui Spa Retreat (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Ho'omana Spa Maui (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Makawao

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Makawao is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Wailea Beach (14.8 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Hookipa Beach Park (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Kuau Bay Beach (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Paia Bay (6.4 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Kahului Bay (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Garden of Eden Arboretum (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Makawao

The nearest airport is in Kahului Airport (OGG), located 8.4 mi (13.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Hana, HI (HNM), which is 19.7 mi (31.8 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Makawao?

Whether you're planning an adventurous break with friends or a romantic rendezvous with your special someone, one of these top vacation rentals in Makawao is sure to catch your eye:

  • "Private Lush 2 Acre Mountain Home Maui Permitted#stmp 2013": If you're searching for someplace in Maui County with 4 bedrooms and plenty of charm, this retreat will tick your boxes. Amenities include a TV and a kitchen.
  • "Pookela Paradise 2 - Panoramic Ocean Views": Settle in at this property in Maui County and make use of cookware, dishware and utensils, a dishwasher 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 Makawao vacation rental for you.

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

Clock off on Friday afternoon and then forget about your cares. If you're after some fun and relaxation, these rentals in and around Makawao are the perfect weekend getaway:

  • Leave the hustle and bustle behind at "Aloha Kai Suite At Wailea Beach Villas. Penthouse 205. Ocean View. 3 Bedroom", which is around 13 miles to the southwest of Makawao. There's plenty of adventure and nature to discover around here. Try some cycling and horse riding or simply delight in the sights of Mile Marker 14 Beach and King Kamehameha Golf Club.
  • Alternatively, leave your troubles behind at "Whaler 502 - Fabulous Direct Oceanfront 2bedroom 2ba W". Use it as a base to relax, or head out for some tennis and golf. When it's time to explore some nearby attractions, plan a visit to Drums of the Pacific Lu au and Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve. This charming vacation rental is around 25 miles west of Makawao.

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

Studio apartments are a hard act to follow when it comes to location, character and convenience. Browse these studio apartments for rent in or near Makawao and immerse yourself in the local energy and vibe:

  • Wake up, go exploring and then do it all over again at "Amazing Ocean View, Top Floor, Across St From Beach". This vacation rental is a superb base for seeing the sights and features amenities including WiFi and a hair dryer.
  • Alternatively, spend your vacation at "Oceanfront Corner Unit - #201 - Panoramic 180 Degree Ocean View", which comes with conveniences including a kitchen and a balcony.

When it's time to leave your studio apartment and discover the highlights, there's plenty to keep you amused around Makawao. Passionate about culture? Swing by Maui Arts and Cultural Center and Costantino Art Gallery.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Makawao?

Just because you only have a couple of days up your sleeve doesn't mean you need to spend it in a bleak hotel room. Take a little vacation but still have the home comforts you need at one of these short-term rentals in or around Makawao:

  • If you'd like to be near the action, "Hawaiian Cottage And Personal Paradise" will suit your style. It's within reach of the center of Makawao and a convenient base to discover attractions like Iao Valley State Park and Lahaina Harbor.
  • Eat, sleep and discover your surroundings from "Kihei Oasis Permitted Private Home 1", another exceptional option. Maui Theater and West Maui Mountains should be on your to-do list when it's time to sightsee.

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

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a treehouse, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to add some fire to your relationship. Whisk your other half away for a couple of relaxing days at one of these enticing escapes in or near Makawao:

  • Put on some relaxing tunes and slow dance the nights away at "Upcountry Kula - Private House On The Slopes Of Haleakala". Around 6 miles from Makawao, this property has everything you need for a romantic weekend getaway, including winery tours and a fireplace.
  • Another place where you can spend a few idyllic days together is "Amazing Ocean View, Top Floor, Across St From Beach". Located around 11 miles from Makawao, beauty services and beach sun loungers add to the ambiance here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Makawao?

If you're seeking somewhere to reconnect with loved ones this vacation, why not a place with a little glitz and glamour? These mansions for rent in or around Makawao will easily accommodate the entire gang while doing it in serious style:

  • Situated approximately 25 miles to the west of Makawao, "1 Rated Luxury Ocean Front Mansion" is the perfect place to relax and unwind in luxury. Amenities offered here include a porch and a garden.
  • With beauty services, golf and loads of other high-end amenities, "Splendid Mansion In St Martí Sarroca With Garden" will get your squad's nod of approval. This opulent retreat is roughly 12 miles to the southwest of Makawao.

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

Share your trip and have more fun. Whether you're planning an action-packed getaway with your best friends or a big family get-together, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Makawao:

  • A range of amenities including a kitchen and a beach view make "Quiet Beachfront Large Family Estate. . . Great For Multiple Families" a top pick. This generous retreat has 8 bedrooms and sleeps up to 16 guests. From central Makawao, it's around 11 miles away to the southwest.
  • "Beach Front Walk To Front St. Lahaina Private 4 Bedroom Home On Sandy Beach" is another excellent option. It's around 25 miles to the west of Makawao, has 4 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 12 guests. A nearby waterfront and a garden are just a couple of things that'll help make your group getaway more comfortable.

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

Nothing screams good times like a pool does. Pump up your inflatable unicorn and browse these houses in or near Makawao that feature this added bonus:

  • Pack your swim gear and make yourself comfortable at "Upcountry Kula - Private House On The Slopes Of Haleakala". There are plenty of other appealing amenities here, including a microwave oven and nearby whale-watching activities.
  • Spend leisurely vacation days swimming or catching a few peaceful moments by the water at "Family - Friendly Housewalk To Beach". This vacation home is another guest favorite and comes with towels, childrens activities and more.

Curious what the weather is like in Makawao? It has a tropical rainforest climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 75 ºF to 80 ºF. If you're seeking more inspiration on where 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 Makawao vacation rentals.

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

Whether your ideal escape is up in the hills or down by the sea, you'll have a lot more fun if you share it with family and friends. Look up these large family vacation rentals in or near Makawao and bring along the whole crew:

  • Sleeping up to 8 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Aloha Kai Suite At Wailea Beach Villas. Penthouse 205. Ocean View. 3 Bedroom" is the perfect place to enjoy some family time. This getaway is 13 miles to the southwest of Makawao and has creature comforts that include a pool table and a barbecue grill.
  • "Family - Friendly Housewalk To Beach" also has the space you need to connect with the ones you love. This property is around 11 miles to the southwest of central Makawao and accommodates 8 guests in its 4 bedrooms. A living room and a dining table will help keep everyone comfortable and happy.

If you're chasing family-friendly attractions in the area, there's no shortage of choice. Maui Ocean Center, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Sanctuary Visitor Center and Maui Fish Pipe offer fun for young and old.

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

Take a dip anytime you please at one of our large rental houses with an indoor pool. Dust off your swimsuit and check out these getaways in or near Makawao that boast this fancy perk:

  • Book a few days or more at "Westin Nanea Book 1bdr Now Whale Season Is Here" and spend lazy days poolside. This sprawling getaway has 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 guests along with many other quality amenities. A nearby waterfront and a swimming pool are among them.
  • In addition to its indoor pool, "Stunning Ocean And Pool Views, Ac Papakea K402" features a kitchen and a swimming pool. It has 3 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 8 people, so you can bring the extended family along.

For even more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Makawao vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.