Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Kawela Bay 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 $129 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Kawela Bay. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Kawela Bay

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Kawela Bay. This city has something for everyone. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Find Polynesian culture near Kawela Bay

As well as putting you on the spot for a wonderfully diverse array of natural attractions, Kawela Bay vacation rentals place you on the doorstep of all manner of authentic experiences. The Polynesian Cultural Center, a theme park and living museum in Laie, is less than 20 minutes' drive from many rentals. There, visitors are invited to discover the music, dance and traditions of 6 island villages, before tucking into a succulent hog roast at one of the island's most authentic luaus. And if you're up for a late night, you can stick around to be entertained by over 100 Polynesian performers at an action-packed evening show.


Beach days ahoy in Kawela Bay

Beach days on Oahu's north shore are pretty darn special and no one would blame you for simply settling down to soak up the sun and the views – and perhaps indulge in a cocktail or 2. However, should you manage to rustle up the motivation to leave your perfect spot on the sand, there are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Exploring the nooks and crannies of the bay in a glass-bottomed kayak and wandering along sandy hiking trails that meander from the beach and through a forest of banyan trees are just a small selection of the experiences that await.


Seasonal appeal in Kawela Bay

Enjoying a stay in Kawela Bay is an option all year round, though there's plenty to be said for heading to the island in September or October – a seasonal sweet spot that, despite the chance of an occasional downpour, offers a killer combo of temperatures in the 80s and attractive rates for Kawela Bay vacation rentals. Over the winter months of December through March, ocean delights abound, with whale-watching opportunities and outstanding surf conditions par for the course and served up in abundance all along the island's sunny north shore.

Natural features

Outdoor delights at Kawela Bay

The setting for swimming and snorkeling is rarely any prettier than at Kawela Bay and adjacent Turtle Bay. The 5-mile stretch of coast from Kawela Bay to Kahuku Point is among the most unspoiled on the island. So unspoiled, in fact, that locals have gone to considerable effort to see that more than 600 acres of the stretch are conserved for future generations and beyond. It's rugged, often windswept, and home to wonderful wildlife, including green sea turtles and endangered monk seals – and it's on the doorstep of Kawela Bay vacation rentals.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Kawela Bay

The nearest airport is in Daniel K. Inouye Intl. Airport (HNL), located 26 mi (41.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Kapolei, HI (JRF-Kalaeloa), which is 27.1 mi (43.7 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Kawela Bay?

Deluxe villas, quirky treehouses and sprawling homes — everyone's dream getaway is different. Whatever your tastes, you're sure to find something that makes your heart skip a beat among our top vacation rentals in Kawela Bay:

  • "Luxury Beachfront Ocean Villa 217 With Newest Interior Remodel Turtle Bay Resort": If you're searching for someplace in Honolulu County with 1 bedroom and the comforts of home, this escape will tick your boxes. Amenities include free WiFi and a private pool.
  • "3 Bedroom Villa At Turtle, Just Steps From The Beach": Book a few nights or more at this escape in Pacific States and take advantage of internet services, an iron and ironing board 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 Kawela Bay vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Kawela Bay?

Punching above its weight when it comes to character and ingenuity, a tiny house vacation rental in Kawela Bay offers a front-row seat to big adventure. Shut off your devices and turn your focus to outdoor fun at one of these neat little stays:

  • Leave the everyday behind and disappear to "New Tiny House Big Yard Fruit Trees Fire Pit Ocean Views Beach Gear". This retreat in Honolulu County packs plenty of comforts into its cozy space, such as off-street parking options and air conditioning.
  • "Tiny House Best Location In Kailua" comes with plenty of conveniences, such as nearby birdwatching activities and a hair dryer. Located in Honolulu County, you'll be able to live big in this small but nicely designed abode.

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

Clock off on Friday and then pack your carry-on bag. If you're up for some relaxation and fun, these retreats in and near Kawela Bay promise a memorable weekend getaway:

  • Get away from it all at "Kailua Beachside - 5 - Bedroom", which is around 25 miles to the southeast of central Kawela Bay. There's plenty of nature and adventure to keep you occupied here. Try golf and fishing or just enjoy the sights of Lyon Arboretum and Nu'uanu Pali Lookout.
  • Alternatively, leave your cares behind at "Beautiful Oceanfront Home Pool". Stay in and chill out, or head out and try your hand at some tennis and hiking and biking. When you're ready to explore more of the area, check out Old Stadium Park and Sand Island State Recreation Area. This sought-after vacation rental is around 6 miles southwest of Kawela Bay.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Kawela Bay?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, perfectly suited for traveling couples or solo stays. Spend your days getting acquainted with your new surroundings and your nights chilling out in your comfy hideaway. These vacation properties in or near Kawela Bay are sure to please:

  • After an exciting day of outdoor exploration, kick back and relax at "Sandy Beachfront /direct Oceanfront - Allowed One Rental Per 30 Day Period". Nearby ecotour services and a washing machine are among the useful amenities you'll find here.
  • "Charming Ocean Front/ Beach Front" is another wonderful stay, offering all you need for the perfect Kawela Bay escape. Handy amenities here include beach towels and a living room.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Kawela Bay?

Whether you're looking for a studio apartment or a house with room enough for the whole family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Sneak in some downtime at one of these escapes in or near Kawela Bay:

  • For a memorable vacation, it's hard to beat "Luxury Beachfront Ocean Villa 217 With Newest Interior Remodel Turtle Bay Resort". It's nice and close to the center of Kawela Bay, along with plenty of things to see and do.
  • Alternatively, book a few nights at "Large Corner Condo In Beach Tower Steps To Beach". This comfy, conveniently located property makes it easy to explore the area's sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Kawela Bay?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend rendezvous. If you'd like to spend a couple of nights away with your sweetheart, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Kawela Bay that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Put on some mellow music and slow dance the nights away at "Sandy Beachfront /direct Oceanfront - Allowed One Rental Per 30 Day Period". Around 7 miles from Kawela Bay, this property has all you need for a romantic getaway, including a fireplace and beauty services.
  • Alternatively, spend a few magical days canoodling and uncorking Champagne at "Charming Ocean Front/ Beach Front", around 6 miles from Kawela Bay. Beauty services and beach sun loungers will help set the mood for romance.

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

Peep these large group vacation rentals in or near Kawela Bay where you won't have to leave anyone off your invite list:

  • You'll have ample room to spread out at "Licensed Short Term Rental Beach Front". Around 25 miles southeast of Kawela Bay, this grand property has 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 14 guests. Amenities include a swimming pool and an ocean view.
  • "Large Beachfront 5 Bedroom Home" is another option that'll fit the whole crew. It's around 6 miles to the southeast of Kawela Bay, has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 20 guests. A garden and mountain views are among the things designed to make your stay more comfortable.

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

Nothing says fun and frivolity like a pool does. Grab your inflatable swan and check out these rental houses in or near Kawela Bay that feature this vacation perk:

  • Pack your swimsuit and take a break at "Waimea Point Oceanfront House - - With Air Conditioning". There are also lots of other appealing amenities here, including a porch and a fenced yard.
  • "Beachfront Palaypa - Former Mission House" is the sort of place you go to get away from the everyday and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. A kitchen and a TV are also on hand to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Kawela Bay has a tropical savanna climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 75 ºF to 80 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit! Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Kawela Bay vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

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

You love your family, but that doesn't mean you all have to squish together like sardines on your getaway. Play it safe and go for a large family vacation rental in or around Kawela Bay where you can stretch out and relax:

  • Suitable for up to 10 guests spread out over 5 bedrooms, "Kailua Beachside - 5 - Bedroom" is a popular choice with large families. It comes with a nearby laundromat and a DVD player and is located around 25 miles southeast of Kawela Bay.
  • Another option is "Beautiful Oceanfront Home Pool". It's approximately 6 miles southwest of Kawela Bay, has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 guests. On-site watersports and outdoor furniture are just a few of the many conveniences on offer here.

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

Nothing says "glamorous getaway" like having a pool right inside your house. Pack your favorite swimwear and go for a dip in the privacy of one of these spacious vacation homes in or near Kawela Bay:

  • Invite family and friends over for a refreshing paddle around at "Wifi, View Mountain, Fitness, Swimming Pool". This property has space to spare, with 3 bedrooms comfortably sleeping 7 people. A swimming pool and a sauna are other things your group will love about this place.
  • Another top option is "Beautiful Island Beach Home, Steps To Beach. Make Memories". With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, you can invite all your friends to play, stay and swim. A garden and a swimming pool are other amenities your guests can make use of here.

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