Discover a selection of 4,000 vacation rentals in Waikiki, Honolulu 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 $109 per night, and condos and houses are popular options for a stay in Waikiki. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Island oasis at Waikiki vacation home rentals

Once a haven for Hawaiian royalty, today Waikiki is one of the world's most iconic neighborhoods. The famous stretch of sand is lined with glitzy high rises and luxury resorts which make it a playground for sun worshipers. Its gleaming high rises are legendary, so why not live it up in a penthouse suite? Waikiki vacation rentals unlock access to the neighborhood's best condos, complete with stylish decor, sparkling swimming pools, and sweeping ocean views.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Waikiki vacation rentals

From its elaborate turrets to its iconic pink facade, the Royal Hawaiian Hotel is a Waikiki landmark. Historic tours offer a behind the scenes glimpse at the "Pink Palace" that's been luring A-list celebrities since the 1920s. For a quintessential Waikiki photo, snap a selfie with local legend Duke Kahanamoku. The tall bronze statue honors the legacy of the Hawaiian freestyle Olympic champion, who's considered the godfather of surfing. No matter when you visit, you can bet that Duke will be sporting a colorful lei.

Activities

Activities near Waikiki vacation homes

Hawaii's surf culture is justifiably renowned, and there's no better place to sign up for a lesson than Waikiki. If you simply want to laze around on a golden stretch of sand head to Kuhio Beach Park. Stay for sunset and you'll catch the free hula show. Waikiki vacation rentals put you just steps from Kuhio, which means you can stroll out your condo and straight onto the sand. If you're feeling restless throw on your runners and hike up Diamond Head. The trail winds its way to the top of the crater and rewards visitors with sparkling views over the Pacific Ocean and the Honolulu skyline.

Day trips

Day trips near Waikiki vacation homes

Waikiki is the ideal base camp to explore Honolulu. Vacation rentals are available near locations like the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, a site commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor that features the USS Arizona memorial museum, and Iolani Palace, the opulent former home of Hawaiian royalty that now houses a museum. You'll also like the Honolulu Zoo, an animal park with hundreds of animals and lush gardens, and Bishop Museum, a museum showcase with exhibits on Pacific Island cultures.

Weather

Climate for your stay in Waikiki vacation homes

Winter is very much the high season in Hawaii, and Waikiki is certainly no exception. Summer can also get busy, especially over the Memorial Day to Labor Day stretch. As one of the world's most iconic beaches, Waikiki takes its festivals seriously. One of the biggest is the annual Ukulele Festival, which celebrates the legacy of the stringed instrument. Waikiki is also packed to the brim during Hawaii's Aloha Festival. Held in late September, Waikiki throws a legendary street parade featuring street food, live music, and hula shows.

Natural features

Sunset toasts to Diamond Head

While this region is famous for its golden sand and legendary surf breaks, Diamond Head arguably steals the spotlight. The immense crater towers over Waikiki, formed by volcanic activity more than 500,000Êyears ago. For uninterrupted views of Diamond Head, snap up one of the Waikiki vacation rentals that face the crater. On a balmy evening there's no better place to enjoy a sunset mai tai. For a glimpse at local wildlife don't miss Honolulu Zoo, home to Komodo dragons, peacocks, Hawaiian hawks, and more.

Beaches

Top beaches near Waikiki vacation homes

The beaches of Waikiki are one of its biggest draws. Vacation homes are only a short distance from beach locales like Waikiki Beach, a tranquil beach with calm summer waters and winter surf swells, and the Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Lagoon, a shallow lagoon with a beach for children to swim. You may also enjoy Magic Island Lagoon, a stunning turquoise lagoon with soft-sand beaches and calm waters.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Waikiki?

Whether you're after a cozy retreat for you and your love or somewhere spacious to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Waikiki. Here are a couple to get your inspiration flowing:

  • "Sandy Beachfront /direct Oceanfront - Allowed One Rental Per 30 Day Period" is a favorite with guests. Around 30 miles from Waikiki, it has 1 bedroom and lots of useful amenities, including nearby hunting activities and an oven.
  • "Charming Ocean Front/ Beach Front" also promises an awesome stay, offering 1 bedroom, coffee and tea making facilities, a water view and more. It's around 25 miles from Waikiki.

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

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

You need only take a look inside our tiny house vacation rentals in Waikiki to find out that awesome things really do come in tiny packages. Ingeniously designed to maximize space, these mini wonders promise a big vacation experience:

  • Escape from the world and disappear to "Tiny House Best Location In Kailua". This retreat in Honolulu County packs plenty of conveniences into its compact space, such as internet services and a bicycle.
  • "New Tiny House Big Yard Fruit Trees Fire Pit Ocean Views Beach Gear" offers conveniences such as a dryer and towels. Located in Honolulu County, you'll be able to live large in this small but well-designed home.

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

Clock off on Friday and then forget all about the office. If it's time for some relaxation and fun, these retreats in and near Waikiki promise an awesome weekend getaway:

  • "Kailua Beachside - 5 - Bedroom" is a comfortable option around 11 miles northeast of the center of Waikiki. You don't have to go far to find something to keep you busy around here. Get outdoors and visit Sandy Beach and Sans Souci Beach. Activities like cycling and snorkeling will add the perfect finishing touch to your weekend trip.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "Beautiful Oceanfront Home Pool". Approximately 30 miles northwest of Waikiki, fun activities around here include snorkeling and hiking and biking. Rather visit some of the sights? Make a beeline for Diamond Head State Monument and Honolulu Zoo.

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

Studio apartments may be on the smaller side, but they pack a big punch when it comes to convenience and location. Throw your bags down at one of these terrific studio apartments in or near Waikiki:

  • Enjoy some time out on your own or take a friend along to "Sandy Beachfront /direct Oceanfront - Allowed One Rental Per 30 Day Period". You'll have plenty of amenities to make your stay comfortable, including WiFi and a water view.
  • An equally good choice is "Charming Ocean Front/ Beach Front". Don't let its modest size fool you — this comfy apartment is packed with convenient amenities like a stovetop, a TV and much more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Waikiki?

Whether you're in search of a cottage just for you or a guesthouse big enough for the whole family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Waikiki. These retreats make the perfect base for a whirlwind visit:

  • Within close reach of central Waikiki, "Luxury Beachfront Ocean Villa 217 With Newest Interior Remodel Turtle Bay Resort" lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not chilling out in your comfortable digs, get out and explore what's around you.
  • Another terrific option is "Large Corner Condo In Beach Tower Steps To Beach". Round up your crew and enjoy a comfortable stay close to the heart of Waikiki.

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

Whether spent in a luxury condo or a rustic cabin, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to spice up your love life. Whisk your sweetheart away for a couple of days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Waikiki:

  • Put on some mellow music and kick back together at "Sandy Beachfront /direct Oceanfront - Allowed One Rental Per 30 Day Period". Around 30 miles from Waikiki, this property has everything you could want for a romantic getaway, including beauty services and a fireplace.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few relaxing days together is "Charming Ocean Front/ Beach Front". Around 25 miles from Waikiki, beauty services and outdoor furniture add to the ambiance here.

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

Share your trip and have even more fun. Whether you're organizing an active escape with your best friends or a big family get-together, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Waikiki:

  • You'll have plenty of space to sprawl out at "Licensed Short Term Rental Beach Front". Around 11 miles northeast of Waikiki, this sizable property has 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 14 guests. Amenities include an ocean view and a kitchen.
  • Invite up to 20 of your closest friends to "Large Beachfront 5 Bedroom Home" and fill the place with laughter and love. This popular option has 5 bedrooms and is around 25 miles to the north of Waikiki. It's packed with features to keep large groups happy and comfortable, such as a kitchen and an ocean view.

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

From lively games of Red Rover to leisurely afternoon dips, a pool promises plenty of fun for adults and kids alike. Score some brownie points with the family by booking a house with a swimming space in or near Waikiki:

  • At the top of our list of cool pool escapes is "Waimea Point Oceanfront House - - With Air Conditioning". Vacationing families will feel at home here, with amenities like free toiletries and outdoor furniture also at hand.
  • "Beachfront Palaypa - Former Mission House" is another top option. After you've enjoyed a relaxing dip with the kiddos, take advantage of other conveniences like on-site watersports and a DVD player.

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

Privacy, space and comfort are all essential to any successful family getaway, and Vrbo's range of large family vacation rentals in and around Waikiki offer the perfect solution. Have a look at these to get you started:

  • With room enough for 10 guests over 5 bedrooms, "Kailua Beachside - 5 - Bedroom" is always popular with large families. It features cable/satellite TV services and childrens activities and is located around 11 miles northeast of Waikiki.
  • "Beautiful Oceanfront Home Pool" is another family favorite with 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 guests. Offering a host of creature comforts like a dishwasher and a separate dining area, you'll find this great escape 30 miles northwest of Waikiki.

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

Take a dip anytime the mood strikes when you choose one of our large rental houses with an indoor pool. Slip on your swimsuit and check out these options in or near Waikiki that boast this head-turning perk:

  • Invite your 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 up to 7 people. A swimming pool and ski-in/ski-out facilities are other things to love about this place.
  • Alternatively, whisk your group away to "Beautiful Island Beach Home, Steps To Beach. Make Memories", which has 3 bedrooms and caters for up to 8 guests. Along with that chic pool at your beck and call inside, a kitchen and a swimming pool will keep everybody comfortable and happy.

Want to see a few more options? Find your dream stay by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to find the Waikiki vacation rental that's perfect for you.

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