One of the most exciting vacation destinations in the world is the Hawaiian Islands. Romantic honeymoon getaways, spectacular hiking, family fun, this exotic destination has something for everyone. From beautiful beaches and lush jungles to towering mountains and smoking volcanoes, Hawaii is the place to be. One of the most exciting things to do when on vacation is to live like a local by choosing to stay in one of the best Airbnbs in Hawaii. Here are a few of our favorites.
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Best Airbnb Hawaii Vacation Rentals at a Glance
- Most Romantic Airbnb Hawaii Vacation Rentals: Dreamy Tropical Treehouse
- Best Airbnb Hawaii Vacation Rentals for families: Aolani House Resort Style Home
- Airbnb Hawaii Vacation Rentals for groups: Hale Makena Maui
- Best Luxury Airbnb Hawaii Vacation Rentals: Kahieluana Luxury Retreat
Airbnb Hawaii Vacation Rentals – Best Of
Most Romantic: Dreamy Tropical Treehouse
Fern Forest, Hawaii
Drift off to sleep 15 feet above the forest floor in this beautiful treehouse for a truly romantic escape. This bamboo paradise features 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom with cozy accommodations for two guests. Complete with all the basics you need, this Hawaii Airbnb will make your holiday one to remember for years to come. Our favorite feature is the lanai, which is surrounded by the lush forest offering a feeling of serenity.
Best for Families: Aolani House Resort Style Home with Infinity Pool
There are plenty of Airbnbs in Hawaii, but this one really takes the cake! This resort-style home is perfectly situated on 5-acres of the Kona Coffee & McNut Farms, which means plenty of activities conveniently located for the entire family. Complete with a heated saltwater infinity pool and spa, 5-star amenities, and 180-degree ocean views, this is the place to stay on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Best for Groups: Hale Makena Maui
With room for up to 8 guests, the Hale Makena Maui is the place to stay for groups! This contemporary villa offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean from its alfresco kitchen and circular cabana bar. Enjoy the private lanai and a soak in the jacuzzi while watching the sunset over Maui or stay up late to enjoy the night-lit tropical garden and heated infinity pool. With 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, this home comes fully equipped with everything you need for a great Hawaiian vacation.
Best Luxury Airbnb: Kahieluana Luxury Retreat
Located in beautiful Waimea, this luxury 5-bedroom, 6-bath home is a fabulous marriage of modern design and the traditions of Hawaii. With access to plenty of athletic equipment such as a tennis court, volleyball court, pool, and plenty of beach equipment, this fully equipped Airbnb makes a fantastic home base when visiting Hawaii’s west coast.
Best Airbnbs in Hawaii (Big Island)
Sanctuary Cottage Volcano Rainforest Retreat
If you are looking for a cozy Airbnb in Hawaii that is perfect for two, look no further. Located on the Big Island, this charming cottage is nestled deep in the Volcano rainforest. Featuring an intimate Japanese style interior complete with low table and cozy robes, this is perfect hide-a-way for meditation retreats or romantic escapades.
Aolani Coffee Cottage with Ocean and Coffee Farm Views
Captain Cook, Hawaii
Overlooking the world-famous Kona Coffee farms, this Airbnb is great for a quiet escape into the beauty of Hawaii. A short 12-minute drive to Magic Sands Beach, this residence features a beautiful stainless steel kitchen, beach gear, and everything you need for an amazing stay. Our favorite feature is the incredible natural wood and stone finishes that are found throughout the home.
Kona’s First Luxury Treehouse
For a completely unique Hawaiian stay, this luxury treehouse is the place for you! This 500 square foot escape towers high above a lush 3-acre property. Fully equipped for an amazing stay, this luxury treehouse features a mango wood bed and matching dresser. Pocket doors leading to the lanai slide open allowing for an amazing treehouse experience.
Earthy Modern Beach House
With room for up to 6 guests, this beach house is the epitome of what it means to stay in Hawaii. Tropical plants, comfortable furnishings, and a hanging wicker chair define relaxation in a way that is truly Hawaiian. A secluded beach is only a short walk away and is perfect for spending a day with the family or just enjoying a sunset. Later, you can enjoy a fabulous dinner cooked on the outdoor grill and then kick back for a movie on the projector and screen located in the spacious living room.
The Phoenix House Tiny Home
Tiny living Hawaiian style, the aptly named Phoenix House is unique in a variety of ways. Comfortable and economical, this tiny house features a utilitarian kitchen that is surrounded by some of the most unforgettable scenery. This off-grid tiny home is full of surprises. Our favorite delight is the fact that you can see the glow of Pele’s lava fields from the front porch.
Kuono Cabin at Volcano
For a more peaceful escape, this Hawaii Airbnb is a great place to escape the noise of every-day life. This studio-style home features an open floor plan with room to accommodate 4 guests. The best feature of this property is not found indoors. The private lanai features a hot tub, lounge chairs and a cozy fire pit. Perfect for a romantic escape, this home has everything you need to get away from it all.
Romantic Oceanfront Bali House
For a unique stay, this Airbnb is one of the best on the islands. Imported from Bali and reconstructed in Hawaii, this unique home features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and room for up to 6 guests. Situated conveniently near the black sand beach, this home away from home features authentic artwork and furnishings imported from Bali. With easy access to the volcano, beautiful waterfalls, and plenty of shopping and restaurants, this Airbnb is a perfect place to make memories with family and friends or spend time with that special someone.
Magical Bohemian Retreat near Kealakekua Bay
Captain Cook, Hawaii
A nature lover’s delight, this locale is one of the best Airbnbs in Hawaii. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer beautiful views of the forest allowing you to really enjoy an immersive experience with nature. This home features an open-air bath house surrounded by plumerias and is close to Kealakekua Bay where you can enjoy the best snorkeling on the island. You can even swim with wild dolphins!
Secluded Jungle Penthouse with Rooftop Observation Deck
This custom-built, 1-bedroom / 1-bath Airbnb was designed with an authentic Hawaiian experience in mind. Featuring several balconies offering canopy views of the surrounding greenery, fantastic flow between the outdoor and indoor spaces, and vaulted ceilings, this home will make you feel at home from the moment you walk in the door. Our favorite feature is the spiral staircase that takes you from the formal outdoor dining area to the spacious upper balcony complete with sun loungers and an amazing view.
Best Airbnb Maui Vacation Rentals
Modern Beachfront Residence
Located in beautiful Kihei, Hawaii, this residence is one not to be missed. This 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath residence near Waipuilani Beach Park has plenty of room for up to 10 guests. Featuring Belgian limestone tile, custom French oak floors, and a garden-level pool and hot tub, this home has all the benefits of a top-rated hotel and the privacy of home. Our favorite part of this Airbnb is the balcony that is perfectly situated for enjoying the amazing Hawaiian sunset.
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Luxurious Modern Home Near L’ao Valley
For a unique stay while visiting Maui, The Blue Door on Church Street is the perfect place to stay. This 1-bedroom, 1-bath accommodation features old world charm and all the modern conveniences you could want. Conveniently located near the historic Wailuku Town, this home is within walking distance of fabulous restaurants, entertainment, and so much more.
Chic Island Getaway
Located in beautiful Kihei, this beachfront Airbnb Hawaii vacation condo has everything you need for a great vacation. Featuring ocean views from every room, this 4-bedroom bungalow has a rooftop garden to enjoy, complete with a fantastic barbecue pit. Smart TV, full kitchen, and modern décor make this hide-a-way a great place to call home while enjoying all Maui has to offer.
Best Airbnb Kauai Vacation Rentals
Kukui’ula One-Bedroom Club Bungalow
Perfectly located on the edge of the Kukui’ula Golf Course and Club, this 1-bedroom bungalow features everything you need for a romantic Hawaiian get-a-way. With more than 1,000 square feet of living space, this Airbnb features a full kitchen, access to the golf course clubhouse, and all the amenities you need for a great stay. Our favorite feature in this property is the truly unique alfresco lava-rock shower.
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Best Airbnb Oahu Vacation Rentals
O Kekai Balinese Pavilions
Grand and supremely unique, the O Kekai Balinese Pavilion is truly a unique Airbnb. Located on Hawaii’s remote northern shore, this villa can accommodate up to 10 guests. With 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, luxury and modern chic merge in this amazing estate. Each room is uniquely decorated giving a nod to tradition while embracing the comforts of the modern world. An outdoor dining area and infinity pool provide a great place for gathering after a full day of exploring all Hawaii has to offer. After the sun sets, step inside to enjoy all the entertainment options in the media room or retreat to the fully equipped kitchen to whip up an amazing meal. Opulence and luxury at its best, this home make any Hawaiian vacation unforgettable.