Ah, Hawaii, a volcanic paradise in the midst of the Pacific Ocean, far-flung from the woes of everyday life and steeped in flora, fauna, and traditions so rich that one can only liken it to paradise. It’s no wonder that it makes for a popular vacation getaway, having welcomed to its islands a whopping 8.6 million tourists in 2015 alone. Yet, despite its popularity, visiting Hawaii doesn’t come cheap. Its most-visited city, Honolulu, is the second-most expensive tourist destination in the United States. Accommodations can cost up to 436 USD a night.
If you’re planning to explore The Big Pineapple, fret not – it’s possible to find vacation rentals that are both beautiful and available when you’re on a budget! Here are five cool HomeAway and VRBO vacation rentals in Honolulu, all for under 200 USD a night.
If you’re a couple of lovers seeking an intimate and private yet central stay for a honeymoon getaway, this studio apartment should do the trick! Located on a quiet road, the complex does not get much traffic, and is only about one to two blocks from sights like Kapiolani Park and Waikiki Beach.
True to its description, this apartment is a cosy studio accommodation. Be greeted by the walls of a mirrored closet as you enter this parquet-floored home, complete with a kitchenette, couch, and dining table for a comfortable ample stay.
Fall asleep in a snug, scenic environment on this queen-sized bed and wake up next to your loved one with a view of Kapiolani Park right outside your window. The apartment’s sand-coloured walls will excite you for the day ahead.
For your entertainment, turn to the Samsung Smart TV right in front of your bed. With satellite and cable TV, catch a good watch while you wind down from the day out.
Tiled floors, a luxurious bath, and a marble-lined maple-wood vanity unit await you in this bathroom, where you can cool off after a hot day in the summer sun. As you bathe in cool waters, reminisce about your day at the beach with the walls’ mellow, sandy hues.
Tradewinds Habiscus; Free Internet and Assigned Parking. Near Zoo
Address: Unit #905, 2572 Lemon Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Price: from 90 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Places of Interest: Honolulu Zoo (1-min walk), Waikiki Beach (15-min walk), Kapiolani Park (18-min walk), Diamond Head State Monument (8-min drive)
Hoping to admire some of Honolulu’s inland wonders both from within and beyond your HomeAway’s doors? Stay with a scenic view of Diamond Head, one of Hawaii’s natural marvels and a U.S. National Natural Landmark, with this lovely condominium!
With mirrored walls and calm seaside hues, this apartment makes a tranquil retreat following an exhausting flight or day out.
This vacation rental is nicknamed ‘Diamond Head Rainbow’, and for a good reason too – just look at this view! Admire the iconic landmark beyond a sea of rooftops and trees, all from the comfort of your balcony.
Can’t get enough of the views? Wake up to the sight of Diamond Head from the master suite, commodious and comfortable with a queen-sized bed.
Refresh yourself in style with the help of the vanity lights in this sleek alabaster bathroom.
Diamond Head Ocean View | 2 Bedroom with Parking
Address: 3056 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Price: from 125 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Places of Interest: Diamond Head State Monument (5-min walk), Kapiolani Regional Park (13-min walk), Waikiki Beach (11-min drive)
Waikiki Beach is one of Honolulu’s focal points. Whether it’s snorkelling, suntanning, surfing, or even enjoying local Hawaiian cuisine, there’s something for the entire family! If you’re planning a family getaway to the beautiful Hawaiian coast, choose this condominium for a charming and convenient stay option.
Sunlight streams in as you enter an ample living space, marked by unique barstools at the dining area and a large, carpeted lounge area.
Outside the living room, a lanai (veranda / porch) looks out to the teal waters of Ala Wai Canal and the picturesque city and mountains of Honolulu. Bring the children out here and enjoy this breathtaking view as a family.
Anything is possible in this pristine, marble-topped kitchen! Pop down to a nearby supermarket (just a few minutes’ drive away) for some fresh produce, and create a family experience in preparing some Hawaiian cuisine.
The white-and-marble look of the kitchen extends into the bathroom, a serene surrounding for you to wind down after a day at the beach.
A contrast from the rest of the residence, the master bedroom is a bold blend of restfulness and intensity. Allow generous tints of green to lull you to sleep following the excitement of the evening, while the red riles you up for the day ahead in the morning.
Great location with Ocean, Mountain, and City Views
Address: 1909 Ala Wai Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Price: from 135 USD
Number of Guests: 5
Places of Interest: Waikiki Beach (5-min walk), Hilton Hawaiian Village (5-min walk), Ala Moana shopping centre (5-min walk)
Wishing to explore the wilderness of Honolulu, or simply want to stay in a house like Lilo and Nani's from Lilo & Stitch? Allow this lush cottage to be your home for the holiday!
Expect the utmost peace and privacy in this secluded stay, inconspicuous among the hues of the surrounding greenery.
Truly built for the great outdoors, this cottage incorporates a living space on its outdoor deck. Feel like an explorer as you lounge here, planning your venture into the unknown.
Meanwhile, the interior of this cottage reflects all the character of a woodland cabin. Simpler than most, this kitchen comes with an oven, stove, refrigerator, crockery, and cutlery for your dining needs.
The rustic tone of this residence extends into the main bedroom, where white sheets and curtains provide a touch of luxury. Dress up and doze off in this gentle atmosphere with the wood dresser and a queen-sized bed.
For the third guest, a twin sleeper sofa awaits in the room leading out to the deck. Equal touches of glamour accent this room, with a chandelier to illuminate the place and cushions for a more comfortable rest.
Romantic Family friendly Hawaii Forest cottage. Gourgeous and cozy
Address: 3657 Tantalus Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Price: from 150 USD
Number of Guests: 3
Places of Interest: Tantalus Lookout (15-min drive / 1-hour hike), Manoa Falls (24-min drive / 1 hour and 27 minutes to hike), Lyon Arboretum (24-min drive / 2-hour hike)
Seeking an aquatic adventure right at your doorstep, away from the crowds and commotion of Honolulu’s beaches? Find fun for the whole family in this waterfront townhouse, located within the gated community of Kuapa Isles.
There’s space for plenty in the living area of this home. Dine by the blue with the folding chairs on the balcony, or lounge on the settee for a taste of tranquility.
Of course, what is a waterfront home without some aquatic activities? Head downstairs to the private dock, where the waters of the canal will lead you to the open sea in no time. Kayaks are available for rental at Kealoha Tours, just a few minutes’ drive away.
After a long day of activities, why eat out and battle the crowds when you can have dinner in the comfort of this home? With this well-equipped kitchen, hire a private chef or try your hand at cooking some Hawaiian cuisine for a truly sumptuous meal.
And, after a hearty dinner, curl up on a queen-sized bed in any of the three spacious bedrooms!
Waterfront Townhouse in Kuapa Isles
Address: Kuapa Isles, Honolulu, HI, USA
Price: from 179 USD
Number of Guests: 6
Places of Interest: Koko Head District Park (10-min drive), Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve (10-min drive)
Have a happy holiday in Honolulu!
As you fly off to this remote paradise, leave behind all your troubles and worries. Never let money or shelter be a concern on your dream vacation; book one of these budget HomeAway vacation rentals today!
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