10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Hawaii Kai, Honolulu - Updated 2022

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Hawaii Kai translates to “community by the sea” and this residential area is deemed one of the safest and quietest places in the islands. Because of this, it easily became an ideal location for relaxing stays. Here, it is a good idea to take a stroll around because there are many hidden beaches in the area with scenic views. There are many things to do in Hawaii Kai because of its various natural and man-made attractions. However, if you want to go to Honolulu, you can drive for about half an hour to get there. Being O'ahu’s first planned community, Hawaii Kai is neat and organized. If you’re planning to stay here, check out the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Hawaii Kai, Honolulu.

1. Charming and romantic retreat for two (from USD 106)

This beautiful Hawaii home has a bedroom, a bathroom, a full kitchen, and a living area with a television for your entertainment. It also comes with a shared swimming pool and outdoor lounging. Just a short walk from the beautiful Koko Crater trail system will get you to this gorgeous accommodation. Some nearby attractions include the beach, a marina center, local restaurants, and a golf course. Stroll around the area to see the neighboring natural reserves and hidden beaches.

Honolulu House w/Shared Pool by Koko Crater!
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
15 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it’s hawaii and this is a very beautiful and typical hawaii kai home with a pool
Cleanliness:
super clean spacious and cozy
Host:
the hosts were wonderful and super responsive
the hosts were very friendly and welcoming
Location:
quite close to everything definitely would stay here again
it was pretty close to koko crater hike and waikiki was not that far away either
if you want to stay away from waikiki then would definitely recommend this place
absolutely would stay here again quiet and secluded great location
nice quiet location and friendly hosts
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2. Tropical studio fit for two (from USD 175)

A big advantage of staying in this studio is its proximity to establishments and attractions. It is near supermarkets, restaurants, shops, stores, and cinemas. Despite this, you can still expect to have a peaceful stay in this quiet neighborhood. The studio has a patio surrounded by many plants, keeping a relaxed Hawaiian vibe. Inside, there is a bedroom, a bathroom with complete toiletries, a kitchenette with a microwave, a washer, and comfortable beddings. Go sightseeing or hiking to see the wonderful offers of Hawaii. Take advantage of such a convenient location to explore more.

Cozy Hawaii Kai Studio, KokoHead free Wifi & A/C
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
190 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved having a/c and the convenience of our amenities (washer/dryer/shower/fridge and tv)
lanai was nice for breakfast/coffee
it was nice not having to pay an additional fee for wifi and parking
i especially liked the private entrance and air conditioning
there was even a nice area outdoors with a table and chairs where we enjoyed meals and drinks
Cleanliness:
very clean & quiet
very clean and nice space
very clean charming and quiet
beautiful studio very clean and stylish
very clean and stocked with everything needed
Host:
orly was a good host
orly was quick and friendly with responses
orly was a wonderful host
orly was a great host
orly was a wonderful host and quick to respond to any questions
Location:
great location and great space
great location in a quiet neighborhood
a wonderful place in a great location
for us it was perfect location near our grandchildren
the location is great - it's just a short drive to snorkeling beaches and the city
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3. Modern suite by Hawaii Kai Marina (from USD 89)

Equipped with a bedroom, a kitchenette with a microwave, a work-friendly desk, and a bathroom, this modern suite has what you need to keep your stay fuss-free. Many points of interest are within walking distance from here. If you want to eat out, it is easy to find many great restaurants nearby. Also, other attractions such as Hanauma Bay and many beaches are conveniently located down the road. Those bringing or renting a car can make use of the free parking within the premises.

Hawaii Kai Marina front studio
20 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
great place super clean and quiet
this place is amazing it’s clean and has everything you need
great location clean quiet and tomas will help you out with anything you might need
Host:
the host is very welcoming and attentive
tom and jen are amazing hosts
really cool honest and reliable host
tomas is a great host and will help with anything you need
Location:
cozy hideaway in a great location on the marina and away from the hustle & bustle of downtown
this place is in a great location
it's also a great location to some great hikes and swimming areas
tomas's place was great and in a great location
great location and ever greater hosts
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4. Waterfront house with a full kitchen (from USD 120)

To witness mesmerizing and panoramic views of the beach, stay in this bright waterfront home. It can house up to four guests and contains one bedroom with an air conditioner, one bathroom, a spacious living room with sofa sleepers, and an outdoor patio with a lounging area, perfect for admiring the alluring ocean views. From here, groceries are easily accessible so guests can make use of the full kitchen. It is merely a walking distance to some shops and cafes. Here, guests can have both a peaceful and convenient stay.

Water Front Hawaii Kai Home
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
99 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen was fully stocked and seems like previous renters leave condiments or coffee like we did
the view was gorgeous we only used the property for sleeping and showering so it served it's purpose
the air conditioning worked well something we were very thankful for
spacious open air floorplan with very comfortable beds in the bedroom and living room
sleeping on the opened futons was very comfortable
Cleanliness:
it was clean and well appointed
it was extremely clean quiet and beautiful
the place was clean and ready for our arrival
the kitchen is really well equipped and entire house very clean
this room is large and clean
Host:
the host was quick to respond and we received great service when needed
thanks for hosting us and making us feel like home
the host welcomed us with chocolates water and some juice
i booked this place on extremely late notice and faith was very quick to respond and a welcoming host
and a very responsive host with small thoughtful touches that makes you feel welcomed
Location:
the location is amazing
nice place with shopping close by
faith place is located in a great place close to the beach and a shopping center
fantastic location close to shopping and restaurants
nice location right on the water
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5. Home-like cottage with air conditioner (from USD 239)

This entire guesthouse is dedicated to tourists who would like to feel relaxed while being minutes away from Hawaii’s attractions. Guests here are entitled to a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, a microwave, utensils, and other cookware. Perfect for accommodating two guests, the cottage includes one bedroom and one bathroom with towels and toiletries. Relax at the beautiful private patio and sip some tea in the afternoon. During the day, explore the nearby beaches, restaurants, parks, movie theaters, and other points of interest in the area.

Spacious Hawaii Kai Cottage with A/C and Patio
9 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed and couch was so comfortable
Cleanliness:
the cottage is spacious clean comfortable and located in a quiet safe neighborhood
Host:
marie goes out of her way to be a superior host
great amenities quick response by the host very comfortable king bed wonderful neighborhood
Location:
the location is great -- just five minutes away from shops and eateries
the location is in a safe quiet neighborhood with a breathtaking view
easy walk to beach park and view of bay
large place with easy access
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6. Minimalist home with complete amenities (from USD 145)

Travelers who love to keep their stay hassle-free would opt for a clean home with complete amenities. If that’s what you’re looking for, this accommodation is worth considering because of its minimalist design and modern facilities. Guests are entitled to one bedroom, one bathroom, a kitchenette with appliances, a dresser, a living area with television, and a portable air conditioner. In addition, the host will provide beach gears such as beach chairs, snorkeling gears, a beach umbrella, and much more so you won’t have to worry about bringing your own equipment.

30 day rental - 1 bedroom
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
23 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great location with the perfect breeze - no a/c required
Cleanliness:
amazing place super clean and had everything that was advertised
clean comfortable and numerous thoughtful touches
smartly decorated and super clean
tony’s ohana unit was clean comfortable and stylish
the place was super clean and much bigger than we expected
Host:
very easy accessibility and hosts were quick with all responses and needs
thank you for hosting us
tony was thoughtful and responsive
Location:
awesome location close to lots of shopping and eating as well as tourist spots
we loved staying in tony’s apartment cute and quiet place
great location and amenities
what a great place to stay
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7. Newly renovated studio for two (from USD 89)

The wonderful beaches of Waimanalo and Kailua are near this modern accommodation. Since there is free parking on the premises, there will be no problem with renting a car. From here, restaurants, shopping centers, and grocery stores are just a short drive away. Those who want to have a long stay should consider this studio because it has all the basic needs such as a living room, air conditioner, a kitchen with tools and appliances, a bathroom with toiletries and hairdryer, and an outdoor lounging and dining area.

Kalama Valley Studio
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
88 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kitchen is fully equipped including a neat 3-in-1 breakfast machine with a griddle and coffeemaker
very confortable space great shower big fridge very good ac
in the morning you can enjoy breakfast on the terrace with a beautiful view
the bathroom like the rest of the space is wonderful and includes a massive shower and quality toiletries
we didn't get a chance to enjoy the outside space but the pool area was beautiful
Cleanliness:
it was so clean and cozy too
clean stylish and safe neighborhood
clean and quiet place to stay in oahu
the studio is very clean and as described
very clean space private and peaceful neighborhood
Host:
great host who checked in on us to make sure we were doing well
the host charmaine is also lovely
and charmaine was a perfect host
charmaine was a wonderful host always happy to help
host was very easy to contact and got back to us really fast
Location:
great location in a safe neighborhood the shopping centers nearby have good food
very close to some really nice beaches safe neighborhood
great property in a fantastic location
great location i would 10/10 stay there again
close to some nice beaches and scenic areas safe neighborhood
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8. Private room near Hanauma Bay

The convenient location of this accommodation makes it attractive to visitors as it is only a walk away from many beautiful beaches such as Hanauma Bay, Koko Head, Koko Marina, and many more interesting attractions. This accommodation comes with a private bathroom, a shared kitchen and dining area, and laundry facilities that guests can use. Free parking is also available on site. Guests are entitled to free internet within the premises. Walk around to discover some shopping centers, movie theaters, restaurants, and other remarkable sites.

Hawaii-Kai KokoHead View with Lanai~Haunama Bay
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
167 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is quiet comfortable has a great view and nice airflow
there isn't a/c but we found this wasn't a hindrance since she had a fan available for us
all amenities necessary to make my stay easy and comfortable were provided
lovely cozy place to stay with breath taking views of koko head and surrounding ranges
beautiful place great views close to gorgeous beaches trails quiet and comfortable
Cleanliness:
very clean and very attentive
it was clean comfortable and spacious
the house is clean and cool
everything was super clean
everything was clean and spacious and the bed was extremely comfortable
Host:
friendly and welcoming host
in addition nohea is a great host
she was very attentive and helpful
nohea was a lovely host
host is very personable and great to chat with
Location:
great location for exploring oahu
the location is great close to many beaches
the location is great five min drive to hanauma bay
loved the location close to hikes and beaches with good parking
- the location of the property is amazing
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9. Luxurious vacation home with private dock

Wake up to the majestic view of Hawaii Kai Marina and the tall mountains all around. Listen closely to the soothing waters and have breakfast on the terrace, which overlooks a mesmerizing sight. This luxurious waterfront vacation home is huge - it can house up to 12 guests with its 6 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The island across that you can see from here houses a bird sanctuary so seeing birds flying around and chirping is a normal occurrence. A short drive from here will get you to the beach, restaurants, and many more attractions.

Marina Front Luxury Oasis!!!
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
22 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 7 Beds 12 Guests 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a+ for good wifi
great big house with plenty of room to chill after day in busy waikiki
the interior was very roomy with multiple living areas plus all the bedrooms/bathrooms were very nice
the kitchen was large with a generous island and many furnished appliances
Host:
don’s place was great very communicative throughout the whole process
however i will say that wanda was very responsive and apologetic throughout the process
Location:
there are plenty of shops and restaurants close by and the neighborhood was nice and safe
best location and best view
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10. Tropical-style condo with kayaks

This condo is well-designed for guests who would like to immerse themselves in the tropical island vibe. Located by the waters, guests can easily try out water activities such as kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, and so much more. The waterfront home has its own dock. Also, the host will provide stand up paddle boats and kayaks for guests. Walk a block away from here to reach three big shopping centers. Staying here is convenient and ideal for those who want to experience both the island activities and the local lifestyle because of the town’s proximity to many attractions.

Paradise found! Waterfront! Hawaii Kai!
15 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and very comfortable space for my family
we had a great time visiting hawaii the house was very comfortable for 5 of us
Cleanliness:
very clean quiet and a family friendly community
Host:
everywhere people are friendly- except perhaps driving - and enjoy sharing conversation
Location:
great location right on the water
just on the river super close to the highway but still peaceful and quiet
great location i would highly recommend a stay here
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Discover beautiful Hawaii in Hawaii Kai.

There is so much to do in this area. Since this is a safe place, guests can spend the day walking around. A local tip: There are many hidden beaches with gorgeous rock formations and scenic views around. See some restaurants, shacks, or cafes here. The local favorites are must-sees. Try out the delicious authentic Hawaiian cuisine and end the day with a glass of exotic drinks. Your stay in Hawaii Kai would surely be unforgettable.

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