Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Kapaʻa, Hawaii - Updated 2024

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Summer sure feels like just around the corner, regardless of what month it is when you visit the charming small town of Kapa'a on the eastern side of Kauai Island. Kapa'a lies at the foot of the Nounou Mountain, also known as the Sleeping Giant Mountain. You will discover for yourself that this tranquil island is alive and kicking with local activities. Facing the Pacific Ocean in the east, Kapa'a has pristine beaches for swimming, kayaking, tubing, fishing, river cruising, among others. Land adventures are as fun as water adventures in Kapa'a. You can join guided hiking tours or climbing excursions. Kapa'a’s culture and local flavors are, likewise, worth exploring. Here are top Airbnb vacation rentals in Kapa'a, Hawaii, for a blissful stay and holistic island experiences. Note that, presently, some hosts take in guests that show proof of quarantine. It’s better to check if these restrictions have been lifted or changed.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 20, 2024.

1. Stylish condominium with great ocean views (from USD 185)

Upgrade your island experience by staying in this stylish resort condominium with 180-degree ocean views. Guests are allowed to access the Pono Kai Resort’s amenities, such as the pool, hot tub, gym, and tennis court. You and your three other guests can even enjoy BBQ weekends in this Airbnb vacation rental. There is an elevator that takes you up to this fully furnished unit, so climbing stairs isn’t a problem.

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Kapaa, Hawaii, United States
35.68 km (22.2 mi) from Waimea Canyon State Park
306 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was a nice balcony and deck with a table and 2 chairs overlooking the beach
the view is stunning from the living room and kitchen
the sunrise view is amazing as are the sounds of the rolling waves from the living room
internet is fast with cable and hd tv good for 6am college football games
my wife and i enjoyed eating out on the lanai for breakfast and lunch
the unit itself was very clean and cozy
beautiful home and very clean and comfortable
)the condo grounds were well looked after and very clean
beautiful place clean and a lot of room
it was sparkling clean modern and comfortable
the hosts are very responsive
very responsive and kind host
the owners are attentive and wonderfully responsive but not intrusive
the staff at the resort were very friendly and made checking in and out easy
the resort management was also very good and helpful making everything easy for us
the location is great everything is close by
this is a great location with it being centrally located on the island
overall location was perfect
perfect location as it is in the middle of the island
perfect location for exploring the island
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2. Newly remodeled oceanfront house (from USD 583)

The beautiful oceanfront rental is a four-bedroom fully equipped house that stands close Kapa'a attractions, namely the beach, shopping district, biking area, and Wailua River. This stunning Airbnb vacation rental is newly remodeled, made even more comfortable for seven guests. Here, all of you can enjoy the house’s stunning beachfront views, spacious living room, full kitchen, lanai, and covered alfresco dining area. Don’t check out without trying an alfresco dinner, as meals do taste better when done in a beautiful outdoor setting.

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Kapaa, Hawaii, United States
35.87 km (22.3 mi) from Waimea Canyon State Park
110 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 7 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it felt so luxurious to sit out on the deck to eat breakfast and enjoy coffee
no ac but fans work great to cool down the house
the back part does have a window air conditioner so that part is nice
it was a great setup for kids with a large yard beach toys and baby/toddler beds
our group of five fit comfortably in the house whose best feature was an outdoor shower
nice clean family home
the home was clean comfortable and spacious
wayne and kim were excellent hosts and the house was clean with abundant amenities
the home is clean and well laid out so that guests have privacy
great hosts who were available always for questions etc
wayne & kim were excellent and very attentive hosts
what amazing hosts too
awesome hosts and would stay with them again without reservation
wayne and kim were so quick and responsive to our questions
walking distance to good food
a great central location with a
fabulous location next to baby beach
good location in mid-island
close to the airport adventures stores and local shopping & food
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3. Self-contained one-bedroom apartment (from USD 171)

This self-contained apartment is perfect for solo and couple travelers. The stylish interiors of this one-bedroom Airbnb vacation rental, designed with marble floor inserts and etched glass mirrors, will remind you of summer in Italy. A shared gazebo is available for some BBQ grilling during weekends. Bikes are also available to take you anywhere on the island. Staying at this compact apartment will allow you to unpack and head to the beach in a few minutes on foot upon arrival - how convenient is that?

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Kapaʻa, Hawaii, United States
35.22 km (21.9 mi) from Waimea Canyon State Park
198 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apt itself was cozy and comfortable with a nice couch and small table for meals
extra unlisted amenities gave the apartment a welcoming homely feel
) full size appliances in the kitchen with dishwasher and washer/dryer around the back = fantastic
the amenities were great and the apt was walking distance to the beach and town
small comfortable and with all the amenities we needed to cook a few meals while we were there
very clean and comfortable
) the apartment was clean and well stocked
great value the apartment was neat and clean and everything was as described
it was clean and tidy and came with access to bikes and beach gear
great place very clean wonderful hospitality
manager is so helpful
responsive staff who are knowledgeable and polite
her staff was very helpful and accommodating
the hospitality and onsite host and staff were very helpful and responsive
very friendly hosts and quick to respond to any questions
amazing location close to the airport restaurants and shopping
the location was great; central to everything
the location is ideally located next to kapp’a’s downtown area as well as close distance to the airport
perfect walking distance to beach restaurants and downtown shops
near to best places in kapaa town and in the middle of the island
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4. Beachfront condominium with pool (from USD 209)

This one-bedroom beachfront condominium comfortably fits four people and it is near an equipment rental. You can conveniently hire surfboards and other gear for your water adventures. Plus, you have free access to Polo Kai Resort’s amenities (e.g., hot tub, gym, pool, tennis court, parking). For sure, you’ll love the muted tropical colors of this Airbnb vacation rental and its breezy atmosphere. There is even an outdoor coffee table for alfresco dining with your loved ones.

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Kapaʻa, Hawaii, United States
35.73 km (22.3 mi) from Waimea Canyon State Park
164 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent amenities very clean & comfortable
the place is also very clean and well cooled
excellent location very clean had personal touches
clean and updated it is convenient to parking and nice ocean view
you can expect a lovely very clean condo at an excellent location
clean closet full of equipment for outdoor activities kids books and nice touches like live orchids
host checked in a few times to make sure everything was okay
deb & dan are lovely generous hosts
deb was responsive and gave ideas for places to go thank you
the location was great easy access to everything we wanted to do
beautiful place in a great location
wonderful host beautiful condo great central location in kapaa
the town had everything we needed and being close to the beach was great
10 out of 5 stars deb was a thoughtful host in a beautiful location with a great condo
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5. Homey cottage near Wailua River (from USD 180)

This tropical Airbnb vacation rental is your home away from home. It fits two guests, has classy interiors, and has a good location. It is particularly located on the banks of the Wailua River, where you can enjoy kayaking and biking in the nearby trail. It is fully furnished with sustainable bamboo accents and wood floors. Free parking and beach essentials are provided.

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Kapaa, Hawaii, United States
34.0 km (21.2 mi) from Waimea Canyon State Park
71 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent outdoor grill space space was small but comfortable bed was just right
we had a lovely stay the place was really clean and comfortable
i am very picky when it comes to things being clean
very nice details super clean lot of free stuff like sup kajak bike and all the beach stuff
paul is very friendly and accommodating
i can't say enough good things about the fern grotto inn first paul is an awesome host
and the host paul gave us a warm in-person greeting at breakfast the next day
still a great location and nice relaxing space
there is a nice walking/bike path when you get closer to kapa'a right on the beach
the location provides easy access to other parts of the island
the location is also great as you're no more than an hour away from anywhere on the island
excellent location and literally everything you need to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable
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6. Stylish house with private plunge pool (from USD 313)

This fully equipped rental with a private plunge pool and an outdoor shower on a beautiful tropical island is truly a gem. The house gives off that sophisticated tropical charm that guests love. This Airbnb vacation rental fits four guests and it is ideal for families. It features a garden and a screened-in lanai where you can lounge or even sleep, protected from outdoor elements.

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Kapaʻa, Hawaii, United States
31.13 km (19.4 mi) from Waimea Canyon State Park
135 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
lovely home; clean comfortable and quiet area
lovely home very comfortable and clean very responsive owners great stay
great location with friendly neighbors
great location beautiful cottage with great surroundings
great location and such a comfortable and well kept home we hope to return soon
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7. Elegant two-bedroom condominium (from USD 429)

If you’re traveling in a group of six, you can stay at this luxurious two-bedroom condominium with resort amenities and a convenient location. You enjoy free access to Waipouli Beach Resort’s fantasy pool (with kiddie pool), fitness center, and sand bottom hot tubs. This elegantly styled, fully furnished Airbnb vacation rental provides modern equipment, including a gourmet kitchen and smart tv. Children’s books and toys are also available.

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Kapaa, Hawaii, United States
35.64 km (22.2 mi) from Waimea Canyon State Park
50 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire place 0 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pools were well-maintained and fun for our children
the amenities within the condo and at the facility overall are lovely
the included amenities were wonderful the pool was very relaxing after a long day out and about
we also slept like babies as the beds were extremely comfortable
john’s apartment is incredible big bedrooms great view big pool excellent location perfect for families or friends
the place was clean and comfortable
the whole place was super clean and well taken care of
beautiful clean and spacious condo in a lovely beach resort
john’s place is incredibly comfortable clean and luxurious
the condo is tastefully decorated and very clean
lovely outlook and super hosts
john was very responsive
and john was really helpful quickly response great host
thank you for hosting us
our communication with the host was great
great location centrally located to everything
located in a wonderful location great food and shopping near by
definitely wonderful location
waipouli is a great location in kapaa town
great central place to stay on the island
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8. Private tropical suite in good location

You can explore the entire Kapa'a island, from north to south, when you book this airy Airbnb vacation rental. Already with high ceilings, this Airbnb vacation rental also has an AC for cooling. This couple studio with a 12-foot (3.66m) area, located in a residential neighborhood, is only minutes away from both the mountains and the beaches. You not only have all the accommodation essentials but also beach essentials, such as umbrellas, beach chairs, snorkel gear, bodyboards, and a cooler.

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Kapaa, Hawaii, United States
36.16 km (22.5 mi) from Waimea Canyon State Park
251 reviews  
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
what a superhost comfortable spacious apartment with all the amenities
the bed was comfortable and having a/c in the evening was also a plus
the space is very comfortable
the bed was super comfortable we cooked a bit and the kitchen/outdoor grill/stove had everything we needed
what a great place to stay the apartment was awesome and the view was beautiful
very clean and big space
clean and very comfortable
the house was very clean and confortable
very clean with a ton of thoughtful touches
the suite is clean and comfortable
the host is awesome
the hosts are friendly and welcoming
beatrice and john were both wonderful host and gave recommendations when asked
beatrice & john we’re perfect hosts for our stay
beatrice and john are excellent hosts
great location central to everything yet very secluded and private
this is an ideal spot to be at in terms of location on kauai
such a wonderful place to stay perfect location that is central to explore the whole island
really great place and perfect location for a visit to kauai
this place is the perfect location to explore all of kauai
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9. Beach house with private lanai

How do you like to wake up to the calming view of the Pacific Ocean? Moana Kai Beach House sits on the beachfront and fits big groups of eight, perfect for an awesome family staycation. This Airbnb vacation rental features a lanai, private hot tub, covered parking stall, and custom pool where you can run laps anytime. You can cook and do your washing in this rental. Plenty of restaurants and shops line up on the beachfront, too. The favorite feature of families is the private lanai where great bonding moments happen.

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Kapaʻa, Hawaii, United States
35.91 km (22.4 mi) from Waimea Canyon State Park
45 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place has a nice view of ocean and the shared pool was a hit
great location beautiful view nice little pool ocean right there
very clean very spacious and the ocean breeze that came in the house was great
the pictures provided by the host are true to the experience of the home
tina and walter were such wonderful hosts and very responsive
the host is very helpful and available at any time
tina is a great host on top of communication
great home great host on a beautiful island in paradise
this is a great house in a great location
this place is great perfectly located we were able to walk to both the town and the beach
can walk to several cool restaurants and coffee shops
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10. Condomium in a quiet island sanctuary

You probably crave a quiet sanctuary on the island. This four-person condominium with delightfully warm interiors is an end unit on the ground floor of Polo Kai Resort. Upon waking up, you can walk right onto the grassy area to bask in the warmth of the sun. You also get to enjoy access to Pono Kai Resort’s amenities (e.g. gym, hot tub, game courts, etc.). You have your AC and your WiFi to keep you comfy throughout hot summer days. Everything you need is in this fully equipped condominium.

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Kapaa, Hawaii, United States
35.85 km (22.3 mi) from Waimea Canyon State Park
130 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen amenities allowed us to cook in most of the time - which i appreciated
the apartment is a good starting point for exploring both the north and south of kauai
the setup was very nice with a very comfortable murphy bed in the living room area
the condo is very roomy and comfortable with more than enough space for my husband and i
very clean and inviting
it was very clean and everything was well-stocked
the condo was perfectly cleaned and well-equipped
but other wise it was very clean
everything was very clean and laurie responded promptly when emailed
laurie is a special host
owner was very responsive
laurie is a great host
laurie was always responsive
laurie was an excellent and thoughtful host
the location is ideal
excellent location with a quick walk to shopping food and the water
her place is located in a great spot within walking distance to local stores and food
it's in a good location
great location in kapa'a where you're able to walk to the beach restaurants and stores
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Enjoy the paradise island of Kapa'a

Big adventures await on the island of Kapa'a, Hawaii. Furnished Airbnb vacation rentals will provide all comforts and luxuries you need to take on island adventures. Take your pick from the list of different accommodation options - resorts, apartments, and private houses. Keep and share with friends this list of top Airbnb vacation rentals in Kapa'a, Hawaii.

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