10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Poipu, Koloa, Hawaii - Updated 2021

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Anne Marie
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Hawaii is a dream vacation for many travelers, and Kauai is undoubtedly the most breathtaking of the islands. Kauai is the least developed island, with lush tropical rainforest and canyons in its interior and dramatic cliffs along its coast. The island is also home to a beach - Poipu - that is consistently ranked among the best in the US and the world. This crescent-shaped beach is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and even surfing; you might even catch sight of a sea turtle or a sunbathing monk seal! The area also has lots of fancy hotels, but if you want a place that feels a little more like home, read this article for our list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Poipu, Koloa, Hawaii.

1. Tropical getaway with mountain views (from USD 199)

This private, one-bedroom home is located in one of Poipu’s most desirable beach estates. Right outside of your windows are lush tropical gardens, including a creek and waterfall, and views of a nearby mountain range. The home even has its own putting green, perfect for golfers to practice before heading over to a course! The townhouse has enough room for two guests, so it’s ideal for a couple on a romantic getaway, or even your honeymoon. The rental comes with tons of great amenities, like a kitchen with a range of appliances, a hot tub with jets for relaxation, and a private patio where you can enjoy a meal or your coffee in the morning.

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Koloa, Hawaii, United States
145 reviews
Entire townhouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi and the air conditioning was excellent
there is a/c in the bedroom and a fan in the main living space
air conditioner works well and is a nice plus
the photos are accurate this is a nicely appointed and comfortable place to stay for vacation
the place was cozy quiet spotless and had all the amenities with very clear instructions
Cleanliness:
very clean and updated
very clean and comfortable
it was clean with a good bed and nice linens
it is beautiful very clean and had all we needed
the house was clean and susan was very responsive and helpful
Host:
our host was very responsive
the rooms are sooo beautiful and the owners are really really nice people
susan was a great host
susan is an amazing host and communicator
the host was responsive to all of our questions both before and during our stay
Location:
the location was great
the location is the best thing
the location is pretty amazing
amazing place and amazing location
nice accommodations in a great location
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2. Cozy condo close to the beach (from USD 151)

Everything you need for a relaxing beach vacation is included in this condo rental. The hosts provide beach towels, an umbrella, and even snorkels and flippers so you don’t have to worry about weighing down your luggage with any beach gear! The condo has lots of other great amenities, like free parking and a small patio overlooking the tropical surroundings. Take a dip in the complex’s private pool, or walk to the nearby beach for a swim in the ocean and some of the area’s best spots for intermediate surfers.

Garden Isle Condo
Koloa, Hawaii, United States
116 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the condo was extremely comfortable and had all thoughtful and modern amenities that we needed
the unit has good fast wifi and cable tv
a/c worked great and the king bed was very comfortable
the air conditioning was also a very welcomed amenity after a few humid days on north shore
great parking pool & a/c ( very rare i find at this price point
Cleanliness:
comfortable clean convenient to beaches
the condo was clean and comfortable
very nice and clean space
the condo could use a deeper clean and possibly some updates
the place was clean and had a nice stocked kitchen
Host:
host was very responsive
the hosts provided thoughtful tips and recommendations
very nice very helpful host
the hosts were very responsive with local information
the hosts give amazing tips to better your stay
Location:
perfect location for beach time and snorkeling
great location on the beautiful garden isle
good location not too far from anything
the location is ideal for all activities
ideal location close to great beaches and easy access for heading west to waimea
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3. Huge estate for a large group (from USD 445)

Couples on a romantic vacation aren’t the only travelers to Hawaii. If you’re traveling in a big group and need something larger than previous rentals on this list, consider this sprawling estate! It has 4 bedrooms that can sleep 16 guests in total, so it is perfect for a reunion of family or friends! The home is set on a large plot of land and is surrounded by gardens for privacy. There are lots of places to gather as a group, like outdoors on the patio or at the pool, or have some relaxing alone time. You’ll have all of the amenities you need to make this your home away from home, like a washer and dryer, a huge kitchen, and even a gym!

Poipu Estate: Walk to beach, Sleeps 8-16, AC, Pool
Koloa, Hawaii, United States
32 reviews
Entire house 12 Beds 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioning in the bedrooms worked very well
the trundle bed does roll in easy so just have to be cautious of that
the home had very comfortable beds 5 bathrooms and stunning furniture
the community pool and athletic club was an awesome bonus
also to each have our own individual patio and bathroom made choosing rooms so easy
Cleanliness:
great location in poipu very clean and comfortable
harini had special welcome basket and the place was cool down and clean when we arrived
very clean great location
Host:
the host took care of every detail and was extremely responsive
great host basket of goods at the arrival
we even arrived ahead of schedule and they were kind enough to let us check in
she was very responsive over the text and phone any time of the day
check-in and check-out was easy and seamless and the owner communicated well
Location:
the location is perfect
perfect location just a short walk to the beach and many restaurants
close to beach and great restaurants
the location was perfect walking distance to shops and restaurants as well as kiahuna beach and baby beach
fabulous location and great host
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4. Beachfront condo in a stunning resort (from USD 159)

This rental condo is located in the Kiahuna Plantation, which is the only condominium resort located on the ocean in Poipu. The resort is breathtaking no matter where you turn; it has sweeping lawns, swaying palm trees, and a sand beach with pristine blue waters. The plantation also has the historic Moir Gardens, which are filled with flourishing tropical plants. You can see the gardens right from the private balcony of this condo rental, which is the perfect spot for sitting outside and enjoying the ocean breeze. The remodeled condo is just as inviting from the inside, with lanai furniture and shiny wooden floors. There is one bedroom, but the rental can sleep up to four guests.

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Koloa, Hawaii, United States
65 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the breeze kept the apartment cool (no need for ac)
there is no a/c but plenty of fans and breezes and the lanai is very generously sized
we had every fan running to try to stay cool in early august
thanks for a lovely apt
the condo was well equipped (especially the kitchen) and the whole place was beautifully furnished
Cleanliness:
the place was clean and comfortable
very clean and well maintained unit on a nice property
the room was very clean and we love to come back some days
it was very clean and we felt at home
inside the room is very clean
Host:
rick was very helpful and shared great recommendations
rick is responsive knowledgeable and professional
if you have any questions or need help the staff couldn’t be kinder or more helpful
rick is a friendly and responsive host
we found the property/staff hospitable and helpful
Location:
such a perfect location
easy walking distance to the beach pool and shopping & restaurants
great location in sunny poipu
fabulous apartment in a great location in kauai
this place is perfect the location is ideal
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5. Charming condo with access to resort amenities (from USD 172)

Another rental option on the Kiahuna Plantation is this one-bedroom condo. It has a comfortable king-sized bed in the bedroom as well as a pull-out sofa in the living room for a group of more than two guests. The newly remodeled kitchen is a great place if you want to cook your own meals, and the resort also has a restaurant on site, if you’re craving something special. Guests at this rental have access to the resort’s incredible amenities, like a huge pool and an athletic club with a gym and tennis courts. You could have everything you need in this paradise, but be sure to venture out to explore the area’s great hiking and golf courses too.

PARADISE FOUND!AT PLANTATION BEACH FRONT RESORT
Koloa, Hawaii, United States
111 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed (and sofa bed) are comfortable
no ac but fans were comfortable enough as it cooled down at night
can get a bit warm but we used the dyson air fan most nights
this place was amazing despite not having ac the fans definitely helped and the bed was so comfortable
the apartment is beautiful and has a full kitchen and perfect balcony
Cleanliness:
clean and well maintained
very clean and comfortable
great apartment very clean and spacious with nice decor
it was very nice and clean
their place was also extremely clean and well taken care of
Host:
the staff were very helpful and friendly throughout
miguel and judy were very informative hosts with a beautiful unit
the plantation where the condos are set is really beautiful and everyone very friendly
judy and miguel are wonderful hosts
this resort was very family-friendly and we enjoyed it very much so
Location:
good location to venture from
really good location as well
great location of the condo
beautiful place in a beautiful location
location is prime close to beaches shops and great food options
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6. Studio overlooking Prince Kuhio Park (from USD 127)

This ground-floor studio is located right next to Prince Kuhio Park, which offers a stunning natural backdrop during your stay. The studio has a huge sliding glass door on one side, which can be opened to bring the outdoors inside. Sit out on the patio, or enjoy the refreshing breeze right from the bed! The condo is within steps of the beautiful Lawai Beach, and the rental includes beach chairs, an umbrella, and a cooler, so you enjoy the surf and sand without having to pack any extra equipment besides your bathing suit!

Prince Kuhio Quiet, Private, End Unit-Ground Floor
Koloa, Hawaii, United States
63 reviews
Entire condominium 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kitchen amenities were perfectly sized for the space
the condo stayed cool enough to not use the a/c even in record heat
the aspect of this room i liked the most was its private patio
bathroom was very neat; the sink was a beautiful emerald green design
we loved the small kitchen for saving some extra money while traveling
Cleanliness:
it was clean quaint and secluded
very clean and cute condo we had a great time
the space is small but clean and has everything you need
the apartment was nice and clean and check-in/out was super easy
it is easy to check into and is clean and cute
Host:
friendly hosts nice and quiet
people in the complex were friendly
Location:
great snorkeling across the street
we loved the location short walk to beaches
great location able to walk to restaurant and shopping area
great parking and location
the place is at the great location
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7. Luxurious rental in traditional Hawaiian style (from USD 185)

The traditional Hawaiian style of this condo rental will immediately set your clock to island time! Throughout the apartment, you’ll find rich wooden furniture, colorful furnishings, and tropical-themed decor like you would find at a beach resort hotel. The apartment’s other great feature is an attached lanai where you can sit outside and look over the lush tropical surroundings. This condo is located in a resort with tons of great amenities, and it is within walking distance to the beach and a short drive to a nearby golf course.

Tradition and luxury: Kiahuna 233
Koloa, Hawaii, United States
142 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
get a sofa bed that someone can actually comfortably sleep on and get a/c
the space was perfectly comfortable for our group of three using the pull out couch
king size bed is comfortable and my kids said the sofa bed was way better than the resort
awesome location comfy beds (including pull-out) not a ton of space but would be perfect for couples
beach towels are included gym access tons of fans nice plates and flatware etc
Cleanliness:
very clean and quiet
the condo was very clean and comfortable
a very nice clean condo
nice and clean
the condo was super clean and comfortable
Host:
the owners are very attentive and info excellent
beautifully kept space and great recommendations and instructions from host
shauna was a perfect host
our host shauna was so helpful reliable friendly and responsive
shauna provides lots of helpful tips about the area great host
Location:
nice condo in a great location
great location with easy walking access to beaches and shopping
great location on the first floor
great location well equipped and close walk to the beach
very close to a nice beach and shopping
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8. Brand new beach cottage (from USD 241)

You’ll fall in love the second you lay your eyes on this cute beach cottage! This cozy one-bedroom home is the perfect spot for two guests ready to explore Poipu. The rental comes with two beach cruisers so you can easily explore this beautiful area by bike. The beach is within walking distance, and the home has an outdoor shower so you don’t have to worry about tracking sand inside. There is even a private garage, so you may feel free to park your car and only drive when you’re exploring some of the harder-to-reach spots on Kauai!

Exquisite Cottage!!! Hale Minoaka at Poipu Beach Estates
Poipu/ Koloa, Hawaii, United States
67 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the property doesn't have ac so some nights were hot so we purchased a box fan
just have a fan on you at all times if you can
three ceiling fans a tower fan and a room circulator plus tons of windows that all open up
awesome location gorgeous cottage loved the bikes and beach chairs and outdoor shower
great that there were the bicycles for use and outdoor shower
Cleanliness:
it was very clean
very clean with tons of space
the house was extremely clean and stylish
the house is very clean and fully equipped
the house was stylish and spotlessly clean
Host:
hosts were very responsive and kind
our hosts were friendly and readily available
beautiful newly constructed home separate building from owners
the hosts provide a great notebook with instructions and local information that is very helpful
easy self check-in and great communication with the host
Location:
a cute well presented cottage close to beaches
super close to all the beautiful beaches shopping and food
a lovely house super close to poipu and the beaches and cute little shops
great location with easy access to a bunch of the awesome places on kauai
the house was perfect for celebrating our anniversary immaculate centrally located quiet and beautiful
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9. Colorful condo in a quiet neighborhood

The interior of this cute condominium is brimming with tropical decor that will instantly put you in a happy mood! The colorful interior is rivaled only by its exterior, which is surrounded by lush tropical plants and flowers. The condo has huge windows that let in the views and can also let in a refreshing ocean breeze. This rental has one bedroom and can accommodate up to two guests. It is located in a complex where the owners are always available in the office to provide beach towels and chairs that can be used in the two nearby beaches.

Walk to Poipu Beach i, A/C,Deck,WIFI,wood floors
Koloa, Hawaii, United States
72 reviews
Entire condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
accommodations were very comfortable with all the needed amenities and more (beach chairs ice cooler etc
the a/c was a key feature making sleeping at night fantastic
nice touch with fresh local flowers in the room
air conditioning and the bathroom shower in javeds place are good
fresh flowers and chocolate were waiting for us in our room with a personal note from javed
Cleanliness:
clean and all functional
everything was very clean
javed’s place was very clean and comfortable
a very good choice in kauai clean and spacious
the place is very clean peaceful and welcoming
Host:
staff could not have been any friendlier
the staff were very friendly and welcoming
so kind and hospitable
staff were extremely kind and helpful
javed was a great host
Location:
the location is great
the location is wonderful
great affordable location in popiu beach
very convenient location and comfortable room
great charming spot close to the beach
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10. Immaculate villa in the heart of Poipu

The location of this condominium cannot be beaten! Whether you’re looking for a scenic beach, golf course, shopping, or dining, there are dozens of options within walking distance or just a short drive away. This one-bedroom condo has a pristine interior with a comfortable queen bed and a sofa bed which can sleep up to four guests. Throw open the huge windows and ceiling fans to let in the refreshing island breeze. Whether you want to catch up on shows using the apartment’s fast wi-fi, or you prefer to entertain yourself with the complimentary games or puzzles, you won’t run out of things to do even when you’re just relaxing at home!

Immaculate 1Bed/1Bath Villa, in Heart of Poipu!
Koloa, Hawaii, United States
115 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all amenities provided for a comfortable stay
however be prepared for at best average cabinets lack of down pillows and a subpar bathroom (e
the unit itself was very large and private - comfortable furnishings particularly the king bed
we did not miss having air conditioning as the unit is well situated for good crosswind flow
extras like the roku on the tv and computer & printer were much appreciated
Cleanliness:
very clean relaxing and perfect for our getaway
overall v thoughtful clean experience on well maintained grounds
very nice clean unit in a beautifully lush garden setting
a very spacious condo snuggled in a forest like ambiance
very very clean space with a terrific location
Host:
the hosts are also super responsive to any questions we had
we both think you were outstanding hosts who were very very quick to respond to all of our questions/inquiries
apartment was super cute host was very accommodating and responses to emails was fast
krystal was extremely easy to communicate with and very accommodating overall incredible hosts
krystal was very quick on responding and her local information was very helpful
Location:
ideal location and amazing value
the location was fantastic
very good location next to the shopping village
close to wonderful beaches
good location and comfortable
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A luxury resort experience that feels like home

You don’t have to stay at one of the expensive hotels near Poipu to have a relaxing and luxurious stay. Any one of these vacation rentals provides nearly all of the same amenities you’d find at a resort: beautiful lodging, exquisite views, great amenities, and easy access to the ocean. Plus, you may feel even more relaxed when you’re staying in a place where you can cook your own meals and enjoy your own private lanai! The only thing you’ll have to worry about is loving Poipu so much that you never want to leave.

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Anne-Marie works in publishing by day and aspires to travel as much as she can. While she has not yet seen the whole world, she's eager to learn and write about it!

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