Hawaiian Holiday: 5 HomeAway/Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Kauai, Hawaii

Hawaiian Holiday: 5 HomeAway/Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Kauai, Hawaii
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Ancient volcanic peaks covered in carpets of lush vegetation and dappled by golden sunshine, majestic cliffs broodingly overlooking the vast blue ocean, and wild roosters crowing at daybreak. This is Kauai, Hawaii’s Garden Isle. The oldest of the Hawaiian islands, Kauai is less crowded compared to the other islands and is a favourite among both locals and visitors.

These 5 HomeAway and VRBO vacation rentals will open your eyes to the raw beauty of Kauai’s sandy coastline and stunning volcanic panoramas:

1. Seaside lodge: 2-bedroom prime end unit (from USD 208)

This 2-bedroom condominium is situated on the Princeville Ocean Bluffs, giving you splendid views of the ocean and mountains in the distance. You could spend all day and all night lounging on this day bed, gazing dreamily at the passing clouds and the blue waters glistening in the sunlight. Don’t spend all day snoozing though, you might miss out on the whales that occasionally peek out in the distance. The fully furnished kitchen allows for homemade meals in this dining room that has seating for 4. Alternatively, if it’s just you and your partner, take your meal outdoors to your private balcony and watch the sunset turn the landscape from lush green to warm pinkish gold. The 2 bedrooms are simple and comfortable, both with windows that look out to swaying palm trees, white sands, and emerald waters.

Sealodge J7 - 2BR/2BA, 2nd Floor Prime End Unit, Spectacular Oceanfront Views
62 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view is breathtaking beds are very compfortable
the unit is comfortable and with nice touches such as beach chairs for guests
older interior but comfortable
Cleanliness:
condo was clean albeit older but well upkept
Location:
overall location is great especially having a grocery store just past the entrance to the neighborhood
nice location to access all of the princeville area
location is great for north shore activities
nice walking trails from the unit including two moderately difficult fun trails to different beaches
great property quiet everything you need to make a vacation just right
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2. Rejuvenating retreat: 2-bedroom condo on Waipouli Beach (from USD 500)

This beachfront ocean condominium is right by the Waipouli Beach coastline, between the historical towns of Kapaa and Wailua. Spend your day shopping, enjoy the atmosphere of the Hawaiian towns, or make a beeline for the beach. You’re in close proximity to everything needed for a great holiday. Gather around in the living room, which has a 3D HD television and Blu-ray DVD player provided for your enjoyment. Prepare for a movie night with the selection of Blu-ray and 3D movies provided, along with 6 pairs of 3D electronic glasses so everyone can be immersed in the experience.

The sofa can also be converted to a queen-size bed so there’s lots of space to fit everyone when it comes to bedtime. Large glass panels afford views of the lush greenery around you, framed by the cloud-topped mountains. Both master suites are furnished with an elegant king-sized bed and quirky pineapple lamps that bring out the Hawaiian vibe. Slide open the glass doors and step outside. In the day, you’ll be treated to views of the lovely landscape, while at night the twinkling stars will keep you company. The elegant bathroom, tiled in Peruvian travertine, has a soaking tub and 2 showers. If you and your partner are in the mood for a romantic night, open the shuttered doors to create an open-concept space.

Waipouli Beach D-303 2 Heavenly Cal King Beds We Pay Resort Fee - Best Reviews
170 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The bedding was extremely comfortable
All the amenities were great
It was rocky and the water was rough during our stay
The condo was beautiful and felt like home during our stay Proximity to the pool and lobby
I appreciate high-end appliances and kitchen accessories and
Cleanliness:
And everything was clean and new
The condo was beautifully decorated
The pool and work out facilities were GREAT
Unit was furnished beautifully and was very clean and new in appearance
The unit was very centrally located and within very close proximity (walking) to grocery stores
Host:
Deani was super helpful with our early check in request MahaloGreg
He was extremely responsive to all of my questions
We also had our 14 month with us
must I had a few questions just before we arrived and Greg was very quick to respond and very helpful
The unit was beautiful and comfortably fit the 5 of us
Location:
Conveniently located grocery store is a short walk across the street
and it is in walking distance to several decent restaurants
There were a number of good restaurants nearby (we really liked some of the informal ones like Chicken in a Barrel and Tiki Tacos)
The location in Kapaa is perfect if you'll be exploring the island because it's pretty centrally located
Having the grocery stores and a couple of coffee places right across the street was really convenient too
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3. Tropical tang: poolside ocean-view condo close to Poipu Beach (from USD 394)

Located by the sunny Poipu Beach, the Nihi Kai Villas Resort is just footsteps away from the sandy coast, and a 5-minute walk from the famous body-surfing Brennecke’s Beach and Poipu Beach Park. Open up the doors and let the salt-tinged ocean breeze flow in, bringing with it the promise of golden tans and high surfing waves. A morning cup of coffee goes down best with a soundtrack of rolling waves and a view of shimmering blues, both from the pool and the ocean. Decorated with a tropical theme in mind, the unit is simply made for a beach holiday. The 2 bedrooms have the atmosphere of a serene island oasis, with doors that lead out to swaying palm trees, colourful tropical flowers, and fragrant fruit trees.

Nihi Kai 201 By Parrish Kauai - Premier Condo w/ Pool and Ocean Views! Walk to b
7 reviews
condo 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is also a nice swimming pool
Cleanliness:
very clean and well maintained
Location:
loved how close it was to the pool
the location of the property was perfect for walking to poipu and enjoying the beach
very close to poipu beach which has lots of fish if you like to snorkel
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4. Ocean spray: fabulous ocean-front views (from USD 672)

Perched on the edge of a bluff, the Pacific Ocean spreads out before the property. Located on the southernmost point of Kauai, nothing stands between you and the great blue ocean. Make your way carefully down to the rocks to dip your feet in the water, or head to the nearby Shipwreck Beach and Poipu Beach. Both beaches can be reached within a leisurely 10-minute walk by the coastline. The first sound that greets you as you walk outside will be the the sound of waves crashing into the cliffs, sending up a mist of sea spray into the air. Your private balcony is the perfect spot to admire the commanding views of sky and sea, especially at sunset and sunrise. The living room is well-lit by the sunlight, and the tropical upholstery gives a cheery vibe to the space. Fall asleep to the lullaby of the waves, heard in both of the 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a private balcony with a lounge chair for an afternoon tanning session.

Makahuena 5101 By Parrish Kauai - Elima Building: Oceanfront & Watch Turtles, Wh
11 reviews
condo 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
unit was spacious clean and quiet
Location:
located very close to shopping beaches and other local attractions
great location and nice place to stay
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5. Garden oasis: 3-bedroom cottage with free kayaks and bikes (from USD 550)

Situated by the Wailua River and only one block from the pristine swimming beach at Lydgate Park, this 1,200-square-foot (111.5-square-metre) cottage is ideal for a Hawaiian getaway with friends or family. The North and South shores are both within a 45-minute drive, and the shops in nearby Kapaa will provide you with everything you need. Originally constructed in the 1940s and 1950s, these vintage plantation cottages have been fully renovated yet still hold on to a quaint island charm. Surrounded by palm trees and a verdant garden, the ambience is romantic and cosy. The living room is enlivened with splashes of colour against its white walls, making it an inviting space to hang out. Put the soup on to boil and place the chicken in the oven. While you’re waiting for the food to be cooked, the open-concept kitchen makes it easy to interact with everyone. If you’re taking a break from the beach, kayaks are provided so you can explore the Wailua River. Alternatively, hop on the provided bicycles and roam the town. When the day’s activities have wound down, nestle under the soft sheets, close your eyes, and have a refreshing night’s sleep in your garden-oasis bedroom.

Fern Grotto Inn - Lonely Planet Recommends our Cottages! VRBO Bear Stayed Here!
13 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved having the washer and dryer and the free wifi to stay connected to home
Cleanliness:
it was clean spacious and exceeded all of our expectations
Host:
paul nausheen and their adorable twins are wonderful hosts
thanks paul our gracious hosts paul and nausheen were wonderful
paul and his family were wonderful hosts and i hope to return again
the family that runs it is very kind and they provided excellent extras in the house
Location:
this is a great location - a good walk to the beaches a short drive to the shops
the location is perfect to so many things on the island
good location close to lydgate park and 1/2 way to poipu and ke'e beaches
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Kick back in Kauai

If you’re looking for something a little more laid-back and less touristy in Hawaii, book your stay on the island of Kauai. It offers the same Hawaiian splendor and breathtaking scenery, minus the overwhelming tourist crowds of the main islands. You’ll find yourself invigorated and enchanted on this beautiful garden island. Enjoy with these mesmerizing HomeAway and VRBO vacation rentals!

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