The beach is good for the soul. And, what better way to spend your vacation than by going to a place where it always feels like summer? Oahu, the most popular tourist island in Hawaii, offers a refreshing tropical ambiance that welcomes every visitor like a warm embrace.
Once you’re ready to hit the beach, first and foremost, you have to find a vacation home suited for your preferences and needs. We’ve put together a list of your best HomeAway and VRBO vacation rental options in Oahu. Come and take a look:
The town of Kailua in Oahu has been consistently voted as one of Hawaii’s premier beach getaways and it’s not surprising why. Turquoise waters, fine white sand, and palms trees … these are all waiting for you in this piece of paradise!
Located right on the beachfront, you will enter this property through a private gate that leads to a wide green lawn. Receive a warm welcome from the staff who will make sure that you’ll have a great experience during your vacation.
Once you have settled your luggage, it’s time to put your feet up! With this vacation home’s wide spaces, even the biggest of families can fit in and have fun.
You can even learn some delicious Hawaiian recipes and prepare them here in the modern kitchen with a wide selection of cooking appliances and utensils. Serve the meals hot and fresh at the adjacent dining area with rattan chairs.
At the second level of the Hawaiian home are bedrooms with floors featuring a wooden finish. Meanwhile, high ceilings make these spaces brighter and breezier. It is such a nice place to allow yourself to slacken.
Outdoor lounge chairs can be found on the wide green lawn. Take a seat, watch the sunset, and inhale the tropical goodness of Kailua.
Premier Beachfront Getaway
Address: Kailua, Hawaii
Price: from 1,209 USD / night
Number of Guests: 12
Sitting on a half-acre (0.2-hectare) private oceanfront property, this vacation home boasts dramatic 180-degree coastline views that look as though they are straight off a postcard.
Made of mostly cedar and teak, this house is oozing with distinct Hawaiian charm. It has the makings of the best beach getaway, with the sounds of the waves and the fresh breeze just around the corner.
Right from the living room, you will have a view of the coast, even as you watch TV! Meanwhile, what makes the interiors even more distinct are the cathedral ceilings and the cedar finish of the walls.
This home’s interior design is indeed a work of art. From the structure itself to the furnishings, there will surely be something to capture your attention. An example is this wooden table, which is placed in the dining area.
Spend some me-time in the master bedroom and enjoy the welcome drinks provided by the staff. Every room has its own entertainment system, which includes a flat-screen TV with cable access.
For days when you just want to laze around, there’s a terrace with a view where you can hang out. Savor the ambiance because a chance to have a vacation like this don’t come too often in a lifetime!
Spectacular Waimea Oceanfront Estate
Address: Waimea, Hawaii
Price: from 895 USD / night
Number of Guests: 8
Renting your own vacation home is the best way to experience Oahu to the fullest. This property, for instance, allows guests to enjoy a secluded space where they can relax, have fun, and even celebrate important life events.
This vacation home will give you a world of your own during your well-deserved vacation. Take a refreshing dip in the pool on a warm day and listen to the relaxing sound of a waterfall right in your own backyard.
As you enter the home, you will notice paintings and other artworks that are made by local artists. These pieces sure add charm and value to the abode.
Aside from the living room, there is a space in the house especially dedicated to families. It is wide and spacious, equipped with an entertainment system for everyone to enjoy.
For an adults-only gathering, make use of the bar located adjacent to the living room. It is equipped with special wine glasses and other bar supplies to make your get together an unforgettable one.
Plop down and get some rest before you head out again the next day. With the vacation home’s proximity to the beach and cultural attractions, you’ll never run out of things to do!
Paradise Rental in Diamond Head Kahala w/ own Waterfall
Address: Kahala, Hawaii
Price: from 1,321 USD / night
Number of Guests: 12
Dreaming of a vacation where you will be awakened by the sound of the ocean? This oceanfront condominium unit is ideal for backpackers and couples who value privacy and comfort. It is off the usual tourist paths, but is definitely some place worth the ride because of the peaceful scenery surrounding the property.
The building is secured, with a member of security staff on duty 24 hours a day. Feel safe as you watch Oahu’s most beautiful sunsets right from your windows!
During downtime, you can watch your favorite Netflix or Hulu shows on the flat-screen TV in the living room. Alternatively, you can also use the unit’s internet to play music from Pandora radio.
This unit directly faces the west. You won’t miss any of the beautiful natural views because even the master bedroom has access to the terrace. To signal the end of the day, locals blow the conch shell and you will hear that magical sound from right here.
Meals will never be a problem during your stay in this condominium. You can stock up on food to last during your entire stay. Keep items in the refrigerator and heat food in the microwave when needed.
If you like barbecues, make use of the barbecue area with seating. Surrounded by trees, it’s a nice place for a cookout and maybe even some drinks.
DIRECT OCEANFRONT! Surf, sun, swim, snorkel, paddle, fish right out your door!
Address: Makaha Beach, Hawaii
Price: from 95 USD / night
Number of Guests: 4
The lively tropical spirit and good-natured people are only a few of the reasons that make Oahu such a nice place to visit. In this vacation home, you will be welcomed the authentic Hawaiian way. Feel at home, but most of all, enjoy the luxuries that you can only experience during a vacation.
All of the essentials will be provided, from spices and condiments in the kitchen to the shampoos and lotions in the washrooms. If you’re bringing kids, you can even request a high chair, a baby swing, or a bouncer.
There are two twin beds in the master bedroom, which can be combined into a king bed. Meanwhile, other rooms have queen beds. There will be space for everyone in the family, so don’t worry and just breathe in the Hawaiian ambiance.
Even the bathrooms are well equipped and spacious. Enjoy your shower time without a fuss and say goodbye to fighting over sink space.
Near the pool, you can prepare your Hawaiian-inspired meals on the outdoor barbecue area. Sear pineapples and grill seafood, then enjoy them at the nearby al fresco dining area. Nothing beats a meal shared with the whole family in such a refreshing setting.
Take note that once every two weeks, there is a firework show on this side of the town. Take your family to the gardens and watch as the fireworks pop against the sky!
OVC - Beautiful oasis w/pool 1 block from Ocean in Waikiki Beach! – BBB A+
Address: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Price: from 310 USD / night
Number of Guests: 6
Oahu, a perfect retreat for beach lovers
Whatever kind of beach activity you like, whether you’re into swimming, snorkeling, or surfing, this island will surely have something for you. Even if you just want to laze around and take photos, Oahu would be an ideal place to visit; especially with the help of these HomeAway and VRBO vacation rentals.
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