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Oceanfront Views: 11 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Kauai, Hawaii - Updated 2020

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Many say Kauai is an underrated Hawaii island that is often overshadowed by the very famous Maui. It offers amazing beaches and laid-back culture that will have you promising that you don’t want a beach vacation anywhere else. In Kauai, you can also find the some of the best sunsets, amazing marine life, breathtaking botanical gardens, unique hiking trails, beautiful family resorts, and so much more. And, like on every beach vacation, we all want to stay at a place near to the beach and somewhere that offers spectacular beach front views. So, here are the best Airbnbs in Kauai, Hawaii:

Enjoy your stay in paradise.

1. Wake up to amazing views in this 1-bedroom condominium in Princeville (from USD 199)

If you’ve been knee-deep in the hustle and bustle of city life, this Kauai Airbnb vacation rental is the place to get away from it all and embark on a magical affair with the azure blue ocean and lush green bluffs of Hanalei Bay. When you wake up in the morning on your cloud-soft bed linens, you’ll think you’re looking at a gorgeous painting. Walk out onto the gorgeous private lanai to take a closer look and you’ll realize it’s not. With comfy seating and overgrown bushes surrounding you, it’s the ideal spot to chill with a cup of aromatic coffee. Revel in the absolutely breathtaking views of the Hanalei Bay and its lush green bluffs as you sip on your coffee. With the Tunnels Beach, the locals’ favorite snorkeling spot, right down the road, and the Na Pali Coast a 15-minute boat ride away, this is the perfect home base for your North Shore Kauai vacation. Not to mention, the condominium is fully furnished with tropical decor and a range of modern comforts, such as a fully upgraded kitchen with granite countertops where you can prepare your own meals, and a cozy living room with an oversized couch and a 49-inch HD TV featuring Netflix, Hulu, and a selection of Kauai films for you to enjoy.

New!! Hanalei Haven North Shore condo
Princeville, Hawaii, United States
144 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very glad there was air conditioning
- effective a/c with a really good “fan” setting if you want white noise at night
beautiful timber furniture plus a super comfortable bed
spacious condo great view of the mountains & the most comfortable bed ever
we loved the patio with jungle view for us to eat our breakfasts
she keeps her property spotlessly clean
very clean attractive romantic spot
clean spacious and well equipped
the condo is clean cozy and well decorated
the room was clean and well decorated and communication was very prompt
the host is responsive
cristy was very helpful prior to our trip answering our questions and giving great advice
she is the definition of a super host
her welcome packet was very straightforward and helpful
she was also extremely generous and helpful with travel tips for the island
fantastic location very close to hideaways and princeville resort
the location was great and close to everything we wanted to do in north kauai
amazing location in princeville easy access to everywhere we wanted to be
the location is great for walking and very close to two different beautiful swimming areas
we loved the location on the north side of the island
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2. Stay in the Jewel of the Pacific (from USD 300)

If you are looking for an accommodation as close as possible to the beach, look no further. The condominium’s paved path will lead you to the golden sands in no time. With a close proximity to a private, secluded beach that offers wonderful snorkeling opportunities and frequent turtle encounters, you think it would be hard to stay put in the apartment for long. However, this two-bedroom condominium is fitted with plenty of top frills that provide so much comfort you’ll not want to leave the apartment! From its Posturpedic beds and luxury linens to its 60-inch Smart TV and ultimate high-speed internet, you’ll be kept entertained throughout your stay. Among the highlights of the apartment is certainly the unrivaled views of the ocean and the Bali Hai mountains! As if a private beach wasn’t enough to entice guests, the condominium also features a communal pool and a hot tub for guests to swim and soak their troubles away. Guests will also have access to a fully equipped kitchen to prepare their own meals if they wish to. Aptly named the Jewel of the Pacific, this is a stay you won’t want to miss out on!

Jewel of the Pacific- Oceanfront Paradise
Princeville, Hawaii, United States
103 reviews
Entire condominium 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful views from the balcony and kitchen table
the view and watching the sunset from the balcony was incredible nicely decorated and comfortable
great apartment with amazing view
there is a huge tv screen with access to loads of cable channels and also netflix amazon etc
the pool area and hot tub have been updated looks better than the photos
it was very clean
the unit was very clean and well stocked
the unit is clean and well maintained
all furnishing new clean and stylish
beach towels are supplied but will be your responsibility to clean for the next clients
the host is very responsive
the host is helpful and quick to respond
cash was a great host who was attentive and very helpful
thanks for all the helpful advice cash
cash is a great host
we recommend this location as a vacation stay
the condo location is ideal and there's plenty of convenient parking
the location in princeville is perfect
great location and cash was super helpful
the location was perfect and had shops restaurants and a foodland store not far away
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3. Relish in the breathtaking ocean views of this 1-bedroom apartment (from USD 399)

Feel as if you’re living on the sea as you stay in this Kauai Airbnb vacation rental that is encompassed by panoramic sea views! The super comfy king bed will leave you well rested prior to your days of exploring Kauai’s North Shore. Amble along a tree-lined path to visit the magnificent beach, where you can swim and snorkel in the sparkling blue and emerald water. Begin your day with a healthy breakfast consisting of fresh local-grown fruits in the spacious living room, and watch the whales and dolphins play from the private lanai that is furnished with comfortable lounge chairs. Prepare a meal in the immaculately maintained kitchen as you play your jam on the new Bose SoundTouch Wi-Fi music system. Then, tuck into your meal in the lavish dining room while enjoying a stunning 180-degree view of the ocean. Freshen up with a shower in the completely new bathroom, and head out to the historic town of Hanalei to experience its exciting nightlife.

Kauai Oceanfront Breathtaking View
Princeville, Hawaii, United States
105 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ocean views from every room amazing sunsets and all the amenities you need
the view is fantastic and it was nice having a fully functional kitchen
the view this apartment has the best view
extra beach towels beach chairs and an additional fan
updated appliances flooring bathrooms and furniture made this even better than expected
condo was clean and as advertised
it was clean and felt comfortable
the condo was clean and updated
incredible sunsets very clean
the condo was very clean with everything we needed
mitch is a great host
mitch was an outstanding host
he was super helpful and friendly answering all our questions
the host was very responsive and even proactive to make sure we got in okay
mitch is an excellent host very prompt with responses and respectful and accommodating
location is great - a 10 minute drive to hanalei
super close to hanalei and nearby shopping
a fantastic location just above hideaway beach
the location was great and super easy to find
great location on the north shore
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4. Have the best view of the most brilliant sunsets of Kauai in this upscale condominium (from USD 599)

Families or small groups who hanker after the delights of a luxury villa will thrill at this spacious two-bedroom property in Princeville. The interior is smartly spruced up with unique artworks by local artists and wooden furniture that give off a cozy ambiance, offering a soothing retreat for artistic souls to chase their muse. Although a wide range of modern comforts is available on the property, such as free Wi-Fi, a cable TV, and a Bose stereo, the breathtaking views of the ocean and the sunsets from the lanai and atrium windows are more than enough to keep your eyes busy. If not, a cupboard full of board games is sure to bring the family together for a fun-filled time! The modern and stylish kitchen is yours to use, but if you’d rather try some of Hawaii’s best delicacies, Pu’u Po’a beach, just a 10-minute walk away, houses a wealth of restaurants that serve everything from coconut french toasts and mango parfaits to green smoothies and tropical juices that you would surely enjoy. As the day ends, simply walk out of the building and you’ll have one of the most exclusive views of the brilliant sunsets in Kauai. Retire to one of the comfortable king beds in the apartment that guarantees a sound sleep at the end of a thrilling day!

New Heaven on Earth - Pu'u Po'a #313
Princeville, Hawaii, United States
50 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were also very comfortable; decor and other furnishings were tasteful
views from each room were breathtaking except from the back bedroom
the condo was very clean and had everything you could want for a nice relaxing stay in hawaii
spotless and nice layout we appreciated the beach gear
she was a very sweet and accommodating host and responded very quickly
tracey is a wonderful host
perfect family friendly home
host was beyond helpful prompt and so friendly
tracey was a joy to interact with- she was so responsive and communicative to all our needs
stylish place and great location
ideal location and beautiful condo right on hideaway beach
this place is in an ideal location in beautiful kauai
a nice apartment in a good location
unit was in a nice location
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5. Enjoy hotel-like amenities at this 1-bedroom apartment in Kapaa (from 288 USD)

One of the best Kauai Airbnbs, this one-bedroom apartment boasts amazing hotel-like amenities and beautiful interiors. Located on the east side of Kauai, the apartment at Plantation Hale is like a hotel suite and it has everything that a hotel has. Plus point? It offers amazing beach front views from its balcony. The living area comes with a spacious sofa, a dining area, and a balcony. Recently remodeled, the apartment has two double beds in the bedroom, which also comes with a ceiling fan, carpeted flooring, and a TV. The apartment is wheelchair accessible and has a fully-equipped kitchen too. The apartment complex has a large private pool, a BBQ area, and a Jacuzzi. When staying here, you’ll be just minutes away from restaurants, shops, and, of course, the beach!

Josh was great to work with and very responsive. The Plantation Hale H1 location was perfect. It put us right in the middle of everything where all the great tourist spots were within a short drive. You are also a short walk from the beach! Kevin

1-bedroom apartment in Kapaa

Address: Kapaa, HI, United States (see map)

Price: from 288 USD

Number of Guests: 2

6. Recharge at this newly remodeled 2-bedroom apartment in Princeville (from USD 288)

Revel in the amenities and attractions that Princeville has to offer in this charming and cozy 2-bedroom apartment. Furnished with festive, tropical accents, the apartment features three beds spread across two bedrooms, plus two well-appointed bathrooms with a hot tub. The pristine white bed sheets in the rooms perfectly complement this home’s overall aesthetic and certainly promises comfort at the end of a thrilling day. Enjoy relaxing ocean breezes and magnificent sea views from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room and the lovely balcony. Although an electric barbecue is provided on the lanai for outdoor grilling, there is a ton of dining options close by in Pali Ke Kua that you shouldn’t miss out on, like the Hideaways Pizza Pub. Guests are just a 5-minute walk away from amazing snorkeling at the private Hideaways Beach, and the Makai Golf Course, as well as the breathtaking Napali Coast, are just a stone’s throw away. With almost every type of recreational opportunity Kauai has to offer located nearby, the condominium still features an on-site pool for guests to enjoy. It is indeed designed to satisfy the most demanding guests.

Pali Ke Kua Oceanview. Relax. Restore. Revive!
Princeville, Hawaii, United States
111 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful view and fully equipped kitchen
the condo was super comfortable and had all the amenities you could ask for
the pool and jacuzzi were fabulous
no air conditioning but it really wasn't a problem with the fans and ocean breeze
i was a little nervous staying someplace without air conditioning but it was truly never needed
exceptionally clean all towels feel like new
very clean and well provisioned
condo was very clean and well maintained
the place was clean and spacious
her place is clean and comfortable
sally was very helpful host
she responded quickly to all of my questions and was very helpful
sally was prompt and helpful in response to all of my questions
sally was a great host
even more she was an excellent host while we were there
great location close to the st
close to many fabulous attractions
super cute place conveniently located for exploring the north of kauai
we loved the location - an easy walk to the st
the location is walking distance from happy talk lounge and st
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7. Stay close to the airport at this Kapaa apartment (from 268 USD)

If you are looking for a beachfront rental in Kauai, Hawaii that doesn’t require you to drag your heavy luggage far from the airport, then this one’s definitely for you. This cosy home is located on the east side of Kauai, just 10 minutes’ drive from the airport and steps away from Wailua Beach. Located on the top floor of the condominium building, it offers some of the best ocean views on the island. It is complete with Wi-Fi and a fully-equipped kitchen. The one-bedroom apartment comes with a king-sized bed and, if you require extra lodging, there is a queen-sized sleeper sofa located in the living room. Drift off to the relaxing sound of the waves. Located on beautiful green grounds, the apartment complex has a private pool and a BBQ area. It is near to several conveniences, including Mexican and Japanese restaurants, a pub, a pizzeria, a gas station, and a mini-mart.

Amazing ocean view top-floor condominium

Address: Kapaa, HI, United States (see map)

Price: from 268 USD

Number of Guests: 2

8. Enjoy convenience at its best with this 1-bedroom apartment on Poipu Beach (from USD 159)

Looking for an apartment where you can find everything you need without having to take transport or walk? This Poipu condo is perfect for you. This fully furnished condo not only features a tropical design, it also comes with a spacious living area and is probably the most strategically located accommodation you can find in Kauai. This is because the apartment is just walking distance away from beaches, restaurants, and shopping areas, and yet still offers the quiet and private stay that you are looking for. With one bedroom, you can enjoy amazing views right from the comfort of your king-sized bed. The bathroom also comes with all the necessary essentials that you may need during your stay. There are balconies on both sides of the apartment, letting you enjoy fresh air and views. The apartment also comes with Wi-Fi, beach supplies that include beach chairs, umbrellas, and a cooler, parking, outdoor showers, and so much more. Additionally, there is a laundry room facility for you to use.

Nice, spacious and clean condo in a quite area very close to the beach and supermarkets. Everything you need for a vacation in the south of Kauai. The communication with Donya was very good as well! Nancy

Sunny Poipu Condo #4
Koloa, Hawaii, United States
175 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the fresh breeze through the sliding glass door and the ceiling fan to circulate the air while sleeping
good ventilation and fans despite not having ac (most places don’t have ac on the island)
the bed was very comfortable with a quiet fan overhead
no a/c which is common for the area but still comfortable in august
the condo is spacious and very comfortable for cooking relaxing and sleeping
excellent communication and very clean space
very clean and well kept
everything was clean and big rooms
clean nearby everything we wanted
the condo is clean quiet and private
the hosts are great
they were quick and responsive hosts
the beach hut and laundry were incredibly helpful
great quality with solid hosts
great tips from the owner
perfect location so close to everything
great location close to beach
amazing location very close to the beach
plenty of shopping and good eats a short walk or drive away
great snorkeling spots and shopping/cafes right around the corner
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9. Stay at this modern 4-bedroom apartment just minutes away from the beach (from 415 USD)

For large groups and families, consider staying at this beautifully remodelled 4-bedroom house located on the North Shore of Kauai. Offering an abundance of space with modern facilities, this house is ideal for families or large groups looking for an accommodation near to the beach. Sit back and enjoy quality time with friends and family in the living room that comes with a 55-inch (140-cm) LED TV, complete with Netflix. The house also features high-quality hardwood floors and a fully equipped kitchen if you’re in the mood for a home-cooked meal. All four bedrooms feature large windows from where you can enjoy amazing ocean views right from the comfort of your bed. There are king-sized beds in the two master bedrooms, while the other two bedrooms have comfortable queen-sized beds. The apartment, which has an outdoor patio, an outdoor shower, and a BBQ area, is just minutes away from amazing beaches such as Tunnels Beach and Ke'e Beach. The owner kindly provides beach chairs, mats, a beach umbrella, and a cooler. He can also provide you with bicycles upon request. Additionally, you can enjoy 10% discount on adventure activities such as helicopter rides, Na Pali boat tours, surfing and more; just ask your host!

We had a great time and stay in Haena. Kili was very responsive and helpful regarding booking tours. We would love to come back! Johannes
Conveniently located, this apartment is just 35 miles (56 kilometres) from the airport and a short walking distance from various nearby restaurants.

Haena Hale steps from Remote Beach

Address: Hanalei, HI, United States (see map)

Price: from 415 USD

Number of Guests: 8

10. Enjoy a short walk to the beach from Kiahuna in Koloa (from 300 USD)

If you’re looking to stay near to the beach and right opposite a shopping centre at the same time, then this one’s for you. Located just opposite Poipu Shopping Center and Poipu Beach Athletic Club, this 1-bedroom apartment is fully furnished and offers a homely atmosphere. It is located on some of the most beautiful tropical grounds you can find, and a stay at this place will include free membership to the Poipu Beach Athletic Club. From the spacious balcony, you can enjoy amazing beach front views. Also, speaking of beaches, the apartment is just a 5-minute walk away from the Poipu Beach, at which the owner can provide you with beach chairs, two boogie boards, and a travel cooler with ice packs for food and drinks. There’s also a copy of the Ultimate Guidebook to Kauai as well! The bedroom is connected to the bathroom in the apartment, which comes with fresh sets of towels and essentials that include soap, toiletries, and even detergent that you can use at the on-site laundry facility at the apartment building.

It was an awesome place with a lot of extras like beach chairs, boogie boards, cooler bags, etc. Everything was very clean and Amy took care about any matter or questions in minutes! We like to thank you for an unforgettable holiday in a wonderful location! Hannes
The apartment, that comes with free Wi-Fi, a BBQ area, and parking, is so close to conveniences. Also, at the nearby beach, you can enjoy a wide range of water activities that include snorkelling and paddle boarding.


Address: Koloa, HI, United States (see map)

Price: from 300 USD

Number of Guests: 4

11. Budget-friendly apartment (from USD 49)

Located on a cliff, with spectacular ocean views, this Airbnb vacation rental is an affordable holiday home that features one bedroom that can accommodate up to four guests. The apartment is on the ground floor of a three-story structure that comes with a patio that has outdoor seating. You’ll love that it comes with big windows that make the place bright and airy. Also, you’ll find here all the usual home features that include a cozy sitting area and a well-equipped kitchen. Additionally, there is an outdoor pool, which you can use without the additional charge.

OCEANFRONT Sealodge at Princeville B1
Princeville, Hawaii, United States
38 reviews
Entire condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the roku tv is the perfect touch for evening rest
we had a great time in christians apartment
the fans were a lovely touch as our stay was hot
the in unit laundry and full kitchen were very convenient when we needed the comforts of home
the place is very clean and cozy
the unit was very clean and thoughtfully updated
this condo is very clean and well stocked with both towels and beach toys
we arrived to a clean condo with running fans and open windows
great location clean space super quick responses
highly recommend christian as a host
christian was a great host he was very responsive if we needed anything
this place was amazing great hosts responsive and helpful
we loved our stay at sealodge and christian was a great host very friendly and quick to respond always
great location really cute place
nice condo in an amazing location
comfortable spot in a beautiful location
pretty basic spot but good location on the north side
christian's place is in a gorgeous location
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Beach views right from the comfort of your accommodation

With these Airbnbs in Kauai, Hawaii, you won’t have to explore the highest viewpoints or travel far and wide to enjoy the breathtaking views of Maui’s splendid beaches! Also, these apartments are all well-furnished and come with awesome amenities for a fantastic Hawaiian stay.

Frequently asked questions about best Airbnbs in Kauai, Hawaii

1. Which are the best cheap Airbnbs in Kauai?

If you’re looking for affordable Airbnb vacation rentals but don’t want to compromise on comfort, then you should take a look at this budget-friendly apartment with amazing ocean views.

2. Which Airbnbs in Kauai are good for families?

In case you’re traveling with your family, these luxury and spacious Airbnbs are sure to make your holiday one for the books: the luxury condo and the modern four-bedroom apartment.

3. Which are the best Airbnbs with pools in Kauai?

In case you’re looking for a holiday home with a pool, there are plenty of options here in Kauai. Check out these fabulous properties: the one bedroom-apartment, the remodeled apartment, and the budget-friendly apartment.

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