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 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 beachfront views. So, here are the best Airbnbs in Kauai, Hawaii.Enjoy your stay in paradise.
This home is perfect for families of up to eight members or even for a group of couples. If you are looking for accommodation with plenty of space and is close to the beach and many other attractions, this one is for you. Located on the east side of Kauai, this elegant beach home is within walking distance from many great shops and restaurants that line the five-mile (eight-kilometer) paved beachfront path. The house has all the amenities you will need for a comfortable stay, like a fully equipped kitchen, luxury bathrooms, air-conditioning, laundry facilities, parking, and WiFi. Enjoy a dip in the custom pool by the lanai where the hot tub also sits. This spot also gives you the best ocean view in the area.
Moana Kai Beach House Ocean FrontKapaʻa, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsthe place has a nice view of ocean and the shared pool was a hitgreat location beautiful view nice little pool ocean right therevery clean very spacious and the ocean breeze that came in the house was great
Host:the pictures provided by the host are true to the experience of the hometina and walter were such wonderful hosts and very responsivethe host is very helpful and available at any timetina is a great host on top of communicationgreat home great host on a beautiful island in paradiseRead more reviewsthis is a great house in a great locationthis place is great perfectly located we were able to walk to both the town and the beachcan walk to several cool restaurants and coffee shops
This bright and airy studio is nestled between Anini Beach and Princeville Center, making it a perfect accommodation for families looking forward to doing a lot of beach strolls, biking, and hiking. You can also enjoy snorkeling at Anini Beach and surfing in the waters of Hanalei. After a day of activities, relax inside your air-conditioned home while watching a show on the HD flat-screen TV or prep a delicious meal in the full kitchen. Take in the stunning views of the mountain and of the Hawaiian sunset from the second-story lanai.
Airy Apt w/AC: Walk to Beach, 10 mins to Surf/HikePrinceville, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsthere are plenty of amenities a fully functional kitchen and the entire apartment was quite clean and comfortablethis open loft apartment was the perfect introduction to the islandallison has a beautiful space and has really thought of everything to make her guests comfortablegreat location to local amenities beautiful apartment with great touches and very stylishgreat location clean comfortable bed and has great beach amenities for 2 plus chocolate & coffeebeautiful clean spacious studio ina beautiful area ofkauaieasy to find plenty of parking beautiful spacious super clean apartmentbeautiful clean serene location with easy access to some of the best sights on kaua'i
Host:she was extremely responsive with any questions and requestshost is excellent at responding to any questions quickly and promptlyshe is very responsivealso very responsive to any questions and feedbackallison is a very responsive host and made the whole experience very enjoyableRead more reviewsgood location for ammenities like shopping restaurants and grocery storegreat location great weather and great timeamazing space great location would definitely stay againallison’s place is wonderful - conveniently located and thoughtfully decoratedallison and ian’s place was spacious relaxing and located in a great community
If you are a couple on your honeymoon or simply on a weekend getaway, this garden cottage is perfect for you. It overlooks breathtaking river valley views and is sure to be romantic. Relax and enjoy your much-needed privacy while being surrounded by the sounds of the rushing stream, lush tropical trees, and exotic birds. Two miles (three kilometers) from the property, you will find the best beaches in the world. The rental comes with a private pool and a hot tub where you can enjoy a soak while watching the night sky. Most importantly, it has all the amenities that you will need for a comfortable stay, including a full kitchen and laundry facilities.
Romantic Garden Cottage,View! Pool!Hanalei, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsjust big enough for two with gorgeous views from the deck and poolwe were lucky to pick a papaya to accompany our breakfast right off of the deck(the wifi is very good for those that have to stay in touch)it was serene and the back patio and pool/jacuzzi were such an amazing perkthe pool and hot tub are a great touch and jeffrey was super responsivevery clean and comfortablethe house is so clean and i felt so at homeyou’re surrounded by so much beauty outside and the inside is clean and comfy
Host:jeffrey was an excellent communicative host and koko gave us a lovely greeting and was very helpfulthe property manager koko is so welcoming and helpful and we loved chatting with himthis is an amazing place and jeffrey was such a great hostjeffrey is an excellent host and the house did not disappointthe neighbors were so friendly and helpful as well so that made us feel very comfortable thereRead more reviewswe loved the locationsecluded wonderful location for a neighbor island getawayabsolutely stunning location and an absolutely amazing airbnb experienceamazing location set in a dream sceneryabsolutely incredible honeymoon hideaway amazing location tucked right between hanalei and haena
Get the most out of Kauai, Hawaii’s nature in this jungle cottage located in the secluded part of North Shore. While this home is surrounded by thick tropical trees, it is still near the best beaches and hikes in the area. The house offers two bedrooms with a king and a queen bed, which means it can comfortably sleep up to four guests. It sports original hardwood floors, jalousie windows, and a screened lanai. Guests can cook their own meals in the fully equipped kitchen and do their laundry with the provided washer and dryer. This rental has free WiFi and parking.
Nico Hale TVNC-1036Hanalei, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsthe king bed in the master bedroom was very comfortableit was easy to buy yummy food from local markets and cook delicious meals in their kitchenit was very clean and a perfect place for usnicohale was a beautiful and very cleanthis is the perfect home extremely clean and peaceful
Host:hosts were very accommodating and friendlyour hosts were kind and super quick to respondeverything was easy- checking in parking and getting help from hosts etcalso the hosts were very helpful and quick to respond to any of our needsthere is no local host but luckey and jessica are very responsive and graciousRead more reviewsthe location is perfect would definitely stay here againthe location is perfect on the north side of kauaiwe booked this place intentionally for the end of our trip because it looked so peacefulthe location on the north shore was perfect for us as lovers of the north shoremainly a place to relax and rejuvenate
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 B1Princeville, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsthe roku tv is the perfect touch for evening restwe had a great time in christians apartmentthe fans were a lovely touch as our stay was hotthe in unit laundry and full kitchen were very convenient when we needed the comforts of homethe place is very clean and cozythe unit was very clean and thoughtfully updatedthis condo is very clean and well stocked with both towels and beach toyswe arrived to a clean condo with running fans and open windowsgreat location clean space super quick responses
Host:highly recommend christian as a hostchristian was a great host he was very responsive if we needed anythingthis place was amazing great hosts responsive and helpfulwe loved our stay at sealodge and christian was a great host very friendly and quick to respond alwaysRead more reviewsgreat location really cute placenice condo in an amazing locationcomfortable spot in a beautiful locationpretty basic spot but good location on the north sidechristian's place is in a gorgeous location
6. Have the best view of the most brilliant sunsets of Kauai in this upscale condominium (from USD 549)
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 #313Princeville, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsthe beds were also very comfortable; decor and other furnishings were tastefulviews from each room were breathtaking except from the back bedroomthe condo was very clean and had everything you could want for a nice relaxing stay in hawaiispotless and nice layout we appreciated the beach gear
Host:she was a very sweet and accommodating host and responded very quicklytracey is a wonderful hostperfect family friendly homehost was beyond helpful prompt and so friendlytracey was a joy to interact with- she was so responsive and communicative to all our needsRead more reviewsstylish place and great locationideal location and beautiful condo right on hideaway beachthis place is in an ideal location in beautiful kauaia nice apartment in a good locationunit was in a nice location
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 ParadisePrinceville, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsbeautiful views from the balcony and kitchen tablethe view and watching the sunset from the balcony was incredible nicely decorated and comfortablegreat apartment with amazing viewthere is a huge tv screen with access to loads of cable channels and also netflix amazon etcthe pool area and hot tub have been updated looks better than the photosit was very cleanthe unit was very clean and well stockedthe unit is clean and well maintainedall furnishing new clean and stylishbeach towels are supplied but will be your responsibility to clean for the next clients
Host:the host is very responsivethe host is helpful and quick to respondcash was a great host who was attentive and very helpfulthanks for all the helpful advice cashcash is a great hostRead more reviewswe recommend this location as a vacation staythe condo location is ideal and there's plenty of convenient parkingthe location in princeville is perfectgreat location and cash was super helpfulthe location was perfect and had shops restaurants and a foodland store not far away
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 hot tub. 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
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
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
Haena Hale steps from Remote Beach
Address: Hanalei, HI, United States (see map)
Price: from 415 USD
Number of Guests: 8
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
Address: Koloa, HI, United States (see map)
Price: from 300 USD
Number of Guests: 4
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
Top guest reviewsbeautiful view and fully equipped kitchenthe condo was super comfortable and had all the amenities you could ask forthe pool and jacuzzi were fabulousno air conditioning but it really wasn't a problem with the fans and ocean breezei was a little nervous staying someplace without air conditioning but it was truly never neededexceptionally clean all towels feel like newvery clean and well provisionedcondo was very clean and well maintainedthe place was clean and spaciousher place is clean and comfortable
Host:sally was very helpful hostshe responded quickly to all of my questions and was very helpfulsally was prompt and helpful in response to all of my questionssally was a great hosteven more she was an excellent host while we were thereRead more reviewsgreat location close to the stclose to many fabulous attractionssuper cute place conveniently located for exploring the north of kauaiwe loved the location - an easy walk to the stthe location is walking distance from happy talk lounge and st
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 condoPrinceville, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsvery glad there was air conditioning- effective a/c with a really good “fan” setting if you want white noise at nightbeautiful timber furniture plus a super comfortable bedspacious condo great view of the mountains & the most comfortable bed everwe loved the patio with jungle view for us to eat our breakfastsshe keeps her property spotlessly cleanvery clean attractive romantic spotclean spacious and well equippedthe condo is clean cozy and well decoratedthe room was clean and well decorated and communication was very prompt
Host:the host is responsivecristy was very helpful prior to our trip answering our questions and giving great adviceshe is the definition of a super hosther welcome packet was very straightforward and helpfulshe was also extremely generous and helpful with travel tips for the islandRead more reviewsfantastic location very close to hideaways and princeville resortthe location was great and close to everything we wanted to do in north kauaiamazing location in princeville easy access to everywhere we wanted to bethe location is great for walking and very close to two different beautiful swimming areaswe loved the location on the north side of the island
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 ViewPrinceville, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsocean views from every room amazing sunsets and all the amenities you needthe view is fantastic and it was nice having a fully functional kitchenthe view this apartment has the best viewextra beach towels beach chairs and an additional fanupdated appliances flooring bathrooms and furniture made this even better than expectedcondo was clean and as advertisedit was clean and felt comfortablethe condo was clean and updatedincredible sunsets very cleanthe condo was very clean with everything we needed
Host:mitch is a great hostmitch was an outstanding hosthe was super helpful and friendly answering all our questionsthe host was very responsive and even proactive to make sure we got in okaymitch is an excellent host very prompt with responses and respectful and accommodatingRead more reviewslocation is great - a 10 minute drive to hanaleisuper close to hanalei and nearby shoppinga fantastic location just above hideaway beachthe location was great and super easy to findgreat location on the north shore
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 #4Koloa, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsthe fresh breeze through the sliding glass door and the ceiling fan to circulate the air while sleepinggood 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 overheadno a/c which is common for the area but still comfortable in augustthe condo is spacious and very comfortable for cooking relaxing and sleepingexcellent communication and very clean spacevery clean and well kepteverything was clean and big roomsclean nearby everything we wantedthe condo is clean quiet and private
Host:the hosts are greatthey were quick and responsive hoststhe beach hut and laundry were incredibly helpfulgreat quality with solid hostsgreat tips from the ownerRead more reviewsperfect location so close to everythinggreat location close to beachamazing location very close to the beachplenty of shopping and good eats a short walk or drive awaygreat snorkeling spots and shopping/cafes right around the corner
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?
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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