Kailua Kona is the largest and one of the most populated towns in Big Island, which also happens to be one of the least developed isles of Hawaii. This, however, is not to its detriment; in fact, its raw, natural beauty is the reason why many tourists prefer staying in this area compared to the other parts of the state. Furthermore, many of the sights and attractions here can be visited at no cost, which is great for budget-conscious travelers. There’s an Airbnb rental available, whether you’re a tourist on a tight budget or you’re someone who prefers to stay in a quieter part of Hawaii. Take a look at this list to find the perfect Airbnb vacation rentals in Kailua Kona, Hawaii.
Beautiful, romantic, and exotic. These are the words that best describe this Airbnb rental, which can be found under a ficus tree in Napoopoo Village in Kealakekua Bay. Made of bali teak panels and decorated with old surfboards, this accommodation is a wonderful choice for honeymooners and couples on holiday. Besides its unique decors, it also boasts of the amenities that guests expect from a holiday home, including a fully-equipped kitchen, a barbecue, and WiFi. The beach park is less than two minutes away on foot from this property. Beach towels and snorkeling gear can be borrowed here.
Kealakekua Bay Bali Cottage -steps from BayCaptain Cook, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsthe bali cottage was cozy and inviting with all of the amenities you needthe open air shower kitchen and living space was a fantastic alternative to resorts of konathankfully there were plenty of fans and a screen around the bed to protect us overnighti 'm a fan of nature cats and unique experiences so karen's airbnb was perfectthe outdoor cooking and shower are amazing the cottage has everything you needbe aware that it is open which limits cleanliness and welcomes spiders and bugs
Host:great hospitality and friendly hostsour hosts were so kind and welcominghosts were awesomekaren and ron were wonderful host very helpful with any questions we hadthe hosts were very friendly and hospitableRead more reviewsabsolutely perfect locationgreat location with a minute walk to manini beach and short drive to two step our favorite snorkeling spota one minute walk to a beautiful coastlinequick walk to manini beach and great snorkeling and dolphin watchingthe location is a ways off the beaten path so be prepared for a winding magnificent drive
There is nothing you will not love about this guest suite. Delve into the breathtaking view of the ocean from your private lanai that is accessible via sliding glass doors. Sleep like a baby in the two comfortable bedrooms that can accommodate four people. In addition, you can also enjoy the kitchenette, a full bathroom with essentials and a spacious dining area. The living area with many sofas is a great place to sit back, relax and have quality chit-chats.
Studio-style Guest Suite with Private LanaiKailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsbeautiful view beautiful house spacious showerthe place is well designed incredibly clean comfortable and had several thoughtful extra amenities (emorgan was thoughtful and the room had everything we neededsofa bed could be more comfortable but other than that perfecteven so it's a lovely breakfast view morgan and kevin were extremely accommodating and friendlythe place is clean and cozyit is new and spotlessly cleanalso i tend to have issues with bugs and this studio was incredibly cleaneverything was extremely clean and even better than we expectedeverything is very clean and the apartment itself is very spacious and well designed
Host:hosts are lovely and attentivekevin & morgan are great hostwonderful home and hosts an example in hospitality :)kevin and morgan were great hostsand kevin was super helpful with directionsRead more reviewsthe place is very well locatedi’m so satisfied to choose this place thank youlocation is quiet calm and peaceful with beautiful sounds of birds at night and roosters in the morningit’s super convenient save quiet cozy that’s exactly the purpose of doing airbnb than hotelkevin and morgan's place was ideal and our stay wonderful
A bachelor pad turned Airbnb rental, this property is just a two-minute walk away from the beach. Able to accommodate up to 2 people, the property comes furnished with the necessities, and even comes equipped with a washing machine. Surfboards, snorkel gear, and other beach gear can be borrowed by guests during their stay. Guests who are looking for adventure can check with the host to avail of discounts to rent jet skis or try diving or snorkeling. Those who prefer a more relaxed holiday, meanwhile, can use the pool, the hot tub, and the barbecue available in the condo unit.
Kailua Bay ResortKailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsthe a/c works great but are older units & were pretty loud when trying to sleeptv internet pool and the hot tub were much appreciatedthe condo's a/c kept the space very comfortablenot a private bed but wasn't a problemvery clean and guest parking was goodthe space was clean and bed is comfortablecheck is was very easy the place was very clean and organizedroomy clean plenty of in-house amenitiesthe apartment is clean and nice and decked out with cool lights
Host:bryce was a great hosthost bryce is extremely nicethe hosts are very helpful and responsivebryce and his wife were great hosts lots of great recommendationsbryce is a very nice host and super easy with his guestsRead more reviewsthe location is excellentgreat location and overall great valuelocation couldn’t be bettergreat place and great locationlocation was great for walking to restaurants and shops
Fulfill your childhood dreams of living in a treehouse by staying in the room for rent in this treehouse, which can accommodate up to 4 guests. Completing the experience is the greenery surrounding the house, which is populated by a variety of flora and fauna - you may even find yourself serenaded by frogs at night! Start your day with a cup of coffee made from beans grown by the host (you can take a tour of the coffee farm if you wish), as well as breakfast. If you prepare to cook your own meals, the kitchen is free for your use during your stay. While the property isn’t equipped with a TV, it does come with WiFi, a perk for those who love on-screen entertainment.
Treehouse OhanaKailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsperfect location delicious breakfast with amazing view and self grown coffee every morninggreat breakfast with james’ kona coffee always availabletheir complimentary breakfast is delicious and their coffee is divinefrom basic amenities like towels soaps and kitchen items to masks snorkels & fins - it’s all therealso the view from the master bed was breathtakingthe accommodations are comfortable and clean and as portrayedthis is a very clean quaint eclectic cute and comfortable ohanakeiko had our room stocked with everything we needed and it was very cleanjames and keiko's was everything it claims to be and more clean unique and original
Host:james was an amazing hostjames and keiko were wonderful hostskeiko was kind enough to accommodate my dietary restrictionsjames and keiko were awesome hostsjames and keiko were such amazing hostsRead more reviewsthe location of the treehouse is perfectcentral ly located to every outing that we experiencedthe location is good for exploring konareally cool location with truly incredible hoststhe location is perfect — close enough to the sites beaches restaurants etc
This property may only be 3 miles away from the town center of Kailua Kona, but the lush vegetation surrounding it will make guests feel as though they are in the middle of a rainforest. Despite its exotic setting, the rental comes furnished with modern appliances and amenities, including a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen and laundry facilities. Despite being attached to the main house, the room for rent features its own private entrance, thereby allowing guests to enjoy their privacy.
Kona Hidden OasisKailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsthe room is like a private apartment and has all the amenities you needvery private patio excellent place to eat breakfastthe bed was comfy and the ac was great on one hot nightroom seems to be inspired by the zen ideology extremely relaxinglinens on the bed were top notch and amenities were a pleasant surprisewhat a clean and comfortable spaceit was clean just like the picturesvery clean quiet and a comfortable bedlovely comfortable space clean and comfortablethis is a beautiful clean private suite
Host:mike is a great hostmike and gary were great hostsmike is a very generous hostmike and gary were extremely gracious hostsmike and gary were very welcoming and super hospitable hostsRead more reviewsgreat location a little oasis near downtown konaclose to the airport town and easy access to so many beachespeaceful and comfortable close to kona but felt far awayexcellent location and very friendly peopleit’s in a perfect location to kailua kona
What do you say to sipping cocktails in the evening as you marvel at the most spectacular views of both the sunset and the ocean? This oceanfront penthouse condo guarantees that indescribable experience at the spacious private lanai. You can also enjoy the natural light flooding in through the sliding glass doors. The condo itself comes with one bedroom and one bathroom along with a living room and an equipped kitchen. It does not stop here. The condo also features a swimming pool and a poolside barbecue.
Oceanfront Penthouse Condo with Swimming Pool and ACKailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsbeautiful view of pool sea and sunset from balconylovely decor spectacular view air-conditioned and comfortablenice spacious apartment with lots of amenitiescondo was very clean and the complex was quietthe condo itself was sparkling clean and cozy and equipped with everything we neededyou can expect a clean neat and terrific condo with a perfect view of the pool and ocean
Host:steve is a super host quick response to any questions we had like recommendations to great restaurantsRead more reviewsgreat location in kona - within walking distance to town and restaurantswithin easy walking distance to restaurants and barseven better is the locationfar enough from hustle and bustle yet walking distance to excellent cuisine and lots of great live entertainmenta perfect place to stay for your trip to the big island
Relaxing in a hanging wicker chair or putting a record on the turntable is possible at this modern beach house that boasts concrete floors, mid-century furnishings and tropical plants. You and the other five guests can comfortably rest in the three available bedrooms. Step out onto the leafy patio whenever you want to relax. Enjoy cooking meals on the barbecue grill. You can also find two modern bathrooms.
Earthy Modern Beach HouseKailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsmodern and super comfortable place with amazing amenitiesthe place was comfortable and the kitchen well-stocked with supplies for cooking both inside and on the grillthe house is extremely clean and comfortable - with all the amenities we neededwell let me just say if you want interior decorating ideas this place was the class roomit was perfectly clean and as picturedvery beautiful and super clean house in a quiet neighborhoodit was convenient clean comfortable and amply stockedvery clean modern and thoughtfully decorated homethe house is as described and very spacious and clean
Host:info provided was super helpfulthe hosts were also very responsive and helpfulanya and dan are great hostsanya and shirish are fantastic hostsanya was accessible and a great hostRead more reviewswonderful place in an amazing locationthe location was central to sightseeing and close to magic sands beach which we really enjoyedconvenient location - short drive to a lot of great placesgreat location in gated neighborhood close to beaches and the touristy ali'i drivewe loved our stay a perfect location for exploring the west side
Enjoy the best of what Kailua has to offer at an affordable price at this bright and tasteful condo just walking distance to the most popular local attractions. There are nearby cafes, restaurants, and shops to check out. This one-bedroom unit can accommodate up to two guests–ideally, couples or solo travelers will have a pleasurable stay in this property. This stylish room is newly renovated and has a comfy queen bed, and a bathroom with shower essentials and toiletries provided for guests’ convenience. Other amenities include beach towels, snorkel gear, boogie boards, beach chairs, a tent, and a cooler for guests to borrow if ever they decide to spend the day at the beach. A kitchenette is available with a microwave, fridge, dishware, and coffeemaker for basic breakfast prep. There is also a pool and free parking on the premises, as well as a barbecue grill and a patio balcony guests can enjoy for some air.
Bright apartment in the Heart of KonaKailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsthere was air conditioning which was much appreciated and a beautiful balconya nice studio apartment that shares a washer and dryer with adjoining unitloved the large bathroom and the coffee machine :)the lanai also has a space to sit and an outdoor ceiling fan to help stay coolroom was great and had a mountain view balcony to sit on at nightclean and comfortable roomthe house is clean and comportablea very nice clean small place to staythe room was very clean and comfortablevery clean and stylishly decorated
Host:soraya was an amazing hostsoraya was a great hosthost was great and quick at respondingthe host was very responsive to all of our questionsshe was very helpful and quick in responseRead more reviewsperfect location in konagreat location for walking into townbut very close to many good restaurantsgreat location and very attractive unitthe location of soraya’s place is pretty awesome
Experience Kailua from top-notch accommodations like this newly remodeled studio apartment on a farm. Big enough for two guests, ideally a couple or solo travelers, this bungalow has tasteful interiors with stylish furnishing making the place an airy and pleasant place to stay. Guests will sleep on a queen bed with high-quality linens and quirky plush pillows for a good night’s rest. Cooking meals is possible with a kitchenette decked with marble countertops and updated electric appliances, as well as bar seating for guests to eat their meals. There is a private bathroom with shower essentials and toiletries provided. An outdoor garden is available with patio furniture for guests to enjoy the sunset. Guests may feel free to check out the farm with several fruit trees and fresh dairy. They can also head to the beach and borrow beach essentials and snorkeling gear for a great afternoon at the beach.
Newly Remodeled Private Farm Studio W/ Ocean ViewKailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewshad some issues with the wifi but otherwise was greatnice room view and sweet dognice fluffy towels super cozy bed coffee included and shampoo and conditioner and body wash in the showera great place to stay the views are amazing and you feel right at home in this cozy studiothe space was comfortable and well decoratedit was clean and had everything we neededclean comfortable and a pleasant place to restit's a great place clean (saw a few really small cockroaches) and nice with your own mini kitcheni also loved the cleanliness of the placeplace was clean and great with a nice set up
Host:the hosts were responsive and welcomingand the hosts provide great local dining recommendations in the little brochurejeff was a friendly and gracious hostjeff and heather were very quick and kind in replying to our questionsthe hosts are great they brought us fresh bananas from the farm and made our stay really pleasantRead more reviewsgreat location to get aroundthe location is a short drive from the airport and easy to findlocation is terrific as it is close to the shopping area plus the beachescute place to feel comfortable immediatelyfabulous location overseeing the whole coast from a quiet surrounding
This room for rent is in a five-bedroom home that provides guests with free access to the common areas of the house, including the kitchen, the deck, the hammock, the washer/dryer, and the clothesline. A trolley passes along the bottom of the street for those who prefer to take public transportation. However, if you’re planning to go to the beach, you can simply hoof it from here, as the property is just a five-minute walk away. A minimum stay of 2 nights and maximum of three weeks’ stay is required for this property.
Sunny Hawaii - Kona
Located just a short distance from a public transportation stop and just a short walk to the beach, this accommodation is the right option for those who want to stay close to the attractions yet remain far enough from these so that they can enjoy peace and quiet. Able to fit up to 4 people, this room for rent provides guests with shared access to the house’s features, which includes laundry facilities. Do note that there are dogs on site.
Located just a short drive away from the airport and the town center of Kailua Kona, this property is a great option for travelers who prefer staying in a quiet neighborhood. Paddleboards and snorkels can be borrowed by guests if they wish to use the gear. Rates are inclusive of breakfast. Do note that the rental is on the second floor of the house, which may be difficult for those who have mobility issues. Furthermore, those sensitive to fur should note that there is a dog on site.
Lovely bedroom Full Breakfast 5 Star Superhost
This rental is located in the downtown area of Kona, practically putting guests within walking distance to the local attractions. Able to accommodate up to 4 people, the condo unit was recently remodeled, and it now features new appliances and furnishings. The condominium building itself features a large saltwater swimming pool, sunning decks, and a rooftop barbeque. The beach is just across the street. In fact, the Kailua Pier is world-famous for being the site of the Ironman competition.
Downtown Kona Plaza GemKailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
If you love the sun, sand, and surf but prefer to escape to a cooler place come bedtime, this is the rental for you. The room comes equipped with air conditioning to help guests cool off after a day out under the sun. Besides the rental, guests also have shared access to the house’s common areas (e.g. kitchen, bathroom, and laundry facilities). They are also free to borrow the beach gear, including snorkeling equipment and fins, on the property.
Clean, Air Conditioned Room in KonaKailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Able to accommodate up to 4 people, this condo for rent is just a short walk away from Kailua Kona Pier and the town’s center, as well as to a number of restaurants. The apartment complex features its own saltwater pool and barbecue area. Beach gear have been made available by the host for guests’ use during their stay. Do note that the property is on the third floor of a building with no elevator.
OCEAN VIEW in the HEART OF KONAKailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsfresh flowers were on the tablehad beach amenities air conditioning and was very cleanextremely comfortable bed and all the amenities you'd need during your staythe kitchen is well stocked and a/c worked well for usvery comfortable bed and the a/c worked well in the living roomvery clean and comfortabletheir condo is clean and comfortablethe condo was very clean and comfortablethe condo itself was very clean and stocked with everything needed to enjoy the beachesvery good condo so clean big convenient i like it
Host:they are perfect hostsjerry and alice are great hostsalice and jerry great host always answers quicklyalice and jerry are wonderful hostsalice and jerry are wonderful hostsRead more reviewsthe location was perfect; it was close to everythingthe location was perfectnice condo in a perfect locationincredibly spacious condo in a great locationthe location is great for many activities and walking distance to shops and food
Just 20 minutes away from the airport, this charming and airy apartment is great for two guests visiting or traveling to Kailua. Great for couples or budget travelers, this 300 sq m (3,229 sq ft) apartment has a double bed with comfy linens, a private and functional bathroom with hot water and shower essentials provided, as well as a makeshift kitchenette with a fridge, microwave, and coffee maker for guests to prepare basic breakfast meals. There is a free parking space for guests who traveled up to Kailua via a vehicle. Other amenities include WiFi access, a dryer, and a washer for those who wish to do some laundry.
Small Private Studio Close to AirportKailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsroom was hot even with fanthere was coffee a huge refrigerator and she even allowed me to do my laundrygood coffee hot shower and comfy bed - can’t beat iti have to be honest the fans were good and we did not need an a/channah’s space is cozy comfortable and restfulvery clean and quiteit was super cleanvery clean place and we had everything we neededthough small it was perfectly clean cozy and comfortablei small place but very tidy and clean
Host:great host she was very fast at respondinghannah is a wonderful hosta very gracious host thank youthe host communicates well and the unit was exactly as promisedperfectly discribed by the host perfect little studioRead more reviewsideal location from the airport and good valueaffordable efficiency close to town and airportsimple but pleasant place close to the airportit’s close to the airport and easy to findgreat location to downtown kona (about 8 min drive)
Chilling at Kailua Kona
Kailua Kona is a popular tourist hub in Big Island. Instead of booking one of the hotels in the area, which most travelers will do, opt instead for the road less traveled and book an Airbnb rental. Besides the possibility of spending less money on accommodations, choosing this option will help you better understand how life is like in the islands. Rest, relax, and have fun in Kailua Kona by booking into one of the accommodations on this list.
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