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Top 13 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Kailua Kona, Hawaii - Updated 2019

Top 13 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Kailua Kona, Hawaii - Updated 2019
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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 just for you!

1. Kealakekua Bay Bali cottage (from USD 175)

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 Bay
Captain Cook, Hawaii, United States
494 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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2. A guest suite with a private lanai (from USD 140)

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 Lanai
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
47 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 beds 0 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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3. Kailua Bay Resort (from USD 99)

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 Resort
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
310 reviews
Entire condominium 2 beds 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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4. Private Ohana in a treehouse (from USD 122)

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 Ohana
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
260 reviews
Private room in guest suite 4 beds 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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5. Hidden oasis in Kona (from USD 80)

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 Oasis
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
230 reviews
Private room in guest suite 1 bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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6. An oceanfront penthouse condo (from USD 190)

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 AC
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
17 reviews
Entire condominium 2 beds 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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7. A modern beach house (from USD 99)

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 House
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
49 reviews
Entire house 3 beds 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms

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8. Condominium apartment with ocean view in the heart of Kona (from USD 99)

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 KONA
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
166 reviews
Entire apartment 2 beds 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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9. Private room in spacious five-bedroom house (from USD 68)

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
372 reviews
Private room 1 bed 2 guests

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10. Beautiful and affordable private room in a bungalow (from USD 42)

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.

Peek-a-boo Paradise
167 reviews
Private room 2 beds 4 guests

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11. Lovely bedroom with full breakfast (from USD 79)

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
140 reviews
Private room 1 bed 2 guests

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12. Condominium apartment in downtown Kona Plaza (from USD 99)

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 Gem
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
339 reviews
Entire condominium 2 beds 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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13. Clean, comfortable room in Kona (from USD 82)

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 Kona
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
245 reviews
Private room in house 1 bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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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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