29 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Kailua Kona, Hawaii - Updated 2022

airbnb Kailua~Kona HI
Melanie
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Kailua Kona is the largest and one of the most populated towns in Big Island. 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. While the island of Hawaii has many Airbnb Luxe accommodations, there are also other Airbnb rentals available for tourists on a budget or for who just prefer 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.

1. A modern beach house (from USD 385)

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
159 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
modern and super comfortable place with amazing amenities
the place was comfortable and the kitchen well-stocked with supplies for cooking both inside and on the grill
the house is extremely clean and comfortable - with all the amenities we needed
well let me just say if you want interior decorating ideas this place was the class room
Cleanliness:
it was perfectly clean and as pictured
very beautiful and super clean house in a quiet neighborhood
it was convenient clean comfortable and amply stocked
very clean modern and thoughtfully decorated home
the house is as described and very spacious and clean
Host:
info provided was super helpful
the hosts were also very responsive and helpful
anya and dan are great hosts
anya and shirish are fantastic hosts
anya was accessible and a great host
Location:
wonderful place in an amazing location
the location was central to sightseeing and close to magic sands beach which we really enjoyed
convenient location - short drive to a lot of great places
great location in gated neighborhood close to beaches and the touristy ali'i drive
we loved our stay a perfect location for exploring the west side
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2. Zen Suite (from USD 155)

Zen Suite is part of Bamboo House, a three-bedroom, two-story residence that has spa-like amenities and yoga space. The suite has a queen-sized bed, a bathroom, and a private balcony. You can also hang out on the shared lanai’s hanging bed. The room, like other Hawaii homes, doesn’t have air conditioning. Don’t fret, though, as there are two fans to keep you cool on hot days.

Zen Suite (The Bamboo House)
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
221 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the face masks and ginger chews in the bathroom when we got there was a nice touch
the ginger chews next to the bed were such a thoughtful touch
overall we had a nice stay in the zen room
we particularly enjoyed the yoga room overlooking the trees and mountains outside
the zen room was spacious with a beautiful stone tiled shower in the private bathroom
Cleanliness:
spacious clean and quiet
beautiful place to stay really clean and lovely room
a extremely clean and aesthetically pleasing place to stay
the room was very clean and had everything we needed
this airbnb was exactly as described - peaceful clean and spacious
Host:
gracious hosts - would definitely recommend
dan was a wonderful helpful host
we were so glad to have met our host dan
thank you so much for hosting - we highly recommend this airbnb in kona :)
dan was super friendly helpful and communicative
Location:
perfect place to stay close to kona
the location was great as well only five minutes from shopping and restaurants
great spot very close to everything in kona
dan is very helpful the location is great highly recommend
so many cool places and niches to lounge also set up well for work w/ ample desks
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3. Kealakekua Bay Bali cottage (from USD 180)

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
656 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bali cottage was cozy and inviting with all of the amenities you need
the open air shower kitchen and living space was a fantastic alternative to resorts of kona
thankfully there were plenty of fans and a screen around the bed to protect us overnight
i 'm a fan of nature cats and unique experiences so karen's airbnb was perfect
the outdoor cooking and shower are amazing the cottage has everything you need
Cleanliness:
be aware that it is open which limits cleanliness and welcomes spiders and bugs
Host:
great hospitality and friendly hosts
our hosts were so kind and welcoming
hosts were awesome
karen and ron were wonderful host very helpful with any questions we had
the hosts were very friendly and hospitable
Location:
absolutely perfect location
great location with a minute walk to manini beach and short drive to two step our favorite snorkeling spot
a one minute walk to a beautiful coastline
quick walk to manini beach and great snorkeling and dolphin watching
the location is a ways off the beaten path so be prepared for a winding magnificent drive
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4. Kailua Bay Resort (from USD 140)

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
468 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the a/c works great but are older units & were pretty loud when trying to sleep
tv internet pool and the hot tub were much appreciated
the condo's a/c kept the space very comfortable
not a private bed but wasn't a problem
Cleanliness:
very clean and guest parking was good
the space was clean and bed is comfortable
check is was very easy the place was very clean and organized
roomy clean plenty of in-house amenities
the apartment is clean and nice and decked out with cool lights
Host:
bryce was a great host
host bryce is extremely nice
the hosts are very helpful and responsive
bryce and his wife were great hosts lots of great recommendations
bryce is a very nice host and super easy with his guests
Location:
the location is excellent
great location and overall great value
location couldn’t be better
great place and great location
location was great for walking to restaurants and shops
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5. Private treehouse rental (from USD 188)

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
362 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
perfect location delicious breakfast with amazing view and self grown coffee every morning
great breakfast with james’ kona coffee always available
their complimentary breakfast is delicious and their coffee is divine
from basic amenities like towels soaps and kitchen items to masks snorkels & fins - it’s all there
also the view from the master bed was breathtaking
Cleanliness:
the accommodations are comfortable and clean and as portrayed
this is a very clean quaint eclectic cute and comfortable ohana
keiko had our room stocked with everything we needed and it was very clean
james and keiko's was everything it claims to be and more clean unique and original
Host:
james was an amazing host
james and keiko were wonderful hosts
keiko was kind enough to accommodate my dietary restrictions
james and keiko were awesome hosts
james and keiko were such amazing hosts
Location:
the location of the treehouse is perfect
central ly located to every outing that we experienced
the location is good for exploring kona
really cool location with truly incredible hosts
the location is perfect — close enough to the sites beaches restaurants etc
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6. Hidden oasis in Kona (from USD 100)

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
305 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is like a private apartment and has all the amenities you need
very private patio excellent place to eat breakfast
the bed was comfy and the ac was great on one hot night
room seems to be inspired by the zen ideology extremely relaxing
linens on the bed were top notch and amenities were a pleasant surprise
Cleanliness:
what a clean and comfortable space
it was clean just like the pictures
very clean quiet and a comfortable bed
lovely comfortable space clean and comfortable
this is a beautiful clean private suite
Host:
mike is a great host
mike and gary were great hosts
mike is a very generous host
mike and gary were extremely gracious hosts
mike and gary were very welcoming and super hospitable hosts
Location:
great location a little oasis near downtown kona
close to the airport town and easy access to so many beaches
peaceful and comfortable close to kona but felt far away
excellent location and very friendly people
it’s in a perfect location to kailua kona
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7. Humble rental unit for two (from USD 123)

Experience an intimate and simple summer retreat with your partner or your best friend in this one-bedroom, one-bath rental unit. The place has enough necessities to keep you comfortable during your vacation: a queen bed, a full bathroom, and a kitchenette. It is also quaint that you’re not meant to be cooped up all the time. So, go grab a surfboard and ride the waves, or, if you’re lucky, get to swim with the dolphins.

Surf Hideaway
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
381 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
residence is low on frills but has everything you need and was comfortable and safe
Cleanliness:
clean and quiet home
clean and cozy exactly what we needed after a long flight
great stay loved how clean and private it was
very quiet clean fully-functioned and cozy place
marc’s place is clean and casual with a great location
Host:
friendly host and easy parking
the host was super responsive friendly and knowledgeable
the hosts were so awesome and nice
great host easy check in
wonderful and friendly hosts
Location:
great location it’s very close to everything
great location and value
great location and near all the cool beaches
best value for being so close to everything
nice place close to town
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8. Nice condo unit at Alii Cove (from USD 150)

If you’re visiting Kailua-Kona, consider staying in one of the condo units at Alii Cove, a residential community. It provides a convenient stay within this island haven, as it is close to the beach and a few restaurants. The unit includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms and can amply accommodate four people. Other amenities include a hot tub, a pool, a gym, and a lanai (a roofed patio), where you can cook up some barbecue on a gas grill.

Paradise At Alii Cove in Kona
14 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable furniture and fittings and a beautiful lanai
this condo also has a wonderful lanai with outdoor table chairs and lounges
additionally the condo itself is very very comfortable with great beds and beautiful lanai for morning coffee
the condo’s amenities are great and the rooms are well situated for entertaining or just relaxing
the pool is perfect for families they have a small 1-2 ft
Cleanliness:
the whole condo has been tastefully designed and is clean
Host:
jim and jeanette are excellent hosts
Location:
condo is located in one of the best parts of kona and within walking distance of coconut grove
the location was great close to beaches and downtown dining without all the noise
very pleasant apartment well within walking distance of the triathlon swimming course which is alongside the pier
from beach equipment to nice soft towels it is quiet yet close to beaches and downtown area
very easy stay and enjoyed being walkable to the main area of town
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9. Perfect getaway in this quaint condo (from USD 131)

Spend the perfect sunny Hawaii getaway at this quaint condo for two. The place has enough conveniences to provide you with a comfortable stay: a full bathroom, a queen bed, a kitchenette, and a small indoor sitting space. A window wall opens onto a tiny terrace where you can have a partial view of the pool and a full view of the lush plants.

About a 10-minute walk from the condo is Kamakahonu Beach. You can head here for a lazy day on the sand or for a swim with the dolphins.

Cozy apartment in central Kona
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
172 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved fosters kitchen and ona grill nearby
wifi is super fast (download in the ~100mbps range) and smarttv has netflix and disney+ accounts
the place is more like a motel room with a balcony rather than a condo
excellent location great studio with tv mini fridge and coffee machine
the space is modern cozy and comfortable
Cleanliness:
her unit is clean and thoughtfully decorated
place is super clean highly recommend
the place was quiet and clean
it's very clean and has what you need for a short stay
i found the unit to be clean
Host:
soraya was a wonderful host
the hosts are kind and welcoming
owner exceptionally responsive to needs
soraya is also kind and easy to communicate with
soraya is very responsive and helpful
Location:
wonderful stay and 10/10 location
location is great as it's in the musket of town and close to many restaurants and beach
nice place in a great location in downtown kona
this is a great little place at a wonderful location super cute downtown area just a short walking distance
perfect location and comfortable place to be
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10. Bright and airy apartment in downtown Kona (from USD 81)

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 Airport
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
188 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room was hot even with fan
there was coffee a huge refrigerator and she even allowed me to do my laundry
good coffee hot shower and comfy bed - can’t beat it
i have to be honest the fans were good and we did not need an a/c
hannah’s space is cozy comfortable and restful
Cleanliness:
very clean and quite
it was super clean
very clean place and we had everything we needed
though small it was perfectly clean cozy and comfortable
i small place but very tidy and clean
Host:
great host she was very fast at responding
hannah is a wonderful host
a very gracious host thank you
the host communicates well and the unit was exactly as promised
perfectly discribed by the host perfect little studio
Location:
ideal location from the airport and good value
affordable efficiency close to town and airport
simple but pleasant place close to the airport
it’s close to the airport and easy to find
great location to downtown kona (about 8 min drive)
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11. An artist’s Hawaiian haven (from USD 109)

If you’ve come to Hawaii to find inspiration and time to learn new things, look no further. The owners of this vacation rental are clay artists and encourage you to arrange private sculpture-making lessons with them. This artist’s haven, 5 minutes from Magic Sands Beach, towers at an elevation of 1,100 feet (335 metres). The neighbourhood is equally eclectic and free-spirited, and an abundance of old trees, macadamia nut farms, and friendly neighbours await you here. The Donkey Mill Art Center is also only half a mile (0.8 kilometres) away from this home and offers art classes, exhibitions, and movie nights.

Hale Walua Ocean View Artist's Ohana
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
381 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is ample lounging space a well-stocked kitchenette and comfortable bedroom
the beautifully decorated apartment was immaculate cozy comfortable and has outstanding views of the ocean
loved being able to use the grill and the apple tv really felt like home away from home
the bed is super comfortable
the welcome was warm and the apartment had everything you need
Cleanliness:
room is clean and spacious
it was very clean and we had everthing we need
very clean comfortable peaceful and private
it's immaculately clean well-decorated and peaceful place
the airbnb itself was immaculately clean and extremely comfortable (great bed )
Host:
great hosts and thoughtful touches
kate and will were very nice hosts
definitely great hosts highly recommended
the hosts are kind and friendly directions were very thorough and the price was very reasonable
will & kate are fantastic hosts had a wonderful time at their place
Location:
the location is great and really close to everything
love the location too
this is a great location
it's a great location for everything in kona
loved the place it was located in a great location and very easy to go in and out
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12. Family home just a short walk from White Sands Beach (from USD 149)

A minimum stay of six nights makes sure you sit down and take the time to appreciate local living. The Airbnb apartment for four is on the lower level of the owner’s house, and it can be entirely self-run. The sleeping arrangements include a queen-sized bed and two futons. Reviews also say the hosts often leave welcoming touches on the vacation rental, including delicious ripe fruits in the fridge and cool bags for day trips.

Honu Ohana - walk to White Sands
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
325 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the on-line descriptions are letter perfect and all the amenities for a comfortable and active stay are included
the extra floor fans were a nice touch to help keep us cool
it was very comfortable staying here and we would definitely book with them again
very well stocked kitchen and lots of room for 2 or 4 people
it’s spacious immaculate well-provisioned and so comfortable
Cleanliness:
super clean place too
clean with enough space to relax inside as well
the place is very spacious very clean and comfortable
it’s nice and quiet everything was very clean
the condo is very clean and has everything you could possibly need
Host:
hosts were very nice
they gave great recommendations were very friendly and hospitable
liz was welcoming and helpful
liz is the perfect host- helpful but never intrusive
liz was an amazing host and her apartment is like your very own home in hawaii
Location:
great location central to beaches and snorkeling
location is great as well
great location close to beaches local shopping center and downtown restaurant row
located within walking distance of a nearby beach park & some cool places to eat
for some great snorkelling visit two step park
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13. Scenery all around! (from USD 300)

This beautiful Airbnb apartment full of character is only 5 minutes away from the beach and the airport! Fussy, schedule-oriented parent types will be relieved. It also provides a lot of beach gear, not limited to but including kayaks, boogie boards, snorkels and beach towels. One of the highlights of this vacation rental is a lanai area with panoramic views of the ocean- it has a pool table, a swing and a dining area for romantic, al-fresco dinners.

Designer remodeled Kailua Kona home/panoramic view
179 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful views cool breezes and lots of amenities including games movies pool table and air hockey
huge apartment with a lovely balcony
amenities were awesome used all of them including the beautiful kitchen
the view was amazing very spacious and comfortable
amazing view from the living room too
Cleanliness:
the place was beautiful and clean
very clean and had everything you would need for a comfortable stay
beds are comfortable bathrooms very nice with plenty of clean towels and linens
the house is very clean
the house was clean and offered most everything we needed
Host:
the host is amazing
the host was super easy to communicate with and the directions were were perfect
laura is a great host
host was very good with communication
the host was very easy to communicate with and super friendly
Location:
the location was perfect
the location is in a great neighborhood on the hill looking down to the coast
her spot was in a great location and a great value
perfect house for its location and even more beautiful in person
a beautiful place to spend time and relax
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14. A private space for 2 (from USD 160)

This romantic, secluded forest getaway is perfect for a couple on a honeymoon or who are in need of a break from crowded city life. Completely tucked in between cooling trees, a refreshing aroma of ginger shrouds this vacation abode. The new furnishings ensure a clean and comfortable sleep. Even though it’s far from the stresses of daily life, flat-screen TV, streaming, and Wi-Fi is available. But who needs so much screen time when you could watch the clear, impeccable stars outside instead?

Romantic Private Forest Guest House TA065882726401
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
252 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
as well as being pleasing visually the cabin offers functional and comfortable amenities
the private deck was a lush and lovely breakfast spot
we enjoyed especially our breakfast on the backyard lanai surrounded by tropical forest
while comfortable i wouldn't say homey
plenty of hot water and a comfortable place to lay our head
Cleanliness:
the house was clean and organized
house was clean and had everything we needed
the place was so clean and so beautifully decorated
everything was clean the space was just perfect for two
this place was clean gorgeous and generally a lovely experience
Host:
a great host
mary was a gracious and responsive host
mary and rick are great hosts and very responsive to questions and recommendations when needed
mary was a professional and courteous host with great recommendations for where to stay
mary's place was wonderful she was also a great host and super responsive
Location:
awesome location sweet nighttime noises
great location just a 10 minute drive into town
loved loved loved this location and house
the location was very convenient to kona which was nice
awesome place to stay beautiful location
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15. Plantation-style town oasis (from USD 99)

This plantation-style oasis has really lovely and accommodating hosts, with reviews from all over the world to prove it. It’s a very comfortable place to stay, which is suitable for kids and events, after all, what’s a barbeque area without a lively crowd? On top of this friendly atmosphere, guests can access masks, snorkel fins, and boogie boards; that makes for fun in the sun for days on end.

Kona Town Oasis
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
820 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very classy space with beautiful views of the yard with coconut trees and palms from the bed
maybe some people want to have aircon but the room has good breeze system
what satisfies me most is its private bathroom
the place was very clean well organized and had a lot of kitchen and bathroom amenities
beautiful littleroom with a very comfortable bed :)
Cleanliness:
clean room and bathroom
this place was clean and stylish
the house is clean and tidy
the room was clean and comfortable
laid back and clean
Host:
the host was really kind and helpful
host was super kind and helpful
marc is a great host
marc was a great host
great place and great host
Location:
nice place near kona downtown
great place right near the kona strip 5 minute walk to beaches and stores
good location & parking place
great location you can walk to some restaurants a couple of blocks away
cute spot convenient location cute surf vibe
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16. A homestay with lovely hosts and sea views (79 USD)

If you love animal companions, you’ll be delighted to know that the owner of this Airbnb vacation rental has three very friendly dogs living with them. (According to previous visitors, they are the absolute sweetest!) You will be able to access a private refrigerator and use the grill. The kitchen will be available for your breakfast and lunch preparations. The owners here are also super friendly and will give you tips on how to get around, plus recommendations on what to get at nearby farmers’ markets.

A real family home in Kona.

Address: Kailua-Kona, HI, United States (see map)

Price: from 79 USD

Number of Guests: 2

17. Beautiful coastal views (from 79 USD)

Like a painting, your sunset views from this listing will be a vibrant mix of a golden sun, purple clouds, and green foliage that frames the waters of Kona’s coast. This Airbnb studio apartment, located in a green belt on the slopes of Hualalai Volcano, is a perfect island getaway for two. Also provided are a panini press, microwave oven, electric grill, pans, and basic utensils. If you need to work out, no problem! You also happen to be on the Walua Trail, great for walking, jogging, and biking.

Fabulous views of the Kona Coast

Address: Kailua-Kona, HI, United States (see map)

Price: from 79 USD

Number of Guests: 2

18. A private and scenic rental (from USD 88)

Located 1,800 feet (549 metres) above ocean level, this room gives you a bird’s eye view of Kona’s forests and beaches. The Airbnb vacation rental boasts a 70-jet hot tub nestled amongst trees and foliage, which guests can access as well. The owners of the Airbnb generously offer fresh produce they’ve grown themselves, which includes strawberries, papayas, and Ka'u oranges. They’ve also got fresh eggs, which you can whip up an omelette with, in the kitchen.

Gorgeous view, 1/1, hot tub, cool elevation, eggs!
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
252 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed is very comfortable and the view is astonishing
the house was lovely and comfortable and had a gorgeous view of the bay
breakfast and coffee were great i would definitely stay here again
lorelle was courteous and offered breakfast foods for you
the bedroom and bathroom were clean and lorelle had fruit and coffee cake for us in the morning
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean
bathroom was clean and the shower was comfortable
lorelle has a very clean place and was very accommodating
the place was clean comfortable and
there's a nice big clean bed waiting
Host:
lorelle is a great host
she is very knowledgeable of the area and helpful
lorelle is a great host and guide
lorelle was a great host
lorelle was a fantastic host
Location:
i recommend this place is a beautiful house close to the airport and close to kona downtown
great value pretty close to town
a great location away from the hubbub of ali’i drive and still close enough to make it super convenient
lorelle's place is in a good location not too far from the kona airport and up in the hills
we stayed here the night before a morning flight very close and easy to get to the airport
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19. Newly renovated farm studio with ocean views

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 View
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
290 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
had some issues with the wifi but otherwise was great
nice room view and sweet dog
nice fluffy towels super cozy bed coffee included and shampoo and conditioner and body wash in the shower
a great place to stay the views are amazing and you feel right at home in this cozy studio
the space was comfortable and well decorated
Cleanliness:
it was clean and had everything we needed
clean comfortable and a pleasant place to rest
it's a great place clean (saw a few really small cockroaches) and nice with your own mini kitchen
i also loved the cleanliness of the place
place was clean and great with a nice set up
Host:
the hosts were responsive and welcoming
and the hosts provide great local dining recommendations in the little brochure
jeff was a friendly and gracious host
jeff and heather were very quick and kind in replying to our questions
the hosts are great they brought us fresh bananas from the farm and made our stay really pleasant
Location:
great location to get around
the location is a short drive from the airport and easy to find
location is terrific as it is close to the shopping area plus the beaches
cute place to feel comfortable immediately
fabulous location overseeing the whole coast from a quiet surrounding
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20. Private room in spacious five-bedroom house

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

21. Beautiful and affordable private room in a bungalow

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

22. Lovely bedroom with full breakfast

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

23. Condominium apartment in downtown Kona Plaza

This outstanding vacation 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

24. Clean, comfortable room in Kona

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

25. Condominium apartment with ocean view in the heart of Kona

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
174 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fresh flowers were on the table
had beach amenities air conditioning and was very clean
extremely comfortable bed and all the amenities you'd need during your stay
the kitchen is well stocked and a/c worked well for us
very comfortable bed and the a/c worked well in the living room
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
their condo is clean and comfortable
the condo was very clean and comfortable
the condo itself was very clean and stocked with everything needed to enjoy the beaches
very good condo so clean big convenient i like it
Host:
they are perfect hosts
jerry and alice are great hosts
alice and jerry great host always answers quickly
alice and jerry are wonderful hosts
alice and jerry are wonderful hosts
Location:
the location was perfect; it was close to everything
the location was perfect
nice condo in a perfect location
incredibly spacious condo in a great location
the location is great for many activities and walking distance to shops and food
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26. A guest suite with a private lanai

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
85 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful view beautiful house spacious shower
the place is well designed incredibly clean comfortable and had several thoughtful extra amenities (e
morgan was thoughtful and the room had everything we needed
sofa bed could be more comfortable but other than that perfect
even so it's a lovely breakfast view morgan and kevin were extremely accommodating and friendly
Cleanliness:
the place is clean and cozy
it is new and spotlessly clean
also i tend to have issues with bugs and this studio was incredibly clean
everything was extremely clean and even better than we expected
everything is very clean and the apartment itself is very spacious and well designed
Host:
hosts are lovely and attentive
kevin & morgan are great host
wonderful home and hosts an example in hospitality :)
kevin and morgan were great hosts
and kevin was super helpful with directions
Location:
the place is very well located
i’m so satisfied to choose this place thank you
location is quiet calm and peaceful with beautiful sounds of birds at night and roosters in the morning
it’s super convenient save quiet cozy that’s exactly the purpose of doing airbnb than hotel
kevin and morgan's place was ideal and our stay wonderful
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27. Tasteful condo with swimming pool

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 shopping malls 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 Kona
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
310 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was air conditioning which was much appreciated and a beautiful balcony
a nice studio apartment that shares a washer and dryer with adjoining unit
loved the large bathroom and the coffee machine :)
the lanai also has a space to sit and an outdoor ceiling fan to help stay cool
room was great and had a mountain view balcony to sit on at night
Cleanliness:
clean and comfortable room
the house is clean and comportable
a very nice clean small place to stay
the room was very clean and comfortable
very clean and stylishly decorated
Host:
soraya was an amazing host
soraya was a great host
host was great and quick at responding
the host was very responsive to all of our questions
she was very helpful and quick in response
Location:
perfect location in kona
great location for walking into town
but very close to many good restaurants
great location and very attractive unit
the location of soraya’s place is pretty awesome
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28. A convenient studio with privacy

This detached private Airbnb studio for two is a great place to have some downtime yet also be close to the town, beaches, restaurants, and nightlife. Since it’s 3 blocks from the famous Ali’i Drive, you’re never fun from the pulsating energy of the town but, surrounded by nature and your private driveway, you won’t feel it at all. The clean and newly renovated studio with a private entrance has a quaint bedroom and 1 double bed for two guests. Also available is a Keurig machine and readily available laundry equipment. A seaside sunset and sunrise is never far away at all, indeed, the beach is just a couple of blocks away.

Private detached studio in Kailua Kona - Mauka
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
172 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfie bed gorgeous view of lava and flowers and just enough in the kitchenette
there was great air circulation and fans and it was cool and comfie at night
free parking wifi beach equipment laudry information about what to do
the studio may get a bit hot in sunny days (but thanks god there is no hateful a/c )
outside laundry machine snorkels goggles fins thermal bags are available for free use
Cleanliness:
communication was quick and the room is clean
the studio was clean and cozy
awesome hosts clean lovely place and great location
room was clean and had access to kitchen and shower for the different units
the studio is beautifully decorated and clean
Host:
our host was very nice and gave great directions
very quick and helpful responses by the hosts
hosts were very friendly and helpful
hosts were very helpful and accommodating
they were both really friendly and helpful
Location:
great location and incredibly helpful
great location in the heart of kona
the location was very ideal for what we had planned
restaurants and shopping malls are pretty close from the room
excellent accommodation in a great location
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29. An oceanfront penthouse condo

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 as you look over some surf spots of Kailua-Kona. 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
54 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful view of pool sea and sunset from balcony
lovely decor spectacular view air-conditioned and comfortable
nice spacious apartment with lots of amenities
Cleanliness:
condo was very clean and the complex was quiet
the condo itself was sparkling clean and cozy and equipped with everything we needed
you 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 restaurants
Location:
great location in kona - within walking distance to town and restaurants
within easy walking distance to restaurants and bars
even better is the location
far enough from hustle and bustle yet walking distance to excellent cuisine and lots of great live entertainment
a perfect place to stay for your trip to the big island
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Chilling at Kailua Kona

Kailua Kona is a popular tourist hub in Big Island. Instead of booking one of the eco hotels in Hawaii, opt instead for an Airbnb rental or Vrbo rental in Kailua Kona. 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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