Top 10 Vacation Rentals In Honolulu, Hawaii - Updated 2021

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Carmela
Carmela
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Feel the summer all-year long when you visit Honolulu, Hawaii. This beautiful paradise is everything you need for a refreshing break and a peaceful retreat - ideal for all sorts of travelers. Honolulu is the largest city of Hawaii and enjoys a tropical climate all year-round. Aside from its pristine beaches, it offers an array of museums, art centers, zoos, and different sports activities. Whatever the season is, you can expect some good times - especially when you book these vacation rentals. Here is a list of the most luxurious yet affordable homes away from home in Hawaii. So, be sure to check them out!

1. Charming studio room near the beach (from USD 117)

Rest in a charming studio near the beach and feel the comfort of your own home. It is fully furnished down to the smallest details. Enjoy a full sized bed, full bath, kitchen facilities and Wi-Fi connection. The room is in a building with laundry, pool, hot tub, and BBQ area. These are all available free of charge for guests. You may also use the gym for an additional fee and parking with in-out privileges. The space is ideal for couples or friends (up to two guests), short-term or long-term. The location is perfect, giving you a nice view of the ocean from your window. You can walk your way to the beach, restaurants and shops nearby as well.

#Private Studio - Waikiki Dream
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
726 reviews  Wifi Available
Room in aparthotel 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room has a nice view and was of a comfortable size
the views out of this little apartment are incredible and it’s very comfortable
the room has great views and has everything you would need for a short stay
the small a/c unit works well but have a hard to keep a comfortable temperature
nice views of the pool and can even see the ocean
Cleanliness:
the space was very clean and modern
excellent and smooth communication clean and confortable
her communication is excellent and the place was once again very clean and inviting
the apartment is very clean and decorated adorably
love my stay here very clean and comfortable
Host:
she was a great host
host is extremely hospitable and clear with her directions
the host dana is lovely helpful and responds quickly
the host was super prepared for our stay
the host is very good and provides good communication
Location:
the location was excellent
great location everything is in walking distance
great place located in waikiki
cute studio in a great location
this location is indeed amazing - 10 minutes walk to the main shopping district and beach
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2. Refreshing room in a beachfront hotel (from USD 139)

Superhost Angie welcomes you to her lovely room in a beachfront hotel. This place caters to solo travelers, couples, and small group of friends. It features a spacious bedroom, your own lanai, comfy bed linens, cooking utensils, Wi-Fi, TV, and a swimming pool downstairs. There is also a spectacular view of the mountains waiting for you on the top floor! Also, a king size memory foam deluxe mattress waiting for you in your bed.! It is very near the beach and there are lots of great shops surrounding the premises, so check them out!

The "PEARL" in Beach Front Hotel! (Legal Rental)
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
261 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very grateful for the extra towels and having access to an iron ironing board and hairdryer
room is very spacious great views
arrive to the perfectly air conditioned room after escaping the heat of hawaii
very comfortable bed and so good to have kitchen amenities and a full size fridge
angie’s apartment is light-filled and lovely a high perch on the waikiki skyline
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable bed
room is completely clean and useful
the apartment was clean and stocked appropriately
very stylish and clean place
very nice place and clean room
Host:
angela and cyrille were very nice hosts
angie is a great host
angie was the most wonderful host
we never met the host angie but she was responsive when we had questions
we never met the host angie but she was responsive when we had questions
Location:
great condo in a good central location
great location apartment exactly as described
great place to stay within walking distance of waikiki
location was excellent would definitely be coming back in the near future
i would definitely recommend this location
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3. Condo suite close to Waikiki beach (from USD 200)

Build memories in this newly renovated bedroom at the Royal Kuhio. This is frequently visited by honeymooners, families, and group of friends who just want to unwind with sea waves and fresh breeze! The unit has two bedrooms with two baths. It has been recently remodeled and equipped with brand new kitchen supplies, stainless appliances, furniture, and decorations. Feel ultra comfortable in the bedrooms and enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the ocean and sunset from the balcony on the 36nd floor. Guests can access this area for free. There is a large dining table with seating for six people! Also, there are two free covered parking spaces, free Wi-Fi and free local and toll free phone calls. If you plan to use the bus, you will find the bus stop right next to the building. As for location, the Royal Khio is conveniently located close to a variety of restaurants, specialty shops, and other tourist attractions. The Waikiki Zoo and aquarium are both only a few blocks away, so be sure to bring the kids along.

Newly Renovated 2 Bed 2 Bath family-friendly Cond
112 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 6 Beds 12 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
apartment had everything we needed and more and masa was great at keeping in touch
beds were super comfortable
the apartment is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need including beach chairs and boogie boards
the bathrooms free on-site parking and balconies sold me on the place originally
the room is clean and the view from the room is awesome
Cleanliness:
very clean very correctly everything
place was clean and i felt safe
place is amazing and clean
the floor can get dusty but not unreasonably so and the apartment is overall very clean
everything was sparkling clean two bedrooms each with two comfortable beds
Host:
masakazu was an excellent host
the host was very responsive and wonderful to interact with
very nice host who checks in to make sure everything is ok
had a little issue with parking but it was settled right away and host was good with response
mass-san was very responsive and kind
Location:
location location location is great
great location located on kuhio drive it is literally in the center of everything
close to the beach and all the cute little shops
the location is great with only a short walk to many great restaurants in the area
location is ideal near the shoreline restaurants and shopping
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4. Comfortable condo at the Waikiki Banyan resort (from USD 199)

Waikiki is home for not just the most spectacular views in Hawaii, but the most comfortable vacation rentals. One of them is found at the Waikiki Banyan resort. This condominium offers luxury without having to overspend! Find yourself three minutes walk away from the warm sands and blue water of the world’s most famous beaches. You can try different water activities including snorkeling and world class surfing. If you are here on a Saturday, be sure to stop by the farmer’s market, which is located behind Diamond Head! The unit offers a bedroom, one bathroom with a bathtub and shower, a fully equipped kitchen, and bathroom essentials. Finally, the living room also has a pull out sleeper sofa and a flat screen TV with cable.

Waikiki Banyan with Partial Ocean View | Short walk to Beach | AC, Wifi & Parking
17 reviews
condo 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The apartment is well stocked with everything you need when you are on holidays
and we had plenty of room
clean and neat apartment with fully equipped kitchen stuffs - Partial ocean view from the balcony
The beds are so comfortable we had no trouble with the WiFi which was great for the kids
was plenty of room it was clean and tidy the perfect home away
Host:
We have 4 kids so finding affordable accommodation for all of us can be tricky
Midway were wonderful allowing us a very early check in after our flight was rescheduled and we arrived much earlier than expected Definitely recommend this place
It was great to relax on the lanai with some drinks of an evening and
Midway property manages were helpful and promptly resolved any issues we might have had for example bringing a new coffeemaker to replace an old one
This was our first holiday booking through the home away from home site and would definitely use it again
Location:
Check in process was a breeze
Although it away from the main area of Waikiki
this location offers an easy access away from traffic to get to other places
15 mins walk to International market-
Really close to walk to Waikiki and the beach Got to see a free Hawaiian dance Saturday evening Lots of places to eat
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5. Centrally located spacious vacation condo

Get the quality of a hotel accommodation at an affordable price when you book this lovely condo. This is one of the most sought-after vacation homes in Waikiki. Why? Because it offers a bright atmosphere, windows overlooking Ala Wai Canal, the ocean, and the Diamond Head. The best part is that you’ll have easy access to all the fabulous beaches and attractions of Waikiki. Stay in this two bedroom,two bath condo and feel totally refreshed whether you’re indoors or outdoors! Facilities include kitchen utensils, dishes, glasses large, comfortable beds, and a pull out couch! The rooftop deck includes a pool, hot tub, sauna, BBQ, and plenty of lounge areas to chill and relax! Please note that the minimum stay here is four nights.

Email for Availability information. Calander not Accurate. >30 day possible.
61 reviews
condo 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
open Parking was tight for large SUV in parking ramp
I rented a car and parking
so 4 children ages 17 21
Suggests would be to start changing out the windows and the sliding doors
We did not use the roof area that much
Cleanliness:
The rooms were reallly clean and everything was perfect
Very clean well maintained property which was close proximity to lots of shopping areas and the beach
The place was clean and pleasant with a good view
and you can also see the fireworks which happen on Friday from the rooftop
Host:
However becuase of blowing wind so much
(utensils child seat
Everyone was comfortable and the two bathrooms were a huge plus for us
The wind just whistled through them very loudly
Also the in-unit washer dryer was a big help for all the beach days
Location:
but we got paper plates from the shop at the corner
The location was good for getting around downtown
Royal Hawaii Hotel and many restaurants and shops
It is very well located
It was very convenient to walk to the grocery store shops restaurants and the beach
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6. Paradise home with its own pool and garden

If paradise for you means comfort of a custom pool and spa, built-in gas BBQ, granite kitchen and bathrooms, an enclosed garden with lush fruit trees and fragrant blooming flowers, you must be talking about this property. It comes with a million-dollar view of the ocean, garden, and the world famous Diamond head. What’s more, you’ll have the luxury of a bedroom with a walk in closet, granite bathroom, soaking tub, rain-headed and handheld shower in custom glass enclosure and double sinks. You’ll also have your own living room, family room, dining room, and a reading area! This is ideal for families and group of up to eight persons. The property is close to Cromwell’s Beach at Diamond Head. Also nearby is Waikiki, Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, Kapiolani Park, tennis Courts, Ala Moana Center, Kahala Mall, Whole Foods and the Outrigger Canoe Club,

ESCAPE TO PARADISE IN HAWAII
45 reviews
House 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stayed with five adults and three children
the overflow can heat the pool a little also
this property lives up to the wonderful description given in the profile, from both the photos and the detailed description given
(we used the living room near the kitchen
the house is exactly like the pics
Cleanliness:
2) rooms in perfect condition like the pics3) pool and hot tub world class!! we swam daily
) 6) the garden was beautiful
5) house was very big
Host:
handy double garage
we so appreciated the care and attention you've clearly taken with every detail
very responsive
i texted liz to ask her if she had or i can buy
2 hours later she delivered
Location:
whole foods supermarket and safeway was easy access
beach is just 2~3 minute walking distance and we all awed by the beauty of it
my only one tiny winy suggestion is that it needs a clothes line
very small but attractive beach is only 50 yards away from the door
greeted with a bowl of fruit and great surprise of having beach access within a few hundred meters away!! great location not far from the city
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7. Luxury remodeled condo offering amazing views

What better way to enjoy a vacation than by booking a unit that places you right on top of a magnificent Hawaii landscape? This condo unit is nestled in the quiet corner of Waikiki and is found on the 35th floor, which, gives you a view of the Diamond Head crater, Honolulu zoo, Kapioloni Park, and the ocean! Wake up to this view every single day and never feel a dull moment in your vacation. Inside, you’ll find two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two lanais. The rooms have sliding windows that allow fresh ocean breeze to fill the room. On Friday afternoons, just chill at the lanai and watch surfers, sailboat races, or the magnificent sunset right before you!

25%Discount , Amazing Views, Quiet Buildings...
5 reviews
condo 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The furnishings are comfortable and everything you need is included
The view of Diamond Head from every room is amazing
the owners mother-in-law who was so sweet and so easy to deal with
Full kitchen-Washer/Dryer-Wifi-Cable tv-2 big huge wardrobe closets-Fully equipped kitchen-Parking-Location-High floorCONS:-Not booking your stay here
If you like having the windows open you should expect to hear the city traffic a bit and the Honolulu Zoo from across the street
Cleanliness:
found ourselves saying "WOW" over and over
Owner really went over and aboveSid
There are 2 bedrooms 2 full bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen
Host:
She had met me in the lobby and walked me into the apt and giving me through instructions to where everything was
It happens to be the beginning of the route so always a seat available very convenient
We have traveled extensively through out our working careers for both work and play Past retirement we continue to travel as much as possible
so we believe that says it all Mahalo Richard & SherrieSanta Barbara
Owner Bobby has been so easy to work with and very professional 2 sofas have pull out beds
Location:
A main bus stop is one block away
The great beaches resort restaurants and park all all within easy walking distance
friendly building is very quiet Groceries and local eateries on Kapahulu (unless you are going to ABC Store)
The building and surrounding area feel very safe
The beach was a short (few blocks) walking distance away for us to get to as well
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8. Enchanting room with views of the mountains

Leave the comfort of your home for an equally-comfortable, if not perfect vacation home for you and your loved ones! This room will take your breath away, form the views of the mountains to the soft and comfortable beds and sofas, modern appliances, and silverware! You can coo for a hearty meal or just chill at the BBQ area. There’s an outdoor picnic seating to accommodate your cravings for fresh breeze and good times with friends/family. If you’re bringing kids with you, no problem! There’s a children’s playground to keep them busy and happy all throughout your stay!

Magnificent Mountain View At Waikiki Banyan #2611 T-2 1Bed/1Bath
3 reviews
condo 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
There is an iron and ironing board Yay
The tastiest Italian restaurant in town is out the door and down the block Don't miss Arancino di Mare
And a shampoo caddy in the shower (also purchased) would save bath products from sitting on the shower floor
everything was seamless and we experienced no issues in the apartment
Also there are no beach supplies such as sand chairs or umbrella
Cleanliness:
Bright clean and comfortable unit
Host:
Prior to arriving communication with the owner/manager of this Unit was prompt courteous and helpful whenever I reached out Once there
as well a soap dish for the sink would be nice
but sometimes a quick sweep is all you want Hooks to hang clothes or towels
The 6th floor has that and more You can play tennis
let the kids run around the playground or just lay on a recliner Good family space
Location:
Great place to stay Close to the beach and many restaurants
The beach is just a few more feet away and you can call it a day Several car rental kiosks are tucked inside hotels all around so renting a ride is very convenient
The Waikiki Banyan is an old charmer at the quiet end of the beach strip closest to Diamond Head
Again this speaks to good representation of the property itself
It is exactly as shown Newly renovated perfectly clean and in a great location
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9. Cottage with a a breezy and tropical vibe

Do you enjoy the feeling of being laid back and relaxed? This is what this chic cottage in the Kahala neighborhood of Honolulu offers. It features a white and blue theme - truly refreshing to the eyes. so it gives off a tropical vibe no matter what time of the year it may be. It is situated in a residential neighborhood, which you will find near the beach. Enjoy privacy and treat yourself to a fully equipped accommodation. This space has bedroom and kitchen essentials, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, and two beach cruisers. You’ll have your own private entrance and parking is available for sharing! Last, but not least, the condo is nearby the Diamond Head, several nice parks and the Kahala mall.

Cute Kahala Cottage - Walk to Beach
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
159 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

10. Open concept condo with ocean and city views

If you like the idea of seeing the city (and sea) through large windows, then this place will sweep you off your feet. This condo is wrapped with windows on three sides, offering natural light and a breathtaking views, day in and day out. It is an ideal home for groups and families. The bedrooms won’t disappoint you with luxurious, comfy beds, modern bathrooms, TV, and bed and bathroom essentials. You also get to enjoy a spacious living room where you can savor the company of your loved ones. The location puts you closer to the beach and the famous Dukes Statue.

Sweeping Ocean & City Views 3 bdrms 2 bath Free Parking sleeps 8 Family Friendly
19 reviews
condo 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Also the overhead fan in one of the rooms was broken the provided pedestal fan
The furniture is very outdated
The place was roomy enough for 6 people but everything was outdated and old bathrooms were smelly
I like that it could accommodate all three of us in different rooms
It can comfortably sleep 5 people (2 couples + 1 single)
Cleanliness:
The condo was very clean and very spacious
The place is really nice and clean
The property was exactly as described and met expectations
The washer and dryer were great to have
and I felt very secure there
Host:
how responsive she was for us
Mary and her daughter were very accommodating and was kind enough to let us check in early
We donated dice too Because there wasnt any
and I would not recommend until they do some updating
We were greeted by Mary with an sweet gift
Location:
The location was within walking distance of the Hilton Waikiki
Great location in Honolulu Close to the beach and many restaurants in town
The condo is located in a quiet street in Waikiki but within walking distance to the beach and shopping It has 2 bedrooms
Close to center of the town intenational Market place foods
There are some beach items and we donated a boogie board
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A slice of paradise in Hawaii

Give yourself a break and leave your worries behind! Honolulu, Hawaii is here to give you a slice of paradise on Earth. Choose among these lovely rentals and you’ll never get anything less. The best part? You don’t have to spend too much to get this kind of treat!

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Carmela Ann Santos is a freelance writer and a licensed teacher from the Philippines. Her top destinations would include any place with a clear view of cloud formations and peaceful waters. She...Read more

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