10 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals Near Papakolea Beach, Hawaii - Updated 2021

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Located in the Ka'u district of the Big island in Hawaii, you will find Papakolea Beach. This beach is a famous green sand beach, one of the only four around the whole planet! Surrounded by volcanic stones, this beautiful little bay is very popular for both tourists and locals. In this South Point area, there are several small towns or villages with high quality traditional accommodations. Trip 101 found for you the some great accommodation options in close proximity to this wondrous beach and presents them to you. So take your pick and enjoy the green sands and the crystal blue waters! Here are the best Vrbo accommodations near Papakolea Beach, Hawaii.

1. Two-bedroom isolated abode in Discovery Harbour (from USD 100)

At the top of Discovery Harbour you may find this isolated and quiet refuge where you can disconnect from the world. The house has internet but no television. The two bedrooms are cozy and comfortable but the lanai just outside is really exceptional. The location is great for little day trips, such as to the Volcano National Park and the Whittington Park. A typical Hawaiian sandy beach (Punaluu) is only 10 minutes away and on the road you can stop on the local bakery for delicious treats. You can also visit the sea caves and watch the cliff divers.

Quiet Retreat Minutes from Black Sands and Volcanos
70 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
An insulated cooler bag in case
all the dishes you need too cook anything
The light and fan were not working in a master bedroom
The house had plenty of room
I was looking for extra toilet tissue and looked under the sink
The house is neat and nicely decorated and had everything we needed
The house was very clean and comfortable
We were not able to do the laundry because the washer and dryer had sand and hair inside and lint screen wasn't clean
Clean comfortable well-appointed rooms and bathrooms?
Paying for cleaning the place we were expecting to use the clean washer and dryer Communication with the owner and the property manager was very slow
We received a reply from the owner after we already checked out That should definitely be improved
The unit was very well stocked
Comfortable and cozy home with horizon ocean views only about 15 minutes to Punaluu Black Sand Beach where turtles regularly come ashore
We cannot wait to return Our special week on the big island was made even more so by how easy and welcoming this place was
so you can hit Google maps for directions?
A quiet and gracious neighborhood located near a lot of wonderfully quirky or plain gorgeous places?
We enjoyed the lani and played lots of games outside at night Thank you guys
but you are very conveniently located between the Hilo side and the Kona side Punaluu Bakery
Nice 3 bedroom house in a quiet neighborhood
Simply Perfect great location for exploring both the Kona and Hilo sides Really enjoyed staying here
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2. Quiet home over the Discovery Harbour Golf Course (from USD 184)

This two-bedroom house has all the amenities you need. The kitchen is fully furnished and the two bathrooms offer all the comfort you need. The neighborhood is really quiet and exciting at the same time since you are just a few steps away from the Discovery Harbour Golf Course. The little town of Na’alehu is a few minutes’ drive away and you can visit all the stores and restaurants. But when we are talking about the house there is just one aspect we need to mention: the breathtaking view!

Comfortable Big-Island Home With Ocean/Golf Course Views
33 reviews
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
The home has Cable TV and high speed internet
There are a couple of coconut palms in the front of the house - don't park the car underneath them
It was thoughtful for the owners to provide two coolers (one large and one small)
We bought a chair to leave there as the one chair that was left was not supportive enough
The home was well equipped with everything you could possibly need
Everything was spic and span and my husband
and I were so very comfortable
This house is well kept and very comfortable
The house is great was very clean and
It was exactly as we had expected; clean tidy
anyone could want Enjoyed the neighborhood dog as we missed ours and the birds were wonderful to watch
The owner is always very helpful and responsive I would recomend this house to anyone
Comfortable home with all the connectivity
We love going to south point (my husband even jumps) and green sand beach
It truly felt like home Charles and Donna the caretaker was very friendly helpful and even included activities to do
This is "out of the way" Hawaii at its finest
Very nice location Private but convenient
Great great location for exploring the entire island
It is away from the hustle of Kona but close to many fun activities
This is a great place to stay if you want to roam the entire big island about equal distance from Hilo and Kona
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3. Romantic getaway for two in a stone house (from USD 85)

This house took its name from the water coming out of the land, Waiola, meaning water of life. This guesthouse is a lovers’ hideout–a couple’s retreat behind the stone wall with the cabin-like pastoral setting. The furniture of this small stone house is cozy and also very comfortable. The fully equipped kitchen and the other amenities will cover all your needs. Here you can enjoy a real quiet Hawaiian experience under the starlight sky and the in front of the relaxing ocean view.

Off the Beaten Track On the Island of Hawai`i!
70 reviews
cottage 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
The only thing was the charge for the cleaning fee
All necessary amenities are available
The studio feels very much part of the surroundings
The patio off of the house is epic with a great view to sit and chat over morning coffee
Its off the beaten path for sure but
Nice owners and the place was very clean
Very clean lovely cosy and calm place with the best bath tub view ever
The property is absolutely beautiful and quiet
Beautiful home and wonderful accomodating hosts
David and Wendy are knowledgeable and responsive to questions and needs
Our hosts were warm and welcoming
They are responsible stewards of the land and Hawaiian history
Wendy and Dave were awesome
Tropical plants line the drive
Their quest house is tucked away in a portion of their property surrounded by trees lush flowers and a few lazily munching burros (donkeys)
Quick drive to South Point and green sand beach About 45mins to Hawaii Volcanoes National park Able to take day trips to Kona Hilo and Waipi'o Valley
It's a great location for exploring the whole island Near coffee macadamia and cacoa farms
The entire property is so lovingly cared for
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4. Luxurious and quiet home with a pool (from USD 300)

In the center of the countryside, in a quiet area, you will find this isolated house. The location is ideal for small excursions to the nearby sights. The well-equipped kitchen and the amenities provided to the house will persuade you to stay there by the heated salt-water private pool. Right after the pool you can enjoy the view that goes until the ocean and holes 10 and 11 of a local but famous golf course. On the lanai, you can relax by reading a book and you will also find a barbecue!

Luxury, pool, 3 Bed, 2 Bth, call to 150 countries, 300Mbps web, 300 channels
29 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
The bedrooms were a nice size and beds were comfortable
The owners cant control the other properties
The kitchen is fully updated and simply gorgeous
It was real nice that every room had a TV
The beds were comfortable and the decor was attractive
The house was very relaxing had a kitchen full of utensils
I can't imagine a more delightful place to stay
The host is very welcome
This was also a great home base for traveling all over the island
Bob and his wife have done such a fantastic job creating a magical home away from home with attention to every single detail The property was sparkling clean upon arrival and the caretaker Ms Mis...
The property owner sent a lot of information about the home and area before our stay and was great to communicate with Thank you
The house is exceptional all top quality appliances knives
The neighborhood is charming and tucked away in a very quiet area
It is a beautiful house
Quiet at night Lots of privacy
The nearby town and the beautiful black sand beach are a short drive away and a wonderfully scenic drive to the Volcanoes National Park not too far past that
You may also want to check out the nearby (about 5 minutes from the house)
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5. Private room in Na’alehu (from USD 100)

This private room in the center of Na’alehu has a comfortable queen-size bed and a cozy living room area. The house is located next to several stores, restaurants, and a bar. When you want to relax, you can go outside in the private backyard. And for your excursions, you can visit the local bus line, just a block away from the motel.

MOTEL-CABINS in the Heart of Naalehu located rear of Hana Hou restaurant
59 reviews
bungalow 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
there was plenty of hot water
The kitchen in the cafe can be a bit noisy when the nights are warm and window louvres are open
the view is of the kitchen and laundry Very minimal accommodations--
The windows from the kitchen are open and you hear how the restaurant staff talks and you also hear all the noise from the kitchen and a loud air conditioner
We stayed in the 2 room cabin
The cabins were clean and well kept
The place is bright airy and well appointed
the folks are friendly and welcoming and the food is delicious
Patty and her staff are friendly gracious and helpful
Cool breeze kept the rooms comfortable Grateful that they allowed our dogs to enjoy the trip with us Great Mexican restaurant and take out next door as well as the bakery across the street
The food was very very good at the restaurant and all those we encountered were helpful and so very nice
This could not of been a more simple experience
The property is located near other properties very close
the apple pie is out of this world
The general location is great if you are looking for a place to stay near South Point and is very close to some great food including the Hana Hou restaurant the owners of this property also own (a...
Like a time warp to a 50's bungalow
You're also within walking distance of a shrimp truck and one of the best bakeries on the island
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6. Private house south of Na’alehu (from USD 110)

This three-bedroom guest house is located in southernmost part of Ka’u district. Privacy is the number one value here! The house has a clean and modern design with a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher. Though the property is isolated, after only a ten-minute drive you arrive at the town of Na’alehu and and in just five more minutes you can access three beautiful beaches. The view from the lanai and the garden is magnificent. Truly it is a great escape for you and your loved ones.

Big Sky Views of ~Ka'u~ Coast and 2 Volcanoes on Hawaii Island
941464 Kia Lua St.
43 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

7. Spacious, relaxing residence with a large garden (from USD 110)

This large and spacious two-floor and three-bedroom house offers privacy and calm. From the top floor you can watch the Pacific while reading a book from the library! On the ground floor you will find a large kitchen connected to the dining area and the living room. On the outside garden of 7 acres (2.8 hectares), you will be able to relax and light up the barbecue grill on the patio. A perfect place just to relax and enjoy the view.

Ocean View Plantation House
94-6275 kamaoa Rd
76 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

8. One-bedroom apartment in great location (from USD 94)

The location of this house is ideal when your goal is to explore the southern part of the island. The property is private and the house is located in the middle of a 3-acre (1.2-hectare) sanctuary. This one-bedroom apartment is on the upper floor of the building and has a colorful interior with modern and new furniture and a fully furnished kitchen. On the balcony you will find your own private lanai with a view to the garden.

Sunrise Sanctuary, Spacious, Beautiful, Tranquil Living, Green Sands Beach
94-2054 South Point Rd.
4 reviews
Apartment 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

9. Eco-friendly modern house near Na’alehu (from USD 209)

This house was built recently and though it’s totally eco-friendly, getting power only from the sun and the wind, contains all the necessary modern allowances. The decoration is a combination of modern and rustic and the house has a magnificent view of the golf course that reaches the ocean. The house offers books and golf clubs for you and a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook the local ingredients from the nearby grocery stores.

Newly built- 2 BR, Kitchen, Bath w/ Ocean View. Japanese, German, French spoken
94-1480 Kaulua Circle
8 reviews
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

10. Custom private getaway under the stars (from USD 114)

This private getaway is located in the southern part of the big island, down a gravel road. The house was custom-made and it offers a great view and a stunning sunset from its private lanai. At the same time, the house provides all the modern amenities and an open-plan kitchen and living area. The house is surrounded by a small tropical garden where you can escape from the routine.

Hale Malulani, Breathtaking Ocean and Shoreline Views, Home on Tropical Estate.
7 reviews
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
I was confused: It looked so big for a two-bedroom two-bath house
The final access road is a bit bumpy but fine with our minivan Peaceful setting and and the views were outstanding Thanks for the lovely stay
It's tasteful airy and well-equipped
Access to the house is about a four-minute ride down a really rough dirt road
We spent each morning on the front desk relaxing with coffee/tea and watching the birds in the foreground with the sea in the background
so a good rental car is a plus
When we first approached the property
(hotel rooms drive us nuts)
We really enjoyed the 3 nights at this "tree-top" home Fantastic modern kitchen/dining areas luxurious bedding a very clean house and loved the garden with fruit trees plants and birds
The hostess responded immediately when we needed something
Also there are just a few restaurants nearby in Naalehu and the closest grocery store is 20 minutes' drive away
We really enjoyed the house
good response from owners and close to Volcanoes National Park
The property itself is beautifully landscaped in a way that feels both natural but manicured Another total plus: Gene is the most laidback VRBO owner I've ever encountered Totally on point and re...
I really loved this place
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A place to disconnect

When you visit South Point of Hawaii and you find yourself in this tropical paradise, right next to the Papakolea Beach, you don’t need more than a comfortable house and good company to disconnect yourself from the world and dive into this experience. Keep our guide and enjoy your stay in this peaceful and beautiful place!

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