February 20, 2024

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15 Best Airbnbs in Hawaii, USA (2023 Edition)

15 Best Airbnbs in Hawaii, USA (2023 Edition)

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Hawaii is on most travelers’ bucket lists, and for a good reason. These lush tropical islands are packed full of adventures waiting to be had. From hiking the NaPali Coastline on Kauai, learning to surf on Oahu, or simply catching some rays on one of the many white sandy beaches, there is something here for everyone. 

Traveling to the Aloha State is often a long and tiresome journey. It is in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean, after all. You’ll want to be sure of arriving at top-notch accommodation so that you can begin to relax from the moment you walk in the door. We want that for you, too. That is why we have carefully crafted a list of the best Airbnbs in Hawaii for every island. Each Airbnb is hosted by a superhost, and some even boast Airbnb Plus badges. For those new to Airbnb, superhosts are rental owners with an outstanding track record of providing excellent hospitality, and Airbnb Plus is an exclusive program that highlights exemplary homes that have been in-person verified for quality. 

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Adorable Tiny Home for Two 

in Pāhoa, Big Island

Kicking off our list of the best Airbnb rentals in Hawaii is this chic and colorful Airbnb Plus located on a volcanic lava field. 

This home has been built to maximize space and functionality and features a mix of both rustic and contemporary furnishings. In the loft bedroom, guests can unwind after a long day in the comfortable queen-size bed while gazing out the window at the incredible Kalapana lava beds. Behind the bed, there is a vibrant mural depicting the island’s grand cliffs and volcanoes that adds a unique touch to the space. 

There is a desk and chair in front of a large picture window in the living room, perfect for those who will be working remotely on holiday. The full kitchen is well stocked with all the essentials for preparing a meal and has a small two-person dining table. A set of glass French doors opens to the balcony where guests can often see Pele’s orange glow.

This Airbnb on the Big Island of Hawaii is located 20 minutes south of Pāhoa, near the black sand beaches of Kalapana Beach. Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport is roughly two hours away by car. 

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Related: 15 Best Airbnbs on the Big Island, Hawaii

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Tropical Treehouse Retreat Near Volcano National Park

in Fern Forest, Big Island

This incredible Airbnb treehouse in Hawaii is the perfect tropical oasis for couples or solo travelers. 

The home is made entirely of bamboo and is located in a lush jungle setting, creating the ultimate Hawaiian paradise. In the bathroom, guests can enjoy a relaxing rinse in the sustainable rain shower with jalousie windows that open to the jungle and let the outside in. Superhost Kristie even provides lightweight waffle robes so that guests can lounge in comfort.

The bedroom features a plush queen-size bed with a memory foam mattress surrounded by tall picture windows. Beside the bed, there is a reading chair and a gramophone that connects to iPhones. There is no kitchen in the home. However, a coffee maker and complimentary snacks and coffee are provided. 

Two sets of French doors lead to the wrap-around balcony lined with solar tiki torches. Underneath the treehouse, there is an incredible swing bed with mosquito netting where guests can relax with a good book. 

This short-term rental in Hawaii is conveniently located just 10 miles from Volcano National Park and is close to coffee shops. Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport is just under two hours away. 

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Bali-Style Cottage Near Kealakekua Bay

in Captain Cook, Big Island

If you are looking for an exotic and unique house rental in Hawaii, consider renting this gorgeous Bali-themed jungle retreat in Captain Cook. 

This one-bedroom home is the perfect retreat for couples or solo travelers. It is made of old Bali teak panels and features a unique surfboard ceiling, giving it a classic tropical vibe. In the living room, the sun peeks through the hand-carved wooden walls. Guests can relax in one of the lounge chairs and read a book from the small collection. 

The bedroom boasts a beautiful antique four-poster wood bed and a mosquito net, so guests can sleep comfortably. In the bathroom, there is a marble double vanity, and a set of doors leads to a partial outdoor private rain shower and toilet. 

The front porch doubles as an outdoor kitchen and includes a minifridge, barbecue, microwave, and more. Guests can enjoy their meals on the garden dining set surrounded by vibrant jungle plants. 

This Hawaii Airbnb is just a few minutes’ walk from Manini Beach and a short drive from restaurants and shops. Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport is a 45-minute drive away. 

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Contemporary Cottage With a Hot Tub

in Kihei, Maui

This vacation rental in Hawaii is the ideal for couples looking for a romantic retreat. 

The Airbnb Plus is conveniently located in downtown Kihei within walking distance of Cove Beach Park, restaurants, and shops. Kahului Airport is just 20 minutes away by car and just over an hour by bus. 

Inside, the home features contemporary furnishing, beach-themed décor, and modern amenities that make for a luxurious and comfortable stay. In the living room, guests can unwind on the couch and stream their favorite shows on the 64-inch Smart TV. There is also a selection of board and card games to choose from. The full kitchen boasts stainless-steel appliances and is stocked with cooking basics like spices and oils. 

In the bedroom, guests can crawl into the comfortable queen-size memory foam bed and watch a movie on the Smart TV. There is also a large closet for storage and a sliding door that leads to the patio. The bathroom features a spacious two-person walk-in shower with four showerheads. 

Outside, guests can indulge in a relaxing soak in the hot tub then rinse off in the outdoor shower before grilling dinner on the patio. Superhost Jenni also provides beach gear like snorkels, flippers, beach chairs, boogie boards, and much more. 

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Related: 15 Best Airbnbs in Maui, Hawaii

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The Blue Condo

in Kihei, Maui

If you are looking to rent a beach house in Hawaii that also offers resort-style amenities, then consider renting superhost Tracy’s tropical condo. 

This Hawaii Airbnb is located right across the street from Kalepolepo Beach Park. Guests have access to a shared pool, a hot tub, tennis courts, and a lush tropical garden where guests can pick bananas, limes, and avocados. Tracy also provides tons of beach equipment and games like a glow-in-the-dark bocce ball, tennis rackets, yoga mats, coolers, and more. 

The condo’s interior has a studio-style layout and tropical blue accents with beach-themed décor. This is a ground-floor apartment that is perfect for those with accessibility needs. In the living room, there is a large selection of movies and games for guests to choose from. The full kitchen features a breakfast bar, an espresso machine, and small appliances, such as a rice cooker, a coffee bean grinder, and a toaster oven. 

After a day in the sun, guests can tuck into Cariloha bamboo linens in the king-size bed and watch a movie on the TV. Sliding glass doors lead to the porch, where guests can relax with a glass of wine with ocean views. 

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Luxury Treehouse With a Hot Tub

in Kailua-Kona, Big Island

This unique Airbnb in Hawaii is sure to bring out the inner child. This 500-square-foot treehouse is built into one of Hawaii’s state trees, the kukui tree, and a great alternative for those looking to rent a house in Hawaii. 

The home’s interior features high ceilings and an earth-tone palette, creating a relaxing space. In the bedroom, guests can wake up in the king-size bed and open the large pocket doors to bring the outdoors in and enjoy fantastic ocean views. On the deck, there is a bistro set, perfect for enjoying a glass of wine.

The full kitchen boasts gorgeous black leather granite countertops and custom mango wood cabinets. A luxury custom glass walk-in shower with custom mosaic tiles can be found in the bathroom, along with a hair dryer and complimentary shampoo. 

Outside, there is a separate open-style building with a private hot tub where guests can enjoy a romantic soak and watch the sunset. 

This Airbnb in Hawaii is just a 10-minute drive away from Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport and Honokohau Beach. The shops and restaurants of downtown Kailua-Kona are only 15 minutes away.

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The Gingerbread House 

in Makawao, Maui

This Airbnb in Maui, Hawaii, is perfect for those looking to stay close to both the beach and inland attractions. The home is located just 40 minutes from Pu’unianiau Volcano and 20 minutes from Ho’okipa Beach Park. 

This beautifully restored 1930s cottage was where Jimmy Hendrix stayed while filming the 1970s film Rainbow Bridge. The home features high cathedral ceilings, a studio-style layout, and large picture windows, allowing plenty of natural light. 

In the living area, guests can unwind on the chaise sofa and watch TV or read a book. The kitchenette is stocked with everything needed to prepare a meal, including a blender, a toaster oven, and a two-burner stovetop. After a day of adventuring, guests can enjoy a relaxing rinse in the massive walk-in shower then snuggle into the comfortable queen-size bed for a good night’s rest. 

Perhaps the best part of this Hawaii Airbnb is the property. Guests are free to roam four acres of pristine tropical gardens and pick fruit from the trees. Outside the house, there is a barbecue and sun loungers where guests can relax in the afternoon. There are also four additional acres next to the home known as the Sacred Garden that guests can explore. 

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The Jungle House

in Wainiha, Kauai

This gorgeous two-bedroom Airbnb in Kauai, Hawaii, is the perfect rental for families or small groups. 

The home’s interior features a boho-minimalist style with large picture windows offering outstanding mountain views. In the living room, guests can relax on the chic sectional couch and take in the mountain views with a cup of coffee or play one of the board games provided. The lanai off of the living room has a lovely hammock, perfect for afternoon naps. There is plenty of counter space for cooking in the full kitchen, and guests can enjoy their meals family-style at the large wooden dining table. 

In the master bedroom, guests can watch the sunrise over the tropical forest from the comfort of the king-size bed. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed, making this rental suitable for up to four people. After a day at the beach, guests can return and rinse the saltwater off them in the bathroom’s walk-in rain shower or in the outdoor shower beside the house. 

Lihue Airport is an hour away by car, and Wainiha Beach, Lumahai Beach, and Wainiha Bay Park are all within a five-minute drive.

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Related: 15 Best Airbnbs in Kauai, Hawaii

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Modern Condo in the Heart of Waikiki

in Honolulu, Oahu

This Airbnb in Honolulu, Hawaii, is perfect for solo travelers or those visiting on business. 

The condo is located just steps away from Kuhio Beach Park and a 10-minute walk from the Honolulu Zoo. Daniel K. Inouye International Airport is 40 minutes away by car.

Inside, the home features modern furnishings and sleek black finishes. Guests will have outstanding views of the Waikiki city skyline from the balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room and bedroom. The full kitchen boasts a chic glass mosaic backsplash and is fully stocked with all the cooking essentials like oils and spices. 

Guests can relax on the couch in the living room and access their favorite streaming channels on the Smart TV. In the bedroom, there is a cozy queen-size Sealy Posturepedic mattress. The bathroom is stocked with beach gear, including chairs and towels. 

The best part of this Airbnb in Hawaii is the rooftop pool. Guests can enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub, take a dip in the pool, or enjoy a steam in the sauna. There is also a laundromat located on the third floor and a takeaway sushi café in the lobby of the building. 

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Related: 15 Best Airbnbs in Honolulu, HI

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Ke Iki Beach Bungalow

in Haleiwa, Oahu

If you are looking to rent a house on the beach in Hawaii for the whole family, look no further than superhost Cat’s three-bedroom home in Haleiwa. 

This gorgeous house is right next to a private marine sanctuary, offering incredible snorkeling and diving. Guests can walk onto the beach right from the home’s backyard and enjoy views from Shark’s Cove all the way to Kaena Point. Cat even supplies beach gear, including water toys and beach towels. 

The home is decorated with ocean-themed décor and contemporary furnishings, creating an upscale beach vibe. In the living room, guests can gather on the couch for a movie night or enjoy a cup of coffee while taking in views of the ocean. The full kitchen features stainless-steel appliances, and guests can enjoy their meals at the breakfast bar or on the patio dining set outside. 

In the master bedroom, there is a queen-size bed, a sliding door to the patio, a desk, and a half bath en suite. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed and a garden view from the windows. There is a bunk bed in the third bedroom with a full bed on the bottom and a twin bed on top. 

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Related: 15 Best Airbnbs in Oahu, Hawaii

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The Bamboo Temple

in Haiku/Huelo, Maui

Walk to waterfalls and swimming holes from this incredible vacation home for rent in Hawaii. 

This Hawaii Airbnb is the perfect romantic getaway for couples. The home is made entirely of bamboo and features a pyramidal skylight, hand-painted silk thangkas, and fantastic ocean views from massive picture windows. The bamboo four-poster bed acts as the focal point in this studio-style house. Guests can play music on the speaker and lounge in the reading chair. In the full kitchen, there is a two-person dining table, a coffee maker, and everything else needed to prepare a meal. There is a half bathroom inside with a sliding door that opens to a gorgeous outdoor private shower. 

This rental is hosted by Maui Eco Retreat. Guests are welcome to join a yoga or meditation class, or head down to the communal firepit at night to meet other travelers. The property includes tons of hiking trails, waterfall lagoons, and fruit trees ripe for the picking. 

The famous Peahi Beach surfing area is less than 30 minutes away, and Jungle Zipline Maui-HI is just around the corner. Kahului Airport is a 40-minute drive away. 

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Spacious Condo Near Anini Beach

in Princeville, Kauai

This is the perfect Airbnb Plus for families or small groups looking to rent a vacation home in Hawaii with hotel-like amenities.

Guests have access to a large community pool with sun loungers and a clubhouse with a ping pong table and barbecue. The property features a beautifully landscaped garden, creating a garden-like oasis. In the backyard, guests can enjoy an afternoon nap in the hammock or gather around the patio dining table for an evening cocktail. 

The interior of the home is furnished with modern and contemporary pieces, creating a chic and comfortable space. In the living room, guests can relax and watch TV or read one of the books from the small collection. The full kitchen boasts gorgeous teak cabinets, stainless-steel appliances, and a breakfast bar. 

In the master bedroom, there is a comfortable king-size bed and an en suite bathroom with a spacious walk-in shower. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed and an en suite bathroom with a tub and shower. 

This vacation home for rent in Hawaii is located less than 15 minutes from Anini Beach and Sealodge Beach. Lihue Airport is roughly a 50-minute drive away. 

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Ocean View Apartment 

in Kailua-Kona, Big Island

This is the ideal rental for couples or solo travelers looking for an Airbnb in Kona, Hawaii, with ocean views. 

The home has a boho-contemporary motif with wood floors and lush plants throughout the space. In the living room, guests can unwind on the built-in couch and listen to music on the Bose Smart Speaker 500 or watch a movie. The full kitchen features a beautiful intricate wood high table as well as a dishwasher and a toaster oven. Superhost Thomas also provides complimentary snacks for guests. 

A queen-size Murphy bed folds down beside the living room. Beside the bed, there is a desk and chair where those looking to work remotely can set up. The bathroom features an incredible walk-in rain shower and a well-lit vanity with granite countertops. 

At night, guests can enjoy an evening cocktail while watching the sunset over the ocean. Thomas also provides beach essentials like beach towels and snorkel gear.

This Airbnb in Hawaii is less than a 10-minute drive from Pāhoehoe Beach Park and Kahalu’u Beach Park. Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport is 20 minutes away by car. 

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Boho-Inspired Condo

in Princeville, Kauai

This incredible two-bedroom condo hits our list of the best Hawaii Airbnbs for two reasons. One, it has outstanding views of the famed Bali Hai. Two, its unique styling and extras make for a memorable stay. 

Superhost Kaley welcomes guests with a gift basket filled with snacks, coffee, and prestamped postcards ready to send home to loved ones. Guests can capture their favorite vacation memories on the condo’s stocked polaroid camera and take them home to add to their scrapbooks. 

The full kitchen features a vintage tiki mug collection and a Thirst Aid station stocked with spirits for making cocktails. Guests can gather for a movie night in the living room and access their favorite streaming channels on the Smart TV.

In the master bedroom, there is a king-size Casper bed with a wicker swing chair beside it and a Smart TV. The second bedroom has two double beds and a Smart TV, making this rental suitable for up to six guests. 

Outside, guests can have a picnic on the condo grounds overlooking the ocean or enjoy the view from the balcony. There is a private paved path from the condo to Hideaways Beach. Kaley provides Turkish beach towels, snorkels, and more for a day at the beach. 

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Penthouse Studio

in Honolulu, Oahu

This stylish condo is perfect for couples or business travelers looking for an Airbnb in Oahu, Hawaii, near Waikiki Beach.

The apartment comes with on-site parking for one car and is only a two-minute walk from Waikiki Beach and King’s Village. Honolulu Airport is 40 minutes away, and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is only 10 minutes away by car. 

Inside, the home features a beach-theme motif with contemporary furniture. In the full kitchen, there are white quartz countertops, as well as a Keurig coffee maker, a minifridge, and a microwave. Guests can enjoy watching TV from the comfort of the queen-size hybrid bed. Beside the bed, there is a large built-in closet for storage and a desk, perfect for those working remotely. After a day of touring the city, guests can enjoy a relaxing rinse in the bathroom’s walk-in shower. 

The balcony is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sunset over the ocean. Ask Alexa to play your favorite tunes on the Amazon Echo to set the mood for the evening.

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A trip to Hawaii is bound to be unforgettable. With lush tropical forests and world-class beaches, this state is anything but ugly. We hope you have found this list of the best Airbnbs in Hawaii helpful, and now you can stop planning and start packing! Just don’t forget to pack bug spray and sun lotion!