With COVID restrictions still in place across most of the country, many Canadians and travellers alike are daydreaming about sun-filled vacations, with Hawaii being a prime destination. And there’s no denying that Hawaii and its many islands are home to some of the most beautiful hotels and resorts in the world, but sometimes a rental house where you can spread out, cook meals, and use as a home base during your adventures is exactly what you need. Luckily, Hawaii is bursting with lots of dreamy Airbnb’s, regardless if you’re spending your Hawaiian vacay on Maui, Oahu, or the Big Island.
From a tropical garden retreat on a mango farm and a tiny home on a volcanic lava field to incredible oceanfront properties, here are 10 dreamy Airbnbs to stay in during your Hawaiian vacation.
Chinaman’s Beach House: Kaneohe, Oahu
Freshly renovated in 2020, this beach home with its one of kind location, offers breathtaking views nestled in between Kualoa Ranch (Jurassic Park, Lost) and the Pacific Ocean. With room for eight, guests can wake up to magical sunrises every morning without leaving the luxury of your living room. Take in the incredible views of the world-renowned Chinamans Hat Island and unwind while enjoying the private beach.
Tiny Home on Volcanic Lava Field: Big Island
If you’re looking for a seriously unique and one-of-a-kind Hawaiian Airbnb experience, you can enjoy otherworldly vistas of volcanic scenery from this unique, off-grid tiny home that’s located at the foot of the world’s most active volcano. With room for four guests, this home features two individual pods bridged by a lanai in the middle, creating a breezy area for sitting, dining, and planning family adventures that you’ll never forget.
Tropical Garden Retreat on an Organic Mango Farm: Captain Cook, Big Island
Modern meets Indonesian style on this organic mango farm. At this Airbnb, two guests can soak up the Hawaiian sun and embrace the abundant outdoor living space, which blends seamlessly with the interior of this stunning ground-level retreat. The home is constructed with architectural cedar poles and the living space is open-air, allowing you to enjoy the natural world around you, while both the bedroom and kitchen are enclosed.
Magical Bohemian Retreat near Kealakekua Bay: Captain Cook, Big Island
Also located on the Big Island, near Kealakekua Bay which is home to the best snorkelling on the island and has wild dolphins, this charming bungalow is the perfect space for nature lovers. Wake up to the tree canopy in the lofted bedroom and embrace the incredible views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Nestled among mango trees and rich with daylight, this tropical hideaway offers an unmatched open-air environment with eclectic, bohemian decor. Guests will also enjoy taking a 30-foot stroll down a secluded path to the open-air bathhouse, surrounded by plumerias and lush foliage.
Charming Beach House: Lahaina, Maui
With room for six guests, this bright and breezy cottage is the perfect island escape. With soft whites and pastel blues adorning the home, you’ll instantly feel relaxed in this space. Experience life like a true local on Maui, as it’s just down the road from Lahaina and surrounded by mountains and tropical gardens.
Stunning Hanalei Bay and Ocean View Home with Private Pool: Princeville, Hawaii
Located in Princeville, the Hanalei Bluff House is a newly remodelled open concept home with a gorgeous private pool. Ideal for families or groups of up to six, this retreat offers the best of modern tropical living. Hanalei Bay, ocean, river, mountain, waterfall, lush valley, and prime sunset views can be enjoyed throughout the home and from multiple lanais, while a short 10-minute walk will take you to Puu Poa Beach.
Nico Hale Secluded Jungle Cottage: Hanalei, Kauai
Located on the North Shore of Kauai in the neighbourhood of Wainiha, this jungle cottage is just a short drive from both local beaches and hiking trails. Surrounded by lush tropical jungle and fruit trees, the spacious 2-bedroom house, with an additional screened-in lanai, has room for three guests. From inside, expansive views of the mountains and jungle are visible from every window.
Waikiki Studio Apartment: Honolulu, Oahu
If you want the full Waikiki experience, this studio apartment is the place to be. Located on the 26th floor of the Pacific Monarch, the studio’s floor-to-ceiling windows, and its lanai offer panoramic views of the ocean, city skyline, and mountains. Here you’ll only be a short walk from the world-famous Waikiki Beach and the main streets of downtown, where you will find countless shopping plazas, cafes, restaurants, and food trucks that will satisfy every palate.
Romantic Beach Cottage: Kihei, Maui
If you’re looking to book a romantic getaway for two, this charming one-bedroom cottage is located in the heart of Kihei and is within walking distance of Kalama State Park as well as shops and restaurants. Looking to relax? Guests can slip into a saltwater hot tub on the private deck with a cocktail and good company, while the surrounding palm trees and stars above will surely add to the romantic moment. Rinse off under a warm outdoor shower, then retreat indoors to a stylish love nest.
Tropical Haiku Cottage: Haiku-Pauwela
This tranquil, 2-acre property is a wonderful spot for anyone wanting to experience the lush serenity of Maui’s North Shore. This cottage has two bedrooms, with enough room for four guests, and has everything you need to for the ultimate family getaway. There’s a spacious patio, with a dining table and loungers for enjoying the tropical locale, while the family-friendly Baldwin Beach is just 15 minutes away. If you’re looking for an adventure, the legendary Road to Hana, which is about a two-hour drive, should also be on your itinerary.