Are you interested in a trip to explore Honolulu, Hawaii? Me too! An absolutely gorgeous destination, Honolulu is a beach lover’s dream. You might be surprised to know that there is a large selection of affordable rental options in this region, including lots of places that are not part of a hotel, resort, or condominium complex.
There is a lot to know about Honolulu before you go, and plenty to do other than relax on the beautiful beaches or swim in the stunning waters of this tropical paradise. What may be an obvious choice is visiting Diamond Head, one of the most well-known landmarks in Hawaii, or if history and culture is more your thing, a visit to the Bishop Museum may be in order. Interested in some inexpensive vacation activities? There are some outstanding options available on TravelAwaits.
To get started on your Honolulu getaway, we’ve pulled together some of the most appealing, affordable options on Vrbo. Book your stay today!
Kapahulu Avenue Apartment, Waikiki$149/nightly avg
Enjoy the view of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean — and just about nothing else to clutter your view in this great location! Located across the street from Waikiki Beach and Kapiolani Park, this fantastic studio comes with granite counters, a full-sized refrigerator, high-quality air conditioning, and more. You’ve got to check out the photos to get a full understanding of the amazing views!
Beautifully-Appointed Guest House, Hawaii Kai$204/nightly avg
You’re going to love this beautifully-appointed guest house rental, offering incredible views of the ocean, marina, and mountains in a quiet, upscale neighborhood. The private entrance moves you through a cozy garden, down a few steps, and straight to the welcoming deck and front door. Inside, you’ll love the full kitchen with a gas stove and oven, full-sized refrigerator, and long granite countertops. The open-concept living room includes a sleeper sofa, coffee table, armchairs, and a television. The beautiful views from every room are a must-see!
Tradewind Bungalow, Kailua$133/nightly avg
An attractive two-bedroom unit with ground-floor, private entry, the Tradewind Bungalow brings the comfort and relaxation of Oahu to life at an ideal location and affordable price. Inside, both bedrooms have a queen-sized bed while the front room has a leather couch, 40-inch television, and a four-person dining table (expandable to 6). The front room also features a sliding door that leads to a private patio with a table, chairs, and barbecue. Boogie boards, beach chairs, and a cooler are available for your use. This unit is in high-demand, so book soon!
The Treehouse, Kailua$190/nightly avg
Recently remodeled, this romantic ocean view guesthouse — also known as The Treehouse — is a 700-square-foot Hawaiian-style studio with vaulted ceilings, a large tiled bathroom and kitchen, and beautiful wood floors throughout. Given its name due to the island-style landscaping and surrounding trees, the Treehouse gives the feeling of paradise. It is within walking distance to historical Kalapawai market, Bob’s Pizza, and Island Snow Shave Ice. You’re going to love being just a 2-minute walk from beautiful Kailua Beach! A 30-day minimum stay is required per local ordinance.
Coconut Corner, Kailua$215/nightly avg
Coconut Corner comes with a king-sized bed, air-conditioning in every room, a fully-upgraded kitchen, a covered patio with a table and chairs, and so much more! Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, Coconut Corner provides easy access to Kailua Town, restaurants, gas, groceries, Kailua Beach, and lots of other amenities. An option very different from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, you’ll notice the laid back atmosphere of Kailua in this lovely, affordable rental. A minimum of a 30-day stay is required. No indoor smoking is permitted.
Boutique-Style Apartment, Waialae Iki Ridge$199/nightly avg
This boutique-style apartment is a really good-looking unit, bright and fun with gorgeous views — including the ocean — located in a quiet and upscale neighborhood between Diamond Head and Hawaii Kai. Enter through a private entrance with a private lanai that includes a table with four seats, an umbrella, and a new grill with a side burner. Your kitchenette comes with quartz countertops, brand new appliances, and lots of other great amenities. The photos of this one really make it stand out. Take a look and reserve your spot soon; this one is in high demand! This unit is 14 steps down from the garage, something to consider for those with any mobility issues. This property requires a 30-day minimum stay.
Holiday Palms Cottage, Kailua$97/nightly avg
Holiday Palms Cottage is a private, remodeled vacation home, steps from beautiful Kailua Beach. You will love the shady patio, private gated entrance, and the tropical palm trees that make up this quiet and private cottage. There are ceiling fans throughout Holiday Palms, along with air-conditioning, vaulted ceilings, and stylish bamboo furniture. Located between Kailua Beach and Kailua Town, there is free off-street parking for up to two cars for your convenience. Beach chairs, snorkeling equipment, boogie boards, beach towels, umbrellas, and coolers are included! This is a 30-day minimum rental.
Honu Hale Cottage, Waimanalo Beach$244/nightly avg
Honu Hale Cottage is a one-bedroom loft that is literally on the beach! This charming, island-style cottage with ocean views is equipped with a king-sized bed, pull-out sofa, a fully-equipped kitchen, and dining area. Inside a beachfront gated community with security cameras, Honu Hale is air-conditioned, includes designated parking for two vehicles, and has a lush yard. In the yard, you’ll find swaying coconut trees, tropical clowers, kid- and adult-friendly swings, sitting benches, and hammocks. Yes, that’s a treehouse in the photos that offers a spectacular view and a unique place to enjoy the sunsets! No pets are allowed. A minimum 30-day stay is required.
Oceanfront Spacious Studio, Waikane$100/nightly avg
This oceanfront, spacious studio home is situated on the shore of Kaneohe Bay. Offering serenity, attention to detail, and modern amenities on an acre of property facing Mokoli’i Island, relax inside this 625-square-foot studio. It includes a comfortable living area, kitchen and eating area, separate sleeping area, and a full, modern bathroom. Take advantage of the screened windows, giving you the cooling comfort of the soft trade breezes, or turn on the air conditioner if it gets too warm. This home has a queen-sized bed, full-sized sofa sleeper, and a modern kitchen along with rich, cool hardwood flooring throughout. There’s even a barbecue pit available just outside the entrance so you can cook up your favorites!
Newly Remodeled Beach House, Ewa$221/nightly avg
Ewa, Hawaii — an area that has gone virtually unnoticed for years — is home to this newly remodeled beach house in a residential area. Located away from the nightlife and hustle and bustle, it offers you a spot to enjoy island paradise. Furnished in an island style, this home includes a full kitchen that comes with a microwave, crystal, cookware, coffee maker, toaster, utensils, and more. Feel free to use the provided boogie boards, snorkeling, and swim fins, or hit the town and visit one of the many nearby golf courses, tennis courts, historic train rides, shopping, restaurants, and more! A minimum of a 30-day stay is required and no indoor smoking is permitted.
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