A unique combination of tropical glamour and buzzing international metropolis, the state capital of Hawaii is so much more than tiki torches, aloha shirts, amazing surf and dayglow cocktails (although that is all there, obviously). You’ll find everything from historic landmarks to fine dining and world-class shopping and, of course, world-class vacation rentals so you can live like a local. Here are some of the best home rentals in Honolulu, all bookable on Culture Trip.
A light and airy apartment with sweeping views across the ocean, and located near Waikiki Beach? Yes, please. This two-bedroom corner condo overlooks the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor – you can even survey the surf breaks from your window so you know exactly where to catch a wave. The excellent facilities include two swimming pools, including a shallow pool with lounge chairs and there’s also an on-site café and convenience store.
This no-fuss yet well-appointed place really feels like a home away from home, but with all the convenient benefits of a hotel. Beach towels are complimentary, and there is a pool, concierge service, well-equipped kitchenette and fitness center. The fantastic location will give you easy access to pristine beaches and excellent surf, the boutiques and eateries along Kalakaua Avenue, and the numerous shops and restaurants at the Ala Moana Center. The airport is just a fourteen-minute drive.
Live the high life in this fantastic condo, located just nine hundred yards from Magic Island Lagoon Beach. The accommodation is homely, well-appointed and excellent value for money, with two bedrooms, a TV with satellite channels and a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave, a washing machine, a fridge and an oven. There’s a private pool, the option of private parking (for an additional fee), and you’re a short walk from the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.
This high-end offering is everything you could want in a Honolulu holiday rental – with a color palette reflecting the local scenery, chic fixtures and fitting and excellent amenities, all wrapped up in a beautiful building. Listed on the State Register of Historic Places, this architecturally significant Gingerbread Home has been tastefully updated with modern touches including custom furnishings and a gourmet kitchen. You’re also close to the likes of the Waikiki Aquarium and Honolulu Zoo.
Aloha indeed. You’re guaranteed a warm Hawaiian welcome at this fuss-free offering, which sits right on the sand – just two hundred yards from Queen’s Surf Beach and steps away from the Waikīkī Shell, Saint Augustine by-the-Sea and Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting & Hula Ceremony. Suites come with their own balconies and pared-back decor, as well as smart TVs, coffee-making facilities and comfy beds. You’ll be in the heart of the action and less than two blocks from the world-famous Waikiki Beach, Kapiolani Park and the breathtaking Diamond Head mountain.
A homely and well-appointed apartment with sweeping views of the local area, you’ll be just a short walk from both the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and Magic Island Lagoon Beach. The spaces are generous and well designed, such as the sleek and social open kitchen with bar and the spacious modern bathroom. Other facilities include a pool, plus a fitness center and private parking, both for an additional charge.
This sumptuous and high-end offering blends tasteful modern design and sleek finishing touches throughout. The wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning views over the mountains and the city, and the characteristics of the property evolve throughout the day as the light changes. There’s a private glass elevator, an outdoor pool, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. You’ll certainly check out of this place feeling on top of the world.
Step into beach life with this airy, bright and beautifully finished apartment, located within just a short walk of Saint Augustine by-the-Sea and Waikīkī Shell. This one-bedroom holiday rental in Honolulu has a balcony with sea views, features a modern, open plan kitchen and offers an outdoor pool and barbecue facilities. You’re also a short walk away from Royal Hawaiian Theatre Legends in Concert Waikiki and Kapiolani Park.
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