Find the best place to stay — Kailua-Kona

Where to stay around Kailua-Kona?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 3,481 vacation rentals near Kailua-Kona. From 1,905 condos to 761 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kailua-Kona for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Kailua-Kona?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kailua-Kona:

  • Kulalani: 236 vacation rentals
  • Kohala Estates: 48 vacation rentals
  • Opihihale: 45 vacation rentals
  • Kona Palisades: 72 vacation rentals
  • Alli Heights: 208 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Kailua-Kona?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Kailua-Kona. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Big Island Country Club: 3,219 vacation rentals
  • Mauka Meadows Coffee Farm: 2,382 vacation rentals
  • Queen's Bath: 2,978 vacation rentals
  • Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation: 3,267 vacation rentals
  • Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area: 2,224 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kailua-Kona listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent condos in Kailua-Kona?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,905 condos in Kailua-Kona. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kailua-Kona include:

  • Houses: 761 rentals available
  • Townhomes: 265 rentals available
  • Villas: 184 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including apartments and more.

Can I rent golf resort rentals in Kailua-Kona?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 2,601 golf resort rentals in Kailua-Kona. You have also many other possibilities in Kailua-Kona area, including:

  • Near the ocean rentals: 2,342 rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 821 rentals
  • Mountain rentals: 733 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kailua-Kona?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,752 vacation rentals with pool available in Kailua-Kona. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    If it was good enough for royalty, it's worth a look

    Kailua-Kona was once the home of the Hawaiian king Kamehameha I, and with a Kailua-Kona vacation rental, you might feel pretty regal yourself. It's the vacation hub for this part of Hawaii, with water activities galore, plus good proximity to many of the area's main attractions. There's a great dining and nightlife scene in Kailua-Kona, and the surrounding area is full of old temples and other historic sites. It's also a great place to find yourself face-to-face with some of the Pacific's most charismatic marine characters, including dolphins, whales, turtles, and manta rays.

    That crab from The Little Mermaid had it right

    One look at the warm waters of Kailua Bay, and you'll realise they're going to play a big part in your Kailua-Kona vacation rental. Snorkeling, diving, surfing, and sailing are all big round here, so pick your favorite and dive in. Or you could just lie back on the beach and take a dip in the shallows—we won't judge. And how do you fancy getting up close with whales and dolphins when you venture out of your Kailua-Kona vacation rental? Well, there are local boats that can sort you out, usually setting out from Honokohau Harbor.

    Get some vacation tips from the folks who did it right

    To get a glimpse into the life of Hawaiian royalty (presumably so you can imitate it at your own Kailua-Kona vacation rental), head to Hulihe'e Palace. A former royal vacation home, it's now a museum showcasing exhibits and artefacts. To go further back in time, you'll want to visit the Honokohau Settlement in the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. This ancient Hawaiian site features fishponds, petroglyphs (mysterious rock carvings), and religious sites. And if you're into your exploration history, you could take an excursion out to Kealakekua Bay, where Captain James Cook breathed his last.

    There's literally nowhere with better weather

    Not a fan of the cold? Well you've come to the right place, because there isn't any here. All year round, Kailua-Kona is one of the warmest places in the whole of the States. It's also relatively dry in this part of Hawaii, though one thing you might encounter during your Kailua-Kona vacation rental is a local phenomenon called "vog." This "volcanic smog" is caused by the clouds of sulfur dioxide belched out by Hawaii's most active volcano, Kilauea. It turns up sometimes if the winds are blowing in the right direction, but it doesn't seem to deter the vacationers.

    With coffee this good, everything's active except the volcano

    Kailua-Kona is set on the west coast of Hawaii's Big Island, looking out onto the Pacific Ocean. If there's one thing most folks know about western Hawaii, it's that the volcanic activity is almost as lively as the nightlife in Kailua-Kona, but fortunately, Hualalai, the local volcano, is pretty laid-back. A big feature of the area is coffee growing, so you can bet your bottom dollar they'll do a good cup of joe round here. The crystal clear waters of Kailua Bay are home to dolphins and sea turtles, so strap on a snorkel and dive in.