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Kauai, known as the “Garden Isle,” is one of the most tranquil of the Hawaiian islands, famous for its breathtakingly lush wonders, including cascading falls that plunge to hidden pools, verdant valleys, and of course, many colorful gardens. It also boasts idyllic stretches of sand edged by clear turquoise water for swimming and snorkeling, dramatic cliffs and rugged canyons. To make the most of your stay, consider one of these fabulous Airbnbs as the perfect base.
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If you’re looking for a romantic hideaway, this one-bedroom retreat may be ideal, set on a private knoll offering panoramic views of the ocean and mountains. Hale Lani, which translates to “Heavenly Home” enjoys 34 private oceanfront acres on the island’s most exclusive road, a place where A-list celebrities often stay. Look forward to relaxing on the lanai with sunset and Pacific views, enjoying the beauty of the tropical gardens and cooking your meals in a gourmet kitchen. The bedroom has a Cal-King bed and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors so you can wake up with an ocean view too.
Located in Poipu Kai Resort, this custom-designed villa will put you close to Poipu Beach, one of the best for snorkeling on Kauai. Enjoy beautiful ocean and mountain views, with its design bringing the outdoors in. Sleeping up to a dozen guests in five bedrooms, it’s great for large families, those bringing extended family or groups of friends. It includes a long list of high-end features like a 40-foot wall of glass-paneled mahogany doors that lead out to your private tropical garden with a lava rock sunken spa, pond, colorful flowers and vibrant greenery.
One of the best Airbnbs in Hawaii, this luxurious five-bedroom home sleeps up to 11 and sits right at the ocean’s edge, putting miles and miles of white sandy beaches steps from your door. You’ll have easy access to hikes in Waimea Canyon and boat tours to one of the world’s most stunning places, the Na Pali coast. It includes an oceanfront lanai where you can look forward to watching sunsets over the Forbidden Island of Ni’ihau, along with all the other essentials, like a full kitchen, TV and Wi-Fi. Complimentary snorkel gear, a beach umbrella, beach towels, and beach chairs are provided for a fun day at the beach too.
This cozy cottage for two is nestled on an acre of “garden paradise” right along the Wainiha River. As it sits atop a bluff you’ll have an incredible view, while spectacular beaches are just a short drive away. After a day of play come back and swim in your own private pool and relax in the hot tub, gazing up at the starry night’s sky after dark. The yard is filled with colorful flowers, exotic birds, and fruit trees – guests are welcome to pick bananas and papayas. The property includes a 200 foot, private stream for a refreshing dip, while the cottage itself includes Wi-Fi, a TV, washer/dryer and a kitchen.
The two-bedroom Hanalei House features traditional Hawaiiana decor and a spectacular island setting. Hanalei village’s shops, restaurants and nightlife are all within walking distance. Hanalei Bay, one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, is just a block and a half away. The house accommodates a maximum of four, with a Cal King bed in one bedroom and a king in the other. It includes all the necessities plus a hot tub, ideal for soaking after a day of hiking the trails or playing on the beach.
This three-bedroom villa on the North Shore sits atop an ocean bluff bringing in a gentle sea breeze and jaw-dropping views in nearly every direction. It opens to the north to showcase a view of the Pacific, and to the south, it looks out to the lush green valley, soaring emerald mountains laced with waterfalls and frequent rainbows. From the scenic cliff overlook, you can sip cocktails while watching the sunset and whales during the season. It includes complimentary access to beach towels, snorkel gear, boogie boards, cooler bags, beach chairs, and umbrellas.
This stunning estate in exclusive Kiahuna Golf Village offers three bedrooms for up to eight guests. It combines old Hawaii with ancient lava rock walls and spectacular new age architecture for modern appeal. You’ll have your own private pool and breathtaking mountains, with easy access to beaches and golfing, with the course’s rolling greens giving way to the ocean and your own private pool provides a personal paradise with stunning mountain views nearby. Enjoy a gourmet kitchen and lots of indoor and outdoor living and dining spaces too.
This gorgeous four-bedroom home accommodates up to nine guests and includes a path that will bring you to the best beach in Princeville, Puu Poa, with just a short walk. You’ll have access to surfing, swimming, snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking and hiking, along with outstanding golf at it sits atop the 2nd green of Makai Golf Course. Relax and dine on the expansive furnished verandas and enjoy the distant ocean, mountain, waterfalls, waterfall, golf course and sunset views. Just a few of the other highlights include a fully equipped kitchen, a gas BBQ grill and a spa-like master bathroom with a soaking tub.
Located on the south side of the island, you’ll be surrounded by views from this two-bedroom house that accommodates up to six. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate being close to Kukuiolono Golf Course, just a half-mile southwest, while Poipu Beach Park is nearby too. It includes a wrap-around deck with a table for dining outdoors, a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, and a washer/dryer. Guests can also take advantage of the beach chairs, beach umbrella, snorkel gear, and beach towels that are included for spending time at the beach.
This three-bedroom Princeville home lies within walking distance to shops, parks, restaurants and trails that lead to beaches. Ideal for up to six guests, each one of the bedrooms and the living room has its own Smart TV. You’ll have a washer and dryer along with a well-appointed kitchen that has all the essentials for making your own meals, including a microwave and dishwasher. There are extra special touches too, like a welcome basket and beach gear.
Located in Hanalei town just two blocks from Hanalei Beach, this one-bedroom Mountain Suite is large, private, and self-contained. It features a king-size bed with high-quality bedding, a dining area, a complete wet bar and a full bath. With complimentary bikes you ride or walk just about anywhere you want to go, and boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, beach towels, umbrellas and chairs are all included. You won’t even have to bring bug spray or sunscreen as your hosts have supplied that too. A hot tub is available and you’ll have access to a ping pong table, pool table and craft room too.
“Aliomanu” offers a secluded escape just off the beaten path along the North Shore at the base of the sacred Kalalea Mountains. Located right along the oceanfront steps from beaches rarely visited by tourists, you’ll enjoy access to tranquil swims and snorkels along with breathtaking sunrises and moonrises. Look forward to relaxing with panoramic ocean views and enjoying a wide range of high-end amenities.
This one-bedroom condo sits at the edge of Kapaa’s Old Town, a short walk to restaurants, shops and the island’s very best shaved ice. Perfectly positioned, it not only offers a spectacular ocean view but for watching sunrises and taking advantage of the trade winds. It includes a lanai for relaxing and just steps away you can enjoy great snorkeling and swimming. Guests also enjoy the amenities of the resort, including a pool and hot tub, gym, tennis court and more. You’ll find complimentary beach chairs, towels and some snorkel gear in the condo too.
This beautiful two-bedroom brings the lush green scenery outdoors in, along with plenty of natural light and island breezes that flow through. It includes Wi-Fi, a full kitchen and TV, accommodating up to four guests with an open layout, making it best for a couple or small family who don’t mind sharing a small space. Your friendly hosts will be happy to provide recommendations for dining, activities and attractions.
This charming cottage is located in the heart of Poipu Beach, one of the most popular areas of the island. A swimming pool on the property is shared by just one other cottage, and it’s just a short walk from Poipu Beach Park, swimming, snorkeling, restaurants, shopping, and many other activities. At this same time, you’ll enjoy a secluded feeling with plenty of privacy. It includes a full kitchen and Wi-Fi, accommodating up to four guests in one bedroom, ideal for a couple or small family.