Last Updated April 26, 2022 4/26/2022

Top 12 Vacation Rentals for Surfing in Hawaii

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Hitting the waves in Hawaii is a sought after experience for most surfers. Towering waves and challenging landscapes have earned the archipelago a place on countless bucket lists. However, there are features that are optimal for beginners as well. With laid-back settings that frown upon the blowing of a car horn, Hawaii just has that optimal surfer feel. Come explore volcanic mountains, groves of lush crops, rivers and so much more, including its beautiful beaches. But if surfing is your main focus, these rentals are solid options.

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Magic North Shore Beach House - Hauula
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Magic North Shore Beach House

Magic North Shore Beach House - Hauula

First and foremost, this family home has its own private beach that is steps away from the backyard. But other beaches are nearby, as well as the Polynesian culture center. Surfing competitions take place in proximal areas, so if looking to elevate the excitement of your trip, that’s one way to do it. Plenty of sleeping spaces are nestled inside, and the kitchen is bright and welcoming.

Bay Bungalow - Hanalei
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THE BAY BUNGALOW AT HANALEI

Bay Bungalow - Hanalei

Natural elements and contemporary aesthetics are used within the Hawaiian bungalow. Sitting right on a famous bay, surfers can paddle out to a well-known surf break which is a lot of fun to tackle. Two outdoor showers are available for rinsing yourself and the boards. And a downtown full of coffee shops and bakeries is near.

Mariner Cottage at Sunrise Cottages Hawaii - Pāhoa
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Mariner Cottage/Sunrise Cottages Hawaii

Mariner Cottage at Sunrise Cottages Hawaii - Pāhoa

The price for this cottage is an absolute steal! When most Airbnb’s will cost several hundred dollars, this one makes coming to Hawaii affordable. Black sand beaches and other tropical sites are just beyond the standalone cottage location. You’ll likely fall in love with the large lanai outback.

Kona Surf Snorkel Paradise on the Beachfront with Hot Tub - Kailua-Kona
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Kona Surf Snorkel Paradise, Beachfront, Hot Tub

Kona Surf Snorkel Paradise on the Beachfront with Hot Tub - Kailua-Kona

The typical surf shack gets some major upgrades within this beautiful home in Kona. Being right on the cusp of one of the best surfing areas on the island, the home exudes a relaxed yet elegant vibe. For example, the kitchen is colorful and fun but polished with more high-end finishings. The backyard has ocean views and a dreamy hot tub.

Lalamilo Beach Bungalow - Waimea
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Lalamilo Beach Bungalow

Lalamilo Beach Bungalow - Waimea

Taste a little bit of old Hawaii in the early 1900s bungalow. With plenty of history, the hosts have brought the enriching home back to life with lengthy restoration efforts. And to us, it looks so worth it. Along with its original architecture, the beauty is further enhanced with the blue waters in the background. All the water activities including whale watching wow guests.

Sunset Point Beach Front Studio with Bikes - Haleiwa
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Sunset Point Beach Front Studio w/bikes

Sunset Point Beach Front Studio with Bikes - Haleiwa

Take paths that wind straight toward the beach, and enjoy waters perfect for snorkeling, swimming and of course surfing. While fairly basic, the studio meets all the essential needs. Bikes are even provided for easy and relaxing transportation.

Charming Waimea Beach Cottage - Waimea
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Charming Waimea Beach Cottage

Charming Waimea Beach Cottage - Waimea

So the price of this bungalow is lower than many, and a short walk to the water is the only concession. Gorgeously restored, inside is both high end and trendy. Soak in the clawfoot tub, meander down to the black-sand beach, or spend some time on the well-equipped back patio.

North Shore Surf House - Haleiwa
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North Shore Surf House

North Shore Surf House - Haleiwa

So much contemporary beauty runs through the veins in this home. Exposed beams, a bright white kitchen, and huge windows that open up to let in the ocean breezes all come together to create one heavenly escape. Sitting at a famous surf spot, there is also an optimal swimming hole for families with young kids.

Sunset Beach House - Haleiwa
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Sunset Beach House

Sunset Beach House - Haleiwa

Guests can feel as if they’re in a traditional western home while staying at this lovely water view home. Comfy beds, beautiful bathrooms, and a vaulted ceiling kitchen that peers directly toward the aqua water is practically perfection. This home sits near yet another famed surfing site, and there is a shared outdoor shower for easy cleanup.

Bamboo 1 at Tiki Moon Villas - Laie
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Bamboo 1: 1bdrm/1ba at Tiki Moon Villas

Bamboo 1 at Tiki Moon Villas - Laie

With an open concept layout, this villa feels spacious and connected inside. A kitchen flows into the living space, and a bedroom and bathroom sit off of this area. Guests stay here for access to a wealth of water activities, especially snorkeling, fishing and surfing.

Romantic Garden Cottage Within Walking Distance to Beach - Kihei
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Romantic Private Garden Cottage Within Walking Distance to the Beach

Romantic Garden Cottage Within Walking Distance to Beach - Kihei

Set amongst a lush Hawaiian garden, this cottage is ideal, simple, and a wonderfully refreshing vacation location. Hosts provide a long list of beach equipment from chairs to bodyboards. When you return, there is a shower for rinsing off all of the sand.

Gorgeous Remodel on the Beach
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Gorgeous Remodel

Gorgeous Remodel on the Beach

Enjoy the luxury that comes along with a Maui condominium. The interior is elegant, and the beach is literally right outside. A Lux pool is also available to guests. You’ll be right on Sugar Beach, which is the longest stretch of sand in the state. And yes, surfers love to come here!

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