When it comes down to it, there are very few places in Hawaii that would make for an unpleasant vacation experience. All travelers need is a guide to each Hawaiian island, if they don't already have a guide for Hawaii itself, to have the perfect vacay. With an island that's graced with such natural beauty as this one, there's sure to be a view within a five-mile radius, if not just down the street. However, there's no reason that luxe and vistas can't go hand in hand - and with Airbnb, a whole new world has been opened up to travelers who want the room to spread out, the ultimate R&R, and, of course, those gorgeous oceanfront views.


Renting a home gives travelers the option to make a vacation feel like home, without the nuisance of sharing a wall or dealing with noisy guests. It also grants them the privacy and freedom they need to cook from home, relax in a space that's not a common area, and have access to private beaches and land. It's for this reason that Airbnb has become so popular in places like Hawaii, and why these homes, specifically, have gained a reputation for being some of the best rentals.

Hale Lani Cottage, Kilauea

Hale Lani is described as a "luxury oceanfront cottage" with one bedroom and one bathroom. While not the biggest rental space, the vistas, and charm of this beach cottage will win any traveler over. Set on 34 spacious acres including waterfront property, this cottage is private and secluded in the best way possible.

The architecture of the home allows its high ceilings, beautiful woodwork, and stone inserts to function as a modern, clean, and chic living space. Furthermore, the addition of an outdoor shower, floor to ceiling windows, and a lanai that overlooks the Pacific make this a little slice of oceanfront heaven.

Splendor On The Ridge, Honolulu

Splendor on the Ridge can house up to eight people and is an extraordinary example of what true vistas can look like. The house itself offers panoramic views of Honolulu in every direction, from town to beach, as far as the eye can see. At $888 per night, it's worth it for a grand and elevated Hawaii experience. This home features a hot tub, a private deck, and even a welcome basket upon arrival. Beach chairs and snorkeling equipment is included for free use as well, ready to start guests off on their grand Hawaii adventure.

Aolani House, Big Island

The Aolani House is designed in a resort-style in order to evoke true vacation comfort. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom home features breathtaking views of the ocean from the back deck and infinity pool. It's owned and was designed by renowned artist Anna Sweet and was even featured in Airbnb Magazine. Every piece of furniture in this house is completely modern and designed for the utmost in comfort, from Tempurpedic mattresses to nap-worthy sofas. Guests won't likely be sleeping too much, though, with so many innovative and clever features around this state of the art home.

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Collessie, Big Island

This villa-style home sleeps six people and also offers extraordinary views of the ocean from a private saline pool. Everything, from the artwork that is the front door to the raised ceilings and picture windows, allows guests to feel as though they've truly escaped everyday life.

The open floor plan of the great room leads to an open patio, complete with an outdoor dining area and bar. Even the bathrooms make this home feel better than a five-star hotel, with windows that overlook the same ocean view.

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