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Island paradise at Honolulu holiday homes to rent

On the south shore of Oahu, Honolulu is a cosmopolitan city that's known for its stellar beaches, sprawling resorts and a wealth of scenic natural beauty. A thriving metropolis – it is the state capital, after all – Honolulu's got plenty of arts and culture institutions, too. You can find everything from international art museums and a world-class performing arts centre to upscale shopping malls and contemporary cinemas. With plenty of sleek high-rises, palatial retreats and homey beachfront bungalows throughout the city, you'll find Honolulu vacation rentals to suit all tastes.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Honolulu holiday rentals

Of course, Honolulu's more than just another pretty face. It's also a cultural heavy-hitter, and you can find loads of worthwhile sights throughout the city. For a real culture trip, check out the Honolulu Museum of Art, where you can scope more than 50,000 works of art and cultural artifacts from all over the world. Or you can get a heavy dose of history at Pearl Harbor, a longstanding naval site offering guided tours and numerous historic landmarks. And visitors of all ages can enjoy the sights at family favorites like the Foster Botanical Garden and the 17-hectare Honolulu Zoo.


What to do near Honolulu holiday homes

It wouldn't be a tropical paradise without a few hours (or days) on a sun-soaked beach, so start putting on the sunscreen now. With countless beaches throughout the area, the world-renowned Waikiki Beach is as good a place to start as any. Here, you can find plenty of broad, sandy beaches with loads of space for swimming, sunbathing, volleyball and more. Surfing is a popular pastime, and the north side of the island is revered for its legendary breaks and epic swells. You can find countless hikes in the area, and the nearby Diamond Head offers 1-of-a-kind views of its iconic crater.


Local weather for your stay in Honolulu holiday homes

Like much of Hawaii, Honolulu has a tropical climate, with warm year-round temperatures and distinct wet and dry seasons. Thanks to a rain shadow cast by the island's mountainous interior, Honolulu has relatively dry summers, and temperatures regularly climb to 32 degrees between June and August. The cooler, wetter winter months generally peak around 27 degrees, with most of the city's rain falling between November and March. A popular destination all year round, you'll find that prices on Honolulu vacation rentals stay about the same from one season to the next.

Natural highlights

Once more into the beach – Honolulu's waterfront

Honolulu lies on the south shore of the island of Oahu, and you'll find plenty of broad, sandy beaches along the shore of the Pacific Ocean. The city itself is fairly dense, with modern high-rise buildings concentrated in the urban downtown centre, as well as charming suburbs and a number of sprawling beachfront resorts. Further inland, you can find Diamond Head, a dormant 232-metre-high volcano that offers scenic views of its crater and the surrounding area. With such stellar surroundings, you won't have any trouble finding Honolulu vacation rentals within a stone's throw of the area's scenic natural beauty.

How to get there

How to get to and around Honolulu

Fly into Honolulu, HI (HNL-Daniel K. Inouye Intl.), the closest airport, located 4.1 mi (6.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Kapolei, HI (JRF-Kalaeloa), which is 13.4 mi (21.6 km) away.

Where to stay near Honolulu?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,478 holiday rentals near Honolulu. From 534 Houses to 2,160 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Honolulu is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Honolulu?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Honolulu:

  • Waikiki: 2,537 holiday homes
  • Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis: 1,939 holiday homes
  • Ala Moana: 1,054 holiday homes
  • Kuliouou - Kalani Iki: 2,872 holiday homes
  • Hawaii Kai: 3,396 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Honolulu?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Honolulu. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Kalihi Ice Ponds: 4,264 holiday rentals
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa: 3,567 holiday rentals
  • Diamond Head State Monument: 2,816 holiday rentals
  • Magic Island: 4,153 holiday rentals
  • Ala Moana Center: 4,137 holiday rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Honolulu?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 534 Houses in Honolulu. Our other popular types of Honolulu holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,160 holiday houses
  • Villas: 50 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 69 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Honolulu?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,165 holiday homes with pool available in Honolulu. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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