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Vacation house for 10 people, with jacuzzi and balcony/terrace
4.6
24 reviews
Princeville, Hanalei Bay
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$534per night
Apartment for 6 people, with garden and pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,087ft², 350yd to the beach
4.8
20 reviews
Wailua, Kauai
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$323per night
Studio for 4 people, with garden and jacuzzi as well as pool
4.8
754 reviews
Wailua, Kauai
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$162per night
Apartment for 6 people, with balcony and balcony/terrace
6 pers., 1 bedroom, 614ft², 300yd to the beach
4.9
20 reviews
Princeville, Hanalei Bay
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$170per night
Apartment for 6 people, with garden
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,098ft², 0.9mi to the beach
5.0
13 reviews
Princeville, Hanalei Bay
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$322per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with balcony/terrace
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,787ft², 0.9mi to the beach
4.7
20 reviews
Princeville, Hanalei Bay
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$332per night
Cottage for 6 people, with balcony/terrace
6 pers., 1 bedroom, 600yd to the beach
4.8
20 reviews
Kalihiwai, Kauai
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$238per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with garden
5.0
20 reviews
Kekaha, Waimea Canyon
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$234per night
Apartment for 8 people, with garden and pool
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 650yd to the beach
4.3
5 reviews
Princeville, Hanalei Bay
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$446per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool and garden
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,798ft², 60yd to the beach
4.7
20 reviews
Princeville, Hanalei Bay
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$412per night
Apartment for 5 people, with balcony/terrace
5 pers., 2 bedrooms, 646ft², 0.9mi to the beach
5.0
20 reviews
Wailua, Kauai
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$212per night
Apartment for 6 people, with garden and pool as well as jacuzzi
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,001ft², 250yd to the beach
4.4
21 reviews
Princeville, Hanalei Bay
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$251per night
Apartment for 4 people, with pool and garden
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 947ft², 50yd to the beach
5.0
20 reviews
Waimea (Kauai), Waimea Canyon
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$248per night
Apartment for 4 people, with garden and pool as well as jacuzzi
4.7
72 reviews
Princeville, Hanalei Bay
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$278per night
Apartment for 3 people, with pool and balcony as well as balcony/terrace
4.6
244 reviews
Princeville, Hanalei Bay
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$213per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with garden and pool
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 650yd to the beach
4.6
20 reviews
Princeville, Hanalei Bay
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$1,077per night
Vacation house for 3 people, with garden and jacuzzi as well as pool
4.5
60 reviews
Lihue, Kauai
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$261per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with garden and pool
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 2,992ft², 0.6mi to the beach
4.7
20 reviews
Koloa, Kauai
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$533per night
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Highlights Kauai

  • Surfing
  • Dramatic canyons
  • Waterfalls
  • Hawaiian cuisine
  • Unspoiled beaches
  • Friendly resorts
  • Tropical weather

Most popular in Kauai

Pool 2,571
Internet 3,241
Balcony/Terrace 2,514
TV 3,053
Air conditioning 1,560
Garden 1,403
Parking 2,904
Washing machine 2,678
Jacuzzi 1,511

Prices and availability

Prices

June
July
August
September
October
$404
May 23 - May 30
$385 per night
May 30 - Jun 06
$355 per night
Jun 06 - Jun 13
$348 per night
Jun 13 - Jun 20
$367 per night
Jun 20 - Jun 27
$367 per night
Jun 27 - Jul 04
$349 per night
Jul 04 - Jul 11
$356 per night
Jul 11 - Jul 18
$359 per night
Jul 18 - Jul 25
$364 per night
Jul 25 - Aug 01
$360 per night
Aug 01 - Aug 08
$379 per night
Aug 08 - Aug 15
$386 per night
Aug 15 - Aug 22
$365 per night
Aug 22 - Aug 29
$350 per night
Aug 29 - Sep 05
$375 per night
Sep 05 - Sep 12
$384 per night
Sep 12 - Sep 19
$342 per night
Sep 19 - Sep 26
$323 per night
Sep 26 - Oct 03
$333 per night
Oct 03 - Oct 10
$351 per night
Oct 10 - Oct 17
$377 per night
Oct 17 - Oct 24
$404 per night
Oct 24 - Oct 31
$395 per night
Oct 31 - Nov 07
$350 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

June
July
August
September
October
56 %
May 23 - May 30
16 %
May 30 - Jun 06
17 %
Jun 06 - Jun 13
32 %
Jun 13 - Jun 20
31 %
Jun 20 - Jun 27
31 %
Jun 27 - Jul 04
27 %
Jul 04 - Jul 11
40 %
Jul 11 - Jul 18
37 %
Jul 18 - Jul 25
38 %
Jul 25 - Aug 01
43 %
Aug 01 - Aug 08
41 %
Aug 08 - Aug 15
44 %
Aug 15 - Aug 22
50 %
Aug 22 - Aug 29
56 %
Aug 29 - Sep 05
55 %
Sep 05 - Sep 12
53 %
Sep 12 - Sep 19
51 %
Sep 19 - Sep 26
51 %
Sep 26 - Oct 03
53 %
Oct 03 - Oct 10
50 %
Oct 10 - Oct 17
48 %
Oct 17 - Oct 24
51 %
Oct 24 - Oct 31
56 %
Oct 31 - Nov 07
56 %
Percentage of available rentals

Kauai Vacation Rentals

Seafront Vacation Villas

You’ll find hundreds of beach villas along the beautiful shores of Kauai island. Hotspots for beach rentals include Hanalei in the north and Wailua on the eastern coast, where you can rent properties set in palm tree groves within earshot of the Pacific Ocean.

Rural Retreats and Holiday Villages

There are plenty of inland options on Kauai, particularly around Koloa in the southeast and near the Lihue-Koloa Forest Reserve. You can also stay in comfortable resort villages at Lihue and Hanalei, with access to tennis courts, golf courses and on-site restaurants.

Vacationing on Kauai

The Fourth Largest Hawaiian Island

Kauai is an island in the Hawaiian archipelago, and is located near the western end of the island chain. It has an area of around 560 square miles, which includes dramatic canyons, waterfalls, forests and miles and miles of sandy beaches. The island is easy to reach via Lihue Airport, which offers connections to US mainland cities and Honolulu.

An Island Dominated by Mountains

Kauai's interior is mountainous and filled with deep, forested canyons. On the slopes, the people of the island grow huge amounts of coffee, while vast areas are set aside for conservation purposes. Most vacation properties are therefore located on the coast, around major resorts like Hanalei in the north, Kealia and Wailua in the east, and Poipu in the south.

A Great Place to Rent a 4x4

Many people choose to get around Kauai by a rental vehicle. If you want to visit out of the way trailheadsor waterfalls, renting a 4x4 makes perfect sense. There's a handy highway around the eastern coast, but no route across the center or along the west coast, so plan ahead if you want to visit these areas.

Poipu Beach
Poipu Beach

Activities

Outdoor Vacations in Kauai

Choosing a rental home on Kauai is a wonderful option for anyone who loves getting outside and hiking, climbing, canoeing or cycling. You can hike to areas of incredible natural beauty like Waimea Canyon, rent kayaks to see the Na Pali Coast or experience rafting down the Wailua River.

The Ideal Beach Holiday Destination

Few places in the world offer beaches as beautiful as those on Kauai. There are modern resort beaches at Hanalei and Lihue, as well as wild, secluded coves in Na Pali like Hanakapiai Beach.

A Surfer’s Paradise

With its Pacific coastline receiving plenty of waves, Kauai attracts a huge surfing community. In fact, the locals claim to have invented the sport (or “hee nalu” as they call it). You can take lessons at Poipu Beach or hit the eastern beaches in high season for some of the most spectacular waves around.

Top things to do in Kauai

1. Hiking in Waimea Canyon

Also known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, Waimea Canyon is 14 miles long and 3,600 feet deep, with bright red cliffs streaked by vegetation and scoured by waterfalls. It’s a scenic delight.

2. Surfing at Hanalei Beach

Hanalei’s three mile wide beach is one of the island’s most popular spots. The picturesque harbor and mountains beyond are attractive, but the reliable surf is the real draw in Hanalei.

3. Play a Round of Golf at Princeville

The golf courses of Kauai are challenging and beautiful, with dramatic lava rocks dotting the waste bunkers and mountains in the background. The Jack Nicklaus designed Princeville course is a particular highlight, but there will be great courses near almost any vacation home on Kauai.

4. Dine on Authentic Hawaiian Food

Kauai is a great gourmet destination. Don’t miss the pit-roasted pork, fish tacos or the excellent Japanese-influenced restaurants, and enjoy a few mai tai cocktails with friends while you’re there.

5. See the Opaekaa Falls

Kauai has some sublime waterfalls, but none are as pretty (or accessible) as Opaekaa, a couple of miles inland from Wailua.

Useful Information

Kauai has a tropical climate, so temperatures will almost always range from around 70 to 100 degrees all year-round. However, the island has some regional variations. For example, the area around Mount Waialeale receives a massive 400 inches of rain every year (so take a raincoat if you head out on the trail).

The island also hosts events throughout the year. The Festival of Lights is probably the most spectacular. Held just before Christmas, it began as an attempt to use recycled materials to create festive decorations. Now, thousands of people head to a huge light show at Kauai County Building every year.

Mount Waialeale on Kauai is officially the wettest place in the world, receiving over 400 inches of rain every year. At the coast, Hanalei receives just 75 inches a year.

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about vacation rentals in Kauai

How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Kauai?

With an average price of $419.46 per night, Kauai lies at the upper end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.

Which month allows you to save the most on vacation rentals?

Travelers who want to be budget-friendly should travel to Kauai in November, October, and April, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $381.67, $384.54, and $389.68 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2019.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Kauai?

Analyzing the data from 2019, we found that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of February ($503.37), January ($490.89), and March ($448.02).

Is it necessary to plan a trip to Kauai well in advance?

It's worthwhile if you can book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Kauai, as only 12% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.

What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?

The months when it's easiest to find free accommodation in Kauai are April (the average amount of properties that are available reached 25.5% of the total in 2019), September (20.25%), and October (14.75%).

Which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals??

The month with the highest average booked rental figures is February (only 3.6% of properties were available on average in 2019). Followed by January (4%), and March (8.25%).

Are there many rentals in Kauai?

Holidu has around 3600 properties in Kauai, provided by 11 different partners.

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