A trip to Hawaii can be a once in a lifetime experience, but wow can it be hard settling on a good place to stay!
If you’re on a budget and trying to avoid paying resort prices, or you’re just looking for a little something different (maybe a more local experience?) then an Airbnb rental is perfect for you. Read up on how to save money staying in Airbnb rentals here.
And I’ve got a treat for you, friend! I’ve got $35 off your Airbnb rental if you sign up right here. Once you’re all signed up (go ahead, you know you want to grab that $35!), check out these gems if you’re looking for an Airbnb rental on Oahu:
^1.Waikiki Studio with an Ocean View: This bright and airy studio on Waikiki has beautiful ocean and mountain views and world famous Waikiki Beach is just steps away! The price starts at $85/night + parking.
^2.Beautiful Sunset Beach Cottage: This newly renovated beach cottage for two is right across the street from Sunset Beach (famous for the surfing at Pipeline). Enjoy the miles of bike trails along the north shore with the complimentary bikes provided. You’ll also love the proximity to Haleiwa town (the famous Ted’s Bakery is right across the street!). The price starts at $129/night.
^3.Beachfront Cottage in Kailua: Just 50 yards from one of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii, this cozy little cottage is just perfect for two. It’s also just a 10 minute walk to the shops and restaurants in Kailua town. The price starts at $175/night.
^4.Chic Studio in the Middle of Waikiki: If you like to stay right in the middle of the hustle and bustle, this is the place for you! This adorable little studio is centrally located in Waikiki right off the Ala Wai Canal. The price starts at $99/night.
^5.Valley View Haven: This modern and trendy open concept apartment in Honolulu overlooks the Makiki Valley and is seriously swoon worthy. Warning though: you many not want to leave! The price starts at $109/night.
^6.Ocean View Studio at the Illikai Hotel: This spacious Waikiki studio in the Illikai Hotel will give you the convenience of staying in a resort with the comforts of staying in a home. It’s just a short walk to the beach and to the Ala Moana Shopping Center and the Hilton Hawaiian Village is right next door. The price starts at $209/night.
^7.House on a Sea Cliff: This place is a stunner! It has panoramic views of Laie Bay and is basically just a dream come true. And it’s a great bargain for big groups! It sleeps up to 10 people with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The price starts at $550/night.
^8.Condo at the Turtle Bay Resort: This cute condo sleeps four and has great amenities (including pool access!) plus being walking distance to the Turtle Bay Resort on the north shore. The price starts at $119/night.
^9.Super Luxe Apartment in Waikiki: This luxury apartment is out of the main tourist area of Waikiki but still a close walk. This place has great amenities and is perfect if you’re traveling on business or want to live more like a city local. The price starts at $140/night.
^10.Cozy Hideaway in La’ie: This cute little cottage is easy walking distance to town and the beach and is super close to attractions on the north shore. This is the perfect place to get a taste of real Hawaii living. The price starts at $125/night.
^11.Windward Oahu Getaway: This gorgeous 2 bedroom home on the windward side of Oahu is perfect for families who want to stay away from the craziness of Waikiki and see the real Oahu. This is “country life.” You’ll also be close to amazing beaches, snorkeling, and hiking trails. The price starts at $125/night.
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^12.Peaceful Studio in the Country: Get a feel for country life in this bright little studio in Hauula on the north shore. It’s a stone’s throw from gorgeous beaches and the perfect place for a local experience. The price starts at $110/night.
^13.Honolulu Studio with a View of Diamond Head: This cute little studio sleeps 4 (two on a pullout couch) so it’s perfect for a family looking for a home base to explore the island. The price starts at $95.
^14.Aloha Cottage in Kailua: This cute little cottage is within walking distance to the beach and Kailua town. It’s the perfect place for a small family. The price starts at $159/night.
^15.Beach Retreat on the North Shore: This brand new studio on the north shore is sooooo cute! It’s just a few houses from the beach and you’ll get a real feel for what “country” life is like on Oahu. The price starts at $129/night.
^16.Oceanfront House on Ke Iki Beach: This gorgeous beach house is everything a beach house should be. It’s bright and airy and the perfect place for a getaway on the north shore. The price starts at $325.
^17.Spacious North Shore Retreat: This large 3 bedroom house in La’ie on the north shore is perfect for a big family vacation. You’ll get a feel for the local community and the beach is within easy walking distance. The price starts at $299.
^18.Condo on a Gorgeous Secluded Beach: This fourth floor beachfront condo on the west side of Oahu is the perfect place to wile away a week or so. You’ll have access to all of the amenities at the Hawaiian Princess resort and all your gear is provided. The price starts at $160.
^19.North Shore Cottage Near Pipeline: This cute little surf cottage on the north sleeps four and is near the world famous Pipeline surf break. During the winter months, Oahu’s north shore is hopping with surf competitions and is THE place to be. The price starts at $225/night.
^20.Awesome Sandy Beachfront Cottage: This two bedroom cottage is right on a sandy beach and is the perfect place for a small family or group of friends to catch some rays on the north shore. The price starts at $295/night.
^21.Lanikai Cottage: Lanikai Beach has got to be the prettiest beach in all of Hawaii and this little cottage is just steps from its gorgeous white sand. It comfortably sleeps 3 and comes with all the gear you need for bumming around the beach. The price starts at $175/night.
^22.Budget Friendly Bright Studio: This super cute studio is just 100 feet from Waikiki Beach and you’ll get a pretty good partial view from the patio. If you’re looking for an economy option right in the heart of Waikiki, this is it! The price starts at $109/night.
^23.Banyan Guest House: This artist studio converted to guest house in Kailua is just a block from the beach and comfortable sleeps two adults plus a couple of kids so it’s perfect for a small family or a couple’s getaway. You’ll truly feel like a guest when you stay here. The price starts at $149/night.
^24.Lanikai Beach Retreat: This lovely one bedroom apartment is just steps away from the most gorgeous beach in Hawaii. There’s no view (that is until you pop down to the beach!) but the amenities are lovely and you’ll be in one of the best neighborhoods on Oahu. The price starts at $150/night.
^25.Waikiki Ocean View Studio: This bright and airy studio in Foster Tower has THE BEST views of Waikiki and is the perfect spot to explore the island from. The price starts at $120/night.
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