Kauai, the oldest of the Hawaiian islands, is covered in rainforests, white beaches, state parks, waterfalls, and other natural wonders. You might think that a lengthy stay would drain your bank account, but that’s actually not the case. These Kauai Airbnb rentals are not only breathtaking but also surprisingly affordable. From a cabin in the mountains to oceanfront villas, these are the best Airbnb Kaui properties.

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Airbnbs in Princeville, Kauai

Princeville is where you’ll find vintage vacation time in Kauai. The resort community is home to pristine beaches, golf clubs, and nearby to some of the island’s best hiking. These Airbnbs in Princeville add an extra dose of charm to your Hawaii trip.

Makai Golf Club two-bedroom cottage

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On the north shore of Kauai, the Makai Golf Club cottage is ideal for those who want to use their tropical getaway to improve their golf game.

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The two-bedroom accommodation is right next to the Makai Golf Club — and several beaches — giving you easy access to a relaxing round of 18 surrounded by some of the island’s most stunning scenery. As a guest of the cottage, you’ll also have access to a pool, hot tub, fire pit, bike rentals, and BBQ grills.

Price: $159 per night

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Vintage and chic surf shack

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This surfshack in Princeville certainly lives up to its name. This two-bedroom house is defined by aesthetic touches like vintage tiki shot glasses, a curated newspaper filled with local pictures, surfboards hanging from the wall, and other homey beach house decor.

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The place even has its own Instagram page. Guests can even stroll down a paved trail to a private Hideaways beach, where there’s a swimming pool and hot tub.

Price: $214 per night

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Garden apartment with outdoor private pool

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This place doesn’t take the name “oasis” lightly. The two-bedroom garden apartment has wicker furnishings, tropical turquoise walls, and a wrap-around veranda with both sunrise and sunset views.

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Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for tons of natural light and a view of the lush gardens surrounding the complex. Located in the north of the island, it also includes a pool and is close to several hiking trails and popular kayaking spots like Hanalei Bay.

Price: $240 per night

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Beachfront condo with beautiful mountain and ocean views

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Few things welcome you with ohana like this condo just above Hideaways Beach. This condo allows you to get away in style on a bluff above Kauai’s north shore, the ocean crashing into the rocks 200 feet below and the views extending three directions for maximum blue, green, and sandy yellow contrast.

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The surrounding property hosts a hot tub and restaurant, along with the seldom-seen Pali Ke Kua Beach. Few places on the island are at once this romantic and accessible.

Price: $199 per night

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Airbnbs near Poipu, Kauai

Near the southern tip of Kauai, Poipu is strikingly beautiful and charmingly remote. Be sure to visit Shipwreck Beach and at least one of the somewhat-hidden beaches east of there, all easy accessible from one of these Airbnbs near Poipu.

Oceanfront condo in Kauai Shores

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This private one-bedroom condo on the east coast of Kauai has one of the most unobstructed views of the ocean anyone could hope for. From the veranda, you’ll have a front-row seat to watch the sea turtles and whales playing in the water. Just steps away from Lawai Beach, the condo is furnished with floor-to-ceiling patio doors that ensure you always have a view. It’s also just a five-minute drive from the National Tropical Botanical Gardens and Spouting Horn Park, where you can take a break from the beach to hike through the native greenery.

Price: $255 per night

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Romantic one-bedroom condo with an oversized lanai

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This condo is a perfect spot for the perfect couple’s getaway. This charming one-bedroom unit features a fully stocked kitchen with granite countertops, a bedroom with a full king-sized bed, and a full bathroom.

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The property also comes with an oversized lanai with a dining table and lounge chairs with beautiful views and is also near Poipu Shopping Village, surf spots, and Whalers General Store. This is one of the best Airbnb Kaui rentals for couples who surf (or hope to do so).

Two guests, one bedrooms
Price: $271 per night

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Airbnbs near Lihue

Lihue is a primary town on Kauai, and the hub for dining, shopping, and what minimal nightlife there is on the island. This is a great place to settle into, and these Airbnbs near Lihue give you great access.

Private condo with oceanfront lanai in Kaha Lani Resort

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When in Hawaii, who doesn’t love a beautiful oceanfront view? This spacious condo is located on the top floor of the gorgeous Kaha Lani Resort. The rental is equipped with everything you need for your stay, such as a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a living room with a queen sofa sleeper with a gel mattress, and a flat-screen TV.

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The master bedroom is also impressive with a king-size bed with a walk-in closet with storage and there’s a private lanai where you can enjoy the evening watching the sunset. What sets this unit apart among Airbnb Kaui properties is that you have both an ocean and pool view from the large deck, so you can really take in all the action.

Two guests, one-bedroom
Price: $319 per night

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Luxury penthouse in Lihue

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The presidential penthouse suite at Waipouli Beach Resort offers guests pure luxury and every amenity imaginable.

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This two-bedroom three-bath penthouse is centrally located on the Royal Coconut Coast. Enjoy stunning views of Hawaii through the penthouse’s 19-foot glass windows. Airbnb Kaui rentals typically have stellar views, but this one in particular offers outstanding vistas from throughout the unit.

Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $830 per night

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Airbnbs near Hanalei Bay, Kauai

Hanalei Bay is among the most famous parts of Kauai. The crescent-shaped bay is home to Waioli Beach along with a number of beautiful parks and lesser-known beaches. These Airbnbs near Hanalei Bay put you close to it all.

Romantic garden cottage near the Wainiha River

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On a secluded acre of land along the Wainiha River, this garden cottage offers stunning views of the river valley and a private pool and spa. The property is defined by its garden filled with exotic birds, flowers, and fruit trees growing papayas and bananas, and leads down to a private stream where you can go swimming. It’s also just two miles away from some of the island’s most beautiful beaches on the north shore. If you’re looking for a restorative getaway surrounded by nature, it doesn’t get any better than this.

Price: $375 per night

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10. Secluded jungle cottage in Hanalei

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Tucked away in a lush tropical jungle, this secluded cottage is just a short drive from local beaches and hikes. This two-bedroom rental is spacious enough for three guests with a full kitchen with outdoor options for a BBQ. If you want to spice things up, there is also an outdoor shower with an additional screened-in lanai.

Three guests, two bedrooms
Price: $360 per night

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Waipouli Beach Resort condo in Kapaa

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Located in Kapaa Town, this luxury unit offers stunning views as well as privacy. Featuring top-notch kitchen appliances such as a Wolf glass cooktop and oven, sub-zero refrigerator, and a GE Profile microwave.

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Guests will also have access to the fitness center, tropical lagoon pool, jacuzzi, and access to Oasis on the Beach restaurant.

Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $533 per night

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Waimea, Kauai vacation rentals

Waimea is picturesque Kauai. Located on the southwest of the island, you’ll enjoy easy access to multiple nature reserves and parks, along with beautiful coastline and lush vegetation. To truly get away from it all, check into one of these Waimea vacation rentals.

Peaceful one-story cottage in Waimea

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Peace and tranquility awaits you at the “Hale Malu,” House of Peace. This single-story cottage is a free-standing home of 1700 square feet with an open floor plan.

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The modern Polynesian-designed home comes with a kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances and also a backyard with two private lanais. Both master bedroom suites have king-sized beds, and the other bedroom has two twin-sized beds perfect for the kids.

Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $595 per night

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Charming Waimea beach cottage with A/C

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Rather than confine yourself to a condo, this is an entire home vacation rental in Waimea. You’ll have a full kitchen, easy beach access, and quiet surroundings that make for a peaceful and easy retreat. It’s near the heart of town, as well, so shopping or heading out for some fish tacos is easy-peasy.

Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $450 per night

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