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The 8 Best Beachfront Airbnbs in Waikiki

Honolulu Epic Stays
by Matador Creators Mar 29, 2023

Waikiki is the perfect place to base yourself for a vacation in Hawaii. Located on the south shore of Oahu, Waikiki is home to two miles of dazzling coastline, endless shopping, dining opportunities, world class accommodation and postcard-worthy views. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy. You can enjoy award-winning restaurants, or simply relax on one of the six beaches that make up this famous stretch of Hawaii. With its close proximity to Honolulu city center and easy access via the Waikiki Trolley, it’s also easy to explore all that Oahu has to offer without having to travel far from your Airbnb Waikiki rental.

Airbnbs in Waikiki have stunning ocean and Diamond Head views and range from modern clean studios with full kitchens, ideal for a couple, to luxury condos for groups overlooking the sand. These are the top rentals in Waikiki with easy access to the coast.

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Luxury oceanfront apartment

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Recently renovated, this apartment is a great fit for a couple, group, or family. The beachfront unit looks over the Waikiki shoreline, offering panoramic views within a coastal-themed high-class resort. Two spacious lanais (balconies) offer outdoor space for wildlife spotting or an evening sundowner. Although there is no on-site pool, the condo is minutes away from Waikiki Beach and the main promenade. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open out from the living area, which makes the open-planning layout feel expansive. It’s one of the top Airbnb Waikiki rentals for those who prefer the amenities and safety of a resort (without resort fees), love to cook, and like the comfort of a hotel without the stuffiness.

Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $1,389 per night

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Two bedroom condo with beach views

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This condo is another great option for a group or family who’d prefer to have a home base where they can come and go close to the beach. It’s a level down from the rental above, but the price point does not diminish from its luxurious touches. The contemporary lanai is roomy with outdoor seating and an epic view over Waikiki. The open-planned living area has a smart TV, a pull-out couch (ideal for two small children or one adult), and the custom kitchen comes with stainless steel appliances, a kitchen island, and a sprawling view over the ocean. A rainfall massage shower, a dual vanity with quartz countertops elevate the en-suite, and there is a second bathroom with a bathtub shower combo. To top it off, there’s free parking for one vehicle within the resort and access to on-site amenities.

Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $899 per night

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Family condo with large outdoor living area

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Situated on the mezzanine floor with a semi-private entrance, this stylish two-bedroom condo is another superb option for a family or group. It has a large covered outdoor patio, access to a swimming pool, and a on-site gym. It’s not a beachfront property, but that shouldn’t deter you, its location is peaceful, and with extra space on the lanai and garden area, there’s plenty of room for kids to safely roam. The beach is an easy, breezy ten-minute walk and Fort DeRussy Park — an expanse of white-sand beach, with children’s playgrounds, exercise equipment, grills, tables, pickleball and racquetball courts — is next door.

Eight guests, two bedrooms
Price: $755 per night

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Chic and colorful two-bed appartment

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With epic views and a chic and contemporary interior, this is the pad you want to book for a weekend away with adult friends. With notes of traditional Hawaiian design blended with a bold primary color palate, the rental is unapologetically striking. The two-bedroom suites have king-sized beds topped with crisp Egyptian cotton lines, luxury towels, and modern touches such as USB charging ports and Bluetooth speaker radios. The lanai has black-out shades, but it’s doubtful you’d want to utilize those, as this is hands down one of the best Airbnb Waikiki rentals for sunrise and sunset. It has everything you need and more, a fully kitted-out chef’s kitchen, safety within a resort complex, smart TVs, and beautiful customized quartz counter topped bathrooms.

Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $700 per night

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Ocean view corner unit with panoramic views in every room

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Waikiki Beach, lagoon, and marina are steps outside the lobby of this two-bedroom corner unit rental. In the heart of the action, this is a superb option for those looking to enjoy the nightlife of Waikiki without having to consider driving or taking a ride-share. The apartment grants access to a shared pool and the huge balcony comes with ample outdoor seating, perfect for a sundowner or evening meal. Its unobstructed view is the major selling point, but the Airbnb is also very well equipt with everything your group would need and the rate per night is very reasonable. Considering the cost of accommodation in Hawaii, this unit is a steal for those wanting to be in central Waikiki.

Seven guests, two bedrooms
Price: $649 per night

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Modern and bright condo near the beachfront

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This listing markets towards families and groups, but considering its stylish bright, modern interior — white couches and curtains and marble top counters — it is perhaps better suited for an adult weekend away such as a bachelor or bachelorette party. The layout is unique to the area, rather than being open-planned, the rooms offer guests privacy and lots of space to relax in peace or come together on the outdoor patio. It sleeps nine, with two sleeper sofas in the communal living area, a twin bedroom, and a king-sized room. There are two separate bathrooms with state-of-the-art technology such as LED backlit mirrors and walk-in showers. The owners also supply guests with beach gear, which is a nice added bonus and rare to find with other Waikiki Airbnb rentals.

Nine guests, two bedrooms
Price: $612 per night

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One-bedroom apartment ideal for a romantic couples vacation

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This open-planned, light-filled Airbnb is the best option for a couple on the beachfront. It has direct views over Waikiki from its floor-to-ceiling wall of windows that open up onto a small lanai. The balcony features an outdoor sofa (perfect for afternoon naps) and a lounge chair where you can watch the surfers dive through the ocean waves. There are two swimming pools within the resort making this Airbnb feel more like a hotel with the bonus of a private kitchen and homely ambiance.

Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $399 per night

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Two-bedroom condo a short walk from the beachfront

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This two-bedroom condo is an affordable option and caters to all — families, remote workers, and groups of friends. It’s a superb option for those looking for a longer stay in the area as it’s well-organized with beach gear and high-speed WiFi and a dedicated workspace. It also has free parking and is close to a handy grocery store and other shops and restaurants. Yes, it’s not prime real estate on the beach, but it’s a bargain, and an easy journey to the ocean with the convenience of being next to city amenities.

Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $375 per night

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