As the most-visited island in Hawaii, Oahu is known for its unique combination of spirited cosmopolitan attractions and relaxing coastal neighborhoods. The island is home to Honolulu, Hawaii’s capital and largest city, and its colorful beaches and secluded coves draw in millions of tourists each year.
Continue reading for a list of the best Airbnbs in Oahu. The following rentals range from quiet coastal escapes to exciting city adventures, and most offer a complete selection of modern amenities, including Wi-Fi, TV, and air-conditioning. To ensure their quality, each Airbnb is presided over by a superhost. These owners have received near perfect reviews and have a long history of providing exceptional accommodation.
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Custom Turtle Bay Condo
First on our list is an updated vacation rental on North Shore, Oahu, with a unique design and luxurious finishes.
Custom artwork and lavish furnishings make for a hotel-style stay with all of the comforts of home. Up to four guests can stay in the one-bedroom, two-bathroom home, which is furnished with a king-size bed and a queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room. The bedroom and living room each come with their own TV and a unique style, and the full kitchen is appointed with brand-new appliances and plenty of seating.
The covered lanai acts as an extension of the living room, with a set of sliding glass doors that open right onto a grassy lawn. Situated in a top-tier condo complex, the rental comes with access to two private pools, tennis courts, and a beach side bar. The beach itself is only a five-minute walk away from the condo.
Penthouse Studio in Honolulu
Located a half mile from Waikiki beach, this penthouse Airbnb in Oahu offers a peaceful escape for couples and solo travelers.
Recently renovated, the modern condo boasts an efficient layout with a queen-size bed and a spacious desk. There is also one full bathroom with a brand-new shower and a small kitchen with white quartz countertops and a cooktop. Sit back, relax, and take in the fresh air from the private lanai, or step downstairs and walk just two minutes to the beach. The bright interior is cheerful and stylish with beach-themed art and colorful accents. Beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels are included with your stay, and there is a water sport rental shop right next door.
King’s Village shopping center is just one block away and offers a charming atmosphere with cobblestone streets, colorful architecture, and local shops. There are also several high-end restaurants, coffee shops, and local eateries nearby.
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Upscale Studio in the Marine Surf Waikiki
For another fantastic rental in the heart of Waikiki, check out this high-end studio rental near the beach.
Unique for a studio rental, the open layout comes with a premium full kitchen, complete with a large granite island, plenty of space for cooking and eating, and three bar stools. There is also a large full bathroom with granite countertops and a stone shower with two shower heads. Next to the kitchen, you’ll find a queen-size Murphy bed that can fold into the wall when you need more living space. This Airbnb in Oahu comes with two sets of glass doors that fill the space with natural light and open onto two private lanais on different sides of the building. One of the balconies faces east, providing views of the ocean, mountain, and city, and the second offers a full ocean view.
The Marine Surf Waikiki is a small resort-style building located just one block away from the shore. There is an inground pool on the fourth floor, and each level comes with laundry facilities. Surrounded by restaurants, night clubs, and local retail shops, this convenient vacation rental in Oahu is at the center of it all.
Oceanfront Beach House
This beach house rental in Oahu is an ideal choice for outdoor adventurers and families with small children.
Guests can enjoy spectacular views of Shark’s Cove from all of the common areas and the master bedroom. The beachfront lanai is private, spacious, and furnished with a six-person dining table. There are 1.5 bathrooms and three bedrooms furnished with two queen-size beds and a set of bunk beds. The spacious living room is an ideal spot to relax with the whole group, and the full kitchen boasts an impressive selection of stainless-steel appliances and cooking supplies. Situated in a safe and quiet neighborhood, the home is surrounded by several family-friendly activities, and your hosts will provide a travel crib, books, games, and water toys for guests traveling with children.
Right next door, you’ll find a private marine sanctuary with exciting snorkeling and diving opportunities. This Airbnb in North Shore Oahu is just a few steps away from the shore and sits at the start of one of the most beautiful hiking paths in the area.
Luxurious Honolulu Condo
Situated on the 26th floor of a top-tier condo complex known as the Pacific Monarch, this Oahu Airbnb boasts incredible views of the city, the ocean, and the mountains.
Furnished with a queen-size bed, a small dining table, and a comfy sofa, the studio space is small but efficient. Mid-century décor and high-end furnishings elevate the rental’s simple design, and the new kitchenette boasts quartz countertops and a mosaic backsplash. The full bathroom is also updated and offers sparkling finishes and essential amenities, and the rental comes with a great selection of beach chairs and towels. There is a private balcony accessible by a full wall of glass in the living area, and the stunning views can be enjoyed from every inch of the unit.
The Pacific Monarch offers one of the highest rooftop pools in the area as well as a shared lounge, a sauna, and laundry facilities. The condo is surrounded by popular downtown attractions such as shops, cafés, restaurants, and nightlife venues, and Waikiki beach is just a short walk away.
Hawaiian Princess Getaway
If you’re interested in a quiet beachfront rental on Oahu, consider a stay in the Hawaiian Princess Resort Condominium.
The focal point of the rental is the spacious living area, which offers wall-to-wall sliding glass doors that provide direct oceanfront views and open onto a private lanai. There is one full bathroom and one bedroom furnished with a massive California King-size bed, and the well-equipped full kitchen is perfect for cooking meals at home. For a private oceanfront dining experience, there is a small table on the balcony and a convenient two-person breakfast bar.
The condo complex offers an endless selection of impressive amenities, including a pool, a hot tub, outdoor grills, tennis courts, and even a library. Located in the tranquil town of Waianae, this rental is ideal for those looking to avoid tourist traps and live like a local. Enjoy quiet beaches right outside the front door, and be sure to check out the incredible local restaurants and fun luau events.
Oceanfront Makaha Paradise
Another great option for a peaceful retreat is this beachfront rental unit in the quiet town of Makaha.
Originally built in the 1980s, this Oahu Airbnb has been fully updated with the latest amenities and modern appliances. The building is appointed with a pool, a hot tub, an entertainment room, and a picnic area, and the rental itself has a modern full kitchen and a full bathroom with a stone-tile walk-in shower. Ideal for a solo traveler or a couple, the condo comes with one bedroom with a queen-size bed and a small indoor sitting area. The best part of the rental is the private lanai, which is furnished with a comfy bench swing and a dining table and provides incredible views of Turtle Bay’s turquoise waters.
Makaha is a small residential community with fantastic local restaurants, cave hikes, and secluded beaches. Waianae Harbor is also just a few steps away and offers exciting opportunities for diving, snorkeling, surfing, whale watching, and even swimming with the dolphins.
North Shore Surf House
Enjoy private beach access right from your yard with this incredible beach house for rent in Oahu.
Wall-to-wall windows and sliding glass doors ensure that you’re always able to take advantage of the breathtaking Hawaiian scenery. The bright white interior features high ceilings, exposed wooden beams, and tropical indoor plants that make for simple but beautiful common areas. Couples will find this rental incredibly spacious with a large bedroom with a king-size bed, a full bathroom with an oversized walk-in shower, and a convenient half bathroom. There is also a modern full bathroom and a lengthy dining table for entertaining. Additional amenities include in-unit laundry facilities, a dedicated workspace, and an extensive selection of included beach gear.
With personal surfboard racks, immediate beach access, and the perfect North Shore location, this is one of the best Airbnb rentals in Oahu for surfers. The local grocery store is just a few minutes away as are several North Shore food trucks. Specifically set up for long-term rentals, this well-appointed beach house is ideal for stays of one month or more.
Beautiful Boutique Beachside Cabin
Rent out your own private paradise with this impressive studio rental in a quiet local neighborhood.
Surrounded by flowery gardens and seasonal fruit trees, the Oahu Airbnb is a true natural oasis with incredibly luscious scenery and gorgeous ocean and mountain views. The studio space is ideal for one or two guests but can accommodate up to four people with a king-size bed and a sofa bed. The open layout is bright and spacious with gorgeous wood finishes and a ton of indoor plants. Grand windows and glass French doors surround the living room, and the full kitchen boasts stainless-steel appliances and wooden cabinetry. The bedroom area is nestled around the corner for maximum privacy, and there is one full bathroom with a double-sink vanity and spa-like walk-in shower with a stone floor.
Guests have access to a large backyard and a patio as well as a cozy firepit area. Makaha Surfing Beach can be found just steps away, and the nearby coastline is tucked away from the busy tourist traps of the larger beaches.
Resort-Style Condo With Ocean Views
Located on the windward side of the island, this short-term rental in Oahu is another great option for a tranquil coastal retreat.
The spacious interior features a pastel blue accent wall and various beach-themed decorations, including sea shells, star fish, and sea turtles. Step onto the private lanai for a glimpse of the real thing or enjoy the views while lounging in the living room or cooking in the full kitchen. The bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed, and the sofa bed in the living room can sleep an additional one or two guests.
The condo is set in the small town of Punaluu about 100 feet away from the shore. With an on-site pool, an oceanfront gym, and a grassy picnic area, the resort-style condo complex offers a luxurious stay in an ideal location.
Kailua Palm Studio
This centrally located studio offers the best of both worlds with easy access to popular attractions and quiet immediate surroundings.
Situated at the end of a friendly cul-de-sac neighborhood, the high-end rental is furnished with a king-size bed and makes for an ideal stay for one or two guests. The cheerful living space is also furnished with a small sofa and a four-person kitchen table, and there is a small kitchenette equipped with essential appliances. The surrounding landscape is filled with tropical plants and colorful flowers, enveloping the property in gorgeous scenery and creating maximum privacy. Additional amenities include high-end linens, a separate laundry room, and a private lanai.
With the world-renowned Kailua Beach just a 10-minute walk away, this Airbnb in Kailua, Oahu, is surrounded by over 30 local shops and eateries. Everything you could want from your island getaway is within walking distance of this convenient rental, including water sport rentals, yoga studios, and high-end establishments.
Brand-New Guesthouse in Honolulu
For a peaceful Honolulu retreat, check out this gorgeous vacation apartment for rent in Oahu.
The studio guesthouse is detached from the host’s main home and offers a completely private stay with premium amenities. Furnished with a queen-size bed and a small dining table, the space is suitable for a single guest or a couple. There is a full kitchen with brand-new stainless-steel appliances, gorgeous wood cabinetry, and a stacked washer and dryer. A complimentary basket of island fruit and snacks is included with your stay along with coffee, wine, and cold water. The rental also comes with a private full bathroom with a modern walk-in shower, a bidet, and a vessel sink.
Outside, you’ll find a charming gazebo lounge, an outdoor patio, and a tranquil koi pond. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly, tucked away from the busy tourist areas but just 10 minutes away from downtown Honolulu and Waikiki Beach.
The Sunset Yurt
If you’re interested in a simple stay surrounded by Hawaii’s gorgeous natural environment, consider this eco-friendly Airbnb in Oahu.
Although the yurt comes with Wi-Fi, this rental offers a fun glamping experience and is the only rental on our list with no TV or air-conditioning. Its traditional style allows you to connect with the surrounding tropical scenery, making this one of the best Oahu Airbnbs for nature enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers.
One or two guests can stay in the yurt, which is furnished with a double bed and a small loveseat. There is also a small kitchen area inside of the dome, appointed with a microwave, a minifridge, a toaster, and filtered water. Several windows and a circular skylight look out toward the surrounding greenery and allow you to fall asleep under the stars. Outside of the yurt, you’ll find a private porch and a modern outdoor shower and bathroom.
The yurt is located in the heart of the North Shore, surrounded by several world-renowned beaches and surfing destinations. There are two bikes included with the rental for use on the nearby path, which leads to Waimea Bay, and your hosts have also provided surfboards, paddleboards, goggles, and snorkels.
Contemporary Kailua Guest Suite
This completely remodeled Airbnb in Oahu is decked out in modern amenities and comfortable furnishings.
The interior is bright and spacious with white finishes and cool blue accents. Furnished with a California king-size bed and two comfy armchairs, the studio space is ideal for a solo traveler or a couple. Beach-themed decorations make the space cheerful and stylish, and the wall-mounted Smart TV makes for some fantastic indoor entertainment. There is also a small kitchenette with a full-size refrigerator, a microwave, a coffee maker, a hot plate, a blender, and gorgeous quartz countertops. The private full bathroom is appointed with a walk-in shower and a great selection of complimentary toiletries, and guests have access to a private lanai surrounded by greenery.
Kailua Beach and downtown attractions are just a few minutes away, and beach chairs, beach towels, and boogie boards are included with the rental. Although the neighborhood is very calm and quiet, guests can reach several popular shops and restaurants with a short stroll.
Pupukea Carriage House
Our last Oahu Airbnb offers a tranquil retreat in a quiet country atmosphere.
The studio guesthouse features a spacious layout with a private bedroom area separated by collapsible dividers and furnished with two queen-size beds. The combined living room and dining area is bright and airy with grand windows, wicker armchairs, a leather sofa, and a four-person dining table. There is also one full bathroom and a full kitchen with a complete selection of modern appliances. Step outside to enjoy incredible ocean views and dazzling sunsets from the privacy of your own furnished lanai.
The property is filled with beautiful gardens and luscious fruit trees and is surrounded by some of the best natural attractions in the North Shore. Guests can travel five minutes to the coast for swimming, diving, and surfing opportunities at Waimea Bay, Pipeline, Turtle Beach, Three Tables, and Shark’s Cove. There are also several hiking and biking trails in the area, some of which lead to the nearby Waimea Falls.
Whether you’re looking for a tranquil escape in a private oasis or an exhilarating vacation packed with adventure, there’s something for everyone on this list of the best Airbnbs in Oahu.