Top 50 Beaches on Oahu

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Oahu is famous for a lot of things—great night life, world-class dining and resorts, and some of the best outdoor adventures of all the islands. The beaches, however, are what keep the visitors coming back for more, and Oahu has plenty of them. From secluded beaches to touristy beaches to beaches perfect for catching a wave or two, Oahu is sure to satisfy any type of personality. With so many to choose from, we created a list of our Top 3 beaches to help narrow down the search:

  1. Waimea Bay Beach Park: Waimea Bay is known for its sparkling, turquoise waters, expansive sandy shore, and lack of submerged rocks and reefs. This beach is perfect for sunbathing and swimming!
  2. Rocky Point: This beach is perfect for surfers and spectators alike, as you will find professional surfers flocking here all winter. Rocky Point is home to perfect waves during the winter months, and a more calm atmosphere during the summer.
  3. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve: Hanauma Bay is located near Honolulu and is a nature must-see. Its protected waters mean high fish populations and unparalleled snorkeling opportunities.

Click here for a full list of the top Oahu beaches!

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Safe Travels,

The Hawaiian Beach Rentals Team

Top 10 Things to do on Kauai

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The garden isle, or better known as Kauai, is famous for being the most lush and green of all the Hawaiian Islands, which means the outdoor activities are nearly endless. The oldest of the islands,Kauai offers some of the most beautiful areas in Hawaii. Most parts are only accessible by boat or plane, appealing to the most adventurous travelers. Kauai has been shaped over the centuries to have a rough landscape of majestic mountains, deep green valleys, waterfalls from heaven, and vast rainforests just waiting to be explored. Kauai also boasts being the backdrop for the famous “Jurassic Park” movies as its vast, nearly untouched countryside offers the perfect background to CGI in dinosaurs, and now visitors can go on ATV rides through the filming locations and rainforests for the adventure of a lifetime. Eco Adventure Zip lining through Poipu is a great way to see Kauai’s countryside while learning about the ecosystem and natural life on the island. Below we have compiled a list of the top 3 “must-do” activities while visiting Kauai:

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Click here for a full list!

Safe Travels,

The Hawaiian Beach Rentals Team

Top 50 Things to Do on Maui

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Maui, locally known as the Valley Isle, is one of the most popular islands in the world and is continually rated as No. 1 for its gorgeous beaches by several big name companies. However, beaches are not the only thing drawing thousands of tourists to Maui each year. Numerous activities stretch across the island ranging from relaxed sunbathing to adventurous mountain biking. Home to world-class dining, championship golf courses, artisan shopping, world-renowned beaches, frequent whale sightings, and some of the most breathtaking views, Maui has something for every taste and personality. Each region of Maui offers something different, depending on which type of experience you would like to have. Western Maui offers luxury resorts and tourist activities while the Eastern side provides visitors with a more secluded and natural Hawaiian escape. Explore the volcano of Haleakala and watch the sunrise from its summit, or visit the Painted Forest in Hana to view the rainbow eucalyptus trees. With so many activities to choose from, we have complied the three “must do” activities while visiting Maui: 

  • The Road to Hana: this stretch of highway runs over 100 miles and provides guests with the most unimaginable and natural views of Maui, offering great hikes and access to the 7 Sacred Pools on the way.
  • Snorkel the Molokini Crater: this crater sits just off the coast near Wailuku and allows visitors to view the 300 ft deep crater, teeming with marine life in the azure blue waters. 
  • Haleakala National Park: just 12 minutes from Hana, this national park is home to the iconic Bamboo Forest, 7 Sacred Pools, Waimoku Falls, and much more! 

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Click here for a complete list of activities in Maui!

Safe Travels,

The Hawaiian Beach Rentals Team

Top 50 Things To Do on Oahu

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Oahu is one of the most popular destinations in the world, and offers travelers endless opportunities to experience why Oahu is known as the “gathering isle”. The Southern shore of Oahu is known for resort life, full of luxury lodging, world-class beaches, and some of the more famous landmarks on the island. For a more private and less developed experience, check out the North Shore and windward side of the island, where the beaches are less crowded and a more authentic Hawaiian vacation can be achieved. Out of the many activities available, we have compiled our Top 3 must see Oahu experiences.

  • Pearl Harbor Visitors’ Center allows people to experience the events of December 7, 1941 by offering an in-depth look into our country’s history; boats can also be taken out to view the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial.
  • The Polynesian Cultural Center offers education with a twist, teaching guests of Hawaii about the six main South Pacific cultures: Tonga, Tahiti, Marquesas, Hawaii, Fiji, Aotearoa (New Zealand), and Samoa.  Guests can experience these cultures through canoe tours, bus tours, iMax shows, and hands-on exploration.
  • The Waimea Beach Park is a true Hawaiian classic, located on the North Shore in an easy to find location. This beach offers plenty of sand to spread out, no reefs or submerged rocks, and some of the bluest water in all of Hawaii. With calm waters perfect for swimming in the summer, and colossal waves in the winter for surfing, this beach is the best of both worlds.  

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Safe Travels,

The Hawaiian Beach Rentals Team

World-class Golf Courses and Vacation Rentals in Hawaii

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Next to the beautiful, sandy beaches, the second best reason to visit Hawaii is the for the world-class golf courses. A trip to Hawaii will warrant travelers the opportunity to golf on some of the most coveted greens in the world. From cliffside to mountain top, there is a golf course in Hawaii that is sure to please even the pickiest of travelers. Some of the best Hawaiian courses include:

While on your golf vacation, stay in luxury with Hawaiian Beach Rentals either on or adjacent to the greens. We picked our favorite homes on the islands with close proximity to the courses, and they come with amenities such as private swimming pools and hot tubs, WiFi and HDTV access, outdoor grills, fully equipped kitchens, and more. Other services are also available like concierge service, housekeeping, and personal shopping. Enjoy your golf vacation this year in some of the most stunning locations!

Waiulu Estate Villa 

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The Waiulu Estate is located in Haulalai on the Big Island, and sits right on #16 of the Jack Nicklaus golf course. Guests will enjoy sitting on the back patio, overlooking the golf course while watching the sunset over the beautiful, private swimming pool. The Waiulu comes with a fully equipped kicthen, hot tub, wireless internet, a washer and dryer, and stunning ocean-front view. This home has 4 bedrooms an 4.5 baths.

Avalon by the Sea Estate

Avalon by the Sea Estate

The Avalon is a gorgeous two acre home located in Kapalua on the island of Maui. Sitting on the 18th green of the famous PGA plantations estates golf course, the Avalon sits within the exclusive gated community of the Kapalua Resort. This truly luxurious home comes equipped with a gourmet kitchen, top of the line appliances, designer furnishings, a spa, and surround sound. The Avalon has 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, and 2 half baths.

Kauikeolani Estate

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This beautiful and expansive home is located in Hanalei, on the island of Kauai. Guests will love the mature gardens, open lawn area, and traditional fishpond located outside on the property. This plantation style home dates back to the 1800s, with some of the original architecture in tact. Guests will get the best of both worlds with an ocean and mountain view from all angles. The Kauikeolani has 6 bedrooms and 6 baths.

Hale Aouli 

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The Hale Aouli, or better known as the Blue Vault of Heaven in Hawaii, is located in Mauna Lani on the Big Island. The Hale Aouli is apty named the Blue Vault of Heaven because blue is all you will see–from the sparkling oceans to the blue skies up above. Guests will feel like true celebrities in this home with its private pool and hot tub, expansive outdoor patio, stunning gardens, and top of the line furnishings. The Hale Aouli has 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.

Safe Travels,

The Hawaiian Beach Rentals Team

Best Diving Spots in Hawaii

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Top Scuba Diving Picks in Hawaii

From the Molokini Crater in Maui to the Hanauma Bay in Oahu, Hawaii is home to some of the best scuba diving spots in the world. Each year, millions of travelers flock to Hawaii for memorizing sunsets, lush jungle scenery, and world-class diving experiences. No matter which island you choose to visit, there will be plenty of diving spots available. Some of our favorites include:

Maui

  • Molokini Crater
  • Honolua Bay
  • Makena Landing (Five Caves)

Oahu

  • Hanauma Bay
  • Wreck of the Mahi
  • Kahuna Canyon

Kauai

  • Sheraton Caverns
  • Ice Box
  • Three Fingers

The Big Island

  • Kahaluu Beach Park
  • Kealakekua Bay
  • Honaunau Bay

Enjoy all these spots and more this vacation season, and we’ve done the hard part for you by choosing our favorite vacation rentals near to some of the best spots!

Empress at Diamond Head

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The Empress is also located on Oahu in Diamond Head, and resides in one of Oahu’s most prestigious neighborhoods. This beachfront property is perfectly suited for celebrities–or those who want to be treated as one–alike. Enjoy the golden glow of a Hawaiian sunset while enjoying a glass of wine on your own private lanai, overlooking the gleaming ocean. The Empress is truly world-class and comes with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.

Hale O Ka Nalu Poi Kauai 

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This newly remodeled home is located on the South Shore of Kauai on some of the most pristine property. The Hale O Ka Nalu is a customized home that features covered, marble walkways between rooms and offers guests the utmost private and secluded vacation experience. With the gentle Hawaiian winds breezing by, each room comes with expansive ocean views and opens up to its own private lanai. This home comes with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.

Sunny Surf at Makena Surf E301

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The Sunny Surf is located in Maui near Makena and Wailea. Guests will enjoy watching the morning surf and feeling the sea breezes from two different large verandas. One veranda overlooks the outdoor lap pool, hot tub, and sandy beach perfect for swimming and sunbathing. E301 is set on the top floor of the E building, so the views from the outdoor verandas are panoramic and never obstructed. The Sunny Surf comes with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths.

Wailea Sunset Estate

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The Wailea Sunset is located on Maui near the beautiful town of Wailea, and may rented with the adjacent Wailea Sunset Bungalow to have a total of 6 bedrooms. This luxury estate is located near two sandy beaches that border the Wailea Resort. Guests can enjoy a hot tub under the stars and a spectacular oceanfront setting. A perfectly manicured lawn leads down to the beach perfect for diving, swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. The Wailea Sunset has 4 bedrooms and 5.5 baths.

Banyan Hale Estate

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The Banyan Hale is a beautiful executive estate located on the island of Oahu at the base of Diamond Head. Enjoy a completely private and luxurious stay  at this home with amenities such as manicured tropical gardens, a gated entrance, expansive and open lanais, a private swimming pool and hot tub, and beach access just steps from the backyard. Only the finest interior furnishings were used and the home has 7 bedrooms and 8.5 baths.

Hale Kona A’ekai Beachfront Home at Kona Bay

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The Hale Kona is located just blocks from the stunning waterfront village of Kona on the Big Island, and is nestled in a securely-gated community. With views that overlook the  ocean waves crashing on the lava rock, this stunning home comes with a designer infinity pool, a sandy-bottom wading pool, two waterfalls, large lanais, and two ponds. The true spirit of Hawaii will be brought to any individual staying in the Hale Kona. This home comes with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.

Cyber Monday Deals

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Cyber Monday

There will not be a bigger time to save than right now. Book before close of business on Monday, December 1st, and save up to $350 sitewide. Just use promo code CYBER MONDAY.

This is how it works:

  • Spend between $1000-$2000 on lodging and save $100
  • Spend between $2001-$5000 on lodging and save $200
  • Spend over $5001 on lodging and save $350

Vacations to Maui, Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island should be anything but ordinary and most of your experience depends on where you stay. Homes, condos, and villas are the perfect choice for experiencing your Hawaiian getaway as it was meant to be.

Browse available vacation rentals online and then you MUST call one of our Local Island Experts to book. This promotion is valid on all properties sitewide.

Terms:

Bookings must be made through a Destination Expert over the phone. Must use promo code Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday runs from November 25th – December 1st. Spend between $1000 and $2000 on lodging and receive $100 off. Spend between $2001 and $5000 on lodging and receive $200 off. Spend over $5001 on lodging and recieve $350 off. Savings based on lodging portion only. Not valid on airline tickets. Payment must be received before close of business on December 1st. Offer not valid on existing reservations.

Book Summer Now Before Our Top Vacation Homes Are GONE!

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Hawaiian Beach Rentals Book Summer

It is no secret that summer is the busiest season in Hawaii, which is exactly why booking your summer vacation six months in advance is the way to go. Major benefits include lower airfare, discounted rentals and places to stay, time to do research and plan out all the activities you want to experience, and the relief of knowing your vacation is booked and ready to go before the summer rush. Vacation homes go fast at Hawaiian Beach Rentals, and we want to make sure you have the best vacation possible in the home of your dreams. Experience a truly luxurious getaway in one of our rentals this summer season with amenities such as concierge service, housekeeping, gated communities, golf courses just seconds away, private swimming pools and hot tubs, personal lanais, and so much more. Check out our top homes in Hawaii for this summer:

Ho’onanea North Shore Beach Retreat

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The Ho’onanea is located on Oahu in Haleiwa, near Laniakea Beach. This beautiful, plantation-style home comes lavishly decorated with several homey sitting areas, a large gourmet kitchen, and a back lawn extending out to the beach. Guests will enjoy using the properties hammocks, zipline, bacci ball set, and large entertainment system. This is truly an entertainers home with a beautiful outdoor living room and BBQ grill to go with those perfect Hawaiian sunsets. The Ho’onanea has 5 bedroom and 5 baths.

On The Beach–Hawaiian Style

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On The Beach is located on the island of Oahu, in Kailua just off the beautiful, sandy shores. Imagine yourself sitting on the wrap-around lanai taking in the breathtaking views while listening to the soft sounds of the surf around you. This home provides true serenity with its open floor plan and perfect ocean views from every angle. This home was designed to maximize the cool, soothing trade winds, the sounds of the surf, and the views of the ocean and mountains. On The Beach has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.

Ocean Bliss Estate

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The Ocean Bliss is located in Wailea on Maui and gives guests access to the famous South Maui Polo Beach. This home sits beach front and offers guests both privacy and beach access for activities such as snorkeling, swimming, sun bathing, and scuba diving. Ocean Bliss is just minutes from great restuarants and shopping, or take a short five minute drive to downtown Wailea to experience South Maui shopping and some of the top restaurants. Ocean Bliss has 3 bedrooms and 4 baths.

Wailea Sunset Estate

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The Wailea Sunset Estate is located in Wailea on Maui, next to two sandy beaches and bordering the Wailea Resort. The Estate may be rented with the Wailea Sunset Bungalow for larger groups. Enjoy a large outdoor patio for those nighttime barbecues while watching a beautiful Hawaiian sunset. A manicured lawn stretches from the back patio out to a private fire pit and beach access for swimming. This home was designed for comfort and has 4 bedrooms and 5.5 baths.

Paradiso Ho’o Kumu

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The Paradiso Ho’o Kumu is located on the island of Kauai in Poipu, on the the beautiful sunny south side of the island. This lavishly decorated home will make any guest feel like they are in a luxurious, Hawaiian paradise. Guests will be drawn in by the sounds of the surf, the color of the ocean, the gourmet kitchen, a separate wet-bar, and a BBQ lanai. This home is just minutes away from great snorkeling spots, surf spots, celebrity golf courses, and top-rated restaurants. The Paradiso has 5 bedrooms and 6 baths.

72-148 Lipoa Street

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This beautiful homes is located on the Big Island in the town of Hualalai. Experience true Hawaiian elegance and luxury in this home, as it was designed for comfort. Located on the #2 Tee Box of the Ke’olu Golf Course, this home is perfect for golfers and observers alike. The back of the home opens up to views of the backyard, private swimming pool, golf course, and the gorgeous Pacific Ocean. 72-148 Lipoa Street is an entertainers home with spacious living spaces, a large kitchen, and 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths.

Safe Travels,

The Hawaiian Beach Rentals Team

Top 6 Luxury Homes on the Big Island

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Escape the cold temperatures this winter season and explore the Big Island like the locals do. Whether you are searching for a secluded and relaxing trip or a vacation filled with sightseeing and touring, the Big Island has it all. Experience activities such as night diving with manta rays, gathering the freshest ingredients from the Hilo Farmer’s market, taking a Blue Hawaiian helicopter tour, or visiting Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Indulge in all these bountiful experiences while staying in the utmost luxurious vacation rentals with amenities such as private swimming pools and hot tubs, WiFi, gourmet kitchens, private lanais, housekeeping services, concierge service, and so much more. Browse through our finest selection of luxury rentals and book your getaway today!

Pili Pono

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The Pili Pono is located on the pristine shores of Puako, near the Kohala Coast. This stunning home comes with private lanais, a hot tub and dipping pool, a gourmet kitchen, HDTV access, a pool table, and the most incredible views of the Pacific Ocean right from the back balcony or lawn area. Guests will enjoy private beach access perfect for snorkeing, sun bathing, and swimming. The Pili Pono has 4 bedrooms and 5.5 baths.

Honualai

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The Honulai is located in Puako on the Kohala Coast, just five miles away from the famous and world-renowned Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. This 11,000 square foot home houses several private lanais, tropical vegetation native to the island, light and open breeze ways, and simplistically decorated rooms meant to inspire relaxation and tranquility. Honualai is just 2o minutes from the big town of Waimea and has 6 bedrooms and 8 baths.

Kona Bay Estates Bliss

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The Kona Bay Estates Bliss is located near the famous town of Kona in a secluded, ocean-front gated community. Only a few special homes in Kona sit right on the beach, and this home is one of them. Guests will enjoy the private lanai off the master bedroom, the gourmet kitchen perfect for entertaining, and the high-quality furnishings around the home, making everyone feel right at home. The Kona Bay Estates Bliss has 4 bedrooms and 4 baths.

Keiki Beach 6 at Kona Bay Estates

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Keiki Beach 6 is located in Kailua-Kona in one of the island’s most exquisite and private gated communities. This home has the most amazing ocean-front views and sits on the sunny side of the island, offering the bluest waters with lagoons rated safe enough for children all year long. The home includes private lanais and is located near tennis courts, soccer fields, and a gymnasium with a swimming pool. The Keiki Beach 6 has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.

Hula Hula Estate

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The Hula Hula Estate is located on the Kohala Coast, and is truly a rarity as it is much larger than most homes in the area, making it perfect for larger groups. This homes is designed specifically for indoor and outdoor living, giving guests the opportunity to open the place up and experience the stunning views of the mountains and ocean at the same time. The Hula Hula Estate has 6 bedrooms and 7 baths.

Puako Hylton

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The Puako Hlyton is located on the Kohala Coast and offers guests a truly unique and luxurious getaway. This Balinese-style home has a floor plan covering almost 4000 square feet of area and is unique in that it offers separate Ohana apartments fitting up to 10 people. This amazing vacation rental offers guests private beach access starting from the back door, and truly world-class views which inspire a truly relaxing vacation. The Puako Hylton has 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.

Safe Travels,

The Hawaiian Beach Rentals Team

Don’t Miss the Whales! Top Pick for Whale Watching in Hawaii

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Whale Season

The Hawaiian whale-watching season stretches all the way from mid-November to mid-April, making right now the perfect time to book those winter and early spring getaways. Imagine waking up in the most luxurious and lavish Hawaiian homes to an ocean view perfect for watching whales and dolphins. These homes are perfect for families, couples, or even group vacations. Enjoy amenities such as concierge service, stocked kitchens, private hot tubs and swimming pools, housekeeping services, and the most amazing views on the Hawaiian islands. Hawaii does not just have to be a summer vacation, but instead the island escape everyone dreams of during the cold winters.

Click here to view our top location for whale watching in Hawaii.

Here are the Hawaiian Beach Rental Homes that are perfect for whale watchings:

South Shores Oasis

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The South Shores Oasis is a breathtaking, plantation style home located in Hawaii Kai on the island of Oahu. If the charming southern-style architecture and open floor plan don’t win you over, the ocean-front backyard will. Guests will find themselves walking from the back lawn to the soft sands of the private beach within seconds. This home comes with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths, perfect for larger families or groups.

 Happy Hale Lanikai

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Escape from reality at the Happy Hale Lanikai, a Mediterranean-style home located in Kailua on Oahu. The Happy Hale is located on Lanikai beach, one of the world’s most exclusive and beautiful beaches. Boasting both beach and mountain views, this home is perfect for guests wishing to experience solitude and Oahu culture as it is just minutes from dining, shopping, and outdoor activities. The Happy Hale has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.

Lahaina Dreams 

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The Lahaina Dreams is one of Maui’s most exquisite and famous homes, as it was featured on an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters on Vacation. Located near downtown Lahaina, this home will offer any guest the most remarkable and luxurious experience. With open floor plans, a private swimming pool and hot tub with a waterfall, large expanses of lawn, and the most memorable views of Maui, what is there not to like? The Lahaina Dreams comes with 6 bedrooms and 6.5 baths.

Endless Horizon

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The Endless Horizon home is a stunning villa located near Lahaina on the island of Maui. Aptly named because of the truly expansive and amazing sunsets and sunrises guaranteed to be view, the Endless Horizon is a true luxury home offering guests the perfect place to sit back and relax. With a private swimming pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this villa is truly meant for whale watching during a morning brunch. The Endless Horizon has 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.

Mia Huna Estate

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The Mia Huna Estate sits on 2.5 acres in Kalihiwai on the island of Kauai. Resting cliffside with stunning views of the ocean, the Mia Huna promises not to disappoint. Guests can enjoy a private swimming pool, two outdoor covered lanais, a spacious Great room, a Jacuzzi tub with great views of the mountains, and an outdoor grill for those nights spent in. Offering a more mountainous view of Hawaii, this home is perfect for those looking to relax in solitude. The Mia Huna has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.

Goddess of the Sea

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Goddess of the Sea is a custom designed Balinese-style villa located in Puako on the Big Island. This villa will truly offer the private and secluded island escape so often mentioned in the movies. With beachfront views and traditional Hawaiian decor, the Goddess of the Sea will inspire any guest. Known for incredible whale watching and beach activities such as kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling, this villa will keep you coming back for more. The Goddess of the Sea has 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.

Safe Travels,

The Hawaiian Beach Rentals Team