Spending your Big Island time in a vacation rental will bring you closer to the island aloha spirit. The perfect way to spend your nights in Kailua Kona is in the private luxury of a vacation rental! There are many vacation rental possibilities in Kailua Kona that vary widely in price/quality and luxury.
Vacation Rentals in Kailua Kona
This section is still under construction. For the time being, we refer you to VRBO [see note 1] to search for a vacation rental during your stay on the Big Island. There are over 1000 vacation rentals in and near Kailua Kona available through this website, and we recommend that you narrow your search down by sorting on either “price” or “traveler rating”.
Vacation Rentals South of Kona
If you like the access to world class beaches and all activities on the West side of the Big Island, but want to get away from the crowds, you don’t have to go far. The coast south of Kona offers some of the best beaches and snorkeling (read more on snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay) on the Big Island, and has good access to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Tara Cottage – Kealakekua Bay
Kealakekua Bay (also know as Captain Cook) is located 13 miles South of Kona, and is surrounded by the best Snorkeling spots on the Big Island. The Tara Cottage is most appropriate for 2-3 adults/older children desiring a peaceful environment with few distractions. It is sited to take full advantage of prevailing day and nighttime breezes and is comfortable year round at its 900 ft elevation.
On the ocean side of the cottage is a bi-level lanai (deck) with breathtaking views of Kealakekua Bay and the coastline south. The lanai has a table and chairs and two comfortable chaise lounges for outdoor dining and relaxing.
The Tara Cottage is featured in the German travel magazine ‘ADAC’ and the Japanese travel magazine ‘Safari’, both with excellent reviews. The costs range between $175 and $235/night, for more information and booking information go to the Tara Cottage website.
Note on using VRBO and Expedia to find vacation rentals in Kona
 We are part of the VRBO and Expedia affiliate programs. This means that VRBO and Expedia pay us a small fee for every completed booking we send their way. This money comes out of their pocket, and it does not cost you anything extra. Read more here.