Hawaii Luxury: Lodging Rentables

Few vacation destinations offer as many lodging choices as Hawaii, from world-class resort hotels and condos in all price ranges to family-style guest houses and Hawaiian-style inns. Clients who consider privacy just as important to their vacation enjoyment as fine accommodations, however, may want to follow the lead of visiting celebrities and choose a luxury vacation rental.

The following companies offer luxury vacation rentals on all the principal islands; a sampling of their properties follows. Prices are subject to change. A selection of companies that specialize in rentals on individual islands can be found in the Listings section of the Aloha Official Travel Guide, which can be ordered from the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau.

Aloha Hawaii Vacation Homes

  • On Oahu, the four-bedroom, three-bath beachfront Villa Kailuana on Lanikai Beach has a large pool and such amenities as marble floors, covered lanai, fireplace and poolside dining for 12. The house accommodates eight guests and is in a walled and gated complex. It rents for $700 per night.
  • The Randy Travis Estate near Lahaina on Maui has a main house, guest house and guest cottage offering a total of seven bedrooms and six baths. Facilities include a heated pool, Jacuzzi and a Japanese Zen garden with pond and waterfalls. The estate can accommodate a total of 14 guests and rents for $975 per night.
  • The Olu Pua Gardens, located on 10 landscaped acres near Kalaheo, toward the southern end of Kauai, has five bedrooms, five baths and a swimming pool. The property is 15 to 30 minutes from the island's top beaches, including the beaches at Poipu and Waimea. The property sleeps 10 people and rents for $1,100 per night.
  • On the Big Island, the Makalapua Ikena on the Kohala Ranch Estate is a four-bedroom/three-bath Hawaiian-style house with high ceilings, a 1,300-square-foot wraparound lanai, entertainment area with piano, swimming pool and an outdoor spa adjacent to the master bedroom. The property is convenient to beaches, golf courses, shops and restaurants. It accommodates eight guests and costs from $550 to $750 per night, depending on the number of guests. (888) 82-ALOHA, www.alohahomes.com.
  • Hawaii Beachfront Vacation Homes

    Although some prices shown below are by the week or month, shorter stays are sometimes accepted.

  • At Kailua on Oahu, the Nani O Lanikai on Lanikai Beach -- one of the island's best swimming and windsurfing beaches -- has three bedrooms and one-and-a-half baths and can accommodate up to eight people. The rate is $6,985 for a one-month stay.
  • On Maui, in the old Hawaiian town of Hana, the four-bedroom, three-bath Hale Kilohana has a large living room, formal dining area with wet bar, modern kitchen surrounded by a koa wood bar and hot tub with water/air jets. The house is within walking distance of two of Hana's best beaches, Hamoa Bay and Koki Park, and can sleep up to 10. Rates are from $195 to $250 per night, or $1,365 to $1,585 per week.
  • Near Kauai's elegant Princeville Resort, the Menehune Hale on Anini Beach has four bedrooms and four baths and accommodates eight people. The price ranges from $1,485 to $1,685 per week.
  • The Hale Naia on the Big Island is located in South Kona and overlooks spectacular Kealakekua Bay. The four-bedroom/three-bathroom house, equipped with washer-dryer and electric gated entrance, can sleep 10, and rents for $2,250 to $2,650 for one week.
  • On Lanai, the two-bedroom, two-bath Hale O Lani in Lanai City is close to beaches, snorkeling areas, coral reefs and two golf courses. The house sleeps four people and rents for $95 to $125 per night or $585 to $695 per week. (808) 247-3637, www.hotspots.hawaii.com/beachfront1.html.
  • Homes And Villas in Paradise

  • On Oahu, the Kahala Mini-Resort's beachfront houses in the island's Kahala district include a five-bedroom home with four bathrooms, suitable for 10 people. The house rents for $1,200 per night, year-round, based on a minimum seven-night stay. Facilities include two pools, sauna, Jacuzzi and tennis court.
  • The Anse Chastanet in the upscale Wailea Resort community on Maui is an elegant five-bedroom, five-bathroom house that can accommodate up to 14 guests. The oceanfront property has a pool. The rate is $850 per night, based on a minimum seven-night stay.
  • On Kauai, the oceanfront Sunset Makai Hale in the Poipu Beach area is a luxurious three-bedroom house with three bathrooms and a pool. The property accommodates up to six people and costs $600 per night for a minimum five-or seven-night stay, depending on the season.
  • In Kona on the Big Island, Point Cove, an oceanfront two-bedroom house with three-and-a-half baths, pool and Jacuzzi, can accommodate four people and charges $850 per night based on a five-night minimum-stay.
  • On Molokai, the five-bedroom, oceanview Molokai Vista Villa, which accommodates 10 people, has three-and-a-half baths, a pool and Jacuzzi. The rent is $350 per night for a seven-night minimum stay. (800) 282-2736, planet-hawaii.com/homes-villas.
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