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Best Places to Stay in Oahu for Families (2021)

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You won’t want to miss these best places to stay in Oahu for families! There are wonderful vacation rentals in Waikiki, Ko Olina, North Shore and Windward Coast. Check out some of our top picks below.

Read more: How to choose the right area of Oahu for your trip

Kailua Beach House with a Pool

Kailua Gardens Estate

Kailua Beach is a wonderful area to stay on Oahu for families. It has one of the island’s best beaches and a quieter vibe than Honolulu/Waikiki, but easy access to “town” as well as popular attractions along the Windward Coast. This house is a great pick for those who want a pool in addition to ocean access.

  • Location: Kailua Beach (Windward Coast)
  • Max guests: 5
  • Beds: Queen (bedroom 1), Queen + single futon (bedroom 2)
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Outdoor living: walkable to Kailua Beach, pool
  • Extra features: AC in every room, laundry, boogie boards, beach gear, high chair, books, toys, adult bikes
  • Parking: driveway

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Spacious Kailua Beach House

Front of House

This Kailua vacation rental is a wonderful choice for families visiting Oahu with toddlers or babies. They’ll love running around in the grassy yard but your still just a few minutes’ walk to the beach! There’s lots of space for the whole family, so feel free to bring a grandparent or two.

  • Location: Kailua Beach (Windward Coast)
  • Max guests: 6
  • Beds: Queen x2 (bedroom 1), Queen (bedroom 2), Queen (bedroom 3), Queen (bedroom 4)
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Outdoor living: walkable to Kailua Beach, large covered lanai for dining, grassy yard for playing, outdoor shower for rinsing off post-beach, BBQ
  • Extra features: laundry, boogie boards, beach gear
  • Parking: driveway

Airy Turtle Bay Condo For Families

Living room, high vaulted ceilings.

If you want to stay at one of the best resorts on Oahu for families but also enjoy space to spread out and a kitchen to make your own meals, you’ll love this condo at Turtle Bay! It’s on the peaceful North Shore and gives you the best of both worlds. This unit even comes with a crib.

  • Location: Turtle Bay (North Shore)
  • Max guests: 6
  • Beds: Queen + twin (bedroom 1), Queen + crib + sofa bed (bedroom 2)
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Outdoor living: beautiful balcony; resort has pool, BBQ, tennis, stables and walkable beach access
  • Extra features: laundry in-unit, snorkel/beach gear, exercise room
  • Parking: reserved outdoor parking

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Stunning Ko Olina Villa

East lanai thru to west lanai

Why settle for one lanai when you can have three? This amazing villa has tons of luxurious space both inside and out, plus easy access to all that Ko Olina has to offer: pools, toddler-friendly lagoons, fitness center, golf and more.

  • Location: Beach Villas at Ko Olina
  • Max guests: 6
  • Beds: King (bedroom 1), Twin x 2 (bedroom 2), sleep sofa (living room)
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Outdoor living: three balconies; resort has pools, BBQs, golf and walkable beach access
  • Extra features: laundry in-unit, AC in living room and bedroom 1, beach gear, sand toys, fitness center, highchair
  • Parking: underground

Sunset Beach House for Outdoor Lovers

Double garage w/full BBQ area, barsink, HDtv, Fullstereo. 'Rotisserie available'

This wonderful Sunset Beach vacation rental is perfect for families who love spending time outside thanks to the massive covered patio that includes a jacuzzi, grill and spacious dining area. Take advantage of the bike path across the street with the huge fleet provided – including kid and teen sizes!

  • Location: Sunset Beach (North Shore)
  • Max guests: 6
  • Beds: King (bedroom 1, includes en suite bathroom), Cal-King (bedroom 2), sleep sofa (living room)
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Outdoor living: wrap-around lanai upstairs; patio with jacuzzi, grill and dining downstairs
  • Extra features: laundry, enough bikes for the whole family, beautifully renovated
  • Parking: carport

Luxury Rental for a Hawaii Multigenerational Vacation

Luxurious backyard with pool & spa

This house is a real stunner! It’s perfect for a trip to Oahu with grandparents because there’s plenty of space for everyone to spread out and have privacy – including two ground floor sleeping spaces. I love that all four of the official bedrooms have AC, as that was a sticking point when we brought both of our family’s grandmas to Oahu.

  • Location: Kailua Beach (Windward Coast)
  • Max guests: 10
  • Beds: King (bedroom 1, ground floor with en suite), Queen (bedroom 2, upstairs with en suite), Twin x 2 (bedroom 3, upstairs with shared bathroom), Full (bedroom 4, upstairs with shared bathroom), sleep sofa (ground floor den)
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Outdoor living: walking distance to Kailua beach, stunning private pool + spa, grill, pool toys, snorkels/beach gear, boogie boards
  • Extra features: AC in all bedrooms, laundry, high chair
  • Parking: 2 car garage + driveway

Convenient Waikiki Condo For 3

Livingroom

This is a unique Waikiki vacation rental that would work well for traveling to Hawaii with a baby. You could set one of these in the corner and it’ll only take 90 second to go from beach to home for nap time!

  • Location: Waikiki Shore
  • Max guests: 3
  • Beds: Queen (bedroom), sofa bed (living room)
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Outdoor living: bright balcony, beachfront with direct access
  • Extra features: laundry in-unit
  • Parking: INCLUDED IN PRICE!!! (a rarity in Waikiki, $30/night value)

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