With all the activities you will want to do while staying on the Big Island of Hawaii, lodging into one of the many ocean front vacation home rentals, cabins and cottages is probably your best bet. An extended stay is best experienced with a private rental as your accommodations. Vacation homes provide you with additional space, privacy and that "home away from home" feeling that suits some vacationers very well, especially those bringing the whole family. The cabins, cottages and home rentals in Hawaii are also great for large groups such as golf outings or girl's getaways. Most rental homes will provide you with all you need for a comfortable stay on the Big Island of Hawaii: fresh linens, functioning kitchens, fully furnished bedrooms and living areas, and safe parking. Locations are endless - from cabins in the mountains to cottages by the sea, to everything in between. Utilizing a property management company for your Big Island vacation home will give you a sense of security, knowing you have someone to call who is close by should a problem arise.
The cost of lodging into one of the many ocean front cabins, cottages or home rentals is comparable to, and in many cases much more cost effective than renting hotel rooms. Make sure to shop plenty early, as the best homes naturally get rented first. You should plan on putting down a good size deposit, so make sure you have found the right place before you commit. Still, the added privacy and space of lodging into an ocean front vacation rental home, cabin or cottage is worth the early planning and commitment to many Hawaii vacation travelers. Spend the morning on the golf course, marvel at active Kilauea Volcano and check out the black, white and even green sand beaches that encircle the coastline of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. If you are a bit more adventurous, hike through the park and discover all the cultural gems that are resting there (hiking boots are a good buy, if you choose this activity!). Then, settle into your vacation home, cabin or cottage for a nice meal and a fabulous sunset on the Big Island of Hawaii. What could be better?