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10 Best Holiday Homes in Apia & Upolu 🏠 [2023]
10 Best Holiday Homes in Apia & Upolu 🏠 [2023]

10 Best Holiday Homes in Apia & Upolu 🏠 [2024]

© Group Holiday Home with Pool

The Top Holiday Rentals in Apia and Upolu

If your idea of paradise is a more independent holiday in Samoa, then choose one of the holiday homes in Apia and Upolu. Admittedly, most of Upolu’s holiday rentals are located in or just outside of the capital and options are limited to a mixed bag of rustic family homes to more contemporary offerings with a pool. Choose the right holiday home for your budget, group size and taste with this list of the best holiday homes in Apia and Upolu.

While you’re here, also don’t miss The Complete Travel Guide to Apia and The Complete Travel Guide to Upolu for planning your complete island experience.

1. Samoan Highland Retreat

Certainly the most striking holiday home on Upolu, Samoan Highland Retreat wows with its fale-inspired architecture. The three-bedroom three-bathroom holiday home provides the ultimate retreat in the verdant interior of Upolu, yet is still a manageable drive from Apia. Cook up meals in a spacious open-plan kitchen using produce from the on-site plantation and relax on the furniture made from materials reflecting the brilliant nature of Samoa. What’s more, the accommodation is semi-off-grid with solar power (and mains backup) and rainwater tanks. For more unique stays, check out the 20 Most Unique Accommodations in Samoa.

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10 Best Holiday Homes in Apia & Upolu 🏠 [2023]© Samoan Highland Retreat

2. Lotopa Home

Lotopa Home is a four-bedroom house sleeping up to 10 people in the suburban outskirts of Apia. The holiday home is renovated with relatively modern furniture and fixings, from its open-plan kitchen to its two bathrooms. Keep cool with the tiled floors and air-conditioning, and keep clean with handy home appliances such as a washing machine. There’s parking on-site, as well as a garden. Thanks to its affordability and practicability, we also list this holiday home in the 20 Best Family Resorts & Accommodations on Upolu.

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10 Best Holiday Homes in Apia & Upolu 🏠 [2023]© Lotopa Home

3. Kuini’s Guesthouse

For that suburban stay in Apia at an irresistible price, take a look at Kuini’s Guesthouse. Kuini’s is a simple yet modern two-bedroom house kitted out with all your home-away-from-home essentials, including kitchen and laundry facilities. Each bedroom has one double bed with stand fans, while the open-plan lounge and kitchen area have air-conditioning. Find this home in Vaivase-uta on the southern outskirts of Apia. This is certainly your cheapest holiday home in the area, but there are more affordable stays to choose from in the 20 Best Budget Accommodations on Upolu.

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10 Best Holiday Homes in Apia & Upolu 🏠 [2023]© Kuinis Guesthouse

4. Mapusaga Riverside Apartments

An ultra-affordable set of holiday homes by the Fululasau River, Mapusaga Riverside Apartments are your quintessential Samoan homes in the Apia suburbs. With off-street parking, full kitchens and even toiletries left for your convenience, these holiday homes make for an easy stay for the non-fussy traveller. Each apartment has two bedrooms but some are more compact than others, so choose wisely if you’re a family or a larger group.

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10 Best Holiday Homes in Apia & Upolu 🏠 [2023]© Mapusaga Riverside Apartments

5. Lotopa Rambler

Another worthwhile find in the Lotopa district, Lotopa Rambler is a four-bedroom family home sleeping up to a whopping 10 guests. Boasting relatively modern furnishings across a spacious open-plan kitchen and lounge and two bathrooms, there’s enough space for entertaining after a long day doing the 25 BEST Things to Do in Apia. With private parking, it’s not too much of a mission to get into town. Gather the tribe and enjoy your own Apia home away from home.

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10 Best Holiday Homes in Apia & Upolu 🏠 [2023]© Lotopa Rambler

6. Cheerful Modern Villa with a Pool

Whether you love or hate the hand-painted wall murals and splashes of colour across the three bedrooms and two bathrooms of this cheerful wee holiday home, there’s no denying the convenience of its location just a five-minute drive from Apia town centre. Rooms are bright and airy with numerous sleeping arrangements making this holiday home in Apia and Upolu ideal for families. There’s also a small but welcoming swimming pool in the back garden complete with a gazebo.

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10 Best Holiday Homes in Apia & Upolu 🏠 [2023]© Cheerful Modern Villa with a Pool

7. Hilltop Chalet

Get that fale experience but fully enclosed for complete holiday home privacy at the Hilltop Chalet. Located by the Baha’i Temple, Forest Cafe, Tiapapata Art Centre and Malololelei Reserve, the location is spectacular and completely different from the other offerings on this list of holiday homes in Apia and Upolu. The vibrant one-bedroom oval fale boasts a studio layout with a kitchenette and lounging furniture both inside and out.

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10 Best Holiday Homes in Apia & Upolu 🏠 [2023]© Hilltop Chalet

8. Group Holiday Home with Pool

One of the most luxurious holiday homes in Apia, this four-bedroom four-bathroom abode provides the ultimate island escape for families or groups of couples travelling together. This is a place where you’ll want to dedicate some time between the private pool, undercover barbecue area and large kitchen and lounge with contemporary art on display. The place truly sets the tone with ambient lighting inside and gorgeous green views outside.

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10 Best Holiday Homes in Apia & Upolu 🏠 [2023]© Group Holiday Home with Pool

9. Contemporary Two Bedroom Apartment

The ground floor of this stunning contemporary villa is all yours with two bedrooms exclusively for adult guests. Boasting open-plan living across a kitchen with granite worktops between a substantial oven and a lovingly presented dining area, this is a place you’ll be glad to retreat to, whether it’s after exploring the nearby Mt Vaea and the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum or some of the 50 BEST Things to Do on Upolu. On-site is also a communal swimming pool and views of Apia and the harbour.

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10 Best Holiday Homes in Apia & Upolu 🏠 [2023]© Contemporary Two Bedroom Apartment

10. Keris Rental Houses

Located in the bustling Vaitele side of Apia, Keris Rental Houses is a renovated three-bedroom holiday home with reasonable rates for up to six guests. Enjoy the convenience and security of off-street parking, each bedroom with air-conditioning, plus a large modern kitchen with all of the fixings. There’s also a laundry machine should you need to do some chores. Plus, check out our favourite cafes in Vaitele in the 10 BEST Cafes in Apia & Upolu.

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10 Best Holiday Homes in Apia & Upolu 🏠 [2023]© Keris Rental Houses

More Holiday Homes in Apia and Upolu

That’s it for our list of the best holiday homes in Apia and Upolu, but there are plenty more places to stay, as listed in the following guides:

And if you’re still having trouble finding the perfect place to stay, be sure to also check out Where to Stay in Apia: The Best Accommodations in Apia and Where to Stay on Upolu: The Best Upolu Accommodations.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Samoa Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Samoa. She knows the islands inside out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Upolu and Savai’i’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also the editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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