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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. 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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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:
- 10 Best Boutique Accommodations in Apia
- 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Apia & Upolu
- 10 Best Holiday Homes in Samoa
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.