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Petition to Provide Concession for 2020 Maui Vacation Property Taxes

Petition to Provide Concession for 2020 Maui Vacation Property Taxes

Maui owners came up with a sample tax concession petition to Maui County to retroactively lower the property taxes assessed on Maui vacation rentals, reflecting their loss of use during COVID-19 pandemic. In Maui County, property’s tax rates depend on its classification for tax rate purposes. Properties that are classified as short-term rentals are subject to the highest property tax. According to 2020 Classification table, owners renting short term are paying 1.1% while owner occupied tax is around 2.6% and non-owner…

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The Meaning of Aloha Through Hawaiian Language and History

The Meaning of Aloha Through Hawaiian Language and History

Derived from an enchantingly beautiful language with only 13 characters, aloha is one of the most famous words in the world. Through the magic of movies, television, and music most people on Earth have had at least a small glimpse of Hawai’i. But to understand the meaning of the word aloha, let’s try to slow down to the beat of the local rhythm and follow the roots of the authentic Hawaiian culture — as opposed to its commercial tourist form….

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How To Export VRBO Calendar – Explained Step-by-Step

How To Export VRBO Calendar – Explained Step-by-Step

Last updated October 12, 2020. While this article is written for VRBO owners who need to export VRBO calendar into their HomeyHawaii listing, it will be useful to anyone who needs to sync VRBO calendar with any other platform, that supports iCalendar format. We can’t stress enough the importance of updated availability for traveler user experience and for owner getting bookings! “Trained” by Google in the recent years, people want the results instantly and reliably. Imagine a traveler that after…

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How To Make Money On Vacation Rental Property In Hawaii

How To Make Money On Vacation Rental Property In Hawaii

Whether you own a home in Hawaii or if you’re still in the process of acquiring the right property, you probably know that Hawaiian vacation rentals are hotter than ever. Our tips for maximizing profitability and minimizing vacancies help your vacation rental property work for you – even when you’re enjoying some well-earned beach time. Header photo by Adam Bouse. Choose The Right Property Approximately one of every 24 homes in Hawaii is a vacation rental. The high percentage rate…

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Travel to Hawaii COVID-19 Information

Travel to Hawaii COVID-19 Information

This post provides the most up-to-date information on Hawaii COVID-19 restrictions and policies, and their impact on vacation rentals. How to Prepare to Travel to Hawaii To avoid 14-day quarantine after your arrival in Hawaii, take Covid-19 test within 72 hours of your flight and have negative results. Consult the official list of Hawaii accepted trusted testing and travel partners. The following video explains the steps you need to take to prepare for your travel to Hawaii. There are 4…

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Why You Need Travel Protection for Your Hawaii Vacation

Why You Need Travel Protection for Your Hawaii Vacation

Many people travel during their time away from life’s obligations. From visiting relatives to going abroad to see new lands, we tend to go and want to enjoy the trip to the fullest. This is especially true when we go across seas, as we don’t want to have to worry about such things as where our luggage is or what happens if a flight gets canceled. However, these things can happen. A flight becomes delayed or a medical emergency comes…

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A Few Reasons to Choose a Hawaii Vacation Rental for Your Next Visit to the Islands

A Few Reasons to Choose a Hawaii Vacation Rental for Your Next Visit to the Islands

One of the most important decisions you’ll make when planning your vacation is choosing where to stay. Should you book a room at a charming inn, an all-inclusive package at luxury resort, a shared AirBnB or a Hawaii vacation rental property? While all accommodation types have their own benefits and uses, staying in a vacation rental is often the better choice for folks looking for more space, comfort and privacy. And don’t forget the savings galore! If you have never…

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Travel Insurance for Vacation Rentals

Travel Insurance for Vacation Rentals

Are you looking forward to your next vacation? More people nowadays opt to stay in vacation rental properties, enjoying their time away in ample home-like accommodations. Travel Insurance for Vacation Rentals is an essential part of planning your coveted once-a-year (for most folks) time to rest and recover. Whether you need to cancel your trip or interrupt it due to sickness or weather conditions, you can get professional assistance and recover your funds with the right travel protection plan. VRBO…

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Flexible Date Search

Flexible Date Search

Many people start searching for accommodations prior to buying flights. They want to know different options and pricing on them. In a busy season, people often need to find any few days available to rent. The following are real requests we received in the past: Please let me know if you have any availability for 7/8 days anytime in the first 2 weeks of January. Looking for accommodations for three adults for arrival any time between Feb 16 and Feb 24…

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Banyan Tree in Lahaina, Maui

Banyan Tree in Lahaina, Maui

Banyan Tree in Lahaina, Maui is the oldest and largest banyan tree in Hawaii, and one of the oldest and largest banyans in the United States. It’is a true landmark and a sight not to miss. Located in the center of Lahaina Banyan Court Park, it can be visited and admired at any time. Many events in Lahaina take place under its canopy. All Lahaina ocean tours and activities depart from the harbor, right behind the Lahaina Banyan tree. Photo…

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