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HomeyHawaii – List of Updates

HomeyHawaii – List of Updates

HomeyHawaii.com provides online  listing service and has a fast and powerful vacation rental booking management system, that is based on our own calendar.  Below is the list of recent updates to our listings and booking management system. Listings: Featured Destination Added to Home Page June 30, 2018 Kamaole Sands Resort has now a dedicated page. Group calendars for resorts with 10+ condos will have filters by [buildings]/condo types. Listings: Icons for Video and Calendar + other updates June 25, 2018…

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The Ultimate Guide to Hawaii Vacation Rental Fees

The Ultimate Guide to Hawaii Vacation Rental Fees

The same term ‘Vacation Rental Fees’ gets used in different contexts, and it can get quite confusing. The purpose of this article is to explain most possible fees that a traveler to Hawaii can expect to pay. We mainly discuss those fees as they apply to vacation rental industry, and mention hotels for comparison only. All quoted taxes and fees are in USD. What are Vacation Rental Fees? Vacation Rental Fees include any fees that a traveler, staying in a…

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How to Avoid Scams when Booking a Hawaii Vacation Property

How to Avoid Scams when Booking a Hawaii Vacation Property

Aw, vacation. A time to relax, explore, and daydream. And part of that bliss of a vacation comes with our accommodations. Today’s choices are generally hotel or vacation rental property. We all know the perks of staying in a hotel, but what about rentals? Learn how to avoid scams and find a perfect Hawaii vacation property for your next trip to the Aloha state. Vacation rental properties offer tremendous value for your money when it comes to living space, in-home…

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An Ultimate Guide to Maui Luaus

An Ultimate Guide to Maui Luaus

Maui has two shorelines, where most tourists stay: West Shore and South Shore. All major Maui luaus are located along those shores.  There are 6 West Maui Luaus, and 3 South Maui Luaus. After reviewing the brief history of Hawaiian luau and its typical program, we provide the readers with all information they need to choose their first or next Maui luau. You can scroll down to the Master List of Maui Luaus. Contents Brief History of Hawaiian LuauTypical Luau…

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The Cheapest Maui Car Rental for a Larger Car

The Cheapest Maui Car Rental for a Larger Car

Price is obviously important for most people, myself included. But today I am not looking for just the cheapest Maui car rental, but for the best deal on a larger rental car. I have just booked my flight to Maui for May 2 – 14, 2018. This time, I will travel alone and stay in our two Kamaole Sands Resort vacation rental condos. It’s a business trip – I need to paint and deep clean both of them and to do…

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

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

Last updated September 1, 2019. 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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Verified Listing Badge: How We Perform the Verification

Verified Listing Badge: How We Perform the Verification

HomeyHawaii listings can be posted by individual owners, by friends and family members helping an owner to list and receive more bookings, or by a professional management company. This is clearly stated on every listing. In the “Listing Owner Information” section, right after the name, you can see one of the following three categories:– Homeowner– Friends and Family Manager– Management Company Each owner or manager that lists property/ies on HomeyHawaii.com can choose to undergo our easy listing verification process and…

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Maui Sugar Museum – A Sweet Taste of Maui’s Sugarcane Era

Maui Sugar Museum – A Sweet Taste of Maui’s Sugarcane Era

August 20, 2018 UPDATE: Maui Sugar Museum is expanding. The museum signed a 30-year lease with A&B, which will add additional land and allow for a large outdoor exhibit of the equipment that once planted and harvested sugar cane. There’s more to Maui than exotic beaches and extravagant hotels. Those who want to add variety to their Maui vacation stay will find the homely Maui Sugar Museum inviting and educational. Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum is one of many attractions on…

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Why Sign a Vacation Rental Agreement and How it Benefits Both Parties

Why Sign a Vacation Rental Agreement and How it Benefits Both Parties

You just got off your plane in Hawaii. You came all the way from Texas and have never been to this island paradise before. Now, you finally get the chance to experience Hawaii after saving up your vacation days from work and extra spending money each month. You scheduled tours, beach days, and even found some great vacation rental properties to serve as your home away from home during this dream vacation. This Hawaiian trip will surely be everything you…

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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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