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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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7 Interior Design Tips for Furnishing Your Hawaii Vacation Rental

7 Interior Design Tips for Furnishing Your Hawaii Vacation Rental

One of the biggest struggles Hawaii vacation home owners have is tastefully furnishing their properties. A lack of furnishings and home decor options combined with spending much of the year away from your vacation rental is a recipe for an uninspiring space. Set your vacation rental apart with these seven tips from interior design professional and fellow vacation rental owner, Maisie Knowles. 1. Your Vacation Home is an Investment  First and foremost, prioritize your vacation home as an investment. With…

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Hawaii COVID-19 Information

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. August 19, 2020 – Pre-testing program is delayed until October 1, 2020 Gov. David Ige has delayed the pre-testing program until October 1, 2020. Until then, visitors coming to Hawaii will still have to abide by the 14 day quarantine. Enforcement of the quarantine is in place via tips from the public and investigations by county police departments. July 13, 2020…

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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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Taking a Dog to Hawaii

Taking a Dog to Hawaii

Hawaii is often number one on people’s bucket lists. It is a popular destination for weddings, honeymoons and even family vacations. But if your furry family member is on the list of travelers, then study the subject of taking a dog to Hawaii seriously and well in advance. If you’re talking about a cat or dog, it’s possible, but not at all easy. If you are talking about some other type of animal, it’s almost impossible. Hawaii has strict pet import…

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Hawaii on a Budget

Hawaii on a Budget

Ideal climate all year round, alluring beaches, delightful landscapes and the welcome spirit of aloha – it’s Hawaii! Many would like at least one glimpse of these paradise islands, but prices can bite. However, Hawaii on a budget is possible. Smart travelers always have a couple of trump cards in their pockets, that is, secrets for saving the budget even in such faraway places. What’s your budget? Decide on your own budget. If you have any flexibility, define the maximum…

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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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Owner Guide: How to Collect Occupancy Tax on Airbnb

Owner Guide: How to Collect Occupancy Tax on Airbnb

UPDATE Jul 17, 2019: Yes, owners shall collect GE and TA taxes on cleaning fees in Hawaii After more research, calls to the Hawaii Department of Taxation and a consultation with the Rental By Owner Awareness Association, the verdict is – all vacation rental property owners and managers in Hawaii must collect and remit taxes on cleaning fees. Refer to the Tax Facts brochure, revised in February 2019, section 4: “… gross rental proceeds do include fees, such as maintenance…

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