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Eligible Vacation Rental Opportunities

Short-term (Vacation) rentals (STRs) have been regulated in Honolulu since 1989. STRs are also known as vacation rentals or by tradenames Airbnb, VRBO, etc., and are lodgings that provide guest accommodations for less than 30 days. Laws relating to short-term rentals are a hot topic and are very fluid. It's best to look at the source for the latest information.

The properties shown here may be eligible to be used as Short-Term (Vacation) Rentals. The list is not meant to be comprehensive or authoritative; however, it gives the reader a starting point for their research. As a buyer/investor, you should always do your due diligence and confirm that a unit can be used as a legal Short-Term (Vacation) Rentals before purchasing.  A buyer will have the opportunity to review condo documentation, house rules, income and expense statements, NUCs, and other pertinent material before committing to buying a property. Our agents are uniquely qualified to assist you with asking the right questions to find out if a property is eligible to do short-term rentals.


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The City and County Defines Short-Term Rentals as "Short-term rentals (STRs) are also known as vacation rentals, and are lodgings that provide guest accommodation for less than 30 consecutive days. In order to preserve housing for long-term residents, STRs are only permitted in resort-zoned areas and a couple of specific apartment-zoned areas."1


Important Note: The following lists are of potential short-term rental properties for sale. When you see NUC2 (Non-conforming Use Certificate) next to the building name, it means that individual units in the building may have an NUC allowing them to do short-term rentals, however, the building, as a whole, may not be in a resort zone, or zoned for STRs. The City and County of Honolulu stopped issuing NUCs in September 1990. Consult with your trusted real estate advisor for clarification.


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