Kauai real estate buyers often are overwhelmed trying to understand all the zoning issues and variances on such a small island. The vacation rental ordinance is a prime example. A recent Garden Island news story – Vacation Rental Reversal – covers proposed changes to the law.
One local attorney described the original bill as legal spaghetti. Multiple legal actions have resulted, and now the County is proposing an amendment which would allow vacation rentals on agriculturally zoned property to apply for a permit.
The exclusion of agriculturally zoned properties has already created a huge financial loss for many Kauai homeowners. It also doesn’t help our struggling tourist economy as many visitors prefer to stay in private homes, experiencing Kauai away from hotels and resorts.
As an example, this gorgeous ocean view home was recently sold due to the fact that the owner could no longer do vacation rentals:
Please read the full story, and let us know your thoughts! Is this more legal spaghetti?