Vacation Rental Reversal on Kauai Ag Land?

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?


About Susanna "Susie" Kunkel, RA

With a belief that life is too short to not follow your dreams, Susie and her daughter became new Kauai residents in less than 4 months after visiting for the first time in 2000. She brings a wealth of information from her background in administrative, contract and paralegal work in a variety of industries including technology, investment banking, biotech and estate planning. As a Realtor, Susies's tenacious and technical approach have earned her a large group of extremely loyal clients. Susanna is a steadfast believer in "The Golden Rule", and applies it to her approach as a Realtor. "Each client and each property are unique, so it's important to me to listen intently to what my clients' goals are, and to make sure I go above and beyond to help meet them."
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2 Responses to Vacation Rental Reversal on Kauai Ag Land?

  1. Tweinmarrks says:

    Wow.. that’s really fantastic ocean view.. love this..

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