Category Archives: Kauai news

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 covers proposed changes to the law that has severely impacted many Kauai homeowners. Continue reading

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Kauai’s Top Ranking Golf Courses

Golf in paradise?  You bet!  Kauai offers a variety of choices from top ranking Poipu Bay on the South Shore, Prince Course on the North Shore to local favorite Wailua Golf Course on the Eastside. Join me for a sunset bike tour … Continue reading

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Hollywood and Kauai

Kauai’s north shore is a favorite vacation spot for some of America’s top Hollywood stars. Over the holiday week, as I listened to stories at dinner parties – it really hit home the special quality Kauai offers, to the famous … Continue reading

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Charlie Brown Christmas Trees in Hawaii?

Hawaii has been hit by a shortage of Christmas trees, driving prices for a 2 foot tree up to $55!  As KITV reports – Short trees for tall prices. Perhaps it’s time to follow Charlie Brown’s example. With all the beautiful … Continue reading

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Beer Summit in DC – ‘Talk Story’ in Hawaii

Watching CNN cover the “Beer Summit” in Washington today made me chuckle.  You could see the announcer’s confusion and discomfort…like they wanted to say “huh?”    What made me chuckle is that President Obama is applying “island style” diplomacy at his … Continue reading

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Hanalei Bay Ranked #1 Beach in USA

Kauai’s beautiful beaches continue to touch hearts…and toes… throughout the world!  Recently Hanalei Bay ranked as #1 beach in USA, and Kauai as #4 island in the World. “Hanalei Bay is a spectacular white crescent-shaped sand beach that is considered by … Continue reading

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New Kauai Affordable Housing

Blessings and groundbreaking for the new affordable housing at the Kauai Lagoons, a $9M new development featuring 31 units.  Read the full story… Affordable Housing continues to be a critical need on Kauai, especially in these uncertain economic times.   The main … Continue reading

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Adopt a coconut tree

The Garden Island reports that a few coconut trees are being relocated from the Kapaa Bike Path, aka, “Multi-Use” or “Eastside” path along the Coconut Coast. It might seem silly, but a falling coconut can really ruin your day…or your … Continue reading

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Spam Musubi in the White House?

Last week on Inauguration Day, President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle showed Shaka to the Punahou marching band.   More than a wave, for those of us on the islands, it’s a show of Aloha – a spirit of sharing, loving … Continue reading

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Hawaii Foreclosure Rate Triples

Hawaii’s foreclosure rate for December 2008 skyrocketed 238 percent, year over year, based on a report recently released by RealtyTrac.  Read the entire article from the Star Bulletin. It’s interesting to me that none of the press coverage I’ve read … Continue reading

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