Long-Term Rentals


Long-term rental listings for the Kailua-Kona area appear to be fairly scattered.  West Hawaii Today has the most properties listed, but they usually don’t have any hyperlinks to photos.

Craigslist has a lot of listings, too, with postings by a mix of individual owners and property managers.

Most places do not take pets and if they do they will charge a premium for pets.

As of this year, 2014, there is very low inventory on long term rentals in the Kona area.

For reference, Long Term Rentals are  180 day + contracts. Anything less is considered a short term rental and subject to the Transient Accommodations Tax (TET)  of 9.25% (2014 rate)  plus  our standard General Excise Tax (GET) of 4.166%.

Long Term rentals only require the owner to collect the GET Tax.


General Listings

Kohalalife.com -  I believe I am the only agent that has the complete MLS Long Term Retnal Listings online. I am not the property manager and I only make referrals. There is a form to fill out  if you would like to be alerted to new listings or if interested in one of the MLS  listings. I try and update the listing page every week.
West Hawaii Today

Individual Brokers / Property Managers / Covering West Hawaii

Mary Love Realty
West Hawaii Property Services
Elite Property Management Services
Kona Coast Property Management


Average Monthly Rent Costs

As of 08/2014

1 bedroom condo / Ohana or Studio
$ 850+

2 bedroom condo
$1300 +

2 bedroom single family home

3 bedroom single family home


Scams Information

Before renting any housing online, please familiarize yourself with the common scams to help protect yourself.

Rental Scam Info from Hawaii and BBB

Here is a good document to read before you book a rental to help protect yourself.
Protecting Yourself when Renting

And here are some good points about avoiding scams from craigslist:
Avoiding Scams