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.

From what I can see, 2015 will continue the trend of low, long term rental inventory, in the Kona area. If you cannot find anything that will meet your immediate needs, I do have a suggestion about using Short Term Rentals to bridge the gap! For more information read my page: Using Short Term Rentals

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) (As of 2014 its at 9.25%) in addition to our standard General Excise Tax (GET) of 4%. Long Term rentals only require the owner to collect the GET Tax.

If you are interested in purchasing a property make sure to take a look at: Big Island Real Estate  

Listings – General places to look

Craigslist
HotPads
West Hawaii Today
Zillow

Property managers:

Aloha Kona Rentals
Boundless Hawaii
CJ Kimberly Realtors
Elite Property Management
Hawaiian Isle Rentals
Kona Coast Property Management LLC
Kona Rentals
Kona Home Finders
Lehua Properties
Mary M Love Realtors
Pacific Breeze Properties
West Hawaii Property Services

Average Monthly Rent Costs

As of 08/2014

1 bedroom condo / Ohana or Studio
$ 850+

2 bedroom condo
$1300 +

2 bedroom single family home
$1700+

3 bedroom single family home
$1700+

 

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