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.

Listings

General Listings

Craigslist
HotPads
West Hawaii Today
Zillow

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
$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