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Attracting Repeat Visitors to Your Vacation Rental

In comparison to first-time guests, returning guests offer a couple of distinct advantages to property owners: first, they’ve already established that they can be trusted with your home, and second, other potential guests may find their positive reviews especially persuasive. Here are a few ideas for increasing the number of visitors who stay in your […]

04/11/2018 | by Courtney | No Comments Vacation Rentals

Marketing Your Vacation Rental

You’ve purchased the perfect investment property, and now you’re ready to turn it into a successful vacation rental. Watch your new business grow and thrive by following just a few best-practice guidelines. First, your property description should include information about the unique selling points of your home or condo. Whether it’s an oceanfront location, a […]

04/04/2018 | by Courtney | No Comments Vacation Rentals

Town Spotlight: South Kauai’s Poipu

Possibly the least known of the four major Hawaiian Islands, Kauai also represents the smallest and least developed. Much of the tourism on the Garden Isle centers around the sunny south coast community of Poipu, because of its ideal weather and stunning beauty. The famous Tree Tunnel, a section of road lined with 100-year-old eucalyptus […]

03/27/2018 | by Courtney | No Comments Kauai Local Area Local Tips Things To Do Vacation Planning

Town Spotlight: The Big Island’s Kamuela/Waimea

The quaint farming and ranching town of Kamuela rests on the southern slopes of the Kohala volcano, on the north side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Due to its elevation of over 2,600 feet above sea level, this charming and scenic area enjoys average temperatures in the 60s throughout the year. Locals generally refer […]

03/22/2018 | by Courtney | No Comments Big Island Local Area Local Tips Things To Do Vacation Planning

What to Ask If You’re Shopping for Property Management

    If you’ve started the search for the right company to manage your vacation rental, you know what an overwhelming task it can be. Ask the following questions before you enter into a partnership, to be certain you find a good fit. First, ask whether the company handles all cleaning and maintenance vendors, and […]

| by Courtney | No Comments Vacation Rentals

Why Buy a Vacation Rental in Hawaii?

If you’ve considered purchasing a vacation rental property in a major U.S. destination, Hawaii is likely to have crossed your mind. The state’s appeal to travelers is clear: for five consecutive years, it’s broken its own records for visitor arrivals and visitor spending. In particular, the three major “neighbor islands” of Maui, Kauai, and the […]

03/07/2018 | by Courtney | No Comments Big Island Kauai Maui Vacation Rentals

A Guide to Hawaiian Foods, Part Two

Ready for some culinary adventures on your Hawaiian vacation? It might be helpful to first understand some common food-related words you may hear while visiting this unique island chain. You may already know that a luau is a Hawaiian feast, and if you’re a returning traveler, you may even know that an imu is the […]

02/28/2018 | by Courtney | No Comments Big Island Local Tips Oahu Vacation Planning

Hawaiian Vocabulary for Your Vacation

If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii, you may find it fun to familiarize yourself with a few basic terms from the islands’ beautiful language. Here are some of the Hawaiian words you’re most likely to hear during your stay … Many visitors may already know that “aloha” can be used to express not only […]

02/20/2018 | by Courtney | No Comments Local Area Local Tips Vacation News Vacation Rentals

Insider Tips: A Few Days on Maui

Most visitors to Maui choose to stay in one of the two major resort areas, which include Kaanapali (on the west side) and Wailea (on the south side). Each boasts an endless number of breathtaking beaches, a wide variety of restaurant and shopping choices, and world-class golf courses and spas. For those willing to explore, […]

02/15/2018 | by Courtney | No Comments Local Area Local Tips Maui Things To Do Vacation Planning

Calm Beaches In Oahu Without The Crowds

The pristine beaches of the Hawaiian islands are one of the many appealing features of the state. Oahu boasts 112 miles of beautiful coastline locations, which also have spectacular tropical vegetation and a wide variety of amenities. However, some may be more inclined to prefer the calm beaches in Oahu away from the hassle of […]

02/21/2018 | by Conrad O'Connell | No Comments Oahu Things To Do