With more than 16,000 vacation rental units, Maui is one of the top spots for rentals in the United States.
What do you need to know about rules and regulations if you’re considering a rental in what locals describe as Maui nō ka ʻoi (“Maui is the best”)?
There are two kinds of vacation rental properties in the County of Maui (which includes the populated islands of Maui, Moloka’i and Lana’i):
- “Transient Vacation Rentals”, or TVRs, which are limited to approved zones: resort areas and business districts.
- “Short-Term Rental Homes”, or STRHs, are rentals in residential areas — and weren’t considered legal until May 2012.
Buying a rental in a resort area
Vacation rentals in resort areas are considered TVRs, described by the County as “rental of a housing unit for less than 180 days.” Continue Reading…