Hawaii Island Short Term Vacation Rental (STVR) Bill 108 Adopted by Planning Department

The Hawaii County Council adopted Bill 108 in Nov 2018, regulating short term vacation rentals, or STVRs. The Bill is now Ordinance number 2018-114. According to the Planning Department website, the Ordinance will “regulate Short-Term Vacation Rentals (STVR) on Hawaii Island. The new law: 1) defines where the use will be allowed; 2) establishes provisions and standards to regulate this use; and 3) provides an avenue for an existing STVR to apply for a Nonconforming Use Certificate that would allow continued operation outside of a permitted zoning district.” Further “The Planning Department, which has been tasked with administering the provisions of Bill 108, has prepared a draft of its proposed Rule 23, to be incorporated into the Planning Department’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. This draft of Rule 23 outlines the new practices and procedures necessary to implement the provisions set forth in Bill 108.” See the county’s short term vacation rental webpage for further details.

SOLD ~ Keauhou Estates Exceptional Newer Home Just Listed $1,800,000

Just some of the features of this magnificent home:

MLS 615401 – SOLD

  • 3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
  • 3,517 sq ft living area
  • Built in 2012
  • Fully insulated plus central air conditioning
  • Oversized 3 car garage
  • Expansive ocean and sunset views inside and out
  • Spacious travertine lanai
  • Heated saline pool with cascading spa
  • Ocean view putting green
  • Separate living areas excellent for guests or vacationers
  • Vacation rentals allowed!

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Keauhou Estates distinguished & private neighborhood overlooking lovely Keauhou Bay has much to offer discerning buyers and investors.

Keauhou Estates private gated community in Kailua-Kona offers elegant single family homes with security and convenience. Plus those sweeping ocean views.

Keauhou Estates, like many neighborhoods in Kailua-Kona, has an active HOA or Homeowners Association consisting of the property owners. They oversee the CC&Rs, or the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions of the community. These include design guidelines which ensure all the homes constructed within the community are of the quality originally intended for the development. There are 135 homes sites and most are developed, but a few remain undeveloped, and at this time a handful are still available for sale.

The community is 1.5 miles from the Keauhou Shopping Center, home to KTA Grocery Store, Longs Drugs, several dining establishments, medical facilities, and entertainment. Just below the shopping center is the Kona County Club, home of an oceanfront 18 hole championship golf course!

Keauhou Estates also offers investment opportunity as the CC&Rs allow vacation rentals. Purchase your home as a private residence, part time residence, or vacation property. The front gate is always attended by a security guard, 24/7, so rest assured!

And, pets are allowed in Keauhou Estates!

Update: SOLD 10/2/2017. This quality 3 bedroom / 3.5 bath home within Keauhou Estates has been a private residence since it was constructed, and is owned by the original owner and builder. It would make a fantastic vacation rental with ocean views, saline pool, low maintenance, and split bedroom plan with a private master suite on one end of the home, and two bedroom suites on the opposite end. Enjoy Hawaii life with expansive pocket doors off the spacious great room, allowing impressive ocean breezes and sunset views! Maximum airflow and quality construction provide comfortable temperatures throughout. This single level home is offered at $1,199,000. Call or email for more information, or to schedule your showing today!…SOLD 10/2/2017



Linda Martin and Ray Kester, Realtors



Keauhou Estates Sunset Broker Party!

All Realtors invited to our Keauhou Estates listing home for a sunset party this Tuesday May 9, 2017 from 5 to 7 PM.

Enjoy live music, pupus, beverages, and full ice-cream sunday bar!!

Keauhou Estates is located in Kailua-Kona off Kamehameha III Rd. Turn onto Kealii Street and proceed to gated entry guard station. Once through the gate proceed straight past the stop sign. Then make the first right onto Kiaaina Street. Home is on the left, look for the Koa Realty, Inc. sign.

Plus there will be a fabulous raffle prize giveaway!!

We look forward to seeing you there!


Saturday Sunset & Dinner by the Pool- Join Us!

When: Every Saturday from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Where: at the Sunset Terrace Restaurant within the Kona Coast Resort

Where is that?!: In Keauhou off Alii Drive, entrance to the condo resort is right below the lower entrance to the Keauhou Shopping Center. Let the friendly guard shack attendant know you are heading to the Sunset Terrace Restaurant. Its to the right and down towards the super tall flag pole, you’ll see!

What you will find: Ray Kester jamming it out solo guitar style at an intimate cafe by the pool, sunset views, delicious dinner menu, full bar!

What’s stopping you?


Holualoa Coffee & Art Stroll, November 5, 2016

It was another beautiful caffeine rich day in Holualoa at the annual Coffee & Art Stroll, part of Kona’s Coffee Cultural Festival. Ray rocked out while I helped out at the voting booth. That’s me being visited by Holualoa Village Association mavens Jaelyn and Jenaya Rockman, owners of the new and awesome My Hawaii Hostel on Alii Drive. Photos by HolualoaHawaii.com.