HGTV ‘Hawaii Life’: Kahea Zeitz Talks to us about Changes in Vacation Home Rentals

by Jeremy Spirogis

HGTV co-host Kahea Zeitz, Broker in Charge for Hawaii Life Vacations, chatted with Showbiz Cheat Sheet about current adjustments within the trip dwelling rental market. Here’s what she needed to say.

Showbiz Cheat Sheet: Why are folks choosing trip houses over resorts proper now? Do you see this pattern lasting?

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HGTV | Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery

Kahea Zeitz: Travelers wish to mix in and expertise
life like a resident. Whether it’s discovering the hidden waterfall, cooking a meal
from an area farm, or spending time collectively in your non-public lanai, trip
leases give vacationers the next high quality and native expertise.

CS: What are some advantages of renting a trip dwelling?

KZ: Most trip houses are in rural areas tucked away, giving
vacationers final privateness and an opportunity to expertise the island like an area. There
are many different advantages reminiscent of:  

  • Intimate experiences: No extra sharing the recent
    tub or lanais with strangers. Post-COVID friends can keep away from generally shared
    areas or pointless interactions reminiscent of a entrance desk, elevators, espresso
    kiosks, or pool/spa facilities.
  • Exclusive customized service:  Private cooks, private concierge, devoted
    island host, and property supervisor, and housekeeping. Home-cooked meals are a
    more healthy and cheaper possibility than consuming each meal out.
  • Family-friendly areas: Parents can loosen up
    whereas children are free to roam in and round your non-public dwelling as an alternative of being
    cooped up in a lodge room.
  • Cost-effective: Splitting the price of a house
    tends to be cheaper than particular person lodge rooms.
  • Private Amenities: Most houses will supply
    bikes, seashore and water gear, and added comforts.

CS: What ought to shoppers search for when buying a trip dwelling?

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KZ: Think about who your renter is. Most instances vacationers touring
to Hawaii are in search of the solar, ocean, and out of doors actions reminiscent of mountaineering,
boating, {golfing}, browsing, and many others. It’s necessary to decide on a rental to cater to
their trip objectives. A house nearer to the ocean goes to lease faster than
one which requires a drive.

If your private home is farther from the ocean, select one other most popular location
reminiscent of on the golf course or close to mountaineering trails. If that’s not potential, a
dwelling with lovely mountain and waterfall views with added facilities reminiscent of a
sizzling tub, pool, bikes, or desk tennis is certain to draw friends.

When stocking your private home take into consideration making your visitor as
snug as potential. Consider a house with air con and ceiling
followers, a totally stocked kitchen for the gourmand chef, high quality linens, stereo
leisure system, and household video games.

CS: What about leases? What are some do’s and don’ts for renting a
trip dwelling?

KZ: When it involves do’s and don’ts for trip dwelling leases:

  • Be positive to learn the descriptions rigorously.
    Ask questions on facilities. For instance, don’t count on there to be
    air-conditioning as a result of it’s a heat local weather.
  • Educate your self in regards to the location and climate
  • Be conscious of the pure sources and
    surroundings. Reduce plastic use and use reef-safe lotions.
  • Always wash the crimson dust and sand off earlier than
    coming into the house.
  • Inform your property supervisor of any damages.
  • Review the beds to verify it’s match for
    your celebration.
  • Most houses are in native residential areas,
    please respect the residents and be conscious of quiet instances.

Stay tuned for half two of our chat. Zeitz
will inform us extra about Hawaii Life and what to anticipate for subsequent season.

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