As noted here yesterday, there are 26 vacation rentals in Kaaawa listed at vrbo.com, most of them short term rentals that that potentially are operating contrary to city ordinance.
It turns out that only one of them has an active Nonconforming Use Certificate allowing it to operate transient visitor units (TVUs) or bed and breakfast units (B&Bs).
The rest are in that gray area, operating without official status and legal if complying with the 30-day minimum rental rule and paying the appropriate taxes.
I learned the one-of-26 statistic for Kaaawa vacation rentals after finding out the list is considered public information. The list is not currently posted on the city’s website, but it is available on request from the Code Compliance Branch of the Department of Planning & Permitting.
Properties on the list were operating TVUs or B&Bs before the City adopted laws prohibiting new TVUs or B&Bs, and have regularly renewed their status.
As you can see from the list, the vast majority of vacation rental units consist of Waikiki condominiums. There’s another clump in Kailua & Lanikai. Browse the list, then check vrbo.com for your neighborhood. Let us know how the lists compare.