Great question, Paul. If you want to purchase a property here on Kauai and plan to rent it as a Vacation Rental it's important to be sure it already has a special permit allowing vacation rental or that the property is located in one of Kauai's Visitor Designated Areas (a "VDA").
Any property that has a special permit - called a Transient Vacation Rental permit or "TVR" - will likely advertise that in its listing. If it doesn't it's probably not permitted, except if it is located in one of our VDAs. So here's the answer to your question, where are Kauai's VDAs?
The primary VDAâ€™s on Kauai are in the areas of Princeville (north shore) and Poipu (south shore). All of Princeville is a VDA. But Princeville is the only community on Kauai where all property is VDA. Only some areas of the Poipu/Koloa area are VDA. There are also some areas around Waipouli/Wailua (east side) and Nawiliwili/Niumalu (south east) that are VDA.
Unless the property is in Princeville or the listing clearly states it is in a VDA or that it has a TVR permit I strongly recommend you look at the map provided by Kauai's county planning department to be sure the address is within a VDA.
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Kathleen Luiten, RS65390
Century 21 All Island
To give an accurate estimate of the price of your home, more information is needed. However, on just a general scale, an updated home with newer appliances, landscaping, etc would be 700,000 to 900,000. The lot is large at 26,000 square feet, so there is a possibility of having the right to CPR it or have guest house rights. I work in this particular area and I am familiar with this market.... more