Vacation rental condos can vary widely. However, here are some ideas of what to bring from home when planning your Maui packing list.
Trip insurance is a great way to protect your vacation investment. How does it work, and what kind should you get?
It’s #bookdirect day! Tired of paying service fees and limited communication with your vacation rental owner? #bookdirect safely
Do you plan for vacation rental check-out day? Do consider logistics if you have a late-night flight, so you end your vacation happy!
You can avoid service fees on Vrbo and Airbnb by booking directly through the owner. Should you, and if yes, how?
The likelihood of there being a tsunami while you are on vacation is very slim, and yet, it’s a good idea to know what to expect.
We are excited to announce our Sugar Beach remodel is complete! Love the new kitchen and wall color, together with some new furnishings.
We are one week into having the pre-travel test option for arrivals in the State of Hawaii (check here for more info). There have been hiccups and bumps along the road, however, it is wonderful to have this as an option to avoid the mandatory 14 day quarantine. Of course,[…]
In July 2010 we moved to Maui with the intention of buying a few vacation rentals. We’d stayed in vacation rentals on Maui before. We had owned long-term rentals before. Surely this would be doable. On September 26, 2010 we became the proud owners of Kihei Surfside 405 and Sugar[…]
Can you believe it – after nearly 7 months of Covid, our politicians are going ahead with Hawaii’s grand reopening! Kinda. Sorta. Nearly a month ago the Governor announced October 15, 2020 as the official date when travelers can take a pre-travel Covid test to avoid the mandatory 14 day[…]
How are things going Covid-wise in your neck of the woods? Here, after months of good numbers, the Hawaii governor has re-instated the inter-island quarantine AND pushed back the start ‘avoid quarantine by showing a negative test’. We were doing well with low numbers, thanks to an island-wide shutdown and[…]
Unfortunately we knew this was coming, but today Hawaii Governor David Ige made it official. The ‘negative Covid test to avoid quarantine’ exemption has been pushed out to at least September 1, 2020. Mandatory 14 day quarantine extended. Sigh. Here is a link to my previous post about the mandatory[…]
A few months ago the Governor of Hawaii instituted a mandatory quarantine for all arrivals into the State of Hawaii. We even had to quarantine when traveling between the Hawaiian islands with a few exceptions including medical travel. The inter-island restrictions were lifted as of June 16th and slowly inter-island[…]
I had just sent an email to all our upcoming guests yesterday and then sat down to watch Maui Mayor Mike Victorino’s press conference. I was expecting more of the same, information that affects me as I live here, but nothing positive about vacation rentals. Then – surprise! – he[…]
Aren’t these strange dystopian times we are currently living in? It is so surreal that the entire world is facing this same COVID-19 crisis at the same time. We here on Maui are fortunate to face social distancing and school closures in the tropics instead of say in winter-bound Edmonton.[…]
Have you struggled with folding up the popular Tommy Bahama beach chairs? Here is a short how-to video to help you out. Enjoy your Maui beach trip!
High school paddling season is coming to an end on Maui. In fact, today is the state championship regatta on Big Island. The winning teams from Maui, Oahu, Kauai and Big Island all compete for the state title. This was my family’s first experience with outrigger canoe paddling. Turns out,[…]
I’ve noticed a sign on my way to the Kalama Park hockey rink lately. Truth is, it may have been there for years, I’m not sure. But I have noticed it lately. It says Blue Door Bakery. Having grown up in Austria the word ‘bakery’ is quick to catch my[…]
Did you know that the Pacific Ocean also has a hurricane season? I remember mainland news focusing in the Caribbean in years past, but yes, we also have hurricane season – and it also runs from June through November (6 months). Normally we don’t get much hurricane wise, but a[…]