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Kauai real estate--Hawaiian northern islandRenting a Home on Kauai


If you are seeking long term rental accommodations, two great resources are the Garden Island Newspaper classifieds and Craigslist.  You are invited to check the list of rental properties below to determine current availability status.  Links to important information for landlords and tenants are also provided below for your convenience.  For an idea of rental prices, check RentoMeter.

Kauai Rental Apartments

Most of what appears to be apartments on Kauai are actually individually-owned condominiums, some of which are owner-occupied and others which are rented out by the individual owners.  Except for vacation rental condos, most all rentals are by the individual owners with no centralized resource for those looking for long-term rentals.  Owners may advertise in the Garden Island newspaper, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or just by the "Coconut Wireless".  There are a few exceptions and here are those I'm aware of. 

Courtyards at Waipouli in Kapaa

Hale Ohana in Koloa

Kolopua in Princeville--Workforce housing--income restrictions apply

Contact me if you are aware of others and they will be added

Buy Instead of Renting--an idea that may work for you

You may wish to consider buying instead of renting if your Hawaii housing needs are long term. Did you know that in Hawaii, long term rents are taxed at 4% just like milk & bread, and all other goods & services?  This  fact is sometimes obscured when the tax is hidden within the rental amount instead of being broken out separately.  If it's a short term rental, this tax leaps to over 13%!  In contrast, mortgage payments are not taxed and usually provides a healthy tax deduction instead.

Home ownership has historically been a road to financial security for those willing to accept the additional responsibility that comes with it.  There are often substantial tax savings to help offset any increase in monthly payments--consult your tax adviser to see how this may apply to you.

My Personal Rental Properties

My personal rental properties are listed below together with status.

Kauai--Lihue Near Community College

Zillow rent & valuation estimate for this property
Bedrooms   2
Baths  1.5
Living Area  750 sq ft
Furnishings  Unfurnished
Parking  2 assigned stalls
View  Mountains
Rent   $2,000/mo

Last Update

 Feb 2021

Ground-level unit with extensive upgrades located in popular condo project convenient to Lihue amenities with stunning mountain views and private fenced yard.  New kitchen cabinets, stainless appliances, quartz countertops, and laminate flooring all installed in 2017.  Custom closet in master.

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Modern 2-Story Hanapepe Home

Kauai--Large, Modern Hanapepe Home

Zillow rent & valuation estimate for this property
Bedrooms   5
Baths  4
Living Area  2400 sq ft (approx)
Furnishings  Unfurnished
Parking  Garage
View  Distant ocean
Rent   $2,650/mo

Last Update

 Feb 2021

Large home on quiet side street in Hanapepe Heights.  Many local attractions in this artist community.  Short 15 minute drive to PMRF, 20 minutes to Poipu, or 30 minutes to Lihue.

Not Available


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