Honolulu is requiring 3-month stays in short-term rentals: Travel Weekly

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council on April 13 passed a law that requires short-term rental owners on Oahu to limit tenant stays to a minimum of three months.

The current minimum stay for short-term rentals is 30 days.

With a few exceptions, the measure limits short-term rentals to resort-zoned areas, including parts of Waikiki.

The bill also prohibits on-street parking for guests in vacation rentals in communities zoned as rural, residential or apartment-use.

Honolulu mayor Rick Blangiardi is expected to sign the bill, as it was introduced upon his request, reported the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

The debate over short-terms rentals is divided.

“Short-term rentals are disruptive to the character and fabric of our residential neighborhoods,” said Thomas Cestare of the Lanikai Association in written testimony.

April Perreira Pluss, who owns a Kailua home with a portion dedicated as a vacation rental, said she would not have bought the property if she knew the changes were a possibility.

“I just think that the vacationer that comes here that rents for 30 days is contributing to our community,” Pluss said.

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