Talk Story: Casey Kamakane
Casey Kamakane is Kauai’s modern Renaissance man. After traveling the world, he returned to his roots. Since arriving back on the island, he has been trying, like so many others, to get by. In addition to farming, hiking and music,
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It’s a shame the county only short term stays with platforms like Airbnb in Princeville, Poipu and if you are grandfathered in with a TVR. Many visitors want to stay in other locations throughout the island. I really hope Kauai County comes up with an alternative solution or allows Homestay operation like in Casey’s situation. It’s a shame they’re shutting down normal folk who are making ends meet while off-island ‘second home’ because they bought a TVR a decade ago. It’s time Kauai County gets into the 21st century and updates the law instead of using their resources to crack down.
The Planning Department is out of control. They are born and raised in Kauai and are very close nit. It seems that are against short term rentals and threaten anyone out of the zone with fines. Most complaints are if the neighbors who are born and bought up in Kauai and start complaining. They mention that what you are doing is illegal like your a drug lord or a murderer because you opened this in our own home. I’m surprised they have that much control. They mention that they will fine you $10,000 upsurd. Than they tell that will send you to jail for misdemenour. EEK. What choice do you have? These are own homes which we own and pay for (none of us are in HOA’s), and home-sharing should be our right. I live in my listed property.There are bigger nuisances in this neighborhood, like screaming kids, barking dogs, loud music parties, etc. People have yard sales all the time and those bring strangers into the community, their cars are parked all along the street, Shooting hens because they are loud in the morning,and nobody complains about those. Shooting hens because they are loud in the morning.
I feel what goes on in my property should stay on my property. If my Airbnb is not causing harm then it’s nobody’s business but mine.