Timeshare vs. Peer-to-Peer Rentals: What’s the Verdict?


  A recent popular trend has become share or peer-to-peer vacations – like Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway – where vacationers rent rooms or houses directly from homeowners.  For most families a vacation is a once-a-year event, where everything needs to go right to fully enjoy the relaxation a vacation provides.  Yet, people are still going on vacations that don’t fully meet their needs, even through these peer-to-peer services. While this type of vacation can work for some people, a recent …

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Sands of Kahana Tax Increase Proposed By State

Fellow Owners, As previously mentioned, the State of Hawaii is attempting to increase one of the taxes paid by timeshares in the state by 385%. The State sees no downside to increasing taxes on timeshare owners as nearly all timeshare owners are Non-Hawaii residents and don’t vote. However, every Sands of Kahana owner is a Hawaii landowner and spends significant money to visit Maui on a yearly basis. Continuing to increase the ownership burden on timeshare owners will have a …

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