Condos and hotels caught up in proposed vacation rental rules

  • Sharon Diedrichs and her dog Molly relax at her condo in Kona by the Sea. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Visitors and residents enjoy the saltwater pool at Kona by the Sea on Alii Drive. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Visitors enjoy the beach area at Kona by the Sea on Alii Drive.

  • Richard Diedrichs relaxes with Molly in their condo at Kona by the Sea on Alii Drive. (Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Sharon Diedrichs waters plants on her expansive lanai in her condo at Kona by the Sea. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Many amenities are available to vacation renters and condo residents at Kona by the Sea on Alii Drive. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Sharon Diedrichs relaxes on one of two lanai in her condo at Kona by the Sea.

  • Janelle Gattis-Good of Pleasant Holidays books activities for guests at Kona by the Sea on Alii Drive. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

HILO — Some longtime vacation rental condos, by a quirk of zoning, are being swept up into a vacation rental bill while those just across Alii Drive are not, an issue that has a crowd ready to speak out at the Leeward Planning Commission meeting.