County can deny STVRs on agricultural land: State Land Use Commission unanimously upholds county vacation rental ban

Gary Okuda

Owners of this Kailua-Kona 5,000-square-foot, $15,000 monthly short-term vacation rental on agricultural land is one of 20 asking the state Land Use Commission to rule their STVR an allowed use. (Map data: Google, DigitalGlobe/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Short-term vacation rentals do not belong on agricultural land, the state Land Use Commission ruled Thursday in upholding Hawaii County’s authority to deny that use.