Maui B&B FAQ's - What's a Bed and Breakfast on Maui?

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Maui B&B FAQ's - What's a Bed and Breakfast on Maui?

The County of Maui defines a Bed and Breakfast as a home in which overnight accommodations are provided to guests for compensation, for periods of less than 180 days, in no more than two detached single family dwelling units, one of which is occupied by the owner-proprietor.  The owner should be living full time in one of the homes.

A B&B is permitted in residential, business, hotel, rural and agricultural zones. The Planning Department reviews B&B applications and also requires a Special Use Permit and other requirements for AG zoned lands.  There are caps for the number of B&B's that can operate in each area, except for the nieghbor islands of Molokai and Lanai which have their own rules.

A permit application can be downloaded from the County website.  A large sign needs to be posted in the front of the property 5 days prior to submitting the application.  The application will be reviewed and neighbors will have a chance to weigh in.  If discussions ensue, the application might take longer to process.

Once you have your permit in hand and you're ready to start welcoming guests, be prepared to pay more in property taxes as there is now a new tax class just for you.

B&B's are considered TVR's or Transient Vacation Rentals.

B&B Permit Application packet

To learm more, read the link to Maui B&B FAQ's

Basics of Maui County B&B ordinance 2009

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Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Georgina...Are there many bed and breakfasts right on the beach in Maui?  I was there years ago and I liked the fact that at that time there weren't any high buildings along the beach.  Bed and breakfasts would seem to fit right in.


Nov 22, 2011 12:12 AM #1
Georgie Hunter R(S)
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Hi Kate.  Mostly what you'll find on the beaches are either resorts, condos, or private homes.  Some of the private homes will be short term rentals, and a lot of the condos are.  It's nice to have the mix of private homes and big resorts so visitors can have more of a choice.  There are plenty of hi-rise buildings now along the shores, but nothing compared to Honolulu.  I don't think we have anything over 10 stories.

Nov 25, 2011 03:12 AM #2
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Palm Harbor, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Some of my best memories are vacations that we stayed at a bed and breakfast! So much nicer than a hotel!

Nov 25, 2011 09:59 AM #3
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