Kahea Zietz


As Broker-in-Charge and Director of Hawaii Life Vacations, I am responsible for the company's short-term vacation rental business, as well as our company's long-term property rental division.

Together with my statewide team of professional property managers, we provide an exceptional guest experience to thousands of Hawaii visitors each year, elevating their stay with every interaction—from their first inquiry, through their booking, arrival, stay and departure. We also streamline the long-term rental process, connecting homeowners and qualified tenants statewide.

In 2020, I celebrate two decades working in the real estate industry. Since 2000, as the vacation rental market has grown by leaps and bounds, I've recognized a growing demand for professional property management and concierge services. We create a unique, personalized visitor experience while also simplifying the vacation rental process for homeowners.

I was born and raised in Northern California. My parents—originally from the islands of Kauai and Hawaii—made it their priority to raise me and my siblings in the Hawaiian culture. Since the age of four, I was taught Hawaiian and Tahitian dancing and performed competitively throughout California. At the young age of 19, I set out to find my path, which led me to the north shore of Kauai, and I never left. My deep Kauai roots and upbringing made it easy for me to call Kauai “home”.

In 2002, I earned my license as a Realtor Associate and spearheaded the Property Management Division at Bali Hai Real Estate. In 2010, I joined Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers and began expanding our vacation rental division statewide. I became a Broker-in-Charge at Hawaii Life in 2016, marketing and managing more than 300 vacation rental properties throughout the state.

I produce an annual event called Vacation Rental Pro Day (VR Pro Day) in conjunction with Hawaii Life's Worthshop series, where we bring together the brightest minds in the industry for an educational and motivational day of professional growth and learning for our industry peers. I also co-host the Hawaii Life television series on HGTV, with a nationwide audience of more than 20 million viewers.

I lead my team of experienced local agents, property managers and independent contractors with professionalism, and always with the spirit of Aloha. I pride myself on being efficient, self-motivated, and loyal to my homeowners and guests, alike.

My Blog Posts
Property Owners With Investment Properties | GET And TAT Changes For 2020
In this series of “Property Owners With Investment Properties,” we are discussing Hawaii General Excise and Transient Tax Changes for …
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Oahu Shapes The Future For The Modern Day Traveler
On June 25th, Mayor Caldwell signed Bill 89 creating Ordinance 19-18. The Ordinance is packed with details, but in short, …
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Honolulu Transient Vacation Rental Legislation is Heating Up
The island of Oahu is facing a possible economic crisis. We need your help to keep short term vacation rentals …