If your preparing a move to or from Hawaii Island or maybe in the process of building a new home or in-between moves on island you probably may need to consider finding the ideal place to put your stuff! Do you have a car or boat to store? Pet re;pocatopm

Moving and Relocation

Kona, located on the west coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, has several storage facilities catering to various needs, including personal, commercial, and recreational storage. These facilities offer options such as traditional self-storage units, climate-controlled units, vehicle storage, and boat storage.

Here are some features commonly found in storage facilities located in Kona:

    1. Self-Storage Units: These are the most common type of storage units available in Kona. They come in various sizes to accommodate different needs, from storing household items during a move to providing extra space for businesses. Ranging from a small 5×5 to larger units like a 10×30.
    2. Climate-Controlled Units: Given the humidity and temperature fluctuations in Hawaii, many storage facilities offer climate-controlled units to protect sensitive items like furniture, electronics, and artwork from damage due to moisture and extreme temperatures. Power Self Storage & Great American Self Storage
    3. Vehicle Storage: With limited space at homes and apartments, vehicle storage is in demand. Many storage facilities in Kona offer options for storing cars, motorcycles, RVs, and boats. Some facilities may even offer covered or indoor storage for vehicles. Most local facilities provide car storage.
    4. Security Features: Security is a top priority for storage facilities. Most places in Kona provide features such as gated access, surveillance cameras, well-lit premises, and individually alarmed units to ensure the safety of stored belongings.
    5. Flexible Rental Options: Whether you need short-term or long-term storage, many facilities offer flexible rental options to accommodate your needs. Some facilities may also offer month-to-month leases, making it easier for customers to adjust their storage plans as needed.
    6. On-Site Management: Having on-site staff can provide peace of mind to customers, knowing that there are professionals available to assist with any questions or issues that may arise during their storage rental period. I do know that Great American Self Storage has on site management and two great locations one near Costco and the other behind Target.
    7. Packing and Moving Supplies: Many storage facilities in Kona offer a variety of packing and moving supplies for sale on-site, including boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and packing peanuts, making it convenient for customers to purchase everything they need for their move or storage needs. Check out Lowes and Home Depot.








Relocation Services in the Kailua-Kona Area

Relocation services in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, cater to individuals and families moving to the area, whether for work, retirement, or lifestyle reasons. These services can help streamline the moving process and provide assistance with various aspects of relocation. Here are some relocation services commonly available in Kailua-Kona


Pet Relocation

Moving with pets to Kona, Hawaii, involves some very specific steps due to the state’s strict animal import requirements. Check out local vets by visiting my website’s pet resources page HERE.

Here’s a guide to help you prepare for the relocation with your pets

  1. Check Hawaii’s Animal Import Requirements: Hawaii has stringent regulations to prevent the introduction of rabies and other animal diseases. Visit the Hawaii Department of Agriculture website or contact them directly to understand the current import requirements for pets.
  2. Start Early: Begin the preparation process well in advance, as it may take several months to meet all the necessary requirements. Some steps, such as obtaining health certificates and vaccinations, have specific timing requirements.
  3. Microchip Identification: Ensure your pet has a microchip implanted for permanent identification. The microchip should comply with international standards (ISO 11784/11785) and be registered with your contact information.
  4. Rabies Vaccination and Titer Test: Hawaii requires pets to be vaccinated against rabies at least twice in their lifetime, with the final vaccine administered no less than 30 days before arrival. Dogs must also undergo a rabies antibody test (FAVN test) to confirm sufficient antibody levels. Ensure the timing of the test complies with Hawaii’s requirements.
  5. Health Certificate: Obtain a health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian within 14 days of travel. The certificate should confirm that your pet is free from contagious diseases and fit for travel. It must include specific details, such as microchip information and rabies vaccination history.
  6. Quarantine Requirements: Hawaii offers a 5-day or 120-day quarantine program for pets, depending on whether they meet specific pre-arrival requirements. Determine which quarantine option applies to your pet and complete all necessary paperwork and documentation.
  7. Travel Arrangements: Plan your travel carefully, considering factors such as airline pet policies, pet-friendly accommodations, and transportation from the airport to your final destination in Kona. Some airlines have specific requirements for pet travel, such as crate size and temperature restrictions.
  8. Prepare for Quarantine: If your pet will undergo quarantine upon arrival in Hawaii, make arrangements for their care during this period. Ensure they have access to food, water, and any necessary medications.
  9. Monitor Pet’s Health: Throughout the relocation process, prioritize your pet’s health and well-being. Keep them comfortable during travel and provide any necessary medications or special care they may need.

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By following those 9 steps and complying with Hawaii’s animal import regulations, you can ensure a smooth relocation process for your pets to Kona. It’s essential to plan ahead and stay organized to meet all requirements and minimize stress for both you and your furry companions.

Before I go—meet the newest member of the Ohana Kobi Kraft! He is a 3 1/2 month old tea cup malti-poo.❤️


Looking for pet friendly homes and condos for sale? Check out  a list of properties who accept dogs and kitties contact me today!

Next Time A Hui Hou!

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