Had Christopher Arai and his wife been made aware that short-term renting was not allowed at their beachfront house in South Kona, they wouldn’t have bought it, he wrote in a letter to the Board of Land and Natural Resources last month.
On March 13, the board voted to fine him and his wife, Tess Marie Lusher, $17,000 for illegally using their house as a vacation rental, in violation of state Conservation District rules, as well as the Conservation District Use Permit the board granted for the house in 1994.
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