I've never written much about vacation rentals in Hawaii. There are literally thousands of them scattered around each of the main Hawaiian Islands. The main problem with vacation rentals is that unless you know the owner or listing agent it's very much a hit or miss proposition.
Even if you decide to rent a condominium through one of the major, reputable companies such as ResortQuest, you're just as likely to be dissatisfied with your choice as not. Within the same building, quality of accommodations can vary widely. The problem gets even worse when you decide to rent a vacation home or villa for you and your group of family or friends. As the price gets higher your chance of mistake becomes more of a worry.
I was recently delighted to learn that there is a company which can not only handle all of the details of booking for you, but also - more importantly - match you and your group with the right home for your needs and expectations. The company I'm talking about is Hawaii Hideaways, Inc., headquartered on Maui with agents on each of the main Hawaiian Islands. Their inventory consists of over 200 of the best vacation homes and villas in Hawaii.