Frequently Asked Questions

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How does Hawaii Chee compare to other listing sites?
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Basic vacation rental listing
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Access to guest’s email and phone number prior to booking.
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Link to other websites
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Host and Listing Privacy Options
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Guest Lists
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Calendars, seasonal pricing, and online bookings
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Why did the name change from “Friends and Guests” to “Hawaii Chee”?

We are focusing on a regional strategy of intense marketing that targets travellers interested in coming to Hawaii.

Why are there listings outside of Hawaii?

We intend to expand to other areas once we prove our formula in Hawaii. If you have a listing outside of Hawaii, you may list it now at no charge, and you have full access to our great host tools. We are only currently marketing to Hawaii travelers. Consequently, all main site navigation will focus on listings in Hawaii.

What is our mission?

Our mission is to create the ideal travel network that will connect hosts and guests so both can save time and money.

What are our core values?

Host-Focused: Our focus is on allowing hosts to manage their guests and build their vacation rental businesses. Your vacation rental is your business. We're here to support and help.

Integrity: We are committed to supporting all users of our site through honesty, transparency and openness.

Relationships: We believe in positive and open relationships with hosts and guests.

Security and Privacy: Committed to security and privacy. Sharing of host info and exact listing locations will only occur if the host approves of it.

What is a Guest List?

Think of the Guest List as similar to a “Friends List” on Facebook. In other words, this is our direct connection from guests to listings.

How do I get on a Guest List?

If you are interested in getting on a Guest List, visit the Listing and click “Message Host” and let the host know youre interested! Once the host invites you, visit the Invitations page to accept it. If you visit the Memberships page, you can see your current Guest List memberships.

Is there online booking and payments for listings?

We have online bookings now. We plan to offer optional online payments. Until that time, guests can message hosts directly to work out payment details.

I forgot my password, what should I do?

If you signed up with Facebook, you don't need a password to log in. You can simply click on the Facebook login button on the login page.

Otherwise, visit this link to reset your password. If you need further assistance, please click the chat icon in the lower right of this page.

What is Hawaii Chee pricing?

We are currently implementing our subscriptions system. Once it is ready, Listings in Hawaii will cost $349 per year. We will offer a 25% discount to hosts that sign up multiple listings at once. Property managers with many listings should directly.

How does host and listing privacy work on Hawaii Chee?

With Hawaii Chee, hosts can choose to remain anonymous by hiding their personal details and avatar as well as only displaying an approximate location for their listing. A host can provide full listing details to select individuals by inviting them or approving their booking request. This enables security-conscious hosts to screen potential guests before sharing sensitive details about themselves and their listing.

As a host, how do I build up my listing's Guest List?

You can build up your Guest List membership in any of the following ways:

  • Share an invite link. You can copy a share link to your clipboard on the My Listings page. Anyone visiting this link will automatically receive an invite to your Guest List.
  • Invite suggested guests from the guest suggestions tab of your Guest Lists management page. These are guests we've determined may be a good fit for your Guest List based on their activity on the site.
  • Send invites using the “Invite Guests” button on the Guest Lists management page. You can send invites via email or directly in-app (if the invitee is an existing Hawaii Chee user).

Try Hawaii Chee

We are currently implementing our subscriptions system. Once it is ready, Listings in Hawaii will cost $349 per year. We will offer a 25% discount to hosts that sign up multiple listings at once. Property managers with many listings should directly. We still have about 20 free listing subscriptions of our 100 for launch. Don't delay!

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