Who is www.HawaiiCarRentals.net?
Aloha! My name is Steve Parquet and I'm the owner of HawaiiCarRentals.net. In 2003 I started renting cars for major national brand rental car companies. After well over ten years, I'm pleased to announce that Hawaii Car Rentals rents out thousands of vehicles per year for these companies on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai and the Big Island of Hawaii.
Where are you located?
We are located on the Internet only. We do not have a "brick and mortar" storefront where you come to pick up your rental car. You go directly to the Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and Thrifty rental car counters to pick up your car in Hawaii. This is because you are renting these national name brand rentals "through" our website, getting our corporate discount rates, and bonuses. There is nothing you need to do or prove when you get to Hawaii because it will all be in their system. Once you reserve, our system will email you your reservation confirmation.
Is Hawaii Car Rentals a Legitimate Website?
It may seem pretty strange coming across web sites like Hawaii Car Rentals and wondering if it's legit or not. You may also wonder if you're going to have a problem when you get to Hawaii to pick up your car. Please be assured that when you reserve through this web site by filling in the reservation form on any of our pages, you're not actually booking with Hawaii Car Rentals, you're booking directly with one of the major national brands that we represent. You are not actually reserving with us, but when you reserve a car "through" this website, you are entitled to get the discount rates and waivers offered on this website. Hawaii Car Rentals is a discount conduit to the major brand rental companies in Hawaii. See below for more details and well as our Frequently Asked Questions page.
What companies do you represent?
Hawaii Car Rentals is an authorized wholesale corporate discount vendor partner of major national and internation brand rental car companies who operate in Hawaii, Canda, the US mainland and worldwide.
Why are your rates lower than the actual car rental company websites?
You may ask yourself, "Why should I go through your website if all you're going to end up with is a car from another company? Because Hawaii Car Rentals has a special "Hawaii Only" arrangement with the major national brand car rental companies. In exchange for this website promoting their cars on the Hawaiian Islands, using our marketing expertise and of course our own money, they give us special rates, perks, bonuses, waivers and coupons that we pass on to our website customers. We get special corporate discount rates from the major national brand rental car companies because we rent out thousands and thousands of cars for them every year. They rent out more cars that way without the costly marketing expense. In exchange for this website getting cars rented for them, they pay us a commission for every car rented through this website. You are never charged for this service and a fee is never tacked on. Please compare the difference in rates by going to any of the car rental company reservations page, check a rate, then go back, remove our corporate promo code, and check the rate again. Most of the time, but not always, we can give you a much better rate, with perks to boot! I quite often see our rates as much as 75% less when reserving through us. But of course when there is a huge overstock of cars that they need to get rented out, you may see the retail websites having cheaper rates than us. But either way, we can still provide certain special waivers.
How do the car rental companies know you should get the discount rate & waivers offered on www.hawaiicarrentals.net?
Each rental company provides us with a special link or code. There are special numbers embedded within the inks that the car rental companies provide to us. These special numbers tell the rental companies that, depending on the company, you are entitled to the pre-negotiated special Hawaii car rental rates and its related waivers; such as no charge for additional driver, spouse drives free, domestic partner drives free, age 2o-24 surcharge discount or waiver, grace periods, etc. It also tells them that the reservation came from this web site. That way, you get the discounts and waivers, we get the credit for the car you rent in the form of a commission, and they rent out more cars. Everyone wins!
Can I change or cancel my reservation if I make it through this website?
Yes, Absolutely. And there is no charge, no obligation, and no cancellation fee either. Once you make a reservation on one of the car rental company websites, you should print out your reservation because it contains your reservation details as well as your reservation confirmation number. You will also immediately be emailed your reservation information. When the confirmation comes from us, we'll email you the car company's own confirmation number as well as a login and password. That way, if simply want to see your current reservation, or your Hawaii travel plans change, you can come back to our website, login and then review, modify or cancel your reservation. If you lost your reservation confirmation number or your rental car details of your itinerary, just contact us with your name and email address and we'll be happy to look up your reservation for you.
Here's some more information:
The rates on Hawaii Car Rentals may change periodically as the car rental companies compete with one another. If you go directly to the car company retail websites (without using one of discount our links or promo codes to them), you may notice the rates may change every day. These rate fluctuations are governed by the time of year, demand and availability of model inventory. The rates listed on Hawaii Car Rentals are not always lower than their posted daily rates every single time, but our rates oftentimes are much cheaper rates. Another thing to consider are the bonuses and waivers we offer, such as reduced young driver fees and additional drivers at no additional charge with some of the companies we represent. On this website, the posted rates stay close to the same from month to month unless the companies decide to make a rate modification a few dollars one way or another to compete with the others. But when they do that, it's usually in your favor as the year progresses.
Are you a member or part of any other organizations?
- Hawaii Car Rentals is a subsidiary of the Tradewinds Travel Group, our parent company.
- Member of the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau.
- Member of IATAN - International Airlines Travel Agent Network, which is a department of IATA, the International Air Transport Association.
Who is Tradewinds Travel Group?
Tradewinds Travel Group is the parent company for all our travel related websites. All of these websites operate under the umbrella of the Tradewinds Travel Group company name. It's simply a way to keep our websites organized under one company name for the purposes of bookkeeping, banking, accounting, licensing, tax purposes and commission payments.
What else do you do?
I own a few Kauai vacation rental advertising web sites for condos and homes on Kauai. I also own and operate a few other car rental websites, one of which is our mobile website. When I lived on Kauai, I was also a professional photographer.
Kauai Vacation Resorts has been on the internet since 2001. It advertises over 600 Kauai vacation rentals for private owners and property management companies.
Discount Car Rentals Online, online since 2003, was primarily set up to rent cars on the US mainland, Canada and worldwide. It has especially good rates in Florida.
Wailua Bay View oceanfront condominium rentals web site has been in operation since 2004. It displays over 30 oceanfront condos for rent on Kauai.
Prince Kuhio Resort
- Prince Kuhio Resort Condominiums
- Poipu Beach Vacation Rentals
- Poipu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
- Prince Kuhio Resort Condominiums
condos at Poipu Beach, Kauai. The website has been online since 2001.
Kauai Vacation Rental Photography:
During my time on Kauai, I photographed a couple hundred vacation rentals for private owners and property management companies. I've photographed homes on Kauai as well as in Malibu and Pacific Palisades, California. My photography has been featured in numerous publications and websites.
Do you live in Hawaii?
I no longer live in Hawaii but I've been fortunate enough to have lived on two of the Hawaiian Islands; Maui and Kauai. My most recent Hawaii residence was in Poipu Beach, where I lived from 1999 until 2006. When on Maui, I lived in a charming little oceanfront cottage on Halama Street in Kihei, Maui. On the island of Kauai, I owned a studio condo at the Prince Kuhio Resort, which overlooked Prince Kuhio Park and the ocean beyond. From my lanai I could see the cruise ships passing by and also breaching humpback whales. It was right at the beach and ocean. Just steps from my door were monk seals sunbathing, sea turtles, tropical fish, the coral reef and a couple great surfing spots.
Where do you live now?
I currently reside in Sedona, Arizona. As you may know, high desert plateau weather sure isn't the same as living in the tropics. Every winter we get a few inches of snow and in the summer, the temperatures can reach well over 100 degrees, even as high as 110. Nevertheless, I enjoy the dryness of the high desert weather. I especially like the dramatic thunder and lightning storms in the late summer as well as the famous red rock vistas. Upon seeing photos of Sedona, someone once commented, "Hey, it looks like you live in the Grand Canyon." Well, not actually, but the red rock vistas of Sedona sure are unbeatable.
Have fun while visiting the Hawaiian islands!
Steve Parquet, owner