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Recent reviews

Shams did an amazing job providing a wonderful experience in renting a vehicle at reasonable price in an expensive trip like Hawaii. He was very patient, kind, and easy going. Even offered to extend the rental time in case we needed it with no extra fees. Car was clean and in great shape for the wear and tear Hawaii can have on vehicles. Would do it again if I had the chance. Great experience and great customer service. Mahalo!!!
Emmanuel - March 22, 2019

Average ratings in Kailua (4.9 stars)

Yijun
Honda Civic 2018
Good car. It saved my trip on big island when all the car from big car rental companies were fullybbooked.
Yijun L. - January 3, 2020
Collin
Honda Civic 2018
After realizing I was stuck on the big island for an extra day I was able to rent a car for much cheaper than any car rental place. Car was clean and fully fueled up and was very fuel efficient.
Collin Y. - February 26, 2020
Hugh
Mazda 3 2012
Car was spot on for my needs , April was great at accommodating my changing to an earlier check in time So much NICER and EASIER than dealing with car rental companies Mahalo nui loa
Hugh D. - July 29, 2019
Troy
Nissan Sentra 2014
Excellent service, punctual and flexible both Brett and Nataliya met me early due to early departure. Very nice car all around great program. More convenient and much better deal than regular car rental service. Mahalo Nataliya!
Troy C. - March 10, 2020
Abraham
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2006
We really put Bryan's MX-5 through the wringer as we had it for 9 days with stays in Kailua, Waikoloa and Hilo and excursions all around the island. The only disappointing thing was that it rained more than I imagined it would during our trip so we couldn't have the top down every time we drove it. The car was very clean and drove like new. It was really nice not being one of the other typical rental cars you see everywhere on the island.
Abraham H. - December 30, 2019
Callie
smart fortwo 2013
Super easy car rental! Allowed us to get around the island for several days. It was great little car and great on gas. Highly recommend. Arnaldo was prompt when answering my messages
Callie M. - March 7, 2020
Susan
Toyota Corolla 2016
Hands down the best and easiest car rental we have ever done!! Many thanks!!
Susan V. - October 13, 2019
Kristen
Toyota Corolla 2009
This was a great experience. The car rental was very convenient and Namho was very easy to get in touch with and flexible.
Kristen K. - January 7, 2020
Cathy
Subaru Impreza 2019
This is so much easier and faster than your regular car rental agency. 👍🏻
Cathy M. - October 15, 2019
Tony
Kia Rio 2019
From the time of picking us up at the airport to driving us back after dropping off the vehicle at the designated meet up spot, Jason and Billy are both welcoming, friendly and great people to rent from. Our rental was fresh from the dealership, extremely comfortable and the perfect ride to take from Kona to Hilo in a single afternoon trip. My girlfriend and I would highly recommend these two on the platform. We would gladly rent their cars again during the next time we visit the Big Island. Mahalo!
Tony C. - February 26, 2020
Sandra
Subaru Impreza 2019
Pick up and drop off was very convenient instead of standing in line at a car rental and response when I texted and called was very prompt. Thank you
Sandra H. - January 21, 2020
Mark
Toyota Camry 2018
Great car. Fantastic rental. Thx
Mark V. - September 11, 2019
Dan
Subaru Crosstrek 2019
The Subaru was perfect for our Big Island vacation! Tony’s communication was perfect and pickup and drop off was seamless. In fact much easier and more convenient then renting from a car rental dealership. Tony even took the time to send me a message when a monk seal had beached in town so we could make our way over to see it! I would certainly rent from him again!
Dan L. - January 17, 2020
Olivia
Ford Fiesta 2014
We had a great first experience using Turo! Christel & her family were super nice and easy going. We were also able to extend our trip with no problem. Car was perfect for getting us around in Kona, much better and easier then renting from a typical car rental. Thanks again!!
Olivia W. - January 23, 2020
Nick
Chevrolet Volt 2012
Great car rental. Car literally looks brand new. Super fuel efficient for traveling around the island. Definitely will rent again!
Nick L. - August 19, 2019
Angelique
Honda Civic Hatch 2019
First time using Turo for car rental and it couldn't have been more convenient. We went to the big car rental agencies first but none of them had any small cars available on a last minute basis. I remembered a friend telling me about renting a car through "some App". I found out it was Turo and thought I'd give it a try. This is the way to go.....no waiting in line, no pushy sales people trying to upgrade you to a car you don't need and above all affordable. First time downloading App, navigating it and creating account takes up a few minutes but after that ....easy. Our car was clean, pick up convenient and communications prompt. All in all a great experience. Thank you Jeffrey, thank you Turo.
Angelique V. - February 13, 2020
Grace
Nissan Versa 2016
Vlad was super responsive and always responded to our messages within minutes. He met us as the airport to pick up and drop off his car, and his car was clean and and good condition. Everything about the car rental went super smoothly.
Grace W. - January 3, 2020
Catherine
Kia Soul 2018
This was a great car to tour the Big Island, and dealing with Kaleo was a breeze, as his previous reviewers have stated. Can’t go wrong with this rental :)
Catherine T. - March 19, 2020
Katy
Tesla Model 3 2018
After our first rental on Turo ended in a nightmare, my husband was a little skeptical about trying it again. We were sure glad we did!! Chris rented us his Tesla for our time on the island. My husband had been in the market and driving one sure helped his decision. Mike was very professional and delivered the car to us (very clean), showed us how it worked and all the details. Upon the spike of the coronavirus, my husband’s project on base came to an abrupt halt and we needed to get back home rather quickly. Mike picked up the car and allowed us to terminate our trip early. Our faith in Turo has returned! Thanks Mike and when & if we come back to finish the project, we will definitely look you up again!
Katy B. - March 20, 2020
Anthony
Ford Mustang 2016
first of all let me say that Jay was a great host. Great Communications. Car was easy to locate at the airport. The car is a 2016 Mustang. The color looked orange when we picked it up. Very cool color sometimes seems to look red sometimes Orange. this is not a new car. There was a dent in the rear truck lid. But I felt it just added to the character. Awesome car all in all. and fun to drive. Thank you for a great vacation rental car Jay
Anthony G. - March 15, 2020
Jennifer
Toyota Camry 2018
The best way to rent a car. I think the total time it took me to pick up&return the car was about less than 5 mins. No struggles at all. Jeffery response text very fast and explains everything you need to know just right before you need to move. That was fastest and easiest rent a car experience I’ve ever had!! I would love to rent it again when I visit there again! Thank you Jeffery!!
Jennifer J. - December 5, 2019
Erzsébet
Honda Accord 2011
Gus was awsome helpful! The car rental didn't except my debit card, so I stand at the without car... I tried Turo, and he was there in half hour and picked me up! The car was amazing, it was a great experience to drive, clean, comfortable. The best choice in Kona! Thank you Gus!
Erzsébet T. - October 10, 2019
Sarina
Nissan Altima 2015
Kary is still amazing. Nothing is complicated and when something is not clear; write her and you'll have your answer in a short time!! She is fast in answering you every single stupid question;) I can't say anything bad because it was perfect! I would love to rent a car again with her!! :))
Sarina S. - January 20, 2020
Robert
Toyota Camry 2008
First rental with Turo. Good experience. No problems, no issues. Eric was great to work with. I was a little reluctant getting an ‘08 car but the Camry was fine, in great condition. Next rental I’ll go with Turo again. Aloha! Bob G.
Robert G. - February 22, 2020
Aleyna
Subaru Impreza 2019
Great car, perfect for sight seeing. Very convenient pickup and drop off at the airport. The communication was great, and they did their best to get us the car a few minutes earlier due to flight change. Would rent again!
Aleyna H. - February 25, 2020
Luanne
Toyota Prius 2014
Two huge thumbs up to Jason and his cute Prius car we rented. This was our first time using Turo and it definitely will not be our last. Great deal and a great ride. Mahalo Jason!
Luanne P. - March 10, 2020
Laura
Toyota Prius 2016
This is the perfect car to cruise around the island! The gas mileage is killer so I barely had to fill up. Drive In Hawaii was quick to communicate, flexible when my plans changed, and super friendly to boot! Pick up and drop off was super easy and they were quick to deliver the car when I arrived an hour earlier than expected. I highly recommend this rental! Mahalo!
Laura G. - March 9, 2020
Gerald
Hyundai Elantra 2017
Great pick up and drop off. Car met all of our needs for our two week stay and certainly was less expensive than the typical rental car companies. Will use Turo and Rebecca again!
Gerald K. - February 24, 2020
Benjamin
Subaru Crosstrek 2019
So much better than a regular rental car. Communication, pick up and ability to access some beaches with steep less than perfect roads made it awesome!
Benjamin B. - February 24, 2020
Nathan
Kia Rio 2019
Great trip! Car was clean, efficient and definitely worth it. Jason was easy to deal with and very accommodating.
Nathan S. - March 8, 2020
Brian
Mazda 3 2018
This was our first time trying out Turo, and our full two week experience renting Jeff's Mazda in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii was absolutely fantastic! Couldn't recommend the entire process more highly.
Brian H. - March 12, 2020
Bill
Toyota Camry 2008
I had a great trip with Eric's Camry. Super convenient to have it waiting for me in the airport parking lot. No problems at all on the road. Quick communication, plus he threw in a couple beach chairs and guide book. I would definitely rent this car again.
Bill F. - March 3, 2020
Neïla
Honda Fit 2016
Awesome best rental !!! Thank you so much. Vehicle very economic and easy to drive !!!
Neïla K. - March 17, 2020
Gwen
Nissan Versa 2016
Volodymyr was great. This was my first rental with Turo... his car was exactly what I wanted. Simple, clean, reliable transportation, without paying an arm and leg!
Gwen W. - March 22, 2020
Corinna
Toyota Camry 2008
Easier and way faster than traditional car rental, by far. Very clean, roomy, and comfortable. We drove all over, even over to Hilo, up to the volcano twice, out to a coffee farm, down from our place near the Kona airport to south of Captain Cook twice... and spent less on fuel than I do in a week's commute at home. Eric was fast and clear, and made everything easy. My first Turo experience - if it is always this fast and easy I will never go back to regular rentals.
Corinna T. - February 11, 2020
Roger
Toyota Prius 2014
It was a pleasure doing business with Jason. He was friendly, communicative and punctual, a really good guy. There were no delays picking up the car, not like our previous bad experiences with rental companies in Kona. The car was clean, ran smoothly and, being a Prius, it was quiet and very easy on gas. It was a pleasure having the car for our entire five-week stay. We hope we'll be back in a couple of years. If that happens we'll be looking to rent a car from Jason again, through Turo of course.
Roger T. - February 7, 2020
Petar
Chevrolet Impala Limited 2014
Great guy to rent a car from, easy pick up easy drop off I would recommend it any time to anyone 😎
Petar B. - July 26, 2019
Pavel
Nissan Altima 2015
Great communication, clean and reliable car, best prices, if you want to rent a car in Kona, go with her! Sandie is really kind and helpful and wants you to have a pleasant stay, I would highly recommend it, we had the best experience with her.
Pavel B. - November 1, 2019
Carl
Ford Fusion Hybrid 2010
Car was just what we needed for our trip. It got great mileage and was very reliable. Pickup and drop off at the airport was super convenient. Overall way better than the big rental companies and cheaper!
Carl J. - January 7, 2020
Jeffrey
Mazda 3 2018
I was literally without access to a rental car during my vacation, Turo saved my trip. The owner of the car, Jeff, was excellent! The vehicle was clean, comfortable, and inexpensive. Thank you Jeff!!!
Jeffrey K. - December 27, 2019
Heather
MINI Cooper Countryman 2016
Awesome experience! Way easier than renting a car in my opinion. This car was perfect for scooting around the island. Super cute too! TK kept excellent communication and everything was easy
Heather M. - February 26, 2020
Ann
Hyundai Sonata 2011
This was my first time using Turo, and it went amazingly well! Everything about it went very smoothly. The car was super clean and worked great for our trip. The fact that the car was a hybrid was great too, since the price of gas on Kona is pretty high.
Ann H. - February 24, 2020
Brad
Ford Mustang 2016
I can’t imagine a better renting experience than what I had with Ethan. In constant communication to make sure the instructions are easy to follow and directions for the parking, etc are so nice, cordial, and helpful. I loved it and will try to get this great car again soon on my next Big Island adventure!
Brad K. - March 9, 2020
Sheila
Kia Soul 2018
A great car to drive and easy to spot in parking lots! Ethan made renting convenient thanks to simple and quick pick-up and drop-off.
Sheila D. - February 26, 2020
Kit
Nissan Sentra 2015
Randy was great to work with once we were finally met at the airport. The car met our needs with great mpg. Easy return and we look forward to renting from Randy the next time we are on the Big Island. As a side note, Randy is an amazing artist!
Kit G. - February 27, 2020
Dan
Kia Forte 2020
Flawless trip! The car was in perfect condition and Rosbel was a huge help. Can't recommend this enough!
Dan M. - March 7, 2020
Robert
Ford Mustang 2015
Our trip with Josh’s car was great! Pickup and return were convenient, the car was great, and his communication was perfect. Thanks so much, Josh!
Robert B. - March 8, 2020
Tim
MINI Hardtop 2 Door 2017
TK has it all! Great cars, easy to get ahold of, flexible, and affordable. And eat at his Noodlehouse! Great food!!!
Tim S. - March 11, 2020
Jeffrey
Subaru Crosstrek 2019
The Overisland crew made our trip so easy by meeting us at the curb with the car right on time and were flexible on our return based on flight time changing. It was a clean and fun Subaru!! We got tons of compliments all around the island.
Jeffrey A. - February 29, 2020
Tyler
Dodge Caliber 2007
Not the nicest Turo out there but definitely the best deal and easiest pickup and drop off.
Tyler A. - March 3, 2020
Courtney
Kia Rio 2019
I hope to rent from Jason again, great guy. Awesome car. Can’t wait to be back on the island in the future! Would highly recommend renting any vehicle from him. Thank you!!
Courtney S. - March 1, 2020
Robert
Ford Fiesta 2019
Trip went well. Host and car were great.
Robert C. - February 28, 2020
Kelly
Nissan Versa Note 2016
Andy made our trip super easy! Picking up and dropping off at the airport was a breeze. Also, the car was very clean and worked great to get us around the whole island! Mahalo!
Kelly P. - March 3, 2020
Araceli
Honda Accord 2017
TK was AWESOME! He was kind and communicated well with us. We highly recommend!! The car we rented was so clean and ran so smooth. It was perfect.
Araceli H. - March 3, 2020
Risto
Honda Civic 2017
Our trip went smoothly. Communication with Jeffrey was clear and prompt and the car worked out fine for us. Pickup and drop off at Kona airport was very convenient.
Risto T. - March 5, 2020
Raviqubal
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2006
we have rented this very car from bryan before and, as before, the experience was stellar. we arrived early and bryan did everything he could, at great inconvience to himself (and his newborn) to get the car to us early. we will certainly rent again.
Raviqubal B. - March 3, 2020
Sabrina
Kia Forte 2020
Rosbel was very easy to work with and flexible with timing and meeting place! I would definitely rent with him again! Thanks for a great trip!
Sabrina G. - March 4, 2020
Jiří
Mazda 3 2018
It was very good car for our trip around Big island.
Jiří N. - March 4, 2020
Doug
Kia Rio 2019
Nothing negative to say. Jason took care of everything and we had a great trip.
Doug S. - March 18, 2020
Jennifer
Ford Fusion 2010
True Aloha spirit! We really appreciated Nevin’s flexibility and responsiveness. Very friendly, so easy. Soooo much better than regular corporate rental!!! Mahalo, Nevin!!
Jennifer S. - March 17, 2020
Lucas
Kia Soul 2018
Probably the easiest rental experience we’ve ever had. Ethan was very accommodating to switching our pickup & drop off locations. He responded very quickly to answer all of our questions. We would definitely rent from him again.
Lucas H. - March 21, 2020
Giorgio
Toyota Prius 2009
This is my first time with Turo and honestly this experience went far beyond my expectations. The car was absolutely perfect (plus it's an hybrid ...so great mileage). The owner has been extremely available and responsive (answering my way too many questions :)). If you are visiting big island don't bother looking for a car rental agency. This is the car you are looking for.
Giorgio N. - September 20, 2019
Nikhil
Nissan Versa 2013
We are a couple and we booked Evi's trip at the last minute for a trip. She was very accommodating and even did the drop off and pick up at the airport in person. She had great suggestions for local points of interest. The car was clean and there were no issues. It handled well on rainy Hilo roads and sunny Kona roads too. All this at a super affordable price when rental car agencies were charging double the rate! I would rent from her again. Thanks, Evi!
Nikhil K. - January 7, 2020
Tod
Toyota Corolla Hybrid 2020
I didn’t know Turo VIP existed in Kona Airport. I literally was able to grab my bags and got into Jeff’s car and left the lot in under 5 mins. The last time I was in kona, it took 20 mins for the rental car shuttle to pick me up and then another hour in the rental car line. This is way too easy. It’s like the fast pass line at universal. Thank you for keeping your cars on the road and valuing my precious vacation time. Always get “post trip cleaning” there’s literally only 1 car wash in town. This is an island, you’re in HAWAII. Give yourself a treat and rent Jeff’s cars.
Tod N. - October 4, 2019
Travis
Kia Rio 2020
This was out first experience using Turo and I will not rent any other way because of the great experience we had with Jason. I highly recommend Jason and will be using his services again in our next visit. We had a smooth pick up and return and really appreciate his efforts to make sure we had a good time on the island.
Travis M. - February 23, 2020
Dave
Volkswagen Passat 2013
Thanks Anthony! From pickup to drop off everything went smoothly and the car ran great. Cheers!
Dave T. - February 23, 2020
Shania
Nissan Altima 2015
Anthony was awesome. Pick up and drop off was a breeze, car was very clean, and he was very flexible with our return!
Shania W. - February 23, 2020
Dominique
Scion xB 2015
We had a great time in Big Island with Kuulei’s car. She is so nice and helpful. The communication was so easy. The car is great, with a lot a space. It was impeccable ! Thanks for everything Kuulei!! 🌟 6 stars and more !
Dominique L. - February 28, 2020
Aaron
Ford Mustang 2018
Mark- 5 stars! My 1st Turo; On time delivery at airport, zero hassle, Mustang was perfect car for Kona, couldn’t have been happier. Thx!!
Aaron T. - February 29, 2020
Joe
Ford Mustang 2016
We had a great time with Ethan's Mustang and it was a pleasure to rent from him.
Joe L. - March 1, 2020
Oliver
Chevrolet Impala 2013
Bud is totally fantastic. The car was clean, in great condition and he picked me up and dropped me off. A great guy and a great service.
Oliver K. - March 1, 2020
Angela
Ford Focus 2013
Kea's car was super! Clean exactly as advertised. Kea kept in communication with me and was very helpful.
Angela S. - March 10, 2020
Michael
Ford Mustang 2016
Great car, seemed brand new. Absolutely a blast to drive on the long roads of the big island. Also totally stands out against all the basic mustangs out there. Jana was super cool and easy to work with, she left the car right by our gate to pick up and made drop off a breeze.
Michael P. - March 10, 2020
Alexander E.
Toyota Camry 2018
Fun car, clean look! Wish I could keep longer!
Alexander E. S. - March 11, 2020
Emma
Nissan Altima 2015
Fast communication, professional, clean car, and good mileage.
Emma T. - February 25, 2020
Chetan
MINI Hardtop 2 Door 2017
TK is a great host, and the Mini Cooper S is the perfect island getaway car :)
Chetan G. - February 25, 2020
Olivia
Nissan Versa 2013
Pick-up and drop-off were convenient and painless! We had great communication and Evi was a so awesome when we met. Perfect car for getting around Hawaii and seeing the main sights.
Olivia K. - March 10, 2020
Shawn
Mazda 3 2018
Great car that got great gas mileage. Jeff was very responsive and flexible.
Shawn J. - February 26, 2020
Lionel
Kia Soul 2018
Ethan made the process very easy! The car was great. We had no problems the whole time. Ethan was a great host. I definitely recommend Ethan to anyone and will look to use him in the future.
Lionel S. - February 26, 2020
Eric
Toyota Camry 2018
This was a great option for me. Easy pick-up and drop-off. Communication was fast. Car was in great shape and the price was much better than the big companies. I'd definitely recommend it.
Eric G. - March 9, 2020
Craig
Nissan Sentra 2017
Nice people nice car. Prompt pickup. Will use his car again.
Craig M. - February 23, 2020
Heather
Kia Forte 2020
Perfect car for exploring the island! Rosbel was excellent to work with!
Heather W. - February 24, 2020
Connor
Kia Forte 2010
Thanks Volodymyr! Great car very clean and reliable, and thank you for being flexible with the return time!
Connor G. - February 24, 2020
Cédric
Ford Focus 2007
For the price, it was a great car to drive around the island. We had no mechanical issue and there was enough storage for the 3 of us. One thing though, pickup and dropoff were supposed to be free but we had to pay $15 for the airport parking.
Cédric F. - March 7, 2020
Therese
Hyundai Accent 2006
Sheena was very available and flexible with her schedule. Car was as expected. Not new but reliable for what we needed. Also Sheena is very personable. Thank you Sheena
Therese B. - March 8, 2020
Zach
Ford Mustang 2018
Recently took a trip to the big island and this Mustang was perfect. When we couldnt have the top down the air conditioned seats were just the ticket.
Zach G. - March 8, 2020
Jacob
Subaru Crosstrek 2019
Couldn't have asked for a better first time experience with Turo. Easy and seamless! Car was great, service friendly and accommodating.
Jacob S. - February 24, 2020
Leroy
Honda Accord 2017
Tk gave great suggestions and recommendations while on the Island, while also providing a very reliable car.
Leroy E. - February 25, 2020
Maxwell Peter
Subaru Impreza 2019
Was amazing to work with! Great car and I would highly recommend Turoing this car!
Maxwell Peter P. - February 26, 2020
Matt
Toyota Corolla Hybrid 2020
I had a very good experience. The car was in excellent shape, and very clean. I was not permitted to shorten my time commitment but I totally understand. They were very accommodating to my last-minute frustrations with canceled flight, needing to extend my car use, then not needing it after all. Excellent communication and customer support!
Matt V. - February 27, 2020