TOP COOLEST AND LIVABLE Waikiki addresses under $400,000
By Lisa Scontras
Waikiki is arguably the most renowned beach destination in the world.
Priced from the $200,000s to nearly $10 million, there are almost 500 condos for sale in Waikiki all featuring a short walk to Waikiki beach — an irresistible attraction for rental property investors.
But there are also some great buying opportunities for folks simply looking to live the resort lifestyle without breaking the bank, and with asking prices under $400,000. The following selection of condos, courtesy of the Honolulu Board of Realtors, offers the vacation lifestyle to entry-level first-time homebuyers, surfers, couples, students and retirees. Waikiki is not only the best place to visit, but also a great place to live.
Watch Friday night fireworks from your 25th floor unit at Waikiki Marina Condominium, located on Ala Moana Boulevard across from the Ala Wai Boat Harbor. It is in great proximity to world-class restaurants and nightlife. Building amenities include: tennis court, swimming pool, hot tub, barbecue and one assigned parking stall per unit. This unit has a full kitchen and is pet friendly. It is listed by Locations LLC.
Swaying palm trees and a cheerful garden surround this peaceful Lilioukalani Gardens studio listed by ChaneyBrooks Choice Advisors. It is 321 square feet with one assigned parking. Amenities include, tennis courts, a swimming pool, hot tub, barbecue area, clubhouse and central air conditioning.
Drop your bags and hit the beach. This fully-furnished studio at Island Colony includes Ala Wai Canal views, a full kitchen, and is an easy walk to the beach, zoo and the International Market Place. It is listed by Century 21 Hawaiian Style.
Listed by New Homes Realty LLC, this space has an extra-large 1-bedroom along with 1-bath and 1-assigned/covered parking at Ala Wai Palms measuring 624 square feet. The large lanai overlooks the Ala Wai Golf Course and palm-tree lined canal. Ala Wai Palms is VA-approved, making it a great buying option for veterans. Standout upgrades to kitchen and shower offer a definite owner-occupant vibe.
One of the splashier Waikiki addresses is Ilikai Marina. Very few condo buildings are oceanfront in Waikiki. With this condo listed by Five Star Realty Inc., the beach is only an elevator ride away. Harbor Pub and Chart House are located on the ground floor of the building. This studio has a full kitchen. Parking is not included but is available.
With 588 square feet of living area, this 1-bedroom, 1-bath corner unit at Kailani features a peek-a-boo ocean view. This space has been recently fully remodeled with a full kitchen, and is pet-friendly. Two huge lanais add an additional 248 square feet. Opt to enclose the lanai (subject to AOAO approval) and increase interior living area. This condo is listed by Locations LLC.
Listed by Gold Coast Real Estate Inc., the largest condo listed under $400,000 features 1-bedroom, 1.5-bath and one parking at 2233 Ala Wai, with 805 interior square feet. The space includes a full kitchen, washer, dryer, and lanai views of the Ala Wai Canal and Golf Course. There is guest parking and keyed elevators. The condo is also pet friendly.