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303 Apartments for rent in East Honolulu, HI

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7160 Hawaii Kai Drive
7160 Hawai’I Kai Drive
East Honolulu, HI | Hawaii Kai
3 Bedrooms
$2,395
1158 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 06:40 PM
1 MONTH FREE!! CALL FOR APPOINTMENT: 808-949-9499 ext 588 Craigslist shows additional information which may or may not be accurate or relevant. 1. LALEA is a partly furnished 3 bedroom 2.
1 Unit Available
520 Lunalilo Home Road
520 Lunalilo Home Road
East Honolulu, HI | Hawaii Kai
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,850
1009 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 06:40 PM
Experience the best in Hawaii Kai living in the “Colony at Peninsula” a Gated Community. 2 bedroom, 2 baths with 2 covered parking. Spacious 1100 sq. ft., A/C, w/d, d/w, granite counter tops, beautiful tile flooring.
1 Unit Available
520 Lunalilo Hm Rd
520 Lunalilo Home Rd
East Honolulu, HI | Hawaii Kai
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,875
1153 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 06:40 PM
Experience the best in Hawaii Kai living in the “Colony at Peninsula” a Gated Community. 2 bedroom, 2 baths with 2 covered parking. Spacious 1100 sq. ft., A/C, w/d, d/w, granite counter tops, beautiful tile flooring.
1 Unit Available
5321 Kahalakua Street
5321 Kahalakua Street
East Honolulu, HI | Kuliouou - Kalani Iki
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$4,400
2802 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 06:40 PM
This serene house is located in the gated community of Kahalakua which is part of the Waialae Iki subdivision. It is a 2 story home and overlooking Wailupe Circle and east towards Haunama Bay.
1 Unit Available
763 Kalanipuu Street - 1
763 Kalanipuu Street
East Honolulu, HI | Hawaii Kai
3 Bedrooms
$2,700
1000 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:49 PM
Comfortable freshly painted second floor level of a two story house. 3 bed, 1.5 bath with washer and dryer in downstairs. Two tandem parking. This unit is available for immediate rental with private showings upon request.
1 Unit Available
718 Halaula Place
718 Halaula Place
East Honolulu, HI | Hawaii Kai
4 Bedrooms
$4,500
2031 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:49 PM
Rarely available large 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom single family home with in-ground pool in the highly desirable Hawaii Kai neighborhood of Mariner's Cove.
1 Unit Available
444 Lunalilo Home Road
444 Lunalilo Home Road
East Honolulu, HI | Hawaii Kai
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
1454 sqft
5 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 05:32 PM
Distinctive & renovated 2-level 3-Bed./2-1/2 Bath townhome in excellent condition! Completely upgraded kitchen w/ newer cabinets & counters + side-by-side washer/dryer, & newer windows & doors.
1 Unit Available
4999 Kahala Avenue
4999 Kahala Avenue
East Honolulu, HI | Waialae - Kahala
2 Bedrooms
$5,600
1520 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 05:32 PM
Beach Front Living, Lush tropical, large enclosed Lanai in this First Floor Convenience. Heated, salt water pool, exercise room, steps to famed Kahala Beach.
1 Unit Available
1462 Honokahua
1462 Honokahua Street
East Honolulu, HI | Hawaii Kai
3 Bedrooms
$2,950
1032 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
1462 Honokahua Available 12/05/20 Upper Kalama Valley- 3/2 with yard! - This 3 bedroom 2 bath house is located in the peaceful upper Kalama Valley.
1 Unit Available
1442 Luinakoa St.
1442 Luinakoa Street
East Honolulu, HI | Waialae - Kahala
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
912 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Aina Koa House 3/1/1 - Great ocean views from the front porch ! Available now - partly furnished 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, single car carport and street parking. Charming, older home in good condition. Large covered lanai in the back yard.
1 Unit Available
661 Papahehi Place
661 Papahehi Place
East Honolulu, HI | Kuliouou - Kalani Iki
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
1080 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Kuliouou Valley Vistas. 3 bedroom, 2 bath single level home with 2 car carport on dead end street. - Kuliouou Valley Vistas. 3 bedroom, 2 bath single level home with 2 car carport on dead end street.
1 Unit Available
6370 Hawaii Kai Drive, #36
6370 Hawai’I Kai Drive
East Honolulu, HI | Hawaii Kai
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$3,500
1399 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Moorings - Marina front 3 Bdrm., 2.5 bathroom, 2 Pkg., Boatdock/courtyard/pool - Enjoy Marina living at the Moorings! Waterfront property with private boat dock, large lanai and private courtyard. Very clean and upgraded 3 bedroom, 2.
1 Unit Available
7170 Hawaii Kai Dr. #178
7170 Hawai’I Kai Drive
East Honolulu, HI | Hawaii Kai
2 Bedrooms
$2,395
950 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 2 Parking (Lalea at Hawaii Kai) - Highly sought after rarely available Lalea at Hawaii Kai! Located just a short distance to Hawaii Kai Towne Center, Hawaii Kai Shopping Center and Koko Marina Shopping Center where you will
1 Unit Available
1138 Waianiani Place
1138 Waianiani Place
East Honolulu, HI | Kuliouou - Kalani Iki
4 Bedrooms
$4,395
2298 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
1138 Waianiani Place Available 12/01/20 Charming & Spacious Home 4/3/2 with Private Back Yard - Spacious and Desirable Single Family Home--4bedrooms, 3bathrooms, 2+ parking With Private Backyard.
1 Unit Available
501 Hahaione St. 1-17G East Tower
501 Hahaione Street
East Honolulu, HI | Hawaii Kai
1 Bedroom
$1,800
804 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Hawaii Kai Condo with Resort-like Amenities at the Mauna Luan - This one bedroom has a large living room that features floor to ceiling windows, offering exceptional, unobstructed views of beautiful Hawaii Kai. Includes washer and dryer in the unit.
1 Unit Available
6770 Hawaii Kai Dr #1501
6770 Hawai’I Kai Drive
East Honolulu, HI | Hawaii Kai
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,900
1075 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:27 AM
Plaza Hawaii Kai Penthouse 2/2/2 - Penthouse unit with Split A/C system in living room and master bedroom. Remodeled kitchen with SubZero fridge and newer stainless appliances. Gorgeous marina/ocean and mountain views. NO SMOKING / NO PETS.
1 Unit Available
450 Kaumakani Street
450 Kaumakani Street
East Honolulu, HI | Hawaii Kai
3 Bedrooms
$5,000
1350 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:27 AM
450 Kaumakani Street Available 01/15/21 HAWAII KAI - Furnished residence with lap pool & Koko Head Views! - Hawaii Kai - KOKO HEAD HALE (House of Koko Head) 3/2/2 car carport beautifully renovated 3 bedrooms, 2 baths furnished home, Hawaiian
1 Unit Available
1142 Waikui Place
1142 Waikui Place
East Honolulu, HI | Kuliouou - Kalani Iki
3 Bedrooms
$8,250
5149 sqft
Last updated February 21 at 04:02 AM
True Hawaiian style, beautifully renovated single level home on world famous Waialae Country Club. Resort living minutes from downtown and Waikiki.
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1 Unit Available
4958 Kilauea Avenue
4958 Kilauea Avenue
Honolulu, HI | Waialae - Kahala
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
1035 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 06:40 PM
A 2-bedroom, 2-bath, 1-parking town home is available for rent in the Waialae Gardens in Kahala. Conveniently located near Kahala Mall, restaurants and shops.
1 Unit Available
4494 A Sierra Drive - Studio
4494 Sierra Dr
Honolulu, HI | Kaimuki
Studio
$975
300 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 05:49 PM
Small cozy brand new studio unit (no kitchen) with private bath and private entrance on the cool hilltop of Wilhelmina Height. One park on premises in front of the unit. No pets. Final candidate subject to $30 credit check fee.
1 Unit Available
4233 Sierra Drive
4233 Sierra Drive
Honolulu, HI | Kaimuki
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
839 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 05:32 PM
Available Now! Nice, ground floor 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath with 1 Assigned Open Parking Stall.
1 Unit Available
4300 Waialae Avenue
4300 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI | Waialae - Kahala
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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4 Bedrooms
$3,080
1500 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:32 PM
Rarely available, newly renovated 4 bedroom 2 bathroom unit with upgraded kitchen , bathrooms, laminated wood and ceramic tile floorings. New range/ oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/ dryer in unit.
1 Unit Available
4958-2 Kilauea Avenue #57
4958 Kilauea Ave
Honolulu, HI | Waialae - Kahala
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
1035 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Waialae Gardens Townhouse - A 2-bedroom, 2-bath, 1-parking town home is available for rent in the Waialae Gardens in Kahala. Conveniently located near Kahala Mall, restaurants and shops.
1 Unit Available
4970 Kilauea Ave #409
4970 Kilauea Avenue
Honolulu, HI | Waialae - Kahala
1 Bedroom
$2,000
624 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Highly desired 1 bedroom apartment in Kahala - Enjoy this beautiful 1 bedroom 1 bath at Waialae Gardens. Highly desired location with 1 parking stall and storage. Close to Kahala.
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City Guide

East Honolulu
"Each night Honolulu city lights /Bring me back again /You are my island sunset /You are my island dream." (- Keola Beamer)
"Each night Honolulu city lights /Bring me back again /You are my island sunset /You are my island dream." (- Keola Beamer)

East Honolulu is a part of Honolulu proper on the island of Oahu. From calm beaches just east of the iconic Diamond Head crater to the snorkeling wonders at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, East Honolulu is rife with natural beauty, stunning ocean front homes, great shopping, and good eats. The question isnt why should you move here, its what are you waiting for?

Rental Tips

Its always vacation time in Hawaii... so property is in high demand. Start your rental search early, and if youre renting from an off-island location, study the guide books, maps, and photos of the area so youll know if youre close to a downtown Honolulu commute or just close to a beautiful beach. It's a great idea to explore quite a bit on your own to really get a feel for how the city is laid out and where you'll want to be to have easy access to work, school or just the beach!

Once you've pinpointed the exact location you want to be in, you can start meeting with brokers to try to find a spot within a reasonable distance of that point. Property here doesn't grow on trees! Although a lot of other stuff does. It will probably take a little hunting to find the right spot for you but don't lose faith! There are some real gems out there. The best advice is to get all your ducks in a row before you start the hunt - get copies of your ID, your credit report, bank statements, letters of reference, proof of income, etc. together and ready to go before you visit your first apartment. That way you can hand them over and be ready to sign as soon as you find the right spot! Bring your checkbook too - landlords like a tenant who is excited and ready to commit to a place by putting money down on it right away.

Rental Tips
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Its always vacation time in Hawaii... so property is in high demand. Start your rental search early, and if youre renting from an off-island location, study the guide books, maps, and photos of the area so youll know if youre close to a downtown Honolulu commute or just close to a beautiful beach. It's a great idea to explore quite a bit on your own to really get a feel for how the city is laid out and where you'll want to be to have easy access to work, school or just the beach!

Once you've pinpointed the exact location you want to be in, you can start meeting with brokers to try to find a spot within a reasonable distance of that point. Property here doesn't grow on trees! Although a lot of other stuff does. It will probably take a little hunting to find the right spot for you but don't lose faith! There are some real gems out there. The best advice is to get all your ducks in a row before you start the hunt - get copies of your ID, your credit report, bank statements, letters of reference, proof of income, etc. together and ready to go before you visit your first apartment. That way you can hand them over and be ready to sign as soon as you find the right spot! Bring your checkbook too - landlords like a tenant who is excited and ready to commit to a place by putting money down on it right away.

Neighborhoods

Kaimuki:Just a few minutes from touristy Waikiki but a world of difference away, this quiet mountainside neighborhood offers great views of Waikiki, the ocean, and Honolulu city lights. A mix of apartment homes and apartment complexes will feature in your apartment search here. The buzzing restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and stores of Waialea Avenue is a short walk away. And youll be close to the weekend farmers market, too. $$

Kahala: Famous for the celebrity drawing Kahala resort, the calm waters of the Kahala neighborhood come with a great view of Koko Head crater. They also come at a price, this affluent neighborhood is known as the Beverly Hills of Oahu. The south eastern shore is perfect for kayaking and snorkeling. Many of the luxurious three bedroom houses for rent have direct access to the beach. The area is also dotted with community parks. $$$$$

Hawaii Kai: Arguably a great walking neighborhood, with restaurants, bars, shopping, and the boat marina all easy to access, this area is a boaters paradise. Many condominiums and apartment complexes are built around boat docks and waterways. Windsurfers, sailing enthusiasts, and anglers will all love it here. Its also easy to access the H1 freeway from this neighborhood. $$$

Kuliouou-Kalani Iki: Nearly as walkable as Hawaii Kai, with restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and local stores an easy walk or bike ride away from the mix of single family residences, condominiums, and apartment homes in this community. $$$

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Kaimuki:Just a few minutes from touristy Waikiki but a world of difference away, this quiet mountainside neighborhood offers great views of Waikiki, the ocean, and Honolulu city lights. A mix of apartment homes and apartment complexes will feature in your apartment search here. The buzzing restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and stores of Waialea Avenue is a short walk away. And youll be close to the weekend farmers market, too. $$

Kahala: Famous for the celebrity drawing Kahala resort, the calm waters of the Kahala neighborhood come with a great view of Koko Head crater. They also come at a price, this affluent neighborhood is known as the Beverly Hills of Oahu. The south eastern shore is perfect for kayaking and snorkeling. Many of the luxurious three bedroom houses for rent have direct access to the beach. The area is also dotted with community parks. $$$$$

Hawaii Kai: Arguably a great walking neighborhood, with restaurants, bars, shopping, and the boat marina all easy to access, this area is a boaters paradise. Many condominiums and apartment complexes are built around boat docks and waterways. Windsurfers, sailing enthusiasts, and anglers will all love it here. Its also easy to access the H1 freeway from this neighborhood. $$$

Kuliouou-Kalani Iki: Nearly as walkable as Hawaii Kai, with restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and local stores an easy walk or bike ride away from the mix of single family residences, condominiums, and apartment homes in this community. $$$

Diamonds in the Not so Rough

East Honolulu is a gem. On the breezier, slightly rainier side of Oahu, this area can boast fabulous views of the famous Diamond Head crater and the less famous Koko Head, a huge Saturday farmers market on the campus of Kapi`olani Community College, surfing, boating, swimming opportunities, and a true neighborhood feeling. Aloha.About 15 minutes east of downtown Honolulu, the area is served by the H1 freeway, and a variety of local bus service.

Surf and Turf

Your choice of beach or land excursion is at your fingertips. Hiking trails and sports activities abound. Take the trail to Makapuu Point lighthouse for great views and a pleasant three mile round trip walk, or explore the blasting surf of Halona Blowhole. If you swim like a fish or just want to float along next to one - or a hundred - colorful tropical swimmers, head to Hanauma Bay. Popular with both tourists and locals, this nature preserve is the premier island spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. The beach is pretty fine for sunbathing, too. You can get even more of your Sea Life on at Sea Life Park, a small theme park that features swimming with the dolphins as a major attraction. Go and kiss a dolphin! Surfers can rejoice with the waves at Makapuu Beach, while paddlers, kayakers, and those who just like to float in calm, warm water on a raft, will love the shallow, mellow waters around the Kahala Resort. Whether youre in the water or out, youll find plenty to do in East Honolulu.

Commute times into the central city can take awhile: limited highways mean traffic jams, and the average commute time the short distance to downtown Honolulu from East Honolulu can take 20 to 40 minutes depending on the time of day.

Shop Til You Drop

Want luxurious chain stores and a state of the art multi-plex? Visit the Kahala Mall. You can sail right up to the Koko Marina Shopping Center - its smaller shops and restaurants form a small marina.

Fresh fruits and vegetables, Kona coffee, great fish, and the deep fried, chocolate filled dough malasadas - mouth watering yet? Drool not, but hurry to the weekly Farmers Market on the capacious grounds of Kapi`olani Community College on Saturday morning. Those malasadas are the Hawaiian version of filled donuts, and they come with custard, guava, vanilla, or chocolate filling, warm and sugar dusted. Better get back in the water fast and burn off the calories you just consumed!

And If Youre Still Hungry

World renowned Chef Roy Yamaguchi got his start in Hawaii, and can frequently be spotted at his signature restaurant with a great coastal view, Roys, in Hawaii Kai. Trendy Hawaiian fusion cuisine not for you? Try Cha Cha Cha Salsaria, one of the only Mexican restaruants on the island. Or head to the Olive Tree with its outdoor tables close to the Kahala Mall, for Greek food such as grape leaves and hummus. But if youre angling for a quick, cheap bite, try one of the Zippys chain with Hawaiis signature lunch plates - a main dish plus rice and macaroni salad - at a discount price.

Diamonds in the Not so Rough
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East Honolulu is a gem. On the breezier, slightly rainier side of Oahu, this area can boast fabulous views of the famous Diamond Head crater and the less famous Koko Head, a huge Saturday farmers market on the campus of Kapi`olani Community College, surfing, boating, swimming opportunities, and a true neighborhood feeling. Aloha.About 15 minutes east of downtown Honolulu, the area is served by the H1 freeway, and a variety of local bus service.

Surf and Turf

Your choice of beach or land excursion is at your fingertips. Hiking trails and sports activities abound. Take the trail to Makapuu Point lighthouse for great views and a pleasant three mile round trip walk, or explore the blasting surf of Halona Blowhole. If you swim like a fish or just want to float along next to one - or a hundred - colorful tropical swimmers, head to Hanauma Bay. Popular with both tourists and locals, this nature preserve is the premier island spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. The beach is pretty fine for sunbathing, too. You can get even more of your Sea Life on at Sea Life Park, a small theme park that features swimming with the dolphins as a major attraction. Go and kiss a dolphin! Surfers can rejoice with the waves at Makapuu Beach, while paddlers, kayakers, and those who just like to float in calm, warm water on a raft, will love the shallow, mellow waters around the Kahala Resort. Whether youre in the water or out, youll find plenty to do in East Honolulu.

Commute times into the central city can take awhile: limited highways mean traffic jams, and the average commute time the short distance to downtown Honolulu from East Honolulu can take 20 to 40 minutes depending on the time of day.

Shop Til You Drop

Want luxurious chain stores and a state of the art multi-plex? Visit the Kahala Mall. You can sail right up to the Koko Marina Shopping Center - its smaller shops and restaurants form a small marina.

Fresh fruits and vegetables, Kona coffee, great fish, and the deep fried, chocolate filled dough malasadas - mouth watering yet? Drool not, but hurry to the weekly Farmers Market on the capacious grounds of Kapi`olani Community College on Saturday morning. Those malasadas are the Hawaiian version of filled donuts, and they come with custard, guava, vanilla, or chocolate filling, warm and sugar dusted. Better get back in the water fast and burn off the calories you just consumed!

And If Youre Still Hungry

World renowned Chef Roy Yamaguchi got his start in Hawaii, and can frequently be spotted at his signature restaurant with a great coastal view, Roys, in Hawaii Kai. Trendy Hawaiian fusion cuisine not for you? Try Cha Cha Cha Salsaria, one of the only Mexican restaruants on the island. Or head to the Olive Tree with its outdoor tables close to the Kahala Mall, for Greek food such as grape leaves and hummus. But if youre angling for a quick, cheap bite, try one of the Zippys chain with Hawaiis signature lunch plates - a main dish plus rice and macaroni salad - at a discount price.

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City Guide

East Honolulu
"Each night Honolulu city lights /Bring me back again /You are my island sunset /You are my island dream." (- Keola Beamer)
"Each night Honolulu city lights /Bring me back again /You are my island sunset /You are my island dream." (- Keola Beamer)

East Honolulu is a part of Honolulu proper on the island of Oahu. From calm beaches just east of the iconic Diamond Head crater to the snorkeling wonders at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, East Honolulu is rife with natural beauty, stunning ocean front homes, great shopping, and good eats. The question isnt why should you move here, its what are you waiting for?

Rental Tips

Its always vacation time in Hawaii... so property is in high demand. Start your rental search early, and if youre renting from an off-island location, study the guide books, maps, and photos of the area so youll know if youre close to a downtown Honolulu commute or just close to a beautiful beach. It's a great idea to explore quite a bit on your own to really get a feel for how the city is laid out and where you'll want to be to have easy access to work, school or just the beach!

Once you've pinpointed the exact location you want to be in, you can start meeting with brokers to try to find a spot within a reasonable distance of that point. Property here doesn't grow on trees! Although a lot of other stuff does. It will probably take a little hunting to find the right spot for you but don't lose faith! There are some real gems out there. The best advice is to get all your ducks in a row before you start the hunt - get copies of your ID, your credit report, bank statements, letters of reference, proof of income, etc. together and ready to go before you visit your first apartment. That way you can hand them over and be ready to sign as soon as you find the right spot! Bring your checkbook too - landlords like a tenant who is excited and ready to commit to a place by putting money down on it right away.

Rental Tips
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Its always vacation time in Hawaii... so property is in high demand. Start your rental search early, and if youre renting from an off-island location, study the guide books, maps, and photos of the area so youll know if youre close to a downtown Honolulu commute or just close to a beautiful beach. It's a great idea to explore quite a bit on your own to really get a feel for how the city is laid out and where you'll want to be to have easy access to work, school or just the beach!

Once you've pinpointed the exact location you want to be in, you can start meeting with brokers to try to find a spot within a reasonable distance of that point. Property here doesn't grow on trees! Although a lot of other stuff does. It will probably take a little hunting to find the right spot for you but don't lose faith! There are some real gems out there. The best advice is to get all your ducks in a row before you start the hunt - get copies of your ID, your credit report, bank statements, letters of reference, proof of income, etc. together and ready to go before you visit your first apartment. That way you can hand them over and be ready to sign as soon as you find the right spot! Bring your checkbook too - landlords like a tenant who is excited and ready to commit to a place by putting money down on it right away.

Neighborhoods

Kaimuki:Just a few minutes from touristy Waikiki but a world of difference away, this quiet mountainside neighborhood offers great views of Waikiki, the ocean, and Honolulu city lights. A mix of apartment homes and apartment complexes will feature in your apartment search here. The buzzing restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and stores of Waialea Avenue is a short walk away. And youll be close to the weekend farmers market, too. $$

Kahala: Famous for the celebrity drawing Kahala resort, the calm waters of the Kahala neighborhood come with a great view of Koko Head crater. They also come at a price, this affluent neighborhood is known as the Beverly Hills of Oahu. The south eastern shore is perfect for kayaking and snorkeling. Many of the luxurious three bedroom houses for rent have direct access to the beach. The area is also dotted with community parks. $$$$$

Hawaii Kai: Arguably a great walking neighborhood, with restaurants, bars, shopping, and the boat marina all easy to access, this area is a boaters paradise. Many condominiums and apartment complexes are built around boat docks and waterways. Windsurfers, sailing enthusiasts, and anglers will all love it here. Its also easy to access the H1 freeway from this neighborhood. $$$

Kuliouou-Kalani Iki: Nearly as walkable as Hawaii Kai, with restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and local stores an easy walk or bike ride away from the mix of single family residences, condominiums, and apartment homes in this community. $$$

Neighborhoods
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Kaimuki:Just a few minutes from touristy Waikiki but a world of difference away, this quiet mountainside neighborhood offers great views of Waikiki, the ocean, and Honolulu city lights. A mix of apartment homes and apartment complexes will feature in your apartment search here. The buzzing restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and stores of Waialea Avenue is a short walk away. And youll be close to the weekend farmers market, too. $$

Kahala: Famous for the celebrity drawing Kahala resort, the calm waters of the Kahala neighborhood come with a great view of Koko Head crater. They also come at a price, this affluent neighborhood is known as the Beverly Hills of Oahu. The south eastern shore is perfect for kayaking and snorkeling. Many of the luxurious three bedroom houses for rent have direct access to the beach. The area is also dotted with community parks. $$$$$

Hawaii Kai: Arguably a great walking neighborhood, with restaurants, bars, shopping, and the boat marina all easy to access, this area is a boaters paradise. Many condominiums and apartment complexes are built around boat docks and waterways. Windsurfers, sailing enthusiasts, and anglers will all love it here. Its also easy to access the H1 freeway from this neighborhood. $$$

Kuliouou-Kalani Iki: Nearly as walkable as Hawaii Kai, with restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and local stores an easy walk or bike ride away from the mix of single family residences, condominiums, and apartment homes in this community. $$$

Diamonds in the Not so Rough

East Honolulu is a gem. On the breezier, slightly rainier side of Oahu, this area can boast fabulous views of the famous Diamond Head crater and the less famous Koko Head, a huge Saturday farmers market on the campus of Kapi`olani Community College, surfing, boating, swimming opportunities, and a true neighborhood feeling. Aloha.About 15 minutes east of downtown Honolulu, the area is served by the H1 freeway, and a variety of local bus service.

Surf and Turf

Your choice of beach or land excursion is at your fingertips. Hiking trails and sports activities abound. Take the trail to Makapuu Point lighthouse for great views and a pleasant three mile round trip walk, or explore the blasting surf of Halona Blowhole. If you swim like a fish or just want to float along next to one - or a hundred - colorful tropical swimmers, head to Hanauma Bay. Popular with both tourists and locals, this nature preserve is the premier island spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. The beach is pretty fine for sunbathing, too. You can get even more of your Sea Life on at Sea Life Park, a small theme park that features swimming with the dolphins as a major attraction. Go and kiss a dolphin! Surfers can rejoice with the waves at Makapuu Beach, while paddlers, kayakers, and those who just like to float in calm, warm water on a raft, will love the shallow, mellow waters around the Kahala Resort. Whether youre in the water or out, youll find plenty to do in East Honolulu.

Commute times into the central city can take awhile: limited highways mean traffic jams, and the average commute time the short distance to downtown Honolulu from East Honolulu can take 20 to 40 minutes depending on the time of day.

Shop Til You Drop

Want luxurious chain stores and a state of the art multi-plex? Visit the Kahala Mall. You can sail right up to the Koko Marina Shopping Center - its smaller shops and restaurants form a small marina.

Fresh fruits and vegetables, Kona coffee, great fish, and the deep fried, chocolate filled dough malasadas - mouth watering yet? Drool not, but hurry to the weekly Farmers Market on the capacious grounds of Kapi`olani Community College on Saturday morning. Those malasadas are the Hawaiian version of filled donuts, and they come with custard, guava, vanilla, or chocolate filling, warm and sugar dusted. Better get back in the water fast and burn off the calories you just consumed!

And If Youre Still Hungry

World renowned Chef Roy Yamaguchi got his start in Hawaii, and can frequently be spotted at his signature restaurant with a great coastal view, Roys, in Hawaii Kai. Trendy Hawaiian fusion cuisine not for you? Try Cha Cha Cha Salsaria, one of the only Mexican restaruants on the island. Or head to the Olive Tree with its outdoor tables close to the Kahala Mall, for Greek food such as grape leaves and hummus. But if youre angling for a quick, cheap bite, try one of the Zippys chain with Hawaiis signature lunch plates - a main dish plus rice and macaroni salad - at a discount price.

Diamonds in the Not so Rough
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East Honolulu is a gem. On the breezier, slightly rainier side of Oahu, this area can boast fabulous views of the famous Diamond Head crater and the less famous Koko Head, a huge Saturday farmers market on the campus of Kapi`olani Community College, surfing, boating, swimming opportunities, and a true neighborhood feeling. Aloha.About 15 minutes east of downtown Honolulu, the area is served by the H1 freeway, and a variety of local bus service.

Surf and Turf

Your choice of beach or land excursion is at your fingertips. Hiking trails and sports activities abound. Take the trail to Makapuu Point lighthouse for great views and a pleasant three mile round trip walk, or explore the blasting surf of Halona Blowhole. If you swim like a fish or just want to float along next to one - or a hundred - colorful tropical swimmers, head to Hanauma Bay. Popular with both tourists and locals, this nature preserve is the premier island spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. The beach is pretty fine for sunbathing, too. You can get even more of your Sea Life on at Sea Life Park, a small theme park that features swimming with the dolphins as a major attraction. Go and kiss a dolphin! Surfers can rejoice with the waves at Makapuu Beach, while paddlers, kayakers, and those who just like to float in calm, warm water on a raft, will love the shallow, mellow waters around the Kahala Resort. Whether youre in the water or out, youll find plenty to do in East Honolulu.

Commute times into the central city can take awhile: limited highways mean traffic jams, and the average commute time the short distance to downtown Honolulu from East Honolulu can take 20 to 40 minutes depending on the time of day.

Shop Til You Drop

Want luxurious chain stores and a state of the art multi-plex? Visit the Kahala Mall. You can sail right up to the Koko Marina Shopping Center - its smaller shops and restaurants form a small marina.

Fresh fruits and vegetables, Kona coffee, great fish, and the deep fried, chocolate filled dough malasadas - mouth watering yet? Drool not, but hurry to the weekly Farmers Market on the capacious grounds of Kapi`olani Community College on Saturday morning. Those malasadas are the Hawaiian version of filled donuts, and they come with custard, guava, vanilla, or chocolate filling, warm and sugar dusted. Better get back in the water fast and burn off the calories you just consumed!

And If Youre Still Hungry

World renowned Chef Roy Yamaguchi got his start in Hawaii, and can frequently be spotted at his signature restaurant with a great coastal view, Roys, in Hawaii Kai. Trendy Hawaiian fusion cuisine not for you? Try Cha Cha Cha Salsaria, one of the only Mexican restaruants on the island. Or head to the Olive Tree with its outdoor tables close to the Kahala Mall, for Greek food such as grape leaves and hummus. But if youre angling for a quick, cheap bite, try one of the Zippys chain with Hawaiis signature lunch plates - a main dish plus rice and macaroni salad - at a discount price.