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85-342 Farrington Highway
85-342 Farrington Highway
Waianae, HI | Waianae
4 Bedrooms
$2,100
988 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:32 AM
Price Reduction! This is a spacious 4 bedroom/1 bath duplex. Features include; fresh interior paint, stove, fridge, microwave hood & laminate flooring. Washer Hook-up & yard. Close to the bus stop. Includes electric & water/sewer.
1 Unit Available
86-029 Glenmonger Street
86-029 Glenmonger St
Waianae, HI | Waianae
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
670 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:32 AM
This an ocean side 2 bedroom 1 bath house that features; Updated kitchen with new fridge & stove, ceiling fan, vinyl laminate flooring & 2 lanai's. Assigned tandem carport parking & yard. Washer hook-up.
1 Unit Available
85-124 Ala Walua Street
85-124 Ala Walua Street
Waianae, HI | Waianae
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
952 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:32 AM
Beautiful 3 bedroom 1.
1 Unit Available
85-175 Farrington Hwy A-112
85-175 Farrington Highway
Waianae, HI | Waianae
1 Bedroom
$1,099
412 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:15 AM
Makaha Surfside 1 Bedroom Ground Floor Unit 1/1/1 at Makaha Surfside. Ground Floor. 1 Parking Included. This is in the "A" Building. Owner only includes water and sewer. Tenant responsible for all other utilities.
1 Unit Available
86-088 Pokai Bay Street
86-088 Pokai Bay Street
Waianae, HI | Waianae
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
1664 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 11:33 AM
Beach House Rental in Waianae - Available Now - Newly renovated beach house rental. This home offers new paint, appliances, flooring and more. Fully fenced yard, perfect for families and BBQ’s. 3 bedroom, 1 full bathroom and carport.
1 Unit Available
85-869 Piliuka Place - 3BR Upstairs
85-869 Piliuka Place
Waianae, HI | Waianae
3 Bedrooms
$2,150
1150 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 11:32 AM
Beautiful Updated 3BR Unit!! - Welcome to beautiful Waianae! This hidden gem is located in a quiet neighborhood with beautiful mountain views. This newly renovated 3 Bedroom and 1 Bath upstairs unit that has brand new carpet in all living areas.
1 Unit Available
86-904 Hale Ekahi Street
86-904 Hale Ekahi Drive
Waianae, HI | Waianae
4 Bedrooms
$2,600
1844 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 11:32 AM
Lovely Home in Poka'i Bay Estates - Lovely two-story home in Poka’i Bay Estates near all amenities including stores, beach, post office, and Leihoku Elementary.
1 Unit Available
86-372 Kawili Street
86-372 Kawili Street
Waianae, HI | Waianae
5 Bedrooms
$2,800
2000 sqft
Last updated April 9 at 11:23 AM
Beautiful 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home in Lualualei - Multi-generational home in Leeward's lovely Lualualei. Landscaped, terraced lot with garden views, including lemon, tangerine, and dragon fruit trees.
Results within 1 mile of Waianae
1 Unit Available
84-1029 Noholio Road
84-1029 Noholio Road
Makaha, HI | Waianae
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
1544 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:32 AM
Remodeled, Single level 3 Bedroom, 2 full baths. Renovations includes, new cabinets, countertops, flooring, ceiling fans, & central air-conditioning throughout.
1 Unit Available
84-680 Kili Drive
84-680 Kili Dr
Makaha Valley, HI | Waianae
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
802 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:32 AM
Fully Furnished bedroom, with prime location, spectacular ocean, Mountain & sunset views! Spacious 2 bedroom in great condition.
1 Unit Available
85-175 Farrington Hwy #B105
85-175 Farrington Highway
Makaha, HI | Waianae
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1 Bedroom
$1,100
412 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 11:32 AM
One Bedroom Makaha Surfside - One bedroom, one bath oceanfront condominium at Makaha Surfside with access to the lagoon.
1 Unit Available
85-175 Farrington Hwy #C103
85-175 Farrington Hwy
Makaha, HI | Waianae
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1 Bedroom
$1,100
406 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 11:32 AM
Makaha Surfside - Foster Realty, Inc. is now offering a one bedroom, one bath partly furnished unit with a most convenient location near entry of complex, ocean, pool and bus stop! Rent includes water and sewer.
1 Unit Available
85-342 Farrington Hwy Apt A2
85-342 Farrington Hwy
Makaha, HI | Waianae
3 Bedrooms
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4 Bedrooms
$2,100
988 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 08:39 AM
This is a spacious 4 bedroom/1 bath duplex. Features include; fresh interior paint, stove, fridge, microwave hood & laminate flooring. Washer Hook-up & yard. Close to the bus stop. Includes electric & water/sewer.
Results within 5 miles of Waianae
1 Unit Available
84-755 Ala Mahiku st. 61A Ala Mahiku Drive
84-755 Ala Mahiku Street
Makaha Valley, HI | Waianae
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
830 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:32 AM
Very sought after 1st floor A unit with Spacious Balcony overlooking Lush foliage in very privately located area near guard station bus stop and office. CORNER END UNIT. BONUS BALCONY OFF THE MASTERBEDROOM.
1 Unit Available
87-1664 Mokila Street
87-1664 Mokila Street
Maili, HI | Waianae
4 Bedrooms
$3,100
1576 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:15 AM
Located in beautiful sea country this home has 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths and a big beautiful grassed yard with 1576 square feet of living space with.
1 Unit Available
87-1040 Konini Street
87-1040 Konini Street
Maili, HI | Waianae
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
1363 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 11:33 AM
Beautiful Sea Country Home - Nice and cozy 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with garage home. Located in the Nohokai subdivision in Sea Country.
1 Unit Available
87-197 Helelua St #1
87-197 Helelua Street
Nanakuli, HI | Waianae
3 Bedrooms
$2,295
1176 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 11:33 AM
3 bedroom 1.5 bath townhouse with 2 parking stalls. - 3 bedroom 1.5 bath townhouse that comes with 2 assigned parking stalls. This partially remolded townhome has a great location. It is a corner end unit that over looks the community park.
1 Unit Available
87-178 Helelua St 6
87-178 Helelua Street
Nanakuli, HI | Waianae
4 Bedrooms
$2,650
Last updated December 2 at 11:33 AM
4 BED 1.5 BATH TOWNHOME - Property Id: 418919 BEAUTIFUL & UPGRADED COMPLEX! SECTION 8 APPROVED! PETS ALLOWED! Address: 87-178 Helelua St.
1 Unit Available
87-876 Ehu St./ 2BDRM 1BATH UNIT C
87-876 Ehu Street
Maili, HI | Waianae
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
600 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 11:33 AM
2br/1ba Duplex in Maili (Waianae) - Available for immediate occupancy! Text Arlene at (808) 721-7990 for showing.
1 Unit Available
87-119 Helelua St., #F-101
87-119 Helelua Street
Nanakuli, HI | Waianae
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
666 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 11:32 AM
Kahe Kai 2 Bedroom - Kahe Kai 1st floor, 2 Bedroom/1 Bath/2 Parking Stalls. Close to new shopping center, schools, beaches, and busline. Section 8 is welcomed. Water, sewer, and gas included. Call Katherine Kelii (808)723-9653 for showing request.
1 Unit Available
87-1938 Farrington Hwy. UNIT A/UPSTAIRS
87-1938 Farrington Highway
Nanakuli, HI | Waianae
4 Bedrooms
$2,700
2240 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 11:32 AM
Large 4br/2ba Duplex in Nanakuli - Across Beach (Nanakuli Waianae) - Available for immediate occupancy! Please text Arlene Ichimura [RA] #RS75492 at (808) 721-7990 Section 8 accepted.
1 Unit Available
87-127 Helelua St. H201
87-127 Helelua Street
Nanakuli, HI | Waianae
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2 Bedrooms
$1,400
665 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 11:32 AM
Kahe Kai - Newly remodeled, clean, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, with “2 RESERVED PARKING STALLS.” Fresh paint on walls throughout the unit. New laminate flooring in the living room and hallway. Refurbished hardwood kitchen cabinets.
1 Unit Available
84-665 Ala Mahiku Street #149C
84-665 Ala Mahiku Street
Makaha Valley, HI | Waianae
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
815 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 11:32 AM
Makaha Valley Plantation-Two bedroom - Two bedroom, one bathroom partly furnished condominium with amazing ocean views and one assigned parking stall.
1 Unit Available
84-707 kiana place
84-707 Kiana Place
Makaha Valley, HI | Waianae
2 Bedrooms
$2,700
815 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 09:47 AM
Cutest three bedroom house, large living room, dining area, lots of closets, well maintained, tropical garden (mango, macadamia nut, plumeria trees, flowers), garden patio, Ocean view, hard wood floors, new kitchen quartz countertop, carport plus
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City Guide

Waianae
Where the main road through Waianae dead-ends is Kaena Point State Park, a hiking path will take you from Kaena Point to Yokohama Bay in about three hours. All you need to make this trek is water, sunscreen, a camera -- and strong legs.
Where the main road through Waianae dead-ends is Kaena Point State Park, a hiking path will take you from Kaena Point to Yokohama Bay in about three hours. All you need to make this trek is water, sunscreen, a camera -- and strong legs.

Located on the western coast of the island of Oahu, Wai?anae, HI is a census-designated place in Honolulu County, with a population totaling just over 13,000 in the 2010 census. With warm tropical breezes blowing year round, this is the land of perpetual summer and palm trees. This part of Oahu is normally warm and dry. If you like building snowmen, this isn't your place. Otherwise, bring your swimsuit and move on in.

Moving to Town

Palm trees and sunshine, check. Deserted beaches just off Farrington Highway, the main road, check. And of course there are plenty of house rentals, in Wai'anae. Popular options in this area just forty minutes from Waikiki but a peaceful world away include 1 bedroom apartments for rent, 2 bedroom apartments, and many a home for rent. The Honolulu Star Advertiser runs many classified ads where you'll be able to spot rentals, particularly in the Sunday edition. Look on neighborhood bulletin boards and online. Landlords tend to ask for solid documentation in regard to your work history and credit, so be prepared with W2s or tax returns.

Moving to Town
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Palm trees and sunshine, check. Deserted beaches just off Farrington Highway, the main road, check. And of course there are plenty of house rentals, in Wai'anae. Popular options in this area just forty minutes from Waikiki but a peaceful world away include 1 bedroom apartments for rent, 2 bedroom apartments, and many a home for rent. The Honolulu Star Advertiser runs many classified ads where you'll be able to spot rentals, particularly in the Sunday edition. Look on neighborhood bulletin boards and online. Landlords tend to ask for solid documentation in regard to your work history and credit, so be prepared with W2s or tax returns.

Neighborhoods

No matter where you live, you'll be close to a white, sandy beach and aquamarine water off the island of Oahu.

Makaha Valley: At the far end of the Farrington Highway, which serves as the main road through this part of Oahu, is this rural area. With a beautiful state park at one end and many places to hike and explore, there are also small to medium-sized apartment complexes and single-family homes holding a mix of renters and owners, all likely owning a surf board or two. This is the spot if you like to cruise down the beach and see more seabirds than people. Ka'Ena State Park at the end of the road is just one beautiful spot. Several forest reserves offer wildlife and quiet paths.

Makaha: Far different from Makaha Valley, this small, urban density enclave offers small to medium-sized, single-family homes, apartment complexes and high rises. Occupied by both owners and renters, these residences were built between 1940 and 1999. Nearby, you'll find the Makaha Golf Course.

** Ma'ili:** Suburban by density, this coastal community has many medium-sized to small, single-family homes and town homes occupied with a solid mix of owners and renters. Most homes were built between 1940 and 1999, with most on the newer end. Calm Ma'ili Beach Park is located here. Bring your sunscreen.

Palehua: Suburban in feel and with a mix of single-family homes and high rises, this area is primarily owner occupied, but rentals are available if you look carefully. This neighborhood is located closet to the resorts on this side of the island, including the Ko Olina Resort, with its pristine but man-made lagoons.

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No matter where you live, you'll be close to a white, sandy beach and aquamarine water off the island of Oahu.

Makaha Valley: At the far end of the Farrington Highway, which serves as the main road through this part of Oahu, is this rural area. With a beautiful state park at one end and many places to hike and explore, there are also small to medium-sized apartment complexes and single-family homes holding a mix of renters and owners, all likely owning a surf board or two. This is the spot if you like to cruise down the beach and see more seabirds than people. Ka'Ena State Park at the end of the road is just one beautiful spot. Several forest reserves offer wildlife and quiet paths.

Makaha: Far different from Makaha Valley, this small, urban density enclave offers small to medium-sized, single-family homes, apartment complexes and high rises. Occupied by both owners and renters, these residences were built between 1940 and 1999. Nearby, you'll find the Makaha Golf Course.

** Ma'ili:** Suburban by density, this coastal community has many medium-sized to small, single-family homes and town homes occupied with a solid mix of owners and renters. Most homes were built between 1940 and 1999, with most on the newer end. Calm Ma'ili Beach Park is located here. Bring your sunscreen.

Palehua: Suburban in feel and with a mix of single-family homes and high rises, this area is primarily owner occupied, but rentals are available if you look carefully. This neighborhood is located closet to the resorts on this side of the island, including the Ko Olina Resort, with its pristine but man-made lagoons.

Living in Wai'anae

Life along the leeward coast is laid back, and while this area is less than 30 minutes from the heart of Honolulu, it has a more rural feel to it. You'll find plenty of deserted beaches and excellent places to hike. The views on this part of the island are nothing short of spectacular, and you'll often have a sunset-watching spot all to yourself, unlike among the crowds of Waikiki.

Makaha Beach Park offers excellent surfing and calm swimming along a white sandy beach with facilities. More remote, just a few miles away you'll find Yokahoma Bay where surf churns against deserted, vast white sand, and fascinating hiking trails lead you around black lava rocks. Secluded and majestic, sunbathers, nature lovers and poets could hang out here all day. Crystal-clear waters, few crowds and plenty of parking - that's the coastal vibe in this area where locals outnumber tourists, hands down. While there are retail shops and some restaurants, this is a quiet area, and most nightlife is focused on the two large resorts in the area.

If you're looking for museums, nightlife and fine dining, drive Highway 93 into Honolulu for an evening on the town. You will need a car in this area. While there is public transportation, the ride can be long and bus service is not always frequent.

Living in Wai'anae
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Life along the leeward coast is laid back, and while this area is less than 30 minutes from the heart of Honolulu, it has a more rural feel to it. You'll find plenty of deserted beaches and excellent places to hike. The views on this part of the island are nothing short of spectacular, and you'll often have a sunset-watching spot all to yourself, unlike among the crowds of Waikiki.

Makaha Beach Park offers excellent surfing and calm swimming along a white sandy beach with facilities. More remote, just a few miles away you'll find Yokahoma Bay where surf churns against deserted, vast white sand, and fascinating hiking trails lead you around black lava rocks. Secluded and majestic, sunbathers, nature lovers and poets could hang out here all day. Crystal-clear waters, few crowds and plenty of parking - that's the coastal vibe in this area where locals outnumber tourists, hands down. While there are retail shops and some restaurants, this is a quiet area, and most nightlife is focused on the two large resorts in the area.

If you're looking for museums, nightlife and fine dining, drive Highway 93 into Honolulu for an evening on the town. You will need a car in this area. While there is public transportation, the ride can be long and bus service is not always frequent.

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City Guide

Waianae
Where the main road through Waianae dead-ends is Kaena Point State Park, a hiking path will take you from Kaena Point to Yokohama Bay in about three hours. All you need to make this trek is water, sunscreen, a camera -- and strong legs.
Where the main road through Waianae dead-ends is Kaena Point State Park, a hiking path will take you from Kaena Point to Yokohama Bay in about three hours. All you need to make this trek is water, sunscreen, a camera -- and strong legs.

Located on the western coast of the island of Oahu, Wai?anae, HI is a census-designated place in Honolulu County, with a population totaling just over 13,000 in the 2010 census. With warm tropical breezes blowing year round, this is the land of perpetual summer and palm trees. This part of Oahu is normally warm and dry. If you like building snowmen, this isn't your place. Otherwise, bring your swimsuit and move on in.

Moving to Town

Palm trees and sunshine, check. Deserted beaches just off Farrington Highway, the main road, check. And of course there are plenty of house rentals, in Wai'anae. Popular options in this area just forty minutes from Waikiki but a peaceful world away include 1 bedroom apartments for rent, 2 bedroom apartments, and many a home for rent. The Honolulu Star Advertiser runs many classified ads where you'll be able to spot rentals, particularly in the Sunday edition. Look on neighborhood bulletin boards and online. Landlords tend to ask for solid documentation in regard to your work history and credit, so be prepared with W2s or tax returns.

Moving to Town
+

Palm trees and sunshine, check. Deserted beaches just off Farrington Highway, the main road, check. And of course there are plenty of house rentals, in Wai'anae. Popular options in this area just forty minutes from Waikiki but a peaceful world away include 1 bedroom apartments for rent, 2 bedroom apartments, and many a home for rent. The Honolulu Star Advertiser runs many classified ads where you'll be able to spot rentals, particularly in the Sunday edition. Look on neighborhood bulletin boards and online. Landlords tend to ask for solid documentation in regard to your work history and credit, so be prepared with W2s or tax returns.

Neighborhoods

No matter where you live, you'll be close to a white, sandy beach and aquamarine water off the island of Oahu.

Makaha Valley: At the far end of the Farrington Highway, which serves as the main road through this part of Oahu, is this rural area. With a beautiful state park at one end and many places to hike and explore, there are also small to medium-sized apartment complexes and single-family homes holding a mix of renters and owners, all likely owning a surf board or two. This is the spot if you like to cruise down the beach and see more seabirds than people. Ka'Ena State Park at the end of the road is just one beautiful spot. Several forest reserves offer wildlife and quiet paths.

Makaha: Far different from Makaha Valley, this small, urban density enclave offers small to medium-sized, single-family homes, apartment complexes and high rises. Occupied by both owners and renters, these residences were built between 1940 and 1999. Nearby, you'll find the Makaha Golf Course.

** Ma'ili:** Suburban by density, this coastal community has many medium-sized to small, single-family homes and town homes occupied with a solid mix of owners and renters. Most homes were built between 1940 and 1999, with most on the newer end. Calm Ma'ili Beach Park is located here. Bring your sunscreen.

Palehua: Suburban in feel and with a mix of single-family homes and high rises, this area is primarily owner occupied, but rentals are available if you look carefully. This neighborhood is located closet to the resorts on this side of the island, including the Ko Olina Resort, with its pristine but man-made lagoons.

Neighborhoods
+

No matter where you live, you'll be close to a white, sandy beach and aquamarine water off the island of Oahu.

Makaha Valley: At the far end of the Farrington Highway, which serves as the main road through this part of Oahu, is this rural area. With a beautiful state park at one end and many places to hike and explore, there are also small to medium-sized apartment complexes and single-family homes holding a mix of renters and owners, all likely owning a surf board or two. This is the spot if you like to cruise down the beach and see more seabirds than people. Ka'Ena State Park at the end of the road is just one beautiful spot. Several forest reserves offer wildlife and quiet paths.

Makaha: Far different from Makaha Valley, this small, urban density enclave offers small to medium-sized, single-family homes, apartment complexes and high rises. Occupied by both owners and renters, these residences were built between 1940 and 1999. Nearby, you'll find the Makaha Golf Course.

** Ma'ili:** Suburban by density, this coastal community has many medium-sized to small, single-family homes and town homes occupied with a solid mix of owners and renters. Most homes were built between 1940 and 1999, with most on the newer end. Calm Ma'ili Beach Park is located here. Bring your sunscreen.

Palehua: Suburban in feel and with a mix of single-family homes and high rises, this area is primarily owner occupied, but rentals are available if you look carefully. This neighborhood is located closet to the resorts on this side of the island, including the Ko Olina Resort, with its pristine but man-made lagoons.

Living in Wai'anae

Life along the leeward coast is laid back, and while this area is less than 30 minutes from the heart of Honolulu, it has a more rural feel to it. You'll find plenty of deserted beaches and excellent places to hike. The views on this part of the island are nothing short of spectacular, and you'll often have a sunset-watching spot all to yourself, unlike among the crowds of Waikiki.

Makaha Beach Park offers excellent surfing and calm swimming along a white sandy beach with facilities. More remote, just a few miles away you'll find Yokahoma Bay where surf churns against deserted, vast white sand, and fascinating hiking trails lead you around black lava rocks. Secluded and majestic, sunbathers, nature lovers and poets could hang out here all day. Crystal-clear waters, few crowds and plenty of parking - that's the coastal vibe in this area where locals outnumber tourists, hands down. While there are retail shops and some restaurants, this is a quiet area, and most nightlife is focused on the two large resorts in the area.

If you're looking for museums, nightlife and fine dining, drive Highway 93 into Honolulu for an evening on the town. You will need a car in this area. While there is public transportation, the ride can be long and bus service is not always frequent.

Living in Wai'anae
+

Life along the leeward coast is laid back, and while this area is less than 30 minutes from the heart of Honolulu, it has a more rural feel to it. You'll find plenty of deserted beaches and excellent places to hike. The views on this part of the island are nothing short of spectacular, and you'll often have a sunset-watching spot all to yourself, unlike among the crowds of Waikiki.

Makaha Beach Park offers excellent surfing and calm swimming along a white sandy beach with facilities. More remote, just a few miles away you'll find Yokahoma Bay where surf churns against deserted, vast white sand, and fascinating hiking trails lead you around black lava rocks. Secluded and majestic, sunbathers, nature lovers and poets could hang out here all day. Crystal-clear waters, few crowds and plenty of parking - that's the coastal vibe in this area where locals outnumber tourists, hands down. While there are retail shops and some restaurants, this is a quiet area, and most nightlife is focused on the two large resorts in the area.

If you're looking for museums, nightlife and fine dining, drive Highway 93 into Honolulu for an evening on the town. You will need a car in this area. While there is public transportation, the ride can be long and bus service is not always frequent.