Kalakauan, Waikiki HI Homes & Real Estate
Built in 1966, Kalakauan is a 6-floor low-rise condotel located in Northwestern Waikiki. This condotel offers guests studio and 1-bedroom residences, and it is popular not only for its location on the famous Kalakaua Avenue but its proximity to Ala Moana, which makes this condotel an excellent choice for those who want to be located closer to the downtown Honolulu area.
Kalakauan is also one of the few buildings on O'ahu that allows legal short-term vacation rentals.
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Kalakauan is situated near two of the largest parks in the main Waikiki area- Ainahau Triangle and Fort DeRussy Beach Park. These parks feature sprawling, flat green lawns that are popular for picnicking, exercising outdoors, playing with pets, and spending time with friends and family. Plus, these parks are lined with trees that provide cool shade if the Hawaiian sun becomes too intense for you or your pets. There are also paved walking paths that lead throughout the parks, making this a peaceful spot partially separated from the "concrete jungle" of Waikiki.
Just a bit further South and you will hit the beach portion of Fort DeRussy Beach Park, which features a long and wide (compared to other beaches in the area) beach with gorgeous white sands, crystal clear blue water, and views of Diamond Head in the distance.
Kalakauan, conveniently, is also located along Kalakaua Avenue, which is the largest and most popular shopping street in Waikiki. This street stretches across the entirety of the main portion of the city, with various designer-brand, fast-fashion, and local shops lining the streets (as well as many restaurants and cafés). As a result, Kalakauan guests have access to this amazing shopping strip on foot or by car, leading to endless opportunities for nightlife and activities. In fact, taking Kalakaua Avenue all the way down to the Southeast portion of Waikiki will bring guests to one of the most well-known and popular beaches in Hawai'i- Waikiki Beach. This incredibly popular landmark is constantly packed with people who love to spend time sunbathing, surfing, swimming, bodyboarding, and more, with food stands and nearby restaurants ready for any nearby people who need a food or drink pick-me-up.
Being located in the Northwestern portion of Waikiki also means that Kalakauan guests have easier access to the Ala Moana Center, which is just a 6-minute drive from the condotel. This shopping mall, which is the largest open-air shopping center in the world, hosts hundreds of more designer-brand, fast-fashion, and local stores as well as many incredible restaurants within its cafeteria. For those who want more outdoor activities, Ala Moana Beach Park is located directly across Ala Moana Boulevard from the Ala Moana Center, and it hosts a large grassy park area, a beach, plenty of public parking, an L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, tennis courts, and a beach volleyball court.
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Unfortunately, Kalakauan does not offer many residents compared to other condotels in the Waikiki area. Two of the main amenities offered to guests at Kalakauan are community laundry services and an on-site resident manager, but other neighborhood activities and "amenities" are found nearby, such as two of the largest parks in Waikiki and short driving distance to the largest open-air shopping center in the world.
Kalakauan features 50 units within its 6-story building, of which are composed of studio and 1-bedroom units. There is limited information about the residences themselves, but the units seem to range from around 373 to 503 square feet.
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