Kuhio Village, Waikiki HI Homes & Real Estate
Built in 1975, Kuhio Village is a collection of two twin condotels in central Waikiki. These buildings both house 12 stories worth of studio and 1-bedroom units, with the vast majority of the units being studio layouts. Though these units can run a bit smaller than others in the area, the condotels make up for it by being located within walking distance of many Waikiki staples. These condotels' are in a pristine location, being located just a couple of blocks away from one of the most well-known and popular beaches on the island- Waikiki Beach- as well as various shopping and restaurant spots.
Both of the Kuhio Village buildings are also among the few buildings on O'ahu that allow legal short-term vacation rentals.
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Kuhio Village provides a great opportunity for visitors to engage in downtown Waikiki nightlife and culture, with surrounding restaurants like Sushi Spot Waikiki, Five Star Poke, Ilima, Blue Ocean Seafood & Steak, and Ice Cream Rolls Hawai'i all within 200 feet of the building. Likewise, sitting on the corner of Kuhio Avenue and Lili'uokalani Avenue is an ABC Store, which provides fun tourist gifts and trinkets as well as vacation staples like sunscreen, water and snacks, and other daily necessities.
One of the most notable aspects of Kuhio Village's location is its proximity to Waikiki Beach, which is less than a 5-minute walk away from the residence. Arguably the most popular and well-known beach in Hawai'i, Waikiki Beach is an immensely popular spot for surfing, swimming, sunbathing, spending time with friends and family, eating, and more. There are shaded cabanas for those who need a break from the intense Hawaiian sun, and there are vendors stationed around the street selling various snacks and drinks. Not to mention, the entirety of Kalakaua Avenue along Waikiki Beach is stationed with restaurants, cafés, and stores, which means visitors can easily take a break from the beach and grab something to eat or drink.
Kalakaua Avenue is also known for its wide array of shopping spots, as it is the main shopping strip in Waikiki. Kalakaua Avenue hosts a variety of designer stores, fast-fashion stores, and more, making it one of the most consistently crowded areas in Waikiki.
For those who are not interested in the extremely crowded daily nature of this street and general area, other outdoor activities are found Southeast of the main Waikiki area. These include the Honolulu Zoo, Kapi'olani Regional Park, and the Diamond Head Crater Hike, which are a 4-, 6-, and 13-minute drive away from Kuhio Village respectively.
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Unfortunately, besides an on-site laundry facility in each building, there are no amenities available to guests. However, Kuhio Village's location in Waikiki provides excellent access and close proximity to many of Waikiki's most popular amenities, including beaches, restaurants, shopping centers, and more, which more than makes up for the condotels' lack of on-site amenities.
The layouts for the units are nearly identical between Kuhio Village 1 and Kuhio Village 2, with both condotels offering studio and 1-bedroom units. However, studio 1-bath units are the vast majority of unit types, with only 2 units in each building being 1-bedroom 2-bath configurations. The studio units measure between 120 and 365 square feet, while the 1-bedroom units measure 433 square feet.
Some units also feature a private lanai, which measure between 37 and 138 square feet (though units on the second floor of each building do not have a private lanai). The higher the units are positioned in the building, the better the views guests will receive- Southern-facing units will receive views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding cityscape, while Northern-facing units will receive views of the Ko'olau Mountains and surrounding cityscape.