Ni'ihau Apartments, Waikiki HI Homes & Real Estate
Ni'ihau Apartments (also known as Ni'ihau Apartments Inc) is a 44-unit condotel hosting 1- to 3-bedroom units near central Waikiki. This condotel sits on Beach Walk just one block over from the large Fort DeRussy Beach Park and adjacent to the popular Waikiki Beachwalk shopping center, which hosts a variety of popular restaurants like Roy's Waikiki, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Yard House, Musubi Café Iyasume, as well as stores like SoHa Living Beach Walk, Big Wave Dave at Surf & Coffee, and Crazy Shirts. Likewise, this condotel sits just down the street from Kalakaua Avenue, which opens up shopping and dining opportunities tremendously, as well as provides more direct access to more popular spots like Waikiki Beach (which is just a 12-minute walk or 6-minute drive away).
Ni'ihau Apartments is also one of the few buildings on O'ahu that allows legal short-term vacation rentals.
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Ni'ihau Apartments is located in a great spot in Waikiki, with convenient access to Fort DeRussy Park, Fort DeRussy Beach, and the Pacific Ocean just over one block away. Just up Beach Walk, though, is Kalakaua Avenue, an immensely popular strip known for its abundance of designer stores, chain fast fashion shops, local boutiques, restaurants, and more. This street is constantly receiving traffic due to it running all the way through the center of Waikiki, and it is a popular tourist destination for visitors staying in or near the area.
As a result, those staying at Ni'ihau Apartments can take Kalakaua Avenue (or one of its neighboring streets) all the way down to arguably the most popular and well-known beach in all of Hawai'i- Waikiki Beach. This area is always packed with tourists and locals alike, and it has a variety of restaurants and bars open later in the day which makes Waikiki's nightlife very active. Plus, the Waikiki Beach Walk shopping center is located one street behind Ni'ihau Apartments, and it offers a variety of stores like Na Lima Mili Hulu No'eau Hawaiian goods store, a 'Ukulele Store, as well as restaurants like the famous Roy's Waikiki, Yard House, Musubi Café Iyasume, and the popular Poké Bar.
Traveling in the opposite direction, Ni'ihau Apartments visitors can drive through Fort DeRussy Beach Park and up Ala Moana Boulevard to reach the largest open-air shopping center in the world- the Ala Moana Center. This shopping mall features hundreds of designer boutiques, local stores, fast fashion spots, restaurants, and even year-round live performances. This is an incredibly popular location year-round, so expect the mall to be busy regardless of which day and time you decide to visit.
For nearby outdoor experiences, Ala Moana Beach Park is also nearby (just across Ala Moana Boulevard from the Ala Moana Center), which is a great spot to spend time with friends and family outdoors, exercise, have a picnic, or just enjoy the Hawaiian climate. In the opposite direction, the Honolulu Zoo is also available for a fun family-friendly excursion, as is the famous Diamond Head Crater Hike.
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Unfortunately, Ni'ihau Apartments does not offer many amenities like other condotels in the area. However, the condotel's location near Kalakaua Avenue, Fort DeRussy Beach Park, and a variety of stores and restaurants make up for its lack of on-site amenities.
Ni'ihau Apartments offers 1- to 3-bedroom residences, with the 1- and 2-bedroom units featuring 1 bathroom and the 3-bedroom units featuring 2 bathrooms. The square footage for the units is as follows:
- 1-bedroom 1-bath: 452 or 487 square feet
- 2-bedroom 1-bath: 669, 673, 690, or 974 square feet
- 3-bathroom 2-bath: 1205 square feet
All of the units feature private 85-square-foot lanais, though many of the units have decided to convert this outdoor lanai space into added indoor space (thus enclosing the lanais). From this outdoor lanai space or the windows, units will have views of the surrounding cityscape and Fort DeRussy Beach Park (for the higher units).