Two-bedrooms: $1,500 and under
So what does $1,500 get you these days in the Honolulu rental market? When I first started looking, I didn’t expect to find much.
As it turns out, if you're a single person or a couple, life is good—there are lots of studio and one-bedroom apartments to rent for under $1,500 on Oahu. There are even a few for under $1,000.
But what about families and roommates looking for larger living spaces? The selection of two-bedrooms under $1,500 slims down considerably, especially if you’re looking in town. Your best bets are on Keeaumoku, and in the Kalihi, Makiki and McCully areas.
For example, here's a McCully Circle apartment available for $1,425. It has two bedrooms, one bath, secured entry and covered parking. Since street parking can be hard to come by in that neighborhood, a dedicated parking stall is a definite plus.
If you want something more private, with easier street parking, there’s a two-bedroom cottage in Kaneohe available to rent for $1,400.
There’s also a two-bedroom duplex apartment on Violet Street in Kalihi Valley for $1,250. Bonus: A small dog or cat is negotiable.
If heading west is an option, here’s a two-bedroom townhome in Waipio Gentry for $1,500. Bonus: Washer and dryer in the unit.
Need something even larger? Good luck. Aside from student housing and low-income rentals, I only found one three-bedroom for $1,500. It’s in Kaneohe, and judging from the description on Craigslist, it’s part of a house and it doesn’t have a real kitchen: “Private cooking area is on the patio (more like an outdoor kitchen).”
More rental listings are available on the Honolulu Board of Realtors website at hicentral.com.
Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 in Permalink