Charming condo next to UH Manoa

With almost 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, many of them choose to live off-campus in various places around Oahu. However, most opt for a place near campus, often making the closest ones hot commodities.

With an eye toward an investment property or perhaps for a university employee looking to purchase a condo, this affordable one-bedroom at University Court Apartments offers a prime location across the street from the main campus.

“There are no other condo buildings that are directly across the street from the university,” says realtor Douglas Shanefield of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. “It’s a charming building with a real Hawaiiana feel.”

The 521-square-foot corner condo affords privacy from the other units and is open on three sides allowing the trade winds to cool the space. Though during the hot and sticky days, wall air conditioners in the bedroom and living room can get the job done.

Wide skyline and campus views can be enjoyed from the 75-square-foot lanai, which the owner upgraded by installing a stone floor.

Worth noting: The maintenance fee, which is $392 a month, includes electricity, along with sewer and hot water.

Shanefield also pointed out that while many of the units in the building do not have parking, this one comes with an assigned, covered parking stall.

In the building’s communal terrace, a large, monkeypod tree offers a shaded area to visit with friends or, perhaps, hunker down and study.

If you’d like to see it in person, there will be a broker’s open house (it’s open to the public) Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. It will also be open on Sunday, Nov. 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. Click here for details.

Money talk: $295,000 fee simple
Contact: Douglas Shanefield, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-551-5551,
MLS#: 1212468