| by Kenneth Chase | 23 comments

Living in Hawaii, Renting an Apartment in Hawaii

So finding a place to rent in Hawaii. I just want to give you a little preparation. See this is a nice house that I live in now, but below the surface lurks several things TVs that are loud because people can’t hear so well and cigar smoke so um the walls are paper-thin And I’m looking for a new place. So here’s what I’ve found it is rather alarming to look for a new place, but this is what I’ve come up with: A “Studio” For $1,350 there was nothing in the room except a Ceiling light, no bed. No furniture. No, nothing and the man closed the door behind us and I got a little concerned He said he could set me up with a kitchen unit in the studio Which was 10 by 10 feet and looked over the carport with its only window that was for as I said $1350 And it wasn’t your own bathroom either you did share it And there was not a stick of furniture in the house however there was a beautiful view not from your room though from the Living room where we had to step over the guy’s head who was sleeping by the door to get to it And then what I just saw was a tiny little cottage and I was so excited about it But the internet didn’t work the Wi-Fi was somehow not able to upload my YouTube videos And I really do need that and I just had an unsettling feeling there it must have been the Feng Shui But you could lie down, you could stand up, and you could even turn around But that one was about six feet by 6 feet but it hit a solid roof you just had to walk down a really steep staircase to get to it and Let’s see one of the better ones When people tell you that the internet’s going to be put in don’t believe it because if it’s not there already I Can’t count on it really happening, and that’s a very important piece for me But I did discover that I Know exactly which area I want to live on on Kauai, so even though there is the perfect place coming for me I haven’t found it yet. So just to prepare yourself Walls can be really thin, people can watch TV too much, and you want to discuss smoking and pets One place looked perfect until the man said there’s two pekingnese I don’t know to say that that dog breed that bark all day until the owner comes home One of my Roommates here suggested I use the library all day After renting a place with dogs barking next to my headboard all day I’m not going to do that for $1200 a month So it hasn’t been all sunshine and mangos here looking for the place, but I am going to be Positive because just around the corner, you can find something wonderful and I know it’s going to happen so Hope this was helpful subscribe to find out about Hawaii and worldwide Adventures I go on and share if you like See you in the next one



Jan 1, 2015, 3:55 am Reply

Mary, just find an isolated spot in Hawaii, and build a tree house just like in the Swiss Family Robinson! (and with a playing organ!)   🙂

Seriously, good luck!


Jan 1, 2015, 6:36 am Reply

I hope you find the perfect place real soon.

Kent Custer

Aug 8, 2015, 11:52 am Reply

Are you high ? lol

Charles Jacques

Aug 8, 2015, 11:40 am Reply

Guess there is no Thailand (cheap rent) in Kauai? But supposed you wanted to do a month there- where would you stay?

Mary Bartnikowski

Sep 9, 2015, 7:43 pm Reply

@healthysoulforlife, yes i have been thinking of a tiny home but its a big undertaking as I would build it myself and would need land to lease for it – if you know of anyone who has land on Kauai for me to do this, I am friendly and kind. 🙂 Blessings.

Marcena Keto

Dec 12, 2015, 12:09 am Reply

I'm subscribing because you are so funny. I lived on Oahu for four years while hubby was in the military. I loved the weather and the beaches. I really miss it but you are so right, very expensive. We lived in Mililani and everyone thought we were rich. I would have to live in downtown Honolulu so I could walk instead of owning a car to save money. The public transportation seems reliable and the train system was being built. Aloha!

SouthPacific VanilliaStorm

Jan 1, 2016, 4:33 am Reply

Simple . . .fix
Move to the South Pacific

Mark Longanecker

Jul 7, 2016, 6:51 am Reply

I like your videos kinda funny and informative.Im really looking at moving to the big island.Im looking at land to build on but I think I have to build off grid.Im tangled on the laws of building and the laws and what I can grow on it.I would also like horses.Im health freak and want some adventure.Thanks for the info.

Debra Cole

Aug 8, 2016, 8:10 pm Reply

she seems to be a tad picky……


Aug 8, 2016, 3:15 pm Reply

hello Can you give your email I want talk you ?

Leah Williams

Sep 9, 2016, 1:39 am Reply

Hi my friend and I are going to Hawaii for our gap years, and were wondering if you know much about costs in Oahu? ☺️ thank you!


Jan 1, 2017, 1:37 pm Reply

why are you in the bed all day? "dogs barking next to my headboard all day"…go to the beach..

Christena Rooks

Feb 2, 2017, 7:40 am Reply

hilarious love the video!


Feb 2, 2017, 1:19 am Reply

How strange … 🙂

June Viarruel

Feb 2, 2017, 8:44 pm Reply

ouch I'm looking to move to hono hi I'm nervous

fallouter gaming

Mar 3, 2017, 1:16 am Reply

Did she ever find the perfect house?

Norma Stanley

Jan 1, 2018, 11:56 pm Reply

cigars are cool

Red Sox!

Feb 2, 2018, 2:43 am Reply

Way to good looking, anddddd a lovely accent!

Wow it's Amazing to think folks want Over $1000 a month for a small place that has dogs barking all day!!!!!

Hope your considering coming building a cabin out in the country some place, with the British guy! …..lol

Fahrul Fahrul

Feb 2, 2018, 5:28 am Reply

Nice videos

Sugar Cane

Feb 2, 2018, 12:08 am Reply

LOL….what did you really expect living on an isolated island? Carefree expenses, walking on the beach without a care in the world…get real. The whole world has changed.

Willow Broaddus

Mar 3, 2018, 11:20 pm Reply

I love the video. I am considering taking a job for 45k on Maui in Keihei – minus taxes and insurance it will be much less, do you think it will be enough for a decent life for my son and I? How are the schools?


Apr 4, 2018, 7:10 pm Reply

Very expensive in Hawaii causing many to become homeless. I think when the economy worsens, we'll have more homelessness here in Hawaii. If I had my way, I'd reside in Makakilo Hawaii, but I ended up living in Kaneoehe due to the high cost of rents in Honolulu area.

Janelle S

Mar 3, 2019, 7:12 am Reply

Maybe if you would get out during the day, the dogs wouldn't bother you. You live in Hawaii. Why would you stay inside all day? Can't put my finger on it but there's something off about you.

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