25 Homes With Killer Views

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The best part of Hawaii life? It's all about the view! See 25 of our favorite vistas. 

Brunch by the Water

Brunch on the patio just got a whole lot better with an unbelievable ocean view near Honolulu on the island of Oahu.

A Place to Relax

The perfect place to enjoy a dip in the water, the gorgeous Kauai beach is surrounded by a coral reef that keeps the big waves out and the water calm. 

Photo By: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Not-So-Rustic Retreat

At the Kapalua Resort, every day is paradise when you wake up to views of sparkling blue water. The spectacular ocean-front vistas don't hurt either.

Photo By: Choi International, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Room to Run

Ideal for a family with kids, this impeccable estate boasts a 1.29-acre lot that includes over 400 feet of stunning white sand.

Photo By: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Pretty as a Picture

This Hawaiian oasis is pure heaven with a 50-foot salt water pool and dazzling waterfall surrounded by lush tropical plants.  

From: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Nature at Its Finest

Who wouldn't want to live in the Kauai home that gets to take in these unbelievable views every day? Natural tropical foliage sets the stage for phenomenal landscapes.  

From: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Poolside Oasis

Simply imagine lounging in the pool or under the shade of the umbrella as you watch the waves come rolling in at this tropical oasis.

Home Within the Trees

The only thing better than a grown-up treehouse is a treehouse that features hanging chairs, a day bed and a cupola with magnificent Hawaii views.  

Photo By: Daniel Schmidt

After the Storm

With the rain comes a delightful site at this Kohala home. “A common occurrence is that it will be raining on the west side of the house while the sun is bright and shining on the east side,” says homeowner Jeanne Sunderland.

Photo By: Lia Wailani Watkins

Relaxing Rental

Paradise at its finest, this decadent vacation rental is a vision with gorgeous tropical foliage and an in-ground pool that blends perfectly with its surroundings.  

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Ideal Escape

With stellar views and luxurious amenities, it's no wonder this stunning estate is a hot vacation spot for celebrities.  

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Time for a Dip

As you lounge in one of the three chairs overlooking the water, it's hard to tell where the pool ends and the ocean begins at this unbelievable Hawaii home.  

Keeping It Fresh

If you love the ocean but would rather take in the views in the comfort of a freshwater pool, this phenomenal escape is the one for you.

Picturesque Views

A bright living room takes advantage of its jaw-dropping surrounding with oversized windows that put the dazzling views on full display.  

From: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Happiness in a Hammock

It isn't hard to imagine lazing the day away in one of these comfy hammock chairs that gazes upon the gorgeous mountains of Haena.

From: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Dazzling in the Distance

A panoramic view of Hanalei Bay looks as beautiful as a painting with spectacular mountains and a far-off rainbow.  

From: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers and Luxury Portfolio International®

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Tropical Paradise

A waterfall grotto is the finishing touch to this 50-foot salt water pool surrounded by lush greenery and a sigh-evoking mountain view.  

From: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Hawaiian Dream

Lush green grass dotted with colorful tropical plants sets the stage for this spectacular home in Omao.  

From: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Perfect for Parties

This superb tropical getaway features an infinity-edge pool, complete with a hot tub and firepit overlooking the dazzling Kalihiwai Bay.

From: Luxury Portfolio International® and Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers

Photo By: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, a member of Luxury Portfolio International; Damon Moss Photography

Welcome Home

An impressive stone driveway leads to an exceptional 2,000 square foot home, surrounded by beautiful palm trees and a blue Hawaiian sky.

From: Luxury Portfolio International® and Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers

Photo By: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, a member of Luxury Portfolio International; Damon Moss Photography

Let the Outdoors In

Folding glass doors make it possible to feel the island breeze and take in the unbelievable surroundings in this surreal dining space.   

Photo By: Choi International, a member of Luxury Portfolio International®

Private Pacific Views

Situated in a premier gated community, the most impressive aspect of this remarkable home is the mesmerizing views of the Pacific Ocean.  

Photo By: Choi International, a member of Luxury Portfolio International®

Everything at Your Fingertips

Take in the spectacular surroundings while enjoying the comfort of this stunning living room and taking a dip in the extravagant indoor pool.  

Photo By: Choi International, a member of Luxury Portfolio International®

On the Bright Side

It's impossible to wake up on the wrong side of the bed when the morning greets you with a picturesque view as lovely as this one.  

From: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

At Home in Hawaii

Walls of windows make the most of the intoxicating views surrounding this lounge-worthy great room. Neutral furnishings keep the focus on the outside beauty, including a spectacular mountain range and waterfall.  

From: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

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You don't have to be rich to live in Hawaii — you just have to want it, say the brokers at the Hawaii Life realty firm who make island-living dreams come true for clients ready to make it a reality. In Hawaii, properties range from $50K plots of land to $50 million-dollar dream homes, from Oahu to Kauai to the Big Island to Maui. The firm's 130+ brokers are unlikely real estate moguls, people who themselves have made the leap to the life in Hawaii, as they call it, and who want to see that others can enjoy it too. This half-hour real estate series will follow the firm's endless stream of clients who are abandoning their 9 to 5 lives in Anywhere, U.S.A., to take hold of a Hawaii Life .
Season 3, Episode 9

Empty nesters search for a house in Oahu to start a new chapter of their lives.

Now that Jerry and Gail Rustin's six children are grown and scattered around the country, these empty nesters are ready to put the focus back on themselves and start a new chapter of their lives in Hawaii, a place that feeds their imaginations as they try to pursue their interests of writing and music. They are working with Hawaii Life agent Sandra Sagisi Moser as they search for a house with space for writing, a man cave, and close proximity to Honolulu and its bustling nightlife.

Sunday
Oct 12
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 12

Young Couple Trades in Madison, WI for Killer Views in Kauai

Kristopher and Shannon Breyer packed up and moved to Hawaii with their baby girl, Eloise, not knowing what to expect. They've been renting on Kauai but are now ready to make the leap to home owners. With the help of Ron Margolis, a Hawaii Life broker, The Breyers are looking for a small family home that allows them access to all the outdoor activities they enjoy, like bike riding, hiking and the beach- a perfect place for their 2-year old daughter to play in the sun soaked sand.

Friday
Nov 28
3pm | 2c
Season 4, Episode 11

A yogini and her chef partner search for a peaceful retreat in the Puna district on the Big Island.

When Michelle, a yoga therapist, met Ricardo, a chef, in their hometown of Dallas, TX, she already knew she wanted to live on the Big Island. A few years into their relationship, Ricardo fell in love with the Big Island too, and the couple agreed to leave their lives in Dallas behind for a more tranquil life in the Puna District of Hawaii Island. With the help of Hawaii Life agent Evan Clarke, Michelle and Ricardo look for a home with space for Michelle's mainland clients to visit and experience their cozy yoga retreat and a yard to grow a large vegetable garden.

Sunday
Dec 28
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 12

Finding a First Home Together on Oahu

As an Army engineer, Robin Glebes has been traveling around the South Pacific, while his wife Tirzah has been finishing her PhD in Colorado. Now that Robin has received orders to live in Hawaii and Tirzah has graduated, the two are ready to connect with Hawaii Life Broker Erik Hinshaw, who will help the Glebes find a Hawaii-style home with indoor space for guests and outdoor space for their little dog, Moki.

Monday
Dec 29
3am | 2c
Season 2, Episode 5

A Baltimore couple moves to Hawaii to start exciting new careers on the Big Island.

Chris and Nina Lambert are moving from Baltimore with their two dogs to begin a new life on the Big Island. Nina was offered a position as a director of Marine Life, while Chris is taking the opportunity to fulfill his life-long dream of becoming a pilot. Their biggest requirements are ample yard space for their four-legged family members and a two-car garage to protect their four-wheeled possessions. With a budget of just $375,000, finding both of those items will be a challenge for Hawaii Life agent Kristi Cotton.

Tuesday
Jun 23
2pm | 1c
Season 7, Episode 3

Perfect Timing for Wisconsin Couple to Move to Oahu

Michelle and Michael have been living in Milwaukee, Wisc. for most of their lives but always found themselves escaping to Hawaii. The Wisconsin winters caused the couple to constantly hibernate, and they knew a move to warmer weather was in their future. While on vacation in Honolulu, they decided it was time to stop dreaming and make the move a reality. With the help of their Hawaii Life broker, David Buck, they hope to find a multiple-bedroom house or condo near the beach with city conveniences.

Sunday
Nov 15
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 7, Episode 9

Police Dispatcher Searches for Her Sanctuary in West Maui

Stephani has worked as a 911 police dispatcher for over fifteen years and it's taken a toll on her spirit. The one thing that makes her happy and washes away the chaos are the warm waters of Maui. So Stephani's decided to take her life back and make the move to west Maui. With the help of Hawaii life angent Jeff Onderko, Stephani searches for her own little sanctuary with ocean views and space to entertain friends and family.

Monday
Dec 14
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 9, Episode 4

Mom Follows Family to Oahu

After her daughter moved to Oahu for college, Jenny decided to leave the Arizona heat and follow her to the land of waterfalls and beaches. The desert has its beauty, but nothing compares to the lush, green landscapes of the island of Oahu. Finding a job on the island was easy for Jenny, but finding a dog-friendly home on the west side of the island might be a little more difficult.

Monday
Nov 21
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

A young couple leaves the hustle and bustle of Honolulu seeking the quieter parts of Oahu.

Gilbert and Sheila live in Honolulu but are tired of the hustle and bustle of the big city. They want to move somewhere more peaceful and start looking for a plantation-style house in Oahu that's close to the beach with enough storage for Gilbert's fishing and kayaking equipment and a yard for their dog. Hawaii Life Broker Sandra Sagisi is on the case, but in Oahu's competitive market, Gilbert and Sheila's $400-600,000 budget is a challenge for Sandra to overcome as they look in the areas of Waipahu and Ewa Beach.

Friday
Dec 9
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 5, Episode 5

A single mom with an empty nest seeks a new life in Hilo.

Shirley Edwards is a single mom with three grown sons who have all moved out of her Boston home. Faced with an empty nest, Shirley decided she needed to leave the snowy Boston winters, especially since her muscle is no longer around to help her shovel snow. After seeing an open position for a Director of Operations for a Home Health agency in Hilo, Shirley immediately applied and secured the job. Now, with the help of Hawaii Life Agent Bruce Kekeuwa, Shirley needs to find a new home on the Big Island. As excited as she is for her new life, Shirley is sad to leave her group of friends, the Divas, behind so it's essential that her new nest have enough bedrooms and bathrooms to host her frequent visitors, as well as a magnificent view to show off.

Sunday
Dec 25
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 10, Episode 2

Oahu's Aloha Spirit

A recently married Puerto Rico couple misses the aloha spirit of their Hawaiian hometown. They quickly jump at the opportunity to move back home to Oahu and buy their first house together. With the help of their agent, the young couple is looking for an open-concept home on the windward side of the island.

Monday
Oct 23
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 9, Episode 11

Leaving California for Kauai

Kurt and Rebecca love kayaking and the outdoors. With their children now grown and on their own, they decided to start a new chapter in their life on the island of Kauai. Over the years they've visited the island and fell in love with its beauty, climate, culture and outdoor activities. They're looking for a place that has great access to the warm waters where they can paddle and be one with nature. They hope to find the perfect home to begin their new life in paradise.

Friday
Dec 22
7am | 6c
Season 9, Episode 13

Open for Business in Oahu

Kansas City friends Matt, Ryan and Lucas are looking to bring their business to Waikiki. Before that can happen, they need to find a starter pad where the three of them can live and work while getting set up. With the help of a local agent, what started out as a joking text message could now be a dream come true as they try to find a new condo in the heart of Oahu.

Sunday
Jan 14
4pm | 3c
Season 8, Episode 6

Young Family Looks Forward to New Adventures on Oahu

Wyatt and Tau'Mee both grew up in Oklahoma and are now married with an adorable nine-month-old daughter, Rowan. Currently in Missouri, they are moving to Oahu where Wyatt is being stationed by the army. Wyatt and Tau'Mee are excited to find the perfect home for their family to experience things that they never experienced growing up with enough room to expand and house family visitors.

Sunday
Feb 25
11pm | 10c
Season 8, Episode 12

From Seattle to Amazing Maui

When Seattle chef Andrew heard about an opportunity to work at a new restaurant on Maui, he and his wife, Felisha, jumped at the chance. Both are avid adventure-seekers, and whether it's hiking, camping or swimming under waterfalls, they're ready for the new island lifestyle. Andrew and Felisha are looking at properties with additional dwellings that they hope to rent out to help supplement their income and make the move to Hawaii as smooth as possible.

Sunday
Feb 25
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 8, Episode 6

Young Family Looks Forward to New Adventures on Oahu

Wyatt and Tau'Mee both grew up in Oklahoma and are now married with an adorable nine-month-old daughter, Rowan. Currently in Missouri, they are moving to Oahu where Wyatt is being stationed by the army. Wyatt and Tau'Mee are excited to find the perfect home for their family to experience things that they never experienced growing up with enough room to expand and house family visitors.

Monday
Feb 26
2am | 1c
Season 8, Episode 12

From Seattle to Amazing Maui

When Seattle chef Andrew heard about an opportunity to work at a new restaurant on Maui, he and his wife, Felisha, jumped at the chance. Both are avid adventure-seekers, and whether it's hiking, camping or swimming under waterfalls, they're ready for the new island lifestyle. Andrew and Felisha are looking at properties with additional dwellings that they hope to rent out to help supplement their income and make the move to Hawaii as smooth as possible.

Monday
Feb 26
2:30am | 1:30c

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