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

Live the Hawaii Life

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What's it like to live in paradise? See how the other half lives. 

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What is it really like to live on Hawaii? Local and insiders share their favorite spots, favorite foods, and more.

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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 4, Episode 2

Oklahoma Minister moves his wife and 5 daughters to a family-friendly home on Oahu.

Jon Elliff is a Baptist minister who, after being inspired by a vacation in Hawaii, decided with his wife Becky to move his family to Oahu. With their five daughters, Jon and Becky are working with Hawaii Life broker Kelly Lee to find a house that gives them space for their family as well as a short commute to the beach and Jon's church. With big demands in their tight price range, Kelly shows the Elliffs several different Oahu neighborhoods to give them a sense for the value of their dollar.

Friday
Nov 28
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 4, Episode 1

Young family looks to make roots in Waikiki

Sick of indoor-life in the land-locked state of Kansas, Zach and Amy Riehemann were motivated to change their life and relocate to sunny Oahu with their two young sons, Jax and Brody. Seeking a condo that will work as their children grow up, they work with Hawaii Life broker Cathy Possedi to find them a spacious unit with family-friendly amenities, while still being close to one of the most desired spots on Oahu; Waikiki Beach.

Thursday
Dec 25
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Indianapolis Couple Drops Everything and Moves to Kauai

When Jennifer Beyers got a job offer at a hospital on Kauai, she and her husband Brady packed up their large home in Indianapolis to live their dreams in Hawaii. They know they'll have to downsize from their 3500 square foot mainland for something half the size, but Brady and Jen are happy to trade the space for their new island life. Jennifer must be less than thirty minutes from the hospital in Lihue, which could be a challenge for broker Miriam Perlmutter.

Tuesday
Jun 23
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 1

Young family looks to make roots in Waikiki

Sick of indoor-life in the land-locked state of Kansas, Zach and Amy Riehemann were motivated to change their life and relocate to sunny Oahu with their two young sons, Jax and Brody. Seeking a condo that will work as their children grow up, they work with Hawaii Life broker Cathy Possedi to find them a spacious unit with family-friendly amenities, while still being close to one of the most desired spots on Oahu; Waikiki Beach.

Tuesday
Aug 18
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 6, Episode 6

Back to the Big Island

Shari Streuker grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii but left after college to see the world. Now that her parents are getting older, Shari has decided to buy a home in her hometown of Hilo. Hawaii Life Agent Bruce Kekuewa has his work cut out for him, as Shari is working with a small budget but needs a three bedroom home with a large fenced yard for her dogs.

Sunday
Nov 1
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 6, Episode 6

Back to the Big Island

Shari Streuker grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii but left after college to see the world. Now that her parents are getting older, Shari has decided to buy a home in her hometown of Hilo. Hawaii Life Agent Bruce Kekuewa has his work cut out for him, as Shari is working with a small budget but needs a three bedroom home with a large fenced yard for her dogs.

Monday
Nov 2
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 7, Episode 2

Chicagoan and His Dogs Leave Behind Snow for Surf and Sun on Oahu

Michael made his first trip to Oahu to escape the brutal Chicago winters, but as soon as he arrived in Honolulu he immediately knew he had to live there. He was so sure that he interviewed for a job while on vacation and a few weeks later, he was packing his bags. He's dreaming of a 2- or 3-bedroom place on the west side of Oahu where his dogs, Luke and Murphy, can play in the yard. Luckily, Hawaii Life agent Amie Bennis has a lot of options for him to check out.

Sunday
Nov 15
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 6, Episode 7

Couple Starts Business in Kona

Craig and Michelle Pivo have been vacationing in Hawaii for years. Upon becoming empty-nesters, the couple decided to leave behind their Pharmaceutical lab coats and open up an E-Bike Rental store on the Big Island. After investigating the real estate market on Hawaii, they decided that the Big Island would be the most affordable for their lifestyle. Hawaii Life Broker Minoo Elison Timm is helping the Pivo's start a new chapter of their lives here on the island. Craig and Michelle are excited to leave the desert and the view of the Las Vegas strip behind and move to an island where their daily activities will consist of electric bike riding along the coast, trying local Kona coffee, and taking walks on the beach.

Sunday
Dec 13
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 6, Episode 11

So Cal Family Moves to Kauai

Thom and Connie Antonopolous have been talking about moving to Hawaii for years. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii and have been vacationing on the island ever since with their children. The timing couldn't be anymore perfect to move as two of their kids are graduating high school and attending the University of Hawaii. The family is looking to downsize and move into a more manageable home with little maintenance. The non-negotiable item on Thom and Connie's list is a view. Hawaii Real Estate Broker, Susan Blaylock is confident that she can find the Antonopolous the perfect home for them to start their new adventures in Kauai.

Friday
Dec 25
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 7, Episode 12

Montana Parents of Six Downsize for Cooler Lifestyle on Kauai

Stacey and Julia came to Kauai on vacation years ago and felt like it was meant to be their home, but they were raising six kids in a 4000 square-foot home in Montana and couldn't make their dream a reality. With just two kids remaining at home now, Stacey and Julia have enlisted Hawaii Life agent Lauren Pingree to help them find a smaller place that still offers room for their older kids to come visit. Since they'll be downsizing, they're looking for tons of outdoor space to enjoy the year-round sunshine.

Friday
Dec 25
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 8, Episode 10

From Canada to the Big Island

Pamela and Andrew are looking for a slow-paced life and the ability to spend more time together, so moving from British Columbia to the Big Island of Hawaii is a no brainer. Along with their two children, they love being outdoors and are looking forward to experiencing the island's culture and community. Pamela and Andrew are looking for a home with enough space for family and friends to visit and a pool to cool off on those warm, sunny days.

Monday
Oct 10
3am | 2c
Season 8, Episode 2

Putting Down Roots in Oahu

Carl, Lisa and their two kids have loved life in Hawaii since they first visited in 2008. They began renting a home when Carl was assigned to Oahu for his job in the military, but they still weren't sure if life in paradise would last forever. Time has passed, and now Carl and Lisa know that they want to stay permanently, so they are searching for a place that will allow them to enjoy their new, active family life.

Sunday
Oct 16
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 9, Episode 6

Trading Sweaters for Bikinis on Oahu

Clint and Jordan were pleasantly surprised when the Army switched their station from Washington to Oahu. The couple is eager to raise their three children close to the beautiful beaches of Kailua. Can the family's agent find them a house with a large backyard and the kids' number one priority, a pool?

Monday
Dec 19
3am | 2c
Season 2, Episode 8

A single mother looks for a home for herself and her daughter on Kauai.

Rebecca Hart fell in love with Hawaii more than 10 years ago when she came to Oahu for college. After graduating, she knew she didn't want to return to her home in Minnesota, and after traveling the world, she is ready to plant her roots in Kauai. Very successful in her line of work, Rebecca works long hours as an autism specialist for the board of education and loves the fact that Kauai offers her a blissful getaway on the weekends from her often stressful career. Rebecca is a single mother to her 5-year-old daughter Kailani and loves the quality time Kauai allows them to spend together. With the budget of $400-600,000, Rebecca turns to Hawaii Life broker Miriam Permutter to help her and her daughter find a place where they can do yoga and plant their own garden.

Friday
Feb 24
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 3, Episode 11

An Outdoorsy Couple from Pennsylvania Looks to enjoy the outdoors in Oahu all year long.

Ever since visiting Oahu, The Camachos have been trying to epitomize the Hawaii lifestyle in Pennsylvania but it is just not working out. Whether it is going for a jog, jet skiing or long walks with their dogs the couple knows they will find the best views in Oahu to do all of these things. So with the help of Hawaii Life broker, Ron Hamic, Kim and Martin Camacho search for their perfect piece of paradise.

Friday
Feb 24
7am | 6c
Season 6, Episode 8

Oregon Couple Seeks Hawaii Sun

Maui native Jeff Keyes loved growing up in Hawaii but moved to Oregon after college to experience snow for the first time. There he met and fell in love with Mindy Sue Werth, an artist, and realized how much he missed island living. Now, having found a job as a golf pro on the Big Island, Jeff has convinced his girlfriend to try living in the sunshine for a change. With the help of Hawaii Life Agent Jan Nores, the couple is looking to buy their first property together. Along with their own wants, their dog Tumi's needs are at the top of their wishlist- a yard to run around in. Hardwood floors for Tumi's paws, and enough space inside for Tumi to be comfortable.

Friday
Feb 24
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 9

A young, active couple house hunts in Oahu for a home where they can start a family.

Shavonne and Thi Truong dreamed of honeymooning in Hawaii, but disappointingly the newlyweds never made it. A few years later, the couple received amazing news that the Army stationed them in Oahu. Having never even been to Hawaii, Shavonne and Thi packed their bags and reported for duty. The Truongs immediately fell in love with Oahu's sunshine, but ultimately it was the active and healthy lifestyle that sold them. Now, the couple is working with Hawaii Life broker Erik Hinshaw to help them find a home that will keep them close to the beach where they can enjoy fishing and swimming with turtles as well as be a great place to start a family.

Friday
Mar 10
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 3, Episode 10

A couple is moving to Oahu to continue their photography business.

Lucie and Sam Silveira have always been hard workers and after years of developing their photography company in California, they are extremely excited to start things up in Hawaii, fully aware that the work pace will be a lot slower. They look forward to working on island time and having more time to explore the island of Oahu where they'll be able to relax on the beach and enjoy fun nights out on the town. The Silveiras are working with Hawaii Life Broker David Buck to help them find a place where they can set up their photography studio but also a place that they can call home.

Friday
Mar 24
7:30am | 6:30c

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