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.

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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®

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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®

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Dazzling in the Distance

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

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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.  

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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®

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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.

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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®

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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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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 5, Episode 7

A young couple seeks their own paradise on the island where they were married.

When Chris and Logan Roche were married on Kauai, they fell head over heels in love with the island. After Chris received a job offer on Kauai, they decided to trade in their snowboards for surfboards and headed west to the "Garden Isle". Hoping to enjoy a little vacation every day, the Roche's seek the aid of Hawaii Life Broker Glenn Forman to find them a place that's near Chris' new job, close to their favorite beaches and offers the tranquility of life on an island paradise.

Monday
Nov 17
3am | 2c
Season 4, Episode 3

A first-time homebuyer searches for a condo on Oahu.

Helicopter pilot Julie Fung's high-flying job has taken her all over the US for work, but she's always wanted to fly the friendly skies above Hawaii. When a job opened up with a helicopter company on Oahu, she immediately applied and made the big move. Now she's finally ready to put down some roots on Oahu and buy her first condo with the help of Hawaii Life Agent Alison Wisnom. Julie's hopes are sky-high though and her lengthy wishlist does not match her tiny budget for a place in Honolulu, one of the most expensive cities in the world.

Sunday
Nov 30
8pm | 7c
Season 5, Episode 1

A single sailor searches for her first home on the island of Oahu

Feena Dwiggins has spent the past few years traveling around the world as a fire control-man with the US Navy. When her first opportunity for shore duty came up-she knew exactly where she wanted to go, Hawaii. With her new position at Pearl Harbor, Feena is looking forward to staying on dry land and wants to purchase a condo on Oahu. With the help of Hawaii Life Agent Jayney Arden, Feena is hoping to find a two bedroom, two bath property with a view for under $400,000. And being from North Carolina, Feena can't live without her air conditioning! With her busy lifestyle, a condo is the perfect fit for Feena, because she'd rather spend her free time soaking up the sun than mowing the lawn. But after touring both homes and condos, Feena has to decide just how badly she wants to avoid doing yard work.

Monday
Dec 8
3am | 2c
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.

Sunday
Oct 11
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 9

A Big Island native moves back home with his wife and three children.

David Ault was born on the Big Island but moved away at the age of seven. On a recent vacation to Hawaii with his wife Christi and their three children, David decided that they needed to move back to the place of his youth. With the help of Hawaii Life Agent Jené Green, the Aults will finally be saying aloha to a new life on the Big Island.

Sunday
Nov 22
9pm | 8c
Season 7, Episode 13

California Couple Looks for Lots of Land on Kauai

Tripp and Deja have spent many vacations in Hawaii and fell in the love with the north shore of Kauai. The couple lives in a busy community of San Diego and have decided that city life isn't for them anymore. Kauai couldn't be a better place for the active couple. Tripp is an avid surfer and loves the surf breaks Kauai offers. Deja loves to ride horses which is perfect since there's a large horse community on the island too. With the expertise of Hawaii Life agent Cate McCann Fleming, Tripp and Deja hope to find a home soon so they can start their new life in Hawaii.

Monday
Dec 7
3am | 2c
Season 6, Episode 3

Military Family Moves to Oahu

Megan and Korhy met on Oahu when Megan was on Spring Break and Korhy was stationed in the military. The two ended up falling in love and even got engaged in Hawaii! Years later, they are eager to return, so when Korhy was reassigned to work at Pearl Harbor, they didn't hesitate to make the move. Together with Hawaii life Agent, Alison Wisnom, the Flannerys look to live an active lifestyle in their new home on Oahu.

Monday
Dec 14
12:30am | 11:30c
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
Dec 9
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.

Sunday
Dec 25
12pm | 11c
Season 7, Episode 13

California Couple Looks for Lots of Land on Kauai

Tripp and Deja have spent many vacations in Hawaii and fell in the love with the north shore of Kauai. The couple lives in a busy community of San Diego and have decided that city life isn't for them anymore. Kauai couldn't be a better place for the active couple. Tripp is an avid surfer and loves the surf breaks Kauai offers. Deja loves to ride horses which is perfect since there's a large horse community on the island too. With the expertise of Hawaii Life agent Cate McCann Fleming, Tripp and Deja hope to find a home soon so they can start their new life in Hawaii.

Friday
Jan 20
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 4, Episode 4

A military family searches for their first home on Oahu.

Air Force Intelligence Officer Clint Kinchen and his wife Kallie have been lucky enough to have moved from their hometown in Louisiana to Okinawa and now to Oahu on orders form the military. But now that they have two young kids, they're ready to find a place to settle down. With the help of Hawaii Life agent Amie Bennis, the Kinchen's are hoping to find a home in a family friendly area with space for Clint's retired mom, who has moved in with them, to help raise their young family in paradise.

Friday
Jan 27
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 5, Episode 11

A father brings his family to Lanikai, the neighborhood he called home in his youth.

Paul King grew up in the paradise of the world renowned beach, Lanikai, on Oahu. Now, he wants his young daughters to experience the childhood that he had, by bringing his family back to Lanikai. With a successful career in real estate development Paul and his wife Susan know exactly what they want and are ready to enjoy the fruits of their labor with a house right on the water. Seeking the help of longtime family friend and Hawaii Life agent Mike Dilks, the Kings are looking for the perfect piece of paradise, with the stunning views that only Lanikai offers.

Friday
Feb 17
6:30am | 5:30c
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 9, Episode 10

From Washington to Kauai

Therese and James have been living in Washington state for years after settling there for James' job as a project manager. After falling in love with Hawaii on a recent trip, Therese decided enough is enough with the rainy Pacific Northwest -- it's time to follow her dream and move to the beautiful beaches of Kauai. James agreed and now he's helping his wife live out her fantasy in paradise. Now they hope to find their dream home on their dream island.

Sunday
Apr 23
10pm | 9c
Season 9, Episode 12

Best of Both Worlds on Oahu

Pete and Liana work in the aviation and hospitality industries and have been using their company perks to visit Hawaii every chance they get. Now, with a new job opportunity in Waikiki for Liana, the couple is going to make their island dream a permanent reality. A local agent is tasked with finding a two-bedroom condo with an amazing view close to Liana's job in Waikiki so they can finally turn this periodic vacation place into their forever home.

Sunday
Apr 23
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 9, Episode 10

From Washington to Kauai

Therese and James have been living in Washington state for years after settling there for James' job as a project manager. After falling in love with Hawaii on a recent trip, Therese decided enough is enough with the rainy Pacific Northwest -- it's time to follow her dream and move to the beautiful beaches of Kauai. James agreed and now he's helping his wife live out her fantasy in paradise. Now they hope to find their dream home on their dream island.

Monday
Apr 24
1am | 12c
Season 9, Episode 12

Best of Both Worlds on Oahu

Pete and Liana work in the aviation and hospitality industries and have been using their company perks to visit Hawaii every chance they get. Now, with a new job opportunity in Waikiki for Liana, the couple is going to make their island dream a permanent reality. A local agent is tasked with finding a two-bedroom condo with an amazing view close to Liana's job in Waikiki so they can finally turn this periodic vacation place into their forever home.

Monday
Apr 24
1:30am | 12:30c
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.

Sunday
Apr 30
10pm | 9c
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
Apr 30
10:30pm | 9:30c
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.

Monday
May 1
1am | 12c
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.

Monday
May 1
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

A family finally takes the plunge and makes the move to Hawaii that they have always dreamed of.

Kevin and Kelly Herendeen have been vacationing in Hawaii for years, along with their two children, Reese and Riley. The couple always wanted to live on the Big Island one day, but it was their teenage daughter Riley who encouraged Kevin to speak to his job about working remotely. After contacting Hawaii Life Agent Ro Scarbrough, the family is ready to find their dream home.

Sunday
May 7
10pm | 9c
Season 7, Episode 13

California Couple Looks for Lots of Land on Kauai

Tripp and Deja have spent many vacations in Hawaii and fell in the love with the north shore of Kauai. The couple lives in a busy community of San Diego and have decided that city life isn't for them anymore. Kauai couldn't be a better place for the active couple. Tripp is an avid surfer and loves the surf breaks Kauai offers. Deja loves to ride horses which is perfect since there's a large horse community on the island too. With the expertise of Hawaii Life agent Cate McCann Fleming, Tripp and Deja hope to find a home soon so they can start their new life in Hawaii.

Sunday
May 7
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

A family finally takes the plunge and makes the move to Hawaii that they have always dreamed of.

Kevin and Kelly Herendeen have been vacationing in Hawaii for years, along with their two children, Reese and Riley. The couple always wanted to live on the Big Island one day, but it was their teenage daughter Riley who encouraged Kevin to speak to his job about working remotely. After contacting Hawaii Life Agent Ro Scarbrough, the family is ready to find their dream home.

Monday
May 8
1am | 12c
Season 7, Episode 13

California Couple Looks for Lots of Land on Kauai

Tripp and Deja have spent many vacations in Hawaii and fell in the love with the north shore of Kauai. The couple lives in a busy community of San Diego and have decided that city life isn't for them anymore. Kauai couldn't be a better place for the active couple. Tripp is an avid surfer and loves the surf breaks Kauai offers. Deja loves to ride horses which is perfect since there's a large horse community on the island too. With the expertise of Hawaii Life agent Cate McCann Fleming, Tripp and Deja hope to find a home soon so they can start their new life in Hawaii.

Monday
May 8
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 7, Episode 6

A Lover of the Outdoors Starts Next Chapter of Life on the Big Island

Amy came to Hawaii at the beginning of her teaching career for a change of scenery and ended up falling in love with the island. Although she moved back to the mainland, she always dreamed of returning to the place she felt at home. Now a school principal, Amy likes to spend her free time outside. She wants a place where her family can come visit, with space to store all her outdoor gear. She enlists the help of Hawaii Life agent Rebekah Lussiaa to find a condo in the Waikoloa Beach Resort area so she can spend her time enjoying all that the Big Island has to offer.

Sunday
May 14
10pm | 9c

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