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®

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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.  

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 3, Episode 2

Shipping Out to Oahu

David and Valori Lundstrom and their two teenage sons have been living in Colorado since 2005 all the while trying to find a way to make Oahu their home. The Lundstrom family has spent lots of time exploring the different islands of Hawaii but feel particularly drawn to the lifestyle and pace of Oahu. David and Valori own and operate three shipping stores in Colorado, and when they were presented with an opportunity to open a store in Hawaii, they knew it was a sign for them to make their dream of living in Oahu a reality. David and Valori and their boys are ready to leave behind the cold Colorado winters for a life of beautiful sunsets and whale watching.

Sunday
Oct 12
2pm | 1c
Season 3, Episode 4

A Home with a view on Hawaii's Big Island

Lewis and Kirsten Paragona have lived their whole lives braving the cold New England winters in the suburbs of Massachusetts. They lived a hectic life of caring for their two daughters and managing their high stress careers. Retiring to Hawaii is something Lewis and Kirsten always planned on, but they've decided that waiting for retirement is too long. With their oldest daughter going off to college next year, no time seemed better to start making their Hawaii living dreams come true, so the Paragonas set out on a search for a home with a view on the Big Island. The slower pace of life on the Big Island and the commitment to family is something that the Paragonas crave, and they're ready to make the sacrifices in their career and give up the harsh northeast winters for days of constant summers.

Sunday
Oct 12
4pm | 3c
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.

Sunday
Oct 12
7pm | 6c
Season 3, Episode 7

Newlyweds search for a home on Oahu where they can start their family.

Newlyweds Kenny and Kaitlyn currently live in Boston, and although they love their hometown, the two could not deny the sense of home they felt when they visited Oahu on a vacation years ago. They knew right away that Oahu was where they wanted to raise their family and as soon as they tied the knot, they flew to Oahu to meet with Hawaii Life agent Sandra Sagisi Moser to help them find a home close to the beach with a yard for their dog and plenty of space for when their families come to visit.

Friday
Nov 28
1:30pm | 12:30c
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.

Sunday
Dec 7
8pm | 7c
Season 4, Episode 9

A young couple looking to expand their family searches for a home on the Big Island.

John and Annie Caudell married five years ago, but have yet to find a home of their own on the Big Island. John was born and raised on the island, while Annie moved to Hawaii from the Philippines nine year ago. The couple loves the variety of landscapes the Big Island has to offer-from lush rain forests to secluded beaches to an active volcano. And most importantly, the Big Island is where their families live, and they are eager to expand their own family. The Caudell's have sought the help of Hawaii Life Broker Minoo Ellison to locate a single family home in the Kona area, one that hopefully offers a spectacular view.

Wednesday
Dec 24
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 3

Oahu newlyweds search for a bigger home where they can start their family.

Recently married Daniel and Keala Lee love living in their tiny house in Honolulu but now they're ready to start a family and know they need more space. Keala, a kindergarten teacher, was born and raised on Oahu while military analyst Daniel's family moved there from Fiji and both love the mix of city and country Oahu offers and hope to find something that allows them to enjoy both. So the Lee's seek the help of Hawaii Life broker David Buck to find a bigger place that's near both of their families, their jobs, and their favorite spots in Eastern Oahu.

Thursday
Dec 25
7am | 6c
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 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.

Monday
Dec 29
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 8, Episode 5

A Young Couple Looks to Raise Kids in Paradise

George and Erin met years ago in a bar on Oahu. George grew up in Hawaii as an Army brat and Erin happened to be there on vacation from medical school. They spent the following four years traveling between Hawaii and the mainland to visit one another until eventually marrying on Kauai. Now, after years of living in Washington D.C. with their two children, George and Erin are ready to trade in the urban rat race for island living on Oahu.

Monday
Oct 10
3:30am | 2:30c
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
Nov 13
8:30pm | 7:30c
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
Nov 14
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 6, Episode 13

Young Couple Relocate to Maui

Felipe and Kelley are avid surfers and always knew Hawaii was a great place for them to put down roots. The Hannel's are drawn to Maui's warm water temperatures, great waves, and the laid-back lifestyle. The young couple is focusing their home search to Kihei, on the South Shore of Maui. Their dream is to find a three bedroom, single family home with privacy and outdoor living space for BBQ's and parties, but they are also open to Condo living. Hawaii Life Agent, Alex Abreu, knows he has a tough job ahead since there are limited single family homes available within the Hannel's budget.

Friday
Jan 20
7am | 6c
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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