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®

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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.  

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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.  

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

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Hawaiian Dream

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

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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®

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 just have to want it...life in paradise. Find out what it's really like to escape to the islands.

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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 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.

Monday
Nov 3
2am | 1c
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 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 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 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.

Monday
Nov 16
12:30am | 11:30c
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 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 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 3

Getting Back in Shape on Oahu

After traveling on various cruises, Evan and Stephanie always dreamed of living on a tropical island. Their wish was granted by a job opportunity to relocate from Texas to Oahu and the newlyweds jumped at the chance to start the next stage of their lives with a clean, healthy slate. Wanting to abandon their couch potato routine, Hawaii's constant spring temperatures are an incentive for the young couple to actively train outdoors for marathons and triathlons as they search for a beautiful starter home near wide roads and running trails.

Monday
Oct 24
3am | 2c
Season 8, Episode 13

Bay Area to the Big Island

Lisa came to Hawaii as a child to visit her grandparents and instantly fell in love with the water. After years in a stressful Silicon Valley job, she realized she could live her ultimate dream life on the Big Island and work remotely. Now Lisa is searching for a move-in ready, single-family home in Kona with ample outdoor space to host and entertain her friends.

Monday
Nov 7
2am | 1c
Season 9, Episode 7

Leaving Arizona for Kauai

Archie and Ann have been living in the heat of Arizona for decades, but after a quick trip to Hawaii invigorated them, this fun-loving couple decided to ditch their humdrum lives in Phoenix for an exciting, new business venture in Kauai. With the help of their broker, Ann and Archie are on the hunt for a house with a garden view that is perfect for entertaining.

Sunday
Nov 27
8pm | 7c
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 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.

Sunday
Dec 25
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 13

Setting Down Roots on Oahu

George and Lois Deuel have dreamed of living in Hawaii for over a decade. When George was given his most recent assignment and had the option of choosing Hawaii, he jumped on it. With the help of Hawaii Life Agent Sandra Sagisi Moser and ideas from their young son Lance, the Deuels struggle to decide which property is the perfect fit for them.

Friday
Jan 20
6:30am | 5:30c
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 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 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.

Friday
Jan 27
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 3

Family moves from New Hampshire to Kauai to live the classic Hawaii life and hit the water everyday.

Jill and Chris Caisey are ready to leave New Hampshire to fulfill their master plan of moving with their kids to Kauai to live the good life. Hawaii Life broker Roni Marley shows them several plantation-style properties with good proximity to the beach to complement the outdoor lifestyle they seek. They're willing to spend $500,000 for the right place in Kapa'a or Kilauea as long as it means no more wetsuits when playing in the ocean.

Friday
Feb 3
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 4, Episode 10

A Georgian family looks to reconnect with their roots on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Matthew and Malia met in the military and immediately bonded over their mutual Hawaiian ancestry. Now, after years of married life in Georgia, the Givens have decided to relocate their family to Hawaii to reconnect with their heritage and pass it along to their three children. After connecting with Big Island agent Julie Edens, Matthew and Malia search for a home that fits the needs of their growing family as well as Matthew's desire to live near a golf course.

Friday
Feb 3
7am | 6c
Season 6, Episode 4

Newlyweds Home Search on Oahu

Cody and Drew Jackson first met on Oahu while they were both visiting the island, and instantly connected. Though Cody was working in Europe and Drew lived in Colorado, the couple dated long distance and eventually married on the very island where they first met. Now Cody has a new job on Oahu, and the couple is eager to find a home where they can finally live together. Hawaii Life Broker, Melody Pevateaux, is hoping to find Cody and Drew their very first residence with everything they're looking for.

Friday
Feb 3
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 3, Episode 13

A Fire Twirler and His Family Find a Home on the Big Island

William Demaso, a Polynesian Lua Dancer, his girlfriend, Bryanna Pasco and their 2 children are ready buy their first home on the Big Island. Born and raised in Waikoloa Village on the Big Island, William and Bryanna have more than just family ties to the area, their heart and soul belong here. They are finally able to purchase a property on the home island of their ancestors and with the help of Hawaii Life Broker, Karen Bail, William and Bryanna will hopefully find a place where their 2 boys can run free and enjoy their surrounding ohana or family.

Friday
Feb 10
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 4, Episode 6

Soon-to-be-Wed couple looks for a place to call home in South Maui

Recently engaged Wayne Westcott and Sue Nuckols have lived most of their lives in the South and are proud of their Southern roots, but when they came to Maui for the first time, they knew it was where they wanted to start their new life together. With the help of broker JB Guard, they're searching for a house they can make their own and where they can have their grown children come to stay in their own piece of paradise.

Friday
Feb 10
7am | 6c
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 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.

Friday
Feb 17
7am | 6c
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

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