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.  

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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.  

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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.  

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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.  

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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®

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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 5

A Busy Business Traveler Searches for a Home Base on Maui

Texas native, Beth Cantor has an exciting job as a roving human resources director that requires her to travel all over the western hemisphere. After a recent three-month stint on Maui, Beth instantly knew it was the place where she wanted to call home. She fell in love with the culture, the aloha spirit, and the relaxed lifestyle that she needs after her business travels. With the help of Hawaii Life agent, Amanda Kittle, Beth is looking for a condo in Kihei, close to her friends, and hopes to find a killer view that she can enjoy during her rare days off.

Sunday
Nov 2
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 6

A Young Couple Explores Options on Kauai

Richard and Tessa McSwain love the outdoors but hate the long, dark winters in Boulder, Colorado. After visiting Richard's mother in Kauai several years ago, the couple fell in love with the island and waited for the right opportunity to make their move. Recently, Richard was offered work as a general contractor, and Tessa convinced her bosses to let her work remotely from the island. With jobs secured, the McSwains are ready to trade skiing for surfing, and have enlisted the help of Hawaii Life Broker Glenn Forman to find the perfect house or condo for their new life. Tessa is looking for extra space for her home office, as well as an updated kitchen, while Richard wants the perfect outdoor entertaining space to enjoy the gorgeous Kauai weather. And their new home must be close to all the new activities the couple is eager to pick up in paradise.

Sunday
Dec 21
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 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.

Monday
Oct 5
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Monday
Nov 23
12am | 11c
Season 6, Episode 5

Single Mother Moves to Kauai

Janine Holstein is a single mother from Santa Monica, California, where she has been raising her son, Jotal. After working a demanding job, Janine traveled to Hawaii where she realized she needed to slow down her life. Even though it took a few years, Janine is finally ready to buy a one way plane ticket for her and her son to live their Hawaii life on Kauai. With the help of Hawaii Life broker, Carol Andrews, Janine will hopefully find the perfect home for her and her boy.

Friday
Dec 25
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 12

A Local Family Looks to Return to the Beach by Buying a Home Near Maui's North Shore

Kaleo and Sarah Amadeo are Maui natives that live on the island of Maui with their four young children. Kaleo is an avid surfer, paddleboarder, and all-around "water man" and is looking to relocate his family back to neighborhoods along Maui's scenic North Shore. After meeting with experienced Hawaii Life agent Georgie Hunter and explaining their need for space and beach access, the Amadeos look at a diverse variety of properties, from a fully finished move-in ready homes, to fixer-uppers that will offer them a better value for their dollar.

Friday
Dec 16
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 9, Episode 9

A Big Yard on the Big Island

While vacationing on the Big Island of Hawaii, Steve and Barbara's two children saw the ocean for the first time and never wanted to leave. Tired of the rough winters in Erie, Colorado, the couple decided to move to the island. Can their agent find this active family a house close to Waimea with a large yard for the kids to run and play?

Sunday
Dec 18
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 7, Episode 1

Mother and Daughter Ditch Heat in Houston for New Life On Kauai

Lisa has visited every state and even spent time in Guatemala, where Jacquilin was born, but the two have always felt that Hawaii was their home. So after twelve years of big city life in Houston, this mother and daughter duo is packing up and heading west to Kauai. With help from Hawaii Life broker JJ Leininger, they should be soaking up the cool Kauai breezes from their new home in no time.

Sunday
Dec 25
11am | 10c
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 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.

Sunday
Oct 22
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 10, Episode 5

New Job and New Home on Oahu

A newly engaged couple has grown tired of rough Ohio winters and follows a job opportunity to Oahu. They've packed everything they own and are ready to enjoy the island's perfect weather and gorgeous landscape. They're hoping to find a home with an open concept and spacious yard -- will they find the perfect place?

Monday
Oct 30
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 7, Episode 5

South Florida Couple Hunts for a New Home on the Big Island

Chris and Erin are ready to leave their hectic lives in south Florida for a more relaxing and healthier lifestyle on the Big Island of Hawaii. They love trying new foods and cannot wait to have their own piece of paradise where they will be able to grow their own fruits and vegetables. With the help of Hawaii Life agent Patti Kam, Chris and Erin can't wait to find a home with lots of land and tons of character where they can finally plant some roots and rest their weary heads.

Friday
Dec 29
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Wednesday
Apr 25
6:30am | 5:30c
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.

Wednesday
Apr 25
7am | 6c
Season 10, Episode 1

Dreams Come True in Maui

After 25 years of dreaming, a California couple is finally ready to move to the sandy beaches of Maui. They both love the Lahaina area and would love to own a boat to put in the harbor. With the help of a local agent, they're checking out all the best Hawaiian homes where they can make a life together in paradise.

Wednesday
Apr 25
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.

Wednesday
May 2
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.

Wednesday
May 2
7am | 6c
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.

Wednesday
May 2
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 5, Episode 8

A young North Dakota surgeon and her husband search for a home near her new job on Oahu.

Irminne and Russell Van Dyken have been stuck in snowy North Dakota while Irminne finished her surgical residency. Now that she has found a job at a new hospital on Oahu, they are thrilled to finally leave the cold winters behind. Hawaii Life Broker Cathy Possedi helps the Van Dykens find a unique home with beautiful views.

Wednesday
May 9
6:30am | 5:30c
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.

Wednesday
May 9
7am | 6c
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.

Wednesday
May 9
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Wednesday
May 16
6:30am | 5:30c
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.

Wednesday
May 16
7am | 6c
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.

Wednesday
May 16
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Wednesday
May 23
6:30am | 5:30c

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