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.  

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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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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.  

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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.

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

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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 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.

Sunday
Oct 19
8pm | 7c
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
Nov 28
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 2

Oklahoma Minister Moves his Wife and Five 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 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
8:30pm | 7:30c
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
3:30am | 2:30c
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 8, Episode 11

Living the Dream on Maui

Chandra and Louis love life in Ottawa, Canada, but they've had enough of the long brutal winters and cold weather. After years of dreaming about living in Hawaii, they're ready to make it a reality and call the Valley Isle home. Chandra and Louis are looking for a house on Maui that is big enough for their family and close to the beach so their two kids can enjoy the waves and sun as much as possible.

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

Living Large on The Big Island

A large family from Oregon is ready to put down roots on the Big Island of Hawaii. The family of six -- soon to be seven -- loves the culture, environment and year-round adventures that Kona has to offer. With so many people to please, it will be difficult to find the right place but they're confident they'll land on the perfect place to call home.

Sunday
Oct 1
8pm | 7c
Season 11, Episode 3

Kauai Closing

An Atlanta family with hectic lives is ready to pursue their passions in a Hawaiian dream home. They're a very active family and love being outdoors so they're hoping a new home on the island of Kauai will give them the lifestyle they couldn't find in Georgia.

Monday
Nov 20
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 11, Episode 8

Big Family on the Big Island

A couple is excited leave their Minnesota hometown and relocate to the Big Island of Hawaii. They are bringing four generations of family with them on this adventure and can't wait to settle down in the Kailua-Kona area. They hope to find a property with enough outdoor space to possibly build a yurt and aren't afraid of a fixer-upper.

Sunday
Dec 17
8:30pm | 7:30c
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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