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Maybe it’s the picture-perfect beaches, the abundance of fresh-caught seafood, or the visions of spending afternoons basking on a breezy lanai, but the 50th state is calling our name—and we’re ready to say Aloha. Here, eight swoon-worthy Hawaii homes that are currently for sale.

By Marisa Spyker
Photo: Oceanfront Sotheby’s International Realty
Photo: Oceanfront Sotheby’s International Realty

Vintage Gem

Kapaa, Kauai; $950,000
Just steps from Kauai’s famous Baby Beach (great for swimming), this historic plantation-style home recently underwent a to-the-studs renovation and now boasts a gourmet kitchen, solar water heating, and gorgeous tropical landscaping. Perfect size, perfect location, perfect curb appeal—need we say more? Listed by Chadd White/Oceanfront Sotheby’s International Realty (808-639-5543).

Photo: Hans Klett
Photo: Hans Klett

Oceanfront Estate

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; $4,750,000
Live outdoors year-round in this luxurious retreat, which comes with a pool, spa, and spacious covered patio with a living area, dining space, and wet bar. As mesmerizing as the Hawaii surf is to watch from the ground level, it gets even better from the palm tree-level views of the upstairs master suites. The estate also features a two-bedroom guest house, and more room to build on the nearly 18,000-square-foot property. Listed by Gayle Ching/MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty (808-987-9155).

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Photo: Trade Winds Photography
Photo: Trade Winds Photography

Plantation Dream

Kula, Maui; $2,265,000
Set on 1.8 acres of rolling lawns and gorgeous gardens, this peaceful plantation-style home is loaded with charming architectural details and thoughtful updates to its 1930s-built shell. Original fir floors, coffered ceilings, and a stone-wrapped fireplace make the interiors feel cozy; outside, spacious decks boast ocean views for miles. Listed by Becky Hanna/Island Sotheby’s International Realty (808-870-0964).

Photo: M Pauole
Photo: M Pauole

Happy House

Kaunakakai, Molokai; $675,000
One of Hawaii’s lesser visited islands is rife with real estate for the nature lover, such as this oceanfront jewel dubbed the “Happy House”—for good reason. The mint-colored retreat sits just steps from a personal beachfront, where spectacular sunsets and whales breaching are regular sights. The property also borders a barrier reef, so swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding straight from your backyard are musts. Listed by Dayna Harris (808-553-8334).

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Photo: Emerald Isle Properties 
Photo: Emerald Isle Properties 

Hidden Paradise

Princeville, Kauai; $1,100,000
Surrounded by tropical flora and breathtaking mountain and waterfall views, this 1,800-square-foot home feels like a secluded treehouse in the middle of a jungle. In reality, it’s just a quick drive to tourist faves like Hanalei Bay and the swanky St. Regis. Inside, the home has a tropical vibe thanks to its vaulted wooden ceilings, bamboo shades, and distinctly Hawaiian views. Listed by Harvest Edmonds (808-443-8839).

Photo: Jonathan Davis
Photo: Jonathan Davis

Cozy Escape

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; $339,000
With 800 square feet of interior living space and a 520-square-foot lanai, this compact cottage on the Big Island has its proportions right. Each room—including the spacious living area with open-beamed ceilings and the two bedrooms—opens onto the ocean-facing lanai, where you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the sea (and passing whales). The house is also just a quick walk to the nearest beach. Listed by Carla Womack (808-896-6768).

Photo: Kati Gomez
Photo: Kati Gomez

Gorgeous Getaway

Lahaina, Maui; $1,599,000
Located in an exclusive oceanfront community with loads of amenities (think pools, a library, gym, and clubhouse with frequent social gatherings), this recently rebuilt townhome is steps from the sea, with views from the living room, kitchen, lanai, and both bedrooms upstairs. A patio shaded with tropical greenery is perfect for stowing beach gear and bikes (both bound to see frequent use). Listed by Anna Severson/Hawaii Life (808-280-1390).

Photo: Kukui’ula
Photo: Kukui’ula

Luxe Listing

Koloa, Kauai; $6,950,000
Claim your spot in one of Coastal Living’s Best Places to Live with this stunning custom home designed by renowned contemporary architect Olson Kundig. The pavilion residence is nicknamed the “Wave House” because of its position on a naturally sloping hillside site (and, not to mention, those five-star panoramic views of the sea!). In addition to a gorgeous pool and modern, indoor-outdoor design, perks of the home include access to this exclusive community’s amenities (and one of Hawaii’s best golf courses). Listed by Kukui’ula (808-742-0234).