If pristine weather, tawny sand beaches, and sparkling water sounds like your idea of paradise, good news: These properties prove you can own a piece of it without blowing your budget.

By Lauren Phillips
February 02, 2017
It has an ocean view and its own gazebo: charming digs on the Big Island that won't break the bank.

Living in paradise doesn’t have to cost you a fortune—these homes in Hawaii come in at less than $500,000 (one is only $320,000!). From a cottage with a blossoming garden on the Big Island to a contemporary condo in Honolulu, dream home inspo abounds.

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#1: Lush Retreat, $395,000

Talk about curb appeal: This house in Hilo, on the Big Island, welcomes you with a blooming garden that surrounds the lanai (and that will flourish year-round in Hawaii’s tropical climate). Near Hilo Bay, the 3-bedroom, 2-bath house has 1,344 square feet, granite countertops in the kitchen, and a lavish bathroom with a spa tub and separate shower.

#2: Blue Abode, $475,000

It has an ocean view and its own gazebo: charming digs on the Big Island that won't break the bank.

This dreamy, sky-hued Big Island escape boasts three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and wraparound porches on both stories—and the deck on the top floor has an ocean view. It has 1,736 square feet of interior space on an expansive 10,000-square-foot lot, which houses a shaded gazebo and abuts 300 acres of forest behind the house.

#3: Panoramic Condo, $467,700

This ultra-modern condo is for the buyer who is willing to sacrifice space for location—and for views: Floor-to-ceiling windows put Honolulu's burgeoning skyline on full display. The 1-bedroom, 1-bath property is just blocks from both the water and downtown.

#4: Sunny Escape, $320,000

This Big Island home's cheerful exterior adds a splash of sunshine to every day. Its bright hue pairs well with wide-open living spaces and updated amenities, such as the kitchen, which has new appliances and granite countertops. With three bedrooms, one bath, 1,340 interior square feet, a 10,236-square-foot lot, and a location just a short jaunt from the sand, this house screams “beach retreat.”

#5: Cozy Combo, $380,000

Get the best of both worlds with this charming stay: This Oahu house is only a mile from the water, and it has breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. It has three bedrooms, two baths, and 1,234 square feet, plus a green backyard and a 1-car garage.

#6: Caribbean-Style Retreat, $489,000

This comfortable condo on the Big Island offers an unobscured water view. With two bedrooms and two baths, it has plenty of interior space, but outdoor living spaces like balconies, a community pool, and easy beach access allow for plenty of fun under the Hawaiian sun.

#7: Cheery Townhouse, $409,888

Located on Oahu, just a few minutes from the water, this colorful home contains an updated kitchen and bright, sun-lit interiors. It also has three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and almost 1,500 square feet of interior space.

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