Vote for Your Favorite Hawaii Life Listings in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2020!

It’s that time of year again! Time for architecture, design and real estate aficionados to vote for their favorite luxury homes in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2020!

This year’s Ultimate House Hunt runs from June 30 through August 4 on Fans and viewers can vote online for their favorite, extraordinary homes for sale across eight categories:

  • Amazing Kitchens
  • Beachfront Homes
  • Big City Digs
  • Countryside Retreats
  • Curb Appeal
  • Homes with a History
  • Outdoor Escapes
  • Waterside Homes

This year’s finalists include 89 homes represented by 35 real estate companies. Among the many high-end properties, no fewer than SIX Hawaii Life listings have been selected as finalists across three of the eight categories, including:


One-of-a-Kind Kilauea Oceanfront Estate

Vote for this home nominated in the Curb Appeal Category – Listed for $16.75 million by Ben Welborn

Located at 3630 Anini Road in Kilauea, this serene Kauai luxury home for sale offers a distant glimpse of the idyllic little island named Moku’ae’ae, and easy access to Anini Reef and the Kilauea Lighthouse. Named Wailana Malie, the property features 240 linear feet of beachfront right at its doorstep.

Hanalei Beachfront Estate

Vote for this home nominated in the Beachfront Homes Category – Currently listed at $24.75 million by Ben Welborn

As far as oceanfront homes go, this beachfront estate on Kauai’s North Shore is idyllic. Located on a 1.1-acre lot on the highly desirable Weke Road in Hanalei, this property offers unsurpassed views of the white sands of Hanalei Bay as it curves to meet the dramatic Bali Hai mountains. Take in the sunset and watch the breaking surf from the expansive beachfront lawn, just steps from the water’s edge.


Hale Makana Ola Oceanfront Estate

Vote for this home nominated in the Beachfront Homes Category – Currently listed at $12.99 million by Josh Jerman

Hale Makana Ola is a Balinese-inspired oceanside property designed for wellness, relaxation, and privacy. It offers sublime views of the Pacific Ocean, and the islands of Molokini, Kaho’olawe, and Lanai.  The home features a saltwater spa and heated saltwater pool, mature gardens, and cooling ocean breezes in the sunny Makena area of Maui.

Wailuku Mountaintop Estate

Vote for this home nominated in the Outdoor Escapes Category – Currently listed at $12.8 million by Josh Jerman

For the ultimate in privacy and seclusion, this gated mountaintop Maui estate set features sweeping views of the central isthmus and Maui’s north and south shorelines. This magnificent vantage point can only be reached by a winding private road, offering a beautiful retreat from the world.


Portlock Oceanfront Estate

Vote for this home nominated in the Beachfront Homes Category – Currently listed at  $12.5 million by Rob Burns

Nestled in the prestigious enclave of Portlock along the quiet shores of Hawaii Kai in Honolulu, this beautiful home offers the quintessential indoor-outdoor Hawaii living experience, with breathtaking views of Diamond Head, Maunalua Bay, and the majestic Ko’olau mountains. Wake up to surf breaks and sunshine and step into your private pool for a morning swim.

Hawai‘i Island

Contemporary Beachfront Home

Vote for this home nominated in the Beachfront Homes Category – Currently listed at $17.9 million by Carrie Nicholson

Contemporary, casual elegance is what you’ll find in this Big Island home within the Mauna Lani Resort. Nominated in the beachfront homes category, this secluded compound features 300 linear feet of 300 of oceanfront and spectacular 200-degree views from its extraordinary poolside oasis.

Contest Fine Print

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) and Luxury Portfolio International® (LPI) announced the launch of the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2020 this week. This is the ninth consecutive year HGTV has worked exclusively with Leading RE and LPI  for the popular online promotion, which generated more than one million votes last year.

All featured homes are represented by members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®, including Hawaii Life. Consumers can tour the 89 homes selected as finalists by viewing photo galleries on and can then cast a vote for their favorite properties. A winner will be chosen in each category based on the highest number of votes received, and an overall favorite will be awarded for the listing receiving the most votes.

“We are delighted to join forces with HGTV for the Ultimate House Hunt again this year to highlight some of the extraordinary homes our members represent around the world,” said Paul Boomsma, president and CEO of LeadingRE. “HGTV’s audience shares our passion for beautiful homes, and I am confident they will find inspiration in the exceptional designs and breathtaking locations showcased this year.”

The winning homes will receive editorial exposure on, as well as the prestige of being selected as fan favorites.

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Mollie Wagner

July 17, 2020

Love the program!

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