I found TC's house! And man is it way out there. It's located in north west Oahu and according to google maps it would take about an hour and 15 minutes to get to the real life location of "Robin's Nest" and TC's heli-pad. Of course Robin's Nest was supposed to be located on the north shore too, but it's still about an hour from Waikiki, and also the filming studio for Magnum P.I. No wonder we didn't see much of it!
Not only is it on the sparsely populated north west shore, it's also down a long private road away from any other houses. The area is zoned as an agricultural district, and I'm not 100% sure, but in real life the house may be the home of rancher B o b C h e r r y
, owner of F l y i n g R L i v e s t o c k (spaced for his privacy, so google won't pick it up). As the linked page says, he enjoys herding his cattle with a helicopter, lucky guy. Here's another story
about a fire on his land (not lucky).
Much of the land around the house is private property, but there's a hiking trail named the Dupont Trail on the ridge to the east. (1
The ranch was (and still is?) also used as a filming location for Flight 29 Down
, which airs on Discovery Kids. (1
Here's the house
in google maps. If you turn on terrain in google earth, and view from the side while spinning around you'll see that it's actually on a little hill which in turn is on a ridge of it's own. You can also see the unbelievable views it has. A perfect fit for a helicopter pilot - what a wonderful place for a home.
I also found where TC was driving Nuzo back to his place. This area is also away from Magnum P.I.'s normal filming locations - pretty far north on the east coast of Oahu.
Here's the first shot, looking south. Where the long line of mountains on the right of the lower picture fade away (where the island points to) is about where Robin's Nest would be. The name of the island in the upper left picture is Kualoa Tower, more commonly known as Chinaman's Hat Island. (1
) (gm link
(edit) It's also known as Mokolii
Here's where TC spaces out thinking of Vietnam and almost hits a truck. (gm link
And the valley which reminds TC "of the one north of Quan Loi." (gm link
It's interesting that these locations are actually in their correct sequence, just as you would drive north on that road in real life.