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View of your Private, 90º Heated Lagoon

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Last updated: 06/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Special offer: SPECIAL RATE FOR OCTOBER 18-31, $600 PER NIGHT! Details

Property description

THIS WORLD FAMOUS PROPERTY has appeared on many television shows, featured in international travel publications, and leased by world-renown celebrities. Here is a retreat with a beauty and atmosphere unmatched anywhere on the island; an irreplaceable sanctuary to soothe the soul and experience Old Hawaii living at its best.

HIDDEN ALONG THE SUNNY SHORES OF KAPOHO, Shangri-La's four enchanting Bali cottages rest on your own PRIVATE, CRYSTAL CLEAR BATHING LAGOON. Beneath lush coconut and tropical palms, THE HEALING WATERS AVERAGE 90º year-round and are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, or therapeutic bathing. There are also THOUSANDS OF TROPICAL FISH at your doorstep to entertain you.

JUST OUTSIDE THE VOLCANIC ROCK WALLS SURROUNDING THE ESTATE, you can SNORKEL WITH SEA TURTLES in one of the Pacific's richest and most protected wildlife preserves. Or, take a 15-minute drive to historic old Pahoa and sample some of the island's most eclectic boutique shops and restaurants.

The Shangri-La Compound is a collection of unique Bali-Style Structures:

ROUND HOUSE: A 700-square-foot Bali-style structure for yoga, meditation, exercise, massage, meetings, entertaining, or just relaxing in front of the TV. There is also a king-size sleeper-sofa bed.

THE PAVILION: A full-amenities kitchen, 2 bedrooms with king beds, and 2 baths. The larger bath is outdoor tropical-style with a sunken Jacuzzi tub, sauna and shower.

THE ISLAND BEDROOM: Open to the tropical breezes, this unique Bali Hut features a Full bed on its own separate island beneath the stars.

THE GUEST HOUSE: A one-bedroom Guest House and deck overlooking your private bathing Lagoon.

Base rate of $625 per night for FOUR adults. $50.00 per additional person per night. 8 Guests Maximum. THIS PLACE IS YOUR OWN AMAZING, PRIVATE PARADISE AND YOU WILL BE BLOWN AWAY!

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children should be able to swim and must be supervised at all times....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    King Size Sleeper Sofa...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Island Bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 double

    Guest House Bedroom...moreless

  • 2 King beds, 1 King Sleeper Sofa, 1 Queen bed, 1 Double bed. All beds, sheets and linens are highest quality w/down comforters and pillows....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, jetted tub, outdoor shower

    Sauna in Master Bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

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  • 3.5 The Master Bath has an open-air Japanese Hot Tub and Sauna overlooking your private Lagoon....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Concierge, Private Warm Pond, Ceiling-Fans, Oven, Stove-Top-Burners, Toaster, Coffee-Maker, Coffee-Grinder, Blender, Spices, Bath Soap, Laundry Soap, Paper-Towels, Toilet-Paper, Iron, Bath-Linens, Bed-Linens, Beach-Towels, Beach-Chairs, Alarm-Clock, Radio, CD-Player, Internet/Local-Dialup, 2-Car Garage and Additional Parking-Off-Street in the Compound. We now allow Special Events (weddings, receptions, etc.) Please contact us for details....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Hook-ups for your I-Phone or other MP-3 players....moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Hook-ups for your I-Phone or other MP-3 players....moreless

  • Television:

    4 Flat screen TV's....moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    300 feet from Kapoho Bay for swimming and/or snorkeling. Beach and Ocean Views are through the jungle....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    300 feet from Kapoho Bay for swimming and/or snorkeling. Beach and Ocean Views are through the jungle....moreless

  • Village:

    Pahoa, 8 miles away, is an old Hawaii Village with great Charm....moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of your Private Lagoon from every room....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Your own private 90º heated Lagoon....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large Teak Dining table overlooking the Private Lagoon....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New Front Loading...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Treadmill, exercise ball and free-weights provided....moreless

  • Garage:

    2 Car Garage and spaces for 3 additional cars within the Compound....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Internet and Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    700 sq ft Round Room w/Office, Large Flat Screen TV, Stereo, DVD Player, Sitting Area, Massage Chairs, Exercise Area, all overlooking the Private Lagoon through floor-to-ceiling Surrounding Windows....moreless

  • Parking:

    2 Car Garage and spaces for 3 additional cars within the Compound....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line provided for local calls or guests may use a credit card/calling card for long distance....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New Front Loading...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes, glasses, utensils, chef-quality pots & pans, blenders, knives, etc....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The Main Kitchen is in a central, screened Lanai setting overlooking your private Lagoon....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basics for cooking provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    30 Minute Drive....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Your own private Island Gazebo Queen Bedroom....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lush, Tropical Landscaping, Coconut Trees and Mango Trees....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    A one-hour drive to the top of the snow-covered Volcano....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Reef shoes, Flippers, Masks, Snorkels, Floats Provided....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Japanese Hot Tub overlooking your Private Lagoon....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Private, 230 foot long bathing Lagoon with thousands of friendly Tropical Fish....moreless

  • Sauna:

    Two person Sauna with Eucalyptus Sprayer....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Special offer: SPECIAL RATE FOR OCTOBER 18-31, $600 PER NIGHT!

BOOK SHANGRI'LA BEFORE JULY 15 AND SAVE $100 OR MORE! MINIMUM 4 NIGHT RENTAL FOR UP TO 4 GUESTS.

Offer for: Oct 18, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015 View calendar

Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$625
$4,000 $15,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $500 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 13.25%

Notes:

The Property is available for Special Events. (weddings, receptions, etc.) Please contact us with details of your Event and we will respond quickly. The minimum additional fee for events is $2000 per event day but can be higher depending on the event.


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pahoa
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
130
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pahoa
20 Metres
Nearest Beach
Kapoho

Car: Recommended

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (a World Heritage Site), Sea Turtle and Dolphin Encounters, Botanical Gardens, Hawaiian Cultural Events & Festivals, Many State and National, Stargazing at Mauna Kea Observatory, Whale Watching, Helicopter Tours, Scuba Diving, AND Skiing (that’s right, skiing!)

Why is this area of Hawaii the only location that has 90-degree ocean water? A: This is the most unique place to swim in the island because of the 90-degree volcanically heated waters. Many arrive for its health benefits and use them as ‘hot ponds’ while the salt water seems to cleanse the skin and heal aching muscles. This is made possible because of our active volcano that has been flowing into the ocean for nearly 3 decades. While Kapoho and the gates of Shangri’La are about 25 miles from this active flow, because the lava rock is so pores, this creates natural steam vents, and these vents travel that far and heat only this area of Hawaii. For those of you used to the cold temperatures of the Pacific or Atlantic and rarely go swimming, you may find that in Kapoho, once you put on a snorkel, mask and fins, it’s hard to want to get out!

Where are the best beaches? A: Natty’s Caviar Beach is a nice walk from Shangri’La. The only green sand beach in the world is at south point of the big island, and our concierge offers full day tours to this beach for an affordable rate to parties up to 6 to see this remarkable one of a kind beach. White sand beaches are located on the Kona side (Hapuna is most popular), and the favorite Black sand beach is located on the way to the green sand beach from Shangri’La. Also, all of the resort beaches on the Kona side (near Kohala and Waikoloa) all have public access, and the 2 favorites are located at Mauna Kea Resort, and in Waikoloa at the Marriott.

Where is the best place to snorkel? A: If you’re staying in Kapoho, you’re there! You have your own private snorkel lagoons in the gates of Shangri’La, and down the street a short walk is Champagne Pond, where there is public access to swim with big sea turtles when they come in to rest from the tide. Also, just outside the gates of Shangri’La you take the 2nd left turn to Vacationland, and you will find enormous coral to view. The only other place on the island for great snorkeling is Kealakekua (Captain Cooks monument), and The Royal Grounds in Captain Cook. However, because of the warmer water on our side in Kapoho, most people prefer the snorkeling there.

Where and when is the best Farmer’s Market? A: Maku’u Farmers market every Sunday between 8 & 1:00. It’s the biggest one in the entire island, and a few miles outside Pahoa on the 130 going towards Hilo. You’ll get live entertainment, great food, and craft booths. There is also a small farmers market in downtown Pahoa on Sundays if you don’t want to brave the crowds at the big one.

Where can we swim with wild dolphin? A: This is definitely a treat, and if you catch them in the bay at Kahena beach down Hwy 137 (only about 15 minute drive from Shangri’La), you can hike down to the beach and swim with them if you wish to brave the surf. Lot’s of interesting people hang out in Kahena, and they even have mass drumming there on Sundays. This is the absolute best spot to people watch in all the islands! There is also an amazing ecstatic free dance held on Sundays between 10 and 1:00 at the Kahena Inn about a mile from Kahena beach. Drumming usually starts in the afternoon after the ecstatic dance.

Do we need to bring our own Snorkel gear? A: If you would like to, feel free. However, snorkel gear and fins are provided at Shangri’La, as well as reef shoes to protect your feet from sharp lava rocks.

Can we order in food or private massage services? A: Yes. We have a private chef on call that can prepare meals for you at Shangri’La, or our Caretaker can deliver food to you for a nominal fee. We also have a man and a woman massage therapist on call that can come to the property for $85 per hour massage. Any other special requests such as a small luau, private hula dancing or lessons, or a day spa brought to you can be arranged through the Caretaker. No request is too big, so it you can dream it, she can arrange it.

Where are the best restaurants? A: The best restaurants are actually in Pahoa (10 minutes from Shangri’La). There’s Kaleo’s (specialty food with full bar), Paolo’s (authentic Italian), Ning’s Thai Food (closed on Mondays), Laquin’s Mexican (full bar), and a couple of great ones in Hilo… Hilo Bay Café, Coconut Grill, or Café Pesto. Note: for Ning’s and Paolo’s, bring your own wine or beer…they have no bar, and charge a small corking fee.

Where and when is the best Farmer’s Market? A: Maku’u Farmers market every Sunday between 8 & 1:00. It’s the biggest one in the entire island, and a few miles outside Pahoa on the 130 going towards Hilo. You’ll get live entertainment, great food, and craft booths. There is also a small farmers market in downtown Hilo.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: The owner of Shangri-La is a retired college professor of architecture. He bought this Balinese compound with its own private lagoon several years ago and has been a wonderful steward of this very special place.

Why Kapoho:
This Vacation Rental was voted #9 IN THE WORLD by Islands Magazine for Private Vacation Estates. You will find a completely Private and Peaceful Atmosphere surrounded by your own Heated Lagoon full of friendly Tropical Fish. The average temperature year-round and day and night is 75º. Tropical Breezes supply the Cleanest Air on the Face of the Planet. Flip-flops, Shorts and a Tank Top is all you need!

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
You will not find another property on the Big Island of Hawaii that compares to Shangri-La. Most guests never want to leave the property as it offers so much privacy, peace and beauty. We have just started allowing Special Events at the Estate. Please contact us with details of your Event for a rate quote.


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Photos

  • View of your Private, 90º Heated Lagoon

    View of your Private, 90º Heated Lagoon

  • Your Private Island Bedroom

    Your Private Island Bedroom

  • The Master Bath w/Sauna, Outdoor Shower and Jacuzzi Tub

    The Master Bath w/Sauna, Outdoor Shower and Jacuzzi Tub

  • An Entry to Peace

    An Entry to Peace

  • Your Private Island Bedroom at Night

    Your Private Island Bedroom at Night

  • Your Guest House at Night

    Your Guest House at Night

  • Lanai Dining Above Your Lagoon

    Lanai Dining Above Your Lagoon

  • Guest House Interior

    Guest House Interior

  • Underwater in Your 90º Crystal Clear Heated Lagoon

    Underwater in Your 90º Crystal Clear Heated Lagoon

  • View across your 90º Lagoon

    View across your 90º Lagoon

  • The Entry to Paradise

    The Entry to Paradise

  • Your Private, Crystal Clear 200 foot 90º Lagoon

    Your Private, Crystal Clear 200 foot 90º Lagoon

  • View of your Guest House and Hammock Island

    View of your Guest House and Hammock Island

  • Guest House Interior

    Guest House Interior

  • View of the Island Bedroom from the Guest House

    View of the Island Bedroom from the Guest House

  • The Round House at Night

    The Round House at Night

  • Layout of Your Private Compound and Lagoon

    Layout of Your Private Compound and Lagoon

  • The Lanai Kitchen

    The Lanai Kitchen

  • One of Two King Suites

    One of Two King Suites

  • The Master Bath Outdoor Shower

    The Master Bath Outdoor Shower

  • The Dining Pavilion and 2BR Structure

    The Dining Pavilion and 2BR Structure

  • Relax and Meditate in the Round House

    Relax and Meditate in the Round House

  • The Spacious Round House Overlooking the Lagoon

    The Spacious Round House Overlooking the Lagoon

  • Your Location on Kapoho Bay

    Your Location on Kapoho Bay

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  • Bathrooms
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