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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!
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
2 Car Garage and spaces for 3 additional cars within the Compound....moreless
Land line provided for local calls or guests may use a credit card/calling card for long distance....moreless
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
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Cleaning Fee$500 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$1,000
The Property is available for Special Events. (weddings, receptions, etc.) Please contact us with details of your Event and we will respond quickly.
All major credit cards accepted.
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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.
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.