About the property
- House1600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 (3 Q + 2 Twin Beds)
Located in a Marine Conservation District, the sunny micro climate bathes Lagoon Shangrila in watercolors of a tropical paradise complete with vibrant colored fish and magnificent coral formations. Here you can harvest your own coconuts, swim in your own private warm swimming pond heated by the volcano, stroll the black or green sand beach, take a steam bath in a volcano vent, hike in the tall majestic rain forest, swim with schools of tropical fish, relax in the private Hot Tub under the stars, pick passion fruit and wild flowers on your morning walk.
Trisha Hansen and Sterling Dorje
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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Great place to stay!
Had a great time staying a week here with our two sons, their wives, and our granddaughter. The three bedrooms worked out well for all of us and we had plenty of space. We were able to enjoy all our meals outside in the covered dining area. Nice atmosphere with the tiki torches lit in the evening. Yard is fairly private with the bamboo fencing surrounding the property. Also enjoyed swimming in the thermal pond with the fish. It was great being within walking distance of the Kapoho tide pools. Would definitely stay here again!
Beautiful spot, well-equipped house, but remote.
What I loved about Lagoon Shangri-La was the inviting pond right outside the door, ready for a refreshing dip anytime of day or night, as well as the tide-pools, which provided some of the best snorkelling I've ever experienced. The house was also well-equipped, especially the kitchen. What was less than ideal was how far the house is from everywhere; it was a minimum of 45 minutes of driving to get to almost any site, and usually more than an hour. So we paid for this paradise with many hours in the car just to see other parts of the eastern side of Big Island (e.g. Volcanoes National Park) Also, the house could have been better cleaned and maintained: the hot tub thermostat didn't work so we couldn't use it, the fridge was missing a handle (though there was a penciled apology about that in the kitchen), there were squished mosquitos on the wall of the master bedroom (with blood splotches!), and several house accessories were grimy and dusty, such as the much-needed fans. Given we paid $275 in advance for cleaning, the house should have been spotless. When we called the owner's number about a maintenance problem, we were told to call the maintenance man ourselves. Dennis came twice and was totally delightful and a pleasure to deal with; we had no beef with him, and enjoyed chatting. But we were left with the impression that these were absentee landlords who did a beautiful job of planning, providing and decorating, but do not check up on the house regularly, and it shows.
We Found Paradise!
We absolutely loved our stay at Lagoon Shangrila! Kapoho Vacationland is a wonderful neighbourhood. Beautiful, quiet and serene.
We thoroughly enjoyed our long walks ever morning, and the tide pools were incredible for snorkelling!
The home had everything that we needed, the yard was beautiful, the hot tub clean and relaxing at the end of a long day, and the BBQ and outdoor dining area were enjoyed every day.
The coqui frogs took some getting used to at night, as well as the lack of air conditioning, but we managed.
Sterling responded quickly when we had some issues with wifi, which was greatly appreciated.
We loved the little town of Pahoa, especially Kaleo's, where we enjoyed 2 lunches, a dinner and afternoon drinks and dessert! Great food, staff and ambiance!
We highly recommend this beautiful home!
Wonderful home, wonderful location!
Myself and my 2 older sons enjoy this home very much. There was so much room we didn’t even use one room/bathroom. We loved the pond right in the front yard for swimming and I loved cooking/eating by the grill in the “outdoor” dining area. The house was well supplied with everything except basic groceries the home was nice and clean and well kept up. The check in was easy and when we had a question about the Internet, the response was quick. Thank you for letting us enjoy your home.
The area is out of the busy popular areas, but is wonderful with nearby tide pools that are great for exploring and snorkeling as well as a park 5 minutes drive away, where you can swim/snorkel in 90’ water heated by volcano rocks. It’s full of tropical fish. My kids loved it, even we t when it rained. Hope to come back some day.
Sterling was super flexible to work with, thank you
Very private spot and setting is perfect
Over all my family including myself loved the vacation rental. Really comfortable and roomy. I loved the fact of the open floor plan and the fact that 3 bathrooms was available. We cooked all our meals inside and on the grille. I would definitely rent this house again! Thank you Sterling and Trisha for a wonderful family vacation!
Explore Natures' fish tank.. warm volcanic springs mix with ocean water to create this unique haven full of tropical fish.
(Photo). You will stay in a luxury home surrounded by one of these natural tide pools .that dot the coastline. Just 5 ft. from the living room you can enter the pond and swim with fish in warm ocean water (85 degrees) in your very private natural reserve. Relax, breathe in, and feel the soothing warm water envelop your body.. you will be cleansed in body and soul. This is a getaway like you have always wanted. We have two massage therapist (one female and one male) ready to eliminate your stress and bring you to a place of well being. Call Mitzi or
Maxwell. Enjoy Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Thai Massage, .
Other Activities: Hot Ponds, Volcanic Tide Pools, Nature Walks, Steam Vents, Farmer's Market
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
*** CAUTION! WE NEVER REQUEST PAYMENT BY WIRE TRANSFER. Rates are for 2 Person Occupancy. Each additional guest over 2 people: $25 per person per night up to 8 guests. Plus one time Departure Cleaning Fee, $50 Damage Waiver Insurance Premium & 13.416% Hawaii State Tax. Full Payment due 90 days before arrival Major Holidays and Merrie Monarch Week have higher rates.