Shangri'La Voted 9th in the World by Islands Magazine 100% Refund Policy(80 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
5 Sleeping Rms, 3.5 BA, Private Compound w/90º Hot Pond/Lagoon, Mosquitoes Rare!
As SHANGRI'LA has been a popular vacation rental for over a decade, we have many repeat visitors and want every guest to have the experience of a lifetime. This is why we offer a 100% REFUND POLICY if you come to the property, don't like what you see and don't check-in. Review our Rental Agreement for details.
Our CONCIERGE SERVICES are spectacular, and we can offer your group almost anything, including catered events, a private chef, massage, guided lava and snorkeling tours, etc. Just ask our amazing CARETAKER!
HIDDEN ALONG THE SUNNY SHORES OF KAPOHO BEACH, 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 HUNDREDS OF TROPICAL FISH at your doorstep to entertain you and plenty of space to swim through the most magical 90º waters.
This Vacation Rental is a Classic, Rustic example of the "Old Hawaii" tradition most of our guests are looking for. Since the average temperature day and night is 75º, air conditioning is unnecessary and MOSQUITOES ARE RARE! However, THIS PROPERTY IS FOR HEARTY, HEALTHY GUESTS THAT ENJOY LIVING NEXT TO NATURE AND WISH TO EXPERIENCE THE "OLD HAWAII" OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE. If you are reluctant to use an outdoor bathroom or swim in a Natural Lagoon with Tropical Fish, you should probably book other accommodations.
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. Along the coast road, also known as "the red road" are numerous warm ponds, black sands beaches, local hawaii pohiki, mermaid ponds under mango canopies and hardened lava walks in Kaimu to the ocean. 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 sleeper-sofa bed, (4ft wide x 7ft long suitable for one adult), a massage chair and plenty of comfy sofa chairs as well as a desk with Wi-Fi for your laptop, (if you must). A wonderful "family" room.
THE PAVILION: A fully stocked kitchen with all you need to cook a meal, blend a smoothie or start the morning with coffee or tea. Microwave, gas stove, full size refrigerator/freezer with inside and outside dining tables. Two Estate Bedrooms with king size beds, sliding door mirror closets and 2 bathrooms. The larger bath is outdoor tropical-style with a sunken Japanese Jacuzzi tub for 2, Sauna for 2 and an amazing outdoor shower beneath the Orchids. The laundryroom comes fully equipped with detergent, softener, first-aid needs, beach towels, blankets, reef shoes in many sizes and snorkel gear.
THE ISLAND BEDROOM: Open to the tropical breezes, this unique 130 square foot Bali Hut features a FULL SIZE Bed and optional roll down blinds for more privacy. The Island Bedroom sits on its own separate island beneath the stars; an open-air structure with a Bali-style roof and side walls just high enough to lay in bed and take in the beautiful views. This Island bedroom is accessible across a foot-bridge over the lagoon. The closest bathroom for the Island Bedroom is across the foot bridge in the Pavilion. The Island Bedroom is not recommended for continuous overnight occupancy as there is no closet.
THE GUEST HOUSE: A one-bedroom Guest House with a QUEEN SIZE bed. Flat screen tv in case you feel the need to watch a DVD. Wifi as well. There is a walk in closet, a 4 person bamboo table for poker games and a mini-refrigerator. The best part is an outdoor deck overlooking your Lagoon with plenty of lounging space. The guesthouse bathroom is right outside with a compost toilet and outdoor shower hidden away behind your own lava rock wall.
There is an outdoor shower outside the carport that works well when you're straight off the beach and a bathroom with sink and toilet as well.
Base rate is for FOUR adults. Depending on the season, there are additional fees per additional person per night. 8 Guests Maximum.
We have discovered that sometimes guests try to squeeze too many people into the property and are then uncomfortable with the sleeping arrangements. We are therefore advising you of the specific details so you will not be disappointed or inconvenienced.
Shangri’La is situated next to its own natural lagoon by the ocean. All of the structures are simple, classic Hawaii style, and open-air with screens and jalousie windows. There is no air conditioning as the temperature is generally about 75 degrees, day and night.
This property is not recommend for elderly persons or anyone physically or medically challenged. The majority of our guests are below the age of 70 and in good physical condition in order to properly enjoy the natural, private lagoon and tropical atmosphere of the property.
Guests that require frequent visits to the bathroom in the middle of the night should utilize the two king bedrooms in the pavilion as they have adjacent, private bathrooms. The private master bath has a sauna and a Japanese Jacuzzi tub as well as a sink, toilet and shower. The second private bathroom is next to the second king bedroom and has a toilet, sink, and shower.
The third bathroom near the garage is open-air with a private toilet, sink, and outdoor shower. The shower is not private and is typically used to rinse off after bathing in the lagoon.
The fourth bathroom (near the guesthouse) is outdoors and about a twenty-foot walk from the front door of the guesthouse. It contains an outdoor private shower and a private, composting toilet. There is no sink.
The sofa-bed in the large round room is 4 feet wide by 7 feet long. It works well for one person and is very comfortable. It is too small for two adults.
The Gazebo island bed is a full size bed. However, the 130 square-foot hut is open-air, has no closet, and is not recommended for stays beyond a couple of consecutive nights. It has been described as a “honeymooners” bed.
We do not provide expensive glasses and plates as when broken, pieces fall into the lagoon and become a hazard. All plates and glasses are therefore high-quality plastic. There is no dishwasher but the kitchen has plenty of stainless steel utensils, pots, pans and condiments.
Shangri’La is a quiet, rustic and historic tropical delight that offers very comfortable furnishings. If you are seeking luxury or more sterile accommodations on the island, we recommend the Four Seasons in Kona. The half-acre Shangri’La estate rents for less than a single, 600 square-foot room at the Four Seasons.
In summary, Shangri’La has been called by some guests as “Glamping” (glamorous camping) due to the tropical, outdoor, natural and open-air environment of the property. If this is not what you are seeking, you should book alternative accommodations.
THIS PLACE IS YOUR OWN AMAZING, PRIVATE RETREAT IN PARADISE AND YOU WILL BE BLOWN AWAY!
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Member since: 2005
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- 2 King bedrooms each with separate, private bathrooms. There is a 700 square foot roundhouse with a sleeper-sofa, (1 person only) to snooze away. Outside the roundhouse is a short walk down lava rock stairs and across a tile bridge to the Bali Hale which is an indoor/outdoor hut with a full size bed. Blinds can be rolled down for more privacy. The Bali Hale is not recommended for continuous nights as there is no closet. The bridge is a great spot to feed the very friendly fish with the food provided. At the crossroads of the bridge you turn left to the guest house that overlooks the Lagoon and is fully furnished with a queen size bed and walk-in closet....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- 3.5 Bathrooms The Master Bath has an open-air Shower, Japanese Hot Tub and Sauna overlooking your private Lagoon. There is also an outdoor vanity and steps away is your private entry to the Lagoon. The next bathroom is situated perfectly in the middle of the estate rooms and connected by a short hallway. There is a toilet, shower, towels, sink and mirrors. Another bath is near the garage when you arrive and tucked away. There is a toilet, sink, towels and an outside shower. The outside shower is not private. The last toilet is located next to the guesthouse and also has an outdoor shower and a composting toilet. The shower and toilet are private. There is no sink....moreless
- 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
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
200 feet from Kapoho Bay for swimming and snorkeling. Beach and Ocean Views through the jungle. Just a short walk to the next cross street , take a right and walk to the end. Ocean view and access....moreless
Quiet rural beach gated community. With a short walk to Champagne ponds, this neighborhood has a lot to offer. Beautiful walks around the neighborhood will give you the true feel of island life. ...moreless
Pahoa, the nearest town is 8 miles away, an old Hawaii Village with island Charm. Great restaurants, healthy alternatives and everything you need to satisfy the simple life can be found here....moreless
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool:
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 - Jun 1, 2017
4 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Jun 15 - Jul 15, 2017
4 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $500 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Tax Rate 13.41%
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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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 down in Kaimu every Wednesday from 5-10pm.
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: The owner of Shangri-La is a retired college professor of architecture. He bought this Balinese compound with its own private lagoon in 2006 and has been a wonderful steward of this very special place. MANY upgrades have been made to this Tropical Island Paradise!
Why the Owner Chose Kapoho, Puna District, HI, USA:
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! AND you will find it difficult to see a single mosquito!
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, as Shangri'La 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.
- Primary: (323) 627-7521
- Secondary: +1 3105812601
- Tertiary: +1 3236277521
Links to more information:
View Across Your Private Lagoon
The Layout of Your Private 1/2 Acre Lagoon Estate
The Entry to Paradise
Guest House Interior
Swimming in your Lagoon!
The Master Bath with Sauna, Outdoor Shower and Japanese Jacuzzi
An Entry to your Private, Peaceful Paradise
The Round Hose at Night
The Lanai Kitchen
The Master Bath Outdoor Shower
The Round House and Dining Pavillion above the Lagoon
A View into the Round House
The Guset House at Sunset above the Lagoon
Your Private Island Bedroom
View of the Island Bedroom from the Guest House
The Guest House and Hammock Island
One of Two King Suites in the Pavilion
Your Private, Crystal Clear 300 foot 90º Lagoon
View from Inside the Guest House
View across your 90º Lagoon from the Island Bedroom
Lanai Dining Above Your Lagoon
Feeding the Fish in your Private, Heated Lagoon
The Spacious Round House Interior
Your Location on Kapoho Bay
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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