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Shangri'La  VOTED 9TH IN THE WORLD by Islands Magazine  100% REFUND POLICY

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

5 Sleeping Rms, 3.5 BA, Private Compound w/90º Hot Pond/Lagoon, Mosquitoes Rare!

THIS 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!

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 china 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 Lanai 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 complete 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 or a one-bedroom cottage in Kona.

In summary, Shangri-La is located in a tropical, natural and open-air environment. If this is not what you are seeking, you should book alternative accommodations.


More Details

Steve M.
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Steve M.

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!

Steve M. purchased this estate in 2006

Why Steve M. chose Pahoa

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!

What makes this estate unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Looking at the pictures again after being back in Colorado really stirs great memories. It was just my husband and myself and we wanted peace and solitude. We didn't spend much time away from the home, we ignored almost every tourist attraction as we were in paradise and never wanted to leave. The linens were very nice, we loved the outdoor shower and bath, and the landscaping... We can't say enough about the landscaping. We enjoyed all the details including the small shells in the walking paths and the orchids wrapping our linens on arrival. We loved the nightly rains and all the humidity. My skin never felt so nice. We loved the outdoor lighting at night and enjoyed watching the palm fronds wave in the breezes. We also loved the orchids growing on the trees. The flowers were amazing.

The pond was delightful for swimming and we grew to love the fish and the geckos. It was slightly inconvenient that our Verizon cell service didn't work at the home and yet, what a gift! By the time we left, we could care less that we had no cell service! It took Shangri-la to remind us that constant connection isn't THAT necessary and that we are humans and do not need our dog leashes (cell phones) on every adventure. Sometimes it is best to run free!


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Kapoho Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower, Sink, Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , outdoor shower , Sauna, sink and Jacuzzi in Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Indoors, Private w/Sink, Toilet and Shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower w/Composting Toilet, No Sink
  • 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.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master w/Outdoor shower, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Toilet, Sink
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Private Bath, Shower, Sink & Toilet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Sleeper Sofa, Bath is 40 feet away.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Island Bedroom, Open air, Bath is across a bridge.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Guest House, Bath just outside w/Composting toilet, shower
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • 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
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(82 traveler reviews)

Shangri'La  VOTED 9TH IN THE WORLD by Islands Magazine  100% REFUND POLICY
average rating of 4.792683 based on 127 reviews

Eat, Snorkel, Lounge, and Relax in beautiful Kapoho

  • 5 of 5

We planned this vacation after finding Shangri'La on VRBO and speaking with the owner, Steve. The pictures and write up of the property are accurate. The property felt bigger than we were expecting. This was our 20th Anniversary spent with our 3 children; fraternal twin 12 year olds and our 14 year old daughter. Everything was perfect and in excellent working order. Shawn, the caretaker, met us at the gate and gave us an unrushed tour of the entire property plus made sure we understood how to operate anything that might not be obvious to a visitor. Our children were immediately in love with the lagoon and couldn't wait to go snorkeling with the beautiful assortment of fish. Snorkeling at night with the blue underwater lights was amazing for all of us. The children took turns sleeping in the island bedroom and we claimed the master bedroom in the rear of the property. We felt very safe and enjoyed the privacy that the high bamboo fence surrounding the property provides. Eating outdoors was fun for all of us under the covered space between the main house and the round house. Shawn was kind enough to offer to take us to Wai Opae for a snorkel adventure and found the number one thing we wanted to see; a beautiful green sea turtle that swam around all of us. We took many wonderful underwater photos and video with a Go-Pro camera. Shawn is a treasure of information and always responded quickly when I called him to ask questions. Don't hesitate to ask if he is available for a tour and you will be happy spending time with him. Well spoken, traveled and pleasant demeanor. I highly recommend Shangri'La for families with children who are good swimmers. The water was a comfortable 90 degrees day and night. Kaleo's was our favorite restaurant in Pahoa, Volcano Restaurant at Kilauea had great food but poor service, Ocean Sushi in Hilo - Awesome, skip Paulo's Bistro - overpriced and limited menu. No mosquitos seen and no dangerous insects. LOTs of Geckos, harmless and fun to catch if you bring a net. Prepare for the Coqui frogs singing to you for an hour or so after dark. We will always treasure our family time at Shangri'La!!! Great memories!!!

Stephenson Family - Anchorage, Alaska

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys are awesome! Thanks so much for your review. It REALLY made my day. I hope you can come back and visit Shangri'La again soon. The fish will be waiting for you... only bigger! Thanks again.
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Miami Shores, Florida

Shangril'La is beauty at its best - stayed Feb 27-March 6 2016 Greg and Kim from Miami FL

  • 5 of 5

We were at Shangri'La for seven glorious nights and enjoyed every glimpse and experience this property offered. We travel a great deal and use VRBO when we have extended stays, and Shangri'La is by far our favorite. The lush landscaping and the lagoon is all you need to think you're in paradise (which you are). The lagoon was very clean and fun to swim in several times a day. We enjoyed the friendly fish and looked forward to feeding them in the afternoons. The uniqueness of this property is not revealed until you actually get to it.

The proximity to Pahoa was not very far; so don't worry, you will find a grocery store and just about anything else you need. Volcano National Park is close by and is a must see. We had plenty to do at the normal tourist spots, but we were able to find a few out of the way spots too. If you have mountain bikes, you will find getting around some of the local parks and out of the way beaches (Green Sand Beach) will make your experience even more enjoyable. Snorkeling in the Kapoho Tidepools is phenomenal. We saw hundreds of beautiful fish and exotic looking coral. Something that is fun to do on Wednesday nights, is to go to Uncle Robert's. It's a quirky little place in Kalapana with live music, more food than you can imagine, and several local vendors selling art etc..Give it a Google for directions as there are two ways to get there. Going through Pahoa 130 seemed to be the best route although you could take 137 (kind of dark and skinny for nighttime).

If you have time, read Lonely Planet's newest guide book about the Big Island before you go. Lonely Planet offers information about the touristy spots as well as the local spots.

Shawn, the property manager, is also a guide, and he took us on a few tours. Had it not been for him, we would have not seen as much as we did, and he is lovely to be around as well. He knows the area extremely well, and it is worth every penny to hire him for tours. Because we were on the go every day and did not feel like cooking, Shawn recommended an incredible chef (his name is Shawn as well) to come to Shangri'La to cook for us. The food was out of this world - very fresh, local, and tasty. We can't say enough about the two Shawns and feel we have two more forever friends in our lives.

If you're lucky enough to stay at Shangri'La, you will have a fantastic experience. The area is magical, the local people are wonderful, and the swimming will never be forgotten!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful! So unique and special! Perfect spot for the best family reunion ever!!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed every minute and nothing else compares to floating in the breathtaking lagoon! Didn't want to leave. Thank you so much for letting us enjoy this experience! Many Mahalos! Love Karen and ohana!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, please come back to Shangri-La. We love having guests like you and appreciate your comments so much. The Lagoon fish will miss you! Steve, owner
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Magical Shangri'la!

  • 5 of 5

This place lives up to it's name. Everyone from the grandkids to us old folk loved the lagoon and its fish. The Round Room was perfect for celebrating our anniversary. And it's an excellent base for all east side activities including lava watching.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newport Beach, California

Incredibel Oasis in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience at this special property. We were a little hesitant due to not being oceanfront but that was assuaged in short order once we arrived. Very special spot in a great, quiet neighborhood. Our 3 year old enjoyed snorkeling in the pond at the house which was full of fish (mainly tilapia with a few tropical fish) and also at Champagne Pond which was a short stroll away through the neighborhood. Very authentic feeling property with multiple buildings that were open air. No noise issues with neighbors whatsoever and the property manager, Shawn, really makes the experience, great guy and guide.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island escape

  • 4 of 5

Very secluded and relaxing, mostly quiet. Nature sounds abound. Lagoon is stunning along with all the beautifully maintained, lush foliage. The merging of the outdoors with typically indoor living spaces is a main reason why this is such a peaceful retreat. The structures on the property are not fancy; they blend in with the landscape, allowing nature to be the focus, which is refreshing.

Property manager, Shawn, is quite helpful, and it is apparent that he takes pride in his care of the property. He is very knowledgeable not only about the property and its history, but also about the island in general. We enjoyed talking with him.

Additional positives: Laundry on the property, items available for swimming/playing in the lagoon

Area for improvement: Some of the linens need to be replaced.

Overall, we really enjoyed our time here and would recommend this property, especially for those who like to be a little adventurous, enjoy nature up close, and experience the island away from the resorts.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Kaleo's bar and grill
Nearest Golf
21 Miles
Hilo municipal golf course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Kaleo's bar and grill
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mauna Kea
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Champage Beach
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 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.


Rates & Availability

Kapoho Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Apr 1 2017 - Jun 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Jun 15 2017 - Jul 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Nov 15 2017 - Jan 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $90 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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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