LAGOON SHANGRILA PRIVATE HOME W/ LAVA POND & HOT TUB

Trisha Hansen or Sterling Dorje

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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LAGOON SHANGRILA PRIVATE HOME W/ LAVA POND & HOT TUB

Kapoho House Rental Photos and Description

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.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Excerpt from Guest Book:



"Dear Sterling & Trisha,



Our family had a glorious vacation and it started when we arrived at your home. Staying for two weeks gave us the opportunity to really settle in and enjoy your home and this side of the Big Island.



We balanced quality relaxation time with sightseeing. We have travelled all over the world and this is the first time we actually rented a home and "what a home!"



Two quotes sums up our experience. My mother-in-law: "I was just ecstatic and taken aback with my room and time here." Our eight year son, who has been to Disneyland, San Diego, Hawaii on two previous visits, Florida, Jamaica and many other places: "This is the best vacation ever!"



Mahalo.
Jul 2008
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Trisha Hansen or Sterling Dorje

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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5
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Lagoon Shangrila Private Home w/ Lava Pond & Hot Tub
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
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Lagoon Shangrila Private Home w/ Lava Pond & Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147303
+1 8083255889
Kapoho Puna District
5

GREAT HOUSE AT KOPOHO TIDE POOLS AREA

  • 5 of 5
This was one of my first rentals with VRBO and was very pleased. House is spacious 3 bedroom/3 bath. Kitchen was well appointed which is helpful since you will want to cook rather than drive to town for food. Loved the lagoon setting and the hot tub outside that is quite private. Tide pools are maybe a 5 minute walk and lovely. We liked high tide for snorkelling best. Loved also the outdoor shower for after a run. They have a nice set of things for use such as snorkel gear, boogie board, kid things in the bin outside. The owner even had a nice little welcome basket of goodies for us which was a nice touch.
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Jim,

So rewarding to hear that you had a a great stay at Lagoon Shangrila. We strive to make sure our guests have a very memorable experience.

Hope to see you on a return visit.

Mele Kalikimaka & Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Aloha,
Sterling & Trisha
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Lagoon Shangrila Private Home w/ Lava Pond & Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147303
+1 8083255889
Kapoho Puna District
5

GREAT FAMILY VACATION HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5
"Perfect!" was the first word from the adults when we arrived at Lagoon Shangrila. The four children in our party of eight were ecstatic with delight and could not get into their swimsuits fast enough. Our son and his wife and children have lived on Oahu for two and a half years now but have not had the opportunity to travel to the other Hawaiian Islands. They have all learned to surf and snorkle and were ready for new places to explore. We wanted a place to relax and play without long waits at restaurants or endless hours in the rental van. The lava pool was a huge hit with the 2,8,11 and 12 year olds. After the long trip from Arkansas the grandparents went straight to the hottub. It was ready on arrival! As described, the house was well stocked for every need --- Beach towels, bicycles, spices and condiments, toiletries, etc. The short walk to the beach front revealed coral of every color and sealife not seen in the waters around Oahu. Kids and adults scrambled over the rocks like crabs and dipped into the water for a new experience each time. We traveled through the rain forest, walked into the lava fields at night to view the volcanos fiery blast and took a helicopter ride over the volcanos and waterfalls. So much to see and do------ We want to do it all again. Back at Shangrila, the little ones chased the geckoes, looked for the frogs in the beautiful landscaping and cracked fresh coconuts that had fallen from the trees. In Hilo, we found the fresh fish market and locally grown fruits and vegetables to prepare on the outside grill and enjoy lava poolside. We did enjoy one evening meal at Ponds Restaurant and a late breakfast at Ken's Pancakes. Inside, we found games to play and plenty of room everywhere to sit and talk. As grandparents we are use to seeing a few tears from the kids when it is time for us to return home. This time we all cried because we didn't want to leave Shangrila. How we envied the next guests at "our house"! Thank you for allowing us to share.
Re: Customer Service -- We awoke one morning to no hot water but a phone call directed us to the electric meter. (The house, apparently, uses solar heat for the water supply and it had been cloudy the day before.) A flip of the switch and we soon had hot water for all eight of us.
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lagoon Shangrila Private Home w/ Lava Pond & Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147303
+1 8083255889
Kapoho Puna District
5

A DREAM COME TRUE VACATION.

  • 5 of 5
I just wanted to first start off by saying thank you to Trisha and Sterling for sharing this amazing property with us.. Second, I read how people were saying not to stay such a long time on the east side of the island. ( 9 nights) Well, I am so glad we did. If we could, it would have been longer. We loved the area so much from the remoteness of it, yet, close to everything we needed. We did a trip to kona and with the new saddle road.. it wasnt bad at all. A beautiful drive. We did not like Kona as much as Pahoa side. The tide pools down the road were our favorite. 2 min walk away. We spent like 400 dollars on meat to bar b que and did that everyday. The house had everything and more! Sleeping in the bed at night was heaven listening to the sounds of the rain forest. We didnt bring snorkel stuff but they had everything from that to shoes to floats. The hot tub was on the top of our list too.. Everyday we went in it.. every night.. SO PEACEFUL AND PRIVATE.. Sterling was able to help us with everything that came up. We are planning to move to this side of the island and will be using this place as a base camp when we look for properties when we come back. Thank you so much you guys for everything.. We want to come back.. now.
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Lagoon Shangrila Private Home w/ Lava Pond & Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147303
+1 8083255889
Kapoho Puna District
5

AMAZING EXPERIENCE FOR FIRST TIME VRBO'ER

Amazing Experience for first time VRBO'er
  • 5 of 5
The Lagoon Shangrila was everything we expected it to be - AMAZING! Sterling and Trisha were amazing to work with from the day we made the reservaiton, even guiding us through our first tsunami evacuation experience when we arrived! The property and everything Sterling and Trisha offer is fantastic.

We toured nearly the entire island over the course of the week and loved having the Shangrila as our home base. The majority of the sites and activities we wanted to see and do were on the Hilo side, so it worked out great! They say that Hilo is the wet side of the island, but honestly, the early morning and late night showers we'd sometimes get at this time of year had no impact on us. The convertible top was down every day.

We traveled to the Kona side and have to say that I found the Hilo side a bit more rustic with it's rain forest and vegetation and a bit more relaxing overall.

This was my wife and my first time experience using VRBO, and if every experience is like this, we'll definitely be using it again.
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha Rick.. Thanks so much for your great review. I am thankful that you weathered the evacuation in good humor. We do have to take serious precautions and sometimes this causes an inconvenience, but provides great stories for your friends back home. Yes, Shangrila is a place of relaxation, and provides a beautiful environment for unwinding from life's stresses. Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review. When you return to one of our properties (we have 3) let us know and we will give you the best rate we can. Aloha ! Trisha and Sterling
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Lagoon Shangrila Private Home w/ Lava Pond & Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147303
+1 8083255889
Kapoho Puna District
Bondi Beach Australia
5

A RELAXING AND ENCHANTING HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
We are an Australian couple and this was our first holiday together in Hawaii.We loved the Lagoon Shangrila. It is elegant, spacious, private and tranquil. Very comfortable beds, large kitchen and lounge room. We did not meet Sterling or Trisha personally but Sterling did come over one day to attend to maintenance while we were out exploring this wonderful mysterious and beautiful part of the world. We will definitely stay there again. Wonderful snorkelling to be found by walking down the road to the right, turn right at the stop sign and trek through a short patch of bush.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha Carol and Greg.. Thanks so much for your beautiful review. We love that you enjoyed Shangrila.. it is just what most of us need to destress, unwind, find ourselves again and breathe in some clean air.
We so appreciate that you took time to write to us and we look forward to your return to Shangrila ! Aloha ! Trisha and Sterling
business
Lagoon Shangrila Private Home w/ Lava Pond & Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147303
+1 8083255889
Kapoho Puna District
5

UNWINDING...

  • 5 of 5
Lagoon Shangri-la was an oasis of tranquility. Experiencing the rise and fall of the tides and floating in your private geothermally heated lava pool with Koi had a zen-like quality...haiku anyone?...7AM hot tub soak while the morning dew is falling...imagine evenings bathed in tiki torch ambiance dining under the covered deck while the cocqui frogs chirp merrily away...c'mon now...what's not to like?
Excellent layout, many living areas provide privacy. Famous Kapoho snorkeling pools a moment away...gorgeous drive through a tropical rainforest area with a tree-lined roadway to the property...I could go on and on!
BONUS: Trisha and Sterling were wonderful to work with...You should be so lucky...GO THERE...SOON!
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha from Hawaii...

Thanks so much for the awesome review on Lagoon Shangrila.. Yes, it is an amazing atmosphere being surrounded by nature and living in a 5***** luxury home. We invite you to return and join us again and bring some friends or family to enjoy this paradise with. Now you have seen the "Real Hidden Hawaii", not the one typically pictured.. resorts with lots of people, elevators and lounge chairs by the pool... like you could be in Las Vegas.. Hawaii has so much more to offer.. you just have to look and discover it. Mahalo. Trisha and Sterling
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Car: recommended

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

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Kapoho House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 2 2014
5 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2014
Sep 3 2014 - Nov 21 2014
5 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
5 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2014 / New Year 2015
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Property Damage Protection $89.00
Cleaning $200.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes *** 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.
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Amenities

Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • botanical garden
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • museums
  • zoo
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling

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