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Lagoon Shangrila Private Home w/ Lava Pond & Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

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.

Property Manager
Trisha Hansen and Sterling Dorje
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

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!"

Jul 2008
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lagoon Shangrila Private Home w/ Lava Pond & Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9491525 based on 87 reviews

a truly special place

  • 5 of 5
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Three couples shared this lovely home located in a truly special place. We all felt like we were living in our own private garden. You are surrounded by lush greenery and flowering plants. And yes, you do have your own lava pond. We didn't really take advantage of this, but it certainly added to the beauty of the home. We did take advantage of the lovely seating area by the pond for many of our meals. Just a gorgeous setting. Another wonderful advantage of staying here is that you can walk directly to the tidal pools--only about 5 minutes. And the tidal pools provide an exceptional opportunity for snorkeling. We saw so many varieties of colorful fish and even various colors of coral which the Univ of Hawaii has seeded. So nice to see living coral. The location of the home is a bit isolated but that is also a part of the charm. We met very nice people in the area--many of whom gather in the morning to watch the sunrise. The town of Pahoa is small but has a wonderful vibe with several restaurants and opportunities for shopping. There is a wonderful farmers' market outside the town with reasonably priced fruits and veggies, prepared foods and interesting crafts/art. Besides the tidal pools, our favorite activities were touring at the Volcanoes National Park including taking a 4 mile bike trip to the site of the current lava flow and watching it descend down the cliff into the water below and touring the Hawaiian Botanical Gardens, north of Hilo. I would have liked to take a day to take advantage of all Hilo had to offer, but we ran out of time. You will definitely enjoy the Big Island, the Puna district and this very special home in Kapoho.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Kristina, Thank you for sharing your experience at Lagoon Shangrila. The Puna are has so much to offer for a Truly Tropical Hawaiian Vacation.
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Quiet Snorkeling paradise.

  • 5 of 5
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This is a beautiful house and yard. We loved the outside gazebo with table and bbq. We spent many hours snorkeling (at the nearby tide pools -5 minute walk) and then relaxed in the hot tub. The ponds were fantastic as they are warm and calm with no end of fish. The welcome basket was great and the kitchen had everything we needed. Super stay D&J

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing paradise, close to everything

  • 5 of 5
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Couldnt have been better...

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas

Perfect Base For Area Activities

  • 4 of 5
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Our group had six adults, my husband and me plus our two kids and their significant others. We had the house reserved for 9 nights. The home's location, just a block or so from the Kapoho Tidal Pools was a dream-come-true. We snorkeled there several times during our stay.

This trip was the first time my son's wife and daughter's boyfriend had met one another. This was also the first time all of us had vacationed together. The bedroom arrangement was perfect! Each of us had our own bath and the bedroom's themselves were spacious.

My only quibble was that the bedroom we stayed in lacked any type of drawer space. A small chest of drawers or shelving unit would have been very useful.

The location is convenient to National Volcanoes Park, Akaka Falls, Mauna Key and Uncle Robert's Nighttime market. We took advantage of all those and more from Lagoon Shangrila.

We used the hot tub, warm pool and patio dining area extensively. Our stay was during the winter. It rained off and on during our stay so we also used the indoor dining area which was almost as comfortable and lovely as the outdoor area. The small living area really did not accommodate six people, but again that was a small thing as we were rarely sitting in front of the tv.

Overall, this was one of our best vacations ever, and a great deal of the credit for that goes to Lagoon Shanrila for providing us with a perfect jumping off spot for all of our adventures on the west side of the Big Island.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place to enjoy Hawaii in a quiet and peaceful setting.

  • 5 of 5
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We had a wonderful week at Lagoon Shangrila. The home had everything that we needed and Sterling was very helpful. Plenty of room for our 4 adults and 3 teenage girls. It was great to walk to the tidepools to snorkel and enjoyed seeing all the fish. We also walked to the Champagne Pond through the beautiful neighborhood. Easy access to the Volcano park, Hilo and the waterfalls. A nice quiet area where you get a feel for older Hawaii. We did a lot of exploring. We would definitely come back here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Rosemary, Thank you for letting us know Lagoon Shangrila provided everything you needed for your Hawaiian Vacation. Glad you got to enjoy all the nature that the Hilo Side of the Island has to offer. Hope to see you again in the near future.
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Our Shangrila!

  • 5 of 5
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Ahoha Sterling.

My husband and I live in TOKYO Japan.

From 25 years ago, we visited the Hawaiian Islands every year.

Lagoon Shangrila is best vacation rental where we stayed!!

There was everything. Beautiful Koi Pond, Jacuzzi and tide pools of Kapoho.We enjoyed the red lava hiking and snorkeling every day.

We will stay here in the next vacation!


  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Mieko, We are so glad you and Hiroaki chose Lagoon Shangrila for your return visit to The Big Island. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon and making Lagoon Shangrila your Hawaiian Home. Mahalo, Sterling & Trisha
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Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Pahoa Town
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Pahoa Town
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


Rates & Availability

Kapoho House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Winter 1
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2017 Spring 1
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2017 Spring 2
Apr 16 2017 - Jun 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2017 Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2017 Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2017 Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2017 Winter
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
2017 Christmas
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 13.42%


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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Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

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

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