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Lagoon Shangrila Private Home w/ Lava Pond & Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 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.

Trisha Hansen and Sterling Dorje
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

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!"

Jul 2008
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Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
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
  • Bedrooms 1 & 2 have attached Bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • All Bedrooms have Ceiling Fans, Louvered Windows for maximum ventilation.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lagoon Shangrila Private Home w/ Lava Pond & Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9324327 based on 102 reviews
Yukon, OK

Beautiful & perfect

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely beautiful & I would recommend it highly. The kitchen is stocked, home is clean, located remote enough to feel relaxing and close enough to be easy to access the sights of the big island. The sounds at night are an added treat! I did not think I would use the hot tub but after many long/difficult hikes the hot tub was a pleasant help & used often. The owners are committed to making your stay comfortable. There is no AC however, there are fans in every room and with the windows and screens opened and the fans on the house was very comfortable. I found the owners to be friendly, kind, and easily accessible with dialogue and communications simple, direct, and easy to understand. The home was beyond my expectations and I cannot rate it highly enough!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Audra. Glad we were able to accommodate your change in dates.
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San Diego, CA

Wonderful home, wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Sterling was super flexible to work with, thank you

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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8 thumbs up! Our kids want to move in.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house in perfect location.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very private spot and setting is perfect

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this house. The property, the design, the owners, all wonderful. I wasn't aware that it had no AC but that didn't really bother us so much. We weren't there during the day so it was fine. It does cool down at night and all the fans really help. My only problem was that the room closest to the living room, smelled of mold and had a lot of dust on the closet doors and cobwebs. We used this room because it was cooler than the master and needed the cooler room. The flying cockaroaches were visable so keep an eye out for them. Lol. Its an island, so there will be bugs and creatures! But overall experience, a strong 10! Thank you so much Sterling and Trisha!!


Casie and Trish - New Jersey

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Casie, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We are sorry that the one of the bedrooms had some housekeeping issues. We will address them immediately and strive to do a better job of cleaning.. Mahalo, Sterling
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Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Pahoa Town
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 132
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $275 + Tax
Admin Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 14.42%


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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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