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Spectacular Oceanfront Home with Pool and Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms: 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Main House + 1 Detached 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Apartment

Spectacular Sweeping Ocean Views - Total Luxury in your own Private Gated Residence that opens up to the world beyond. Cascading waves just below the house. Relax in your large Pool on the edge of the ocean.

SALT WATER POOL. NEW Air Conditioning in all the Bedrooms.

The Perfect Luxury Getaway surrounded by Nature with sounds of the Ocean in every room. Kitchen stocked with essential herbs, condiments and cooking oils. Complete kitchen with all utencils, cookery, Extra Large TVs. Perfect vacation for your family or friends. Share unique experiences at the edge of the ocean,

make memories of a lifetime. Enjoy spectacular sunrises with breakfast and cocktails later as the sky bursts with color as evening falls. Lounge all day at your private estate or discover the unique adventures the Big Island has to offer.. Spectacular Waterfalls, go Zip Lining over streams and waterfalls, walk through amazing Tropical Botanical Gardens and pick your own fruit during your morning walks. Watch land being created before your eyes as the hot lava explodes in the cool ocean. Bike through the rainforest or climb Green Mountain. Walk through Lava Tree Park and see what lava can do to a tree, Swim in a Marine Preserve nearby - like being in your own fishtank. These tidepool waters are warmed by the volcanic hot rock as ocean water fills up the pools with two tides a day.. you will be surrounded by lots of tropical fish among the colorful coral formations.

Dine on fresh fish caught by local fishermen and buy fresh exotic fruits and veggies sold at the local farmers market.

Visit cute sugarcane towns lost in the 50's and hitch up your horse and wagon to the post along the wooden walkways. Enjoy dinner or lunch at one of the open air restaurants in Pahoa town. You will find excellent seafood, homemade Italian, original Mexican and Filipino foods here along with 50's style coffee shop and Natural Foods Markets.

We have great live entertainment by local artists during dinner or late night dancing under the stars on the sand next to the waves.

Enjoy the local Farmer's Markets and try unusual local fruits like passion fruit, star fruit, lychee, mango, papaya . On the othre side of the island, you can find sticks that will grow into a chocolate fruit or Passion FruitTrees. Feast on a homemade crepe with bananas, chocolate and cream, try some homemade Thai noodles or salads, find that unique hand crafted piece from a Big Island artist, have a soothing massage by a professional masseur, enjoy music from authenic Hawaiian musicians, or even a surprise visit from an African drums team. Live the Hawaiian Lifestyle of Aloha and interact with the local people. Hike the nearby ancient trails with hidden tidepools and deserted beaches and don't worry about snakes.. we don't have snakes !

You will find lots of the 'Aloha Spirit' here.. where we respect eachother and celebrate our uniqueness. Where everyday is a beautiful gift and we celebrate our life in this moment in time. Where we all love the 'aina' (the land) and hold it dear to us. You will find we hug seriously when eing introduced to welcome new and old friends. Your life will change forever.. this is part of the true 'Aloha ' spirit.

Keywords: Oceanfront, Gated Private Estate, Pool on the Edge of Ocean Waves, Spectacular Sunrises, Natural Environment Hideaway, Clean Fresh Air, Green Standards, Serenity, Stress Reducer, Weddings, Large Oceanfront Lanai, Special Events, Retreat

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Sterling Dorje
Member since: 2003
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Sterling Dorje

As a college student of 19 I found myself on Oahu (I was from Philadelphia) visiting Hawaii for the first time during the Vietman war. At that moment I knew Hawaii was someday to be my home, Maybe it had to do with the ice storm I left back in Philly. When I got home, I applied with United Airlines and moved out to Chicago, then to L.A. I flew for United for 27 yrs. around the world. Nothing came close. Hawaii was to be my destiny ! I married a very interesting man from Tibet 15 yrs. later and eventually we found a place to call home in Hawaii. We both lived out of a suitcase doing international business together and traveling the world. Now we sell 'memories of a lifetime' and enjoy meeting people from all over the world

Sterling Dorje purchased this house in 2003

Why Sterling Dorje chose Hawaii

Living and working in Hawaii is the best you can get ! Sharing our world with our guests brings us much satisfaction. We love our island and the people who make it great. There is nothing like Oceanfront property.. they are not making any more of it..except at Volcano National Park.

What makes this house unique

Outrageous ! The waves, the whales, the pool on the edge of the ocean, the fresh air you breathe in looking down on the crashing waves below. NOTHING LIKE IT !


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Oceanfront Home with Pool and Hot Tub
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews

Relaxing, out of the way, well appointed home with clear view to whales and turtles!

  • 5 of 5

This house was exactly what we were looking for. Completely out of the way of tourist traps, complete kitchen with all the amenities and dramatic ocean sounds. The hosts were so considerate. The instructions on the house were very clear and the house was spotless on our arrival. They had everything we needed from towels and bug spray to dishes, pots and pans to do our own cooking. Lots of space and gorgeous shaded deck to eat outside each night, rain or shine. On sunny days, super close to Pahoa Farmer's Market, Pahoa, and Volcanoes National Park. If it rained we were in the hot tub spotting whales on the horizon. We are already trying to plan our next trip back!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house! Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

Being the skeptic that I can be at times, before we left for the Big Island, I said "if this house is half as nice as the photos, I will be happy." Happily, my skepticism was not needed because the house is fantastic! The house was clean, comfortable,and fresh. The kitchen is stocked for real cooks, it had everything I needed to prepare meals for a crowd, which we did many times during our week stay. Coffee on the lanai, breakfast on the lanai, dinner on the lanai! (You get the picture!). This is a lovely, charming house, thank you, Sterling and Trish!

When Hurricane Madeline threatened (but eventually became a typical storm), we learned the house had flashlights, candles, matches and lanterns. The ocean view, lanai, hot tub, and pool were enjoyed continually and just perfect. We spotted green sea turtles in the waves and swam in the pool under the stars. The Ohana Suite provided the extra space we needed for the group. While a bit of a drive from Hilo, with some grocery planning in advance, we didn't mind and loved the peace and quiet. We took morning neighborhood walks with an ocean view and met warm and friendly locals. Our other outings included Blue Hawaiian Helicopter ride, hikes in the Park, visit to black sands beaches in the south, and Akaka/Rainbow Falls, and more. When it was time to leave, we all agreed we wished we had booked more days. Great Big Island vacation in a very special house!

Grace, Dave, and group

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Grace, Thank you for sharing your experience and Hilo Shangrila. So glad to know that Hilo Shangrila more than met your expectations for a Vacation Home. It is a Special Place. Mahalo, Sterling
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The house is as advertised. Fantastic ocean view and good location for east side activities.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our 10 day stay here. We have two teenage girls and having the pool was a nice balance to the ocean. The property is in a good location for volcano park and nice snorkeling and water fall exploring. It is about a 2 hour drive to Kona. We made the trip to the west side several times during our stay. Is about 30 minutes from Hilo depending upon traffic. Very quiet and less touristy than the west side. We saw turtles every day while we sat at the edge of the pool. This side gets about 150 inches of rain a year. It rained every day but never lasts long and did not prevent us from doing what we wanted. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Charles, Mahalo for sharing your great experience at Hilo Shangrila. Glad you enjoyd the Tranquility of the house. Thank you for being such ideal guests. We like to call it "Liquid Sunshine" instead of rain. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, the pool and hot tube were great. i was concerned about no air conditionare but the fans and ocean breeze kept it quite nice. All in all a very nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. Frank, we are so happy when guests can take home memories of a lifetime and I know this house and environment will put a smile on your face when you remember your trip. Mahalo and Aloha, Trisha and Sterling
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  • 3 of 5

The good, the bad, and the ugly: We stayed here for one week with our grown son, daughter in law, and two teenage grandsons. We expected much more based on the VRBO description and particularly the photos. This is not a house that will wow you. Here are our disappointments: the "large screen TV" advertised for the living room was a small one that had been raided from the guest house (ohana). Not only was the tv too small for six people to watch the March Madness basketball games together, there was NO TV in the guest house (strike 2). The ice maker did not work. The pool heater didn't work. The furniture was worn and the bedding in the guest house was in need of replacement. The bathroom in the guest house wasn't nearly as nice as the ones in the main house. The person who made up the bed in the guest house didn't put any kind of protective cover over the very worn pillow. Yuch! The photos are deceptive to put it mildly. The pool was chilly particularly the first few days despite great weather. The good: the view out the back is gorgeous. We loved watching the waves roll in. While you can't see down to the rocks where the ocean meets the island, it is truly a mesmerizing view. We saw many green turtles in the ocean. We were relatively close to the volcano national park so we could be there early in the morning before it got crowded. The ugly: the small tv that was raided from the guest house and put in the living room was on an upside down cabinet. I kid you not. The legs were pointing to the ceiling and the doors on either side blocked your view. Stupid? I suspect it was an attempt to make the tv look bigger, like the one we had been promised maybe? I would not stay here again and I certainly am not recommending it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Craig, We are very sorry to learn that you were not completely satisfied with your vacation at Hilo Shangrila. We only wish you had communicated these issues during your stay so we could have remedied them immediately. Being on an Oceanfront location, the sea spray and moisture are constantly damaging the electronics on our TVs and appliances. We have had to replace TVs almost every 6 months, same with the Icemaker in the Fridge. The day of your arrival we discovered that the Big Screen TV in the living room was not working. It was replaced it with a smaller spare TV as a quick fix solution and enclosed in a cabinet to protect it from the elements. (It was not done to “make the TV look bigger”). We regret that the smaller TV was not good enough for you to enjoy the March Madness Basketball Tournament and you were mad about that. The swimming pool is a 36,000 gallon pool and is Solar Heated. The “Solar Heater” system does work. There is no Gas or Electric Heating for the pool. If the skies are overcast, the pool will not heat as much as when the weather is sunny. The pool water is usually 80 to 85 degrees. We did not have the greatest weather for the few days before your visit. We are glad you enjoyed the incredible views, the serenity of watching the waves roll in… it is quite mesmerizing being one with the ocean and the sky. To address your feedback, we have replaced the TV in the living room with a 40 inch Samsung Smart TV. A New Refrigerator with an Inside Icemaker and Living Room Sofa set have been ordered for mid June 2016 delivery. We constantly strive to improve and upgrade the amenities at Hilo Shangrila to offer our guests the best experience possible. As you can see from the many positive reviews, other guests have enjoyed their stays at Hilo Shangrila.
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The Best of Both Worlds with a Pool on the Oceanfront

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for four relaxing nights in November 2015. We love swimming in the ocean but weren't sure about how warm the water would be this time of year or how calm the waves would be on this side of the island. Our search for a home with a pool came to a happy end when we found the Shangrila which offers a lovely pool, hot tub, AND amazing oceanfront views. I'd be shocked if you managed NOT to spot a few sea turtles during your stay.

The home is located on what we consider to be the more interesting side of the Big Island. Although you may have to drive to Hilo if you need something like the post office or a big box store, this property is a minutes drive from the best natural attractions Hawaii has to offer. We loved taking advantage of the many sites and activities nearby: the Kapoho Tidepools, Ahalanui Hot Pond, and many beaches including the "hidden" Kahena black sand beach. The lovely little town of Pahoa is also nearby where you can find a market and many yummy restaurants. The house itself is beautiful and the kitchen has a very adequate supply of cookware for preparing meals.

Although I did not knock down the rating on this property for the following, it should be noted that we thought the house could be a little cleaner. There was nothing that was specifically dirty, per se, but the house could use a general "once over". You can tell it's cleaned after every visit; clean towels and sheets, floors are swept, pool is free of debris. However, it is not clean as if someone is living there. We noticed little bits of kitchen grease on the drawers and cabinets for example, and many of the drinking glasses were not properly washed.

As a side note, make sure not to miss the nearby Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmer's Market on Wednesday nights. It is a pure aloha experience.

The Shangrila offers an abundance of luxuries you will not find anywhere else. It is located on an amazing plot of paradise and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Pahoa Village
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 130
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Pahoa Village - Italian, Thai, Mexican, Pizza, etc
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Black Sand Beach
Car: necessary

Easy 30 mile drive to Volcano National Park.. watch land being created in front of your eyes (when flowing)

Snorkeling in a Marine Preserve just 10 min away.

Hilo Airport, Hilo town, University of Hilo just 20 miles away


Rates & Availability

Hawaiian Paradise Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Spring 1 2017
Mar 19 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Merrie Monarch 2017
Apr 19 2017 - Apr 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Spring 3 2017
Apr 26 2017 - May 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Early Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

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Hawaiian Paradise Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom has walk in shower and large walk in closet.
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ohana Bathroom - toilet , shower , Attached bathroom with double vanity.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen Sleigh Bed with TempurPedic Mattress. Luxurious Linens
    2nd Bedroom. - 1 queen , Queen Sleigh Bed w/ TempurPedic Mattress & Luxurious Linens.
    Office/Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Futon Sofa sleeps 2 comfortably. Ideal for children.
    Detached Ohana Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Bed + Queen Sleeper Sofa can sleep total of 4.
  • Queen Size Sleigh Beds. Main House Bedrooms have TempurPedic Mattresses. Master Bedroom has attached bathroom with walk-in shower and walk-in closet & dressing area. 2nd Bathroom has tub/shower combination. Ohana Suite has Queen Bed with firm mattress and Queen Pull Out Sleeper Sofa for 2 additional persons.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Breathe in the healing ocean air. Lose your stresss in this unique Oceanfront Private Estate with Pool. 2 Supersized Ocean lanais for Parties. Executive Luxury with Tommy Bahama furnishings, Authenic Hula Lamps and Gallery quality Art by famous Local Artists. Kitchen equipped with Gourmet Cookware, and stocked with Gourmet Spices, cooking oils, Luxury Linens, 2 Giant Big Screen TVs, Wireless Internet, Beach Coolers, beach mats and towels. Electronic Security System, Entry codes. Privately gated.

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