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Awesome!! Absolute Oceanfront Private Home w/ Pool & Spa

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms. Sleeps 16. (With 2 Q Sofabeds + 1 K Trundle Bed.)

Incredible Oceanfront Living. Fantastic Ocean Views from Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen! Beautiful Tri-Level Custom Designed Oceanfront House with separate units, located on the water at beautiful Lyman's Bay just two miles south of Kailua Kona town. Penthouse Suite is 2BR / 2BA unit with fully equipped kitchen. Orchid Suite is also 2BR / 2BA unit with fully equipped kitchen (both sleep six). Studio Suite has full bedroom, dining area and kitchenette.

The Three Separate units allow for Togetherness when you want it and Privacy when you need it. Our previous guests always comment on this aspect of the house

Direct ocean access plus private solar heated pool and spa tub just steps from ocean. Conveniently located between Kailua town (shopping, dining, nightlife) and Magic Sands Beach (swimming, bodysurfing) and Kahaluu Beach Park (Best snorkeling plus surfing).

*** NEW! Broadband Internet access with Wireless Access Point.

More Details

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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Trisha Hansen and Sterling Dorje

Moved to Hawaii in 2003. Worked for United Airlines for 27 yrs. as a Flight Attendant. Our mission is to provide our guests with Memories of a Lifetime. We have traveled the world to find the perfect spot for vacation travelers.. and Kona has it all !

We love to snorkel with fish and turtles, manta rays and dolphins.. even whales.

We own a home with a farm.. grow coffee , love 4 cats and one dog.

We will attend to your needs, have an On-call Concierge to book activities or find the best restaurant... get you great discounts on entertainment, luaus, heli-tours. Call Kass toll free at 855-833-4465. Come and live Your Dream !

Trisha Hansen and Sterling Dorje purchased this house in 2004

Why Trisha Hansen and Sterling Dorje chose Kailua-Kona

Kona on the ocean is the Best place to have a is relaxing or invigorating, stimulating and exciting. Life is what you make it.. Come and watch the turtles below the windows of the house pick up their little heads and breathe in air.. flap around in the surf. Go fish outside the house.. or go dive and get lobster... you can do it all.. here at Kona Shangrila !

Guestbook comments from the owner

Good morning trish and sterling -

We have had such an amazing week in your beautiful house! We want to stay another month - can you call our bosses and let them know?? Thank you for everything. The house was wonderful, comfortable and we'll stocked. We will be checking out by 11 this morning.

I wanted to let you know the clip that holds up the shower head in the 2nd floor bathroom broke last night. It just snapped in half when someone tried to rehang the shower head. We saved the broken piece because it could maybe be super glued. It's in the shower.

Thank you again for everything!


Sent from my iPad
Feb 2014
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Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Penthouse Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 3rd Floor Master Bedroom
    Penthouse Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 3rd Floor Shared Bathroom
    Orchid Bathroom 3 - toilet , jetted tub , 2nd Floor Master Bedroom
    Orchid Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 2nd Floor Shared Bathroom
    Studio Bathroom 5 - 1st Floor Ocean Suite
  • Recently Remodeled Bathrooms with Granite Counter Tops and Luxury Fixtures.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Top Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Top Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Middle Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Middle Floor
    Living Room 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3rd Floor Living Room
    Liviing Room 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd Floor Living Room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1st Floor Studio
  • With 3 separate floors, each with its own entry, this house offers TOGETHERNESS when you want it and PRIVACY when you NEED it ! Many of our guests comment on this unique feature. Master Bedrooms have Private Baths. There is also a guest bath for the Queen Bedroom and Sofa Bed occupants.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Spectacular Ocean Views.. Private Lanai, pool and spa tub.. Private outside shower....Outside dining next to ocean waves.... light the Tiki Torches and pool light.. you have your own Private Mini Resort...


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Awesome!! Absolute Oceanfront Private Home w/ Pool & Spa
average rating of 4.826087 based on 122 reviews
Hempstead, Texas 77445

Awesome house in beautiful Kona!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Shangrila in Kona, Hawaii. It was everything we thought it would be. Our Kids and Grandkids really enjoyed the water and beach that is within walking distance of the home. It is centrally located from the shops and outdoor markets. Kitchens were well stocked with condiments and seasonings, and utensils. Trisha and Sterling were attentive to any needs we had. What a beautiful place in paradise!

Ray & Cheryl Murphree and Family

Hempstead, Waller and Blanco Texas

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ray and Cheryl l.. Thank you so much for your beautiful review of our Kona Shangrila ! It is our mission to share this paradise with our guests, and make this a very special and memorable experience for all who stay there. Life is full of stress and worry, but when you enter the world of Kona Shangrila, you experience nature everywhere you look, and the magnificence of it, somehow releases the stress and allows our guests to feel the true meaning of Aloha in our Paradise. We hope to welcome you again one day. Please let us know you are a returning guest so we can provide you all the amenities we like to offer to our special guests upon their return. Aloha !
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Great spot for an extended family gathering.

  • 4 of 5

We rented this property to celebrate 70th and 40th birthdays of 2 family members. We were 12 in all (including a 6 month infant) and were well accommodated. The location is great just a few miles from "downtown Kona" and right on the ocean. The pool deck is a nice gathering spot for the whole family and we had several dinners there.

Some minor negatives included: The home is older than it appears in the photos and is somewhat dated (~25 yrs old), there is no indoor space large enough to accommodate the entire crowd and the 2nd floor master bath has a jetted tub but no shower (although there is one in the smaller shared bathroom).

Overall a very good choice for a crowd wanting to vacation together.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient, attractive, comfortable, spectacular ocean front location

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed was readily available. We liked the casual and responsive hosts. Our only concern was our misunderstanding about the use of the air conditioning (we had not realized it was an added charge), but we easily figured things out in speaking to the host. The units give some nice separation when, as was true for our group, different couples are traveling together. We had a good combination of togetherness and privacy. We especially loved the huge windows, and the continuous sound of the surf on the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

All our family was able to stay here on vacation. Wonderful location with the ocean right next to the patio! Pool was nice to have for the younger group. Nice hot tub and we really enjoyed the two large patio tables and gas grill.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise June 16-26, 2018

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful private 3 level home on the ocean. Turtles visit everyday. We watched surfers when the waves were big. The three levels were perfect for our family, we had room to get together but privacy when we needed. The pool and hot tub were very clean and we used them both every day. The views from the house are incredible.

The house is centrally located to nightlife, restaurants, shopping and beautiful beaches. We found the snorkeling is great right in front of the house and there is a sandy access.

The house is well maintained, updated and decorated nicely. The kitchen is well stocked. The beds are comfortable. The house is in a good neighborhood. The best poke, a nice surf shop and convenience/liquor store all within close walking distance.

We highly recommend the Kona Shangrila and would love to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City

Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Kona-Shangrila. I loved watching the surfers every morning and listening to the ocean waves at night. The kitchen and pool area are well equipped. I do wish I had paid closer attention to how the use of air conditioning was a paid service. It definitely was a bit miserable in there in the late afternoons. Mornings and evenings were fine. The only other thing for other travelers is the location of the guest bedrooms; they are tucked in the back of the second and third floors. They are dark and do not get any air. Luckily we were family of 5 and did not need to use them. Overall though it was in a perfect spot. Very close to restaurants, and the farmer's market.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Kailua Kona International Airport (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Kona Town
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 11
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Kona Town
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Magic Sands Beach
Car: recommended

Watch turtles in the surf below the windows, Swim, Snorkel, Scuba Dive, Boogie Board or Surf next to the Condo (experienced ocean swimmers only). Stroll to Kailua Town (3miles) for Great Dining, Shopping, Luaus. Swim and Learn to Snorkel with Turtles and Hundreds of Colorful Tropical Fish Kayak, Submarine, Glass Bottom Boats, Horseback Riding, Rainforests, Black and Green Sand Beaches, Watch Red Hot Lava Pour down the Volcano and create Land before your eyes, take a Steam Bath in a Natural Lava Cave, Hike or Bike the Volcano, Star Gaze fron the top of the Volcano, Go Whale Watching, Swim with Giant Manta Rays and Turtles, Sunset Cruises, Catamaran Rides, Best Sport Fishing in all of Hawaii- catch Ahi Tuna, Ono, Marlin - keep your catch - ask us how ! Incredible Nature untouched by Man, Botanical Gardens, Awesome Rainforests. Experience a more natural environment than on other islands... live with nature and learn about Hawaiian Culture.. Live the Dream !


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Admin. Fee $150 + Tax
Departure Cleaning Fee $600 + Tax

AIR CONDITIONING IS AVAILABLE BUT NOT INCLUDED IN RATE. Optional Air Conditioning Usage Charge: $50/Night + Tax.

Hawaii Tax ID W30374196-01

Plus one time departure Cleaning Fee, $100 Damage Waiver Insurance & 13.416% Hawaii State Excise / Accom. Tax.

Minimum 5 nights. Full payment due 90 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund