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Absolute Oceanfront Private Home w/ Pool & Spa - New Lower Rates!

Absolute Oceanfront Private Home w/ Pool & Spa - New Lower Rates!


Property Details

Updated: Apr 20, 2015
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms. Sleeps 16. (With 2 Q Sofabeds + 1 K Trundle Bed.)

Incredible Oceanfront 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 DSL Internet access with Wireless Access Point.

  • Sleeps 16
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

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 !

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Calendar last updated:
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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!


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Feb 2014
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28 Reviews

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Absolute Oceanfront Private Home w/ Pool & Spa - New Lower Rates!
-+ (808) 325-5889
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Missoula, MT, USA

This was the best!!!

  • 5 of 5
After 6 trips to the Big Island, we can honestly state that this had to be the best vacation ever! The Kona Shangrila is located in the perfect location in Kona; the view was stupendous; the amenities are exceptional; and we are already planning our next trip back to the Kona Shangrila
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha Cathy,

We are thrilled and proud to be part of your best vacation experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Trisha & Sterlig
Absolute Oceanfront Private Home w/ Pool & Spa - New Lower Rates!
-+ (808) 325-5889
Kailua Kona Kona Coast

Great Family House

  • 5 of 5
We rolled in right after Labor Day this year because that's when the prices drop! We took the parents and a couple of grown children. This house is absolutely perfect for a family get away where you want privacy. Each of the 3 stories of the house can be completely independent from the other. The location is amazing, right on the water. The windows open up to the ocean. It's really spectacular. There is a private elevator that runs between the 3 floors. At first I was scared to death of it but by the end I was in I back and forth all day! The pics and videos are totally accurate. It's an older house and the configuration is odd but most definitely a great getaway. It's a bit removed from town so you definitely need a car to get anywhere but that's actually nice. Don't swim at the rocky beach in front of the house. My guys ran out there with boogy boards and immediately got their feet cut up. There is a great beach just a few minutes down the road with a lifeguard station and amazing warm blue water. Overall I would absolutely come back. Sterling is very accommodating and quick to respond to any issues. He even shipped my cell phone back to me as I left it on the bed while I was making a mad dash for the airport!
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Absolute Oceanfront Private Home w/ Pool & Spa - New Lower Rates!
-+ (808) 325-5889
Kailua Kona Kona Coast

Wonderful Family Reunion at a Great House!

  • 5 of 5
We planned very early for a large family trip to Hawaii and found this house on VRBO. We worked with Sterling in the early planning stages and found his correspondence quick and informative. Our group of 14 included family ages 13 thru 90, and the house setup worked very well for us. Everyone had the ability to have private space and we grouped for meals either on the second floor or on the beautiful patio which was able to seat all 14 of us at 1 table very well. The best amenity of the house is the view and the open windows to that incredible view. Grandmother has mobility issues and was able to get around very well using the elevator. The younger of the group walked out to the water to either walk around the tide pools, snorkel, or kayak directly from the house. There is a very easy walk in beach just a few miles down the road for those not able to navigate the waves. From the house we saw many sea turtles, dolphins, and in the distance could watch the whales. Boogie boards provided were great. The pool was used more than we had planned, the water temperature was perfect. Kitchens also turned out perfectly we had every appliance, utensil, and accessories needed, just bought our food. Even with 14 there were plenty of beach towels and the multiple washer and dryers allowed us to return home with clean and dry clothes. We were able to find a message therapist that came to the home and gave messages at the open windows. We did find that the house was so comfortable and the view so great that we did not get out and see Kona as much as we thought we would, it was just to great to leave! On our day of departure Sterling was very helpful and even mailed back a small item that I left at the house. If you are looking for location and space you can't go wrong here!
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Aloha from Hawaii and Mahalo for taking the time to write a Beautiful Review of Kona Shangrila.
We are so happy that you found everything you needed and enjoyed the magnificent views.
Our mission is to give our Guests and their families Memories of a Lifetime and we so appreciate your telling us how you enjoyed the house.

We look forward to your return someday to our little Paradise on the Ocean.

Aloha and Mahalo,
Sterling and Trisha
Absolute Oceanfront Private Home w/ Pool & Spa - New Lower Rates!
-+ (808) 325-5889
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
B.C. Canada

Needs work

  • 2 of 5
First off I'd like to say that it is a nice property, but could use some work. Location is good, but getting out of the drive can prove to be a problem because the palms are blocking the view, plus it's on a curve. My biggest complaint is the amount we were charged, in my opinion we were over charged according to their rental schedule for January. Plus I was charged an Event Fee, but we couldn't have the Vow Renewal and party there because it wasn't large enough. Even though I told them we were having the party elsewhere, they still they charged the event fee anyway. They charged us more per night then they are advertising on their site. So not happy about the overcharging at all! Plus there is a cleaning fee on top so be aware that if you are planning a party of over 12 people forget it, not large enough even though they say it is. I tried 2 catering companies and they said there wasn't enough room, and the Owners recommended them. The 3rd floor is a crazy setup. From the stairs you have to walk right through the master to get into the condo, or walk all the way around to use the elevator. Very inconvenient! Plus, they told my husband that the second floor is the main unit, therefore most items are there. So if you want a quiet night without family, you have to chase for pots and utensils because most of them are there. The second floor master is ridiculous. It has no shower, just a huge useless Japanese tub that would drain the tank leaving no water for a shower for anyone else in the house. That should be taken out and a useful shower installed. The main floor was basic, but ok except there is no key for them to use the elevator to come to the higher floors for breakfast or supper. That's a huge problem when you have 80 year olds who have trouble doing stairs. We were told to leave a key in the lock box for them to use. Not a great idea when everyone is in and out and someone forgets to put the key back. An extra key for the upper floors would be more logical. We used to live in Kona, and have rented a lot of properties there. Yes it's on the ocean, but be prepared for noise from Alii Drive and the surfers out at 6:00 am yelling. Most of the other houses and condos we rented are in much better shape and setup a lot better. But if you must be on the ocean, and don't mind the noise and quirks, then this is a great place to be. For price and what you get, there are a lot nicer places for a far better price even during high season so do your research.
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: Aloha Antoinette,
We are very sorry that you were unhappy with your stay at Kona Shangrila. Our main goal is to provide our guests quality accommodations at a fair price and enhance your overall Hawaiian Vacation Experience. So it pains us when one of our guests is unsatisfied.
The house was built in 1985. Since taking ownership in 2004, we have spent over $300,0000 in improvements and upgrades. Both Kitchens on the 2nd & 3rd levels plus 4 of the 5 bathrooms have been completely renovated with Granite Counters, quality cabinetry, fixtures and appliances. The interior was completely repainted in early 2013. Every effort is made to constantly maintain and upgrade.
You will note from all the other reviews that our guests approve of our efforts.
1. We charged you the 2013 8-person rate of $750 per night which is $50 cheaper than the 2014 rate of $800. YOU ACTUALLY GOT A DEAL!
2. You booked the house in Aug. 2012 - 17 months in advance. You agreed to and accepted the rate quoted on the rental contract. Never once did you say that you were overcharged or disagreed with the quoted rate.
3. We never made any claims on the ability to have large parties on the property. All the recommended caterers have catered events at the property before.
4. You never informed us of your decision not to hold your event at the house until this review.
5. Finally, you personally inspected and previewed the house in November 2013, and made no mention of any doubts or dissatisfaction.
If the setup was not suitable for your group, you had ample opportunity to cancel your reservation and seek alternate accommodations well in advance. Now you are making it sound like you walked into a situation you were totally unaware of.
This is why we are puzzled by your negative review.
We realize that sometimes customer satisfaction is a subjective thing.
As owners, we are very ethical in our business dealings and take it very seriously when you question our integrity and honesty.
Trisha & Sterling
Hawaii Shangrila Vacations
Absolute Oceanfront Private Home w/ Pool & Spa - New Lower Rates!
-+ (808) 325-5889
Kailua Kona Kona Coast

Excellent location and fantastic views!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I had an amazing time at Kona Shangri-la. It was perfect for a family and the different floors offers privacy while still enjoying communal areas.

Views: This is the absolutely the highlight of the property. There are huge open panoramic windows on the 2nd and 3rd floor with the ocean outside.

Amenities: We made very good use of the grill - it had propane and was very easy to grill. The pool is on the smaller side, but we put it to good use. The hot tub is fantastic in the evening.

Dining Areas: The outdoor dining table was great. There were also tiki torches that we lit nightly. We primarily used the 2nd floor kitchen and dining table, but there is an identical kitchen on the third floor. Great cook ware and basic seasoning, oils and condiments.

Bedrooms: Master bedrooms are spacious. The secondary bedrooms are also a good size. Beds are comfortable as are the pillows - especially for a vacation house.

Bathrooms: Master bedroom on the 3rd floor is excellent. The 2nd floor master bathroom has a tub only (does not have a shower).

Others: We really appreciated the extra beach chairs and boogie boards. There is also an elevator which is great for those with mobility issues. The only issue is some road noise from Alii Drive as the house is right off a main road. However, if you close the bathroom doors to the master bedrooms, it really isn't bad at all.

Overall it was a great stay. My entire family really appreciated the view, location, and beautiful house. The owners were also kind enough to give us a tour when we arrived and are extremely professional and responsive.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Absolute Oceanfront Private Home w/ Pool & Spa - New Lower Rates!
-+ (808) 325-5889
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Long Beach, CA

Magical Stay

  • 5 of 5
What an amazing house for our grand family vacation. Considering we had 4 generations present...there was something for each and every one of us. No matter what we needed, we found it in Shangrila! We wanted to give a big giant THANKS to you both for having such an amazing spot that we could all enjoy and share. From each one of us...MAHALO!
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

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 !

Activity and Interests

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 !


From $550 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2015
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2015
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 7 2015
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Early Fall 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 2 2015
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Ironman 2015
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall 2015
Oct 16 2015 - Nov 20 2015
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2015
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Holidays 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $2,000
  • Departure Cleaning Fee $500 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Hawaii Tax ID W30374196-01

Optional Air Conditioning Usage Charge: $50/Night + Tax.

Plus one time departure Cleaning Fee, $90 Damage Waiver Insurance & 13.416% Hawaii State Excise / Accom. Tax.

Minimum 5 nights. Full payment due 90 days before arrival. (120 Days for Dec. 20 to Jan. 5 stays).

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Property Type

  • house


  • 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


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 2600 sq. ft.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • 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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