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Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not too big, it's not too small, it's just right! Walking distance to Kahalu'u State Beach for some of the best snorkeling on the Big Island! Gigi welcomes you, makes sure you have everything you need and answers all of your questions! The outdoor kitchen is wonderful and a great place to gather any time of day! Short drive...

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Randy H, Owner at Big Island Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you once again for staying with us here at the Big Island Retreat. We are so glad you choose us to stay with. Please know you are welcome back any time. Mahalo, Shannon and Randy, and of course Gigi

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for three nights. From the first time Gigi emailed us to share a welcome to our departure the experience was more than we could have hoped for. The property is just above the beach road but secluded and quiet. The rooms are all decorated by the owners and were cool even with no AC....

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Randy H, Owner at Big Island Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you once again for staying with us here at the Big Island Retreat. We are so glad you choose us to stay with. Please know you are welcome back any time. Mahalo, Shannon and Randy and of course Gigi

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Big Island Retreat! Booking was a treat as we originally booked to go in March but had to cancel suddenly; Randy told us that it would be no problem and that we could book another time without any trouble ... and we did. We stayed in the Pineapple Suite and it was perfect for...

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Randy H, Owner at Big Island Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you once again for staying with us here at the Big Island Retreat. We are so glad you choose us to stay with. Please know you are welcome back any time. Mahalo, Shannon and Randy and of course Gigi

Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights. I had booked the Aloha room but was told it was taken and was given the Paradise room. I was given a chance to cancel but I thought it would be fine. The reviews were so good. I looked at pictures and saw lanais.We were shown to our room after another couple checked in....

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Randy H, Owner at Big Island Retreat, responded to this review

Aloha Helen & Dan, I do want to thank you for taking the time to leave a review of the Big Island Retreat. However I do like the reviews to be fair and not misleading, so please allow me to share with you ... You originally requested the Aloha room with its ocean view on July 30, but unfortunately it...

Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Had booked the Ocean view room in December 2015, on arrival was given the Sea view room? Spacious room with a limited view of the sea! Normally very quiet in the evening, however open in the front so aware of other guests coming and going. Laundrette facilities available but be prepared to pay a minimal fee!

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Randy H, Owner at Big Island Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you once again for staying with us here at the Big Island Retreat. We are so glad you choose us to stay with. Please know you are welcome back any time. Mahalo, Shannon and Randy and of course Gigi

South Jordan, Utah
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Big Island Retreat is just a short walk from Kahalu Beach, which has some great snorkeling. It is set back from the street, so the main noise is the ocean, not the traffic. We were in the Seaside room, which has a partial ocean view. BIR is considered a bed and breakfast, but there is a sign posted that you...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 20 July 2016

My husband & I were visiting family on the Big Island. We were so fortunate to find this place. It is amazing! The beach that sat right in front of us, is said to be the best for snorkeling. I admit, it was amazing. Our hostess and personal social director GiGi is a lovely representation of the best of Hawaii....

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Randy H, Owner at Big Island Retreat, responded to this review

Shannon and I are truly happy that you loved the Big Island Retreat as much as you did. I know Gigi always tries to make guest feel special and I look forward to passing on this wonderful review for her to read. Please know you are always welcome back anytime. Mahalo, Randy

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I stayed in the Orchid Room for six nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. Gigi and Elissa are wonderful and they greeted me when I first arrived. There is a definite ohana (family) vibe to the place and I felt very relaxed the minute I arrived. Gigi will give you a tour when you arrive. She is also an excellent resource...

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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Big Island Retreat is a haven of peace and relaxation! I travelled solo to Hawaii for four nights and felt safe staying at BIR. There are cats living around the outside of the property and being a cat person I felt all the more welcome :-) The beautiful Orchid Room has a view of the ocean. I kept the windows...

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Thank you once again for staying with us here at the Big Island Retreat. We are so glad you choose us to stay with. Please know you are welcome back any time. Mahalo, Shannon and Randy and of course Gigi

Reviewed 28 June 2016

Spent a week in the gorgeous penthouse suite overlooking the ocean. Randy was amazing working with me prior to our trip after a mistaken (and fixed!) description on a third-party website that we booked through. We were upgraded to the penthouse suite and couldn't be happier with our stay. It's an open concept layout, so just be aware that sound...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a beautifully maintained and landscaped property with five bright, well-appointed, clean guestrooms. We are just steps from Kahaluu Bay, which offers excellent snorkeling and surfing, but tucked back off the main road so the atmosphere is tropical seclusion. Each guestroom has its own private lanai, bathroom with tub-shower combo, refrigerator, convection oven, electric hot water kettle and coffeemaker. Additionally, we provide the following complementary amenities: use of beach equipment, garden sitting room with library and games, and gazebo with gas BBQ. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Island Retreat

Address: 78-226 Kahaluu Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2454
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Price Range: RM582 - RM1,173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Big Island Retreat 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Provide your own soap and shampoo. Make sure you get a compact car. Gigi is so wonderful!”
  • The Orchid Room-loved the bed, windows, lanai!
  • View from the Orchid Room
 of 5 bubbles jawsco, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Do not get the Paradise room unless you are only staying one night or do not care about having a lanai.”
 of 5 bubbles HelenHaz, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I'm not sure about the other rooms, but ours was fantastic!”
 of 5 bubbles California_Rudi, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The Orchid Room is great for solo travelers”
 of 5 bubbles Z5137FAwilliamj, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms tastefully furnished.”
 of 5 bubbles DelW_12, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
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