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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an open-air home with plantation-style architecture and center courtyard; despite the TripAdvisor category of B&B/Inn, it's neither (certainly no breakfast provided, and no housekeeping services). The property is located quite a way from the busy part of town, which meant lovely quiet nights without street lights. Be sure to bring the confirmation e-mail and directions with you, as...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time we have stayed at the Big Island Retreat, and this visit was just as wonderful as the last. The grounds are beautiful and the rooms are very comfortable. My husband and I much prefer staying here over a sterile bland hotel. There is color in every room and you can't beat the view, or the...

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Bandon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started our 12 day round the island trip with 3 nights at this perfect little retreat. We were warmly greeted by Gigi and she was nearly always available to give us good advice and recommendations for things to do. She really makes this place extra special! The Seaside room was lovely and well appointed, great bed and ocean breezes,...

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We spent 4 nights at the BIR in the Oceanview room. It was perfect. Lovely room with view and sound of waves. Two floors with a balcony. We had everything we needed. Gigi gave us great ideas. They provide beach towels and coolers, chairs and everything you need for the beach. The outdoor kitchen is grand although we didn't use...

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We stayed here for 3-4 nights. The retreat is just off a main road. It is across from the best snorkeling!! They have gear available at the retreat for free. This place is a gem. You can hear the waves from your room. So peaceful. Our room was small, but beautifully appointed! It had a lanai that was lovely for...

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Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 19 November 2016

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 13 November 2016 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 12 November 2016

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

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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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  • 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: $222 - $783 (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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“Book Penthouse Suite thru TripAdvisor for less than website price. You'll want to hang out on oceanview lanai!”
 of 5 bubbles Leebot, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Seaside Suite was really sweet, spacious, nice balcony, but just a peek a boo view of the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles BandonBeachlover, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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