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Big Island Retreat

Star Rating
2.5 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.6 / 5Wonderful
146 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Kahalu'u Beach Park
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Keauhou Shopping Center
    15 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Magic Sands Beach
    20 min walk
  • Airport
    Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.)
    30 min drive

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1-844-709-7928
  • Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Lanai (Paradise)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Kitchenette, Partial Ocean View (Orchid)

    Room Amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Kitchenette, Ocean View (Seaside)

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Luxury Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Ocean View

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed
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  • Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofabed, Lanai, Ocean View (Oceanview)

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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  • Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Lanai, Ocean View (Aloha)

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofabed, Kitchenette (Pineapple)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Futon, Kitchenette (Honu)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Futon
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About this area

Kailua-Kona

Big Island Retreat is located near the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. Hulihee Palace and Captain Cook Monument are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Kahalu'u Beach Park and Magic Sands Beach. Haleo Luau and Kona Le'a Plantation are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Kahalu'u Beach Park - 3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Keauhou Shopping Center - 15 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Magic Sands Beach - 20 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Haleo Luau - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kona Country Club - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.) - 30 min drive

About this property

Big Island Retreat

When you stay at this beach guesthouse you can enjoy umbrellas and sun loungers. All 7 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and Tempur-Pedic beds. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers. Limited housekeeping is available.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 4 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 40.0 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cleaning fee: USD 95.00 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 40.0 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. Alcohol is not served at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Big Island Retreat House Kailua-Kona
  • Big Island Retreat House
  • Big Island Retreat Kailua-Kona
  • Big Island Retreat
  • Big Island Retreat Hawaii/Kailua-Kona
  • Big Island Retreat Guesthouse Kailua-Kona
  • Big Island Retreat Guesthouse
  • Big Island Retreat Guesthouse
  • Big Island Retreat Kailua-Kona
  • Big Island Retreat Guesthouse Kailua-Kona

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

More

  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Ceiling fan
  • Linens
  • Portable fan
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Tempur-Pedic bed

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Nearby things to do

Activities

  • Beach access
  • Whale watching
4.6

Wonderful

5 - Excellent
103
4 - Good
28
3 - Okay
10
2 - Mediocre
3
1 - Poor
2
4.8
Cleanliness
4.8
Service and Staff
5.0
Amenities
4.5
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

Perfectly located to explore the Big Island

My husband and I were lucky enough to spend a long weekend on the Big Island. It was our first time there, so we didn't really know what to expect, nor where to stay. Kona and Hilo seemed like the most popular spots. But, when we read the reviews of the BIR, we took a chance. I'm so glad we did! Chad, our host, was very communicative and friendly. He made sure we had everything we needed. The room was clean and comfortable. The best part--the property is located right across the street from a fabulous snorkeling beach! There was free snorkeling gear for us to use at the BIR and we went to our local beach every morning, sometimes twice a day. We also discovered Two Step beach, which was worth the drive. BIR is about 15 minutes south of Kona, which is a very nice resort tow; but we were happy to be a little further down the road. We also spent a day driving the Saddle Road and visiting Hilo, which we enjoyed. If we return to the Big Island, we will definitely stay at the Big Island Retreat again.

Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

A charming place but limited privacy

We had a pleasant stay. Gigi was a very good hostess. The only issues were (1) no elevator & (2) little privacy within the room & between the room & outside/other rooms. We had frosted glass & a screen door to the lanai but no curtains, shades, etc.

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful property tucked away from the crowds. Gigi is a warm, fabulous hostess. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants a different stay on the big island

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Top-notch service makes our stays here most enjoyable!

Stayed 6 nights in Nov 2018

5/5 Excellent

One block from the beach, minutes south of kona, and a very short drive from the airport. This location is perfect. Then you top that with a host that is both freindly and knowledgable. Together make this a location that will bring us back year after year!

Stayed 15 nights in Nov 2018

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