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78-226 Kahaluu Road, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Big Island Retreat
Ranked #5 of 13 Kailua-Kona B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've always wanted a vacation on a tropical island all by myself- and I got it here! I just returned from one whole week at BIG ISLAND RETREAT. Previous week, my family had a reunion at the Beach Villas @Kahulu'u Beach...2 minute walk away, across the best Snorkelling bay on the Island. First off, I checked in a day earlier... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rather enjoyed our stay at the Big Island Retreat. Though I agree the rooms are rather hot and humid overall, they seemed to cool down nicely during the evening especially if the fans are all going. Randy, the owner, though not on site during our stay was exceptionally helpful pre-trip in answering all our questions. We were greeted at... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked after seeing reviews here. Spoke with Randy several times and he was extremely helpful. Always answered my emails and the few phone calls ( Our flight was delayed due to hurricane.) Pros - beautifully appointed accommodations, clean, well-maintained property, beautiful ocean views Cons- very hot in the evening - could have used A/C, dog barked at night either on... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose this place because of the rave reviews which included how helpful the owner Randy and his wife Shannon were . It is indeed a lovely out of the way location and a peaceful place, but to my surprise when we called on our way to the hotel , the owner told us he was on the mainland and... More

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

Aloha Amy and Len, As I have said in a private email, I am so sorry that you had such a bad experience. I don't know what to say...Every review is positive up to this point and this seems to be an isolated indecent. As you know I have answered all your questions and made myself available during the booking... More

San Francisco, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My friend and I went to Hawaii in February 2014 . We did a lot of research using tripadvisor and travel books about places to stay. We decided to split our stay between the Big Island Retreat, going to Volcano for a night and the last 1/2 at the Hapuna Prince. The Big Island Retreat was our favorite accomodation on... More

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91 reviews 91 reviews
36 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the Seaside Suite, which is the largest suite. We were very happy here because it is very spacious and had everything we needed. No need to even pack beach towels! The bed was super comfortable, the room was extremely clean, bright and airy with windows all around. We also had a very large lanai where we enjoyed... More

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Ithaca, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I stayed in the Paradise room while on the big island. It was just perfect. Not too big, not too small. The lanai was cozy. The room is very colorful and exactly like the pictures, which was nice - instead of having photos that are made to look better than the actual thing!The welcome basket was a... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Big Island retreat is a quaint, quiet, cozy little getaway. Hidden just off of Alii Drive at the north end of a lovely beach that is well known for snorkeling. The decor gives a perfect Hawaiian ambiance. It is an amazing feeling when you wake up to the sound of the birds each morning, have coffee on the lanai, share... More

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Den Haag
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Big Island Retreat is a gem! Me and my wife stayed in a number of great places in Oahu, kauaii and the big island. In fancy resorts, hotels, and swanky apartments. Nothing beats Randy and Shannon's place though, we have really enjoyed our stay at BIR so much. You can pretty much read it all in prior reviews, no need... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

This was our first time to Hawaii Island and aside from falling in love with the island itself, Big Island Retreat was the perfect base to explore from. Whilst a little tricky to find at first, Randy was on hand to take a call from our transfer driver and ensure we arrived safely. We stayed in the orchid room which... More

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Address: 78-226 Kahaluu Road, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Big Island Retreat Hawaii/Kailua-Kona

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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 
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