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Big Island Retreat

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78-226 Kahaluu Road, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Ranked #3 of 12 Kailua-Kona B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
JustinMD Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived and were pleasantly greeted by the bubbly Gigi. She is the property manager and takes care of all of your needs while around. She is definitely one of the biggest assets of this place. The property is beautifully landscaped and we stayed in the Ocean View room. The room was also beautifully furnished and came with a full... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We originally booked the Ocean View room via airbnb for our first three nights on the Big island. The room was beyond our expectations and every little detail just added to the homeliness of the room. Words cannot describe how comfortable the bed is and the feeling of waking up to the ocean right outside the window is just amazing.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for a couple of nights in the Seaview room. Clean, well equiped and a very comfy bed. Room was sizeable n in v good location to get to places. Although I'd recommend trying to arrive first during the day time, we had a bit of trouble finding the place at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to have booked the Aloha Room for the first four nights and then the Oceanview Suite for the final four nights of our trip around Big Island. We cannot say enough wonderful things about this special retreat. Its location provides the perfect balance of quiet relaxation and accessibility to the hub of Kailua-Kona... More 

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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We recently stayed 3 nights in the Pineapple room and cannot recommend Big Island Retreat enough. Our 14-year old daughter (who slept on the fold-out futon in our screened lanai) was even in love! The location south of the bustle of town was definitely a bonus. Being across from Kahaluu Beach Park was perfect for snorkeling (protected reef, rental equipment... More 

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Tauranga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

BIR is fantastic. From the great location just south of Kailua Kona and near Keauhou, to the great snorkel beach just across the road you can't ask for better. The rooms are immaculate and carefully styled to be everything you could want on vacation. They don't have air con but they do have fans and a great ocean breeze. Each... More 

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Kailua-Kona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

While moving to the big island from the mainland, Randy and Shannon, the owners, as well as Gigi the property manager, made my stay more welcoming than any other place I have ever stayed at. They always went above and beyond to extend the aloha welcome. The property is beautiful, clean, and a perfect location. Kahalu'u beach, known for surfing... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My wife and I spent five nights at the Big Island Retreat. The whole property is impeccable, clean and so the Seaview room we had. We immediately fell in love with the spacious and wonderful decorated room. It also has a well equipped kitchenette and a nice deck with an ocean view (through the palm trees). Every night we fell... More 

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Hackensack, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

.... for us but it could be for you! We stayed 3 nights in the Orchid Room. As other posters have mentioned, Randy & Gigi are wonderful hosts (we didn't get a chance to meet Randy's wife.) It is a beautifully decorated, clean room with a complete kitchenette where you could not want for anything. I really did not want... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I originally found this property via Tripadvisor because I was searching for somewhere to stay in Kona that wasn't the normal "big box" hotel. I was looking for something a bit smaller where my husband and I could cook our own meals if we wanted, while still being close to any nearby activities. Big Island Retreat ticked those boxes and... More 

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