We are a beautifully maintained and landscaped property with eleven bright, well-appointed, and clean guestrooms. We are just steps from Kahalu'u Bay which offers excellent snorkeling and surfing. We are located one mile North of Keauhou Shopping Center with grocery and restaurants and four miles South of Kona Town.
The "Main House" has the Ali'i Luxury Suite on the top floor and four private guestrooms on the second floor. Each guestroom has one king bed, ensuite bathroom, and kitchenette with microwave and fridge. Bamboo and Pineapple have screened lanais with garden views; Orchid and Seaside have outdoor lanais with tropical views. The Main House also has a sitting area, guest laundry, and beach equipment to borrow.
The "Guest House" has six private, unique guestrooms, each with one queen bed - all have ensuite bathrooms except Surfer Room, and all have kitchenettes except Maile Room which has a full kitchen including stovetop and oven. Aloha has an outdoor lanai with an ocean view. Honu is a cute ground-level room with lots of screened windows. Maile has an ocean view from both the lanai and living/dining areas. Oceanview has an ocean view from the first floor lanai and from the second floor bedroom. Paradise is surrounded with screened windows with garden views. And Surfer is a petite ground-level room with a private bathroom just a few steps outside in a separate building.
In addition to the kitchenettes, we have a community outdoor kitchen with a gas stove, gas grill, and dining area - a great place to "talk story" after a day of island adventures.
very nice room. could see ocean. the manager gave us great ideas about local beaches, drives, restaurants. She was the best benefit of the retreat! clean. Had extra beach chairs. Had washer and dryer. No air-conditioning, but you don't really need . easy walk probably 2 minutes to beach where you can snorkel. also nice deck we sat on.
Exactly what we were looking for! The kitchenette allowed us to make breakfasts and pack lunches for our days out. The available beach gear including an umbrella and boogie boards made for a perfect beach day. Hosts were easy to contact and made check in a breeze.
Stayed in the Maile room. Booked this room based on the pictures on the website. Gave the impression we would have lovely views of tropical foliage, with a glimpse of the ocean. This was the reality on our balcony. This house had people coming and going all hours. Car doors slamming, dogs barking, engines revving, family fighting loudly, chain saw one morning… what topped it all was a very loud ugly fight with the F bomb being thrown around… not relaxing or peaceful. Also, there is a parking area directly in front of our room. We opted to look for something else. Was able to relocate for 4 nights of our 8 night stay. If your ok with this view, great! But, I thought it should be shared so you know when you book!
Our family loved our stay at the Big Island Retreat. The location is under newer management - Karen and Eddie are super fantastic and very accommodating. We stayed in the Pineapple Room and loved the open air windows, outdoor kitchen, view of the ocean and proximity to a beach. Albeit the beach was not our favorite in the area but we used the hotel location as our central location for Two Step Beach, Magic Sands Beach, Kona downtown shopping, sunset watching, Manta Ray swimming, and grocery food shopping. All within 5-10 minutes walking or driving. It was really nice to have easy access laundry facilities and beach toys available to borrow. Our room was spotless, very comfortable and we loved the overall atmosphere of the building. The biggest downfall of the hotel is that parking is a bit tight so if you are bringing in a big rental car be prepared for tough maneuvering - but that is really a 1st world problem.…
The property is a "main house" and "guest house" with a variety of rooms. I stayed in the Paradise room, which does not have an ocean view, but is private with screening plants. At night and morning, you hear coqui frogs and birdsong. The numerous windows are screened and open, providing a lovely breeze. It's located just up the hill from Kahaluu, which has great snorkeling. It's a quick bike ride down to Magic Sands. There is a microwave/toaster/fridge in room, and a full kitchen in the covered outdoor BBQ area.