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4.5 out of 5

"This is a funky place. The driveway in makes you feel like you made a wrong turn, but the actual buildings are nice, well groomed, and well maintained ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 10 May 2022

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Hotel Description

3-star beach guest house near Kahalu'u Beach Park

Oceanside stay

Within a 15-minute walk of this Kahaluu Bay guesthouse, you'll find Kahalu'u Beach Park and Keauhou Shopping Center. Magic Sands Beach and Haleo Luau are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Fun at the beach

This guesthouse doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. A terrace, a garden, and a picnic area are also on offer.

Bamboo Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Paradise Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Seaside Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Surfer Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Pineapple Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Orchid Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Big Island Retreat ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Big Island Retreat

Everyone (2)
4 out of 5
This is a funky place. The driveway in makes you feel like you made a wrong turn, but the actual buildings are nice, well groomed, and well maintained. As for not driving past the driveway, look for the tiny, tiny old church across the street. There's a little beach literally _right there_, with a small sand area, a very protected swim area for the kids, restrooms, foot shower, picnic tables, etc. Surfer somehow get through the rocks on one side and make it out to waves. Owners/operators are extremely good and detailed with instructions. CVS and misc. restaurants are about a mile in one direction. Touristy stuff is about four miles in the other direction. One odd thing, for me. The bed is like three feet off the ground. If you're under five feet tall, you will honestly have trouble getting into the bed. A step stool would be nice. This is a great sunset beach.

Posted by , from SACRAMENTO on May 10, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 11, 2022 by BIR Team

Mahalo for your descriptive review! You caught the vibe of this funky little place that is both off the beaten path and close to everything. Glad you enjoyed it ... we'll see about a step stool for your next visit ;)

5 out of 5
It feels very welcoming and the house is beautiful.

Posted by on Mar 19, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 21, 2022 by BIR Team

Mahalo for your review! We hope to see you back for a longer stay :)

Property Features

Big Island Retreat offers its guests a terrace, barbecue grills, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. Big Island Retreat also features a picnic area and laundry facilities. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • 11 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1992
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Big Island Retreat offers 11 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Kailua-Kona guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and key retrieval information.

This property does not have a front desk. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in information and key retrieval information.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

Tax ID - TA-154-377-8304-01

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. The tax ID number is TA-154-377-8304-01. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Social distancing measures are in place.

  • Restricted number of spaces per unit
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Number of spaces per unit - 1
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • State tax ID - TA-154-377-8304-01
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Hotel Names

  • 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

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Big Island Retreat.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.