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Big Island Retreat, Kailua-Kona

3-star guesthouse within walking distance of Kahalu'u Beach Park

  • Free WiFi
From
$255 CAD

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78-226 Kahaluu Road, Kailua-Kona, 96740, HI, United States of America
9.0.Superb.
  • We were at the beachfront for a long time and being hidden in the trees, still just a 3…

    Nov. 20, 2019

  • Very nice room with lots of bird song. Easy access to beaches.

    Apr. 15, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Guests rated location

Quiet
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 11 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Near the beach
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry

Feel at home

  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • In Kahaluu Bay
  • Kahalu'u Beach Park - 3 min walk
  • Keauhou Shopping Center - 15 min walk
  • Magic Sands Beach - 20 min walk
  • Haleo Luau - 32 min walk
  • Lekeleke Burial Grounds - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Orchid Room
  • Paradise Room
  • Aloha Room
  • Pineapple Room
  • Seaside Room
  • Oceanview Room
  • Ali'i Suite
  • Honu Room
  • Bamboo Room
  • Surfer Room
  • Maile room

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Kahaluu Bay
  • Kahalu'u Beach Park - 3 min walk
  • Keauhou Shopping Center - 15 min walk
  • Magic Sands Beach - 20 min walk
  • Haleo Luau - 32 min walk
  • Lekeleke Burial Grounds - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Captain Cook Monument - 8.2 mi / 13.1 km
  • Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park - 9.3 mi / 15 km
  • Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park - 17.5 mi / 28.2 km

Getting around

  • Kona Intl. Airport (KOA) - 26 min drive
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78-226 Kahaluu Road, Kailua-Kona, 96740, HI, United States of America

At a glance

Size

  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. Guests will receive key retrieval information.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite parking limited (max 1 space per unit)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
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At the property

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels

Services

  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1992
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Shower/tub combination

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils

Fees & policies

Children and extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per stay

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Policies

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.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted.

State tax ID - TA-154-377-8304-01

Also known as

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

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FAQs

  • Yes, Big Island Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Da Poke Shack (2.1 mi), Green Flash Coffee (3.2 mi), and Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill (3.9 mi).
  • Big Island Retreat has a picnic area and a garden.
9.0.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very helpful staff. Very nice and responsive. Good location.

    4 night trip, Mar. 29, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Location , friendly , helpful, cool property , walkable

    4 night trip, Jan. 27, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice location and staff

    Nice location, our bed was a bit uneven, I had to rearrange the mattress supports as the mattress was caving in, nice staff, overall a nice stay

    Gregory, 4 night trip, Mar. 12, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location and very comfortable. We especially enjoyed the lanai!

    4 night romance trip, Mar. 9, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A hidden gem.

    For a real Hawaiian experience, book here. Ours was a small room with kitchenette and lanai, mesh windows not glass so sleeping in fresh air, overlooking tropical plants, fresh linen and beach towels every 5 days and ‘live-in’’ geckos. Each room is different so select from whole website. Excellent collection of beach equipment- chairs, snorkels, mats, boards etc to borrow. Walking distance to best snorkelling location and 5 mins drive to mall with supermarkets and free Hula on Fridays. On downside, location of Retreat is hard to find even with satnav- do not arrive after dark. Lava rocks line the rough road so smaller car is helpful to navigate this and the parking spaces at venue. Useful info...as everyone is entitled to access to the waterfront, you can visit all hotels and enjoy their facilities as a non- resident. So combining the delightful Big Island Retreat with Hawaii’s natural delights and 5* luxury opportunities what’s not to love. We stayed 3 weeks.

    21 night trip, Feb. 23, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good location. All necessary facilities. Great ambiance.

    Peter, 3 night family trip, Feb. 7, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Other choices may be better

    First, from being booked on hotels.com, it wasn't really a hotel. It's barely a bed and breakfast. There was no front desk, which was fine, no soap (and no mention that there wouldn't be soap), no sink in the bathroom (we had to use the kitchen sink), and no handle on the very thin bathroom door to pull it shut. There was no cleaning service for the room and you even have to empty your own garbage. The room itself was nice, and the bed was comfortable, though it didn't have the partial view we expected. Also, the neighbors were easily able to look into the windows as they went in and out of the room. The location was a bit further from town than we expected and the area traffic is awful, so getting to town was 15-20 minutes even though it was just a few miles away. The shuttle is largely useless. It only runs every couple hours, and doesn't even run late enough to get back from dinner. In short, if you're looking for a place to stay and chill all day with the family then this may be the place, but if you're looking for a base of operation with a place to sleep, other locations might be a better choice.

    3 night trip, Jan. 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Big island retreat is a beautiful bed and breakfast tucked up a winding private road across from a small bay where you came snorkel. If you’re looking for a launchpad into the city of Kona or touring the many coffee plantations nearby, this is the place to stay

    Matthew, 3 night trip, Jan. 7, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    It’s beautiful I loved the room the view the staff. Only drawback is no air conditioner. But staff brought extra fan which made it bearable. We would stay here again.

    2 night trip, Dec. 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Had the master suite on the top floor for a week and it was AMAZING especially for the price and location! Snorkeled at the beach across the street with sea turtles and every fish from “Finding Nemo” as my son puts it! Our first time to the “Big Island” and we plan to return and stay here again!

    Robert, 5 night family trip, Dec. 9, 2019

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