Big Island Retreat

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Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished

Overview of Big Island Retreat

Big Island Retreat

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

9.0/10 Superb

192 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
  • Laundry facilities
The price is $175
Price available on 7/4/2022
78-226 Kahaluu Road, Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Premium bedding
Cleaning & Safety
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Kahaluu Bay
  • Kahalu'u Beach Park - 3 min walk
  • Magic Sands Beach - 20 min walk
  • Keauhou Shopping Center - 1 min drive
  • Keauhou Bay Beach - 3 min drive
  • Kona Country Club - 3 min drive
  • Kona Le'a Plantation - 10 min drive
  • Kailua-Kona Wharf - 12 min drive
  • Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park - 17 min drive
  • Kona Coffee Living History Farm - 15 min drive
  • Captain Cook Monument - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Kona Intl. Airport (KOA) - 26 min drive

About this property

Big Island Retreat

Big Island Retreat puts you 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Kahalu'u Beach Park and 1 mi (1.7 km) from Magic Sands Beach. You'll have free perks like WiFi and self parking. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and nearby shopping.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • 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 an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and 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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited (max 1 space per unit)

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1992
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower/tub combination

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils
  • Paper towels


  • Limited housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Social distancing measures are in place.


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 credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

Also known as

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

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Rude, owner or manager who stays on property
No complaints….but owner I think lives upstairs and one morning rolls his garage door open @ 6:30 am which is under the Orchid Room and it makes loud noises. So it scared the hell out of us, which we were sleeping. And he has no personality, we said good morning a couple of times he didn’t respond. On our last day, he’s walking back from his beach walk and didn’t even say THANK you or an Aloha! Rude man!
View from lanai
View from room lanai
Orchid Room
View from balcony
Sylvia, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It feels very welcoming and the house is beautiful.
Alessandra, 1-night trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely room with a comfortable bed and a view of the sunset over the ocean. Balcony was great for viewing the sunset. No AC, but not needed either. Fan and open windows was very pleasant. Loved hearing the waves as I fell asleep. Very close to great snorkeling (just across the street). Also, they have boogie boards, umbrellas and beach chairs to use for the day (1st come basis) which is a super bonus. We highly recommend the Oceanview room.
Michael, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We liked everything.
Joseph, 2-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

The fridge was leaking when I arrived. It was hot and located directly next to the parking lot. The bathroom was adjacent. But no towels in the room. Had to use paper towels to mop up the spill. And no Kleenex in the room. All of this for beaucoup bucks. At least the sunset was worth it.
Marie, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

The property was very difficult to find after dark. Only one small sign from the main road, then you had to follow a dirt road past a few other homes, with no indication you were in the right spot. We actually turned around because we weren't sure it was the right spot. After finding no other roads, we followed the road around a corner, then another corner, then finally got a brief view of the property to let us know we were on the right path. Key was left in the room as instructed. We never actually saw any employees of the property. I Was very disappointed to discover no vanity in the bathroom, only toilet and shower. Washing hands in kitchen after using restroom is awkward, not to mention unsanitary if someone is handling food in the same moment. The light above the sink was not bright enough for primping. The first 2 mornings there were issues with the hot water, and we had to take cold showers...the 3rd morning water was warm, but not hot. After they had the solar repairman out, water issues seemed to be fixed. Rooms are cute and eclectic, the small kitchen is helpful. We had a total of 4 rooms booked for our group, and 2 rooms had hot water issues, and no vanity in the bathroom, and one party actually had to go outside their room and across the hall for a bathroom! While the bedroom and site photos are accurate, I feel the bathroom situations should have been disclosed. Rooms were cool and quiet, with sounds of the beach.
Steven, 6-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Nice place
We loved the atmosphere and the area. The room was what we expected from the pictures and write up. Only complaint was that hot water was a limited commodity for the shower. If others were showing in the building, the shower was just warm.
Shannon, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Our stay was amazing. Karen was very helpful.
Ronald, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

Finn, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Love the location and room was cozy and comfy. Love the location and staff was very nice. Kitchen fridge was leaking all the time. Bathroom need some fixations. we had some leaking on the floor from one side of the wall.
Faye, 3-night romance trip
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