Big Island Retreat Seaside suite

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Kahaluu Road, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, United States

With 5 beautifully decorated & newly furnished suites we offer in room amenities which include free Wi-Fi, LCD/HD flat screen TV, cable, refrigerator, Kitchenette, linens and much more. On-site washer/dryer and gazebo BBQ kitchen area.

The Space

Come enjoy a fun filled getaway in one of our 5 beautifully decorated & newly furnished rooms located across from Kahalu'u Beach one of Kona's premier snorkeling & surfing areas.

Relax and unwind in one of our ocean or garden view rooms with lanai and reserved parking. This is the perfect vacation rental for that long overdue getaway or a fun filled Hawaiian adventure with your best friends. Conveniently located near the Keauhou Shopping Center and nearby public bus transit. This is truly your home away from home. Come enjoy and see why this is the perfect place to spend your next vacation.

We offer in room amenities which include free Wi-Fi, LCD/HD flat screen TV, cable, refrigerator, Kitchenette, linens and much more. On-site washer/dryer and gazebo BBQ area.

If you're travelling in a larger group, consider booking some of our other rooms as well! (Each room accommodates 2 guests.)
www.airbnb.com/rooms/935439
www.airbnb.com/rooms/945801
www.airbnb.com/rooms/945821
www.airbnb.com/rooms/945824

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $700 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Wow! What a wonderful place! Randy was the perfect host, very welcoming and helpful. The room and property were beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. The location was perfect - steps away from a beach with great snorkelling (live coral, lots of fish and turtles!) on one side of the small bay and surfing waves suitable for beginners on the other. There's a surf / snorkel rental place at the beach and Randy provided beach towels, mats, chairs and umbrellas for guests to use, so we had everything we needed. A handy shopping centre and Kona town are just a short drive away. We just wished we could stay longer! Thanks Randy!

    March 2014
    Randy & Shannon
    Response from Randy & Shannon:

    Aloha Anna and Mark, We at the Big Island Retreat were sure happy you choose us to spend part of your Hawaiian holidays with. You two were great guests and we could tell you really enjoyed yourselves and your adventures here on the island. Please come back soon. Mahalo, Randy & Shannon

  • We really enjoyed Randy and Shannon's Seaview room in Kona. It was beautifully decorated, clean and comfortable. It was just a minute or two to walk down to a great snorkeling spot with lots of turtles and fish. Close enough to everything else in Kona, but away from some of the highly touristy areas (a good thing - quiet except the soothing ocean waves). Randy was very friendly and welcoming. We stayed for the last few days of our two week trip to Hawaii, and it was definitely a highlight! It was hard to leave! We would definitely recommend this place to others!

    January 2014
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Big Island Retreat! Randy, Shannon and Gigi were we're welcoming and made us feel at home. The room was clean, bright and had a great view. Falling asleep to the sound of the ocean and waking up to birds every morning made for a relaxing stay. Great amenities including a king size bed and kitchen facilities. The lanai was large and a great place to enjoy an afternoon snack and drink. BIR was close to a great beach for watching surfers , snorkelling and enjoying the sunset. BIR is a great value and we will stay there again and again! Thank you BIR for a fantastic holiday experience.

    January 2014
    Randy & Shannon
    Response from Randy & Shannon:

    Aloha Zan & Geoff,
    Thank you for your kind words, we really do appreciate you taking the time to share. This encourages us to continue in a spirit of excellence.
    We were truly blessed to have you and Geoff visit the Big Island Retreat, you are remarkable people, Mahalo, Randy

  • I just got back from a wonderful stay at the Big Island Retreat for two weeks and it did not take me long to get into the rhythm of the island. I wanted a nice quiet place to stay away from the heavy crowds of tourist. The Seaview Room was very comfortable, clean, nicely decorated and it had some nice ocean views with sunsets and a gorgeous moonset one morning during the full moon. The sounds of the ocean and the fresh air put me to sleep every night. Randy and Shannon were very welcoming and helpful as well as Gigi who had many good recommendations for me and who knew the many beaches in the area.
    This was the perfect location for me. It's about a one minute walk down the small private road to the snorkeling/boarding beach. There's also a very small, tiny church across the street at the end of the private road which was a nice quiet place to sit behind during the evenings to view the stars and listen to the ocean.
    This was my first visit to the Island and I did get to drive around the whole Island and visit a lot of different places including the volcano. I got hooked and I will defiantly be back in the next year and stay at the Big Island Retreat again.

    Robert
    Palm Springs, Ca.

    December 2013
    Randy & Shannon
    Response from Randy & Shannon:

    Mele Kalikimaka Robert,
    On behalf of all of us here at the Big Island retreat we want to thank you for choosing to spend your holidays with us. We all enjoyed having you here and look forward to seeing you once again someday soon.
    Thank you for the kind words you shared on an Airbnb review, those encouraging words were really appreciated.
    Mahalo, Randy
    PS lost and found has a pair of binoculars,

  • The room was lovely - beautifully furnished, with a well-equipped kitchenette. Big comfortable comfortable bed. The location was outstanding - literally a 3 minute walk away from one of the best snorkeling beaches in the big island. But since the Big Island Retreat isn't right on the main road, there's no street noise. Our room had nice lanai with a view of the ocean.
    The room came with more than enough granola and fruit for both of us to have breakfast both days as well. If we had stayed longer we would certainly have taken advantage of the grill downstairs to cook some of the local fish, or perhaps hung out in the common room which had lots of puzzles and games. There is a washer/dryer available for small fee, very useful when you're 6 days into a 9 day vacation. Gigi (the local host) was very hospitable and gave good advice on dinners and activities.
    It's a bit hard to find the turnoff from the main road, but call your contact number and they will guide you in :-)

    September 2013
  • We had a most wonderful and enjoyable stay in the Seaview room at Big Island Retreat. This is our first time using AirBnb at the start of our Hawaiian holiday and this property exceeded all our expectations.

    The Seaview room itself was nice and spacious and the complimentary basket was a pleasant surprise, including the tastiest Pineapple we've ever had the pleasure of eating. The granola and coffee was wonderful too.

    House manager Gigi is everything and more you could expect in a host. She greeted us upon arrival, provided us with helpful travel tips and pleasant general conversations.

    The property is super quiet, just off Alii Drive, and the constant sound of waves lapping at the shore is a pleasant sound. Kahalu'u Bay is a 3-minute stroll away and great any time of day, as long as your happy sharing the bay with turtles.

    Ōneo Bay, just south of Kailua-Kona on Alli Drive, was a nice place for an afternoon drink while watching the sunset, before making our way back to Big Island Retreat.

    August 2013
  • The best Big Island Retreat! Location perfect for exploring the island, beautiful rooms with a personal touch and close to nearby beach and snorkling spot. Wunderful service and hospitality by the super friendly house manager, Gigi, who was super helpful with what to se and do. We ended staying longer than intended and would love to come back again!

    July 2013
  • hey..thanx for having us in this marvellous place...the setting of the house is so beautiful and in harmony with nature - we didn't want to go in the end...we booked the seaview room and it was awesome...very clean, very spacious, well equiped with lots of style and love, everything you need incl. the kitchen and the grills in the special barbecue-place...huge bed with seaview...very bright and modern...when we come back to our favorite island we will defintly book this room again...also especially because of Gigi - so kind and smooth...she looked for everything but she is always in the background...thanx gigi for the pleasent talk at the barbecue...we will be back ! =:-D

    May 2013
  • We were very pleased by Randy's hospitality and kindness. A special thank to Gigi for her restaurant recommendation. Everything in the room makes you feel at home. It is very well equiped with brand new appliances. A complementary basket containing some delicious fruits, local teas as well as granola was placed for our arrival. We felt really welcome. The room was really clean too and tastefully decorated. The bed was as comfy as in a 4 star hotel. You can feel that Randy and Shannon put their hearts in their b & b. We had a view of the ocean plus the sound, wonderful. The beach is at walking distance. This beach is a real gem, good snorkeling on one side, good surfing on the other. I highly recommend this b&b. We look forward to coming back!

    April 2013
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My wife Shannon and I fell in love with the Big Island and it's Aloha spirit the first time we vacationed on the island. We knew that there was something very special about Hawaii, specifically the Big Island and after about a year we made the decision to make Kona our home. We have found that life on the Big Island is paradise and more...the weather always warm and comfortable, snorkeling and surfing just a few steps away and being able to have shops, restaurants being so close you can walk to them and the access of public transportation just up the road. Our property is very special to us and knew the very first moment we saw it that it was home. We have created a wonderful vacation rental property with 5 beautifully and newly decorated rooms with either a partial ocean view or garden view, lanai to watch stunning sunsets and a fully equipped gazebo BBQ area. We are tucked in amongst a quiet neighborhood though steps away from the beach all ones hears is the surf. We welcome you to come enjoy and see why this is the perfect place to spend your next vacation. Warm aloha, Randy & Shannon
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