Big Island Retreat Orchid room

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

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.

Your host, Randy & Shannon
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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 Bay 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. 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.)

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: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The best airbnb experience we made in Hawaii! The place is very clean, well furnished and with a nice balcony. You can't really darken the room but we still had a good sleep. We got a great welcome basket and felt very comfortable immediately. Shannon decorated all the rooms to perfection. Randy was always around, nice to talk to and helpful. The house is just a few steps from a good surf- and snorkelspot. We could borrow beachstuff and surfboards, which we used every day.
    Thank you for everything, we hope to come back one day!

    March 2014
    Randy & Shannon
    Response from Randy & Shannon:

    Aloha Nicolas and Jennifer,
    Thank you for those kind words and thank you for choosing to visit us at the Big Island Retreat. You guys were great to have around, you were in the water two,, sometimes three times a day. We were amazed at how active you both were with the surfing and snorkeling, you even had your own wind kite surfing gear that I know you used on Oahu.
    We would love to have you come visit again sometime, Island life agrees with you.
    Shannon & Randy

    March 2014
  • Perfect location! Very bright and beautifully designed room in a beautiful house. We felt very welcome and were provided with everything we needed. It's just a five minute walk to a picturesque bay that offers amazing snorkeling. We swam next to hundreds of tropical fish and even a some turtles!
    Downtown Kona with shops, restaurants, etc. is just a short drive away.

    Conclusion: It was the best stay we had in the whole of Hawaii!

    February 2014
    Randy & Shannon
    Response from Randy & Shannon:

    Jan and his beautiful bride visited us for 4 nights while on there Hawaiian Honeymoon. I want to thank them for for being the perfect guests. It was a pleasure to stop for short visits as they were coming or going to the beach or on some adventure. Always with a smile on their faces they brought a lot of sunshine into the retreat. Shannon and I wish them the best as they begin there new life together, Aloha, Randy
    February 2014

    February 2014
  • Great location across from a premier snorkeling/boarding beach. We snorkeled and swam daily and returned for serious sea turtle watching and ukulele playing in the late afternoon.
    Tropical decor in a very comfortable room with a private, covered lanai. Easy cooking facilities at a nearby gazebo with an ocean view. Very clean!

    January 2014
    Randy & Shannon
    Response from Randy & Shannon:

    Aloha Elaine and Ben,
    Thank you for your kind words, we have to say it was our pleasure having you both stay at our retreat. I truly enjoyed hearing the ukulele in the afternoons as you both relaxed after a fun morning of snorkeling or sightseeing. Please do come back for a future visit, Shannon and I would love to see you again.
    Shannon & Randy

    January 2014
  • Ein tolles Haus in super Lage. Vom Balkon des Orchid Rooms kann man sogar das Meer erblicken und ist dennoch nicht direkt am befahrenen Alii Drive. Die Zimmer sind stil- und liebevoll durch Shannon eingerichtet worden. Eine perfekt ausgestattete Küche ermöglicht ein entspanntes Frühstück und Abendessen auf dem Balkon. Im Hof gibt es einen Barbecue-Platz deluxe.
    Herzliche Begrüssung durch den Eigentümer Randy (der die Feiertage vor Ort war) und Gigi, die in der Regel alles managed und sehr hilfsbereit ist. Ein Willkommenskorb mit Hawaianischen Kleinigkeiten sorgte für eine schöne Überraschung. Das Schnorchelparadies ist ca. 10 Min. zu Fuss entfernt, leider waren unsere 3 Tage geprägt von High Surf Warning und baden inkl.schnorcheln war überall verboten und die Beachparks komplett geschlossen....sehr schade, aber die Sonne lachte trotzdem für uns. Wir würden jederzeit wiederkommen.

    December 2013
  • Great retreat, room, and location. Clean throughout, very comfortable bed. Adorable gecko to greet us. :-) Basket of goodies was very nice. Gigi was awesome, very helpful and welcoming! Would definitely stay here again and recommend to friends!

    November 2013
  • Ein wunderschönes Zimmer an toller Lage und allen Annehmlichkeiten!
    Mahalo Gigi!

    November 2013
  • Quiet, peaceful, magnificient. A great place to stay. The host Gigi is so nice. We really love our stay at the Big Island Retreat. The rooms are amazing, such as the lobby.
    If you need a quiet place in Kailua it's the perfect choice.
    The most difficult part was to leave this place.
    Not enough words to describe it. We just hope that we can go back there.

    September 2013
  • 5 Minute Walk to Great Snorkeling

    This is a very nice and convenient place to stay. It's literally a 5 minute walk down a driveway and across Alii road to the North end of Kapalu'u bay. The easiest snorkeling is near the South end of the bay, while the North end is a little deeper and has stand-up paddle-boarders. If you wake up early and walk over at 7am, you'll have the whole place to yourself for a while.

    The house itself is very well equipped with silverware, dishes, etc. The room has a full size fridge and toaster oven, along with a little welcome basket of goodies. There is also a well supplied common area outside with a grill and more accessories. The place is well-decorated, and the bed was fantastic. No A/C, but the room faces the ocean and get's lots of breezes. Note that the Airbnb rental does not include breakfast, but it's easy enough to make your own in the room.

    Only got to meet the host (Randy) on our way out, but Gigi (the house manager) lives in the main building and is always available for questions. She also takes care of 2 stray cats that like to hang out outside. Overall it's a great place, and would definitely stay here again. It's nice to be able to walk to a famous snorkeling spot. This place is fairly new, which is why it doesn't have many review yet, but I expect in a few months it will be full of great reviews. There are more reviews on Tripadvisor for the Bed&Breakfast portion of the place:

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    April 2013
  • My wife and I spent our week on the Big Island at BIR after arriving from Kauai as part of our honeymoon. From the moment we arrived we knew that our stay would be something special! We were immediately welcomed by BIR owner Randy who gave us a tour of the space and placed us in the Aloha Room (Highly Recommended).

    We enjoyed our stay with a balcony overlooking the best surf & snorkel beach around. My wife was immediately delighted after a couple of rough stays in Kauai, we were now in a clean, *brand new*, colorful and elegantly decorated home. We watched the sunsets from the balcony and slept listening to the waves crash. It was all so very beautiful!

    Randy's wife Shannon & retreat manager Gigi designed everything with pure intention to make sure you have a quality stay in an elegant and fun atmosphere. They are great with all the small details like providing us with the best travel book for the Big Island (our bible for the week), Kona Coffee, a fully equipped kitchen/barbecue and much more. They surprised us during the week with local artisanal chocolates to celebrate our marriage! This gesture best represents our experience staying at BIR, which felt like home with an extremely sweet family for neighbors.

    My wife and I traveled throughout the Island, leaving early and at times coming back very late. We had all the privacy we needed when at home, yet if we reached out the Hagels and Gigi were always available. On our last night we all got together to share a pot-luck meal and enjoyed the peace of an evening as friends in paradise!

    Thank you so much Gigi, Randy, & Shannon! We dream to be back at BIR for our anniversary. Be sure to say hello if you make it out to NYC or Philly.

    With fully appreciation and the best of memories,

    Judith and Ronny

    March 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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