About this listing
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.
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 room 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. We are a small quiet non-smoking adult retreat property.
If you're travelling in a larger group, consider booking some of our other rooms as well! (Each room accommodates 2 guests.)
Terms of the Agreement:
1. Big Island Retreat is an small quiet adult retreat property. We welcome families with children 13 years and older. No exceptions.
2. Big Island Retreat has the right to inspect the premises without prior notice at any time to enforce the terms of this agreement. Should the guest violate any of the terms of this agreement, the rental period shall be terminated immediately. The Guest(s) waive all rights to process if they fail to vacate the premises upon termination of the rental period. The Guest (s) shall vacate the premises at the expiration time and date of this agreement.
3. The Guest(s) shall maintain the premises in a good, clean, and ready to rent condition, and use the premises only in a careful and lawful manner. The guest(s) shall leave the premises in a ready to rent condition at the expiration of the rental agreement, defined by Big Island Retreat as being immediately habitable by the next guest(s). Guest(s) shall pay for maintenance and repairs should the premises be left in a lesser condition. The guest(s) agree that Big Island Retreat shall deduct costs of said services from the security deposit prior to refund if guest(s) cause damage to the premises or its furnishings.
4. The guest(s) shall dispose of all waste material generated during the rental period in a lawful manner and put the trash in the bins along the driveway during their stay for pickup. Thursday is when garbage is picked up early morning. Guest(s) is cautioned not to leave trash outside for long periods of time because it attracts animals.
5. The guest(s) shall pay for any damage done to the premises over and above normal wear and tear.
6. No animals or pets of any kind will be brought on the premises.
7. The guest(s) shall not sublet the property.
8. The guest(s) shall have no more than 2 (two) persons reside or sleep in room or on the premises. Only those identified on this agreement.
9. The guest(s) shall behave in a civilized manner and shall be good neighbors respecting the rights of the surrounding property owners. The guest(s) shall not create noise or disturbances likely to disturb or annoy the surrounding property owners. Creating a disturbance of the above nature shall be grounds for immediate termination of this agreement and guest(s) shall then immediately vacate the premises. Quiet hour starts at 8 PM -8 AM noise should be kept to a minimum.
10. There shall be no smoking inside the premises, driveway or roadway to property.
11. Big Island Retreat shall provide towels and linens. Toilet paper, soap, dish detergent, laundry soap, shampoos, and other consumables are to be purchased by the guest(s). No reimbursement will be made for unused consumables left at the premises. If consumables exist at the premises when the guest(s) arrives the guest(s) is free to use them...
12. The guest(s) and their guest(s) shall hereby indemnify and hold harmless Big Island Retreat against any and all claims of personal injury or property damage or loss arising from use of the premises regardless of the nature of the accident, injury or loss. Guest(s) expressly recognize that any insurance for property damage or loss which Big Island Retreat may maintain on the property does not cover the personal property of guest(s).
13. Guest(s) agree to pay all reasonable costs, attorney's fees and expenses that shall be made or incurred by owner enforcing this agreement.
14. Guest(s) expressly acknowledge and agree that this Agreement is for transient occupancy of the Property, and that guest(s) do not intend to make the property a residence or household.
15. There shall be no refunds due to shortened stays or ruined expectations because of weather conditions.
16. There shall be no refunds of rents because of shortened stays or ruined expectations due to work and family emergencies or other commitments.
17. Guest(s) agrees that Fireworks and other hazardous materials shall not be used in or around the property.
18. Guest(s) shall use the property for legal purposes only and other use, such as but not limited to, illegal drug use, abuse of any person, harboring fugitives, etc.; shall cause termination of this agreement with no refund of rental deposits.
19. The property has a fire extinguisher installed in the room. The fire extinguisher was fully charged at last inspection. It is the duty of the guest(s) to inform management immediately should the fire extinguisher become less than fully charged. Guest(s) agrees to use the fire extinguisher only for true emergencies.
20. Guest(s) shall see to their own security while in the property by locking doors, windows, etc. when it’s prudent to do so.
21. Valuable items left behind by tenant will be held for the guest(s) and every reasonable effort will be made to contact the tenant for return. If items are not claimed for longer than 2 months they shall become the property of Big Island Retreat. Big Island Retreat shall not be held liable for condition of said items.
22. High speed wireless internet is provided as a convience only and is not integral to the agreement. No refund of rents shall be given for outages, content, lack of content, speed, access problems, lack of knowledge of use, or personal preferences with regard to internet service.
23. Guest(s) will be provided with 1 (one) parking space.
In the event that a pet or person (s) not agreed upon as a renter and is found on the premise during your stay Big Island Retreat shall have the right to ask you to leave the premises immediately with no refund of monies paid.
Randy and Gigi ( I don't have a chance to meet Shannon) were both wonderful hosts. The rooms are even nicer in person. Randy and Shannon pay very close attention to detail and provide everything you need for a truly enjoyable stay.
I love the location of the retreat. It's close enough to go into town but far enough to enjoy a quiet peaceful night. It's also footsteps from a wonderful snorkel spot and surf shop.
The outdoor kitchen was very practical to cook in. They have it fully stocked with anything you need to cook at home.
My mom and I stayed at the big island retreat for a week and had an absolutely lovely stay. Randy was incredibly kind, helpful and accommodating and it was clearly important to him that my mom and I enjoy our stay. Kahalu'u beach, which is an amazing snorkel beach, is right across the street and up the road is a shopping centre and some restaurants. I would highly recommend staying here if you're in Hawaii and if I come back to the big island this will definitely be where I stay. :)
If you want to stay at the Kona side of the island, this place is wonderful! We did not meet Randy & Shannon because they were out of the island but Charlotte was there to help. We really enjoyed her presence and we loved to speak with her! She was great and answered every questions we had. We had the pineapple room which is spacious and so comfortable! The room is fully equipped to cook and there is an outside kitchen with a lot of spices and a BBQ to use. Also, they lend books, surf boards and many beach gears for free! The place is a short walk away of the beach and is on a private road so it was really quiet at night. My boyfriend and I both loved our stay!
I stayed 5 nights at Big Island Retreat, chosen for how I felt when I looked at the picture and the location 7-10 min. below Kona. A cozy efficiency with the sound of the surf as background and a comfy, bright lanai where I spent my time when 'home,' it's as beautiful as pictured and the location perfect for anything you want to do on the Big Island, North or South (the beach is a short-block away!). I liked that morning coffee/tea, toast, and oven warm-ups (large toaster oven, no microwave) were easy in the room, and there's a FULLY stocked outdoor communal kitchen with ocean view when I wanted to prepare a meal. I also loved that there are very friendly, helpful people onsite. Charlotte and Andy (filling in while Randy & Shannon are away) and Gigi (a full-time resident) are now new friends! My word of caution...there's no a/c. Mornings after the cooler nights are pleasant, but it was very uncomfortably HOT in the afternoon/evening, and the sound of fans did little for relief or ambiance. They say this is an unusually warm August, and from what I see everywhere, the warmer temps are probably gonna be more the new norm. So be aware if you don't like the heat.
Fantastic, large, light and airy room in an impressive house. Enjoyed sitting on private covered terrace. The outside cooking & BBQ area was a welcome surprise too. Would happily stay there again. Highly recommended.
Last but not least: their Big Island Island Retreat had been the last one of all our accommodations on a four-weeks-trip. And it was definitely one of our best. The upgrade (what a surprise!) to oceanview room resulted in speechless stunning views inside and outside. This open two-storey room for two people is amazing. With oceanview from the lanai (of course) but also from bed upstairs your daily wake-up will be perfect. The lovely interior design combines vintage furniture and modern art.
The retreat offers everything you need, washing and drying is available for $1 each.
It is close to Ali'i Drive but several miles south from Downtown Kailua. Supermarket and drug store is not far in Keauhoe Shopping Center. The weekly farmers market in Keauhoe is recommended. Parking is available and the beach w/ surf shop is just steps away.
Do not hesitate - head for their Big Island Reatreat.
We stayed and Randy and Shannon's place for two nights and had a lovely time there. The room (and rest of the house) was beyond our expectations. Everything was so nice and clean and we felt like we were in a luxury hotel room -but one we could cook and hang around in as well. We cooked and ate on the veranda and everything we needed was there. We even got a basket with healthy breakfast supplies and local snacks. Randy was also a great host who welcomed us the moment we arrived and who was always in for a great chat. More than perfect! We absolutely recommend this place, best airbnb experience we had on the island(s)!
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About the Host, Randy & Shannon
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.
Randy & Shannon