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About this listing

With 6 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.


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $96
Security Deposit: $200


The space

Come enjoy a fun filled getaway in one of our 6 beautifully decorated & newly furnished rooms located across from Kahalu'u Bay one of Kona's premier snorkeling & surfing beaches.

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 kitchen area. We are a small quiet non-smoking adult retreat property.

If you're traveling in a larger group, consider booking some of our other rooms as well! (Each room accommodates 2 guests.)

Guest access

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.
Big Island Retreat is located across from Kahalu'u Bay one of Kona's premier snorkeling & surfing beaches.

Interaction with guests

We are always onsite and always happy to help

The neighborhood

If you enjoy immersing yourself in culture living and local a neighborhood, then you'll enjoy the Big Island Retreat. Tucked off the main road and located across from one of the best snorkeling, swimming & surfing beaches on the island.

Enjoy the quiet, peace and calm of the property. Share stories and adventures over shared beers or meals. Located close to the property are restaurants, super market, movie theater, pharmacy and locals businesses.

Other things to note

All our rooms are open air plantation style with fans. No air conditioning

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

Terms of the Agreement:

1. Big Island Retreat is an small quiet adult retreat property. We welcome families with children 18 years and older.

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 undamaged 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. Monday 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 guests. The guest(s) shall not create noise or disturbances likely to disturb or annoy the surrounding guests. 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. Shampoos, and other consumables are to be purchased by the guest(s).

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.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector

3 nights minimum stay

34 Reviews

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Sue User Profile
March 2017
Gigi, our Host, was amazing! She got to know us and because of that shared great hidden gems on the Island with places to eat, visit and hike!!! We loved visiting with Gigi and also the other guests that were staying at the Big Island Retreat!

Lexie User Profile
October 2016
Gigi was fantastic and made us feel extremely welcome for our entire stay. We arrived early for a race and she made herself available to meet us early so we could store some of our luggage. She was also available by text/phone throughout our stay if we needed anything. Our room was clean, the bed was comfortable, and there were beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, etc available for our use. I think we stayed in the pineapple room, not the paradise room, but we loved it. The room was spacious and had a beautiful lanai. We will definitely stay here on our next trip to the Big Island!
Big Island User ProfileBig Island is a superhost.
Response from Big Island:
Aloha Lexie, I want to thank you once again for visiting us here at the Big Island Retreat, you guys were great guest to have. Shannon and I were off island and have now returned to hear of all the good things said about you as you shared your Hawaiian adventures. I want to let others know you are very courteous towards your Airbnb hosts and other guests. You are welcome back anytime, we would love to see you again. Mahalo, Randy & Shannon & (Gigi)
October 2016

JP & Erin User Profile
November 2015
The host canceled this reservation 4 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Big Island User ProfileBig Island is a superhost.
Response from Big Island:
We were able to accommodate John Paul & Erin for their original dates and comped them for 1 nights stay for the inconvenience. Great couple and fortunate to have met them and have them stay with us at Big Island Retreat.
November 2015

Uzma User Profile
May 2015
Great location! Walking distance to a great snorkeling location. Welcome basket of chocolate and coffee was much appreciated. We stayed in the ocean view suite, and it was perfect. Two floors with great natural lighting throughout. Wonderful hosts! Thank you!

David User Profile
January 2015
Randy met me upon my arrival and made me feel very welcome. He showed me to my room and spent about 15 minutes explaining everything he could think of about the Big Island Retreat and its environs, where to park, where the barbecue is, where stores and restaurants are located, how to get to places. He was very kind, thorough and answered all my questions. The Aloha room was just what I needed. It was very well equipped with refrigerator, convection oven, dishes, silverware. The room was quiet except for the sound of ocean waves peacefully lulling me to sleep each night. And I could see the ocean and the beautiful sunsets from my window and from my lanai! Overall, I had a very relaxing time at the Big Island Retreat, which is just what I needed. I'd recommend it!

Georges User Profile
January 2015
The paradise room at the Big Island Retreat is in one word, perfection! Comfortable, spacious, well appointed and warm, our gracious hosts have thought of everything you will need before you have. Leaving, i felt that we were leaving a good friend's house that had planned for ages and wanted to make sure our visit was perfect. Beach chairs, granola, a terrific bbq area, and wonderful Canadian charm all added to our unbeatable expérience! Thanks Randy and Gigi! Patricia and Georges

Dale-Martha User Profile
December 2014
Randy was the perfect host. Just about every day we were about to take off for the day's adventure, he would meet and greet us before we left and constantly asked if we needed anything. The gift basket was so thoughtful and generous, One of the things was Anahola Granola, a product of Hawaiii (Kona). It was so good we bought and shipped a box of it home.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States · Joined in February 2013
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Aloha and Welcome to Big Island Retreat

There are certain places in the world that leave us changed. That inspire us. That help us connect to both nature and ourselves. Nestled amongst a local Hawaiian neighborhood and steps away from Kahalu'u Beach Park where snorkeling, swimming and surfing is at its best.

Big Island Retreat is the place to be. We are a small intimate property with its open air plantation style living both unique and unbinding, it brings the outdoors inside.

Where the ocean, land and sky come together to create a magnificent setting that makes you see the world and yourself a little differently.

It's a place that invites you to breathe, live simply, create your own experience and live the true sense of Aloha and Ohana.

It's hard to find reasons to stay inside so we have worked hard to make our rooms inviting and comfortable. Our outdoor kitchen is a wonderful gathering place for guests to meet, talk story and share wonderful meals.

We welcome you to visit and stay with us (Makou ho'okipa' oe)

Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour

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