Given the saying of "you get what you paid for" and the relatively limited reviews of the Big Island Retreat we were initially skeptical. However, upon arriving we realized that we had it all wrong. Randy was so friendly and constantly showed his appreciation for us coming to stay and really made us feel welcome. The premises are well equipped for those who plan on staying for at least several days and had we known we would have stayed there for much longer. There is a BBQ area with full cooking facilities so you can grill to your heart's content. Also, there is a full kitchen in the room with dishes, cookware and a full size fridge.
The room was beautiful (we stayed in the Seabreeze room) and the bed was really comfortable. Everything was new, spotless and clean. There is a huge porch where you can chill, see the sunset, eat etc. and you literally sleep to the sounds of the waves. There is a terrific snorkeling area right across the street and about a 2 minute walk from your front door. Randy has all the gear and sunscreen available but in case it's in use you can rent everything that you need for next to nothing right next to the property. There are also laundry facilities on location for a small fee so you can really have a comfortable long-term stay.
The only regret that we have is that we didn't stay for longer. This is definitely far better than the major hotels and you get so much more and pay so much less.
We'll be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a beautifully maintained and landscaped property with five bright, well-appointed, clean guestrooms. We are just steps from Kahaluu Bay, which offers excellent snorkeling and surfing, but tucked back off the main road so the atmosphere is tropical seclusion. Each guestroom has its own private lanai, bathroom with tub-shower combo, refrigerator, convection oven, electric hot water kettle and coffeemaker. Additionally, we provide the following complementary amenities: use of beach equipment, garden sitting room with library and games, and gazebo with gas BBQ. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Big Island Retreat Hawaii/Kailua-Kona