Big Island Retreat is a gem! Me and my wife stayed in a number of great places in Oahu, kauaii and the big island. In fancy resorts, hotels, and swanky apartments. Nothing beats Randy and Shannon's place though, we have really enjoyed our stay at BIR so much. You can pretty much read it all in prior reviews, no need to repeat all of it.
We do want to mention a few special points, one being the price. We almost didnt book it because we really wanted a super place to stay, and from our experience you need to spend quite a bit anywhere on Hawaii to get a gorgeous place. The reviews, rightly so, changed our mind and we are so happy that we booked it and stayed those 4 nights in the Ocean (or Sea.) View room. Beautiful!
Very spacious, clean, airy, great decorations, beautiful colors, lovely welcome basket with lots of treats, complete kitchenette, super veranda with ocean view.. All great. Sleep on the sound of crashing waves.. Oh, and of course we shouldnt forget to mention the awesome bed! The whole house is very pretty, this is what a great bnb should be like, with a communal area, access to laundry facilities for a very small fee, and all sorts of beach equipment to borrow. Outdoor kitchen with bbq.
Randy was the perfect host, so incredibly nice and helpful. He really will do whatever possible to make your stay a great stay. Gave us great tips for places to visit. If all bnb owners had about half his energy and passion, traveling would be even better. Randy and Shannon really make this place so special.
We will absolutely come back to BIR whenever we visit Hawaii again, in fact, this place will even make us travel back sooner!
- 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