LAUGHING GECKO WAIKOLOA - JULY SPECIAL $89/N. OCEAN, COASTAL, MOUNTAIN VIEWS.

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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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LAUGHING GECKO WAIKOLOA - JULY SPECIAL $89/N. OCEAN, COASTAL, MOUNTAIN VIEWS.

Waikoloa Village Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The sweetest condo on the Kohala Coast to escape to. Just perfect for one or two. Laughing Gecko Waikoloa is an end unit, ground floor gem that sits right on the 6th tee of the Robert Trent Jones course in Waikoloa Village. Enjoy discounted rates at the Waikoloa course if you stay here as well as access to the Village pool and tennis courts. Check the Waikoloa Village website for updated rate information.

Tucked away and private, sit on your lanai and enjoy sweeping views of miles of rolling green golf course in front of huge, panoramic ocean views, framed with all our mountains - Haleakala, Kohala, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Hualalai. The unit enjoys dead on Maui sunset views, just perfect for relaxing and enjoying Mai Tais at sunset, or coffee in the morning.

The unit is designer decorated and furnished and well equipped with everything you'll need to enjoy your stay. A full kitchen is a pleasure for those who like to cook. Excellent restaurants are nearby for those who don't.

The complex is right opposite the golf course club house, pool and tennis courts. Everything you need is right there and it's a short stroll to the shops. A very good grocery store is just a walk away along with banking, medical, post office, etc.. The Resorts and world class beaches are only 5 - 10 minutes away by car. There are steps from the parking area to the lower level of the golf course.

Waikoloa Village is a planned community with underground electric, world class golf course and amenities conveniently located between Waimea, Kona and Hilo, just minutes from the best beaches. It is the perfect central location to base yourself for your Big Island vacation.

In home chef, massage therapist, maid service, private hiking guide, professional photographer, gourmet pastries and pre-arrival pantry stocking available. Ask owner for details.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hey Ali, we just arrived and made it in perfectly love the place and the awesome modern kitchen! Thanks again Ali!
Jul 2014
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Ali Blackmore is a Zimbabwean who has traveled the globe, living in eight different countries over four continents. Dual careers in real estate and design have traveled with her and continue on Big Island, Hawaii where she works as a real estate Broker and designer specializing in Kohala Coast property. A lifelong real estate investor, Ali knows a good property when she sees one and bought Laughing Gecko Waikoloa because it is one of the all-round best view condos and locations in Waikoloa Village. Ali is an accomplished designer, painter and writer and loves gardening and all things Hawaiian. If you are visiting Big Island to look at or buy property Ali would be delighted to assist you with your search and purchase.

Bookings purchased this condo in 2004

In searching for a condo as a vacation rental my criteria included a superb location, outstanding ocean and mountain views, golf course frontage, established and beautiful landscaped common areas, privacy and quiet. A tall order, for sure, but I found the perfect unit in the perfect location, that met all my criteria, and then some! For a single person or a couple this is a delightfully charming getaway.

This condo is located right on the golf course and just opposite the golf course club house, pool and tennis courts. As an end unit the condo is quiet and private. There is a small secluded garden out front with a teak bench just ideal for sitting out and enjoying the amazing views and watching the birds and golfers. I lived in this unit and loved every day. It is a very sweet spot, within easy walking distance of shopping and dining.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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4.5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Laughing Gecko Waikoloa - July special $89/n. Ocean, coastal, mountain views.
average rating of 4.5238094 based on 21 reviews
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Laughing Gecko Waikoloa - July special $89/n. Ocean, coastal, mountain views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p232556vb
(808) 333-0302 (Hawaii, USA)
Waikoloa Village Kohala Coast
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
5

A Very Memorable Honeymoon Stay At Laughing Gecko Waikoloa

  • 5 of 5
What an awesome end to our Honeymoon!! My wife and I spent our stay at 3 different rental homes, and our last 6 nights at the laughing gecko was our personal favorite. It couldn't have been better-from the lovely garden and ocean view to the feeling of privacy and fully stocked kitchen, we loved the place! There wasn't anything missing. The sad thing was our schedule was so jam packed we didn't make any time to use the free pool and golf course access, but we will NEXT TIME we stay here!! Also, the free wifi is always awesome to keep in touch with people back home. Thanks for everything Ali, you were great to deal with and we hope to return sooner rather than later!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and had a blissful honeymoon! And yes, you will simply have to come back to enjoy what our beautiful island has to offer. aloha, ali
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Laughing Gecko Waikoloa - July special $89/n. Ocean, coastal, mountain views.
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Waikoloa Village Kohala Coast
Vancouver Island
5

Comfortable, private condo with excellent kitchen

  • 5 of 5
This is a perfect condo for a Kohala Coast location. There is a well furnished kitchen with everything to make meals to be enjoyed on the lanai (patio). Easy access on main level not far from assigned parking. Beautiful unobstructed view. It is a private lanai, although overlooking the golf course, there were only a few golfers and not close by. The view is even nicer than the photos can show. All details have been thought of to make a stay very comfortable. We stayed six days, but could have easily stayed longer. Although the bedroom does not actually have a window, the set up of the condo works well. It is an older building, but the condo, the building and the grounds are well cared for. It was a great place to come "home" to after a day of being out at the beaches or historic sites. There is not the "vog" that is encountered at times on the Kona Coast. A good grocery store is five minutes away. Excellent beaches are within a fifteen minutes drive. Excellent value for the price without the noise of a resort.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha, and thank you for your kind words. This condo does have such a good location, view and amenities and is so well laid out. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Did you notice the little Francolin babies nesting in the front garden by the lanai? They are getting bigger daily and such a joy to watch. Mahalo, ali
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Laughing Gecko Waikoloa - July special $89/n. Ocean, coastal, mountain views.
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Waikoloa Village Kohala Coast
Seattle, WA
5

Lovely condo in great location

  • 5 of 5
This past December I booked this condo for the second time, the first was the previous December, as my pre-Christmas get away, and it was just as great the second time around. The unit is well appointed, tastefully furnished, and in a quiet spot in the complex as a corner, ground floor unit. This means quiet. The view from the lanai of the golf course and ocean made a lovely breakfast spot to greet the start of the day in luxuriously peaceful splendor. I savored those mornings (and evenings with sunsets) on the lanai, watching the various small and large birds hang out and feed in front of the unit.

The bed is quite comfortable, firm, equal support, good quality. With a bad back, this is important to me. The kitchen is well equipped with a nice big counter, which was nice as I enjoy cooking.

The location in Waikoloa Village is also great. A good home base for activities if you're going to explore the island. It's just 6 miles uphill from the main coastal highway, so the beaches are just short drives away. If you're willing to drive a little more, there are many wonderful beach options between Waikoloa and south toward the airport. Read the guidebooks how to find them. You won't be disappointed.

The cost of the unit is right on for convenience and comfort, in trade off for the added expense of being beachside and then having to deal with the masses of vacationers and their kids. I enjoy kids, just don't need swarms of them, with irritated parents, near me at all times (beachside AND back at a hotel). Plus lower cost accommodations allowed for a little more splurging to eat at those expensive beachside hotels!

One suggestion might be to have a cable channel guide? Perhaps there was one in the binder with info and I overlooked it? Couldn't find it easily on line, either. Otherwise, all other amenities, info book and resources were excellent.

Looking forward to going back again this next December! =)
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It is lovely and it is a great location. I will have a cable guide put in asap. There should be one there but things get lost so I will add one to the binder.
Aloha nui loa, ali
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Laughing Gecko Waikoloa - July special $89/n. Ocean, coastal, mountain views.
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Waikoloa Village Kohala Coast
Lake Villa, IL
5

Little Condo With A Million Dollar View

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 1/2 week stay at this great little condo in Waikoloa Village. We began to fondly refer to it is as "our nest".

What you see from the pictures describe exactly what you are renting. The condo was spacious enough for the two of us. The kitchen had everything in it to do some of our own cooking if we desired. There was even a coffee grinder to grind the fresh Kau coffee we purchased. The condo was very clean and tastefully decorated. There was ample storage for all of our belongings.

Our favorite spot was sitting on the lanai overlooking the gorgeous view from the golf course to the ocean along with the mountains. The little garden area frames the view perfectly.

We did not have any trouble parking our mid-size SUV in the provided parking space. At night a security light conveniently came on when we pulled into the parking spot.

We did have a minor issue with the garbage disposal leaking which was taken care of quicker than promised by Ali.

There is a full grocery store in Waikoloa Village, a post office, several restaurants, a gas station, etc. in the shopping center.

We would definitely stay here again. It is just a 15 minute drive down to the Kohala coast, where we would make the decision to turn right towards Hawi or left towards Kona. Our only regret was that we were so busy going off on our adventures that we did not spend more time at the condo.
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: That's awesome! I lived in this condo for a year when I first came to Hawaii and I absolutely loved every minute. One of the happiest years for me. I thought of it as my "little nest" too. Not a care in the world. Just time to enjoy every day and that view!! I'm so glad you had a nice time. Aloha, ali
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Laughing Gecko Waikoloa - July special $89/n. Ocean, coastal, mountain views.
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Waikoloa Village Kohala Coast
Ohio
5

Loved this Place! The Golf Course Birds Welcomed Us Each Morning!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights during our one month stay on the Big Island. We would have booked this unit for more nights but it was not available so we stayed at another locations managed by Laughing Gecko and enjoyed them both. We loved this location and enjoyed watching the birds each morning as they came to eat at some feeders placed near the edge of the golf course. Even the endangered Hawaiian Goose (the Nene) came to visit with their chicks. The bed was comfortable and the kitchen was well-equipped. The location was perfect for making our daily sightseeing trips. We bought groceries at the Village Market and enjoyed meals close-by (Island Lava Java and the Thai place in the square). Reservations were easy to make and our emails were returned promptly. We highly recommend this place.
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The view and the birds are so 'happy' making aren't they? people go to Maui for years and hike untold miles for he chance at a glimpse at our native endangered Nene, and here they will walk right up to the lanai and greet you! I love them so much, and the Java Finches, and all the other little winged people that hang around. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. aloha, ali
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Laughing Gecko Waikoloa - July special $89/n. Ocean, coastal, mountain views.
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Waikoloa Village Kohala Coast
Middletown, MD
5

Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this condo for 5 nights while on the island for 10 days celebrating our 20th anniversary. This place is quite a find - clean, neat, perfect size for 2, quiet, beautiful view, private, I could go on and on. Ali made special accommodation for my husband with sensitivity for his feather allergy. She removed all allergen elements from the bedding and replaced with allergen free materials prior to our arrival. We had such a nice time while relaxing at this condo, breakfast on the lanai each morning enjoying the beautiful view and morning golfers. We golfed one day and visited the club house grill a couple of times for drinks and food; very good! This location is very convenient to many beautiful beaches, the airport, shopping and you do need a car on this island to see it all. Thank you for the use of the beach chairs, beach grass mats, cooler and umbrella; what a bonus these items were to us to borrow. Best deal on the island with this unit and we're thankful for this find.
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: awwww.... can't tell you how happy it makes me to know i made you happy! it's such a sweet spot in such a special place. aloha to you both.
ali
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
kona
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Queen K
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
A Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Banjy's
Nearest Golf
0.01 Miles
Waikoloa Village Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Banjy's
Nearest Point of Interest
Highlands Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Post Office
Car: recommended

Star-gazing, observatories, volcano watch, whale watch, swim with dolphins, zip line, botanical gardens, jungle hikes, coffee farm tours, waterfalls, caving

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Waikoloa Village Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$93
$650
$2,400
 
 
Year end holidays
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 9 2015
3 night minimum stay
$113
$791
$2,920
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$98
$686
$2,535
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $98.96
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Rates quoted ae for 2 person occupancy. Ask about additional guests.
Last minute bookings ask about stays under 3 nights and discounts.
Cancellation 60+ days in advance full refund less processing fee.
US check preferred
Credit card via PayPal with 3% PayPal fee
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Amenities

Amenities

Waikoloa Village Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) rental available
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • ruins
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • rock climbing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting big game
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • water skiing
Notes:
Golf, Tennis, Pool, Nene
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