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LAUGHING GECKO GARDEN - BEST DEAL IN WAIKOLOA.

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Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Bookings

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2015
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LAUGHING GECKO GARDEN - BEST DEAL IN WAIKOLOA.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Waikoloa Village House Rental Photos and Description

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

Laughing Gecko Garden Sanctuary is a delightful private ohana on a beautiful Waikoloa property. The property is set on a double size lot and surrounded by lush tropical gardens. The ohana has a completely private separate entry, a very large private shaded patio with BBQ, teak lounging chairs, teak dining table & chairs, mini kitchen and shaded garden.

The bedroom suite is luxuriously appointed in tropical style with a queen bed, ample walk in closet, flat screen TV, and opens onto the large shaded lanai. The elegant bathroom is spacious and finished with travertine and hard woods.

Laughing Gecko Garden Sanctuary is the most affordable property in the Laughing Gecko group, just as stylish, and unbelievably good value.

Relax in your own private getaway, an oasis in the heart of Waikoloa Village. Enjoy the peace and quiet but know you are just minutes away from world class golfing, beaches, resorts, shopping, restaurants and grocery store with deli. Enjoy discounted rates at the Village golf course as well as access to the Village swimming pool and tennis courts. Check the rates for the course at the Waikoloa Village web site.

Beach chairs, towels, cooler provided

Please note, the outdoor mini kitchen has a fridge, microwave, coffee maker and BBQ. There is no sink. Disposable crockery and cutlery provided. Great for light (no cook) meals, grills and salads. Not suitable for full scale cooking.

In home massage therapist, maid service, private hiking guide, professional photographer, gourmet pastries available. Ask owner for details.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Bookings (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2015

About Bookings

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 & designer specializing in Kohala Coast property. A lifelong real estate investor, Ali knows a good property when she sees one and bought Laughing Gecko Garden Sanctuary because it is one of the all-round best lots and locations in the Village. 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 house in 2005

Why Bookings chose Waikoloa Village

As a Hawaii resident living and working on the Big Island I wanted to find an elegant and private home in a convenient central location. This property fits the bill. Waikoloa Village is a good central location with easy access to the resorts and beaches, Waimea, Kona and Hilo. The property location within the Village is superb. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac with attractive neighboring homes, the property is within easy walking distance of all shops, services, golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts and grocery store. Because the home sits on a double lot the property has large beautiful gardens and generous separation of space from neighbors. I love to garden and enjoy growing my own organic fruits, vegetables and herbs.

What makes this house unique

As this ohana is located on the property of a private home with large gardens the setting is private, peaceful and 'far from the maddening crowd' yet convenient to everything you need. The price is unbeatable. It truly is exceptional luxury at a most affordable price. The ohana would best suit a single person or couple looking for a quiet getaway to retreat to after enjoying the best of recreation and dining the Kohala Coast and upcountry Waimea has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Aloha Ali ,,Returned home here to Chico yesterday and wanted to thank you for the nice garden studio, Mahalo!! Daryl
Jan 2014
  • 1 of 5
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

3.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Laughing Gecko Garden - Best deal in Waikoloa.
average rating of 3.8461537 based on 18 reviews
Victoria BC Canada
2

No longer as presented

  • 2 of 5

This is definitely the place for a short stay. The pictures posted in the ad are from when the place was new. Things are looking run down and neglected. I was disappointed with the cleanliness of the suite. If a few things get fixed up this place could be so much better. I did pass on specifics about my complaints, so I hope Ali follows through. Unfortunately I would not recommend this place right now.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pat for your review. You are right, this place is best for 'short' stays and people who may want to stay longer to economize sometimes don't feel their expectations have been met. We rarely accept stays of more than a few nights for this very reason. For this very low rental rate we really are offering a nice bed & bath; the 'extras' are 'extras'. There are repeat guests visiting right now who are "so happy to be back and so glad they found this place" (direct quote from yesterday). Thank you also for your very comprehensive follow up email after your stay. This is very much appreciated, although, it's always preferable to mention any concerns right away, rather than after you have gone, so there is an opportunity to address them immediately during your stay. Our crew is right here in Waikoloa and response times to valid queries are typically very quick. I wanted to let you know we have put in a new BBQ, the spot of raised wood parquet damage caused by the prior guest has dried out to almost level (this takes time), and rain damage to the exterior cabinet will be addressed. It rarely rains in Wakoloa (our annual rainfall is app 8"), but, when it does guests should be aware there is nowhere outside to sit that will be dry. January through March are the months when there is most likely to be rain and it typically rains at night - sometimes very heavily. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed our beautiful Big Island of Hawaii. We are truly blessed to live here and fortunate to be able to share our home with travelers. Kind regards, ali
BC, Canada
4

Exactly As Advertised

  • 4 of 5

Anyone who reads the very accurate VRBO description of this ohana, and then has an issue with what the property provides, has nobody to blame but himself. What you get is a clean and comfortable room in a quiet neighborhood with ample storage and functional middle-class facilities that provides excellent value for money. If you expect the Four Seasons, you've missed by about 3 seasons, but at 1/8 of the Four Seasons price, you're still way ahead.

Our one complaint was that on those occasions when it rains, a rare but not unheard-of event, the entire outdoor seating area and mini-kitchen are useless. A small roof over the door, outside counter, and barbie would be very welcome on those occasions.

If you have a late flight into Kona, or an early or late flight out, this is a fine place to spend a night or two to get in sync with your transport. Breakfast at Island Lava Java is another pleasant perk in Waikoloa Village. We enjoyed our stay, and would have no hesitation about staying there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Judy, and thank you for your review! You hit the nail on the head squarely. Thank you too for your suggestion regarding an extended shelter in case of rain. It's true, it seems it never rains in Waikoloa, but of course it does in a hurricane! and we should have a 'plan B' for that event. Kind regards, ali
San Francisco, CA
5

just perfect

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to thank you for your hospitality and lovely Ohana. We love the Big Island and are very grateful to have found this beautiful spot in Waikoloa Village. Your design skills are impressive.. The peacefulness of the garden setting and the convenience to everything in Waikoloa Village was perfect. Thanks again and we look forward to staying with you on our return trip this fall!

Mahalo,

Nancy & Travis

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: aloha nancy, thank you for your kind words. i'm glad you both enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back later in the year. It's a "trade secret" that Fall is one of the nicest times to visit Big Island. ali
1

NO NO NO NO NO

  • 1 of 5

The lady in charge is nice and was available every time I contacted her. The tiny tiny room that she rent is not for couples as the people next door can hear your condo and vice versa. the outdoor furniture is nothing like the furniture advertised toilet got stuck and we constantly had maintaince traffic coming in honestly you get what you pay for and sometimes being cheap ends up costing more at the end. Summer is coming up tons of bugs that love the light room so hot and we Couldn't even leave the door open to cool the room down cause bugs ... big ones kept coming in. Don't be cheap that's why the rate of the room keeps going Down. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PROPERTY TO couples. We left the next day. The lady is nice though she may have other properties with better amenities

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Leonila, Thank you for your review and you kind words about myself. I think there is a perfect place for everyone and this was not the right fit for you. That's why I offered you a full refund at check in. However, you assured me everything was acceptable and took occupancy. Once you have stayed for the bulk of your booked nights, if you leave a day early, it sadly does not qualify you for a refund. I'm sorry you found the refund policy disappointing; It is clearly stated in the contract. We are a zero tolerance rental unit with regards to non-legal substances and smoking inside the unit is not permitted, also clearly stated in the contract. I'm also sorry you didn't notice the screen door which can effectively allow you to leave the main door open, for cooling breezes, while keeping bugs out. It's unfortunate our ohana was not suitable for you and your boyfriend, but I hope you enjoyed the other aspects of your stay on Big Island. Kind regards, ali
5

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect - everything you need. This suite is located in a nice cul de sac just minutes from the golf course and the local shopping. A great place to be based from while exploring the big island.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Yes, this is a sweet spot. It's close to everything without any of the hubbub of being close, because it's tucked away on a cul-de-sac off a side street. You can walk to the store and pick up a Sunday paper, coffee and pastry and walk back to quiet privacy. I'm so glad you liked it. Because of how Waikoloa Village is set up, with the shopping center and golf course right at the entry, there are not many ohana rentals within walking distance of those amenities. We are fortunate to be so close, but feel so far.
5

Excellent Value and Good Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights while on a one month vacation on the Big Island. We found this property perfect for our needs and we enjoyed the location. The bed was comfy and we enjoyed the patio area for our breakfasts. The kitchen-like area is outside and includes a small refrigerator and microwave and a limited amount of dishware. It's not a full kitchen so if you have plans to have a lot of your meals made at home, I'd suggest you book other Laughing Gecko properties. We also stayed at one of their one bedrooms which had a wonderfully equipped kitchen and highly recommend that unit also. Good internet. We thought this studio was a great value and we highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: aloha linda, and thank you for your kind words. this ohana is a super option for stays like yours where you are needing a place for a few days and want to explore and will be eating out and about a lot. great to fix continental breakfasts, or grill and salad (light meals) but no full kitchen or laundry. you can't beat the amenities for he price. kind regards, ali

Map

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
kona
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Banjy's
Nearest Golf
0.01 Miles
Waikoloa Village course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Queen K
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Banjy's
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
A Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Highlands Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Robert Trent Jones Jr. Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Post office and drive through coffee shop.
Nearest Point of Interest
Banji's restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Subway sandwiches
Nearest Point of Interest
Swimming pool and tennis courts
Car: recommended

Observatories, star gazing, volcano watch, whale watch, swim with dolphins, jungle hikes, botanical gardens, zip line, coffee farm tours, rodeo, waterfalls, helicopter tours, historic towns, caving.

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Rates & Availability

From $65 Per night

Waikoloa Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Year end holidays
Dec 15 2015 - Jan 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$76
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$65
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $57.29
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Rates quoted are for 2 person occupancy only.
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Cancellation 90+ days from booking full refund less processing fee.
No monthly bookings. Typical stay 7 nights or less.
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Amenities

Waikoloa Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) rental available
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A private ohana in a tranquil garden setting walking distance to the golf course and all services, grocery store, etc. A quick 5 minute drive to Hawaii's best beaches and resorts. This unit has a small outdoor mini kitchen. There is no sink. This is suitable for light meals; continental breakfast, steak & salad, etc. There are no laundry facilities. There is a laundrette in Waimea.

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