LAUGHING GECKO GARDEN - BEST DEAL IN WAIKOLOA.

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LAUGHING GECKO GARDEN - BEST DEAL IN WAIKOLOA.

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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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
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Advertiser since 2008
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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
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Laughing Gecko Garden - Best deal in Waikoloa.
average rating of 4.0 based on 16 reviews
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Laughing Gecko Garden - Best deal in Waikoloa.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331515vb
-(808) 333-0302 (Hawaii, USA)
Waikoloa Village Kohala Coast
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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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
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Waikoloa Village Kohala Coast
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: 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
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Waikoloa Village Kohala Coast
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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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.
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Laughing Gecko Garden - Best deal in Waikoloa.
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Waikoloa Village Kohala Coast
Ohio
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: 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
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Waikoloa Village Kohala Coast
Los Angeles County
2

What a joke!

  • 2 of 5
The only positive things I can say about this "private ohana" was that the rate was cheap and the place was clean when my husband and I arrived (hense, the 2 "stars" given). The negatives...LOTS! This place is far from feeling private, so if you're looking for a romantic atmosphere or even just a quiet atmosphere, this is definitely NOT the place. It felt like we were on a bad camping trip. The neighbors directly behind our room were usually up at 5:30am every morning, banging around their side of the house (probably getting ready for work), and what sounded like their ten dogs on the other side of our wall howling for no reason every 20 minutes was just the icing on the cake. Yeah, it was sure "relaxing." To top it off, there is NO air conditioning and the one ceiling fan in the bedroom only has one speed level: SLOW! We had to keep the door open the entire 5 nights we were there with the screen door shut to get some relief from the heat, but the curtains they had for the door and window were completely see-through, which made things even less private! Seriously? The owner can't afford to replace a cheap ceiling fan or curtains that would add so much more comfort for an already uncomfortable space? Finally, the Wifi went out on us during Day 2 of our five night stay so my husband and I just had to use the 4G service on our phones instead of our laptop. I guess you get what you pay for, but honestly, the rate should be way cheaper for what it ended up being. This place is only good for a couple of nights stay at the MOST (and even then you may not get that great of sleep). Otherwise, invest a little more money in a better property.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: Why not speak up on arrival, so we can improve your stay, instead of complaining after leaving? I appreciate your comments but in all fairness:
Price - it's cheap. $64 here vs $250 for a discounted hotel room.
Privacy - it's very private, surrounded by rock walls, lockable gate, solid bamboo fence, thick hedging & trees. Screens on the lanai & drapes in the bedroom, although neither are needed as it's impossible to see in. You can't get more private.
Like a bad camping trip? - queen bed, memory foam topper, high thread count linens, down pillows, en-suite bath with tub, shower & toiletries, outdoor kitchen with gas grill, shaded lanai with reclining teak loungers, walk in closet, paved off street parking...
The neighbors - me. I'd just returned from a trip to your hometown LA. I can see where you get your fear of sleeping with the door open. I'm quiet and so are my 2 (not 10) dogs. My Saluki does "howl" a 2 second greeting when I return, which isn't every 20 minutes. It's a guest room in a residential home. There are children and animals and cars and people in residential areas.
AC - We don't have AC. Almost no-one does in Waikoloa. We have fans as stated on VRBO. We sleep with our doors open so we can enjoy Trade winds and fresh cool evening breezes coming down off Mauna Kea and be lulled by the gentle rustle of those breezes through the palms outside our doors. We have screens on our doors so we can keep them open at night. That's the whole point. We recommend this as a PLUS. It's not LA; it's Hawaii.
WiFi - I was there. I work from home and my work is internet based. The WiFi was running the entire time. Usually internet access problems aren't an issue with signal (we have high speed via Oceanic Time Warner), but rather connecting to it; often a setting on the guest's computer. Had I known you had a problem I could have fixed it for you.
A couple nights stay - yes, that's what we recommend when we get queries for longer periods. We don't take longer bookings.
You get what you pay for - in this case you get more; much more. It's true this isn't 5 star, and we don't represent it to be. It's a comfortable, affordable option that's better than it's peers in it's price point.
It's harsh to post a poor review complaining that a $64/n room is a $64/n room and not a $250/n resort. Or were you just joking? It is what it is and most people love it. aloha, ali
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Waikoloa Village Kohala Coast
Napa Valley, CA
5

Amazing value right in the heart of Waikoloa!

  • 5 of 5
Hi Ali,
We just got back to Portland and already wish we were back in Hawaii at your lovely ohana. Thank you for everything! We have been coming to Hawaii for 15 years and this was one of our favorite visits. Thank you for making us feel so at home. We have stayed in many hotels in the various resorts but thought we would try a different experience this time. We were not disappointed. Instead of being part of the tourist crowd at the hotel, we felt a bit special this time. I loved getting up and going for long walks in your neighborhood. Some of the friendliest people around. The views walking through the neighborhood were breathtaking. sunrises over Mauna Kea and sunsets with Maui in the distance, just beautiful. The store and new coffee shop in the village were just perfect. Great selection at grocery store and one of the cleanest in Hawaii. Your garden was our sanctuary. After spending the day exploring it was such a treat to come home and grill out on our own private patio. Everything was perfect. Mornings were spent sipping coffee on the patio and watching the beautiful birds at the feeder. If you are looking for affordable, luxury, look no further. Thanks for your wonderful hospitality Ali! We will certainly be back and will pass the word onto our friends! Aloha! Bob
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks! I love the garden and the birds. Lava Java at the shopping center is a great addition and a stroll over there for a coffee and to get the Sunday paper is a must. Just at the end of the cul-de-sac you get a great sunset ocean view, so evening walks are great too.
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Map

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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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Availability & Rates

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Waikoloa Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 19 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$59
$413
 
 
November getaway
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 26 2014
3 night minimum stay
$55
 
 
Year end holidays
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 9 2015
2 night minimum stay
$76
$532
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$65
$453
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $57.29
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Rates quoted are for 2 person occupancy only.
Ask about last minute booking discounts
Cancellation 60+ days from booking full refund less processing fee.
No monthly bookings. Typical stay 7 nights or less.
US check preferred
Credit card via PayPal add 3% PayPal fee
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Amenities

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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