|Minimum Stay||1 - 3 nights|
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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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
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.
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.
Aloha Ali ,,Returned home here to Chico yesterday and wanted to thank you for the nice garden studio, Mahalo!! Daryl
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.
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.
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!
Nancy & Travis
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
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.
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.
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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Year end holidays
Dec 15 2015 - Jan 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
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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