|Minimum Stay||1 - 3 nights|
Laughing Gecko Garden is a private guest suite (ohana) located in Waikoloa Village close to the Highlands Shopping Center, Golf Course and swimming pool. The ohana is part of a larger home and has it's own private entry, patio (lanai) and garden. The home is set on a double size lot and surrounded by tropical gardens. The ohana comprises a bedroom and bathroom suite with a roomy walk-in closet. On the shaded lanai are lounging chairs, small dining table & chairs, and an outdoor counter/bar area with a mini fridge, coffee maker and microwave.
The bedroom suite is furnished in a tropical style with a queen bed and flat screen TV/DVD, and opens onto the large shaded lanai. The bathroom is spacious and finished with travertine tile and hard woods.
Laughing Gecko Garden is the most affordable property in the Laughing Gecko group; just as stylish, and unbelievably good value.
Relax in your own private getaway 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 and cooler are provided. Boogie boards and snorkel gear can be rented in the Highlands Shopping Center.
The outdoor mini kitchen has a fridge, microwave and coffee maker. There is no sink or stove and no laundry. Only disposable crockery and cutlery are provided. This is for light (no cook) meals only such as continental breakfast, or salad. It's not suitable for cooking. Take-out hot and cold meals are available at the deli at the Waikoloa Village Market within walking distance. The lanai is shaded but not waterproof. If it rains, which is rare, sitting out on the lanai is not possible.
Laughing Gecko Garden is a great affordable place to stay for those who will be exploring most of the day and dining out. Think of it like a nice hotel room at about 1/5 the price. It's a comfortable place to return to to sleep. It's not a full service condo. We accept short stays. It's not suitable for longer stays. If you are looking for something fancy at a bargain price, this isn't it. This is an affordable, nice place to base yourself for a couple of days while you explore our beautiful island.
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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 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 gardens and generous separation of space from neighbors.
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 for private accomodation. This is not a house share. 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
The second year we have stayed here. A well-kept yet small place located in the village and close by car to many of our favorite areas of the island. The kitchen is outdoors featuring a bbq and microwave for cooking. This place is best suited for those who don't stay at home all day. The price is great for the island and the area.
A great price for small accomodations (perfect for a couple - no more). We used the outside "kitchen" - which worked fine (outside grill was brand new and worked great. We kept the door open at night to keep the temp cool (this worked fine as it had a good screen. The area is very quiet and we woke to the sound of birds every morning.
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
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Year end holidays
Dec 15 2015 - Jan 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$50|
Rates quoted are for 2 person occupancy only.
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