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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Laughing Gecko Waikoloa - Huge ocean view. On golf course.

40 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Kohala Coast 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.

PLEASE NOTE - currently the dryer is not heating. You may cool dry, line dry, or call for pick up to hot dry if you have laundry.

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Bookings (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

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 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

Why Bookings chose Kohala Coast

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ali,

I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful experience in working with you to rent you amazing Condo at Laughing Gecko (23255 4/20 thru 4/28).

My parents had a wonderful 50th Wedding Anniversary and enjoyed Kona so very much. They said the condo was just perfect.
Apr 2016
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Reviews

4.6
based on 40 traveler reviews

Laughing Gecko Waikoloa - Huge ocean view. On golf course.
average rating of 4.6 based on 55 reviews
5

Beautiful, cozy and tranquil!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this charming condo June 24th through July 1st. Everything was well-maintained, just a 15 minute walk from shops and a delightful Italian restaurant. Centrally located to travel to northern fishing villages and western beaches. Beautiful view over the golf course and the ocean. A great place to stay - I would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Pueo's Osteria right in the Village is such a good Italian restaurant that's reasonably priced and excellent value for the great food they offer. I eat there a lot, as my waistline is beginning to show... But, it's a nice option for guest who can walk there and don't need to drive down to the resorts for a good dinner out. aloha. ali
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5

A perfect rental for a perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were given perfect directions by the owner from the airport to the condo which was especially helpful since we arrived after dark. We appreciated that she had all the lights on which made it very homey and inviting. It gave us an A+ first impression. The condo was very clean, with a well stocked kitchen, linens, towels, toiletries, washer/dryer, beach chairs and also snorkel gear. The view onto the golf course and beyond to the ocean was amazing with beautiful sunsets every night. A well maintained and reasonably priced golf course was located right across the street which we walked to and the grocery store and gas station were only a few minutes drive away. We loved everything about the condo and will definitely recommend to friends and family. The owner was very accommodating and responsive and it was obvious that she valued pride of ownership. Thanks for making our first time on the Big Island so enjoyable. We'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Pat, and thank you for such kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and liked the condo. I love this location too. We are truly blessed to be able to enjoy such beauty and bounty in our small corner of the globe. Aloha to you both. Ali
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MS, USA
5

Great central location to see Hawaii!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our vacation home away from home at the Laughing Gecko in Waikoloa Village. It was a terrific central location for seeing all the different parts of the island we wanted to see. It was a very comfortable unit with all the necessities. We really enjoyed seeing the turkeys walk on the golf course grounds in the morning and of course the geckos. :) We wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. The birds are always a joy to watch, as is the action on the golf course and the ocean view. Aloha, ali
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5

Quiet location, great view of the sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Laughing Gecko is a well maintained, well equipped condo with great views from the lanai. Perfect for up to 2 people.

The rental includes access to a lap swimming, tennis courts and the golf club across the street. Waikoloa Village shops have a good supermarket, restaurants and cafe about 1 mile away.

The owner (Ali) was very helpful and quick to answer any questions.

The only negative would be for people with mobility issues as access is via steps or an uneven path from the car park. There is no air conditioning but I didn't find that a problem. Otherwise, I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Dave, It is a great location central to everything. I hope you did well in the triathalon and it was a pleasure meeting you. Kind regards., ali
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3

Great for golfers and serial relaxers

  • 3 of 5

Overall, the stay was pleasant. The village is nice and I liked being able to walk to Lava Java every morning, and even the grocery store if needed. My only real complaints are the lack of lighting from the parking lot to the house( the softball size frogs scared the life out of me the first time!), the noise from the geckos and other animals made it hard to sleep at times, and it's a bit of a drive to any of the beaches. It was very frustrating that there was no signage I could see stating that the clothes dryer did not have heat. I ended up have to iron some shorts and shirts for a good 45 minutes so we could leave on time. I would rated a 4 otherwise.

In conclusion, if you want a place with a full kitchen in a quite area and all the local amenities and golfing around, this place is probably perfect for you! If you're going to eat dinner out very often and want to be right on the beach, a hotel may be better suited.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Travis, The first time I encountered a cane toad in the dark it gave me a turn too! They come out at night and eat the bugs. Organic pest control. Of course I can't do anything about the lack of light going the back way along the golf course to the unit, because that's the HOA but, actually there are very strict guidelines imposed by the County on what's permissible because if avoiding light pollution for the world renown observatories on Mauna Kea. So, I recommend everyone use a flashlight/app. Re the dryer, I had no idea it wasn't working. I checked it after you posted your review and you are correct; there's no heat. This is new, because it was fine so thank you for letting me know. I will have it repaired / replaced asap. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, ali
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St. Helens Oregon USA
5

Stayed 8 nights...perfect for 2 people in April 2016

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the Condo. It was just perfect for the 2 of us celebrating our 50th anniversary. All given to us from family. Everything was great...from watching the birds come and eat, golfers, the view of ocean. Loved eating out on lanai. We would stay here again for sure.. Thanks for the memories :)

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had such a good stay. Wow, congrats to you on your 50th anniversary! Can't think of another more romantic place on earth to celebrate your union. aloha, ali
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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 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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Rates & Availability

Waikoloa Village Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Year end holidays
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$110
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates quoted are for 2 person occupancy.
Last minute bookings ask about stays under 3 nights and discounts.
Cancellation 60+ days in advance full refund less processing fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kohala Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

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

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