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Huge ocean, golf course, harbor and 5 mountain view, top floor on golf course

Bedrooms 1
Space 793 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, (Sleeps 2)

Laughing Gecko is a delightfully tropical designer furnished top floor, end unit located on a secluded bluff overlooking stunning ocean, mountain and golf course views. (Traveler tip - many rentals display photos of beaches and ocean views but don't have either. Check carefully for accuracy of photography.)

This special unit was the developer’s model and, as such, placed in the best location in the complex. One of only four units with double lanais; one off the living room and one off the bedroom, Laughing Gecko is a cut above the rest. The condo is set well apart in a small building with only 4 upper units; quiet and private with the best views. Ample parking and sunrise & sunset views of all 5 mountains; Hualalai, Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, Kohala, Haleakala, ocean and Maui sets this lovely condo apart from others in the complex.

Sitting right on the Waikoloa Robert Trent Jones Jr. course 11th hole, it’s the perfect spot to base yourself for a great Big Island vacation. The Waikoloa Village course is a favorite of local golfers, who consider it one of West Hawaii's best-kept secrets-low green fees that make it a superb value and guests receive a discount.

The bedroom lanai opens onto incredible sunrise mountain views and sweeping vistas of the plains below the mountains. The guest bedroom has views of Kohala mountain over the golf course. The living room lanai faces rolling green views of the golf course framed by Kohala mountain, blue ocean and Maui.

The condo has a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, washer and dryer, and everything you need to make your vacation enjoyable. The bedroom has a queen sized bed. The bathrooms is spacious and has a tub with showers and additional closet / storage space.

The complex is right opposite the golf course club house, Banjy’s restaurant, pool and tennis courts. The recreation area features a large pool, spa, BBQ area, and well equipped workout room; the only complex in Waikoloa that has a gym. Everything you need is right there and it's just a short stroll to the shops. A very good grocery store is a short walk away, along with banking, medical, post office, etc.. The Resorts and world class beaches are just 5 - 10 minutes away by car.

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. The condo complex is gated and wrapped on three sides by the golf course.

This condo does not have AC. Very few condos in Waikoloa Village do as the higher elevation and nightly temperature inversion typically keep the area cooler in the evenings. There are ceiling and floor fans.

Per HRS ACT 204 HI TA tax ID# is displayed in the rental and provided to renters by contacting the owner/manager.

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Ali Blackmore
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Ali Blackmore

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 Ali, an independent Real Estate Broker, specializes in Kohala Coast property. A lifelong real estate investor, Ali knows a good property when she sees one and bought Laughing Gecko because it is one of the all-round best view condos and locations in Waikoloa 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.

Ali Blackmore purchased this condo in 2005

Why Ali Blackmore chose Waikoloa Village

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 landscaped common areas, privacy and quiet - all at an affordable price. A tall order indeed but I found the perfect unit in the perfect place, that met all my criteria, and then some! For a couple, two couples or a family of four this is a delightfully affordable gorgeous getaway.

What makes this condo unique

The complex is located right on the golf course and just opposite the golf course club house, pool, tennis courts and restaurant. As a top floor end unit set apart on a bluff from the rest of the complex the condo is private and quiet. This developer model unit is one of only four that has double lanais with exceptional views of all five mountains, the ocean and Maui. It's a very sweet spot within easy walking distance of shopping and dining and a quick ten minutes to the beach by car.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great communication and let us check in way early!! Great views on the golf course.
Jul 2017
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Waikoloa Village Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 793 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower over tub, sink, toilet, storage closet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2),
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
tennis, golf discounts, gym


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(33 traveler reviews)

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Huge ocean, golf course, harbor and 5 mountain view, top floor on golf course
average rating of 4.4848485 based on 47 reviews
Lake Villa, IL

Great stay

  • 4 of 5

Very nice, private condo in Fairway Terrace. We stayed for five nights before heading to Volcano Village. It is only about six miles to the ocean, making it perfect for the budget traveler. The condo was stocked with essentials and the KTA is only a few minutes away for anything else you would need. We used the BBQ once and it was very clean and worked perfect. We were gone most of the day so did not take advantage of the pool. We did use the hot tub one night and was very nice and relaxing. Being that we had four pieces of luggage for an extended stay on the island, it would have been nice to be able to store the luggage in the extra bedroom which was locked, but did understand that we rented the condo as a one bedroom unit. The view from the lanai is over the golf course which adds to the privacy and has a partial, view of the ocean.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laurie, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. It's great you were able to take advantage of the BBQ and spa. The ocean is just a short drive away. I love to drive down early in the morning with my coffee in a "to-go" cup and greet the day at the beach. So peaceful. Many of our guests are short stay, and to be honest I hadn't thought about guests with lots of luggage. I always recommend guests call me with any items or concerns because I'm just around the corner and I can usually find a quick and easy solution. Thank you so much for your kind review. Aloha, ali
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Very small with uncomfortable furniture

  • 2 of 5

Very over decorated and cramped space. Pots and pans are too damaged to cook on. keep looking on this one.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Susan, I look forward to receiving reviews from guests. They always love this unit so much and have such good memories and kind things to share about their stay. For example, the guests who stayed just after you truly loved every minute (see their reviews after yours). It was a surprise, I must confess, to read your review. Perhaps even more so than the e-mail you sent me prior to your check in. In fairness to readers who may base booking decisions on reviews, I prefer to rely on empirical numbers. This unit is 793sf (interior) as noted on the VRBO description. It's the largest unit of 4 model types available in this complex, and one of only 4 units with double lanais. If this is too small and cramped, then every unit in the complex is too small, and perhaps a rental in another complex and price range may be recommended. I will post a photo of the cookware, crockery, cutlery and glassware as soon as the current guests (repeat guests) move out at month end. The pots and pans are high quality, almost new 18/10 stainless steel Cuisinart or similar. There are two Teflon coated frying pans in addition, as many guests appreciate those. Perhaps you didn't see the full selection in the cabinet. I always encourage guests to let me know right away if there is anything they need when I can respond immediately to any concerns. Indeed, when I called and spoke with your husband after your check-in, specifically to ensure all was well, he assured me it was. Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you were not happy with your accommodations. Kind regards, Ali Blackmore
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Westlake Village, California USA

Everything we could dream of...and more!

  • 5 of 5

The spacious lanai, to the comfortable living room, very well equipped kitchen with washer/dryer, to the peaceful bedroom and roomy bathroom...this condo has an ideal floor plan. Now add the spice...the peaceful view from the lanai, a living room and also a bedroom, each with beautiful and thoughtful furnishings, a kitchen and dining area with every single big to small appliance and tool one could ever ask for.

We could easily have stayed here much longer. What a wonderful feeling it is to have settled into this spacious and perfectly decorated home and to know it is ours to come back to after a day of exploring the extraordinary gardens, beaches and geological highlights of the glorious Big Island! I must add that at times, it was a bit difficult to leave for a day of sightseeing, feeling the strong aloha spirit within this lovely condo.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Janet, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the kind review. It is, to be sure, a special spot within the area with lovely views. Kind regards, ali
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Wonderful location for exploring Kohala coast

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Ali! We truly enjoyed your well-appointed condo. Nice view, great beaches nearby and easy meandering walks through the neighborhood. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Yes, the views have been just STUNNING this week. I'd love for you to return. Aloha, ali
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Excellent condo

  • 5 of 5

Great location — well stocked.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Donna. How did a month fly by so quickly? Yes, this is a great condo in a great location. I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for leaving it in such great shape and thank you for your kind review. Much aloha, safe travels, and Happy Holidays! ali
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Waikoloa Village 4 day getaway

  • 5 of 5

We went for a short getaway this time and planned on golfing everyday, therefore we chose this lovely place, on the golf course for our stay. It was beautiful, modern and had everything needed to cook in and relax, including the lanai view. The Waikoloa breezes were perfect as well. We were close, could walk as well, to the golf course and restaurant which was open on Thanksgiving Day! It was very quiet and gated. We will return and highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Virginia, I'm so glad you had a great, if short, getaway and enjoyed the condo and the area. It seems a perfect fit for your stay and we look forward to your return! Kind regards, ali
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Waikoloa Restaurant
Nearest Golf
0.01 Miles
Waikoloa Village
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Queen K
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Waikoloa Restaurant
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
A Bay / Hilton
Nearest Point of Interest
Golf Course clubhouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Highlands Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

Observatories / Star gazing, Botanical Gardens, Historic Homes, ATV Tours, Farm tours, Whale watching, Sailing, Zip line, Jungle hikes, Waterfalls, Swim with dolphins, Caving.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning 2pp $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Rates quoted are for 2 people using 1 suite.
Ask about last minute bookings, short stays and discounts.
Cancellation 60+ days prior to arrival full refund less processing fee. 60- days prior to arrival see rental agreement.
PLEASE NOTE the rental agreement on VRBO is a guide only. It is not your rental agreement. Your rental agreement will be e-mailed to you. Check your rental agreement for specific terms. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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