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Laughing Gecko Fairway - Huge ocean & mntn view. On golf course. Top floor.

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Waikoloa Village Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Laughing Gecko is a delightfully tropical 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 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 master suite, 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 master 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 master suite and guest bedroom both have queen sized beds. All have luxury high thread count linens. Both bathrooms are spacious and have tubs 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.

There are two rental options for this unit. Rent one bedroom and bathroom if you are a single person or couple, or rent two bedrooms and bathrooms if you are three or four people. VRBO quotes are for two people using one suite. For up to four people using both suites please ask for a quote.

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More Details
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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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 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.

Bookings purchased this condo in 2005

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 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

Happy New Year Ali,

Your place is really wonderful. We were so comfortable. The new washer / dryer is excellent. Regards, Alana & Barbara
Dec 2015
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Laughing Gecko Fairway - Huge ocean & mntn view. On golf course. Top floor.
average rating of 4.4 based on 18 reviews

Excellent Location, With Everything You Need

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Laughing Gecko on our first trip to Hawaii. The condo couldn't have been better. Comfortable bed, plenty of towels and the two balconies provided nice cross ventilation. We didn't need to use the ceiling fans because of the nice breezes. It cools down for perfect sleeping weather at night without air conditioning, which was a real plus for us. The kitchen was well stocked. The location within walking distance to the really nice grocery store was just great! We talked to people outside while we walked to the store, and they gave us some nice tips on beaches. Nice and quiet, and star gazing right from the balcony. The location is great because it's only a short drive to the best beaches. We also took the Saddle Road across the island twice to Hilo and Volcano National Park, and this location made that an easy day trip. This was the perfect get away spot!!!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you had such a good experience on your first visit to our beautiful Big Island. I hope you will come back. I couldn't have summed up the condo better. But, i will say the shopping center just got a new coat of paint - charcoal and navy blue and it looks amazing! We are lucky to have such good services within walking distance. Kind regards, Ali ali
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Fairway Terrace/property ID 307972

  • 3 of 5

The condo location,layout,amenities,the security gate were good. The property was maintained well, clean, but one improvement that is needed are the bed sheets because it smelled funny. And some pieces of clothing that were not ours were left inside of the condo on the floor of the living room. There was a nice view from the condo you can see the golf course and the ocean view. I do recommend this property but they can improve a little on their cleanliness. The location of the property is convenient as there is a gas station and local market ,restaurant close by.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim, and thank you for your review. i wanted to let you know that in the small gap after you left the following was done - new hot water heater, new washer/dryer, new range, new shower curtain and liner (as glass surround was removed. That all required some cosmetic drywall repair, that required new paint. The lanai's were both repaired also with new slats and rails. i was not aware of the sheets not being the freshest, so thanks for the head's up, and they will be replaced. They are switched out regularly as they show wear pretty quickly. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. aloha, ali
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super condo for relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The condo was pleasant and clean. The view was beautiful, overlooking the golf course with a nice view of the northend of Puako. Parking is tight but secured. Pool is clean and quiet. I stayed during a recent race and found the place perfect. So close to waikoloa village with a great market, bakery and italian restaurant. I definitely suggest to try it out.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and it was a pleasure meeting you! Thank you also for leaving the condo in such great shape. This location is great for central stays for triathletes and one of the very few places locally that has a gym for working out. I hope you will return next year. Aloha, ali
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Williston, Vermont

Wonderful Condo!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a few nights while visiting the northern part of the Big Island. Very well equipped kitchen -- everything you need...even a small cooler for keeping drinks cold while you tour the island! Beautiful view. EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE BEDS!!! Like new! Top quality linens. Spotless and tastefully decorated. Thank you, Ali!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joy, and thanks for the lovely review. I'm so glad you all had a great time. it's never long enough to explore everything is it? Ah well, you'll have to come back and those comfy beds and nice linens will be waiting for you. Aloha, ali
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Kauai, HI

Another wonderful stay at Laughing Gecko Fairway

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I have stayed at one of Ali's Laughing Gecko condos. This is a great location if you are looking for something central to explore Kona, Waimea, Hawi and Kahala. I personally stay here when I have conferences to attend at one of the Waikoloa resorts as it a far more affordable option than the resorts and I love the "homey" feel after a day in a conference room! But, it's also a great affordable option in general for any stay -- if you don't mind being a little ways from the beach. It is approx an easy 15 minute drive to the resorts and beach at Waikoloa and maybe 20 minutes to the beautiful Hapuna beaches. Ali has exquisite taste and her condos are gorgeous.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nancy. I'm so glad you and your colleagues enjoyed their stay in out Laughing Gecko units in Waikoloa. We love having you stay with us too! Thank you for your kind words re the decor. This unit was recently redone in the master suite. I think it came out very nicely too. I like staying there myself on occasion. Aloha, ali
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A quiet place to stay in Waikola

  • 3 of 5

This condo is right on a golf course in Waikola Village, a community 30-minue from KOA. It is tasteful decorated. There are deferred maintenance issues such as torn screens and squeaky hinges. We saw small cock roaches in the kitchen every day during our stay. This may be a fact of life in tropical area. However, we think it can be better controlled.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Starry, Thank you for your kind words about the condo décor and location. The master suite was just redone with new paint, drapes & blinds, linens, lamps, furnishings, etc. I want to assure you we never have had the small roaches you mentioned in this unit, especially as it is 2nd floor. I believe they hatched out of some leis the guests who stayed before you left on the kitchen counter. This has been taken care of, as have the torn screens. All is in good order and I'm glad you liked the unit and enjoyed your stay. The very reasonable price is such a great deal for four guests to spend the weekend. I don't know of anywhere else where you can stay in such nice accommodations for just the average price of lunch per person. Kind regards, ali
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.01 Miles
Waikoloa Village
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Queen K
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
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

Waikoloa Village Condo Rental Rates

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Year end holidays
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
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5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning 2pp/1rm $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates quoted are for 2 people using 1 suite.
Inquire about rates for up to 4 people and/or using 2 suites. Additional cleaning fees apply for additional rooms.
Ask about last minute bookings and stays under six nights 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 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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Waikoloa Village Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • 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
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) rental available
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • 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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