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Laughing Gecko Golf. End unit on golf course. 10 mins to beach.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
5 nights

Description

Waikoloa Village Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Laughing Gecko Golf is a delightfully tropical 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom designer furnished ground floor, end unit located on a secluded seasonal waterway overlooking the Waikoloa golf course with beautiful mountain and golf course views.

This special unit is placed in a quiet location at the rear of the complex away from the street and parking areas. The condo has a lovely private lawned area in front with shady trees, birds and gentle views. Laughing Gecko is a cut above the rest; quiet and private with lovely views.

Sitting right on the Waikoloa Robert Trent Jones Jr. course, 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 with low green fees that make it a superb value. Guests at this condo pay as little as $50 a round with cart (discounted fee)!

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 has a queen sized bed and luxury high thread count linens. The bathroom is spacious and has a shower with tub.

This condo is designer furnished and decorated. It's beautifully appointed; affordable luxury. (Traveler tip - not all rentals are well furnished. Check carefully.)

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.

In home massage therapist, maid service, private hiking guide, professional photographer, gourmet pastries available. Ask owner for details.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Bookings
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 2, 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 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 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 or 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, golf course frontage, established and landscaped common areas, privacy and quiet. 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 this is a delightfully affordable luxury 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 ground floor end unit set away from the street and parking areas the condo is private and quiet. Fronting the golf course with a private lawn in front the condo is a lovely place to relax. It's a very sweet spot within easy walking distance of shopping and dining and a quick five minutes to the beach by car.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a quick note to tell you what a wonderful little place you have here. Very well appointed. Quiet fans, great internet connection, and all I needed in the kitchen. Love the location, so quiet in this back corner. We have been able to tour all the areas up on this northern portion of Hawaii. Hamakua mushroom farm tour was great and we traveled the old portion of Saddle Road and did some owl spotting. They are everywhere up there.

We're off tomorrow to Maui for a couple of days before coming back to stay in the Kona area. All is great!

Thanks again,



Alan and Barbara
Feb 2015
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Laughing Gecko Golf. End unit on golf course. 10 mins to beach.
average rating of 4.4375 based on 26 reviews
5

Nice condo in a lovely, quiet location

  • 5 of 5

Ali was very helpful and responsive to any request we had or help we needed. The condo was just right for a couple. The kitchen was complete. The bed was comfortable. Waikoloa Village is an ideal place to stay; it's a close commute to the best beaches on the big island and shops at Waikoloa Beach Resorts but away from a lot of traffic and its noise. Its higher elevation makes for pleasantly cool nights. The weather was delightful and varied. It was our first time to stay here but we intend to revisit it. Its a great place for birders, golfers and enjoying the lovely flowers in Springtime. The condo has a great pool and the gas grills are useful. The condo management was friendly and helpful. In summary, we recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you both and I'm so glad you had a great vacation and enjoyed all the beauty our island has to offer. Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to your return. aloha, ali
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5

Great place at great price!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have visited the Big Island on 8 previous vacations and Ali's condo is a place we would definitely return to. It is clean, quiet and well-equipped with all the essentials. The bed is comfortable and the rooms are nicely decorated. We really appreciated the beach chairs, cooler and umbrella. Also enjoyed having access to the weight room and pool area in the evenings. If you enjoy getting away from the crowds and want to explore the local culture/beaches/hikes, then this condo is for you. Mahalo Ali, we hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to both of you! I am getting new beach chairs on my next trip to Kona. Glad you put them to good use! Aloha, ali
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4

Very comfortable condo in great condition!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I booked this unit for 6 nights earlier this month. The condo was extremely clean when we arrived and very nicely decorated. We found that nearly everything we needed was there, including spices in the cabinet, coffee, coffee filters, pots and pans, dish soap, laundry soap, etc. There is a lovely view of the golf course off the lanai, which is a divine place to eat breakfast every morning (semi-easterly exposure). The living room is nicely furnished and comfortable, with full cable TV in the living room and bedroom. There are ceiling fans that are very powerful in both rooms which is very much appreciated since there is no A/C. However, we found that Waikoloa is a very breezy (and sometimes VERY windy!) area so if you have the lanai sliding glass door open with the living room fan on, the temperature is perfect. Definitely no need for A/C. At night the unit was very quiet although there are people above you and the floors squeak when they walk (and you can hear this when they get up in the middle of the night) but the noise wasn't prohibitive to restful sleep at all. What we did find that was prohibitive was the window rattling from the wind. We happened to stay when the winds were blowing extremely hard and the windows in the condo are older and very loose. They make quite a racket at night. This isn't something that is entirely controllable since one can't control the weather - just something to note. It probably isn't a big deal to most people but I'm a very light sleeper. I was also a little disappointed that the larger window in the bedroom wasn't able to be opened. The water pressure in the bathroom and kitchen was excellent, with plenty of hot water and plenty of towels. However, remember to bring your own beach towels since we weren't able to find any in the unit. There were, however, beach chairs, coolers and noodles to use at the pool. The pool, speaking of which, was a very close walk from the unit and was very warm and clean. The hot tub was also wonderful!

My one and only "complaint", if you will, is that there wasn't a dresser(s) in which we could put our clothes and unpack our things. The bedroom is very small and we ended up having to leave our suitcases open on the floor and pick out of them for the whole week. And because the bedroom is so small, it made it difficult to move around the bed and get in and out when the suitcases were taking up most of the floor space. Other than that, we highly recommend!! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Meghan, Thank you for your kind words. I'm reading your review and wondering if you somehow missed the large walk-in closet off the bathroom. In there are the beach towels, nice big fluffy ones and smaller more easily portable ones. Also in there are two sets of drawers (6 in all) for your clothes along with double hanging racks and hangers and a spare floor fan. The windows are old and I do want to replace them. In the meantime, if they rattle on windy days I fold a little card and wedge it between window and frame and that cures that. Not ideal but a quick fix. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, ali
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5

Wonderful, Beautiful and Well Stocked Condo, Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

Ali, thank you so much for allowing our children to stay in your amazing condo. They thought the condo was decorated perfect and had everything they needed to enjoy their stay. It was so nice to have them just a condo away. We loved having our grandchildren stay with us while their parents had the condo to themselves. You go above and beyond to make your condos a perfect home while they stay in Hawaii. We will forever be grateful for our time with all of them and appreciate so much your hospitality you have shown. You are a wonderful owner and we hope to have more opportunities to have family stay in your gorgeous condo.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is nothing more special to me than spending time with loved ones and beloved family members. I am so glad your family was able to stay near and you all enjoyed each other and your accommodations. This is a blessing. Thank you for your kind words and aloha to you all. ali
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5

Perfect place if you want to be away from tourist areas

  • 5 of 5

I know the Waikoloa area well and this is exactly the type of place I wanted to stay. In a neighborhood away from tourist areas. Very quiet. Great place to walk. Cooler than being near the ocean.

Property photos accurate. Like staying in someone's house. Everything you need.

Owner helped me get to the unit when I got lost.

Very convenient grocery store and if you are into golf you are right in the middle of the course. One of best snorkeling (mile marker 69 ) and swimming beaches down the hill from Waikoloa and a few miles down the highway

Would definitely stay here again and recommend to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your review. We certainly are blessed to call Big Island home and have such nice places to enjoy. Aloha, ali
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4

Great Unit!

  • 4 of 5

The unit is close to everything including the cute coffee shop where I got Kona coffee everyday. The unit has a great private patio for some sun or bird watching. I loved that we were able to have breakfast and dinner at home this saved us a ton of money. The pool is great for days you just want water and no sand. This was a excellent find.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Angelo, and thank you for your review. I wish you could be here right now because the Muscovy ducks at the pond have their babies and there is one mom who brings her 27 - yes, 27!! - fluffy little ducklings to rest in the day on the grass in the shade right outside the lanai. She's such a good mom (I don't know if they are all hers...) she keeps them all in line and behaving well. They are adorable. Then the turkeys have their babies too right now and they visit daily. They nest in the gulch and they're so sweet also. Last night there was rain and the gulch actually filled and was a running stream for about a half hour; so beautiful! We are very blessed to have this nature all around us and yet be walking distance to shops and cafes! Congratulations on doing so well in your marathons. regards, 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
Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
USPS Post Office
Nearest Point of Interest
Golf Course Club House
Nearest Point of Interest
Police Station
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.

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Rates & Availability

Waikoloa Village Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Year end holidays
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$113
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$98
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.46%

Rate is for 2 person occupancy only.
Ask about last minute rentals, stays under six nights and discounts.
Cancellation 60+ days prior to rental 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

Waikoloa Village Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • 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
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Gym, work out facility. Tennis. Discounted golf.

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