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If you are looking for a good, affordable place to stay in Waikoloa Village on the Kohala Coast this rental may be right for you. It's in a residential neighborhood close to the entry to the Village, shops, restaurants, pool and golf course. Guests have free access to the Waikoloa Village pool, tennis courts and discounted rates at the Waikoloa Village golf course (check rates at the Waikoloa Village web site). This is a private home at the end of a small cul-de-sac that has a guest suite with it's own private exterior entry. The guest suite cannot be accessed from the home (and vice versa) and guests do not share the interior of the home.
The rental comprises a bedroom with an en-suite bath and a big walk-in closet. There is a large shaded patio with outdoor seating and dining table exclusive to the rental. The space is accessed by a private gated entry off the main driveway. The patio is screened and this guest suite is the only rental on the property. You do not share with anyone else.
There is a small outdoor bar with a coffee maker, microwave and mini fridge. There is no cooking and disposable plates, cups, utensils only. This rental is suitable for short stays of a few days where guests want a nice, affordable place to come back to after a day at the beach or exploring. It is not suitable for longer stays or hanging out at all day.
There is no living-room, laundry, kitchen / cooking capability, A/C, BBQ or ocean view. Think of it like a nice hotel suite at a fraction of the price. There is a comfy bed, a nice bathroom, a walk-in closet, a large patio with exterior seating, beach chairs and cooler, and off street parking. There's a ceiling fan and floor fan, TV, wireless internet, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, towels, toiletries and paper goods.
This is not an oceanfront resort setting and it's not a luxury condominium. This is a nice, safe residential neighborhood with a comfortable, clean bed/bath. There are people and children and pets in residential neighborhoods. If you are looking for a great deal ($65/n) for a few days while you explore the island please consider this option. If you are looking for the cheapest place you can find and then will find yourself disappointed that it isn't the Four Seasons ($950/n) please do us all a favor and pass this one up. If you are looking for something fancy at a bargain price, this isn't it.
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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 because it is one of the 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 small 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 rental 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 accommodation. This is not a house share. The rental would best suit a single person or couple looking for an affordable getaway to retreat to after enjoying the best of recreation and dining the Kohala Coast and upcountry Waimea have to offer.
Thank you! The ohana was perfect! So clean and quiet here. My stay was great! Aloha, Travis.
Was surprised when we entered in to a residential neighborhood and our place was just a side bedroom of a house. The back area which was also the kitchen (outside) was bordering two other backyards so it felt like we had no privacy. Main light was out. Towels were old and stiff. Pictures and welcome book said there was a bbq but we were disappointed to find there was not one. Overall a fine place to spend a night or two. Wouldn't recommend more or if you are planning on having any down time
Good place to stay for couple of days especially if you're looking for a clean bed/bathroom.
It was perfect for us to get away from east side of the island for sunshine.
The extra fan in the unit helped out a lot.
I have to hand it to the photographer, they made it look good. The bargain price and flowery description lured us in. While the other reviews here contain the same language it sure wasn't our experience. We didn't expect very much -- our needs are simple and we usually camp but decided to splurge for our anniversary. We were disappointed enough that we forfeited our entire rent and went somewhere else. For a few dollars per night more, we found something much nicer and we agreed it was even worth the forfeiture. I've never written a bad review of anything in my entire life so I'm not one of those permanently disgruntled people but felt I should warn others. I'll spare the specifics as there are too many to list and I'm sure there are excuses anyway, you get what you pay for likely being among them.
We enjoyed our one-night stay at this location. A small, well-maintained bedroom with spacious bath and large garden area including an outdoor kitchenette. Would stay again!
A wonderful experience! The Laughing Gecko is the ideal Hawaiian Ohana. Quiet, secluded space with the emphasis on outdoor living. Very comfortable seating on the lanai overlooking the garden where conveniently placed are the fridge, coffee pot, microwave and kitchen utensils. The indoor space was spacious, clean and nicely furnished. The bed was very comfortable! No air conditioning, but the cool nights up in the Village take care of that. Parking was spacious and secure as well. Every detail was in perfect order as if they knew exactly when we would arrive. All in all - a very pleasant experience we look forward to repeating.
I was initially excited about staying here as it was inexpensive and looked cute. We were looking for somewhere to stay for a couple nights in between other reservations. We arrived at 7:00 at night only to find the room hadn't been cleaned from the previous occupants. We called Ali the owner and she had someone there in just a few minutes to take care of that. So we left for a little while longer and did come back to a nice, cute, clean little studio. The manager was very apologetic. We were fine with it. Upon the second night we were getting a little low on toilet paper. So I emailed the owner to let her know. That's just something one doesn't want to run out on. I didn't think it an odd request, but found two extra rolls of toilet paper had been left for us with a note on it wondering why we needed more so soon. Considering we were very understanding about the room not being ready for us, I was a bit surprised to be questioned by something that isn't too expensive to supply. I would like to give this a better review but just can't. Thank you Ali for all your promt replies, but your manager could be a little more attentive to the calendar and minor requests.
Observatories, star gazing, volcano watch, whale watch, swim with dolphins, jungle hikes, botanical gardens, zip line, coffee farm tours, rodeo, waterfalls, helicopter tours, historic towns, caving.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Year end holidays
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$55 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$50|
Rates quoted are for up to 2 person occupancy only. Maximum occupancy is 2 person.
Cancellation 60+ days from booking full refund less $35 processing fee.
No monthly bookings. Typical stay 5 nights or less.