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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 uncovered patio is shaded and screened but not waterproof when raining. 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 permitted and disposable plates, cups, utensils only may be used. This rental is suitable for short stays of a few days only 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. This is Tropical Hawaii and it's hot and sunny. It can be warm in the day and temperatures do cool off at night. There are fans. There is no A/C. If you are sensitive to temperature please do not book this unit and then complain it's too warm for you.
Think of it like a 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, and being Hawaii, there are chickens, turkeys and chuckers too. The garden is organic. No pesticides are used in the yard for the health of all our island creatures and fish so, yes, being the Tropics, there may be bugs. We do spray inside and offer insect spray just in case an unwanted guest wanders in. Renters should keep screens closed. Leaving screens open is an invitation to light loving guests to come in.
If you are looking for a great deal ($66/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.
For your protection and ours all guests are checked in and approve a property condition report prior to taking occupancy. Our guaranty to you; if you are not satisfied that the condition of the rental is as described on this website you are free to not check in and will receive a full refund.
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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.
We ran into a couple of snags (nothing to do with Ali but we were a bit stressed) and Ali was very helpful and welcoming. Her kindness helped us relax more and enjoy our stay. I would highly recommend staying in any of her properties....she pays attention to details and makes sure needs are met. Thank you for all you did for us, Ali. Sincerely, Elisabeth and Steve
A lovely clean room in a quiet neighborhood. I spent two nights here for it's accessibility to Kona and Waimea, it was great with a kitchenette outside ensure the room stayed smelling fresh.
Ali was available by phone to answer my questions, I will return to this property for sure... Thank you Ali!
Overall the place was ok. The patio area is nice and beach chairs and sunscreen are provided. The room is decorated nicely. My biggest problem was the location. This is my first time on the island, and I didn't realize that the beaches closest to here were the resort beaches. Had I known then what I know now, I would have stayed in Waimea for an extra two nights. If you like golfing and want close access to the resorts without the cost, this might suit you. Another unfortunate problem is roaches. I'm not sure if it's a Hawaii thing, but the roaches outside kept getting inside. Yuck. Also the room gets pretty warm. Just a heads up.
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.
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.