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Laughing Gecko Greens - Huge sunset ocean views! End unit on golf course.

7 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Waikoloa Village Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 bed / 1 bath in small complex w ocean & mnt views

Laughing Gecko Greens is a delightful large studio condo set right on the Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course in Waikoloa and sports one of the best ocean, coastal and mountain views in the Village. Sit and relax on your private lanai and look over miles of lush green golf course to spectacular sunset ocean views.

This condo comes fully equiped with everything you need for your stay. If you are looking for a sweet spot to base yourself for your Big Island adventure at an affordable price, you won't do better than this.

The complex is small and quiet, with the best views in Waikoloa. Right accross the street is the golf course club house, Village recreation center with pool and tennis courts, and Banji's Restaurant - a great 'happy hour' spot right on the greens.

It's just a 10 minute walk to the Highlands Shopping Center where you will find all the goods and services you need, and just a few miles to the Kohala Coast's best beaches and resorts.

Whether you are an eco tourist, thrill seaker, golfer, water baby, gourmand, or just want to chill out, this is an ideal spot; and you can't beat the price.

This unit was originaly a studio and has been remodeled to work as a one bedroom. A large wall divider separates the bedroom area from the living area. The interior of the unit is over 500sf and ample for two. The lanai (where you will live!) is big and private with incredible ocean views. Interior and exterior are very comfortably appointed with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. There are steps from the parking lot to access the lower golf course level of this unit.

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Bookings (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Bookings

This property is a member of the Laughing Gecko Hawaii family, managed by HI Real Estate Broker Ali Blackmore, Kohala Property - 808-333-0302. 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 2012

Why Bookings chose Kohala Coast

This unit is located in the Waikoloa Village Condominiums complex, the first built in Waikoloa Village. As such, it is in the best location with the best view, and generouse common areas. A small complex of just 38 units, it is arguably the best spot in the Village with unsurpassed views.

What makes this condo unique

Affordability. Let's face it, if you are going to be out and about all day, why spend a bundle on a place to sleep? But, of course when you do come 'home' to relax, why not have a delightfully charming place to stay with a jaw dropping view?

Guestbook comments from the manager

Good morning Ali !



We are all set, we are leaving now for Hilo.



We have had a great time here enjoying the apartment, its view and the beautiful beaches.



Have a nice week end.

Cheers

Caroline
Sep 2014
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Reviews

4.4
based on 7 traveler reviews

Laughing Gecko Greens - Huge sunset ocean views! End unit on golf course.
average rating of 4.428571 based on 9 reviews
5

The property was nice and as described

  • 5 of 5

The property was as described, well maintained, nice view, quite and enjoyable.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Michele, and thank you for your review. I'm glad you had a nice stay. Kind regards, ali
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Ottawa, Canada
4

Beautiful location, cool beyond par!

  • 4 of 5

The Laughing Gecko condo unit was a gem of a find. The location was perfect: short drive to Hapuna beach and nice restaurants. All the activities on the northern half of the island are all within reach. Only 2 hr drive to Volcano Park over the newly improved "saddle road". Mauna Kea a short 1 hour drive away, likewise with the beautiful Waipi'o Valley.

The unit was comfortable for 2. There are nice breezes to keep you cool on those hot scorching days/nights you find lower down on the lava fields and coastal resorts. The location within the Waikoloa Village was ideal as you are in the 2nd to end unit, lower floor so no one walks past your patio on their way out and you get a lovely view of the ocean and ocassional golfers. Plus the golf club, pool and tennis courts are directly across the street! Having the in suite laundry was awesome!

The condo could stand some updating. The carpets should be replaced with tile since the carpet holds onto a musty smell. Although when you are there, just sleep with the louvered windows open and it takes just a few minutes to clear the smell when you open the patio door all the way. Of course being in the south Pacific means you get creepy crawlys. We noticed a few in the cabinets and in the dishwasher so we decided to keep all food in the fridge and kept a set of dishes & glasses on the counter that we used during our stay. Quick washing and clean-up helps keep the little buggers away. A good once over with pest control and a thorough cleaning of the cabinets and behind the appliances would help. Other than that it was a perfect retreat for our Christmas vacation!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda and thank you for your review. It is a great find, isn't it? The owner intends to remodel in 2016, so perhaps the carpeting (which is new) will change to tile. It's surprising how many of these condos do have carpet. I like tile or wood best myself. The condo association does a regular pest control treatment inside and out but I am going to have an additional service done. The painters are here today so I gather the complex is being repainted with a nice new coat of paint. All the best for 2016. Regards, ali
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4

Small but functional

  • 4 of 5

The staff deserves 5 stars. The place is very well stocked and it was clean and neat when we arrived. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because to our taste and needs we would have been more comfortable in a larger unit, but if a studio with a divider (as the description says) is all you need, or if you're mainly going to be there to rest and then spend the rest of the day around the island, this place should have everything you need and more, and as stated, the staff was responsive and attentive, which is always a big plus.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, and thank you for your kind words. We want people to enjoy their stay and are right here in the Village and do try to respond immediately to an query. I'm so glad you had a nice time. Ideal for couples, you are right, when the guests are two singles, or a parent and child, it works but more space and/or two bedrooms would be more ideal. But, when everything is booked out, or overpriced, in a pinch, this is a great option. Regards, ali
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Alaska
5

A perfect place for two...

  • 5 of 5

This little condo is really clean and well laid out. My wife and I found it very comfortable and well laid out. It is the perfect place for a couples vacation away from the typical hotel crowd. The condo is nested in the bottom corner of the building which provided great privacy. The unit has everything in it to allow for complete independence, the kitchen is well stocked, fast internet, the lanai is very welcoming and great to watch the sunset. Even though the condo is not located next to the beach, it only took us a few minutes to reach all the great beaches located above Kona. I would recommend this place to any of my friends. My wife and I were there for our babymoon and look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Dominic, I'm so glad you both had such a good time. I love this complex because it's small and if you are on the golf course level, as this unit is, it feels like your front yard goes on forever. Indeed, after 6pm it does and the sunset ocean views off the lanai are perfect for sipping on something refreshing. You just can't help but relax and get happy! Regards, ali
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4

A and E

  • 4 of 5

Nice enough unit although small, So good for a shorter stay. Somewhat dated furniture and building but a great view and location. Had all we needed and in good shape when we arrived. Close to groceries and the Kohala resorts for shopping, golf, beaches and restaurants. we would stay again for a short stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Adele, Thank you for kind words. Yes, this is the first condo complex built in Waikoloa Village and that's why it has those fabulous ocean views! First in got the best location. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope you will visit us again soon. Kind regards, ali
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Seattle, WA
5

Hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is a hidden gem among the VRBO options for this area of the big island. The condo is tucked into the ground floor of the unit, which results in the sense of a lush, garden oasis surrounded by green plants and tropical bird of paradise plants which the geckos love to hang out on, drinking the nectar. I got several fantastic close ups of those colorful creatures. And it's entertaining to watch them chase each other off of each other's turf.

The unit is compact but everything you need is there. Lovely retro-60's-style kitchen but very functional, fantastic queen bed that was equally firm, no sags, and is important to me because of back problems. Loved the big closet, and dresser, in-unit laundry. Loved all the track lighting and lighting options, could go from low level moody to full on blazing light! Loved having leisurely breakfasts and dinners on the lanai, watching either the morning slowly begin, or the sunset slip down into a blaze of orange and reds. Lovely location on the golf course, nary a noise from either tenants above or beside, or from golfers on the green.

Parking spot nice and close, swimming pool and tennis courts literally across the street, great grocery store as well as a sweet little outdoor cafe that also serves breakfast and lunch nearby (2 min drive, or 10 min walk). A cable channel guide would have been helpful to cut down on channel surfing, but perhaps I missed it in the info book provided?

Overall, an excellent value for a tasteful, well appointed unit. Short drives to beaches well worth the trade off of having peace and quiet from the tourist masses at beachside hotels. Also, a convenient base for exploring the island. Looking forward to booking this condo again on my next trip!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just LOVE those dayglo geckos. I guess that's obvious in the name Laughing Gecko..... I'm so glad you loved this special place and the retro design. Thank you for your kind words. aloha nui loa. 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
Car: recommended

Volcano, observatories, waterfalls, historic Hawaiian villages, heiaus & temples. Jungle, whale watching, swim with dolphins, coffee farm tours, ATV tours, caving

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Rates & Availability

Waikoloa Village Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Special
Aug 24 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$85
 
 
Year End
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$113
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$98
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates quoted are for 2 person occupancy.
Last minute bookings ask about shorter stays and discounts.
Cancellation 60+ days from booking full refund less processing fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Waikoloa Village Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) rental available
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater 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
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
beach gear, mobile library

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