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Last Min Dec Special Couple Only $250/n 2pp - Ocean & Mtn view mins from beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8). Rate varies double occupancy 2 - 8pp

This home is perfect for couples looking for a special place to enjoy a great vacation. Imagine relaxing by your own private pool, on your own private lanai, looking at a sweeping ocean, coastal and three mountain view. No hotel crowds here. Your own home. Complete privacy, peace and quiet. All just minutes away from the island's best beaches, golfing, restaurants and shopping, and an easy drive to the island's top attractions.

This is a 4 bedroom house though, so if you have a bigger group you will love this home for it's flexible accommodation. Just inquire about rates for your group's needs.

Tucked at the top of a quiet cul-de-sac on 3.5 acres in a premiere location, Laughing Gecko Lodge is the perfect place for vacations. The views feature open ranch land, coastline, ocean and mountains, offering complete privacy.

The home is booked double occupancy by room count and only rented to one guest group at a time. VRBO auto quote does not factor double occupancy booking so contact us for an accurate quote for your group. Cleaning fee varies by group size.

The home is designed as follows.

1.) The main house has a great-room, large kitchen & pantry, dining & living areas, large master suite, lanai & pool, and laundry.

2.) The upper guest suite is on the same level as the main house and has a master suite.

3.) The lower guest suites are a level down with two large bedrooms and a pass-through bathroom, private lanai and outstanding ocean and mountain views.

If you are a couple looking for a romantic getaway set apart from the hustle and bustle of resort locations consider renting the main house. The resorts are just moments away and all amenities are available to you without paying the resort price tag. Inviting another couple along? Rent the main house and upper guest suite. Bringing the whole family? Rent the whole house. This is a single home and only one booking group is reserved at a time irrespective of size. Non-booked suites are closed off. You will never share with anyone else.

Please note, occupancy of the home is limited to the the rental group only and the home is not intended for use as an event space for reunions, weddings, group entertaining, business entertaining, parties, etc..

Many of our guests love Laughing Gecko Lodge so much they come again and several have confessed it is the best vacation rental they have ever stayed in.

Please note this home has ceiling and floor fans. It does not have air conditioning.

Please don't hesitate to contact us, without obligation, for more information. Per HRS ACT 204 HI TA tax ID# is displayed in the rental agreement and provided to renters upon request by contacting the owner/manager.

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Ali Blackmore
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Ali Blackmore

Ali Blackmore 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 in real estate & design specializing in Kohala Coast property. Ali bought Laughing Gecko Lodge because it is one of the all-round best view lots and locations in the Heathers at Kohala Ranch. If you are visiting Big Island to look at or buy property Ali would be delighted to assist you with your search or purchase.

Ali Blackmore purchased this house in 2003

Why Ali Blackmore chose Kamuela

Growing up on a large ranch in Central Africa, when Ali arrived in Hawaii she found a place that was so strikingly similar to her 'home' that she fell in love with the area. The location struck an emotional chord and met a career goal at the same time. Quite simply, the Kohala Coast is the most popular place to vacation on Big Island and the Heathers at Kohala Ranch is one of the nicest spots to rent a vacation home. Guests love the home and the views and Ali loves sharing this beautiful place with them.

What makes this house unique

One of the best aspects of renting this home, especially for couples, is the affordability. The home can be rented to couples or groups of up to 8 and pricing is adjusted accordingly. For couples this means paying just for two, but enjoying all the benefits of the entire property without the cost. It's a perfect place for enjoying your vacation; quiet, private, beautifully designed, and with exceptional views. Located just minutes from beaches, golf, dining and shopping, all a holiday-maker needs is close at hand but can seem a world away when it's time to relax and get away from it all. Often when guests settle in to the outdoor living room on the lanai and look at the view they never want to leave or do anything else. Yes, it really is that spectacular!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have thoroughly enjoyed your lovely house and find it very hard to leave. We will return...this is such a wonderful property!

Jul 2017
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Kamuela House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (3) 1 king in upper ohana, 2 cal-king; 1 in master suite main house, 1 in master suite of lower ohana, Queen size Beds (1) 1 queen in lower ohana, Twin or Single Beds (1) Sofa in living room is twin bed size, Baby Cribs (1) may be rented locally. Request information
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
No events. No parties. For guest residential rental purposes only.


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Last Min Dec Special Couple Only $250/n 2pp - Ocean & Mtn view mins from beach
average rating of 4.808511 based on 69 reviews

Just what I needed

  • 4 of 5

I had a great time at the Laughing Gecko. You can't beat the view, the solitude, the quiet. I did a short stay-cation for 3 days as I live in Kona, so the new scenery was a nice change. I loved the use of the pool. My only complaint is that the landscaper came at 7AM the first day and was there for 4 hours! I was hoping to have the place to myself. Other than that, everything was perfect. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Kristiy, Thank you for your review. It is a spectacular view and the pool is such a nice temperature right now. I'm glad you enjoyed your break. The landscaper comes twice a month, so chances of him being there and guests being home are low. I agree, no-one wants the disturbance, and he tries to be quick and low profile. The weather has been so good lately with amazingly clear skies and forever views. It would be super if you could revisit on future breaks. Kind regards, ali
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Gorgeous view, spacious living arrangements

  • 5 of 5

What a spectacular location for sunsets and for stargazing!

Large living and sleeping areas

Cool lap pool looking out onto great views below

Well stocked pantry and large comfortable kitchen for cooking

Only drawback was no air conditioning but cool breezes at night

Would definitely stay again

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Matt, Thank you for your review and I'm so glad you had a good stay and enjoyed the home and the views. I hope you will be able to return next year. Kind regards, ali
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Gorgeous and private!

  • 5 of 5

Views from the property were stunning! kitchen is very well stocked. Bed was super comfortable. No a/c but with windows and fan, it was a non-issue. Perfect alternative to crowded resort.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Jessica, I have to say the views truly ARE stunning. I never get tired of that view. Different every time. I have watched whales from the lanai, with help from my binoculars, when they are here. Pueos (owls) do frequent flybys,. I feel like I'm floating at eye level with them above the scene sometimes. It's magical. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, ali
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Stunning views - very well stocked home

  • 5 of 5

The views from this property are magnificent. And not just during the day, the stars at night are breathtaking. You can sit outside and enjoy the pool and the views, or use the supplied beach chairs, coolers and umbrella to visit the many beautiful nearby beaches. When you are at the house, you get lots of privacy due to the large lots in Kohala Ranch. The kitchen is extremely well stocked. We cook almost all of our own meals, the downside of this at other rental homes is that we often have leftover food at the end of our vacation. This is the first time that as part of the checkout list, we were asked to leave the food in the fridge/freezer for the local food bank - we really appreciate that, so much better than having to throw food away. We also enjoyed the flexibility (and savings) of being able to rent only the space we needed. Ali was very responsive to questions that we had before and during our stay. We loved our vacation here, and would happily return.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thank you for your kind words. This is a lovely spot and I like to cook too. It can be frustrating staying places where there is minimal kit for meal prep and enjoyment. I like a well stocked kitchen and pantry. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. The Ranch is a good place to relax and unwind. I hope you will be able to return. Kind regards, ali
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Quiet and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Ali was great. The home is well stocked with dishes, pots and pans, towels, and everything you need. The view was spectacular. It was peaceful and very quiet. We live in Honolulu where traffic is terrible and its always so noisy. We picked this place because we wanted to get away, relax, and do nothing. That is exactly what we did.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, getting away, relaxing, and doing nothing sounds good to me! It is quiet, peaceful, and a perfect place to unwind. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. The City is wonderful in many ways, but, we all need a bit of peace and quiet and to 'slow down' at times. Many thanks for the review and kind words. Aloha, ali
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice and comfortable house. The view is second to none!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Charles, I have to agree with you there! That view is the reason I bought the house. Kind regards, ali
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
mauna kea golf course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
akone pule
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Mauna Kea Resort
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $156.25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning 2 occupants $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Rates quoted are for 2 people only using the main house & master suite. You do not share the property with anyone else. Ask about rates for more guests/rooms.
Cancellation 90 days out full refund less 15% handling fee.
Fees subject to change. Inquire about last minute (same month) discounts.
Cleaning fee depends on number of guests and/or rooms used. Rate quoted is for 2 people using the master suite.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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