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Last Minute August Couples Special $225/n 2pp - Ocean & Mtn view mins from beac

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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 house. Complete privacy, peace and quiet. And all just minutes away from the island's best beaches, golfing, restaurants and shopping, and an easy drive to all the island's top attractions. Average nightly rate for couples is just $245.

This is a 4 bedroom home 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 (bed & bath II).

3.) The lower guest suites are a level down with two large bedrooms (bedrooms III & IV) 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, 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 and provided to renters by contacting the owner/manager.

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More Details

Owner
Ali Blackmore
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Ali Blackmore

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 in real estate & design specializing in Kohala Coast property. A lifelong real estate investor, Ali knows a good property when she sees one and 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 and purchase.

Ali Blackmore purchased this house in 2003

Why Ali Blackmore chose Kohala Coast

I grew up on a 2,500 acre ranch in Zimbabwe and when I came to Hawaii and Kohala Ranch I found a place that was so strikingly similar to my 'home' and 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. Being here is like being 'home' for me. Guests love the house and the views and I love sharing this beautiful place with them.

What makes this house unique

One of the best aspects of renting this particular home, especially for couples, is the affordability. Due to the nature of the design the home can be divided and 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 appointed, 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. 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!

Thanks!!!
Jul 2017
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Amenities

Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Last Minute August Couples Special $225/n 2pp - Ocean & Mtn view mins from beac
average rating of 4.8139534 based on 65 reviews
5

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

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 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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5

Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

We had two families of four staying here - including our 4 boys between 9 and 12. The boys stayed in the lower house which has two bedrooms with TVs and a shared bath and is down a little path, which allowed the parents a bit of an escape. We didn't realize until the last night that the view of the sunset from the lower house porch was even better than the amazing view from the main house! We rent houses fairly regularly and this was by far the best stocked we have seen as far as dishes, appliances, and beach gear (chairs, towels, boogie boards). Ali has clearly thought of everything one might need during their stay. The property is amazingly quiet and far enough from the neighbors that we didn't have to worry about disturbing anyone. The house has many fans and is breezy enough on the hill that we never wished we had a/c. Thanks, Ali! We hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Amy, Isn't that a nice surprise about the view from the lower house? It seems counter intuitive, because it is lower, but somehow I love that view too. It reminds me even more of my beloved Africa than the one above and I often go down to that lanai with a sunset drink to celebrate the end of the day. I'm so glad you all had a good visit and yes, it is a big plus having separation of space to differing generations can each have their space to do their own thing without disturbing each other. I think younger ones really also like the autonomy of having their own "house" Kind regards, ali
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5

Elegant, Tranquil, and Romantic!

  • 5 of 5

We knew as soon as we stepped through the front door that four nights in your beautiful home would leave us wanting more. So much expertise, thought, and love went into every detail of the home. Beautifully decorated and immaculate. The kitchen was perfect for cooking down to spices and condiments. The linens were 5 star hotel quality...and I am very picky!

The inside was a dream but the best part was the amazing outdoor space! The panoramic view of the mountains and coastline was sublime. We sat outside every morning sipping coffee watching the sun come over the mountains and every evening sipping a cocktail watching the sunset over the ocean. A dip in the cool pool was a delight after a day of trekking around the area. The geckos lulled us to sleep every night otherwise there was total peace...our best sleep of the trip! Kohala Ranch is a fabulous, well maintained ranch. So much to do in that area, too. Dinner at Canoe House, Hawi, Pololu Valley, Waimea via the Kohala Mountain Road were high points and so much left undone that we will definitely be back!

Thank you Ali! We know why you love this place so very much!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Ann, I must admit reading your words gave me goosebumps, and was so touching, because I truly do love this place, for so many reasons, and when other people find and share and enjoy that, well, it's about the nicest thing in the world. Funnily enough I just returned from there where I spent the day and the resounding thing I remember from today was the birdsong. All day, the birds were outdoing themselves. So sweet. We are blessed. You simply must come back. Kind regards, ali
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5

Amazing holiday

  • 5 of 5

It was my second stay at the Lodge and enjoyed it like the first time. Amazing property, the view from the terrace and the kitchen over the sea is tremendous, great way to start the day sitting out there and enjoying the sun coming up! The kitchen is more than well stocked, everything you need is available. Great BBQ as well, used it several times in the evening for steaks and burgers. So nothing to fault at this place. And Ali is the perfect host as well!! So really enjoyed the time there and would definitely return at any time!!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yup, can't beat that view! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We are indeed blessed to be surrounded by such beauty and enjoy what our beautiful island has to offer. Aloha, ali
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4

very nice and great setting

  • 4 of 5

This property had two detached units for extra beds, the master is in the main house, no air but there are plenty of fans and cross winds. Also fan in the pantry for sleeping if you need. Nice dipping pool on deck and plenty of deck space. a lot of neat appointments. 7 min drive to great white sand beaches. If you want to entertain, plenty of space for dining, cocktails. TV can be tricking, do not hesitate to call realtor, they can walk you through it. It is on a hill in a protected ranch, but very private.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha John, and thank you for your review. it's Ironman today so there will be a buzz along the Kohala Coast and it's always exciting to watch the athletes as they ride by the Ranch. But, then it is lovely to retreat to the privacy and calm of this home. You're right about the living room TV - tricky - but I discover it's not the TV; the Oceanic cable box is getting tired so they are getting me a new one and it will be much more simple to operate. I love September/October at the Ranch. Some of the best weather and prettiest skies. Aloha, ali
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
kona
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
kawaihai
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
mauna kea golf course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
akone pule
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
kawaihae
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
kawaihai
Nearest Point of Interest
Kawaihae
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Additional Guest Fee $75 per person per night
Pet Fee $156
Damage Deposit $1,500

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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