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Last 4 April nights SPECIAL $250/n 2pp - Ocean & Mtn view mins from beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,335 sq. ft.
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 and refundable damage deposit 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 sf quoted is the full house. If renting any amount less than 4 suites of the full house the sf will be less.

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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

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
Floor Area:
  • 4335 sq. ft.
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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average rating of 4.8235292 based on 73 reviews

Great Big Island option

  • 5 of 5

What a terrific vacation rental on the Big Island. The pictures really don't do it justice, it's a wonderful property in a tranquil, quiet setting.

The house itself is in great shape with nearly every amenity you could think of. Beach chairs, an umbrella, boogie boards, and pool accessories are at your fingertips. We stayed during a time where the trade winds were not blowing, and the temperature was still comfortable inside the house.

When we eventually return to the Big Island, this is where we would want to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, and thank you for your review. We would love to have you back. You just missed a huge rainstorm last night. A real tropical downpour, which is rare in this area, and the Kohala Ranch world is quenched, fresh and clean this morning. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, ali
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Unique and perfect home with awesome views. Great host.

  • 5 of 5

Ali was a perfect host - both helpful and communicative. House has incredible views from the kitchen and living area, bedrooms and pool area. Very private. All the things you could need and everything in great shape. We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad you had a great stay. Now you know the lay of the land next time you may just base yourself from here and take day trips. That seems to work out pretty well for many guests. The views can't be described really, but are one of the many reasons I was drawn to this particular spot. Kind regards, ali
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The sunset views, the peace and quiet were amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family Christmas reunion at the Laughing Gecko! The property was perfect for a family with private space for all, the kitchen and the walk-in pantry were divine for creating great meals to share around the perfect long table on the lanai! The location worked well with beaches, restaurants , and even a fresh fish- shack close to the property. We will be back! Did I mention the family enjoyed the pool and huge outdoor patio area every single day! The owner was very attentive and made sure things were perfect for our family..

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Janelle, I'm so glad your family reunion was a success. I personally think the times we spend reconnecting with our loved ones is the most special and treasured time we have. I'm glad my home was a nice place where you could do that and enjoy each other's company in such a wonderful space. kind regards, ali
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Amazing views, great kitchen!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our large family! Everyone had their own space/bathroom and the large kitchen was great for making meals. We sat outside at the large table each night and enjoyed the company. The pool area is great, especially for infants - good amount of shade! But also lots of sun if you want it! We really enjoyed morning walks around the neighborhood, very little traffic so the walks were peaceful and the views couldn't be beat! Be sure to watch sunset one night down at the ohana - the views down there are even better than views from the main house!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Alonna, This is a wonderful spot for a family to get together and celebrate the year end holidays (or any time). I'm so glad you had a good time. There are few things better than spending time with loved ones in a beautiful place, sharing meals and making memories. It makes me happy to know you all had a good time. Kind regards, ali
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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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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

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