|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Laughing Gecko is a delightfully tropical 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom designer furnished top floor, end unit located on a secluded bluff overlooking stunning ocean, mountain and golf course views. (Traveler tip - many rentals display photos of beaches and ocean views but don't have either. (Check carefully for accuracy of photography.)
This special unit was the developer’s model and, as such, placed in the best location in the complex. One of only four units with double lanais; one off the living room and one off the bedroom, Laughing Gecko is a cut above the rest. The condo is set well apart in a small building with only 4 upper units; quiet and private with the best views. Ample parking and sunrise & sunset views of all 5 mountains; Hualalai, Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, Kohala, Haleakala, ocean and Maui sets this lovely condo apart from others in the complex.
Sitting right on the Waikoloa Robert Trent Jones Jr. course 11th hole, it’s the perfect spot to base yourself for a great Big Island vacation. The Waikoloa Village course is a favorite of local golfers, who consider it one of West Hawaii's best-kept secrets-low green fees that make it a superb value and guests receive a discount.
The bedroom lanai opens onto incredible sunrise mountain views and sweeping vistas of the plains below the mountains. The guest bedroom has views of Kohala mountain over the golf course. The living room lanai faces rolling green views of the golf course framed by Kohala mountain, blue ocean and Maui.
The condo has a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, washer and dryer, and everything you need to make your vacation enjoyable. The bedroom has a queen sized bed. The bathrooms is spacious and has a tub with showers and additional closet / storage space.
The complex is right opposite the golf course club house, Banjy’s restaurant, pool and tennis courts. The recreation area features a large pool, spa, BBQ area, and well equipped workout room; the only complex in Waikoloa that has a gym. Everything you need is right there and it's just a short stroll to the shops. A very good grocery store is a short walk away, along with banking, medical, post office, etc.. The Resorts and world class beaches are just 5 - 10 minutes away by car.
Waikoloa Village is a planned community with underground electric, world class golf course and amenities conveniently located between Waimea, Kona and Hilo, just minutes from the best beaches. It is the perfect central location to base yourself for your Big Island vacation. The condo complex is gated and wrapped on three sides by the golf course.
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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 Ali, an independent Real Estate Broker, specializes 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 all-round best view condos and locations in Waikoloa 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 condo in 2005
In searching for a condo as a vacation rental my criteria included a superb location, outstanding ocean and mountain views, golf course frontage, established and landscaped common areas, privacy and quiet - all at an affordable price. A tall order indeed but I found the perfect unit in the perfect place, that met all my criteria, and then some! For a couple, two couples or a family of four this is a delightfully affordable gorgeous getaway.
The complex is located right on the golf course and just opposite the golf course club house, pool, tennis courts and restaurant. As a top floor end unit set apart on a bluff from the rest of the complex the condo is private and quiet. This developer model unit is one of only four that has double lanais with exceptional views of all five mountains, the ocean and Maui. It's a very sweet spot within easy walking distance of shopping and dining and a quick ten minutes to the beach by car.
Great little spot to be based for big island adventures. Our party was not interested in the big resorts of the island as we would be spending most of our time hiking and exploring. Laughing gecko was the perfect place to come and relax after long days. Plenty of space (although we did get a free upgrade to a larger condo...thanks!), well appointed and clean. Everything that we could need for this stay. The trade winds in the afternoon cooled the place down wonderfully and we felt secure in the condo complex, with a great view straight out onto the golf course and down to the ocean.
We stayed at the Laughing Gecko on our first trip to Hawaii. The condo couldn't have been better. Comfortable bed, plenty of towels and the two balconies provided nice cross ventilation. We didn't need to use the ceiling fans because of the nice breezes. It cools down for perfect sleeping weather at night without air conditioning, which was a real plus for us. The kitchen was well stocked. The location within walking distance to the really nice grocery store was just great! We talked to people outside while we walked to the store, and they gave us some nice tips on beaches. Nice and quiet, and star gazing right from the balcony. The location is great because it's only a short drive to the best beaches. We also took the Saddle Road across the island twice to Hilo and Volcano National Park, and this location made that an easy day trip. This was the perfect get away spot!!!
The condo location,layout,amenities,the security gate were good. The property was maintained well, clean, but one improvement that is needed are the bed sheets because it smelled funny. And some pieces of clothing that were not ours were left inside of the condo on the floor of the living room. There was a nice view from the condo you can see the golf course and the ocean view. I do recommend this property but they can improve a little on their cleanliness. The location of the property is convenient as there is a gas station and local market ,restaurant close by.
The condo was pleasant and clean. The view was beautiful, overlooking the golf course with a nice view of the northend of Puako. Parking is tight but secured. Pool is clean and quiet. I stayed during a recent race and found the place perfect. So close to waikoloa village with a great market, bakery and italian restaurant. I definitely suggest to try it out.
We stayed here for a few nights while visiting the northern part of the Big Island. Very well equipped kitchen -- everything you need...even a small cooler for keeping drinks cold while you tour the island! Beautiful view. EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE BEDS!!! Like new! Top quality linens. Spotless and tastefully decorated. Thank you, Ali!
This is the second time I have stayed at one of Ali's Laughing Gecko condos. This is a great location if you are looking for something central to explore Kona, Waimea, Hawi and Kahala. I personally stay here when I have conferences to attend at one of the Waikoloa resorts as it a far more affordable option than the resorts and I love the "homey" feel after a day in a conference room! But, it's also a great affordable option in general for any stay -- if you don't mind being a little ways from the beach. It is approx an easy 15 minute drive to the resorts and beach at Waikoloa and maybe 20 minutes to the beautiful Hapuna beaches. Ali has exquisite taste and her condos are gorgeous.
This condo is right on a golf course in Waikola Village, a community 30-minue from KOA. It is tasteful decorated. There are deferred maintenance issues such as torn screens and squeaky hinges. We saw small cock roaches in the kitchen every day during our stay. This may be a fact of life in tropical area. However, we think it can be better controlled.
Observatories / Star gazing, Botanical Gardens, Historic Homes, ATV Tours, Farm tours, Whale watching, Sailing, Zip line, Jungle hikes, Waterfalls, Swim with dolphins, Caving.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Year end holidays
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|cleaning 2pp||$95 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Rates quoted are for 2 people using 1 suite.
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