About the property
- Condo610 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
Laughing Gecko is a delightfully tropical 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, Waikoloa 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.
This condo does not have AC. Very few condos in Waikoloa Village do as the higher elevation and nightly temperature inversion typically keep the area cooler in the evenings. There are ceiling and floor fans.
The condo is larger than stated. Actual interior square footage is app. 800sf, and with exterior app 900sf. This condo is a 2/2 and the guest suite is not accessible to 2 person/ couples renting. However, if you have additional guests or need storage space for luggage please contact owner.
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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
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 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.
Ali Blackmore purchased this Condo in 2005
Why Ali Blackmore chose Waikoloa Village
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.
What makes this Condo unique
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.
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My husband and I really enjoyed Ali's lovely condo.
My husband and I enjoyed our stay in Ali's lovely condo for 3 weeks. There was everything needed in the kitchen to cook an enjoyable meal when we didn't want to go out to a restaurant. The bed in the master is very comfortable, and there was ample room to store our things. We especially appreciated the beach chairs, umbrella, and towels left for us to take to the beach. Her living room is comfortable, and the lanai is lovely facing the pretty Robert Trent Golfcourse. We would stay there again on another visit to the Big Island. The neighbors in this complex were vey friendly and helpful. We would stay at Ali's condo again on our next trip to the Big Island.
April at the Laughing Gecko
Always our favorite place to stay in Waikoloa Village. This stay was for 16 days. We were so comfortable there that we felt we were at home and not on vacation. We love sitting out on the lanai watching golfers, the birds or just getting lost in the beautiful view. Love the breezy weather, the close proximity to great beaches, shopping and wonderful restaurants. The morning sunrises are stunning, the Kohala Mountains are beautiful and the ocean view is calming and peaceful. The condo is comfortable and beautifully decorated.
KTA grocery store is within walking distance and a great place to pick up groceries or delicious deli food for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Lava Java Coffee is great for coffee and pastries too. The Waikoloa Golf Club Restaurant has delicious Korean and American food, as well as Pizza, for a very affordable price and is one of our favorite restaurants. The new owner is wonderful and the staff is great!
The condo is equipped with everything you’ll need for your stay. Bathing and laundry supplies, cooking and eating utensils, picnicking and beach gear are all provided for your convenience. We’ve never used the pool or watched tv, so we have no experience there. This condo is at the end of the complex so it’s especially quiet. The full time residents are very welcoming and helpful. And Ali, the owner, is always wonderful to work with!
We can’t wait for another return visit
Mahalo, Ali, for another wonderful time!
Beautiful apartment, lovely stay
We stayed in this apartment April 3-10, 2018. It is beautifully decorated and was very clean and comfortable. No air conditioning but the ceiling and other fans made for cool sleeping. Ali was gracious and very helpful. My only suggestion would be that the kitchen could use a cheese grater, but that is minor and everything else that we could have hoped for was available to us, including boogie boards and beach chairs. We had a wonderful time! Highly recommend!
Thank you for your kind words and review. I'm glad you had a great stay. Of course every kitchen needs a grater! I didn't realize there wasn't one, and thank you so much for the suggestion. I added a regular one for veges and such, and a rasp kind for Parmesan, ginger, etc.. I use mine almost daily.
It just seems, however long the stay, it's never long enough. You will simply have to come back.
Great place for just the two of us!
The condo was very clean. The kitchen very organized. The surrounding area was very quiet and we were able to sleep with the windows open! The fitness area was an added bonus!
Aloha George. I'm so glad you got to enjoy the fitness room / gym. This is the only complex in this class in Waikoloa Village that has a gym, and guests really like that amenity. I'm glad you had such a great stay.
Needs a deep cleaning. Sticky bottles/containers in cupboards. Dust easily found. Was asked to be less than forthcoming to neighbors which made for uncomfortable encounters. Will not return.
Thank you for your review. It is a lovely setting, isn't it. This is an island with a delicate ecology. Single use plastic water bottles are a problem, so I try to do my part by providing re-usable drink bottles for sports enthusiast guests. I thought you might be referring to a guest possibly returning one in a less pristine condition than they found it and I checked, but they are all gone. I will replace them. I did find a small bottle of vegetable cooking oil a guest had left that was a bit sticky and I disposed of that. Thanks for the 'head's up'. I did not find excessive dust. Actually, the condo was very clean. We do deep clean and we do steam clean carpets regularly. Before each check-in we wipe all surfaces, vacuum all carpet, and wet and dry mop all tile floors. Additionally I personally inspect just prior to check-in to ensure all is well. Guests may want to be aware, however, that Waikoloa is a dry, arid environment with cooling Trade winds. Dust in the Village is as common as salt in the ocean. The challenge is a balance between opening up a unit so it's fresh and comfortable for a guest on arrival, or keeping it buttoned up after the cleaners are done, so it's dust free but warm when guests arrive.
I'm glad you liked the location. I believe it's the best in the complex.
We enjoyed our return visit to this condo. It is quiet, peaceful and so relaxing to stay here. We were very impressed that Ali, the owner was very concerned that our experience in her condo was pleasing. We hope to return there again sometime. Ken & Patsy
My goodness time goes fast! I'm so glad you were able to stay a while and enjoy the area and the condo again, and that your family were able to join you this time. This is very special. Thank you for your kind words.
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Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates quoted are for 2 people using 1 suite. Ask about last minute bookings, short stays and discounts. Cancellation 60+ days prior to arrival full refund less processing fee. 60- days prior to arrival see rental agreement. PLEASE NOTE the rental agreement on VRBO is a guide only. It is not your rental agreement. Your rental agreement will be e-mailed to you. Check your rental agreement for specific terms. Thank you.