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Last Min July Special $75/n 2pp - Huge ocean & mtn view on golf course

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, (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, 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.

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.

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Owner
Bookings
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Bookings

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

Why Bookings chose Kohala Coast

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great communication and let us check in way early!! Great views on the golf course.
Jul 2017
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Amenities

Waikoloa Village Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower over tub, sink, toilet, storage closet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2),
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
tennis, golf discounts, gym

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Last Min July Special $75/n 2pp - Huge ocean & mtn view on golf course
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 32 reviews
3

Rattling when windy

  • 3 of 5

The window and patio door in the Master bedroom rattled on windy days (and nights), and some other whistling/rattling noise coming from somewhere when it's windy. Otherwise, it's quiet, convenient and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Yup. Some people call it "Waikablowa" because when the Trades blow, there is wind! It's what keeps us cool. These buildings are not brand new and they do have their creaks in windy weather but it's also easy to fix. If you want the window or slider closed and it's windy out just do like the locals do and pop a small fold of paper towel in the sill and that will fix any rattle. Same works with interior doors. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. aloha, ali
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Enjoyed Our Stay

  • 3 of 5

It was very nice staying up the hill where it wasn't as hot. The property was very nice. I've noticed lately that cameras used to show rentals, home for sale, etc. make the rooms look larger than they really are. And that is the case here. But, in general, we were very happy with our stay.....

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, and thank you for the review. I've noticed that too about the wide angle shots - they help to give the viewer a better idea of what's there, but they can make rooms look bigger because they have a wider angle. Tips to figure it out - look at standard items like a stove or fridge and if it seems super wide you can figure the whole room looks wider than it is. Or look for space on either side of a nite stand or sofa for example. If it looks overly generous that may be a camera wide angle aberration. It's hard to get a happy medium to show what's there, but not mislead. This is why I think it would be a good idea for all rentals to display actual square footage. This unit is a 793sf interior (does not include the double lanais). most 1/1 in this complex are 492sf, so this one is a good bit larger than most.
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Davis, California
5

Clean apartment, well located near resorts/beach

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Ali! We had a really nice time in the apartment. Well equipped with everything we needed in the kitchen, and beach stuff like towels and chairs. There is a market very close, as well as just a short drive to the beaches and resorts. We were a little shocked when we arrived in Kona, being our first time, we were not expecting the lava field landscape! Very interesting experience visiting this area. Had great weather everyday!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Haley, Thank you for the review! Yes, it really can be quite a surprise for visitors who have not seen Kona side before. They may be expecting tropical greenery and yet, in reality, it looks like you landed on another planet - a stark landscape of raw, rough, barren rock. It takes a while for our eyes, and minds, to adjust. After a while though we see the tremendous, and special, beauty in the lava fields. Of course by the time you get to Waikoloa Village you are back in trees and greenery. The Village seems quiet a relief of green after the hot dry lava. And we do have all the services we need with close proximity to the beach. We are so blessed to call this home. Aloha, ali
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Victoria, BC
4

Really all you need....

  • 4 of 5

For the short time I was there, the laughing Gecko was a quiet oasis.

Not too far from the local beaches, great market nearby and the neighbors were very friendly. Ali makes a wonderful host, and unless you need to be right on the beach I would recommend this rental for a couple visiting the Big Island.

Best,

Todd

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Todd, Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and the convenience of this location. Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you stay. kind regards, ali
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5

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Quiet. Clean. Well equipped. Nice neighbors. Close to Hapuna Beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. thank you for leaving the condo in such great shape. Kind regards, ali
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Fanny Bay, BC, Canada
5

Comfortable and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Ali, we enjoyed our stay here very much. The unit is very comfortable, everything you could need, especially the coffee on our first morning when we had not yet been to the stores. We appreciated the beach chairs, mats and cooler. This unit is very quiet with lovely breezes in the evening to keep the place cool. It has a tranquil setting beside the little used golf course with water and mountain views. The unit is beautifully decorated, we were very comfortable here. Shopping and quick eats are just down the road. You are a 20 minute drive to the popular white sand beaches and getting the jump on all those from Kailua was appreciated. We found a great seafood market - Hale I-a Da Fish House, just past the access to Kawaihae Harbour. We went to the Wednesday morning farmer's market in Waimea to stock up on veggies and fruit. If you will be exploring the island this unit is ideally located close to the main highways - you will be home and drinking wine on the lanai half an hour before the "resort crowd" gets back to their pricey condos. Would definitely recommend this unit to family and friends coming to the island.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Mary, It's so wonderful to host guests who really enjoy spending time on our beautiful island. The fish at the shop in Kawaihae is, in my opinion, the best on the island for freshness. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for your kind words. You must come back! Kind regards, ali
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Map

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
kona
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Banjies
Nearest Golf
0.01 Miles
Waikoloa Village
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Queen K
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Banjies
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
A Bay / Hilton
Nearest Point of Interest
Golf Course clubhouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Highlands Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
USPS
Car: recommended

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

Waikoloa Village Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Last Min July Special
Jul 17 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$75
From
$85
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Year end holidays
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
$115
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$95
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning 2pp $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates quoted are for 2 people using 1 suite.
Ask about last minute bookings and stays under six nights 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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