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Couple's Special April 1st - 11th $95/n, Ocean, Golf, Mtn. Views. Top floor."""

Bedrooms 1
Space 610 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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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More Details

Ali Blackmore
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 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.

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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Waikoloa Village Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 610 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower over tub, sink, toilet, storage closet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2),
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • 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
tennis, golf discounts, gym


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

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Last open nights in April SPECIAL $90/n, Ocean, Golf, Mtn. Views. Top floor.
average rating of 4.428571 based on 49 reviews
Vancouver, WA

Nice setting.

  • 2 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Dan, 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. Kind regards, ali
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Wonderfully refreshing!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha 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. Kind regards, ali
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Lake Villa, IL

Great stay

  • 4 of 5

Very nice, private condo in Fairway Terrace. We stayed for five nights before heading to Volcano Village. It is only about six miles to the ocean, making it perfect for the budget traveler. The condo was stocked with essentials and the KTA is only a few minutes away for anything else you would need. We used the BBQ once and it was very clean and worked perfect. We were gone most of the day so did not take advantage of the pool. We did use the hot tub one night and was very nice and relaxing. Being that we had four pieces of luggage for an extended stay on the island, it would have been nice to be able to store the luggage in the extra bedroom which was locked, but did understand that we rented the condo as a one bedroom unit. The view from the lanai is over the golf course which adds to the privacy and has a partial, view of the ocean.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laurie, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. It's great you were able to take advantage of the BBQ and spa. The ocean is just a short drive away. I love to drive down early in the morning with my coffee in a "to-go" cup and greet the day at the beach. So peaceful. Many of our guests are short stay, and to be honest I hadn't thought about guests with lots of luggage. I always recommend guests call me with any items or concerns because I'm just around the corner and I can usually find a quick and easy solution. Thank you so much for your kind review. Aloha, ali
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Very small with uncomfortable furniture

  • 2 of 5

Very over decorated and cramped space. Pots and pans are too damaged to cook on. keep looking on this one.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Susan, I look forward to receiving reviews from guests. They always love this unit so much and have such good memories and kind things to share about their stay. For example, the guests who stayed before and after you loved every minute. It was a surprise, I must confess, to read your review. In fairness to readers who may base booking decisions on reviews, I prefer to rely on empirical numbers. This unit is 793sf (interior) as noted on the VRBO description. It's the largest unit of 4 model types available in this complex, and one of only 4 units with double lanais. I have posted a photo of the cookware, crockery and cutlery. There is too much to include in 1 photo, so I added 3. The cookware shown is professional grade 18/10 stainless steel and 3 Cuisinart Teflon coated fry pans. In addition there is bake-ware, ceramic & glass oven proof casseroles, Tupperware, 2 sets of cooking utensils (stainless and silicone), cutting boards, storage containers, mixing bowls and pitchers, ample crockery, cutlery and glassware, and more. I like to cook too. I always encourage guests to let me know right away if there is anything they need when I can respond immediately to any concerns. Indeed, when I called and spoke with your husband after your check-in, specifically to ensure all was well, he assured me it was. Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you were not happy with your accommodations. Kind regards, Ali Blackmore
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Westlake Village, California USA

Everything we could dream of...and more!

  • 5 of 5

The spacious lanai, to the comfortable living room, very well equipped kitchen with washer/dryer, to the peaceful bedroom and roomy bathroom...this condo has an ideal floor plan. Now add the spice...the peaceful view from the lanai, a living room and also a bedroom, each with beautiful and thoughtful furnishings, a kitchen and dining area with every single big to small appliance and tool one could ever ask for.

We could easily have stayed here much longer. What a wonderful feeling it is to have settled into this spacious and perfectly decorated home and to know it is ours to come back to after a day of exploring the extraordinary gardens, beaches and geological highlights of the glorious Big Island! I must add that at times, it was a bit difficult to leave for a day of sightseeing, feeling the strong aloha spirit within this lovely condo.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Janet, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the kind review. It is, to be sure, a special spot within the area with lovely views. Kind regards, ali
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Wonderful location for exploring Kohala coast

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Ali! We truly enjoyed your well-appointed condo. Nice view, great beaches nearby and easy meandering walks through the neighborhood. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Yes, the views have been just STUNNING this week. I'd love for you to return. Aloha, ali
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Waikoloa Restaurant
Nearest Golf
0.01 Miles
Waikoloa Village
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Queen K
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
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Nearest Beach
6 Miles
A Bay / Hilton
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Golf Course clubhouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Highlands Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $200

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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