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Huge ocean, golf course, harbor & 5 mountain view, top floor on golf course

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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.

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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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 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 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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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.01 Miles
Waikoloa Village
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Queen K
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
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
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.


Waikoloa Village Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • 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
  • 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


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(28 traveler reviews)

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Huge ocean, golf course, harbor & 5 mountain view, top floor on golf course
average rating of 4.535714 based on 42 reviews

Waikoloa Village 4 day getaway

  • 5 of 5

We went for a short getaway this time and planned on golfing everyday, therefore we chose this lovely place, on the golf course for our stay. It was beautiful, modern and had everything needed to cook in and relax, including the lanai view. The Waikoloa breezes were perfect as well. We were close, could walk as well, to the golf course and restaurant which was open on Thanksgiving Day! It was very quiet and gated. We will return and highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Virginia, I'm so glad you had a great, if short, getaway and enjoyed the condo and the area. It seems a perfect fit for your stay and we look forward to your return! Kind regards, ali
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Good Deal

  • 5 of 5

Pros: Comfortable, clean, and quiet. Well-stocked with kitchen essentials and beach gear. Comfortable bed (always key). Amazing night sky and views of the coast. Away from the crowds, but close (10 minutes) to the beach, dining, etc.. at Waikaloa Beach. Half hour to Kona Airport. Another half hour to Kona proper. About 75 minutes over the new Saddle Road to Hilo. Right on the golf course. Amenities (pool etc..) looked nice, but we didn't have time to check them out. Market, gas, and restaurants in town are close by.

Cons: A little hard to find. Directions would be much easier with a map and photos.

Overall: We travelled to the Big Island for a wedding in Kona. Not terribly convenient for that, but I'm glad we stayed here anyway. I would definitely come back. Good deal for the price.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, and thank you for your kind words. great idea about the map on the directions! I am going to add it. Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, ali
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Great vacation/conference

  • 5 of 5

Ali, thanks so much for the wonderful stay. It was a perfect location, close to the conference at the Fairmont and close to golf at the village. We enjoyed the accommodations and would love to stay again sometime. Thank you for everything. Joe and Cheryl.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, and thank you for the kind words. I'm so glad you had a great vacation, conference, golfing, and enjoyable stay. This is a good location for all of them. I'd love it if you could return. Kind regards, ali
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Great property in a wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay! It was beautifully furnished and the location was great. It was also very easy to check-in and check-out. The view was also fabulous. I would definitely recommend this property and hope to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. The master bath has just been remodeled, so it's even nicer now! aloha, ali
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Very quiet

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed my stay at the Fairway Terrace property. The property was clean and quiet at night. Enjoyed watching the turkeys on the golf course right off the deck. Surrounding properties are well maintained and felt safe to walk at night. The property manager is easy to reach and friendly.

The only demerit is no air conditioning but there are plenty of fans and leave windows/sliders open at night to take advantage of the night breeze.

Overall, I would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Kim, and thank you for the review. The west side is typically dry, but with the recent rains it has felt humid to me. This complex does not allow those window AC units and I find the portables rather noisy. Most condos here do not have AC, but, as you mention, there are good cross breezes to keep things comfortable at night. With the fans most people find it just fine. For those that are used to cold temperatures they may want to consider a unit with AC down at the resorts, but naturally that will be at a much higher price-point. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, and the turkeys! I love watching them too, and the Francolin. So sweet. Regards, ali
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Scottsdale, Arizona

condo with mountain views and the golf course

  • 5 of 5

The condo is exactly as pictured on the website, very clean, well maintained and nicely decorated. The condo had a comfortable king size bed. Nice views of the mountains and the golf course, walking distance to the grocery store and restaurants. No air conditioning but the trade winds kept me cool with the windows and sliding glass doors open and ceiling fans on. The property manager provided details I needed for my stay and quickly responded to my questions. I would recommend this place to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Vanessa, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your kind words. This condo is in a great location; very central to everything. For future guests I want to clarify the bed is a queen size, but it makes me happy to know it 'feels' bigger. It's comfy for sure. I'm not sure that any photo, or description, can adequately portray the views, which are spectacular. Kind regards, ali
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning 2pp $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 14.42%

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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