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The Gluten Free House /The Gecko

Bedrooms 1
Space 360 sq ft
Property type apartment


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3-4

There is a small ocean view, and a full acre of beautiful plants with several paths leading to the gazebo.

This is a beautiful one bedroom, one bathroom unit with a full kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with coffee pot, microwave, blender, mixer, stovetop, toaster oven, refrigerator, dishes, and cooking utensils.

There is Dish TV and internet.

This is a ground floor unit below the main house. There is plenty of free parking right outside your door.

This is a non smoking property. Smokers are asked to please go to the street to smoke and dispose of smoking items outside the unit.

The house is secluded but also close to amenities. About a block away is the post office, grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations and a very nice laundromat, South Point Suds, that has a drop off service if you do not want to stay and do your own laundry. They are open 8-6 for drop off. The cost is $1.50 per pound with a minimum of $15. The washer and dryer on property are not available to the guests.

There is one bedroom with a king bed and a sofa that folds out to a full size bed.

Besides being beautiful this property is very peaceful.

More Details

Sandy Stovall
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Sandy Stovall

I taught school for 35 years. I decided to retire and move to Hawaii. I purchased a house that had a room downstairs that I started using as a bed and breakfast. Everyone that visited said I am a natural at this and I should expand, so I purchased this second property for vacation rentals.

Sandy Stovall purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Sandy Stovall chose Ocean View

When I looked at this home, I knew it was the one for me. It is filled with stained glass and I do stained glass. It turned out that I knew the original owner, she was a customer at my gluten free baked goods booth at the farmer's market. She told me that she was really happy that I was the one purchasing her home.

What makes this apartment unique

The Gecko has just been completed. It is very welcoming and comfortable. The unit is on one acre and very secluded. It is below the main house.


Ocean View Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 360 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a walk in shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • This is a large bedroom with a king bed at one end and a sofa sleeper at the other.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • limited accessibility
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • spelunking
I am licensed by the state for transient accommodations. W38881742


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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The Gluten Free House /The Gecko
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
Courtenay, BC Canada

Sandy really thought of everything! Such a well-equipped apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed by this place where we vacationed for nearly two weeks. Sandy has equipped it with beautiful new appliances and kitchen accessories which really allow you to prepare almost any meal you could imagine. The bed is super-comfortable and the bedroom is two walls away from the next apartment so very quiet...but just in case, Sandy has also provided one of those handy sound machines so you can listen to waterfalls or singing frogs if you prefer! Lots of towels, cleaning materials, containers and other little extras saved us from buying anything apart from groceries. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute, clean and great host

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was small but well laid out and had everything we needed. It looks like a new build and everything is very clean and very nice. The host provided some gluten free treats and excellent coffee for breakfast.

The host set up an airbed to make room for our three kids, the sheets were clean and the beds were nice and comfortable. The host was very helpful and provided a binder chock full of information about the entire island as well as recommendations for things they had tried.

The nearby restaurant Mehe's had the best calamari I've ever eaten and their fish and chips was excellent as well. This was far and away the best VRBO we stayed at on the island. I would absolutely stay here again. If I had to look for a negative it would be that they have their wifi misconfigured and only once person is able to log on at a time.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall - nicely done

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our 4 nights here. The water system is quaint, with a cistern system. One morning we had no water, but other than that the stay was enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Small for 5, but really causy :-)

  • 4 of 5

Nice host !!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Great Time

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable. Friendly. Hospitable. Great Breakfasts. Thank you very much!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An absolute Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This was my favorite stay of our weeklies trip. The house and garden are beautiful, the beds were super comfy, the owner went out of her way to make our stay comfortable and special. I loved drinking coffee outside on the balcony while watching the pouring rain. Very serene and quiet and lovely.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Ocean View Pizzaria
Pizza Restaurant
Oceanside L & L Inc
Hawaiian Restaurant
Mehe’s Ka’u Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Coffee Grinds
DJ's Pizza and Bakeshop
Pizza Restaurant
Ka Lae Garden Thai Food
Thai Restaurant
Hawaii's Local Buzz at Paradise Meadows
Coffee Shop
Ka Lae Coffee
Coffee Shop
Shaka Restaurant
American Restaurant
Flyin Hawaiian Coffee
Coffee Shop
Taco Tita
Mexican Restaurant
Punalu'u Bake Shop
Hana Hou Restaurant
Aloha Mix Food Truck
Health Food Restaurant
Ka'alaiki Lunch Shop - Burgers
Fast Food Restaurant
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Green Sand Beach
Car: necessary

I am located a little over an hour south of the Kona airport. The property is about a block from the town of Ocean View. The access is super easy.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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