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Property Details

Updated: Feb 24, 2015
Home, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Villa Groovy Gecko is a magnificent, large, very open, two story private waterfront beach house located directly on the Caribbean Sea in Placencia, Belize. Large infinity pool on beach, with outdoor covered area.

Home is built to enjoy the ocean front breezes and fresh air. Downstairs the large open air courtyard is complete with full outdoor kitchen and bar entertainment area.

Outstanding features radiate luxury and beauty throughout this exquisite 5 Bedroom, 5.5 Bath residence.

The home is meticulously maintained by full time onsite staff and very active owners.

Our level of quality and customer service can be verified by reading the reviews on our other two Gecko properties VRBO #'s 286157 and 376656. Home can sleep up to 24 when combined with listing 286157 located next door on the beach.

The main home is two stories consisting of over 3,500 sq ft of living area and covered patios directly over looking a private beach and the ocean.

Upstairs in the home you will find the master bedroom with a large master bath and breathtaking views of the ocean. Upstairs also includes a second bedroom with a private bathroom, a large living room, dinning room, large well equipped open kitchen and a massive covered patio that goes across the entire back of the home overlooking the ocean.

The three remaining bedrooms are located on the first floor, each with its own private bath.

While the home is specifically designed to take advantage of the trade winds coming off the ocean the home is equipped with the latest high end solar assisted A/C systems that not only are the quietest available anywhere but also VERY energy efficient.

Cook dinner on either the large outside gas grill or the Green Egg charcoal grill and enjoy a local drink while relaxing under the fans on the large covered patios just steps from the ocean.

We are located just 1 mile south from the Placencia Hotel and 1 mile north of Maya Beach. The home is uniquely located in upscale area that provides for a very private beach setting, yet it is close to fine dining and other upscale resorts in an exclusive section of Placencia, just 10 minutes from Placencia Village and air strip.

Other features of the home include:

Privacy Fence with driveway gate.

Home is decorated with local art, fully furnished and outfitted with all brand new EVERYTHING.

Custom high end construction and finish out, all high end natural stone flooring throughout with no carpet in home.

Following items are INCLUDED with rental:



PRIVATE CHEF (3 days included with weekly rental)







More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

Property owned by 2 families from Texas that have been visiting and building in Placencia since 2001.

On site staff are a very friendly young local couple that speak great English and make you feel at home. They are extremely professional, trust worthy and guests can arrange for wife to baby sit, if they want to leave smaller children to go diving or enjoy a great meal out.

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17 Reviews

based on 17 traveler reviews

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New 5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool
+1 -815-483-5620
Placencia Belize
Quincy, IL

Groovy Gecko is Great!

  • 5 of 5
Our group of 10 had a super time here! The house and pool were beautiful, comfortable and oh so inviting. Chef Domingo spoiled us with delicious meals for the week. His wife Louisa was awesome as was Brenda, who cleaned for us every day and who always had a smile on her face. We spent one day zip lining with Roam Belize- highly recommend that activity. One word of caution- be sure to bring insect repellent with you to Placencia. The "no see ums" are particularly bad between 5 and 7 PM here. No problem unless you are allergic to the bites- not fun! Bites aside, we made many wonderful memories at this beautiful home!
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
New 5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool
+1 -815-483-5620
Placencia Belize
Griswold, IA 51535

Groovy, Grand, Great and Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5
What a perfect week we had at the Gecko. We had a party of 8 Adults and this property was a perfect fit for us. We had plenty of room to gather for fun and with separate bedrooms, each with TV and showers we could also have privacy. The pool, beach and all the amenities that go along with the property were exactly what we needed for a week of relaxation. The staff was superb and went above and beyond to make everything a pleasant stay. From the Rum punch that greeted us to the wonderful meals that they prepared for us, we did not lack in food and fun. The golf cart was a great addition for our trips to town. We loved our place so much that we didn’t do any outside excursions but for sure we will be visiting again!
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
New 5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool
+1 -815-483-5620
Placencia Belize

An Absolutely Fantastic "Groovy Gecko" Vacation!!!

An Absolutely Fantastic "Groovy Gecko" Vacation!!!
  • 5 of 5
I am recommending the "Groovy Gecko" Villa to everyone! We spend a very enjoyable week there in January!
*No worries at the Airport....your ride is waiting there to take you to the Villa!
*Wow...the Villa! Spacious,great layout. Love the wood accents, the tile.The full outdoor kitchen & bar worked so well for our family. Adjoining the outdoor covered area and the large infinity was great for the family to hangout! The villa sleeps 12, so is great for family/ group vacations/ anniversaries/weddings.. where everyone can split the cost and be together. As well, it has a private beach setting where we kayaked, fished,sunbathed,swam.
*Relax! Yes, you can! Housekeeping is provided daily by Brenda! And Chef Domingo does the cooking! His meals are delicious.....what a treat! All included in our rental!
*excursions are close by; great eating places and shopping...just a golf cart ride away. Also provided!
I loved our week at the Groovy Gecko and highly recommend it to everyone! You will not be disappointed!
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
New 5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool
+1 -815-483-5620
Placencia Belize

A week at Groovy Gecko

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic Domingo is wonderful Could not have a better trip.
The house is amazing
We LOVE Belize
10 of us, plenty of room no complaints
Groovy Gecko highly recommended
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
New 5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool
+1 -815-483-5620
Placencia Belize
North Carolina

Great Relaxing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week with our 5 five adult kids/spouses and grandkids. We enjoyed the beautiful home that was well laid out for a large group to have space to share and space to spread out. We loved having our own beach and dock complete with kayaks and paddle boats to enjoy at our leisure and all being right there at the house. Domingo cooked delicious meals for us and Brenda was a sweetheart. We enjoyed great excursions - the zip line, horse back riding in the rain forest at a full gallop! and snorkeling with Splash! We enjoyed the recommendations for dinner out one night as well at the Bistro. All in all a wonderful, relaxing vacation for all.
Having Domingo and Brenda's help was the highlight of my stay as it made even moms vacation so much more relaxing. Highly recommend this beautiful Private Beach Front Home. Thank you for sharing!
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family and it will be pleasure to have you back.
New 5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool
+1 -815-483-5620
Placencia Belize

Can't Wait to Come Back!

Can't Wait to Come Back!
  • 5 of 5
Our stay at the Groovy Gecko was awesome and the house has everything that is advertised! The staff is superb and house is very, very nice!!

THE HOUSE: We’ve stayed at other rental houses in Belize, but the Groovy Gecko has been the best by far. It is more upscale than most rental houses and it shows an attention-to-detail. For example, the beds are very comfortable and it has leather furniture in the living room. Each bedroom has a TV, bathroom, and a shower. The open-air kitchen and bar by the pool is great (even includes a commercial ice maker!). The upstairs kitchen seems to have everything, including a coffee maker and blender, and a huge refrigerator. There is a large dining table inside, but we decided to eat at a the large table on the balcony with a view of the ocean. Bring some movies if you want… We had a lot of activity while we were there, so it was nice to kick-back for a couple nights and watch a movie on the big screen (the cable TV had a big selection too). The kids spent a lot of time in the pool and catching some nice fish (snapper) from the dock.

THE STAFF: The staff is wonderful! Chef Domingo made the best meals and we only paid for the groceries (plus a nice tip for Domingo!). He worked out the meal plans with us, bought the groceries, and even cleans-up when done. He showed us the grocery receipts and we paid him on the spot. We had lobster, ribs, fish-n-chips, etc… Domingo is a great young man and he is so easy to work with. He saved us a lot of vacation expense! The house was always kept very clean and the laundry service was really convenient. The staff stays pretty low-key, but I can’t say enough about how nice everyone was and how they went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable.

THE AREA: We’ve been to San Pedro multiple times, but we like the Placencia area better. There is so much to do… Beach, snorkeling, shopping, mountains, jungle, waterfalls, zip-lining, etc. The house is located in a great spot… The Placencia Hotel is a mile north and they allow access for users of the Groovy and Tipsy Gecko. The Maya Beach Bistro is a mile south and is known as one of the best restaurants in Belize. Jaguar Bowling Lanes are also a mile south of the house… We had a great time there one evening and the manager is a great guy.

Thanks again to the great staff!! We can’t wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

Groovy Gecko is located in heart of some of the best saltwater fly fishing in the world as well as world class diving and snorkeling on the 2nd largest coral reef system in the world. The now fully paved 26 mile Placencia road makes getting on and off the peninsula by car a much more enjoyable and faster experience, thus making access to the rain forest, Mayan ruins, cave tubing and other attractions in the jungle easily accessible. Being the 3rd home we have constructed the Groovy Gecko will have all the amenities a family or group of friends could want in their vacation rental. Besides the fabulous residence you will be staying in PLACENCIA OFFERS THE WHOLE BELIZE EXPERIENCE!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Placencia at 7 Miles Nearest Barpub : Placencia Hotel at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Honduras and Independence at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Maya Beach Bistro at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : At villa Car: not necessary

Private secluded beach, close to three of the best restaurants on the Peninsula, fish or watch sunset over lagoon and mountains from dock on lot across street.


From $565 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 3 2015 - Jul 31 2015
6 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Aug 1 2015 - Sep 4 2015
6 night minimum stay
FALL 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Nov 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
HIGH 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Dec 18 2015
6 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High 2016
Jan 2 2016 - Jul 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
Jul 31 2016 - Sep 3 2016
6 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 19 2016
4 night minimum stay
High 2016
Nov 20 2016 - Dec 17 2016
6 night minimum stay
Holiday 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
High 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Jul 29 2017
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $700
  • Tax Rate 9.0%

**Weekly rate applies only to Sat to Sat stays**
Reservations must start or end on Saturday

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Feb 24, 2015


From the Owner

On-site staff, daily housekeeping with laundry service, security, golf cart, kayaks, bikes all included.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront


  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 3700 sq. ft.


  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet, combination tub/shower, on second floor
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower, on ground floor
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower, on ground floor
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, shower, on ground floor
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet, on ground floor
  • Private bathroom for each room all finished out in high end natural stone with large stand up shower. Jetted tub in master as well.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single, can be converted to 1 king bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • Large private bedrooms with resort style private baths in each room. Master plus one other on 2nd floor with other 3 located on ground floor. Each room has it own controlled A/C unit.


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • The pier on the lagoon side (a short walk from your house) that is open to guests of all 3 houses to fish, relax and watch the sunset.

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