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Property Details

Updated: Apr 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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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015

21 Reviews

based on 21 traveler reviews

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5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool
+1 -815-483-5620
Placencia Belize
Oklahoma City, OK USA

Family and Friends

  • 5 of 5
The house was more beautiful in person than in pictures! LOTS of space and room to dance. The indoor/outdoor bottom floor gave it a feel that was warm and relaxing with the breeze and open bar/kitchen/pool/patio/hammock area was amazing. Then the private beach limitless view, swimming/paddle boarding & jetskis' were my favorite activity, all at the house. We loved the Golf cart access for cruising into town to the local grocery/bowling alley/beach side bars/local souvenir shoppes. It was an experience unlike any before; having a friendly service crew and very clean amenities. The environment is low-key and laid back. I definitely recommend staying at Groovy Gecko and am hopeful for another opportunity to visit. I want to see the Maya Caves and Deep Blue Hole. I did not end up with many bug bites. Bring sunscreen and bug spray! Thank you to the owners and staff!
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool
+1 -815-483-5620
Placencia Belize

Relaxed and Refreshed

  • 5 of 5
The house is spectacular. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the staff with fresh fruit and rum punch. We enjoyed the amenities of a person chef, maid service, pool, paddle boats and kayaks, and a golf cart. The house was perfect for two families to share. We defineately recommend this property for the vacation of a lifetime!
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool
+1 -815-483-5620
Placencia Belize

Couples Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Had a great week at Groovy Gecko. House is beautiful with a great floor plan, we had 10 people and plenty of space. We loved the 1st floor kitchen area, cooked there a couple times. Although didn't need to cook much, Domingo was excellent! Besides his great cooking he was friendly and fun. All the staff were great. Did have bug bites but think that is to be expected in certain climates at certain times. The owners have done a great job with the set up of this rental property. Loved exploring Placencia Village, and the cave swim was cool.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool
+1 -815-483-5620
Placencia Belize
Crete, NE

Groovy Gecko and location exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5
Great vacation week at Groovy Gecko villa. Had only 3 couples. Each had own bedroom/patio or walkout balcony and master bath. Plenty of shared indoor space both up/down. Actually did not use the upstairs living room/kitchen at all since we had NO rain during our one week stay and we spent all days outdoors near pool or exploring the sites on the peninsula. Domingo cooked for us 3 days which was very good and plentiful for each meal. Suggest that you make sure you plan ahead with what you want for beverages (both alcohol/non-alcohol) and he will stock up supply prior to your arrival. You may just want to have something in fridge for first nite/day and replenish at local market once you get there. We found plenty of places to explore on the peninsula and actually would have done more if we had more days. Make sure you ask Javier bout the hidden falls tour and he can find a driver there to take you at a minimal cost. This is a beautiful secluded swimming hole fed by waterfall and it is not too far away. Also did snorkeling with Splash Dive and our snorkeling outing was just the six of us, so made it very personal. Very friendly, professional outfit and our tour guy was the best and so and patient with us since we had two first time snorkelers. Went to visit the Go Bananas plantation, but lined this up direct with them to pick us up....this is way cheaper than going thru tour groups. Went with Percy on the Monkey Jungle tour which provided us some education on the environment and wildlife in this area. Saw monkeys, iquanas, crocidiles, and lots of different birds. Percy is entertaining and educational. It appears there is some very hopeful anticipation of fast growth on the south end of peninsula with a casino, airport, hospital, and new resorts being planned. Was glad our stay was before all this tourism growth cause it felt more natural to the area not at all crowded. Traveling to/from the neighboring villages on the golf cart let us see the diversity of each village, as well as tryout a few restaurants and visit shops. Good eats at Rum Fish, Mango's seafood tacos, and Bistro. Picked Parrot is fun too.Make sure you get up early and see the sunrise off the dock; prior to sunrise we were able to watch the dolphins swimming nearby on 3 mornings. Go across street to watch sunset off Javier's dock. Brenda was super friendly and provided daily cleaning service/laundry. Hotel Placencia pool a plus. Need bug spray outdoors for sandfleas.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities
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
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


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

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Updated: Apr 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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