New 5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool

New 5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 30, 2014
House, 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.

Construction of the home will be complete in April of 2014. We will begin taking reservations June 1, 2014. Rates will be significantly discounted during the 1st 3 months of bookings. The home will be 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 outdoor shower 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:

DAILY MAID SERVICE

24 HOUR CARETAKER

PRIVATE CHEF (3 days included with weekly rental)

USE OF NEW 4 SEAT GAS GOLF CART

ONSITE LAUNDRY AND WASHING OF GUESTS CLOTHING BY ONSITE STAFF

USE OF KAYAKS AND BICYCLES AT HOME

USE OF PLACENCIA HOTEL POOL

TRANSFERS TO/FROM PLACENCIA AIRSTRIP

WI-FI WITH HIGH SPEED INTERNET AND FREE PHONE SERVICE TO USA

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
  • 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 Mayan 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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Reviews

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New 5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p502818vb
+1 214-906-0524
Placencia Belize
Texas
5

Groovy Gecko

  • 5 of 5
I would heavily recommend this vacation. My wife and I both agreed it is one of the nicest vacations we have taken. The Belize people are very accommodating. This place is beautiful just like the country. This is one destination we would both like to see again.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Justin. We are glad you and your wife enjoyed your stay.
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New 5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p502818vb
+1 214-906-0524
Placencia Belize
Florida
5

New to Belize

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely loved everything about this house. Beautiful views of the sea and the mountains. Wonderful accommodations. The in house staff takes care of all of your needs, no worries at all.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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New 5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool
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+1 214-906-0524
Placencia Belize
5

Belize it or not....

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful vacation for my family.
Let's start out with the bad, none of which involve this property...
1. it was a long day of travel getting to and from; based upon this, I would recommend the hopper flight to the house instead of the drive from Belize City;
2. sand fleas. We sprayed and all, but you still get bit. Take cortizone cream.
Now, LET'S GET TO THE GOOD....
1. DOMINGO!!!!! I cannot begin anywhere except here. What a joy! Get to know him. He's a wonderful young man, with a great family. We enjoyed all of our time with him, and my children nicknamed him "The Ninja Chef". When the owners decided to hire him they hit a grand slam!
2. The house! Wonderful. The open layout. The two kitchens. The downstairs bar overlooking the pool and sea. Everything. Even the beds and linens were the subject of great praise.
3. The cleaning staff. We had Brenda. She was as sweet as can be. We actually had to ask her to cut back her cleaning, believe it or not.
4. Places we liked to go: The Bistro was amazing for our dinner on our first night there. We went to The Ocean Club for Sunday Funday; also went there for a romantic beach dinner with my wife...ask for Dewayne, as he was great! And the Singing (?) Sands was also a wonderful dinner.
5. The ice maker downstairs at the bar is a great addition to the house.
6. We loved the front and back gates/doors; no need for keys!
7. Trips: we went to the "hidden" waterfall, tubing down the river, and snorkeling in the reef. These were all nice, but the waterfall was the best by far. Please note that if you drive yourself some of these trips involve serious off-roading.
8. Loved the fact that everyone spoke English, and that the US dollar was freely accepted (conversion was simple at 2:1).
9. Timing: because of when we went things were not at all crowded. Apparently there is a crowded time of the year, but we missed it. This was wonderful for us, as it allowed us to have a quiet, relaxing time without waiting anywhere for drinks or food. However, if you are looking for nightlife this would not be the time of year to go. Also, some places were closed because it was the slow season.
10. Last but not least, Ike. If you get to know him you'll know what I mean!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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New 5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p502818vb
+1 214-906-0524
Placencia Belize
Pennsylvania
5

Spectacular Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5
The open air downstairs courtyard with outdoor kitchen and bar overlooking the pool is unique and the best part of the house! Our group spent many hours enjoying the view from there. The rest of the house is just as amazing. The private bedroom suites are beautiful and the beds were very comfortable. The staff, Javier, Brenda, and Mabel, could not have been any more helpful and accommodating! Chef Domingo does a fantastic job. Definitely take advantage of this perk and have him cook for you. We really enjoyed spending time out on the Caribbean on the kayaks and paddle board. Definetly go into Placencia and check out the restaurants and shops; go to Silk Caye to swim with the stingrays, sharks, and turtles; and the waterfall is really cool. Already looking forward to returning next summer.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
New 5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p502818vb
+1 214-906-0524
Placencia Belize
Lansing, kansas USA
5

Belize vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had an awesome time! The villa is absolutely beautiful. I think we were the second to stay since it opened and there were a few new house issues but the staff was right on it and took exceptionally good care of us. Our chef - Domingo - was amazing. No need to go out and eat with him cooking - delicious, enormous meals. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Great location to visit sites around the area. Would go again tomorrow - thank you!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
New 5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p502818vb
+1 214-906-0524
Placencia Belize
5

Sister's Vacation...It's was everything and more than we expected!

Sister's Vacation...It's was everything and more than we expected!
  • 5 of 5
The villa was very accurately reflected in all the photos, it is beautiful! From being welcomed and greeted by the staff with a glass of cold rum punch, laundry done everyday, grounds maintained beautifully, and a chef for three days of our choice (what an added bonus, Five Stars to Domingo!), it was amazing. While planning the trip any and all questions were answered and some great suggestions made. Because of the size of our group (8 adults) we opted to rent 2 vehicles and drove from Belize City to Placencia. It was a great drive, about 2½ hours, never felt unsafe and the scenery was breath taking. When to the Private Water Falls, we were the only ones there! Not a long drive through banana / orange groves. We were in Placencia during Lobster Fest - I didn't know there were so many ways to fix lobster!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

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

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

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
FALL
Sep 6 2014 - Nov 16 2014
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,175
 
 
HIGH 2
Nov 17 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$775
$4,900
 
 
HOLIDAY - WEEK 1
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$8,750
 
 
HOLIDAY - WEEK 2
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$8,750
 
 
HIGH
Jan 3 2015 - Jul 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$845
$5,300
 
 
Summer 2015
Aug 1 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$685
$4,275
 
 
FALL 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Nov 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
$565
$3,425
 
 
HIGH 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Dec 18 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$845
$5,300
 
 
HOLIDAY 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$8,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $700
  • Tax Rate 9.0%

**Weekly rate applies only to Sat to Sat stays**

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • house

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

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

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Mountain View

Attractions

  • ruins
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 3700 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet, combination tub/shower, on second floor
  • Bathroom 2 - shower, toilet
  • 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.

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Outside

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

Meals

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

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

Notes:

  • Ask owner on details of onsite chef when inquiring
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