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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 26, 2016
House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 8-12)

This magnificent two story private waterfront beach house is directly located on The Caribbean Sea in Placencia, Belize. Outstanding features radiate luxury and beauty throughout this exquisite 4+ Bedroom, 4.5 Bath residence. The home was completed in late 2008. COMPLETE WITH NEW PRIVATE POOL AND LARGE COVERED OCEAN PIER.

The main home is two stories consisting of over 4,000 of living area and covered patios directly overlooking the ocean and beach.

A great view over the lagoon of the Mayan Mountains from upstairs living area and street side covered deck can also be had from the front side of home.

Wake up each morning in either of the 2nd floor mirrored master bedroom suites to the sun rising over the private secluded white sand beach and ocean.

Cook dinner on the large outside gas grill and enjoy a local drink while relaxing under the fans on the large covered patio steps from the ocean.

After dinner enjoy a quiet private walk on the beach with no one around, watch sun go down from large covered pier or retire upstairs to enjoy a drink at the large full walk around bar, complete with 50'' flat screen TV.

Just 1.5 miles from new casino and golf course currently being constructed. Ideally located to provide for a very private beach setting yet close to fine dinning and other upscale resorts in an exclusive section of Placencia. Just 10 minutes from Placencia Village and air strip.

24 hour caretaker / conceirge, daily maid service and use of nearby resort pool and amenities.

Included with rental is the use of hotel pool and other amenities just 1.5 miles away (in addition to private pool at home).

Other features of the home include:: Privacy Fence with gate at entrance.

Home is decorated, fully furnished and outfitted.

Custom high end construction and finish out.

All high end natural stone flooring throughout with no carpet.

DAILY MAID SERVICE INCLUDED with rental.

Use of 4 seat gas golf cart

24 hour caretaker / concerge

Meal preparation by on-site staff available for an additional charge.

On-site Laundry Facilities and washing of guest clothing by staff included in daily rental.

Use of kayaks and bicycles at home

Staff apartment, laundry room and storage lockers are located in detached building on the property.

The Tipsy Gecko is the only vacation rental that we are aware of in Placencia that offers ALL of the following at a very reasonable price:

GREAT ONSITE STAFF, 4+BEDROOMS, PRIVATE BEACH, PRIVATE OCEAN PIER, PRIVATE POOL, GATED WITH PRIVATE PARKING, GOLF CART INCLUDED IN RENTAL, PRIVATE LAGOON LOT AND PIER, CENTRAL A/C IN EVERY ROOM!!

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Property owned by familiy from Texas that built home and use it frequently. Home was designed with two master suites upstairs, a full large walk around bar and entertainment area and covered outside balcony. Specifically designed so two or more families with kids can spread out and enjoy their stay in a private beach setting and enjoy all Belize has to offer.

On site staff are a very friendly young Mayan couple that speak great english and make you feel at home. They are extremely trust worthy and guest 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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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

David and Kathy,



We just got home from Belize. Your house was really nice and we had a great time. There was not a hitch in the whole trip (your details and recommendations sure helped). The people at Singing Sands were also very helpful during our stay.



Thanks a lot for a great week.
May 2010
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51 Reviews

4.9
based on 51 traveler reviews

5

EPIC Vacation at the SPECTACULAR Typsy Gecko!!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted a special location to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday and Typsy Gecko exceeded my expectations and "WOW'ed" my husband. The owner was SO helpful, very responsive with information and answering all of my questions. She even helped me plan special events for my husband. From the moment we arrived, everyone was so kind and Javier picked us up in an air conditioned, comfy van. When we entered the house, it takes your breath away. The pictures are beautiful but like the old saying goes "it doesn't do it justice". Every room was beautifully decorated, exceptionally clean and complete with everything you would need - and more! Mable had prepared a delicious punch and a beautiful flower arrangement. Step outside into absolute paradise! The patio, the pool, the beach, the pier.....I can go on and on. Everything was pristine clean and as you try to take everything in, you're already figuring how many days you get to soak it all in before having to go home. Within minutes of arriving, we were in the pool, drinking punch and didn't have to do anything but start relaxing. I can't say enough about the staff - Javier, Mabel, Domingo, Mickey, the groundskeeper, housekeeper, pool guy - everyone so warm and friendly and GENUINELY want to ensure you are having a good time. Mabel and Domingo helped me plan the most memorable night for my husband with a candlelight dinner on the pier that was like a scene in a romantic movie - indescribable! My husband said he will never forget that night. Mabel was so helpful in helping us with the tours that were perfect for what we were wanting. We did 2 snorkeling tours with Splash - one to Silk Caye and the other to Laughing Bird Caye. Silk Caye has amazing snorkeling - we saw too many things to write in this review and capped the day off by swimming with the nurse sharks, sting rays and sea turtles. Laughing Bird Caye was a prettier Caye but didn't have as much sea life as Silk Caye - at least the day we were there. The meals prepared by Domingo and Mickey were delicious, plentiful, beautifully presented and ooohhhh the deserts! They were so accommodating as to what time we wanted to the meals. Domingo even did our grocery shopping for us! The pier is a perfect place to relax, read, sleep - Chillax! The paddle boards and kayaks were fun to use and explore the area. The golf cart was a perfect mode of transportation - no need to rent a car. We can't wait to return - this place is amazing!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The best vacation with the whole Harrison Family!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay at Villa Tipsy Gecko! The staff was delightful and made our time there thouroghly enjoyable! All of our needs were taken care of. All 13 of us! We had a great time getting together! We would definitely love to go back! Thank you so much! The Harrison Family!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Barb R

  • 5 of 5

I have rented through VRBO numerous times and have to say that TIPSY GECKO exceeds 5 stars. This rental is as close as you can get to an all inclusive. Kelley, the owner, was always responsive to questions and was very thoughtful and provided detailed information. She was also available for a call to discuss the rental further.

Mabel was there to greet us with a special welcoming drink and flowers. She reviewed all the needed information including how to connect to the FREE wi-fi and FREE voice over IP phone so those needing to call the states would not be charged a fee. Mabel also reviewed how to reach her with a cell phone that was provided for local calls. If you are traveling with teens; encourage them to use an app such as skype to decrease unnecessary phone charges. Mabel also arranged all excursions to ensure our stay was hassle free.

Packing light is highly encouraged for Mabel does laundry daily; honestly I wish I had packed a few days of clothes, swimsuits and 1 semi-dressy outfit to venture out for dinner. Also, no need to pack those bulky beach towels for they, too, are provided.

Since Domingo and Mickey (nickname he shared) provide three days of cooking (breakfast, lunch and dinner) eating out was minimal; especially since many of the excursions provide lunch. The meals were heavenly and they served the meals as well as did the dishes.

We did not rent a car and used the golf cart to get to town for shopping and exploring. Everyone we encountered greeted us with a smile and was very friendly.

Unfortunately, our stay ended all too soon and we had to return to reality, doing our own laundry and cooking our own meals.

Additional thoughts for consideration. We went during the raining season and this may have made the water off the beach very muddy so we spent the majority of the time in the pool. Also, the mosquitoes were horrific but learned that when we applied sun screen followed by repellent; they tended to leave us alone. Also, the pier tended to be mosquito free as the breeze kept them away.

I highly recommend this rental and many thanks to Kelley, Mabel, Javier, Domingo and Mickey for a once in a life-time vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome stay

  • 5 of 5

This property has everything you would want. Access to beautiful views, golf cart, clothes washed and folded daily, a chef for 3 days/3 meals per day! A true vacation. The whole staff is so helpful and Mabel made everything come together for our celebration of my parents 50th anniversary!

I couldn't ask for more. The only thing I would say needs improvement is when you schedule a pick up time from the Placencia airport after flying a long time you shouldn't be left stranded at the airport. If we wouldn't have rented a car and arrived easier I'm not sure how my Sister and our friend would have arrived. So just be careful if you are flying into the Placencia airport.

Other than that it was a Awesome trip, pool, resort pool access, everything! I would recommend this to anyone who wants to have a relaxing and adventurous trip to a beautiful country. Couldn't ask for more!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry your additional guests were left at the airstrip I know that is stressful. This is not our normal policy. I did look into what happened to avoid issues in the future and it was a miscommunication; the caretaker was under the impression you were planning to pick them up and he was away on an errand when they arrived. Lost in translation as they say. I'm glad your group had a good vacation and enjoyed the house after the pickup was resolved!
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Fantastic Private Property

  • 5 of 5

Being picked up at the airport by Javier was the start of a wonderful week. The house was amazing, sitting on the blue water, nice swimming pool, beautiful beach, long pier we used everyday. The staff were very professional, anything we needed, which wasn't much, they were there, got our list of groceries, booked a zip-line trip, booked a diving and sailing trip, etc. Also, the golf cart was great and not having to rent a car, we used it quiet often seeing the town, local shops and grocery store's, etc. Javier and Mabel were excellent, she checked on us every day and made sure we were taken care of. Domingo was the finest chef we have had in many years. He cooked special seafood meals that we wanted and just a great person and enjoyed being around him. His chocolate cake, cooked from scratch, was awesome. We ask him to bake that twice.

We have been to many VRBO's and Tipsy Gecko is on the top of the list. No mistake in going to "Tipsy Gecho" and will be back. Thanks, Kelly for a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of nine from various parts of Canada staying at the Villa Tipsy Gecko from February 20-March 5 2016. I cannot praise this property enough...It was breath taking to walk into and exactly if not better than the photos on-line. Kelley was prompt in returning your e-mails if any questions arose, and I can't say enough about Mabel! She made sure you didn't want for anything. Using the golf cart provided a relaxing 35 minute drive into the town of Placencia and the same to get back to the Villa. We enjoyed the kayaks and paddle boards and used the private pool everyday. If you want to do excursions Mabel will book them for you or you can rent a vehicle and set off on your own. Overall my family said this was the most relaxing enjoyable vacation they had ever had! Thanks to all the staff!

Michelle Green

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Home 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 word. 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. While the continued improvements at the home like the large covered ocean pier and just finished pool on beach make leaving the home hard to do, PLACENCIA OFFERS THE WHOLE BELIZE EXPERIENCE!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Placencia at 8 Miles Nearest Barpub : Placencia Hotel, Maya Beach Hotel, Mangos, etc at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Ferry to Independence and Honduras at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Placencia Hotel, Maya Beach Hotel at 1 Miles

Private secluded beachfront home, north Maya Beach location is close to three of the best restaurants on the Peninsula. Excellent private beach at home complete with pool, and private covered ocean pier. Fish and watch as the sun sets over lagoon and mountains from the dock located on the private lagoon lot across street (included with rental).

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, Wildlife Viewing

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 11 2016
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,175
 
 
High Season 2016
Nov 12 2016 - Dec 16 2016
6 night minimum stay
$745
$4,900
 
 
Holiday Week 1 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$8,750
 
 
Holiday Week 2 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$8,750
 
 
High Season 2017
Dec 31 2016 - Aug 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
$745
$4,900
 
 
Summer 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$625
$3,950
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,175
 
 
High Season 2017
Nov 11 2017 - Dec 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
$745
$4,900
 
 
Holiday Week 1 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,750
 
 
Holiday Week 2 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,750
 
 
High Season 2018
Dec 30 2017 - Aug 3 2018
6 night minimum stay
$745
$4,900
 
 
Summer 2018
Aug 4 2018 - Sep 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
$625
$3,950
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 8 2018 - Nov 9 2018
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,150
 
 
High Season 2018
Nov 10 2018 - Dec 21 2018
6 night minimum stay
$745
$4,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$775
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rate includes:
Use of 4 seat gas golf cart
Daily maid service and 24 hour onsite staff
Use of kayaks and bicycles at home
Use of shared pier at the home
Use of Placencia Hotel Pool and amenities
Transfers to/from Placencia airstrip
High speed wi-fi internet and free phone service to/from USA

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

From the Owner

Large private home and beach can comfortable accommodate up to four couples. Was designed to accommodate two large families with children. With two large master bedroom suites upstairs other two bedrooms both with private baths on first floor. Daily maid service, and guest clothes laundry service provided with rental. ONLY VACATION RENTAL THAT I AM AWARE OF IN PLACENCIA THAT OFFERS ALL OF THE FOLLOWING - 4+ BEDROOMS ALL WITH PRIVATE LARGE BATHS, ONSITE STAFF, PRIVATE POOL, PRIVATE OCEAN PIER, CENTRAL A/C, PRIVATE BEACH, GOLF CART INCLUDED WITH RENTAL!

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

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

Onsite Services

  • Car Optional
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • caves
  • forests
  • live theater
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 4000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Full 1 - toilet, shower, Large walk in Shower
  • Full 2 - toilet, shower, large walk in shower
  • Full 3 - toilet, shower, large walk in shower
  • Full 4 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Half 1 - toilet
  • 2 private master suites are located upstairs with private balcony, inside living area, and full bar entertainment area between them. 2 down bedrooms each have private baths.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, 1 baby crib
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon, queen sleep sofa
  • Baby pack and play crib in closet at home and a couch in the downstairs living area makes into queen size pull out bed. The large leather sectional couch in the upstairs living room can sleep two very comfortably. Upstairs Office can be used as a bedroom as well.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 beach chairs

Meals

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

Notes:

  • Pool and amenities are available at nearby hotel. Meal preparation by on-site staff available at extra charge. High speed cable Internet access now available through wi-fi at home free of charge. Majic Jack internet phone at home for free calling to/from US and Canada ( big cost savings while on your vacation) 4 seat new gas golf cart included with rental. Use of local cell phone is provided to guests. Private secluded beach, you can find live starfish, live conch shells, and sand dollars on the beach directly in front of the home.

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