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Super Sale on 2016 Dates! 5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 23, 2016
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 Gecko properties, VRBO #'s 286157 and 663419 . Home can sleep up to 36 when combined with listing 286157 and 663419 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:

CONCIERGE SERVICE

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

Bedroom Setup:

Bedroom 1 First Floor - 2 Twins

Bedroom 2 First Floor - 1 Queen

Bedroom 3 First Floor - 1 Queen

Bedroom 4 Second Floor - 1 Queen

Bedroom 5 Second Floor - 1 King

Living Room Second Floor - 2 Pull out Sofas (very tight area if both sofas are used)

1 Pack and Play (crib) and 1 Portable High Chair Booster Seat

**DISCLAIMER***

We only have linens for the above mentioned beds and do not have any foldaway beds.

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
  • Bookable online

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.

Speaks: english

35 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)
5

The Groovey Geko met all our expectations

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the Groovy Gecko (May 21-28, 2016), it was as advertised. Geriann Beck (Geri) was great to work with, very responsive to my emails and numerous questions. The home was beautiful and well maintained. The staff was helpful and friendly. It was nice to have meals cooked for us by Domingo who also accommodated some dietary needs. The location of the home is nice, right on the water, use of the pier was great, several of us spent many an hour reading, resting, listening to music out their, by the far the best place to take a nap.

We ate at the Bistro and the Blue Parrot, both were good. The kids also wanted some Chinese food and found a one cook take out place near by (looks like a house from the road) it was actually very good and affordable.

We did a diving/snorkeling trip set up by Mabel, we were able to see two Whale Sharks, that was very cool. The only negative was that the hotel didn't have a driver to take us back so we walked back, not a bad walk just hot.

I recommend the Groovy Gecko and look forward to the day I can return and enjoy a week of being spoiled.

Klaus Wojak

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was great wish they had a better concierge

  • 4 of 5

Loved the house! It was perfect for our group. The pool is amazing. The beach was nice. What was not great was the concierge Mabel. She was little to no help. She did not check in at all and when we asked her for something I felt like we where bothering her. Example of how she could of helped us was suggesting a less expensive way of getting to town. It cost of $155. each time we went because their was 9 of us and they charged of $17 a person each trip. Had we been provide 2 golf carts or a bigger golf cart we could of saved quite a bit of money. When I asked Mabel for help she had no suggestions. The bikes needed air in the tire when I asked her to take care of it it took her husband 2 days for him to do it and he never fixed one of the bikes that had a kickstand that would not go up so it made it unrideable. We asked for suggestion on a few things and she provided no help. Lucky for us so many other Belize citizens where so helpful.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

If you have a chance to stay at this house, take it. It is stunning. Beautiful beach, wonderful pool, great staff. What is advertised is exactly what you get.

I have referred everyone I know so they can experience a great vacation like we did.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fun vacation with lots of adventurous activities!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven had a great time at the villa. The staff was very friendly and willing to meet every request. Mabel arranged all of our excursions to dive, snorkel, fly fish, deep sea fish, and tour the Monkey River. She gave us directions and a map to see the waterfall. Chef Domingo and Miquez made wonderful meals, and Brenda kept the house clean and all of the laundry done with a smile!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Most amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I love it when on-line pictures and descriptions are just as they appear in person! This vacation exceeded my expectations. The house had everything we could have needed and spectacular views!! The pier has hammock swings and a thatched roof. Many hours were spent there as well as in the beautiful pool. The pool area is amazing too. I loved the upstairs balcony where we would often gather for morning coffee and watch the sun rise.

We were greeted by our amazing housekeeper ,Brenda,with rum punch. Our wonderful chef, Domingo, stocked us up with the requested items we made before we arrived. We were also impressed with the menu he provided for the 3 days we had him cook for us.

Mabel helped me with booking activities before we arrived. The owner and Mabel get back to you very promptly with any questions you may have.

There are wonderful restaurants nearby and our favorites were Mangos, Bonefish Grill and the Maya Bistro. This made using the 4-seater golf cart a fun way to get to these places.

When they say pack light they mean it. Brenda did our laundry daily and was a fantastic housekeeper. We enjoyed seeing her every day and talking with her!

I loved that our area was on a peninsula. The Carribean Sea was the water the house was on and on the other side of the road was a lagoon. We had use of paddle boards and kayaks. There were also bicycles but the golf cart was so much fun.

When we went to the village we used a taxi service. It was very inexpensive to do this. We loved Above Grounds coffee place that is like a treehouse. The Secret Garden Spa was great for massages. The Tipsy Tuna, Barefoot Bar and Yoli's were fun places!

The guys had two great days of fishing; once outside the reef and one inside the reef. We also did the Monkey River boat/ jungle tour. Make sure you ask for Percy Gordon! We only had one trip we had to cancel because of weather and I was so disappointed. The catamaran/ snorkeling trip with Daytripper was something I was looking forward to. Make sure you book trips early so if something happens you can reschedule.

I would definitely return to this house for another vacation. In the meantime I have great pictures and the most wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding villa in Belize on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We rented the villa for 1 week in Feb 2016 (6-13). Although the ride from Belize City airport was long at a little over 3 hrs, the villa was well worth the wait. The place is spacious with a pool and is on the beach. There are many places to sit inside and outside including a covered hammock on the beach and a pier with hanging seats, a hammock, and a great view. The concierge, Mabel, was always pleasant and helpful. Chef Domingo and his helper cooked up 9 great meals for us with OUTSTANDING deserts. He was very focused and worked hard but pleasant. Mabel coordinated 3 excursions for us: Cave tubing with our guide Omar, who was the driver and guide and did an outstanding job; a private boat trip on a Catamaran which was pretty good; and a trip to the closest Mayan Ruins with our driver and guide Rafi, who was outstanding. This place is real and worth staying. 3 bedrooms face the Caribbean, and the other 2 face the front of the house. The only minor negative was the boat ride: we had to wait almost an hour from when we arrived at the dock to when we departed, the trip to the Laughing Bird Caye was just OK with not good snorkeling and a small Caye. The trip to and from the Caye was very nice, though.

The golf cart was very helpful and allowed us to take a 5 minute trip to the local store for food and beverages. Trips to the downtown were 8 miles, so taxi service at $5/person one way worked out great. The downtown is nice with some good restaurants (Rumfish) and a few good places for drinks: Barefoot Bar, Tipsy Tuna, and Pickled Parrot.

Enjoy your stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Maya Beach Hotel Bistro
"Best food in Belize! Be sure to try the shrimp and grits and bloody mary for breakfast."
The Placencia Hotel
"Best pool in Belize! Friday night dinner and karaoke on the pier is always a big hit. Be s..."

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.

Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jul 31 2016 - Sep 3 2016
6 night minimum stay
$685
$4,275
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$565
$3,425
 
 
High 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 17 2016
6 night minimum stay
$930
$6,100
 
 
Holiday 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,750
 
 
High 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Jul 29 2017
6 night minimum stay
$930
$6,100
 
 
summer 2017
Jul 30 2017 - Sep 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
$775
$4,900
 
 
fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$650
$4,000
 
 
high 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
$930
$6,100
 
 
holiday 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$8,750
 
 
High Season (1) 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Jul 27 2018
6 night minimum stay
$930
$6,100
 
 
Summer 2018
Jul 28 2018 - Aug 31 2018
6 night minimum stay
$775
$4,900
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 16 2018
4 night minimum stay
$650
$4,000
 
 
High Season (2) 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Dec 21 2018
6 night minimum stay
$930
$6,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$930
$6,100
 

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

From the Owner

On-site staff, daily housekeeping with laundry service, security, golf cart, kayaks, bikes all included. Personal chef and concierge services.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

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

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront

Attractions

  • 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.

Bathrooms

  • 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.

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

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

Meals

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

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

Notes:

  • 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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