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


Property Details

Updated: Oct 14, 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:




PRIVATE CHEF (3 days included with weekly rental)







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


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 considered
  • 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.

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Speaks: english

38 Reviews

based on 38 traveler reviews

Houston TX

Best Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best vacations I have been on. The staff was great and helped booked various adventures for us. We had 5 couples and all of us had the times of our life. Thank you Domingo & Mikey for the great food you cooked. Thanks to the ladies for taking care of our rooms and our clothes. Thank you Mabel for booking the massages. Again. Awesome

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kingwood, TX

Texas Stamp of Approval

  • 5 of 5

Four couples, 5 days, and we all agree the Groovy Gecko was an awesome villa and the staff meet all of our needs promptly. Javier was onsite to help with maintenance, Jasmine was a delight, working every day to make sure the place was tidy. And put your laundry in the basket provided in your closet and like majic, it is washed. Mabel worked for weeks prior to our arrival making sure we had the best excursions booked early. Wayne was an excellent fishing and snorkle guide - the man knows his fishing. Caving tubing was not on our bucket list, but needs to be on yours! So glad we ventured out of our comfort zone. And Percy is a must! for the Howler Monkeys. Enjoyed time in the pool, pier and beach. Wonderful photos at dawn! Chef Domingo and Mickey were exceptional! Chef cooked the fish we caught with Wayne, nothing like eating your own fresh catch! Chef had the pantry stocked for us and really enjoyed not having to hassle with going to the grocery when we arrived. The only suggestion I would have is if you enjoy Scotch and/or Vodka buy it at the Duty Free store in Bezile City - very expensive in Placencia.

This group has travel all over the Carribean for the past 20 years and we all agree that the Groovy Gecko is at the top of the list. Book it, you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indiana, PA

Loved the "Groovy Life"

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the great fortune to stay at the Groovy Gecko with our dear friends in July. As soon as we landed in Placencia we were in love! The home was stunning and I cannot rave enough about the friendly staff. We spent most of our days lounging at the pool taking in the gorgeous ocean views, kayaking, having drinks at the downstairs bar overlooking the pool, and relaxing on the dock. We spent a day at the local waterfall, which was gorgeous and secluded...we essentially had the whole place to ourselves. Our meals, which were prepared by Micky and Domingo were delicious. The cuisine they prepared was amazing--my favorite was the pork with apple chutney, and the mango cheesecake was to die for! We ate at several local restaurants, but the BIstro was our favorite. Javier and Mabel were always available to answer questions and help in any way needed. We were visiting when the hurricane hit and the staff was extremely efficient in cleanup after the storm, so much so that you wouldn't even know bad weather had come through---not a single day of vacation was lost. They were amazing! If you get the chance you should most definitely pay a visit to the Groovy Gecko. We can't wait to return and get another dose of the beautiful scenery and relaxed way of life that we loved. Cheers!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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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.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
High 2016
Nov 19 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
summer 2017
Jul 30 2017 - Sep 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
high 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
holiday 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season (1) 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Jul 27 2018
6 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 28 2018 - Aug 31 2018
6 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 16 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season (2) 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Dec 21 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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


  • 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.


  • 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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