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5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool

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Last updated: 05/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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)


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Property Type

  • House
  • 3700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Great place to take kids of all ages as many activities to do at and around house, etc....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Can smoke on outside patio or decks...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    limited accessibility ...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    can be converted to 1 king bed...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master: toilet, combination tub/shower

    on second floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    on ground floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    on ground floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    on ground floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet

    on ground floor...moreless

  • Private bathroom for each room all finished out in high end natural stone with large stand up shower. Jetted tub in master as well....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    ipod and outdoor sound system in outdoor living areas and pool side....moreless

  • Television:

    large new flat screen TV's in home...moreless


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


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Private secluded beach, finding live starfish, live conch shells, and sand dollars very common in water directly in front of home very common....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Views of Mayan mountains from upstairs living and small balcony as well as Lagoon lot owned by property owners located across street from home....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Directly on ocean with private beach...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    large indoor and outdoor dinning areas....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    for storing and parking golf cart provided with rental...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone:

    Free calls to the US over the internet via Magic Jack and a prepaid cell phone provided for local calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    beach towels included...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    washing done by onsite staff...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    has a complete kitchen on 2nd floor as well as complete out door kitchen on ground floor by pool ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    large outdoor balcony on complete beach side of home...moreless

  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    can arrange local guides for fishing, diving etc. Can pick up at home on shared ocean or lagoon pier next door. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 person ocean kayaks provided...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    pool side palapa...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    private yard and shared vegetable garden with home next door...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill and Green Egg Smoker in outdoor kitchen...moreless

  • Tennis:


Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Access to the Placencia Hotel Pool...moreless

  • Private Pool:

    large private pool on beach at home...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 3 - Jul 31, 2015
6 night min stay
Summer 2015
Aug 1 - Sep 4, 2015
6 night min stay
FALL 2015
Sep 5 - Nov 20, 2015
4 night min stay
HIGH 2015
Nov 21 - Dec 18, 2015
6 night min stay
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

High 2016
Jan 2 - Jul 30, 2016
4 night min stay
Summer 2016
Jul 31 - Sep 3, 2016
6 night min stay
Fall 2016
Sep 4 - Nov 19, 2016
4 night min stay
High 2016
Nov 20 - Dec 17, 2016
6 night min stay
Holiday 2016
Dec 18 - Jan 7, 2017
7 night min stay

High 2017
Jan 8 - Jul 29, 2017
6 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $700
  • Tax Rate 9%


**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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Last updated: 05/04/2015
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  • Maya Beach Hotel and 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..."

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7 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Placencia Hotel
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Honduras and Independence
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Maya Beach Bistro
Maya Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

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.

Why the Owner Chose Maya Beach:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
On-site staff, daily housekeeping with laundry service, security, golf cart, kayaks, bikes all included.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:



  • open air courtyard from front door

    open air courtyard from front door

  • front of villa

    front of villa

  • outdoor kitchen main floor

    outdoor kitchen main floor

  • downstairs bedroom #1 - ocean view

    downstairs bedroom #1 - ocean view

  • downstairs bedroom #2 - ocean view

    downstairs bedroom #2 - ocean view

  • downstairs bedroom #3 (twins can convert to king bed)

    downstairs bedroom #3 (twins can convert to king bed)

  • living room

    living room

  • upstairs kitchen

    upstairs kitchen

  • upstairs balcony

    upstairs balcony

  • view from beach

    view from beach

  • a Chef Domingo breakfast!

    a Chef Domingo breakfast!

  • downstairs patio

    downstairs patio

  • pool


  • downstairs kitchen

    downstairs kitchen

  • down bedroom 1 bath

    down bedroom 1 bath

  • front door

    front door

  • upstairs dining room

    upstairs dining room

  • master bedroom - ocean view

    master bedroom - ocean view

  • stairs bedroom

    stairs bedroom

  • Home from air, ocean on top lagoon on bottom of photo house in middle on ocean

    Home from air, ocean on top lagoon on bottom of photo house in middle on ocean

VRBO #502818

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5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool

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