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Waterfront beach house located on the Caribbean Sea in Placencia Belize

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms and 4.5 Baths, Private Pool and Ocean Pier(Sleeps 10-14)

Villa Tipsy Gecko is a magnificent large very open two story private waterfront beach house located directly on the Caribbean Sea in Placencia, Belize. Outstanding features radiate luxury and beauty throughout this exquisite 5+ Bedroom, 4.5 Bath residence. (5th bedroom does not have its own bath, but a half bath across the hall)

Construction of the home was completed in late 2008. Home is meticulously maintained by full time onsite staff and very active owners that continue to invest in property and make improvements like the private pool on beach and large covered ocean pier with bar, hammocks, and lounge chairs.

The main home is two stories consisting of over 4,000 sq ft of living area and covered patios directly over looking a private beach, private covered ocean pier. A great view over the lagoon and the Mayan Mountains can also be had from upstairs living area and from the street side covered deck located on the front side of home.

Upstairs in the home you will find two master bedrooms suites each directly over looking the ocean that provide breathtaking views. Each master suite includes a large private bathroom, balcony and huge walk in showers. A large living area and full size walk around bar, complete with 50' flat screen TV and private covered balcony are located between the two master bedrooms making an ideal setting for two couples to use the home at the same time. Another bedroom with a full/twin bunk bed set up, is also located upstairs. This bedroom does not have its own bath but there is a half bath across the hall.

The two remaining bedrooms are located on the first floor, each with its own private bath.

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 or retire upstairs to enjoy a drink at the large full walk around bar, complete with 50' flat screen TV, or sit on the adjacent large covered 2nd floor balcony.

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.

Calendar on VRBO is accurate and updated. If dates desired are not shown as available please check out our other 2 beach homes (VRBO Listing #502818 and 663419) located next door on beach. Home can sleep up to 36 when combined with listing 502818 and 663419 located next door on the beach.

Other features of the home include:

Privacy Fence with driveway gate.

Home is decorated, fully furnished and outfitted.

Custom high end construction and finish out, all high end natural stone flooring throughout with no carpet in home. Main living areas are on the first floor so ideally for those not wanting to navigate stairs to get to the kitchen or living area.

Home is complete with 150 foot covered ocean pier, private pool in back yard of home on beach, and large lagoon lot across the street with pier and garden.

Following items are INCLUDED with rental:

DAILY MAID SERVICE

24 HOUR CARETAKER

PRIVATE CHEF (3 days included with weekly rental after 6/1/2014)

USE OF 6 SEAT GAS GOLF CART

ONSITE LAUNDRY AND WASHING OF GUESTS CLOTHING BY ONSITE STAFF

USE OF KAYAKS, PADDLEBOARDS, 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

Detached staff apartment, laundry room and storage lockers are located in separate building on the property.

Grocery shoping and conceirge service by onsite care taker. Prior to your arrival, you will be sent an email to plan your menu and the chef will offer to pre-purchase any groceries you might like.

Bedroom Setup:

Bedroom 1 First Floor - 1 Queen

Bedroom 2 First Floor - 1 Queen

Master Suite 1 Second Floor - 1 King

Master Suite 2 Second Floor - 1 Queen

Living Room First Floor - 1 Pull Out Sofa

Bedroom Second Floor - Full/Twin Bunk Bed

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

Keywords: Amazing Beach ocean front home, directly on Caribbean Sea with large ocean pier and incredible finishout, furniture and attention to detail, private pool, private beach

More Details

Owner
Bob Hubberts
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Bob Hubberts

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 local 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.

Bob Hubberts purchased this house in 2008

Why Bob Hubberts chose Placencia Peninsula

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 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.

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!

What makes this house unique

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.

THE GECKO VILLAS ARE THE ONLY VACATION RENTALS 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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

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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Amenities

Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , located upstairs across the hall from 5th bedroom
  • 4 bedrooms have private baths with large stand up showers except one on the down bedrooms has tub/shower. The half bath has a toilet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master 1 - 1 king
    Master 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 bunk bed , Full/Twin Bunkbed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Full/Twin Bunk bed(2-3) Portable Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
A Pier on lagoon and large covered pier on ocean. 3 bicycles and 2-2 person ocean kayaks at home for use no charge. 6 seater gas golf cart also available with rental at no charge. CAN HAVE UP TO 36 GUESTS WHEN COMBINED WITH VRBO LISTING 502818 & 663419 LOCATED NEXT DOOR

Reviews

This is paradise in Belize!!! You will love it!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Nov 7, 2015

What is there to say about Villa Tipsy Gecko except, wow! From the moment we arrived in our Belizean paradise, until the minute we departed, the Tipsy Gecko staff made sure this bear was one happy cub! To begin, our cave was nothing short of spectacular. Every bear needs water, and this bear had not only a refreshing pool, but the entire Caribbean just outside the back door. The cave itself was perfect. As days tend to get hot in Belize, we appreciated the air conditioning. It made coming indoors for a bit of hibernation a great pleasure. Everyone knows bears love to eat…and this bear was never disappointed. Domingo and Manuel were our 5 star chefs. We were lucky, we had these two cooking for us on three separate days; breakfast, lunch and dinner. All were wonderful. Oh, and did I mention desserts? Ours were all home made! Domingo went out of his way to take grocery requests before he left for town. His communication before, during and after our stay was Bearrific!! The rest of the staff was just as outstanding. Javier was our ride to and from the airport (and even once into town) and delivered fishing rods. Mabel, our concierge, took care of our every whim. She was super helpful - including greeting us upon arrival, touring the home with us, and she immediately set us in the right direction by finding and booking our excursions. She arranged for massages to happen at the home, referred us to TOP NOTCH tour guides and checked in often in case we had a need. Mabel is a GEM, and a great resource for our time here. The staff took great care of us; keeping the cave clean and having our clothes freshly laundered every day. The pool and grounds were meticulously cared for; we often saw Tipsy Gecko staff quietly tending to the needs of the home and grounds to keep it pretty. To sum it all up, it takes a lot to make me a happy bear, but Villa Tipsy Gecko, you made a Belizer out of me!

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Waterfront beach house located on the Caribbean Sea in Placencia Belize
average rating of 4.857143 based on 57 reviews
Austin, TX
5

Absolutely lovely property with amazing staff!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I went here for my little brother and sister's high school graduation trip, and I have not a single complaint. It was an absolutely wonderful trip, and the house is just as beautiful as it appears in pictures. There were 13 of us in there, and it didn't feel cramped at all (even with three people in a king bed). Mabel was so very easy to work with and coordinated everything for us. They have a cell phone that you can use for local calls, and she was always quick to answer and help with whatever needed. She had an amazing chip and dip spread with punch and rum waiting for us when we arrived, and she made us feel so at home. Domingo made the most tasty food and was more than willing to accommodate any requests including an incredible chocolate cake for my Mom's birthday. It was wonderful to have a cleaning crew daily to help tidy the house (it's amazing how sand seems to get everywhere) and do laundry if needed. The golf cart made it incredibly easy to get around-town is about a 30-45 drive, but there are a few restaurants/places to explore closer. We also had use of paddle boards and kayaks that were shared among the Tipsy Gecko villas (there are three) and definitely got a lot of use out of those. I could go on and on about all the little details that made the stay wonderful, and I would HIGHLY recommend this property to anyone. The only negative (which is no reflection on the Tipsy Gecko) is the bugs! Make sure to bring lots of bug spray for the mosquitoes and baby oil for the dang sand fleas. I came back covered in bites because I was not proactive enough about putting it on from the get go. Thanks Mabel, Domingo, and crew for one of my most favorite trips yet!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Great break from the rat race. Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Staff is awesome. Belize is a great place to decompress and relax. Alway fill welcome at Gecko properties

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Beautiful and carefree

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time, staff was excellent and friendly. What can we say about the food.....

Delicious, beautiful presentation and a wonderful Belizean experience. Thank you for helping us make great memories.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR
5

Fabulous home with amazing, attentive Staff!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place for 4 couples to come together for some real R&R! The house was amazing! The pool and outdoor patio were a favorite hangout spot. But, the pier!!! We spent many hours out there sunbathing, guys fishing, gazing at sunsets and listening to Belize's Top 40 radio station! Mabel was so responsive and helpful prior to and during our time there. So grateful for her organization and planning! Domingo was very easy to work with when we needed to exchange regular rum for coconut rum. And, George's meals were really wonderful! We enjoyed talking with him and we were so pleased with his presentation! The housekeeping staff were also very attentive and thorough. Daily service and laundry? Yes, please! Highly recommend the Gecko Villas to anyone! Can't wait to plan our next trip!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Chicago, Illinois
4

Belize Hide-a-way

  • 4 of 5

We had a terrific time over the Christmas and New Year's holiday in 2016/2017 staying at the Tipsy Gecko. With five rooms, there was plenty of space for us to enjoy this lovely home. It is secluded, but close to restaurants and beach clubs. The private pool was lovely and the doc so close. We didn't swim off the doc, but saw beautiful fish. The doc was a great place to sit in a hammock and catch up on a good book. We had the Chef, Domingo prepare meals for three days. Just lovely. Mabel took very good care of us.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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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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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Placencia
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Placencia Hotel
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Honduras and Independence
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Maya Beach Hotel
Car: not necessary

Private secluded beach with large ocean pier with covered palapa, 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 that goes with home also. New private pool just installed in backyard of home on beach November 2012.

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Rates & Availability

Plantation House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High 2017
Dec 31 2016 - Aug 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
$900
$6,000
 
 
Summer 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$775
$4,900
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$650
$4,000
 
 
High 2 2017
Nov 11 2017 - Dec 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
$900
$6,000
 
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$8,750
 
 
High Season (1) 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 27 2018
6 night minimum stay
$900
$6,000
 
 
Mid Season (1) 2018
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 1 2018
6 night minimum stay
$775
$4,900
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jul 27 2018
6 night minimum stay
$900
$6,000
 
 
Mid Season (2) 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
$900
$6,000
 
 
Holiday 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
$8,750
 
 
High Season (1) 2019
Jan 5 2019 - Apr 26 2019
6 night minimum stay
$900
$6,000
 
 
Mid Season (1) 2019
Apr 27 2019 - May 31 2019
6 night minimum stay
$775
$4,900
 
 
Summer 2019
Jun 1 2019 - Jul 26 2019
6 night minimum stay
$900
$6,000
 
 
Mid Season (2) 2019
Jul 27 2019 - Aug 30 2019
6 night minimum stay
$775
$4,900
 
 
Fall 2019
Aug 31 2019 - Nov 15 2019
4 night minimum stay
$650
$4,000
 
 
High Season (2) 2019
Nov 16 2019 - Dec 20 2019
6 night minimum stay
$900
$6,000
 
 
Holiday 2019
Dec 21 2019 - Jan 3 2020
7 night minimum stay
$8,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$900
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700
Tax Rate 9.0%

**weekly rate discount applies only to Saturday to Saturday stays**
Checkin or checkout day must be a Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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