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Wonderful 5 bedroom private beachfront house on Caribbean Sea

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


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 11-13)

Villa Tipsy Gecko is a magnificent large very open two story private waterfront beach house located directly on the Caribbean Sea in Placencia, Belize. Renovated in 2018, 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) 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, 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 beach, covered ocean pier. A great view over the lagoon and the Mayan Mountains can also be had from upstairs living area and bedroom.

Upstairs in the home you will find two master bedroom 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 large 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 20 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 has use of a 150 foot covered ocean pier, private pool in back yard of home on beach. Home has access to lagoon.

Following items are INCLUDED with rental:




PRIVATE CHEF SERVICES (3 days included with weekly rental, cost of food and beverages not included)








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

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 private pool and large ocean pier

More Details

Bob Hubberts
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Bob Hubberts

We love our home because it easily can accommodate a big group and allows you to just sit and relax; swimming in the private pool or in the sea, relaxing on the pier, floating in the sea, or sitting out on the upstairs balcony or covered patio. We also love all the activities in the area and enjoy using the kayaks and other water sports equipment available at the house to enjoy the sea or the lagoon.

Home was designed with two master suites upstairs, a full large walk around bar and entertainment area and covered outside balcony. Specifically designed so multiple families with kids can spread out and enjoy their stay in a private beach setting and enjoy all Belize has to offer.

Bob Hubberts purchased this house in 2014

Why Bob Hubberts chose Maya Beach

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 fully paved 26 mile Placencia road makes getting on and off the peninsula by car a fast and easy experience, thus making access to the rain forest, Mayan ruins, cave tubing and other attractions in the jungle easily accessible.


What makes this house unique

Large private home and beach can comfortable accommodate up to five 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. The fifth bedroom upstairs can sleep 3 in a twin over full bunk bed.

Daily maid service, and guest clothes laundry service provided 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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Maya Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , located upstairs across the hall from 5th bedroom
  • 3 bedrooms have private baths with large stand up showers, 1 downstairs bedroom has tub/shower. 1 half bath with a toilet and sink
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master 1 - 1 king
    Master 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 bunk bed , Full/Twin Bunkbed
  • 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • 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
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


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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Wonderful 5 bedroom private beachfront house on Caribbean Sea
average rating of 4.880597 based on 68 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about Tipsy Gecko, Belize and the staff. The home itself is absolutely amazing. Not to mention the pool, beach and dock with the palapa and lounge chairs. The staff kept the beach pristine every day. The food the chefs prepared for us was delicious and they even grilled fresh fish that we caught that day. We really enjoyed the house and pool being cleaned daily as well as our laundry.

If you haven't been to Belize, you really need to give it a chance. The snorkeling was out of this world, the food was phenomenal and the people are the FRIENDLIEST people I've ever been around.

Six of us stayed at Tipsy Gecko and we have been to the Bahamas, St. Maarten and Cayman Islands together and this was by far our BEST trip. And our most inexpensive trip as well. We rented this house for about half of what it cost us in the Cayman Islands for a similar house without a staff and any transportation (golf cart.) We had to pay extra for a chef and housekeeper and that is all included at Tipsy Gecko.

We will definitely being going back to Belize in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cypress, Texas

Absolutely Gorgeous!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you walk in, the property at The Tipsy Gecko is stunning. The views of the ocean are unreal. This 5-Star beachhouse has amenities galore. We kayaked out to an island to go snorkeling, fished off the pier, swam in the pool and ate like royalty with the chef preparing gourmet meals. Everyone in our group of 7 felt like this was THE location we needed to get away, relax, and let the onsite staff take care of us. Mabel, our concierge, arranged our cave tubing, ziplining, and snorkeling excursions. We were close to all the local restaurants and stores. Nearby is Th Placencia Hotel and residents of The Tipsy Gecko get to use their pool which was incredible. We highly recommend you consider staying here. You won’t regret it!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Relaxing and right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I brought two of our sons, their wifes and their 1 year old babies. The house was perfect for the family. Mabel greeted us in the house with rum punch and chips. So considerate. Babies could take naps and my wife and I would baby sit so the couples could paddle board or kayak ( all provided with the house). The staff even washed our cloths. Domingo made meals for us on 3 seperate days. Excellent and allowed all of us to relax. AC went out one night but Javier was right on it and got it fixed right away. Felt at home. Our own private beach and the area was awesome. Worth every cent. Won’t find places like this very often. Great place for families, a group of couples, or just a romantic get away.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medfield, MA

I Belize we loved the Tipsy Gecko!

  • 5 of 5

Great week at the Tipsy Gecko.

From the day the staff greeted our family to the day we left it was great!

We traveled with friends. Our family of 4 (2 kids & 2 adults) & their family of 6 (4 kids & 2 adults)

The kids loved the pool (ages 6 to 13), beach, dock & water toys!

We loved the chef. Meals were amazing! They even coordinated the grocery purchases for the week!

Loved the golf cart & access to the next door hotel.

Zip lined & did a lazy river tour! Chartered a yacht.

All great!

Bob, the owner could have not been more helpful & response!

Thank you again!

The Wilsons & Herricks!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house had every amenity and was cleaned to perfection daily. We loved every minute! Only down side... It was windy all week, so we couldn’t snorkel or SUP in front of the house. But we enjoyed the pool and dock. The staff and chef were awesome! Will come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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The place was perfect! Staff was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Great house! Beach was beautiful. Great location. Staff was great. Domingo cooked wonderful meals. Will definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Placenci Hotel, Maya Beach Hotel, Mangos, et
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Honduras and Independence
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Maya Beach Bistro, Bonefish, Mangos
Car: not necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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