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Beautiful 5 bedroom ocean front home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Geriann Beck
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Geriann Beck

This house was built by top developer David Keener who has been recently featured on "Island Hunters"

Geriann Beck purchased this house in 2013

Why Geriann Beck 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!

What makes this house unique

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


Maya Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • 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
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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
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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Beautiful 5 bedroom ocean front home
average rating of 4.9375 based on 64 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were perfect for our group and the staff was awesome! Food prepared by chefs was as good as any restaurant if not better.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Stunning Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The Groovy Gecko is by far the best vacation rental I've ever visited! Everything including Geri's helpfulness, Chef Domingo's cooking, the rest of the staff, the pool and beach, the rooms, and the entire house itself were all eceptional. Can't wait to be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation- Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

There were 4 couples (8 adults) and the house was Perfect. Geri did a wonderful job answering the many questions I had before our arrival. Geri and Mabel did a great job setting everything up for us. Domingo's food was delicious! We wish we had planned to use him more! We loved the outdoor kitchen and it and the pool is where we spent 90% of our time. We ate at several of the close restaurants and all the food was amazing - Ocean Maya, Bonefish Grill, Mangos to name a couple. It was very convenient to have the golf cart for a quick trip to the store or to grab a bite to eat. The ladies did a great job cleaning the house every day and even did our laundry! The only negative thing was the wifi but it's probably the best they can get. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than I imagined!

  • 5 of 5

This house and especially the staff were more than we imagined! We had 11 people in our party and the House was large enough to accommodate us all very comfortably. Chef Domingo was incredible and accommodated our changing schedules with a smile. The housekeeping staff were very friendly and kept the house immaculate each and every day of our 10 day stay. Maybel was extremely helpful in coordinating our excursions, transportation and even restaurant recommendations. I would highly recommend a stay at the Groovy Gecko to anyone considering it!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved every minute of it!

  • 5 of 5

We took my in-laws here for their 50th wedding anniversary with my husband's whole family-- there were 11 of us- 8 adults and 3 kids ages 4, 3, and 2. I can not say enough wonderful things about our vacation. Before we arrived, the homeowner Geri answered our many questions in a timely and enthusiastic manner. When we arrived, Mabel- the concierge- and the rest of the crew were amazing. If anything was wrong (we had a few air conditioners that were acting up), Javier was there within 10 minutes to fix it. The housekeeping staff were so very pleasant and took great care of us. We even added 2 extra days of Chefs Domingo and Manuel-- it was TOTALLY worth it. The food, the preperartion, and the presentation were all amazing. The kids were in the pool from 8am-5pm and LOVED being so close to the beach and having a shallow part of the pool for the little ones. I can not say enough wonderful things about our stay-- we really enjoyed it-- it was a trip of a lifetime, and I would HIGHLY recommend staying here. It was a delight. Thank you all for taking such wonderful care of us! The home and the staff made our trip a huge success!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An absolute paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The best vacation rental we've ever had! Working with the booking agent (thank you Geri) to the caretakers (thank you Mabel & Javier), the chefs (Domingo & Manuel) and the housekeepers (thank you Jasmine) was a pleasure in every meeting. The food was expertly prepared with consideration of our diets and needs and was delicious every time. I have to admit the lobster dinner was probably the best I've ever had. The house was well maintained and every problem we encountered was dealt with quickly and efficiently. The house was cleaned impeccably, laundry done expeditiously and returned without any mistakes and always with a cheerful smile. The arranged tours were exactly as they had been described to us and we felt were a great value. Every booking turned out to be a wonderful adventure (thank you again Mabel!). I can't imagine how the experience could be improved upon, truly a once in a lifetime vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Placencia Hotel
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Honduras and Independence
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Maya Beach Bistro
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $700

**Weekly rate applies only to Sat to Sat stays**
Reservations must start or end on Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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