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Beautiful 5 bedroom ocean front home

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

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:

CONCIERGE SERVICE

DAILY MAID SERVICE

24 HOUR CARETAKER

PRIVATE CHEF (3 days included with weekly rental)

USE OF NEW 4 SEAT GAS GOLF CART

ONSITE LAUNDRY AND WASHING OF GUESTS CLOTHING BY ONSITE STAFF

USE OF KAYAKS 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

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

**DISCLAIMER***

We only have linens for the above mentioned beds and do not have any foldaway beds.

More Details

Owner
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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 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.

Amenities

Maya Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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5

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

Just as advertised. Great house and great management. I would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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5

Comfortable, upscale beachfront lodging!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome family vacation!

Wonderful house with nice decor, modern accommodations. The beds (and pillows) were very comfortable. En suite bathrooms in every bedroom. Backyard pool, furniture, pier and private beach were great. Snorkeling from the immediate beach was pleasant, safe. We loved having the sea kayaks at our disposal and they made for a nice paddle out to False Caye for better snorkeling. Grounds were spotless and daily service was top notch. Caretaker welcome and support was excellent. The personal chef put the vacation over the top - nothing like spending a few relaxing days without any worry for food prep!

Access to Placencia village is better with a car if you plan on visiting local restaurants. Also, consider car rental if you want to explore surrounding. We visited the jaguar preserve for a waterfall hike, took a snorkeling tour to Silk Caye and drove in to village a few times for lunch/dinner and to purchase fresh-caught seafood from the arriving fishermen. The grocery in Seine Bight was close, easy.

Location is relatively quiet and beach will never be crowded. However, because of topography of Placencia Peninsula, the neighboring houses and main road are close, audible. This not a totally isolated property surrounded by nature sounds only. You will share the beach with a few neighbors and hear the intermittently passing car.

We would return, for sure. Our kids consider it one of our best vacations ever!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

The house, staff and especially the meals prepared were above & beyond what was expected.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Beautifully maintained and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 9 was very comfortable in this beautifully maintained house. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and pleasant (and the prepared meals were delicious). Our chef prepared the lion fish that the scuba divers in our group had shot earlier in the day. What a special treat! Good restaurants nearby. We especially enjoyed the Bistro and that was an easy bike or golf cart ride away. The village of Placencia is an easy 15-20 minutes away. We highly recommend this VRBO.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for an earthly Paradise, The Groovy Gecko is it! Fantastic fresh food is prepared and served by the chefs, thank you Domingo and Manuel! And too many other amenities to name. I came home feeling completely rested and rejuvenated. What an amazing place!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Maya Beach Hotel 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..."
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Placencia
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.

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Rates & Availability

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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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