Home, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12) *ask about cancellation policy*
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.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - Can smoke on outside patio or decksCan smoke on outside patio or decks
Max guests: 12
Incredible Home, Perfect for our Belizean Adventure
WOW...is the one word to describe the Villa Groovy Gecko, the owner/host, the staff, and the comfort. Our 2 families were treated exceptionally our entire week...from the cleaners, to the chefs, hosts, everyone involved. Geri was INCREDIBLE in her communication before, during and after our vacation. She coordinated all of our excursions, worked with us on our transportation, additional golf cart rental, gave us very detailed recommendations for all things Placencia. We couldn't have asked for a better experience with our rental and would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone looking to spend time in the beautiful area of Placencia. Our ONLY slight (and I mean very slight) disappointment was the distance of the house to the village of Placencia. We loved venturing to the village as the locals are so fun to visit with, the restaurants welcoming, fun etc. we just felt it was a bit far...however, it did NOT hinder our enjoyment, just feel the need to make you aware that it does take about 40 min via golf cart to get to the village. Thank you again Geri and staff for everything that you did to make our Spring Break 2020 with our 4 Seniors so memorable! #goodvibetribe
We had a great stay and Geri was amazing to work with. She assisted with our every need to make sure our trip was unforgettable from start to finish!!
Best of the best for a group (with or without kids)
We spent all week remarking how lucky we were to have picked Groovy Gecko for our trip. Beach, dock, pool, beautiful house, amazing team and staff to cater to every need, fantastic food. The property itself was the best we saw in the area and one of our favorites of all time (we rent a vrbo every year). It is spacious and private.
The house is beautiful. The house is very well laid out and super clean. There are two kitchens (one up and one down) that we took full advantage of. The beds are comfortable. Each room is quiet and has its own bathroom. The house keeping maintains everything for you.... so very relaxing.
The kids spent the morning at the beach, which has the perfect sand for building a castle and calm, warm and shallow waters. There is a dock that is shared by the three houses for fishing or dock jumping or snorkeling. We spent the afternoon at the pool, which has a great wide area for little kids to wade and a pool bar for drinks. The pool water was a great temperature. We kayaked multiple times a day. There were also stand up paddle boards.
We also saw a lot of wildlife without even leaving the property. Starfish, birds, jumping fish, dolphins, sting rays, manatees. The beach area is very sandy (great for wading), but you can still spot a few tropical fish if you snorkel offshore.
The 3 days of meal prep was a treat and made this truly a vacation. Stick with the recommended menu, you will love it. We went out to two restaurants - we loved maya beach bistro (you can get there on golf cart). We didn’t love barefoot bar, but our kids were sort of beyond tired and grumpy, so the issue might have been us.
Thanks to the entire Groovy Gecko team for making our week perfect.
The best grocery is Publics and a ten minute drive from the house ... I went to four grocery stores, this was certainly the best for variety and quality.
The drive down there from BZE in the dark was a nail bitter. After we saw it during the light of day, it was totally fine, but I’d try to drive during the day if you can. Or pay to fly down from BZE
You’ll need bug spray...... it is the tropics folks, bugs are part of the package.
House and location everything we needed and wanted
Location & house all we wanted was perfect for our group of 10
Amazing property the staff are spectacular a wonderful stay
We had five couples staying at GroovyGecko Lots of privacy each suite had a private bath. The grounds are amazing the staff are courteous and pleasant would come back in a heartbeat.
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.