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5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
5
Half Baths
1
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:

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Geriann Beck

Property owned by 2 families from Texas that have been visiting and building in Placencia since 2001.

On site staff are a very friendly young local couple that speak great English and make you feel at home. They are extremely professional, trust worthy and guests can arrange for wife to baby sit, if they want to leave smaller children to go diving or enjoy a great meal out.

Geriann Beck purchased this house in 2013

Why Geriann Beck chose Placencia Peninsula

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

5 Bedroom Private Beach Front Custom Home with Pool
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 43 reviews
Northern California
5

Fantastic Property with great on-the-ground team

  • 5 of 5

Located in the Maya Beach area of the Placencia peninsula, this house really has all you need for a great time. The five bedrooms and baths are all very spacious and nicely appointed. We were there with just our family, but I could see how this could be fantastic for several couples (next time). The team on the ground was great. Everything was spotless from start to finish, including full maid service (and laundry service if you like) each day. The chef was flexible and did a great job, bring your appetite, especially for desserts. The on-site concierge also was very helpful arranging everything from transportation to/from Belize City to bespoke outings. The only possibly negative thing I could come up with is you are close to the main (only) road connecting the peninsula, and cars go by there pretty fast and loud -- nothing you can do about it. It's not an issue at night, just during the day. If someone had small kids, that would be a concern. We just turned up the music at the pool! The property is completely as advertised. Book it and have a blast. Just wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amarillo, Texas
5

Groovy!

  • 5 of 5

We have had the privilege of staying in this beautiful home on two occasions! It is a wonderful entertaining home and very comfortable. A great house for a big group. The staff is helpful and very friendly and all of our expectations have been met each trip.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond Texas
5

Groovey Gecko stay

  • 5 of 5

This is my second stay at the Groovey Gecko. The staff is wonderful and food is always great. If you want a place to fully relax, this is the place to stay in Maya Beach. Perfect setting for pool side ocean view. Accommodations are 5 star.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A gorgeous place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group on 10 adults and 2 (2 year old) twins....and we were more than comfortable here!! Room to be together - room to spread out!! The house is as pictured....breathtaking! We were picked up by Javier from the Placencia airport and taken to the house where we were greeted by Mabel who had prepared a "welcome" drink and snack! From there - the week went quickly! Daily laundry (if you wish) - what a treat!!! Don't need to pack a lot!! The meals prepared by George and Domingo were amazing! We opted to have breakfast and dinner 3 nights - giving us flexibility to go out and explore the nearby area restaurants (which are quite plentiful and very, very good! In particular, the MAYA BEACH BISTRO - just down the road) The grounds are immaculate (pool cleaned daily - before you are even up!).

Wifi is quick and reliable - we had a couple of down moments - but that was easily resolved by rebooting (again, if you've ever done it at home - it's the same procedure here!)

The location of this house is a bit farther out from Placencia than I had thought. We were lucky to have a couple of vehicles to drive into town (15 minute drive.....about a 30+ minute drive each way in the provided golf cart.) We did not use the bicycles - the road in front seems quite well traveled - but others we spoke to said it wasn't an issue (as the locals ride bikes and so the cars are use to bicycles on the road.) We also found out later there is a local bus that travels the road all the time - and it is easily accessible (and very affordable - I believe $1 each way)...that would have been fun to use when the weather too nasty to use the golf cart and vehicles were not available.

The only other thing to be aware of - and we are, after all, in the tropics! The no-see-ums were quite prolific! (Some of our group were attacked - others not at all.) We did take bug spray (with DEET)...again, worked for some - not for others! We heard from a local to rub Vicks on your legs to prevent the bites (probably the eucalyptus scent keeps them away - maybe!)...we would have tried that as the bugs were very active at this time.

All in all - GORGEOUS! RELAXING! A wonderful support staff to help you with everything you might want or need!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great group trip

  • 4 of 5

We traveled with 4 couples to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday and the house met all of our needs and more. The staff did a great job with housekeeping and handling the logistics of getting all of us picked up and dropped off. The pool was cleaned every morning by 9am so that we could use it when we wished. We used the golf cart every day to buy more supplies (beer) from the grocery in Maya Beach as well. Chef Domingo makes created the most amazing meals, including a birthday cake for my wife.

We were able to watch most of the college and pro football games and the internet worked great while we were there. Our only negative had nothing to do with the house itself, but there were a lot of biting insects that hit several members of our group while lounging around the pool and outdoor kitchen, anything that could be done to reduce those would improve the guest experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do a monthly spray for the sand flies at all three geckos but if there has been a lot of rain and not much breeze they are pests no mater what you do. Antihistamines help with the itching!
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Houston TX
5

Best Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best vacations I have been on. The staff was great and helped booked various adventures for us. We had 5 couples and all of us had the times of our life. Thank you Domingo & Mikey for the great food you cooked. Thanks to the ladies for taking care of our rooms and our clothes. Thank you Mabel for booking the massages. Again. Awesome

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 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 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

Maya Beach 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
Jan 8 2017 - Jul 29 2017
6 night minimum stay
$930
$6,100
 
 
summer 2017
Jul 30 2017 - Sep 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
$775
$4,900
 
 
fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$650
$4,000
 
 
high 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
$930
$6,100
 
 
holiday 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$8,750
 
 
High Season (1) 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Jul 27 2018
6 night minimum stay
$930
$6,100
 
 
Summer 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
$930
$6,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$930
$6,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700
Tax Rate 9.0%

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

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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.
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:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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