|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
This magnificent two story private waterfront beach house is directly located on The Caribbean Sea in Placencia, Belize. Outstanding features radiate luxury and beauty throughout this exquisite 4+ Bedroom, 4.5 Bath residence. The home was completed in late 2008. COMPLETE WITH NEW PRIVATE POOL AND LARGE COVERED OCEAN PIER.
The main home is two stories consisting of over 4,000 of living area and covered patios directly overlooking the ocean and beach.
A great view over the lagoon of the Mayan Mountains from upstairs living area and street side covered deck can also be had from the front side of home.
Wake up each morning in either of the 2nd floor mirrored master bedroom suites to the sun rising over the private secluded white sand beach and ocean.
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, watch sun go down from large covered pier or retire upstairs to enjoy a drink at the large full walk around bar, complete with 50'' flat screen TV.
Just 1.5 miles from new casino and golf course currently being constructed. Ideally located to provide for a very private beach setting yet close to fine dinning and other upscale resorts in an exclusive section of Placencia. Just 10 minutes from Placencia Village and air strip.
24 hour caretaker / conceirge, daily maid service and use of nearby resort pool and amenities.
Included with rental is the use of hotel pool and other amenities just 1.5 miles away (in addition to private pool at home).
Other features of the home include:: Privacy Fence with gate at entrance.
Home is decorated, fully furnished and outfitted.
Custom high end construction and finish out.
All high end natural stone flooring throughout with no carpet.
DAILY MAID SERVICE INCLUDED with rental.
Use of 4 seat gas golf cart
24 hour caretaker / concerge
Meal preparation by on-site staff available for an additional charge.
On-site Laundry Facilities and washing of guest clothing by staff included in daily rental.
Use of kayaks and bicycles at home
Staff apartment, laundry room and storage lockers are located in detached building on the property.
The Tipsy Gecko is the only vacation rental that we are aware of in Placencia that offers ALL of the following at a very reasonable price:
GREAT ONSITE STAFF, 4+BEDROOMS, PRIVATE BEACH, PRIVATE OCEAN PIER, PRIVATE POOL, GATED WITH PRIVATE PARKING, GOLF CART INCLUDED IN RENTAL, PRIVATE LAGOON LOT AND PIER, CENTRAL A/C IN EVERY ROOM!!
Property owned by familiy from Texas that built home and use it frequently. Home was designed with two master suites upstairs, a full large walk around bar and entertainment area and covered outside balcony. Specifically designed so two or more families with kids can spread out and enjoy their stay in a private beach setting and enjoy all Belize has to offer.
On site staff are a very friendly young Mayan couple that speak great english and make you feel at home. They are extremely trust worthy and guest can arrange for wife to baby sit, if they want to leave smaller children to go diving or enjoy a great meal out.
Kelley Snodgres purchased this house in 2008
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 word. 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.
While the continued improvements at the home like the large covered ocean pier and just finished pool on beach make leaving the home hard to do, PLACENCIA OFFERS THE WHOLE BELIZE EXPERIENCE!
Large private home and beach can comfortable accommodate up to four 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. Daily maid service, and guest clothes laundry service provided with rental.
ONLY VACATION RENTAL THAT I AM AWARE OF IN PLACENCIA THAT OFFERS ALL OF THE FOLLOWING - 4+ BEDROOMS ALL WITH PRIVATE LARGE BATHS, ONSITE STAFF, PRIVATE POOL, PRIVATE OCEAN PIER, CENTRAL A/C, PRIVATE BEACH, GOLF CART INCLUDED WITH RENTAL!
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.
Our stay the Villa Tipsy Gecko was fantastic. The property is beautiful and very well maintained. It was like staying at our own personal resort. The bedrooms are spacious and the bathrooms like spas. The ability to walk out the back door and have access to a private pool and beach was wonderful. We took full advantage of the kayaks and paddle boards. The support staff were outstanding. They were efficient and unobtrusive. They were both very friendly and always helpful. They really are a treasure and the property management should be grateful for such conscientious employees. Chef Domingo was also wonderful and if we could take him home with us we would. It was such a treat to have someone cook meals for us. Access to the golf cart allowed us to get groceries and to go bowling and have meals at Mango's and Mayan beach resort. Both wonderful. We did not miss having a car at all because we booked our excursions thru a company in Placenia - I think the name was Pirates cove - run by Shane and Rosario. They picked us up at the house for the Mayan ruin tours and by boat on the lagoon side for the snorkeling and Monkey River excursions. All in all our stay at the Tipsy Gecko was everything we hoped for and more. A vacation we will never forget. I would highly recommend this property for anyone looking to vacation in Belize. You won't be disappointed.
We had 4 couples staying at the Tipsy Gecko for a week and we all loved it. Domingo prepared wonderful meals and we ate at the Green Parrot most of the rest of the time since about everything else was closed while we were there. We would highly recommend the Green Parrot for meals. We rented a car for one day and went to the waterfall which is a must. Splash took us on a great snorkeling trip. The golf cart was an asset and we used it to take us everywhere else. Most restaurants and shops were closed during October but it was very peaceful and quiet.
WOW! There are not enough words to describe how wonderful this house is. My family uses VRBO for most of our holiday travels and this is the best place we have ever stayed. The pictures do a good job of showing the beauty of the house and the grounds. Javier and Mabel were fantastic. We had an adventure getting to the house leaving B. C.at 4:40pm which meant driving most of the way in the dark. How great it was to walk in to the house and find it cool and a fresh pitcher of rum punch which was truly needed after that drive! Javier took care of every question or issue we had quickly. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary while there. Mabel and her helper set up a beautiful flower display on our bed spelling out happy anniversary that touched our hearts. DOMINGO. Again not enough words to say how great his cooking was. He even showed us his special recipe for the key lime pie! We wanted him to do all the cooking! It was tough to let him go next door! Our last day with him he made us a picnic lunch and we invited him and his family to join us at the local waterfall. A must see. It was probably one of the most beautiful sights we saw. General comments: *The 5 gallon water at the house was appreciated but thought it would be better if it was on a water cooler. The dispensing system was a bit awkward. * the bugs were terrible and we were told by several locals it has been a bad year. Even with using spray we found it hard to be out at night which was too bad as the night lighting on the grounds was beautiful and subtle. *Sept is the time many local businesses shut down for annual repairs for 1 week to 4 or 5 weeks. Many of the suggested places to eat were closed for repairs.*We had our anniversary dinner at Rum Fish which was very very good. The owner with a little help from my sister announced our anniversary and then played "our song"! * We used Omar and Niko (Belize Inland Tours) for the cave tubing and zip line tour. They were a lot of fun. It was a long drive to get to them but worth it. If you rent a car and drive down dont do like we did and get a little sedan. Originally our reservation was for a small SUV and I wish we would have stuck with that. If you are not on the main highways some of the roads are nothing but pot hole after pot hole and not much pavement. We bottomed out on almost every "Bump" or "Hump" we went over as we had 5 to a car. We didnt have enough clearance.
We will be back!
Wow, what a great house and property. The pier by far being the place all 8 of us (4 adults and 4 kids) spent most of our time because it was amazing. With the fishing and the constant caribbean breeze it didn't get much better. The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed and then some. Javier and Mabel were awesome! Domingo a must for your meals. We felt his food out did the food at the restaurants! Snorkeling through Splash was a huge hit for all of us! We would have stayed longer if we had the chance and would love to go back! Kathy and David were great getting us the information we needed in planning our first trip to Belize. Thanks so much!!!
Every expectation was overly exceeded! Starting from the professional and courteous owners and also having wonderful housing staff and maintenance to amenities and conveniency for all sorts of attractions and entertainment. Not only was there a handy binder full of ideas to enjoy your stay but David and Kathy were also able to provide helpful information and suggestions for most, if not all, of the attractions. The housekeeping was exceptional. Clean clothes and towels along with a spotless living area each day, made it hard to leave when the time came.
Whether you prefer a private vacation or enjoy meeting new people, this place has its own beachfront pier and private pool or within minutes, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery with local and/or tourist company at resorts, on either side of the house. As if the house isn't fulfilling enough itself, there is transportation provided to nearby excursions and entertainment ranging from zip line and bowling to snorkeling or fishing, and so much more. Grocery stores and restaurants are also conveniently located just down the street from the house, for easy and delicious dining experiences. I could not have been more pleased with my experience at the Tipsy Gecko!! I'd rank this trip a 10, and will be returning in the near future!!!
This house provided everything needed to enjoy the Placencia Peninsula. The beauty of the natural landscape that surrounds the property is breathless. It is also conveniently located to nearby resorts, stores, restaurants. The transportation provided makes it easy to get into the town, hit excursions like zip lining and hiking Mayan ruins, or head to the fishing and snorkeling companies.
The house itself is an perfect blend of beauty and functionality. The pier has a zen like quality. The pool and back porch is great for relaxing or socializing. The interior has all the modern amenities including wifi access. There is a plethora of space. The on property help also does a wonderful job of keeping the house clean and ensuring all your needs are met when anything arises.
This property will ensure that your stay will be memorable. To recommend this property would be understating how wonderful this place is.
Private secluded beachfront home, north Maya Beach location is close to three of the best restaurants on the Peninsula. Excellent private beach at home complete with pool, and private covered ocean pier. Fish and watch as the sun sets over lagoon and mountains from the dock located on the private lagoon lot across street (included with rental).
Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, Wildlife Viewing
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
3 Jan 2015 - 31 Jul 2015
6 night minimum stay
1 Aug 2015 - 5 Sep 2015
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$700|
Use of 4 seat gas golf cart
Daily maid service and 24 hour onsite staff
Use of kayaks and bicycles at home
Use of shared pier at the home
Use of Placencia Hotel Pool and amenities
Transfers to/from Placencia airstrip
High speed wi-fi internet and free phone service to/from USA
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.