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Wonderful 5 bedroom private beachfront house on Caribbean Sea

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms and 4.5 Baths, Private Pool and Ocean Pier (Sleeps 11-13)

Villa Tipsy Gecko is a magnificent large very open two story private waterfront beach house located directly on the Caribbean Sea in Placencia, Belize. Renovated in 2018, outstanding features radiate luxury and beauty throughout this exquisite 5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath residence. (5th bedroom does not have its own bath, but a half bath across the hall). Home is meticulously maintained by full time onsite staff and very active owners that continue to invest in property and make improvements like the private pool on beach and large covered ocean pier with bar, hammocks, and lounge chairs.

The main home is two stories consisting of over 4,000 sq ft of living area and covered patios directly over looking a private beach, private covered ocean pier. A great view over the lagoon and the Mayan Mountains can also be had from upstairs living area and upstairs bedroom on the front side of home.

Upstairs in the home you will find two master bedrooms suites each directly over looking the ocean that provide breathtaking views. Each master suite includes a large private bathroom, balcony and huge walk in showers. A large living area and full size walk around bar, complete with 50' flat screen TV and private covered balcony are located between the two master bedrooms making an ideal setting for two couples to use the home at the same time. Another bedroom with a full/twin bunk bed set up, is also located upstairs. This bedroom does not have its own bath but there is a half bath across the hall. The two remaining bedrooms are located on the first floor, each with its own private bath.

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 or retire upstairs to enjoy a drink at the large full walk around bar, complete with 50' flat screen TV, or sit on the adjacent large covered 2nd floor balcony.

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 20 minutes from Placencia Village and air strip.

Calendar on VRBO is accurate and updated. If dates desired are not shown as available please check out our other 2 beach homes (VRBO Listing #502818 and 663419) located next door on beach. Home can sleep up to 36 when combined with listing 502818 and 663419 located next door on the beach.

Other features of the home include:

* Privacy Fence with driveway gate.

* Home is decorated, fully furnished and outfitted.

* Custom high end construction and finish out, all high end natural stone flooring throughout with no carpet in home.

* Main living areas are on the first floor so ideally for those not wanting to navigate stairs to get to the kitchen or living area.

* Home is complete with 150 foot covered ocean pier, private pool in back yard of home on beach, and large lagoon lot across the street with pier and garden.

Following items are INCLUDED with rental:



PRIVATE CHEF SERVICES (3 days included with weekly rental, food and beverages not included)








Detached staff apartment, laundry room and storage lockers are located in separate building on the property.

Conceirge service by onsite care taker. Prior to your arrival, you will be sent an email to plan your menu and the chef will offer to pre-purchase any groceries you might like.

Bedroom Setup:

Bedroom 1 First Floor - 1 Queen

Bedroom 2 First Floor - 1 Queen

Master Suite 1 Second Floor - 1 King

Master Suite 2 Second Floor - 1 Queen

Living Room First Floor - 1 Pull Out Sofa

Bedroom Second Floor - Full/Twin Bunk Bed

1 Pack and Play (crib) and 1 Portable High Chair Booster Seat

Keywords: Amazing Beach ocean front home, directly on Caribbean Sea with large ocean pier, private pool, private beach

More Details

Property Manager
Bob Hubberts
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Bob Hubberts

We love our home because it easily can accommodate a big group and allows you to just sit and relax; swimming in the private pool or in the sea, relaxing on the pier, floating in the sea, or sitting out on the upstairs balcony or covered patio. We also love all the activities in the area and enjoy using the kayaks and other water sports equipment available at the house to enjoy the sea or the lagoon.

Home was built in 2008 and was designed with two master suites upstairs, a full large walk around bar and entertainment area and covered outside balcony. Specifically designed so multiple 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 local 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.

Bob Hubberts purchased this house in 2014

Why Bob Hubberts chose Maya Beach

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 world. The 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.


What makes this house unique

Large private home and beach can comfortable accommodate up to five 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. The fifth bedroom upstairs can sleep 3 in a twin over full bunk bed.

Daily maid service, and guest clothes laundry service provided with rental.


Guestbook comments from the manager

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.
May 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Maya Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Large walk in Shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , large walk in shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , large walk in shower
    Full 4 - toilet , bath with shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • 3 bedrooms have private baths with large stand up showers, 1 downstairs bedroom has tub/shower. 1 half bath with a toilet and sink
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed
    Master 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Master 2 - 1 large double bed
    Upstairs Bedroom Bunk Beds - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
  • Baby pack and play crib in closet at home and a couch in the downstairs living area makes into queen size pull out bed. The large leather sectional couch in the upstairs living room can sleep two very comfortably. Upstairs Office can be used as a bedroom as well.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wooden decking
  • 3 bicycles
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • car optional
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • caves
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
A Pier on lagoon and large covered pier on ocean. 3 bicycles and 2-2 person ocean kayaks at home for use no charge. 6 seater gas golf cart also available with rental at no charge. CAN HAVE UP TO 36 GUESTS WHEN COMBINED WITH VRBO LISTING 502818 & 663419 LOCATED NEXT DOOR


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Wonderful 5 bedroom private beachfront house on Caribbean Sea
average rating of 4.876923 based on 66 reviews

Relaxing and right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I brought two of our sons, their wifes and their 1 year old babies. The house was perfect for the family. Mabel greeted us in the house with rum punch and chips. So considerate. Babies could take naps and my wife and I would baby sit so the couples could paddle board or kayak ( all provided with the house). The staff even washed our cloths. Domingo made meals for us on 3 seperate days. Excellent and allowed all of us to relax. AC went out one night but Javier was right on it and got it fixed right away. Felt at home. Our own private beach and the area was awesome. Worth every cent. Won’t find places like this very often. Great place for families, a group of couples, or just a romantic get away.

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medfield, MA

I Belize we loved the Tipsy Gecko!

  • 5 of 5

Great week at the Tipsy Gecko.

From the day the staff greeted our family to the day we left it was great!

We traveled with friends. Our family of 4 (2 kids & 2 adults) & their family of 6 (4 kids & 2 adults)

The kids loved the pool (ages 6 to 13), beach, dock & water toys!

We loved the chef. Meals were amazing! They even coordinated the grocery purchases for the week!

Loved the golf cart & access to the next door hotel.

Zip lined & did a lazy river tour! Chartered a yacht.

All great!

Bob, the owner could have not been more helpful & response!

Thank you again!

The Wilsons & Herricks!

  • Review Submitted: 27/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house had every amenity and was cleaned to perfection daily. We loved every minute! Only down side... It was windy all week, so we couldn’t snorkel or SUP in front of the house. But we enjoyed the pool and dock. The staff and chef were awesome! Will come back!

  • Review Submitted: 07/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The place was perfect! Staff was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Great house! Beach was beautiful. Great location. Staff was great. Domingo cooked wonderful meals. Will definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 01/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific Place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 9 and this house worked great for us. The Staff was great and very helpful. Mabel helped book all the excursions and let us know when and where to be ready to go. Our group did snorkeling, fishing, Chocolate Tour, Ruins, Monkey River Tour, Waterfall Repelling/Zip-lining. The Chef Manuel did a yummy job of keeping us feed. Bob the Owner was very easy to work with and was a wealth of information on my zillions of questions! I would highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 28/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA, United States

Wonderful Family Vacation Destination

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a 3 week trip to Belize over Holiday break, with our first week spent in Placencia at the Villa Tipsy Gecko.. Our group consisted of 4 adults and 4 teenagers. Our stay at the Tipsy Gecko was outstanding, a real highlight of our entire time in Belize. The home itself is beautiful, and we had more than enough room for all 8 of us to be comfortable. It is a gorgeous house situated on a lovely stretch of beach. The pool is perfect to lounge around, and while we were kept busy during the day with snorkeling activities it was such a treat to come back late afternoon to the Tipsy Gecko and swim in the pool and cook dinner. The deck off of the beach was another one of our favorite spots to swim and socialize - we started every morning there having coffee and ended every afternoon having happy hour drinks. What made the house a true five star experience was the level of hospitality and care that the property manager and the on-site staff showed. The house, not to mention the beach, was kept clean and tidy, and they even offered to help with our laundry when we needed it. Bob, the manager, connected us with an excellent chef, as well as a pro dive shop and use of a treadmill out of the nearby Hotel Placencia. The use of their golf cart was also appreciated. We were sad to leave Placencia having had such a wonderful stay - we will definitely be back!! Thank you Tipsy Gecko!

  • Review Submitted: 05/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Placencia Hotel, Maya Beach Hotel, Mangos, etc
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Honduras and Independence
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Placencia Hotel, Maya Beach Hotel

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 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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Maya Beach

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
6 night minimum stay
mid Season 2018 (2)
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season 2018 (2)
17 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
Holiday 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2019 (1)
5 Jan 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
6 night minimum stay
Mid Season 2019 (1)
27 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
6 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
6 night minimum stay
Mid Season 2019 (2)
27 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
6 night minimum stay
Fall 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
High Season 2019 (2)
16 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
6 night minimum stay
Holiday 2019
21 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$949.55

Rate includes:
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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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