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Beautiful 5 bedroom ocean front home

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 343 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 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
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

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 Belize

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.

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.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Maya Beach

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 343 m²
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 , bath with shower , on second floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , on ground floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , on ground floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure , 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 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , can be converted to 1 king bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed
  • 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
  • horse 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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • caving
  • 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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Beautiful 5 bedroom ocean front home
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5

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!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Vacation house, accommodations and staff EVER

  • 5 of 5

Groovy Gecko is absolutely "groovy".

It all started with Geri making sure our group of 12 had all of the relevant information before arriving in belize and driving to the house. Upon arrival to the house Mabel greeted us with an awesome drink then provided us with more information about the house and took care of our vacation needs from group massages, to fishing, and other excursions. The staffing cleaning the house deserve a lot of credit for keeping things so clean and taking care of the laundry. The stay wouldnt have been as memorable if it wasnt for Domingo and Manuel, the best chefs on the island, in our minds. The meal options were great and they accommodated our numerous requests for Belize snacks, food, and flavors without hesitation.

We've stayed at 5 star resorts and was never treated as good as the staff at Groovy Gecko treated.

We will be back to Groovy Gecko again, but not in August when mosquitoes and sand flies eat you alive.

This was truly the best vacation EVER.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely an awesome property! A beautiful, spacious house right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd stay at Groovy Gecko and we can't wait to go back again. You couldn't ask for a better view! Just step out on the back deck overlooking the pool, beach, and ocean all in one. There were 11 of us and more than enough room with everything we needed to have a great vacation. With a fantastic house staff, chef, and caretaker, all we had to worry about was how we wanted to enjoy the day in Belize! Of course all the amenities were there to make the choices easy! On the few times we actually left the property, we had an excellent time visiting the private waterfall, shopping at the local Placencia village, bowling at Belize's only alley, and hanging out at the Placencia resort (included). Otherwise, it was just relaxing by the pool and beach at a 5 star property! I highly recommend the Groovy Gecko!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Well kept & comfortable but we had continued issues with wifi & power.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location, excellent staff, conveniently located to local restaurants & attractions.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning home and location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group of people and had a wonderful time. The home is beautiful, beach is amazing, and staff very friendly and know everything about the local scene.

The people we met were all so fun and helpful. Little tip, if someone offers to do something for you find out how much it costs in advance. We got burned on this early.

We loved Belize and Geri is a fabulous host. Can't wait for the next opportunity to come back.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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GROOVY GECKO

  • 5 of 5

Groovy Gecko Villa is a perfect location. Our stay was absolutely amazing in every way. The staff was eceptional and made our stay and prepared meals beyond wonderful. Highly recommend this property for beauty, rest and relaxation and endless opportunity for fun in and around Placencia..Thank you again!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Maya Beach

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
fall 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$825
A$5,077
 
 
high 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
A$1,180
A$7,743
 
 
holiday 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$11,106
 
 
High Season (1) 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
6 night minimum stay
A$1,180
A$7,743
 
 
mid (1) 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
A$984
A$6,220
 
 
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
6 night minimum stay
A$1,180
A$7,743
 
 
mid (2) 2018
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
A$984
A$6,220
 
 
Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$825
A$5,077
 
 
High Season (2) 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
A$1,180
A$7,743
 
 
holiday 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
A$11,106
 
 
High season (1)
5 Jan 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
6 night minimum stay
A$1,180
A$7,743
 
 
mid (1) 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
6 night minimum stay
A$984
A$6,220
 
 
summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
6 night minimum stay
A$1,180
A$7,743
 
 
mid (2) 2019
27 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
6 night minimum stay
A$984
A$6,220
 
 
fall 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
6 night minimum stay
A$825
A$5,077
 
 
high season (2) 2019
16 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
6 night minimum stay
A$1,180
A$7,743
 
 
Holiday 2019
21 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
A$11,106
 
 
high season (1) 2020
4 Jan 2020 - 24 Apr 2020
6 night minimum stay
A$1,180
A$7,743
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
A$1,180
A$7,743
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$888.51
Tax Rate 9.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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