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Beautiful 5 bedroom ocean front home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 343 m²
Property type house
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:




PRIVATE CHEF (3 days included with weekly rental)







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


We only have linens for the above mentioned beds and do not have any foldaway beds.

More Details

Geriann Beck
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 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 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.


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:
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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
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.


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Beautiful 5 bedroom ocean front home
average rating of 4.9298244 based on 57 reviews

Comfortable, upscale beachfront lodging!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome family vacation!

Wonderful house with nice decor, modern accommodations. The beds (and pillows) were very comfortable. En suite bathrooms in every bedroom. Backyard pool, furniture, pier and private beach were great. Snorkeling from the immediate beach was pleasant, safe. We loved having the sea kayaks at our disposal and they made for a nice paddle out to False Caye for better snorkeling. Grounds were spotless and daily service was top notch. Caretaker welcome and support was excellent. The personal chef put the vacation over the top - nothing like spending a few relaxing days without any worry for food prep!

Access to Placencia village is better with a car if you plan on visiting local restaurants. Also, consider car rental if you want to explore surrounding. We visited the jaguar preserve for a waterfall hike, took a snorkeling tour to Silk Caye and drove in to village a few times for lunch/dinner and to purchase fresh-caught seafood from the arriving fishermen. The grocery in Seine Bight was close, easy.

Location is relatively quiet and beach will never be crowded. However, because of topography of Placencia Peninsula, the neighboring houses and main road are close, audible. This not a totally isolated property surrounded by nature sounds only. You will share the beach with a few neighbors and hear the intermittently passing car.

We would return, for sure. Our kids consider it one of our best vacations ever!

  • Review Submitted: 09/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house, staff and especially the meals prepared were above & beyond what was expected.

  • Review Submitted: 28/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully maintained and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 9 was very comfortable in this beautifully maintained house. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and pleasant (and the prepared meals were delicious). Our chef prepared the lion fish that the scuba divers in our group had shot earlier in the day. What a special treat! Good restaurants nearby. We especially enjoyed the Bistro and that was an easy bike or golf cart ride away. The village of Placencia is an easy 15-20 minutes away. We highly recommend this VRBO.

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 04/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 31/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 11/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit AU$932.19

**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