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

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 8-12)

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.


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:


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  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets considered

Judy (in Texas)

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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.

Judy (in Texas) 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.


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

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Property Reviews

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Luxury Private Beach Front Home with Pool and Ocean Pier in Placencia
average rating of 4.878788 based on 34 reviews
Luxury Private Beach Front Home with Pool and Ocean Pier in Placencia
+1 940 453-0066
Placencia Belize

Great place, great staff!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Had a great time, everything was as presented.
Alex Szabo
Luxury Private Beach Front Home with Pool and Ocean Pier in Placencia
+1 940 453-0066
Placencia Belize

Even better than our expectations!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We just returned from a week stay at the Tipsy Gecko with friends and we were not disappointed. The pictures online accurately portray the house and we certainly were not missing anything. David and Kathy's recommendations were very helpful and much appreciated. We rented a car and drove to Placencia from Belize City. We were glad to have a vehicle to drive our larger group into town, but it certainly would not be necessary. The golf cart, provided cell phone and free calls to the states were greatly appreciated as well. Javier and Mabel were pleasant and always helpful whether we needed directions or help with anything in the house. And the daily maid service and laundry was a great bonus! The construction next door was not a deterrence and really was not too noisy and the workers did not bother us at all. We ate at many of the recommended restaurants and also bought fresh seafood off the pier and cooked at the house. We were fortunate to be in Placencia the last week of lobster season so it was plentiful everywhere. We enjoyed some of the best seafood we've ever had in Belize. We have already recommended the house to several of our friends and we hope to be back ourselves again soon! Hands down one of the best vacations we've ever had!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
Luxury Private Beach Front Home with Pool and Ocean Pier in Placencia
+1 940 453-0066
Placencia Belize
Margate New Jersey

seasoned traveler

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate with us and it rained most of the week. A few issues with the house that I wanted to discuss with you. First, I think someone should have informed us before we rented the villa that there was a house within 100 feet that was under construction. I am sure you know about it because Dave informed me it was a property owned by the association. Banging all day long beginning at 8am until 5, the men working on the home openly urinated on the property and when they had the need to poop they crossed our property and walked into the woods on the right of Tipsy Gecko, not nice. In the States all construction sites have port of potties, but I understand where we were. I had my Niece and her friend (younger) and they informed me it was very uncomfortable to sit by the pool with the workers looking at them from the roof of the house. The house had no beach chairs and the pool chairs were too heavy to drag onto the beach to get away from the noise and peepers.

When we arrived there was no outside lights that worked. They had a guy come to the house on Monday to work on them and he could not get them working, my nephew is an electrician and he took the time out of his vacation and helped them with that issue and we managed to get lights outside and on the dock.

This next one really was an issue for me. i have been renting villa's for 30 years and this has NEVER happened to me. I went to the store only to return to Haviar showing a couple through our house. When I asked him what he was doing he informed me they were someone that was renting the construction site next year and he asked one of my friends if it was ok to show them all through the house. First, you tell us to lock everything up, put everything in the safe when your not around, don't leave anything out or someone will take them. Well, because someone was home we didn't do all that only to have strangers brought in and WALKED all through the place including into our bedrooms. I'm sorry this was wrong. I'm sure there could have been another way, drawings, photos something other than to interrupt and disturb our time.

No Bikes (told they were inoperable)
No beach chairs
No ping pong table

The housekeepers were amazing, came everyday to spruce up the house and do the laundry. Really nice touch since we spent so much time inside with the weather and the noise. We managed to get some food in the country and the kitchen was nicely stocked to suppo
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: This is a classic example of can not please everyone as they say.

Yes a new home is being constructed next door around a 100 feet way as per her review. There is a large temporary wood fence constructed around site to screen it and we got the workers to start at 8 and limit noise until until after 9. Have since got on workers for walking on public beach and they assure me they will not in future - fortunately house is well along in construction and will be done in early May of 14.

There are at least 8 large custom made wood chaise lounges by the pool and on the pier not to mention regular chairs in the beach cabana. Apparently the nice wood chairs were not in the exact spot they wanted them and were "to heavy to move by yourself". Yes they are heavy as they are custom hardwood chairs but certainly can be moved by one or two or the full time caretaker if anyone would have asked him to move them to a different spot, etc. Ping pong table is under large palapa on lagoon lot under a cover - right next too our personal fishing kayaks that I let them use to go fishing in the lagoon. Agree that of the 5 bicycles at home only one or two work proper. We are shipping down 5 new ones in Feb as can not buy decent ones in Belize to hold up to salt water, etc.

Yes the lights on the pier were out on the day she arrived as she was told upon arrival and that electrician would be there on Monday to fix as they did not get finished rewiring from house. We had been having problems with a short in wire from house to pier when it rained so on Saturday the had rewired the whole pier but ran out of daylight to finish.

As review said caretaker asked one of the other couples staying at home if he could show a couple looking at property the inside of home. Again, ASKED if okay and when said YES showed them the inside of home. It certainly was not a big deal to show them inside of home as they were looking at other home anyway, etc. and apparently not a big deal to the other couple staying at house either.

We strive to make sure everyone has a good time in Belize and at our home!
Helpful votes: 1/1
Luxury Private Beach Front Home with Pool and Ocean Pier in Placencia
+1 940 453-0066
Placencia Belize
Brownsburg, IN USA

Awesome stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Some of my family and I recently visited Placencia and stayed at the Tipsy Gecko. All the pictures online are true. This place really is gorgeous. The hammocks on the deck are a fabulous place to relax, and there is even a stereo out there too! Be careful jumping off the dock, as there are quite a few moon jellies swimming by, but they are pretty easy to see during the day. If you're not uptight, take advantage of the outside shower. There are some issues with water pressure after 5pm, but everything seemed ok again after 8pm. The ocean kayaks were a very nice way to get out on the water and do some exploring up and down the beach. The bikes mentioned in the review shouldn't be counted on. Yes, there was one that could be ridden upon arrival, but the others had flat tires. We managed to fit 5 onto the supplied golf cart though no problem. While our group didn't have any kids, there were some games, and 2 game systems if needed.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Luxury Private Beach Front Home with Pool and Ocean Pier in Placencia
+1 940 453-0066
Placencia Belize

in a word, spectacular

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
My wife and I visited the property for a week. Our expectations were high based on our research of the area and photos of the home. Both were exceeded. The home is in a fantastic location north of the Maya Beach area. It's about 6 miles south to the main village and we visited that multiple times during our stay. Our visit was during the *low season* so the entire peninsula was sparsely populated. The pier and beach area offered excellent spots to relax and simply be. The village and surrounding areas offered more adventure for those seeking more exciting times. We met many locals in the village and they couldn't have been more friendly. We ate several meals from the local food stands as opposed to restaurant dining. We found this to be a great way to eat well, save $ and also help give back to the area locals. The home has two kayaks which we used extensively. It's calm in the morning and the sun isn't so strong as of yet, great time to paddle and get some exercise. We visited the jungle with local Percy Gordon, who is extremely entertaining. We finished the day by visiting his remote fishing village where his sister prepared us lunch and his brother gave us fresh caught red snapper which we prepared at the house for dinner that night. Visitors of the Tipsy Gecko have permission to use the nearby Placencia Resort, which we took advantage of one afternoon. Great pool area and dining option. The golf cart for use by renters is a great way to get around. Even driving to the village, which takes about 30 minutes, was an enjoyable ride and a good way to get to know the area and all the sections of town. David and Kathy helped tremendously with our preparations and provided plenty of information. Housekeepers were great and kept the pool cleaned daily, as well as laundry duties, which is a nice bonus while on vacation. I would highly recommend the house to large family groups, which have plenty of room to spread out or be together as well as activities for everyone. It was also great for just one couple, and we enjoyed the spaciousness and solitude provided by the location.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Ferry to Independence and Honduras
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Placencia Hotel, Maya Beach Hotel, Mangos, etc
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 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

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Availability & Rates

Placencia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Base Rate
4 nights
High Season
Jan 4 - Jul 30
4 nights
Aug 1 - Sep 5
4 nights
Sep 6 - Nov 16
4 nights
High - 2
Nov 17 - Dec 20
5 nights
Holiday - Week 1
Dec 21 - Dec 27
7 nights
Holiday - week 2
Dec 28 - Jan 3
6 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes All rates are plus 9% hotel tax.
NO cleaning or other fees apply.
$750 refundable Security Deposit Required, such deposit will be refund within 10 days from departure less any damage to home or golf cart.

All rates subject to change until rental agreement signed.

Weekly rates are assumed to be Sat to Sat unless agreed to otherwise.

Bookings are confirmed when signed rental agreement AND deposit received.
Notes 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 Placencia Hotel Pool and amenities
Transfers to/from Placencia airstrip
High speed wi-fi internet and free phone service to/from USA

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Placencia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking Off Street
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Security System
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , Large walk in Shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower , large walk in shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower , large walk in shower
    Full 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • 2 private master suites are located upstairs with private balcony, inside living area, and full bar entertainment area between them. 2 down bedrooms each have private baths.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sleep sofa
  • 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.
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf Cart
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 8 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
  • zoo
  • caves
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • playground
  • live theater
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hiking
  • surf fishing
Pool and amenities are available at nearby hotel. Meal preparation by on-site staff available at extra charge. High speed cable Internet access now available through wi-fi at home free of charge. Majic Jack internet phone at home for free calling to/from US and Canada ( big cost savings while on your vacation) 4 seat new gas golf cart included with rental. Use of local cell phone is provided to guests. Private secluded beach, you can find live starfish, live conch shells, and sand dollars on the beach directly in front of the home.
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