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Wonderful 5 bedroom private beachfront house on Caribbean Sea

Maya Beach, Belize
  • House4000 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps13
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

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. 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

Property Manager

Bob Hubberts

Member Since 2010
Premier Partner
This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 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. PLACENCIA OFFERS THE WHOLE BELIZE EXPERIENCE!

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. THE GECKO VILLAS ARE THE ONLY VACATION RENTALS 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!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double
      • Master 1
        1 king
      • Master 2
        1 queen
      • Upstairs Bedroom Bunk Beds
        1 double, 1 twin/ single
      • 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.


      • 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
      • 3 bedrooms have private baths with large stand up showers, 1 downstairs bedroom has tub/shower. 1 half bath with a toilet and sink

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Beachfront
          Directly on Caribbean sea with private ocean pier
        • Mountain
        • Oceanfront
        • Resort
        • Village
        • Waterfront
        • Waterfront


            • Away From It All


                • Catering available


                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central A/C split system with separate unit for upstairs and downstairs
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Broadband Access
                      free high speed internet - wifi
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Full size dryer located below staff quarters. Onsite staff does laundry for guests
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      free high speed internet - wifi
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Large down stairs and upstairs living areas
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Mobile Phone
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Private behind gate
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Safe
                    • Security System
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Telephone
                      Magic Jack internet free phone service to US and Canada
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Full size washing machine located below staff quarters. Onsite staff does laundry for guests
                    • Wireless Internet
                      free high speed internet - wifi


                        • Ice Maker
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Blender
                        • Kitchen
                          All stainless steel build in appliances including under counter ice maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Both indoor and outdoor dining area provided on ground floor of home off kitchen. Full time private chef - 3 days of chef services included with each 7 day rental (food and beverages not included)
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  flat screen TV in up living and some bedrooms
                                • VCR
                                • Video Game Console
                                • Video Games
                                • Video Library


                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      large gas grill on back down patio
                                    • Balcony
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      large decks upstairs on ocean side small deck on top floor with lagoon and Mayan Mountains view
                                    • Golf Cart
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      two person kayaks included with rental
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Covered Tiki hut on beach, covered palapa on ocean pier
                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Nce private beach front lot.
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Tennis
                                      Courts available at request at Placencia hotel 1 mile north
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Walkway to Water
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      1 Paddleboard
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Low Allergen Environment
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          only one small step to navigate for use of entire down stairs, back deck and pool area.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              use of large pool at Placencia Hotel 1 mile north of home
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Private pool in back yard of home on beach

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Car Optional
                                                • Daily Maid Service
                                                • Staff


                                                    • caves
                                                    • forests
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • playground
                                                    • rain forests
                                                    • reefs
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • waterfalls
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • 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

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      63 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Wonderful vacation!

                                                                      Jen F.

                                                                      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!

                                                                      The place was perfect! Staff was amazing!

                                                                      Randall S.

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

                                                                      Terrific Place to stay!

                                                                      Leah M.

                                                                      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!

                                                                      Wonderful Family Vacation Destination

                                                                      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!

                                                                      Tipsy Gecko is our Favorite place

                                                                      Teresa S.

                                                                      Awesome property. We loved everything about it. Perfect

                                                                      This place was amazing

                                                                      Scott H.

                                                                      What can I say. This trip was everything we imagined and then a whole lot more. Domingo's food that he cooked for us was amazing. Wished we had had Domingo cook the third day as well. Javier and Mabel were great to work with and responsive to our every need. We had a night of torrential rains and a window did leak. But Javier was right on top of it. The house was awesome ad very clean. What a place! Right on the Cariibbean and the pier was a great place for a cup of coffee. We spend afternoons in the pool with a great view out to sea. Very calm and we enjoyed the geckos, iguanas and turtles that visited the beach area at the house. All but two days were sunny and even then, the weather was great. The bedrooms were huge spaces, the upstairs and main floor living areas very comfortable and we instantly felt right at home. I cannot say enough about this house and would recommend Villa Tipsy Gecko to any one looking for paradise.. While it was just my wife and I and another couple, this would be a great house for families as well. Talia Walton was great in helping us set up this place.Do not hesitate as this place will not dissappoint.


                                                                      Maya Beach, Belize

                                                                      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

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                                                                      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

                                                                      63 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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