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Beautiful 5 bedroom ocean front home

Maya Beach, Belize
  • House3700 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay4 - 7 nights

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.

Owner

Geriann Beck

  • Member Since 2008
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within one hour
  • Speaks: english

Amenities

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

      Bedrooms

      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, can be converted to 1 king bed
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen
      • 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.

      Bathrooms

      • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Master
        toilet, combination tub/shower, on second floor
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, on ground floor
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, shower, on ground floor
      • Bathroom 5
        toilet, shower, 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.

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
          Private secluded beach, finding live starfish, live conch shells, and sand dollars very common in water directly in front of home very common.
        • Mountain View
          Views of Mayan mountains from upstairs living and small balcony as well as Lagoon lot owned by property owners located across street from home.
        • Oceanfront
          Directly on ocean with private beach

          Theme

            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions

              Meals

                • Catering available

                  General

                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Garage
                      for storing and parking golf cart provided with rental
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      cable internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      secure gated property
                    • Telephone
                      Free calls to the US over the internet via Magic Jack and a prepaid cell phone provided for local calls.
                    • Towels Provided
                      beach towels included
                    • Washing Machine
                      washing done by onsite staff

                      Kitchen

                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          has a complete kitchen on 2nd floor as well as complete out door kitchen on ground floor by pool
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Dining
                              large indoor and outdoor dinning areas.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people

                              Entertainment

                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  ipod and outdoor sound system in outdoor living areas and pool side.
                                • Television
                                  large new flat screen TV's in home

                                  Outside

                                    • Balcony
                                      large outdoor balcony on complete beach side of home
                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Boat
                                      can arrange local guides for fishing, diving etc. Can pick up at home on shared ocean or lagoon pier next door.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      2 person ocean kayaks provided
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      pool side palapa
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      private yard and shared vegetable garden with home next door
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      gas grill and Green Egg Smoker in outdoor kitchen
                                    • Tennis
                                      nearby

                                      Suitability

                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          limited accessibility

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Access to the Placencia Hotel Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              large private pool on beach at home

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge
                                                • Private Chef
                                                • Staff

                                                  Attractions

                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • shelling
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • 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.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      60 Reviews

                                                                      Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      We loved every minute of it!

                                                                      We took my in-laws here for their 50th wedding anniversary with my husband's whole family-- there were 11 of us- 8 adults and 3 kids ages 4, 3, and 2. I can not say enough wonderful things about our vacation. Before we arrived, the homeowner Geri answered our many questions in a timely and enthusiastic manner. When we arrived, Mabel- the concierge- and the rest of the crew were amazing. If anything was wrong (we had a few air conditioners that were acting up), Javier was there within 10 minutes to fix it. The housekeeping staff were so very pleasant and took great care of us. We even added 2 extra days of Chefs Domingo and Manuel-- it was TOTALLY worth it. The food, the preperartion, and the presentation were all amazing. The kids were in the pool from 8am-5pm and LOVED being so close to the beach and having a shallow part of the pool for the little ones. I can not say enough wonderful things about our stay-- we really enjoyed it-- it was a trip of a lifetime, and I would HIGHLY recommend staying here. It was a delight. Thank you all for taking such wonderful care of us! The home and the staff made our trip a huge success!
                                                                      Submitted:
                                                                      Feb 11, 2018
                                                                      Stayed:
                                                                      Feb 2018

                                                                      An absolute paradise!

                                                                      The best vacation rental we've ever had! Working with the booking agent (thank you Geri) to the caretakers (thank you Mabel & Javier), the chefs (Domingo & Manuel) and the housekeepers (thank you Jasmine) was a pleasure in every meeting. The food was expertly prepared with consideration of our diets and needs and was delicious every time. I have to admit the lobster dinner was probably the best I've ever had. The house was well maintained and every problem we encountered was dealt with quickly and efficiently. The house was cleaned impeccably, laundry done expeditiously and returned without any mistakes and always with a cheerful smile. The arranged tours were exactly as they had been described to us and we felt were a great value. Every booking turned out to be a wonderful adventure (thank you again Mabel!). I can't imagine how the experience could be improved upon, truly a once in a lifetime vacation.
                                                                      Submitted:
                                                                      Jan 18, 2018
                                                                      Stayed:
                                                                      Jan 2018

                                                                      Fantastic Relaxing Stay

                                                                      Just as advertised. Great house and great management. I would definitely return.
                                                                      Submitted:
                                                                      Jan 10, 2018
                                                                      Stayed:
                                                                      Dec 2017

                                                                      Comfortable, upscale beachfront lodging!

                                                                      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!
                                                                      Submitted:
                                                                      Dec 09, 2017
                                                                      Stayed:
                                                                      Nov 2017

                                                                      Excellent

                                                                      The house, staff and especially the meals prepared were above & beyond what was expected.
                                                                      Submitted:
                                                                      Nov 28, 2017
                                                                      Stayed:
                                                                      Nov 2017

                                                                      Beautifully maintained and very comfortable.

                                                                      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.
                                                                      Submitted:
                                                                      Oct 30, 2017
                                                                      Stayed:
                                                                      Oct 2017

                                                                      Location

                                                                      Maya Beach, Belize

                                                                      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.

                                                                      $871avg/night
                                                                      60 Reviews

                                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5

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