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Running specials for available weeks in May and June 2017!!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
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:
March 26, 2017

About Geriann Beck

Property owned by 2 families from Texas that have been visiting and building in Placencia since 2001.

On site staff are a very friendly young local couple that speak great English and make you feel at home. They are extremely professional, trust worthy and guests can arrange for wife to baby sit, if they want to leave smaller children to go diving or enjoy a great meal out.

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.

Amenities

Maya Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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 , 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , can be converted to 1 king bed
    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.
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
  • horseback 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
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Running specials for available weeks in May and June 2017!!
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 46 reviews
Helena, Mt.
5

Best vaca so far!

  • 5 of 5

Such an amazing vacation! The house was BEAUTIFUL! The beds, best sleep ever! Sooo comfy! The staff was great. Super nice and helpful and did a great job. I highly recommend this house! Just 10/15 min from the shopping in downtown Placencia. Everything you need right there on site to enjoy yourself. I hope to go again. Soon! ☺️

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Belize we had the whole family and the Groovy Gecko became home for a week. Plenty of room for everyone both indoors and out including a private beach. The staff is amazing very attentive but not intrusive we felt more like friends than guests. Everything you need is available at the property and Mabel is more than happy to arrange for any of the near by adventures. We used the golf cart for running back and forth to the market and some of the Maya Beach restaurants that are just a couple of minutes away. We had a great time and highly recommend the groovy gecko !

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely Spot For Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week at Groovy Gecko with our 2 kids, aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. The property had everything we needed for an relaxing vacation. The house itself is very nice, clean, well appointed: everything from appliances, wine corkscrews, beach chairs, towels, etc. We took advantage of the many hammocks, kayaks, paddle boards, pool, dock, golf cart, and even a day of guest privileges at The Placencia, etc. It was so wonderful to have Chef prepare all 3 meals for us 3 days of our stay, but we also found some great dining at local places (The Bistro at Maya Beach and in Placencia (Rhum Fish, Mojo's). There was a daily cleaning crew who took care of us and our laundry - now we are spoiled! We would recommend this property. It is immediately adjacent to other Gecko properties, which would be ideal for larger groups. We took a private day sail trip on Daytripper - highly recommend. The reef is amazing!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northern California
5

Fantastic Property with great on-the-ground team

  • 5 of 5

Located in the Maya Beach area of the Placencia peninsula, this house really has all you need for a great time. The five bedrooms and baths are all very spacious and nicely appointed. We were there with just our family, but I could see how this could be fantastic for several couples (next time). The team on the ground was great. Everything was spotless from start to finish, including full maid service (and laundry service if you like) each day. The chef was flexible and did a great job, bring your appetite, especially for desserts. The on-site concierge also was very helpful arranging everything from transportation to/from Belize City to bespoke outings. The only possibly negative thing I could come up with is you are close to the main (only) road connecting the peninsula, and cars go by there pretty fast and loud -- nothing you can do about it. It's not an issue at night, just during the day. If someone had small kids, that would be a concern. We just turned up the music at the pool! The property is completely as advertised. Book it and have a blast. Just wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amarillo, Texas
5

Groovy!

  • 5 of 5

We have had the privilege of staying in this beautiful home on two occasions! It is a wonderful entertaining home and very comfortable. A great house for a big group. The staff is helpful and very friendly and all of our expectations have been met each trip.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond Texas
5

Groovey Gecko stay

  • 5 of 5

This is my second stay at the Groovey Gecko. The staff is wonderful and food is always great. If you want a place to fully relax, this is the place to stay in Maya Beach. Perfect setting for pool side ocean view. Accommodations are 5 star.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maya Beach Hotel Bistro
"Best food in Belize! Be sure to try the shrimp and grits and bloody mary for breakfast."
The Placencia Hotel
"Best pool in Belize! Friday night dinner and karaoke on the pier is always a big hit. Be s..."
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.

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Rates & Availability

Maya Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Jul 29 2017
6 night minimum stay
$930
$6,100
 
 
summer 2017
Jul 30 2017 - Sep 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
$775
$4,900
 
 
fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$650
$4,000
 
 
high 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
$930
$6,100
 
 
holiday 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$8,750
 
 
High Season (1) 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Jul 27 2018
6 night minimum stay
$930
$6,100
 
 
Summer 2018
Jul 28 2018 - Aug 31 2018
6 night minimum stay
$775
$4,900
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 16 2018
4 night minimum stay
$650
$4,000
 
 
High Season (2) 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Dec 21 2018
6 night minimum stay
$930
$6,100
 
 
holiday 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
$8,750
 
 
High season (1)
Jan 5 2019 - Jul 26 2019
6 night minimum stay
$930
$6,100
 
 
summer 2019
Jul 27 2019 - Aug 30 2019
4 night minimum stay
$775
$4,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$930
$6,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700
Tax Rate 9.0%

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

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