Private Island, 5 Bedroom, 6 Bathrooms, Pool, Staff, 360 Degree Oceanview
Gecko Vacation Rentals
About Gecko Vacation Rentals
Property designed, built and managed by Texas couple that have been visiting and building in Placencia since 2001. On site staff which consist of young Belize couple and chef (all live onsite in very nice separate detached staff house) they are a very friendly, speak great English will and make you feel at home. They are extremely professional and trust worthy.
Gecko Vacation Rentals purchased this House in 2015
Why Gecko Vacation Rentals chose Placencia
Little Harvest Caye is an island off the Peninsula of Placencia 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 or you can just hang on your private island with no worries.
What makes this House unique
On-site staff, daily housekeeping with laundry service, security, chef provided, golf cart on mainland, volleyball pool, kayaks, paddle boards and bikes are all included.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Subject to Approval, may have additional event fee
Smoking is only allowed outside of home.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We arrived with high expectations and those were exceeded! Talia did an exceptional job coordinating our stay. Many of the reviews mention that laundry is daily, but that's incorrect. It's done on Tuesday & Friday. Cindy takes care of the laundry and also does a wonderful job keeping the cottages sparkling. We had massages on the island and highly recommend this indulgence! Special thank you to Miguel for seeing to our every need. Oscar and Mike did a fantastic job as our chefs and the food was not only delicious, but the creative displays were impressive! Jose did an excellent job keeping the grounds & pool clean and although he tried to control the biting bugs, he was no match for mother nature, so we recommend getting and using plenty of bug spray. Not all of us came home with bites, but a few of us had several. Finally, thanks to this wonderful group for a week we will all remember! Your hard work and kindness is very much appreciated!
Amazing vacation destination!
Words cannot describe the beauty of this island and the pampering received from the staff. Our family of 10 (from ten years of age through us old grandparents) had relaxing time when we wanted it and plenty of activities available when we wanted to be active. And the food … Ernesto and Oscar are true chefs. Want to go into the village, maybe do some fishing, learn more about the area - just ask Jose and your wish will be granted. Want massages, facials - Talia will be happy to arrange everything for you, including massages on the dock (incredible experience). Would we go back again? In a New York minute!
What an experience !!
This place is amazing, great accommodations, food and staff!!
No disappointment here!!
This was on our bucket list and we can check it off now!!
Couldn't have asked for anything more
From beginning to end, this was the perfect vacation for my husband, me, and 8 of our friends.
Communication with Talia, the property manager was excellent. She always got back to me the same day, usually just within a few hours.
We decided to take the quick flight on Maya Island Air which was perfect. From there the boat ride to the island took probably less than five minutes.
When we arrived, everything looked just the way it does on the VRBO website. The staff obviously takes great pride in the appearance of the island. Have you ever been on vacation in a beautiful place only to be woken up by an obnoxious weed wacker or leaf blower? That's the worst! It won't happen here. They used machetes to prune the bushes and I never heard any kind of machinery or obnoxious noise at all. The beach sand was raked every morning before we got up.
The villas, the island, and the water were all beautiful but the staff made our stay perfect in every way. Ernesto is an incredible chef and Miguel was awesome also. They worked so hard every day and went above and beyond what we expected.
Jose was on top of everything. He carted us around and made sure we made it on time for our excursions. And Osmar was excellent too. They made sure we had what we needed and if we didn’t, they got it for us.
Cindy not only did our laundry and cleaned, she added her own little special touches to the rooms and had such a wonderful personality.
The food was totally amazing. I had made a reservation for us at a restaurant in Placencia before we got to Belize thinking it would be good for all of us to go out one night. This was a highly rated restaurant. After eating Ernesto's food, we were a little disappointed that we didn't stay and eat at the island. Every meal was delicous! And we are foodies so we're not that easy to please but Ernesto's got it going on.
I've talked mostly about the staff but when you think about it, the staff is a big deal. They were all super people and it was obvious they were not just doing a job, they actually cared. They were fun to have around. Vacation could have been much different. All it takes is one bad attitude, but you won't find one on this island.
We left with great memories and new friends.
Make the jump!
If you have ANY hesitation at all about the property. I just gotta say stop and and take the jump. Its worth it! Every part about it was amazing! Views were great, staff was the best I’ve ever experienced and very accommodating. Hard NOT to fall in love with this place!
This place is even better in person!
The entire stay was absolutely amazing. We had 10 in our party and plenty of space. Our rooms were immaculate and the food was outstanding. I can not express how the staff went over and beyond what we expected. We spent our week kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, swimming and enjoying each others company. We explored town a few days to shop and eat. Our weather was perfect with any storms passing thru the night. We can’t stop talking about our vacation and planning for another in the future.
LHC is minutes to center of Placencia Village which has many great spots to eat, as well as night life, gift shops, stores etc.
Free use of island boat / shuttle and driver for going to Village, etc!
Truly a unique best of both worlds with island privacy, private chef, staff and exclusivity, yet literally just minutes to village with all the comforts and features of a high end home on the mainland.
The various buildings were designed and layout on the island to take advantage of the consistent nice breeze coming off the water which so guests can open the windows and not have to run the AC units (that are installed in each bedroom).
The island's location provides an amazing view of the Maya Mountains to the west, the Placencia Lagoon to the north, Placencia to the North East and open sea views to the east and south.
The island is situated far enough off shore so sand flies are not an issue on the islands maintained beach and grounds like can be on the mainland.