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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

New 4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom (Sleeps 10)

Villa Laguna Gecko, is a newly constructed 3 story custom waterfront estate with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, located in a private very secure gated community overlooking the Lagoon and Maya mountains in the Maya Beach area of Placencia, Belize. Being located on the Placencia lagoon adds so much to this property. The sunsets over the lagoon and Maya Mountains are spectacular. From your back yard take the Villa's kayaks to fish for Snook, Snapper, and more in a world class location. If you are not into fishing a sightseeing trip on the kayaks through the mangrove filled lagoon is a great way to spend the day. The 24-hour security and guard gate offer safety and privacy. With all this you are still just a short walk or even shorter golf cart ride from the amazing beach, pool and other amenities at the Placencia Hotel and Casino. This Villa offers the privacy and comfort of your own home along with all the associated high end resort amenities including daily maid service and professional chef to cook your meals 3 days a week in the home that is included with rental.

Property is professionally managed by the owners through full time staff in their office in Texas and full time concierge and professional staff in Belize that offers the best possible service, before, during and after your stay. Please call or email us with any questions and we will get back to you ASAP.

Ground Floor features:

2 large bedrooms each with private baths, and access to large covered patio overlooking pool and lagoon. You enter on second floor and walk downstairs

2nd Floor features:

A huge open kitchen with island breakfast bar, large open dining room, large outdoor covered and open patio / dining area off the off kitchen overlooking the Placencia Lagoon and Maya Mountains. Also a full bathroom is located on this floor.

3rd Floor features:

The top floor is a massive private master suite and bathroom, with oversized jetted tub, shower and huge open patio overlooking both the lagoon and mountains. 4th Bedroom with two twin trundles but no private bath. The twin beds can convert and sleep up to 4 guest.

Our level of quality and customer service can be verified by reading the reviews on our other Gecko properties VRBO #'s 502818, 286157, 663419, and 758309.

We are located across the street from the Placencia Hotel, 1 mile north of the Belize Ocean Club and 2 miles north of Maya Beach Bistro. The home is uniquely located in upscale area that provides for a very private 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.

Onsite professional staff

Following items are INCLUDED with rental:

CONCIERGE SERVICE

DAILY MAID SERVICE

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, PADDLE BOARDS AND BICYCLES AT HOME

USE OF PLACENCIA HOTEL POOL, TENNIS COURT, WORK OUT FACILITY AND OTHER AMMENITIES

TRANSFERS TO/FROM PLACENCIA AIRSTRIP

WI-FI WITH HIGH SPEED INTERNET AND FREE PHONE SERVICE TO USA AND CANADA

Bedroom Setup:

Master Suite Third Floor - 1 King bed

Bedroom 1 First Floor - 1 Queen

Bedroom 2 First Floor - 1 Queen

Bedroom 3 Third Floor - 2 Twins & 2 Twin Trundles

1 Pack and Play (crib) and 1 Portable High Chair Booster Seat

More Details

Owner
Talia Walton
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Talia Walton

Property designed, built and managed by Texas couple that have been visiting and building in Placencia since 2001.

On site staff are a very friendly young 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.

Talia Walton purchased this house in 2016

Why Talia Walton chose Maya Beach

Laguna 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.

What makes this house unique

On-site staff, daily housekeeping with laundry service, security, chef provided (for every 2 days of rental, receive the one day of the chef - will prepare 3 meals per day), use of new gas golf cart, kayaks, paddle boards and bikes are all included.

Access to the Placencia Hotel's 1 acre pool, casino, beach, tennis court, work out facility and other amenities.

Short golf cart ride away from the many fine restaurants located in Maya Beach.

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Placencia
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Placencia
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Southern Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Maya Beach Bistro
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Across the Street at Hotel

Private waterfront home in secure gated community, close to three of the best restaurants on the Peninsula, fish or watch sunset over lagoon and mountains from back patio

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:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Master - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower , massive private bath located on 3rd floor with amazing views
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , The twin beds are trundles so it can sleep 2 more children.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • 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
  • water tubing
Notes:
Ask owner about onsite chef services included with weekly rental rate.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
Sugar Land, TX
5

Absolutely amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

The house is even better in person then the pictures! Our family had the most amazing vacation in Belize this year. The area surrounding the house is very nice and very quite, which we loved. Can't wait to go back! Property manager was super helpful with all our questions and requests. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome house! Awesome service!

  • 5 of 5

House was even better than advertised! Staff and chef were top notch and had no problems dealing with our schedule and the challenging eating habits with a picky son and a vegetarian. Will definitely book this again. Location was perfect and the kayaks, golf cart, and bikes made for some nice diversions.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Laguna Gecko is a wonderful vacation home! New, gorgeous and well-appointed! The views are spectacular from every room! We loved hanging out under the palapa in the evenings. The hanging hammock chairs were awesome! So relaxing! All of the bedrooms were so pretty and comfortable. Beautiful bathrooms too!

Manuel our chef was amazing! His food was so delicious! I'm still thinking about that chocolate cake :) Housekeeping was very efficient. It's so nice to have your laundry done while on vacation. Major perk!! Mabel was great for answering questions that we had. Great teamwork by all.

The golf carts were so useful! We spent one of our vacation days driving them into town (about a 45 minute trip one-way). It was really interesting to see the sights of Placencia. The golf cart was also essential for our many trips to the Placencia Hotel. It's right across the street. We loved eating dinner at the restaurant on the pier. Karaoke night was so fun and quite entertaining! (We may have provided some of the entertainment. HAHA!) The pool was beautiful and our kids loved kayaking in the ocean.

It is to be noted that the drive to the house from the airport is about 3.5 hours. Airplane trip from the Belize airport is shorter. But when you get there...prepare to be blown away!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

AMAZING!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes the pictures overstate the property. In this case, the pictures don't do it justice. It is absolutely beautiful. Our family of 7 had the most incredible time....relaxing and wonderful. The private pool was a hit with the kids and the hotel pool and beach provided a nice change. Brenda, Domingo and Manuel took great care of us with housekeeping, laundry and culinary skills. The only drawback is the distance from the airport--but if you like a bit of extreme driving, even that can be a glorious adventure. I do recommend letting them stock some food as the grocery store is a bit limited. Thank you for allowing us to stay in this lovely place we had an amazing vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston TX
4

Great Property and Vacation Experience!

  • 4 of 5

Laguna Gecko was a wonderful vacation experience. The home and views of the mountains were beautiful. All the staff, Brenda and Manuel especially, were very pleasant and helpful.

The home was very nice and there were great views from everywhere. The view from the master on the 3rd floor was amazing. Air conditioning worked very well. We spent a large amount of our time enjoying the pool. We used the kayaks and bikes a little. It was nice to have them available. There is 24 hour security in the community so you will see a guy walking around the area now and then. The home has a generator for power outages that happened a few times during our stay.

The night we arrived we went to the Hotel restaurant in the golf cart provided. The golf cart is the only issue we had with our stay (- star). It was terribly slow, even dangerous, to get our party of 4 across the street for dinner that first evening. Even with 2 people the cart moved so slow to cause concern crossing the main road from the hotel where oncoming traffic is a blind curve. We informed all the staff of the golf cart concerns during our stay. I do not believe anyone actually looked at it. I have never seen a gas cart perform this bad.

I spent the next morning arranging a rental car because the golf cart was basically useless. I called Placencia Car Rental (523-3284) and they came to the residence to pick me up and take me to the office to get a rental. They also returned me to the residence after rental drop off.

Our 8 nights were during off season and we were caught a little off guard with how many restaurants were closed. Maya Beach Bistro was closed, but Singing Sands was open and was great. The Placencia Hotel restaurant across the street was open as well. In the village the Tipsy Tuna was open with basic bar food. The Singing Sands was the closest restaurant (other than hotel) we could find that was open. Making it that distance on the golf cart, in the condition it was in, would have been near impossible.

We went on the excursion to Laughing Bird Caye and it was beautiful. Mabel helped us with the excursion and accommodated rescheduling that was needed. They picked us up at the residence and the boat left from the Hotel dock. We were lucky that the night before turtle eggs had hatched.

All and all we had a great time at Laguna Gecko. I took many pictures of the views from the property and from our excursion (https://www.flickr.com/photos/charlescanning/albums).

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Phenomenal Experiance!!!! ❤️

  • 5 of 5

Oh my, I don't even know where to begin. Our party of 7 had an absolutely amazing time in Belize for 5days. We were accommodated from the arrival of our trip to the very end. The owner was able to schedule us shuttle pick up and drop off to BZE airport. The drive from airport was about 2 and a half hours. When we got to Gecko Laguna Residential we were more than pleased with the home. This home and it's amenities had everything we needed and more. The bedrooms were phenomenal, the space was accurate and we had no issues. The plus for us was the outside shower on the top floor and seating outside. The pool at the home was big enough to fit our entire group. This home is nothing short from what it actually offers. The details are very precise in description and that's what mattered most to us. When we arrived at the home we noticed that the home only had one golf car which wasn't enough for our entire party. But rest assure the next morning the owner brought us another golf cart. The market is about 15 min from the house on the golf cart which made it very easy to get things if we needed. The housekeeper, caretaker and chef were the best. They were on point with everything. Breakfast, lunch and dinner was cooked to perfection. You have to try the homemade welcome juice with rum, lobster tails and carrot cake which were our group favorites. The Belizean breakfast was very delightful. The housekeeping kept us equip with beach towels, laundry wash and cleaning services. We never had to ask for anything because she would already have it done and or ready for us.

Throughout our stay were able to get the front desk receptionist at the hotel to order us a shuttle pick up to take us into the village where there were many bars and more activities to do. Our only down fall was that we were visiting during off season which everything shut down or closes early. We still made the best of the off season. Everything was phenomenal. I want to thank the owner for making our Belize trip nothing but absolutely amazing.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the home and Placencia! I would like to clarify that each of our homes come with one 4 person golf cart but our concierge will assist guests in renting additional carts upon request. Also, access to the Placencia Hotel shuttle is a great feature of Lauguna Gecko.
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $700

Rates include daily maid service, chef 3 days on weekly rental, use of golf cart and kayaks and paddle boards at home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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