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Villa Groovy Gecko - Placencia Belize

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5 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
12 guests
6 nights minimum
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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 two Gecko properties VRBO #'s 286157 and 376656. Home can sleep up to 24 when combined with listing 286157 located next door o...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 two Gecko properties VRBO #'s 286157 and 376656. Home can sleep up to 24 when combined with listing 286157 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: 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 USAMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
6 Full baths
Meet the host
Gecko Vacation Rentals
Hosting since September 2010
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 45%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (18)
Deb T
Deb T
Mesa, AZ34 contributions
The Groovy Gecko is everything we wished for to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary with our children and grandchildren! Granted, it was a year late because of COVID, but it was WORTH WAITING FOR! It was a beautiful, family-friendly villa directly on the beach with amazing views of the ocean from the back yard, pool, and the upstairs balcony view was breathtaking! We enjoyed that view while eating some of the magnificent food prepared by Chef Domingo! The amenities included in this beautiful villa are incredible! Besides 3 full days of on-site Chef prepared meals, it includes daily housekeeping, daily laundry of everyone's clothing, towels and beach towels, dishes cleaned, pool cleaned each day and beach raked and cleaned up daily. What a beautiful vacation! The staff lives in proximity to the house, so they are available to immediately take care of any issues that come up. Mabel and Javier were available whenever we needed information or help! The use of a four seat gas powered golf cart is also included, and the awesome booking agent, Geri, is willing to recommend and set up tours of any kind. Our snorkeling tour guide actually picked us up right at the dock at the villa! There are some very good restaurants in proximity to the villa. The pool is spacious and just the right temperature. The few issues we had were totally overpowered by the outstanding service and graciousness of the staff. Thank you, Gecko staff for memories we will cherish always!
Visited June 2021
Written July 13, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Teresa H
Teresa H
Spokane, WA3 contributions
We loved our stay at the Groovy Gecko! There were 10 of us and we had plenty of space to relax, eat, drink, swim... The setting is beautiful, right on the beach, with a large patio area for lounging next to the pool. The bedrooms were all air conditioned, with private bathrooms and comfortable beds. Mabel greeted us at the door when we arrived and gave us a full rundown of the house; she even left us a local phone to use so we could contact her or make other local calls. She was quick to respond if we needed anything or had questions. We opted to have a chef come and cook meals for us 3 of the days we were there and we're so glad we did. Manuel is an amazing chef and everything he made for us was so so delicious! We felt so pampered our entire stay. Would definitely choose the Gecko rentals again!!
Visited April 2021
Written May 2, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

AubFans
AubFans
Birmingham, AL10 contributions
We just returned last night from a week long stay at the Groovy Gecko and could not recommend this property more! Highlights: Staff Infinity pool overlooking beach Open air bar downstairs Comfortable loungers Geri Beck, property manager Cleanliness of house Manuel and Domingo, 2 chef's, food was outstanding Golf cart included in stay Huge ice maker in garage Daily laundry service Can pre-stock house with provisions Pier Hammocks And, the list could go on and on Fantastic property in a magical place!
Visited June 2019
Written June 16, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

lornasue
lornasue
1 contribution
There were six of us, a toddler and infant. It was perfect. We loved the pool at the hotel and the pool at the house! We felt like royalty for the week. Pool guy, grounds keepers, concierge, chef, housekeeper, personal transport to and from airport! Wow. The neighborhood is fantastic and gated, the house is well appointed and everything worked very well, sunny with good central air and ceiling fans, fantastic views. The golf cart (we rented one additional) will travel the length of the island in 40 min. with ease. It had everything we needed. The grocery stores are limited; not terribly expensive and carry enough for meals and a few US foods, but we often ate around the hotel pool area for lunches. They also have a swim up bar there and beach with umbrellas and service. Nice. The water is not crystal clear Carribean blue though. We bought our booze at the airport duty free coming into Placencia but if you have to have Oreos from the grocery store, expect to pay about $8.00 for a package. There are a variety of other options in the grocery stores. We ate the ice at home and drank tap water at the restaurants and did well. Shopping consists of tourist trinkets and local crafts. Placencia Airport Customs let us bring foods from home into Placencia, but gave us a warning. They are stricter than what is written on the customs website, so we lost some cheeses and cured meats. We were supposed to email a specific and get approval prior to coming. Read info from Belize Customs website. But with the chef for 3 meals a day, one needs little from home except favorite snacks. Restaurants compare to restaurants US pricing I think. Rumfish was our favorite and lobster was a seasonal treat all around. The Laguna concierge, Mabel, answered all our questions once we were there and booked our excursions for us and they were excellent! I recommend booking those through the concierge of Laguna properties. We personally booked spa treatments at the Naia Spa one morning and it was a beautiful experience. The setting is really nice. (Book ahead). Well worth the prices. I will have to say, everything was SEAMLESS on this trip. We stayed Saturday to Sunday and travel from Placencia Sunday was ALOT easier than coming in Saturday! Every tourist is in the Placencia airport on Saturday. If it wasn't such a lot of travel for us to get there, we would consider coming every year! There are 2 gas stations to fill golf carts from the house, one just before the airport, about 15 minutes away from the house, a little hard to find, but a 15 min drive and one in town, a 40 min drive. We called the Placencia hotel desk for name and directions of the closest one and then Googled it and found it. Cant remember the name. Both are open on Sunday. This was an absolutely care free vacation. It probably is worth the travel effort to come again.
Visited January 2019
Written January 31, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

leehud
leehud
Indiana, PA7 contributions
Just spent 5 days at the Groovy Gecko in Maya Beach. We have stayed here before, and every time it gets better! This was a last minute trip and with the help of Geri all the details for our stay were completed within a day. The staff keeps everything clean, and the chefs are super. I have always been pleased with what they prepare. The quality is outstanding! We love the pool area with the kitchen/bar area right there so you never have to go inside if you don't want to. And there is plenty of shade so when you need a break from the sun, you can still be out with everyone around the pool. Can't wait to get back to the Groovy Gecko!!
Visited September 2018
Written September 18, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

TiffanyEckhardt
TiffanyEckhardt
Burton, TX12 contributions
Our home for a week in paradise! Best vacation of my life! Geri did a great job preparing our group of 6 prior to arriving. Fell in love with the Groovy Gecko staff, who took good care of us! The chefs pampered us with delicious meals! Mable handle the details of our excursions for us, taking the stress out of figuring out cab rides, etc. {I’d highly recommend the sunset sail!}. Everyone was so friendly! The pictures do not do the home justice. Loved our pool, the pier where I watched the sunrise every morning, the beach that was meticulously cleaned every day.... I could go on & on. We also had access to the Placencia Hotel pool. Wow! Luxurious! I highly recommend Villa Groovy Gecko! #belize #betterbelizeit
Visited May 2018
Written May 16, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Barry J
Barry J
Chaska, MN17 contributions
We had a large group and rented 2 adjacent Gecko Properties. Groovy Gecko was outstanding. The house was terrific. And the service even better. Geri was so helpful in helping us plan our activities and meals. Mabel took care of everything once we got there. And our chef crew was absolutely outstanding. Cannot forget the rest of the crew - the rooms were clean and neat as a pin as was the property. And then there is the beach and pool. Our gang did not want to leave! I cannot say enough good things about the facilities and experience.
Visited April 2018
Written April 22, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jet767532
Jet767532
1 contribution
We were beyond impressed with the Groovy Gecko! Before our arrival, Mabel was incredibly helpful with planning excursions, coordinating travel, and answering our many questions. Geri provided an excellent list of restaurant recommendations (don’t miss out on the peanut brittle ice cream pie at the Bistro – so good!). The house is gorgeous and is meticulously maintained. We had 11 people in our group (with 4 kids) and there was plenty of room for everyone. With daily maid service - including laundry - we truly felt spoiled. We enjoyed the pool, pier, sea kayaks, golf carts, and open air kitchen. This is undoubtedly the nicest VRBO we have stayed at. We are counting down the days until we can return to the Groovy Gecko!
Visited March 2018
Written April 15, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

dmrmartin
dmrmartin
Santa Fe, NM6 contributions
The best vacation rental we've ever had! The beach was fabulous, the pool was a special treat and the house was fantastic in every sense. Working with the booking agent (thank you Geri) and the caretakers (thank you Mabel & Javier), and the chefs (Domingo & Manuel) and the housekeepers (thank you Jasmine) was a pleasure in every respect. The food was expertly prepared with consideration of our diets and needs and was delicious every time. I'm happy to say that the lobster dinner was probably the best I've ever had and was my favorite although my son-in-law thought the steak dinner was better. 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 our experience could be improved upon, truly a once in a lifetime vacation!
Visited January 2018
Written January 15, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nellie A
Nellie A
Wilkesboro, NC1 contribution
Our party of 9 was very comfortable in this 5 BR, 5 BA house. The staff was very helpful, pleasant and capable. Delicious meals prepared by on site chef. We thoroughly enjoyed the nearby restaurants as well, especially the Bistro. The house comes very well furnished including paddle boards, kayaks, snorkel equipment and bikes. Cant recommend this VRBO enough. We would definitely stay here again.
Visited October 2017
Written October 30, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Villa Groovy Gecko - Placencia Belize is able to accommodate up to 12 guests. See all property details.

Villa Groovy Gecko - Placencia Belize has 6 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Villa Groovy Gecko - Placencia Belize has 5 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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