Island Time Gecko

Placencia Caye, Placencia, 00000, Belize
  based on 10 reviews
  •   8
  •   4
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  • SQF 4,200
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Pool


Villa Island Time Gecko is a 2 story custom waterfront estate with 4 bedrooms w/ private in suite bathrooms and 2 half baths. This unique property is located on Placencia Caye overlooking the Caribbean Sea with covered pier and amazing Maya Mountains views!

The covered ocean pier is a fantastic place to watch the dolphins swimming and playing around when the sun starts to go down. Or you might catch a glimpse of a manatee floating around nearby. You can have the best of both worlds as the home is located on a private island, with security and privacy of being on a private island yet only a 2-minute boat ride to the center of Placencia Village.

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 a professional chef to cook your meals 3 pre-set days a week in the home. It offers all the comforts of home, FULLY AIR CONDITIONED, high end appliances, commercial ice maker, city power, water, etc.

Home features two freshwater pools, one on the ground level and one on the second floor to watch the amazing sunsets over the mountains and ocean.

Each large bedroom has a private bathroom with walk in showers. The Master Bedroom has a huge outdoor shower and bathtub as well as a private bathroom indoors. 

Large covered patios are located on all levels of the home overlooking both the marina and the ocean, providing the perfect place to enjoy the amazing island breeze and sunrise/sunset which are some of the most beautiful views in Placencia!

Get on one of the provided paddle boards or kayaks, located right on the white sand beach behind home. Take a tour around the island and the amazing house reef on the front side of the island, or through the marina. Nice snorkeling is right around the island and the water is always smooth on the leeward side where the house beach is located.

Jump in the provided shuttle boat and have the caretaker drop you off on the Placencia Village dock just 2 minutes away and go into town and check out of the fine restaurants, bars, or gift shops along the famous Placencia Sidewalk.

Large open kitchen, dining room, and living room on 2nd floor with amazing views. Large game room with pool table and full walk around bar on ground floor Large flat screen TV's with cable in each bedroom, living room, and game room.

The following items are INCLUDED with rental:






PRE-SET PRIVATE CHEF (3 days per week rental/cost of food not included)





4 Bathroom, 4 Bedroom, 2 Toilet (Shared)

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 King bed, 3 Queen bed
  • Cooking
    Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchenette, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Ceiling fans
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, Stereo system, Telephone, TV (Satellite)
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    First aid kit, Safe
  • Spa & Gym
    Pool table, Unheated Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outside
    Bicycles, Canoe/Kayak, Golf cart
Children welcome, Pets allowed only after arrangement, Smoking allowed, Suitable for events,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Housekeeper Included, Laundry service Included
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
12:00 PM (noon)

Placencia Caye , Placencia, 00000, Belize


Should I drive or fly to Placencia? 

FLYING – The flight from Belize City to Placencia is 25 - 30 minutes and cost $243.50 round trip per person. Once we receive your group’s international flight details, we will book your local flights and arrange pick up from the Placencia airstrip to the property. 

PRIVATE SHUTTLE – The drive from Belize City to Placencia is 3 hours and cost $550 round trip for up to 3 passengers then $50 for each additional person round trip. 1 hour is through the rainforest and unbelievably beautiful. Once we receive your group’s international flight details, we will book your shuttle to the property.

DRIVING – for a week trip as long as you have at least 4 people per vehicle driving ends up being less expensive than flying. The drive is 3 hours with easy to follow directions. 1 hour is through the rainforest and unbelievably beautiful. We do advise trying to get to the house pretty close to dark as there aren’t a lot of street lights in Belize. With that being said a flight arriving at 4pm or later will not allow you to get to Placencia before dark and the drive in the dark is much harder and NOT advised!

based on 10 reviews
Matthew T Ford (Island Gecko. )
Best time ever!!!

Stay a week at the house. Jim and Marie took care of us. They were first class all the way and tended our every need. House was amazing and spacious. Food was on point and change anything we needed. Don’t think you have better Quality of service. I would highly recommend anyone to check this place out looking for an exotic vacation.

Group  |  stayed in 11/2019

Tommy Gould

This could not have been a better place to vacation. The house is awesome. Jim, Maria and Hillbilly are the most gracious hosts ever. Food was unbelievable and their hospitality is unmatched. Thank you for an unforgettable vacation. Do not think about this one just book.

Group  |  stayed in 7/2019

Marc Winton (Island Time Gecko)
So relaxing!

Amazing place and phenomenal staff!

Group  |  stayed in 7/2019

Leah Winton (Island time gecko )
Awesome Vacation!

We had a great time on our vacation! The house was beautiful and Jim and Maria were great! Jim cooked some of the best meals I have ever had. We will try to go back and take the kids.

Group  |  stayed in 7/2019

Carol DeBolt (Island Time Gecko)

We spent a glorious week relaxing with 3 other couples. Jim & Maria were welcoming and took excellent care of our group. Highly recommend Maria's punch and Jim's ceviche!

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2019

Sarah Geary
Sarah Geary

We stayed in this villa last week with 2 other couples, it was a fantastic experience. Jim and Maria make this place feel like home. They were patient and kind with our group. Food was amazing, house was immaculate. I've never been so relaxed in my life! The little inlet is perfect for kayaking and paddling around, there is quick access to the village via kayak as well. This place would be perfect for a family or couples or singles. I have zero complaints. Food was amazing, setting was perfect. Would love to come back!!!

Group  |  stayed in 3/2019

Anthony S.

The house was very clean and well kept. Jim and Maria did a fantastic job, and helped take our trip to the next level. The description of the house was very accurate. The downtown area is full of wonderful restaurants and bars. Snorkeling at Silk Caye is a experience that we will never forget. I would highly recommend this property to anyone able to go. I would definitely request Jim and Maria in the future if we are lucky enough to go back to a Gecko Property!

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2019

Elizabeth S.
Gorgeous Villa on private Island

Our group of 4 couples spent a glorious week at Island Time. We were only the second guests to stay there and the Villa was immaculate with fresh flowers and stocked with supplies we had ordered upon arrival. Getting There: The concierges, Mabel and Karla, prearranged our puddle jumper with Maya Air from Belize City to Placencia. The Gecko Shuttle Van picks you up at the airport for a short ride to a dock where you are met by Chef (and do everything guy) Jim. We had a difficult time understanding exactly where our home was but once you arrive it all becomes clear. The private island is small with just 4 houses. We all brought exercise clothes for walks but there isn't really anywhere to go so those stayed in the suitcase! There is a canal cut through this island which I think is called Placencia Caye so you have canal views as well as amazing views of the Caribbean and Placencia Village across the way. Each day there are different sailboats anchored just offshore. Arrival: Jim's wife Maria greeted us with damp towels, rum punch and chips and salsa to enjoy as we toured the home. Upstairs is the kitchen and living space as well as the master and the second pool. Master has a king, amazing bath, and outdoor shower and bathtub as well. The other 3 bedrooms(en suite baths) are queens and are all downstairs with the bar (with ice machine) and pool table. Beds were comfy, linens very nice. The larger pool is downstairs with umbrellas, 4 lounge chairs, a sectional outdoor sofa, 2 pool floats, and 2 kayaks. Caretakers: Jimmy and Maria made our trip. They live in a detached apartment amazing meals (we had ceviche every day) and even cooked up the fish the guys caught. They are there to satisfy your every whim. If you want to go to town (which we did every day) just let them know and they will drop everything to take you. They do daily housekeeping and Maria even did our personal laundry. Excursions; Guys went fishing. We all did a private snorkel tour to the Silk Cayes where we swam with nurse sharks, turtles, and eagle rays...both were booked with Ocean Motion tours (ask for Sonny and Evan). In Town: Rum Fish, Secret Garden, Tipsy Tuna, Chachis, Barefoot, De'tatch, The Shack One thing to note is that mobility issues could be a problem as if the tide was low you had to climb up and out of the boat...not an issue for us but something to be aware of. Amazing experience! Tell Jimmy "Lets go to the bar"!

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2019

Alexa K.
Wonderful stay at Island Time Gecko!

We had a wonderful stay here!! The staff who helped us organize and plan the trip was phenomenal. The staff on site, Jim and Maria, were amazing and attentive. They helped us out with anything we needed and truly made our trip a great time! The house was beautiful and more than we could’ve imagined. I am so pleased with my trip and hope to go back again soon!!

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2019

Kelly C.
Inaugural vacationers in this home!

This is by far the best vacation (all around) that my family has ever been on! The house itself is spectacular! The accommodations were breath-taking. This house has 4 bedrooms all with their own attached bathroom, so in essence, every room is a master suite! All around windows allowed for us to take full advantage of the beautiful view as the house is located on its own private island. Upon walking out the door, we were mere steps from the Caribbean Sea. Our location allowed for us to snorkel, canoe, paddle-board, and explore literally right outside our back door. Our house staff, Jim and Maria, were amazing too! In fact, it was their care-taking of our group that made an already amazing vacation even better! The two of them did more than just cook and clean for us; Jim and Maria made sure our every need was met! Jim would maintain the house, take us to and from the main island/town (a 5 minute boat ride) at anytime we wanted, arranged/coordinated our excursions, and whatever else was needed. Maria even did our personal laundry so that we went home with all clean clothes! Their care and kindness made for an enjoyable and completely stress- free atmosphere. Overall, the house, the help, and the destination were a perfect combination to allow our family a fun-filled, relaxing vacation for all. This Island really does have something for everyone! The beautiful surroundings and relaxed atmosphere naturally encouraged our family to disconnect from our fast-paced, digital world (although wifi was included!); instead, we played board games, enjoyed the outdoors together (the pools, the beach, and exploring) and conversing around the dinner table to our meals of choice prepared by Jim and Maria for quite possibly the best family vacation ever! We loved this trip so much, we have literally already booked for next year!

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2018

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