Laguna Gecko Villa

  based on 36 reviews
Keyfacts
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  •   4
  •   4
  • SQF 4,200
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Pool

Description

Villa Laguna Gecko, is a 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.

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.

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.

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

Other features of the home include:

Privacy Fence with driveway gate

Home is decorated with local art and fully furnished

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

PRE SET PRIVATE CHEF (3 days included with weekly rental, cost of food not included)

*USE OF 4 SEAT GAS GOLF CART w/ SIGNED WAIVER AND $40 NON-REFUNDABLE FEE*

ONSITE LAUNDRY

USE OF KAYAKS and BICYCLES AT HOME

USE OF PLACENCIA HOTEL POOL/BAR

TRANSFERS TO/FROM PLACENCIA AIRSTRIP

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


Rooms

4 Bathroom, 4 Bedroom


Amenities
  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 King bed, 2 Queen bed, 2 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Blender, Child's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchenette, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster, Chef Services
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Ceiling fans
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet, Stereo system, Telephone, TV (Satellite), Games, Video Game Console
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Safe, Smoke Detector
Facilities
  • Spa & Gym
    Unheated Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outside
    Deck chairs, Bicycles, Canoe/Kayak, Gated-Community, Golf cart, Mountain View, Lagoon View
Policies
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)
Map
Directions

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!

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based on 36 reviews
Debbie M.
Perfect for our needs

This is an absolutely beautiful home at a beautiful location! It fit the needs of our family perfectly as far as bedrooms and eating area. The fact that the house has its own pool was a tremendous hit especially with our five grandchildren. The kayaks were also very popular. The chef who came prepared absolutely fabulous meals that everyone raved about. In fact they were so good that we hired him for an extra dinner! We enjoyed eating our breakfast and lunch on the patio which had a large enough table to accommodate all of us and provided a beautiful view. The housekeeper was also very helpful and kept everything neat and tidy as well as taking care of our dishes and doing our laundry. We all enjoyed our short jaunts in the golf cart as well. Renting this house also enabled us to use the huge pool at the casino and that was popular with the kids because it had a shallower children’s area. The people we were in contact with about the house were exceptionally helpful and always answered in a very timely manner anytime we had a question. We have vacationed in many many places but all of us agreed that this was the nicest vacation place of all. Should you rent this house I think you will agree.

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2019

Theresa A.
Relaxing Getaway

My family and I enjoyed the property and all of it’s amenities including the chef, housekeeper, pool, lagoon, and beautiful sunsets. Our kids enjoyed their own spaces but also time with family. Everyone was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful!

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2019

Rachel W.
Amazing

Great location, amazing house...terrific staff.... will definitely be back!! The chefs made delicious meals...better than going out! Highly recommend this property!

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2019

Kathy I.
The most amazing and relaxing vacation! Fabulously comfortable & well-appointed home! UnBelizeable!!

THANK YOU for your help & patience to Talia & Mabel but especially to Namir. Our holiday was a getaway for 6 lifelong friends celebrating our 50th bdays which would not have been the same without your guidance & attention to detail. Namir even worked with a friend back home to coordinate surprise bday cupcakes! A trip of a lifetime & every time I asked questions for the group you were all extremely responsible & always had the answers. The assistance with every single recommendation & booking was perfect & extremely helpful also comforting because booking excursions were all done on-line or on WhatsApp. Several of us are already talking about a return trip to Placencia & staying at either Laguna Gecko or another fabulous Gecko Vacations homes. Every single person we met during the trip was lovely, friendly, helpful, looked you in the eye & always had a warm smile for you. Laguna Gecko A lovely Belizean rum punch greeted us upon arrival! This spacious, beautifully appointed comfortable home with everything you'll need. There were 6 of us for four days & 4 of us for the remaining time. More than enough room & certainly can accommodate more people comfortably. The beds & linens were lovely, bathrooms were gorgeous & tons of towels. The outdoor shower was my favorite! The kitchen has everything you'll need for cooking. It’s set up for entertaining & since the chefs are often there cooking it has most everything like spices, coffee filters, oils, tinfoil, some condiments, etc. The home was 25mis to village; 10 mins Maya Beach Bistro area; 10min walk/5min cart ride to the Placencia Resort. Laguna was best of both worlds staying on the lagoon with the Maya mtn view & walkable to the ocean. Transfers ran like clock-work, extremely comfortable. Provisions via the sample list was provided was perfect. We picked up liquor/wine in BZE duty-free. Chefs One word is amazing! Fresh, delicious, thoughtfully planned & locally sourced. Daily services in the home were always spotlessly cleaned & laundered. Martha washed anything we needed which was an amazing surprise. Location & safety we never felt uncomfortable or vulnerable. Additional: Cash is king; fly from BZE don’t drive; Naia Spa, Nautical Adventure, Captain Jak’s all wonderful! Maya Beach Bistro was favorite also hit Mare, Afrotide, Barefoot, Tipsy Tuna, Pickled Parrot, Cozy Corner, Bonefish, Above Grounds, resort Sunday BBQ. We LOVED Placencia, Laguna Gecko & everyone we met. Can't wait to return!!!

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2019

Joy B.
Exceeded expectations

The residential area felt very secure and safe - great for a family trip. The house was in excellent condition and didn't lack any of the amenities we are used to at home. The absolute best part of the vacation was Manuel! Wow, what a treat to have 3 meals cooked a day. He is talented, kind, and incredibly generous. Martha and Christine kept the house looking as though it did the day we walked in throughout the entire week. When considering a vacation, you literally can't get any more relaxed and pampered in a private home. Five-star service from beginning to end and we highly recommend working with this company.

Not specified  |  stayed in 4/2019

Mark K.
Great house - As Advertised

The house was everything as described. The cook, staff, and Mgmt team were all wonderful and very attentive to any needs that arose. We did not experience any sand flee issues, but it was a little windy so that may have helped. If you are going to venture to the village, I would recommend a Cab or the rental of a Car while you are there. Its a 20-30 minute drive from the house. Stock up on as many alcoholic beverages that you can from the Belize Airport, as it is a least half the cost. It was a great stay and vacation. If you are looking for a relaxing time, great weather, and relaxation the Placencia Belize is the place to be. thanks for a great trip and memories.

Not specified  |  stayed in 3/2019

Kristi J.
Laguna Gecko Amazing!!

Laguna Gecko in Placencia Belize is an amazing property. Well maintained and beautiful. The views are breathtaking. The staff including the chef, grounds keeper and house keeper are all extremely welcoming and friendly. This home comes with everything you can possible need including a golf cart and car. With four bedrooms and four baths you have plenty of room to spread out. The master bedroom and bathroom located on the third floor offers comfort and privacy. With it's outdoor shower, luxury bath and large balony this master has everything you need to relax and enjoy the spectacular views. Located near Placencia Village, The Placencia Casino and Placencia Resort. Also located near a beautiful waterfall, ziplining and river tubing. There are plenty of activities to take in. I highly recommend this property and definitely plan to return many times in the future.

Not specified  |  stayed in 3/2019

nancy m.
Fun with friends

This house is in a very nice area of Belize. For us, Placencia Village was too far to travel by golf cart. We only used the golf cart to go over to the Placencia resort and to a local market. The house is nice, lots of stairs. We wished the queen beds were kings in all the rooms. Most of the furniture was very uncomfortable, especially for 8 people. The no seeums were HORRIBLE! I believe the chairs under the tiki hut were infested with them as well as there were rodent droppings every morning. The chefs were fabulous!! Couldn't have asked for anything better. Having our laundry done and house spruced up everyday was a real treat. The Captain Jaks excursions were really fun and very professional. Several went kayaking, a little hard to get in and out of , but much easier from the resort. Having the resort privileges was a very nice perk. Everyone was friendly everywhere and we felt very safe in the house. The country is still pretty primative, but that adds to the beauty.

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2019

Lorna T.
This has got to be one of the best locations in Belize.

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 all that expensive and carry enough for meals and a few US foods. 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 store. Airport Customs let us bring foods from home into Placencia, but they are stricter than what is written on the customs website. But with the chef for 3 meals a day, need little from home except favorite snacks. Restaurants compare to US prices and lobster was a seasonal treat! The concierge answered our questions and booked excursions for us and they were great! 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! Just writing about it makes me want to consider doing this trip again! I do have two suggestions. First let me say the house felt and looked very clean. The house keeper was wonderful, but the house could use a deep clean. There are some corners under cabinets, kitchen drawers, surfaces, refrig etc. that could stand a good cleaning. The house keeper spent a lot of time in the laundry room on her phone. She had everything taken care of otherwise and she is pregnant and I know she wanted to stay out of our way, so I don't fault her at all. On the surface she did a great job: the beds were made, laundry done and floors and surfaces cleaned for us every day without fail. But a deep clean is in order and the kitchen rug needs to be replaced. The other suggestion is that some blinds to cover the windows by the TV would be great. The sun is brutal there in the afternoons. But we loved every minute of this COMPLETELY CARE FREE Vacation.

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2019

JULIANNE S.
Paradise!! Best vacation ever!!!!!!!!!!!

Laguna Gecko Villa was the perfect vacation setting for our family of 8. The bedrooms and bathrooms were stunning. The kitchen and living area were spacious and nicely appointed too. The pool was our favorite place to hang out and have a cocktail and listen to music. Brenda, kept the house clean and what a treat to have our laundry cleaned daily. Chef Manuel and Chef Dominingo, well, what can I say! AMAZING! My daughter is a professional chef and I love to cook, but this was the ultimate luxury! They made delicious meals and desserts with fresh ingredients and stunning presentations. I highly recommend using the chef option. It was so nice to have breakfast prepared before an outing. We did not use the concierge services since it was our third trip to Belize and we know the area well. Laguna Gecko was the best location for our family vacation and we hope to return!

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2018

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