Groovy Gecko Villa

  based on 75 reviews
  •   12
  •   5
  •   5
  • SQF 3,700
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Pool


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.

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.

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.

Home can sleep up to 36 when combined with Tipsy & Jammin Gecko 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.

Bedroom Setup:

Bedroom 1 First Floor - 2 Twins

Bedroom 2 First Floor - 1 Queen

Bedroom 3 First Floor - 1 Queen

Bedroom 4 Second Floor - 1 Queen

Bedroom 5 Second Floor - 1 King

Living Room Second Floor - 2 Pull out Sofas (very tight area if both sofas are used)

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

DISCLAIMER: We only have linens for the above mentioned beds and do not have any foldaway beds.

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


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:




PRIVATE CHEF (3 days included with weekly rental)








5 Bathroom, 5 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 Double bed
  • Cooking
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning
  • Outside
    Private Balcony
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Satellite)
  • Sanitary
  • 5 Bathroom, 5 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen
  • Spa & Gym
    Ping-Pong-Table, Unheated Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outside
    Bicycles, Gated-Community, Golf cart
Children welcome, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed,Accessible 24/7, Housekeeper Included, Laundry service Included
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
12:00 PM (noon)

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 75 reviews
Linda K.
House and location everything we needed and wanted

Location & house all we wanted was perfect for our group of 10

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2020

Debbi P.
Amazing property the staff are spectacular a wonderful stay

We had five couples staying at GroovyGecko Lots of privacy each suite had a private bath. The grounds are amazing the staff are courteous and pleasant would come back in a heartbeat.

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2020

Meigan W.
Our stay at Groovy Gecko

This place is amazing!! The owner and staff were so easy to work with and were so quick to answer any questions we had!! We are already planning to return!!!

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2020

Dawn K.
Family Fun

Groovy Gecko was everything and more than we expected! We have been to Belize numerous times but have not brought our family of grown children.... they absolutely fell in love with the area as much as we have! And the accommodations and staff could not have been better.... everything was perfect. Chef Domingo and Manuel made the most amazing meals we have ever had..... from lobster omlets to fresh lobster sauteed in a wine cream sauce and each dinner complemented with an amazing dessert! We worked with Geri Beck to secure our reservation and she helped with every step along the way, from securing extra golf carts to booking the intermediary flight from Belize City to Placencia. She was incredible to work with. We will be back and can not wait to return! Thank you Groovy Gecko and Staff for making our Family vacation one filled with Amazing memories!

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2020

Taurian M.
Awesome in every way

The house, staff, customer service, communication, etc was 5 star all the way around. Definitely recommend this property.

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2020

Will V.
Great place

Excellent location, property, and staff!

Not specified  |  stayed in 11/2019

Doree D.
Couldn't get much better!

What an amazing location and setting! We had a wonderful stay for 6 women on a birthday celebration trip. Everything from planning to arrival to our stay was smooth and easy. Geri took great care of us as we planned, even helping us get our groceries and liquor ordered and delivered directly to the house before we arrived. Mabel was onsite whenever we needed her and took great care of us. Having cleaning staff everyday was amazing. The chefs, Manual and Domingo, cooked three days for us and that was such a treat! We would recommend this location to anyone and everyone! The only downfall was the bugs in the evening, those are for real!! You definitely need your bug spray but even that won't keep them away. We spent most evenings inside. Otherwise, a perfect trip.

Not specified  |  stayed in 11/2019

Kerwinn W.
Great location, better people

Enjoyed ourselves a lot at this unique property in Placencia in Belize. The rooms were large, comfortable and well appointed, the pool was glorious, just steps from the Caribbean. The thing that made the vacation was the awesome nature of the people who took care of us at the house and in the different places we ventured to in Belize. Enjoyed our time there!

Not specified  |  stayed in 11/2019

Veronica H.
Such a wonderfully relaxing vacation! Highly recommend!

The owner and staff took care to make sure every detail was accommodated. We didn't have to worry about a thing. Geri helped to make all of our reservations and plans in advance making the whole stay stress free and relaxing. The chef service is a must and we are so happy we booked the extra days because options off property that could accomodate our group were a little limited but we didn't miss dining out because the food prepared for us was AMAZING!!! Thank you for everything you did!

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2019

Aimee R.
Family Vacation

What an amazing house, and amazing location. We arrived at the residence early in the morning, and even though we could not check into the house, they met us, allowed us to store our luggage, and had our golf cart waiting for us so we could venture into the village and start our vacation. Upon getting into the house it was clean, and was just as promised. The rooms were spacious beds were comfortable and living space comfortable. The staff on site were friendly and helpful, and we appreciated all they did to make our stay easy and relaxing. As with any trip there are always a few bumps. About 4 days into our stay one of the downstairs bedrooms lost it's air conditioning. They were quick trying to get it fixed, however when they were unable to they had to borrow from an air conditioning unit that was upstairs. Though the rooms were cool, this definitely made a difference in the temperature in the master bedroom. It took a few days, but they were able to get it fixed before we left. Also the mosquitos were unbearable when the sun started to go down. There were several nights that we were unable to enjoy the evening as we were being eaten alive. We went through more mosquito spray then sunscreen. I understand that they are part of nature, but it would be nice if they could spray the area and try to keep some of them at bay. Other then that what an amazing time. If you are planning on renting the Groovy Gecko take advantage of the meals that they offer. Damingo and his brother are amazing cooks, and we ate some of the best food on our trip at home. We were sad to come home, and will definitely be back.

Not specified  |  stayed in 8/2019

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