Groovy Gecko Villa

  based on 51 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 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:

  • 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
  • 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:
4:00 PM
Check out:
12:00 PM (noon)
based on 51 reviews
Can't Wait to Come Back!

Our stay at the Groovy Gecko was awesome and the house has everything that is advertised! The staff is superb and house is very, very nice!! THE HOUSE: We’ve stayed at other rental houses in Belize, but the Groovy Gecko has been the best by far. It is more upscale than most rental houses and it shows an attention-to-detail. For example, the beds are very comfortable and it has leather furniture in the living room. Each bedroom has a TV, bathroom, and a shower. The open-air kitchen and bar by the pool is great (even includes a commercial ice maker!). The upstairs kitchen seems to have everything, including a coffee maker and blender, and a huge refrigerator. There is a large dining table inside, but we decided to eat at a the large table on the balcony with a view of the ocean. Bring some movies if you want… We had a lot of activity while we were there, so it was nice to kick-back for a couple nights and watch a movie on the big screen (the cable TV had a big selection too). The kids spent a lot of time in the pool and catching some nice fish (snapper) from the dock. THE STAFF: The staff is wonderful! Chef Domingo made the best meals and we only paid for the groceries (plus a nice tip for Domingo!). He worked out the meal plans with us, bought the groceries, and even cleans-up when done. He showed us the grocery receipts and we paid him on the spot. We had lobster, ribs, fish-n-chips, etc… Domingo is a great young man and he is so easy to work with. He saved us a lot of vacation expense! The house was always kept very clean and the laundry service was really convenient. The staff stays pretty low-key, but I can’t say enough about how nice everyone was and how they went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. THE AREA: We’ve been to San Pedro multiple times, but we like the Placencia area better. There is so much to do… Beach, snorkeling, shopping, mountains, jungle, waterfalls, zip-lining, etc. The house is located in a great spot… The Placencia Hotel is a mile north and they allow access for users of the Groovy and Tipsy Gecko. The Maya Beach Bistro is a mile south and is known as one of the best restaurants in Belize. Jaguar Bowling Lanes are also a mile south of the house… We had a great time there one evening and the manager is a great guy. Thanks again to the great staff!! We can’t wait to come back! Submitted: Dec 6, 2014 Stayed: Nov 2014 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2017

Sonja B.
A gorgeous place to stay!!!

We were a group on 10 adults and 2 (2 year old) twins....and we were more than comfortable here!! Room to be together - room to spread out!! The house is as pictured....breathtaking! We were picked up by Javier from the Placencia airport and taken to the house where we were greeted by Mabel who had prepared a "welcome" drink and snack! From there - the week went quickly! Daily laundry (if you wish) - what a treat!!! Don't need to pack a lot!! The meals prepared by George and Domingo were amazing! We opted to have breakfast and dinner 3 nights - giving us flexibility to go out and explore the nearby area restaurants (which are quite plentiful and very, very good! In particular, the MAYA BEACH BISTRO - just down the road) The grounds are immaculate (pool cleaned daily - before you are even up!). Wifi is quick and reliable - we had a couple of down moments - but that was easily resolved by rebooting (again, if you've ever done it at home - it's the same procedure here!) The location of this house is a bit farther out from Placencia than I had thought. We were lucky to have a couple of vehicles to drive into town (15 minute drive.....about a 30+ minute drive each way in the provided golf cart.) We did not use the bicycles - the road in front seems quite well traveled - but others we spoke to said it wasn't an issue (as the locals ride bikes and so the cars are use to bicycles on the road.) We also found out later there is a local bus that travels the road all the time - and it is easily accessible (and very affordable - I believe $1 each way)...that would have been fun to use when the weather too nasty to use the golf cart and vehicles were not available. The only other thing to be aware of - and we are, after all, in the tropics! The no-see-ums were quite prolific! (Some of our group were attacked - others not at all.) We did take bug spray (with DEET)...again, worked for some - not for others! We heard from a local to rub Vicks on your legs to prevent the bites (probably the eucalyptus scent keeps them away - maybe!)...we would have tried that as the bugs were very active at this time. All in all - GORGEOUS! RELAXING! A wonderful support staff to help you with everything you might want or need! Submitted: Nov 30, 2016 Stayed: Nov 2016 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2017

Lisa D.
Well kept & comfortable but we had continued issues with wifi & power.

Beautiful location, excellent staff, conveniently located to local restaurants & attractions. Submitted: May 27, 2017 Stayed: May 2017 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2017

Travis W.
Stunning home and location!

We had a large group of people and had a wonderful time. The home is beautiful, beach is amazing, and staff very friendly and know everything about the local scene. The people we met were all so fun and helpful. Little tip, if someone offers to do something for you find out how much it costs in advance. We got burned on this early. We loved Belize and Geri is a fabulous host. Can't wait for the next opportunity to come back. Submitted: May 11, 2017 Stayed: Apr 2017 Source: HomeAway

Not specified  |  stayed in 4/2017

Sarah C.

Our group of 11 friends stayed at Groovy Gecko for a 40th birthday get away. Everything was as described - location is excellent, food was great and the pictures are exactly what you get. We used Radiance ( taxi driver suggested through house rental) to get our group back and forth to town and we would highly recommend using her. We also booked a snorkel trip to Silk Caye with Seahorse diving - they were fantastic and the price with pick up and drop off couldn't be beat. Can't say enough positive things - we are already looking forward to our next stay! Submitted: Mar 20, 2017 Stayed: Mar 2017 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Not specified  |  stayed in 3/2017

Michael T.
The property and staff are wonderful.

The owner and staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Submitted: Mar 31, 2017 Stayed: Mar 2017 Source: HomeAway

Not specified  |  stayed in 3/2017

Lauren Kimmons K.

Groovy Gecko Villa is a perfect location. Our stay was absolutely amazing in every way. The staff was eceptional and made our stay and prepared meals beyond wonderful. Highly recommend this property for beauty, rest and relaxation and endless opportunity for fun in and around Placencia..Thank you again!!! Submitted: May 3, 2017 Stayed: Mar 2017 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Not specified  |  stayed in 3/2017

Jodi W.
Most amazing vacation!

I love it when on-line pictures and descriptions are just as they appear in person! This vacation exceeded my expectations. The house had everything we could have needed and spectacular views!! The pier has hammock swings and a thatched roof. Many hours were spent there as well as in the beautiful pool. The pool area is amazing too. I loved the upstairs balcony where we would often gather for morning coffee and watch the sun rise. We were greeted by our amazing housekeeper ,Brenda,with rum punch. Our wonderful chef, Domingo, stocked us up with the requested items we made before we arrived. We were also impressed with the menu he provided for the 3 days we had him cook for us. Mabel helped me with booking activities before we arrived. The owner and Mabel get back to you very promptly with any questions you may have. There are wonderful restaurants nearby and our favorites were Mangos, Bonefish Grill and the Maya Bistro. This made using the 4-seater golf cart a fun way to get to these places. When they say pack light they mean it. Brenda did our laundry daily and was a fantastic housekeeper. We enjoyed seeing her every day and talking with her! I loved that our area was on a peninsula. The Carribean Sea was the water the house was on and on the other side of the road was a lagoon. We had use of paddle boards and kayaks. There were also bicycles but the golf cart was so much fun. When we went to the village we used a taxi service. It was very inexpensive to do this. We loved Above Grounds coffee place that is like a treehouse. The Secret Garden Spa was great for massages. The Tipsy Tuna, Barefoot Bar and Yoli's were fun places! The guys had two great days of fishing; once outside the reef and one inside the reef. We also did the Monkey River boat/ jungle tour. Make sure you ask for Percy Gordon! We only had one trip we had to cancel because of weather and I was so disappointed. The catamaran/ snorkeling trip with Daytripper was something I was looking forward to. Make sure you book trips early so if something happens you can reschedule. I would definitely return to this house for another vacation. In the meantime I have great pictures and the most wonderful memories. Submitted: Mar 7, 2016 Stayed: Feb 2016 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2017

Robin M. (Helena, Mt.)
Best vaca so far!

Such an amazing vacation! The house was BEAUTIFUL! The beds, best sleep ever! Sooo comfy! The staff was great. Super nice and helpful and did a great job. I highly recommend this house! Just 10/15 min from the shopping in downtown Placencia. Everything you need right there on site to enjoy yourself. I hope to go again. Soon! ☺️ Submitted: Mar 7, 2017 Stayed: Feb 2017 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2017

Beautiful property

This was our first time in Belize we had the whole family and the Groovy Gecko became home for a week. Plenty of room for everyone both indoors and out including a private beach. The staff is amazing very attentive but not intrusive we felt more like friends than guests. Everything you need is available at the property and Mabel is more than happy to arrange for any of the near by adventures. We used the golf cart for running back and forth to the market and some of the Maya Beach restaurants that are just a couple of minutes away. We had a great time and highly recommend the groovy gecko ! Submitted: Jan 18, 2017 Stayed: Jan 2017 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2017

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