Tipsy Gecko Villa

  based on 49 reviews
  •   12
  •   5
  •   4
  • SQF 4,000
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Pool


Villa Tipsy Gecko is a magnificent large very open two story private waterfront beach house located directly on the Caribbean Sea in Placencia, Belize. Outstanding features radiate luxury and beauty throughout this exquisite 5+ Bedroom, 4.5 Bath residence. (5th bedroom does not have its own bath, but a half bath across the hall)

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 meticulously maintained by full time onsite staff and very active owners that continue to invest in property and make improvements like the private pool on beach and large covered ocean pier with bar, hammocks, and lounge chairs.

The main home is two stories consisting of over 4,000 sq ft of living area and covered patios directly over looking a private beach, private covered ocean pier. A great view over the lagoon and the Mayan Mountains can also be had from upstairs living area and from the street side covered deck located on the front side of home.

Upstairs in the home you will find two master bedrooms suites each directly over looking the ocean that provide breathtaking views. Each master suite includes a large private bathroom, balcony and huge walk in showers. A large living area and full size walk around bar, complete with 50' flat screen TV and private covered balcony are located between the two master bedrooms making an ideal setting for two couples to use the home at the same time. Another bedroom with a full/twin bunk bed set up, is also located upstairs. This bedroom does not have its own bath but there is a half bath across the hall.

The two remaining bedrooms are located on the first floor, each with its own private bath.

Cook dinner on the large outside gas grill and enjoy a local drink while relaxing under the fans on the large covered patio steps from the ocean. After dinner, enjoy a quiet private walk on the beach with no one around or retire upstairs to enjoy a drink at the large full walk around bar, complete with 50' flat screen TV, or sit on the adjacent large covered 2nd floor balcony.

Calendar is accurate and updated. If dates desired are not shown as available please check out our other 2 beach homes located next door on beach. Home can sleep up to 36 when combined with Groovy Gecko and Jammin Gecko located next door on the beach.

Bedroom Setup:

Bedroom 1 First Floor - 1 Queen 

Bedroom 2 First Floor - 1 Queen 

Master Suite 1 Second Floor - 1 King 

Master Suite 2 Second Floor - 1 Queen 

Living Room First Floor - 1 Pull Out Sofa 

Bedroom Second Floor - Full/Twin Bunk Bed 

Available upon request: 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, fully furnished and outfitted.

Custom high end construction and finish out, all high end natural stone flooring throughout with no carpet in home. Main living areas are on the first floor so ideally for those not wanting to navigate stairs to get to the kitchen or living area.

Home is complete with 150 foot covered ocean pier, private pool in back yard of home on beach, and large lagoon lot across the street with pier and garden.

Following items are INCLUDED with rental:



PRIVATE CHEF (3 days included with weekly rental)








4 Bathroom, 5 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Toilet

  • Sleeping
    1 Double bed, 1 King bed, 3 Queen bed, 1 Sofa bed, 1 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Child's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster, Chef Services
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Ceiling fans
  • Outside
    Private Balcony, Beach, Mountain Views, Ocean Pier
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet, Stereo system, Telephone, TV (Satellite), Events Allowed, Games
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Shower, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Safe, Security system
  • 4 Bathroom, 5 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Toilet
  • Spa & Gym
    Unheated Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outside
    Deck chairs, Bicycles, Canoe/Kayak, Private Garden, 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 49 reviews
Jackie C.
Great family vacation

Pictures are accurate of the property. This house was amazing. We were 2 families totaling 9 people. Plenty of room for everyone. The chef was fantastic. All staff was friendly and answered all of our questions. If ever in Belize again we would stay here.

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2020

Kristin H.
Wonderful Place!

What a beautiful house....exactly as described in the listing! The kitchen is so well stocked, the pool refreshing and the beach....words can’t describe the beautiful view! There is plenty of room for everyone to spread out, but lots of room for hanging out together. The chef was INCREDIBLE....make sure you take advantage of it! And having your laundry taken care just doesn’t get any better! The golf cart made trips to the store convenient, though I think having a rental car is the way to go. Taking the golf cart all the way to Placencia takes about 45 minutes! The owner was super responsive and Mabel was so helpful when we needed guidance on getting some medical help. You can’t go wrong renting the Tipsy Gecko!!

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2019

penny j.
Gecko always a great stay

This was my 4th visit to a Gecko property and we have enjoyed our stay at everyone of them.

Not specified  |  stayed in 8/2019

Scott H.
Tipsy Gecko Villa cannot be beat

From the time my family of 8 arrived, we were treated like royalty and the house was a castle! I cannot explain how the whole experience was for my grandkids and my sons and daughter-in-law ‘s. Every one had their own room. Wow!! We were home in Belize. Bob, the owner helped us from the beginning and Javier, Mabel and our chef, Domingo helped us while there. Even when our resident iguana left a mess in the pool, the staff were there immediately and made the pool clean within 20 minutes and every one was back in the pool enjoying again. The peninsula, Placencia, Maya Beach Bistro, the waterfall,..spectacular!!! The house is right on the Caribbean and has its own private pier. You can sit in the pool as well and just stare out at sea. The home is VERY private. The view from our rooms no picture can do justice to. What a way to wake up. I know we will come again. What a real vacation is supposed to be. You have to visit Tipsy Gecko Villa. You will not regret it.

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2019

Lance (Tipsy Gecko)

No need to look any further. This is the place to stay if you want the best vacation EVER! Our family stay at the Tipsy Gecko in June of this year for our annual vacation was OUTSTANDING. The house was perfect, the staff was over-the-top FANTASTIC! The attended to our every need the entire time we were in Belize. I am sure we will visit again very soon to Tipsy or one of the other Gecko properties.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 6/2019

Pam Y.
Great family vacation

Beautifully maintained property with an excellent staff. The chef prepared meals were superb. Made for an enjoyable vacation with absolutely no problems. Highly recommend this property?

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2019

Joe C.
Awesome vacation for the whole family

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Villa Tipsy Gecko. The property was lovely with beautiful views. The grounds were meticulously kept and the housekeeping exceptional. The chef was delightful and the food scrumptious. Laundry service was wonderful. The entire staff was friendly and informative. Highly reccomend!

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2019

Jennifer L.
Exceeds expectations

We LOVED everything about Tipsy Gecko. The place is even more beautiful than it looks in the pictures. The staff was so friendly and helpful, but unobtrusive. Having daily laundry service was a special bonus. The chef made us two wonderful dinners, and we had leftovers enough for an extra meal. We didn't use him for any other meals, but I would do so on future trips. The grounds and house are meticulously maintained and well stocked, with kayaks, paddle boards, pool floats, towels, books, and games. A snack was waiting for us when we checked in. The location is perfect. We were picked up on the dock for several excursions (fishing, snorkeling), and it was an easy drive to Placencia for dinner, or in the golf cart for nearby restaurants. Can't wait to return!

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2019

Anniversary Trip

Celebrating our 35th anniversary. We decided to celebrate with 7 close friends. Could not have made a better choice. Mabel and crew took care of us like royalty. Every meal cooked by Manuel and Domingo was excellent. The house was kept exceptionally clean. Unfortunately for me my wife will be expecting this on every vacation from here on.

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2019

Mike K.
Best time at the best place

We had seven days of gorgeous sunny weather . The house is sensational seems to have been designed especially for large families. They tell me it’s been newly redecorated -it sure looks like it was just redone lastweek. the accommodations are luxurious. They seem to have thought of everything: six passenger golf cart ( The kids love it ) bicycles paddle boards and kayaks And the Caribbean ocean is in our backyard ,right behind our private kidney shaped swimming pool. Will be back - next time we will bring the other side of the family .It will be especially fun to impress my wife’s side of the family

Not specified  |  stayed in 3/2019

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