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People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
12
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Plantation - Villa Tipsy Gecko

House, 5 Bedrooms and 4.5 Baths, Private Pool and Ocean Pier(Sleeps 10-14)

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)

Construction of the home was completed in late 2008. 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 private 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.

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.

Calendar on VRBO is accurate and updated. If dates desired are not shown as available please check out our other 2 beach homes (VRBO Listing #502818 and 663419) located next door on beach. Home can sleep up to 36 when combined with listing 502818 and 663419 located next door on the beach.

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:

DAILY MAID SERVICE

24 HOUR CARETAKER

PRIVATE CHEF (3 days included with weekly rental after 6/1/2014)

USE OF 6 SEAT GAS GOLF CART

ONSITE LAUNDRY AND WASHING OF GUESTS CLOTHING BY ONSITE STAFF

USE OF KAYAKS, PADDLEBOARDS, AND BICYCLES AT HOME

USE OF PLACENCIA HOTEL POOL

TRANSFERS TO/FROM PLACENCIA AIRSTRIP

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

Detached staff apartment, laundry room and storage lockers are located in separate building on the property.

Grocery shoping and conceirge service by onsite care taker. Prior to your arrival, you will be sent an email to plan your menu and the chef will offer to pre-purchase any groceries you might like.

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

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

Keywords: Amazing Beach ocean front home, directly on Caribbean Sea with large private pier and incredible finishout, furniture and attention to detail, private pool, private beach

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Kelley Snodgres
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 November, 2016
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About Kelley Snodgres

Property owned by familiy from Texas that built home and use it frequently. Home was designed with two master suites upstairs, a full large walk around bar and entertainment area and covered outside balcony. Specifically designed so two or more families with kids can spread out and enjoy their stay in a private beach setting and enjoy all Belize has to offer.

On site staff are a very friendly young local couple that speak great English and make you feel at home. They are extremely trust worthy and guest can arrange for wife to baby sit, if they want to leave smaller children to go diving or enjoy a great meal out.

Kelley Snodgres purchased this house in 2008

Why Kelley Snodgres chose Belize

Home is located in heart of some of the best saltwater fly fishing in the world as well as world class diving and snorkeling on the 2nd largest coral reef system in the world. The now fully paved 26 mile Placencia road makes getting on and off the peninsula by car a much more enjoyable and faster experience, thus making access to the rain forest, Mayan ruins, cave tubing and other attractions in the jungle easily accessible.

While the continued improvements at the home like the large covered ocean pier and just finished pool on beach make leaving the home hard to do, PLACENCIA OFFERS THE WHOLE BELIZE EXPERIENCE!

What makes this house unique

Large private home and beach can comfortable accommodate up to four couples. Was designed to accommodate two large families with children. With two large master bedroom suites upstairs other two bedrooms both with private baths on first floor. Daily maid service, and guest clothes laundry service provided with rental.

THE GECKO VILLAS ARE THE ONLY VACATION RENTALS THAT I AM AWARE OF IN PLACENCIA THAT OFFERS ALL OF THE FOLLOWING - 4+ BEDROOMS ALL WITH PRIVATE LARGE BATHS, ONSITE STAFF, PRIVATE POOL, PRIVATE OCEAN PIER, CENTRAL A/C, PRIVATE BEACH, GOLF CART INCLUDED WITH RENTAL!

Guestbook comments from the owner

David and Kathy,



We just got home from Belize. Your house was really nice and we had a great time. There was not a hitch in the whole trip (your details and recommendations sure helped). The people at Singing Sands were also very helpful during our stay.



Thanks a lot for a great week.
May 2010
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(51 traveller reviews)

Holiday Wk still open! Dec 17-24 and a HOT week in Feb! Contact for Discounts
average rating of 4.8627453 based on 52 reviews
5

EPIC Vacation at the SPECTACULAR Typsy Gecko!!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted a special location to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday and Typsy Gecko exceeded my expectations and "WOW'ed" my husband. The owner was SO helpful, very responsive with information and answering all of my questions. She even helped me plan special events for my husband. From the moment we arrived, everyone was so kind and Javier picked us up in an air conditioned, comfy van. When we entered the house, it takes your breath away. The pictures are beautiful but like the old saying goes "it doesn't do it justice". Every room was beautifully decorated, exceptionally clean and complete with everything you would need - and more! Mable had prepared a delicious punch and a beautiful flower arrangement. Step outside into absolute paradise! The patio, the pool, the beach, the pier.....I can go on and on. Everything was pristine clean and as you try to take everything in, you're already figuring how many days you get to soak it all in before having to go home. Within minutes of arriving, we were in the pool, drinking punch and didn't have to do anything but start relaxing. I can't say enough about the staff - Javier, Mabel, Domingo, Mickey, the groundskeeper, housekeeper, pool guy - everyone so warm and friendly and GENUINELY want to ensure you are having a good time. Mabel and Domingo helped me plan the most memorable night for my husband with a candlelight dinner on the pier that was like a scene in a romantic movie - indescribable! My husband said he will never forget that night. Mabel was so helpful in helping us with the tours that were perfect for what we were wanting. We did 2 snorkeling tours with Splash - one to Silk Caye and the other to Laughing Bird Caye. Silk Caye has amazing snorkeling - we saw too many things to write in this review and capped the day off by swimming with the nurse sharks, sting rays and sea turtles. Laughing Bird Caye was a prettier Caye but didn't have as much sea life as Silk Caye - at least the day we were there. The meals prepared by Domingo and Mickey were delicious, plentiful, beautifully presented and ooohhhh the deserts! They were so accommodating as to what time we wanted to the meals. Domingo even did our grocery shopping for us! The pier is a perfect place to relax, read, sleep - Chillax! The paddle boards and kayaks were fun to use and explore the area. The golf cart was a perfect mode of transportation - no need to rent a car. We can't wait to return - this place is amazing!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The best vacation with the whole Harrison Family!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay at Villa Tipsy Gecko! The staff was delightful and made our time there thouroghly enjoyable! All of our needs were taken care of. All 13 of us! We had a great time getting together! We would definitely love to go back! Thank you so much! The Harrison Family!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Barb R

  • 5 of 5

I have rented through VRBO numerous times and have to say that TIPSY GECKO exceeds 5 stars. This rental is as close as you can get to an all inclusive. Kelley, the owner, was always responsive to questions and was very thoughtful and provided detailed information. She was also available for a call to discuss the rental further.

Mabel was there to greet us with a special welcoming drink and flowers. She reviewed all the needed information including how to connect to the FREE wi-fi and FREE voice over IP phone so those needing to call the states would not be charged a fee. Mabel also reviewed how to reach her with a cell phone that was provided for local calls. If you are traveling with teens; encourage them to use an app such as skype to decrease unnecessary phone charges. Mabel also arranged all excursions to ensure our stay was hassle free.

Packing light is highly encouraged for Mabel does laundry daily; honestly I wish I had packed a few days of clothes, swimsuits and 1 semi-dressy outfit to venture out for dinner. Also, no need to pack those bulky beach towels for they, too, are provided.

Since Domingo and Mickey (nickname he shared) provide three days of cooking (breakfast, lunch and dinner) eating out was minimal; especially since many of the excursions provide lunch. The meals were heavenly and they served the meals as well as did the dishes.

We did not rent a car and used the golf cart to get to town for shopping and exploring. Everyone we encountered greeted us with a smile and was very friendly.

Unfortunately, our stay ended all too soon and we had to return to reality, doing our own laundry and cooking our own meals.

Additional thoughts for consideration. We went during the raining season and this may have made the water off the beach very muddy so we spent the majority of the time in the pool. Also, the mosquitoes were horrific but learned that when we applied sun screen followed by repellent; they tended to leave us alone. Also, the pier tended to be mosquito free as the breeze kept them away.

I highly recommend this rental and many thanks to Kelley, Mabel, Javier, Domingo and Mickey for a once in a life-time vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome stay

  • 5 of 5

This property has everything you would want. Access to beautiful views, golf cart, clothes washed and folded daily, a chef for 3 days/3 meals per day! A true vacation. The whole staff is so helpful and Mabel made everything come together for our celebration of my parents 50th anniversary!

I couldn't ask for more. The only thing I would say needs improvement is when you schedule a pick up time from the Placencia airport after flying a long time you shouldn't be left stranded at the airport. If we wouldn't have rented a car and arrived easier I'm not sure how my Sister and our friend would have arrived. So just be careful if you are flying into the Placencia airport.

Other than that it was a Awesome trip, pool, resort pool access, everything! I would recommend this to anyone who wants to have a relaxing and adventurous trip to a beautiful country. Couldn't ask for more!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry your additional guests were left at the airstrip I know that is stressful. This is not our normal policy. I did look into what happened to avoid issues in the future and it was a miscommunication; the caretaker was under the impression you were planning to pick them up and he was away on an errand when they arrived. Lost in translation as they say. I'm glad your group had a good vacation and enjoyed the house after the pickup was resolved!
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Fantastic Private Property

  • 5 of 5

Being picked up at the airport by Javier was the start of a wonderful week. The house was amazing, sitting on the blue water, nice swimming pool, beautiful beach, long pier we used everyday. The staff were very professional, anything we needed, which wasn't much, they were there, got our list of groceries, booked a zip-line trip, booked a diving and sailing trip, etc. Also, the golf cart was great and not having to rent a car, we used it quiet often seeing the town, local shops and grocery store's, etc. Javier and Mabel were excellent, she checked on us every day and made sure we were taken care of. Domingo was the finest chef we have had in many years. He cooked special seafood meals that we wanted and just a great person and enjoyed being around him. His chocolate cake, cooked from scratch, was awesome. We ask him to bake that twice.

We have been to many VRBO's and Tipsy Gecko is on the top of the list. No mistake in going to "Tipsy Gecho" and will be back. Thanks, Kelly for a wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of nine from various parts of Canada staying at the Villa Tipsy Gecko from February 20-March 5 2016. I cannot praise this property enough...It was breath taking to walk into and exactly if not better than the photos on-line. Kelley was prompt in returning your e-mails if any questions arose, and I can't say enough about Mabel! She made sure you didn't want for anything. Using the golf cart provided a relaxing 35 minute drive into the town of Placencia and the same to get back to the Villa. We enjoyed the kayaks and paddle boards and used the private pool everyday. If you want to do excursions Mabel will book them for you or you can rent a vehicle and set off on your own. Overall my family said this was the most relaxing enjoyable vacation they had ever had! Thanks to all the staff!

Michelle Green

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Placencia
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Placencia Hotel
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Honduras and Independence
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Maya Beach Hotel
Car: not necessary

Private secluded beach with large ocean pier with covered palapa, close to three of the best restaurants on the Peninsula, fish or watch sun set over lagoon and mountains from dock on lot across street that goes with home also. New private pool just installed in backyard of home on beach November 2012.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Plantation, Belize

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High 2
12 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
6 night minimum stay
£4,640
for 6 nights
From
£773
£5,155
 
 
Holiday week 1
17 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£7,518
for 7 nights
£7,518
 
 
Holiday week 2
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£7,518
for 7 nights
£7,518
 
 
High 2017
31 Dec 2016 - 4 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
£4,640
for 6 nights
From
£773
£5,155
 
 
Summer 2017
5 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,664
for 4 nights
From
£666
£4,210
 
 
Fall 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,676
for 3 nights
From
£559
£3,437
 
 
High 2 2017
11 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
£4,640
for 6 nights
From
£773
£5,155
 
 
Holiday Week 1 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£7,518
for 7 nights
£7,518
 
 
Holiday Week 2 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£7,518
for 7 nights
£7,518
 
 
High 2018
30 Dec 2017 - 3 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
£4,640
for 6 nights
From
£773
£5,155
 
 
Summer 2018
4 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,664
for 4 nights
From
£666
£4,210
 
 
Fall 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,676
for 3 nights
From
£559
£3,437
 
 
High 2 2018
10 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
£4,640
for 6 nights
From
£773
£5,155
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£3,093
for 4 nights
From
£773
£5,155
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £552
Tax Rate 9.0%

**weekly rate discount applies only to Saturday to Saturday stays**
Checkin or checkout day must be a Saturday

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Plantation in Central & South America

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , located upstairs across the hall from 5th bedroom
  • 4 bedrooms have private baths with large stand up showers except one on the down bedrooms has tub/shower. The half bath has a toilet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Master 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 Bunk Bed , Full/Twin Bunkbed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Full/Twin Bunk bed(2-3) Portable Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Private Pier on lagoon and large covered pier on ocean. 3 new bicycles and 2-2 person ocean kayaks at home for use no charge. 6 seater gas golf cart also available with rental at no charge. CAN HAVE UP TO 36 GUESTS WHEN COMBINED WITH VRBO LISTING 502818 & 663419 LOCATED NEXT DOOR

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