|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||3000 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Luxury, Beach, Mountain, Ocean|
Description from the owner
The Lazy Gecko is a brand new (just completed in Dec 2011) large waterfront villa directly located on the Placencia Lagoon with amazing view of lagoon and Maya Mountains. The villa has 4 private bedrooms, incredible open living area and walk around bar on second level with great view of the Caribbean Sea, Lagoon and sunset over the Maya Mountains. A detached guest suite (5th bedroom)can be rented for large groups at and additional cost.
Custom high end finish out and furniture throughout this private gated property ideally located in the Maya Beach area of Placencia.
Large covered decks on all levels of home as well as private...Read more
Water Front NEW Luxury 5 Bedroom Villa Lazy Gecko
Placencia, Stann Creek, Belize
Additional Location Information
Ideally located just north of Maya Beach directly on Placencia Lagoon. Close enough to be very convenient to great restaurants, resorts and local grocery stores, yet still enjoy a very private setting with no houses on either side of you.
Location Type Beach, Mountain, Ocean
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$340 - $750||$340 - $750||$2,000 - $5,250||$4,500 - $7,500||3 nights|
|Dec. 18 2012 - Jan. 2 2013
|Jan. 3 2013 - Jun. 30 2013
|Jul. 1 2013 - Nov. 14 2013
|Nov. 15 2013 - Dec. 17 2013
Season - 2
|All Other Dates||$430||$430||$2,000||$4,500||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Hotel Tax - 9% of rental - Tax
Additional notes from owner
Rate is for 8 individuals per per night per person over 8 max 12
Call for last minute discounts on rentals less than 60 days out.
Daily maid service, use of new 4 seat gas golf cart, use of bicycles and kayaks at home and transfers to/from Placencia airstrip included in rental.
750 security deposit required NO cleaning fee
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 21, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Top option in Placencia for larger group
We booked the property via vrbo.com, relying on the photos and info supplied by the owner. The Keeners were very helpful and easy to work with during the process.
Our group of 10 -- one small child, teenagers, college students and adults -- had a terrific time at the property. We stayed at Lazy Gecko, which is on the lagoon side, and walked across the road to the beach near the sister property, Tipsy Gecko. We also had use of the property's golf cart to get into town (a 30-min ride) and also to the local market, various resorts to eat, the large resort where we had access (a nice perk, beautiful pool), etc.
We made about half our meals in the kitchen, which was nicely furnished, and I would highly recommend bringing whatever staples you can bring - pasta, rice, cereal, etc. - if you are planning to cook. There is a grocery store a short ride away where you can source most things, but they only get certain things delivered on certain days. We could not get butter or milk for a few days. This is an issue in general, not with the rental at all, and something I would suggest preparing for. However, there are a number of places to eat nearby, so you definitely won't starve and will eat quite well. I highly recommend the Maya Beach Resort restaurant and Splash Diving for excursions.
With children, I would also recommend bringing a few games. The house has Scrabble and Sorry, and we bought a deck of cards in town. There were times when we were all sunburned and just wanted to sit inside.
We were surprised at the quality of the staff at the rental -- daily housekeeping with laundry service from Brenda and Javier the caretaker - which really made the week feel luxurious. They were also very helpful and friendly in general.
I highly recommend checking out Lazy Gecko (or Tipsy Gecko, across the street).
Amazing tropical escape
We stayed in this amazing home for a week with a total of 12 family members from all over the country. The house was very roomy with plenty of space for everyone. The house backs to the lagoon with tons of birds and dolphins swimming by. A short walk across the street takes you to the ocean for a nice cool down on a hot day. It was a little bit of a drive to Placencia, but worth it. I would advise you to plan ahead for meals. If you want to eat out and avoid cooking, check to see what is really open close by. The belizian time is not understated!
And we didn't realize what housekeeping meant. We were spoiled. Didn't have to wash a dish the entire week. That is what I call vacation!
And the pool...oh the pool. This made this home exceed our expectations. A gorgeous ocean front pool with sand vollyball, kayaks, and a gorgeous refreshing pool surrounded by palms and with a swim up bar. We ended up ending most days here. The staff was great and we were usually the only ones there.
Definately recommend this place. The only thing I would mention that could use improvements is sound control. It is a large all tile open floorplan and sleeping in if there are little ones along may not happen! Overall, great place.
8 Days of Paradise!
From the moment I arrived at the island, I felt like I was in a dream where all the locals spoke English and accepted the american dollar. I kept pinching myself only to realize that I was not dreaming. Over the coarse of the next several days, we got to snorkel, have lunch on our own little island, kayak, zipline, hike to waterfalls, take the kids for ice cream, bowl with locals, exerience wonderful food at the restaurants (and I'm talking authentic meals not all the preservative stuff we get back home). The house was amazing and I enjoyed relaxing in the hammock at sunset with a local beer in my hand. The staff made the trip that much more enjoyable as they catered to all of our requests and made sure the place was spotless 24/7! Only a fool would not return to the place!
Los Angeles, CA
Stay at the Gecko is awesome. Incredible house, spectacular loc
The Keener's have created an amazing location on the water in Belize. This home is very comfortable, roomy and gorgeous. The only downside to staying here is having to leave ...