Our family of 4 stayed here and loved every minute. We found Domingo's cooking the highlight- lobster tail and key lime pie...? Yes!
We will never forget the snorkel trip to the reef - best snorkeling we've ever seen (exceeds Fiji or Cayman) -- go out to Silk Caye and swim with sharks and turtles! The pier is fantastic and a true bonus- not to mention the pool and beach and swing under the cabana - you never need to leave!
The only cons were that town is pretty far away and not very developed (shop at Treasure Box) - and the pier is private but the 18 people renting the villa next door kept coming to the pier one at a time to visit us and we found it exhausting politely getting them to leave.
A call to Mabel solved it, just very unfortunate it came to that.
I would recommend this highly to anyone considering a stay in Belize. One of the few properties that has pool, beach and pier all in one!
We were a family of 9 adults who stayed here at Villa Tipsy Gecko for 2 weeks...It is right on the ocean and the private pool makes it that much better. The Villa is exactly as the photos show if not better. Mabel was very knowledgeable about the area and all of the excursions. I can't say enough about efficient Mabel is. We used the included golf cart to take the leisurely 35 minute drive into the town of Placencia to do some shopping. Certain excursions required you to drive there yourself so we also rented a vehicle and found the prices reasonable for rentals. Overall a great time was had by all!
I have rented vacation villas around the world and was pleasantly surprised as to how much was included in this rental. You got daily maid service, daily laundry service, a personal chef every 3 days, privileges at the fancy Placencia Hotel pool, ice machine, fully equipped kitchen, bikes, kayaks, paddle boards etc.
Each bedroom had a bathroom and there was a view of the sea from every room. Not to mention the beach was steps from the house. This place had it all. We had 8 people and there was plenty of space for all of us.
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We were a group of 9 adults staying at this house for a week. The house looks exactly like the pictures of the house - if not even better in real life! The house was big, clean and spacious even for 9 adults. All the beds were very comfortable to sleep in - except from the sofa bed where you can actually feel the bed spring...
This was included in the house:
- Housekeeping every day - cleaning of the house, doing our laundry
- A chef - who came three days during the week we were there, cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner for us every day he was there. The chefs name is Domingo and he made excellent food! He was in addition very nice, pleasant and service minded! (we wanted to take him home with us!)
- Kitchen utensils was included in the kitchen
The caretakers of the house - Javier and Mabelle were also very service minded and accomodating. They were very helpful with whatever we need or had questions about.
It was great to stay in this house - even better than staying at a hotel!
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The house (Lazy Gecko) was clean and bright, the Staff was courteous and efficient, the Service was far above the average and the accommodations were like being at home! Also, to further add to an amazing experience, Domingo made delicious meals that exceeded anything we ate on the Peninsula. His food and attitude was as good as it gets......save the trip in town and have him work his magic in the kitchen. The only thing hard about this trip is having to go back home...Well done!
Highland Village, Texas