Came here with a group of 8 adult friends for a week. Property is beautiful and well maintained. Very relaxing pool and hut out back. Fully stocked kitchen with nice appliances, coffee maker, blender, microwave. Bedrooms and bathrooms are huge and well furnished. Staff was very responsive when we needed anything. Daily maid service included doing any laundry that we needed.
It is a bit of a hike to get any groceries. The golf cart is a nice way to see the sites but only goes 10 mph tops. The house is 8 miles from the town of Placencia so count on an hour each way.
We had an amazing time during our stay at Laguna Gecko. The house is perfect with all it's amenities. Having our own private pool was a huge plus for our family. Laguna Gecko is brilliantly designed with huge rooms and amazing views. The home comes with everything you will need to make your stay comfortable and fabulous! The views from the house are breathe taking! We enjoyed many activities while in Placencia like fishing, snorkeling, visiting a beautiful waterfall and exploring the Mayan Ruins. We also enjoyed visiting The Placencia Hotel, eating at the amazing restaurant, relaxing by the pool and pristine beach. We definitely recommend Laguna Gecko and plan to return in the future.
My family has an amazing trip to Laguna Gecko in Placencia Belize! The house was wonderfully decorated with every comfort you would ever need. The amenities provided made our trip fun, carefree and relaxing. This property is located right on the water with amazing mountain views. It is conveniently located 2 minutes away from The Placencia Hotel were they offer spa services and other great amenities. There are many activities to do while in Placencia we enjoyed snorkeling, fishing, lobster diving, hanging out by the pool, going into town for shopping and entertainment. There is also a brand new casino two minutes from the home. We had such an amazing time at Luguna Gecko! We will definitely return and highly recommend this property.
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The whole experience was wonderful! The amenities provided were beyond comparable. We especially enjoyed being able to access everything we needed in the resort by golf cart. Convenience was such an added perk, and the pool was to die for. We will definitely be returning and recommending to our friends and family.
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).
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