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Kayaks on beach at home
Front of Home from Street Gate
Private Pool at rear of house
Downstairs Living room
Downstairs Living Room including Sleeper Couch
Dining Room Table
Eating Area near Kitchen
Kitchen
Second Floor Living Room/Bar
Second Floor Living Room/Bar
Second Floor Master Bedroom, King Bed Facing Caribbean
Second Floor Master Bedroom, King Bed Facing Caribbean
Second Floor Second Master Bedroom, Queen Bed Facing Caribbean
Second Floor Second Master Bedroom, Queen Bed Facing Caribbean
Bathroom for Second Master Bedroom
Second Floor Bedroom, Single over Full Bunk Bed
Downstairs Front Bedroom with Queen Bed
Downstairs Bedroom facing pool with queen bed
Second Story Balcony facing Caribbean
Patio
Patio including Gas Grill
Patio adjacent to pool
Aerial View, Tipsy Gecko house furthest Left
Waterfall in local area
sunset over large 150 foot pier with palapa and swim deck
Recent Wedding on Pier Palapa
If you are looking to relax, this is the spot
Private Pool behind house
View of rear of house from pier
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Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Placencia, Stann Creek

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Lizlew
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fulfilled all our needs”
Reviewed 23 December 2011 for a stay in December 2011
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My siblings, mother and grown children spent a week at the Tipsy Gecko recently and found that it exceeded our expectations. We rented a extended cab truck at the Belize airport then drove stopping at the Belize Zoo and for lunch at Cheers near the zoo. I recommend them both. Once there some of us took a spin in the bright red golf cart driving south to check out the closest restuarants. During our stay we would get a chance to try out Delite, Maya Beach Bistro and Mangos. Our favorite was MBB. We spent a good amount of time in Placencia and can recommend Omars and Rumfish and Cozy Corner was good as well. For shopping check out Annette at the Placencia Bazzaar or Lola's in Seine Bite which is halfway between the villa and Placencia. We made sure to take home locally produced Goss Chocolate and Marie Sharp sauces. We drove to Cockscombe Reserve but didn't see much even though the log at the visiter center said a Jaguar was spotted in the day light several days before our arrival.
Peppina the villa cat made the place feel like home and Ma bel kept the place spotless.
The peer with Palappa with comfortable seating was great.
All in all it was the perfect place to relax read and enjoy the wonderful local food. Locals wait at the speed bumps for rides in the back of trucks and it was fun to be able to participate in ths taxi service. The people are all so friendly.

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Liked least: the sea grass at the water's edge
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Reviewed 4 December 2011 for a stay in July 2011

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CO
Reviewed 30 November 2011 for a stay in February 2011

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Reviewed 30 November 2011 for a stay in November 2011

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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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kkeyser31...
Austin, TX
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lap of luxury!”
Reviewed 22 February 2011 for a stay in February 2011
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people found this review helpful

I'd like to start off this review by stating that the pictures provided to us when we booked this house for our vacation in early February, the pictures did it ZERO justice! When we arrived we were pretty much floored at how gorgeous this house was and the property that is sits on. The dock/palapa was just finished before our arrival and what an awesome addition! We hung out over the water A LOT. The inside of the house is beautifully decorated and the rooms are very comfortable (the beds especially!) and each have their own bathroom. The kitchen is pretty well equipped with anything you might need to cook meals (we cooked several) and there is a market just down the road that you can take the golf cart to. It doesn't stock some essentials (like meat, fish, etc) and you'll most likely need to go into town to a bigger market to get stuff like that.

Javier and Mabelle (the caretakers) were very kind and helpful and did an excellent job. I must say, coming back to a clean house (and laundry if you want) everyday made staying here pretty special.

The beach that the house is located on is swim-able, but a little too murky when it's windy for good snorkeling. However, sitting out on the palapa, we saw manatees, baracuda, sting ray, various fish and birds, and it was just paradise!

I highly recommend this as a rental for your Placencia stay. I think the only warning I can heed is that if you're interested in going into the town, it's a bit far away (8 miles, I believe) so taking a golf cart would take a pretty long time. Luckily we had Javier who was happy to drive us into town (with pay, of course) and we were able to grab cabs very easily on the way back.

We had an amazing snorkeling guide who came right to the house to pick us up for the day trip. Just call Joy Tours in town and ask for Garrett. Also, the cab driver we had was super friendly - Deon Muschamp (cell [--]). Both are friendly people who know a lot about the area.

Make sure to:
go bowling @ Jaguar Lanes
eat lunch & drink pina coladas at Mango's
eat lunch or dinner @ Maya Beach Bistro
check out Placencia Hotel and their organic garden
(all above are just down/up the road from the house)

If you're looking for a nice & romantic place to dine, check out the Mare Restaurant @ The Turtle Inn (Francis Ford Coppola's resort) - just south of the airport.

Have a great time! Can't go wrong with the Tipsy Gecko.

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Travelling group: Other
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Luxury-minded travelers
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