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A New Dawn Beach House - Contemporary 3 Bdrm. Beachfront Property

A New Dawn Beach House - Contemporary 3 Bdrm. Beachfront Property


Property Details

Updated: Apr 24, 2015
3 Queen Bedrooms, all with ocean views, 2+1/2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6.

Built right on the beach, this is a brand new, contemporary beachfront home. You are right on the ocean here, but for those that prefer a swimming pool, there is a gorgeous pool with corner seating plus a fifty foot lap lane.

There is outdoor living space in this property on all three levels. Plenty of space around the pool and hot tub, both sun and shaded areas, with casual seating. There are BBQs on both the ground/pool level and second floor deck.

The first floor has two oversized bedrooms with Queen beds. There is a large bathroom off the main hallway. The main floor enjoys 10 foot ceilings, which keeps the place cool and airy. A floating staircase with stainless steel railings takes you to the next level.

The second floor has a massive balcony with lounge and dining areas and a barbecue. This gives sweeping views of the Caribbean sea with the cayes in the distance. The kitchen is on this floor - custom designed and built with local mahogany hardwood and upscale appliances. The open plan kitchen with island lead onto the living and dining areas plus a 2pcs bathroom. The master bedroom with balcony and bathroom with double vanity are also on this level. All with ceilings up to 14ft high.

Finally, there is a spiral staircase that goes to a rooftop deck with palapa - the perfect place to catch the sunset over the Mayan mountains to the west or do some star-gazing.

There is an on-site custodian in an independent on-site apartment who takes care of the property and landscaping.

Four bicycles are included in the rental.

Also available are optional housekeeping, provisioning or catering services, car rental, travel and tours - all for an additional fee.

A New Dawn Beach House is located at mile 13.5 of the Placencia peninsula, 700 meters south of the Placencia Hotel and Residences, 10 miles north of the village of Placencia and two miles north of the nearest grocery store, small resorts, and several local restaurants and bars in Maya Beach. It is a 20 minute drive south to the village of Placencia.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. I graduated York University and spent my first life in the Insurance Industry, finally selling my Markham based Brokerage in 2007. I have 3 children and 1 grandchild living in southern Ontario. After 'retiring' from Insurance I spent a couple years skiing then wanderlust took hold and I adventured south to carve out the next life. In 2011- 2012 I returned to Canada to collect my sailboat and embarked on a 'bucket list' dream of single-handing a small sailboat from Canada to Belize arriving in February, I've then been busy on completion of this beach house ever since. It's been a work in progress but finally is ready to share.

Melissa arrived here in Belize in a much different manner than I did. An Accountant and native of London, England, she changed direction 20 years ago to pursue her love of the ocean. As a Divemaster Instructor, she has lived around the world applying her trade, leading and teaching others to dive. She came to Belize to run a charter boat base for an international sailing company, fell in love with Placencia and put down roots, also building a house here on the peninsula. Together we rent out both homes and have started plans on a 3rd house next year. We are commited long term to this peninsula.

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7 Reviews

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A New Dawn Beach House - Contemporary 3 Bdrm. Beachfront Property
+501 -6371481
Placencia Belize
Washington, DC


  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the New Dawn for a week over the Christmas holidays and could not have had a more perfect trip. The house is gorgeous, the location is perfect and Melissa and Arturo were wonderful. The weather was amazing which made the sunsets from the roof deck and the sunrises from the french doors in the bedroom just awesome. The house has everything you could need. We cooked at home a bunch -- the local grocery stores have just about everything you could want -- and went out to the Maya Beach Bistro (excellent!) and to Placencia Village (Rumfish is lovely) when we were too lazy to cook. The diving and snorkeling shouldn't be missed (Melissa recommend Robert's Grove for both and they were a great outfit). We had our 15 and 12 year old children with us and it was a great vacation for both ages. I can't say enough!!
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
A New Dawn Beach House - Contemporary 3 Bdrm. Beachfront Property
+501 -6371481
Placencia Belize

Absolutely Incredible! Words Can't Describe!!!

Absolutely Incredible! Words Can't Describe!!!
  • 5 of 5
As other guests have stated...the pictures CANNOT even begin to truly display the beauty of this home. We were fortunate enough to stay for 11 days...which was too short! The sunsets on the roof top - amazing. Not to be out done by the sunrises...but both were incredible. My favorite part...the hammock. There's a lot to be said for a hammock and nothing but the gentle ocean waves lapping against the white shore. Melissa was such a joy to work with - she is extremely timely with her responses and goes out of her way to ensure you have exactly what you need. We can not wait to some day return. Many thanks Melissa and blessings for a healthy 2015!
  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
A New Dawn Beach House - Contemporary 3 Bdrm. Beachfront Property
+501 -6371481
Placencia Belize
Santa Rosa, CA, USA

Belize beachfront blast

  • 5 of 5
We spent 5 nights on a catamaran through Moorings in Placencia in late October. That was a fantastic trip that we (3 couples) extended by renting the New Dawn Beach house for 3 nights. This house is beautiful- very comfortable & well appointed. Melissa was very helpful & Arturo accommodating, also. Our rooms were spacious & nicely decorated. There are many areas to hang out & relax; which was such a change from being on a boat for 5 days. I agree with the other reviews that the pictures of this house don't show just how lovely it is. The open kitchen, living room & dining area is perfect for including everyone in the conversation. I did use the hot tub & pool; but there were lots of "no see 'ems" in spite of Arturo's spraying so we didn't hang out on the beach or leave the doors open for ocean breezes. Guess that's why you pay less in October! We enjoyed dinner at the Maya Beach Bistro & watched the World Series at Mango's (die hard SF Giants fans). This house is perfect for 3 couples- as others have commented; I wouldn't take small children.
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the compliments and for taking the time to write a review. It is true that sandflies can be a nuisance in the tropics, and we have now adopted the same spray regimen used by the local hotels to treat the grounds.
A New Dawn Beach House - Contemporary 3 Bdrm. Beachfront Property
+501 -6371481
Placencia Belize
Fort Worth, TX

Fantastic Beachside Home

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful one week stay and the New Dawn Beach House in mid July 2014. Melissa was a great host and met our needs for the entire week. Arturo was also great.
The house was even better then the pictures.
We had between 4 and 7 people staying for the week. Melissa had 2 Kayaks delivered to the property which we used for 2 days and also had a chance to use the 3 bicycles.
The location was very good and we felt very safe. Only 5 minutes to some stores and restaurants and about 15 minutes to the airport and 20 minutes to town, all the way to the tip.
The house itself was awesome with updated furniture, appliances, and most of all outstanding views. The pool was an every day event for a few hours with the warm weather and is priceless.
I took several afternoon naps in the hammock on the mid deck and also the upper deck which had great sis set viewing. We could stay in the house all day and be perfectly happy with the views, pool, beach, kayaking, etc. Very private and quiet.
The only suggestion I had for Melissa was a larger bed in the master bedroom, but there is already a queen.
Thank you Melissa for your hospitality and we plan on another trip to your wonderful house in the future.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay, and we look forward to seeing you again.
A New Dawn Beach House - Contemporary 3 Bdrm. Beachfront Property
+501 -6371481
Placencia Belize

Amazing Beach House

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I decided to spend our 25th wedding anniversary in Belize and located this property on VRBO. Right from the start, the owners, Mike & Melissa were very accommodating and answered all our questions honestly. We like the fact that the property was outside of the city limits, offering us some peace and tranquility. When we arrived, we were met at the Placencia airport by Mike and Melissa, and driven to the property. We were given a tour of the home and were immediately awe-strucked with the beauty. The house showed way better than the pictures on the website. The kitchen is well equipped, quite stunning in fact. Our day consisted of long walks on the beach, swimming in the beach side lap pool or the warm Caribbean sea, dinners on the middle deck, and a daily ritual of cocktails on the upper deck to watch the stunning sunsets. We made several trips into the village of Placencia, for supplies, workouts at the gym, and visits to the local coffee house. There are some amazing restaurants in Plancencia and along Maya Beach. We found the food to be of world class quality and reasonably priced. Mike and Melissa have been living locally for several years, and as such can recommend the best restaurants and advise you about things to do. We made use of their private chef to prepare two amazing dinners for us, including our anniversary dinner. if you ever visited this home, please use this service, it will add to your overall experience. One afternoon we hired a professional massage therapist who provide massages beside the beach, as we enjoyed a warm Caribbean breeze. A very reasonably priced service. If you like scuba diving and snorkelling, Belize is the place to be. Mike and Melissa can arrange these side trips for you at discounted rates. Contrary to what some believe, we found Belize to be very safe, and never felt threatened. The locals are very friendly and helpful. All in all it was a very stress free, worry free vacation, and I would highly recommend this home for your next vacation stay. I will however add that the home is not suited for small children, as the separation in the metal rails along the decks are not at all child proof.
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our home, and for taking the time to write a review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay, and enjoyed your trips, as well as relaxing, eating well, and enjoying the house, beach, pool, hammock and terraces. Those sunset cocktails can become addictive can't they! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
A New Dawn Beach House - Contemporary 3 Bdrm. Beachfront Property
+501 -6371481
Placencia Belize
High Wycombe England

Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful place! The house is brand new,large spacious bedrooms,lots of balcony and deck space with spectacular views.The swimming pool is perfect,and the palm fringed beach a footstep away.We have already booked for next year
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to seeing you again next year!


From the Owner

I made a decision some years back that I had done enough snow skiing and shovelling and wanted to spend my life in perpetual summer. A 'water' person my whole life, I went looking for an upscale neighbourhood in an English speaking country, surrounded by water. I headed for Belize and exhausted the options available north to south. finally discovered this beachfront opposite the Placencia Residences, part of the Placencia Hotel development. It is simply the best neighborhood I could find and after 5 years and extensive exploring of the surrounding country, my opinion hasn't changed.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Placencia at 8 Miles Nearest Barpub : Mangos at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Maya Beach Bistro / Belize Ocean Club at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Right There! Car: necessary


From $549 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Season 2015 (1)
Feb 7 2015 - Jul 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Aug 1 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2015 (2)
Nov 21 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2016 (1)
Jan 3 2016 - Jul 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 9.0%

Wire transfer, Visa and MasterCard accepted. 25% deposit (minimum $1,000) at time of booking, balance 30 days before arrival via Visa, Mastercard or wire transfer, or cash on arrival. Cancellations made more than 90 days in advance get 90% refund, 45 to 90 days get 50% refund.

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Updated: Apr 24, 2015


From the Owner

The rooftop deck offers ocean views to the east and lagoon and mountain views to the west. Town water comes from an aquifer at the base of the Mayan mountains that can be drunk straight from the tap (there's also a filter on the refrigerator). The beach here enjoys a south-east exposure so doesn't get 'hammered' by the prevailing north-east tradewinds as does much of the peninsula but still enjoys a 'toned down' breeze and surf day and night that comfortably cools without blowing the BBQ out. All bedrooms are equipped with high efficiency air conditioners, unnecessary for us acclimatized to the tropics but a necessity for thicker blood escaping the snow for a week or two. Upscale restaurants are all on the beach and within a few miles (Maya Beach Bistro, The Bonefish at Singing Sands, Belize Ocean Club) make life very comfortable. Mangos, a more kick back beach bar and restaurant, also in the heart of Maya Beach, is less than 2 miles from the beach house and you can join in some beach volleyball every Thursday and Saturday at sunset. Maya Beach even has a bowling alley. All a short drive from the sanctuary of the beach house. The village of Placencia with it's world famous 'sidewalk' is a 20 minute drive to the south and offers some great souvenir shopping in addition to it's own collection of restaurants and bars. We have access to private chefs who will come and cook for you should you wish extra pampering. As local residents these past 5 years, Mel and I can direct you and tailor for you the best of what you're looking for in a vacation here. We've been on most of the tours available and know the best guides to deliver those tours. Most will pick you up and drop you off at the beach house.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront


  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 4100 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet, shower, Master en-suite, double sinks, granite counter
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Ground Floor bathroom shared by bedrooms 2 & 3
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, Second floor 2 piece
  • Granite counters, brushed nickel fixtures, comfort height toilets. Oversized shower stalls. There is an additional outdoor shower, poolside.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen, The master bedroom is on the second floor
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Ground Floor ocean facing bedroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, Ground Floor ocean facing bedroom
  • All bedrooms, have ocean views. The master bedroom has a balcony oceanside with an elevated, panoramic view. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are poolside and have pool and ocean views.


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

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