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Placencia Beach Front House On The Caribbean Sea

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Situated On Acre Of Beach Front, Open Floor Plan, Sleeps 6, Full Kitchen

Open, airy living spaces, with the accent on comfort. Dine on the large veranda, while enjoying the cool Caribbean breeze and the spectacular ocean view. Recline on your hammock or sunbathe on the 200 feet of beach front.

This is the kind of vacation retreat you will book year after year. It feels like it belongs to you. Rustic and carefree, clean and uncluttered, while having all the modern conveniences.

One queen bed with large closet and plenty of storage. Twin beds accommodates two guests, while adult size bunk beds sleep two nicely.

Full size kitchen includes 30 inch modern gas stove, refrigerator with freezer, microwave, blender, coffeemaker, double stainless steel sink, all dishes, pots and pans, flatware, and towels.

Cooling provided by overhead fans and the Caribbean trade winds. No air conditioning.

Hot water provided by the sun. All hot water, throughout the house, is solar heated.

WiFi internet, cable, flat screen TV, DVD player.

This house is located on an acre and a half of beachfront property. The house is elevated approximately 8 feet above the ground. Three small rooms/shops/storage areas are located beneath the house to which the owner has access and uses occasionally. The owner has vehicles parked on the back (west) half acre where the guest also has parking space.

More Details

Lou Nicolait
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About Lou Nicolait

We landed in Belize in 1973 while vacationing. We fell in love with Placencia and the rest is history.

Lou Nicolait purchased this house in 1973

Why Lou Nicolait chose Belize

This location is the best in the village. Close to all the action, but as private as you want to make it.

What makes this house unique

Wrap around veranda, 200 feet of beach front, light and airy.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

West Olive

Perfect spot for our month in Placencia. Couldn't have been happier!

  • 5 of 5

Where the sidewalk this natural retreat. Right on the beach, short walk to the best grocery store, easy walk to the village via the sidewalk, 2 decent bikes to use. The house is simple, open, very clean!, and well-stocked with everything you need. Ms. Lou and Epi took very good care of us--so helpful and accommodating! Fresh coconut water was there for us when we arrived and Epi got us more, plus the coconut meat, whenever we requested it. We could walk the beach in both directions for a good distance, and we swam right in front of the house every day--nice sandy bottom and clear sea, most days. We miss it already. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC

Peaceful, private and a short stroll to the village

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to stay for a month at The Placencia Beach House (Nov10-Dec10). Having read other visitor's reviews we were pretty sure this would be the perfect stay for us and it truly was. The property is one of a kind. So close to the village and yet very private & relaxing. The acre of sand and palm trees leading to the ocean is the best front yard one could ever imagine. The beach house is rustic but airy & comfortable with all the amenities one needs to feel right at home. We would have absolutely no reservations about recommending this property. It exceeded our expectations and we were very sad to have to leave. Thanks to Lou and Epi who made our stay a very memorable one.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough great things about our trip and stay in Belize. The Placencia Beach House is perfect. It is located on the beach. Close walking to everything you would ever need. Joslin and Epi are more than accommodating. We can not wait to return. If you are going to Placencia stay at the Placencia Beach House. Everyone is so friendly, we did not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Beachfront Experience!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say? I concur with all of the previous reviews completely (STAY HERE!) so I will try to add new information. My wife and I stayed there for 10 days in October 2016. Everything was great! It was a little rainy this season but even that tended to only last a short time. Lou was extremely helpful and Epi was also helpful (e.g., coconut water) and really interesting to talk to.

The house was perfectly comfortable and well equipped. We didn't watch much TV, except the final presidential debate on our last night :( but it was nice that it was available and had some interesting local content too. We had a 4x4 pickup truck (which we didn't really need but useful for our trip).

In addition to the restaurants mentioned in previous reviews, we recommend Mim's (maybe 100 yards from the house), Carolyn & Maria's, and Miss Brenda's at the marina, which is just a shack kind of place but Miss Brenda was fun to talk to and made me a great breakfast. We also went north and had pizza at the bowling alley, which was just funny and the pizza was ok.

Besides reading on the beach, swimming, and napping, our recommended activities include (need transportation for several of these):

- snorkeling at Silk Cayes (or anywhere else)

- Hiking at Catscomb jaguar reserve (bring bug spray and wear real shoes)

- Seeing the howler monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas, and tons of birds on Monkey River

- Blue Hole national park (cave tubing and sink hole swim)

- Visiting Dangriga (heavily Garifuna-influenced town)

About Monkey River: Most people get there by guide and boat from the docks in Placencia and it was suggested to us that we not try to drive out there, especially given the recent rains but we did it anyway on a lark. Helped to have the truck but not really necessary. We got lucky and found a local (trained) guide whose family has been in the Monkey River community for 3-4 generations. Derwin Garbutt and he was excellent, casual, funny, and we learned a lot about the history of the Monkey River area from him. Left number at house or ask around. we HIGHLY recommend him. He will come pick you up in Placencia.

Driving in Belize is easy but slow. There are major speed bumps in every community but the major roads are in fine shape. We drove down from the Belize City airport and it was cool to see more of the country.

One last tip: if you are at the BC airport and are hungry, walk across the street to the vendors. We got beans and rice, chicken, and potato salad for USD$3

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our 10 Year Anniversary Stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! Lou was so great, giving us info and tips for our time in Placencia. The yard/home maintenance man, Effie, was so kind and helpful, making us coconut water and helping us with the bikes. We took the bikes out every day just riding around the cute town, picking up ingredients for fresh Pico and shopping for souvenirs. The people in town were great and the restaurants were phenomenal! Try Omar's, the Shak, and Wendy's. We even were able to catch the Bronco's game at Tipsy Tuna.

Lou's house was clean and simple and it provided everything we needed. We spent most days in beach chairs swimming and reading, returning to the house in the afternoons to nap and read in the hammocks. She even has a tv with several channels if you just want to spend a night in. The house stays cool with the ocean breeze and lots of overhead fans. There's a washing machine downstairs if you need to catch up on laundry.

Our highlight was absolutely the day when Loggerhead Turtles hatched under her deck! We were able to watch them crawl to the ocean! There was over 100 of them! So cool!

We went during the off season so some restaurants were closed but we were still able to find plenty of places to eat. The grocery store is a short walk/bike ride from the house.

We are thinking of coming back here with our three kids next time!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birthday Holiday Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Love the interior beach house look, the wonderful deck, gorgeous view from all points!

Effie the yard man was helpful, polite, and extremely delightful!

Thank you Ms. Lou

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Nov 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Travelers may stay for fewer days than the advertised weekly rate. However, guests will pay for the entire week even though they may be staying for less than 7 days.

25% non-refundable deposit (first payment) at time of booking. 75% 60 days prior to check-in and is refundable if reservation is cancelled before payment is made (60 days prior to check-in).

Rates are subject to change without notice. Terms, rates, and refunds as stated on the rental agreement prior to booking confirmation supersedes all advertised terms, rates, and refunds.

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Placencia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Solar heated water.
  • Large shower, sink counter, and mirror. Two entrances, from house or veranda. Towels and beach towels provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Open floor plan with privacy screen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Converts to a King. Open floor plan with privacy screen.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Private room.
  • The privacy in sleeping areas is protected by movable screens. There are ample shelves, storage space and closets. All linens are provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

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