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Placencia Beach Front House On The Caribbean Sea

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 18, 2016
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
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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

Speaks: english

12 Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

5

Best Vacation EVER!

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is WOW!! This house is wonderful, Lou and her niece are wonderful. We immediately felt very welcomed into the home and were impressed not only with the location but the view out the back steps. The pictures (though impressive) do not give it justice. We were immediately relaxed. Placencia is a beautiful village with wonderful and friendly people. We never felt unsafe. The waters are warm and the location of the house is on the end of the Placencia sidewalk which is a wonderful little stroll along the beach in between shops and other homes. The house is also located about 700 feet from a grocery store that has a lot of your everyday needs. We recommend strolling into the village and get some fresh produce from the various stands. everyday is something new. The house had everything we needed for our week stay. Lou even filled a large jug with fresh coconut water harvested from the trees in the yard. Yum!

Although it was just two of us, this house would easily accommodate a family, and we plan on visiting again with the kids (crazy thought huh?) If you are going to Belize, go to Placencia. If you are looking for a place to stay in Placencia, stay here! Thanks Lou for a most wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Return Visit

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Lou's lovely property in 2015 and booked 6 weeks in 2106 as soon as I got home. The house is delightful. It's comfortable and designed to catch the breeze. Not that I spent much time indoors. The deck is so nice that I had all meals out there where you can see the Caribbean and hear the waves. In the afternoon, it's perfect for dozing or reading in a hammock. And swimming right in front of the house! The sidewalk leads to all the restaurants, shops, fruit stands, and grocery stores of Placencia. It's a pleasant stroll to anything you need. I had guests from 8 years old to 70ish. Everyone loved it there. I also recommend snorkeling at Laughing Bird Caye (Clint is a wonderful guide -- arrange at Miss Lydia's Guesthouse).

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Nice beach house - well equipped, great attentive hosts, and the most ideal location for walking the beach, walking to town, groceries, restaurants and yet so peaceful! The beach/ocean right in front of the house is beautiful - swam in the water every day.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two teenage children & I stayed here for our first visit to Belize. It was an amazing experience & I'm so glad we chose the Placencia Beach House for our stay. The owner Lou and her niece were there when we arrived & welcomed us with all the info we would need with the house. Miss Lou could be found at any time with suggestions and answers to our questions about places to go & people we might want to contact for sailing or fishing. (This included all the questions I peppered her with via email before we even arrived!)

The house's location on the beach was an amazing view to wake up to every morning. It was a very short walk to the market or down the sidewalk to the stores & restaurants in Placencia.

I was concerned before the trip about having enough warm water with the four of us using a solar water heater (teens take long showers!) - but it was never an issue, there was always hot water available. I was glad to have the washing machine available for use, and the house had all of the kitchenware items needed during our stay. The screened windows with ocean breeze & ceiling fans kept us comfortable during the humid days & there were many afternoons spent on the comfortable hammocks & furniture on the deck.

It was a nice surprise when Lou's landscaper Eppy made us fresh coconut water right from the property. He worked hard & kept the beautiful property immaculate & ready for playing on the beach.

We had rented a car which made short day trips to Cockscomb Sanctuary and the Inland Blue Hole nice excursions, but there is plenty to find to do in town as well.

Every person we came across in Placencia was very kind & welcoming, we hope to come back & would definately stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything that was promised and more!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the Placencia Beach house for the week of 11/7/15-11/15/15. Lou, the owner, made arrangements to have us picked up at the hotel and was waiting for us when we arrived. She made sure we had everything we needed, including a local cell phone. She gave us recommendations one where to eat and what to do. Lou stays in an RV on the back end of the property so she was available should we need anything. When you chat with her, you realize that Lou is a very sweet person who genuinely cares that you enjoy your trip. We had some rainy weather while we there and and Lou was so concerned that it would ruin our trip. She's a treasure! The house was clean and stocked with the essentials (even coffee!). The view is amazing and we spent a good amount of time sitting on the private beach or in the hammocks on the deck. We truly felt at home in the Beach House and we will definitely rent from Lou the next time we visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome "off season"

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here at the tail end of off season - our first time to visit Belize. We loved the house and the peaceful location on the North end of the boardwalk. It's so easy to walk from the house to restaurants, markets, and more, but is tucked away from other foot traffic making the location feel even more private. We took several great naps in the hammocks on the deck facing the ocean - couldn't have been more relaxing. Miss Lou was a fabulous hostess and was exceptionally accommodating. She was always happy to answer our questions and give recommendations when asked. The house came with everything we could have needed and Miss Lou even provided a cell phone to us for our use during our stay - she also helped us coordinate cab rides to and from the airport and managed to reschedule our departing flight to allow us a little more time on our last day of vacation!! Perfect peaceful getaway for us and would definitely stay again. Very thankful for her hospitality and for the opportunity to visit and enjoy Placencia.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Placencia Airstrip at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : Placencia Road at 0.25 Miles Car: not necessary

The wonderful thing about Placencia Village is you can be as high tech or laid-back as you want. There are computer repair services and internet connections or tranquil freedom from all the technology devices.

Placencia Beach House is located at the north end of the sidewalk, the world's narrowest road, in Placencia Village, within walking distance of all the restaurants, bars, and gift shops. The North end is quiet and private, but near the action. You can party all you want without a designated driver, or lie quietly in your hammock in complete privacy. The friendly villagers speak English and are always ready to lend a helping hand. Fitness training and yoga classes, as well as, spa services are available. You can explore the village on a bicycle or ride up the peninsula for lunch at Seine Bight or Maya Beach.

There are several full-service dive shops that cater to both the beginner and experienced diver. Instruction is available for certification at all levels.

Some choose to simply enjoy the snorkeling. The dozens of offshore cayes (pronounced keys) each have fringed reefs and the Belize Barrier Reef, 18 miles from Placencia, is second to none. Many of the wonders in tropical waters are only one foot below the surface.

Some claim that Placencia offers the world's best fly fishing. The fishing guides were born in Placencia and learned secrets from their fathers that have been passed down for generations. Besides catching bonefish, permit and tarpon, you can troll for kingfish and barracuda, or catch your own bait and simply hang out at the cayes with a drop line.

About 30 miles from Placencia, off the southern highway, is the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Reserve, the world's first reserve established to protect this endangered species. Don't expect to see a jaguar. but you can go river tubing, hike to the waterfalls at the top of Tiger Fern trail, or climb Victoria Peak, the highest peak in the Cockscomb!

A little further to the north on the Southern Highway, you can visit Mayflower Archaeological Reserve and hike to Antelope Falls or Bocawina Falls, or arrange with Bocawina Adventure Tours to go zip-lining through the canopy forest or repelling down the water falls.

To the south, on the Southern Highway, you can visit the archaeological ruins of Nimli Punit and Lubaantun. During the same day, you can take in the massive cave at Blue Creek Village where Maya artifacts were found by modern archaeologists.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off-season
May 1 2016 - Nov 13 2016
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$3,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$4,200
 

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Amenities

From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Village

Attractions

  • 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

Floor Area

  • 800 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Solar heated water.
  • Large shower, sink counter, and mirror. Two entrances, from house or veranda. Towels and beach towels provided.

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Outside

  • Deck / Patio ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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