|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Belize, Central America: Oceanfront Villa/Condo:
I invite you to enjoy my 2007 Caribbean water front villa in Placencia, Belize, Central America. This fully furnished, 2-bedroom 2 bath, one story villa sleeps 6 comfortably. All of the furniture is hand-made by local craftsman: mahogony bedroom furniture & wicker weaved right in front of our eyes! You will find everything you need for an extended weekend or weekly stay.
Several major airlines fly directly into Belize City (BZE). From BZE, you take a 35 minute flight at 1,500 feet right into our village of Placencia. Once in Placencia, you take a $8 cab ride, 5 minutes to our villa. In the village, you can walk to the many restaurants, Internet cafes, grocery store & market. You can rent a bike for the week or, you can hire a guide for the day. I have found that renting a car is a waste of money: They are often over priced, the 3.5 hour drive from Belize City to Placencia is half dirt road with poor signage, Belize rental cars are not up to US standards AND once you get to Placencia, you won't need it anyway.
In addition, I have a connection with the best fishing guide in the village, Alfred Williams, whose boat just won the 2010 LobsterFest! Alfred is a licensed Charter Boat Captain -- with his own boat, of course. Just tell Alfred what you want for dinner and he'll do his best to make sure that it's on the outdoor grill that night. He will even hand-catch lobster, if in season! For a day trip, you may consider a 18 mile boat ride to the private island of Ranguana. Alfred often drops the women & children on Ranguana and then take the guys out sport fishing for the day.
If you enjoy deep sea fishing, fly fishing for bonefish, spearfishing, snorkeling, diving or just relaxing on one of the many near-by, secluded islands, You/re going to LOVE Belize!
Keywords: Waterfront condo
This is my son, Will. He is 12 years old and he LOVES Placencia! He spends most of his time out of doors on the property looking for star fish, fiddler crabs, geckos & anything else that intrigues him! If he's not 'scouting', he's at the pool his local buddy, Ajay. Placencia is a relaxing place for ALL ages!
Helen purchased this condo in 2007
Placncia ia a village of about 500 residents, and is unlike a tourist city in Mexico. There are no US chain restaurants, and the people are friendly. In addition, the worlds narrowest street is in Placencia....nicknamed 'the Sidewalk.' In short, it is a quaint, 2nd world, friendly village, at the end of a 23 mile dirt road, with the Caribbean on 3 sides. Truly a wonderful place. We drink the water piped in from the Maya Mountains, and eat the fish, conch, and lobster we catch within a few miles of the dock. The produce, and perishables are grown in the Cayo District, most by Mennonite farmers. Most homes, including ours, are furnished with mahogany and wicker, manufactured in Belize by hand. There is much to do, or nothing to do, your choice...did I mention they speak ENGLISH??
You can hire a fishing guide to snorkel, dive or fish. A tour can be arranged for pick-up in the village (hike to waterfall, cave tubing, zip lining, Mayan Ruin tours, etc) In other words: No need to rent a car
We had a wonderful time in Belize. The condo was perfect for us. I loved the views and it was easy access into town. The mattress in the 2nd bedroom has a large indentation in the middle of it, but other than that, everything else was great.
We booked several tours with Alfred, including the Monkey River, Fishing, Snorkeling, and Mayan Ruins. He also suggested a visit to a Banana Plantation and local waterfall which was great.
Franciso was very helpful and set me up on the BBQ to cook some of our catch. My wife brought lots of gifts and candy for the local kids. We had dinner out at Rumfish, Secret Garden, Paradise Resort and Wendy’s and liked them all.
It rained the first few days but seemed to stop every time we went out on an excursion.
What a great place you have and I would recommend it to anyone.
My husband and I and a couple good friends just returned from our trip to Belize. Our time in Placencia was perfect in every way. The Belize people are so friendly and happy, we loved being walking distance to all the shops and fruit/vegetable stands.. The restaurants are delicious, with prices being great! We hooked up with Alfred a few times and fell in love with him. He is a great guide with a heart for teaching you all things Belize. You must do the 1000 ft waterfall hike! We did it without a guide and were fine, though its an extreme hike using ropes at times to get up. We also did the zip line thats right by it, it was perfect to do the same day as the waterfall hike.. Cheaper to do those things without the tour I think. Hatchet Caye is a place to visit for snorkeling and lunch.. Its beautiful! We did the Monkey River with Alfred and had lunch in the village, we took candy for the kids and loved all the smiles! Our stay at Sunset Point was perfect. Helen, the owner is so helpful with information on anything you would want or need. Her place is decorated wonderful and we were all really comfortable staying there. The caretakers are super sweet and helpful. All in all the perfect vacation with life long friends met along the way.
Sunset Point is literally at the end of the road after going through Placencia Village. The condo's are nice and clean and the caretaker is easy to work with and very helpful. Down side is it's nearly a mile walk to the village on a dirt road if you don't have a vehicle. There is a nice saltwater pool but no swimming access to the ocean or lagoon. You will have to get to the village for ocean access but the beach is great and there are lot's of places to eat and keep yourself busy. We where there for 14 days but some of the condo's changed occupants several times so you never know who will be next door or in our case above you. For the most part people where friendly and considerate. Wi-fi is spotty with a couple of outages while we were there. You can always go into the village and take advantage of many restaurants free wi-fi. There is a new condo being built across the canal so there was lot's of construction noise from 7am to 5pm week days. We had a good time and will go back to Placencia someday but will probably stay on the beach next time.
My (now) wife and I just back from our honeymoon in Placencia and we're already hoping to get back as quickly as we can! Placencia is definitely off the beaten path and it will take a little extra traveling to get there, but it's well worth it. The people are wonderful, the food excellent and you have the flexibility to either take it easy or go on an adventure with a tour agency (we went up to the ATM cave with Pirate's Point Adventure Tours and Shane was excellent) or book through Francisco, who works at the condo and can help arrange most tours if you ask him. If you go fishing and decide to keep your catch, a place called The Shak has a "you hook it, we cook it" option - unfortunately we found out about that too late, so weren't able to take advantage of it. The condo itself was excellent. It's a bit large for only two people, but that didn't detract from our stay. Having the pool on site was also a big plus. The condo is at the very end of the peninsula, which makes it an ideal location if you want a quiet place to stay. You do have the option to rent a bike or golf cart to get to and from the main part of the village; we walked most of the time and didn't have any issues. (If you're looking got do some inland adventures, most tour agencies can arrange transportation. Yes, you will pay for it, but it is worth it.) It's maybe a 5-10 minute walk and, even during the hottest part of the day, it wasn't unbearable. We are very happy that we stayed here and would recommend this location to anyone else looking to visit Placencia.
My husband, teen aged son and I old stayed for a week last year. We had a great time. The pictures are accurate and the place was lovely and clean. Although we booked the place, in part because of the lovely kitchen, we did not use it. The restaurants were so reasonable and the food was terrific. Our favorites were Omars and De Thatch … delicious. Lunch at the Maya Beach Hotel was outstanding. We rented a golf cart one day from Captain Jack, but mostly walked around. Our American dollars were welcome at a $2:$1 ratio and no one hassled us over the exchange rate. We felt absolutely safe walking around the village at all hours of the day and night. We took the Monkey River tour and went snorkeling with Splash Ltd. We would do all of that again.
Sunset Point is one of the best locations in Placencia. Believe it or not - the photos don't do it justice -it is even more beautiful in person. The condo is very clean and very well stocked. The resort pool is cool and refreshing and the boat dock the best place for evening fishing! It is an easy walk into town while still having the privacy and quiet we love in a vacation spot. Unlike most guests, we rented a car in Belize City and drove to Placencia because we knew we were going to do several excursions on the mainland. The trip took a little over 3 hours and it was fun to see the countryside. The Hummingbird Highway (1 1/2 hours of the trip) was beautiful but you have to keep an eye out for speed bumps and pedestrian crossings. There were numerous gas stations (all taking credit cards or US dollars) and lots of dining options. We wanted to stop at the Belize Zoo on the way back but ran out of time. We heard the Zoo is worth seeing - all rescue animals. We didn't need the car in Placencia (we walked everywhere) but it was convenient for our larger family to drive to Bocawina Zip Line and Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve instead of booking a tour. The zip line was very well done - multiple cables and hooks so very safe. The longest run is 1/2 mile through the tree tops which everyone enjoyed. There is a great restaurant on site. Cockscomb was also wonderful - we saw coral snakes, tarantulas, giant spiders (ok only the boys thought that was great) and lots of beautiful flowers. We tubed down the river and then hiked to a waterfall. It was a fun and exhausting day. Alfred took us on the Monkey River Tour and on a fishing/lobster diving/snorkling trip. Alfred is extremely knowledgeable and very fun to spend the day with - we learned so much about Belize from Alfred - definitely book a trip with him if you get the chance. We did the reef dive with Avadon which we highly recommend. For dining we loved the Grill and Go (best local variety and shakes), Maya Beach Bistro (best views and gourmet food), the roadside toco shack (best value), Wendy's, and Brenda's BBQ chicken at the main boat dock (order for the next day). We are already planning our return trip next year!
Our Belize paradise experience was extremely relaxing. We did a fishing trip, along with snorkeling the reef including a fresh lobster tail lunch, with Alfred. We also did Monkey River with Alfred, and it was very educational due to his wealth of jungle knowledge, and the boat ride through the mangroves is most exhilarating!! His aunt even provided us with a nice lunch. We would definitely recommend Alfred for any tours you want to do. Our favorite restaurant was The Secret Garden, but we also enjoyed Rumfish, Barefoot Bar, Wendy's, Cozy Corner, DeTach, Paradise Resort, Yoli's, and the best gelato ever at Tutti Fruitti. We walked everywhere - so that we could eat at all these places!!! This is a wonderful location for just pure relaxing. The options for activities and/or non-activities are diverse and plentiful. A return visit will be in our future.
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Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
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