SUNSETS! MOUNTAINS! LAGOON! KAYAK! SWIM! SEA! FISH! STARGAZE! DIVE!

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linda dufresne

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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SUNSETS! MOUNTAINS! LAGOON! KAYAK! SWIM! SEA! FISH! STARGAZE! DIVE!

Placencia House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Loft, Sleeps 4 (max 6)

JUNE/JULY SPECIAL!! BUY 2 WEEKS, GET 1 FREE! OR CHOOSE TO PAY YOUR OWN UTILITIES TO RENT ONE WEEK, GET ONE WEEK FREE! Lofty Sights is a spacious 3 1/2 story home built in 2010 on a double lot located in a quiet area away from the highly trafficked main road. Caribbean Sea lot a short bicycle ride away, and lagoon front lot contiguous to the rental are owned by Lofty Sights and allow you the added bonus of beaches without the additional cost! Visit the waterfront lots as often as you like and swim in the sea, fish, or simply relax and enjoy the breezes and waves. Return to Lofty Sights for peace and serenity away from the traffic noise on the main paved road. Ascend the spiral staircase to the loft and partake of a romantic dinner or cocktail using the bar height table and swivel chairs while watching the sun set behind the Maya Mountains across the Placencia Lagoon. After sunset a multitude of stars appears as the sky darkens.

Natural beauty: Hummingbirds, parrots, parakeets, orioles, pelicans, egrets and many more species are often seen and heard. Iguanas walk across the yard which has been left primarily ''au naturale'' to allow indigenous plants such as seagrape and oak trees, mangroves, and wildlife, to thrive. Small garden areas are being cultivated for herbs and fruit and nut trees including bananas, coconut palms, almonds, passion fruit, mulberry bushes and basil. Fully equipped kitchen provides all you need to prepare your favorite meals. If you prefer eating out, there are several excellent restaurants within a few minutes walking distance. Privacy and security are unique features of this home. Unlike most tropical homes on which the stairs to the entry door are exposed, the stairs at Lofty Sights to reach the main level are enclosed inside the ground level cement room providing you with an extra level of security. There are just a few homes in the area so you will feel the openness.

Quiet area away from busy paved road: A leisurely breakfast or lunch on the loft porch is accompanied by sparkling Placencia lagoon waters and a variety of colorful tropical birds warbling their tunes.Most rentals in Maya Beach are located next to the noisy traffic on the only paved road that connects the peninsula to the mainland. Not so for Lofty Sights, which is on a quiet street and backs up to a canal that leads to the lagoon so there is no ''back neighbor.'' Cable TV provides for entertainment on rare inclement weather days. Belizean hardwood floors throughout add to the charm of this extraordinary home. 4 separate A/C units, 1 in each bedroom, 1 unit in the ''great room'' (family room, kitchen, dining) and 1 in loft. Activities galore: Belizean made wicker sofa, loveseat, footrests, rockers and reclining chaise lounges give you many choices when relaxing with a good book or taking a siesta. The open floor plan provides many separate areas while preserving the feeling of space. A perfect place for a family or group

A great jumping off point to engage in many activities including sailing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, snorkeling, diving, hiking, ziplining, exploring Mayan ruins, birdwatching, beachwalking, a swim the Caribbean Sea, stargazing and other fun pursuits. The only bowling alley in the entire country of Belize is in Maya Beach. Several fine restaurants are within walking distance, as are grocery stores and resorts offering tour arrangements. Visit Lofty Sights sea and lagoon front lot!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

linda dufresne

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

Sunsets! Mountains! Lagoon! Kayak! Swim! Sea! Fish! Stargaze! Dive!
average rating of 2.0 based on 3 reviews
business
Sunsets! Mountains! Lagoon! Kayak! Swim! Sea! Fish! Stargaze! Dive!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p388019
+1 800 4288996
Placencia Belize
Denver, CO
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Doesn't match the description

Doesn't match the description
  • 2 of 5
  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
We stayed at this house over spring break this year and I must say that for all the VRBO success we have had over the years this one was our first big disappointment. The lengthy description just doesn’t match what was offered. The house is fairly large, however the layout is very inefficient and not well maintained. We had many issues with AC controls, unit turned on in the middle of the night in the kids’ room and could not be turned off, dead batteries. The loft AC didn’t work at all. The master toilet leaked at the base. Hot water was intermittent. Water pressure is low. The stove is similar to a camping stove and needs to be lit with a match (wife hates that), which was in short supply, and no oven. The beds are small, stiff and uncomfortable, the “Belizean wicker” is cheap. Window shades are cheap and rolled up by hand, held by a strap. When it rains, the gutters leak so you get an annoying drip on the metal roof that never seems to end, right above the bedroom. There was no kayak available as advertised. Had no instructions on the beach front lots, so no clue where they are. We had to have an appointment to meet someone in order to get the keys, kind of tough to know when I would arrive since I was driving, then later I found the keys by accident under the welcome mat – great security! No light by the door, so bring a flashlight. The only instructions are how to change a bunch of water valves to get the water to work, which you need to do twice a day. I could go on and on, but you probably get the point, I won’t be staying here again.
Owner's Response: The house is fairly large, however the layout is very inefficient and not well maintained.
Matter of preference, we are very happy with the layout. As to maintenance, Unlike more developed countries, there is not skilled help at our disposal to send and correct problems without supervision. Our experience is that the work is not done right, or worst case makes things worse. We fix issues and maintain the property mostly ourselves when we are in country. Most recently we worked on wiring, outdoor garbage enclosure and painting.

We had many issues with AC controls, unit turned on in the middle of the night in the kids’ room and could not be turned off, dead batteries.
We have voltage fluctuation protectors on the ac units because voltages can drop too low and damage electronic equipment. Apparently the unit was on earlier but the voltage protector kept it from running until voltages were normalized during the night. As to being unable to turn off the unit due to dead batteries, we change them each time we are in country which is usually twice a year. I am not certain that was the problem.

The loft AC didn’t work at all.
it worked fine when we arrived in April. This may have to do with the voltage protectors.

The master toilet leaked at the base.
We investigated this issue in April when we arrived in country. We discovered that the pipe that connects from the shower that is supposed to drain the pan is not angled enough. When the shower is run for too long, the water backs up and seeps out near the toilet. Unlike more developed countries, there is not skilled help at our disposal to send and correct problems without supervision. Our experience is that the work is not done right, or worst case makes things worse. We fix issues ourselves and this is on the list for our next visit.

Hot water was intermittent. Water pressure is low.
we have instant hot water heater. When water pressure is low, the instant hot water heater cannot function properly. Water pressure is beyond our control. the hot water heater works perfectly when pressure is right.

The stove is similar to a camping stove and needs to be lit with a match wife hates that, which was in short supply, and no oven.
the stove is a 4 burner gas cooktop, which is lighted with either matches or a spark tool. The tool was in the drawer with cooking utensils. There is no standard oven; there is a small countertop oven.

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Helpful votes: 3/3
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Sunsets! Mountains! Lagoon! Kayak! Swim! Sea! Fish! Stargaze! Dive!
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Placencia Belize
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  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2010
Tarpon, Snook and a verity of various saltwater fishing awaits you when you walk across the street from this spacious 2 BR. 2 BA tropical paradise home. Relax and enjoy breathtaking views from the upstairs loft or screened outside porch. Relax and watch the sunset while eating delicious fresh fruit grown locally. You’ll feel right at home while experiencing the best kept vacation secret in Belize.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Sunsets! Mountains! Lagoon! Kayak! Swim! Sea! Fish! Stargaze! Dive!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p388019
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Placencia Belize
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2010
We were blessed to spend a week at this home in Palencia, Belize. It was without a doubt one of the most relaxing weeks I have spent in years. The house was very comfortable and "homey." I sat on the porch during the day enjoying the tropical breezes and reading. And the sunsets at night were spectular. 100 feet away was the bay where my husband fished and I floated. A ten minute walk took me to the beautiful Carribean beaches. I got spoiled eating all the fresh fruit, vegatables, and fish. There is nothing better. We are counting the days till we can go back. I can't recommend the Dufresne's home enough.
Helpful votes: 4/4

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Placencia
Car: not necessary

Lofty Sights provides you with starry nights, lagoon life, mountain views, sunsets, tropical birds, indigenous flora and Caribbean Sea access on vacant lot owned by proprietor. Visit the sea-front lot for a swim in the sea, fishing or relax and enjoy the views, breeze and waves. Canoes or kayaks can be rented at the Green Parrot which is a ten minute walk for $20BZ/day. Launch from there and paddle to False Caye and with snorkel, mask and fins, you can see many fish and coral formations. Two bicycles are also included with the rental. Within a 10 minute walk, you can rent motorized bikes if you wish to zip around the peninsula a little faster. Also nearby are golf cart rentals. Fish from the lagoon or sea front lot or make arrangements with a nearby resort to go out with a local fishing/tour boat. Sailing vessels also have day sailing, sunset sailing, custom trips. Diving tours, mayan ruins excursions, cave tubing, ziplining, hiking, and other outdoor activities also available.

Other Activities: Boating, Kayaking

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Availability & Rates

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Placencia House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Notes

  • From: $135/nt, $875/wk US $
  • Jan 8 - Apr 14 $165/nt $1,050/wk plus tax,9%; add $25/nt $150/wk Base rate is for 4 guests (max 6);
    Apr 15 - Oct 31 $135/nt $875/wk plus tax,9%; add $15/nt $100/wk Base rate is for 4 guests(max 6);
    Nov 1 - Dec 15 $165/nt $1,050/wk plus tax,9%; add $25/nt $150/wk Base rate is for 4 guests(max 6);
    Dec 16 - Jan 7 $275/nt 1,775/wk plus tax,9%; add $40/nt $250/wk Base rate is for 4 guests(max 6);
    Monthly rates also available. Contact owner for details. All prices are shown in;
    US $; actual amount charged in BZ dollars at 2/1. Conversion fees may be charged by your bank;
    When calling the toll free number, the greeting will be 'Professional services';
    Ask for extension 229 or Linda. Security deposit may be required for greater than 1 wk stay;
    VI,MC

Amenities

Placencia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
  • Large walk-in showers in both bathrooms. Bath towels, hand towels, face cloths and beach towels all provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • 2 chaise lounges in the loft fold flat; 1 sofa in loft; 1 twin sized air mattress provide convertible bed options. Luxury sheets for queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • waterfalls
  • marina
  • caves
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • forests
  • botanical garden
  • zoo
  • ruins
  • rain forests
Leisure Activities:
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • water tubing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • cycling
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
Covered Parking. Oceanfront: Have Caribbean Sea access without paying the price! Lofty Sights Properties has a vacant lot on the Caribbean Sea that guests are free to visit. Head over and take a swim, fish or take the folding portable chairs with you and sit on the beach awhile! Ocean View: From the 3rd story loft porches, the Caribbean Sea is visible through the trees.Waterfront, not Lake/Oceanfront. Ask for details: Owner has a lot that fronts on the Placencia lagoon that is located contiguous to the rental property site. Guests are free to use the lot to fish from the bank or play outdoor games. Mountain View: Maya Mountains on the mainland across the lagoon are a beautiful site on most days and are especially lovely at sunset! Balcony (2) : 2 large covered porches accessed from the loft.