|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
The most elegant private paradise on the Placencia peninsula, this walled estate offers complete security and comfort. Don your chef's hat and prepare meals in your fully equipped gourmet kitchen, or use the outdoor kitchen with gas bbq. Bringing the kids? Order local pizza and sip margaritas while they swim and you enjoy the lush tropical garden or on the party dock overlooking the quaint harbor dotted with sailboats. Climb to the rooftop deck and watch the most amazing sunrise and sunsets, with 360 views of sea and mountains. After a day in the pool or on Placencia's white sandy beaches, or on one of the many day trips, snorkelling, diving, hiking, exploring, enjoy the outdoor shower with it's own palm tree and orchids. Stay connected with wireless internet, enjoy calble TV in air conditioned comfort.
Find the narrowest main street in the world, the Placencia Sidewalk, a short distance from your door. Enjoy dining among the many local restaurants offering local cuisine and tropical drinks.or at one of the many fine dining establishments providing world class menus. Find gorgeous native hardwood wood carvings and bowls, custom designed jewellery and authentic Mayan hammocks and artifacts that you'll want to take home with you.
Bring your e-book for reading in your hammock, your hiking shoes for local tours, flip flops for dining out and your sweetheart for the best honeymoon, anytime, anywhere.
Keywords: Starfish Villa is a beautiful Mediterrean style villa with water on both sides of the property. The Villa is very private and secure yet in the Village of Placencia. It has a new pool with a waterfall; two palappa docks; lush tropical gardens; two bedrooms, two large baths, one with an outdoor shower with a small private garden; fully equipped kitchen with gas range, refrigerator with ice maker, microwave oven, dishwasher, and everything else necessary for fine dining; the outdoor kitchen as a super BBQ; we have both indoor and outdoor dining areas; lounge area with a large flat screen t.v., wifi; We are a very short walk in the centre of the village which means you don't need a golf cart or car; boat access, on the lagoon and the seafront, you can be easily picked up here for your water excursions.
Your firendly hosts, Gail and Paul, look forward to sharing this beautiful paradise with you. Visit the unique Placencia Rotary for some local flavor with Rotarian Gail, and let Paul introduce you to some of the many adventure tours easily accessible from the Starfish Villa. Gail and Paul know each of the local restuarants, thier proprietors and their cuisine. Let their first hand expereince guide you in choosing the best tours, guides and restaurants.
The Owner purchased this villa in 2011
We've travelled the world and there is no better paradise than this one. We have a passion for sharing the magic of this country and especially this unique and charming village. We love the friendly Belizean people and can enjoy easy conversations with everyone here in English.
Unsurpassed elegance at home, with easy access to world class diving, snorkeling, sailing, fishing, rainforest hiking, Mayan ruins, bird watching, or just hanging out at the famous Barefoot Bar!
My boyfriend and I have been to Placencia several times over the years, but this was our first time renting a property versus staying at a resort. It was a dream come true! The house itself was gorgeous, and it was very clean and well-maintained. We love to cook, so it was nice to be able to grill the fresh catch from our day time excursions. Not only was the property ideal in terms of amenities, but it was also the perfect location. We usually stay outside of town near Maya Beach, so it was great to finally be so close to the main street - it was less than a 10 minute walk from the house. Most importantly, Gail and Paul were such gracious hosts. They were incredibly accommodating in all respects - organizing dinner reservations or day time activities, making sure we had everything we needed, etc. Even after our five trips to Placencia, they still had a few tips/secrets about the town - one being the pork chops and freshly made yogurt at the produce stand across from Tutti Frutti. We had one hiccup where the fridge broke, and I still don't know how they did it, but they were able to find a new fridge on Christmas Eve! You can tell they want their guests to have a wonderful vacation, and they will do whatever they can to make sure that happens. Because of them, we had a fantastic holiday, and we very much look forward to visiting Starfish Villa again.
Paradise in Placencia is what we found at Starfish Villa. From the moment we walked through the doors to the walled gardens we knew we had made the right choice. The gardens are lush with a variety of plants and create an immediate feeling of relaxation. The beautiful private pool with the waterfall is surrounded by these gardens. Beyond this are the palappa docks where we enjoyed drinks, watching the kayaks, sailboats etc. What a view!
The villa itself is spacious, beautifully decorated and very well appointed. We were one of two couples staying for 10 days and it worked extremely well for us.
Paul and Gail, our hosts, went out of their way to make our visit enjoyable. They recommended restaurants and we were never disappointed. Gail booked our tours and excursions which made it hassle free for us. We must recommend the Monkey River tour and our guide Percy….what an informative and fun day! Also suggested by our hosts was a snorkel excursion that proved to be one of the best we had ever done.
Another major plus for us was that the village of Placencia is an easy 10 minute walk or a few minute golf cart ride. The people we met in the village were so welcoming and helpful. It is a great little place with beach bars, shops and great restaurants.
Needless to say, we had an amazing 10 days and wished we could have stayed longer. If ever we get back to Belize it will be to Starfish Villa for sure.
Thanks Paul and Gail for sharing your beautiful home with us and making our vacation so memorable!
The last few moments in this very comfortable, clean and well equipped villa before heading back a cold New England. What an amazing 10 days here at Starfish Villa. Paul and Gail provided a wonderful welcome, helped with excursions and made sure things went off without a hitch or concern. We will miss our early morning cup of coffee on the palapa watching the sun rise over the water. Afternoons cooling off in the pool and evenings cooking in or trying a new resturant in the village. All the reviews are accurate and we would reclined this villa to friends and family (and have). As for excursions and restaurants, you can't go wrong here, Paul and Gail know everyone and the trip advisor ratings are accurate.
Paul and Gail, a huge thank you for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home!!
Starfish Villa is everything that is written and more. The property is well located on the Carribean with its own gazebo dock and fantastic views, sunsets and gardens. What they don't tell you is there is a ton of construction going on in this area and you will be treated night and day to the sounds of buzz saws and more. We came to Placencia for peace and quiet so our first day and evening was unexpected. I happened to mention this to the owner Paul and he suggested that I get over it and not mention it again. I thought this response to be quite rude and said we could have been informed early on about the construction and had the option to make other choices. This did not go over very well either with high raised voice of anger about how unreasonable I was to even think of it. If we did not have friends arriving the next day or we had found another place as we did several days later we would have agreed to a full refund and moved that instance. Not a great way to start out your 20 year anniversary vacation. We wore ear plugs and the rest of the time did not hear the noise.
Also one other item that was not mentioned is the dogs. We were informed they were there due to home invasions. The owners Paul and Gail lived above our two bedroom villa and the dogs would bark at anything that moved throughout the night. You could hear on several occasions raised voices upstairs and the constant thump of feet above you.
The restaurants and excursions were fantastic and if you have never been to Belize we would recommend a few days in Placencia Village.
wow! did this place ever impress! the residence was perfect in every way. we had our 2 children with us, ages 9 and 2, and everything was more than we could have dreamed of! the gardens were beautiful. the house was nicely appointed. the pool was refreshing every time we went in...and that was generally 3 times a day.
upon arrival, paul met us at the airport and picked us up. upon arriving at the house, paul & gail took care of us that first nite as we arrived late and our 2 yr old was tired from two 18 hr days of traveling. they took great care of us. made sure we were fed & made sure we knew how things worked. after some sleep, we woke up the next morning & walked into town (10 min) and went to get our rented bikes (reserved by gail). for 2 weeks we simply rode bikes everywhere. what a fantastic location. no need to rent a car unless you are going to the ruins. got groceries on our bikes and returned beer bottles and cases on bikes.
what activities we chose to do, gail arranged for us. this was like having our own personal assistant while on vacation. everything that was arranged was top notch! monkey river, snorkeling, fishing.
the property was described accurately. the property was very clean & very well maintained. in fact, the only drawback for us was the constant care that has to go on to the property to keep it beautifully maintained. lots of gardeners, painters, etc. we felt badly swimming in the pool while they were all sweating away and working so hard. even though all the guys were working, they were respectful and very nice to us and our kids. they loved the kids!
if we were going to placencia again, we would love to stay at this beautiful home. we were not disappointed at all and were very pleased with our decision to book and stay for 2 weeks. this was a definite favorite vacation for all 4 of us.
When we got to the property and Gail showed us the house all we could say was "WOW"! My wife and I looked at each other and said we got it right.
The pool area and grounds are spectacular. Watching the sunrise from one of the palapas was awesome.
One of the best features of the house is the outdoor shower off of the master bedroom.
Gail and Paul are very gracious hosts. They are always willing to help suggesting tours, restaurants or where to get fresh fruit.
The best compliment we can pay is we will be back.
Complete privacy within beautiful walled estate, within short walking distance to quaint village, close to shopping, bars, restaurants and Placencia's famous white sandy beaches, private beach dock, second party dock, lush tropical garden, rooftop terrace with 180 degree views, pick up avialable at your door for tours,
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Jan 6 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2015 - Oct 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
A minimum of 50% deposit is required at the time of booking.
Cancellation policy: With a minimum of 30 days notice, full refund less 10% handling fee. Sorry no refund with less than 30 days notice.
Please note that with the exception of the Belize 9% accommodation tax there are no further charges.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.