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Paradise Found! Beautiful Villa On The Sea in the Village of Placencia!

Gail M Smith

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Gail M Smith

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2015
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Paradise Found! Beautiful Villa On The Sea in the Village of Placencia!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Placencia Villa Rental Photos and Description

Private Villa on the Sea, Walking Distance to Centre of the Village

This elegant, private, and truly beautiful villa is set in a gorgeous tropical garden complete with large pool and two palapa docks right on the Caribbean Sea. The walled estate offers complete security, luxury, and privacy yet is but a short walk (5-8 minutes only) form the centre of Placencia Village with its many artisian shops, fantastic local and international restaurants and fun beach bars.

The interior space is the lower level of the Villa and is approximately 2,000 square feet and offers every comfort of home. There are two bedrooms and two large bathrooms, one with a beautiful outdoor shower complete with its own small private garden as well as large walk-in indoor shower. There is a fully equipped indoor kitchen complete with a gas range, a large refrigerator with an ice maker, blender, microwave oven, dishwasher and all other equipment necessary to produce a gourmet meal which can be enjoyed in the dining area. The lounge area is complete with all you need to enjoy a relaxing evening watching television (flat screen) or listening to music.The entire area is tastefully decorated with local art and crafts and is very well maintained. Of course it has central air conditioning, free wi-fi (Skype quality) and cable television for your comfort and enjoyment.

The garden and pool area is truly beautiful! There are many paths to explore to discover its lush foliage, bountiful flowers, including many orchids, numerous types of palms and flowering shrubs, climbing vines and even fruit trees. When swimming in the large salt water pool, gazing at the large palms and flowers surrounding it one feels as though they are truly in the Garden of Eden! There are several cushioned lounges and chairs in the pool area where you can choose to rest in either the sun or the shade. Near the pool area is also an outdoor kitchen complete with a new (2015) gas BBQ to prepare those more casual meals. There is a nearby eating area with its own fireplace and large mosaic table top, featuring what else, but starfish!

The palapa docks which go out several feet from the shore are perfect spots to enjoy the sea breezes and watch the sailboats in the harbour and the local boats, visiting yachts, and dolphins go by. There is also a rooftop deck area with its 360 degree views of the sea, the canal and the distant mountains and is the perfect spot to sip a drink and watch the most gorgeous sunsets the Caribbean has to offer!

All this comfort and luxury is an ideal place to spend a relaxing day or to come home to after a day in the pool or on Placencia's white sandy beaches, or on one of the many day trips, snorkeling, diving, hiking, or exploring nearby rain forests or Mayan ruins.

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 large, beautiful Mediterranean style villa with water on both sides of the property. The Villa is very private and secure yet truly within very easy walking distance to the centre of the Village of Placencia. Therefore, the majority of our guests decide to not rent a vehicle, a very considerable cost saving. We are always pleased to pick up our guests at the Placencia airport and return them there for their return flights. Of course, there is no cost for this courtesy service. The Villa itself has a large and luxurious pool with a waterfall surrounded by lush tropical gardens. There are two palapa docks and a rooftop deck. The interior space has two bedrooms, two large baths, one with an outdoor shower with a small private garden; fully equipped kitchen, dining and lounge areas.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Gail M Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2015

About Gail M Smith

Your firendly hosts, Gail and Paul, look forward to sharing this beautiful paradise with you. They are in residence during part of the year at the Villa and occupy the second level of the Villa when in Belize. There are also full time caretakers at the Villa who have their own separate cottage which is on the property who will take good care of any guests should the owners be away. Gail and Paul know the area well and will be very pleased to recommend their favourite restaurants, shops, excursions and guide to help make your holiday in beautiful Placencia truly fantastic!

Gail M Smith purchased this villa in 2011

Why Gail M Smith chose Placencia

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.

What makes this villa unique

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!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Paradise Found! Beautiful Villa On The Sea in the Village of Placencia!
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
Ontario,Canada
5

canadian girls

  • 5 of 5

We were met at the airport by Paul, who gave us a guided tour on the way, stopped for cold beverages and groceries and gave us great tips on restaurants and things to do.Villa is spacious, clean, with beautiful views. Kitchen is great for cooking in house but restaurants are a short walk away and dont disappoint.Fresh seafood at reasonable prices, really no need to cook.Roadside vendors have great produce for cheap prices.Villa has beautiful pool,and great dock seating for morning coffee and sunset viewing. Paul and Gail are wonderful hosts who go out of there way to make your vacation worry free.Golf cart rental was fun for touring, Gail will arrange any tours your interested in.Great 10 days spent here, will definitely plan return trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Georgetown Ontario , Canada
5

THE Place to stay in Placencia

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks in Feb. 2015 at the beautiful Starfish Villa. Amazing! First and foremost our host Gail and Paul were very gracious. They recommended all their favorite restaurants and tours. We were not disappointed as everything was fantastic. Our favorite tour was with Percy, a boat ride through the mangroves and a hike through the jungle to see howling monkeys. Gail arranged to have him pick us up in front of their house. My husband received his dive license while in Placencia. Some of the best scuba and snorkeling we have ever done. Absolutely gorgeous! The accommodations were definitely 5 star plus. Very clean, spacious and tastefully decorated. The pool and palapas were paradise, situated right on the ocean. Location could not have been better, short stroll into village. We cant wait to return and I highly recommend Starfish Villa.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Canada
5

Paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed here for 10 days and had an amazing experience! The villa was gorgeous very clean with a private pool and two cabanas looking over the sea. Paul and Gail were very knowledgeable and helpful in choosing and booking tours that met our needs. Our tour guide was even able to pick us up right out front of the villa for the tour. The location is ideal for walking distance to restaurants, bars, attractions, and the beach!!! The villa is ideal for everyone's needs; families, couples and friend getaways. I will definitely be returning and would highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Paradise in Placencia!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
5

Paradise in Placencia

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Massachusetts
5

Ten perfect days in a great location

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Placencia Airport is a 10 minute ride
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bars,beach & all of the village is a short walk.
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Beach, restaurants, shops all a short walk
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
A nice slow 10 minute stroll or an 8 minute walk
Car: not necessary

Complete privacy and security within a beautiful walled estate which is a short walking distance to the quaint and colourful Village with its many shops, beach bars, fantastic restaurants and Placencia's famous white sandy beaches .

The indoor space of the rental property is approximately 2,000 square feet. The grounds include a private beach area, two palapa docks, large pool with a waterfall, outdoor kitchen and dining areas, rooftop terrace with 180 degree views, set within a beautiful tropical garden.

The land and sea day excursions companies pick up and deliver our guests at the Villa's gates at no cost. We gladly pick up our guests at the Placencia airport and deliver them back there for their return flights. While vehicle rentals are available, the great majority of our guests do not rent one during their stay or, if they wish to do some independent exploring, they only rent a vehicle for a day or two. A considerable cost saving.

The property owners may be in residence during your visit, however there is always resident caretakers present on the property in a separate cottage ensuring your comfort and security.

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Placencia Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jan 6 2015 - May 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
$300
$2,275
 
 
Low Season
May 16 2015 - Oct 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,995
 
 
High Season
Oct 16 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
$300
$2,275
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
$375
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Cancellation, 45 days or more full refund less $30.00. 45 days to 30 full refund less $150.
30 days or less if we are unable to rent the villa no refund.
Thank you,
Starfish Villa

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Placencia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathrooms. one of which has both indoor and outdoor showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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