THE MAINE STAY SUITE- GORGEOUS BEACH CABANAS

Karen Travers

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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THE MAINE STAY SUITE- GORGEOUS BEACH CABANAS

Placencia Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Our Cabana suite includes two king beds and a kitchen/dining cabana (with sleeping area) and a bedroom cabana (with laundry). The suite in this unique Belize vacation rental has two cabanas connected by a pergola covered deck… perfect for al fresco dining and barbequing. The suite has two bathrooms. Although very affordable for one couple, the cabana suite will comfortably sleep six-eight. Perfect for two couples traveling together or for children in a separate cabana. The Maine Stay Suite is very kid and toddler friendly... with enclosed spacious deck and fenced beach yard with 12 foot wading pool. High chair, Pak N Play crib, video baby monitor and car seat available. Check out the full list of amenities.

Cabana Suite with king beds, double futon,

2 baths, laundry, full kitchen, large deck, porch and patio, right on the beach.

The cabana suite is located on the beautiful sandy shore of the Placencia peninsula…just steps from the Caribbean shore… your beach faces east toward a stunning sunrise each morning. There is a 100 foot lighted pier (see photos) and palapa just steps from your deck.

Placencia has the reputation for the best beaches in Belize... right in your front yard! Toddlers, kids and adults all love it. Near our very swimmable 400 foot sandy beach, there is a beautiful stand of coral about 150 yards from our pier. Swim, snorkel and kayak right from the Cabanas. Of course, there is also world class snorkeling, diving and fishing along the nearby barrier reef... which is not to be missed.

Traveling is easy: Belize City is only two hours from Miami and Houston. Our cabanas are only three miles from Placencia airport, which is only a thirty minute flight from Belize City via Tropic Air or Maya Island Air. From the US: Continental, American, US Airways, Delta and TACA fly in to Belize City.

Many guests rent a vehicle at Belize International Airport and drive to Belmopan and then down the Hummingbird Highway through the Maya Mountains to Placencia. It is just a stunning drive. It is also a great way to travel Belize.

'Passing through jungle and citrus orchard as it skirts the northern edges of the Maya Mountain range, Belize’s Hummingbird Highway offers a near constant procession of postcard-perfect vistas. There are also plenty of reasons to stop along the way, chief among these being a visit to Cave’s Branch for cave tubing and St Herman’s Cave, where, with a guide, you can explore its huge caverns and classic Maya ceremonial chambers containing calcified skeletons and artifacts. There’s also the Blue Hole, a 25ft-deep sapphire-blue swimming hole inside a 328ft-wide cenote that was formed when the roof caved in on one of the Sibun River’s underground tributaries.'

There are many available restaurants, complete tour services, massage centers, and spa offerings.

We will meet you when you arrive at The Maine Stay, whether you choose to rent a vehicle in Belize City and drive down, or if you fly, we will meet you at the Placencia Airport. Renting a vehicle in Belize City gives you a lot of flexibility, depending on your plans. Do you want to do Mayan Ruins, the Jaguar Preserve, Cave tubing, and other things? You can save money and do some or all of these yourself in your rental vehicle.

Tour can also arranged with local tour operators. Local taxis are readily available. Tours will pick you up at your Cabana Suite, our ocean front pier or at our lagoon Marina. There are many delightful shops with local arts and crafts. Included on the property is a 100 foot lighted pier (see photos) and palapa just steps from the cabanas with easy access to great snorkeling and night water viewing of the reef fish, crabs, rays, and schools of glowing tropical fish.

Other activities in the area:

Snorkeling as well as world class fly-fishing and scuba diving on the second longest barrier reef in the world. Spelunking. Fishing. Mayan ruins. Rain forest hikes.

You'll be delighted by:

The spectacular beaches. The sunrise and sunset. The herons in the

morning, the hummingbirds, the lush gardens and flowers, the fresh

seafood, the Maya Mountains, the friendly people... and so much more.

AVAILABILITY CALENDAR... see link BELOW

Call us! See the FAQ link below for tons more information and STUNNING panorama photos!

The Maine Stay does not accept responsibility or

assume any liability for failure to provide services due to delays or

changes by airline, illness, weather or any other act over which we

have no control.

Keywords: beach, cabana, cottage, cabin

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We were in Placencia from 1/15-1/25 and stayed at the mainstay II. It was an amazing trip, Drew picked us up at the airport, helped sort out some trouble with a missing bag, and recommended a place for dinner for the first night. Food on average in the different restaurants we ate at cost around 55 Belize for the two of us, so ~27 American for fresh fish and lobster. So basically a steal. Shopping for drinks and food could get expensive in the Chinese owned markets that are everywhere, but if you bought in bulk it was cheaper. So if you want some Belikin for the whole trip go by a crate of it then return the empties and the crate for a refund, instead of buying them as singles for 2-4 Blz each. The locals in Seine Bight were extremely nice, and we never had any trouble with anyone. Thank you everyone at the Maine Stay. Drew, Karen, Joyce, Jerome, Hector, and many more im forgetting for all the help
Jan 2011
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Karen Travers

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In the spring of 2001, my husband, Drew, spent 4 months on sabbatical leave working as a volunteer in a clinic in Punta Gorda, Belize.

He had been to Belize very briefly in 1985, on his way to do relief work in El Salvador after a big earthquake. Since then he had always wanted to go back to Belize and really explore it... and this was the perfect opportunity. During his 4 months working in the Hillside Clinic in Punta Gorda, he had weekends free to travel around and check out this small Central American country.

Although we had no intention of doing ANYTHING of the sort, we ended up buying property on the Placencia Peninsula. For 3 years, we came down to our beach every few months and stayed in Cabanas we had built. These cabanas soon took on a 'life of their own,' and we started renting them out to friends & co-workers. So, The Maine Stay was born and continues to delight us and our guests. The Placencia Peninsula has continued to build infrastructure and amenities. Paving of the road between The Maine Stay and Placencia Village is now complete.

Drew officially 'retired' mid 2004 and we have been here full time since. I came down full time late in 2004 and although retired from full-time work, continues part-time consulting in health care. The wonders of high speed internet communications!

The lagoon land (that happened to come along with the purchase of our 415 feet of beach front) has become Kokomo... our 7 acre gated community with 28 lots, marina and canal. These are selling well and new construction is ongoing. The beach cabanas 'almost' take care of themselves, but it has been a very large expenditure in energy, time and money to get the Kokomo community developed. We just thought we were 'retired!'

Karen Travers purchased this cabin in 2001

Although life-changing and initially a challenge, moving to Belize has been one of the best decisions that Drew and I have made in our lives together. Living on the Placencia Peninsula of Belize is the stuff that peoples dreams are made of... especially if you like tropical ocean breezes, great beaches, superb snorkeling and diving and some of the best fishing in the western hemisphere.

'As one of the last unspoiled places on earth, Belize offers travelers the richly rewarding authenticity they seek in a Caribbean getaway. Just a two-hour flight from the U.S., this tropical paradise is nestled between Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west and south. For generations, the English-speaking people of Belize have demonstrated a commitment to preserving the country’s unique charms. Belize offers a land rich in natural beauty and steep in the history and culture of its Maya past. Renowned for having the second largest barrier reef in the world, Belize’s pristine waters, exotic marine and wildlife, lush unspoiled landscapes and superb diving truly make it Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret.'

Placencia is a 17 mile long peninsula half way down the coast of Belize. It is known for the best beaches in Belize, diving around the nearby barrier reef, snorkeling on the beaches and Cayes, whale shark and manatee encounters, world class fly-fishing, and regular 'rod and reel' ocean fishing, access to great Mayan Ruin tours, the fabulous hiking, tubing and waterfalls at the Jaguar Preserve where you will also hear and may see howler monkeys. Another popular day trip is Monkey River.

The central location of the peninsula is key to it's popularity. Although 'laid back,' Placencia has much to offer. There are many good places to enjoy restaurants and great food on the peninsula, from first class resorts, to funky beach bars. There are lots of restaurants and shops both in Placencia Village and elsewhere along the peninsula. All of these are easy to get to either by taxi, your own rental vehicle or our complimentary bicycles. You'll find tons of stuff to do. In fact it is usually hard for our guests to cram everything they want to do in a week! If you can mage it... schedule 9 or 10 days. All of our guests wish they had!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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The Maine Stay Suite- Gorgeous Beach Cabanas
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The Maine Stay Suite- Gorgeous Beach Cabanas
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p55689vb
(207) 512-2381 (Maine, USA)
Placencia Belize
Louisville, Kentucky
5

PARADISE!!!

  • 5 of 5
We just got home from a week's stay at The Maine Stay I. I must say that my eyes teared up the morning our family left, not wanting to leave and taking last-minute pictures of everything so we could remember every wonderful detail. First and foremost, the location is absolutely stunning and every time you come out of your cabana you have to pinch yourself that you are in such a beautiful place, enjoying the Caribbean sea right off the spacious deck at your leisure. Although the first 60 or so feet of beach in Placencia is mandated to be public, it is rare that anyone but guests or the occasional resident across the street came over to the beach, so it's like having your own private beach. We are a family of five, and felt we had plenty of room. The kids had their own cabana and we had ours. The hammocks and swinging chair were used often (who doesn't dream of relaxing in a hammock between two palm trees next to the ocean?!) Beach toys, floatie things, kayaks and bicycles are provided, which was very nice. The owner and the security guard on hand are always available to help with any advice on where to eat, what to see, etc.; and when we wanted a net to go crabbing or a specific pan to bake brownies in, we were graciously accommodated.

We are big nature lovers, so another plus for us was finding a living sea cucumber, sea star, and horse conch (pictures taken and then released), lots of sea urchins, iguanas and other lizards, ghost crabs at night, etc. Everyone we met in Belize was so kind, "real" and unpretentious. Such a wonderful melting pot of people from virtually every background and culture imaginable. We will definitely return someday! If you have the time and inclination, you may want to consider doing what we did---- flying into Cancun and renting a car, then driving to Belize (about 4 hours to the border). We stayed about a week in San Ignacio to enjoy the jungle and Spanish Lookout area before heading to the beach in Placencia. The airfare difference on five tickets to Cancun versus Belize City paid for the rental car (after playing around with various dates and times for departures). Everything you want to see in Belize is pretty spread out.... so having a car is so nice versus paying for a taxi or guide every time (or waiting for a bus).

Loved these cabanas, the beaches and the village of Placencia! Definitely hope to return.
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Maine Stay Suite- Gorgeous Beach Cabanas
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(207) 512-2381 (Maine, USA)
Placencia Belize
Calgary
5

TOP NOTCH

  • 5 of 5
We took our grand kids and daughter down for a quiet get away. We were not disappointed , pictures don't do the place justice. What a wonderful retreat. The staff and owners are there to greet you when you arrive. We decided to drive to PLacencia from Belize city but we got in late , and by the time we got through customs and got our rental vehicle it was 5:00 pm. We did not want to be on the road with 2 young grand kids after a long day of flying so we stopped and got a room in Belmopan. When we did arrive we had found out from the from the people in the other cabana that the staff and owner stayed up late waiting for us. Something we did not expect. The entire stay was incredible , the staff were very courteous and friendly. They made us feel secure and comfortable the whole time we were there. The accommodations were very good , clean and the location awesome. This was by far better than any resort , private and very relaxing. The kids could play on the beach without us having us to worry about them. We will definately be going back to Belize. The drive from Belize city was long after a day of flying but would definitely do it over. The scenery is amazing. If your looking for something away from the contested and noisy resorts then this is where you need to be. 5 stars to the staff and owners.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Maine Stay Suite- Gorgeous Beach Cabanas
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p55689vb
(207) 512-2381 (Maine, USA)
Placencia Belize
5

EXCELLENT

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Maine Stay with our 2 adult children along with friends for a week. We can only say good things about the place, it was amazing! My family feel this was our best holiday to date. We believe it is because of Karen and her amazing staff..Everything was top notch. The people are so friendly and helpful, truly awesome
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Maine Stay Suite- Gorgeous Beach Cabanas
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p55689vb
(207) 512-2381 (Maine, USA)
Placencia Belize
5

AWESOME

  • 5 of 5
The Maine Stay is an amazing place to have a vacation! We went with our two adult children and we all believe this was our best vacation we have taken. Everything was top notch and the people are very genuine. We believe what made our holiday so amazing was Karen and her staff.. Extremely helpful.
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Maine Stay Suite- Gorgeous Beach Cabanas
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p55689vb
(207) 512-2381 (Maine, USA)
Placencia Belize
San Anselmo, California
5

A FELIZE BELIZE NAVIDAD AT THE MAINE STAY CABANAS!

  • 5 of 5
Getting all 11 of our family members (3 generations) together at the same time in the same place is a herculean challange, so you REALLY want it to be the BEST place with the BEST cultural and physical activities close by... we found all of this and more at the Maine Stay. We rented their two double cabanas with our own beautiful private sandy beach 60 feet from the Carribean, well-stocked kitchens in each cabana, comfy beds, lovely tropical surroundings complete with lounge chairs, picnic tables, hammocks, laundry facilities in each, clean, private, security on premises, bikes and kayaks, a private pier...it was perfect! Plenty of cultural and physical activities close by for those with the explorer's gene; and stunning tropical tranquility when you just want to relax. Hosts Drew and Karen Travers were marvelous, advising us on the best restaurants, booking snorkeling excursions to the Cayes and boat trip on the Monkey River, etc. They had thought of every comfort and convenience (including stocking "starter" groceries for our arrival) to make the cabanas absolutely the greatest place we could possibly dream of finding for our large family group. Go!!!
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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The Maine Stay Suite- Gorgeous Beach Cabanas
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p55689vb
(207) 512-2381 (Maine, USA)
Placencia Belize
Durham, NC USA
5

GREAT VACATION

  • 5 of 5
The Maine Stay offers superb accommodations and hospitality for vacationing in Placencia, Belize. The owners, Drew and Karen, ensure that your vacation needs are met as far as living quarters, activities, and optional staff assistance. This was our first vacation to this area and we plan to travel there again as well as stay at The Maine Stay. The cabannas are located near the edge of the beach which allows for very pleasant breezy and cool nights. The people are very friendly and there are a lot of wonderful activities in driving distance if you choose. In summation, The Maine Stay is an excellent place to stay and vacation. In a word . . . EXCELLENT!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Car: recommended

Cave Tubing, Zip-Line Tours, Maya Ruin tours, Butterfly farms, horseback riding, and tour the famous 'ATM' cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal) in San Ignacio.

Recent guests at The Maine Stay were kind enough to leave us with the following notes and comments on restaurants and activities in the area.

Our restaurant reviews (random order):

1. Quarterdeck - best fish, very nice staff

2. Mangos - great ribs, friendly place

3. Maya Hotel Bistro - best atmosphere, service

4. DeTatch - largest portions, best shrimp, great breakfast

5. Shak - best shakes, nice lunch and breakfast

6. Maya Center (Jag Preserve) - cheapest meal by far. Good food. Recommend their pineapple juice drink.

7. Wendys - another very good breakfast place

8. Cheers - good place to stop to/from airport

9. Singing Sands - best desserts

10. Barefoot bar - lively, friendly

11. Habaneros - nice atmosphere, but somewhat pricey for their buffet

12. Rumfish - very good fish, fun place

13. Tutti Frui

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Placencia Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,295
 
 
High
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$228
$1,595
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes 25% non refundable deposit on booking.
Cancellation Policy 45+ days prior to arrival--- 100% minus deposit
If cancellation is received by: 45-30 days prior to arrival--- 50% minus deposit
Less than 30 days prior to arrival--- no refund

We strongly recommend trip insurance
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Amenities

Placencia Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Full size futon sofa and single convertible beds
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • shelling
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • fly fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • spelunking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
Notes:
Complementary bicycles and kayaks including clear bottom kayak, horseshoe pit. The Maine Stay Suite is very kid and toddler friendly... with enclosed spacious deck and fenced beach yard with 12 foot wading pool. High chair, Pak N Play crib, video baby monitor and car seat available. Check out the full list of amenities.
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