Send this page to a friend

Thank You

Your message has been sent.

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.

Stunning Belize Townhouse with Rooftop Palapa on it's Own Island

Max Stabin

Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Max Stabin

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Stunning Belize Townhouse with Rooftop Palapa on it's Own Island

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Placencia Townhome Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with stunning ocean view and dine in your own Palapa!

Congratulations—you’ve found the exact geographic spot in the world where all stress completely fizzles out. It simply can’t survive here!

Accessed only by boat, our three-story Belize townhome is surrounded by water on all sides. Here, the clear, Caribbean Sea meets a blue-green lagoon, where dolphins and manatees make frequent appearances and a pontoon boat waits to take you into Placencia Village.

After a quick boat ride across the lagoon, you’re just a 5-minute walk from some mouthwatering seafood restaurants, local live music and “Grand Slam” fishing excursions. In town, we also recommend exploring Placencia’s calm and enchanting waterways. Additionally, we provide kayaks and bicycles to our guests (accommodates four).


Perched on top of this three-story Belize townhome, under the cover of a palapa—an authentic thatched hut—you can watch the sun rise over the water. And set over the water, too. Our unique island geography makes it possible to see both!

Here at our townhome, we have another big plus, too: our wonderful, welcoming caretaker, Edwin. Many of our neighbors here in Placencia are jealous that we get to have Edwin all to ourselves—you truly won’t meet a kinder man in all of Belize.

With his caretaker’s cottage adjacent to the townhome complex, Edwin is available in case of emergencies or when you need advice on adventures or places to eat. He speaks perfect English and is happy to help.

At the ultra-safe townhome complex, there are just four neighboring units. We aren’t a sprawling, packed resort. This means our big, sparkling, private swimming pool is never, ever crowded. And we always keep it at a flawless 72 degrees. This matches Belize’s own perfect temperatures, which hover around 75-80 degrees year-round.

Our complex also has outdoor pool showers for rinsing away the chlorine and a grilling hut surrounded by fragrant tropical plants. There’s no better way to spend an evening than flipping some burgers in the sea air at sunset.


Inside the townhome, everything is cool, clean and modern.

The rooms are large and flooded with natural light.

In the kitchen, we’ve provided all the necessary cooking utensils, plus stainless steel appliances. There’s also a laundry room with a washer and dryer in the unit, so you can pack light and throw a load of laundry in at the end of the day at the beach.

The modern bathrooms include marble sinks and huge walk-in showers.

In addition to the rooftop palapa, with is shared with the neighboring townhome, you also have two separate verandas that are all yours—one accessed through the living room, and the other through one of the bedrooms.


The options are many.

Among our world-class offerings are unmatched sport fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling along the barrier reef. You can also charter a boat on the Monkey River, where howler monkeys play and crocodiles slink around and sun themselves on rock.

A little further afield, about an hour away, you will find the breathtaking Mayan ruins. Just a bit up the road from there, you can try your hand at ziplining, soaring above the forest floor and cascading waterfalls of Belize.

Or, you can just spend the day lounging around. There are many places to do just that—from the townhome’s pool to the sugary sand beach just a 5-minute walk away.


We’d love to have you in beautiful Placencia, Belize. There’s nowhere in the world like it.

Book your stay with us today by clicking the yellow “Book It” button on the right!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Max Stabin (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015

About Max Stabin

I’m originally from Louisiana, but consider myself an Oregonian after 25 years here. I like the proximity of Belize to the US. It’s a quick escape from home into the quiet warmth of Belize. When I walked into Placencia Village I immediately fell in love with the remoteness, yet closeness to everything I would need while relaxing. I like to fish, snorkel and scuba dive. The warm, clear water in Belize makes all of these activities awesome. In fact, when I don’t want to get in a boat to fish, I can fish right off my boat dock outside my townhome. Even better, after I catch fresh fish off the dock, Edwin (the on-site caretaker) and I throw it on the grill. I bring the fish and he brings the mashed potatoes. Good thing we both enjoy BBQing and the outdoors.

I have a background as an owner-operator of hotels and restaurants. I’m a believer in superb customer service and a good product for a fair price. I have an excellent reputation where I live as both a hotel owner and restaurateur. I like to believe I serve the best Thai food locally. While in Belize, I get my fix for Thai food at Thai Friday in Placencia. Please say hello to SiriPohn for me – tell her Max sent you.

Max Stabin purchased this townhome in 2013

Why Max Stabin chose Placencia

Living in often rainy Oregon, I knew I wanted to purchase outside the US and near or on a beach. I looked at Thailand, Panama and Nicaragua initially. I happened upon Belize almost by accident, but perhaps it was really coincidence and meant to be. I immediately fell in love with the people and the country. Beyond falling in love with Belize, I liked that the national language is English which makes it easy to communicate and get around. The currency is also easy to convert. The exchange rate is a simple conversion of two-to-one (2:1) with the majority of businesses willing to take either US dollars or Belizian dollars.

Placencia Pointe provides the type of seclusion that is lacking in our hectic western lives. It’s close enough to town for a refreshing, easy walk, yet secluded on a secure lagoon right on the sea. Additionally, I love that I can walk out the door and leave it wide open or unlocked without a worry. Yes, it’s that safe and private.

And Edwin is the best!

What makes this townhome unique

I love that each unit is multi-level (three-story), without anyone above or below. The only thing above each unit is a covered rooftop palapa with an authentic thatched hut. The panoramic view from inside or the rooftop is breathtaking! It is serenely quiet by day, by night, at sunset or sunrise. I love the views from each veranda. Gorgeous and instantly relaxing!

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


based on 12 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Stunning Belize Townhouse with Rooftop Palapa on it's Own Island
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Loved our stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We shared this gorgeous townhome with another couple. It was exactly what we expected, beautiful. The grounds are spotless and landscaping is gorgeous. The inside furnishings in great condition and has all the luxuries of home. Edwin the caregiver lives next door and is a wonderful man!! He is there to bring you back and forth on the pontoon but we enjoyed taking the little boat that is supplied for this unit across ourselves. It was perfect having the bicycles! We biked to town everyday for dinner. We would definetly recommend this place to friends!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Needles, CA

The Perfect place in Placencia

  • 5 of 5

This townhouse was perfect for two couples. We all agreed we had the best place in Placencia. The island is beautifully landscaped and the townhouse is immaculate. There is sufficient air conditioning, the beds are very comfortable, bathrooms are large (both have double sinks). We loved the proximity to the village. We used the bikes, the kayaks, the fishing poles, the washer/dryer, etc.

A walk back to the condo after dinner (and Gelato) was a perfect evening stroll.

The pool was great for a little down time on the days we didn't go sightseeing.

The place is everything Max says it is, and Max gives you tons of information to help you enjoy your time in Placencia.

Edwin and his family go above and beyond to make sure you're comfortable.... and Always with a smile.

Thank you Max and Edwin for such an awesome relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Pam Thank you for the wonderful review. It's always nice to hear you and the other guest had a good time. You right Edwin and his family do a Awesome job. I give them all the credit. Again Thank You Max
Chicago, IL

A beautiful place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We stayed on the property many years ago when it was a small resort with cabanas called "Soulshine" and it was much less developed. I confess I was a bit hesitant to stay here again because we were "trapped" a number of times on the other side of the lagoon while the caretaker was busy. This was never the case with Edwin or his family. Someone was always available to bring us across. They are wonderful people who keep the unit and the property pristine. I simply can't think of anything that could have made our stay more enjoyable other than for the construction next door to be completed! It is the perfect place to be picked up for sea excursions, fishing or snorkeling with many terrific places to eat close by. We loved having breakfast each day at Wendy's which Edwin recommended and as per his suggestion dinner at Rumfish was also outstanding. Our favorite meal was at Omar's but we really didn't have any food that was not exceptional. The kayaks and bikes got a good workout and they really made this place special. We used the BBQ for lobster one evening which was great and we tried to make it back for every sunset. The view here is the best in Placencia. And don't forget to go upstairs at night to see the stars, the sky here is amazing. Thank you Edwin and Emma for making our stay so perfect.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Lovely Townhome on the Lagoon in Placencia

  • 5 of 5

I'll give you the highs, lows, truths and myths.


Placencia Barracuda is absolutely gorgeous inside with beautifully furnishings. Both bedrooms have an individual bathroom with full-size washer and dryer in between, which is great. Beach towels and all linens are provided too and they are nice quality! The living room and kitchen on the main level are comfortable with fans, air conditioning and most of the amenities of home. The community BBQ grill was great, as it was covered so can be used regardless of weather in the day or night which is terrific. An exterior hanging clothes line would be nice in the unit, but I made do hanging swimsuits outside on the top deck or the either of the other two front patios. The rooftop pallapa has an incredible view just like the pictures show. I really like that the townhome has multiple points of entry, that was super convenient. It was wonderful that the rental unit came with new beach cruiser bicycles with locks and baskets. I unfortunately didn't get to use the kayaks due to weather, but that's super cool for a free amenity in this unit. Placencia is such a small village one can walk or ride the bikes almost everywhere. The beach is just down the road by bike or a walk (5 to 10 minutes depending upon which side of the beach you want to enter on). The townhome is SO close to all local restaurants and shops which was very convenient. A few restaurants will deliver to the lagoon (since it is so close) upon arrival or anytime during the stay. At night the unit is extremely peaceful. The wifi is excellent in the unit with wireless routers on each level.

The unit is on a private lagoon which requires "crossing" to get to the main road. It's fast and simple. This unit has a private paddle boat to cross or Edwin (on-site caretaker) will cross you in the pontoon boat. Edwin, his wife and family are wonderful!!!


While I was there in the low-season it rained almost daily, but it was warm rain. I couldn't change the weather and I still rode the bikes in the rain. The sand-flies come out after the rain. Be prepared with baby oil or essential oils which they don't like. The good news here on the lagoon side is the bugs aren't as prevalent as on the beach. I didn't use the pool due to the weather. At the moment, the developer is building new units next to the pool so it's a bit noisy, but once construction is complete it will be tranquility all the time 24/7.

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Simply excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a trip to Belize during which we spent a few days at Max's condo in Placencia. The apartment is beautiful and pristine. It has everything one might need, including a washer and dryer which was extremely helpful travelling with three little kids! Edwin is wonderful and will help you with whatever you need. The location is within 10 mins walk to the village or a 5-minute bike ride. The bikes are on property and we used them every day. This is a wonderful place! Thank you Max and Edwin for a wonderful stay!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Los Angeles, California

Excellent Condo In Placencia

  • 5 of 5

This condo was as advertised and more. The condo is beautifully appointed with modern kitchen appliances, utensils, glasses/plates, etc. The bedrooms and bathrooms were nicely decorated and there is an air conditioning unit in every room. The smaller bedroom was the coolest room, while the other rooms were comfortable. The care taker, Edwin, and his family is very nice and can provide extremely helpful information regarding Placencia and other parts of Belize.

I would recommend Pamela Solomon and her husband at Rumfish y vino to provision the condo. They coordinate with Edwin to ensure your food is prepared and awaiting your arrival.

We rented this condo for a week but the internet only worked for 1 and 1/2 days, which wasn't a big deal for us because we were usually out exploring Belize but be forewarned that internet service may be an issue if you're traveling with teenagers.

The condo also comes with a cell phone, which was very useful when trying to contact Edwin to coordinate your departures and arrivals via the pontoon boat that takes you across the small lagoon. It's also useful if you have to contact restaurants or other Belizean businesses.

The condo has parking, if you choose to rent a car or golf cart. This is very nice as well since we rented a car to explore areas outside of Placencia.

Max, the owner, and Edwin are great and very helpful. If rent this condo you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dowdy - Thank you for taking the time to write a thorough review. This feedback is helpful to me as an owner as well as to other future guests. Edwin and I pride ourselves on excellent service and accommodations. I'm delighted to hear the local mobile phone I provide for my guests was helpful to you during your recent stay. Thank you for your kind words about our fabulous on-site caretaker, Edwin. Placencia Pointe residents and guests are extremely fortunate to have him and his family right there, as a wealth of knowledge and so very kind. I want to specifically address the internet issue you mentioned. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Without your honest feedback I would not have known there was a glitch in the connectivity. Edwin immediately contacted the local technology specialist who has already resolved the connectivity issue. Beyond this, I am personally flying down to Belize next week. At this time, I will bring and install a second Apple Airporter Extreme so the townhouse will have two options for internet wi-fi connection. Thank you for mentioning my friends, Pamela and John, the owners of Rum Fish. Their restaurant is so conveniently located in Placencia. They are there to be of service to the local community and visitors always serving great food at Rum Fish. Again, thank you for staying at Placencia Pointe and thank you for your review. I look forward to welcoming you, your friends or family in the future. -Max


Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Placencia Airport
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
Humming Bird HWY
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: not necessary

This gorgeous multi-level 2100 square foot townhouse in Placencia Village, Belize awaits you. It is easy access to the Caribbean ocean, a five minute walk to the center of town, shopping, beaches, nightlife, fine dining and fun.

Provided for my guests use:

*4 bicycles

*3 kayaks (2 single kayaks and 1 double kayak)

*Boat provided for lagoon crossing (it's only 80 feet). Edwin is the Caretaker on site. He is extremely knowledgeable, can assist with any need, provide valuable information about the lagoon, the city and tours. He speaks fluent English. Most importantly, he has a warm smile and great attitude.

*Gas BBQ available on site.

*Parking space provided at unit, if guests rent a vehicle

*Mobile phone is available for guests use while in unit

*Unit as private skiff for crossing the lagoon


Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Placencia Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Guest to pay $80.00US Dollars to caretaker for cleaning at check out
Mobile phone provide to guest stay must be return to caretaker at check out

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Enter dates to see total


Placencia Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2106 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower and a double sink.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower and a double sink.
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower for pool
  • Large bathroom with two sinks and large walk-inn showers
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Able to accommodate one additional guest with single roll-away available at no extra charge.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Partner Offers

Contact the Owner

Tell the owner when you would like to travel.

Tell us about your trip, then book it

Enter dates to calculate a quote