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Belize, Central America: Oceanfront Villa/Condo:
You are invited to enjoy my 2007 Caribbean water front condo in Placencia, Belize, Central America. This fully furnished, 2-bedroom 2 bath, one story villa sleeps 6 comfortably and is on the lower level for ease of access. The furniture is hand-made by local craftsman: mahogony bedroom furniture & wicker weaved right in front of our eyes! You will find everything you need for an extended weekend or weekly stay.
The master bedroom has a full-size bathroom in the suite. The guest bedroom's bathroom is adjacent. There is a washer and dryer along with three BRAND NEW air condition units to keep you cool in the tropical climate.
Several major airlines fly directly into Belize City (BZE). From BZE, take a 35 minute flight at 1,500 feet right into the friendly village of Placencia. Once in Placencia, take a $8 cab ride, 5 minutes to Sunset Pointe. Just a ten minute walk into the village you will find restaurants, Internet cafes, grocery store & outdoor markets. Most guests rent a bike or a golf cart for the week or, hire a guide for the day to drive you to the many attractions: waterfalls, river tubing, zip lining, banana plantations, Mayan ruins, etc
Previous guest have commented that renting a car is a waste of money: They are often over priced, the 3.5 hour drive from Belize City to Placencia is half dirt road with poor signage, Belize rental cars are not up to US standards AND once you arrive in Placencia, a car is rarely driven as Placencia has everything you need.
In addition, I have a connection with the best fishing guide in the village, Alfred Williams, who has won many annual Lobster Fests--a HUGE fishing tournament and celebration held every July in the village. Alfred is a licensed Charter Boat Captain -- with his own boat, of course. Just tell Alfred what you want for dinner and he'll do his best to make sure that it's on the outdoor grill that night. He will even hand-catch lobster, if in season! For a day trip, you may consider a 18 mile boat ride to the private island of Ranguana and Haychett Caye. Guest can request to be dropped off at the island for the day while enjoying snorkeling, relaxing under thatched cabana in a hammock while enjoying lunch prepared by the island caretaker. The other half of the party can then enjoy deep sea fishing, scouting for spiny lobster and conch under the attentive eye of a local charter boat captain. Be amazed at how your guide will know what is biting, what they're biting and when. No bottom finders or GPS required--they know their waters THAT well!
If you enjoy deep sea fishing, fly fishing for bonefish, spearfishing, snorkeling, diving ,, hiking, cooking or enjoying local cuisine, relaxing at the private property or on one of the many near-by, secluded islands, then you're going to LOVE Belize!
Keywords: Luxury Waterfront Condo-Placencia Belize
This is my son, Will. He is 12 years old and he LOVES Placencia! He spends most of his time out of doors on the property looking for star fish, fiddler crabs, geckos & anything else that intrigues him! If he's not 'scouting', he's at the pool his local buddy, Ajay. Placencia is a relaxing place for ALL ages!
Helen purchased this condo in 2007
Placncia ia a village of about 500 residents, and is unlike a tourist city in Mexico. There are no US chain restaurants, and the people are friendly. In addition, the worlds narrowest street is in Placencia....nicknamed 'the Sidewalk.' In short, it is a quaint, 2nd world, friendly village, at the end of a 23 mile dirt road, with the Caribbean on 3 sides. Truly a wonderful place. We drink the water piped in from the Maya Mountains, and eat the fish, conch, and lobster we catch within a few miles of the dock. The produce, and perishables are grown in the Cayo District, most by Mennonite farmers. Most homes, including ours, are furnished with mahogany and wicker, manufactured in Belize by hand. There is much to do, or nothing to do, your choice...did I mention they speak ENGLISH??
You can hire a fishing guide to snorkel, dive or fish. A tour can be arranged for pick-up in the village (hike to waterfall, cave tubing, zip lining, Mayan Ruin tours, etc) In other words: No need to rent a car
We had a wonderful time in Belize. The condo was perfect for us. I loved the views and it was easy access into town. The mattress in the 2nd bedroom has a large indentation in the middle of it, but other than that, everything else was great.
We booked several tours with Alfred, including the Monkey River, Fishing, Snorkeling, and Mayan Ruins. He also suggested a visit to a Banana Plantation and local waterfall which was great.
Franciso was very helpful and set me up on the BBQ to cook some of our catch. My wife brought lots of gifts and candy for the local kids. We had dinner out at Rumfish, Secret Garden, Paradise Resort and Wendy’s and liked them all.
It rained the first few days but seemed to stop every time we went out on an excursion.
What a great place you have and I would recommend it to anyone.
Three of us stayed here for Christmas and none of us could stop talking about when we will come back. Francisco, the groundskeeper, was incredibly funny, thoughtful and reliable. The location feels safe and is just far enough from town to be secluded, but close enough to be convenient to walk, bike, or drive a golf cart to.
We fished also and went out with Alfred who was spectacular and put us on enough fish to feed us and about a hundred other people.
My husband, our 16 year old, her friend and I spent 2 weeks exploring Belize and staying at Sunset Point. Sadly the seaweed was abundant this year and we were unable to hang out at any beaches while there. However we were not at a lack for things to do. The girls spent their quiet time at the tiki hut on the water at the condo for their quiet time as opposed to the beach and my husband and I enjoyed the pool and the views from the condo and the crows nest. Our first week was spent on jungle adventures: monkey river cruise, swimming at the blue hole, Cockscomb, Bocawina and Xunantunich. The second week was spent on the water snorkeling, exploring the cayes and sailing. Placencia is a fun time and the food was good and incredibly reasonable. Although we planned to eat in the condo frequently, we wound up eating out more often. Wonderful time. The condo was clean, pretty and very comfortable for the 4 of us although it could use a bit of updating.
My husband and I and a couple good friends just returned from our trip to Belize. Our time in Placencia was perfect in every way. The Belize people are so friendly and happy, we loved being walking distance to all the shops and fruit/vegetable stands.. The restaurants are delicious, with prices being great! We hooked up with Alfred a few times and fell in love with him. He is a great guide with a heart for teaching you all things Belize. You must do the 1000 ft waterfall hike! We did it without a guide and were fine, though its an extreme hike using ropes at times to get up. We also did the zip line thats right by it, it was perfect to do the same day as the waterfall hike.. Cheaper to do those things without the tour I think. Hatchet Caye is a place to visit for snorkeling and lunch.. Its beautiful! We did the Monkey River with Alfred and had lunch in the village, we took candy for the kids and loved all the smiles! Our stay at Sunset Point was perfect. Helen, the owner is so helpful with information on anything you would want or need. Her place is decorated wonderful and we were all really comfortable staying there. The caretakers are super sweet and helpful. All in all the perfect vacation with life long friends met along the way.
Sunset Point is literally at the end of the road after going through Placencia Village. The condo's are nice and clean and the caretaker is easy to work with and very helpful. Down side is it's nearly a mile walk to the village on a dirt road if you don't have a vehicle. There is a nice saltwater pool but no swimming access to the ocean or lagoon. You will have to get to the village for ocean access but the beach is great and there are lot's of places to eat and keep yourself busy. We where there for 14 days but some of the condo's changed occupants several times so you never know who will be next door or in our case above you. For the most part people where friendly and considerate. Wi-fi is spotty with a couple of outages while we were there. You can always go into the village and take advantage of many restaurants free wi-fi. There is a new condo being built across the canal so there was lot's of construction noise from 7am to 5pm week days. We had a good time and will go back to Placencia someday but will probably stay on the beach next time.
My (now) wife and I just back from our honeymoon in Placencia and we're already hoping to get back as quickly as we can! Placencia is definitely off the beaten path and it will take a little extra traveling to get there, but it's well worth it. The people are wonderful, the food excellent and you have the flexibility to either take it easy or go on an adventure with a tour agency (we went up to the ATM cave with Pirate's Point Adventure Tours and Shane was excellent) or book through Francisco, who works at the condo and can help arrange most tours if you ask him. If you go fishing and decide to keep your catch, a place called The Shak has a "you hook it, we cook it" option - unfortunately we found out about that too late, so weren't able to take advantage of it. The condo itself was excellent. It's a bit large for only two people, but that didn't detract from our stay. Having the pool on site was also a big plus. The condo is at the very end of the peninsula, which makes it an ideal location if you want a quiet place to stay. You do have the option to rent a bike or golf cart to get to and from the main part of the village; we walked most of the time and didn't have any issues. (If you're looking got do some inland adventures, most tour agencies can arrange transportation. Yes, you will pay for it, but it is worth it.) It's maybe a 5-10 minute walk and, even during the hottest part of the day, it wasn't unbearable. We are very happy that we stayed here and would recommend this location to anyone else looking to visit Placencia.
My husband, teen aged son and I old stayed for a week last year. We had a great time. The pictures are accurate and the place was lovely and clean. Although we booked the place, in part because of the lovely kitchen, we did not use it. The restaurants were so reasonable and the food was terrific. Our favorites were Omars and De Thatch … delicious. Lunch at the Maya Beach Hotel was outstanding. We rented a golf cart one day from Captain Jack, but mostly walked around. Our American dollars were welcome at a $2:$1 ratio and no one hassled us over the exchange rate. We felt absolutely safe walking around the village at all hours of the day and night. We took the Monkey River tour and went snorkeling with Splash Ltd. We would do all of that again.
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