New luxury beach-front Villa at Placencia, Belize. Newly Construction, 2010. This is our personal Villa, less than 50 feet from the Caribbean Ocean with a Master bedroom (king bed)that faces the ocean, with a private veranda also facing the ocean. Our second bedroom has a queen bed and also faces the ocean. Both have private bathrooms. The living room has a queen sofa bed and an extra half bath. With over 2,300 square feet of space, you will feel right at home in our spacious Villa. Unrestricted and unbelievable ocean views from every room. The living room is well equipped with a large flat screen TV, a DVD player and Wi-Fi. Fully equipped kitchen with island bar and separate dining area seating six. Washer/dryer in the villa.
Two swimming pools,including a private pool for the exclusive use of the 4 units in Villa 1.
Our next door neighbor is the famed Francis Ford Coppola's Turtle Inn, and is one of our favorite restaurants on the peninsula. Placencia Village has lots of great bars and restaurants to choose from, or buy your groceries in the Village and take advantage of our fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Enjoy both indoor and outdoor dining.
The near constant ocean breezes from both verandas and the sound of the ocean waves will soothe and rock you to sleep. Relaxation comes easy. Enjoy breakfast on our outdoor dining veranda while watching the sunrise.
Belize (formerly, British Honduras) is located east of Guatemala, south of the Yucatan and north of Honduras and has the longest Barrier Reef in the western hemisphere with hundreds of off-shore islands where the sailing, diving , swimming, snorkeling and fishing are spectacular.
Superb diving at Silk, Laughing Bird, Glover's, Blue Hole, Ranguana and Light House Caye. Ocean and lagoon kayaking, rafting, Mayan ruins, biking, hiking, beach walking, sailing and excellent bone fishing.
Keywords: Villa, Condominium,
Our main residence is in Colorado and we appreciate natural beauty and an active outdoor lifestyle. We have been vacationing in the Caribbean since the early 70s and have always searched for the perfect location to build a home. We decided on a Villa in Placencia because of the excellent diving, snorkeling, the beautiful beaches, the clear water and the quiet laid back friendly village atmosphere. No high rise condos here, no cruise boats, but instead lots of excellent beaches, restaurants, bars and plenty of activities to keep you busy.
Roger purchased this villa in 2009
We wanted the very best unrestricted Caribbean Ocean views possible along with an ideal climate located near an unspoiled laid back fishing style village. Placencia was the answer. We were seeking privacy and quiet, yet wanted to be close to good restaurants, bars and all the island amenities of diving, swimming, kayaking and fishing. We also wanted to be part of a local community, and the Los Porticos development has provide us that opportunity.
One of the greatest benefits of Placencia is that it can be reached from nearly anywhere in the United States without spending an overnight en route. We enjoy the near perfect climate, the ocean breeze that never seem to stop, the quiet beauty of the Caribbean and of course those crystal clear emerald blue/green waters. It's peaceful and quiet, yet there are so many things to do. You can really set your own pace here.
Happy New Year! We had a wonderful time at your place. It was perfect for our family. Loved the Beach and pool set up. You place is beautiful. I enjoyed watching the sunrise every morning.
Barry and Val were incredibly helpful and charming. Hopefully we will return in the future.
My husband and I stayed in 1C at Los Porticos for our Honeymoon this past summer and couldn’t have asked for a nicer place to visit. The Villa is updated and spacious with unbeatable views of the sea from nearly every angle. Plus with two bedrooms, two and a half baths, open floorplan, and two outdoor balconies there was more than enough room for us and the space can easily accommodate at least two couples or a small family. We loved having access to the private pool right on the beach and also enjoyed the location. Los Porticos is just close enough to the village that we could ride bikes or take a quick cab ride but far enough away that it still felt private. There were also a few restaurants within walking distance which was an added convenience.
The staff at Los Porticos were also great and even though we had trouble booking some excursions due to the time of year they did their best to accommodate. We actually ended up getting caught in a tropical storm which unexpectedly extended our vacation and I can’t say enough about how much they went out of their way to ensure we were taken care of. By the end of our stay we were on a first name basis with most of the staff and the place almost felt like a second home.
Bottom Line: We loved our experience in Placencia. There is plenty to do, the people are nice, the food is good, the scenery is beautiful, and the Villa is amazing! We definitely have plans to go back and when we do we hope to stay here again!
This villa located at Los Porticos was absolutely perfect! My husband and I visited with another couple. This unit is situated right on the beach and has a beautiful view from every room. The weather was hot when we visited Placencia, so the private plunge pool was a wonderful added bonus! We enjoyed the veranda each morning for coffee and conversation. We used the 4 bikes provided with this unit every day - to explore and to ride into Placencia (about 1 1/2 miles). The staff was friendly and accommodating, ensuring that we had what we needed to make our stay enjoyable. There were 3 excellent restaurants within a 5-10 minute walk from the villa (Mariposa, The Turtle Inn, and Fusion Beach). All the restaurants close to the villa and in the village of Placencia were superb - food was delicious and service was friendly. We felt safe wherever we went - the people of Belize are so wonderful. We will return!
Los Porticos is a perfect location and has an amazing beach and pools. We explored many other properties/beaches while we were there and when we got back to Los Porticos it confirmed we made the right choice. The beach is kept clean and the lounge chairs with comfortable cushions were available around the pool or on the beach. Moreover, 1C is ocean front upstairs with the private pool for unit 1 that is right on the beach. The grounds are very well kept and the staff is very helpful.
The property is close to town while not being in it. Many of the other rentals we considered are a long drive to the village and we found ourselves going to the store or restaurants often so the short drive or bike ride made it easy.
This villa is lovely. Situated right on the beach. The ocean breezes were used instead of the air conditioning. We were there with our 2 sons who are adults.
Lots of outdoor space which we used especially for meals. Indoor space was wonderful.
Very peaceful and quiet. The staff attended to our every need. Would recommend this to anyone wanting a quiet vacation.
There are lots of activities and sightseeing opportunities which the staff can organize for you.
We loved using the 4 bikes which come with the Villa. We also rented a golf cart for the week. We used this everyday to get to and from town and in the evenings when we went to dinner. This can also be arranged through the staff.
I hope to go back. I would definitely stay here again.
My husband and I spent a week at this beautiful villa in December as a "babymoon" and everything about our stay was exquisite. We were looking for a chance to get away from the snow and our hectic lives so that we could relax, have fun and connect before the impending arrival of a little one due in just a couple of months. We found the villa offered the perfect balance of tranquility with easy access to adventure and village amenities, and could not have found a better paradise to enjoy together.
We brought snorkel gear with us and loved that we could walk out the villa door, immediately be on the beach, and swim directly out to a number of large coral heads. There we observed an abundant variety of colorful fish and even a large stingray, literally feet from the villa! Having access to the private beachside infinity pool was divine...we could swim whenever the mood struck while taking in the incredible ocean view, usually without another soul in sight. We appreciated the proximity and privacy so much, we never even ventured to the larger pool and bar that serves the entire Los Porticos community, although it looked like great fun. In the villa itself, we kept the doors to the verandas open in order to best appreciate the views and take advantage of the ocean breeze. My favorite spot wound up being the hammock on the master veranda, from which I could stare at the palm trees and ocean, watch frigate birds soar overhead, and take in the meteor shower once night fell. For more adventure, we went on a day-long snorkeling excursion out to Laughing Bird Caye...fantastic! We also rented kayaks on a couple of mornings to explore the mangroves and the coast.
Mostly, we just enjoyed being at the villa, as it was so comfortable and beautiful, and in simply the most stunning location. A relaxing daily routine went something like this: watch sun rise over ocean from bed, enjoy local yogurt smoothie on the veranda, snorkel out to coral and be amazed by all the fish, ride bikes to town for gelato and fresh produce, stop at bakery for pina colada bread and key lime pie, hop in the pool for an afternoon dip, read in lounge chairs, make and eat fresh habanero salsa, nap in the veranda hammock, mix up exotic fruit beverages, take an evening stroll along the beach, cook fresh fish or head to a restaurant for dinner, watch a movie on HBO, catch a few falling stars, go to bed and let the ocean tide lull us to sleep. Paradise! We will definitely return with Baby.
Our family spent Easter week in this incredible ocean front villa and it exceeded all expectations! The views from the verandas were spectacular and we spent a lot of time out there relaxing and enjoying it. The condo itself was immaculate and full of amenities and perfect for our family with two teenagers. We felt very much at home!
We loved having the private pool and the beach right at our door step and enjoyed watching the Iguana that hangs out there. The ocean was warm and calm and perfect for swimming. It was great to have so many options for swimming: a private pool, the beach and a large community pool. The grounds are beautiful and immaculately maintained and the people are friendly. Barry was very helpful and also set us up with Ivan for snorkeling, fishing and a Monkey River Tour and we highly recommend him!
We loved the location and it's proximity to Placentia. The villa includes bikes and we used them every day to go into town and to explore the surrounding area. They were definitely a highlight of our trip and we even used them to go to the store because some had baskets. We really loved spending time in Placentia - the people were so friendly and we enjoyed the opportunity to be a part of the local community (like going to the local church on Easter Sunday). It was also fun just to sit at a local establishment and talk to people.
This was our first time to Belize, but it won't be our last. At the end of our week, we were definitely not ready for our vacation to be over. We will be back and will absolutely stay at Los Porticos again at the same villa. Roger was very helpful in answering questions, accommodating us, etc., especially since we had never been to Belize before and had no idea what to expect. It exceeded our expectations!
Thank you for everything!!!
Avadon Divers located directly across the street from Los Porticos. Excellent dive, snorkel and fish operator.
Rates are based on quad occupancy, an additional $25.00US per person per night to a maximum of 6 guests in the villa will be added to the room rate. 10% Service Charge is not included in rates.