|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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.
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
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.
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!
The listing perfectly described the property as it truly is, Paradise Found. Our hosts, Gail and Paul, could not have been more accommodating and informative. The compound was wonderfully maintained and had every amenity one could wish for. We traveled with 3 generations and it met our needs to a tee. Plenty of space indoor and out and a stocked kitchen and built in outdoor grille all set for a family meal. Just a short walk into town and the Sidewalk. I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting the finest accommodations in Placencia. Spent a lot of time in the water and sand at the Barefoot Bar (good food, friendly service). Rum fish is a great place for dinner and drinks. We celebrated New Year's Eve at the Turtle Inn and had such a good time we went back there again. If you truly want stress free accommodations in a over the top setting then consider this listing and contact Gail and Paul.
Gail and Paul have certainly created a paradise in Placencia. We traveled with another couple and had a wonderful time exploring the village, cooking delicious meals in the villa’s well-stocked and modern kitchen, and relaxing by the pool and palapa’s (yes, there’s more than one!).
After spending the first part of our trip sailing around the Caye’s, the villa was a great place to unwind in comfort. Gail and Paul are incredibly helpful and kind – you couldn’t find friendlier people in Belize. Paul gave us the lay of the land – the good markets, restaurants, and shops to stop-in. And Gail arranged everything from dinner reservations to a car rental for us.
We feel lucky to have experienced Starfish Villa and can’t wait to come back and visit again!
We had an absolutely amazing vacation at Starfish Villa in Placencia. The grounds of the villa are breathtaking. The property is large and there are so many places to spend your time...from the palapas to the pool to the rooftop deck. Our kids, ages 8 and 6, loved having their own private pool. Paul and Gail were incredibly helpful with suggesting places to eat, booking our trip to Monkey River, and helping us rent a car. I would definitely recommend this property and would love to go back soon!!
Starfish Villa is even more perfect in person as the pictures do not do it justice. You truly have your own private piece of paradise. To have your own private pool, amazing gardens, palapa docks on the ocean...what more could you ask for in your holiday? Typically, we have used all inclusive resorts and this was a holiday that I would definitely do again at this property. The villa has every possible amenity you can think of, there is even your own private bbq area by the pool. The outdoor shower off the guest bedroom was so beautiful and I wish I had one at home! Gail and Paul are extremely knowledgeable about what to see and do in Placencia. A MUST do is the Monkey River tour with Percy. This was such a highlight for my children and myself and an experience they will never forget. We truly felt spoiled as we had an amazing resort all to ourselves!!! You would not even need to rent a car either as the village is a short walk from the villa and having the owners pick up and drop you off at the resort is such a nice and greatly appreciated gesture. I highly, highly recommend choosing Starfish Villa. We can't wait for our next trip back.
What a great place in Placencia! Paul and Gail were amazing host. The Villa could not have been any more perfect. It was beautiful inside and out, from the lovely gardens to the palapa docks on the Sea. The outdoor shower was so nice after trying it one time we never used the indoor shower again.
The advice from Paul and Gail on the restaurant and food to eat was amazing. We enjoyed all our meals in Placenia. They booked our tour of the Monkey River with Percy, who was quite a character. It was an amazing day!
The weather was perfect and we enjoyed walking to the village to the shops and restaurants. We enjoyed meeting the people of Placencia they were very friendly.
We also went on a chocolate tour with Lyra from taste of Belize. It was amazing to learn about the history of the Maya people and how they made there chocolate. We had a delicous lunch prepared by Abolina the wife of the owner.
We can't say enough about the hospitality Paul and Gail showed us. They made us feel right at home from start to finish!
All that I can say is just to ditto all the 5 star ratings that this house (and owners Paul and Gail) have earned from all their other guests. They work very hard to offer the best accommodation possible and it shows. The pictures on this site match the reality and Paul and Gail really went far beyond what most owners offer in regards to arranging our different activities - snorkling, car rental, etc. They are well known (and well liked) around town and are a great source for 'inside' info. Although the rental is downstairs from the owner's home residence, it is extremely private with its own entrance. Gail and Paul were rarely visible, but somehow always available when needed.
We had such a great time!
Privacy and security within a beautiful walled estate, you will be our only guests. The villa 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.
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.