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Dolce Cabana Waterfront Suites as seen on HGTV!

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 One-bedroom Apartments on the Lagoon

Featured on HGTV’s House Hunters International – A Dream House in Belize (season 92, episode 6)!

Beautiful property on a canal in a marina-like setting, surrounded by water on two sides, in a private yet convenient community.

Dolce Cabana has 3 spacious one-bedroom apartments – offering the comforts of home with a fully-equipped kitchen, cushy queen-sized bed, and oversized shower.

Perfect location: 5 minutes from beaches and town, yet set off on a private and quiet canal.

The property offers a dock and palapa-covered lookout tower. A tandem kayak and bicycles are available for rent to our guests who want to explore the peninsula.

Our apartments are top-notch:

• Custom cabinets and furnishings made of tropical hardwoods

• Granite counter tops throughout kitchen and bathroom

• Full size appliances in the kitchen – 6-burner stove/oven, large fridge, microwave, double sink

• Queen bed with high-quality mattress and comfy pillows

• Living room with large futon and TV stand

• Two dining areas – inside and on the porch

• Cushions for dining and lounging chairs

• Your own covered porch with comfortable patio furniture

We offer the ultimate in guest comfort and utility:

• Air conditioning in bedroom cools the entire apartment

• Wi-fi inside and on the property – fast internet connection

• A safe to lock up your valuables

• Flat screen TV with over 100 channels

• Local cell phone with complimentary minutes

Enjoy the extra amenities you would find in a hotel:

• Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, bar soaps, and dish soap

• Hairdryer

• Beach towels

• Laundry bag

Find everything you need for cooking/staying in:

• Convenient kitchen appliances – blender, coffee maker, toaster

• Fresh kitchen sponges, towels, and paper towels

• Assortment of pots and pans, dishes and silverware, glasses and mugs

• Pitchers and salad bowls

• Cutting boards, knives, peeler

• Sugar, salt and pepper and other basic spices

• Can/wine opener

We do not offer a daily maid service, but we are happy to provide fresh linens and towels after 3 days.

Although ideal for couples, the property can also be booked for families/groups who will enjoy the seclusion of their own apartment while staying in the same location and gathering in common areas.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, czech
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Nicole

I was born in the Czech Republic, grew up in Canada, and lived for many years in the United States. I have been coming to Placencia for the last 15 years, always for only a few months at a time, until I decided to settle here permanently. I haven't looked back! Placencia is beautiful, the community is vibrant, and the natural beauty of the surrounding area is unsurpassed. Placencia accommodates my active lifestyle (yoga classes, Zumba classes, bicycling, kayaking, swimming, and more) and lets me live a more relaxed, healthy life. I am raising my 11-year old son who is thriving in his project-based, student-focused school. Together we reap the many daily rewards of this one of a kind place.

Nicole purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Nicole chose Belize

Dolce Cabana is situated in the private, yet conveniently located Harbour Place neighborhood of Placencia - only a 5-minute walk to the nearest amenities. Harbour Place is a premier marina, flanked by canals and waterways. It is an established community with long-term owners. Our guests love our location, so close to everything, yet set back for the quiet, safety and privacy they seek.

Placencia is a beautiful, 16-mile peninsula in southern Belize, Central America, bordered by the ocean on one side and the wildlife-rich lagoon on the other. World renowned for its gorgeous beaches and friendly Caribbean vibe, it offers a variety of things to do within easy reach: beach combing, dining, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, biking, boating and more.

What makes this apartment unique

The location of this property is truly ideal. One of the oldest marinas in the village, it is established and safe, close to everything, yet private and quiet. I am here 24/7 to answer my guests' questions, help them set up tours, and provide helpful guidance and advice. My guests love the property, the on-site hospitality, and the many amenities offered.


Placencia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Dolce Cabana Waterfront Suites as seen on HGTV!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
Augusta, GA

Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, nicely equipped for cooking and grilling. Very relaxing and an awesome location. Nicole is a well of knowledge and had great advice for shopping, eating and biking around the village.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable place, convenient and quiet location

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place with all the amenities that is convenient but away from the crowds this is the place. Located on the canal enjoyed morning breezes with coffee on the swinging bench or hammock. Easy walk to town and to Warren Garbutt Sunny Side Tours (diving and snorkeling). Had a great time in Placencia and having a home away from home was most enjoyable!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1st class

  • 5 of 5

While being sceptical prior to our arrival from Cancun where we stayed at a 4.5 star resort for a week (I couldn't help thinking that we might be let down), I was totally wrong. The photos of the property fall short of the actual beauty when you arrive. With tropical trees surrounding the cabana, beautiful white sand covering the yard, immediate water access north and south, a fantastic thatched perch complete with hammock, what more could you ask for....the suite we stayed in was very comfortable and well supplied the price was more than fair and the managers/owners were fantastic, I would not hesitate to book another stay there (my wife nailed it when she set booked us, thx baby!)

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just What We Were Looking For

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the month of March. We were initially in the front apartment but Nicole gave us the option to move to the back apartment after a week and we took her up on it. Nothing wrong with the first, just that the back faced the lagoon and was closer to the bbq. We had a very pleasant stay at Dolce Cabana. Nicole and Don were always eager to please, and their dog Mattie lent a homey feeling. The apartment was comfortable, roomy and clean. The kitchen was well equipped with a six burner gas stove, a large fridge, lots of counter space and plenty of dishes, glasses and utensils. The charcoal bbq was just large enough for the two of us and thankfully we only had to wait once for other guests to finish cooking. The yard, consisting of sand dotted with palm trees and other plants, was cleaned and raked every day and cushions were put out on the lounges. On those days we didn't go to the beach, we spent many hours lounging by the lagoon and going in for a swim or two. The nearest grocery store is a 5 minute walk away, and the beach and main town area is about 10 minutes. There are plenty of grocery stores and many fruit and vegetable stands. And lots and lots of restaurants - from the small food stands where you sit outside at picnic tables to the very upscale restaurants that serve a wide variety of dishes, some accompanied by live music. The beaches at Placencia were very nice with a number of restaurants/bars having lounges for you to use. The sand was raked most every day, with very little garbage around. The water was mostly calm and very clear though the sea grass sometimes built up a bit too much on the beach before it was cleared away. And we couldn't believe how uncrowded the beaches were. Our only disappointment with Placencia was the inability to buy fresh fish to take back to the apartment.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Quiet, Comfortable and Quality Apartment on the Lagoon

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Dolce Cabana for two months in early 2016. After a pleasant drive from Cancun, we were surprised to find cold refreshments in the fridge. It was the beginning of a wonderful stay in this quiet and very comfortable apartment overlooking the lagoon where we swam everyday. Nicole and her partner, Don, are exquisite hosts who make sure that your stay is memorable. We stayed at other venues before and we were disappointed with the lack of response to our observations. Not at Dolce Cabana.....all is in top shape and ready for travelers like us. We enjoyed the well equipped kitchen as well as the outdoor bbq which Don maintains in top condition. Linens for the bathroom and bedroom are of top quality. It is nice to have the apartment cleaned and linens changed weekly. We liked our quiet time on the patio, the palappa and the deck. Nicole offered suggestions and reservations for day trips. She and Don arranged a day cruise for 6 guests to visit the islands off Placencia. What an exceptional day!

Dolce Cabana is a short walk to the markets and shops. Don and Nicole can make recommendations for shops when specific foods are needed. Don is also very knowledgeable in finding the right person to help with car repairs. Thank you Don.

Dolce Cabana is a wonderful place for a quiet relaxing vacation, a home point for many day trips or a quiet place to unwind after visiting the shops, beach bars or restaurants in Placencia. Nicole and Don take great pride in presenting and caring for their home and business. Their unique talents are apparent in their support for guests. Check out Don's special skills as a furniture craftsman. Oh yes ... Watch out for Maddie, the pup, she will love you to death.....

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY, USA

Cozy Apartment & Wonderful Owners

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a lovely stay. We originally planned to stay on the beach but Dolce Cabana was a blessing in disguise. The property is beautiful and peaceful. We particularly enjoyed hanging out by the lagoon.

Placencia is a charming village with great restaurants. It's about a 10 minute walk into town and very safe. If the weather doesn't cooperate there are a lot of other things to do. Just ask Nicole!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Placencia Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Tipsy Tuna
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Placencia Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Dolce Cabana
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Placencia Apartment Rental Rates

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Low Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

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