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Reva's Pearl- private vacation home

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

If you are looking for the excitement of Cancun, this is not the place. If you are looking for privacy and seclusion, this is the place. If you are looking to kick back, plan your own days, choose whether to go anywhere or not, this is the place. If you want a non stressful vacation, this is the place!

Our house is a Belizean Hardwood Mennonite home up on stilts, designed to capture the refreshing sea breeze. It is open and designed for comfort, easy keeping and relaxation.

Enjoy the view of the lagoon while swinging in your hammock on your covered front deck, overlooking a beautiful stretch of water and mountains. Enjoy swinging in a hammock on the 'morning porch' watching the birds come an eat at the porch feeders.

Your kitchen is well-equipped and you find all the comforts needed for cozy self-sufficiency. Cable TV, wireless internet, and bicycles all included in the price.

Maya Beach is located midway down the 16 mile Placencia Peninsula in Southern Belize. Along the east side of the peninsula are white sandy beaches and the Caribbean Sea.

The west side is a mangrove filled lagoon with the majestic Maya Mountains in the background, towards Guatemala.

We are approx. 5 miles north of the Placencia airstrip, and 8 miles north of Placencia village. The main roads are paved and the side roads are well maintained and graded. We are mid-peninsula with a well stocked Belizean grocery store, world class restaurants,and a couple of beach bars located within walking distance. We are far enough away though that you can enjoy peace and quiet, while enjoying the feel of the breeze and the many different exotic bird sounds. The peninsula is flat and lends to easy comfortable bike riding, running and walking.

Flights come into the country several times a day and there are 2 smaller airlines that fly from Belize City to Placencia.It is about a 30 to 45 minute flight. You can rent a car in Belize City and enjoy the drive through the Maya Mountains on the Hummingbird Highway. The drive takes about three hours. You can also rent a vehicle in Placencia at the airport.

Reva’s Pearl is ideal for couples, families and honeymooners but will sleep 4-6 people comfortably.

The master bedroom has a queen size bed, a second bedroom with 2 twin beds and full size futon in the living room.

Inside is fully varnished hardwood, A/C in the master bedroom, ceiling fans, a floor fan, private bath with tiled shower, and hot water.

The “Pearl” is self-accommodating. We provide you with all your needed supplies like sheets, towels, beach towels, kitchen towels.

There is a washer/dryer in “the basement”. Your kitchen comes equipped with refrigerator, microwave, toaster, gas stove, coffee maker,dishes and glasses, cooking utensils, sugar, salt, pepper, and spices. A nice tradition has been started by former occupants who have left dry goods

for further use, a “pay it forward” mentality that works for everyone. As stated above, there is a grocery store just down the road There are several other grocery stores and farmers markets in Seine Bight and Placencia.

Sooo...we hope we have caught your attention and hear from you soon.

PLEASE REMEMBER, THE HOUSE IS NOT ON THE CARIBBEAN AND THIS IS THE TROPICS. There are annoying biting no see um bugs, geckos that visit and other critters Most will not bother you let alone be seen.

More Details

Property Manager
Julie and Doug
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2018

About Julie and Doug

We purchased this wonderful place because we love to dive ,snorkel, sun and eat well. We found the Placencia Peninsula to fill these requirements and then some. We love the people and the place.

Julie and Doug purchased this house in 2005

Why Julie and Doug chose Maya Beach

Although not on the beach, the property is protected and quiet. It is literally less than a 2 minute bike ride to the beaches. The view is of the lagoon and mountains. Beautiful sunsets.

What makes this house unique

Quiet, safe established neighborhood.


Maya Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sofa that could possibly be used as a bed for a small person. A rollaway bed is also available.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Bicycles available for use. Fully furnished indoor and out. Can accommodate with pickup at Placencia Airport with prior arrangement. Can assist with car rentals, water activities and tours if requested.


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Reva's Pearl- private vacation home
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews

Super pleased with Revas Pearl :)

  • 5 of 5

Revas Pearl was exactly what we were looking for! We spent our second week of our honeymoon here and found it peaceful in a wonderful little neighborhood with beautiful landscape and natures little friends! Maya beach is a great area and we didn't mind the 10 minute drive to enjoy Placencia. The property also had all we needed to enjoy staying "home" kicking back, relaxing, and even enjoying a home cooked meal.

We truly enjoyed our stay here and thank you very much for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Dorinda, I didn't realize it was your honeymoon...I am so proud and glad to have been a part of your life. I am also glad the house worked for you. It was a delight to have you as a guest and you are welcome back at anytime! Julie
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  • 5 of 5

Where should I start? How about the beginning?! Right off the bat, the owner (Julie) contacted me to find out what I was looking to do while I was in her beautiful home. She made herself readily available and provided me with the contact of the person (Melissa) who would be welcoming my friend and I to Reva's Pearl. Melissa was quick to return my message when I reached out to her, she was super friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The home is so beautiful and encompasses all that is charming about being in the tropics, the wood alone is an experience in and of itself. The neighbor, Brian, was very welcoming. He introduced us to the neighborhood parrot and gave us crackers so that we could try to coax him to our porch. We tried but to no avail. The bikes were a great touch, we rode the heck out of them. We trekked into the village on our first day and thoroughly enjoyed the ride. It was a bit ambitious of us though as neither my friend nor myself fancy ourselves bicyclists or exercise enthusiasts. That being said, if we can do it, so can you! At first, I thought I had made a mistake renting a place so far away from the village (about 8 miles) but quickly realized I had made the perfect choice. Enjoying the buzz of the village is great but if you stay there too, it's difficult to escape the busy noises of night life and general sense of peace and quiet is not as easy to find. Reva's Pearl was absolutely perfect for relaxing and enjoying the natural sounds of our surroundings. We had a few meals at Mango's which was great because it was walking distance from the house. The beach is right there and it's not as populated as the beaches in the village so we felt like it was all ours. The veranda is where we spent most of our time, it is nicely shaded but it also gets sun if and when you want it. The washer and dryer was an extra bonus, not many places offer that luxury so we felt very fortunate to have access offered to us. I have found a new home away from home and I WILL BE BACK!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful piece of paradise with me and my friend, Julie and Doug!

~Mimi Ostrander - November 2017

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have so enjoyed "working" with you to make your stay and vacation the best it could be. You are welcome back anytime. And yup, the village is a bit away but the area the house is in speaks for itself! Thank You for your kind words.
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  • 5 of 5

Revas pearls was everything we expected and more. The belizean hardwood is beautiful and the Windows all around are private but still give the feel of openness. Everything you need is right with all the tools to cook a good meal. An awesome blender for your fav frozen drinks and a view of sunsets to look forward to. The beds were comfy and clean. We had fun feeding the iguanas our leftovers. The birds!! Oh the birds were so much fun to watch and identify!! The eateries near by ...mangos and the bistro ... are pretty much all you need to find food. One more is singing sands for good food and an absolutely beautiful view/and stunning gardens. We did not have a car and we got around just fine with the bikes. Thank you Julie and Doug. See you next year!!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Please let me start by saying we have used VRBO several times in the past, 6 times in the last year and 2 pending trips, South Dakota and Mexico. We actually never spent the night in this house. We arrived to find the house not actually near the beach but across the street from the lagoon. The house yard actually looks like a beach but is actually in a neighborhood. The lagoon can barely be seen because of the jungle across the street and a large 2 story home. In the hour we were there, at least 20 dump trucks drove in front of the house to the sand pit just down the road. There is a canal behind the house but it smells like sewage. I find it hard to believe there is not even one bad review for this place. I found that the pictures for this rental are misleading as the beach is not within sight. I give it one star because Melissa Frye actually went above and beyond to help us find another place to stay. Belize is awesome!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that the house was not what you thought it was. I have tried to be honest with guests and believe that I have stated the house is not on the beach but in a quiet neighborhood. There must be some construction going on I was not aware of. I apologize for the misunderstanding and am so glad that Melissa was able to assist you in finding a more appropriate place. I am glad the rest of your vacation was good. Yes, Belize is awesome, both country and people.
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  • 5 of 5

Julie and Doug were very helpful before the trip. They stayed connected with me and answered any questions I had. Their property manager helped us during the trip with every issue we had - from getting us a taxi to recommending places to eat. The house was everything we needed. There wasn't A/C in the living room; however, we were barely at the rental, and the fans helped enough. The hammocks and bikes provided were great. If you're looking to stay in this area, stay here. It is a bit away from the village, but we enjoyed the quiet around the house.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your wonderful response. It was delightful to work with you and we are glad your time at the Pearl was well spent. Yo are welcome back anytime. Who knows what improvements on the house are next! We consider her a work in progress. If you can think of anything else, please let us know..
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Great place to call home in Belize.

  • 5 of 5

On our recent vacation to Placencia, my boyfriend and I stayed at Rivas Pearl. I thought it was more impressive than in the pictures used to advertise it. Opening the wooden slats filled it with light in the daytime and closing them at night helped keep cool AC air inside. We enjoyed a nice cool showers on the hotter days, and mixing our own cocktails in the well stocked kitchen. Lying in the hammock on the porch facing the lagoon at sunset was a highlight, and the wild roses climbing up over the porch railing were a beautiful touch.

Melissa the property manager was very helpful and forthcoming with information. She showed us the best places to buy fresh fruits and veggies, although we found it was too hot to turn on the oven. We were also able to reach her easily whenever we had a question or need.

Staying at R.P. was a great way for us to get acquainted with Maya Beach. We rode the house bicycles all the way down into Placencia the first day, but decided we'd like to spend most of our time in the Maya Beach area after that.

We had excellent meals at nearby restaurants--Mango's, Singing Sands, Maya Beach Bistro, and The Belize Ocean Club who allowed us use of their pool and beach toys as well.

I would definitely return to Rivas Pearl for a Belizean holiday and I would encourage any family to stay there, but not to skimp on the sunscreen or bug spray, especially at night.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maya Beach Hotel Bistro
superb, comfortable, fun
Cockscomb Basin Forest Reserve
Great hiking..easy to strenuous. Great river tubing. 45 minutes from the house
Mama Noots Eco-Resort
Easy to get to- 45 min to 1 hour from house. Longest Zip Line in Belize
beautiful Mayan Ruins, wonderful boat trip ( 5 Minutes!) Grounds are superb and view is hard...

Mayan Ruins, Cave Tubing, Jungle Tours, Zip Lines, only bowling alley in Belize....all easily access. Placencia area and Belize has many multicultural events through-out the year.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Please be aware there are High Season ( Nov 1 - April 30 ) rates and
Low Season ( May 1 - October 31) rates. These are also subject to change

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.