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David and Lori Brickley

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Waterfront Condo In Placencia, Belize

12 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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Overview

Placencia Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7

Enjoy our spectacular Caribbean waterfront villa surrounded by water on three sides in Placencia, Belize, Central America. Located on the premium second floor, with sweeping views and cathedral ceilings, this 1,674 square feet villa is a beautifully decorated 2 bedroom, 2 bath fully furnished condo which sleeps 7. The master bedroom has a luxury 4-poster bed with private bath; the second bedroom has a queen bed, bunk beds and a loft with a single bed. All of the furniture is hand-made in mahogany, rattan, wicker and Belizian woods. Flat screen TV with cable, DVD player and wireless internet. Fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer. Pool, hot tub and BBQ grill on site. Pure water from the Mayan mountains. Sunset Pointe is an exclusive, private 12-unit property. Just blocks to the historic fishing village of Placencia (Think Key West 100 years ago!) Wonderful restaurants and activities abound. All you need to bring is your swimsuits, suntan lotion and camera!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David and Lori Brickley (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About David and Lori Brickley

We live in northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. Maintaining a hectic professional lifestyle criss-crossing between the private and public sectors, we have traveled extensively throughout the world. In 2006 while sailing and snorkeling in the world's second largest barrier reef, we came upon Placencia and fell in love with it immediately. We enjoy active vacations. Recently we hiked in the Swiss Alps and the Italian Dolimites. Other trips included hiking to Machu Piccu, Peru the Milford Track in New Zealand; snorkeling in Bora Bora and walking the streets of Rome and Athens. However, we also come back to our little piece of paradise to recharge our batteries either as just the two of us or with family and friends.

David and Lori Brickley purchased this condo in 2007

Why David and Lori Brickley chose Belize

We selected Placencia because it was unspoiled by mass tourism, yet offered us a cornicopia of beauty and activities in the Caribbean Sea or Mayan mountains. As we watched Sunset Pointe being built we insured that it was of the highest quality construction, built to Florida hurrican standards. The interior design is top rated with upscale finishing. OUR SECOND FLOOR LOCATION PROVIDES VAULTED CEILINGS THROUGHOUT THE VILLA AND SWEEPING VIEWS OF THE SEA AND MAYAN MOUNTAINS.

What makes this condo unique

Our kids and grandchildren joined us for a week over New Years. Here's what one grandchild exclaimed: 'This has been the best vacation I ever had!' Day 1: Flew into Placencia, unpacked, took in the sweeping views from the two 2nd floor verandas, enjoyed the pool, walked around the village, watched the sunset over the Caribbean Sea and Mayan Mountains, had dinner at a great restaurant, and watched the day end on our private dock.

Day 2: Our guide met us and we boated across the sea viewing manatees and porpoises arriving at Monkey River where be observed birds, turtles, crocodiles, topical flowers, etc. Then we hiked through the jungle seeing all sorts of flora, then coming upon howling monkeys that we could hear a mile away. After returning home, it was a swim in the pool, and another great dinner.

Day 3: Drove to Belize's longest zip line course, zipping through the jungles from one station to the next. Great fun for all; our 9 and 13 year old grandchildren has a blast. Back home it was another swim in the pool and another wonderful meal.

Day 4: Our guide met us at our dock and we spent the day snorkeling in the keys. The coral and fish were abundant and varied. The best way to describe these hundreds of keys (small islands) is to think about the Corona beer commercials. We then swam with the turtles, eagle rays and manta rays. Back at the condo it was another dip in the pool and dinner at another great restaurant.

Day 5: Our guide met us and we drove to Xunantunich, an unbelievable Mayan ruin, where we climber up to the top of El Castillo, the main pyramid rising some 130 feet above the main plaza, taking in panoramic views of Belize and Guatemala. Returning home it was time for the pool and Jacuzzi, a wonderful dinner ending with drinks on the dock.

Day 6: Drove to Cave River and spent the day tubing in mountain caverns for about six miles underground. Walking back we didn't see a jaguar, but saw the footprints on our trail. Day 7: Home

Reviews

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based on 12 traveler reviews

Waterfront Condo In Placencia, Belize
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Super Nice

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Placencia! The village is so quiet and peaceful, not crowded at all. People all speak English and are very friendly. The only downer was the 3 1/2 hour drive down from Belize City in our rental car and not realizing that there are basically VERY few road signs. There are a few gas stations in Belize City, and in Belmopan, and ONE the last 2 1/2 hours of the trip before you arrive in Placencia. We had no idea, so that was a little nerve wracking for us who are accustomed to frequent places of business and mile markers and such. :) It will be no problem the next time, because we know what to expect on the drive across the country. NO TRAFFIC! That was great. Food was good. There are plenty of places to eat and several grocery stores in Placencia if you want to cook. Eric/Rico was our guide going snorkeling and he was wonderful. His Mom makes homemade bread that she sells in the village and it was WONDERFUL. The laid back life style was super refreshing. Ask where the Point is to play at the beach and enjoy a smoothie at The Shack if you are watching the kids. We rode bicycles down there and throughout the village with no concerns. Loved all the produce stands. The "sidewalk" was a great place to shop. We watched the woodcarver, the conch shell jewelry maker, had a chunky monkey at Brewed Awakenings, smoothies at The Shack, ate at Mango's, Wendy's, the Barefoot Bar, D"Tatch, and Cinnamon Rolls at Maya Beach Bistro. The house was immaculate and Francisco and his wife helped us with whatever we needed to know. Loved the fact that there is a washer and dryer and 2 bathrooms. The views were gorgeous from the front, back, and up on top! Always a breeze the week we were there. Heat didn't really bother us because we live on the Texas Gulf Coast and are pretty accustomed to that. Wi fi is a little sketchy everywhere we tried... from the airport terminal to Placencia, but the cell service was pretty good all across the country...at least when we checked..which was rarely. We passed out Bibles in San Pedro just North of San Antonio, and in some other villages in between. Beautiful waterfall just out of town of San Antonio. We went zip lining at the Bocaweena National something or another close to Silk Grass and saw some beautiful water falls there after a short hike. My husband and I had a ball, my daughters 21, 18 and 10 all had a great time. They didn't want to leave. Thank y'all so much!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is the perfect location for enjoying Placencia. The unit was beautiful with wonderful veranda views and very close to town. Its location at the end of the peninsula makes it feel like your private getaway, and the caretaker was very attentive to any needs we had. The unit had lots of information on everything in the area. Our family of five had a wonderful stay here in June. Would recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

A hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation in Placencia was by far one of our favorites. The weather is perfect every day. The condo is fully furnished. My favorite spot for the week was one of the lounge chairs on the veranda. Fishing and snorkeling with Alfred was the highlight of the week. Brewed Awakenings has great coffee. We ate at a variety of the restaurants and were never disappointed. Seahorse dive shop was great for setting up dives and snorkeling trips. Placencia is truly a hidden gem and I hope it stays that way. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Condo met and exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

The condo description and pictures were 100% accurate. The condo was excellent including the views. We enjoyed eating breakfast on the veranda watching the birds and the boats. The kitchen had everything we needed. We got a rental golf cart which was perfect for running into town for groceries or lunch/dinner. We had a great time in Placencia and at our condo!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Placencia and our home. Thank you.
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5

Fishing, snorkeling and eating lunch on beautiful, isolated Hatchet Caye - what's not to love!!

  • 5 of 5

We flew into Belize City and took a small plane down to Placencia. The plane flew low so we got to see a lot of the country side. Upon arriving at the little airport, a taxi took us to this beautiful condo located at the end of the peninsula. Everything was so well-stocked and comfortable, we enjoyed every minute. After getting hooked up with "Mikey Mile" for a golf cart, we were able to easily go back and forth to town - which was about a mile away - for whatever we needed. Although we cooked in every night, there were plenty of restaurants and bars in town if that's what you like to do. The grocery stores were well stocked (even had Blue Bell Ice Cream) and the produce stands had everything you needed.

The key to a great time is doing your boat excursions with Alfred Williams, who is a local and can navigate the Carribean with his eyes closed. The day after we arrived, we hired him to go fishing and snorkeling at a very reasonable price. We caught 3 grouper - the biggest being 30 pounds, snorkeled with sharks and stingrays and even watched him net us a lobster for dinner. It was a great day and so much fun. We also hired him for a Monkey River tour another day which was also interesting. He even came and cooked fish for us at the condo complex. If you need to be constantly entertained or want a "Miami Beach"-type vacation, this is not for you. You have to be ready for a slower pace with alot of time staring at the water, sunsets and listening to the pitter-patter of rain on the roof at night. David and Lori the owners of the condo could not have been more accomodating. We will definitely be back. Just a note, although most of the grocery stores and restaurants take credit cards, you may want to bring some cash if you plan on doing the excursions. They have some banks in town but only give you Belize dollars. Bon Voyage

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Beautiful Condo

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a stay at Sunset Point, unit 7. It was well maintained and very nicely appointed. Lori was great to work with and was very proactive with any issue we had. I would recommend this VRBO to anyone who asked.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Placencia
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
many
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
Southern Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
many excellent ones
Nearest Beach
Caribbean Sea
Car: not necessary

Placencia is a small fishing village situated at the end of a 23-mile narrow peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in southern Belize. With a population of approximately 500, it can only be described as what one would have pictured Key West, Florida looked like a hundred years ago. The locals are friendly making you feel at home within hours, the dollar is used everywhere, and the scenery is spectacular. The world's second largest barrier reef is offshore providing outstanding opportunities for fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving. The wildlife, plants and Mayan ruins will blow you away. If you are looking for a McDonald's or other chain restaurants you are in the wrong place. However, the varied international and Belizian cuisine is delicious. Placencia offers you the option of being active all day doing things you only read about, or just sitting by the pool, your private balcony or our dock with a drink in your hand and watching the sun rise or set, and the boats sailing by. It's a wonderful place yet to be scared by impact tourism. You will fall in love with Placencia as we have.

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Rates & Availability

Placencia Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
May 5 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,330
$4,500
 
 
High Season
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 16 2016
6 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
$6,750
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Winter/Spring Season
Jan 14 2017 - Apr 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
$6,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,330
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Fully refundable until 90 days prior to check-in. Disregard no refund policy shown on the VRBO website. Quoted rates are for up to four people. Lower rates may be available for two persons using one bedroom only. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. All rates are in US Dollars. No refunds within 90 days of check-in date. Please contact us for better pricing and discounted rates if available for your dates. This is a non-smoking home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Placencia Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1674 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , four-poster queen bed with private bathroom and veranda
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , sleeps 5, single is loft area above bunks
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
24 hour caretaker on site

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