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Max Stabin

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english

Stunning Belize Townhouse with Rooftop Palapa on it's Own Island

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with stunning ocean view and dine in your own Palapa!

Congratulations—you’ve found the exact geographic spot in the world where all stress completely fizzles out. It simply can’t survive here!

Accessed only by boat, our three-story Belize townhome is surrounded by water on all sides. Here, the clear, Caribbean Sea meets a blue-green lagoon, where dolphins and manatees make frequent appearances and a pontoon boat waits to take you into Placencia Village.

After a quick boat ride across the 80 foot lagoon, you’re just a 5-minute walk from some mouthwatering seafood restaurants, local live music and “Grand Slam” fishing excursions. In town, we also recommend exploring Placencia’s calm and enchanting waterways. Additionally, we provide kayaks and bicycles to our guests (accommodates four).


Perched on top of this three-story Belize townhome, under the cover of a palapa—an authentic thatched hut—you can watch the sun rise over the water. And set over the water, too. Our unique island geography makes it possible to see both!

Here at our townhome, we have another big plus, too: our wonderful, welcoming caretaker, Edwin. Many of our neighbors here in Placencia are jealous that we get to have Edwin all to ourselves—you truly won’t meet a kinder man in all of Belize.

With his caretaker’s cottage adjacent to the townhome complex, Edwin is available in case of emergencies or when you need advice on adventures or places to eat. He speaks perfect English and is happy to help.

At the ultra-safe townhome complex, there are just four neighboring units. We aren’t a sprawling, packed resort. This means our big, sparkling, private swimming pool is never, ever crowded. And we always keep it at a flawless 72 degrees. This matches Belize’s own perfect temperatures, which hover around 75-80 degrees year-round.

Our complex also has outdoor pool showers for rinsing away the chlorine and a grilling hut surrounded by fragrant tropical plants. There’s no better way to spend an evening than flipping some burgers in the sea air at sunset.


Inside the townhome, everything is cool, clean and modern.

The rooms are large and flooded with natural light.

In the kitchen, we’ve provided all the necessary cooking utensils, plus stainless steel appliances. There’s also a laundry room with a washer and dryer in the unit, so you can pack light and throw a load of laundry in at the end of the day at the beach.

The modern bathrooms include marble sinks and huge walk-in showers.

In addition to the rooftop palapa, with is shared with the neighboring townhome, you also have two separate verandas that are all yours—one accessed through the living room, and the other through one of the bedrooms.


The options are many.

Among our world-class offerings are unmatched sport fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling along the barrier reef. You can also charter a boat on the Monkey River, where howler monkeys play and crocodiles slink around and sun themselves on rock.

A little further afield, about an hour away, you will find the breathtaking Mayan ruins. Just a bit up the road from there, you can try your hand at ziplining, soaring above the forest floor and cascading waterfalls of Belize.

Or, you can just spend the day lounging around. There are many places to do just that—from the townhome’s pool to the sugary sand beach just a 5-minute walk away.


We’d love to have you in beautiful Placencia, Belize. There’s nowhere in the world like it.

Book your stay with us today by clicking the yellow “Book It” button on the right!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Max Stabin (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Max Stabin

I’m originally from Louisiana, but consider myself an Oregonian after 25 years here. I like the proximity of Belize to the US. It’s a quick escape from home into the quiet warmth of Belize. When I walked into Placencia Village I immediately fell in love with the remoteness, yet closeness to everything I would need while relaxing. I like to fish, snorkel and scuba dive. The warm, clear water in Belize makes all of these activities awesome. In fact, when I don’t want to get in a boat to fish, I can fish right off my boat dock outside my townhome. Even better, after I catch fresh fish off the dock, Edwin (the on-site caretaker) and I throw it on the grill. I bring the fish and he brings the mashed potatoes. Good thing we both enjoy BBQing and the outdoors.

I have a background as an owner-operator of hotels and restaurants. I’m a believer in superb customer service and a good product for a fair price. I have an excellent reputation where I live as both a hotel owner and restaurateur. I like to believe I serve the best Thai food locally. While in Belize, I get my fix for Thai food at Thai Friday in Placencia. Please say hello to SiriPohn for me – tell her Max sent you.

Max Stabin purchased this townhome in 2013

Why Max Stabin chose Belize

Living in often rainy Oregon, I knew I wanted to purchase outside the US and near or on a beach. I looked at Thailand, Panama and Nicaragua initially. I happened upon Belize almost by accident, but perhaps it was really coincidence and meant to be. I immediately fell in love with the people and the country. Beyond falling in love with Belize, I liked that the national language is English which makes it easy to communicate and get around. The currency is also easy to convert. The exchange rate is a simple conversion of two-to-one (2:1) with the majority of businesses willing to take either US dollars or Belizian dollars.

Placencia Pointe provides the type of seclusion that is lacking in our hectic western lives. It’s close enough to town for a refreshing, easy walk, yet secluded on a secure lagoon right on the sea. Additionally, I love that I can walk out the door and leave it wide open or unlocked without a worry. Yes, it’s that safe and private.

And Edwin is the best!

What makes this townhome unique

I love that each unit is multi-level (three-story), without anyone above or below. The only thing above each unit is a covered rooftop palapa with an authentic thatched hut. The panoramic view from inside or the rooftop is breathtaking! It is serenely quiet by day, by night, at sunset or sunrise. I love the views from each veranda. Gorgeous and instantly relaxing!


based on 29 traveler reviews

Stunning Belize Townhouse with Rooftop Palapa on it's Own Island
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews

Great place to stay in Belize

  • 5 of 5

Max has a wonderful townhouse! Everything is exactly how it looks in the pictures. This townhouse is located in a great spot. It's not too long of a walk or bike ride into town. It's very quiet and peaceful. Max gives you a lot of great information about restaurants and things to do. There is a helpful book in the townhouse as well with lots of info. Edwin and his family were always willing to help us out with anything we needed. Edwin helped us with setting up a Mayan Ruin tour.

Placencia is a great little village. The food is amazing and the people are very friendly. You really feel like you are getting away from the hustle and bustle. We loved the fry jacks at Wendy's. Vino y Rumfish was really good too. The plantain chips are yummy. We even bought some plantains from one of the stands and made some of our own plantain chips. We loved Barefoot Bar! They have great service, yummy food and the view is amazing. Next door is Tipsy Tuna, we had a terrible experience here. Go next door to Barefoot instead. Our favorite meal was at Maya Beach Hotel Bistro. You have to either drive or take a taxi there but it is well worth it. Again, service was great, view was spectacular and the food was to die for!

My Husband and I came here for our honeymoon. It was the absolute perfect spot for our honeymoon. The pool is very relaxing. The views from the balcony and rooftop palapa are amazing. The townhouse is well equipped and it is a very peaceful area. We wish we could have stayed longer. We would definitely recommend this to our friends and family. And Max, we will definitely be back! Thanks for offering such a great rental!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Crystal, Thanks for your thoughtful response! Sorry about your experience at the Tipsy Tuna, hopefully the trip was overall a success. See you on the return! Max
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Amazing! Couldn't ask for better..

  • 5 of 5

Max's town home is amazing. Thanks so much for letting us stay. The location is perfect. It's quiet and peaceful on sunset pointe. The town home is right on the water, and has beautiful views. We caught snapper off the dock every night. You can easily ride the bikes in to town. We really really loved the town of Placencia. The food and people were awesome. There are fun bars if you want to go out at night. Overall, we could not have had a more perfect trip. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Loni Thank you so very much for the wonderful review. Edwin and myself are goal is to make our guest always have a comfortable stay and to provide the best customer service we can. Again Thanks and we look forward to your return. Sincerely Max
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Awesome home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for having us in your beautiful home. It was the perfect location within walking distance to town. Quiet and lovely grounds with an inviting pool to cool yourself in the heat of the day. Edwin, Emma and family were wonderful and made us feel welcome and right at home. Thanks again for a great vacation getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for the wonderful review Its always nice to hear you had a good time. Your absolutely right Edwin and family are the bests a lot of guest want to take him home with them. We sure hope you can return sometime in the near future. Thanks again Max
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  • 5 of 5

Max has a terrific place, perfect location, terrific layout and all the amenities a US traveler could want, not to mention Edwin! What a guy, always so happy and upbeat and charming family! We stayed for 7 days with our friends the Wallace's and loved every minute of it! Easy distance to town, great swimming, fun use of the bikes and kayaks a long with magnificent views from the roof top palapa. Just a little piece of paradise in Belize. Lots of restaurants to try and beautiful beaches are just a short bike ride or quick cab away. Max is super easy to deal with and the place is decked out completely, modern, clean, charming and a jewel of a location. We had a small issue with water leaking in one for the bathrooms from under the sink, Edwin called a plumber and he came out and dealt with it fast (Belize time :-) ). It worked out well. Love the place, people and the ownership. Looking forward to returning for another vacation. Thanks Max! Regards, Tom

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise found in Placencia!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (with kids age 17, 19) just spent 4 days in this beautiful place! The townhouse was spotless when we arrived and Edwin made sure that we had everything we needed! The location is perfect in so many ways. We got picked up by boat for several water excursions. We rode the bikes into town every day for shopping or dining - it was a very short, easy ride. The kayaks allowed us easy access to the lagoon where we were lucky enough to see manatees and dolphins in the morning and the evening! Views from the townhouse (especially the rooftop) are priceless! A highlight of our stay was when our kids fished on the dock in the evening with Edwin's kids. Sunsets were beautiful! Edwin and his family were always available to take us back and forth in the pontoon. The pool was clean and refreshing!!! Placencia is a great little village. We enjoyed breakfast at Wendy's as well as dinner at The Barefoot Bar and Omar's. Loads of fresh fish were available in the restaurants and fruit and veggies were plentiful in the local markets. We used the bikes to ride up to The Fusion Beach and Pool one day - it was awesome!!!

Please note - the single roll-away bed that is available in the house (in addition to the 2 queen beds) is not at all comfortable. Be prepared to improvise with blankets and towels.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield Oregon

Great place to stay. Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

After spending a little over a week at this amazingly beautiful townhouse we were sad to have to say goodbye. Edwin was an absolute gem! I wish we could have taken him home with us. He made plenty of arrangements that kept us entertained. We used the skiff to cross the channel which my husband loved. We did some snorkeling with turtles which was my favorite part, or maybe it was the beautiful dinner we had at The Rumfish? There is lots to do and the center of town is only a five minute bike ride away. Max was very helpful and I 100% recommend his town house. We absolutely must return!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Placencia Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
several nearby and within walking distance
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
Humming Bird HWY
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Rum Fish, Turtle Inn,Wendy's and various others
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Prestine Placencia Beach
Car: not necessary

This gorgeous multi-level 2100 square foot townhouse in Placencia Village, Belize awaits you. It is easy access to the Caribbean ocean, a five minute walk to the center of town, shopping, beaches, nightlife, fine dining and fun.

Provided for my guests use:

*4 bicycles

*3 kayaks (2 single kayaks and 1 double kayak)

*Boat provided for lagoon crossing (it's only 80 feet). Edwin is the Caretaker on site. He is extremely knowledgeable, can assist with any need, provide valuable information about the lagoon, the city and tours. He speaks fluent English. Most importantly, he has a warm smile and great attitude.

*2 Fishing Poles: catch fish off our private dock!

*Parking space provided at unit, if guests rent a vehicle

*Mobile phone is available for guests use while in unit

*Unit as private skiff for crossing the lagoon


Rates & Availability

Placencia Townhome Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Guest to pay $80.00 US Dollars to caretaker for cleaning at check out
Mobile phone provide to guest stay must be return to caretaker at check out

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Placencia Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2106 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower and a double sink.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower and a double sink.
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower for pool
  • Large bathroom with two sinks and large walk-inn showers
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Able to accommodate one additional guest with single roll-away available at no extra charge.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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