Acre Of Beach Front *Open Floor Plan *Sleeps 6 *Full Kitchen *Walk to shops, etc
About Lou Nicolait
We landed in Belize in 1973 while vacationing. We fell in love with Placencia and the rest is history.
Lou Nicolait purchased this House in 1973
Why Lou Nicolait chose Placencia
This location is the best in the village. Close to all the action, but as private as you want to make it.
What makes this House unique
Wrap around veranda, 200 feet of beach front, light and airy.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Wonderful environment for children.
No late night noisy parties.
No illegal drugs or substances.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Placencia Beach Front
This home is located right on the beach as advertised, with a spacious palm tree filled sandy yard. The quick walk along the path to the town services makes the location excellent.
A true beach vacation
This is what staying at the beach is supposed to be. Great outdoor space, expansive beach, close walk to great food and a true beach town. The house is not isolated from its environment, its part of it in the best possible ways. If you want A/C and room service, look elsewhere. Towns like Placencia and this beach house are hard to find and harder to retain. Live it and love it while you can.
Beautiful property to enjoy life on the beach
Our family of 6 (2 adults and 4 kids, ranging in age from 5-12) stayed at the Placencia Beach House in December 2019 for almost the entire month. We absolutely loved our time in Placencia, and it was in no small part due to this beautiful space and welcoming host. The location is perfect- far from the noisy bars but still a short walk away from everything you could want.
First off, the house itself is beautiful. So clean, very nicely decorated, and lots of windows. My kids got a kick out of the fact that no room was completely closed off, but of course that means that you get great airflow and the space stays cool even without A/C. The kitchen was well appointed. It was great to have reusable shopping bags available for our trips to Top Value and the fruit market. The expansive beach front and grown palm trees gives a sense of privacy, and in fact it is hard to see onto the porch when you are by the water. We made good use of the laundry and loved getting to hang dry our clothes.
We swam in the sea almost everyday. I recommend bringing snorkel masks for comfort in the salt water. We would see fish and sand rays without having to go deep. The washed up shells and coral were cool finds for the kids.
I highly recommend: waking early to catch sunrise on the beach and for a quiet beach walk, Mim's restaurant for stew chicken, Brewed Awakenings for donuts and seaweed smoothies, Top Value for groceries, Sunnyside Tours for snorkel trips, Cha Chi's for the Kriol pizza, and Tutti Frutti for ice cream. It really is so good! We ate a lot of street food while in Placencia and never got sick, so if you are feeling adventurous also give the home cooking a try.
We used William's Shuttle Service to get to Placencia from the airport and were so pleased with the experience we booked it again on the way back. We decided to stop at the Belize zoo on our return trip and it ended up being one of the best experiences of the whole vacation.
Last but certainly not least, we know our time in Placencia was as special as it was because of Joshlyn. She knows so much about Placencia, and had recommendations and advice for us no matter the topic. She was available and responsive to our questions- before and during our trip. I am so glad we had the chance to learn about Belize from her.
Best Vacation Ever
Placencia Beach House is perfect for those wanting an Old World Caribbean beach experience. The house is simple, rustic, and immaculately clean.
We spent a week with four adults and a teenage boy, and all enjoyed immensely.
We hope to have started a tradition.
WOW!! We were blown away with everything!! The house, location, beach, views, friendliness and all that was provided at this beautiful beach house!! There were great recommendations for dining, drinks and a variety of activities and we felt like it was our home for the duration! The property manager couldn't have been more helpful and friendly! We also appreciated the privacy we had the entirety of our stay! We definitely plan to return to this piece of paradise!!!
Little slice of paradise
Dream house in perfect location! Some in our family were concerned with no AC and with the constant sea breeze we were cool the entire time! Beachfront swimming, across the street from the grocery store & snorkel/dive shop, and a 5 minute walk to shops and restaurants. Our host, Joshlin, was amazing! Great place that we would definitely rent again!
The wonderful thing about Placencia Village is you can be as high tech or laid-back as you want. There are computer repair services and internet connections or tranquil freedom from all the technology devices.
Placencia Beach House is located at the north end of the sidewalk, the world's narrowest road, in Placencia Village, within walking distance of all the restaurants, bars, and gift shops. The North end is quiet and private, but near the action. You can party all you want without a designated driver, or lie quietly in your hammock in complete privacy. The friendly villagers speak English and are always ready to lend a helping hand. Fitness training and yoga classes, as well as, spa services are available. You can explore the village on a bicycle or ride up the peninsula for lunch at Seine Bight or Maya Beach.
There are several full-service dive shops that cater to both the beginner and experienced diver. Instruction is available for certification at all levels.
Some choose to simply enjoy the snorkeling. The dozens of offshore cayes (pronounced keys) each have fringed reefs and the Belize Barrier Reef, 18 miles from Placencia, is second to none. Many of the wonders in tropical waters are only one foot below the surface.
Some claim that Placencia offers the world's best fly fishing. The fishing guides were born in Placencia and learned secrets from their fathers that have been passed down for generations. Besides catching bonefish, permit and tarpon, you can troll for kingfish and barracuda, or catch your own bait and simply hang out at the cayes with a drop line.
About 30 miles from Placencia, off the southern highway, is the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Reserve, the world's first reserve established to protect this endangered species. Don't expect to see a jaguar. but you can go river tubing or hike to the waterfalls at the top of Tiger Fern trail.
A little further to the north on the Southern Highway, you can visit Mayflower Archaeological Reserve and hike to Antelope Falls or Bocawina Falls, or arrange with Bocawina Adventure Tours to go zip-lining through the canopy forest or repelling down the water falls.
To the south, on the Southern Highway, you can visit the archaeological ruins of Nimli Punit and Lubaantun. During the same day, you can take in the massive cave at Blue Creek Village where Maya artifacts were found by modern archaeologists.