3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
- english, german
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Amazing family retreat!
We had an amazing stay at Norman and Lynn’s house. It’s very comfortable, private and spacious, nicely decorated. The on-site caretakers were kind and helpful, and the owner offered wonderful suggestions for nearby restaurants, things to do and names of local guides. We have young kids, so we loved the beach and shallow warm water, the hammocks and shady yard to play! Thank you for a wonderful experience in Belize.
This home exceeded our expectations! It was clean and spacious, with central air and 3 large bedrooms with comfortable king sized beds--a rare find in a rental property! Our family of 5 adults and 2 children had plenty of room to spread out. The property is situated on an acre, so it is very secluded and quiet, yet only 15 minutes from a grocery store and about half an hour to the main town of Placencia, with lots of restaurants and shopping. I would recommend having a rental car, as the road into town is narrow, without shoulders, and seems dangerous for walking or biking( though the locals do it every day).
We spent much of our time on the wonderful covered pier, swimming and kayaking in the clear water and just relaxing in the cushy lounge chairs. All of us had fun spotting live sand dollars, and tropical fish--we even saw a small ray one day! So amazing to see all that right off the pier. Our other activities included a snorkeling tour, a fishing trip and the Monkey River tour, all led by Jr., a very knowledgeable tour guide who Norman recommended, and all were fantastic experiences.
We just can't say enough good things about our stay. Norman was a wonderful host. He provided directions to the house, suggestions on things to do and places to eat and was always available via e-mail or text when we had a question. Lus and Ellsworth, the caretakers, were also friendly and helpful, and kept the grounds and the beach in tip-top shape at all times. We even got Lus's recipe for her delicious Belizean potato salad she made for us one night! Our trip to Belize was awesome, and our stay in Norman and Lyn's house made it even more special. It was a beautiful home and definitely enhanced our experience. We can't wait to visit it again!
First Class House on the Beach
Our stay at Norman's house in Placencia was great. The house is exactly as described and very well kept up. Norman was great with communication and we had no trouble finding it, even in the dark. The upstairs master suite was fantastic, with great views to wake up to and a super comfy bed.
The only negatives would be that it is quite far out of town, so you need a car, and the drive, with all the speed bumps takes about 30 minutes. Placencia isn't a hub of tourist activity either. It you want action, like water sports, or night life, go to San Pedro. We did visit Laughing Bird Caye for a snorkel and it was amazing, but don't try and rent a windsurfer, or go sailing on a windy day. There is nothing like that in Placencia. If you want to just chill on the dock and read a book, maybe a drive into town for dinner and an ice cream...then you will love this place.
A very private relaxing getaway in the sun!
First of all Norman, Lus and Ellsworth could not have been finer hosts. As a traveller I welcome instant feedback as a sign of an owner who cares about his property and the guests. It was a pleasure to rent this villa from start to finish.
After a very long day of travel it was wonderful to have a delicious prepared meal by Lus and Ellsworth; the caretakers. My first impression was a beautifully appointed home down to every detail including a copper kitchen sink. There was a nice large open room for relaxing, making family meals and dining. Each bedroom had firm king beds providing privacy with a porch to read on. Both bathrooms had large showers and Mexican tiled sinks with a jacuzzi tub upstairs.
Outside of the family room was a large wrap-around porch perfect for the morning cup of coffee as we watch the sunrise each morning. We enjoyed sunning ourselves out on the dock on plush teak lounge chairs. You can place a ladder off the end of the pier to find you are actually standing in sand as it is still quite shallow for a swim in the ocean. We experienced strong winds which unfortunately brought up sea grass from the ocean. Ellsworth did his best to rake it but Mother Nature won the battle. I have found the sea grass to be a problem all over the Caribbean in the past years; best to just accept it.
Our adventures out included trips to the Belize Ocean Club; a fifteen minute drive. The pool was beautiful, on the beach and was a great kid place for my Grandson. Our other trip was to Bocawina for the longest zip line (2.5 miles off of 9 platforms). While this was fun it is not for the timid as unlike some zip lines this course requires arm strength to brake. If you lack this I learned you can always go tandem with the guide.
We did not venture too far as the villa and pool provided all we needed. There is a Publix grocery store just south of the Belize Ocean Club and a gas station further south by the marina. One does not need to go to Placencia which is a two hour drive with traffic and poor roads. A car though is a must for food and restaurants. I would strongly recommend you take the plane from Belize City airport to Placencia airport. The drive which we did was scenic taking three hours each way and a bit dangerous as buses will pass you forcing oncoming cars to move out of their way.
All in all a perfect relaxing vacation. Only item missing were pot holders for the oven! Many thanks Norman, Lynn, Lus and Ellsworth.
house was perfect
We enjoyed our stay. Junior, our boat captain, was great. It was a nice relaxing family trip. That was needed. We hope some day to be back.
You Better Belize it...
Put this home on your bucket list...we had the vacation of a life time. We have takin yachts with captains, chefs and tour guides along with a million curses and rented homes around the world. This was a very unique vacation, the grounds keepers knew where to eat, fish, waterfalls, river rafting, stores for food, ruins, zip lining, even cooked our family a delicious Belizean meal. The home was spectacular...We loved Belize and the wonderful people who made this vacation, one of a kind, that my family will never forget! The home owner is a great guy!!! We will be back...
Caribbean Way Villa is a 5 Star Property located on a private beach road North of Maya Beach. You can relax in hammocks under coconut trees, on the beach, on the beautiful pier, on balconies with incredible views, and in the luxurious beach house, or go boating, enjoy incredible fishing, scuba diving, and snorkeling on the reef and lagoon, Maya Beach, Placencia Village, or go on adventures like the Monkey River to the South, the longest Zip Line in Belize is just to the North, multiple Mayan Ruins, the Blue Hole, ancient caves and cave tubing, waterfalls, the Belizean Zoo, The Jaguar Preserve. Belize is a beautiful playground!