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Gorgeous Brand New Townhouse Overlooking The Caribbean

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,106 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2106 sq.ft multi level townhouse 2 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms Rooftop Palapa

Welcome to paradise!!

Begin your journey there by pontoon boat, across a lagoon (only 80 ft...) to our three-story Belize town home . You are surrounded by water on all sides where the Caribbean Sea meets a blue-green lagoon, where dolphins and manatees make frequent appearances, just for our viewing pleasure I'm sure!!

Ready for adventure? Well Placencia Village is only a pontoon boat ride away,short 3 minute ride that is. You’re just a 5-minute walk from some mouthwatering seafood restaurants offering local fresh fish, local live music and exceptional deep sea fishing, my husband can attest to that first hand.

A BIT ABOUT OUR PLACENCIA TOWNHOME WHICH WE CALL OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Our town home complex is very safe, and when I say complex there are only four units. This means our gorgeous, private swimming pool is never ever crowded. It's always kept at 72 degrees so it's always inviting after a long day of sightseeing.

Need more relaxation, venture up to the top of our three-story townhouse and chill out under the cover of an authentic thatched hut, a palapa, from there you can watch the sun rise and set over the water, simply paradise.

We also have outdoor pool showers for rinsing off before you head over to the grilling hut to grill your big catch. What a great way to spend an evening in the sea air and watch the sunset.Temperatures usually hover around 75-80 degrees year-round which makes everyone very happy!

An added bonus is our very own most knowledgeable caretaker Edwin who lives onsite.

His caretaker’s cottage is adjacent to the townhome complex and he is always available in case of emergencies or simply need advice on places to eat or any possible excursions. He speaks perfect English and is happy to help.

COME ON IN

Once you step in the town home, you will see a new, modern, clean well appointed home away from home. The rooms are large with many windows that fill the place with natural light.

In the kitchen you will find all the necessary cooking utensils and stainless steel appliances that are there just in case your inner chef comes out. We have also a laundry room with a full size washer and dryer. You know what that means, you can pack light and throw a load of laundry in if needed. Our modern bathrooms all have beautifully unique vesseled sinks and huge walk-in showers. Let's not forget the rooftop palapa, and the two separate verandas that are all yours, one accessed through the living room, and the other through one of the bedrooms.

WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN PLACENCIA

Where do I start as the options are endless.

World-class sport fishing, scuba diving and perhaps snorkeling along the second largest barrier reef, only second to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. You can do a boat excursion on the Monkey River, where howler monkeys play and crocodiles slink around and sun themselves on rock.

For the history buff or pretty much anyone wanting to be amazed, about an hour past the Monkey excursion you will find the breathtaking Mayan ruins. Not too far from the ruin you can go zip lining, soaring above the forest floor and cascading waterfalls of Belize just breath taking.

If you are like me there are some days I just want to lounge around and soak up the sun at our pool or take a quick stroll to the beach and put my feet in the warm sand.

LET'S TALK FOOD

Check out some of the top ten things you might want to taste in Belize

The National Dish: Rice and beans cooked in coconut milk with a choice of beef, chicken, pork, lobster, shrimp or game meat is one of the most important items on the local diet, approaching something like. The dish is served with potato salad and ripe fried or baked plantain when in season and fresh Habanero, onion and lime juice sauce.

Specialty meats/seafood: Gibnut (aka The Royal Rat), spiny lobster, iguana (aka Bamboo Chicken), conch.  Deep-fried conch fritters are a popular appetizer around the country.

Belize Fruit Cake. This Fruit Cake, is a traditional Belizean rum cake. Popular around holidays, it is a cake with preserved fruits baked in and then stored for a couple of days after being generously doused with dark local or Caribbean rum.

Fruit wines.  Belizeans make wines from all kinds of local fruit including cashew, craboo, blackberry (not the berries of the north), star fruit, sorrel (a hibiscus), and soursop.  Many of these are home-made, overly sweet, and the alcohol content is uncertain.

Johnny Cakes, sometimes referred to as journey cakes, are small baked bread cakes, made with flour and coconut milk. They are best when cooked in the traditional fire hearth. The Johnny Cake is often cut in half and slathered with butter, re-fried beans and cheese and sold as a Belize fast food for breakfast.

Fry Jack is made of flour, baking soda, shortening and deep fried. The Johnny cake is dry and can last for several days and was used in the days before refrigeration when mahogany workers had to go on long trips, hence the name “journey cakes”. Fry Jacks are best eaten hot right after preparation.

Cassava bread or cassava fries are Garifuna specialties. 

Ceviche is made from conch or shrimp or combined in a mixed dish. The seafood is diced and steeped in lime juice for a few hours under refrigeration and tossed with sliced cucumber, tomatoes, onions and chopped cilantro, black pepper and Habanero pepper.  Best served chilled.

Cochinita Pibil is a traditional Yucatec-Maya slow roasted pork dish. Belizeans who do not speak Spanish call this dish Pibil Pork. Preparation consists of marinating the meat in an acidic sour orange juice flavored with annato seed paste (a local spice known as recado), garlic, allspice and onion. The meat is then wrapped in plantain leaf, placed inside a large roasting pan that then goes underground or inside a clay oven with firewood and slow cooked and smoked for hours until the meat is succulent and tender.

Tamales are squares of cornmeal stuffed with chicken, pork or beans, along with green peas, onion and chunks of tomato, wrapped in smoked plantain leaves, and held together with the string stripped off plantain leave.

Dukunu. Essentially a vegetarian tamale, a dukunu is a snack that you can find in a variety of establishments around Belize. The filling is ground corn, butter and coconut milk.

Chaya Tamales. Made with Cnidoscolus aconitifolius or tree spinach, chaya tamales are a funky twist on an old staple. They’re a specialty at Ms. Martha’s in San Ignacio.

Marie Sharp’s or Hot Mama’s hot sauce. 

Hudut. Another Garifuna favorite, hudut is a fish stew that’s accented with mashed plantains and a little coconut. Typically made with red snapper, it’s a cheap yet delicious entree.

Escabeche is an exotic chicken soup with its roots in Yucatec Maya and Spanish cuisine. The chicken is seasoned with oregano and thyme, lightly broiled, then roasted and served in a light and clear chicken soup seasoned with onions, black pepper, allspice, and Jalapeno pepper. The Jalapeno pepper is not as fiery as the Habanero and most people can easily handle this pepper. The base of the soup is white sugar cane vinegar and chicken stock.

Desserts or sweets anyone?

Soursop or craboo (aka nance) ice cream. The Soursop fruit (Annona muricata) is at once sweet and tart, very healthy and a leading anti-oxidant and widely available in Belize. The Mennonites produce most of the milk in Belize and make several varieties of ice cream with local fruit.

Cassava (Manihot esculenta) pudding is another favorite dessert – and sweet and very nutritious.

Mayan Chocolate! Mayan kings once traded cacao seeds as currency and drank them in a spicy, sacred beverage. Now, Mayan farmers are cashing in, thanks to the world's growing appetite for specialty chocolate.

Tropical jams and jellies.

Seaweed Shakes, like a typical milkshake or smoothie, are frothy, cold and tasty.  Seaweed, a vitamin-rich superfood, is thought to be a cure for fatigue, a longevity-booster, and an aphrodisiac. Often, rum or brandy is added to supply the seaweed shake with a little extra kick. 

There are also no shortage of great restaurants, I have a binder in the home listing those we recommend.

More Details

Owner
Lisa DuVernay
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Lisa DuVernay

I'm originally from Melbourne Australia, but for the last 20 years have been living in Michigan with my family. Quite a change I must say, however I have grown to love it. The winters have grown colder and longer as the years have gone on.

Lisa DuVernay purchased this townhome in 2015

Why Lisa DuVernay chose Placencia

I think living in a state where we are lucky to get three months of summer, perhaps might be the initial response. Seriously though, my husband is an avid fishermen and has traveled quite a bit in search of the "big one" He came back from Placencia Belize on cloud nine insisting we take a trip as it in his words was "amazing" Once there I saw what he had fallen in love with.

I liked that everyone spoke english, it's the national language so communication was easy. 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. Our slice of paradise Placencia Pointe gives you the seclusion and atmosphere that makes it impossible not to relax yet there is a world of adventure at your fingers tips. You can do anything from deep sea fish, snorkel the reek, head to the ruins just to name a few. We are also close enough to town and the beach for a refreshing, easy walk. Lastly having Edwin so close for any help needed is the icing on the cake.

What makes this townhome unique

I love that it's not a big resort but still has the amenities we enjoy. With each unit just having the one neighbor there is never anyone above or below you, that's a nice feeling. The absolute best plus for us is the breath taking panoramic views, they are just amazing.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome rental in Placencia

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2106 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Large walk in shower, double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Large walk-in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - shower enclosure , Out door shower for pool convenience
  • Elegant vesseled sinks give each bathroom their own individual flare!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Large Closets spacous bright and airy
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Large closets lots of natural light
  • Well appointed, tastefully decorated you will feel at home.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.774194 based on 31 reviews
5

Awsome Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This location was perfect for our family of four. We felt safe and liked the quietness of being slightly isolated from the main street. The townhouse was well equipped with supplies we needed for a wonderful vacation. Edwin and his family are so gracious and hospitable. We fished 2 days with Darrell at Hard Core Fishing, toured the Monkey River w/K.G.(Edwin's recommended guide who got us there early before the swarm of other boats) and toured a chocolate farm & local waterfall w/Jason from Truly Wild Belize. We would highly recommend any of these activities. Lisa was great to work with and allowed us to change our reservation dates so we could take advantage of cheaper airline tickets. Can't wait to come again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 18/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Can't thank you enough for such a glowing review! Edwin sure has his finger on the pulse that's for sure. Glad you were able to do so many excursions, that's what I love about the area. Thanks Lisa
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4

April 13-20, 2018

  • 4 of 5

The condo is lovely; enjoyed the roof top patio, lovely view and you can get a breeze up there.

We had very hot weather, enjoyed the air conditioning and bedrooms in the basement. The home is new and is comfortable, quiet and feels very safe especially with a canal.

My husband and father really enjoyed fishing from the dock in the evening.

The 4 bikes were very handy and in great shape.

There were a few issues I should point out:

- Shower handle in the master bathroom kept falling off. This was mentioned in a previous comment in February.

- Was very disappointed with the poor condition of the inflatable kayaks. They were not usable and should be removed as a feature from the listing.

- The heat from the clothes dryer is basically non-existent.

- One point worthy of mentioning is; Edwin and his son Kevin are always available to transport guests to the other side of the canal; however, this service is only from 7:00 am-10:00 Pm. These hours worked fine for us but I could see if a person wanted to do a night out on the town they would be disappointed that they had a curfew.

- The pool water was always milky; I think there must be a problem with the filters.

- Thought we paid enough per night for the unit the $80 US cleaning fee was excessive.

Overall we enjoyed our stay; and would recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 27/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Grt spot!

  • 4 of 5

Very nice spot in this quiet beach town. Very comfortable!

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Belize refuge

  • 4 of 5

Nice condo and location. Edwin and family are very nice. The condo could use more supplies. Only 4 bath towels and 4 beach towels. Come prepared with your own soap and toilet paper. Pool is very picturesque and we saw dolphins off of the dock in the evening. Also fun to paddle the kayaks into town for a meal. Great restaurants in town! Very nice place to stay with a family of 4. Another family we were traveling with stayed in another condo in the same complex.

  • Review Submitted: 14/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denver, CO
5

Amazing vacation location for laid back time!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the property. Edwin and family are very helpful resources to have at your disposal. The house is very comfortable and wonderfully easy to stay at. We recommend flying into Placencia as it was just too darn easy (10 minutes from the airport). Our group loved the bicycles although there are two that are quite small for adult females. We made it work easily though. The views are amazing! Simply couldn't say enough about how wonderful the property and experience was. Only two items that we thought would make for a better experience were related to the kitchen. It is very well stocked with cooking tools. However, it is missing a knife sharpener. The knives are extremely dull and pretty darn dangerous to use right now. Only other item that would make this dream house even dreamier...a fillet knife to help you clean the fish you catch. We ate a ton of fish and had to be pretty darn creative and careful when cleaning them. It's an amazing property that the ownership takes great care of. The neighbors are very friendly and helpful too. Don't hesitate to book with Lisa.

  • Review Submitted: 21/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So thrilled you had such an enjoyable time. Thanks for the suggestions, I'll chat with Edwin about both items, they are great suggestions. I'm thrilled you fished we always do when we are there too. Hope you can make it back sometime really soon. Regards Lisa
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5

Private luxury

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our week here along with another couple. The unit is spacious and well equipped. The on site caretaker and his family are very helpful, working hard to correct any small problems. We have stayed in Placencia many times, and love the location which is very peaceful yet a short walk into town.

  • Review Submitted: 04/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review, so happy you were able to enjoy our piece of paradise. Lisa
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Placencia Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Just a short jaunt across the lagoon
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
Humming bird Hwy
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Beach
Car: not necessary

This newly built (August 2015) multi-level 2100 square foot townhouse in Placencia Village, Belize awaits you.

Once in Placencia you have very easy access to the Caribbean ocean, a five minute walk to the center of Placencia village . You will find shopping, fine dining, nightlife, beaches and lots of and fun.

Available to our guests:

Boat provided for lagoon crossing (it's only 80 feet). Edwin is the Caretaker on site. He is very personable and has the pulse on most things in Placencia. He is a wealth of knowledge about the city, tours and even restaurants. He speaks fluent English and always eager to help steer you in the right direction.

GETTING HERE-From Belize City airport you can take take a short 20 minute flight or take rent a car and take the scenic drive which is about 4 hours.

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

*Unit has private pontoon boat for crossing the lagoon

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday townhome in Placencia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$303
AU$1,991
AU$8,087
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$673.9

Guests are required to pay $80.00USD to caretaker at check out for cleaning fee.
Cancellation terms:
All cancellations must be in writing. If you should have to cancel your reservation 45 before date of arrival you will refunded minus a $50.00 handling fee. Within the 45 days there will be no refund. We will make every effort to re-rent your home. If we are able to re-rent the home for the same rate and time, the cancellation fee shall be 20% of the total rental charge plus a $75.00 administrative fee. In the event we are unable to re-rent the cancelled period, the total rental amount, including taxes and all applicable fees, will be due in accordance to the confirmation terms, with all advance rental payments forfeited.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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