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Gorgeous Brand New Townhouse Overlooking The Caribbean

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 195 m²
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 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017

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 Belize

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:
  • 195 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • 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 ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
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

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Placencia Pointe

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a wonderful and relaxing 6 days here. It was more than we could have asked for. Edwin is such a great asset to the property. He arranged several trips for us. We rode the bikes into town everyday. The people of Placencia were all so kind. The food was so very good. The townhouse is beautiful. It is fully stocked and had everything we needed. We would definitely go back. Do not hesitate to book this place. Absolutely one of our favorite vacations. Favorite activities: Laughing Bird Caye snorkeling with KJ, Xunantunich ruins and cave tubing with Gilbert and Jose from Trip 'nTravel, diving with Splash Dive and sunset cruise on catamaran with Hank arranged by Edwin. Best food: The Galley, Omar's , Wendy's , Ricks Cafe and Tutti Frutti.

Thanks for sharing your townhouse.

The Folluo's

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Vacation EVER!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four, two daughters ages 21 and 17, had the most amazing vacation in Placencia, Belize. We enjoyed having such a nice and comfortable place to call home for the 11 night stay in this village. The condo had everything we needed and more for the stay. Including cooking utensils, beach towels, a boat for crossing the canal, 2 kayaks, and 4 bikes. We used the bikes everyday many times a day. We rented a car from Crystals Auto rental, which was located at the Belize Airport, and chose to drive the 3 1/2 hour trip to Placencia. We enjoyed the drive and seeing the country side of this beautiful country. We decided not to rent a golf cart because the bikes were so much fun. Riding into the village took about 5 minutes. Going fishing with Hardcore Fishing Club, which is located across the canal from the Placencia Pointe complex, on the second day of vacation was key. Martin was our fishing guide and he was the best!!!! We caught so many fish in so many different ways and then we had fish to take to the restaurants to cook for us while we were vacationing. The restaurants were De Tatch, Dawn's, and Omar's who cooked our fish. The other places we enjoyed were Tutti Frutti for gelato, Above Ground and Brewed Awakening for coffee, The Shak for the most amazing all-fruit smoothies, and The Farmhouse deli was absolutely charming. We zip lined and went cave tubing. Also, our family got PADI certified in a warm, beautiful environment with Go Sea Tours. The people of Placencia are kind, loving, concerned, happy, interesting and safe!! If you need a cake go to Yoli's!!!! Her mother made a chocolate birthday cake for my daughter who turned 21 while we were vacationing! Celebrated at Pickled Parrot, where Kareem took care of us and made the evening a special evening!! If you are trying to decide where to vacation- look no further- Placencia Pointe, in Placencia Belize is the place to go. Edwin, his family, and his pets were the best!!! Edwin greeted us with a warm welcome, genuine concern for our comfort and care the entire stay. Our family can not wait to return!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation!!! Beautiful house and stay

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived and were greeted by Edwin, it was all great! The house itself is gorgeous and so clean! We had so much room for our family of four. The master was gorgeous and comfortable - we are super picky about beds and value our sleep - the bed was very comfortable!!!! I would recommend bringing a sleep mask, which we did. It greatly helped with the sun rising at 5:30 AM. The bathrooms are great - showers great! I have to also comment on how wonderful the A/C was throughout the house....it was so nice to come in from the heat and humidity and just relax in the a/c. The pool (a must for our kiddos) was fabulous! We swam everyday, sometimes until 10 PM under the full moon. :) The 3rd floor palapa was quite the treat too. I'd go up for morning coffee or lay in the hammock in the middle of the afternoon. The sunsets were so beautiful from up there. We did fish from the dock, which was nice, but weren't lucky to catch much. The 4 bikes are very nice but we couldn't use them much since there were no kids bikes. We ended up renting a golf cart for the week and that was sure handy, especially for getting groceries at the market. Having all the cable channels too came in handy for us watching playoff hockey and basketball at night. We can't say enough about Edwin and his family though. Their children are delightful and gave our kids some pals to play with while we were there! Edwin and Emma are beautiful, kind people and they were more than accommodating and helpful. Would definitely stay here again!!! Belize was beautiful!!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful home away from home in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous, very spacious condo, was beautifully decorated and stocked with everything we needed to enjoy our stay. After visiting the supermarket and fruit markets in town, we were able to make ourselves feel completely at home in beautiful Placencia.

Edwyn, the caretaker, was very accommodating when needing to cross the canal and able to help with the minor issues that could be typical of any rental property (light bulbs, toilet, etc.) He also set up snorkeling, fishing and Monkey River tours for us which couldn't have been better. He and his family are a huge part of what makes this property such a wonderful place to stay!

My 10-year-old daughter fell in love with their two cats and Odie their dog. She was also very happy to be able to watch her cable TV shows and use the internet to her heart's content. (The only internet trouble we experienced was because the entire city was down one day for several hours; other than that, it worked well.)

We truly enjoyed the quietness and small community of this place formed by the local townhouse residents, other travelers, and Edwyn and family.

Overall, this vacation went beyond our expectations, and we will certainly be back to enjoy more of Placencia and will be recommending this townhouse to other travelers.

Thank you, Lisa!!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great trip. Description of property is not accurate

  • 4 of 5

In the description of property (when we made res a few months back) it said there were two master suites. Which one has a king bed & the other a full or queen. Which the ad said two kings. That was a bit of a disappoint. We were also told there were 3 units sharing a pool. Which there are 8. That was not a problem because the pool was barely ever in use. Just felt a bit tricked. The dryer does not work & a lot of the door handles in u it fall off. The ad also does not tell you that you must be boated across a river to island/home whenever u want to come or go. The family that watches the 8 units is VERY accommodating & will always be there to do so. They were very helpful & kind the entire trip. Also, the internet barely works. So if you need to get any work done, forget about it. I highly recommend renting a car for your trip to get around, as yours are VERY expensive. A golf cart around town is really nice as well. As part of our group was to young for the bikes.

The condo group is by far one of the nicest in the village. Highly recommend. Just be aware of the beds/internet, etc.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
A$288
A$1,890
A$7,676
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$639.65
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

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