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Gorgeous Brand New Townhouse Overlooking The Caribbean

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 195 m²
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Lisa DuVernay
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome rental in Placencia

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Catering available
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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


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average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews

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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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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Nice property with a few maintenance needs

  • 4 of 5

I'll start with the good. For the most part it was very quiet, except when the dogs would start barking at each other. We also like having both the patio with table and chairs off the living room and the roof area. Edwin was available quickly the few times we need shuttles, including (sorry Edwin) our departure day when we had to be shuttled over at 5AM so we could make the drive to Belize City to catch our 10AM flight. The kitchen was stocked better than any VRBO/Homeaway property we have ever stayed at. We prettty much had made on own arrangements of things we wanted to do since we had a vehicle so we could just go visit things we wanted to see without hiring a guide, so we didn't use Edwin for that. We have visited Belize many times in the past and even though this was our first time in the southern part of the country, we felt comfortable doing things on our own. But we did overheard him making plans for other people in the complex.

As stated in the title, there were some maintenance issues that needed addressed. Inside the unit, the can light in the master shower was hanging down loose out of it's receptacle and the handle for the master shower kept coming off. Dresser in master was missing a handle as well. The lighting in the master bath was not sufficient, I had difficutly seeing details when shaving and my wife when doing makeup. There were a couple of days of hard rain when we were there and water was leaking in the back door of the kitchen and through the glass blocks in the laundry room hallway. In the common areas, the hot tub was broken (although I don't think we'd have used it anyway, too warm for hot tub) and the pool and hot tub had missing tiles and looked like it needed some other repairs. I would also put forth the suggestion of putting a ladder on the dock at the end of the property so if someone wanted to swim in the saltwater they could get in and out. Although there may be a reason like crocodiles or something why that doesn't already exist.

Overall we enjoyed our stay and did feel comfortable and safe during our visit. It was quiet and restful and proved to be a good base as we explored Southern Belize.

  • Review Submitted: 07/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modern clean comfortable

  • 4 of 5

this condo was everything advertised in the promotion/description.

We were two couples, so having seating for 4 people important and this was one of the few places that offered that.

Although we had neighbors (two different ones) during our stay, we never had any problems with noise...those buildings must have been well sound proofed when built. Never ran out of hot water.

Having to get to other side of lagoon was not a hassle but you did have to plan on it -- loved being 'forced' to have to walk to town because it gave me exercise so sorely lacking on some trips. Never used bikes because of rain and muddy conditions. Caretaker was good.

Need a better way to deal with trash -- racoons tip over barrel so garbage is strewn everywhere. Too bad whirlpool was broken...could have used it.

  • Review Submitted: 01/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Placencia

  • 5 of 5

This townhouse has all the things desired in a VRBO and more. Privacy, Security (via a "moat"), personable support staff (Edwind and family) to take you across it, suggestions for activities, contacts for activities, knowledgeable guides. The roof top thatched roof with table, chairs, hammock, bbq are delightful for late night sunsets, wine, relaxing, sleeping, reading. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 21/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Placencia Pointe

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 27/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday townhome in Placencia

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$637.15
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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