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Barnacle Bill's Beach Bungalows - Blue house - A Little Piece of Paradise

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Bungalow, 1 bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Enjoy your own little piece of paradise in Maya Beach. We have two bungalows (green and blue) on the beach that are up on stilts, designed to capture the refreshing sea breeze. Our bungalows are self-accommodating, and we provide you with everything you need. Each bungalow has a queen size bed, full size sleeper sofa, hammock, two chairs on the covered front deck, and well-equipped kitchen. We offer complimentary coffee, 2 single person sea kayaks, 2 bicycles, WiFi, and charcoal BBQ grills. We have a 5 night minimum and three week maximum stay. Sorry, no children under 12.

If you are looking to get away from the crowds, Barnacle Bill's is the place for you. We are located in Maya Beach on the Placencia Peninsula, which is 8 miles north of the village of Placencia, 6 miles north of the Placencia airstrip, and 3 miles north of Seine Bight (a Garifuna village).

Our bungalows are self-accommodating. We provide you sheets, towels, beach towels, and complimentary coffee. We are available for anything else you might need. We live across the street, and will provide you with walkies-talkies so you can contact us anytime.

Our bungalows don't have TV's, but who needs a tv when you have a wonderful beach right out your front door, lots of birds and wildlife to enjoy, ability to snorkel off the shore with coral heads located about 50 feet out, kayak out to False Caye to view more sea life, walk down the beach to local bars and restaurants or just lay in your hammock on the deck and rejuvenate.

We don't have AC either, but we've never had AC in the 20 years we've been here. We haven't missed it yet. Your fully screened bungalows are cooled by the sea breeze, two ceiling fans and one floor fan.

The bungalows will accommodate a maximum of 3 people. The kitchens are equipped with full size fridge, 2 burner stove, coffee maker, microwave, cooking utensils, blender, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper, and other amenities to make your stay more comfortable. We have a locking dresser drawer to store your valuables.

If you let us book your Maya Island tickets from Belize International to Placencia airstrip, we will pick you up and drop you off (will cost you $40 US round trip for a taxi). We will give you a tour of Maya Beach, show you where everything is located, and we will stop at the local grocery store so you can stock up on any needed supplies including liquor.

We have several restaurants located within walking distance: Maya Beach Hotel, Mango's bar and grill, Green Parrot, Singing Sands, and Chix Chicken. We also have a 4 lane 10 pin bowling alley. The only one in Belize!

We can help set up any tours you are interested in such as diving, snorkeling, fishing, inland tours with hiking, waterfalls, and Maya Ruins. We can also help you rent a car and direct you on your own adventures, or you can rent a golf cart and just explore the Peninsula.

More Details

Adriane Taylor
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 26, 2017

About Adriane Taylor

Bill and Adriane Taylor bought this property in 1998. We decided to leave the fast-paced rat race of the states, for a slower-paced life here in Maya Beach. We hope you will enjoy our little piece of paradise.

Adriane Taylor purchased this bungalow in 1998


Maya Beach Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One bathroom with hot water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • - 1 queen
  • One Queen size bed pillow top mattress, One sleep sofa with 4 inch foam
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Placencia airstrip transfer included if you allow us to book your Maya Island Air tickets from Belize City to Placencia.


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Barnacle Bill's Beach Bungalows - Blue house - A Little Piece of Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Ottawa, Canada

Enjoyed Barnacle Bill's Beach Bungalows So Much We Returned

  • 5 of 5

Looking for a stress free vacation in the tropics? Look no further! As a “repeat offender”, (12 nights in January 2014 and 12 nights in January 2015) it is with great pleasure that I write this review. Barnacle Bill’s Beach Bungalows is the most relaxing place I have ever had the privilege to stay. Imagine waking to a spectacular sunrise, listening to the waves, enjoying a coffee on your ocean front balcony, while watching pelicans and many other birds as you plan your day. Their comfortable one bedroom bungalows are equipped with everything you need and are only steps from the ocean. The two palapas on the beach, with ample seating, (where you do not have to get up early to reserve a chair like so many “all –inclusive” resorts), are waiting for you. Need to connect? No problem! Wifi is available both in your cabin and on the beach. Bill and Adrianne have gone to great lengths landscaping their property to ensure that each bungalow is very private. Everything, including a charcoal bbq, is available if you want to cook your own meals, however, there are several wonderful restaurants within walking distance. Bill and Adrianne are available to make arrangements and recommendations for escorted tours, car and golf cart rentals, taxis as well as flights within Belize. We enjoyed excursions to Monkey River, Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve, a banana farm tour, Mayan ruins and a guided fishing charter. Heading to Placencia? Here you will find a quaint village filled with friendly restaurants and bars where you will be able to enjoy great food and often there is live music. Staying home? Two kayaks, two bicycles and virtually a private beach where you can snorkel or float on an inflatable chair all afternoon are available to you. Thank you both for another fantastic holiday in paradise!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Windsor, Ontario

A perfect week!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredibly relaxing and enjoyable week at Barnacle Bills. We spent most of our time eating, drinking and hanging out under our very own beach huts. Some great restaurants, bars and a bowling alley within walking distance. The way the bungalos are built make for a perfect breeze flowing through the house. Not to mention waking up to the gorgeous sunrise. We enjoyed our daily morning coffees chatting with Bill. Bill and Adriane were very helpful hosts and we hope to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barnacle bills

  • 5 of 5

We had a excellent time spent at barnacle bills at maya beach. Laid back very quiet great snorkeling warm water ...beach to ourselves. Great restaurants and bars close by. Used the kayaks and the bikes. Bill is great for reservations ,advice and visiting.

Small convenient rustic bungalow. We loved our visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burney, CA USA

Best Place in Maya Beach

  • 5 of 5

The place looks even better in person than it does in the pictures, and it looks great in the pictures. It is comfortable, private, relaxing, and just what we were looking for. It is not the Marriott, but that is not what we came for. The facilities are nicely furnished, and the service from the owners is friendly without being intrusive. The location is convenient for trips to Mayan ruins, exploring the Toledo and Stann Creek districts, and taking adventure trips from the peninsula. After two wonderful weeks of checking out the area, we knew that Maya Beach was the best spot on Placencia Peninsula, and Barnacle Bill's was the best spot in Maya Beach. We highly recommend a snorklel trip with Splash to Silk Caye, and a trip to Lubaantun. The Bistro, Mango's and Singing Sands are all nearby and are good places to eat. We chose our destination well and would return to this piece of paradise any time. If you want to vacation in a well-maintained, cute and clean cottage 40 steps across the white sand to the water, this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great response. Hope to see you again!
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Charlotte, North Carolina USA

We had a little slice of heaven, for eight short days.

  • 5 of 5

We spent eight days at Barnacle Bill's Beach Bungalos and it went by way too fast. The location was much better than I expected. The way the property is set up feels so secluded but it is close by to anything we needed. I never felt like a tourist or the least bit crowded. Bill and Adriane are available and great for a chat yet not the least bit intrusive.

We took a few days to relax and unwind and then told Bill we wanted to go fishing, snorkeling and out to Xunantunich. Bill advised us and then made all the arrangements for us. Those are memories that we will never forget.

Our bungalo was perfect and exactly what the photos displayed. I went with the best intentions, to cook some of our meals but the nearby restuarants we so reasonable it didn't make sense. The 'Hungry Gecko' was by far our favorite and it was only across the street. Great food, great prices and felt more like home. Justin kept us entertained, Diane showed me how to make tortillas, Doris shared recipes and cooked our barracuda when we brought it to her after fishing.

Singing Sands was pricier and more pretensious, Mango's food was great and resonable. In Placencia we also tried 'Wendy's, Barefoot Bar and J-Dees for breakfast and got a great meal at all of them.

I was able to spend a couple afternoons out snorkeling right off the beach with the cheap gear I bought at Walmart. It was perfect, got some great pictures and so easy to access. We are hoping to go back next year so I would definately recommend it to anyone looking for thier own 'Little slice of Heaven'. However, next time I will know better to NOT over pack. The place is so laid back and comfortable that I didn't need half of what I brought. Just bring shorts, a few shirts some flip-flops and you are good to go.

See y'all next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks yall. Look forward to seeing you again next year.
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Beautiful Belize Beckons at Barnacle Bill's Beach Bungalows

  • 5 of 5

It had been a long winter when we boarded a plane from Canada to Belize in mid-April, and we gladly welcomed the sunny warmth upon our arrival. After picking up our rental vehicle, we had a short drive, and spent an enjoyable first night near the Belize Zoo (the night tour of the zoo is recommended). The following day, we enjoyed the scenic (though locally smoky, due to seasonal brush fires) drive down the Western, Hummingbird and Southern highways to Placenicia peninsula. We arrived at the Beach Bungalows before mid afternoon. Though early, Bill and Adriane, our hosts, were most helpful in getting us settled in. We had taken up on their offer to have the fridge stocked with some items before our arrival, and having cold beverages waiting was most welcome. We also took up the offer to sample Bill's fine cooking the first night, and highly recommend his enchiladas.

We found the accomodations much to our liking - simple, but well appointed, with large louvered screened windows making the most of the trade winds. The two bungalows on the property are about 60 ft from the shore, and as always, I found the crashing surf quite relaxing. The beach itself is stereotypically tropical and beautiful, the sand the color and texture of light brown sugar, studded with coconut palms, palmettos and sea grape. We spent much of our first afternoon (and good portions of those following) enjoying the view from the shore, coconut rum cocktail in hand, lounging in the adirondacks underneath one of the two palapas(and over Scurvy). It was relaxing to watch the pelicans, cormorants, gulls, egrets and vultures as they made there daily passes.

We found the Barnacle Bill's to be an excellent base, with several fine restaurants within walking distance, including Mango's (excellent beach view and food), the Maya Beach Hotel, the Hungry Gecko, and the Singing Sands, and a grocery for most needs. Other restaurants are a 10 to 15 minute drive away in Seine Bight and Placencia. The excellent Cockscomb Jaguar preserve and ecological reserve was only a 25 minute drive away, with excellent hikes and helpful staff. Good Maya sites we visited such as Nim Li Punit and Lubaantun were a 45 min drive south. We also highly recommend Splash Dive Center, and two terrific snorkelling trips to the Silky Cayes and Ranguana near the reef.

Bill and Adriane were always helpful with suggestions when asked, but never intrusive. We felt fortunate to share their piece of paradise for 13 days.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
our beach
Car: not necessary

4 lane bowling alley located less than a mile away.

Located within a two hour drive of property: Maya Ruins, jungle hiking, waterfalls and ziplining.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund