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5 Minute Walk To The Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Aqua Oasis is located on the lagoon in a quiet area just 4 blocks from the beach and a block off Placencia's main street. Aqua Oasis has excellent views of the lagoon, the Cockscomb Mountains, and is perfect for viewing tropical sunsets. It is one block from a well-stocked modern grocery, close to the best restaurants, delectable Italian gelato and lattes, a bakery, green grocers, shops, car and motorcycle rentals, tours and most businesses. It is turnkey with a full kitchen, large living area, two large decks including a full rooftop deck with a palapa. There is a master bedroom (king), and a room with a double and one twin bed . Four bicycles are available for use and additional rentals are available in town. You can sun and swim off the private dock or stroll down the block to the beach and swim in the sea. Either way, Aqua Oasis provides a safe, quiet, comfortable haven from which to launch your Belize adventures.


More Details

Property Manager
Carol Ann Woody
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Carol Ann Woody

I'm a professional biologist and enjoy watching and studying animals in their natural habitats. Belize particularly fascinates me with its biodiversity and abundance. I like being on the water, in the water and around the water. As a guest, I will likely leave early and come back after dinner. As a host, I will do my best to make you feel welcome, comfortable, and safe.

Carol Ann Woody purchased this villa in 2011

Why Carol Ann Woody chose Placencia

The house is owned by our family. We fell in love with Placencia and its people more than a decade ago when it was just a tiny fishing village at the end of a very long bumpy dirt road. Although it has grown, it is still very charming and the people are still friendly.

It is a wonderful place to relax, write, play in the sun and it offers a good base from which to launch Belizean or Latin American adventures (e.g., Lamani, Tikal in Guatemala). After living in Alaska for 30 years, the long dark winters have lost their charm for me, and I look forward to seeing my Belizean family every year and spending time in the wonderful waters.

We chose this property because it was a fixer-upper and had a terrific roof view. Although it had been rather neglected, we saw potential. It had also survived one terrible hurricane and being on the lagoon side offered a safe boat harbor in contrast to the beach properties. Its location was ideal, close to the village but in a quiet private area with water bordering both the front and back of the property.

What makes this villa unique

The view from the roof is wonderful, you can see across the lagoon all the way to the jaguar reserve (Cockscomb mountains) and on a clear day to the Guatemalan and Honduran mountains. I enjoy waking up to the tropical birds calling, and I always make sure to share my papaya skins with the resident iguanas that live in the big tree by the dock. They are shy but will get used to you especially if you feed them regularly. Its fun to see how many you can find in the area, I have counted up to 11. We have a hummingbird feeder that, if you fill it, they will come. We have bicycles that are a great way to explore town and we are just a short walk from the sidewalk which is nicer to walk through town than the road if you are a walker.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Carol was very responsive and provided excellent information about placencia and Belize. We had a great time and both Sandy and Jim were very nice and helpful
Aug 2015
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Placencia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Double beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1).
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Private home bordered on both sides by water - placencia lagoon on one side and a 100' wide canal on the back of the property for swimming. Beach is a five minute walk away and bicycles are provided for riding around the village. Exceptional italian restaurant (La Dolce Vita), local (Dawn's Grill and Go, The Gallery, The Shack, De Thatch) as well as Rum Fish, Barefoot Bar, .... all within walking or biking distance all in the village.


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5 Minute Walk To The Beach
average rating of 4.875 based on 10 reviews
Carlsbad, CA

Beautiful Belize getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfectly located in Placencia Village, and it was wonderful having the harbor right outside. The hammocks in the crow's nest upstairs were wonderful to relax in at dusk. The beach and the town are within walking distance. It was very convenient having a market so close, as well. The home is well-appointed with everything needed during your stay. The house doesn't have A/C, but with the fans going and the windows open, it was quite comfortable! The property managers, Jim and Cindy, were delightful, and the owners, Joel and Carol Ann, provided tons of great recommendations for fun things to do. We would definitely stay here again, and would highly recommend this home to others!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio

Gorgeous and very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Nice location, very spaciuos, very clean and well maintained. Beautiful view and yet quietly hidden.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House on the Lagoon

  • 5 of 5

This property was a great place to stay while away from home. The Sunrise and Sunsets over the Lagoon was amazing. The house provided every amenity as if you were at home. There is No AC but the breeze from the Caribbean Sea was great. I would recommend this to someone else. The wood doors had a bad case of termites that need treating, Other then that the House was amazing.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and property, great location

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay. Very clean and spacious house, and the roof-top deck is amazing.

Everything is very close, you could easily walk to any of the nearby shops and restaurants, but having the bikes was an added bonus. We didn't really know the layout of Placencia before hand, but this property is right in town and in a nice, quiet area.

No A/C, but a good breeze does flow through the house. Took us one night to get used to the heat though. All the amenities worked well. We were able to do some laundry, and cook our own food.

The owners provided a list of activities and restaurants that was very handy.

All-in-all, it was a great stay. Placencia is wonderful, and this property was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for a perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Belize and we couldn't had picked a better spot to stay. Upon our arrival we were greeted and chaufered by Jim who was warm and caring. I must also mention his wife Jeannie who was a great help to us and who really made us feel like friends. The property was clean and had everything we could possibly want. Our favorite spot even though the upper deck was amazing, was the back balcony. We would sit out there in the morning drinking our coffee in a private setting while being serenaded by the birds singing. The beach was walking distance and so was the Town. Great restaurants near by, especially great gelato. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

My Friend Will and I, had a wonderful stay here at Aqua oasis. Carol was superb at giving us information on where to dine, activities, bars, directions, to what we should consider bringing with us. Carol was even nice enough to refer us to Lilia who then greeted us in Belize airport arranged our flights to Placencia, and even took us and picked us up from the water taxi when we went to and from the Kayes.

Once we stayed at Placencia, another friend of Carols, Jim, picked us up from the airport and toured us around the peninsula giving us suggestions along the way. The house was very clean, not too many things inside to make it feel cluttered but just enough to make it feel like home :) the view from the terrace on the roof was phenomenal and the hammocks provided were def a bonus! The house stayed cool inside with lots of fresh air circulating. The rooms had ample space and in actuality there is more than enough room in the house for 2 since it can comfortably provide beds for at least 6-8 people. Thank you Carol for making it such an easy and pleasant experience Belize is defiantly beautiful just like your friends Lilia and Jim who made the experience welcoming. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Placencia Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Barefoot Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Hokey Pokey Ferry to Independence & buses
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Placencia beach
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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