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Paradise Found! Beautiful Villa On The Sea in the Village of Placencia!

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Private Villa on the Sea, Walking Distance to Centre of the Village

This elegant, private, and truly beautiful villa is set in a gorgeous tropical garden complete with large pool and two palapa docks right on the Caribbean Sea. The walled estate offers complete security, luxury, and privacy yet is but a short walk (5-8 minutes only) form the centre of Placencia Village with its many artisian shops, fantastic local and international restaurants and fun beach bars.

The interior space is the lower level of the Villa and is approximately 2,000 square feet and offers every comfort of home. There are two bedrooms and two large bathrooms, one with a beautiful outdoor shower complete with its own small private garden as well as large walk-in indoor shower. There is a fully equipped indoor kitchen complete with a gas range, a large refrigerator with an ice maker, blender, microwave oven, dishwasher and all other equipment necessary to produce a gourmet meal which can be enjoyed in the dining area. The lounge area is complete with all you need to enjoy a relaxing evening watching television (flat screen) or listening to music.The entire area is tastefully decorated with local art and crafts and is very well maintained. Of course it has central air conditioning, free wi-fi (Skype quality) and cable television for your comfort and enjoyment.

The garden and pool area is truly beautiful! There are many paths to explore to discover its lush foliage, bountiful flowers, including many orchids, numerous types of palms and flowering shrubs, climbing vines and even fruit trees. When swimming in the large salt water pool, gazing at the large palms and flowers surrounding it one feels as though they are truly in the Garden of Eden! There are several cushioned lounges and chairs in the pool area where you can choose to rest in either the sun or the shade. Near the pool area is also an outdoor kitchen complete with a new (2015) gas BBQ to prepare those more casual meals. There is a nearby eating area with its own fireplace and large mosaic table top, featuring what else, but starfish!

The palapa docks which go out several feet from the shore are perfect spots to enjoy the sea breezes and watch the sailboats in the harbour and the local boats, visiting yachts, and dolphins go by. There is also a rooftop deck area with its 360 degree views of the sea, the canal and the distant mountains and is the perfect spot to sip a drink and watch the most gorgeous sunsets the Caribbean has to offer!

All this comfort and luxury is an ideal place to spend a relaxing day or to come home to after a day in the pool or on Placencia's white sandy beaches, or on one of the many day trips, snorkeling, diving, hiking, or exploring nearby rain forests or Mayan ruins.

Bring your e-book for reading in your hammock, your hiking shoes for local tours, flip flops for dining out and your sweetheart for the best honeymoon, anytime, anywhere.

Keywords: Starfish Villa is a large, beautiful Mediterranean style villa with water on both sides of the property. The Villa is very private and secure yet truly within very easy walking distance to the centre of the Village of Placencia. Therefore, the majority of our guests decide to not rent a vehicle, a very considerable cost saving. We are always pleased to pick up our guests at the Placencia airport and return them there for their return flights. Of course, there is no cost for this courtesy service. The Villa itself has a large and luxurious pool with a waterfall surrounded by lush tropical gardens. There are two palapa docks and a rooftop deck. The interior space has two bedrooms, two large baths, one with an outdoor shower with a small private garden; fully equipped kitchen, dining and lounge areas.

More Details

Gail M Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Gail M Smith

Your firendly hosts, Gail and Paul, look forward to sharing this beautiful paradise with you. They are in residence during part of the year at the Villa and occupy the second level of the Villa when in Belize. There are also full time caretakers at the Villa who have their own separate cottage which is on the property who will take good care of any guests should the owners be away. Gail and Paul know the area well and will be very pleased to recommend their favourite restaurants, shops, excursions and guide to help make your holiday in beautiful Placencia truly fantastic!

Gail M Smith purchased this villa in 2011

Why Gail M Smith chose Placencia

We've travelled the world and there is no better paradise than this one. We have a passion for sharing the magic of this country and especially this unique and charming village. We love the friendly Belizean people and can enjoy easy conversations with everyone here in English.

What makes this villa unique

Unsurpassed elegance at home, with easy access to world class diving, snorkeling, sailing, fishing, rainforest hiking, Mayan ruins, bird watching, or just hanging out at the famous Barefoot Bar!


Placencia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathrooms. one of which has both indoor and outdoor showers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(39 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews
Fort Collins


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 7 nights at the Starfish Villa for our honeymoon. The property is truly amazing and very well maintained. The home had everything we needed and then some. The pool was the perfect way to cool off after a walk into town. We loved fishing off the docks every morning and taking advantage of the rooftop deck! Pedro, the caretaker is extremely sweet and helped us with everything we needed. We would highly recommend Starfish Villa to anyone looking for the finest accommodations in Placencia. Book this place and you will not be disappointed! It is truly stunning and photos do not do it justice! Thank you so much for the wonderful honeymoon:)

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tallahassee, FL 32312

Starfish Villa was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

It was everything we hoped it would be. The accommodations were top shelf. Opportunities for dining, fishing, snorkeling and other excursions were plentiful. All restaurants, bars and grocery stores are within a 10 minute walk from the house. The pool and palapa docks made for some excellent downtime. We were there during the off-season, mid September, and it was perfect for us as we were looking for a quiet getaway. However, about half of the restaurants and bars were closed for the rainy season but there were still enough options to satisfy our desires. If you are looking for a more uptempo atmosphere, you need to go during their typical season. If a laid back, non touristy getaway is what you are looking for September is great. The caretaker (Pedro) for the property was very attentive whenever we needed him but was also unobtrusive. All in all, we couldn't have been more pleased.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Found Paradise in Placencia, Belize

  • 5 of 5

We found paradise at the Starfish Villa in Placencia, Belize. The accommodations were spacious, very clean and extremely comfortable for two couples. We had exclusive use of the beautifully landscaped grounds, pool, BBQ and the most gorgeous ocean views that provided both the solitude and relaxation we were seeking in a vacation rental. The town centre is only a short walk with lots of shopping, great restaurants and ocean-side bars and cafes. Our hosts, Gail and Paul were awesome, providing helpful information about everything to see and do in Placencia. After picking us up at the airport, they took us shopping for groceries/supplies and made reservations for any excursions or restaurants we were interested in. We highly recommend Starfish Villa to anyone seeking a unique and wonderful vacation in the sun.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Porter Beach, Indiana

A Beautiful Private Setting You Won't Want to Leave

  • 5 of 5

Imagine living in a beautiful hidden garden of paths wending through tropical plants and trees bordering on the Caribbean, a pier stretching out into waters made calm by outlying reefs, a tall palapa area at the end of the pier for sunning or lounging by the sea. Within the garden is a waterfall feeding a large, curved pool for swimming. And nearby, a garden dining, grilling, food prep area that opens out to another over water palapa-covered deck and bar for gathering at mealtime or anytime.

The home’s interior is equally enchanting with its beautiful clay tiles covering the floors, large rooms, granite counter tops, two artful and modern bathrooms, one with an outdoor shower and connecting to the spacious master bedroom, and a smaller guest bedroom with built-in cabinets. A high wall ensuring privacy and solitude surrounds the entire property.

This property is so enjoyable that it’s possible to never want to leave it during your stay but when you do, the owners Paul and Gail are good friends to their guests and eager to help guide your visit and make arrangements wherever needed. As proof of the charm of Starfish Villa, we enjoyed visiting so much that we’ve contracted to return next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautfiul! Perfect for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The listing perfectly described the property as it truly is, Paradise Found. Our hosts, Gail and Paul, could not have been more accommodating and informative. The compound was wonderfully maintained and had every amenity one could wish for. We traveled with 3 generations and it met our needs to a tee. Plenty of space indoor and out and a stocked kitchen and built in outdoor grille all set for a family meal. Just a short walk into town and the Sidewalk. I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting the finest accommodations in Placencia. Spent a lot of time in the water and sand at the Barefoot Bar (good food, friendly service). Rum fish is a great place for dinner and drinks. We celebrated New Year's Eve at the Turtle Inn and had such a good time we went back there again. If you truly want stress free accommodations in a over the top setting then consider this listing and contact Gail and Paul.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise found and then some!

  • 5 of 5

Gail and Paul have certainly created a paradise in Placencia. We traveled with another couple and had a wonderful time exploring the village, cooking delicious meals in the villa’s well-stocked and modern kitchen, and relaxing by the pool and palapa’s (yes, there’s more than one!).

After spending the first part of our trip sailing around the Caye’s, the villa was a great place to unwind in comfort. Gail and Paul are incredibly helpful and kind – you couldn’t find friendlier people in Belize. Paul gave us the lay of the land – the good markets, restaurants, and shops to stop-in. And Gail arranged everything from dinner reservations to a car rental for us.

We feel lucky to have experienced Starfish Villa and can’t wait to come back and visit again!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Placencia Airport is a 10 minute ride
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bars,beach & all of the village is a short walk.
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Beach, restaurants, shops all a short walk
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
A nice slow 10 minute stroll or an 8 minute walk
Car: not necessary

Privacy and security within a beautiful walled estate, you will be our only guests. The villa is a short walking distance to the quaint and colourful Village with its many shops, beach bars, fantastic restaurants and Placencia's famous white sandy beaches .

The indoor space of the rental property is approximately 2,000 square feet. The grounds include a private beach area, two palapa docks, large pool with a waterfall, outdoor kitchen and dining areas, rooftop terrace with 180 degree views, set within a beautiful tropical garden.

The land and sea day excursions companies pick up and deliver our guests at the Villa's gates at no cost. We gladly pick up our guests at the Placencia airport and deliver them back there for their return flights. While vehicle rentals are available, the great majority of our guests do not rent one during their stay or, if they wish to do some independent exploring, they only rent a vehicle for a day or two. A considerable cost saving.

The property owners may be in residence during your visit, however there is always resident caretakers present on the property in a separate cottage ensuring your comfort and security.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cancellation, 60 days or more full refund less $100.00 admin fee. 45 days to 30 full refund less $200.00 admin fee.
30 days or less if we are unable to rent the villa no refund.
Also if we do not have your exact date please contact us. Many of our dates are taken by Family and Friends, therefore we are often able to make adjustments.
Thank you,
Starfish Villa

Owner'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.