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Dolce Cabana Waterfront Suites as seen on HGTV!

Placencia, Belize
  • Apartment500 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

3 One-bedroom Apartments on the Lagoon

Featured on HGTV’s House Hunters International – A Dream House in Belize (season 92, episode 6)!

Beautiful property on a canal in a marina-like setting, surrounded by water on two sides, in a private yet convenient community.

Dolce Cabana has 3 spacious one-bedroom apartments – offering the comforts of home with a fully-equipped kitchen, cushy queen-sized bed, and oversized shower.

Perfect location: 5 minutes from beaches and town, yet set off on a private and quiet canal.

The property offers a swimming pool, raised deck, dock, and palapa-covered lookout tower. A tandem kayak and bicycles are available to our guests who want to explore the peninsula.

Our apartments are top-notch:

• Custom cabinets and furnishings made of tropical hardwoods

• Granite counter tops throughout kitchen and bathroom

• Full size appliances in the kitchen – 6-burner stove/oven, large fridge, microwave, double sink

• Queen bed with high-quality mattress and comfy pillows

• Living room with large futon and TV stand

• Two dining areas – inside and on the porch

• Cushions for dining and lounging chairs

• Your own covered porch with comfortable patio furniture

We offer the ultimate in guest comfort and utility:

• Air conditioning in bedroom cools the entire apartment

• Wi-fi inside and on the property – fast internet connection

• A safe to lock up your valuables

• Flat screen TV with over 100 channels

• Local cell phone with complimentary minutes

Enjoy the extra amenities you would find in a hotel:

• Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, bar soaps, and dish soap

• Hairdryer

• Beach towels

• Laundry bag

Find everything you need for cooking/staying in:

• Convenient kitchen appliances – blender, coffee maker, toaster

• Fresh kitchen sponges, towels, and paper towels

• Assortment of pots and pans, dishes and silverware, glasses and mugs

• Pitchers and salad bowls

• Cutting boards, knives, peeler

• Sugar, salt and pepper and other basic spices

• Can/wine opener

We do not offer a daily maid service, but we are happy to provide fresh linens and towels after 3 days.

Although ideal for couples, the property can also be booked for families/groups who will enjoy the seclusion of their own apartment while staying in the same location and gathering in common areas.

Property Manager


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english, czech
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Nicole

I was born in the Czech Republic, grew up in Canada, and lived for many years in the United States. I have been coming to Placencia for the last 18 years, always for only a few months at a time, until I decided to settle here permanently. I haven't looked back! Placencia is beautiful, the community is vibrant, and the natural beauty of the surrounding area is unsurpassed. Placencia accommodates my active lifestyle (yoga classes, Zumba classes, bicycling, kayaking, swimming, and more) and lets me live a more relaxed, healthy life. I am raising my 12-year old son who is thriving in his project-based, student-focused school. Together we reap the many daily rewards of this one of a kind place.

Nicole purchased this Apartment in 2012

Why Nicole chose Placencia

Dolce Cabana is situated in the private, yet conveniently located Harbour Place neighborhood of Placencia - only a 5-minute walk to the nearest amenities. Harbour Place is a premier marina, flanked by canals and waterways. It is an established community with long-term owners. Our guests love our location, so close to everything, yet set back for the quiet, safety and privacy they seek. Placencia is a beautiful, 16-mile peninsula in southern Belize, Central America, bordered by the ocean on one side and the wildlife-rich lagoon on the other. World renowned for its gorgeous beaches and friendly Caribbean vibe, it offers a variety of things to do within easy reach: beach combing, dining, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, biking, boating and more.

What makes this Apartment unique

The location of this property is truly ideal. One of the oldest marinas in the village, it is established and safe, close to everything, yet private and quiet. I am here 24/7 to answer my guests' questions, help them set up tours, and provide helpful guidance and advice. My guests love the property, the on-site hospitality, and the many amenities offered.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)


        • 1 Bathroom
          • 1

          Location Type

            • Waterfront
              Dolce Cabana is flanked on two sides by canals in the Placencia lagoon.


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      Available for an extra charge of $10 per night.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Laundry services available onsite Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 10:00am for an additional charge.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                      Upon request
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Laundry services available onsite Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 10:00am for an additional charge.
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  Cable TV.


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Gazebo
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Traditional Belizean charcoal grill.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Paddleboard available for use.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool


                                                • churches
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • marina
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • photography
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              30 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Placencia Paradise

                                                              Barb P.Forest Lake, MN, USA

                                                              The 5 weeks I spent at Dolce Cabana were nothing short of fantastic! Now that I am home I am appreciating the lovely experience even more — how beautiful the home/apartments’ setting on the canal was, how wonderful and friendly and helpful host Nicole was (along with everyone in Placencia), and how great it was to simply hop on one of Nicole’s convenient bikes or walk EVERYWHERE! Nicole’s place is exactly as pictured — and all of her 5-star reviews (which convinced me to rent) are well deserved. It’s clean, with an extremely comfy bed, relaxing areas by the pool deck and palapa, and all the comforts of home, including even huge beach towels and lovable sweet dogs Maddy and Gibson. Dolce Cabana’s location is PERFECT — just a couple blocks to the beautiful beach or quaint village, but nice and quiet — away from any noise from music or crowds at the local bars/restaurants. Speaking of which, ALL of the restaurants in the village were wonderful, and with the Top Value grocery store just a little more than a block away, the convenience was amazing. I also enjoyed yoga classes with Yarka at the Secret Garden, and no matter whether you are looking for tour info or anything else, Nicole’s 3-ring binder in the unit will give you all the info you need. I was also working remotely during several weeks of my stay and the WiFi was great, not to mention having an amazing outdoor covered patio area for my office, even if it rained! Only disappointment is that some of the other renters saw a dolphin in the canal one day and I missed it! Thank you, Nicole!


                                                              Lia B.

                                                              Beautiful place! We had a great time! Nicole was very helpful and the pictures don't even do it justice. We would definitely recommend this to a family or couple looking to spend time in Placencia

                                                              Best vacation ever

                                                              david b.So. Lake Tahoe, Ca.

                                                              Aug.1-Sept 7

                                                              After spending over 5 weeks at Dolce Cabana I can't wait to return. The property is exactly as shown, perfect. The location couldn't be better, best neighborhood, close to everything yet far enough to insure quiet. The units are spotless (super housekeeper), the extras include kayak (early AM is best)), bikes, paddle board and swimming pool, the best is Nichole, a true pleasure and very helpful with whatever you want to do. I am already planning my next visit. Thank you Nichole.

                                                              Great location, amenities and Nicole!

                                                              Barbara K.

                                                              We had a great experience staying in Placentia at Dolce Cabana . Nicole was an amazing hostess and attentive to us throughout our stay. We loved our unit and it was equipped with all the necessities. The property was along the canal and had access to a small pool and outdoor seating and a Palapa. My favorite place was laying in the hammock in the palapa, reading and taking a nap. We also had use of the bicycles to ride into town which was very convenient. It was extremely warm and humid while we were there, but the air conditioning and the ceiling fans were highly effective . I would highly recommend the Dolce Cabana.

                                                              Great place in Placencia

                                                              kendra o.

                                                              The property was well kept and the location was perfect. Nicole was very attentive and accommodating. I would recommend staying here if you want to be close to the village and experience all Placencia has to offer

                                                              Great Place to Stay

                                                              Steve D.

                                                              We had a great stay at Dolce Cabana . We were there for 7 days and have nothing but good things to say about our stay . The pictures Nicole shares are exactly what you see . We had brought our paddleboards on holidays with us and the lagoons were perfect for it . The weather was incredibly hot so walking out of your door and jumping into the water was perfect . The people of Belize were very friendly and accommodating . Great food and drinks had an amazing vacation . If your just hanging around Placencia there is no need to rent a vehicle this place takes about 20min - 1/2 hour to walk to the pier on the South end ( depending on how many beer stops you make ). Taxi was $15 BZ to get to the airport ( cheap ) There are lots of supermarkets to purchase groceries or anything you might have forgotten . Nicole was great to deal with if you needed to ask her for anything . Great location we would definatly stay here again on vacation .

                                                              Steve + Meryl

                                                              Cochrane , Canada


                                                              Placencia, Belize

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                                                              30 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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