About the property
- House2800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 5 nights
Just across the street from the beach, and not listed as beachfront.
Nestled peacefully between the Caribbean Sea and the Placencia Lagoon is the jewel of Maya Beach; Mi Sastun. This tropical haven will have a healing and rejuvenating effect on all who stay here. This charming house offers many amenities, such as east and west verandas, air conditioning, 32'television/100+channels, ceiling fans, fully equipped kitchen, three bedrooms(2 queen size, two singles), spacious living/dining area and lush tropical landscaping. All this and it's only a 60 second walk to the sea. Lagoon access is a short kayak ride from the house. THIS HOUSE IS NOT LISTED AS BEACHFRONT, but just across the street from the beach. First class dining is also close at hand. The Maya Beach Bistro and the Green Parrot Beach Houses are only a brief walk away. There is a grocery store, several bars, and even a bowling alley in Maya Beach. Land and sea tours can be arranged through the Green Parrot Beach Houses. The manager, Leo Ramirez, and his friendly staff can see to your every need.
Just a short kayak ride from the beach, you will find False Caye. This small island is surrounded by coral heads, sea fans, many tropical fish and an occasional manatee will swim past. All you will need is a mask and snorkel to enjoy these colorful sights.
Just six miles to the south, is the village of Placencia. A bustling little town, filled with restaurants, bars, gift shops, grocery stores, banks(ATM) and friendly locals. There is a bus service and taxis to take you to and from Placencia. Rental cars are also available in the village.
Whether you are into reef trips, Mayan ruins, cave tours, bird and wildlife watching, zip lining or just walking the miles of white sand beaches, you will find it all at Mi Sastun.
Please contact for any questions.
Larry F. Smith
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
About Larry F. Smith
I traveled extensively, in search of the 'right place'. Boating to Belize from Honduras, I saw Placencia on the horizon. Magic!! Coming ashore, I knew my search was over. As close to paradise as I had ever been, I was taken in. I began looking at properties and found a double lot in Maya Beach and Mi Sastun would soon become a reality. I am still working in the U.S., but try to get 'home' every two to three months. I have enjoyed this beautiful home since 2005 and have decided to share it with some of the lucky folks who find themselves in southern Belize. Come, stay, enjoy. Smitty
Larry F. Smith purchased this House in 2005
Why Larry F. Smith chose Maya Beach
This property was where I wanted to be; close to the sea and the lagoon. Accessibility to all my needs. Great neighbors, good friends.
What makes this House unique
I feel the unique benefits of this home have to do with its location on the peninsula. You can take advantage of the proximity of the ocean for fishing, diving, snorkeling or beachcombing. Also, the access to the lagoon exposes you to some of the best fishing Belize has to offer. Here you will find snook, tarpon, jacks, Jewfish etc. Each one offers an exciting adventure and a tasty dinner that evening.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Mi Sastun is an absolutely lovely place to stay. We were a group of 6 adults (ranging from 22-28), two sets of couples and two singles which worked perfectly for the beds since there are three rooms and one of the rooms has two single beds. Some of our favorite things about the property are that you have access to the beach right across the street at the Green Parrot (which is where you will find Leo, the property manager, who will help you with anything you need, including booking excursions, in his very friendly and laid back way). If you head down the side street towards the lagoon side you will find a great area to watch sunsets and to see the occasional dolphin! The house itself fit 6 of us perfectly. There are multiple places to hang out and relax. Our favorite was either playing games at the kitchen table or relaxing on the deck. The deck has patio chairs and a hammock for all of your relaxing needs. There are so many interesting birds that frequent the property for all the bird watchers out there. The kitchen had everything we needed and there is a grocery store close by for the basics. Maya Beach is away from the busier center of Placencia which we enjoyed but still close enough you can make a day trip for shopping, visiting a different beach or checking out new restaurants. Mi Sastun does not have Wi-Fi but that helps in the relaxing atmosphere and if you really need it you can head to one of the restaurants in the area. We enjoyed our stay very much at Mi Sastun!
I 'm really glad that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at Mi Sastun. as I told you in the email, everyone in Maya Beach, who met you spoke very highly of you and your group. Yes, Leo is the best. He always takes good care of my guests and tends to their every need. Would love to have you return for a second visit to Mi Sastun. The doors are always open to you. All the best, Smitty
Clean property, prepared for our visit.
Mi Sastun was a lovely villa, by Central American standards, quite luxurious. Leo was a great help in planning excursions. Grocery store within 2 minute walk to the South. Maya Beach Bistro was fantastic, Mangoes was great, even the Green Parrot was nice - all within a five minute walk. If you want WiFi, you have to run to the Bistro - which is very workable. Maybe add WiFi to the villa in the future? Completely exhausted from snorkeling, zip lines, incredible waterfall climbs, and kayaking to false Caye.
It sounds like you had a jam-packed week in paradise. Really glad you liked Mi Sastun. Will look into the WiFi prospect. If you ever decide to visit southern Belize again, please consider another stay with us. All the best, Smitty
Maya Beach Gem!!!
Mi Sastun is a fabulous place to stay! The house was clean and had all the extra things we needed. Extra towels, soap, shampoo, plus a fully stocked kitchen. Yes there is a coffee maker, and a percolator coffee maker if you choose the old fashion way. There is a water disperser, just walk to the market down the street to get a new jug (take the old one or they collect a deposit). We had six people in the house and always had hot water for showers. There is lots of parking in the back. The house and grounds are well maintained. The a/c units in each room work great! Too great, I actually woke up too cold and had to re-set it. The family room has a futon sofa, so it could sleep 1 more if needed. We loved sitting on the balcony in the morning listening to the birds. If there is anything you need Leo, the property manager is there to help.
We loved how close everything was: Green Parrot, Mango's, Belize Ocean Club (Belize Underwater Scuba), kayaks, the market, the lagoon.
I would highly recommend this property and we are hoping to go back next year to see the whale sharks.
Thank you for such a glowing review, Debbie.
Glad you enjoyed Mi Sastun. I am looking forward to your return next year. Will put in a request for lots of whale sharks. All the best,
Fantastic Spring Break Vacation!
If you're looking for a place to stay in Maya Beach.........look no further. You've found it! Great location the beach is an easy short walk away. I enjoyed walking the beach, collecting "treasures". Or if fishing or kayaking is your pleasure it is located on a canal that connects to a river where you can do both. We had some delicious snook meals. There is a nice coral reef off an island a short distance off the shore. We kayaked to it and snorkeled there. I enjoyed the hammock on the front porch a great place to kick back and read a book. The home is very comfortable, kitchen well stocked (we cooked many meals there) and furnish with beautiful locally made furniture. When we didn't feel like cooking there are some great restaurants within walking distance.
The property manager there, Leo is the best! Seems he's the "mayor" of the area, very knowledgeable and was able to make arrangements for our sightseeing needs.
I look forward to returning to Mi Sastun!
Thank you, Susan for such a kind review of Mi Sastun. Sounds like you had a
full schedule while you were in Maya Beach. You're right about Leo. He truly is the best. Would love to have you return soon. All the best, Smitty
Awesome Vacation Experience
I highly recommend a stay at Mi Sastun in Maya Beach. The property is beautifully maintained with abundant flora and fauna.The house which sleeps 6 comfortably is located on a canal which takes the avid kayaker out to the river where fishing is excellent (snook and snapper made delicious dinners) It is located just a short walk from the beach and has various restaurants close by as well as a convenient grocery store. The Green Parrot resort is just across the street from Mi Sastun and Leo, the property manager is very knowledgeable and recommended a variety of touring activities like cave tubing, hiking at the Jaguar Preserve or visiting some of the many ancient ruins nearby. We were also able to snorkel along the beautiful reef located just a short kayak trip off the beach from Mi Sastun. It was a fantastic vacation and I would recommend it highly to anyone who is interested in exploring the beauty of Belize!
Thank you Jerry for the positive review. So glad you enjoyed your stay at Mi Sastun. I hope you can return someday soon. All the best, Smitty
Not quite what we expected
The location is good- it is across the Hummingbird highway from ocean access. The property is on a rainwater system which required us to purchase drinking water as we were asked to save the tap water. The property had ant traps all around, lacked lamps in bedrooms and adequate space for clothes storage. The bathrooms are small with little storage space. There are no chairs to sit outside on and two of the six dining chairs were broken. The property was smaller than it shows in the pictures. The caretaker was less than helpful and is busy with a larger property he manages. Adjacent to the house a tenant does laundering and almost daily there was laundry hanging under our house to dry. There are restaurants nearby and opportunities to enjoy the beauty of Maya Beach which is why I gave it 3 stars.
So sorry you felt a need to give 3 stars. Belize is a 3rd world country where people rely on rainfall for water, there are ants; and local people have to do laundry.
Did you get a chance to enjoy the beautiful country you were visiting? I hope so.
Maya Beach is a 'laid back' little village in southern Belize. The pace slows down, as you step from the plane into a tropical paradise. No traffic jams, no clocks, just endless days on the beach or in a hammock sipping a cocktail or a local beer. Welcome to the Tropics, at their finest.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Full refund if cancelled 60 days prior to arrival, 50% if cancelled 30-60 prior to arrival. No refund if canceled within 30 days if arrival. If booking for more than 6 guests, there is a US$25.00 per additional person, per night fee. Please contact for any questions.