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Beautiful Beachfront Island Home, Private Dock, Village Transportation Inclu

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxurious Two Story Private Waterfront Beach House, 3min boat ride to village!

The Hummingbird house was built on Placencia Caye a Caribbean island to enjoy the relaxing ocean breeze and serene views. It’s conveniently located a 3 minute boat ride from the center of Placencia Village. Complimentary WIFI and boat transportations between the house and the village is provided 24/7 for guests.

*Oceanfront

*Private dock

*On-site caretaker who will ferry you into the village 24/7

*3min boat ride to Placencia Village

*Wrap around balcony

*Large covered patio

*Gorgeous Ocean views

*WiFi - included

The Hummingbird house is a large, fully furnished, 3 bedroom-2.5 bathroom house. Its elegant and modern design features various Belizean hardwoods and a spacious floor plan. The entrance leads to a bright foyer, bathroom and large covered patio, perfect napping in the shade. A curved staircase takes you to the upstairs living area where you are met with high ceilings expansive ocean views. The ocean facing interior walls are constructed of tall sliding glass panels and can be open to extend the living area outside and allow a cooling breeze. The balcony wraps around the house, providing breathtaking views over the lush coconut trees. The kitchen is fully equipped and the dining room and living room are furnished with local, artisan-built wood doors, windows, cabinetry and furniture. South facing you'll find two bedrooms, one if which has french doors that open to the balcony. North facing is the master suite, which has an upscale bathroom and outdoor shower. This bedroom also has balcony access. The private dock overlooks the ocean and harbor. Our onsite caretaker will be happy to ferry you to and from Placencia Village. He can also direct you to a variety of restaurants, bars, boutiques and outdoor activities to enjoy.

We will be experiencing some construction noise over the next 6 months, there is construction on the island but most of it is inside finish work across the canal.

If you are looking for expansive views and beautiful handcrafted decor with the simplicity and relaxation of island living, visit the Hummingbird house!

More Details

Owner
Tom Ludlow
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

What makes this house unique

*Private dock

*On-site caretaker who will ferry you into the village

*Large covered deck

*Gorgeous Ocean views

*Close to Placencia village center

Amenities

Placencia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Located in the master suite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Located upstairs next to room 2 and 3.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Located off the foyer
    Outdoor Shower - shower , outdoor shower , Located outside so guests can rinse off after swimming
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , Ocean views, large private bathroom, balcony access
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Looks over the island and canal
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Balcony access, nestled in palm trees
  • The sofa on the ground level sitting room can be converted into a double bed. Please do not move upstairs, this must remain in the sitting room.
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Day-Time boat pick up/drop off, after midnight transportation please coordinate with onsite caretaker.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8125 based on 32 reviews
5

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our 30th anniversary at the Hummingbird House in September, 2017. The house is spacious, beautiful and came with everything we needed. We enjoyed being on our own private island, yet so close to Placencia Village. What a way to spend a week in Belize. Edwin, the caretaker, took very good care of his and we enjoyed spending time with his family. Boots and Moon welcomed us every morning!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

True Belizan Experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have to admit, the first night we were there, we didn't know if we were going to be able to sleep without AC. The owner Tom was very upfront about not having it, however, so we powered through the first night to get our bodies used to the heat (we were there in rainy/hot season). However, the home itself and the people we got to meet quickly removed any concern we had about our great 7 day honeymoon adventure. The Belizan culture and people have touched our lives in so many ways that we didn't even realize they would. From Edwin and Gennevy, the caretaker and his daughter, to Brenda's Caribbean Cooking, to Mark and Myrna Leslie at Cayequest Tours we were treated to a vacation of a lifetime. This home is a great space and has a lot of room, The thing we liked most about it was that it utilized the local woods and accessories that didn't make it feel like some of the new huge houses being built (we are not a fan of those). The accommodations were more than adequate and the island is extremely safe. If you are lucky enough to get to stay here, you wont regret it. Here are a few places that we enjoyed while in Placencia. Brenda's Carribean cooking (If you go to the main dock and look for the lady who is hollering at people and smell great food, let your nose lead you to Brenda), Cayequest tours (Mark, Myrna, and family our great Belizan people and have a deep rooted understanding of the culture and history of Belize.), and Wendy's restaurant (just off the dock and past the market, this is more of a sit down type of experience with lots of good creole goodies). As you can hopefully tell from this post, our excitement and enjoyment of this trip was second to nothing I have ever experienced, and I have traveled internationally a fair amount.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Private, stunning nature, comfortable and beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location! Placencia is a wonderful little town and the Hummingbird House couldn't have been any better. We wish we could return there today!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wish we had stayed longer!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 as well as my parents LOVED our stay at the Hummingbird house!! The house is beautiful, the construction and all of the natural wood is amazing! The giant doors and indoor outdoor living was everything you think of on a vacation! It wasn't too hot and there was a very constant breeze so the fact that there was no AC was not an issue for us. We did experience a few bugs, however it was not too bad due to the breeze. The orientation of the house is perfect with the wind hitting the front of the house and the dock and porch on the back side of the house. My parents had the master and said that they really enjoyed the experience of the outside shower. I used the guest bath which the entire room is the shower. I had seen this but never experienced it, I am sold. Edwin and his family were great, very helpful. I had emailed Tom ahead of time because I have a 7 year old son and the house said it isn't suitable for kids under 10. I would say one of the best parts of the visit was my son having another 7 year old to keep him busy and play with, he spent all day playing with Edwin's daughter and didn't want to leave because he was having such a great time. We also loved the dogs, Boots and Moon, but we are all dog lovers!! Our only regret was that we only had 3 days at the hummingbird house. The island is great, the little boat ride to town is perfect! If we make our way back to Placencia we will for sure stay here again. We rented a car in Belize city and drove the Hummingbird highway to get to Placencia. The drive is not for the faint of heart, between the single lane bridges, trucks, people on bikes, and constant speed humps (sleeping policeman) it is a CRAZY drive. People drive whatever speed and pass whenever, be prepared. Placencia is a super cute town, it was our favorite after exploring San Pedro, Belmopan, Dangriga, and Hopkins. Placencia is the place to stay in Belize!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC

  • 5 of 5

This home was absolutely beautiful and met all our family needs. It was great to be just minutes from town, but even better for the privacy of being on our own little island. We enjoyed the fishing, evening paddle boarding and the ability to cook our own dinners. Be sure to use the mosquito thing next to the beds it really seamed to help. When the wind is not blowing it gets kinda bad so make sure to have allot of bug spray on hand. Make sure to enjoy the sunsets on the deck they are amazingly beautiful. One night we were paddle boarding and got to see a school of needle fish jumping over our boards. The outside shower was fantastic, but you have to wait a few minutes for hot water which was just fine as we enjoyed waiting looking at the stars. There is a few grocery stores to grab all you needs to cook your favorite meals, make sure to get charcoal and starter if you want to BBQ your dinners. Edwin and his family were very delightful and always helped us out with getting where we needed to go when we needed it. Look out for Boots and Moon as they are shoe thieves LOL. We enjoyed both of them as well. There was some good fishing right there on the island bring bate like shrimp and sardines. You might want to give Edwin a call to find some better rates to get you from Belize City to Placencia as it is outrageous if you do not pre-arrange your ride. We fished, spear fished, snorkled, swam with Nurse Sharks, saw the Manatee's, kayaked with the dolphins, when to Monkey River, Zipped lined, hiked to beautiful waterfalls and took amazing rides on motorcycles, visited chocolate factory had lunch at the spice farm, paddled board, enjoyed great food and drinks from places like: Tipsy Tuna (great drinks(spendy)) , Omars, Secrete Garden (our favorite), Barefoot (great music and best drink prices) and of course Wendy's and Cozy Corner (best breakfast) all this from this location. See Evan on the sidewalk to make you your own personalized carving. Can't wait to return. Thank you Tom and Edwin for making our family vacation the best.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good words about this beautiful home! Tom was incredibly helpful and responsive to all questions/requests. The caretaker of the home, Edwin, was especially accommodating, shuttling us whenever we needed to mainland Placencia. 8 adult women slept comfortably in this home. I cannot wait to plan my next trip in Belize!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Placencia airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $99

Some Fees may apply for event bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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