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The Maine Stay Suite- Gorgeous Beach Cabanas

(67 Reviews)

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Last updated: 09/09/2014

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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Our Cabana suite includes two king beds and a kitchen/dining cabana (with sleeping area) and a bedroom cabana (with laundry). The suite in this unique Belize vacation rental has two cabanas connected by a pergola covered deck… perfect for al fresco dining and barbequing. The suite has two bathrooms. Although very affordable for one couple, the cabana suite will comfortably sleep six-eight. Perfect for two couples traveling together or for children in a separate cabana. The Maine Stay Suite is very kid and toddler friendly... with enclosed spacious deck and fenced beach yard with 12 foot wading pool. High chair, Pak N Play crib, video baby monitor and car seat available. Check out the full list of amenities.

Cabana Suite with king beds, double futon,
2 baths, laundry, full kitchen, large deck, porch and patio, right on the beach.

The cabana suite is located on the beautiful sandy shore of the Placencia peninsula…just steps from the Caribbean shore… your beach faces east toward a stunning sunrise each morning. There is a 100 foot lighted pier (see photos) and palapa just steps from your deck.

Placencia has the reputation for the best beaches in Belize... right in your front yard! Toddlers, kids and adults all love it. Near our very swimmable 400 foot sandy beach, there is a beautiful stand of coral about 150 yards from our pier. Swim, snorkel and kayak right from the Cabanas. Of course, there is also world class snorkeling, diving and fishing along the nearby barrier reef... which is not to be missed.

Traveling is easy: Belize City is only two hours from Miami and Houston. Our cabanas are only three miles from Placencia airport, which is only a thirty minute flight from Belize City via Tropic Air or Maya Island Air. From the US: Continental, American, US Airways, Delta and TACA fly in to Belize City.

Many guests rent a vehicle at Belize International Airport and drive to Belmopan and then down the Hummingbird Highway through the Maya Mountains to Placencia. It is just a stunning drive. It is also a great way to travel Belize.

'Passing through jungle and citrus orchard as it skirts the northern edges of the Maya Mountain range, Belize’s Hummingbird Highway offers a near constant procession of postcard-perfect vistas. There are also plenty of reasons to stop along the way, chief among these being a visit to Cave’s Branch for cave tubing and St Herman’s Cave, where, with a guide, you can explore its huge caverns and classic Maya ceremonial chambers containing calcified skeletons and artifacts. There’s also the Blue Hole, a 25ft-deep sapphire-blue swimming hole inside a 328ft-wide cenote that was formed when the roof caved in on one of the Sibun River’s underground tributaries.'

There are many available restaurants, complete tour services, massage centers, and spa offerings.

We will meet you when you arrive at The Maine Stay, whether you choose to rent a vehicle in Belize City and drive down, or if you fly, we will meet you at the Placencia Airport. Renting a vehicle in Belize City gives you a lot of flexibility, depending on your plans. Do you want to do Mayan Ruins, the Jaguar Preserve, Cave tubing, and other things? You can save money and do some or all of these yourself in your rental vehicle.

Tour can also arranged with local tour operators. Local taxis are readily available. Tours will pick you up at your Cabana Suite, our ocean front pier or at our lagoon Marina. There are many delightful shops with local arts and crafts. Included on the property is a 100 foot lighted pier (see photos) and palapa just steps from the cabanas with easy access to great snorkeling and night water viewing of the reef fish, crabs, rays, and schools of glowing tropical fish.

Other activities in the area:
Snorkeling as well as world class fly-fishing and scuba diving on the second longest barrier reef in the world. Spelunking. Fishing. Mayan ruins. Rain forest hikes.

You'll be delighted by:
The spectacular beaches. The sunrise and sunset. The herons in the
morning, the hummingbirds, the lush gardens and flowers, the fresh
seafood, the Maya Mountains, the friendly people... and so much more.

Call us! See the FAQ link below for tons more information and STUNNING panorama photos!

The Maine Stay does not accept responsibility or
assume any liability for failure to provide services due to delays or
changes by airline, illness, weather or any other act over which we
have no control.

Keywords: beach, cabana, cottage, cabin
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/09/2014

Property Type

  • Cabin

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    enclosed deck, fenced yard, sand toys, crib, high chair, car seat, kid's pool...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Complementary bicycles and kayaks including clear bottom kayak, horseshoe pit. The Maine Stay Suite is very kid and toddler friendly... with enclosed spacious deck and fenced beach yard with 12 foot wading pool. High chair, Pak N Play crib, video baby monitor and car seat available. Check out the full list of amenities....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Flat Screen TV - 100 channels...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    415 feet of sandy beach and palm trees...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Sunset on the Maya Mountains with thatch covered palapas and swings in our lagoon marina....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people



  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils




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from 67 traveler reviews
Suite - $1295/week-$185/night (Jun 1-Oct 31)-3 night minimum
Suite - $1595/week-$228/night (Nov 1-May 31)-3 night minimum
Suite - $1895/week-$271/night (Dec 15-Jan 15)-7 night minimum
Partial weeks pro-rated, NO CHARGE additional guests
NO SERVICE CHARGE. 9% Belize Hotel tax. 25% (non-refundable) deposit.
Full Payment required 60 days prior to stay. Full refund (minus deposit)
if cancellation received at least 45 days prior to arrival.
If 45 to 30 days prior 50% refund. If 30 days or less, no refund.

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Car: Recommended

Cave Tubing, Zip-Line Tours, Maya Ruin tours, Butterfly farms, horseback riding, and tour the famous 'ATM' cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal) in San Ignacio.

Recent guests at The Maine Stay were kind enough to leave us with the following notes and comments on restaurants and activities in the area.

Our restaurant reviews (random order):

1. Quarterdeck - best fish, very nice staff

2. Mangos - great ribs, friendly place

3. Maya Hotel Bistro - best atmosphere, service

4. DeTatch - largest portions, best shrimp, great breakfast

5. Shak - best shakes, nice lunch and breakfast

6. Maya Center (Jag Preserve) - cheapest meal by far. Good food. Recommend their pineapple juice drink.

7. Wendys - another very good breakfast place

8. Cheers - good place to stop to/from airport

9. Singing Sands - best desserts

10. Barefoot bar - lively, friendly

11. Habaneros - nice atmosphere, but somewhat pricey for their buffet

12. Rumfish - very good fish, fun place

13. Tutti Frui


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: In the spring of 2001, my husband, Drew, spent 4 months on sabbatical leave working as a volunteer in a clinic in Punta Gorda, Belize. He had been to Belize very briefly in 1985, on his way to do relief work in El Salvador after a big earthquake. Since then he had always wanted to go back to Belize and really explore it... and this was the perfect opportunity. During his 4 months working in the Hillside Clinic in Punta Gorda, he had weekends free to travel around and check out this small Central American country. Although we had no intention of doing ANYTHING of the sort, we ended up buying property on the Placencia Peninsula. For 3 years, we came down to our beach every few months and stayed in Cabanas we had built. These cabanas soon took on a 'life of their own,' and we started renting them out to friends & co-workers. So, The Maine Stay was born and continues to delight us and our guests. The Placencia Peninsula has continued to build infrastructure and amenities. Paving of the road between The Maine Stay and Placencia Village is now complete. Drew officially 'retired' mid 2004 and we have been here full time since. I came down full time late in 2004 and although retired from full-time work, continues part-time consulting in health care. The wonders of high speed internet communications! The lagoon land (that happened to come along with the purchase of our 415 feet of beach front) has become Kokomo... our 7 acre gated community with 28 lots, marina and canal. These are selling well and new construction is ongoing. The beach cabanas 'almost' take care of themselves, but it has been a very large expenditure in energy, time and money to get the Kokomo community developed. We just thought we were 'retired!'

Why the Owner Chose Surfside, Belize:
Although life-changing and initially a challenge, moving to Belize has been one of the best decisions that Drew and I have made in our lives together. Living on the Placencia Peninsula of Belize is the stuff that peoples dreams are made of... especially if you like tropical ocean breezes, great beaches, superb snorkeling and diving and some of the best fishing in the western hemisphere. 'As one of the last unspoiled places on earth, Belize offers travelers the richly rewarding authenticity they seek in a Caribbean getaway. Just a two-hour flight from the U.S., this tropical paradise is nestled between Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west and south. For generations, the English-speaking people of Belize have demonstrated a commitment to preserving the country’s unique charms. Belize offers a land rich in natural beauty and steep in the history and culture of its Maya past. Renowned for having the second largest barrier reef in the world, Belize’s pristine waters, exotic marine and wildlife, lush unspoiled landscapes and superb diving truly make it Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret.'

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Placencia is a 17 mile long peninsula half way down the coast of Belize. It is known for the best beaches in Belize, diving around the nearby barrier reef, snorkeling on the beaches and Cayes, whale shark and manatee encounters, world class fly-fishing, and regular 'rod and reel' ocean fishing, access to great Mayan Ruin tours, the fabulous hiking, tubing and waterfalls at the Jaguar Preserve where you will also hear and may see howler monkeys. Another popular day trip is Monkey River. The central location of the peninsula is key to it's popularity. Although 'laid back,' Placencia has much to offer. There are many good places to enjoy restaurants and great food on the peninsula, from first class resorts, to funky beach bars. There are lots of restaurants and shops both in Placencia Village and elsewhere along the peninsula. All of these are easy to get to either by taxi, your own rental vehicle or our complimentary bicycles. You'll find tons of stuff to do. In fact it is usually hard for our guests to cram everything they want to do in a week! If you can mage it... schedule 9 or 10 days. All of our guests wish they had!

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/09/2014

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • King beds

    King beds

  • Comfortable lounge space...

    Comfortable lounge space...

  • delightful beach yard

    delightful beach yard

  • 100 foot pier and palapa!

    100 foot pier and palapa!

  • The Maine Stay Cabana Suite... double cabanas with pergola covered deck between.

    The Maine Stay Cabana Suite... double cabanas with pergola covered deck between.

  • At dusk on our pier

    At dusk on our pier

  • Awesome deck

    Awesome deck

  • Sunset  - Maya Mountains

    Sunset - Maya Mountains

  • Great beach, pier, snorkeling

    Great beach, pier, snorkeling

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Member since: 2005
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  • Response time Within 12 hours
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  • Calendar last updated 09/09/2014