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Stunning Belize Townhouse with Rooftop Palapa on it's Own Island

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,106 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with stunning ocean view and dine in your own Palapa!

Congratulations—you’ve found the exact geographic spot in the world where all stress completely fizzles out. It simply can’t survive here!

Accessed only by boat, our three-story Belize townhome is surrounded by water on all sides. Here, the clear, Caribbean Sea meets a blue-green lagoon, where dolphins and manatees make frequent appearances and a pontoon boat waits to take you into Placencia Village.

After a quick boat ride across the 80 foot lagoon, you’re just a 5-minute walk from some mouthwatering seafood restaurants, local live music and “Grand Slam” fishing excursions. In town, we also recommend exploring Placencia’s calm and enchanting waterways. Additionally, we provide kayaks and bicycles to our guests (accommodates four).


Perched on top of this three-story Belize townhome, under the cover of a palapa—an authentic thatched hut—you can watch the sun rise over the water. And set over the water, too. Our unique island geography makes it possible to see both!

Here at our townhome, we have another big plus, too: our wonderful, welcoming caretaker, Edwin. Many of our neighbors here in Placencia are jealous that we get to have Edwin all to ourselves—you truly won’t meet a kinder man in all of Belize.

With his caretaker’s cottage adjacent to the townhome complex, Edwin is available in case of emergencies or when you need advice on adventures or places to eat. He speaks perfect English and is happy to help.

At the ultra-safe townhome complex, there are just four neighboring units. We aren’t a sprawling, packed resort. This means our big, sparkling, private swimming pool is never, ever crowded. And we always keep it at a flawless 72 degrees. This matches Belize’s own perfect temperatures, which hover around 75-80 degrees year-round.

Our complex also has outdoor pool showers for rinsing away the chlorine and a grilling hut surrounded by fragrant tropical plants. There’s no better way to spend an evening than flipping some burgers in the sea air at sunset.


Inside the townhome, everything is cool, clean and modern.

The rooms are large and flooded with natural light.

In the kitchen, we’ve provided all the necessary cooking utensils, plus stainless steel appliances. There’s also a laundry room with a washer and dryer in the unit, so you can pack light and throw a load of laundry in at the end of the day at the beach.

The modern bathrooms include marble sinks and huge walk-in showers.

In addition to the rooftop palapa, with is shared with the neighboring townhome, you also have two separate verandas that are all yours—one accessed through the living room, and the other through one of the bedrooms.


The options are many.

Among our world-class offerings are unmatched sport fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling along the barrier reef. You can also charter a boat on the Monkey River, where howler monkeys play and crocodiles slink around and sun themselves on rock.

A little further afield, about an hour away, you will find the breathtaking Mayan ruins. Just a bit up the road from there, you can try your hand at ziplining, soaring above the forest floor and cascading waterfalls of Belize.

Or, you can just spend the day lounging around. There are many places to do just that—from the townhome’s pool to the sugary sand beach just a 5-minute walk away.


We’d love to have you in beautiful Placencia, Belize. There’s nowhere in the world like it.

Book your stay with us today by clicking the yellow “Book It” button on the right!

More Details

Max Stabin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Max Stabin

I’m originally from Louisiana, but consider myself an Oregonian after 25 years here. I like the proximity of Belize to the US. It’s a quick escape from home into the quiet warmth of Belize. When I walked into Placencia Village I immediately fell in love with the remoteness, yet closeness to everything I would need while relaxing. I like to fish, snorkel and scuba dive. The warm, clear water in Belize makes all of these activities awesome. In fact, when I don’t want to get in a boat to fish, I can fish right off my boat dock outside my townhome. Even better, after I catch fresh fish off the dock, Edwin (the on-site caretaker) and I throw it on the grill. I bring the fish and he brings the mashed potatoes. Good thing we both enjoy BBQing and the outdoors.

I have a background as an owner-operator of hotels and restaurants. I’m a believer in superb customer service and a good product for a fair price. I have an excellent reputation where I live as both a hotel owner and restaurateur. I like to believe I serve the best Thai food locally. While in Belize, I get my fix for Thai food at Thai Friday in Placencia. Please say hello to SiriPohn for me – tell her Max sent you.

Max Stabin purchased this townhome in 2013

Why Max Stabin chose Placencia

Living in often rainy Oregon, I knew I wanted to purchase outside the US and near or on a beach. I looked at Thailand, Panama and Nicaragua initially. I happened upon Belize almost by accident, but perhaps it was really coincidence and meant to be. I immediately fell in love with the people and the country. Beyond falling in love with Belize, I liked that the national language is English which makes it easy to communicate and get around. The currency is also easy to convert. The exchange rate is a simple conversion of two-to-one (2:1) with the majority of businesses willing to take either US dollars or Belizian dollars.

Placencia Pointe provides the type of seclusion that is lacking in our hectic western lives. It’s close enough to town for a refreshing, easy walk, yet secluded on a secure lagoon right on the sea. Additionally, I love that I can walk out the door and leave it wide open or unlocked without a worry. Yes, it’s that safe and private.

And Edwin is the best!

What makes this townhome unique

I love that each unit is multi-level (three-story), without anyone above or below. The only thing above each unit is a covered rooftop palapa with an authentic thatched hut. The panoramic view from inside or the rooftop is breathtaking! It is serenely quiet by day, by night, at sunset or sunrise. I love the views from each veranda. Gorgeous and instantly relaxing!


Placencia Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2106 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower and a double sink.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower and a double sink.
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower for pool
  • Large bathroom with two sinks and large walk-inn showers
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Able to accommodate one additional guest with single roll-away available at no extra charge.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is an $80 USD cleaning fee payable to Edwin or his wife Emma upon departure.


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average rating of 4.8627453 based on 51 reviews

Dare I say that this was the BEST PLACE EVER??

  • 5 of 5

I am an avid traveler and have journeyed throughout the world. This easily ranks in my top 5 places I have ever stayed. The property exceeded my expectations mostly due to the outstanding efforts and attention of Edwin and his family. Edwin is the caretaker and concierge of the entire property. His level of professionalism and attention to detail rival any New York concierge and is delivered in a relaxed, pleasant and friendly manner. Whether it's grocery shopping while you are out fishing, cruising, diving or touring or setting up your day's events, Edwin has it handled.

The property itself is comfortable, classy, tastefully done with all the modern conveniences. There are kayaks and bicycles included to use with the property. The property is conveniently located close enough to the village making it accessible by walking 1/3 mile yet far enough out that you can enjoy 24/7 peace and quiet if you prefer.

We will be back....definitely!!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mark I must say you hit the nail on the head. Edwin is the most outstanding caretaker in Belize. Some of the guest named him Awesome Edwin. I must give him all the credit for your satisfaction. You are certainly welcome back anytime. Sincerely Max
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Incredibly beautiful place to stay while in Placencia!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have imagined a more perfect home to stay in while visiting Placencia! Excellent location, immaculately clean and comfortable. Every amenity one could want! What was wonderful was having the choice of the ocean or pool so close to swim. The village, full of local shops, restaurants, and grocery stores, is only a short walk away. Anything we needed was made available by Edwin who is always near by as caretaker of this beautiful townhouse. He helped us plan trips to the ruins, Monkey River excursion, catamaran snorkeling trip, taxi rides, and airport shuttles. It was so hard to leave this amazing place!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property but improvements need to be made to the property management

  • 4 of 5

The property is one of the best we have stayed in over the years. It is well laid out, in a wonderful position and the views from the balcony and palapa are exceptional. However, the property management needs to be improved, for example:

> A new washing machine had been bought, but sat (uninstalled) in the master bedroom closet all month.

> There is a bbq provided on the palapa, but no bbq tools are provided!

> The local cell phone was not provided.

> the shower in the master bedroom has a leak on the bottom faucet.

Edwin was advised of all these matters but nothing was done to correct them during the 4 weeks we were there.

These issues, however, did not spoil our stay and we had a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ten days in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I shared this property with another couple and we all totally enjoyed our stay. The property is clean, modern, roomy and comfortable! As a group we could hang out together or find a private spot on the palapa, second floor deck or pool. The caretaker, Edwin, and his son Kevin, happily shuttled us across the channel each day we ventured into the village, where every restaurant and local hangout was awesome. This was our first trip to Belize and we have already decided it will not be our last. Thank you, Max, for sharing your beautiful island home with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Place!

  • 5 of 5

Max has very good taste! Felt right at home. His recommendations on food was spot. My only suggestion would be taller furniture on the top to see the water over the wall.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your on spot review. Thanks for the suggestion on having taller furniture on the rooftop. Very soon we're going to start building a bar on the rooftop with barstools to oversee the whole village and water. You are certainly welcome back at any time to enjoy that new bar on the rooftop. Again Thanks Max
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Beautiful Five Stars!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful. The parking is on the canal right in front of the house, which is awesome. Edwin is a great guy and very attentive. The docks out back offer great fishing. For any serious fisherman, bring your rods from home. We took the bicycles into town to eat and Shop and just had a great time. Placencia is a real hidden treasure. I highly recommend getting Edwin to call K-Jay for Monkey River tours or private snorkeling tours. He might just be the best tour guide there is. I can’t wait to get back.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Placencia Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
several nearby and within walking distance
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
Humming Bird HWY
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Rum Fish, Turtle Inn,Wendy's and various others
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Prestine Placencia Beach
Car: not necessary

This gorgeous multi-level 2100 square foot townhouse in Placencia Village, Belize awaits you. It is easy access to the Caribbean ocean, a five minute walk to the center of town, shopping, beaches, nightlife, fine dining and fun.

Provided for my guests use:

*4 bicycles

*3 kayaks (2 single kayaks and 1 double kayak)

*Boat provided for lagoon crossing (it's only 80 feet). Edwin is the Caretaker on site. He is extremely knowledgeable, can assist with any need, provide valuable information about the lagoon, the city and tours. He speaks fluent English. Most importantly, he has a warm smile and great attitude.

*2 Fishing Poles: catch fish off our private dock!

*Parking space provided at unit, if guests rent a vehicle

*Mobile phone is available for guests use while in unit

*Unit as private skiff for crossing the lagoon




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Guest to pay $80.00 US Dollars to caretaker for cleaning at check out
Mobile phone provide to guest stay must be return to caretaker at check out

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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