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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,106 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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).

WHY OUR PLACENCIA TOWNHOME?

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.

STEP INSIDE

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.

WHAT TO DO IN PLACENCIA

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.

COME AND SEE US!

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

Owner
Max Stabin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

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 Peninsula

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!

Amenities

Placencia Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2106 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
There is an $80 USD cleaning fee payable to Edwin or his wife Emma upon departure.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Stunning Belize Townhouse with Rooftop Palapa on it's Own Island
average rating of 4.878049 based on 41 reviews
5

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: Feb 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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4

Quality condo for the price

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here June 10th to the 20th and had a wonder stay. Home is very nice and extremely clean. It was plenty roomly for our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids). It would also be a good choice for 2 couples traveling together because it really has 2 master bedrooms. We appreciated having the pool which I did not expect us to use but we ended up taking a quick dip most days. The location to town was nice. The home was a nice 1/2 mile walk into town which kept our area nice and quite but was a short enough walk for us to do about everyday for an ice cream or just a stroll. Edwin and his family are delightful as the complexes managers. I did appreciate having AC in the June heat to get some quality sleep.

The only negatives to the home are minor. The lagoon crossing is a bit of a hassle. We crossed ourselves most of the time in the skiff. We are prettty fit but it did require some balance. We did once get caught it a completely downpoor coming back from a walk where the skiff was unsafe to cross and Edwin was unable to hear us ringing the buzzer for the pontoon boat. We had to hide out for a short time. We could have prevented this by taking the cell phone Max leaves at the house. So it was partly our fault. Some other minor upkeep issues like a leak in master bedroom faucet causing a puddle, kitchen door cabinet falling off, and the neighbors wind chimes hitting the wall all night in June storms. It is a beach house in Belize with no local "Home Depot" so some minor issues are expected.

In closing I would go back and stay at this same place and I would recommend this home to friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Philip Thank you for your fair and honest review. Edwin and myself appreciate it. Let me address the few minor negatives . Yes there are sudden but short downpours in Belize. I can't do nothing about that. What I can fix. With all future guest Edwin is going to ask them to carry the cell phone with them when they go out. Also if a guest does not want to use the skiff, Edwin our his wife our his son will cross you at any reasonable time with the platoon boat. The minor leak in the bathroom has been repaired. I have asked my neighbor to remove the Wind chime he agreed. Edwin has repaired the kitchen cabinet. It would be very nice to have a Home Depot there. We look forward to you returning thank you very much Sincerely Max
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New Orleans, LA
5

Property was exactly as advertised and more!

  • 5 of 5

House was amazing! Every amenity and then some (wifi, Apple TV, Bose sound bar). Easy access to restaurants and excursion points. Edwin was exceptionally helpful. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Clean, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Great townhome! Having the pool was crucial with little kids. We loved Edwin and his family. The canal crossing was an "extra step" and left me feeling a little less agile, but in honesty I never had to wait more than 5 minutes to cross. It really was a non-issue. I highly recommend renting a golf cart if you stay here, especially if you have young kids with you. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Dave Its always nice to hear you and your family had a wonderful time in Belize. I'm so fortunate to have Edwin and his wife Emma as caretaker there on the property there the bests. You are certainly welcome back anytime. Sincerely Max
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Tucson AZ
5

Great condo!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at several VRBO's in Belize and this is by far our favorite. Very nice layout with the bedrooms/bathrooms on one floor and the living room/kitchen on the floor above. No less than *four* outside sitting areas including an amazing rooftop hammock and patio furniture. Other bonuses: high end kitchen and bathrooms, comfortable furniture, good wifi, quiet neighbors, sweet little community pool, great A/C, ceiling fans thruout and short well-lit walk to town. Owner Max was great to work with and provides lots of useful info. Caretakers Edwin and his wife Emma are wonderful to assist with crossing the lagoon, answering questions and generally making you feel welcome. Our only regret: we wish we could stay longer than one week on this visit but we will be back as we cannot get enough of Belize! Try tours with Lyra at Taste Belize!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mary Thanks for the wonderful review I will forward this to Edwin. You are absolutely correct Edwin gives is all to make all guest satisfied. Yourself and your husband are welcome back anytime. Sincerely Max
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5

Amazing accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Extremely happy with the condo, great location, very secure and equipped with everything you needed. Having the use of the skiff to cross the canal was great, although Edwin was always available if we needed to cross. Easy walk into town, but also nice to have the bikes.

Would definitely recommend and return!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Placencia Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,393
$5,550
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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