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A Sustainable Modern Beach Villa

Bedrooms 2
Space 3,497 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Unique 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, ocean front beach villa with lap pool

This Modern off-grid beach house in Plantation/Maya Beach harnesses nature and the landscape and provides a stunning backdrop for a dream beach side retreat.

High ceilings, large light-filled spaces, polished concrete floors, wooden windows, white walls, sublime views and sea breezes are just some of the features of this gorgeous home.

The experience of this solar powered home begins the minute you arrive and step into the private front inner courtyard. The house includes a fully equipped kitchen with expansive concrete island, industrial gas stove, dishwasher, coffee maker, orange juice squeezer, stainless steel fridge/freezer with ice-maker.

A large and bright dining and living area with built-in sofas face the exquisite ocean front setting. 3 garage-style windows with additional screens open up to a stunning hardwood deck and lap pool running the entire length of the house.

The style of living in this house is easy and relaxed as the outdoors and indoors become one with each other. The house sits on a beautiful white beach with clear blue water and invites you to take a dip or go for an ocean kayak. After time outside, take a freshwater outdoor beach shower and relax under the pool pallapa or one of the beach lounges.

The main floor contains 1 bedroom with a king size bed, private courtyard and outdoor shower plus a guest bathroom for the main house use. Heading upstairs you find a large studio/sleeping area with a double pullout sleeper couch. This space has 2 glass garage doors and a set of French doors leading to a wraparound balcony. Hammocks and benches await as you doze off or keep a watch out for early morning Dolphins, Manatees or Pelicans diving for fish.

The main bedroom also has the same incredible view and a king size dreamy bed to retire to at night. Use the AC or ceiling fan for comfortable cool sleeping or open the garage doors and listen to the waves. This room has a wall of cabinets plus open shelves for storage. The bathroom on this floor is quite unique with an inner 2 piece and a private outdoor shower with a breathtaking framed view of the Maya Mountains and Lagoon.

This solar powered home includes has 2 bedroom-only air conditioners, ceiling fans and washer and dryer. A solar hot water tank provides the supply of hot water and 5 rain barrels store rain water collected from the roof.


Free wifi, Sonos Music System, BBQ, filtered water for drinking, kayak and a safe.


Balcony and stair railings are not child proof and therefore not suitable for unattended small children.


The caretaker will greet you upon arrival and show you the workings of the house. He also maintains the property and the pool, the landscaping and will provide optional services like housekeeping, provisions and tour organization for an additional fee.

More Details

Property Manager
Derek Novak
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Derek Novak

Carolyn and I have been to traveling to Placencia, Belize for over 20 years and have a deep connection with the people and the village. In 1997, we were married at the Dockside Bar surrounded by locals, friends and family.

We've spent many incredible winter vacations on the peninsula. It has always been our dream to one day build a fabulous, modern beach home, and one that had as little impact on the environment as possible.

Over the last three years we have researched, designed and incorporated solar and wind power to run our home, with the hopes of encouraging and promoting clean re-usable power as an alternative.

Our home combines comfort and easy beach side living with a feeling of environmental awareness. Our hopes are that our guests will appreciate this concept the way we have envisioned.

Derek Novak purchased this villa in 2012

Why Derek Novak chose Plantation

Beautiful views of the ocean and the Maya Mountains


Plantation Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3497 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Open studio sleeping area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • AC, ceiling fans, built-in closets, lots of storage. 1 safe.
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
For a further information about the property management company, Anchor Realty Management Ltd, please cut and paste the link in your browser to go to our website.


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A Sustainable Modern Beach Villa
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Fall in love with this vacation paradise

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this marvelous house last january. My husband, daughter, a friend of the family and I stayed together at Shebeen for the entire time. The energy of the surroundings will intoxicate your senses. The space is so clean, open and airy. We were 4 people and could have easily been more. The space is well layed out and the cool factor was off the charts for me.

Staying in an off the grid home was great. We made trips to Placencia for supplies and cooked in the open kitchen. We swam in the pool and in the ocean- hard to pick which one!! We ate out at two different restaurants but mostly relaxed in the house because it is so pleasant to be there. It was not my first time in Belize so I have travelled around somewhat. This was BY FAR the best place I have stayed in the 20 odd years I have vacationed there.

I am a little reluctant to tell you all how wonderful Shebeen in since you will have booked your visit when I want to go back. A MUST.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Cool House!

  • 5 of 5

There is a very high cool factor in this house. I loved the location, although it's a 30 minute drive into Placencia. It was very quiet where we were.

There was a huge seaweed issue all along the coast, the tides switched and left mounds of rotting seaweed on the shore so it smelled terrible and we couldn't use the beach or the ocean access, taking away a big part of our experience, but it was only mother nature's fault. We compensated by daily boat tours from Placencia.

The pool is a lap pool but my kids didn't care- they loved it. The shade over the pool was so helpful.

We had extra guests and they were ready for us with an air mattress and a pullout couch, very kind. They charge extra, but that seemed fair.

We didn't see or feel one single bug during our stay, the winds were kind to us in that way. Beds comfortable, showers were large and fun to be outside!

Our only real problem was that the caretaker never checked in. His assistant let us in but didn't know much. We were gone a lot during the day but swam every morning and home by 6:30 every night because my kids go to sleep by 7. So with a little effort he could have come to see us, we wanted the pool light to turn on (it was out) and a few other small things. Nothing earth shattering and the owner responded within minutes every time I reached out. We felt blessed to be in Belize and at this house, so we didn't let the strangeness with the caretaker bother us too much. Thank you Derek!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing house

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 2 teenage daughters spent the week at this very cool villa. We loved the modern design. When the kids saw the pictures of Seebeen they said "Sick!" (That's good btw:-)

It was our home base for excursions to Placencia, Monkey River touring, cave tubing, snorkeling, etc. We drove the 3 hours from Belize City, but you'd want a rental car even if you were flying into Placencia (as the town is 30 mins away). We had dinner at a number of good restaurants in Maya Beach (10 mins away).

We used the kitchen for breakfast most mornings and spent a lot of time by the pool. We really enjoyed hanging out in the living room with the screens down, but it was nice to go to bed in a cool room with A/C. Now that we're home I am very disappointed in taking showers indoors!

Derek was super responsive to the few questions I had before and during our trip. Thank you for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

It's a beautifully set private property on the beach. We enjoyed the pool and the scenic view of the beach. The house had all the amenities to make our stay comfortable. The best part was the view from the master bedroom and waking up to a beautiful sunrise.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing property in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 4 nights there with our adult daughter and her friend. It was a dream come true. Pool was amazing, beds were comfy, house was spacious and clean. Depending on the day determined the sea grass situation, but I was always able to walk into the water to swim quite a ways in water with a clear sand bottom. The glass bottom kayak was great to use along with the bikes. We enjoyed star gazing and pelican watching from the beach. One of my favorite pastimes was reading a book in the hammock, nice cool breeze with an unbelievable view. We slept with the door open (screen closed) and I couldn't ask for a more perfect view to wake up to from the upstairs king bedroom. There are many great restaurants in Maya Beach including Maya Bistro (favorite in all of Belize) and Mangos. The neighbors to the north are very friendly and give great advice on things to do.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy and her family were the perfect guests to have at Shebeen. A deep appreciation of the house, nature, the surroundings and the facilities, we would welcome them back in a heartbeat!
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  • 5 of 5

Awesome property with the best sea view. Very nice pool. Comfortable house decorated with taste. All commodities you can ask for. I strongly recommend it. Best Gelato in Belize in Placentia closeby !

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Placencia Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Maya beach Hotel
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Maya Beach Hotel
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Please ask for a child rate. Age 10 or younger.

If written cancellation/amendment is received 60 days prior to arrival, a full refund less non-refundable deposit & 40.00 USD processing fee will be made. If it is received less than 60 to 45 days in advance a 50% refund will be made. There will be no refund for reservations cancelled/amended less than 45 days before scheduled arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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