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On HGTV, Boutique resort, adults only, best pool/beach, walk to everything

Bedrooms 1
Space 340 sq. ft.
Property type villa


About the property

Beachfront/Pool, Walk to everything, managers on site, amazing amenities!

Caribbean Beach Cabanas is the BEST place to stay in Placencia! Wonderful managers on site. If you don't stay here-you will walk by us and wish you had! We are the only boutique resort in the village, adults only, perfect for honeymoons. Private, charming, quiet, area right on the famous sidewalk, and BEACHFRONT! You will walk out your front veranda right onto the Caribbean Sea- check out our pictures! All 6 suites (max 14 people) can be rented and this would be a great way to get privacy while on a group trip. See us on Episode 2 Season 10 of Beachfront Bargain Hunt on HGTV!

Our units have A/C, WiFi, cable with flat screen, kitchenette (with breakfast bar overlooking the sea, coffee maker, fridge, microwave, blender, all the basics and more), and are ALL NEW! New custom queen beds, mahogany ceilings, bamboo furnishings, plenty of storage. You get your own custom wood beach chairs, snorkel equipment (snorkel right in your front yard!), free use of kayaks!, paddleboard (SUP), hammocks on your front porch, tubes/rafts/beach towels, a beachfront palapa, and everything you want to do or see is walking distance away. Managers can provide complimentary transportation from airport, use of bikes, and help with setting up excursions-we also provide complimentary cell with local minutes. Enjoy our new tropical pool and cushioned loungers at the pool and beach!

You will be amazed at the beautiful beach landscaping! Wake up and see the sunrise every morning from your front porch. Walk to favorites such as Barefoot Bar, Tipsy Tuna, Detatch, Tutti Frutti, farmer's markets, shops, and more. Enjoy the hand painted signs all over the property. Each cabana has its own private bath with tiled shower, and outdoor conch shell shower to rinse off after a swim. Please note as well that we keep our beachfront very clean and raked. This is a very important part of a stay in Belize due to the sea grass. Ours is the cleanest you will see! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or help with setting up your tours!

Here are more details about our amenities...

Luna and Sol Cabanas are twins. They have the same amenities, appointments, and furnishings. Both offer spectacular views of the sea, tropical foliage, and amazing sunrises. Here is a bit about the furnishings:

-custom queen bed with luxury bedding

-plenty of storage, including hide-a-way for your luggage under the bed, multiple cabinets, and drawers at the foot of the bed

-mahogany ceiling with exotic ceiling fan

-bamboo kitchenette with two breakfast bars - one overlooking the Sea, and the other overlooking the open kitchen area - complete with luxury stools

-outdoor conch shell shower

You will also enjoy a complimentary welcome basket upon arrival, including local treats and a vast array of information about Placencia. We provide luxury robes and resort beach towels.

Each cabana has countless amenities that will make your vacation relaxed and luxurious:

-air conditioning


-flat screen TV with nearly 100 cable channels

-use of a resort cell phone with complimentary local minutes

-All you need for your beach fun: snorkel gear, beach towels, plastic drinkware for the beach, board games, frisbees, floats, tubes, noodles, flashlight/lantern, and much more!

On your veranda, you will find lounging and situp beach chairs, a hammock, and a bar table with stools - all overlooking the sea. You also have complimentary use of a grill, outdoor shower, bikes, paddleboard, and kayaks! There is also a palapa right on the shore for exclusive use of our guests, where you can enjoy coffee in the morning or a drink in the evening.

We provide all the amenities you expect from both a hotel and house rental:

-shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, plus hand and dish soap

kitchen needs and utensils including fresh kitchen sponge and towels, paper towels, napkins, salt/pepper, dishes and silverware, glasses and cups, serving trays, ice trays, pots/pans, cutting board, can/wine opener, shears, peeler, knives, and more

-kitchen appliances including 2 electric burners, microwave, small refrigerator, blender, toaster, and coffee maker with filters

-a safe in your room, and more!

We have daily maid service.

***Please note - our cabanas are set up for a max of 2 people. In order to provide a tranquil resort atmosphere, we are open only to guests 18+.

More Details

Laura Diffendal
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Laura Diffendal

Laura and Dave visited Placencia, Belize in early 2014 after deciding to relocate on the beach! We are from Cleveland, OH and we fell in love with Belize. We purchased Las Amigas Cabanas and just completed renovation. Many tell us this is the best spot in Placencia. We want everyone who comes down to say, this was the best vacation ever! We have wonderful managers, Sue and Carlos, who live on site and take great care of our guests!

Laura Diffendal purchased this villa in 2014

Why Laura Diffendal chose Placencia Peninsula

You will know it when you get here. :) It is a VERY special spot. Gorgeous in every direction...perfectly placed in the village....great neighbors....perfect landscaping...large beachfront...unmatched amenities in the village.

What makes this villa unique

Clean and raked beach, quiet, safe, private, close but not too close to everything, best section of the village, managers on site, NEWLY RENOVATED! Bamboo and mahogany furnishings, every need met for a great beach vacation. :)


Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Placencia Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Barefoot Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
The pier
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles

Walking distance to town, beachfront, right on the famous sidewalk!


Placencia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 340 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • Tiled shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen bed, custom, luxury bedding
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 7 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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On HGTV, Boutique resort, adults only, best pool/beach, walk to everything
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have picked a more perfect place to relax and be close to town. Carlos and Sue were perfect Host's and made sure our stay was memorable. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beach Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The easiest way to summarize our stay is that we can't wait to go back! We had the misfortune of visiting Belize for the first time when its coastlines were inundated with seaweed, but Laura made sure that it didn't ruin our stay. (The seaweed is pretty rare, so don't let that deter you from visiting Placencia.) We haven't been to Ambergris, so I can't personally compare it, but Placencia was everything we were looking for. Small town, great food, soft, wide beaches, and not overrun with tourists! Laura arranged a great snorkeling and Monkey River tour for us (be sure to go with Percy!) and helped us find great restaurants. We ate breakfast and several lunches at the cabanas. The kitchen has everything you need to cook for two as long as you aren't making crazy gourmet meals, and nothing beats taking your coffee out to the beach first thing in the morning and greeting the other people who are up for the sunrise. If you are looking for a tranquil, cozy spot at the beach, this is it!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best vacation spot I've found yet...

  • 5 of 5

For this vacation, we went out of our comfort zone & wanted to try something completely different. We found Belize. A friend mentioned Placencia. OK, looks good for a relaxing vacation rather our typical go go go schedule. We researched at length & found the Caribbean Beach Cabanas. It looked perfect but pics & descriptions can be so different online than in reality. We reached out to the owners &

spent a few days going back and forth with Lara. She was professional, prompt & helpful in all manners regarding our travel to Belize. We booked 2 weeks, but then added another week.

We arrived from a rain soaked Pacific Northwest, still shivering & cold until we stepped off the plane in in Belize City. What a warm welcome. Upon arrival via Tropic Air, Lara arranged & paid for taxi to bring us to the cabana. Oh my, the pictures don't do justice to the place. We had selected the Sol cabana & its view was breathtaking, coconuts, palms, clean white beach, palapa, blue sky and in just a few minutes, A cold Beliken beer they had stocked our fridge with.

We settled in for an amazing 3 week stay. Relaxing, sleeping in, reading. Snorkeling, visiting ruins & trying the wide variety of cuisine to be found down here. We had an amazing time. We cooked about half our meals, the kitchen is equipped for simple cooking operations, as well as blending your own pina coladas. The room was very clean, full of Caribbean charm & that view is to die for. The AC was nice in the evenings, but most of the time we opened the windows & left the ocean breeze cool us down. The Sol's veranda is probably the best place in Placencia. Private, but w/ a full ocean view. Nice lounge chairs were our daily perch as we drank our morning coffee & read our books.

The town has all sorts of things to do, to eat. We enjoyed Secret Garden, Tranquilo, Maya Bistro, Tutti Frutti, Ricks Cafe & Friends.

Dave & Lara are the model hosts, friendly, knowledgeable, helpful & concerned about your stay. We truly felt they had our best interests in mind at all times.

If you re looking for a quiet place to explore at your own pace, Placencia is a great option. If you want an all inclusive resort, this isn't it. This is your home on the beach. This is your retreat from stress, bad weather and all the junk we left at home. This is the best option for the relaxed traveler who wants explore on their terms, enjoy a peaceful setting. Safe, secure, comfortable and simply, the best option in Placencia.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were such wonderful guests, can't wait to have you back! Thanks for the wonderfully written review :)
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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