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Barnacle Bill's Beach Bungalows - Blue house - A Little Piece of Paradise

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Bungalow, 1 bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Enjoy your own little piece of paradise in Maya Beach. We have two bungalows (green and blue) on the beach that are up on stilts, designed to capture the refreshing sea breeze. Our bungalows are self-accommodating, and we provide you with everything you need. Each bungalow has a queen size bed, full size sleeper sofa, hammock, two chairs on the covered front deck, and well-equipped kitchen. We offer complimentary coffee, 2 single person sea kayaks, 2 bicycles, WiFi, and charcoal BBQ grills. We have a 5 night minimum and three week maximum stay. Sorry, no children under 12.

If you are looking to get away from the crowds, Barnacle Bill's is the place for you. We are located in Maya Beach on the Placencia Peninsula, which is 8 miles north of the village of Placencia, 6 miles north of the Placencia airstrip, and 3 miles north of Seine Bight (a Garifuna village).

Our bungalows are self-accommodating. We provide you sheets, towels, beach towels, and complimentary coffee. We are available for anything else you might need. We live across the street, and will provide you with walkies-talkies so you can contact us anytime.

Our bungalows don't have TV's, but who needs a tv when you have a wonderful beach right out your front door, lots of birds and wildlife to enjoy, ability to snorkel off the shore with coral heads located about 50 feet out, kayak out to False Caye to view more sea life, walk down the beach to local bars and restaurants or just lay in your hammock on the deck and rejuvenate.

We don't have AC either, but we've never had AC in the 20 years we've been here. We haven't missed it yet. Your fully screened bungalows are cooled by the sea breeze, two ceiling fans and one floor fan.

The bungalows will accommodate a maximum of 3 people. The kitchens are equipped with full size fridge, 2 burner stove, coffee maker, microwave, cooking utensils, blender, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper, and other amenities to make your stay more comfortable. We have a locking dresser drawer to store your valuables.

If you let us book your Maya Island tickets from Belize International to Placencia airstrip, we will pick you up and drop you off (will cost you $40 US round trip for a taxi). We will give you a tour of Maya Beach, show you where everything is located, and we will stop at the local grocery store so you can stock up on any needed supplies including liquor.

We have several restaurants located within walking distance: Maya Beach Hotel, Mango's bar and grill, Green Parrot, Singing Sands, and Chix Chicken. We also have a 4 lane 10 pin bowling alley. The only one in Belize!

We can help set up any tours you are interested in such as diving, snorkeling, fishing, inland tours with hiking, waterfalls, and Maya Ruins. We can also help you rent a car and direct you on your own adventures, or you can rent a golf cart and just explore the Peninsula.

More Details

Adriane Taylor
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2018

About Adriane Taylor

Bill and Adriane Taylor bought this property in 1998. We decided to leave the fast-paced rat race of the states, for a slower-paced life here in Maya Beach. We hope you will enjoy our little piece of paradise.

Adriane Taylor purchased this bungalow in 1998


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow around the Maya Beach around the Stann Creek

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One bathroom with hot water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
  • One Queen size bed pillow top mattress, One sleep sofa with 4 inch foam
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • swimming
Placencia airstrip transfer included if you allow us to book your Maya Island Air tickets from Belize City to Placencia.


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Barnacle Bill's Beach Bungalows - Blue house - A Little Piece of Paradise
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Flint Michigan

Everything You Need, Right on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

When we first discovered Belize in 2006, we stayed at Barnacle Bill's and it was just wonderful. Twelve years later it's just the same except there are more restaurants & stores nearby. You can pretty much get everything you need within walking distance yet it still has a secluded atmosphere. Of course the beach is just a few paces from the front porch. Barnacle Bill's will always be special to us.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to relax right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

This cute little bungalow was just what we needed! It was everything as described; simple and clean, comfortable, just steps away from the beach. More importantly to us it was delightfully quiet - we felt like we were on a deserted island. We took a couple tours (Mayan ruins and Monkey River boat trip were great) and walked to a couple nice restaurants, but mostly sat in the sun and swam and kayaked and soaked up the tranquil peace. A very simple mom and pop restaurant 75 yards away became our go to place for simple but delicious meals. This was a true getaway from everything loud and busy. Adriene and Bille were consummate hosts; gave us everything we needed, including lots of time by ourselves! This place is a winner and not to be missed if you're looking to escape.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids MI

Lovely place on the beach

  • 4 of 5

We loved this little bungalow. The property next door was cleared recently so it gave us an even better view of the ocean. Overall a beautiful property

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful and charming Belize treasure !

  • 5 of 5

Barnacle Bills Beach Bungalows is everything we were looking for in our search for a tropical paradise. The bungalows are cute as can be and with the kitchen we were able to make our own snacks and lunches to eat under the palm shades near the water. Bill and Adriane were great and helped us in not only directions but also in things we should see while there. The beach area is ideal and we loved the wildlife we were able to observe right there on the property. The propery is immaculate and the views are amazing. We had the best time of our lives and I am already saving up to go again. The rates to stay there are incredibly reasonable and the money we saved making our own lunches allowed us to go on more tours while there. There is a store within walking distance, and several great restaurants. The perfect place to stay on your trip to Maya Beach !!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Canada

Enjoyed Barnacle Bill's Beach Bungalows So Much We Returned

  • 5 of 5

Looking for a stress free vacation in the tropics? Look no further! As a “repeat offender”, (12 nights in January 2014 and 12 nights in January 2015) it is with great pleasure that I write this review. Barnacle Bill’s Beach Bungalows is the most relaxing place I have ever had the privilege to stay. Imagine waking to a spectacular sunrise, listening to the waves, enjoying a coffee on your ocean front balcony, while watching pelicans and many other birds as you plan your day. Their comfortable one bedroom bungalows are equipped with everything you need and are only steps from the ocean. The two palapas on the beach, with ample seating, (where you do not have to get up early to reserve a chair like so many “all –inclusive” resorts), are waiting for you. Need to connect? No problem! Wifi is available both in your cabin and on the beach. Bill and Adrianne have gone to great lengths landscaping their property to ensure that each bungalow is very private. Everything, including a charcoal bbq, is available if you want to cook your own meals, however, there are several wonderful restaurants within walking distance. Bill and Adrianne are available to make arrangements and recommendations for escorted tours, car and golf cart rentals, taxis as well as flights within Belize. We enjoyed excursions to Monkey River, Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve, a banana farm tour, Mayan ruins and a guided fishing charter. Heading to Placencia? Here you will find a quaint village filled with friendly restaurants and bars where you will be able to enjoy great food and often there is live music. Staying home? Two kayaks, two bicycles and virtually a private beach where you can snorkel or float on an inflatable chair all afternoon are available to you. Thank you both for another fantastic holiday in paradise!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Windsor, Ontario

A perfect week!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredibly relaxing and enjoyable week at Barnacle Bills. We spent most of our time eating, drinking and hanging out under our very own beach huts. Some great restaurants, bars and a bowling alley within walking distance. The way the bungalos are built make for a perfect breeze flowing through the house. Not to mention waking up to the gorgeous sunrise. We enjoyed our daily morning coffees chatting with Bill. Bill and Adriane were very helpful hosts and we hope to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
our beach
Car: not necessary

4 lane bowling alley located less than a mile away.

Located within a two hour drive of property: Maya Ruins, jungle hiking, waterfalls and ziplining.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow around the Maya Beach,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

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