About the property
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- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Caribbean Way Villa is a 5 Star upscale three-story Mediterranean Style home with Italian Travertine Marble Interiors sitting on its own private beach near Placencia, Belize. Great attention to detail has been paid to this home to ensure the best experience and vacation possible for our guests. The home was constructed in 2007 and has recently been purchased by a new owner. It has undergone extensive upgrades since then to make sure that it not only meets expectations, but exceeds them.
Please let us know if you would like to have your wedding on our beach and pier. Our caretakers do an incredible job of decorating the beach.
This home includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms plus double futons. The master suite, located on the second floor, includes a king-sized bed, lounge area with satellite television, wet bar with mini fridge, private balcony with fantastic ocean views, private travertine bathroom with custom hand painted double sinks, large jetted tub, walk-in rain shower, and a walk-in closet. The two additional bedrooms on the first floor each include a king-sized bed, a custom double futon, custom built-in vanity, and seating area as well as a private double-door entrance from the rear of the house. The bath on the main floor is all travertine with a custom hand-painted sink, and a gentle walk-in rain shower. The third floor is reserved for fantastic views of the Caribbean Sea and Maya Mountains and rainforest. Two sets of double doors open to a wrap-around porch, providing a stunning 360 degree view. This is the perfect spot to watch the sun set over the ocean and mountains with music and a relaxing drink in hand.
Rental of this home includes access to a large private pier with custom lighting, built-in bar and custom mahogany table and chairs. The middle of the pier is thatch covered (Palapa) while the two outer sections are open, providing guests the option of relaxing in the shade or catching some sun with the tranquil sound of the ocean beneath them. The stars at night on the pier seem so close that you could reach out and touch them.
The gourmet kitchen is fully stocked and includes granite counters and a custom island, copper sinks and fixtures, a double-door stainless steel refrigerator, stainless gourmet stove and oven, stainless dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, blender, citrus juicer, can opener, toaster, waffle maker, Nutribullet, juicer, and coffee maker. Free great-tasting bottled water is always available for guests from the dispenser in the kitchen. For guest's convenience after a long day of traveling, upon arrival the main refrigerator will be partially stocked with bottled water, sodas, and light snacks available for purchase. The living area includes a comfortable sectional couch with additional seating and a flat screen television with cable. Wi-fi and high-speed internet are also included in the rental of this property.
The home is maintained by conscientious, active owners who are committed to ensuring that it remains immaculate and updated. The onsite, experienced staff is English-speaking and available to guests for the entire duration of their stay to make sure that their visit is comfortable and hassle-free. The location of this property is superb; although Placencia is a narrow Peninsula the home is located on a private development road directly off the main road. The new owner has purchased, cleared, and sanded the neighboring lots at considerable expense providing a perfect balance of privacy. A cool shady coconut grove a few steps to the South or the North on the beach have gently swaying and relaxing hammocks.
Guests need not worry if this is their first time to the peninsula - the owners provide a custom informational email before you travel plus a book which includes phone numbers and locations of local entertainment and restaurants. If snorkeling, scuba, or fishing or island hopping are on your list of things to do, a private boat can be arranged to pick you up directly from the pier. At the end of your trip, have a relaxing drink while the captain prepares your catch of the day. Lunch for these day trips can be provided by the onsite staff if ordered the night before and waiting on the pier in ice chests the day of your adventure.
Nearby are excellent gourmet beachside restaurants including one of the best in the Caribbean, grocery stores, tennis, fitness center, country club resort amenities, and huge refreshing swimming pools available exclusively to our guests.
Access to the property is simple, guests can drive a gorgeous route from Belize City with stunning rainforest views, or take a 35 minute flight via Maya or Tropic Airlines from Belize International Airport to the Placencia Airport.
The Beach Villa is located on the Placencia Peninsula, Stann Creek District in Southern Belize. Here at Caribbean Way Villa you will find clear blue waters, soft sandy beaches known as the best beaches in Belize. If you decide to trade in the beach towels and swaying in the hammocks for a bit of adventure, the second largest reef in the world awaits with world class fishing, snorkeling, and diving. Nearby you can explore Mayan ruins, the Monkey River, the Jaguar Preserve, Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary, Bocawina National Park with the longest zip line in Belize, Waterfalls, the Inland Blue Hole, Cave Tubing, and much more!
Excursions and tours can be arranged for you with pick up at the dock.
Things to do:
From our beach house you can book tours and excursions to explore all that Belize has to offer!
** Snorkel at one of the many Cayes off the Peninsula Coast where you can enjoy fantastic sea life and pristine waters.
** Dive tours available
** Monkey River Tour, a boat ride thru the lagoon to spot Manatees, Dolphins, Howler Monkeys, Crocodiles and much more.
** Mayan Ruin tours including Tikal in Guatemala!
** Cave tubing and zip lining
** Cave explorations
Rental of this property includes:
• 24 hour onsite caretaker and maid service
• Free wi-fi and high speed internet access
- Free Extended Satellite and Two HD Televisions
** Delicious onsite meal preparation is available by our staff for an additional charge. **
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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First Class House on the Beach
Our stay at Norman's house in Placencia was great. The house is exactly as described and very well kept up. Norman was great with communication and we had no trouble finding it, even in the dark. The upstairs master suite was fantastic, with great views to wake up to and a super comfy bed.
The only negatives would be that it is quite far out of town, so you need a car, and the drive, with all the speed bumps takes about 30 minutes. Placencia isn't a hub of tourist activity either. It you want action, like water sports, or night life, go to San Pedro. We did visit Laughing Bird Caye for a snorkel and it was amazing, but don't try and rent a windsurfer, or go sailing on a windy day. There is nothing like that in Placencia. If you want to just chill on the dock and read a book, maybe a drive into town for dinner and an ice cream...then you will love this place.
A very private relaxing getaway in the sun!
First of all Norman, Lus and Ellsworth could not have been finer hosts. As a traveller I welcome instant feedback as a sign of an owner who cares about his property and the guests. It was a pleasure to rent this villa from start to finish.
After a very long day of travel it was wonderful to have a delicious prepared meal by Lus and Ellsworth; the caretakers. My first impression was a beautifully appointed home down to every detail including a copper kitchen sink. There was a nice large open room for relaxing, making family meals and dining. Each bedroom had firm king beds providing privacy with a porch to read on. Both bathrooms had large showers and Mexican tiled sinks with a jacuzzi tub upstairs.
Outside of the family room was a large wrap-around porch perfect for the morning cup of coffee as we watch the sunrise each morning. We enjoyed sunning ourselves out on the dock on plush teak lounge chairs. You can place a ladder off the end of the pier to find you are actually standing in sand as it is still quite shallow for a swim in the ocean. We experienced strong winds which unfortunately brought up sea grass from the ocean. Ellsworth did his best to rake it but Mother Nature won the battle. I have found the sea grass to be a problem all over the Caribbean in the past years; best to just accept it.
Our adventures out included trips to the Belize Ocean Club; a fifteen minute drive. The pool was beautiful, on the beach and was a great kid place for my Grandson. Our other trip was to Bocawina for the longest zip line (2.5 miles off of 9 platforms). While this was fun it is not for the timid as unlike some zip lines this course requires arm strength to brake. If you lack this I learned you can always go tandem with the guide.
We did not venture too far as the villa and pool provided all we needed. There is a Publix grocery store just south of the Belize Ocean Club and a gas station further south by the marina. One does not need to go to Placencia which is a two hour drive with traffic and poor roads. A car though is a must for food and restaurants. I would strongly recommend you take the plane from Belize City airport to Placencia airport. The drive which we did was scenic taking three hours each way and a bit dangerous as buses will pass you forcing oncoming cars to move out of their way.
All in all a perfect relaxing vacation. Only item missing were pot holders for the oven! Many thanks Norman, Lynn, Lus and Ellsworth.
house was perfect
We enjoyed our stay. Junior, our boat captain, was great. It was a nice relaxing family trip. That was needed. We hope some day to be back.
You Better Belize it...
Put this home on your bucket list...we had the vacation of a life time. We have takin yachts with captains, chefs and tour guides along with a million curses and rented homes around the world. This was a very unique vacation, the grounds keepers knew where to eat, fish, waterfalls, river rafting, stores for food, ruins, zip lining, even cooked our family a delicious Belizean meal. The home was spectacular...We loved Belize and the wonderful people who made this vacation, one of a kind, that my family will never forget! The home owner is a great guy!!! We will be back...
We had an epic Belize vacation. Six of us stayed recently and enjoyed the home very much. It is a beautiful, clean and well appointed home on the beach. The master bedroom on the second floor offered great views of the sunrise and every accommodation you need. The two other bedrooms on the first floor were also well appointed and had a convenient vanity area. It took us about 3 hours to get there from the airport.
The caretakers were very helpful. Lus cooked us a special Belizean meal that was an excellent way to end a long day of snorkeling.
We did many excursions such as snorkeling, zip lining, waterfall repelling, Monkey River tour, river tubing and Spice Farm. We also spent a day at the Belize Ocean Club enjoying the pool and drinks on the beach. Wish we had more time. The guide we used was recommended by the owner and his name is Junior. He was great. He knows the area inside and out.
I must say, every person we met from Belize was very nice, willing to help and not pushy like in some of the Caribbean islands.
We never had a bad meal, all of the restaurants were excellent and reasonably priced. Best meal was probably at Rumfish in Placencia but it is not on the water. The town of Placencia is a little bit of a distance and took about a half an hour by car to get there, mostly due to the speed bumps. The Maya Beach Bistro is also very good and located a bit closer in Maya Beach. We even went bowling at the local bowling alley...best pizza.
The owner Norman, was very helpful making suggestions and provided a useful informational packet. He was very willing to talk to us before the trip as we organized our plans.
Greatest Place on Earth!
Wow...where do I start! I booked Caribbean Way Villa five months in advance and received every bit of information one would possibly need from the owners, Norman and Lynn Phillips. I was equipped with directions to the villa, local flights, restaurants, land excursions, sea tours and many more tourist activities. Our 11-day stay was fabulous....my family enjoyed this beautiful home's amenities from spacious rooms, to a modern kitchen, to wifi and AC and most desirable, the sweetest dock I've ever stepped foot on! My college daughter took advantage of flying in and out on Maya Island airlines (Placencia airport is about 15 minutes away) while we rented a car from Belize City airport (easy 3 hour scenic drive)...so, traveling around was very simple. We spent half our trip hanging out on the dock, kayaking and swimming. Our day trip to the barrier reef and all it's wonders was a first for my family...words cannot explain nature's beauty and elegance seen while snorkeling with sea turtles, nurse sharks, an infinite amount of fish species (particularly blow fish) and coral. We were picked up on the dock by Junior...this is one serious local captain with a lifetime of knowledge when it comes to navigating the reef, islands and fishing spots. The village offers a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream parlor, multiple grocery stores so, plenty of options for dining and picking up supplies. Just down the road, we visited Placencia Hotel and Belize Ocean Club for drinks by the pool and beach. Finally, we had the convenience of caretakers, Las and Ellsworth...if you needed anything or had questions or just wanted to learn about Belize, you could always count on these wonderful folks! My family had such a wonderful time...we all cannot wait to head back to the greatest place on earth!
Caribbean Way Villa is a 5 Star Property located on a private beach road North of Maya Beach. You can relax in hammocks under coconut trees, on the beach, on the beautiful pier, on balconies with incredible views, and in the luxurious beach house, or go boating, enjoy incredible fishing, scuba diving, and snorkeling on the reef and lagoon, Maya Beach, Placencia Village, or go on adventures like the Monkey River to the South, the longest Zip Line in Belize is just to the North, multiple Mayan Ruins, the Blue Hole, ancient caves and cave tubing, waterfalls, the Belizean Zoo, The Jaguar Preserve. Belize is a beautiful playground!