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Amazing, brand-new seafront luxury suite w/ shared pool, beach access

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4

Swim, play, and relax when you stay at this unique, Gaudi-esque villa in Belize. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this unique vacation rental features fantastic architectural touches, access to a shared infinity-edge pool, beach views, and plenty of room for up to four guests. Please note that this suite is the bottom floor of a two-level villa.

Even though it may be difficult to leave this tropical retreat, the Placencia Peninsula has lots to offer. If you have never experienced underwater wildlife, now is your chance to rent scuba gear in the nearby town and book a guide to view the beauty under the sea. In addition, you can take a boat trip to view some manatees, visit the ancient Mayan ruins, take a hike through lush jungles, or simply lounge on the beach with your favorite straw hat!

This rental suite has two bedrooms, each with a round king-size bed and its own en-suite bathroom. You might especially enjoy the jetted tub, also round to compliment the overall decor, so you can relax in some bubbling hot water before heading to bed. To easily fit two more guests, this home also offers a self-inflating air mattress. You will also have complimentary WiFi and a laundry room for your convenience.

In the center of the house, the spacious living room and full kitchen make for a fabulous gathering space. Cook nightly meals - perhaps your day's catch - and enjoy fresh breakfasts each morning.

Perfect for couples traveling together, or a small family looking for a memorable vacation, look no further than the Lion Fish Retreat. Make Belize your destination, and this home will make it into a vacation!

Belize Tourism Board license # 1930/2016

More Details

Property Manager
Vacasa, Belize - Stann Creek Office
Member since: 2001
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Vacasa, Belize - Stann Creek Office

Thanks for considering a Vacasa home! We provide full-service management for privately owned vacation homes, and like to think that we offer our guests the best of both worlds: the unique experience of staying in a one-of-a-kind vacation home, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the home you book for your special vacation is cared for by professional housekeepers and property managers.

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Vacasa began in 2009, simply because our founder and CEO Eric wanted to find a better way to share his wife’s family’s summer home in Long Beach, Washington with guests as a vacation rental. Eric and his early team worked to build Vacasa on the premise that local employees can do what they love most (taking care of guests, homeowners, and properties), while the hands-off tasks of vacation rental management—things like marketing, filing taxes, and maintaining a website—could be handled by a specialized central support team.

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Our passion is connecting travelers with the unique experience of staying in a vacation home, and we would be honored to be your host. Please contact us with any questions about this home—our team is standing by!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Maya Beach in Stann Creek

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

Amazing, brand-new seafront luxury suite w/ shared pool, beach access
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews
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The Lion Fish unit @ Swan Villas is very unique and the pool is great.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Swan Villas. Swan Villas is relatively close to dining opportunities and on the lagoon side of the peninsula. It is a short walk to the sea side of the peninsula and about a 7 mile drive to the Village of Placencia. We found the architecture of the unit to be very unique and a fun place to stay. The pool is very relaxing overlooking the water of the lagoon and just a few feet from your patio door.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lion Fish Belize

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the Lion Fish @ Swan Villas.

The unit is very unique and the pool is great!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Ideal waterfront accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We had the two-bedroom ground floor unit of this unique waterfront house and couldn't have been more pleased. The Gaudi-inspired architectural design and the perfectly-appointed interior were so special The infinity salt-water pool make this feel more like a resort except with lots o privacy. The Manager met us to get us settled and to shared interesting places and things so the service was great. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Stunning

  • 5 of 5

On our first night, my wife commented to me that "we are living in a piece of art"

Words cannot capture the beauty of this complex.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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5

Wonderful and flexible host. Great property. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Placenci...

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful and flexible host. Great property. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Placencia, look no further!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacasa
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Rent both floors if you want to sleep here

  • 3 of 5

First off, the location is absolutely incredible. The lagoon is gorgeous, the pool is straight out of a magazine, and there are little chirping geckos and birds all around the grounds. Montse was fantastic and checked in with us often.

Out of all of the rentals we had in Belize and Guatemala, I looked forward to this one the most. I liked it the least. The concrete looks really cool in pictures, but in reality, it makes the home pretty non-functional. If you want to lounge on the couch and discuss the day or the next day's adventures, there's no comfortable spot. It's a concrete couch with little cushions. Ditto on the bed - it's concrete with a pad. If you or your spouse is over six feet tall, the house is really not designed with you in mind. The entry to the bathrooms is roughened concrete, and six feet high. My husband is 6'4". Our second night here, he got up in the middle of the night to use the restroom, and forgot to duck. Because it's roughened concrete, he had a large welt as well as torn skin across his entire forehead. Bummer. I smacked my head twice (slow learner apparently) on the weird concrete shelf coming out from the sink while trying to do dishes.

Our biggest issue was with the neighbors. Neighbors really make or break a place like this. Again, because the house is made entirely of concrete, there's no noise dampening. Those beautiful spiraling stairs that connect the first and second floors funnel noise RIGHT INTO the first floor. Every sneeze, every argument, every conversation, every toilet flush, every kid pretending to be a howler monkey at 2 am, it all funnels right into the first floor like you're a foot apart. After our second night, we started looking for other hotels. Sleep was a nightmare, especially when we had early morning tours and the family of six above us had late nights. We ended up staying because paying for a second hotel with Placencia prices when we'd already paid for the first would have crippled our excursion budget, but that was the worst week of sleep I've ever had in my life. That gorgeous lagoon and peaceful setting mean nothing when you can hear each and every normal everyday noise from the family above you.

Privacy was also an issue with the upstairs neighbors. During the day, the window tint gives you privacy while giving an amazing unobstructed view of the surroundings. Once it's dark out (by 6 pm) the entire house is like a fishbowl. There are no curtains. Anyone outside can see inside the house once it's dark. There is a 3-6 inch gap around the entire shower door because of the cool-looking design. During the day, it's gorgeous. At night, the upstairs neighbors can view inside your shower if they happen to be exploring the grounds. We would have liked curtains for nighttime.

If you're thinking of this rental, I'd recommend buying out both floors. I really don't think it was designed to have separate families living here with the noise issue.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Vacasa
Owner's Response: We are very sorry to see that this home did not work well with this guest's needs and preferences; we appreciate the feedback.
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