|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
When you stay at this beautifully designed modern beach house, you’ll have the convenience of being located right at the beginning of the famous Placencia Sidewalk. Here is a rare opportunity to experience the unique tropical setting of Belize from the luxury of a three-bedroom single-family house on a quiet private beach. Swim and snorkel in the beautiful waist-deep water free of rocks and coral right outside your door! From The White House in Placencia, you are within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment, making it easy to explore all that Belize has to offer.
Upon entering the home, you will find a completely open floor plan featuring contemporary design accented with local Belizean style. The large chef’s kitchen is fully equipped with top of the line stainless steel appliances and gadgets, making it a joy to cook. Beyond the kitchen is the main living area. Here, you can spend time on the large chaise lounge couch enjoying cable on the flat screen television or browsing the web using the wireless Internet, and the entertainment center is loaded with a variety of books and games for you to enjoy. Open the foldout doors to the balcony which span the entire width of the room to create a fully indoor/outdoor space and take advantage of the natural sea breeze to keep heat and humidity out of the house. The covered balcony spans the width of the house, providing unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea. From here you will enjoy seeing the sun rise over the sea, spotting boats on the water, and watching pelicans dive right into the water to catch fish.
With sleeping accommodations for 6 adults, there’s room for everyone whether you’re traveling with your sweetheart for a romantic getaway or bringing the family for a tropical adventure! The master suite spans the full length of the house and features an office alcove, flat screen television, and direct balcony access. The walk-through closet leads to the master bathroom, complete with double vanity, toilet, over sized bathtub, washer & dryer, and a separate outdoor shower where you can enjoy the refreshing breeze in complete privacy. The two guest bedrooms on the opposite side of the house share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom with double vanity and walk-in shower. All three bedrooms have plenty of closet space, hot and cold water, fans, and air conditioning units.
Being located so close to the center of Placencia Village means easy access to shopping, sightseeing, sailing, fishing, snorkeling, and diving. Car, golf cart, and bike rental can be found just down the street for further exploration of the area.
The White House in Placencia will be your ultimate paradise getaway. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so check the gallery and then come see for yourself!
Hi, we are Kirsten and Per Ole Kristensen and we are the owners of The White House in Placencia, Belize. We are both born in Denmark and moved to the United States with our two daughters in 1998 after living in Hong Kong for three years. In our 25+ years of marriage we have traveled the world in search of adventure, culture, and relaxation. As the time came for us to consider retirement, we began looking for the perfect place to settle down. After considering countless locations from the French Riviera to British Columbia, we finally discovered our paradise in Placencia, Belize. And we are happy to share it with you! Enjoy!
Kirsten & Per Kristensen purchased this villa in 2015
The White House in Placencia is unique. It is located right at the sandy beach, very close to beach bars, local restaurants and entertainment, but it is still at the quiet end, so you can enjoy a tranquil moment on the balcony when the sun rises and appreciate your privacy during the day and night. The house is only a few years old and is built in a modern way for safety and comfort.
We were a group of six unrelated women looking for a time out from our busy lives. The White House was amazing! I particularly loved the 18 x 18 tile that went throughout the entire house! Any time we were there, the entire wall-to-wall doors in the living room were open to the outside porch. The layout was excellent and we each seemed to have all of the privacy we needed at any given moment. The breeze off the ocean was continuous and lovely. My absolute favorite thing was the outside shower on the second floor balcony--private and luxurious with amazing views. Hey, we're in sunshine and warm water when it's snowing in New England....what's not to love?! A short walk into town for eating meals, when we felt like being waited on! Lots of little shops to poke around in. The kitchen was well appointed. The washer and dryer let us bring home clean clothing! I can't say enough good things about the White House! It was everything we hoped for and more!
As a frequent renter on VRBO I was quite pleased with The White House. Our group consisted of two couples escaping for a long weekend. Prior to our arrival the homeowners did a wonderful job providing us with details about the house, area, and recommendations as we asked for them.
This house has a perfect layout for escaping to personal space or being together in a group. The unspoken perk of this house is the caretaker and his wife. She was able to provide us with meals prepared in the house at a minimal charge each day. They were delicious and allowed us to have a nice slow start to the day. Plus, the aroma of a fresh local meal upon arriving to the house at night after a long day pf travel was amazing. Nick was able to connect us with great resource for boat captains, kayak rentals, etc.
If you travel frequently I feel you would also be impressed with all the little things they thing of from the arrival snacks to coffee for your first morning. They have truly masted every detail. I would highly recommend this house and have already done so....
The house was very welcoming and the beach was stunning. We spent every minute possible out on the large balcony and went swimming in the ocean almost every day. The water was so warm, calm, the perfect depth, and there was hardly any seaweed.
We rented a car so that we could take some driving trips to a few destinations, but there is plenty to do within walking distance in the village. We saw how the famous Belizean cacao was made from scratch at "Che'Il" (and got to try it ourselves!). At "Bunches of Fun" we saw how bananas are planted, harvested, selected, and packaged for exporting - I will never look at bananas the same way again! We stocked up on hot sauces at "Marie Sharps". We also took a boat trip out to a private island, where we snorkeled and caught fish along the way. When we go to the island, the guide cooked up our fish & lobster & crab for us - amazing experience!
If you plan on staying within the Village, there are plenty of great spots to go to, all within walking distance. All of the cafes and restaurants are delicious and all the locals are very friendly. Barefoot Bar & Tipsy Tuna are great beach bars for getting a drink at night or watching a sports game. Mojo's has delicious appetizers & drinks (go at happy hour and try a bunch!). Above Grounds has great local. The Pickled Parrot had a fun Trivia Night while we were there. The gelato shop was also one of our favorite spots!
We bought a large jug of coconut water from Eppy ever chance we got. (So cheap compared to back at home!) We also loved cracking them open and eating the coconut meat. (Tip: if you like more water or softer meat, ask for a young coconut. If you prefer thicker/more meat, ask for an adult or "dry" coconut.)
Many great memories on this trip - highly recommend renting through Kirsten & Per. You can't find a better location or better house in Placencia! Can't wait to come back.
This was our second stay at The White House in Placencia, this time coming with our extended family for a total of six adults. We weren't sure how it would feel with a group this large, but we were happy to find that there was plenty of space and we never felt like we were on top of one another. As usual, we spent most of our time in the house on balcony watching boats on the water and enjoying the breeze. The balcony is covered, so you can be outside without frying in the sun. It is by far the best feature of the house. We stayed in one of the two bedrooms connected to the shared bath, and with the in-room door locks, we never had an issue sharing with the other couple.
The beach right outside The White House is just as wonderful as we remembered. It’s the best place on the entire peninsula for swimming, since it has very little seaweed, rocks, or coral (compared to other places where there can be loads of seaweed growing on the ocean floor). We took a day trip with On the Hook, where we snorkeled and fished along the way to a private island where we had lunch prepared for us (including the fish we caught!).
We had Vilma (caretaker Nick’s wife) cook a few of our meals for us and it was absolutely terrific! We highly recommend the Belizean Breakfast, which featured fried fish, fresh fry jacks with jam, and fruit salad. On top of preparing the meal, Yolanda took care of clean-up as well! It was like eating at a restaurant but from the luxury of our home! (As a tip for other guests: we had Vilma cater dinner the night before we left on our return trip home, so we would not have to worry about leaving any dirty dishes or leftovers).
We tried a new restaurant this time, The Secret Garden (across from the big soccer field), which had great happy hour specials (the roasted garlic was phenomenal). The Pickled Parrot, a fixture of Placencia Village and personal favorite of ours, hosts trivia games on Thursday nights, complete with complementary jello shots in between rounds! We love that the house is right on the Placencia Sidewalk, making all the shops and restaurants of the village in easy walking distance. The only time we used our rental car was for day trips on the mainland, and one evening when we drove up to Maya Beach for a few games of bowling at Jaguar Lanes after a delicious early dinner at Maya Beach Bistro (check out their happy hour specials too!).
All in all, we had an incredible trip and were so happy to share it with our family! We can’t w
The house was spacious, cozy, modern, filled with local decor, and fully stocked (the kitchen had more appliances and utensils than my own house at home!). The house may be a rental but it felt like staying in someone's home.
I stayed in the house with my boyfriend, my sister & her husband, and my parents. The house is the perfect set up for a family of 6, for three couples, or for 6 friends.
If you rent a car, there are tons of excursions & sightseeing, but with such a cozy house & friendly village, you won't even want to! The Village has tons of great food, at every price range, but if you prefer to cook at home, there are plenty of vegetable stands & grocery stores in walking distance. The Village is filled with great local shops, artists, restaurants, bars, cafes.. I've been here three times and still haven't been to everything! The locals are very friendly and it's easy and safe to walk everywhere.
Kirsten was very easy to communicate with and gave great instructions & advice in all of her emails. She knows the area very well and can give great, personalized recommendations if you need any! As per her recommendations, we went on an excursion to Bunches of Fun (an informative tour of an active banana plantation - very informative, great for both kids & adults), Che'Il (organic cacao farm - also very informative and delicious), and Marie Sharps (hot sauce factory, where we got to see how the famous sauces & jams are made, sample all of their products, and stock up on souvenirs).
We also went on a fishing trip with locals Gas & Al - they're very knowledgeable and great fishermen. I caught a lizard fish, my brother in law caught a barjack, and my boyfriend caught a giant baracuda! Gas also caught some crab & lobster! When we got to the private island, Gas cooked up our huge meal - so fresh & delicious! We also went snorkeling on our way to the island - beautiful fish and corals, just remember to sunscreen!
I highly recommend Placencia Village and definitely recommend this house! No complaints whatsoever. Just a wonderful, relaxing, yet memorable vacation!
The White House in Placencia is located right on the Placencia beach at the end of Paradise Street. It is also by the end of the famous Placenicia Sidewalk and few minutes from shopping, dining, swimming and entertainments. But still, you are in a private area where the only noises are from birds chirping and neighboring dogs playing cheerfully on the beach. You can walk to everything, but bike and golf cart rentals are close by.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£812|
DEPOSIT: 25% deposit is required at time of booking and remaining balance is due 30 days before arrival. 9% Belize accommodation tax will be charged at time of booking.
CANCELLATION: All cancellations must be made in writing and confirmed by the owners. Trips cancelled as a result of inclement weather and/or acts of God are non-transferable and not refundable. The White House in Placencia is not responsible for missed or delayed flights!
REFUND: Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund. Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations must be made by 12:00 PM (Central Standard Time) on the appropriate day.
PAYMENT: Room rates are listed in US Dollars. Payments are accepted by wire transfer, PayPal, or Credit Card.
CHILDREN: Children of all ages are permitted at The White House in Placencia, though we recommend against very small children.
PETS: Pets are not allowed in The White House in Placencia.
SMOKING: The White House in Placencia is strictly non-smoking. A fee of US$250 for smoking anywhere on the property will automatically be deducted from your damage deposit.