Lion Fish Retreat @ Swan Villas - Placencia, Stann Creek
Max Occupancy: 4
2 King Bed
Maya Beach, Placencia, (16.600556, -88.356667) Swan Villas- Lionfish Retreat , Placencia, Belize
Amazing, brand-new seafront luxury suite w/ shared pool, beach access
Perched just a stone's throw from the gorgeous Caribbean Sea, this ultra-modern and luxurious rental in the upscale href="https://www.vacasa.com/vacation-rentals/Belize/Swan-Villas-Belize/" target="_blank">Swan Villas may be the vacation destination of your dreams! This recently built villa features stunning ocean views, access to the community's pool and other amenities, and enough space for up to four guests, so get ready for the trip of a lifetime to beautiful Belize!
Located just 75 yards from the sea, this home is nestled in the Swan Villas, a brand-new development on the Placencia Peninsula. When you stay here you will enjoy a peaceful, beachfront location while still being a short drive from nearby cities.
As you walk up to your temporary home, you will be awed by the unique appearance of this development. With an extremely modern style, plenty of luxurious touches, and a design scheme featuring relaxing circular shapes, you will feel right at home in this wonderful resort. This particular condo is a ground floor unit, so you can step right inside to discover the gorgeous interior.
Please note that this particular listing is for the entire bottom floor of this two-level villa. You can also rent the two upstairs units, the Shark Studio Retreat and the Turtle Studio Retreat separately (or together in this listing). If you need lots of space, you can even book the entire three-unit villa, the Ocean Villa, which can sleep up to eight guests.
Inside this two-bedroom, two-bathroom home you will find everything you need to have a spectacular stay. This U-shaped building features private bedrooms at either end of the structure, with a living space in the middle. Have a seat on the large, curved sofa and watch some TV or simply gaze outside at the lovely scenery. When you're here you will have WiFi access so you can keep in touch with your friends and family back home. This condo even has air conditioning to keep you cool, plus a laundry room that will come in handy during extended stays.
A full kitchen is well-appointed with stainless steel appliances and everything the chef in your group may need to whip up tasty meals during your visit. Sit down at the dining room table to enjoy a meal together, or take your after-dinner glass of wine outside to the shaded porch and marvel at the views of the lagoon and the pool while breathing in the fresh, tropical air.
If you walk to either end of this home, you will find bedrooms with an enormous, round-shaped king bed and a stylish decor scheme. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom, complete with a separate walk-in shower and a marvelous jetted bathtub which includes aromatherapy and color therapy to help you truly relax. Both the tub and shower are also circular to match the overall design of this trendy home. Together with these two bedrooms, this condo has plenty of space for up to four guests.
While you're here at the Swan Villas, you will have access to many wonderful shared amenities. A gorgeous infinity-edge pool is just past your door, and the lagoon is a very short walk away. You're welcome to borrow kayaks and bicycles to explore the nearby nature, and you will also have access to a gorgeous public beach. Of course, you're also welcome to spend your vacation sipping cold drinks on your private patio or sunbathing on the beach.
If you decide to venture past the resort, you can drive south about 15 minutes to reach the largest town in the area, Placencia Village. Nestled at the very end of the peninsula, this town has a vibrant and laid-back atmosphere and offers many restaurants and shops to keep you busy. Stop in at Brewed Awakenings for a fresh-roasted coffee, or get a tropical fruit smoothie from the oceanfront Shak Beach Cafe. When you get hungry, sit down for a nice meal at one of the restaurants, which include authentic Belizean and Caribbean food at Wendy's or Brenda's, Italian cuisine at La Dolce Vita, and fresh seafood and other fare at Rumfish.
From Placencia you can rent scuba diving or snorkeling gear to explore the gorgeous, warm water nearby. You could peek under the surface to view the colorful fish, go see the barrier reef, or take a group trip to look for manatees or even a docile whale shark. If you want to head inland to see more of Belize, you will have opportunities to book a guided tour to hike through the lush jungle, visit wildlife preserves where jaguars and tapirs live, check out some ancient Mayan ruins, go whitewater rafting, and much more, so be ready for adventures!
Whether you're looking forward to relaxing in the pool, visiting nearby towns, or trekking across the beautiful landscape, this lovely Belize vacation rental offers all the comforts of home, the amenities of a luxury resort, and a fantastic oceanfront location so you can get the most out of your visit!
Belize Tourism Board license # 1930/2016
Washer Dryer : Shared
Pool : Shared
When I walked onto the property, I was truly amazed at how unique and beautiful it was. The pool, the lagoon, the landscaping, the villas.
Very helpful with local information
I have been to Placencia 4 times now and every time I go, I fall in love a bit more. It is a beautiful place filled with beautiful people and absolutely AMAZING food! Swan Villas made the visit even more special because that property and those units are incredibly unique and funky in the best possible way. My husband and I loved the place so much, we bought one of the units! That's about the highest compliment I can give! And Rudy and Montse, the owners, could not be nicer human beings. You will LOVE staying at Swan Villas and the village of Placencia. Book now! :-)
Christine L. November 2017
Every detail of this property, inside and out, was well thought out and prepared, to make this the perfect accommodation and stay. Surrounded by magnificent nature and lush greenery, you get to enjoy quietness, privacy while enjoying all the comforts, amenities and personal touches this property has to offer. We were really cared for from start to finish, thank you all so much!
We loved how awesome the house is setup, every angle is eye candy plus you feel very relaxed with the wonderful circle custom jacuzzi after a good day swim and kayaking. Kitchen to cook at home and kid-friendly! We felt very comfortable on our vacation and highly recommend staying at Swan Villas for a Healthy Fun, Cozy Retreat with family, couples, and the kids swam in the pool so much and were so happy to stay there too! The kitchen is nice and we were able to eat many meals at home. Thank you!
This was the perfect get away for us. It was beautiful and peaceful. We will be back!
We had great 2 weeks family vacation. Thank you Montse and Rudy!
We really enjoyed our stay in the Lion Fish @ Swan Villas.
The unit is very unique and the pool is great!
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.
Wonderful and flexible host. Great property. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Placencia, look no further!
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.
We are very sorry to see that this home did not work well with this guest's needs and preferences; we appreciate the feedback.
A wonderful place to stay. Interesting 'organic' architecture in a great setting. They are making a sincere effort to do things right. Montse was wonderful! Attentive as required, unobtrusive otherwise.
Unfortunately the same could not be said about HomeAway Customer Service. They were either 'pass the buck' or totally non-responsive. Three attempts to to get a simple answer and no real response. I would be very careful in ever dealing with them again and it's a shame to have an organization such as this fronting for a place like Swan Villa. I suggest they find new agents.
I will be happy to provide further details should anyone at HomeAway Customer Service care to respond. I won't hold my breath waiting.
We are sorry to see this guest was displeased with the service they received. If guests contact Vacasa directly we can get them in touch with local staff to assist them during their stay.
A few girlfriends and I traveled to Placencia for a relaxing off-season holiday. We picked the Swan Villas because of their unique architecture and their lagoon side location. With a golf cart, we could easily get everywhere we needed to go in town and in nearby Maya Beach. The weather (for the wet season) was amazing and we were able to have a perfectly relaxing vacation. The people of Belize were very welcoming and the food and drinks were to die for. It was a much needed break from the all-inclusive feel we are used to.
The accommodations were perfect. Host & hostess were very nice. The place had everything we needed. We bought some groceries, cooked many of our meals there, and ate out a couple times. The pool was great. It was a memorable experience.
Lovely property, just gardens need to be maintained. Would visit again in the future, just love Swan Villa. We visited off season so a lot of the restaurants were closed in Placencia however we had a great weekend.
Cedrine M. September 2016
Nous avons tellement adoré que nous avons prolongé notre séjour. Maison extra, pour les parents comme pour les enfants. Parfaite
We loved the location and pool at Lion Fish Swan Villas! It has any amenity one would need!
Manfred H. September 2016
We were very pleased to visit Swan Villas. The villa itself is beautiful. The spaceousness and the design are really special. We asked to arrive a day early and Rudy was very helpful to arrange this for us. Also in making arrangements for an excursion to Monkey River, which we very much enjoyed.
Beautiful custom villa with an amazing view.
Upon stepping foot onto a flagstone path, we know that we are headed someplace very special. We first arrive at the infinity pool, which seems to extend out into bay of the peninsula seamlessly. Thew view is spectacular in the afternoon sun. A structure resembling a whale is our apparent destination, which makes one only wonder what awaits inside.
We are not at all disappointed as we enter the lower unit! As Co-owner, Monsterrat greets us, we see that the interior of this home is just as unique as the facade, with bathrooms that look like underground taverns and blue-tiled showers reminiscent of abalone shell. The in-room hot tubs are an added bonus! All beds, seating areas and counters are built into the structure, adding much visual and architectural appeal. To boot, a washer/dryer, in-fridge ice-maker, and coffee pot add to the many amenities that help make this a home away from home.
Monsterrat shares that a short bike-ride, walk, or golf-cart drive away are restaurants, beaches, dive/snorkel shops, grocery stores, and some of the friendliest locals you will ever meet! The property is even close to the town airport, which makes commuting into Placencia from Belize City quick and easy. The pool and outside seating areas both have sail-shades, which provide patches of relief here and there, while the rest is covered in sunshine - just as we had hoped!.
Between the native wildlife, breathtaking views, the wide-array of outdoor activities, and the amenities of home, our Holiday was set a-sail in the right directions from the start!
Suffice it to say that Swan Villas took our breath away! Thank you Monsterrat and Rudy for your wonderful hospitality and for sharing this special slice of heaving with the four of us!
We look forward to returning soon!
My wife, daughter, & I stayed at Swan Villas in the Lionfish unit for two nights. We were greeted by Rudy at the gate & he let us know everything about the unit, the features, & the surrounding area. The house is amazing. It is like living INSIDE a fine sculpture! The doors are hand-carved & center-pivot. Windows are mostly whimsically round or oval & are also center-pivoting. As well as being one-way: People outside cannot see in. Light fixtures & even the kitchen bar protrude from the walls & ceilings in a delightfully abstract manner. There are very few right angles, everything is curved. The beach-glass mosaic showers are incredible. Countless hours must have been spent creating them. The pool is beautiful, warm & chemical-free to be easy on the eyes. Especially nice is the Natural Cedar Oil spray system that occasionally activates to keep mosquitoes at bay. We had no bites. Even when swimming at night, in the pool that is illuminated by thousands of tiny lights built into the bottom. Mirroring the stars in the sky. The experience has very much changed our idea of what luxury means. It's not just about amenities alone. It's about clever & artistic design within stunning architecture. I would stay there again in a heartbeat. Perry W. La Mesa, Ca
Really had a splendid stay. Highly recommended.
The whole experience from booking to checking out was flawless - easy, great communication. The house is amazing and is exactly what you see in the pictures. The property and surrounding area is stunning, truly a highlight of our 2+ week trip to Belize where we stayed across the country in a variety of accommodation - we didn't want to leave!
This place is closer to Maya Beach than Placencia but that worked out just fine for us. The property is beautiful and well maintained. Rudy and his wife were amazingly nice and helpful. He even organized for the owner of the Indian restaurant down the street to come get us for dinner rather than calling a cab! I would absolutely recommend them and stay here again.
Our first trip to Belize will certainly not be our last. We were lucky enough to find the Swan Villas to stay in. I could not be happier with the accommodations, as well as the fantastic service provided by the owner and caretaker, Rudy. It was like having our own personal concierge service during our whole stay. Just too many good things to say about our vacation in Placencia. I hope everyone gets a chance to experience this wonderful part of the world, and stay in Swan Villas.
Town a close drive away
Would highly recommend!!!
We enjoyed our stay so much. The views of the lagoon are beautiful. The infinity pool was so nice. We used the complimentary kayakes and had a blast. The paddles through the mangroves and around the little island. They offer free yoga class and I had my first yoga experience poolside with sunset lagoon views. We loved our stay and will be back.
Thank you for this great review! We are so happy to hear that you loved the views, and yoga. We can't wait for you to visit again.
I went with 3 other people and loved every moment at the villa. Out host was very helpful and accommodating. There was no issue if we had a question, or a favour to ask of them (such as being driven into town one day for a tour).
The morning activities that were offered happened to be a nice touch, and we even participated in the morning yoga.
We spent a lot of time around the pool, which was always clean and warm.
If you want to explore I recommend a car. However, I don't think that takes away from the place at all.
I think this is a great location and recommend it to anyone looking to relax, and have a great vacation.
We have just returned from Swan Villas in Placencia, Belize. We were the first occupants of the suite, and were amazed at the suite. The uniqueness is something that we have never encountered. The owner, Rudy, went above and beyond to make sure our stay was memorable. We would very strongly recommend the suite to anyone wanting to stay in the area. I'm sure they will be extremely happy with their stay.