Casa Azul - Placencia, Stann Creek
Max occupancy: 5 (4 adults)
3 Double Bed
Kottobrute Street, Placencia Belize (16.514162, -88.369239), Placencia, Belize
Lakefront house with enclosed yard, hammock & outstanding location
This lakefront home is perfect for families. Here, you'll enjoy a fully-equipped kitchen perfect to prepare tasty meals, free WiFi, and a cozy interior design that will help you relax in style. It is in a local neighborhood, ideal for the kids to go out and play with the neighbors. In the meantime, the adults can step outside, sit by the water or relax in the hammock while watching the sunset from the lagoon side.
If what you are looking for is a true Placencia experience, do not look any further. This homey house is right in the heart of town. In a very safe neighborhood surrounded by locals. The locals know the owners from a long time and look after the home and the guests that stay here. You can walk to local restaurants, to the pier to get some fish, or just go to the beach and have a relaxing day.
Things to know:
Please note there is only a shared washer, no dryer
Washer/dryer : Shared
Could not have asked for the more perfect get-a-way! A place to hide away from the rest of the world and just enjoy life with the family! Property was perfect - clean and well maintained - just as if the owners lived there themselves. I would highly recommend this property. We enjoyed our tour guide Chino who took us to Monkey River; King Lewey Island, our son enjoyed deep sea spear fishing with Chino; Catamaran trip with Hank (owner of boat) we had lunch on Lark Caye was very tasty and plenty to eat. Don' miss the Mayan King Falls or a day trip to Xunantunich (leave early it's a good drive) be sure to stop and eat at Bertha Tomales on way to the ruins as well as stop at the Country Barn for Ice Cream. Speaking of Ice Cream the Village has an awesome ice cream store with wide variety of flavours. Shopping for Belize hand made items is a must in the Village - I picked up a beautiful necklace made from sea glass at Kaj Expressions. Plenty of restaurants to eat at and very reasonably priced. Barefoot, Tipsy Tuna, Rick's Yolis, be sure to stop at Brewed Awakenings for a coffee smoothy. Or outside the village for a bit 'fancier' of a meal go to Maya Beach Resort. There's a whole world out there to see and I'm happy Placencia Village in Belize was one of our destinations.
We loved our stay at Casa Azul. There was a little delay in checking in due to our arrival being delayed but Carol was very helpful and accommodating.
Everything was pretty much as the listing described. The kitchen utensils and pots and pans were a little aged but were adequate for the amount of cooking we were doing. It's so close to a plethora of little local eateries that we rarely cooked breakfast or lunch anyway.
We loved sitting on the sandy seawall watching the boats roll past the house. We spend most of our time at the house either on the patio or relaxing on the sand.
The suite was basic but it was clean and suited our needs and was great value for the price.
We will definitely stay here again on our next trip to Placencia.
The best part of the rental
My wife and I travelled with her cousin. Our average age is 73 Yrs. My wife and I have travelled to Europe, the Orient, Mexico, Cuba and most of the USA and Canada. This was our first trip to Central America. We have stayed in Budget Hotels to Marriott's resorts. One review on this place gave us concern but the others seemed okay! We arrive at dusk and we were impressed with the residence.
The next day we met our fellow Renter (Upstairs unit) It turned out It was "Scott" and his wife, one of the people who had reviewed earlier. I believe this is their fifth time in Placencia and their third time here. They were staying for two months! If we had any concerns about our choice they were erased at that point! They became our "Placentia Guides" and we enjoyed their company and our new friendship!
We us enjoyed sitting in the covered, shaded deck watching the boats slowly pass by. (There is a no Wake Zone in the Lagoon.) We saw a couple of iguanas in the mangroves. The flowers set off the view of the mountains, in the distance, as we looked down the Lagoon. The sunset from the deck, over the Lagoon, was perfect in January and Feb. We love the sights and sound of water and this place offered an abundance of that!
Joe checked in by email often to make sure we were doing "Okay" and making suggestions as to places we could "check out"!
We had a couple of little problems, slow (drain )and they were looked after within a few minutes of "Thursday"( Maintenance Guy) finding out! Microwave died and was quickly replaced!
Within 24 Hours we felt like we were home!
We did rent a Golf Cart (With Scott and his wife) for 24 Hours. To tour the area. We were able to keep it Securely in the fenced area. ("The Compound") There would be room for a couple of vehicles, if one had a rental car. Speaking of Renting a car, for Scott and ourselves it was not necessary as the place is centrally located to Bars etc
We have stayed in places that cost more for a week than this place cost for 39 days and, over all, for us, with the water, the weather (High 70's during the day, low 70's at night) we were very pleased! If you need a Marriotts Resort, or better, this place may not for you!
If you enjoy, meeting local people, natural beauty of the Lagoon and beach, a home away from home in a local community, at a very reasonable price, this place maybe for you! We are planning a return trip! (We have checked the prices and found nothing compared for value, for us.
We stayed at the blue lagoon house for 3 months this winter and truly enjoyed our stay there. Nice being so close to the villiage and the house was comfortable, would definitely like to stay there again.
We had a great time and the house was everything we expected. Joe made things very easy and hassle free. It was a close walk to everywhere we had to go and the nieghbourhood was friendly. We enjoyed peaceful mornings reading and listening to music on the lagoon it was a short walk to the beach to spend the afternoons and great restaurants near by for diner when we chose to eat out. A amazing experience
This was our 3rd trip to the blue house on the lagoon in Placencia Village. First 2 were 2 weeks each. This trip decided deserved a month. House is centrally located - can walk almost every where. Joe, Egbert, and Judith are very accommodating. If there are any issues, contact one them and things are handled very quickly. House is basically full equipped. Kitchen has what you need for cooking in or grilling on the patio. Bedrooms are comfortable, full bath with hot water showers, washing machine so you don't have to take the closet. Location is ideal that you don't need air, but there is a fan in every room that keeps it very comfortable. Stayed for one month. We are home and already sorry we didn't stay for two. But we WILL be BACk!
We stayed at Joes house from December 2 nd till December 23 rd. and we realy enjoyed our stay. We love the house it was wonderful right on lgoon shore ,beautifull vew ,close to everithing,nice kitchen that you can cook your own meals,has everithing you need.we wiill defenatly stay again.Thank you Joe.
Rina and Digran
We really enjoyed our stay. We stayed here for 2 weeks. The price was very reasonable, everything was nice and clean and the area was very convenient to everything that Placencia has to offer. The location on the lagoon was very nice. The house had everything we needed to cook our own meals at home when we wanted. We stayed in the downstairs unit. The neighbors upstairs were very nice. This is a great choice if you are looking for a clean, quiet, economical option for a great stay in Placencia.
Thanks for your hospitality. We had a great time to stay at your house. Listing description was "under-promised and over-delivered". Great lagoon location (literally I could fish from the deck), quiet, safe, very clean and well-maintained place. The manager took a very good care of us. Everything was good, easy and in place., NO COMPLAINS AT ALL. I would definitely recommend this place to our friends.