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Belize Stann Creek Placencia Placencia Village Listing #2758

Whaleshark Suite - Placencia, Stann Creek

23 reviews
Max occupancy: 3 1 Queen Bed, 1 Twin Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets 
Beachfront (16.515624 -88.365718) Whaleshark Suite , Placencia, Belize

Colorful, oceanfront condo w/ easy beach access - right in town!

With an absolutely stunning oceanfront location, ultra-easy beach access, and modern amenities, this Placencia Peninsula vacation rental has all the comforts of home! And, since it's walkable to the beach and the businesses of Placencia Village you won't even need a car!

Located just off the Sidewalk, a paved pedestrian walkway that runs through town, this home has an unbeatable location. The sand and surf are directly past your front door, and all the restaurants, shops, equipment rentals, and other businesses of Placencia Village are an easy stroll down the road.

With one bedroom and one bathroom, this ground-floor home is part of a larger house but enjoys its own private entrance, kitchen, and living areas. Inside is a colorful and warm interior that will make you feel extra welcome. With pops of tropical colors, bright tiles, and gorgeous Belizean wood cabinets, doors, and other furnishings, this home truly feels like an authentic Belize getaway.

Step into the main living area and have a seat on one of the chairs. Relax, put your feet up, and read your favorite book or watch some TV. If you open up the windows you will feel the cool coastal breeze (though there's also partial air conditioning in case the weather is a little too balmy). There's also a small table where you can set up your laptop and check your emails via the free WiFi, though it's also a perfect place to savor a home-cooked meal or write some postcards for family back home.

A full kitchen may look compact, but it has all the necessities, including a fridge, stove/oven, coffeemaker, and toaster. While there are dozens of fantastic restaurants in the village, you can also stop at a market and buy some fresh, local ingredients to cook up in your own kitchen. And, with colorful tiles and beautiful wood cabinets, you may be inspired to whip up some authentic Belizean cuisine!

The bedroom offers a soft and cozy queen-size bed and a closet to store your belongings, and there's also a twin-size bed. In the bathroom are even more bright tiles and a shower where you can rinse off the saltwater after a long day of splashing around the nearby Caribbean Sea. This home comfortably sleeps three guests.

When you're ready to hit the beach, simply walk outside and down a few stairs to find yourself right on the sand! (Please note that the upstairs terrace is not available for guest use.) Here you can relax on a beach chair and sunbathe, go wade or swim in the warm ocean, or simply bask in the beauty of this area. If you rent kayaks, snorkeling equipment, or diving gear in town, you can easily explore more of the ocean and the calm lagoon, which is just on the west side of the peninsula.

This region is a fantastic place for watersports, including boating, fishing, diving, and more. There are all sorts of sea life to search for, as well as dozens of nearby offshore islands to explore. If you want to venture into Belize's interior, book a guided trip to tour the Cockscomb Basin jaguar sanctuary, visit ancient Mayan ruins, go spelunking, take a boat trip down Monkey River, or trek through the jungle.

If, however, you prefer to stick a little closer to town, you will still find plenty of ways to stay busy. In Placencia Village are a huge variety of restaurants - ranging from authentic Belizean food to Italian cuisine to upscale seafood fare and more - as well as shops, markets, and other businesses. Stroll along the Sidewalk, get a coffee or smoothie, do some souvenir shopping, then relax on the beach.

However you spend your stay, this oceanfront, colorful, and modern Belize vacation rental will be the perfect home away from home!

Belize Tourism Board license # 1827/2016

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AMENITIES

Features

Partial AC

Propane/gas home : Propane

Kitchen

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

Cable

TV

Outdoor

Balcony

Beach chairs

Scenic

Water view

Waterfront

23 reviews

Amina S. Apr 2019
Best place directly at the beach. We loved it .
Rodolfo S. Mar 2019
I could not find anything similar to this in Placencia for this price. Simple but effective on the beach
Jeff L. Feb 2019
Great location just a few
Feet from the ocean. Central to the Village of Placencia with everything within walking distance.
Larry T. Dec 2018
Very nice home, well kept. Great beach front location. Staff very responsive to any questions. Would use again if travels take me to Placencia.
Aleida H. Aug 2018
What a great location and apt in Placencia Village. Close to all the little eating and drinking spots. Steps from sand and sea. It was great to have a full kitchen,bath,ac,ceiling fans and floor fan. Would definitely return and recommend.
Chris A. Jul 2018
Checked in to a hot, stuffy, marginally clean, well-worn Whaleshark Suite after a long drive from Belize City to find air conditioning off, refrigerator unplugged, and wi-fi that was so weak it was pretty much useless. Had to go to a bar for my wife to be able use the internet for her work. Only the bedroom had air conditioning which would have been fine accept that the unit couldn't even cool that one room effectively and between it and the extraordinarily uncomfortable bed we tossed and turned all night. We contacted the local manager by email and she responded the next morning, but couldn't really offer any immediate resolution to the key issues like the wi-fi, crappy bed, or general lack of maintenance of the unit (every door and window in this place was a pain to open and close and the main entry had no night lighting at all). This was my wife's first visit to Placencia, and I had no choice but to find us somewhere else to stay for the rest of our 5-day trip. It was very disappointing considering the great oceanfront location right in the heart of Placencia Village. I have had no offer of even a partial refund at this point two weeks later.
Manager response:
We are sorry to see our guest was uncomfortable for their stay and apologize for not having the air conditioning turned on for their arrival. We did get the light for the main entrance fixed the morning after this guest notified us of the problem, and the internet appears to be working well. Thank you!
Karre-Ann W. Jun 2018
It was our 1st time to Belize...we were celebrating our 25 yr and we chose a perfect place the apartment was spectacular the people were helpful and Dawns restaurant was delicious
Bruce S. Feb 2018
Needs a great deal of TCL by owner including a good deep cleaning
Manager response:
We are disappointed to see this review as this guest never informed us of any lack of cleanliness. We would have been happy to send housekeeping back to correct any oversights. The property manager will inspect the home to ensure it is properly taken care of. Thanks!
Stephen P. Oct 2017
This apartment is roomy and comfortable and access to the beach is unparalleled. For a relaxing holiday with a constantly changing seascape from glassy to surf sounds from the beach it would be hard to beat this venue.
Highly recommended.
Ryan D. Jul 2017
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed this property. Not only was it on the beach but it was a short walk to everything in the village. If your planning on staying in this property there is no need for a car unless you want to travel outside of the village. Couldn't have asked for a better spot in Placencia!
Susan E. Jun 2017
The location is great, right on the beach and walking distance to the village! There is one air conditioner in the bedroom but if you put a fan in the hallway you can make the living room and kitchen tolerable in the hot months (we were there in May). There were roaches in all rooms of the unit and management did come and treat, but all units were not treated at the same time so they just came back the next day. Kitchen sink only had a trickle of water and they never got a plumber there. If you have 3 people staying there, one person will sleep on a rollaway cot and all will likely sleep in the one bedroom because of the AC. Also, the unit only has seating for two people so you will be moving chairs inside and outside if you want to sit together. The owners stay in the top unit for 3 months of the year. They were there during our stay (found out they were owners from the locals) but rather than indicating they were owners, said that they were "good friends with the owners" and with management. Nice person but I would have preferred honesty. I also wasn't happy that I had to pay in advance for the unit. Most hotels have you pay after your stay. I had to pay $2000 last fall for our two week May vacation. No housekeeping during your stay other than washing towels and sheets after one week. Beach had trash that washed up and was tangled in with the seaweed. Saw medical waste as well (syringes, tubes). That is a problem for Placencia to deal with and money is an issue. But the locals are wonderful and the food is great. Good diving, fishing, historic sites, etc. Management contact person was super nice.
Dawn M. Feb 2017
We loved the location of this condo! Lucas was so nice and helpful and we will definitely rent from him again.
Rachel M. Nov 2016
The most relaxing holiday spot ever. We really hope to come back soon. Location of the property is perfect, you could not ask for a better view. And the beach is so quiet, many mornings I had the ocean all to myself!
Jared H. Oct 2016
We had a fantastic time in Placencia! It is a very relaxed and laid back place, with beautiful views and great activities. We had a perfect place with the beach right in our backyard which we had almost entirely to ourselves the whole trip. I would definitely go again.
Johanna S. Oct 2016
This was a great spot to stay but not easily accessible if you have luggage and although there is a pathway most of the way carrying bags after long distances almong sand is not easy. Also the reverse when leaving. All restaurants, supermarkets and coffee shop in easy accessible distances. Very good and reccommended
Janet S. Aug 2016
If you enjoy the outdoors, being near the ocean, and like warm climates, this is the perfect vacation spot!
Rick C. May 2016
Staying here was a great experience. We were very close to the water and had a grand view of everything. The place was very close to the Sidewalk which took us anywhere we needed to go -- dive shop, restaurants, cafes. The bedroom is air conditioned so we did sleep well at night -- during the day it was hot inside but we stayed out on the beachside porch when we weren't swimming and snorkeling. We will stay there again if we return to Placencia.
Darrin M. Apr 2016
Very nice stay in Placencia! Property is in an excellent location with many eating establishments within an easy walk.
Alfred L. Mar 2016
My husband and I stayed in the Whale Shark for 9 days (beginning of March 2016). It was absolutely perfect for us. It was very roomy, and clean with a wonderful little kitchen to cook as little or as much as you would like. We were able to arrange, through Vacasa, to have a gentleman pick us up at the airport and stop by the grocery store in order for us to grab a few items to stock our kitchen. Only buy what you want to carry! There are other little stores, within walking distance, where you can buy things during your stay, you don't have to get it all at once. The driver is very friendly, and more than happy to help carry luggage.

Whether you want a vacation of pure relaxation and enjoying the view of the ocean from your front porch, or going out on excursions every day this is the place for you to stay. Placencia has beautiful beaches and is a very friendly little little village to visit. If you're interested in booking excursions, check out Eagleray Tours, they are conveniently located right next door and extremely easy to work with!
JEFFREY C. Feb 2016
An outstanding time, look forward to coming back.
Debra J. Feb 2016
I highly recommend this condo. 1st floor, right on beach, great front porch. Walk to everything yet felt pretty private. Placencia is great place to relax or party or both.