Belize Stann Creek Placencia The Placencia Peninsula Listing #31167

Ara Macao Beach House @ Ocean’s Edge *Gold Standard Certified - Placencia, Stann Creek

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6 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 1 Queen Bed, 2 Futon 1 bedroom  plus loft 1 bathroom No pets 
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Romantic beachfront home w/ ocean views, dock, hammock, veranda & free WiFi!

*Gold Standard Certified

In search of a romantic seaside getaway? Look no further than this private, secluded home on the shores of the Maya Beach,Placencia Peninsula, where you'll have a lovely stretch of beach (shared only with one other home) right at your doorstep. Walk down the dock to soak in the sun, take a nap in the hammock, enjoy the breeze off the Caribbean Sea, or take a swim around the platform. Easily prepare your own meals at home in the full kitchen.

What's nearby:
This property is located on the shores of Maya Beach, a quiet and relaxing section of the peninsula known for its beautiful beaches and great restaurants. In the surrounding area, you'll find a bowling alley, a spa, and a scuba center. If you want to venture into the jungle, drive up to Cockscomb Forest to go bird watching, hiking, swimming in waterfalls, or tubing down the river.

Things to know:
This home can be rented along with its neighbor as Ocean's Edge
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
In-home safe

Parking Notes: Only street parking is available.

You must be 18 years or older to rent this property.


Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Kitchen & dining





Water view


Beach access




Nearby activities & attractions



Beach chairs



6 reviews

Britta P. Jan 2022
Everything was wonderful, the beach was perfect, the place was well maintained and cared for, and it's walking distance to some amazing places and a quick bus/drive to everything else!
Ashleigh B. Sep 2021
Manatees and crabs right off the dock, many stunning sunrises and relaxing evenings. We appreciated being about 20min from town, it was very calm and quite but we were still within walking distance of many restaurants and bars. Staff was very communicative and helpful!
Monica N. May 2021
This marks our 9th visit to Maya Beach. Ara Macao Beach House was exactly what we wanted and needed. Having all essential kitchen items such as a coffee maker, mircrowave, stove and oven was super. The weather was warm but had sufficient fans and windows to have the wonderful Maya winds cool down the cabana. The area is quiet and having the dock to sit out on watching the pelicans dive for fish proved breathtaking. Julio had our bikes ready and provided a lock for us as we traveled up and down the roadway. Already planning our next visit.
nick s. Mar 2021
The beach was beautiful and well maintained by the caretaker who raked and cleaned up every day. The house was cute and comfortable.
Minor issues:
This house is going to need some siding and window maintenance soon and the rainy season is going to take a toll.
The mattress was very hard and uncomfortable (personal taste). An additional blanket would have been nice when the temperatures dropped a bit at night (it wasn't cold, but it feels odd sleeping with just a single sheet on top).
Adjacent neighboring beach areas had lots of plastic garbage washed up (this is sad).
We would have liked to have had more clean towels (stayed 6 days with 3 bath towels for the two of us).
Manager response:
Thank you for your feedback, Nick. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay despite the neighboring trash and lack of towels for your full stay. We ask our guests to reach out to us during their stay if items or maintenance is needed. Our Guest Service Agents are available 24/7 to assist our guests. We have brought your feedback to the attention of the local staff, thank you for allowing us to improve for our future guests. We hope to host you again very soon.
Logan K. Jan 2020
This spot was clean and beautiful. Steps away from the beach and a really comfortable hammock. The only downside was figuring out how to close all of the blinds when we were hit with a torrential downpour. Make sure to read the binder with all of the fun attractions to do nearby! There is also a kayak beneath your deck and you can ask for oars/life preservers. There is one other small house next-door that is rented out so depending on who is there with you it could be a little noisy. All in all, it was an enjoyable stay. I would highly recommend staying over here rather than down by Placencia (unless you want the tourist-vibe). Clearer directions would be helpful!
David B. Jan 2020
Private beach, whole house to yourself and free bikes and Kayak!