The cabana is located next to Finca beach house on six acres one mile north of Placencia village. 200 feet of beautiful white sand beach are just steps from the house. Our property also stretches all the way to the lagoon, where you can kayak and bird watch. There is a small reef 70 feet from the water's edge where starfish, sea urchin and many colorful fish can be found. The water is calm and safe for swimming. The secluded sandy front yard has papaya, almond and cashew trees, coconut, hibiscus and other flowering bushes. Bicycles, hammocks and beach chairs are provided for your enjoyment. Town is an easy 30 minute walk along the beach or a quick bike ride or taxi away.
We built our structures with a respect for the natural landscape and as the peninsula gets more developed, our finca has become a haven for the multitudes of birds that make Placencia their home. The traditional Belizean wooden cabana is located on the beach next door to the beach house. Built on stilts, you can catch the breeze while watching the sunrise from the deck out front. There is a queen bed, futon couch, fully stocked kitchenette and bathroom with hot water shower. Sleeps 4 max.
We provide complimentary bicycles for your use. There is a small pretty well stocked kitchen and a private shady yard right on the beach.
Interaction with Guests
I live in Vermont and only get to visit 2x a year if I am lucky but we have fabulous caretakers- Val, Valerie and Jose who are on site and will take good care of you. Check out my other property listed on airbnb, FInca beach house as well.
I chose to settle in Placencia because I fell in love with the village which has a tightly knit community and I did not feel like I stuck out as a gringo there. FInca is just a quick ride out of town so you have some privacy and still have easy access to the village.
We provide bikes for your use. There are busses that run a few times a day and inexpensive taxis available all the time.
Kids 12 and under stay for free!
We had a wonderful stay at Finca Beach. The setting was ideal with trees to provide shade, string up hammocks and plenty of sunshine on the beach. Many places scrape the vegetation and replant. Andrea and staff have done a wonderful job preserving and adding to the varied vegetation. I rode into town about a 1 to 1 1/2 miles daily to buy fresh fruit and vegetables. We bought fish and lobster at the pier as well. The quiet location was just right for my wife and I but close enough to enjoy the restaraunts and beach bars in town. Caretaker Val and Valerie as well as Gardner Jose were helpful and fun to interact with. Rambo & Marley the watch dogs welcomed us each time we returned from our outings. I enjoyed the beach chairs with my morning coffee at sunrise everyday. We snorkeled right off the beach and saw many fish on the coral 50 yards out. If your looking for a quiet place to relax with access to the activities the town has to offer this is your kind of spot. We were sad to leave! We will return.
Overall, we were disappointed with our stay because:
Facility needed a thorough cleaning before we wanted to unpack or use the shower or stock the refrigerator.
Owner needs to insure that flashlights/candles around due to power outages. We had to ride to town on bikes in dark to get ours when power went out 10 minutes after our arrival.
Due to damp conditions and lack of dryer on property, linens and towels were never completely dry.
Unit would benefit greatly from a microwave. It only has old electric cooktop.
One of two bikes provided needs to be replaced.
The location is great. It is private yet close enough to town. Mariposa Restaurant was great to have nearby. We did love The Shak at the end of the road in town as well as Omar's.
We LOVED it. It was everything plus more. The town of Placencia was just what we were looking for. The caretaker Val and his family were the "BEST". The girls taught Dennie how to "Paddle Board". Just to the left and right you could take a 5 min walk and enjoy Happy Hour. The walk to town via the beach was "Fantastic". We rode the bikes to town at least once a day. If you want rest and relaxation this is for you, the sound of the waves while laying on the hammock. Val's girls we a delight to have around. We will be back in time, although I hate to visit the same place twice.
Very nice and cozy beach hut only about 15 meters from the beach, located only 400 meters south of the Placencia Airport and around 2,5 kilometers north of Placencia Village with a lot of restaurants, supermarkets and tour operators.
The caretakers Val and Valerie were very helpful.
Unfortunately there is a newly built ugly resort directly at the left hand side of the beach cabana.
So sad next door was a great little resort called kitty's place which was lovely and naturally landscaped. The people who bought it built los porticos villas. Unfortunately that seems to be the wave of the future for our little peninsula. If you want to visit Placencia before it turns into cancan, come soon
This is my third attempt at leaving a review. Everything else about our trip was fantastic! Imagine a cozy treehouse with a balmy ocean breeze. The four acre property made us feel like we were on a very private beach . We were, however a very short walk to the Turtle Inn resort which was fabulous for happy hour and two for one pizza Sunday ! On the other side we found Mariposa, a loveley accommodation with a great upstairs restaurant . Bruce and Sharon were great hosts and the food was out of this world. We also enjoyed bike rides into the village, and the other direction to the marina at Robert's Grove. There we met Paul Bulman, captain of the Chkm8., a lovely single hill 40' sailing boat. He does both snorkke and fishing tours. Val took great care of us . We loved snorkeling out in front of the cabana . Sunrise on the front porch with coffee, and sunset in the hammock with drinks. Even the rainy day was cozy and romantic. This was a wonderful getaway for our 13th anniversary , and we would surely return!
The fun a cabana was a great spot for a relaxing secluded break from real life. A 5 minute bike ride out of town
The Finca Beach Cabana was exactly what I was looking for. It's located extremely close to the Placencia airport and just north of the village itself. I think the bike ride was only about 10 or 15 minutes. The location was quiet and serene with its own beach shared with the Finca House. The caretakers Val and Jose were very helpful(I didn't meet Valerie). Bikes and paddle boards were provided. The mosquito netting was a nice plus. Water pressure was decent and you are able to get hot water consistently. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay relaxing in the hammock and down by the beach. It's perfect if you want to avoid the higher traffic areas in the village and close enough to go there when you want. There were only 2 potential cons while staying at Finca, one of which there is no control. The Internet consistency was shoddy, but I wasn't there to stay on my computer anyways. The other was that the water immediately of the beach wasn't the nicest, but as I said before that is not due to the property and more of a criticism of Belize as a whole. Overall, I would definitely stay there again maybe opting for the larger beach house. And would definitely recommend it for anyone who wants to relax.
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Designer/owner of salaam clothing. Love to travel and meet people. my favorite place I have traveled to is corsica. I have a compound in belize, my home away from home. love to eat, ski, swim, nature, dance