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Maya Lodge
Bronx, New York, United States
1 review
“Awesome Lodge”
Reviewed 14 August 2013

The Maya Lodge was spectacular. I went with my daughter and we had such a great time. It's practically across the street from the beach, but that part of the ocean had seaweed which my daughter is afraid of so we went to the bay at the end of the island. It had great service and the owners, Stefano and Nicoletta, were so nice. When the water heater broke down, Nicoletta did everything possible to get the repair guy there. And, when we got there Stefano waited for us until 7 pm (Belizean time) when we missed the bus and got there very late. The only complaint was that the house is located about 30-40 feet down the street from the main road and when you are walking down that street there is no lightning so it's a little scary at night as my daughter almost stepped on a snake. After that we never saw another snake. Otherwise it is such a great place and I recommend it for everyone. I'd go again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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San Antonio, Texas
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

The Maya Lodge is spacious, well appointed, and very well maintained. We rented the house for a family vacation with our adult children and their spouses. The kitchen was big enough for us all to cook together and the dining table was a great gathering spot as was the crow's nest/mirador. We could enjoy time together and there was also plenty of space to let everyone have some alone time. The house is in a neighborhood that is safe and close to shops for supplies and it is an easy walk into the center of the village and to the beach. This is the second time we rent a house from Stephano, he made sure we had what we needed (a fan to replace one that would not turn on), he answered all our questions, made sure the WiFi was working and checked on us to be sure we were comfortable. We highly recommend Maya Lodge and renting from Stephano.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

A traditional Belize hard wood home with two big bedrooms on the ground floor. The rooms were airy and the kitchen is huge. There were all the necessary amenities like fans, fridge, coffee maker, blender, pots & stove if you want to cook. (But no AIR CON)

The living room has a big satellite TV. The deck is amazing but the dock even more. You can take a cooling dip in the canal or get picked up by your snorkel / tour boat. This is a real treat!

The manager Stephano was very helpful in many numerous arrangements. He is also very helpful in local tips for tours, stores & snorkeling.

Everything is …..walking distance. I doubt that you need a rental bike or car. There are lots of grocery stores for brew, munchies & etc. Check out the local stands for fresh fruits & veggies. LOTS of great restaurants and very reasonable !

The shortfalls are that the housekeeping is not that “crisp”. The dogs will get early some days & bark. We also had a few mosquito bites in spite of bug dope.

Some tips:

 Take walks & explore everywhere
 Buy the local veggies & fruits
 Pick up your local beers at the local grocery stores
 Have coffee and cinnamon rolls at Miss Goodies
 Get a great Monkey River Tour at Nite Wind
 Enjoy the BBQ at Miss Brenda
 Walk or take a taxi to Turtle Inn for the specials ( owned by Francis Ford Coppalo)

All in all a great experience in Placentia. Maya Lodge was also a big part so enjoy
Enjoy Belize

Safe Travels MikeN
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

We stayed at the Maya Lodge for almost a month and could not have been happier! From its striking architecture to its beautiful hardwood interior, the Maya Lodge offers an authentic Belizean experience. Its huge, open common area lets your family congregate, while the bedrooms and sleeping lofts give everyone their own space. A fully equipped kitchen and built-in laundry room mean you don't have to leave if you don't want to! All the comforts of home are right there, in a beautiful, natural setting convenient to all the amenities yet set off the main drag for privacy. I would recommend Maya Lodge to anyone!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Monticello, MO
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

Good location. Right on the canal right where the water taxis travel for tours. Located close to two big grocery stores and close to several restaurants, all within walking distance. House very big and spacious, plenty of room for 2 couples to coincide in comfort. Each bedroom has a queen-size bed and its own separate bathroom. No need for air conditioning because the house has great cross-breezes and ceiling fans. Balconies have beautiful views of the western skyline. Priced reasonably. Stephano was a great host.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Albany, New York
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

Our first adventure out of the country (USA) and we couldn't have chosen better. The house was spacious, breezy, perfectly located (close to the village for walking and far enough away for privacy) and well equipped. The owners were so helpful and easy to work with - gave us many good tips. Stephano was lovely - quite a character and there whenever we needed him - which was not often. Being able to take a dip in the canal was so convenient and easy. The sunsets from the top balcony gave us some of our best photos and the neighbor playing Taps at the sunset hour became our only "clock". We can't recommend this home enough.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

We stayed here with another couple and the place is lovely. Very roomy with beautiful wood throughout. There are balconies on both sides and another one on top. Two of the balconies overlook the channel which we swam in everyday. Because the owners don't live here one has a sense of independence. The manager Stephano is helpful, but not intrusive. On the negative side, we were woken nightly by the neighbouring dogs who bark constantly at any sound. Not the fault of the Maya Lodge but good to know in case you want to bring ear plugs. Also the water pressure decreases as the day goes on so have your shower early. This is a perfect place for a family as well. The walk to the village is short. All in all it was a wonderful experience and we would recommend it.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Maya Lodge

Property: Maya Lodge
Address: 29 Harbour Place, Placencia 501, Belize
Region: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 31 Speciality Lodging in Placencia
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Maya Lodge was built by an English ocean lover and displays much of the native wood and architecture of Belize. Both bedrooms are large and furnished with a double/queen bed. Each bedroom has a private full bath with hot shower. There is also a loft with 2 twin beds and several ceiling fans throughout the house. Food can be purchased locally and prepared in the full kitchen. Two hammocks are provided and can be set on the covered deck or on the upper crow's nest where the Maya Mountains and gorgeous sunsets are viewed. Swimmers can use the canal at the back of the house or walk to the beach in a few minutes. ... more   less 
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Maya Lodge Belize/Placencia

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