We payed for 7 nights but only stayed one ! The white sand beach across the road was dirty and barley existed, broken glass and garbage, not a place for kids to swim. The garden with many fruit trees is a sand/ gravel lot with a mango tree that overhangs from the neighbors yard. The apartment was dark and airless, only a couple of small windows and no breeze what so ever. (Breeze equals no bugs, no breeze equals lots of bugs) The air conditioner was right beside the bed (in the curtained off alcove on the way to the bathroom which she calls the master bedroom) this leaves the other bedroom stifling hot with no air conditioning or air movement. As to the free beach cruisers one of ours had no brakes and the other had a punctured tire.. Maybe this place would be good for an adult couple but for a family with kids it was terrible. Jacki refused to refund us any of our money and kept yelling at my husband and refusing to have a calm discussion with us when we tried to ask if we could at least use 2 of her bikes for the week since she was charging us over 100.00 US per night and we were not even going to stay there. I would not recommend this place, Jacki seems very nice at the outset but if you have any problems Look out ! That being said the apartment is very clean and nicely decorated so if you are happy to sit inside with air conditioning going full blast and don't want bikes, a beach, or a back garden you might love it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Placencia is a small, casually elegant, reasonably priced establishment located in a quiet & safe neighborhood at the north end of Placencia; a short walk to a great beach, local restaurants, bars & shops; surrounded by lush tropical gardens, edible fruit trees & vines-pick bananas, papayas, coconuts and more year round..... Offering economical Garden Rooms with tiled showers & handicap access, as well as three furnished Apartments, filled with custom fabrics, original paintings & handcrafts from Central America & Hawaii; private verandahs or screened rooms to fully enjoy living outdoors which is how we prefer it, here in Placencia paradise.... First floor-Garden Views. Garden Rooms-Queen or Twin Beds, adjacent Kitchen avail for guest use. Studio Apt-Queen Bed-Bathroom w/soaker tub; HUGE outside Living Room w/custom vine furnishings. Two Bedroom Apt-Queen and Twin Beds-spacious Bathroom with Tiled Shower for two; HUGE outside Dining Room w/custom iron/tile furnishings. Second Floor-One Bedroom Apt, sunrise & sunset views-Queen and Twin Beds-Tiled Shower Bathroom. Owner/Manager Apt, distant lagoon & Maya Mountain views. All accommodations provide Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, fully equipped Kitchens, 24/7-WIFI, Cable TV w/HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and more....Books, DVDs & Games, as well as Beach Cruiser Bikes for guest use. Shared area in backyard w/expansive mosaic tile BBQ, Palapa w/custom table, adjacent to fruit & veg garden & compost area; Parking available. Designer/Manager, Jacki Tipton, who built this property with beauty, budget, comfort & ecological living in mind, has been in Belize for many, many years & enjoys sharing her love & knowledge of the entire country, as well as her favs on the Placencia peninsula, (she may bake one of her yummy treats, if you ask her). Everyone speaks English and our safe to drink water originates from across the lagoon in Maya mountain streams; the tastiest in the entire country! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Placencia Belize