Beautiful Canal Front House in the Heart of Placencia Village
Remax VIP presents to you this beautiful house in Harbor Place South, in the heart of Placencia Village.
Decked Out House, aptly named for it’s multitude of outdoor decks, all with fantastic waterfront views is a great opportunity for either a home or an investment property.
The 3 story house sits on a parcel of 0.14 acres with direct access to the canal, leading out to the lagoon. There is a dock installed, perfect for boat owners.
The ground floor of the house consists of a good sized garage, laundry room/bathroom and caretaker’s room. There is also a large studio apartment with full kitchen and bathroom. Upstairs, the entire 2nd floor is a large 2 bedroom apartment, complete with kitchen, bathroom and 2 huge decks on either side of the house.
The top floor can be used either as a 1 bedroom apartment with kitchen and bathroom, or can be separated into a studio apartment and a separate bedroom with private access. Again, this floor has decks on either side of the house, all with fantastic views.
This house would be a perfect multi-family property or a great investment as a short or long term rental property.
Life in Placencia
Placencia, one of Belize’s most popular destinations. Placencia is a charming fishing village set at the southern end of the Placencia Peninsula in southeast Belize. The peninsula is 19 miles long and only half a mile wide, bordered on one side by the stunning Caribbean Sea and on the other by the serene mango fringed Placencia Lagoon.
Placencia Village at the very tip of the peninsula is where most of the action happens. One of Placencia’s busiest areas is the Sidewalk, a narrow pathway running along the beachside. Along the Sidewalk is where you’ll find the majority of bars, restaurants, shops and arts and crafts galleries. It is also the home of 2 Placencia institutions, Barefoot Beach Bar and Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar, favorites amongst locals, expats and tourists. One of the charms of Placencia Village is the proximity of everything. Most people get around by bicycle or golf cart, in reality though pretty much everything can be reached by foot!
At the end of the peninsula is the Placencia Municipal Pier. From here you can embark on all sorts of water based trips and excursions. Take a boat out and take advantage of some of the best fishing in the country, you can take a shorter trip close to shore and catch your lunch or you can go way out beyond the reef for incredible game fishing to catch (and release!) one of ‘the big 3’ Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit! Boats can also take you out for incredible scuba diving trips so you can see the incredible conservation work being done on our incredible reefs. Don’t want to get too wet? Take the short boat ride down to Monkey River Village. You’ll see manatees on your way there and then as you enter the river you’ll truly be in the jungle, surrounded by howler monkeys and other incredible wildlife.
To the north of Placencia we journey up the peninsula first to Seine Bight, a small fishing village inhabited mainly by the Garifuna people. The Garifuna people are a mixed African and indigenous people originally from the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent who speak Garifuna, an Arawakan language. Seine Bight is a lively village where you’ll hear traditional drumming and singing coming from many of the hole-in-the wall bars and restaurants serving up medleys of traditional seafood dishes. Don’t miss out on ‘bitters’ or ‘bittas’ as it’s know here, the national drink of the Garifuna people, an alcoholic medicinal beverage said to be a cure all for anything that might be ailing you.
Next up the Peninsula is Maya Beach. This relaxed section of the peninsula is favoured by expats and features some of the best restaurants in the area. Famous eateries include Maya Beach Bistro, a hot spot for gastronomic delights, famous for the best breakfast on the Placencia Peninsula, Tapas Happy Hour every afternoon and romantic beachfront dinners. You’ll also find the famous Mr Q’s at Mangos, the best BBQ on peninsula as well as the best happy hour!
Maya Beach is also well known for having the only bowling alley in Belize! Also just 12 minutes away from Riversdale, head down to Jaguar Lanes for fun nights of bowling, wings and Belikin beers, the national beer of Belize. Join the locals for weekly poker nights, sign up for the bowling league or just enjoy their big screen TVs which always have the latest game playing.
Let’s now take a journey north of the Placencia Peninsula! Heading up north we leave the peninsula and head inland. Only 15 minutes away we reach the famous Cockscomb Basin Forest Reserve. Nearly 100,000 acres of protected forest on the slopes of the Maya Mountains is yours to explore. This is the land of the elusive jaguar so keep your eyes peeled. The expertise of the local guides will help you spot his tracks and if you’re lucky, you may even spot him among the tropical rainforest. Here you can also take the opportunity to interact with Mayan community where they’ll guide you through traditional chocolate making techniques; you’ll even get the opportunity to make and taste your own! Finish the day with a hearty Mayan meal before heading back home.
Originally a licensed realtor with Sotheby’s Canada, Chris fell in love with Belize more than 10 years ago and has since helped countless expats purchase and relocate safely and securely. More than simply a realtor, Chris ensures quality home design, construction management and finally property management and rentals to maximize the return on your investment. With his extensive network of local brokers, Chris finds properties that are “off-grid” and well below market value, and he insists that the best deals never make it on the internet, therefore he recommends that prospective buyers should call and place their order directly.