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Joyce & Frank's Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #15 of 27 Placencia B&B and Inns
Dawson Creek, Canada
2 reviews
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“Super location & hosts”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

11 days of absolute bliss. Joyce, Josephine & Virgilio were available at all times to ensure nothing was amiss. Meals were awesome. Swimming in the pool after the bathtub temperature ocean was indeed pleasing. Local restaurants for suppers were outstanding and affordably priced. Would highly recommend this to anyone. Rooms of good size and quite comfortable especially the a/c during those hot nights. Star gazing was amazing as was the full moon coming up over the ocean. All the extras included are really nice to have available while staying at their lovely B&B. Thanks Joyce, hopefully we can get back and meet Frank. Would really like to sit and enjoy a cold one over some stories.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Phenomenal location, great rooms and the view, my god, the view. Perfect little get away on Maya Beach. Close enough to the village for a nice scooter ride, and a 50 minute kayak trip to False Caye for snorkeling.
Air conditioning in the beach house worked great, but the shower for the master bedroom needs work, not enough volume or pressure. The guest washroom had great pressure but slow drains.
Joyce and Frank have created a great place to get your feet wet in Belize.
Virgilio and Josephine wrap up the B&B with great personal service. Virgilio can make your arrangements and tell you all need to know about the area. Plus he's a great night watchmen, making sure you stumble into the right room when you come back a little tipsy. Josephine makes the best lunches and breakfasts. Her cheeseburger is simply the best I've ever had.
Definitely recommend this to anyone going to Belize.
Watch out for the biting cat though lol....

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

What a beautiful place. The rooms are inviting, clean, and given many personal touches. The beds comfy with super soft linens. The towels plentiful and cozy. What more could I ask for? Not much but was given so much more! The grounds are beautifully maintain by a local gardener named Flowers, who prides himself on creating a lush surrounding. The food is amazing and fresh. The Belizian breakfast is divine. Josephine the cook can whip you up anything you like. The ocean is just steps away. The beach and pool are maintained and cared for by Reheleo. Who does an excellent job. Joyce and Frank are gracious hosts who helped set up anything we needed. We will be staying here again, hopefully soon.

  • Stayed March 2013
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2 Thank Purplevega
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Nuevo Colon, Costa Rica
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

We stayed at Joyce & Frank's B & B for five days in late February. It was right on Maya Beach and just what we were hoping for. We stayed in the #2 Bungalow which was set up a bit in the trees where it was shaded and comfortable, but still just 10 meters from the sunny beach. Josephine & Vergilio made it the trip to remember. Josephine is a kind gentle person and a terrific cook, and Vergilio takes care of the maintenance work and is a delight to chat with. The location is fabulous and casual, we enjoyed kayaking, snorkeling and relaxing in the hammocks and under the shade on the beach.. There are plenty of inexpensive (and some expensive) places to dine nearby but in general it is inexpensive and a great value. A grocery store is nearby and very convenient. It was our first trip to Belize, we will be back.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Jon M
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

I stayed for 2 wks and loved it. The staff is very helpful and food was great. No need to complain about the tv being to high on wall because didn't have time to watch it. Great place!! Virilio is the man and Josephine is the best cook and Joyce and frank vere very helpful.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Edwhite888
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Westport, Massachusetts
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We chose Joyce and Frank's after reading reviews of their offering as well as those of other facilities on the peninsula, and came away very happy with our selection. We stayed in one of the bungalows (B1) just feet from the water's edge. The quarters are small, but cozy, well appointed, and the bed quite comfortable. There is an expansive covered porch just a few steps away for relaxing and/or socializing. Josephine made us delicious breakfasts each morning; all food was cooked to order. Frank made arrangements for a tour up Monkey River, and the suggestions for restaurants nearby were spot-on. If you are looking for a nice, relaxing place to stay that is a little removed from the fray, you'll really like Joyce and Franks.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Northern California
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

What a fantastic vacation we had while at Joyce and Frank's. We really couldn't have asked for more. We rode bikes, snorkeled, kayaked. I have nothing bad to say about this place at all! I loved our room, B1-the bungalow on the beach. I mean come on! You can lay in bed and see the beach and the sea! What more do you need?

Josephine was a true gem, we had breakfast there almost everyday, trying just about everything. What a terrific cook! She even made sure we had something to eat on the day we left early for an excursion. Virgillio was terrific, making sure we had anything we needed, giving us tips on where to go and what to do.

The pool was fantastic, strangely chilly for being so warm out :) We spend a lot of time relaxing by the pool on the beach and out on the private dock. Joyce and Frank were great too, very friendly and helpful.

Would I go back? ABSOLUTELY! I didn't want to leave. It was our first time there and we didn't realize how far it was from the village of Placencia, but we didn't care once we got there. It was very private and we felt very safe. We actually rode the bikes into Placentia one day, a nice 8 mile or so one way!

We spent a lot of time at Mangos, the restaurant/bar just next door. The food was fantastic! The drinks were amazing! The locals are awesome as well. Another place on the other side just opened the day we got there we called it Jake's, (he was the bartender and owner I believe) we spent some time there as well.

The people of Belize are amazing, friendly, not pushy like other places I have been. The airport could system could use some updating, it takes forever to get thru customs an whatever else line you have to wait in, we thought we were going to miss out connecting flight to Placencia.

All in all, a fantastic trip, fantastic location, fantastic time! We can't wait to go back.

Ericka

Room Tip: The bungalow on the beach is superb!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Joyce & Frank's Bed & Breakfast

Property: Joyce & Frank's Bed & Breakfast
Address: Maya Beach, Placencia, Belize
Location: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Placencia
Number of rooms: 8
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Joyce & Frank`s Hotel Placencia
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