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Decked Out House
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7 reviews
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“Exceeded our expectations”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

I took five friends for a birthday celebration in Placencia. From our arrival to our departure two weeks later the visit was wonderful. Linda has done a superb job of making the house comfortable and well equipped for visitors. I would be remiss if I failed in mentioning as part of equipping the house Darrell our host is terrific. If we needed anything Darrell could provide. Excursions. got that, info on where to eat, no problem, a fourth hand for UNO, he was in. Thanks to both of you for a great time.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the decked out house for 9 nights and it was great. Having bikes, kayaks, and a canoe available made it even better. It's the perfect location just on the outside of town on the canal so it's quiet and residential. A grocery is just around the corner and the perfect Caribbean beach across the street. Darrel was really helpful with ideas on things to do and he was also there just to sit around on the deck with and chat. It's nice to chat with the other guests as well.
When we arrived we were upgraded from the third floor to the second for the same price due to a scheduling conflict. It was just the 2 of us so we had the huge second floor all to ourselves. The master bedroom is air conditioned and coming from Alaska we did use it. Plus, it helps to drown out noise from the third floor and early morning construction. Both houses next to the decked out house were being worked on, I think one of them is done, but the other was burned on the inside so that might go on for a while. Once you get on the early tropical schedule it's not a problem.
Linda was helpful to us as she mailed my husband's dive book to Dangriga for us. She also had a lot of great ideas on things to do.
I wanted to rate the house as a 4.5 but that doesn't seem to be an option. The only reason why I don't rate it as a 5 is because the second bedroom is more like a small sitting room with benches for beds so if you were there with 2 couples it really wouldn't work. The light and fan switches are random (neatly made labels would help) and the fry pan needs to be replaced. It is also pretty loud when people walk or talk above you. Nothing that would keep me from recommending this place though.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver BC
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Nice, big, beautiful house that is well located. Ideal for our multi-generational family get together. Grandma had the ground level suite, the couples in the bedrooms upstairs and the kids on the many beds tucked away in lofts and side room. Well located with easy access to town and a nice spot to swim out the front door. Darryl was great at helping us navigate Placencia and in arranging side trip.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Ashland, Oregon
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

The decked out house was perfect for our family vacation. The house is clean and spacious . The breezes blow through the house so all the doors and windows can be left open. The attention to detail in house design and decor is beautiful. We spent allot of time on the decks surrounding the house; enjoying spectacular sunrises and sunsets. We dubbed the roof deck the crows nest . The neighborhood was peaceful and quiet and Placencia village was just a short walk and very picturesque. The white sand beach yard and garden with the Palapa was really a great place to lounge. Swimming off the dock there was a big plus for us having small children. The dolphin faucets in the bathroom were a real hit with our 5 grandkids ranging from 1-14. We all really loved the outdoor shower, the house canoe, bicycles and fishing right off the dock.
The Great Room let us all be together but we also had privacy due to the design of the house. The large spacious kitchen was really nice because we cook together and there was plenty of room for all our family chefs! The kids really enjoyed the games and the treasure hunt game with clues throughout the house. Despite the good Wi-Fi connection the kids unplugged on their own and played the various board games
The dolphin faucets in the bathroom were a real hit with our 5 grandkids ranging from 1-14. We all really loved the outdoor shower, the house canoe, bicycles, swimming and fishing right off the dock.
Linda the owner was so helpful in providing us information on the area sites and found really great places to sightsee. The site staff were friendly and helpful. We plan to go back in 2013 for our 25th wedding anniversary. I highly recommend the decked out house for your next vacation weather you have a big family or are traveling solo.!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

8 of us stayed at Decked Out House over New Years to celebrate one of us turning 40. It was terrific. The house was great, location was very convenient, it was affordable, Linda and Darryl were super helpful and Placencia was beautiful and so laid back. If you go, make sure you do some tours with Monkey River Alfred. He's the greatest! I'd go back in a second!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

4 days in Placencia on the main floor (2nd) of the D.O.House was great, though frankly, I could have used just a few more days!
We were surprised that there were just a few screens and lots of big doors, but we kept them open and had virtually no problem with mosquitos, etc. Not sure how that would be in the stiller seasons, without the glorious tradewinds, but it worked beautifully for us. The bikes and the kayaks were a big plus. We were a family of 4, with 2 adult daughters - their sleeping space was a small den with 2 twins which worked fine. Lots of outdoor spaces and good wifi -
Linda was very helpful and accomodating, and the house sitter Darryl had good suggestions for restaurants, etc.
If you're a snorkeler or want to go out fishing, ask for Mark Leslie - he was out collecting lobster and conch and crab for lunch while we snorkeled - the best meal in Belize!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Newmarket, Canada
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

I have wanted to visit Belize for as long as I can remember. I'm delighted to say that it was everything I'd hoped for and more. My month long stay at Decked Out House was like a home away from home. The owners, Linda and Charlie were extremely helpful from the time I first inquired about my trip via email to my departure from this paradise, going above and beyond to make my entire stay comfortable and enjoyable. The staff, were friendly, helpful and very accommodating in every way. The house itself is filled with rich mahogany, delightful decorations, and warm touches throughout. It has many windows on all sides that were open to the gentle caribbean breezes at all times, making air conditioning a un needed thing. It is situated in the ideal spot, in a quiet neighborhood, just outside Placencia Village, but close enough to walk to the shops or the beach. Linda has equipped the house with everything you need to live and play, including kayaks, bikes and a canoe. The water off the dock, just outside the front door is clean, warm and perfect to cool yourself on a hot afternoon. The view from the decks that surround the house can take your breath away. With the ocean, the lagoon, the canals, the mountains, the sunrises on one side and sunsets on the other, and everything in between... life is very good in Placencia. I will definitely be returning and definitely be staying with my new friends at Decked Out House!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Decked Out House
Address: 32 Harbour Place, Placencia, Belize
Location: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Placencia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family-friendly Placencia Village vacation rental, which is named for its designer decor and numerous spacious decks. Swim, fish, kayak, or canoe off its private dock. The configuration and size of accommodation is customized to guest’s needs, size and budget. Rent studio, 2,3, 4+ or 5+ bedroom apt/house with kitchen(s). Main floor level offers luxurious great room which has a sit down dining for up to 18 guests. The house has 16 beds of various sizes. Maximum accepted guests is 18.Complimentary are bicycles, DSL, kayaks, canoe, and TV. Decked Out House offers a convenient village location - walk to shops, sea and resturants in just a few minuts. . ... more   less 
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Decked Out House Belize/Placencia

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