This is my third visit to Placencia and so far my favorite location. I stayed at houses on the canal the first few times and grew weary of the neighborhood noises, children, dogs, and various construction projects. At Colibri house I hear birds and the sea and occasional vacation sounds, people on the beach excited about catching a fish or seeing rays jumping out of the water. I got the top unit for the view, which is lovely, and to get above the sand to help minimize bugs (which it did). The house is beautiful and immaculate. I have a bad knee so the sleeping loft was a challenge, but worth it. No A/C but the breezes and fans were enough to keep me cool. And the ocean is steps away if you get hot. And the house is very close to the nice new grocery store and to my favorite restaurant and beach bar (De Tatch). Stefano and Nicoleta are wonderful hosts. They own this house but manage about ten others. If Colibri House doesn't suit your group size (it is small). Email Stefano through the Colibri House website and get him to recommend one of his other properties, particularly if you are unfamiliar with Placencia. He will help you with anything he can. And if there is a problem with your rental he will be instantly all over it. Many things move slowly in Placencia but Stefano isn't one of them. He is Italian and seems to have boundless energy. He and Nicoletta will do anything they can to make sure your vacation is a good one. The choice of a manager can be as important as your choice of houses in a small village like Placencia. I had a problem with the washing machine at the property I stayed at last time. He was there in minutes and had the flood water gone and everything working in about half an hour. Amazing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Colibri House is a vacation rental home located in a peaceful area of Placencia Village. It sits directly on the white sand beachfront, surrounded by coconut trees and tropical flowers, just steps away from the Caribbean Sea. A large, octagonal cottage, Colibri House offers two fully furnished, Air Conditioned rental options that guarantee comfort and seclusion. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Colibri House Hotel Placencia
- Colibri House Belize/Placencia