La Vida Belize - Casita

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1 bedroom, in-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels
Outdoor pool

Overview of La Vida Belize - Casita

Entire home

La Vida Belize - Casita

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom2 bathroomsSleeps 3

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor Space
  • Beach view
Placencia, Stann Creek

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLagoon Caye1 min drive
  • Popular LocationNortheast Caye7 min drive
  • Popular LocationMaya Beach8 min drive
  • AirportPlacencia (PLJ)26 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 3
450 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

La Vida Belize - Casita

Family fun at the shore
La Vida Casita is a charming 450 sqft. beachfront cabana situated only feet from the Caribbean Sea on the Placencia Peninsula. The quaint casita and its location make the perfect getaway for friends or romantic couples, including anyone with a sense of adventure. Our proximity to Placencia Village and Maya Beach make for a quick trip via golf cart or car, but far enough from the crowded tourist areas, allowing you to retreat to your private beach oasis.

The casita is crafted from Belizean hardwoods harvested from the Maya Mountains 20 miles west of the property. Unique design elements were incorporated to maximize your indoor and outdoor living experience. The fully furnished kitchenette is ready for those who wish to create their own Belizean dish. The casita sleeps two people comfortably with a queen bed, while the hand-crafted futon sleeps a third person. Air conditioning is available when the trade winds fail to keep you cool. With the sea right out the French doors, you have a private and relaxing sanctuary for your soul. Staying with us turns your trip to Belize into an unforgettably unique escape.

At La Vida Casita, we want your experience to be just as you expected. We offer complimentary use of the tandem kayak and bicycles. Large coral heads present just off the beach will allow you to practice your snorkeling technique before you head out to the Cayes. Those who love to fish, snapper, snook, jacks, grunts, and Spanish mackerel are just out the front door, while tarpon and others are just across the road in the lagoon.

Our location is situated a short 5-minute drive north of Maya Beach and a 30-minute drive north of Placencia Village. Many tour operators offer courtesy pick up and drop off here at La Vida. We highly recommend that our guests rent a car to explore the region or rent a golf cart to tootle around the peninsula.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers.

This Placencia cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Recreational amenities at the cottage include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Brad and Gaylyn Shelton



Property amenities


  • On the beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels


  • Outdoor pool


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car not required


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Coffee grinder
  • Paper towels
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo


  • Smart TV
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Air conditioning


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Safe

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • In a rural location
  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Kayak on site
  • Bicycle on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Hiking nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 3
  • Unit size: 450 sq ft (42 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Vida Belize Casita Placencia
La Vida Belize - Casita Cottage
La Vida Belize - Casita Placencia
La Vida Belize - Casita Cottage Placencia

About this area


This cottage is located in Caribbean Way, a neighborhood in Placencia, and is in a rural area and on the beach. While the natural beauty of Belize Barrier Reef and Placencia Peninsula can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Inky's Mini Golf. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Lagoon Caye - 1 min drive
  • Northeast Caye - 7 min drive
  • Maya Beach - 8 min drive
  • Placencia Beach - 25 min drive
  • Silk Caye National Park - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Placencia (PLJ) - 26 min drive


  • Capriccio Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • Azure Pool Bar - 5 min drive
  • Pier Lounge Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • Maya Beach Hotel Bistro - 10 min drive
  • Chinese Restaurant - 11 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Does La Vida Belize - Casita have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

Is La Vida Belize - Casita pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at La Vida Belize - Casita?

Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.

What time is check-out at La Vida Belize - Casita?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is La Vida Belize - Casita located?

Nestled on the beach, this Caribbean Way cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Placencia Peninsula and 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Belize Barrier Reef. Maya Beach and Lagoon Caye are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 21 out of 21 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Morgan W., Detroit
Incredible place! Super amazing atmosphere. beautiful casita. Highly recommend for single or couples.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Dave S.
25th Anniversary Trip
We had a great time! Brad (owner) and Lucas (on site in Belize) were great! The Casita looks just like the photos and is fully equipped with everything you need. We enjoyed so many good restaurants during our stay. Bonefish, Rumfish Y Vino, Hobbs, Muna, Tipsy Tuna. The electric scooters were a lot of fun if you decide to rent those from Brad. We had a rental car and drove it from Belize City. We felt it was essential for getting around to restaurants and for groceries. You share the pool, bikes, property with whoever is renting the main house. We had fun connecting with the people who were renting the main house and didn’t get in each other’s way. Internet service was good. Netflix is the only streaming option that worked for us. Hulu, HBO Max didn’t work out of country for us. We shopped for groceries in Placencia or Maya beach at Publics. Sun & Sand Supermakert in Placencia was the only place we could find Pinot Grigio. The beaches at the property are not walkable. When we where there the water at the beach wasn’t a crystal clear Caribbean blue at any point. We had a great time snorkeling with Sea Horse Dive Shop to Laughing Bird Caye. We went hiking at Cockscomb on the Tiger Fern trail. A strenuous hike but the waterfalls at the end were very cool. The property adjacent to this one is an active construction site 7 days a week and they get started around 7am. We were largely successful in blocking out the hammering with a white noise sound machine and ear plugs. Had a great time and would highly recommend this property! It’s beautiful and well maintained. 2.5 hour drive from Belize Airport. Take the Humminbird highway route and not the Coastal Highway if you drive. It’s beautiful (for the middle part of your drive).
Stayed 9 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Linda S.
Very nice property
Everything was as pictured. The property manager responded within minutes of any questions. The only negative was all the construction at the adjacent property. But, that is not the owners fault. I would definitely stay again.
Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Chris K.
You won't Belize it ❤️ 🌴
This property is un Belizable!! It was a wonderful stay in a welcoming community with all the amenities of home. Tiki toss is by the pool and is an added touch that shouldn't be over looked for some good old fashioned compitation. The grounds were kept up beautifully and enjoyed chatting with him in the early mornings when the previous nights permitted lol! Be sure to try the local rum. 😁 Relaxing in the hammock overlooking the beautiful ocean with pelicans catching there meals was absolutely excuiset! The access to the fresh coconuts on the trees on the property will truly make you feel like you are living the local life and will definitely refresh and revive you for the day ahead! I definitely recommend a car rental to be able to experience all Placencia has to offer everyone is extremely friendly and always willing to help. We made friends for life there including Lucas who checked in on us and any questions we had was able to answer. Brad was an amazing host and has done a wonderful job at preparing his property for guests! Can't wait to go back!!
Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Cathy B., Dyersburg, Tennessee
Christmas break fun
We enjoyed our stay at this adorable home right on the water. Beach was combed for us, chairs to sit on, pool open for us, nice neighbors, well equipped kitchen and wifi. Our host was very helpful and accommodating. It was a short drive into placencia. We arrived at night so difficult to find in Belize with few street signs, but called host and he helped us find it, just know your mile marker when you come, and daylight! But that’s Belize! It was a great home base to explore a lot, close to rainforest with waterfall hikes, victoria peak, Hopkins and hummingbird highway with lots of places to stop. Great snorkeling right out of placencia to silk cayes or fishing in the other cayes offshore. Perfect place for a couple.
Stayed 6 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Peg R.
All we imagined!
This private residence on the beach was the PERFECT getaway for our 25th anniversary! We spent time relaxing to the sound of lapping waves, reading under palm trees, watching the pelicans dive and so much more. We rented a car, which allowed us access to several area restaurants, tour operators and a few nearby places of interest that we explored on our own. Brad was wonderfully responsive to our questions ahead of time. And Lucas was an amazing resource, offering advice on tour guides, bird identification and local history. Definitely would stay here again! Thanks for such a memorable trip!
Stayed 9 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Whitney W.
Perfect Place to Recharge Your Battery
I'm still sad I had to leave, I actually ended up extending my stay a little longer-- which Brad and Lucas made very simple and easy. From the time I arrived till the time I left, the property managers were only a call away. I can honestly say the only thing I had the slightest trouble with was getting taxis to find the place. Listen to the owners and get a car. Do not listen to the weather reports, the weather there is very much like Miami, Fl where the rain storms come and go at a moments notice. If you buy bread, put it in the fridge as soon as you get it back to the Casita. Most everything you need is provided by the host and is in the Casita. The only thing you need to bring is food and a smile.
Stayed 6 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Megan H.
Absolute paradise!
La Vida Belize is an incredible property and is just as beautiful in person as it is in the pictures. Waking up every morning to the sunrise over the Caribbean right outside the front door was like a dream. Brad and Lucas were incredibly helpful and went above and beyond to ensure we were having the best vacation possible. The location is about 30 minutes from Placencia Village, but we still went there frequently. It is very close to some great spots in Maya Beach. I would highly recommend this property, we can’t wait to visit again someday!
Stayed 10 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

John H., United States
Great vacation
We had a great time here. The owner and local manager were very helpful, quick to respond. It was a restful spot, just what we needed.
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Shannon P.
Amazing Stay!
Brad is amazing and this property is beautiful! Amazing communication on any concerns or just wanting to know where to go to dinner or local spots. This spot is more beautiful than could have ever imagined and so relaxing with great activities right on site.