|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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Suitable for the elderlyNo
|Theme||Adventure, Romantic, Beach, Tropical, Waterfront|
Description from the owner
Come enjoy this colorful family friendly house that sleeps 6.
(8 with the pull-out sofa) Do you have more than 8? or 2 families?
You can also rent Casa Beya, the house next door: a funky bridge connects the 2 houses, and wha-la! Enough beds for 15!!
The Seagrape Escape is a newly renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom open-air designed house that has a huge wrap around screened-in porch which connects to both bedrooms. The lower deck has chaise loungers, a Ping Pong table & a dart board. On the beach are 2 outdoor showers, hammocks and a short walk to the dock over the water. Plus! we have Wifi!
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Seagrape Escape:Bright,breezy beach house w/ Wifi!
Placencia, Stann Creek, Belize
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Location Type Beach, Tropical, Waterfront
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$150 - $300||$150 - $300||$900 - $1,500||$2,700 - $4,500||5 nights|
|Jan. 7 2012 - May. 31 2012||$250||$250||$1,500||$4,500||5 nights|
|Jun. 1 2012 - Aug. 31 2012||$150||$150||$900||$2,700||5 nights|
|Nov. 1 2012 - Nov. 20 2012||$150||$150||$900||$2,700||5 nights|
|Nov. 21 2012 - Dec. 20 2012||$250||$250||$1,500||$4,500||5 nights|
|Dec. 21 2012 - Jan. 6 2013||$300||$300||-||-||7 nights|
|All Other Dates||$250||$250||$1,500||$4,500||5 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Tax rate - 9% of rental - Tax
- Service Charge - 10% of rental - Fee
Additional notes from owner
BASE RATE= 2 people
NIGHTLY= Each addtional guest $25, Kids (2-12) are $15/night
WEEKLY= Each additional guest $150, kids $80
MONTHLY=Monthly rates are based on 1-8 people
Rates do not include the 9% gov't tax or 10% service charge
~~~~~~ partially CLOSED SEPT & OCT ** PLEASE Inquiry*** ~~~~~~~
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 24, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Great house, Amazing sunrise, Beautiful beach, Wonderful time
The house and property are amazing. The kitchen is well equipped, the beds are comfortable and the screened in porch is simply 'the best'! If you are active, the road is perfect for running and/or biking.
Yes, there are sand fleas but there is also a great oil available at the Placencia pharmacy. 'Bye Bye Sand Flea' really does work. It is not expensive and applying it before walking along the beach prevents any bites.
Speaking of walking along the beach...it is possible to go for miles in both directions. The pelicans seem to enjoy putting on a show for those walking or kayaking by.
The kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling equipment and bikes provided many hours of enjoyment.
Mike, the manager, lives on site. He seems to appear magically whenever you need him but also seems to disappear when you are wishing privacy. He knows the area and is extremely helpful. He keeps both the house and the beach spotless and is willing and able to assist in any way!!
The only disappointment was the food available in the local grocery stores. Fresh meat is impossible to find, but there is a good selection of frozen meat...and there is a good freezer in the house. It was surprising that fresh fish was also very difficult to find. Fruits and vegetables were available but not what I was expecting. I was looking forward to mangos and avacados but neither were available on a regular basis. However, this is related to the area...Not the house.
There are a number of local restaurants with good food and 'The Bistro' is great!!
Midge responds to any emails and requests quickly and Mike is onsite to answer any questions or fix anything that breaks.
I have no hesitation in recommending Seagrape Escape. If you want a great house with a beautiful view of the sunrise, Seagrape Escape is for you!
A little piece of paradise
If you are looking for a private and relaxing spot to enjoy Belize, this may be it. The Seagrape is a nice beach front home, somewhat rustic but very clean and comfortable. Very open floor plan with covered porch, plenty of hammocks and lounge chairs.
The beach is nice, kayaks and paddle boards made for fun activities. We were able to arrange to have a boat pick us up at the dock for a day of fishing and snorkeling the outer reef. The snorkeling on the reef was the highlight of the trip, we saw everything you could image (coral reef, fish, turtles, rays, sharks).
We also went on the Monkey river tour, great eco tour.
Bugs were not an issue at the house or on the beach.
The caretaker Mike was great. He arranged our tours, stocked the fringe, gave great advice and took care of any needs. You really don't need a car. Mike will drive you to town, etc.
100 yards down the beach is arguable the beast restaurant in the area. We ate all but two dinners there, the two we didn't, we wished we had.
We had friends rent the house next door. Great fun for large gorups with the houses being side by side.
Nothing fancy about this place
Rented Seagrape Escape in Feb 2012 with my husband & another couple. First, we chose to drive down from the airport-wouldn't do that again. Took 3 hours. Got to see the countryside but makes for a very long day. House is basic-not fancy but practical. Mike was great & made us feel welcome immediately. Spent our mornings having breakfast on the screened in porch. House is right on the beach. Water wasn't good the week we were there so didn't get in--looked dirty. This isn't the Caribbean so don't expect to snorkel here. Had dinner next door at Maya Beach Hotel which was excellent. Rest of the week we drove down to Placencia every night (about 20 minutes) but had excellent food--particularly Secret Garden (ate there twice). And Tutti Frutti is out of this world! Went every night. Tried to use the kayaks at the house but weren't safe. Didn't use the bikes or ping pong table. Items in house were in working order. Didn't use TV or stereo all week. Mike arranged our trip to Monkey River which was great. He also made sure to tell us when there was a python in the arbor at the house next door so we could see when they removed it. All in all, glad we went & the country is beautiful but it is so spread out there is no way to see even a 10th of it in a week. Pick a district & concentrate on that. Also, appears to be areas that are very poor as we explored off the beaten path & saw ladies doing their laundry in the river. Lots of houses/hotels started but no where need completed. Sounds like it you want to snorkel-go to ambergis Caye. Didn't drive to any of the ruins either. Enjoyed the time with husband & friends but wouldn't go back -- only because of how long it takes to get from point a to B. If you're going to Placencia---fly down from Belize City & rent a car there.
Good value. Great location.
We absolutely loved Belize and would not hesitate to visit again. Seagrape Escape is a great location for beach and activities - snorkel, ruins, jungle, zipline, cave tubing, etc. The bowling alley right across the street has great food. Beach house was cute and comfortable, and as expected for the reasonable price. The extras needed a little maintenance - bikes had flat tires, outdoor shower not working, cell phone not working, holes in hammock, cable missing for DVD, etc. But these were minor inconveniences and not a big problem. The only negative thing about the property was the trash that washed up on the beach, which of course could not be controlled by the owner. Belize is a gorgeous country and there is so much to do. I highly recommend a visit.
Best vacation ever!!!
Our family arrived at Seagrape Villa 2 weeks ago and spent the best 8 days together on vacation. Mike was very helpful and pretty much stayed unseen so we could really enjoy our vacation. If you haven't been to Belize, just understand they have a slower pace in life so no one is ever in a hurry. All we did was relax and enjoy the beach. Thanks Midge, see ya next year!
Excellent beach vacation? -- You bet!
This isn't Hawaii, but rather a more relaxed, laid back, and less crowded version. Seagrape Escape is perfectly situated while not being too close to town. There is plenty to experience without the need for vehicular transportation.
Mike, your "concierge" and facilities manager, will be your best friend throughout your stay. He's a great cook, personal shopper, tour organizer, and always available. Take advantage of all that Belize, Placentia, and the Seagrape Escape have to offer. You will not be disappointed.
Relaxed in oHIo
We can't wait to come back!
I really don't know what to say that will do justice for this place - what a wonerful way to spend a week in Belize! The house is roomy, colorful, and so cozy. Full of games, books, and fun little accents that make it feel lived in, and the fully-stocked kitchen is great (we really enjoyed the blender, great for margaritas)! Mike, the caretaker, is right there for anything you might need. Lots of privacy and the dock off the beach is awesome, we also spent a lot of time in the swing-bed and hammocks. :) If you're looking for laid back and charming, this is the spot.
A little slice of paradise!
As if it wasn't good enough that we were staying in the beautiful country of Belize, the accommodation we received at the Seagrape Escape made our vacation a stellar experience. The house was in a good proximity to the tourist-y locations in southern Placencia, but far enough out that it was indeed an escape. You had the option of driving into town to browse the local stores, or staying back in the house and enjoying the screened in deck or sitting out on the dock in a hammock. Mike, the house caretaker, was very helpful and friendly. If we had any questions or concerns he went out of his way to make sure they were answered or dealt with. He also helped us plan a snorkeling trip and was extremely helpful and timely. All in all it was a great experience!
The spaciousness, Mike and beach were excellent but the applianc
Loved our afternoons on the dock and in the screened porch. Excellent area with driving access to many attractions. The house needs repair to really provide a family what it needs for the price charged, the oven doesn't work, the electrical sockets pull out of the wall, a towel rackfellout of the wall. Some lights dont work. No barbecue tongs or decent knives. But Loved the swinging bed on the porch and beautiful view.
Month stay @ Seagrape
Overall, a good house that is acceptable for a family.
Pros - beach front location is perfect for simple holiday's. House has open design allowing for family interactions. Bedrooms are comfortable and air conditioned. Outside shower is very nice and patio is perfect for sun or shade.
Cons - it is a bit dated and needs work - several boards broken / exposed wires (concerns for those with children). Screen needs work as there was several holes and/or openings letting more bugs then necessary in. Recommend bring bug candles - we had some shipped to us mid stay and helped tremendously.
Please note - the location is far from town and any real shopping. The small chinese market is the closet thing there to house. Going into town is not walkable, and a decent bike ride. Going all the way to Placencia is definitely a workout. The local eats is good but anything more than a week and it would become repetitive. Recommend a car, definitely if you can afford it.
We saw manatee, stingray, fish, birds, iguana and the most beautiful sunrises from our wonderful beach house -the Seagrape Escape. This was our second trip to the Seagrape Escape house in Placencia, Belize. We loved it so much the first time in 2010 that I broke one of my own rules never to see the same place twice (if you can help it)! Belize is so beautiful, the house so comfortable and easy - I absolutely love it and even want to go back a third time. What makes the stay the best is Mike, the caretaker and neighbour. He is so professional, knowledgable and kind. Your very own "local" to ask any question about how it works in Belize. Being new to a country leaves a lot up in the air: what to do, who to trust? Mike takes all the guesswork out of your vacation. He is around as much or as little as needed. Mike knows everything and everyone and is happy to share all his knowledge. He sends you in the right direction every time for tours, dinner, fun! The house is perfectly located on your own beach and I've never been so relaxed! Just knowing you have a friend next door is priceless! We travelled with another couple during the first visit and our younger children the second visit. The house was perfect for both vacations. Every morning I would head out to the dock to enjoy the view. We kayaked, swam and fished. Every night was spent enjoying the screened-in porch listening to tunes and loving life. We loved everything the Seagrape has to offer. I even got to meet the owner, Midge, and had a great visit with her while she stayed at the Casa Beya. We stayed a month during the second vacation and talked to many guests staying at Casa Beya - everyone had the same thing to say - "Can you believe this house? Can you believe this beach? Isn't Mike the best?" Well Belize it or not - I'm telling you this is the best house you can get to feel at home in Belize! Don't pass up an opportunity to stay at the Seagrape Escape! See photos of Belize at www.photobycarlavictor.com
Seagrape Escape was fabulous!
We spent one of the most relaxing vacations we've ever had at Seagrape Escape. We especially loved the screened porch and spent many hours reading and watching the surf from the comfy sofa and hanging bed. We watched the sunrise every morning, drinking our coffee. Mike was so helpful, driving us to and from the airport, starting us out with some provisions, securing a tour of the Monkey River, getting us into Placencia one evening and answering so many questions we had about Belize and our environs. He's a gem. The house itself was immaculate when we arrived and was kept clean for the week. We ate dinner at the local resturants--plenty within walking distance of the house. We especially loved the Maya Beach Hotel restaurant. We ate there three times. Thank you for making this wonderful home available to us.
Seagrape Escape-Pure Paradise!!!
We just returned from our 2 week Maya Beach vacation and I'm still on Belizian time. The Seagrape Escape supassed all expectations and fulfilled all our wishes and dreams. The house was beautifully decorated, stocked with all necessities and more and Mike, your personal caretaker was the cherry on top!!! He made our trip extra special with his guidance, assistance and friendship. The grounds are lovely thanks to his hard work and attention and we felt safe and well looked after thanks to his caring way. He was there when we needed him yet respected our need for privacy as well. We can't say enough good things about this wonderful vacation destination and will forever cherish the memories we made in this little piece of paradise.
New York, NY
Comfortable, Relaxing, Perfect
Seagrape Escape was the perfect house for me, my husband and 18 year old son. Lots of open space for the sea breezes, nicely decorated and stocked, and best of all - that huge screened in porch! Among the many awesome spots to relax, the swinging bed was a favorite. Mike, the caretaker, was awesome - he helped us book excursions, get provisions, was available whenever we needed something and kept the grounds and house clean. The restaurant at the Maya Beach Hotel and Bistro, just down the beach, is a truly special place and we just kept going back for the excellent food and friendly service. The location of the house is private, quiet and beautiful - the added plus of the nearby Bistro makes it just perfect.
A Fantastic Tropical Vacation
The house was roomy and well equiped. We had children-a seven year-old and a ten year old. They had great fun swimming, kayaking and riding bikes. We did not have to seek entertainment for them. The grocery store near the house was excellent and provided everything we needed--although some times I had to ask for what I wanted. The people working there were very friendly and helpful.
Peaceful with lots of Personality
We rented the Seagrape for our honeymoon in late November/early December. What we most enjoyed was the Seagrape's personality - open-air, beachfront living with all the amenities needed to really get comfortable and relax. The house is bright and colorful and has a great personality!
Mike was very helpful and was able to arrange several trips and excursions for us. In the house, there was a lot of information provided as well. We were not sure how remote we would be from some of the information online -- and we were pleased to find a basic grocery story, restaurant and even a bowling alley within walking distance -- since Placencia is about 10 miles away.
The weather was a bit rainy during our stay, but we still greatly enjoyed our time in Belize and will definitely head back again.
Wonderful home on beautiful beach - great for a family
I loved this house. My (now) husband and I rented this house as well as Casa Beya (next door), invited our closest family and friends to join us on vacation, and got married out on the dock over the water - beautiful place for a wedding. Seagrape has a great, big, open kitchen and living room - perfect for cooking a big meal. We had four women cooking in the kitchen, a couple friends mixing pina coladas, and several people lounging around the family room for our rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding - the setting was perfect for the event and we now have a wonderful memory of that home-cooked meal and lovely evening. Mike, the house caregiver, was so nice and very helpful. Everything was wonderful.
Thanks, Midge and Mike! Maybe we will see you again for our 20 year anniversary :)
The best Vrbo house we've stayed at yet
We use Vrbo for all of our travels - up to 5 per year in multiple countries in multiple geographies - this was the best one yet. The house was open and airy as you would hope for in a beachfront stay, yet totally screened from the bugs and other elements. Inside was spacious and clean, and everything worked. The pack n play allowed for a restful sleep for our 16 month old daughter, and the beach/water toys kept her busy in the day.
Mike, the grounds keeper, was more of our friend than anything else; he'll be as attentive as you need him to be.
Add a knife sharpener and a note in the directions that it's right across the street from the bowling alley for those arriving at night and I say you got it nailed :-)
(I already recommended the place to my brother and sister in law who may be traveling in Feb)
You thought of everything!!
Great location, comfortable, tastefully decorated. Loved the huge kitchen. But the most important amenity was your onsite caretaker, (Mike?) who was helpful at a moment's notice and added so many nice details to the wedding. Thanks. Judy
Your private back yard is a beautiful Caribbean beach with hammo
We had a fantastic time at the Seagrape Escape. We were 2 adults and 2 kids ages 11 and 13. Pictures can't capture how beautiful this location is. You have a huge screened in porch with an eating table, 2 couches, a hammock and a swinging bed. Everything overlooks the clean beautiful beach with soft white sand, picturesque seagrape trees and the blue Caribbean. There are 2 bedrooms-- one with a king bed, and the second with a queen and a set of bunk beds. Each bedroom has its own full bath (very cute tiles.) A huge open living room/full kitchen with a big island. Outside there are lounge chairs with nice cushions, and 2 sets of wood beach chairs, several hammocks, and a dock that stretches out over the water with a bench, swing chairs, Adirondack chairs, and more hammocks. You can read and hang out everywhere. There are a couple of good restaurants walking distance, as well as a small market. Mike, the caretaker, will help you as much or little as you want. He and his family are nearby all the time, which is good since the locks weren’t working. The water is shallow. Deep enough for swimming, but very safe for kids. There are kayaks to paddle around in. One morning we kayaked to nearby False Caye for some beautiful snorkeling. You can also drive pretty easily to some inland adventures—hiking and even caving or tubing on rivers. Belize is a beautiful country with lots of outdoor adventure and kind people. The Seagrape Escape is a great place to be, and the roads there are easy to navigate.
Wonderful Way to Unwind!
Seagrape Escape gave us everything we wanted out of a beach vacation. The house was comfortable and open, the beach was well-maintained, the water was incredible, and the weather couldn't have been better. We were able to truly relax and enjoy our family. We loved that we were not in town, but close enough to venture in every several days for groceries. If you like to be close to a town, this is not the house for you.
Mike, the caretaker, is a tremendous asset to this vacation home. He will take care of you.
At the Seagrape Escape, we were met by Mike and Melinda the caretakers of
the property. Not only are the a delightful pair, they are there to tend to your
needs daily whether it be a fresh coconut, laundry service, straightening of
house or as in my case, a delicious fresh whole fish cooked in banana leaves
and brought right up to our table. Yum!
Don't miss the chance to stay in this inspoiled (but counting) part of Placencia-
Maya Beach. A relaxing, beautiful spot with all the amenities.
Lac Sergent, Prov Quebec, Canada
The net pictures where great. But being there was incredible. At the end of our stay,we had one regret. If we knew, it was so beautifull, great,excelent service,very clean,¸we should rented for a longer time. Next time!
But for a family of 6 like us,it was fun,the kids enjoyed it,we felt safe with the area. There was plenty of toys,snorkling equipment etc.
The Leseigneur Family.
Nine great days at Seagrape!
We had an absolutely wonderful nine days at Seagrape!
Mike was a perfect host/caretaker, lots of attention when we wanted it...he
booked us a great snorkling trip to Laughing Cay, and another exciting
adventure to Monkey River (his little daughter Carissa is adorable), he also
showed the kids how to get into coconuts and gave us individual ones to
We loved the house, plenty of screened in deck space accessed from both
bedrooms and a large above sand deck for afternoon lounging. The palappa
was great for morning coffee, and an afternoon snooze and dabbling your
feet in the water in between swims or playing on the "floaties"! Hammocks
everywhere!The kitchen was great for meals and the rice and beans we
attempted to make!
It was a quick beach walk either direction for a drink or a meal. The little
stores in Maya Beach were a quick bike ride away and Placencia provided an
afternoon's entertainment walking and shopping on the "main street" and
sampling seaweed shakes.
We liked everything except running out of vacation time!
Olds, Alberta Canada
Love at first sight
We loved the Seargrape Escape vacation rental! Every little detail was taken
care of by the owners. As soon as you meet Mike, the caretaker of the
house at the airport in Placencia, we knew we were in great hands. When we
walked into the house we fell in love with it. The cutest little cupboard
handles, the dolphin faucet, the extra strong blender (to make yummy
frosty drinks), the screened in porch, the "Belize it or Not" tile in the
shower, the masks hanging in the living room, the hanging bed on the
screened-in porch adorn with dreamy lights, the hand made tile mosaics
everywhere - we loved it all! I can't begin to tell you how at home we felt at
the Seagrape. The first five days of our vacation we didn't even leave the
house and when we did we had to force ourselves to explore the rest of the
country. As soon as we returned it was to head out to the beautiful dock or
screened porch. Midge (I'm guessing) did such a wonderful job of
decorating the place for guest's enjoyment and relaxation. We also enjoyed
the bikes and kayaks. We paddled over to the mangrove forest and enjoyed
the freedom to explore the area around the Seagrape. The only thing better
than the house was Mike and his family. We loved meeting them and
visiting. Mike and Malinda's little girl is such a cutie. I can't wait to get back
to the Seagrape - I've already told our children they will be joining us next
time. I know they will love playing on the beach, touring Monkey River
Town and seeing the Mayan ruins. I feel this is a very safe location for the
Thank you so much Midge, Aaron, Mike and Malinda for helping us have the
best vacation ever!
Carla and Darcy, Cathy and Dean.
White Rock, BC, CANADA
Serenity at the Seagrape
The service was incredible and friendly, with Mike and his whole family making us feel completely at home and comfortable.
The Seagrape house itself had absolutely everything we needed plus so much more. The colourful and cute decorations, the wonderful cushioned sofas, the swing bed, the open "bar" in the kitchen, extra table on the porch for dinner, the bbq and of course the use of all the bikes, kayaks, snorkeling equipment and fishing gear, just took us over the top and made our stay extraordinary.
The location allowed us for some quality privacy but also kept us close to the hub of activity if we wanted it. The Maya Beach Hotel had some world class food by an amazing chef with all local flavours, and now a bowling alley opened right behind us which was perfect as it also had a bar and pub food.
Ultimately, there was absolutely nothing that we didn't like. EVERYTHING was so amazing,...we found it hard to even leave "our" beautiful home. The topper was having Mike cut us down some coconuts from our front beach and sipping on delicious coconut juice. YAY FOR US!!!
Thanks again for everything and we can't wait to come back! We might even bring the kids next time...haha!
The Great Escape
My husband and I and our two boys (age 5 & 6 yrs) stayed here for 10 days and had one of our best vacations ever. The house feels secluded on the beach but is walking distance of a great hotel for dinner and drinks. We met a few neighbors renting a house just up the beach (visiting from Buenos Aires) and shared several dinners with them. One memorable dinner included a 30lb. yellow fin cavali jack our six year old caught on a guided fishing trip. Melinda, one of our hosts, suggested ways to filet the fish and with her help it was cut up and we threw it on the grill.
The setting is relaxing and perfect for kids...the house is stocked with kid friendly cups, plates and bowls, books and games. The boys loved eating their cereal at 'the bar' which opens up from the kitchen onto the screend porch. And I never worried about Pai & Finn playing in the water since it is shallow going pretty far out and the barrier reef means there is really no current and small waves. It was lovely to hear the surf though!
The house has about 37 different napping locations and since I slept for about the first five days we were there I think I found them all. A hanging bed, comfortable couches on the screened porch, several hammocks between palm trees, deck chairs on the sand but in the shade...they are all good. And there is shade so being of Irish descent I was very happy to find that I could be outside right by the water and watch the boys play while still sitting in the shade of a grove of palm trees.
We really enjoy traveling so when we consider where we want to go next we often opt to go somewhere we've never been before but we would definitely go back to Placencia and the Sea Grape if we got the chance!
Batavia, IL USA
Perfect Vacation in Paradise
We spent 10 days at the Seagrape Escape and contemplated staying forever. Simply a perfect vacation. Seagrape was great for the entire family (we have 2 boys ages 5 & 6). Everything we needed was already there (including plenty of games, sand toys, kayaks, etc to keep adults and kids happy) so all we brought was our clothes (and packed light). Midge was awesome in helping us out before we arrived (in terms of planning and orientation) and Mike & Malinda (the on-site caretakers) were wonderful hosts (would do anything to help you if you needed/wanted, but otherwise gave us plenty of space to just relax). The layout of the house is wide open and spacious (the pictures on the website are great, but really don't do justice to how wonderful the house, decks and beach really are). Great place to do as much or a little as you want.
A perfect setting
A beautiful beach at your doorstep, a dock to fish off of, a fully stocked home and a first rate restaurant just 100yds down the beach - what more could you ask for! Mike the caretaker is an added bonus as he's there to take care of all your needs.
A truly incredible area to get away from the crowds and relax.
Great house, great location, BUT....
The house is very comfortable for a family of four...right on the beach with
great view...great kitchen to cook meals...wonderful decks...:15 minute ride
into neat town of Placencia...food at neighboring hotel very good...BUT one big
drawback...We were there in Februrary so it might be a seasonal thing, but our
entire family was bitten from head to toe by sand flies and the bites itch!
Austin, Texa s
Great time -- great value
The house was spectacular. We had a great time. No problems. We've been
trying to get back since our visit. Sadly, unsuccessfully.
Kitchen was complete. Placencia is a great little town.
Rental car required.