A Beachy Vacation Rental With Hotel-Worthy Amenities in Placencia, Belize

by Carolee Chanona

In the case of hotel-meets-house, Naia Resort & Spa is expanding their offerings with Casa Madera—the very first vacation rental house to ever be built inside their onsite Coco Plum Residential Community in Southern Belize. After all, the lines between all streams of hospitality are becoming increasingly blurred. While some keep it simple and stick to the standard bed-and-breakfast service, others like Naia Resort & Spa embrace the opportunities to work and live in short- and mid-term rentals like Casa Madera. Hybridization is nothing new of course – the transformation of lobbies into multifunctional areas with bars, cafés, and co-working for instance, has been underway since the early 2000s – but the remit has widened of late, with hotels no longer bringing together just concepts, ideas, and spaces, but entire sectors too.

Madera Beach House: A Standout Vacation Rental On The Peninsula

A stylish standout among any other beach rental on the peninsula, the Madera Beach House is reminiscent of something you’d find in Malibu, yet spells out the classic Caribbean with its laidback coastal vibe. Locally hand-carved furnishing, Belizean hardwood floors & ceilings, and Caribbean-blue accents are found in all three bedrooms and its two bathrooms, which sleeps 6 on its second floor.

Dine indoors at your kitchen island’s bar or breakfast nook, or breathe in your surroundings on the veranda or poolside, bracing the salt-tinged breeze. As one of the first developments on the peninsula, the low-key Naia Resort and Spa encompasses 19 acres of secluded beachfront and lush lagoon landscapes within its private 224-acre Cocoplum Community. Including this, and other, vacation rentals in Southern Belize.


An aerial of Placencia at sunset. Image via Naia Resort & Spa

Southern hospitality at its finest, the Madera Beach House combines the best of home rental and hotel. Perfect for families or group holidays, its location lets you explore the peninsula’s unconventional and free-spirited barefoot culture with ease; Naia’s is about 10 minutes away from Placencia Village by bicycle or golf cart. Plus, privacy is paramount here: no other rental units are located directly next to Madera Beach House, though the resort center is a short walk or bike ride away.

Related: Between Enchanting Freshwater Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea: Spa-Centric Luxury at Naia Resort

And at the resort center, you’ll find daily wellness classes, on-site facilities like swimming pools, and a full-service Spa to bars and non-motorized water sports. Not to mention, a sense of community inside its Coco Plum Residences

For whatever pull brings you to the Placencia Peninsula, escape the distraction of modern life on the peninsula, where seclusion and privacy are ensured at beachside enclaves like Naia Resort & Residencies. Wake to shore-break over a natural stone-laid seawall, golden beaches, and even curious but wild agouti breaking their fast on the eponymous, fresh Coco Plums on site. Perfectly geared for the influx of remote workers, ask about co-working and month-by-month packages for the Madera Beach House vacation rental in Belize here.

Header image and all others not captioned courtesy of Naia Resort & Spa.

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