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August 20, 2014

Indulge In A Private Getaway At Coppola Resorts

By Zahra Al-Kateb

Escape the daily grind and feel like a member of the family in one of Francis Ford Coppola Resorts’ six luxury accommodations spread across Blancaneaux Lodge and Turtle Inn in Belize.

Each unit comes with its own private pool and personal attendant so guests can relax in total seclusion without lifting a finger. Several of these lodgings have been custom designed by members of the Coppola family including Sofia’s influence on the Beach House, Roman’s Lagoon Bungalow and Francis’s Family Pavilion at Turtle Inn and Villa at Blancaneaux.

(Source: Coppola Resorts)

The Enchanted Cottage

The Enchanted Cottage sits atop a steep forested bluff offering panoramic views over the tumbling waterfalls of Privassion Creek and the distant jungle clad Maya Mountains. With an emphasis on luxury, the cottage comes complete with a kitchen, fireplace, writing desk, under floor heating, open fire, shower, Japanese tub and steam room. Screened doors open onto the hardwood deck and the infinity pool, complete with a personal hammock.

The Francis Ford Coppola Villa

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The Francis Ford Coppola Villa offers dramatic views from the elevated open-plan living area. Guests can take a dip in the private plunge pool or relax on the hardwood sun deck set in a lush tropical garden. The Villa features a small kitchen with a hand-carved antique dining table with seating for up to 14 overlooking the tumbling waterfalls and deep rock pools of Privassion Creek. Accommodations include two large bedrooms each with a spacious bathroom featuring showers with hand-painted tiles and Japanese tub. Francis’s personal art and antiques are displayed throughout adding a personal touch to an already comfortable and stylish environment.

Beach House

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind modernist tropical hideaway overlooking the Caribbean Sea, sharing a beach and all the luxury amenities of Turtle Inn. The Beach House now offers even more family-friendly entertainment, including a flat screen TV, bocce ball, table tennis and more. Designed by architect Laurent Deroo as a stylish but soothing getaway, comprising an open-plan main house and two guest bungalows with a private infinity pool, the Beach House opens to the ever-present sea breezes while connecting to the romantic, Balinese-styled resort it adjoins.

Lagoon Bungalow

Enjoy complete privacy in the comfort of a handcrafted, nautically-themed cottage set on the shores of the Placencia Lagoon. The bungalow features a full kitchen, small kids’ bedroom in addition to the master, an expansive living room, as well as a private pool and deck offering spectacular views of the sunset. This unit also has the option to add on the rental of the Chris-Craft boat.

The Family Pavilion

This exclusive Balinese-inspired pavilion is designed to maximize privacy and is located at the southern edge of the property, surrounded on three sides by a high walled garden. There are two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a third loft bedroom accessed by a bamboo ladder. The Pavilion features antique hand-carved wooden doorways and detailing, stone sculptures, and artwork selected by Francis and Eleanor Coppola. The two spacious bathrooms feature indoor showers and in addition one of the bathrooms incorporates a luxurious steam room. Beyond the airy bathrooms are private walled gardens with outdoor showers.

Starfish Cottage

Located in the heart of Turtle Inn, the Starfish Cottage is a full two bedroom with a private kitchen, perfect for families traveling with their children. Just steps from a beautiful stretch of beach and the Caribbean Sea, the cottage has a private garden, outdoor shower, screened porch and full bathroom.

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