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Tropical Island Home, 2 Story, 2 bath, Roof Top Veranda, Flower Garden $125-140

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,050 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

My Husband and I spent 5 years building the vacation home of our dreams. From the embossed leaf ceilings to the slump glass kitchen cabinets everything in our home is custom made.

To maximize the tropical breezes our bedrooms are open with plenty of ventilation. The down-side is privacy. Our house is ideal for families or good friends. Many visitors have commented that their favorite feature of our house is the roof top veranda. Were you get a 360 degree view of Caye Caulker. The sunset and sunrise is some of the best on the island.

We provide yoga mats for sunset or sunrise yoga on the roof

Keywords: Tropical, flower garden setting, all modern conveniences, multi-story, rooftop veranda, Go Slow

More Details

Property Manager
Annette & John Gately
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

About Annette & John Gately

1998 is the first year we rented. We built the house from the ground up! We purchased the property around 1992

Annette & John Gately purchased this house in 1998

Why Annette & John Gately chose Belize District

Caye Caulker is known as 'The Friendly Island' The people who live here are one of the reasons we come back year after year.

What makes this house unique

We are located in the 'quite' part of the caye. If you want to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the 'village' its only a short bike ride away. Local saying is 'GO SLOW' and its easy to do here


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Belize District in Belize

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No outside guests. This is for your protection and ours.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each bathroom is fully tiled. NO SHOWER CURTAIN. It is an open shower that is much better in the tropics. Both bathrooms have etched glass windows
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1) Both bedrooms have vaulted ceilings. Plenty of airflow with ceiling fans. Plenty of room to move around. The queen bedroom has a door to the roof top deck.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Bedrooms are semi-private suitable for good friends and families. Look at the video and this will become apparent. You can also see more pictures and reviews on Airbnb.com


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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Tropical Island Home, 2 Story, 2 bath, Roof Top Veranda, Flower Garden $125-140
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Well kept and cute

  • 5 of 5

Annette was super friendly and helpful. She gave lots of useful tips and helped us rent bikes for a good price. Thanks again for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Eugene, glad you had a good time. Annette
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Lovely unit, well situated

  • 4 of 5

Nice unit in quiet area was perfectly laid out for us and our teen granddaughter to enjoy for 3 days. High vegetation meant no view of the water except a little from the roof deck. Good AC (except for the noise it made) and fans. Kitchen had the cookware we needed for eating-in, which is what we mainly did, enjoying the fresh fish we caught, as well as produce, beer, chicken, and baked goods from local shops; but there was a dirty grill pan in the oven, which we had to clean to use - and we never could get the oven to turn on. Renting bikes was easy and useful for getting around, esp. in the heat. Annette was helpful in her communications before our arrival & in sending someone to meet us at the ferry dock. She also provided a good supply of pure water, towels, pillows and more. We wish there was more lighting in the king bedroom & no ants in the kitchen (found some in the utensil drawer and on counters and bathroom walls, but maybe that just goes with being in the tropics). All in all, Alta Vista proved to be a good choice for our island vacation and we'd recommend it to other couples or small families (without very young children).

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elena for reviewing us. I would have very much liked to wash that pan for you but, so appreciate you mentioning it. Right after you left I went up and turned on the oven. I’m not sure what the problem was you were having. Your granddaughter was lovely. Annette
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Peaceful and fun.

  • 4 of 5

Private property. Location is in a quite area, the property lacked an air conditioner unit in the lower level. There is a fan, but not enough to keep cool. Mosquito are out in the hunt during the day and night outside the property. Rented a bike for a day and roamed through the island. Must go to KoKo King Beach, which the taxi boat is walking distance from the property. I highly recommend the popusas from the local stand next to the Basketball court.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Happy you mentioned the a/c. We are adding a downstairs unit when we return to Belize this year. Thanks for staying with us. Annette
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Wonderful home on a wonderful island

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Alta Vista Guesthouse. The house is spacious and very cozy, located in a quiet, more residential part of the island but in walking distance to everything. The rooftop is great! The place was very clean and Annette was super straightforward and friendly in her communication. We didn't get to meet her but she organized for somebody to welcome us at the apartment. Absolutely positive experience, would recommend anyone to stay there and we'd love to come someday!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. It was a pleasure having you. Chila told me you were very easy guests. Please comeback anytime. Annette
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Portland, Oregon USA

Most restful and relaxing place to vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent 8 fantastic nights in this wonderful property. If you think this looks beautiful from the video and pictures, just wait until you see it in person. We have been fooled before by places that "looked" great online only to be disappointed by the actual condition of the rental. If anything, this is even better than it looks. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen well equipped and all-in-all a terrific place to rest and relax. It is in a quiet neighborhood but very close to all the "action" the island has to offer. Locals are very friendly and welcoming starting with the owners. They were more than accommodating and did everything they could to make sure we had everything we needed for a relaxing and memorable vacation. The space is roomy and comfy but also feels like home immediately. The custom woodwork, hard wood floors, etched glass windows and roomy showers were unexpected but very much enjoyed. Be sure to lay in the hammock or take a yoga mat up to the 3rd floor deck. I would recommend this rental to anyone who wants a very nice place to stay, with a local flavor and owners who could not be easier or more pleasant to work with. Caye Caulker offers all the tropical activities you could want: some of the best snorkeling I've ever seen, swimming with sharks and rays, salt water crocodiles, birds, beaches and great food. If you are looking for a relaxing tropical get-away, this is THE place for you. You won't be sorry.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spruce Grove, Alberta

Relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this beautiful home, we were completely comfortable within the home, and our surroundings. We have 2 teenage girls that roamed freely around the island without feeling scared or imtimidated. Everyone was super friendly and helpful. The owners of this beautiful home were very hospitible and full of information. And willing to make our stay the best it could be. I would highly recommed this home and Caye Caulker for families and couples, great times to be had by all!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: January 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Cave tubing, Exploring mayan sites


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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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