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WATER FRONT SOLAR POWERED HOME WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
People
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday villa in Belize District - CASITA BELLA VIDA

Eco chic water front home

We offer a spectacular, solar powered, 'Eco-Friendly', waterfront home directly overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the largest Barrier Reef in the Western Hemisphere. This is a true "home," not a hotel complex. Enjoy an authentic vacation home while living like a local. It offers spacious, authentic, Caribbean style charm with high cathedral ceilings and an open floor plan that flows out to the large wrap-around Verandas with hammocks and seating, providing some of the most amazing views and breezes you will experience anywhere on the island. There is beautiful, natural Mahogany wood craftsmanship throughout the home. And, the Roof-Top Sky-Deck offers amazing panoramic views of the island, the Caribbean Sea and the Barrier Reef. It is located at the South Point of Caye Caulker approximately 1 mile from the Village where you will find the restaurants, grocery stores and shops. This property offers a truly peaceful tropical island getaway. The seaside path to the home is very scenic and fun for bikes, golf cart rentals and golf cart taxi rides. Two (2) bikes are included with your stay.

Locally guided tours by sea or shore...

Enjoy everything Belize has to offer from Caye Caulker. All your adventures to the mainland are just a short water taxi ride away. Or, chose from our many locally guided tours that will also bring you to the mainland to explore by Sea or Shore. They are absolutely fantastic and will pick you up by boat and drop you off at any of the near-by docks for your convenience.

Conservation of water and electricity is an important part of "living Green" while you enjoy staying at our home.

Our property manager will arrange for a golf cart taxi ($ fee not included) to meet you and transport you to the Villa where she will greet you and check you in.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
James
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2016

About James

We are a happily married couple enjoying our 50's.

We love to travel, and enjoy many sports from the snowy mountains to the sandy seashores.

James purchased this villa in 2013

Why James chose Belize

It has always been a dream for my wife and I to own a home in the Caribbean. We were fortunate enough to have our dream come true. With such a truly beautiful home we felt it would be nice to make it available and share it with others. A bird and star gazers delight.

What makes this villa unique

NEW roof-top sky-deck just completed offering amazing views of the island, the Caribbean Sea and the Barrier Reef. It is a truly peaceful and quiet location with the most scenic jungle path leading up to the home. Some guided snorkel & fishing tours will pick our guests up by boat at the nearby docks. Walk, bike or golf cart around the approximately 2 1/2 mile long island with no automobiles. This is the "Go Slow" island.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing time in Caye Caulker and Casita Bella Vida. Beautiful and small island with fun locals and just enough tourism to feel like a Vacation. We will be coming back again so instead of Goodbye --- We'll see you later!
Aug 2013
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

WATER FRONT SOLAR POWERED HOME WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA
average rating of 4.5238094 based on 23 reviews
Denver, CO
5

A Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this property for a week over Thanksgiving. We LOVED it. Here are some highlights:

1. Gorgeous, well-kept property with plenty of indoor and outdoor space--The indoor space includes a bright upstairs made of wood and vaulted ceilings. There is a large kitchen and dining area, as well as a sitting area with iPod doc, stereo, books, etc. The bedroom is spacious and includes plenty of storage space. The floor plan is open and the atmosphere is bright...lots of windows and nice views. The wrap-around deck surrounding the upper level is stunning...excellent views and comfy hammocks were a highlight of our trip. The downstairs is newly renovated and very well-done. It also has high ceilings and feels very bright. The two areas together would make an excellent arrangement for a family with older children or two couples looking to get away. Also, we did not experience any issues with bugs inside the property (there are lots of sand flies in this climate). The owners have gone to great lengths to ensure that all windows are well covered with special screens that keep out the tiniest of bugs (hard to find at other properties on Caye Caulker). There is a sliding door to the deck on the upper property, but we only used the main (front) door to insure better protection from the bugs.

2. Location--The house is on the south end of the island surrounded by lots of trees and ridiculously awesome views of the ocean. It is quiet and away from the bustle of the town, although you can easily get your fix when you want it. If you want to get off the grid, this is the place. You have access to a quiet dock where you can sit and stare at the ocean or you can take a dip in the calm waters. The ocean here is very still and often times looks like glass. Breath-taking.

3. Bikes--This property is about a 10 to 15 minute bike ride from the center of town. One of our favorite parts of our vacation was the daily bike ride to and from town. It is definitely dark at night, so I would recommend bringing headlamps (although there was a flashlight at the property). Locks are also included.

4. Owners--We were lucky enough to meet the owners of this property during our stay. They are incredibly kind, conscientious, and just down-right awesome. They take a lot of pride in their property and ensure that it is comfortable for guests. It's a little scary to find a house online, and they proved to be very trust-worthy. Their manager, Michael, is helpful and professional.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Laid Back Caye Caulker

  • 4 of 5

The reviews below accurately describe Casa Bella Vida. The upper apartment was plenty spacious for the two of us, very clean, and the kitchen was adequately stocked with dishes, pans, etc., although not much in the way of spices or condiments. Mack and Rebecca provided a helpful orientation and promptly answered our questions. James and Rainy were in the lower apartment but we rarely heard a peep from them. Riding to and from town on the bikes was tricky at first but fine once we learned how to maneuver. The trail is a bit treacherous, especially at night, but two headlamps are now available for use. There was no kayak available during our stay, as noted by a previous reviewer. Being off the grid was no issue for us. We conserved as much as possible and there was plenty of hot water. Wi-fi worked fine throughout our stay.

The views from the wrap-around deck were great and James has just completed a rooftop viewing platform, which was perfect for watching sunsets and moonrises. The dock is a bit rickety and the water was murky during our visit so we didn't swim there.

A word of caution for those of you who, like me, who are bug magnets: In spite of plentiful breezes and being cautious about not going out too early in the mornings or too late in the evenings, the Belizean sand flies at the south end where CBV is located made a feast out of me! Next time I will skip the natural oils, the bug coils, the citronella incense sticks, the bug bracelets, etc., and go straight for Deet.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad our guests had a "laid back" stay. Just to note: We provided salt, pepper, sugar, olive oil, soy sauce, hot sauce, coffee & tea. Any other spices are readily available, "fresh", at the markets for under a dollar. The path to the Villa and many other roads on Caye Caulker have been recently upgraded and re-sanded and make traveling and exploring the island very easy. The island has been regularly spraying for sand flies since the time of this guests' stay. If they had mentioned to us that they needed deet, we would have provided it. We are so glad that they were the first to enjoy and appreciate our NEW rooftop sky deck.
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5

Hammock Bliss

  • 5 of 5

The views are spectacular and the people in Caye Caulker are wonderful. The house managers, Mack & Rebecca were great. Gustavo, the person they generally use & recommend for taxi services was such a nice guy we highly recommend using him as well, you will make a new friend for sure. We enjoyed our daily bike rides into town & had so much fun. If you want a quiet place with amazing views and a hammock this is this place to stay. We didn't meet the owners, but they seem great as well through our e-mail communications. You really can't go wrong staying in such a beautiful friendly place.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Quiet and plenty on room

  • 4 of 5

Very friendly caretakers and the house was clean and had no issues. Nice ride on the bikes to town and if we didn't feel up to that they connected us with a very nice and helpful golf cart taxi driver.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just Breathtaking views.....

  • 5 of 5

We totally fell in love with this house. It was everything it was described to be, but I don't think anyone could do the description of the views justice. The house was well equipped with towels, kitchen, bedding etc. They also provided bicycles, kayak and snorkel gear! The large porch was where we basically lived for the week whenever we were not out and about the village or on a tour. The community of South Point is mostly retired people from the States or those who spend a few months there, they are very warm and welcoming and helpful.

This house is luxury off-grid living, with solar power and rain water systems. The Wi-Fi works great, so we were able to use all our electronics. Nothing slowed us down!

A tip for those who have never been to Belize, bring bug spray...and I am talking the serious kind. OFF Deep Woods. The mosquitos can be very unpredictable, on windy days you may get nothing, on warm still days they can be rough...either way, they are only bad on the ride to and from the village because the path takes you through the brush/swamp where they breed. My point is, bug spray on the Island is liquid gold, can cost $15-$18 US dollars a can, so it is definitely worth packing a few cans...bring your sunscreen as well! That can be pricey as well and you will need it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just breathtaking views....

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this house! For good reason...it was like having first row seats to Paradise. It is located at the most Southern part of the Island and directly on the water. The house is lovely and well equipped for everything, towels, kitchen, bedding...it has it all. Although I must be honest the huge wraparound porch was basically our home for the week! We only went inside to sleep. The house is luxury off-grid living with solar power and a rain water collection system. The Wi-Fi worked great, so we were able to use all our electronics. They included two bicycles, a kayak and snorkel gear for our use, which was great as well.

The house is a bicycle ride from the village, so it has seclusion yet total accessibility. The neighbors are mostly from the States that have either retired there or spend part of the year there. It is a very pleasant community.

The only tip that I have if you have never been to Belize is bring bug spray with you!!! the serious kind...OFF Deep Woods...as the path to the house does run through the brush and that can be filled with mosquitos depending on the wind or conditions. Bring several cans, it's worth it to not have to buy on the Island where it is liquid gold and goes for $15-$18 US dollars a can...and on that note, pack your own sunscreen too, it is quite pricey for the amount you will go through. Once you get to the house and on the porch the mosquitos are not a problem and the house is very well screened so they do not get in there at all.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Belize International & Caye Caulker Airstrip
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Village
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Belize Water Taxi
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Village
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
The Village Beach
Car: not necessary

World Class Kite Boarding and instruction is also available on Caye Caulker. NEW to the island: We now have Fly-Boarding too!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Belize District, Belize

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High Season
1 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£666
for 3 nights
From
£193
From
£193
Thu
£1,439
£5,499
 
 
Christmas/News Year's
18 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£730
for 3 nights
From
£215
From
£215
Thu
£1,590
 
 
High Season
5 Jan 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£666
for 3 nights
From
£193
£1,439
£5,499
 
 
Mid Season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£640
for 3 nights
From
£185
£1,379
£5,259
 
 
Low Season
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£563
for 3 nights
From
£159
£1,199
£4,537
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£666
for 3 nights
From
£193
From
£193
Thu
£1,439
£5,499
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Cleaning Upper Suite £39
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are based on (1) Couple/nt;

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Belize District in Central & South America

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Casita Bella Vida Upper Level Suite
  • Bathroom Towels and Beach Towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Upper Level Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeps Two (2) Adults
  • One (1) Queen Bed in Upper Level Suite with private entrance and spectacular Panoramic Sea Views!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Casita Bella Vida is an eco-friendly solar powered home. Water is collected in a large rainwater cistern and is for bathing and dishwashing. Water & power usage should be conserved do to the reliance on rain & sun for replenishment. A back-up generator is on-sight to recharge the solar power system if necessary. A five gallon container of drinking water is provided with each rental. Additional drinking water containers can be delivered to the house for a small fee.

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