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Rent a Room or Entire Better in Belize Rainforest Eco Lodge Cayo, Belize

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,772 sq ft
Property type lodge


About the property

5 Bedrooms For Rent- (Sleeps 11 guests) Rainforest, waterfalls, caves and more

Come stay in a jungle eco-lodge in Cayo, Belize! Five bedrooms to rent and we can accommodate up to 11 guests.

Our Belize jungle eco-lodge is located in Better in Belize EcoVillage, 10 ½ miles southeast of the village of Benque Viejo del Carmen in the Cayo District in Western Belize. Close to the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena in the Cayo District, this belize home rental is ideal for those adventure seekers!

The Toucan House is named for the toucans that roost in the rainforest canopy above our Belize rainforest lodge. We deliver "off-the-charts-charm factor"!

Nestled in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, this Belize vacation home rental offers a “super natural” environment including the opportunity to:

-vacation in an “off-grid” Belize jungle home!

-participate in watersports on the vibrant Macal River!

-enjoy water access to 3 magical Belize waterfalls!

-hike epic trails and wildlife corridors!

-savor incredible bird watching opportunities!

-view and experience the wildlife in our 130-acre Belize rainforest community including anteaters, armadillos, Blue Morpho butterflies, howler monkeys, kinkajous, tapirs, wild parrots and more!

-visit our Belize permaculture gardens and food forests!

-kick back, relax and breathe in our fresh rainforest air!

Come stay in a really cool off-grid home in a land of adventure and magic – The Toucan House at Better in Belize EcoVillage!


This Belize vacation home rental offers a 5-bedroom, 2-bathroom eco-lodge that can accommodate up to 11 guests.

Our Belize rainforest retreat in Better in Belize EcoVillage is entirely off-grid – with solar and rainwater catchment. Our wonderful caretaker and his family will be your hosts when you visit.

This Belize vacation rental offers guests a choice when renting. When you send in your rental inquiry, please specify how many bedrooms you want to rent.

Lower Level Belize Eco-Lodge (With separate entrances):

-1 Downstairs Bedroom with Queen-size Bed and Sink with Shared Outdoor (very modern) Bathroom/Shower;

-1 Downstairs Bedroom with Double bed with Single Bunk above and Sink with Shared Outdoor (very modern) Bathroom/Shower;

-1 Main floor Bedroom with Double bed with shared main floor bathroom;

-1 Main floor Bedroom with Double bed with shared main floor bathroom;

-1 Loft level bedroom with King-size bed (shared bathroom on main level).


There is a meal plan that comes with this Belize vacation rental at US$39/person/day which includes three meals with non-alcoholic beverages. Meals are enjoyed outdoors under the palapa-covered dining deck. Meal Plan optional if you are renting the entire house.

(PLEASE NOTE: We are not able to accommodate people with severe or life threatening food allergies or intolerances, e.g. peanut allergies, shellfish and gluten allergies).


“We’re far from ordinary and close to San Ignacio!”

30 minutes from Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize;

45 minutes from San Ignacio, Belize;

30 minutes from Xunantunich Mayan Ruins.


“Frommer’s Travel” voted Belize the #1 2015 International Travel Destination.

Please rent a 4-wheel drive vehicle as the road from Benque Viejo to Better in Belize EcoVillage is gravel - no Jeeps.

This is a perfect family vacation spot if you’re into a super natural environment showcasing the pristine and awesome wonders of a tropical rainforest. Super Belize vacation rental for winter-worn snowbirds or families in search of adventure year round!

Everyone needs a little tropical rainforest time.

Please note that our “Cancellation Policy” is no refunds for cancellations of bookings.

More Details

April Tremblay
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

Why April Tremblay chose San Ignacio

Unspoiled.. Unparalleled..Unbelievable.

What makes this lodge unique

Better In Belize Eco Lodge is a lovely place to.......swing in a a freshly picked mango.........enjoy the night sky like you've never seen it before.....set out on a hiking expedition to sight exotic birds, orchids and wildlife......head out down to the water to canoe or take a pontoon boat tour to one of the 3 glorious waterfalls close to us. Swim in the waterfalls for a sensational experience. Dine on our palapa-covered deck and be entertained by the howler monkeys !


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in San Ignacio in Cayo

Property Type:
  • lodge
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1772 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No smoking in the house. Please use the designated smoking areas outside.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Also has urinal
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Modern Outdoor Bathroom Facility - very typical in Belize
  • Main floor bedrooms use a shared bathroom. Lower floor bedrooms use a modern, outdoor facility that has a separate shower room.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - Loft Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • We can accommodate 11 guests.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Please note that our Cancellation Policy is No Refunds for any Cancellation of Booking. We are not able to accommodate anyone with a severe food allergy such as nut, seafood or gluten allergies. Thank You!


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Staying In rain forest was great, access to river, sites, nature

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed the stay, access to canoe, kayaks with rental would have made it great. Needed more than 1 fan in 3 bedroom. Need 3 full days being 30 min from town. So much so close. You need a guide for everything in Belize and they charge like NYC cabbies, random and excessive for 3rd world country paying USA prices. Local food was great . Peoe are extremely polite,helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fredericksburg, VA

Amazing time in the jungle!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I went to Belize for just over a week. We spent several days on the beach and then headed to the jungle. While the beach was very relaxing, our stay at the Toucan House really made Belize come alive. It was truly a perfect time. There is so much to see and do. We were able to go caving, see the jungle life from the lake and experience the beauty of the water falls. Our hosts were fabulous! Robert and Christy knew exactly what we need even before we asked. Robert was a wealth of knowledge for our evenings of intrigue about Belize and its depth of culture while Christy quietly and graciously created lovely meals for us to enjoy. Thank you to all who made our lifelong dream of going to Belize come true! We will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie: We loved having you and your family at the Toucan House in our Better in Belize Eco Village. Thank you for your positive feedback. So happy to hear that you enjoyed your adventure in the rainforest. You were wonderful guests to have and we welcome you to return! Thanks, April
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Impressive hospitality!

  • 4 of 5

Robert and Christy were excellent site managers and made our stay relaxed and stress free. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The common areas, especially the kitchen were not as clean as the rooms, but we were able to cook for ourselves easily with all the supplies and amenities we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Caretaker does not do justice to our attentive hosts. They were so helpful, personable and great tour guides. The sunset horse ride through the jungle was amazing on well trained horses with the well informed local host. They even escorted us to the local river 6 minutes away by 4 wheel drive.

The local tours were much more extensive and inviting than described on the site. The company was very helpful to assist our very large family with reservations, especially when we hit travel problems. We were pleasantly surprised to discover a kitchen on site for our use when we didn't order the meals service.

The treehouse is gorgeous with several comfy decks. Loved the hot showers. The library was well stocked with Belize travel and information guides. Would recommend it.

The only negative was that power was spotty after a rainy day but it returned when the sun rose. No air conditioning was an adjustment going to sleep.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very happy to have you and your extended family to our Better in Belize Eco-Village. So glad you enjoyed the tours in the rainforest and you are welcome to return any time. Many thanks for being our guests! April
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Great family stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and children (ages 10 to 20) really enjoyed out stay. The area is very remote and peaceful. Our hosts were very welcoming and the area was great to explore w/ hiking trails, native birds, and swimming in the river. If we wanted to, we had a guide available for a more formal trip. We visited the Xunantunich Mayan ruins on the way out to the Eco-stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Richard: We enjoyed having your family at the Toucan House in our Better in Belize Eco Village. So happy that you enjoyed the hiking, swimming and native birds in the local area. You are welcome to return any time in the future. Happy New Year. April
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The Villages

An Absolute Eco-stay highlight of our Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much; both Jorge and Daisy were great!! The food was outstanding. Daisy made some chef worthy vegetarian dishes that I wanted the recipe for to take back (even my husband loved them and he's not a vegetarian). It was really cool to hear the Howler monkeys and toucans from the lodge. Many thanks for recommending RObert with Jungle Splash Eco Tours as our many side trips were great too. The pontoon trip on the river near the lodge was really relaxing with several beautiful waterfalls. All the tour guides were top notched. All in all a wonderful vacation. Highly recommend to anyone wanting something off the beaten path.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gail, it was a pleasure hosting you as our guests at the Toucan House Eco Lodge ! We are very happy that you enjoyed the waterfalls, howler monkeys and the local tours. Glad to hear you enjoyed the meals and we welcome you back any time. Many thanks for your lovely comments. April
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Nearest Airport
10.5 Miles
Maya Flats Airstrip, San Ignacio (CYD)
Nearest Barpub
7.5 Miles
Benque Viejo del Carmen
Nearest Ferry
13.5 Miles
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Nearest Motorway
10.5 Miles
Western Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
El Mirador Restaurant
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Caribbean Coast
Car: necessary

Located in one of the world's greatest natural history locations!

Ecologically and culturally diverse location, 10 miles from the historic Mayan Ruins of Xunantunich!

Home to hundreds of species of birds and many species of exotic orchids!

Wander through the organically-minded gardens; fruit orchards; head down to the dock/launching area for inner tubes to the waterfalls and the palapa picnic shelter.

Wonderful activities in our area include: Bird watching; Inner tubing to the waterfalls; Caving; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Kayaking; Mountain Biking; Mountain Trekking; River-Rafting; Swimming; Tree-Climbing; Tubing; Visits to Mayan Ruins and Waterfalls and Zip lining!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £18.82

Cleaning fee is $ 25. per bedroom and this fee is taxable.
Please note that our Cancellations Policy is no Refunds for Cancellation of Bookings.
Also note that our prices for the Christmas Season and Thanksgiving are $ 199 US per night, per bedroom.
There is a no-smoking policy in our House.
Please inform us if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies. We are not able to provide meals for guests with a nut, dairy, shellfish or gluten allergy. We are able to accommodate vegetarians.
Meal Plan is $ 39. per person, per day which includes three meals a day with non-alcoholic beverages which will be billed to you if you request the meal plan.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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