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Quaint sustainable cottage in the heart of the jungle

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 735 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Well Integrated To Nature And Offers A Large Outdoor Living Space

This fully sustainable cottage has been designed to be well integrated to nature and offers a large intimate outdoor living space with thatch roof while the interior is focusing on a nice breathable open area with mezzanine.

This accommodation includes all the necessary furniture for your stay, whether for short or long vacation. The cabana includes a fully equipped kitchen with indoor and outdoor dining space. It is possible to sleep up to four persons with the queen size bed and the sofa bed.


Owner
Marc Boissy
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
27 August, 2017

About Marc Boissy

I was born in Saint-Eustache, Canada and grew up in different places throughout the province. My taste for discoveries and adventures brought me traveling in many places around the globe, for work and for leisure, from Portugal to Spain, France to Germany, Kenya to United Arab Emirates and many others. I like being active and doing different sports and activities!

Marc Boissy purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Marc Boissy chose Benque Viejo Del Carmen

From all the countries I have visited, definitely Belize is one of my favorite for it's diversity and beautiful nature. I visited the country for the first time in 2012 and in my mind it was just a question of time before I own something there...This little country has it all, Caribbeans for snorkeling, diving, fishing and beaches. Jungle for Eco tourism, Mayan archaeological sites, hiking, cave tubing, bird watching and so on...nice weather, friendly people, English speaking country, I could go on and on. It is finally in 2013 that two friends and myself became partners, established our company Belize Adventure Inc. and decided to own a piece of land in the Better in Belize Eco-community to build our own ecological and sustainable development.

What makes this cottage unique

This unit, among with the others on our piece of land, has been carefully thought and designed to be able to feel the jungle surrounding us. Nice Large and comfortable outdoor living space, interior ceilings and floors all made of Mahogany. The unit is near the wide organic gardens and the community center where you can feel the vibe of being with other villagers and vacationers with different activities going on. Just down the village you have access to the majestic Macal river and the waterfalls. All our units are built to meet high ecological standards. Utilities are provided from solar energy, water catchment system and bio-digestive septic tank for nature preservation.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Benque Viejo Del Carmen in Cayo

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 735 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Private bathroom with shower and hot water
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Sleeps four with a queen size bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Quaint sustainable cottage in the heart of the jungle
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
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Off the grid jungle paradise

  • 4 of 5

It was a lovely place in the heart of the rainforest. Be sure to go grocery shopping before you head out there. It is about an 11 mile drive on a extremely rough dirt road so no quick jaunts to the store for beer! 30-45 minute drive if you have good shocks on your rental. On a map, it looks very close to a lot of tourist attractions but it's kind of a process to get to them because the road systems out there are limited and you have to go around a lot of the rougher terrain in the area to get to them. It is a beautiful place in the mountains, close to the river and a gorgeous waterfall to swim in. Hiking was great but not for the faint of heart, there's some serious elevation changes. At times it sounded as if we were at Jurassic Park with all the howler monkeys! The cottage was beautiful and I highly recommend it if your looking for a romantic getaway in the mountainous jungle of Belize as long as you come prepared and understand that it is a fully sustainable village running off solar power and/or generators. Great place to go if you want to get off the grid and simplify things for awhile!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jungle living

  • 4 of 5

We thought it was awesome. A better map to the cottage in the eco village would be good. We stopped at the first to houses not knowing where to go and the person we talked to didn't know who we were talking about. We drove down the road farther and happened across a group of people that knew Anna and told us how to get there. Get rid of ants in the kitchen. They aren't the big black and yellow ones just normal small annoying ants. The big yellow and black ones seem to stay outside. A fan would be good. Anna got one for us. A coffee pot that you put on the stove would be nice instead of running it through the coffee maker. You could keep it warm then.

Listening to the holler monkeys was amazing!!!!

Anna and her family were awesome.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Jungle Home

  • 5 of 5

This place kicked bum! The hosts were so helpful and friendly. We loved the cottage- it was peaceful and quiet, comfortable, had a sweet hammock and a great little charcoal grill. We loved every moment of its tranquility. The community is very cool. We were able to take our 4x4 down to the river and laze around. We forgot that if you cross the river and go into the little piece of river that connects to the Macal, that we could have exploded to find a waterfall. Add that to the list! Overall, excellent experience and have already been highly recommending it!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an experience !

  • 5 of 5

We had the chance to spend 3 nights in that beautiful luxurious cabin in the jungle. You will feel just like at home with all you need to cook, take a hot shower and relax but...you're in the jungle surrounded by so much natural beauty and animals. This house is located in a great self sustainable area that will offer more and more services along the way.

The hosts ! Anna & Barry are wonderful. Very lay back and down to earth they will provide to anything you need to make your stay more comfortable. Since we didn't have a ride to get there they were kind enough for a small fee to to a pick-up and drop-off in San Ignacio as well as help us with our grocery and the local market for fresh veggies.

They also offer a few tours which we took fully advantage off. The Tikal maya ruins day trip is a must as well as the Macal river tubing (half-day). Anna made sure we crossed the Guatemala border safely on our way to Tikal and was there to take us back to the house when we came back. She also made sure everything was alight with our car rental the day she drop us off to San Ignacio since we were now on our way to Hopkins. She would not leave until she was sure we were in good hands which was much appreciated.

Very happy with our choice ! It made us discover another aspect of Belize other than the beaches.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Jungle Experience

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here at the eco-village will be something we will never forget. While I began to question my choice on the 10.5 mile drive into the jungle, I was so relieved to find such a rare place upon arrival. Barry greeted us and showed us the beautiful home. It blew my mind that a home with such a luxurious feel could 1) be in the jungle and 2) be in an eco-village. We had everything we needed and more to do all of our cooking. Sitting on the patio at sunrise and sunset listening to the sounds of the jungle had to be a highlight for us. The birds made the craziest sounds and those howler monkey calls sent my eyes wide every time. The sound is something out of a horror film! (But in a fascinating way)

I cannot express enough how lucky we were to meet Anna and Barry. Our personalities clicked right away and we actually spent a good deal of our time chatting with them. Barry's knowledge as he guided us through Xunantunich blew me away and Anna's compassion and hospitality were 2nd to none. We walked down to the river and floated across to the waterfall. So cool to have that in your backyard! Barry also set up our tour at ATM which was sooo fun!

I am so glad I found this gem and would encourage anyone with an adventurous spirit to stay here. You will not be disappointed and you will leave with a wonderful one of a kind experience under your belt.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Séjour dans la jungle Stay in the Jungle

  • 4 of 5

Si vous aimez le dépaysement, la nature luxuriante vous aimerez cet endroit. Le bungalow est super avec une belle terrace d'où vous pouvez observer les oiseaux et entendre les singes hurleurs. Le bungalow est bien équipé pour cuisiner (c'est indispensable car loin de tout). Anna et Barry qui veiul;lent sur l'endroit sont charmants et disponibles en cas de besoins. MAIS....tout paradis se mérite, alors ayez une bonne auto 4x4 car la route pour s'y rendre est très cahoteuse ...

If you like nature, jungle and animals, this place is for you. The bungalow is very nice, well equiped and there is a very nice deck where you can observe the birds. Anna and Barry who look after the pace are very nice and helpfull . But, the road to get there is very bumpy, so have a 4 wheel drive...it is worth it.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: recommended

Mayan archaeological sites

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Benque Viejo Del Carmen, Central & South America

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
£206
for 2 nights
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£606
£2,227
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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