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Quaint sustainable cottage in the heart of the jungle

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Cayo - Bayleaf Cabana

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.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Marc Boissy
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016

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 Belize

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.


based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Quaint sustainable cottage in the heart of the jungle
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

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: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 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: Dec 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Mayan archaeological sites


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cayo, Belize

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low season
1 Jun 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Season
1 Nov 2016 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cayo in Central & South America

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 735 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Private bathroom with shower and hot water
  • 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
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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

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