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Exclusive PRIVATE ISLAND Custom Home Minutes From Center Of Placencia Village

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Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
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Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Belize - Little Harvest Caye

Private Island, 5 Bedroom, 6 Bathrooms, Pool, Staff, 360 Degree Oceanview

Amazing brand new custom high end 5 bedroom, 6 bath home on private-island. Your own private island! Only your group and the onsite staff, who have separate detached housing, will be on the island during your stay. This uniquely designed compound home includes 5 private suites specifically laid out to take advantage of the amazing sea and mountain views and the cool trade winds right off the Placencia Peninsula in Southern Belize.

Little Harvest Caye (LHC) is a 1.5 acre island that is located just 3/4 of a mile from the center of Placencia Village. LHC was completed in January of 2016. The island is uniquely situated to have panoramic views in all directions of the Maya Mountains, open ocean and Placencia Village.

Little Harvest Caye offers an experience like no other in Belize. We offer the service and amenities of our other private luxury homes on the mainland in the Placencia area, on your own private island just a short 5 minute boat ride from the charming Placencia Village. You have a boat and driver at your disposal to go any time for dinner, bar hopping, shopping, or taking in the many other sites and attractions. Thus guests of LHC truly have the best of both worlds, the privacy, exclusivity and uniqueness of being on a private island, all the comforts of home (ac in all bedrooms, wifi, cable tv etc.) and the convenience and ability to take the LHC private boat to the village anytime to enjoy all that Placencia has to offer.

LHC is outfitted with all the comforts of home including high-end eco friendly Bamboo Sheets, Heavenly Bed style mattresses and everything else you would expect from a high end resort.

Some resorts talk about being green but LHC is legitimately about as green as any property can get. LHC is power by a state of the art 45,000 watt solar system, with literally a room full of batteries to power the island when the sun is not out making it truly off-grid.

While LHC does have new very quite clean burning butane 40KW back up generator to provide power to the island during extended periods of rain or heavy clouds its use is not required under normal circumstances and responsible use of the air conditioners in each of the bedrooms. A very focused building design effort and details like all lighting on island being the latest in LED technology, all butane cooking, water heating and even refrigeration, all ceiling fans being the most efficient DC technology on the market and the in room mini split AC systems all employing the latest extremely efficient and quiet inverter type units, truly make it where LHC can satisfy 100% of its electric needs from its solar system.

Placencia itself also is an ideal location to explore all Belize has to offer. In Placencia you have access to both land and sea tours and excursions most less than 1 hour away. Our concierge, Mabel will assist in planning and booking your activities to enable you to get the most out of your trip.

Placencia and the area around LHC is home to some of the best salt water fly fishing for Bone, Permit and Tarpon on the world as well as amazing snook, snapper and other fishing literally right off of the island.

Placencia is also know for amazing diving and snorkeling including an annual visit each year in the Months of March to June of the amazing and elusive Whale Shark.

All the dive boats and fishing boats leaving from Placencia drive past the island every day when they are heading out and returning for the day! The LHC concierge can arrange to have guests going diving and fishing to be picked up and dropped off at the island dock.

Whether you want explore Belize to the fullest or relax by the pool Little Harvest Caye will provide a vacation like no other.

The Following items are INCLUDED with rental:






USE OF 4 SEAT GAS GOLF CART (stored on mainland)





Please look at the reviews on VRBO of our other "GECKO" properties in Placencia to see the level of service our rentals provide.

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Home Description and Details:

Main Living Area, Bar & Kitchen

Massive open air main living area, kitchen and bar with soaring custom thatch roof and elegant Belizean woodwork. This area will have a large full walk around bar, eat in kitchen and private study. The living area is overlooking the pool and the sandy white beach complete with amazing views of the Maya Mountains. The pool is a large freshwater, concrete pool with tanning ledge, covered seating area/bar, layout deck and pool volleyball.

Master Bedroom and Bath - Dolphin Suite

This huge private bathroom has a large covered private balcony, large closets, and a make-up vanity/desk. The bathroom is a separate private room with thatch ceiling, concrete counter tops with his and her sinks, free standing tub, walk in shower as well as separate large outdoor shower. Dolphin Suite has a king bed and two child size (5 foot) daybeds.

Bedroom 2 & 3 and Associated Baths - Jaguar and Howler Monkey Suites

These large private bedrooms will share one common wall, each with a private covered patio and ocean views. Each bedroom has its own private bath that is a separate room with thatch roof, Onyx sink, concrete counter tops and walk in shower. Howler Monkey Suite has a 2 queen beds. Jaguar Suite has 1 queen bed and 1 child size (5') day bed.

Bedroom 4 and Bath - Permit Suite

This large private bedroom will have a private covered patio with beautiful ocean views. This unit is complete with a private bath in a separate room with thatch roof, Onyx sink, concrete counter tops and walk in shower. Permit Suite has 1 queen bed.

Bedroom 5 and Bath - Mantee Suite

This large private bedroom will have a private covered patio with beautiful ocean views. This unit also has a complete private bath with a walk in shower as well as separate large outdoor shower. Manatee Suite has 1 queen bed.

LHC also has a detached staff house where the onsite staff lives that is connected to the mechanical room and laundry. The mechanical room houses the solar equipment, batteries and standby generator that are part of LHC's sophisticated self contained high end solar power system.

Water for the island is city water that comes from Placencia Village (via pipe installed under the sea) as well as rain water collection. Potable water is stored under the main living structure out of site in a series of large water storage tanks to ensure that the supply of portable water is never an issue on LHC.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Property Manager
Talia Walton
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016

About Talia Walton

Property designed, built and managed by Texas couple that have been visiting and building in Placencia since 2001.

On site staff which consist of young Belize couple and chef (all live onsite in very nice separate detached staff house) they are a very friendly, speak great English will and make you feel at home. They are extremely professional and trust worthy.

Talia Walton purchased this house in 2015

Why Talia Walton chose Central & South America

Little Harvest Caye is an island off the Peninsula of Placencia located in heart of some of the best saltwater fly fishing in the world as well as world class diving and snorkeling on the 2nd largest coral reef system in the world. The now fully paved 26 mile Placencia road makes getting on and off the peninsula by car a much more enjoyable and faster experience, thus making access to the rain forest, Mayan ruins, cave tubing and other attractions in the jungle easily accessible or you can just hang on your private island with no worries.

What makes this house unique

On-site staff, daily housekeeping with laundry service, security, chef provided, golf cart on mainland, volleyball pool, kayaks, paddle boards and bikes are all included.

Guestbook comments from the manager


Malibu, California

Extravagance at its BEST

Left on Feb 24, 2016 for a stay in Feb 2016

My family and I took this trip for about 6 days and it was not enough time. We never wanted to leave! My family and I have traveled to many places around the world, but this Placencia private island was BY FAR the most amazing experience we have ever encountered. We arrived to the airport and were greeted and taken to the dock to be transported by our own boat to the island, which is located so conveniently close to the main shore! Once we got to the island we were given a full tour and presented with food and drinks and anything we desired. It was amazing! We were all each given our own private bungalow that we could stay in that was air conditioned, amazingly decorated and cleaned everyday. The outdoor bathrooms were AMAZING. Everything was so top-of-the-line I was astonished along with the rest of my family. The staff was amazing and catered to our every desire. We could travel to and from the main land as we pleased and excursions were planned for us daily if we so pleased. Not to mention, the chef Manuel was UNBELIEVABLE! He made us fresh ceviche, smoothies, dinners, breakfasts, lunches, and homemade desserts. I was blown away. The staff was so kind and helpful and the excursions were amazing! The pool and lounge area was such a great place to relax after a long day of excursions in the jungle or out at sea snorkeling or scuba diving with sharks, dolphins, string rays, and anything else you could possibly imagine. I could not be more impressed with this amazing place, and we will DEFINITELY be back!

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Your response:

"Thanks so much Shelly - from concept to the finished product we wanted Little Harvest Caye to be an experience like no other in Belize. I feel like a proud Mama right now. As you know you and your family were the first real guests on the island; I'm so glad you enjoyed your time there!"

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Feb 2016
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Exclusive PRIVATE ISLAND Custom Home Minutes From Center Of Placencia Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful Little Harvest Caye

  • 5 of 5

A group of 12 of us spent my 50th Birthday on LHC for 2 weeks and it was fantastic! You couldn't ask for much more: beautiful place, expertly furnished rooms, very comfortable beds, exceptional food, anytime personal boat service to Placencia, golf cart for use in Placencia, your personal pool and beach, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkel gear, pool table and other games, concierge service for all your on (spa day) and off-island adventures, etc. What a great experience!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation ever!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a once in a lifetime experience and we had a fabulous time on LHC! The staff was wonderful, the food was amazing and the setting was perfect. We ate, drank, kayaked, paddle boarded, had massages and pedicures, snorkled, went boating, fished from the dock and hung out at a few bars like Tipsy Tuna, in Placencia. It was a dream come true and we were very sad to leave! Communication with the owners and staff was excellent. A must do vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream Vacation Has Been Marked Off The Bucket List

  • 5 of 5

Overly impressed with the whole trip. All of the staff was exceptionally nice and attentive to our needs. The boat trips, to and from the island, were done in a very timely manner. The food the chefs prepared for us was remarkable, including fresh lobster the fisherman brought us right out to the island! Aside from being impressed by the food and the staff on the island, there was also plenty of entertainment to keep ourselves busy the whole time we were there. Pool table, ping pong, bags, horse shoes, etc. And even things to do out on the ocean for our adventurous ones. Snorkeling gear, kayaks, paddle boards. Not to mention the, volleyball optional, pool. An overload of amenities for a full week of getting away on a fun filled, relaxing vacation. So much so, that we didn't have a need, want or desire to even use large flat screen TV in the main living area! Of course, there was also plenty of excursions and other activities on the Placencia Peninsula, as well. Reasonably priced snorkeling, fishing trips, scuba diving, bowling and much more! And don't forget to stop by Maya Beach Bistro for the best Bloody Mary around! As if all of this wasn't more than we could ask for, one of the best parts of the trip, for me personally, was having the masseuse ladies come out to the island. Maybe it was just the realization of being on the pier on our own private island for the week, but it was the best massage I've ever had! I would rate the island a 10 star, but I'm limited to 5!! :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Harvest Caye was a dream vacation for us! A once in a lifetime trip that we will never forget

  • 5 of 5

Little Harvest Caye was truly amazing!! The pictures were absolutely stunning and in person it is even more beautiful. The rooms were gorgeous and to have an all outdoor bathroom gave it the perfect "island feel". The staff was wonderful and we all enjoyed getting to know them. They worked so hard to make our vacation unforgettable and they definitely succeeded. We have had so many friends and family ask us about the island and we have nothing but positive things to say! If you want a relaxing vacation in the middle of a paradise then Little Harvest Caye is the place to be! Thank you for such an amazing, unforgettable experience. Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LHC:A spectacularly awesome, crazy-killer-cool, exclusive island paradise, not to be missed.Just go!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Wow! Wow! We arrive by plane and see Little Harvest Caye out in the water. The goosebumps start. Osmar picks us up at the LHC Lagoon Landing dock in a cute red boat. The excitement and anticipation grow as the boat motors out the lagoon to the open sea, our eyes scanning the horizon for our first glimpse. As we round the bend of another island, there it is, the thatch roofs shimmering in the sunset, the colors of the cottages glowing like jewels on the turquoise water. "That's us!" The excitement of seeing it in person and knowing it is ours to stay for a week is contagious. The most unique and fabulous place, and it's an island! We arrive and are immediately greeted by Sylvia offering us a cold rum drink! Hello! LHC is unique from other rentals since each guest has their own private room and bath, but the main living area is HUGE, with the carved wood bar, (great for gathering), the pool table, large dining table and comfy living area (including swinging chairs and a giant day bed) all encompassed under the giant palapa. The rooms are clean, and beautiful, beds are comfortable, and the baths are open, but private to the outdoors! The bathrooms are the most unique, with the shower head being either a bamboo pipe, or conventional rain head, your choice, with the twist of a lever. Add in bronze fittings, onyx vessel sinks, marble tops, and soft fluffy towels, and you have luxurious, rustic elegance for your dailies. Gilligan, Family Robinson, eat your heart out! The meals were wonderful, fresh fruits and juices for breakfast, with lobster at night! Not always, but it could be an option. We fished with Eloy, (a great guide, ask Sylvia to set you up), who took us out looking for Permit, saw some, but the winds were not cooperative making casting difficult. We visited a waterfall, swam in the pool beneath it, the temperature was perfect.We visited De Tatch for lunch, Above Grounds coffee shop, The Shak for great freshly made ceviche and smoothies, the local grocery store for coconut juice (LOVE!), coconut rum, Belikans and juices. We also visited the Placencia Hotel where the outdoor pool is gorgeous, with a bar right there to have a frozen concoction of deliciousness and an amazing pizza! However, we could not wait to get back to LHC, where we snorkeled, kayaked and paddle boarded off our own private beach, and sat in the pool or lounged in the swings with a cold frosty. Played pool, horseshoes, and ping-pong. Want to go back. Exclusive. Private. Do it!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property is amazing!! Accommodations, amenities and staff way exceeded my expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Little Harvest Cayes! The accommodations were amazing and exceeded my expectations. There is so much to do on the island from swimming to ping pong, pool, paddle boarding and much more. The staff was amazing! They took such good care of us! All menus and excursions were planned for us in advance and everything was perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation and would definitely go back to LHC!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Hokey Pocky Water Taxi
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rum Fish
Nearest Beach
on island
Car: not necessary

LHC is minutes to center of Placencia Village which has many great spots to eat, as well as night life, gift shops, stores etc.

Free use of island boat / shuttle and driver for going to Village, etc!

Truly a unique best of both worlds with island privacy, private chef, staff and exclusivity, yet literally just minutes to village with all the comforts and features of a high end home on the mainland.

The various buildings were designed and layout on the island to take advantage of the consistent nice breeze coming off the water which so guests can open the windows and not have to run the AC units (that are installed in each bedroom).

The island's location provides an amazing view of the Maya Mountains to the west, the Placencia Lagoon to the north, Placencia to the North East and open sea views to the east and south.

The island is situated far enough off shore so sand flies are not an issue on the islands maintained beach and grounds like can be on the mainland.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Belize, Belize

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall 2016
3 Sep 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season (2) 2016
19 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season (1) 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Summer 2017
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fall 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season (2) 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Holiday 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season (1) 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Summer 2018
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season (2) 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Holiday 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £576
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Belize in World

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Dolphin Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , open-air thatch roof bathroom
    Jaguar Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , open-air thatch roof bathroom
    Howler Monkey suite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , open-air thatch roof bathroom
    Permit Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , open-air thatch roof bathroom
    Manatee Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , regular attached bath with shower and an outdoor shower
    Living area/pool bathroom - Toilet
  • Each suite at Little Harvest Caye has a private en-suite bathroom. The master bedroom and 3 other bedrooms have an open air bathroom with 5 foot walls, shutters and a thatch roof. The bathrooms are private but offer an open air setting so you can enjoy the ocean breeze. The 5th bedroom is a normal bathroom with solid walls and roof like the bedrooms and has an outdoor shower as well.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Dolphin Suite (Master) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , child bed is a short daybed - 5 feet long
    Jaguar Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , child bed is a short daybed - 5 feet long
    Howler Monkey Suite - 2 Large Double Bed , Howler Monkey and Jaguar are 1 building connected patios
    Permit Suite - 1 Large Double Bed
    Manatee Suite - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have there own a/c unit and a desk/makeup table. They each have a private patio with ocean view. Dolphin, Permit and Manatee are free standing buildings. The Howler Monkey and Jaguar are in the same building.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
The home comes with a full time Chef. The Guest are responsible for the cost of the groceries. There is also an in-house concierge to arrange tours and activities for your group.

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