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Exclusive PRIVATE ISLAND Custom Home Minutes From Center Of Placencia Village

People14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
14
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
5
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

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:

CONCIERGE SERVICE

DAILY MAID SERVICE

24 HOUR CARETAKER

PRIVATE CHEF

PRIVATE BOAT WITH DRIVER FOR TRIPS TO AND FROM PLACENCIA VILLAGE

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

ONSITE LAUNDRY AND WASHING OF GUESTS CLOTHING BY ONSITE STAFF

USE OF KAYAKS AND PADDLE BOARDS ON THE ISLAND

TRANSFERS TO/FROM PLACENCIA AIRSTRIP

WI-FI WITH HIGH SPEED INTERNET AND FREE PHONE SERVICE TO USA

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

vrbo 286157

vrbo 502818

vrbo 663419

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 king 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

Property Manager
Talia Walton
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

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

shellyb1600

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Belize in World

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Dolphin Suite (Master) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 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
    Jaguar Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , child bed is a short daybed - 5 feet long
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Exclusive PRIVATE ISLAND Custom Home Minutes From Center Of Placencia Village
average rating of 4.96 based on 26 reviews
4

The property was amazing! Best vacation destination!

  • 4 of 5

This was truly the most unforgettable experience we will ever have. The "rooms/houses/huts" were beautifully decorated. We loved the open bathroom and those SHOWERS! Love them! Victor and Jess and Sylvia and Osmar were on spot for everything and very accommodating. We will truly miss them. Victor is an amazing chef! You really have a special man there. His meals were exquisitely presented and delicious! The entire staff was very easy to work with and also alot of fun to be around. They added great joy to our stay!

The reason I did not give five stars was because of the debris that was gathering along the shoreline. It wouldn't take much for someone to walk around once a day and pick up trash etc., that has collected along the rocks.

All in all, everything ran smoothly. Thank you to Mabel for arranging all the shuttle/flights for everyone and answering my numerous emails. She was very helpful!

I would recommend Little Harvest Caye to anyone! You can plan excursions or just stay on the island, which is what we did and there were 11 of us. No one wanted to leave the island to do anything and none of us wanted to miss what Victor was planning to serve next! I could go on and on, but just go see for yourself. It is truly an amazing experience!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Little Harvest Caye for one week in early January 2017. It was perfect. The quality of the island/buildings were perfect and comfortable. There were 5 couples and we never felt crowded. Having your own water taxi was great. Participated in several excursions arranged by the island staff and all were excellent. A day of massages is never a bad day. The chef and his wife did a fantastic job and our meals were over the top. Truly an unbelievable experience. Highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relax and Recover

  • 5 of 5

My time on LHC was a wonderful, restorative week spent with new friends and special people. The accommodations worked superbly with generous sized bungalows, open air bathrooms and perfect porches facing the ocean. The grounds are immaculately maintained and the staff tuned in to every need. Wow. What a perfect place to stop and re-energize. It was the most relaxing vacation I have ever taken and the thing I enjoyed most was 'not' being over-stimulated with schedules, tours and activities (although they are certainly there). I can't remember the last time I sat in the sun and read three hardback books! The setting is so beautiful and just the idea of your own island to enjoy with friends! What could be better?

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Little Harvest Caye is truly a special place.

  • 5 of 5

We booked Little Harvest Caye with 14 friends/family to celebrate a 30th birthday party. Scheduling and booking was simple. Mabel handles everything.

As you approach Little Harvest Caye for the first time you realize the pictures you've seen on-line do not really convey the true beauty of this tropical paradise. Every detail has been well thought out. The sand is dreamy soft, the decor is local Belizian, the pool is perfect, and there's amazing snorkeling just a kayak ride off the shore. Outdoor showers...whoa, that's an experience not to be missed. We loved having individual houses for our group. Our excursions for scuba diving, deep sea fishing, and cave tubing were easily set up by the island staff. The sunsets while sipping a cocktail from the pool at Little Harvest Caye are etched into my memory forever.

The only thing that superseded the island itself was the staff. The chef Victor has serious culinary skills. My suggestion - dump the "Americanized" menu and let him prepare meals based on what is fresh and local at the market. We brought back tuna from our fishing expedition and he made the most amazing seared tuna I've ever had. When Victor asks what he can do to make your trip better...he's not being polite. He really cares and took our trip from fantastic to extraordinary. He made a B-day cake for our group that was a work of art. Jessica works tirelessly by Victors side. I appreciated her willingness to share her experiences living in Belize. Osmar and Sylvia are professional and always willing to help.

I've been coming to Placencia for almost 10 years and Little Harvest Caye sets the bar for the ultimate tropical vacation. The owners Kathy and David have done an amazing job of picking the right location and the right staff.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Most Relaxing Time of My Life

  • 5 of 5

LHC is a private island less than a 5 minute boat ride to the town of Placencia. EVERYTHING was provided. Food, connection to shore, daily maid service (including laundry), and a fabulous concierge named Mabel who saw to our every need. We went ashore twice for excursions to Mayan Ruins and the Jaguar Preserve. Both were wonderful, but if you only have time for one I would pick the Ruins. We were also so happy to get back to the island as it's breezes kept flying insects away. I would absolutely take my nine year old son there as their are so many activities provided right on the island. THE FOOD! Victor, our chef, was extraordinarily talented and friendly as well. As a matter of fact, all Belizeans are friendly and extraordinarily knowledgeable and proud of their culture. They should be. I can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Malibu, ca. USA
5

Completely spoiled!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and some friends spent a week at LHC and it was fantastic! The accommodations, food, people - better than any resort. The chef victor was excellent and treated us to many of the local foods prepared to our liking using ingredients he let us choose before hand. We let him suprise us most of the time and he never came up short. Jessica was another local who stayed on the island and helped make sure we didn't have to lift a finger. The entire staff was excellent. If you plan a trip to Belize, look into it. If you don't stay there you will only be wondering who the lucky people are staying on the private island in view from the Placentia coastline. The weather was wetter than it usually is so we stayed on the island for entire days without leaving and I think that was the best part of our vacation. Food, drink, awsome rooms, pool, large covered areas to stay out of rain or sun, kayaks, boats, paddle boards. It's difficult to book so we booked our next stay while we were still there for the following year. Trust me it doesn't get better. I've stayed in a few other places in trips to Belize before LHC was built and nothing compares. Only place i will ever stay at from now on.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Placencia
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Tranquilla
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.

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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
 
High Season (1) 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
£12,036
for 6 nights
From
£2,006
£12,646
 
 
Summer 2017
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£6,280
for 4 nights
From
£1,570
£10,030
 
 
Fall 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£5,233
for 4 nights
From
£1,308
£8,286
 
 
High Season (2) 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
£12,036
for 6 nights
From
£2,006
£12,646
 
 
Holiday 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£16,571
for 7 nights
£16,571
 
 
High Season (1) 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
£13,606
for 6 nights
From
£2,268
£14,391
 
 
Summer 2018
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£7,326
for 4 nights
From
£1,832
£11,774
 
 
Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£6,018
for 4 nights
From
£1,504
£9,594
 
 
High Season (2) 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
£13,606
for 6 nights
From
£2,268
£14,391
 
 
Holiday 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£18,316
for 7 nights
£18,316
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£12,036
for 6 nights
From
£2,006
£12,646
 

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Refundable Damage Deposit £560
Tax Rate 9.0%

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