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Charming and Colorful Ocean-Front House

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Last updated: 07/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

San Pedro house description

This unique octagonal house sits atop a pedestal at tree top level right at the water’s edge on a quiet stretch of white sand beach 4 miles north of San Pedro; far from the tourist scene, but a short walk along the beach to wonderful restaurants, beach bars and a great little grocery store. The water shuttle will pick you up from a dock near the house and take you into town for shopping or a night out. This is the ultimate location for diving or snorkeling, or just relaxing on the veranda looking out at the crystal clear turquoise water.

Get up early and drink your coffee on the veranda as you watch the sunrise over the reef, and perhaps see an egret stand in the water watching for fish, or a spotted eagle ray swim lazily by. Then take a short water shuttle ride to a morning yoga class at the Ak’bol Yoga Retreat where classes are held on a platform built out over the ocean. Or take our two person kayak out to explore the reef in front of the house. We now have an ocean swim area off the end of the dock, suitable for swimming laps and marked off to protect swimmers from passing boats.

The Tree House is the ideal spot for a romantic getaway, or for two couples or a small family. You’ll be living in a house, not a hotel or condo, with all the comfort and privacy of home. The house is newly renovated. The fully equipped modern kitchen will inspire you to prepare fresh caught fish and tropical fruit as you enjoy the ocean view. Both bedrooms have queen size beds. The living room is a comfortable place to relax and look out at the ocean. It has a couch which folds out to a queen size bed. There is a 26 inch flat screen TV and DVD player, an iPod dock with speakers, and a land line. There is high speed Internet. There is weekly maid service (or more frequently upon request).
This unique eco-friendly house perched atop a 20 foot concrete pedestal was designed to withstand hurricanes and cause minimal impact on environmentally sensitive locations. Built of farm grown replenish able lumber, the octagonal design and floor to ceiling windows catch the ocean breezes so that our ceiling fans and air-conditioning are seldom needed. The wide veranda affords a spectacular view of the Great Barrier Reef. The vaulted ceilings and exposed beams create a sense of space. We are committed to providing a green environment. Our water supply comes from rain water stored in a cistern on the property. Vegetable waste is composted to fertilize the garden. Linens and towels are laundered in biodegradable soap and line dried.
GETTING THERE:
Direct flights to Belize City International Airport leave from Miami, Dallas and Atlanta. From there you can take a 15 minute flight to San Pedro airstrip on Mayan Air or Tropic Air. Or you can take a 30 minute taxi ride to the water taxi terminal and take the water shuttle to San Pedro, an hour and a half ride. A representative from Caye Management will meet you at San Pedro airstrip or the dock and take you up to the Tree House in his boat. The on-site caretaker, Rubio, will meet you at our dock and assist you with your luggage.







Keywords: Beach house

Property Type

  • House
  • 112 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Catering Available:

                On site lobster or fish barbecue can be arranged. Also home-made ceviche delivered to your kitchen ...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Completely equipped for gourmet cooking. Has microwave, toaster and blender...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                electric coffee maker and French press...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped modern kitchen...moreless

              • Toaster
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Dishes & Utensils

              Amenities

              • Living Room
              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Air Conditioning

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                There is a collection of books and DVDs in case of a rainy day...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable TV...moreless

              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Books

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Landline with long-distance access...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wi-Fi is available in the house...moreless

              • Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony:

                covered veranda overlooks the barrier reef...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

              • Beachfront
              • Oceanfront

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Swimming
              • Parasailing
              • Kayaking
              • Fly Fishing
              • Snorkeling
              • Groceries
              • Walking
              • Bird Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Deepsea Fishing
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.6
              from 16 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Low Season
              May 1 - Nov 14, 2014
              4 night min stay
              $170
              $1,190 $3,900

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

              High Season
              Nov 15 - Apr 30, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $200
              $1,400 $4,600

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              5 night min stay
              $200
              $1,400 $4,600

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Tax Rate 9%

              Notes:

              Transportation by taxi and boat from San Pedro to The Tree House is included in the rental


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              Location

              Tours to Mayan temples; rainforest wildlife and birdwatching tours. Our property manager at Caye Management can arrange these for you. Snorkeling, fishing and cave tubing trips can be arranged with our neighbor Geni (bigbadgeni@yahoo.com)

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2010

              About: I live in Brookline, Massachusetts. I am a psychotherapist and teach at Boston University. I am a scuba diver. On my first trip to Ambergris Caye, I fell hopelessly in love with this part of the island. I came back two months later and bought this house. For me, this place is magical. I wish I could stay here year round, but since I can't, I am happy to share it with you and hope you love it as much as I do.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Living at the Tree House is a completely different experience from staying at a resort or condo. You meet locals and ex-pats at the neighborhood store and restaurants, or just walking along the beach. So you can really get a feel for island life. In addition to its natural beauty and tranquility, it's a friendly and interesting neighborhood.


              Contact us

              Speaks: spanish, english

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              Photos

              • View of the Tree House from our beach

                View of the Tree House from our beach

              • kitchen and living room

                kitchen and living room

              • master bedroom with queen bed

                master bedroom with queen bed

              • 2nd bedroom with queen bed

                2nd bedroom with queen bed

              • Dining area looking out over the ocean

                Dining area looking out over the ocean

              • our dock at sunset

                our dock at sunset

              • Looking North from the house at the water shuttle stop

                Looking North from the house at the water shuttle stop

              • evening in front of the house

                evening in front of the house

              • Caretaker's casita behind house. You have your privacy but he's there if needed

                Caretaker's casita behind house. You have your privacy but he's there if needed

              • Mayan ruins at Lamanai. A day trip from the Tree House

                Mayan ruins at Lamanai. A day trip from the Tree House

              • San Pedro town

                San Pedro town

              • Our brand new ocean swim area

                Our brand new ocean swim area

              • View from the verandah

                View from the verandah

              • living room

                living room

              • Sunrise from the master bedroom

                Sunrise from the master bedroom

              • Bathroom

                Bathroom

              • under the house. A shady spot to read a book

                under the house. A shady spot to read a book

              • The owner diving at the reef in front of the house

                The owner diving at the reef in front of the house

              • Waiting for the water shuttle into town

                Waiting for the water shuttle into town

              • View from the beach. 2 person kayak is perfect for snorkeling or swimming from

                View from the beach. 2 person kayak is perfect for snorkeling or swimming from

              • Rubio, the caretaker will pick coconuts for you

                Rubio, the caretaker will pick coconuts for you

              • hammocks under the house

                hammocks under the house

              • egret in front of the house

                egret in front of the house

              • Outdoor shower. Hot shower with an ocean view!

                Outdoor shower. Hot shower with an ocean view!

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              This listing was first published here in 2010.

              Date last modified - Thursday, July 10, 2014

              $170 - $200 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

              View calendar: Updated 07/11/14
              Minimum stay: 4-5 nights
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