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Off -Grid Solar Treeptop Home W/ Ocean & Wildlife Views

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Last updated: 11/10/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Complete self supporting home next to Mangrove Reserve. Home is Solar powered, water is collected rain water.

Unplug from your hectic life and smell the ocean, waves lapping the shore, listen to the sounds of the Mangrove reserve; the birds, geckos, and the wind blowing through the coconut trees. Watch Iguana's take in the afternoon sun, Herons patiently stand in the water and suddenly snap for lunch, march of the blue crabs at dusk, a squadron of Pelicans glide along the shoreline, skimming the treetops....

Lazily swing in one of 3 hammocks while listening to a rain burst, or to catch a breeze during a sunny afternoon. Keep a camera handy. The Osprey is quick.

The bird watching is most unique. In the house is 'The Birds of Belize', but keep it handy while on the deck.

Beautiful house on tip of island. Watch the sunset from the front deck, or the sunrise from the back deck. Open floor plan, washroom (toilet/sink), lots of airflow from all 11 windows. House is tucked next to a mangrove reserve, so lots of bird and wildlife activity. It's 15 feet up, and catches every breeze.

Sit on the Crow's Nest and enjoy the unobstructed 360 view, lay in a hammock with a Belikin Beer or sit in the bar stools on the deck with dining rail and enjoy dinner by sunset.

Make a fresh rum drink with real banana's and pineapple in the hand crank blender while listening to Jimmy Buffet or Caribbean music on the XM satellite radio... if you want to gloat to your friend, upload photos via the wifi showing them your views....

There is a caretaker who will meet you on the island (get there by plane or water taxi) and take you to the house and get you settled in. A local phone is provided to call caretaker during your stay.

House has a full kitchen and there are several grocery stores on the island.

The house is on the south point of the island, the village is 1.4 miles away, which is 10-15 minutes by bicycle (a pair comes with the house for use by guests). From the crow's nest, you can see the village. It's not beachfront, but not much is on Caye Caulker (The Split on the north tip of the island is the public beach area), the shoreline at this part of the island is protected Mangrove shoreline.

To say this home is one of the most unique houses with breathtaking views on the island would be completely accurate.

As part of the community, a percentage of all proceeds goes to the Caye Caulker Ocean Academy, the island's only High School

Calendar is maintained off line and the house is only booked for 14 days a month. Please email for availability.

This is the place to experience the Caye Caulker motto; 'Go Slow'


Keywords: honeymoon, house, island view, sunset view, sunrise view, beach, Belize, Caye Caulker, deck, crows nest, spacious, private, snorkeling, romantic

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The house is 100% solar powered and collects it's water from the rain. For cooking, the frig and stove is propane. More importantly there is a French Press for coffee! Enjoy the three hammocks, also there is a telescope for stargazing, deck of cards,"Birds of Belize" book and a book on Belize for reference. From the Crow's Nest you can see the village and reef....moreless

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

General

  • Linens Provided

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Crow's Nest- 360 view of island and water...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Access to the Mangrove Reserve...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    overlooks the Mangrove Reserve...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Nov 10 - May 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$110
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$90

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Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

credit card serves as security deposit. There is a one time $35 cleaning fee that is paid directly to the Caretaker upon arrival.

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Location

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Wife and I enjoy traveling around the world. Europe is always a must. In the states, we do road trips in our '67 VW Bus and hike with our Red Heeler.

Why the Owner Chose Caye Caulker:
First visited Caye Caulker in 2006 and kept going back. Discovered the only things more beautiful than the scenery of Caye Caulker are the people of Caye Caulker. I designed this house based on the architecture of native islander homes and it was built last year.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Besides the sunsets, I really enjoy watching the wildlife. the variety of birds, (Herons, Ospreys, Roseate Spoonbill and more). This house is right next to the Mangrove Reserve, so the wildlife is abundant. My first morning in the house, I woke up to an Iguana on a branch looking in the window at me! This house is perfect for someone who is adventurous and wants to get unplugged but not too far away from the comforts of home,. Great snorkeling and the beauty of Belize. Use the basic telescope for stargazing, reference the book 'Birds of Belize' to identify the birds that you see from the deck. Make use of the small but growing personal library including 'Belize: Reefs, Rain Forests, and Mayan Ruins' Every morning my wife and I liked to drink coffee on the veranda and watch the birds fish for breakfast off the side of the house when the water was up, watch the ocean crabs, schools of fish, iguanas... we saw something new every day. I like to lay in one of the hammocks with a rum/fresh juice drink and read, but I find holding the book up to much work!


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Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Welcome to the Purple House

    Welcome to the Purple House

  • Bedroom area, ceiling fan above bed, inside hammock!

    Bedroom area, ceiling fan above bed, inside hammock!

  • Making fresh rum drinks

    Making fresh rum drinks

  • Shower on back deck, window into bedroom

    Shower on back deck, window into bedroom

  • Sam on the Crow's Nest

    Sam on the Crow's Nest

  • Looking out over the back deck

    Looking out over the back deck

  • Just another Tuesday....

    Just another Tuesday....

  • Osprey hunts from the Purple House roof. Don't be surprised if you see him.

    Osprey hunts from the Purple House roof. Don't be surprised if you see him.

  • Eddy, our caretaker and I cruising in a golf cart taxi

    Eddy, our caretaker and I cruising in a golf cart taxi

  • Cup of Joe in the morning, water from the Mangrove Reserve is sometimes close!

    Cup of Joe in the morning, water from the Mangrove Reserve is sometimes close!

  • off the back step

    off the back step

  • Full Moon at the Purple House

    Full Moon at the Purple House

  • View of the living area from the front door.

    View of the living area from the front door.

  • Notice the hand crank blender in the kitchen. Great for making fresh rum drinks

    Notice the hand crank blender in the kitchen. Great for making fresh rum drinks

  • ceiling and inside walls

    ceiling and inside walls

  • Crows Nest at sunset

    Crows Nest at sunset

  • spacious back deck facing sunrises, stairs to crow's nest

    spacious back deck facing sunrises, stairs to crow's nest

  • sunset view from the crow's nest

    sunset view from the crow's nest

  • Off the back deck

    Off the back deck

  • Snowy Egrets off the back step

    Snowy Egrets off the back step

  • view from the water

    view from the water

  • Enjoying a Belikin Beer while watching birds, iguanas, crabs and more

    Enjoying a Belikin Beer while watching birds, iguanas, crabs and more

  • The Purple House

    The Purple House

  • Purple House awaits you....

    Purple House awaits you....

VRBO #353196

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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 11/10/2014
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