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House; Oceanfront; Secluded, Off-Grid with Electricity, Wi-Fi, & Fabulous Views!

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The Indigo Pearl oceanside! Upper and middle apts, with storage below.

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Caye Caulker house description

The Indigo Pearl is a well built house at the S.W. tip of the island. If you look at the 'google map' (by clicking the 'Location tab'), we are located in the 'cutout' area at the southwest tip of the island.

The Indigo Pearl is one of the sturdiest homes on the island. It is a three-level home, so the top level apartment - where you would stay - sits above the palm tree level - therefore having extraordinary views. Because each level has a wraparound porch on three sides, you have a nearly 360 degree view of the sea, the surrounding islands, passing boats and truly incredible sunsets. As you look at the photo of our house you can see that the top level is for guests, the middle level is unused, and the bottom level is storage.

The top-level 'apartment' portion of our home has its own private entrance, bedroom, living room, bathroom (shower, sink and toilet), plus a fully furnished kitchen with refrigerator, stove and sink and plenty of counter space for cooking your own delicious Caribbean dishes if you so choose. Each level features its own wraparound deck for sitting, or for relaxing in hammocks (upper level only) while enjoying the view - right on the shore of the lovely indigo colored waters of Indigo Bay, and within one mile of the stunning great barrier reef of the Caribbean Sea.

At the water's edge we have a private rustic 50 foot long pier -perfect for watching sunsets, birds, or for casting a line for grouper, bonefish, snapper or barracuda. We have a complimentary 1-person kayak available for your pleasure, which allows you to venture completely around the island and then return to your own personal dock. Come and relax!

Amenities: Clean sheeted queen size bed in the bedroom. Also, two 4-drawer dressers are in the bedroom.
The Living Room has a couch, table & 4 chairs, and a comfortable reading chair next to our book/game shelf.
Bath towels & Beach towels are in the bathroom, plus a small safe in which to lock your valuables.
Recently upgraded solar panels & wind turbine on our roof provide on-demand heated water for showers, and electricity for the home.

Our home is simple and basic, yet very spacious, unique, private and with a view you can't get anywhere in town! We provide so much more than many other choices for rental:

*Fully furnished kitchen: 4-burner stove, oven, refrigerator, freezer, blender, toaster, French Press coffeemaker, dishes, pots/pans, coffee grinder; The water is clean and filtered for drinking.

*Complimentary use of 2 (total) bikes,($20 USD/day value - each).

*Use of our own kayak each day ($25 USD/day value). (Additional kayak(s) can be rented from town.)

*Free wi-fi at the house.

*We supply the use of a cell phone. (for local calls -- to our caretaker, a golf cart taxi, etc.)

*Our location is our main value: we are right on the sea, in a gorgeous private location amidst the palms of the jungle. No, you are not right in town - our house is for people who do not want to be right in town:)

Do not choose us if you want to be 'pampered' - choose our house if you love adventure and you want to live as Belizeans do. If you DON'T need A/C or a TV, and if you DO enjoy riding bikes, and you DON'T mind being a 15 min. bike ride from the edge of town, and if you DO like getting some exercise, and if you are NOT afraid of inadvertently crushing a crab with your bike tire, and you DO value peace, beauty, open spaces, and an unbelievable panoramic view over the sea, then we think you would LOVE our house. We personally live in 10 acres of secluded land in Illinois, and we love being away from crowds. We like the opportunity to go to town when we want to, but otherwise we value privacy. That is why we choose this location. It is exactly what we love, and we want to share it with others who enjoy peace and quiet and beauty also.

Our goal is the happiness of you - our guest!!!

It's been a learning curve for us to realize that not everyone thinks like we do or values what we do. We want it to be perfectly clear that our house is not fancy - those places are on the nearby traffic jammed island of Ambergris Caye. Our house is simple and clean.
We will call you to chat before we finalize a rental time for you.

We have made HUGE improvements to our house since we first purchased it. Our daughter lived at the house for nearly a year after we purchased it, and she absolutely treasured her days there. Than, 2 years later she wanted to return to honeymoon long-term with her new husband. They got to enjoy living at the house for 8 months then in 2013-2014 and acted as our caretakers;
Caye Caulker is fabulous -- come with a sense of adventure! Don't expect life as in the U.S. and you will be pleasantly surprised. Caye Caulker is a very simple island. If you want the uniqueness of the sand streets and the no-cars atmosphere, then please don't expect luxury. Enjoy the little island for its simplicity and you will be happy. All you need are a few changes of clothes, croc shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, (we are in a jungle in Central America!!) a swimsuit and a willingness to try something new and fun!

The restaurants are unique, amazing, and friendly - just like the locals here! You may eat out at the many quaint restaurants or, you may shop at one of the 5 local tiny grocery stores and cook back 'at home.'

The half-acre surrounding the house is sandy with a lovely assortment of palms and coconut trees, providing either sun or shade as you prefer.

Our caretaker now is Justin. He will, upon your arrival, send someone to pick you up at the water taxi or local airport with a golf-cart (the local 'taxi') and get you and your luggage to our house. (Roundtrip arrival and departure to the house via golf cart taxi is the guest's responsibility and is charged 'per person' and payable right to the taxi driver...)

The Indigo Pearl Guesthouse is peacefully located at the quiet south-end of the island, directly on the coastline overlooking the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean, and offering absolutely stunning views of the Caribbean sea, AND gorgeous sunsets! Our location is large and secluded, directly on Indigo Bay.

Bike (15 minutes), walk (25 minutes), kayak/boat (private pier) or golf-cart the 1 mile to the edge of the quaint, small local town via an authentic, rough and bumpy jungle path along the coast.

Enjoy a friendly, laidback, barefoot local scene of restaurants, stores, bars, beaches & dive shops, or, water-taxi to nearby Ambergris Caye Island (the busy town of San Pedro) or Caye Chapel. Local snorkel trips are small groups, inexpensively priced, & STUNNING! (there is even a trip to swim with sharks & pet sting rays.) Local fishing trips offer to cook your catch! The opportunities for relaxation OR for fun are endless!!!


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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                This bedroom is in the top-level :)....moreless

              • One Queen-size Bed. Two 4-drawer dressers. Bathroom next to bedroom.

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                The bathroom has both hot and cold water - (shower & sink)...moreless

              • Shower, sink and toilet.

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                The top level 'apartment' in our home has a fully furnished kitchen. This kitchen includes a refrigerator with freezer section, a 4-burner stove/oven, a kitchen sink, nice countertop space, a French Press for coffee, a blender, a toaster, and tableware....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Plates, bowls, cups, mugs, silverware, cooking utensils, pots and pans....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Full-size refrigerator with a top freezer. ...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 4 people

              Amenities

              • Washing Machine:

                Coin operated washers and dryers are available in town. Or, several local women will wash and dry your items for you for a small fee. (When we stay at the house we simply wash out our own clothes and use the clothesline.)...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room

              Other Amenities

                  • Our home is a 3-level home.The top 'guest apartment' has its own entrance, bedroom, living room, bathroom (shower, sink & toilet), plus a fully furnished kitchen with full size refrigerator, stove and sink and plenty of counter space. We have table fans plus the quiet breezes of the sea. The top level you would stay in features its own wraparound deck for sitting or for relaxing in hammocks while enjoying the view - right on the shore of the lovely indigo colored waters of Indigo Bay & the stunning Caribbean Sea. At the water's edge we have a private, rustic 50 foot long pier - perfect for watching sunsets, birds or for casting a line. Again, our home is a 15 min. bike ride from the edge of town. We are nicely secluded in a quiet area. Do not come if you insist on being highly pampered. The Indigo Pearl is for the adventurous person who likes to have fun & likes exercise....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo:

                    Most people bring a laptop in order to use the free wi-fi we offer, and we suggest that you also load your favorite music choices on your laptop. We have a set of speakers for you to plug into....moreless

                  • Books:

                    We have a small library of books, and encourage you to leave behind any reading materials that you bring along, for others to enjoy!...moreless

                  Communications

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Upon arrival, our caretaker will provide you with a cell phone which is programmed for use in Belize. You may add as much additional time to it as you like at the local grocery store. ...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Internet service is high speed and very reliable. This is an excellent way to stay in contact with family back home....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

                    Each level has its own wraparound balcony on 3 sides. Our views off of these balconies are truly some of the best on the entire island. This is a strong point of this house. The sunsets are amazing. The water is a gorgeous shade of blue and we have just a fabulous, unobstructed view!...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    We supply the free use of our kayak....moreless

                  Location & View

                  • Oceanfront:

                    The house sits directly on the edge of the ocean. Caye Caulker is not known for its beaches, and our oceanfront is not a 'beach'. The beaches on Caye Caulker are man-made & bordered by seawalls. Click 'Satellite' on the map above....moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    The house offers a stunning view of the Caribbean ocean, plus of the boats, birds and fisherman traveling by. We are located right at Indigo Bay, which is a small inlet of the ocean. This view is simply spectacular....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    Personal pier, extending into the gorgeous sea... for fishing, sunbathing,......moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Hiking
                   

                  Reviews

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                  from 33 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  "Low Season"
                  May 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $75
                  $525 $2,250
                  "High Season"
                  Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $600 $2,550
                  Low Season 2015
                  May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $75
                  $525 $2,250
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Caretaker/Cleaning /week $35 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 9%

                  Notes:

                  We do offer a very unique and secluded spot:

                  *Our house sits right on the edge of the sea!!

                  *Complimentary use of 2 bikes ($20 USD/day value)

                  *Complimentary use of a kayak ($25 USD/day value)

                  *A Full kitchen

                  *Large and spacious grounds.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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                  Last updated: 07/09/2014
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                  Location

                  The island of Caye Caulker is quite unique. There are only 3 main north/south streets, and all are sand. No paved streets. Only 3 or 4 cars/trucks are operational on the entire island. By far, the main transportation is by golf cart, bike, or walking. In town, there are several good guides for fishing, snorkeling and scuba trips. These trips plus the quiet simple life of Caye Caulker are the main attractions of this island. You will meet people from all over the world! It may take you a day to get acclimated to the carefree pace of Caye Caulker, but before long the island motto 'Go Slow' will become your mantra too. Take it easy, don't get too excited and relax and enjoy! The local people here are not in a hurry at all!

                  If you go to Google Maps on your computer and type in Caye Caulker, Belize you will see our house and long pier at the southern (south west actually) tip of the island! It is near the little island grove of mangroves (a circular dot) just off the coast in the little inlet there.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: Joe and I (firefighter and librarian) live in northwest Illinois in a small town of 800 people.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • The Indigo Pearl oceanside! Upper and middle apts, with storage below.

                    The Indigo Pearl oceanside! Upper and middle apts, with storage below.

                  • The living room, with great unobstructed views of the sea.

                    The living room, with great unobstructed views of the sea.

                  • Large kitchen with refrigerator, stove, oven, sink, & tons of counter space!

                    Large kitchen with refrigerator, stove, oven, sink, & tons of counter space!

                  • Looking into the bathroom from the bedroom.

                    Looking into the bathroom from the bedroom.

                  • The view from the upper deck by the front door. The end of the pier is gone now.

                    The view from the upper deck by the front door. The end of the pier is gone now.

                  • Getting picked up at our pier for a fishing/snorkel trip out to the barrier reef

                    Getting picked up at our pier for a fishing/snorkel trip out to the barrier reef

                  • Our yard is one of the largest on the whole island. Lots of coconut palms & sand

                    Our yard is one of the largest on the whole island. Lots of coconut palms & sand

                  • The pier is rustic, the end is falling in, but the beauty from it remains! :)

                    The pier is rustic, the end is falling in, but the beauty from it remains! :)

                  • The kayak is for our guests to use if you like.

                    The kayak is for our guests to use if you like.

                  • The view from the house at ground level, looking out to sea. Sand & grass yard.

                    The view from the house at ground level, looking out to sea. Sand & grass yard.

                  • Fish will be on the menu for supper!

                    Fish will be on the menu for supper!

                  • Catching fish again...:)

                    Catching fish again...:)

                  • Just another gorgeous sunset off of our wraparound balcony !

                    Just another gorgeous sunset off of our wraparound balcony !

                  • Another photo of the living room of the upper apartment.

                    Another photo of the living room of the upper apartment.

                  • The bedroom with a queen size bed.

                    The bedroom with a queen size bed.

                  • The bathroom: Shower, toilet and sink.

                    The bathroom: Shower, toilet and sink.

                  • Looking off of the upper deck... WOW !!

                    Looking off of the upper deck... WOW !!

                  • A portion of the large front yard!

                    A portion of the large front yard!

                  • Supper !!

                    Supper !!

                  • A local man's catch...

                    A local man's catch...

                  • Riding the jungle path to town!

                    Riding the jungle path to town!

                  • A view of the water's edge at The Indigo Pearl. Good view, but not for swimming.

                    A view of the water's edge at The Indigo Pearl. Good view, but not for swimming.

                  • Fishing in crystal clear waters of the Caribbean.

                    Fishing in crystal clear waters of the Caribbean.

                  • A view from the upper deck

                    A view from the upper deck

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                  Date last modified - Monday, June 02, 2014

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