About the property
- Cottage410 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
A 3 sleeper, fully equiped self catering unit, with private bathroom & kitchen
A nature retreat set in an acre of tropical gardens, yet less than 1 mile from San Ignacio Town Center, The Sanpopo Cottage offers you the best of both worlds : A peaceful retreat with an abundance of wildlife, with the Cahal Pech Maya Ruins and the Iguana Sanctuary both within walking distance and the famous Xunantunich Ruins less than 8 miles away, yet the town center and renowned San Ignacio Market within a 20 minute walk (or a US$ 2.50 taxi ride) away, a truly unique setting giving you a jungle like setting without leaving the town.
This what one guest said :
2017-01-09 Reservation Number1424094000 Your reviews page
Very relaxing and excellent value for the money!
We enjoyed staying in this cottage! It is a free standing structure surrounded by the beautiful garden with squirrels and iguanas! We miss our morning coffee at the balcony watching nature! The hosts were great, they helped to facilitate our tours and other requests we had to make our stay easy. We did ATM and cave tubing. Both were awesome! You are walking distance from the supermarkets if you are planning to use kitchen. It is not located in down town but close enough to walk.
5 star reviews
So why not wake up with the sounds of bird song in this cosy self catering cottage with private Kitchen & bathroom in sub tropical gardens that teem with wildlife. The location is ideal for exploring Belize and the Cayo Region, enjoy Mayan Ruins, Iguana Sanctuary, Botanical Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Horse Back Tours, Macal River, Big Rock Falls, Caves, River Swimming, Tubing or canoeing, Zip Lining, or you can just relax, chill and be at one with nature !
An acre of subtropical gardens, with an abundance of fruit trees and wildlife, is the setting for Sanpopo Cottage. A self catering unit sited to give you privacy and having it's own equipped kitchenette and bathroom, the cottage has a lovely balcony with a seating area. This boutique cottage is raised on stilts, with hardwood floors and a whirlpool bath it certainly is a superior cabin, due to it's elevated position it would not be suitable for guests who struggle with stairs.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Peter Gair
We visited in April 2016 and it was love at first sight, so much so we made an offer while we staying here, completed the purchase and moved in by June 2016. Certainly are guests enjoy the place to with our occupancy rate the highest in San Ignacio (just like our ratings !) Due to demand we have now constructed a third unit, this one a 2 bedroomed available from December 2017, but don't worry like the other 2 cabins it is strategically placed to offer maximum privacy.
Peter Gair purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Peter Gair chose San Ignacio
Sanpopo Cottage is quite a unique property due to it's location, described by a member of the San Ignacio as a jungle in town, we are only 1/2 mile from the town centre but situated on an acre of tropical gardens, these lush gardens are home to Iguana's, and a large range of birds and butterflies. We have our own Iguana feeding program which attracts many various types and sizes of Iguana's , after a year of this feeding programme we now a very large Iguana that will get close to hand feed, making wonderful photographic opportunities, there are also various bird and butterfly feeding stations on the property, we take looking after out wildlife seriously and currently use over 2000 bananas a year ! and plenty other fruits and vegetables. Within a comfortable walking distance, along with the town centre and famous market, you also have Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins and slightly further away, 8 miles a short bus journey is the impressive Xunantunich Ruins offering fantastic views over the rolling countryside and Guatemala. The accommodation itself is raised on stilts, nestling you above most insect flies zones, so not only do you have a lot less mosquitoes but superior views of iguana's and birds in the tree's right next to you, at eye level. Inside the accommodation you have a super comfy queen size bed, two fridges, a fully equipped kitchenette, unlimited Crystal Ultra Pure Drinking Water and to add to the luxury your private bathroom includes a whirlpool bath, great for unwinding at the end of the day. The unit has 2 ceiling fans as well as a wind machine, 3 doors that open onto your own private seated decked area, you have free Wi-Fi available in your accommodation and throughout most of the 1 acre property which your are of course free to explore.
What makes this Cottage unique
Set on acre of tropical gardens, a quality cottage with a luxurious whirpool bath, idea for relaxing after a visit to one of the many Maya ruins, cave exploring or any of the many local magical days out. We also have our own wild iguana feeding programme which at time attracts over a dozen wild iguana's at a single sitting. The grounds are a paradise for bird and butterfly enthusiast's, and there are a feeding area's featured throughout the grounds
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wow, Peter, Jenny and family make you feel like family. We loved it
We loved our little tree house. Peter, Jenny, Craig, and Katie are awesome and they made us feel welcome and were always willing to answer any questions we had. There are three different cottages on the property and they are all unique and private. The property is close enough to town to walk to but far enough away to feel like you're in the woods or rain forest. Ok, there are barking dogs at times, and a rooster somewhere and lots of local, wild bird chatter but there are ear plugs available and we didn't find it too bad. The breeze was nice in the evening and the we really didn't need an air conditioner.
I loved the deck and sitting out in the morning watching the birds and drinking a great cup of coffee. There is a full kitchen although we only used the coffee pot and water kettle. There is a great little place to get an inexpensive breakfast just a few minutes walk up the road.
One of the owners always seems to be home and we felt safe on the property.
There are lots of different kinds of trees and shrubs on the property that attract lots of different birds and they feed the iguanas and other animals.
We highly recommend staying here.
Glad you folks enjoyed your stay, we certainly enjoyed having you stay with us and loved our chats.
We would love to welcome you back again
The hosts were very accommodating and helpful
This was a great place to stay.
Perfect location to explore or relax
Well maintained tree top accomodation surrounded by birds, butterflies and iguanas, and still an easy walk to the town centre
The property is located at 82 Bullet Tree Road. The entrance is located on Bullet Tree Road, approx. 100 yards on the left after the Puma Gas Station, the entrance has a white temple / pyramid shaped wall with the number 82 and a toucan painted on, that can be clearly seen from the road.
Perfectly located to explore San Ignacio and then many nearby Mayan Ruins and the famous ATM caves. Cahal Pech Ruins and the Iguana Sanctuary are both under a twenty minute walk, San Ignacio town center a fifteen minute walk.
Xunantunich Ruins are 8 miles away, El Pillar ruins under ten miles.
We work very closely with local tour companies and can assist in all your tour bookings, you will never pay more than the tour companies normal rate and often we can secure you a discount, we do not charge for this service.
We are registered with The Belizean Tourist Board, so you are assured we meet the standards tourist expect ! Always check when booking accommodation in Belize that the accommodation is registered, it is a legal requirement, and is there to protect you.