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Tree top level Off -Grid Solar Home W/ Ocean & Wildlife Views:

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

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 southern tip of island (village is on northern end). 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!

Lay in the hammocks while streaming the internet to your devices. Go ahead, post pics to your social media and show your friends the sunsets....

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.

Wildlife:

The house is located next to a Mangrove Reserve. With the reserve comes wildlife of all kinds; Crocs can be heard splashing at night (they avoid you as much as you want to avoid them), birds of all kinds, crabs, iguana's, gecko's (some live in the house), dragon flies, and mosquitoes. The mosquitoes tend to come out an hour before and after sunset, when they are out during the day, the breeze on the decks keeps them away and there are anti mosquitoes burning coils inside the house and there is a net over the bed if needed.

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

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

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

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.

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why The Owner chose Belize District

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.

What makes this house unique

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!

Amenities

Belize District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Double Beds (1)
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Tree top level Off -Grid Solar Home W/ Ocean & Wildlife Views:
average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews
5

Beautiful escape

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing house and location. The house is accessible by the local golf cart taxi service. You can get into town on the lovely beach side trail. The views from the his were breathtaking. Do your self a favor and book this now

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lafayette, LA
5

Awesome!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Purple House in November for our 20th anniversary. The house was exactly as pictured. Michael and Eddie were a pleasure to work with and our stay was very relaxing and SLOW! I would highly recommend this property to those who want relax and take in the natural beauty of Caye Caulker. It matched every description. We enjoyed making fresh rum drinks with the hand crank blender (more than once). If you want to be away from the hustle and bustle then this place is for you. The sunsets from the crows nest will take your breath away. We can't wait to visit again

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO & Taos, NM
4

Great stay at the Purple House

  • 4 of 5

We had a terrific holiday at the Purple House on Caye Caulker. The wildlife watching is one of the highlights, amazing birds....and other creatures. The house is built to catch the breezes (elevated), which makes keeping cool an easy task. The views are spectacular, particularly from the crow's nest. The people on Caye Caulker are very friendly and helpful, adding to the wonderful experience. Enjoy your stay....and remember, you better Belize it!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA, USA
5

Cannot wait to go back

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful and relaxing time in Caye Caulker. The Purple House's location away from the crowds made it an ideal getaway. We spent hours lounging in the hammocks watching the birds, or just chilling to music with a cocktail. The caretaker was most helpful, and even introduced us to some locals so we made some new friends.

We are already looking forward to some day going back.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado USA
5

The Purple House on Caye Caulker Island, Belize, Caribbean

  • 5 of 5

The Purple House at the southern end of Caye Caulker, Belize is one of the most magical places we have ever stayed at. If there were a wildlife bird sanctuary on Caye Caulker, it would be at The Purple House; if there were award winning sunrise and sunset photos of the Caribbean, they would be taken from the "Crows Nest" atop for The Purple House. I recommend this secluded, one bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen, shower, solar powered Jewel-in-Paradise for all pleasure seekers, adventurers, lovers and those seeking some peace and quiet off the beaten path, in an amazing surrounding. It's relatively new, everything works great, wi-fi good, even with a couple of bicycles to trek the mile or so into the village.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glenwoods Springs, CO
5

Peaceful, Private, Purple House!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to the Purple House can best be summarized by our first morning there. We woke up uncharacteristically early in the morning to enjoy the stillness and tranquility of our surroundings. The colorful sunrise that started to cover the sky was reflected in the marsh that surrounds the Purple House. A truly stunning view! We were able to view a variety of birds including ibis, egrets, herons, sandpipers, plovers; as well as a very surprising glimpse of a large crocodile, walking slowly down the sand 50 yards from the front of the house. It was such a wonderful, unexpected treat to see such a variety of nature from the position of the front deck. We made it a habit during our stay to arise at sunrise in hopes of viewing other amazing animals. The Purple House looks great on paper (or computer screen) but it so much more amazing in person.

Eddy is the caretaker/concierge for the house. He picked us up (with Chano, the driver) from the boat to take us to the house and graciously stopped by the market for us to buy some supplies en route, so that we did not need to make an additional trip. The two men were very friendly and a nice welcome to the island.

The Purple House is equipped with satellite radio (absolutely genius touch, very appreciated), wifi, and the comforts of home, solar style. The crow’s nest is a great place to get a good look at the surrounding area. The house has an unique outdoor shower with a view! The bed comes with a mosquito net which we fortunately never had to use.

Caye Caulkner lives up to the reputation of being very laid back and was enjoyable as most people we encountered were extremely friendly. While in town, we booked a snorkel trip with EZ Boy tours who we would also highly recommend. You can choose to enjoy a meal in town OR you can leave the noise & party behind and cook a nice dinner at your “home”. Just please don’t forget the provided flashlights/headlamps if you are on foot or bike, the trail back is very dark-ie you will not be able to see a thing, which we may know from experience….

We were expecting a unique experience with the Purple House and it exceeded our expectations. It was an incredibly relaxing way for us to spend our last few days of our vacation and cannot thank Mr. Mitchell enough for his hospitality and recommendations. Our only disappointment? Of course, not staying longer! ~Alexis & Matthew

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $40

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

Visa or Mastercard

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.