House; Oceanfront; Secluded, Off-Grid with Electricity, Wi-Fi, & Fabulous Views!(38 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
One (queen bed) bedroom, one bath. 'Above the treetops' view!
The living quarters has its own private entrance, bedroom, living room, bathroom (shower, sink and toilet), plus a large kitchen with refrigerator, stove and sink and plenty of counter space for cooking your own delicious Caribbean dishes if you so choose. Enjoy relaxing in a hammock 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, very rustic pier -perfect for watching sunsets, birds, or for casting a line for delicious red snapper. Just recently, a brand new pier has been built 50 yards from our house. Most all of our guests bring fishing poles and have great luck catching fish.
Our large charcoal grill at the house is then perfect for grilling your catch .
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!
Our use of vrbo.com stopped for several months, as we used a couple of other websites exclusively, but now we are starting up with vrbo.com again. Be the first to review us for 2017 on this site!
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.
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.
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:)
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.
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.
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 on our large charcoal grill.
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 will, upon your arrival, send a taxi 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. (Arrival and departure to the house via golf cart taxi is the guest's responsibility and is 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 back to Belize City. 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!!!
Caye Caulker is a very unique and quite laid-back little island. There are no resorts or such luxuries. Just the simple life. No cars, no rush, just friendly locals and a slowed pace. The main reason people come to Caye Caulker are snorkeling off the barrier reef, fishing, diving, and just relaxing. We strongly recommend a trip out on a boat for a snorkel trip or a "booze cruise" or fishing. Such trips can be arranged once you get there, and are inexpensive and very memorable. Swimming and snorkeling off the edges of the island just do not compare to a trip out to the reef. Lots of people also go back to the mainland to tour the ruins, or, more popular to go Cave Tubing. We actually have never done either - we just prefer to stay on the island. We provide 2 bikes for your stay and I LOVE biking into town every day when we are there. Or, you can walk. Golf cart rental is available for $250 USD / week, but you won't get to town any faster, and it just seems like a hassle. We prefer the bikes or to walk. The location of the house itself is very relaxing. We love the ability to be secluded, or, to choose to go into the town. We bought a large charcoal grill in January this year and it is WONDERFUL for grilling out suppers at the house, such as fresh red snapper or barracuda steaks or lobster. The fishing is very good from the 2 piers near our house. The swimming is not great at the house as the sea bottom all around the island tends to be "mucky" due to the proximity of the barrier reef. The water is very shallow for quite a ways out, and I prefer to take the kayak out - even to go all around the island with it - than to swim there. You can also rent a second solo kayak in town if you both want to go out at the same time.
Beaches on Caye Caulker are all man-made and the beaches in town are not like in resorts where you can walk into the sandy water. Caye Caulker is not like that. "Beaches" are usually bordered by a seawall. Caye Caulker is a lot of simple, relaxed fun. The excursions are wonderful and the people are the real deal. I hope you can plan to stay! Once you book a stay, I send you lots of informative emails about Caye Caulker, getting there, restaurants, FAQ, etc.
If you are adventurous and flexible and have no need to be "pampered" then you will love Caye Caulker. It is a unique place!
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Member since: 2011
- Max. occupancy 2
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- One Queen-size Bed. Two 4-drawer dressers. Bathroom next to bedroom.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Shower, sink and toilet.
- 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 a floor fan 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, very 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
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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
The house sits directly on the edge of the ocean. Caye Caulker is not known for its beaches, & our oceanfront is not a 'beach'. (The "beaches" on Caye Caulker are manmade & bordered by seawalls.) Click 'Satellite' on the map above...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Mobile Phone:
- Towels Provided
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
- Wireless Internet:
- Free Wifi
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
The top level 'apartment' in our home has a large spacious kitchen. This kitchen includes a refrigerator with freezer section, a 4-burner stove/oven, a kitchen sink, nice counter top space, a French Press for coffee, a blender, a toaster, and tableware....moreless
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
This is a real plus for our rental: we provide the use of 2 fat-tire bikes for your use for the entire week. The bikes get you to/from town faster than walking and each has a basket for groceries etc....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Low Season 2017
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
High Season 2017-2018
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Caretaker/Cleaning $40
- Laundry $15
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 9%
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 our 1-person kayak ( $250/week value)
*Complimentary use of a kayak ($25 USD/day value)
*A Full kitchen
*Large and spacious grounds.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Joe and I (firefighter and librarian) live in northwest Illinois in a small town of 800 people.
Why the Owner Chose Belize District, Belize:
We love the seclusion and privacy. We do not require pampering and love the simple life. We enjoy having adventure on our vacations.
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Every day when you wake up, this is your view from your wraparound balcony!
View of the upper level of the house. The living room and front door & kitchen.
Our kitchen has plenty of counter space!
The bedroom, with it's queen size bed; (looking into the bathroom)
Just another gorgeous sunset off of our wraparound balcony !
Vickie and Tom's nice catch of a Permit fish!
Lobster tails on the grill at our house tonight for dinner!
Your view off of our wrap-around balcony!
Our yard is one of the largest on the whole island. Lots of coconut palms & sand
A nice view that shows your privacy at our house...
The Indigo Pearl oceanside! Upper level is where you stay!!! (Remainder=storage)
The view from the living room/dining room into the kitchen.
The bathroom: Shower with hot/cold water, toilet & sink.
You will stay on the upper level, and have the entire place to yourselves!
Another sunset from our wraparound deck!
Sunsets like this off our balcony are a nightly treat!
A portion of the large front yard!
Looking off of the upper deck...
Riding the jungle path to town!
Catching fish again...:)
Our house is the large house with the long pier, center front in the photo.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017
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