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Diane's Beach House ~ On the Beach, Caye Caulker, BZE

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 2: Beach Suite w/balcony overlooking sea

Diane's Beach House is a small cottage on the beach, located within walking distance of the water taxi docks, mini-marts, bakery, bank, restaurants, tour operators, the Split and more.

Our 1-BR / 1-BA Beach Suite is an upper level unit with kitchen, sitting room, A/C Bedroom with king size memory foam bed, and private balcony overlooking the Caribbean Sea. There is a sofa-bed in the living room (ceiling fan only). It is available as a vacation rental for the adventurous traveller who may be looking for some alone time, an escape from the bitter cold winter, or in need of a romantic getaway. Others come strictly for the superb SCUBA diving, fishing & snorkeling off the world's second largest barrier reef.

A long term tenant occupies the beach level unit, which adds a little life to the neighborhood and offers a bird's eye view of what the Caye Caulker full time lifestyle looks like. Who knows, one day you may want to move &/or retire here! We are also open to long term (1+ Yrs) leases and can assist with relocation and identifying future property purchase.

Caye Caulker is about community; village life; barefoot beach livin'. Yes, it is also a popular tourist destination - especially among Europeans and Canadians who embrace an outdoor pedestrian lifestyle, street side vendors and cafes, the natural ebb & flow of an island-village community unchanged by the tourism product. Indeed, it is a pristine, untouched paradise; unpretentious, effortless, raw & real. Walking bare feet, bicycle riding or golf cart exploring are the main modes of transportation.

There are no high rises here, no fancy restaurants or need for high heels and hair spray. Embrace the beauty within while you get back in touch with nature and all that is glorious about this spectacular land & seascape. Enjoy spectacular sunrises from the balcony of this beach house vacation rental, then later in the evening stroll on over to The Split where comparing Caye Caulker's amazing sunsets is a daily spectator sport. Bring your camera!

More Details

Owner
Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 8, 2017

About Property Manager/Owner

Diane grew up on the island of Caye Caulker, Belize.

They were glorious years ~ Barefoot & Carefree!

Property Manager/Owner purchased this house in 1999

Why Property Manager/Owner chose Belize

This beachfront property has been in our family for over 40 years. Diane's Beach House was built in 1999.

What makes this house unique

On the Beach, with close proximity to restaurants, grocery stores, gift shops, snorkel & tour operators, scuba diving, windsurfing & kiteboarding...spectacular sun rises!

Amenities

Belize District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Private Shower, Hot & Cold Water
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • 1 King size bed with memory foam mattress
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Diane's Beach House ~ On the Beach, Caye Caulker, BZE
average rating of 4.133333 based on 15 reviews
5

Fabulous getway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the room and the view...I could lay and watch the reef all day! Central to everything, nice quite area. Easy walking to anything!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing Diane's Beach House and the wonderful review. We appreciate it! So glad you had a relaxing time, soaking up the Caribbean sea breeze and enjoying the view of Belize's Barrier Reef. We look forward to hosting you again at our beach front vacation rental in Caye Caulker.
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3

Convenient, comfortable and clean

  • 3 of 5

The property was fairly priced and only a one minute walk from the water taxi dock. A few more minutes to various bars and restaurants. Caye Caulker is pretty laid back and relaxing compared to Ambergris Caye. Had a fun catamaran snorkeling trip with Carlos tours, but other than that, there's not much to do. So we read a lot. Very few swimming beaches. Re snorkeling, very few fish but it was fun to swim with nurse sharks. Rented bikes for two hours, which was plenty long enough to see the whole island.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Pros and Cons...

  • 3 of 5

PROS:

Nice and Roomy

Convenient Location, especially from water taxi

TV with movie channels

A/C in bedroom drowns out exterior noise

Sand Beach in front, but not for swimming

Ocean View, sunrises

Water Cooler with 5 gallons of water

CONS:

Noisy Area, including occasional barking from adjacent properties

No Hammocks (as shown in pictures)

18 step stairs to entry, especially with luggage.

Limited Furniture, Lighting and Decor

Ants on kitchen counters

Minimally Equipped kitchen- no spices, paper towels, S&P, etc.

Permanent Family resides downstairs rendering that area off limits... Not obvious from pictures.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing us. Caye Caulker offers an authentic, unregulated island village experience. The country of Belize has less than a dozen 'tall' buildings over 4 stories high with elevators: banks, office buildings and maybe 2 hotels. If you are not staying or working in one of them, you are going to be hauling your luggage up stairs. Pack efficiently. DBH offers guests: a king size bed w/memory foam mattress in a private A/C bedroom, a sofa-bed in separate living room with over 60 channels of FREE Cable TV, a functioning kitchen with full size stove, oven, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, electric tea kettle, toaster, water cooler w/5 Gals of fresh FREE water provided, FREE Wifi, a balcony overlooking the Caribbean Sea with 2 outdoor chairs. There are 5 restaurants within 1-2 blocks of the beach house (including a take out restaurant with plenty of food for less than $5 US) and a couple mini-marts.
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2

If you want peace and quiet avoid this unit!

  • 2 of 5

We stayed in this home last week. While the home itself was comfortable and clean and actually better than pictured, the outdoor space was horrific. This home is sandwiched between a youth hostel and a modern building that are less than 2 feet away. No privacy whatsoever. The downstairs tenant had noisy unsupervised children and constant comings and going's. All we wanted to do was sit and relax enjoy the beautiful view and that just was not an option. Would not recommend staying

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'd like to thank our guests - who stayed 2 nights with us - for complimenting the accommodations. Like most Caribbean islands with an abundance of opportunities for outdoor activities - snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, kayaking, paddle-boarding, windsurfing, bike riding, the Split and other outdoor restaurants & beach bars - residents and visitors alike typically relish the outdoor island lifestyle Caye Caulker offers. As comfortable as our accommodations may be, we are confident that had our guests not gotten ill on their 2nd day they, too, would have been outdoors, laughing and having a good time, too busy soaking up island life and partaking of the treasure throve of activities available to concern themselves with the comings and goings of anyone else (especially between the hours of 2-5 PM). When you're on an island for only 2 days and you are both sick for one of those two days....it can't be much fun. We do hope that our guests are feeling much better and that they return to Caye Caulker in the near future for a re-do. As most visitors can attest "Caye Caulker grows on you." While here, remember to Go Slow. Everything's gonna be alright...
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4

Clean and well kept - stay here!

  • 4 of 5

What a trip!! We arrived to Caye Caulker by water taxi and the beach house is about 3 houses down from where we were dropped off. I prefer to be further from the water taxi because we were always seeing people get on and off in large groups, but it was convenient. Very easy walk with suitcases. The beach house was a short walk (5 min) to all of the shops/restaurants! It was well kept, and the bathroom was really nice. There was plenty of hot water in the shower and the AC in the bedroom was amazing. There was a lady that came and changed our towels and took the trash. The island is so small that the beach house is never far away, no matter where you wander off to! This place was quiet (except for our party neighbors) and felt tucked away. Now looking at room pictures of other places we saw on the island, this beach house had the nicest interior, to me.

The locals were very friendly, we met lots of young couples, and we ate lobster every day. Drink Rum Punch everywhere you go!!

Pros:

Newly renovated bathroom and nice shower

Plenty of space and shelves inside for belongings/clothes

Fresh towels each day

Clean bed, kitchen, shower, toilet

Close to everything on the island

AC and drinking water

Reasonably priced

Perfect for a couple who likes to be in the center of everything the town offers

Diane was very accommodating when my flights and dates changed a few times. She responded very fast.

Cons:

Extremely close to water taxi (I like to be a bit further away)

House next door- dog was always barking

High rise next door had loud party people one night

check-in lady was a bit late to let us in so we sat outside the room for an hour (tell her the exact time you're getting there)

1/9/16

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do appreciate the review and hope to see you back on the island sometime soon. Island Cheers, Management
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5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place. Perfect location and walking distance to everything. Diane was a wonderful host and provided everything we needed during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the positive review and are quite pleased you chose Diane's Beach House as your island home for your Caye Caulker, Belize vacation. Happy New Year to you!
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Map

Snorkel & Scuba Dive the Belize Barrier Reef

~ The Largest in the Western Hemisphere

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Rates & Availability

Belize District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$149
 
 
Pre-Holiday
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$129
 
 
Peak Season
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
High Season
Jan 7 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$149
 
 
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are based on Double Occupancy (2 People) in beach unit.
* Discounts may apply for stays of 2 weeks or longer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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