About the property
- House1050 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
My Husband and I spent 5 years building the vacation home of our dreams. From the embossed leaf ceilings to the slump glass kitchen cabinets everything in our home is custom made.
To maximize the tropical breezes our bedrooms are open with plenty of ventilation. The down-side is privacy. Our house is ideal for families or good friends. Many visitors have commented that their favorite feature of our house is the roof top veranda. Were you get a 360 degree view of Caye Caulker. The sunset and sunrise is some of the best on the island.
We provide yoga mats for sunset or sunrise yoga on the roof
Keywords: Tropical, flower garden setting, all modern conveniences, multi-story, rooftop veranda, Go Slow
Annette & John Gately
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About Annette & John Gately
1998 is the first year we rented. We built the house from the ground up! We purchased the property around 1992
Annette & John Gately purchased this House in 1998
Why Annette & John Gately chose Belize District
Caye Caulker is known as 'The Friendly Island' The people who live here are one of the reasons we come back year after year.
What makes this House unique
We are located in the 'quite' part of the caye. If you want to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the 'village' its only a short bike ride away. Local saying is 'GO SLOW' and its easy to do here
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 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.
Lovely unit, well situated
Nice unit in quiet area was perfectly laid out for us and our teen granddaughter to enjoy for 3 days. High vegetation meant no view of the water except a little from the roof deck. Good AC (except for the noise it made) and fans. Kitchen had the cookware we needed for eating-in, which is what we mainly did, enjoying the fresh fish we caught, as well as produce, beer, chicken, and baked goods from local shops; but there was a dirty grill pan in the oven, which we had to clean to use - and we never could get the oven to turn on. Renting bikes was easy and useful for getting around, esp. in the heat. Annette was helpful in her communications before our arrival & in sending someone to meet us at the ferry dock. She also provided a good supply of pure water, towels, pillows and more. We wish there was more lighting in the king bedroom & no ants in the kitchen (found some in the utensil drawer and on counters and bathroom walls, but maybe that just goes with being in the tropics). All in all, Alta Vista proved to be a good choice for our island vacation and we'd recommend it to other couples or small families (without very young children).
Thank you Elena for reviewing us. I would have very much liked to wash that pan for you but, so appreciate you mentioning it. Right after you left I went up and turned on the oven. I’m not sure what the problem was you were having. Your granddaughter was lovely.
Peaceful and fun.
Private property. Location is in a quite area, the property lacked an air conditioner unit in the lower level. There is a fan, but not enough to keep cool. Mosquito are out in the hunt during the day and night outside the property. Rented a bike for a day and roamed through the island. Must go to KoKo King Beach, which the taxi boat is walking distance from the property. I highly recommend the popusas from the local stand next to the Basketball court.
Glad you enjoyed your stay. Happy you mentioned the a/c. We are adding a downstairs unit when we return to Belize this year.
Thanks for staying with us.
Well kept and cute
Annette was super friendly and helpful. She gave lots of useful tips and helped us rent bikes for a good price. Thanks again for a wonderful stay.
Thanks Eugene, glad you had a good time.
Wonderful home on a wonderful island
We had a fantastic stay at Alta Vista Guesthouse. The house is spacious and very cozy, located in a quiet, more residential part of the island but in walking distance to everything. The rooftop is great! The place was very clean and Annette was super straightforward and friendly in her communication. We didn't get to meet her but she organized for somebody to welcome us at the apartment. Absolutely positive experience, would recommend anyone to stay there and we'd love to come someday!
Thank you for staying with us. It was a pleasure having you. Chila told me you were very easy guests.
Please comeback anytime.
Most restful and relaxing place to vacation
We spent 8 fantastic nights in this wonderful property. If you think this looks beautiful from the video and pictures, just wait until you see it in person. We have been fooled before by places that "looked" great online only to be disappointed by the actual condition of the rental. If anything, this is even better than it looks. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen well equipped and all-in-all a terrific place to rest and relax. It is in a quiet neighborhood but very close to all the "action" the island has to offer. Locals are very friendly and welcoming starting with the owners. They were more than accommodating and did everything they could to make sure we had everything we needed for a relaxing and memorable vacation. The space is roomy and comfy but also feels like home immediately. The custom woodwork, hard wood floors, etched glass windows and roomy showers were unexpected but very much enjoyed. Be sure to lay in the hammock or take a yoga mat up to the 3rd floor deck. I would recommend this rental to anyone who wants a very nice place to stay, with a local flavor and owners who could not be easier or more pleasant to work with. Caye Caulker offers all the tropical activities you could want: some of the best snorkeling I've ever seen, swimming with sharks and rays, salt water crocodiles, birds, beaches and great food. If you are looking for a relaxing tropical get-away, this is THE place for you. You won't be sorry.
Awesome Stay in Caye Caulker!
My wife and I just spent 11 nights at Alta Vista. Liked it so much I booked 12 more nights for November before we left! The owners John and Annette were friendly and very helpful with our questions. The house is very nice with the use of the top two levels, and full of gorgeous Belizean wood. Living room, dining area, full kitchen and bathroom on one level and the 2 bedrooms and another bathroom upstairs, which is the 3rd floor. The owners live on the ground floor level when they are staying in Caye Caulker. There are 2 balconies and the wonderful rooftop deck with an awesome view a couple chairs and a hammock. House was very clean and has sand flea screens to keep the bugs out. We had the use of a window A/C unit upstairs (used only 2 times during our stay), a couple ceiling fans on each level and a portable fan. We also made use of the available WIFI which worked well. The owners let us use the laundry line and even the little barbeque they have! Nothing is really too far from anything in Caye Caulker but I recommend you rent bikes as it made getting around super easy. There is a chain attached to the house to lock them up. The house is located on a fairly quiet street which was nice. It was a wonderful home away from home and I cannot wait to return!
Cave tubing, Exploring mayan sites