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Hidden Gem-Cottage with Large Swimming Pool/Dock access

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Bedroom #1 (1 Queen Bed)

Bedroom #2 (Loft with 2 twin beds)

1 bath

Air Conditioning

Large Swimming Pool with sun deck and loungers

Access to our Private Swimming Dock and Beach area just across the road.

This new home has modern island finishes, hardwood floors, hardwood vaulted ceilings, a fully equipped kitchen, linens, washer, TV, internet service, air conditioning, and a large swimming pool with loungers. 1 minute walk to the ocean down a short sandy path.

Please, no smoking/no pets.

Welcome to the quaint tropical island of Caye Caulker where summer never ends...the island is 1 mile wide and 5 miles long, never far from the ocean. Location: The Belize Barrier Reef: It is the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and the second largest in the world.

There are no cars on this small paradise island, bicycles are the preferred method of travel, otherwise golf cart taxis are readily available. We rent bicycles for $5US per day, we have children's bikes, & child carriers too. We have sea kayaks, and canoes for rent as well. Be adventurous and explore!

Kick back and enjoy your stay at this beautiful new home located on a quiet street, just a quick bike ride into town. Take a plunge in the pool or stroll down to the ocean under the palm trees. Make sure to bring or rent snorkeling gear, an experience of a life time. World class fishing, diving and snorkeling are available through the many guides on the island.

There are local grocery stores on the island as well as incredible Caribbean Restaurants.

The area is surrounded by lush palms and abundant tropical foliage.

Visit the popular 'Split' for a refreshing beverage and a swim in the sandy bay, listen to local music, take a boat ride, or just lie in the sun on a dozy afternoon.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Debbie

We are a family of four, and live in Colorado. We love to ski the Mountains, but can't wait to be by the ocean.

Debbie purchased this house in 2012

Why Debbie chose Belize District

The island of Caye Caulker is a hidden paradise that we had always hoped to find...and finally did! The love of the ocean, the year round summer temperatures, the unbelievable reef, and friendly people make this place absolutely perfect for our family.

What makes this house unique

Large 35' x 15' swimming pool. Only a few homes on the island have a pool. We also have a new private dock for our guest to use.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Amy and I want to thank you for providing us with such a beautiful home for our vacation in Caye Caulker. We had a wonderful time, and loved every minute of our visit.

We'll definitely be back!

Thanks again for everything,

Stefan, Amy and Claire
Feb 2015
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Belize District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • (1) Bedroom has 1 queen bed (2) Loft has 2 twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Security System. Safe to lock up valuables. Baby Crib available upon request.


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Hidden Gem-Cottage with Large Swimming Pool/Dock access
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 58 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the house and the privacy it offered. The washing machine and drying line position right off the porch deck was awesome! Everything was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed at the Hidden Gem and had a great experience. The home is nice and had all we needed for a relaxing vacation. One caveat - although the pool is attached to the house, it is shared with the guests staying in 2 other homes. From the pictures, I made the assumption it was a private pool. It didn’t end up being an issue for us and we did still have it to ourselves often. We really enjoyed Caye Caulker. It definitely runs at a slower pace and has a nice vibe. The people were all friendly and very accommodating and the water is absolutely beautiful. I loved riding bikes around the island. Such a nice change from the constant hustle and bustle of the states. We were very impressed with the food. We didn’t have a bad meal. But our favorites were Chef Kareem’s Unbelizable Lunch (try the shrimp coconut curry), Il Pellicano, and Errolyn’s House of Fry Jacks - they were all amazing. Other recommations include Charlie’s Cavetubing Tours and Carlos Tours for snorkeling. The guide we had with Charlie’s was so knowledgeable and friendly. We lucked out and were the only people booked for the tour that day, so we got a private tour. We learned so much from the guide about Belize history and culture. And Carlos’ staff was amazing for snorkeling. From what we could tell, Carlos owns the nicest and biggest boat on the island for these tours. We had a great day on the boat and saw some amazing sea life. Overall, it was a perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cottage on the quiet end of the island

  • 5 of 5

The Hidden Gem is a fantastic home, we really enjoyed our 6 night stay. The local staff are fantastic and really fast to respond to requests. We loved having bikes on site and our own pool and nice living area to relax in when we got home for the day. We expected to cook more meals there than we did, but the grocery offerings are very limited on the island (mostly canned food, we never found fresh veg/fruit or meat). We would definitely stay here again! My only recommendations would be a mirror for the master bedroom for grooming and a foam topper for the master bed, there were several sharp springs that pushed up making for tough sleep sometimes. However you’ll probably be so tired from snorkeling and swimming that it won’t matter!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NIce place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Three of us stayed here at The Hidden Gem for 4 days in mid April. Having the pool kept us nice and cool on the hot, hot days. The air conditioning worked well and having the dock nearby was a real treat also. There is lots of towels and some pantry items. Could use a bread knife. There is plenty of bottled water and the house has a phone for use. The only real problem we felt, was that the TV did not work well and the picture was really hazy. The DVD however, did work well and was what we used. There is plenty of bugs that leave nasty, itchy bites so take bug spray. We also felt that having the bicycles included in the price would have been nice. We ended up walking to town which worked just fine for us. All in all it was a nice place to stay. The pool made it worthwhile.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Short island break with young family

  • 4 of 5

Checkin was very easy - we were dropped off on the private dock by a fishing charter from another island. Room was ready and very clean. Wifi was excellent! Great to have the washer though we ended up not using it. Kitchen seemed well equipped though we preferred to ride the bikes into town and go to a restaurant - so many great options with reasonable costs! Much appreciated having bikes for ourselves and 2 boys (age 6 and 8) waiting for us when we arrived. As well was so nice to have the taxi both on island to the ferry and on the mainland from the ferry to the airport arranged by the property managers on site - made our lives a ton easier!! Pool was lovely and very private with well kept landscaping - only downside were the tiny biting bugs that didn't care about the repellent we applied. All in all a great stay - wouldn't change anything.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little gem

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for us. I stayed with my wife and two teenage daughters in July 2017. The pool was key - it was so nice to dive into it after coming home from whatever adventure we did that day. Do rent bicycles for the time you are there, that is all we needed except for the taxis for arrival and departure. We just loved riding our bikes into town each day. Right around the corner is Il Baretto, run by Luciana, where you can have a nice drink and a little bruschetta.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Belize Barrier Reef; It is the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and the second largest in the world.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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