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Better in Belize Eco Lodge in Cayo, Benque Viejo Del Carmen, Belize

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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Bed And Breakfast
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

5 Bedrooms For Rent- ( Sleeps 11 guests )

Come stay in a jungle eco-lodge in Cayo, Belize! Five bedrooms to rent and we can accommodate up to 11 guests.

Our Belize jungle eco-lodge is located in Better in Belize EcoVillage, 10 ½ miles southeast of the village of Benque Viejo del Carmen in the Cayo District in Western Belize. Close to the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena in the Cayo District, this belize home rental is ideal for those adventure seekers!

The Toucan House is named for the toucans that roost in the rainforest canopy above our Belize rainforest lodge. We deliver "off-the-charts-charm factor"!

Nestled in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, this Belize vacation home rental offers a “super natural” environment including the opportunity to:
-vacation in an “off-grid” Belize jungle home!
-participate in watersports on the vibrant Macal River!
-enjoy water access to 3 magical Belize waterfalls!
-hike epic trails and wildlife corridors!
-savor incredible bird watching opportunities!

-view and experience the wildlife in our 130-acre Belize rainforest community including anteaters, armadillos, Blue Morpho butterflies, howler monkeys, kinkajous, tapirs, wild parrots and more!
-visit our Belize permaculture gardens and food forests!
-kick back, relax and breathe in our fresh rainforest air!

Come stay in a really cool off-grid home in a land of adventure and magic – The Toucan House at Better in Belize EcoVillage!

LODGING:
This Belize vacation home rental offers a 5-bedroom, 2-bathroom eco-lodge that can accommodate up to 11 guests.

Our Belize rainforest retreat in Better in Belize EcoVillage is entirely off-grid – with solar and rainwater catchment. Our wonderful caretaker and his family will be your hosts when you visit.

This Belize vacation rental offers guests a choice when renting. When you send in your rental inquiry, please specify how many bedrooms you want to rent.

Lower Level Belize Eco-Lodge (With separate entrances):
-1 Downstairs Bedroom with Queen-size Bed and Sink with Shared Outdoor (very modern) Bathroom/Shower;
-1 Downstairs Bedroom with Double bed with Single Bunk above and Sink with Shared Outdoor (very modern) Bathroom/Shower;
-1 Main floor Bedroom with Double bed with shared main floor bathroom;
-1 Main floor Bedroom with Double bed with shared main floor bathroom;
-1 Loft level bedroom with King-size bed (shared bathroom on main level).

MEAL PACKAGE:
There is a meal plan that comes with this Belize vacation rental at US$39/person/day which includes three meals with non-alcoholic beverages. Meals are enjoyed outdoors under the palapa-covered dining deck. Meal Plan optional if you are renting the entire house.

(PLEASE NOTE: We are not able to accommodate people with severe or life threatening food allergies or intolerances, e.g. peanut allergies, shellfish and gluten allergies).

LOCATION:
“We’re far from ordinary and close to San Ignacio!”
30 minutes from Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize;
45 minutes from San Ignacio, Belize;
30 minutes from Xunantunich Mayan Ruins.

SPECIAL NOTES:

“Frommer’s Travel” voted Belize the #1 2015 International Travel Destination.

Please rent a 4-wheel drive vehicle as the road from Benque Viejo to Better in Belize EcoVillage is gravel - no Jeeps.

This is a perfect family vacation spot if you’re into a super natural environment showcasing the pristine and awesome wonders of a tropical rainforest. Super Belize vacation rental for winter-worn snowbirds or families in search of adventure year round!

Everyone needs a little tropical rainforest time.

Please note that our “Cancellation Policy” is no refunds for cancellations of bookings.
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+519 616-1159

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 1772 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    This is a great property for children who are into nature and natural pursuits - a super learning environment in one of the world's greatest natural history locations!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outdoor Smoking only....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Also has urinal...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Modern Outdoor Bathroom Facility - very typical in Belize...moreless

  • Main floor bedrooms use a shared bathroom. Lower floor bedrooms use a modern, outdoor facility that has a separate shower room....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Please note that our Cancellation Policy is No Refunds for any Cancellation of Booking. We are not able to accommodate anyone with a severe food allergy such as nut, seafood or gluten allergies. Thank You!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Festivals
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Climb to the top of Rainbow's Roost - our Lanai in the Sky - and look out over the spectacular Macal River Valley! Track the howler monkeys and view the colourful parrots and toucans !...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Located on the banks of 5 1/2-mile Vaca Lake, a fabulous waterway offering 3 exclusive waterfalls! Super kayaking, canoeing and water sports! Pontoon boat tour available. ...moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Rural:

    We're tucked into 130 acres in the foothills of the Maya Mountains in Western Belize....moreless

  • Village:

    We're 10.5 miles from the quaint Village of Benque Viejo del Carmen - with all its amenities (grocery stores; liquor store; banks; medical facilities; beauty salons; ATM; restaurants, etc.)....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Enjoy a picnic at our palapa-covered picnic area on the shores of Vaca Lake!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Palapa-covered outdoor dining deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 11 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Please bring your own towels for outdoor use....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    The Kitchen overlooks the tropical gardens and pathways along the side of the house. A door leads from the kitchen to the upper deck and down a few stairs to a palapa-covered dining deck....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Comal - a smooth, flat griddle typical in Central America....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
X-Mas Season
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2017
1 night min stay
$199
Summer Special
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$49
$325 $1,323
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$85
$535 $1,785
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Possible Optional Meals $39
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Please note that our Cancellations Policy is no Refunds for Cancellation of Bookings.

Also note that our prices for the Christmas Season and Thanksgiving week are $ 250. US per night, per bedroom.

There is a no-smoking policy in our House.

Please inform us if you have any minor dietary restrictions. We are not able to provide meals for guests with a nut, shellfish or gluten allergy. We are able to accommodate vegetarians.

Meal Plan is $ 39. per person, per day which includes three meals a day with non-alcoholic beverages.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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Location

  • Crave House of Flavour

    "Awesome restaurant tucked away on West Street behind the RE/MAX Office in San Ignacio. Meet ..."

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  • The Guava Limb Restaurant & Café

    "Guava Limb is a must try for anyone wishing to experience the unique flavors of Belize. Be s..."

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  • San Ignacio

    "San Ignacio is one of the best towns in Belize to visit with so much to do and conveniently ..."

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  • San Ignacio Market

    "The San Ignacio Farmers Market is open daily with a wide variety of organic food items and i..."

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  • Xunantunich

    "A day's adventure is never far from Better In Belize. Hop on the ferry and then visit one of..."

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  • Jungle Splash

    "Contacting Roberto is a must! Anyone staying at Better In Belize has to visit the three wate..."

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  • Rio On Pools

    "If you have had a dip on the Macal River at Better In Belize and are looking for another adv..."

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  • Poustinia Land Art

    "Spend some hours getting lost in nature and art, totally worth going to this quaint little m..."

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  • Benque Viejo del Carmen

    "Take a day trip into the town and meet all the friendly local people while dining out in one..."

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  • Benque Viejo House of Culture

    "Scoot on over to the Benque House of Culture to see the displays they may be featuring. The ..."

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  • Tolaca Smoke House

    "This restaurant offers some amazing bar b q food. Your taste buds will have a feast with the..."

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  • RE/MAX Belize Property Center

    "If during your stay you are looking to purchase real estate or are considering a future inve..."

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  • Actun Tunichil Muknal

    "If you are looking for a day tour that will be amazing and is a once in a lifetime experienc..."

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  • D' Catch Bistro

    "For some of the best ceviche in town be sure to make a stop at this bistro. Their ambience i..."

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  • Bambu Tee Belize

    "If after a hot day you are looking to cool off then walk on down to the Cayo Welcome Center...."

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  • Benque Market

    "If you are renting the entire house and have opted to cook your own meals then be sure to st..."

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  • San Jose Succotz

    "This quaint little village is located en route to Better In Belize. If you are headed to Xun..."

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  • Benny's Kitchen

    "At Benny's Kitchen you will find all the different local food with daily specials. After you..."

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  • Long Lucky Super Store

    "Located right at the junction of the Mollejon Road you can get a variety of supplies from th..."

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  • Better In Belize, Eco-Community

    "Better In Belize Eco Village is comprised of 128 lots of which 80% have been sold. Affordabl..."

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  • San Ignacio Resort Hotel

    "Located in the heart of San Ignacio you can enjoy a luxury stay in this hotel if you are pla..."

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  • The Lodge at Chaa Creek

    "Fantastic Luxury Resort and amazing food with most of their ingredients grown in their own o..."

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  • Cave Garden Cafe

    "Unique little bar in Benque Viejo del Carmen that has several bands passing through and live..."

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  • Mopan Clinic

    "Small emergency services available. For any larger emergencies they will arrange transfers a..."

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  • Benque Fiesta

    "Be sure to ask your host the exact dates of the Annual Benque Fiesta. Held every year in Jul..."

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10.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Maya Flats Airstrip, San Ignacio (CYD)
7.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Benque Viejo del Carmen
13.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
10.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Western Highway
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
El Mirador Restaurant
100 Miles
Nearest Beach
Caribbean Coast

Car: Necessary

Located in one of the world's greatest natural history locations!

Ecologically and culturally diverse location, 10 miles from the historic Mayan Ruins of Xunantunich!

Home to hundreds of species of birds and many species of exotic orchids!

Wander through the organically-minded gardens; fruit orchards; head down to the dock/launching area for inner tubes to the waterfalls and the palapa picnic shelter.

Wonderful activities in our area include: Bird watching; Inner tubing to the waterfalls; Caving; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Kayaking; Mountain Biking; Mountain Trekking; River-Rafting; Swimming; Tree-Climbing; Tubing; Visits to Mayan Ruins and Waterfalls and Zip lining!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, I'm an active Canadian who discovered Belize and all her beauty - back in 2005. I'm a fresh air fan; nature enthusiast; avid gardener; adventurer and explorer....and Belize fits the bill! I'm also a Salsa dance teacher, real estate broker, Canadian and USAPA Pickleball Champion and dog lover!

Why the Owner Chose Cayo, Belize:
Unspoiled.. Unparalleled..Unbelievable.

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
The Toucan House is a lovely place to.......swing in a hammock.....eat a freshly picked mango.........enjoy the night sky like you've never seen it before.....set out on a hiking expedition to sight exotic birds, orchids and wildlife......head out down to the water to canoe or take a pontoon boat tour to one of the 3 glorious waterfalls close to us. Swim in the waterfalls for a sensational experience. Dine on our palapa-covered deck and be entertained by the howler monkeys !


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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Photos

  • Toucan House Eco Lodge

    Toucan House Eco Lodge

  • Welcome to Better In Belize Eco Lodge

    Welcome to Better In Belize Eco Lodge

  • Find nature close to you when you book this Belize Vacation Home

    Find nature close to you when you book this Belize Vacation Home

  • Bird's eye view of the inside of this Eco Lodge

    Bird's eye view of the inside of this Eco Lodge

  • Bedroom #1 at Better In Belize Eco Lodge

    Bedroom #1 at Better In Belize Eco Lodge

  • Bedroom #3 at this Belize Vacation Home

    Bedroom #3 at this Belize Vacation Home

  • Bedroom #5 - Loft at Better In Belize Eco Lodge

    Bedroom #5 - Loft at Better In Belize Eco Lodge

  • Shower and Urinal of this Belize Eco Lodge

    Shower and Urinal of this Belize Eco Lodge

  • Nothing like a Belizean home cooked meal! Yummy!

    Nothing like a Belizean home cooked meal! Yummy!

  • Fire Pit at Toucan House

    Fire Pit at Toucan House

  • Enjoy the view from the Lookout, do yoga or simply meditate

    Enjoy the view from the Lookout, do yoga or simply meditate

  • Amazing waterfalls are right at your footsteps!

    Amazing waterfalls are right at your footsteps!

  • Side View of this Belize Eco Lodge

    Side View of this Belize Eco Lodge

  • Relax in the comforts of this Belize Vacation Lodge

    Relax in the comforts of this Belize Vacation Lodge

  • Lunch is served! Have your Belizean Meal prepared fresh daily!

    Lunch is served! Have your Belizean Meal prepared fresh daily!

  • Dine on the porch of this Vacation Rental, seating for 6 people

    Dine on the porch of this Vacation Rental, seating for 6 people

  • Bedroom #2 at Better In Belize Eco Lodge

    Bedroom #2 at Better In Belize Eco Lodge

  • Bedroom #4 at this Belize Vacation Rental

    Bedroom #4 at this Belize Vacation Rental

  • Inside Bathroom of this Belize Eco Lodge

    Inside Bathroom of this Belize Eco Lodge

  • Lounge in the comforts of this deck and enjoy Belizean Sunsets

    Lounge in the comforts of this deck and enjoy Belizean Sunsets

  • You can also relax in the comfort of a hammock on the first floor patio

    You can also relax in the comfort of a hammock on the first floor patio

  • You will be sure to be visited by Howler Monkeys during your stay

    You will be sure to be visited by Howler Monkeys during your stay

  • Steps leading up to the Lookout

    Steps leading up to the Lookout

  • Several Tours available near us, just ask!

    Several Tours available near us, just ask!

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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