The Toucan House (Better in Belize Eco Lodge)

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Last updated: 09/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Come stay in a jungle eco-lodge in 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.

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 rental offers a “super natural” environment including the opportunity to:
-vacation in an “off-grid” Belize jungle home!
-participate in watersports on vibrant Vaca Lake!
-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!

This Belize vacation 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).

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).

“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.


“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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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 1772 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • 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 2-11

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


  • Books


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

    Palapa-covered outdoor dining deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 11 people


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

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


  • 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


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    contingent upon availability...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
U.S. Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 24 - Nov 26, 2016
1 night min stay
X-Mas Season
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2017
1 night min stay
Summer Special
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$325 $1,323
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$535 $1,785
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


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


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: 09/05/2016
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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 Benque Viejo Del Carmen, Belize:
Unspoiled.. Unparalleled..Unbelievable.

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
The Toucan House is a lovely place to.......swing in a 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 !

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Speaks: english



  • Toucan House Eco Lodge

    Toucan House Eco Lodge

  • Lunch is served!

    Lunch is served!

  • Fire Pit at Toucan House

    Fire Pit at Toucan House

VRBO #653608

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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Benque Viejo Del Carmen, Belize #653608

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