Bird Island - Placencia

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Last updated: 10/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Bird Island, just 20 minutes away from the village of Placencia, Belize, is a small island inside a coral-reef. Its protected beautiful waters is what makes it unique. Its total privacy is what makes it special. It has been featured in many national publications and ad campaigns.

The central theme of Bird Island is a Robinson Crusoe style, self-catering adventure with all the comforts; where one could get to do their own thing in total privacy. It can accommodate four (4) people comfortably, more depending on group composition. Minimum stay is 3 days.

All one has to bring is their own food such as meats, vegetables and drinks; the kitchen is well stocked with everything else. Transportation from Placencia to and from island is included. Fishing equipment is on the island; as to snorkeling equipment is best to bring your own and can be rented locally. There are kayaks and a paddle boat in the island. There is a local phone, WiFi, and BBQ and many other amenities also.

The island has a new main house at one end and a separate cabana on the other. It is surrounded by wadable, extremely shallow crystal-clear waters; you can snorkel, swim, wade or take the paddle boat or kayaks and cruise the entire nearly mile-long atoll or nearby islands.

It is a perfect setting for either a romantic get-away for a couple, a family reunion or for a group of friends. The island also has exceptional weather, always cool when mainland starts to become hot and humid by early April. You will rarely see any of the notorious sand flies or mosquitoes in Bird Island found in the mainland, it was hand-filled with fine river sand to achieve that objective.

Want to get-away from it all, even for the shortest of time, with your love one or group of friends, then this is the place. Want to go swimming or snorkeling in crystal clear water in a beautiful unspoiled reef, you will be surrounded by one. Want to grab a fishing rod and cast to cruising feeding fish, the atoll around the island is considered one of the best for it.

Spending time at Bird Island, even for the shortest of time, you will feel like you have done something special.

Please note: Bird Island is always undergoing improvements each year; we close every June 15th-July 15th to make such changes. This year ((2016) we added new decks, a fishing dock and a new watchtower. In June 2017, we will be adding a beautiful cabana over the water and connected to the island via a walkway. This will bring the capacity of Bird Island to at least 6 people (4 separate sleeping areas) and even to 8 people, depending on combination.

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 940 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Three separate locations to sleep. Main house has a double bed and pull-out sofa, extra room (double bed) and cabana (double bed)....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Full bathroom (hot/cold water)

Other Amenities

  • Bird island is perfectly suited for those adventurous types that would like to experience what it is to stay on your own island with total privacy and get away from it all. Just like Robinson Crusoe, but with all the modern comforts....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Kayaking


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Complete Kitchen ...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:


  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear


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Jan 1 - Jun 30, 2018
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 10%


Bring your own food, just the basics, items such as meats, vegetables and drinks. Everything else is on the island. There are many places to shop for food on the mainland, quite close to where we take off for the island.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/11/2016
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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Placencia (Maya & Tropic Airlines)
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Placencia Peninsula

Car: Not Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Retired not from work, but from the maddening crowd. Came to Belize in 2010. Started Bird Island in 2013. Military Service: Vietnam Era. Then traveled throughout Central and South America for 2 years, always thought I would be back. Went to Cornell University for 5 years. Lived in Sun Valley, ID area for 7 years and then in Prescott, AZ for 23 years until 2010. My two main hobbies have been fly fishing and bird hunting with my beloved English Setters which I had the supreme honor of having for three generations encompassing 37 years.

Why the Owner Chose Belize:
A unique experience. Where else can you find the experience of staying in your own island, at such an affordable price.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
No need to go on special tours, you can snorkel or fish right out your door.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish



  • Bird Island atoll

    Bird Island atoll

  • Guests


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Full bathroom

    Full bathroom

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Cabana and new Lookout Deck

    Cabana and new Lookout Deck

  • Cabana porch

    Cabana porch

  • Bird Island boat

    Bird Island boat

  • Fun way to see and explore surrounding atoll

    Fun way to see and explore surrounding atoll

  • Bird's eye view of nearby uninhabited islands.

    Bird's eye view of nearby uninhabited islands.

  • Bird Island atoll

    Bird Island atoll

  • Picnic area & main house

    Picnic area & main house

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Kitchen


  • Cabana side

    Cabana side

  • Inside Cabana (comfort in any weather)

    Inside Cabana (comfort in any weather)

  • Called Bird Island for a reason

    Called Bird Island for a reason

  • Lobsters


  • Sunset


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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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