About the property
- House7000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Private Island, 5 Bedroom, 6 Bathrooms, Pool, Staff, 360 Degree Oceanview
Amazing brand new custom high end 5 bedroom, 6 bath home on private-island. Your own private island! Only your group and the onsite staff, who have separate detached housing, will be on the island during your stay. This uniquely designed compound home includes 5 private suites specifically laid out to take advantage of the amazing sea and mountain views and the cool trade winds right off the Placencia Peninsula in Southern Belize.
Little Harvest Caye (LHC) is a 1.5 acre island that is located just 3/4 of a mile from the center of Placencia Village. LHC was completed in January of 2016. The island is uniquely situated to have panoramic views in all directions of the Maya Mountains, open ocean and Placencia Village.
Little Harvest Caye offers an experience like no other in Belize. We offer the service and amenities of our other private luxury homes on the mainland in the Placencia area, on your own private island just a short 5 minute boat ride from the charming Placencia Village. You have a boat and driver at your disposal to go any time for dinner, bar hopping, shopping, or taking in the many other sites and attractions. Thus guests of LHC truly have the best of both worlds, the privacy, exclusivity and uniqueness of being on a private island, all the comforts of home (ac in all bedrooms, wifi, cable tv etc.) and the convenience and ability to take the LHC private boat to the village anytime to enjoy all that Placencia has to offer.
LHC is outfitted with all the comforts of home including high-end eco friendly Bamboo Sheets, Heavenly Bed style mattresses and everything else you would expect from a high end resort.
Some resorts talk about being green but LHC is legitimately about as green as any property can get. LHC is power by a state of the art 45,000 watt solar system, with literally a room full of batteries to power the island when the sun is not out making it truly off-grid.
While LHC does have new very quite clean burning butane 40KW back up generator to provide power to the island during extended periods of rain or heavy clouds its use is not required under normal circumstances and responsible use of the air conditioners in each of the bedrooms. A very focused building design effort and details like all lighting on island being the latest in LED technology, all butane cooking, water heating and even refrigeration, all ceiling fans being the most efficient DC technology on the market and the in room mini split AC systems all employing the latest extremely efficient and quiet inverter type units, truly make it where LHC can satisfy 100% of its electric needs from its solar system.
Placencia itself also is an ideal location to explore all Belize has to offer. In Placencia you have access to both land and sea tours and excursions most less than 1 hour away. Our concierge, Mabel will assist in planning and booking your activities to enable you to get the most out of your trip.
Placencia and the area around LHC is home to some of the best salt water fly fishing for Bone, Permit and Tarpon on the world as well as amazing snook, snapper and other fishing literally right off of the island.
Placencia is also know for amazing diving and snorkeling including an annual visit each year in the Months of March to June of the amazing and elusive Whale Shark.
All the dive boats and fishing boats leaving from Placencia drive past the island every day when they are heading out and returning for the day! The LHC concierge can arrange to have guests going diving and fishing to be picked up and dropped off at the island dock.
Whether you want explore Belize to the fullest or relax by the pool Little Harvest Caye will provide a vacation like no other.
The Following items are INCLUDED with rental:
DAILY MAID SERVICE
24 HOUR CARETAKER
PRIVATE BOAT WITH DRIVER FOR TRIPS TO AND FROM PLACENCIA VILLAGE
USE OF 4 SEAT GAS GOLF CART (stored on mainland)
ONSITE LAUNDRY AND WASHING OF GUESTS CLOTHING BY ONSITE STAFF
USE OF KAYAKS AND PADDLE BOARDS ON THE ISLAND
TRANSFERS TO/FROM PLACENCIA AIRSTRIP
WI-FI WITH HIGH SPEED INTERNET AND FREE PHONE SERVICE TO USA
Please look at the reviews on VRBO of our other "GECKO" properties in Placencia to see the level of service our rentals provide.
Home Description and Details:
Main Living Area, Bar & Kitchen
Massive open air main living area, kitchen and bar with soaring custom thatch roof and elegant Belizean woodwork. This area will have a large full walk around bar, eat in kitchen and private study. The living area is overlooking the pool and the sandy white beach complete with amazing views of the Maya Mountains. The pool is a large freshwater, concrete pool with tanning ledge, covered seating area/bar, layout deck and pool volleyball.
Master Bedroom and Bath - Dolphin Suite
This huge private bathroom has a large covered private balcony, large closets, and a make-up vanity/desk. The bathroom is a separate private room with thatch ceiling, concrete counter tops with his and her sinks, free standing tub, walk in shower as well as separate large outdoor shower. Dolphin Suite has a king bed and two child size (5 foot) daybeds.
Bedroom 2 & 3 and Associated Baths - Jaguar and Howler Monkey Suites
These large private bedrooms will share one common wall, each with a private covered patio and ocean views. Each bedroom has its own private bath that is a separate room with thatch roof, Onyx sink, concrete counter tops and walk in shower. Howler Monkey Suite has a 2 queen beds. Jaguar Suite has 1 king bed and 1 child size (5') day bed.
Bedroom 4 and Bath - Permit Suite
This large private bedroom will have a private covered patio with beautiful ocean views. This unit is complete with a private bath in a separate room with thatch roof, Onyx sink, concrete counter tops and walk in shower. Permit Suite has 1 queen bed.
Bedroom 5 and Bath - Mantee Suite
This large private bedroom will have a private covered patio with beautiful ocean views. This unit also has a complete private bath with a walk in shower as well as separate large outdoor shower. Manatee Suite has 1 queen bed.
LHC also has a detached staff house where the onsite staff lives that is connected to the mechanical room and laundry. The mechanical room houses the solar equipment, batteries and standby generator that are part of LHC's sophisticated self contained high end solar power system.
Water for the island is city water that comes from Placencia Village (via pipe installed under the sea) as well as rain water collection. Potable water is stored under the main living structure out of site in a series of large water storage tanks to ensure that the supply of portable water is never an issue on LHC.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Talia Walton
Property designed, built and managed by Texas couple that have been visiting and building in Placencia since 2001. On site staff which consist of young Belize couple and chef (all live onsite in very nice separate detached staff house) they are a very friendly, speak great English will and make you feel at home. They are extremely professional and trust worthy.
Talia Walton purchased this House in 2015
Why Talia Walton chose Stann Creek
Little Harvest Caye is an island off the Peninsula of Placencia located in heart of some of the best saltwater fly fishing in the world as well as world class diving and snorkeling on the 2nd largest coral reef system in the world. The now fully paved 26 mile Placencia road makes getting on and off the peninsula by car a much more enjoyable and faster experience, thus making access to the rain forest, Mayan ruins, cave tubing and other attractions in the jungle easily accessible or you can just hang on your private island with no worries.
What makes this House unique
On-site staff, daily housekeeping with laundry service, security, chef provided, golf cart on mainland, volleyball pool, kayaks, paddle boards and bikes are all included.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Incredible Stay! Amazing Staff, excellent Service!
We have been to placencia before and stayed with the owners at another property. We were more than confident to book the little harvest Caye with them and we are so happy we did !
Everything about this vacation was 5 star. Talia and Mabel are great to communicate with and the staff on the Island is excellent.
The island is beautiful and well appointed , everything you could ask for.
The rooms were beautiful and the semi-outdoor bathrooms were such a treat!
The volleyball net in the pool and all the activities are enough to keep you on the
Island for a week.
Food was amazing! Ernesto, you rock !
We had two vegetarians and he was
More than accommodating.
Thank you thank you thank you for a beautiful stay!
Over the TOP!!
Hard to equal this vacation!! Our travel with friends for the week couldn't work out much better. The attentive staff provided for our every need from made from scratch breakfast, lunch and dinner presented in a four or five star manner, to doing our laundry daily.
The island itself was fantastic! Each cottage had air conditioned bedrooms with the bathes "open air" with beautiful views of the Caribbean.
Our concierge took care of any requests including arraigning the on-site massages and dinner reservations one night in town.
Thank you to Ernesto, Miquel, Osmar, Sylvia, Genisis and the others for making this one of our best trips ever. Can't wait to visit Belize again.
Overall, we all thought that this vacation offered a great value for our week. After all, how many can say they vacationed on their own island?
Little Harvest Caye / Above and beyond expectations!!!
I've always dreamed about being on my own island with just a few special family and friends but never thought it would come to fruition....until my visit to Little Harvest Caye! Add in a few passing dolphins, a visit up Monkey River, hiking to the waterfalls, picture-worthy sunsets every evening, our own chef that kept the 5-Star meals coming three times a day, and I have memories that will last a lifetime. The accommodations were over the top as well with daily laundry service, never-ending drinks, and rooms with full ocean views.
I've been back in the grind for a week now however still feel the peace and calm I experienced at Little Harvest. Yes, I'm going back the next opportunity I get!
An amazing experience!
When our family of ten arrived at Little Harvest Caye, everyone’s jaws dropped! It’s a beautiful setting with the main area being open to the wonderful views of the ocean. We were greeted with a tropical drink by the lovely staff. Since we had taken a transfer van from Belize City, we were quite tired. I would highly recommend taking a 30 minute puddle jumper over the arduously long ride.
Everyone was very happy with their bungalows and some had amazing outdoor showers. Since it was dark when we arrived, we had difficulty figuring out the controls for lighting and A/C. I would suggest having some information printed out for the rooms pointing out which switches are for the
Fan, lights etc. I did speak to Osmar the next morning and he immediately came over and made sure everything was in working order and we had no issues after that.
The shining stars of Little Harvest Caye are Chef Ernesto and his sous chef, Miguel. They worked closely with me to accommodate all our dietary needs and went way beyond expectations by roasting a whole pig for us one evening! I had asked for an authentic “local” cuisine to be served, and they tirelessly worked preparing fresh salsas and delicious ceviches for our afternoon snacks!
We loved using the pool table (needs some work though) and ping pong table. We played water volleyball nearly every afternoon in the pool. ( need a new volleyball).
There’s a DVD player that we used to show
Photos and old family movies. We did need help from Osmar since the front cover is missing and made it a little less user friendly. Small issues I’m sure that will be resolved!
There were paddle boards and kayaks and fishing poles that we all put to good use.
We also took a tour to Laughing Bird Caye
For snorkeling. It was absolutely gorgeous! The fish and coral were really spectacular.
I would recommend getting a private tour so you can dictate when you leave. I had my elderly parents with us and they would have preferred to leave before the rest of the group we were paired with for the tour.
Osmar was always available to drive over to Placencia at a moments notice. He is a shining star as well with his infectious smile and sweet nature.
It was a really lovely trip and I look forward to another visit to Belize.
Amazing vacation spot!
I do not even know where to begin about how amazing our week at Little Harvest Caye was! From the moment we stepped off our plane we were met by our shuttle driver and the vacation of a lifetime began. Talia went above and beyond during the whole planning process with us. She had our shuttle and plane booked and every detail dialed in. Her response time to every single one of my emails was within hours and she was so helpfull along the way.
The moment we stepped onto our little island we were met by our awesome staff. Sylvia, Osmar and Ernesto were warm and welcoming. And let me tell you about Ernesto and every meal we had! He made everything, I mean everything from scratch. It was the most flavorful, authentic and fresh food we have ever had. He adhered to every dietary need and when the boys caught fish, he had fresh fish tacos and civeche whipped up in an hour!
Sylvia and Osmar were on top of any excursion we wanted to go on and made it all happen. They were friendly, funny and so fun to be around, we felt like we really connected with everyone on the island. The accommodations were top notch and sleeping in our cabana listening to the ocean every night was heaven. The weather was perfect and sunny the entire time. Whether it was laying by the pool or venturing into town, Ernesto had snacks, drinks and goodies ready for us.
Words can not describe our time on Little Harvest Caye, it was a once in a lifetime experience and if you have the chance, please visit! Thank you to everyone for giving us a vacation of a lifetime!
This place is amazing. The layout of the island is perfect for a big group of friends/family. We took 10 people so there were two in each room. That worked out perfect. The rooms and bathrooms were so nice. Loved the view from every spot on the island. The pool, beach and ocean were so much fun to play in. Also they had a pool table, ping pong, corn hole, horse shoes and a big Jenga set. We spent hours of fun playing all these game.
The most amazing thing was Chef Ernesto. He was so accommodating and his meals just off the charts delicious. We all wanted to take him home with us. My husband went fishing a few days and Ernesto used all the fish he caught in either a snack for us or dinner. Wow!! (PS – shout out to the great fishing guide Wayne Castellanos.) Also Ernesto had two helpers at different times during the week we were there, Miguel and Osi. They both always had a smile and enjoyed their jobs which set the tone for us. Jose was also amazing. He was security, handy man and boat driver. He was so willing to help us with whatever we needed and always with a smile. Thank you Jose and Ernesto and Miguel and Osi!!! Also wanted to give kudos to Sandy who was our house cleaner most of the week…she did an amazing job cleaning the rooms and made the cutest towel art (swan’s kissing, etc.).
The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 was that a few of the staff didn’t appear very welcoming. Osmar and Silvia are a married couple who have a 10 month old baby that live on the island. Silvia gave us an orientation the first day, however it was only about who the staff will be for the next 5 days as her and Osmar were going on holiday (vacation). It appeared to us that we as guest were second in priority for both Osmar and Silvia. Also, we could hear the baby crying once in a while during the few days that they were actually on the island. One reason we got a private island is to have no kids around. When they returned from their holiday, they were both not very friendly and didn’t have very many smiles for us.
Our trip was once in a lifetime experience and was the most relaxing one we have all ever had. All ten of us cannot stop talking about our trip and the amazing island. LHC ROCKS!!!
LHC is minutes to center of Placencia Village which has many great spots to eat, as well as night life, gift shops, stores etc.
Free use of island boat / shuttle and driver for going to Village, etc!
Truly a unique best of both worlds with island privacy, private chef, staff and exclusivity, yet literally just minutes to village with all the comforts and features of a high end home on the mainland.
The various buildings were designed and layout on the island to take advantage of the consistent nice breeze coming off the water which so guests can open the windows and not have to run the AC units (that are installed in each bedroom).
The island's location provides an amazing view of the Maya Mountains to the west, the Placencia Lagoon to the north, Placencia to the North East and open sea views to the east and south.
The island is situated far enough off shore so sand flies are not an issue on the islands maintained beach and grounds like can be on the mainland.