About the property
- House900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 Bedrooms, 300 sq ft loft, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
This beautiful rustic cabin-like home is nestled among the native trees of the rainforest, located a short 5 minute drive from San Ignacio. Our lovely home is on a very private 1/2 acre, with 2 bedroom 1 bath, and a 300sq ft loft great for kids. The down stairs bedrooms have a double bed in each and the loft has 3 twin beds. Kitchen and living space combined. Fully equipped to save money on meals. The town of San Ignacio has a wonderful farmers market every Saturday, where you can buy native fruits and vegetables mostly organically grown. This is a must do while you here!
We are on the grid (running water, electricity, and WIFI)! Beautiful 500sq ft veranda where you can relax drinking the first morning cup of coffee while taking in the beautiful breathtaking views of the rainforest! On our property you can enjoy a built-in BBQ, mature fruit trees, for the picking, Mango, coconut, and avocado. We are located approximately 1 1/2 hour from Belize City, (airport) which is on the coast! We highly recommend when booking our cabin a 4 wheel drive due to mountain terrain and unpaved roads. We are also 10 miles from the Guatamalan border. There are so many things to do here, it's approximately 1 hour 45 mins to the must see Tikal ruins, and only a 10 min drive to the Cahel Pech Mayan Ruins in San Ignacio. We have heard rave reviews about the Mayawalk Tour Company where you can book many must see adventures, like cave tubing, ziplining, horseback riding, hiking, and canoeing tours. Also beautiful must see waterfalls! The coast line has one of the most amazing barrier reefs in the world for your snorkeling pleasure and not to mention the magnificent must see Blue Hole, it's all here in Belize so you can have it all in a matter of a few hours.
Rose or Nancy Vella
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Rose or Nancy Vella
I purchased this property in September of 2011, as an investment and rental property, and hopes someday to spend lots of time here after my wife and I retire! Both myself and Nancy were born and raised in Northern California only a short drive to the coast! A few hours and we can be among the native redwoods or the mountains. That's why we love Belize, we have it all here, the coast an hour and a half away, and our home is nestled among the trees of the rainforest. A short drive from town and we are in the beautiful rainforest, or to the bordering country of Guatemala. Our beautiful little casita has remarkable views! We know you will love it as much as we do!
Rose or Nancy Vella purchased this House in 2011
Why Rose or Nancy Vella chose San Ignacio
Are you looking for privacy, tranquility, relaxation, quiet, breathtaking views?? After a long day of adventurious sightseeing at one of the many Mayan ruins, cave tubing, zip lining, or a day of hiking. Coming home to our little casita with breathtaking views from our 500 foot veranda, swinging in the hamock, and enjoying a cold refreshing beverage, does not get any better! Our rustic casita has all the modern conveniences to ensure you have a pleasurable stay.
What makes this House unique
We offer several unique benefits if you choose Our little casita. We have an amazing property manager named Marilyn. She is very attentive to any of your needs while you stay with us. We provide a local Belize cell phone with $10 to start you off. We also provide free Wi-Fi to all of our guests. We have an extremely expireanced guild Hector Mar, with reasonable rates for private cave tubing tours. Also if you're having a special occasion and need a bottle of champagne or wine we can arrange that for you as well.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great home. Excellent services and communication. House has all it advertised.
The house is located on a hillside with a great view and is very private. All of the amenities are good and the home is quite secure. The access is via a rough road. Our SUV did ok but a 4WD would be recommended. Our stay was great (would have rated 5/5) with the exception of the neighbors having loud music on until 3:00 am. Not sure if this is typical for a Sunday night but this should be taken into consideration.
sleeps 5, nice site
Rose and Nancy have a nice cabin overlooking a nice section of land. We had some complications during our stay, but their housekeeping service was immediately responsive and very helpful.
There are two queen beds and 3 singles in a loft; could sleep up to 7 if two couples double. (I suppose one more on the couch but that would be really tight). The kitchen is well appointed and the deck with a hammock is awesome. The loft is up a rather steep stair, so mobility-challenged should beware.
Inexperienced travelers to Belize should be aware of a couple of things--like much of the country, access to this cabin really needs a high clearance vehicle and 4WD would be necessary in the rain. We had the water go out once, but the housekeeper immediately responded when asked and explained that there is a reserve water tank on site; apparently water loss in Belize is common. Also we had some complication making the connection with the housekeeper on our arrival, as our phones didn't work (and we never got them to work for the duration of our stay). Again, the housekeeper was very responsive to connecting with us over email and we were able to get connected with them--just make sure to arrive early and have some kind of working communication. Also be sure to have the cleaning fee in cash available upon arrival.
The bathroom is a little tight and the AC for the main living space takes a while to cool down the bedrooms for sleeping; and there's not really good space for lots of big bags. But that's all just part of the adventure!
The cabin is only about 5 minutes from town but far enough to quiet, so it really is the best of both worlds. If we come back to San Ignacio, I would consider staying here again.
Hello Michael, thank you very much for your review. Marilyn or Property Manager is always extremely responsive to our guests needs. Thank you for reiterating how important renting a 4wd vehicle, we stress this quite clearly in our add as well as our welcome letter so guests don’t have issues getting up the hill.
I will make it more clear in our welcome letter regarding phone usage as well as printing out. welcome letter while traveling to Belize, because it’s key to communicate with Marilyn and make connections when you arrive.
I hope the cleaning fee was not an issue as we clearly state this on our VRBO add as well as in the welcome letter.
This has been very helpful and we appreciate your comments.
Most of all, we hope above all that you and your family enjoy your stay and had amazing memories of adventures that will last a life time.
Nancy & Rose Vella
A great place for couples or families. Located in a quiet rural neighborhood but still easy drive
Rustic charm with all the comfort and conveniences of home. Property managers were great and helped with excursions and ensuring ease. Location over looks jungle with parrots and iguanas around. All you want from Belize.
Perfect place to explore Belize and Guatemala
Marilyn and Bobby, the property managers made us feel welcome and were great hosts. From the casita we had a georgeous view of Belize and the perfect spot to relax after a long day of exploring the country. I really like the location of San Ignacio to be able to access the entire country. The town is really safe and has a great vibe.
We can't thank you enough for helping us have a vacation that will provide a lifetime of memories!!
Beautiful property, one of a kind view.
We enjoyed the property very much! Kitchen was fully equipped as well as the rest of the house. The lady managing the property was fantastic, she answered all of our questions and was always available to offer a helping hand. The house is located a very short drive from the center of San Ignacio Town, we had rented a Jeep for our Belize trip so it was perfect location for us. So very peaceful, we spent a lot of time out on the very large deck with an awesome hammock and even better view!
Rustic cabin with beautiful view
The cabin was comfortable, but rustic. We felt like we were in a cabin in the mountains.The loft was terrific, but without it, the home would be tight for 4 adults. I would recommend it, but just realize it is not fancy. It is a great value, though. The veranda was quite lovely, and it was a great place to hang out in the early am or late afternoon to watch the birds. The roads to the cabin are very rough, so when they recommend a 4W drive, or the very least, AWD, they are not kidding! But, you are situated very conveniently to town and many attractions, so the location is great. Property owners Nancy and Rose were very responsive to our questions prior to the trip, and Marilyn was a great help in town.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Our property manager is Marilyn Greg, she will be your point of contact while you stay with us. She will meet you in town the day you arrive, and personally escort you to our casita, showing you all you'll need to know for a smooth stay. If you book with us you will be given all contact information and the shopping checklist if you'd like to have groceries ordered and delivered. At time of check-in there is a $75 USD nonrefundable cleaning fee. There is also an additional linen fee of $15.00 per guest after the 4th person. These fee's are payable in cash to Marilyn at time of check in. NOTE: long term rental of a month or more can make arrangements with Marilyn for once a week or biweekly cleaning and laundry service for an additional fee set by Marilyn and paid to her directly.