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Adventure or tranquility, private 1/2 acre, amazing views, 5 min to downtown

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Rose or Nancy Vella
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 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.


San Ignacio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • For our guests we provide bath towel, wash clause, hand towels, shampoo, conditioner and body wash.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Each bedroom has one double bed, a dresser, fan and a mosquito net over the bed.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing
We require a $75 non refundable cleaning fee. To be payed to the property manager at time of check in.


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Adventure or tranquility, private 1/2 acre, amazing views, 5 min to downtown
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful property, one of a kind view.

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to explore Belize and Guatemala

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic cabin with beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was perfect for our group of 4 to interact and to sleep.The deck is spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfectly situated to allow all the best of the San Ignacio area to be conveniently accessed.

Marilyn was extremely accommodating and helpful.

We had the entire Cahal Pech ruins (a mere 5 minutes away) to ourselves any given evening.

And the weekend market was fantastic (5 minutes from the house)!

Maya Walk tours was fantastic and facilitated daily outings...ActunTunichil Maknul (ATM) Caves, Xunantunich and Tikal.

The post-trip Happy Hour at Tandoor was a blast, and their food is very authentic and delicious!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really is a Gem.

  • 5 of 5

We picked this place for the privacy, breathtaking views right off the backporch, and central location for us to go off in any direction to explore the history and wonders!

Perfect place for us.

We came here on our honeymoon, but it was so easy to imagine a wonderful family vacation here as well...with the bunk loft above and two queen beds on the main level.

Thank y'all for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simple yet beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This little casita was perfect for us. There are two bedrooms on the main floor with full size beds as well as three single beds in the upstairs loft. The kitchen, living room, and dining area are set up as an open floor plan so you can spend time together whatever you're doing. Our family of 5 had plenty of room and the veranda with its view was wonderful every morning and evening especially in the hammock. We were able to relax and it's close enough to the town center that you can go enjoy everything. There are games to play and books to read. The laundry is a washer and line to dry and we had a lot of fun with that. This simple life appealed to our family immensely. The people are extremely warm and welcoming in town. We highly recommended staying here.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.