Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

5 Bedroom House On Private Beach With Fabulous Fishing And Diving

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom, 10 Sleeps

This beautiful house sits on 12 acres at the south end of Calabash Caye. It is adjacent to the best bonefishing flat in the Turneffe Island atoll, with the reef a short swim away. Downstairs the house has a large open dining and living room adjacent to the kitchen. In addition to the 5 bedrooms upstairs, there is a den area. Outside there is a dock with a boat slip available.

There are 5 fishing flats within walking or kayaking distance of the house. Many more flats and excellent reef and offshore fishing is accessible by boat. A certified scuba diving operation is only short boat ride away. A boat with a guide can be easily arranged from Belize City. Access to this property is by 1 hour water taxi ride from Belize City. There are 2 caretakers on the property to help with household systems and maintenance.

More Details

Property Manager
David Luther
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

About David Luther

I am the manager for the corporation that owns this beautiful property. I live in Bristol, TN, and am an avid fisherman, and an occasional diver. This property is a fisherman's and a diver's dream location. There are so many wonderful fishing and diving options that you will not nearly accomplish them all in a week.

David Luther purchased this house in 2008

Why David Luther chose Belize District

There are no other houses for rent in the Turneffe Islands that we are aware of. Our property offers arguably the best bonefishing flat in the whole island chain just a 2 minute walk out your front door. There are fish on it for most of each day.

What makes this house unique

The fact that you can access 5 flats from the house by walking or by kayak is highly unusual and attractive. With the reef just a few yards from your front door, you do not need a boat to access excellent snorkeling. The house is very comfortable and spacious. Its large, open downstairs with a large bar is conducive to fun interaction by all guests.


Belize District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Left Master - 1 queen
    Right Master - 1 queen
    2nd Guest bedroom on Right - 1 double
    1st Guest Bedroom on Right - 1 double
    Left Guest Bedroom - 1 double
  • Books
  • Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
5 Bedroom House On Private Beach With Fabulous Fishing And Diving
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Paradise for adventurous families!

  • 5 of 5

We had two families traveling together for spring break and wanted something new and fun. We were wavering between doing the "run of the mill" San Pedro thing or trying something completely different. We have avid fishermen and fisherwomen in our group and two kids that love snorkeling and fishing so we thought "what the heck, let's go to Calabash". This place was amazing. On the first day, the kids were gathering and cutting coconuts and managed to get a gallon of pure coconut water and our cook used the meat to make a delicious coconut milk. The bonefishing right in front of the house is RIDICULOUS and we had a huge pristine reef to explore at our fingertips. We had it all to ourselves. The bonefishing flat in front of the house is obviously something to fight over as various guide boats would pass throughout the day trying to get onto the flat. My husband pretty much camped there for four days straight, though, so they were out of luck. The lagoon was a calm place to kayak and on two days of our stay the ocean was so calm, we kayaked to another island close by. We caught jack, snapper and barracuda (not to mention an eel and squid) right from the dock and brought home 6 huge conch from our snorkeling one day and made our own ceviche. I highly recommend taking a local cook with you if you go as this made our trip not only more relaxing but also more interesting. The two caretakers on the property are amazing and talented and can do anything. They cleaned our fish and conch for cooking and were extremely helpful throughout our stay. We also had some locals take us over to the Blackbird Resort for a day of swimming and some lunch, which I would highly recommend as it was nice to be in a pool and socialize with others. We had a couple of snafus while we were there but David and his staff were extremely responsive and took care of us quickly. We are already talking about going back!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Fernandina Beach, FL

Outstanding Fishing

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place to get away from it all, it would be hard to top this private lodge off the coast of Belize. You can fish the flats for bonefish right out the front door, take a boat to fish many other flats, go deep water fishing just a few hundred yards off-shore, or, simply relax and hike around the island. The lodge itself is not your average lodge - well built, beautiful, very comfortable, and literally right on the beach. The water is crystal clear for those who like scuba diving or snorkeling. The trip to and from the island offers a bit of adventure as well. We had an exceptional experience and highly recommend this lodge.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Ninety Six, South Carolina, USZ

Bonefish paradise

  • 5 of 5

I have been to Calabash Cay off the coast of Belize a couple of times to target bonefish. The flat in front of this property is absolutely outstanding for targeting these wiley beasts. It is broad and runs along the shore for hundreds of yards with access to other flats a short walk away. The thrill of catching one of these fish is memory that will last forever. If you employ a guide, there are many opportunities to fish other flats, or to fish "off-shore" as the deeper water is just the other side of the reef.

The water in this area is crystal clear and offers many opportunities for other water activities, i.e. snorkeling and scuba. It is an ideal place to relax if you just want to sit in the deck, enjoy the breeze and read or snooze without worrying about being disturbed by noisy neighbors. nearby.

The property has multiple bedrooms and a great hall downstairs for gatherings and meals, as well as a large kitchen.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Denver, CO

Great Getaway Spot

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking to getaway to a beautiful location with fantastic fishing, and no one else around to disturb you, this is the spot. The house is gorgeous and rustic with plenty of furnishings so you can hang out in comfort inside, but most of your time will probably be spent enjoying the ocean just outside the front door. You can either fish the flats by the house or head out for some deep sea fishing a short boat ride away. You can also explore a good amount of the island and possibly spot some wildlife. As much fun as the place is during the day, the night offers some spectacular views as well on a clear night. All in all, this is a great location for an 'off the beaten path' vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Bedford, VA, USA

Beautiful private resort

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic vacation spot for the adventurous family or small group; the house is beautifully decorated, spacious and easily accommodates 10 people. Some of the best snorkeling I have ever experienced are just steps from the house. If you are an avid fisherman this is the spot. Many flats for bonefishing and a short boat ride for deep sea fishing. Can’t wait to go back for my third trip.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Raleigh, NC

Idyllic Tropical Paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you are searching for remote getaway on a pristine tropical island, this is it. Turniffe Island is spectacular and the reef is just a short swim from the lodge. The bonefishing is spectacular and there are several flats just a few yards from the front door. The house is located on a peninsula so you have ocean front views as well as calm channel for swimming. The home is very nice and well furnished. I would recommend a boat for your stay since exploring the beauty of the island is lots of fun. I would highly recommend it for serious fishermen, divers and adventure lovers. I have been back 3 times and love it. If you are a fisherman, expect lots of bonefish, permit and abundant reef fish.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Belize City
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Blackbird Caye
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Blackbird Caye Resort


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.