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46 acre Rainforest; Swim; Pets Ok; AC; Family-friendly; Lush Tropical Views

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,999 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

4+2; Breezy; Hiking; Creek; Birdwatching; Exotic fruits & wildlife; Serene

* If you book same-day, please confirm immediately by phone.

Experience the refreshing breeze, peaceful countryside, and lush, tropical paradise from the deck.

Indoors enjoy the hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings with natural light and AC in the master bedroom.

All the familiar amenities (modern appliances, hot water and water pressure) are available in this comfortable and secluded acreage surrounded by farmland and cattle ranching.

Spot monkeys, cranes, toucans or iguanas as you hike to the pond or creek

or enjoy pizza, burgers, ice cream & more familiar amenities in quaint Spanish Lookout a peaceful Mennonite community.

By the way, the homes and lots at Heaven Valley Belize are for sale (of course, you won't have to worry about us scheduling showings during your stay.) By referring buyers, though, you receive a night free with one paid on your next stay.

On our website use the "THINGS TO DO" link for our favorite places to eat, relax and explore.

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Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Shanita

As a filmmaker, David has traveled extensively producing and distributing movies. His happiest place though is writing songs in the breeze on this deck, overlooking the mountains, hearing the wind in the cohunes and spotting toucans in the mango trees.

Shanita loves Central America life - even more than she expected. The kids have made the best friends and adapted easily; they're enjoying sports, dance classes and church plays.

Shanita purchased this house in 2015

Why Shanita chose Cayo

Located in the Caribbean, the small coastal country of Belize is just a few hours flight from major US cities; it’s main language is English; it has a stable banking system, and it abides by English law. Belize is perhaps one of the last frontiers of truly free living.

Heaven Valley is 90 acres of fertile farmland and gorgeous views in the foothills of the Mayan mountains next to Spanish Lookout, in Cayo, 2 hrs. from the Belize City airport.

This chunk of heaven has rolling hills with tropical fruit trees and pines. It’s in the Billy White area just 2.5 miles from the popular Mennonite community Spanish Lookout which is the center for local produce, fresh meat, fresh baked goods, and modern-day conveniences.

Quaint, safe Spanish Lookout is 20 minutes from San Ignacio – a favorite of expats and tourists - which also has a hospital. The property is fenced completely; some is cleared for cattle, some for tree & farming and year-round gardening. The rest of the 100 acres is lush tropical vegetation. Heaven Valley has a pond and a freshwater creek running throughout. The property is accessible directly from the main road but maintains privacy and spaciousness.

Brand new beautiful Swiss chalet with cathedral hardwood ceiling, hardwood floors and a homey log cabin style. Four spacious bedrooms, two baths with large river rock showers and natural tree-based fixtures. Approximately 2000 with a huge 600 square foot wrap-around deck with gorgeous views of papaya and coconut trees. Wake up to the charming white Brahma cattle grazing, monkeys and the tropical breeze.

Deluxe appliances including fridge, stove, dishwasher and microwave. Various kinds of hardwood are included, and detail you would see only from a master craftsman, including all hand-made cabinets.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy 90 serene acres with a jungle creek.

Watch for Iguanas; toucans; monkeys; eel and crocs in the pond.

Situated in Cayo district in between Spanish Lookout and San Ignacio, the home is a short 12 minute drive from the peaceful Mennonite Farming Community of Spanish Lookout which has all dining and shopping amenities.


Cayo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1999 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath - toilet , shower , Natural Wood Sink; Custom River Rock Shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Natural Wood Sink and River Rock Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main floor - 1 double
    Master - 1 queen
    Upper South - 1 double
    Upper Larger - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
The Master Bedroom has AC.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Peaceful and quiet place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in February and really enjoyed the home. It's close to San Ignacio (ten mile drive) but far away from the noise and traffic. It's a very short drive to the grocery store in Spanish Lookout. One of the bedrooms has air conditioning, but we didn't really need it. The countryside around the home is very pretty. The owner and her family were very helpful. Highly recommend this property for a stay in the Cayo area.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friendly people (and animals), beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (parents with 21, 17 and 14 year olds) enjoyed our stay at this property. We loved feeding mangoes to the cows, and my son "moo-ed" at the bull who responded. The owners were present and accommodating- they even sent us off with fresh banana muffins when we left.

I will say that if you come visit in July, you need to be aware that there is no air conditioning, and it gets pretty warm. (There are fans, but if every bedroom had a stand fan to go with the ceiling fan that would be even better.) We mostly stayed outside on the gorgeous huge porch until after darkness fell and it got cooler inside, when we were home.

We visited Xunantunich and Calico Jack's Village ziplining and the Belize Zoo while staying here, and everything was within an hour's drive or so. The ice cream (and air conditioning) at Western Dairy in Spanish Lookout are not to be missed.

We had a great time and would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Stay in Belize

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Belize for a nephews wedding and wanted a house that would accomodate six of our family. I found this place online and I'm so glad we did!! It was perfect for us, a very quiet setting with pastures and cattle grazing below the house. The wraparound deck/porch was a lovely place to relax and view the beauties of nature undisturbed by anything.

We had the address in our GPS and it took us right to the correct place but since we could not see the house from the road, we were not sure where to enter from the road. The owners are very accommodating and we could contact them anytime for help with anything. We simply called them and they told us where the driveway off the road was.They were very gracious, if we needed anything at all, we felt very free to contact them.

We loved the location of the house also. It was behind the Billy White Village which is a picture of the life and culture of Belize. The locals are very friendly, they gave us smiles and waves as we drove by. The road past the house and village are gravel, but it is only 10 minutes or so to the blacktop road. There are many stores and places to eat in Spanish Lookout, a very lovely community there. We ate at Golden Corral, (not the chain as in US), and Western Dairies. The food and service was very good.

The interior of the house is very nice also. It is light and cheery due to the large patio windows and high ceiling in the living area. We enjoyed the ample room with the comfortable sofas n chair for relaxing and being together. We slept very well, the beds were comfortable. If we have occasion to go to Belize in the future, we would choose to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get away in the Rain Forest but close to Adventure

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay if you want to get away from the city and enjoy the country/local lifestyle yet close enough to drive to adventure locations in the area. The owners were very friendly and answered emails promptly and were available for advice in the local area. The description of the house was described accurately but pictures do not do the location justice. You must see it first hand to appreciate it. Many activities are within an hour drive such as cave tubing, ATM cave, horseback riding through the rain forest and Mayan ruins. Some attractions you will need a guide though. We are already planning a return trip in the near future with some of our friends to share in our experience there.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 4 of 5

My family of 6 stayed in this property for a week and loved the location. We rented a car and was able to go to Mayan ruins, cave tubing, river swimming, fall exploring, etc. Basically, we explored from Belmopan to San Ignacio and beyond. Do note that this property is located off of a dirt road (common for Belize). Also, Belize does not have addresses, so it is a bit difficult to find. But, our family took it in stride and looked at is as an adventure.

The best part is that the owner mentioned Mennonite Beach, a local watering hole. We went there, and heard some kids in the distance making a lot of noise. We found out that just past the Beach is a tree swing, a swing that could throw you up about 15 feet in the air. My kids asked to join the locals, and we had a blast. We ended up becoming friends with them and now see each other on facebook. Belize really is full of friendly people.

Do note that Spanish Lookout, about a 15 minute drive away from Billy White (where the house is located) is very different from the rest of Belize. The grocery store there is the largest we saw in all of Belize. It is quite modern with some of the best air conditioning found at Western Dairy (great ice cream - food is only ok).

The owners seem to be new at vrbo, and as a result was not as polished compared to other homes. They were super friendly and we enjoyed their company. I believe that with some slight modifications on their part, this home will soon be a 5 star. It was plenty big enough for all six of us. Because we were so busy doing so many activities that our family did not explore the property as much as we hoped. One can only do so much in a week.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Ignacio Market
The Saturday morning hangout and place to get groceries (and souvenirs.)
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
spanish lookout
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
between Duck Run 1 & Spanish Lookout
Nearest Beach
57 Miles
Car: not necessary


Actun Tunichil Muknal

(haven’t been but I hear it’s the most recommended of the nearest ruins)

Places We've Been:


“"shoo-nahn-too-nitch"” we saw this 05/07/2016 and had a fantastic experience. the guide was superb

CAHAL PECH ruins; beautiful setting

We like CAYO TWIST for delicious dairy free "ice cream" after 6pm next to Cahal Pech

the Cahal Pech hotel pool is available for swimming anytime, $10BZ per person

RIO ON POOLS, BIG ROCK in Mtn. Pine Ridge

bumpy drive but the ice cream sold at 7 miles helps break it up (not open Sundays)

St. Herman's Cave (Belmopan)

we all loved this eery and cool experience

Blue Hole National Park (Belmopan)

so perfect for a chilly dip

San Ignacio Market (San Ignacio)

I was amazed at the variety of items I saw.

we love the NEW FRENCH BAKERY across the street.

and THE ICE CREAM SHOPPE over on Burns Ave next to Tia Maria.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $150
Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates subject to change until paid.
If within the first 30 minutes, either party chooses to discontinue the contract, guest is fully refunded.
Owner reserves right to have guest leave if rules are not abided by.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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