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Iguana Roost a Sub Tropical Paradise idealy situated for exploring Cayo

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 280 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

A 280 sqft Cabin with 130sqft covered veranda perfect for alfresco dining

Iguana Roost

A Self Contained 280sqft , Self Catering Cabin, features a large queen size bed with Private Bathroom And Shower, you also have your own equipped kitchen,

a delightful covered 130 sqft veranda with your own Outdoor Seating Area ideal for alfresco dining, Your cabin is set In an a acre of sub tropical gardens teeming with wildlife

The cabin is perfect for a couple or solo traveler.

Iguana Roost is situated on the outskirts of San Ignacio, and walking distance to Cahal Pech Maya Ruins, the location and setting make this fully self contained unit the ideal basis to explore Belize, or if you prefer, just chill and be at one with nature.

If you want explore Cayo -

The Cayo district is an area rich in outdoor activities and sites offering experiences such as -

Maya Ruins, Iguana Sanctuary, Botanical Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Horse Back Riding Tours,

Macal River, Black Rock Lodge, Big Rock Falls, Rio Frio Caves,

Rivesr For Swimming, Tubing or canoeing, Jungle Activities Including Zip Lining

and all of this still less than two hours from the fantastic Caribbean Beach

-My trip to San Ignacio, Belize was my first vacation in years as well as my first time leaving the U.S. Peter and his family absolutely made sure it was everything

I could have asked for. The rental was perfect. I could not have asked for a better place to relax for a week and get away-

More Details

Owner
Peter Gair
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 30, 2017

About Peter Gair

We visited mid 2016 and stopped on the property, it was love at first sight and a few months later we purchased the actual site and the family moved in. Between the four of us we have we have a vast amount of experience in hospitality and customer service gained on 3 different continents and as we live on site you can be assured their is a always a family member around should you ever need us. Kayleigh the youngest of us (25yrs) is a fully qualified child care specialist and has various certificates, qualifications & diploma's relative to child care, so if you are traveling with a young one, you know they will be in safe hands should you require a sitter.

We are eco friendly and are constantly looking at ways of operating that are less stressful on the planet, but without compromising our guests comforts.

Peter Gair purchased this chalet in 2016

Why Peter Gair chose Belize

Iguana Roost is unique in that it gives you the comforts of your own private self catering cabin, which includes your own bathroom with shower, your own fully equipped kitchen as well as your own verandah all ready for alfresco dining - All For A Price You Would Expect At A Back Packers Lodge.

Whats more stay for a month of more and get a further discount, you will not find better at this price.

* Should Iguana Roost not be available for the dates you have chosen please have a look at Sanpopo Cottage, also listed on VRBO, it is another cottage on the same property

What makes this chalet unique

Your away from the crowds and surrounded by nature, we even have our own Iguana Feeding Stations where we feed the wild Iguana's that have chosen to share our gardens with us, at times up to 15 can come down to eat at one time, we also have bird and butterfly feeding stations. But we are still within walking distance of San Ignacio Town Centre and the famous Burns Avenue with it's bars and restaurants being only a fifteen minute walk (or US$2.50 by taxi)

San Ignacio is the hub of commerce and tourism for western Belize, and together with its sister town – Santa Elena – make up the largest populated area in Cayo District with over 20,000 residents. Located along the banks of the Macal River, on a series of bluffs, San Ignacio and Santa Elena are at an elevation high enough to be noticeably cooler and less humid than the low-lying coastal plains. Due to it's higher elevation and lower humidity San Ignacio has few mosquitoes and none of the pesky sand flies found in the coastal regions

San Ignacio visitors can actually walk to the impressive Maya site of Cahal Pech. Perched atop a hill just a mile from town, it rewards the 15-minute hike with a panoramic view of San Ignacio and the Belize River Valley. A museum and visitors center displays Maya artifacts, open 8 am. to 5 p.m. Bullet Tree Road leads to the 100 acre, archaeological reserve of El Pilar, which means “Water Basin” the site of an annual celebration of Maya culture each April. Hike or ride horseback to a pair of fascinating sinkholes. Resorts on the Benque Viejo Road, offers guided night jungle walks to observe nocturnal plants and animals. Maya guides demonstrate how sap is extracted from the sapodilla tree, source of chicle.​

Amenities

San Ignacio Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 280 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Private bathroom with W.C. & hot & cold shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size bed, Mosquito net, Wind Machine, cable tv, room opens up onto your own verandah
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Should you wish to book tours of any of the sites and offerings Belize has, we can do this for you at preferential rates with Belize Caving Company or Belize Family Adventures, and this will include collection and return to your accommodation at no extra charge. Should we book a tour on your behalf no deposit is required (so no sharing of financial details over the web) . There is no charge for this service, and you will never pay more than the advertised price on the tour company website

Reviews

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Iguana Roost a Sub Tropical Paradise idealy situated for exploring Cayo
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5

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

The whole host family are really kind and helpfull people. The place is amazing, nothing bad to say about it.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing us for your stay in San Ignacio, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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5

Beautiful property and wonderful host family

  • 5 of 5

Iguana Roost is located close to town central (see the other reviews). The property is beautiful and appears to be much further out of town. We enjoyed the bird life (including a couple of black ducks), hummingbirds and other birds unfamiliar to us. If you require air conditioning then this place isn't for you but, if you want to stay in a clean, charming, rustic place close to town and a ruins site, then this place is exactly what you're looking for.

We chose Iguana Roost as our home away from home for the first 7 days of 15 in Belize. We knew we wanted to establish a base for exploring the central western part of Belize with our goal being to explore the ruins, national parks and reserves around the area.

In the process of exploring the country we discovered many fantastic people including the host family of this property. Peter, Jenny, Craig and Kayleigh are all recent transplants in search of a whole new life on terms of their own choosing where they have left the rat race to live the good life and spend more time with family and friends. You won't meet nicer people anywhere. We're very happy with our choice of Iguana Roost.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Wonderful retreat

  • 4 of 5

We were greeted upon arrival by the entire family, including Tootsie and Pudding, and immediately felt welcome and at home. Peter took us on a tour downtown to familiarize ourselves, and our adventures began. The cabin was spotless, and adequate for our needs. We especially enjoyed the deck where we were constantly entertained by a barrage of birds of all descriptions, lizards, scores of iguana and squirrels. Jenny popped by daily to ensure all was well. The location was great, we often walked into town and availed ourselves with the local taxi service for the return ride. The local fry jacks at the nearby shop were super, and the local Chinese food was awesome as well. There are so many local attractions nearby, as well an inexpensive motorcycle rental provided us with the means to explore further afield. Local car rentals were easily obtained to travel further afield. We enjoyed our stay with Peter, Jenny, Craig and Kailey, their warm friendships will be long remembered.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were the most fabulous guests, we really enjoyed having you stay and the great chats we had. Both the dogs are missing you too. You left the accommodation absolutely spotless, thank you, we hope to have you back again soon. Peter, Jenny & The Gang
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Denver, CO
5

Lovely, Rustic Cottage Near San Ignacio

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a perfectly comfortable stay at Iguana Roost, while visiting San Ignacio. The cabin was exactly as pictured online and possessed a great deal of rugged charm, making it the perfect base camp for our inland adventures in the Cayo District. It was close enough to town to be convenient, but far enough away to provide peace and quiet. And the little food shack across the street made the best breakfast fryjacks! Peter and his entire family were thoroughly charming and very helpful during our stay, provinding us with restaurant suggestions and assisting in booking tours. Even the family dog became a fast friend! We had a great time at Iguana Roost, and would recommend it to anyone thinking of staying in San Ignacio for a spell.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stacey, Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, it was lovely having you guys around. Tootsie is already missing you and has been to check your cottage a few times looking for you. Enjoy the rest of your vacation in Belize and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards Peter & Family
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Kansas City, Missouri
5

Awesome little "home" in the jungle !!!

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible experience was had. I can not say enough how helpful and knowledgeable my host Peter, Jenny, Craig andKayleigh were. Peter never hesitated to answer any questions I had for months before my travel and came to pick me up at the bus stop when I arrived in town. A perfect welcome after a very long days journey. Upon arrival the entire family came out to greet including Tootsie the family dog whom I managed to squirl away a little doggy time every day.The accommodations are exceptional for a single traveler or a couple. Bedroom, kitchen and bathroom with a bit of lived in look that gives it quite a homey feel. I sat out every morning with the hummingbirds on the patio and a good morning greeting from Trixie.

The abode is very close to town and some Mayan sights to include Cahal Pech(walking distance) and Xunantunich Temples(easy short bus ride). Don't bother signing up for the tours to these locations if you are in town. Each are only $5 american to visit if you are not looking for a guided tour. The bus is incredibly inexpensive - I believe was less than $4 round trip. I walked into town most of the time as it was a quick 10-15 minute walk. The zoo is about a 2 hour bus ride - but worth the journey. ($15 admission and $8 round trip bus) Note -make sure to leave San Ignacio no later than noonish as the Zoo closes at 4:45. Jenny graciously gave me a lift up to the pool up at Cahal Pech Village Resort for some pool time. Nice place to hang out with a fantastic view of San Ignacio and the best nachos I've ever had!! Fruit and vegetable stands are plentiful as well as markets and a butcher. Food stands and eating establishments are everywhere and incredibly inexpensive.

Iguana Roost is the perfect place for the budget conscious traveler with exceptional host to help you with your adventures.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael, It was our pleasure to host you, you were fun to have around and we all enjoyed our chats, and the odd drink ! We hope to have you back again with us soon. Regards Peter & Family
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5

Little bit of jungle close to town

  • 5 of 5

I had an absolutely wonderful experience booking at Iguana Roost. Peter was very responsive, and always got back to me quickly with answers. When the larger cabin became available, I was offered an upgrade at a very reasonable price.

Peter insisted on meeting me at the bus station, even though I was just going to take a taxi. Arriving, I was met by the family, and was shown to my rental, where I was met by hummingbirds (which entertained me the entire time I was there). Jenny and Peter were always available with any questions I had, whether it was the property, or going into San Ignacio.

During the Saturday market (A big deal in SI), they offered to drive me down, which was very nice. I was able to cook my own meals on the 4 burner/hob stove. There was also a coffee pot and an electric kettle, so I could have tea. The cottage was spacious, clean, and inviting. The location was enough out of town to be remote, while close enough to town to walk (but, mind the heat/humidity if you aren’t use to it…take a taxi). Jenny did my laundry for a small fee, and it was folded and brought up to me!

When packing, make sure you have a torch/flashlight if you will be coming back after dark. While they did offer to lend me one, I had my headlamp, which helped me to keep from stepping on critters. Because: Belize is a jungle!

I often chatted with the family, and I always was offered a proper cup of tea. They were very welcoming, and would welcome me if they saw me coming back from one of my forays into the area. And, when I got ready to leave, Peter again insisted on getting me to the bus…which is a story I’ll let him tell you about!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Suzanne, We certainly enjoyed your visit as much as you did, it was our pleasure to be your hosts and we really look forward to seeing you again soon. Peter & Jenny
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Belize International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Large Selection
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Belmopan
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Large Selection
Car: recommended

The property is located at 82 Bullet Tree Road. The entrance is located on Bullet Tree Road, approx. 100 yards on the left after the Puma Gas Station, the entrance has a white temple / pyramid shaped wall with the number 82 and a toucan painted on, that can be clearly seen from the road.

Located just fifteen minute walk from San Ignacio town centre and the famous 'touristy' Burns Avenue, alternatively a twenty minute walk will have you at the Cahal Pech Maya Ruins dating back to at least 400bc.

We are also mere 15-20 minute walk to the Iguana Sanctuary and the famous Xunantunich is less than 8 miles away !

The town of San Ignacio is an excellent base for day trips, however, the river with surrounding countryside, with hills, farms, streams and forest are equally inviting , and there are many ways to enjoy them - on foot, by boat or even on horseback

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $15.9
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Owner'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.