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Newly Renovated Seaside House, Breathtaking Reef View, Cool Breeze

Bedrooms 2
Space 720 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Spacious seaside, 2-bedroom, modern bath, fully equipped kitchen

Situated on a large double lot on the eastern side of Caye Caulker on the quiet end of the village, Capt. Bulley’s Retreat is a classic Belizean wood framed home which underwent major renovations during the winter/spring of 2016 and is now available for weekly vacation or longer term rental. Fully furnished, this turnkey property is located on Asuncion Beach about a five-minute walk from the water taxi and 40 steps away from the water’s edge. You can get to the island either by taking a puddle jumper plane from the international airport or from the city harbor by one of the 2 water taxi services. The house is fully updated, amenities include an open concept living space with a modern kitchen equipped with all new appliances, a large bathroom with new fixtures and tub/shower, Wi-Fi and television. Rounding out the indoor space are two bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed and the other with twin beds. Both have plenty of drawer storage, the master a large closet. Step through the sliding glass door onto a huge covered deck and take in the ocean view with the waves breaking on the barrier reef just a half mile offshore. Enjoy the cool breezes driven by the easterly tradewinds. Listen to the rustling of the coconut palms and other local vegetation which surround the house. The rear of the property opens onto Front Street, one of three streets (appropriately named Front, Middle and Back) running north/south through the village and within easy walking distance from grocery stores and restaurants. Two bicycles and a charcoal grill are also available for use should you wish to go for a ride or cook up some of the local catch-of-the-day. Also located on the rear of the property are two small cabanas occasionally used by family members who will never impinge on your privacy.

Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2017

About Dana

I am a Belizean who grew up visiting the caye and staying in this house, long before there were restaurants, little cafes and bars. I always loved the caye, especially swimming at the Split, long before the Lazy Lizard bar appeared and when the caye was primarily home to fishermen and their families. The island has changed tremendously over the last twenty plus years, while still retaining the charm of a small, quaint and quiet place to visit and relax. I hope you have an opportunity to experience this magical place.

Dana purchased this house in 1953

Why Dana chose Belize District

This property has been in my family since the mid-1950's and the original house was built shortly thereafter. Amazingly, this house has withstood at least four hurricanes and many tropical storms. Take a peek at the picture of the original house hanging on the wall near the patio doors. My grand uncle is sitting on the original porch. Many extended family still live in Belize and Cousin Tony will be available to offer you assistance when needed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house is amazing. It surely met our expectations. This is the perfect place for a getaway. The ambiance of the inside reminds us of our home. Waking up to the beautiful sea breeze and the sound of the waves washing up onshore is truly amazing. Mr. and Mrs. Longsworth (property managers) are friendly and have a warm heart. They are welcoming and made us feel like a part of their family. The bathroom is beautiful and the kitchen has everything to make meals. The experience was amazing and we are surely looking forward to spending more time here.
Jul 2016
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Belize District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sleeps up to 2
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
This house is perfect for a relaxing getaway or a retreat to focus on your specific project, reading, writing or research.


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Newly Renovated Seaside House, Breathtaking Reef View, Cool Breeze
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 14 reviews

A real gem.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The location is nice and quiet. But a short walk to anywhere on the island it seems. And the porch is a perfect place to spend a relaxing morning or afternoon or evening.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steven, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. The deck is one of my favorite places to sit, relax, read or just watch the waves roll in. Please come see us again some time. Best, Dana and Tony
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in December 2017. Beautiful place, great location, close to all the amenities. Beautiful deck to sit and watch the world go by. Kitchen has everything you need.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property on Caye Caulker - right place, right pace.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The property is located perfectly on the island to allow you to walk to downtown but not be in the middle of the noise. The best feature here is the elevated deck/porch with it's sweeping view of the ocean and the reef. I loved waking up to the sunrise, watching the wildlife and the local fisherman leave and come back form the adjacent docks. We rented bikes from the property owner and they were reasonable and in good condition. The house is stocked with everything you need to cook your own meals. The bed was comfortable and newer. The master bedroom is right on the ocean side, gets great nightly breezes and has 4 windows with screens for ventilation along with a ceiling fan. We never felt that we needed air conditioning. Regrettably, there is wifi and a TV... if you need these two things on Caye Caulker you are here for all of the wrong reasons! I felt like time went half speed as I lived the way you are supposed to on Caye Caulker - go slow! I want to come back to this place sometime very soon!

Also - When you are here try some of the street vendors for food and ask some of those local fisherman to sell you their catch.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John and Jen, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and settled into the Caye Caulker way of living. Please do come back and stay with us again. Best, Dana, Tony and Lillian
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Brooklyn, NY

We love this house!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing stay at Captain Bully's retreat. We spent lazy days on the back porch and cooked delicious meals in the fully stocked kitchen. This was our first trip abroad with the children and it's one I'll never forget. What an honor it was to stay in such a clean, well organized and beautiful house.


  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comment. We strive to ensure that our guests have an enjoyable stay. Many thanks, Dana
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New Jersey, USA

Caye Caulker at it's finest!

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying this - Caye Caulker is not for everyone. If you've done your homework and are more of a 'Resort Person' respect to that but Caulker might not be your place. If you embrace everything Caye Caulker embodies, however, this absolutely is your rental property! The location is perfect - far enough away from 'town' to be quiet yet close enough to walk to everything. The house is on stilts right next to the water - from the bedrooms you can peer through the floorboards and see the sand below... perfect flow for CC! Has everything you might want except laundry and A/C. No worries - laundry services at Rosie's is 1 1/2 blocks away and they will wash, dry, and fold for a reasonable price. As for A/C... we are from the northeast U.S. and are cold living creatures. No worries - a cool offshore breeze kept things comfy our entire stay. If the house had an A/C unit we wouldn't have opted to turn it in once. Dana is friendly and easy to work with and her property managers were equally accommodating. Don't book when I'm planning to visit next but aside from that do yourself a favor and book this amazing, old school, Caye Caulker retreat!!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Andy. Everyone who works to support the property does their best to make guests comfortable. For those who want to experience the breeze you mentioned, there are not easily found links on the website described as dawn and dusk breeze at Caye Caulker that allows viewers to experience a typical strong breeze at the house. As for the floor board views, they may or may not be there for others to experience as we regularly perform maintenance. Best, Dana
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Martha's Vineyard, MA

The Best Porch on the Island

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in Caye Caulker. We spent most of our time on the porch or in front of the house :)

I would recommend this spot 100 times over.

Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Josey, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the house and that you experienced my favorite spot, the porch! It is a great place to sip your morning beverage and watch the sun rise, or to end the evening and enjoy the cool breeze. It is also the perfect place to sit and read or to take a quiet afternoon nap! Please come back and see us again soon. Best, Dana
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Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Caye Caulker Airport
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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