OFF -GRID SOLAR ISLAND HOME W/ OCEAN & WILDLIFE VIEWS

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
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OFF -GRID SOLAR ISLAND HOME W/ OCEAN & WILDLIFE VIEWS

Caye Caulker House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Complete self supporting home next to Mangrove Reserve. Home is Solar powered, water is collected rain water.

Unplug from your hectic life and smell the ocean, waves lapping the shore, listen to the sounds of the Mangrove reserve; the birds, geckos, and the wind blowing through the coconut trees. Watch Iguana's take in the afternoon sun, Herons patiently stand in the water and suddenly snap for lunch, march of the blue crabs at dusk, a squadron of Pelicans glide along the shoreline, skimming the treetops....

Lazily swing in one of 3 hammocks while listening to a rain burst, or to catch a breeze during a sunny afternoon. Keep a camera handy. The Osprey is quick.

The bird watching is most unique. In the house is 'The Birds of Belize', but keep it handy while on the deck.

Beautiful house on tip of island. Watch the sunset from the front deck, or the sunrise from the back deck. Open floor plan, washroom (toilet/sink), lots of airflow from all 11 windows. House is tucked next to a mangrove reserve, so lots of bird and wildlife activity. It's 15 feet up, and catches every breeze.

Sit on the Crow's Nest and enjoy the unobstructed 360 view, lay in a hammock with a Belikin Beer or sit in the bar stools on the deck with dining rail and enjoy dinner by sunset.

Make a fresh rum drink with real banana's and pineapple in the hand crank blender while listening to Jimmy Buffet or Caribbean music on the XM satellite radio... if you want to gloat to your friend, upload photos via the wifi showing them your views....

There is a caretaker who will meet you on the island (get there by plane or water taxi) and take you to the house and get you settled in. A local phone is provided to call caretaker during your stay.

House has a full kitchen and there are several grocery stores on the island.

The house is on the south point of the island, the village is 1.4 miles away, which is 10-15 minutes by bicycle (a pair comes with the house for use by guests). From the crow's nest, you can see the village. It's not beachfront, but not much is on Caye Caulker (The Split on the north tip of the island is the public beach area), the shoreline at this part of the island is protected Mangrove shoreline.

To say this home is one of the most unique houses with breathtaking views on the island would be completely accurate.

As part of the community, a percentage of all proceeds goes to the Caye Caulker Ocean Academy, the island's only High School

Calendar is maintained off line and the house is only booked for 14 days a month. Please email for availability.

This is the place to experience the Caye Caulker motto; 'Go Slow'

Keywords: honeymoon, house, island view, sunset view, sunrise view, beach, Belize, Caye Caulker, deck, crows nest, spacious, private, snorkeling, romantic

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This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english

Wife and I enjoy traveling around the world. Europe is always a must. In the states, we do road trips in our '67 VW Bus and hike with our Red Heeler.

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

First visited Caye Caulker in 2006 and kept going back. Discovered the only things more beautiful than the scenery of Caye Caulker are the people of Caye Caulker. I designed this house based on the architecture of native islander homes and it was built last year.

Besides the sunsets, I really enjoy watching the wildlife. the variety of birds, (Herons, Ospreys, Roseate Spoonbill and more). This house is right next to the Mangrove Reserve, so the wildlife is abundant. My first morning in the house, I woke up to an Iguana on a branch looking in the window at me!

This house is perfect for someone who is adventurous and wants to get unplugged but not too far away from the comforts of home,. Great snorkeling and the beauty of Belize.

Use the basic telescope for stargazing, reference the book 'Birds of Belize' to identify the birds that you see from the deck. Make use of the small but growing personal library including 'Belize: Reefs, Rain Forests, and Mayan Ruins'

Every morning my wife and I liked to drink coffee on the veranda and watch the birds fish for breakfast off the side of the house when the water was up, watch the ocean crabs, schools of fish, iguanas... we saw something new every day.

I like to lay in one of the hammocks with a rum/fresh juice drink and read, but I find holding the book up to much work!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Off -Grid Solar Island Home W/ Ocean & Wildlife Views
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews
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Off -Grid Solar Island Home W/ Ocean & Wildlife Views
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Caye Caulker Belize
Denver, CO & Taos, NM
4

GREAT STAY AT THE PURPLE HOUSE

  • 4 of 5
We had a terrific holiday at the Purple House on Caye Caulker. The wildlife watching is one of the highlights, amazing birds....and other creatures. The house is built to catch the breezes (elevated), which makes keeping cool an easy task. The views are spectacular, particularly from the crow's nest. The people on Caye Caulker are very friendly and helpful, adding to the wonderful experience. Enjoy your stay....and remember, you better Belize it!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Caye Caulker Belize
San Francisco, CA, USA
5

CANNOT WAIT TO GO BACK

  • 5 of 5
We had the most wonderful and relaxing time in Caye Caulker. The Purple House's location away from the crowds made it an ideal getaway. We spent hours lounging in the hammocks watching the birds, or just chilling to music with a cocktail. The caretaker was most helpful, and even introduced us to some locals so we made some new friends.
We are already looking forward to some day going back.
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Caye Caulker Belize
Denver, Colorado USA
5

THE PURPLE HOUSE ON CAYE CAULKER ISLAND, BELIZE, CARIBBEAN

  • 5 of 5
The Purple House at the southern end of Caye Caulker, Belize is one of the most magical places we have ever stayed at. If there were a wildlife bird sanctuary on Caye Caulker, it would be at The Purple House; if there were award winning sunrise and sunset photos of the Caribbean, they would be taken from the "Crows Nest" atop for The Purple House. I recommend this secluded, one bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen, shower, solar powered Jewel-in-Paradise for all pleasure seekers, adventurers, lovers and those seeking some peace and quiet off the beaten path, in an amazing surrounding. It's relatively new, everything works great, wi-fi good, even with a couple of bicycles to trek the mile or so into the village.
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Caye Caulker Belize
Alameda, CA
5

PEACEFUL, PRIVATE, PURPLE HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5
Our trip to the Purple House can best be summarized by our first morning there. We woke up uncharacteristically early in the morning to enjoy the stillness and tranquility of our surroundings. The colorful sunrise that started to cover the sky was reflected in the marsh that surrounds the Purple House. A truly stunning view! We were able to view a variety of birds including ibis, egrets, herons, sandpipers, plovers; as well as a very surprising glimpse of a large crocodile, walking slowly down the sand 50 yards from the front of the house. It was such a wonderful, unexpected treat to see such a variety of nature from the position of the front deck. We made it a habit during our stay to arise at sunrise in hopes of viewing other amazing animals. The Purple House looks great on paper (or computer screen) but it so much more amazing in person.
Eddy is the caretaker/concierge for the house. He picked us up (with Chano, the driver) from the boat to take us to the house and graciously stopped by the market for us to buy some supplies en route, so that we did not need to make an additional trip. The two men were very friendly and a nice welcome to the island.
The Purple House is equipped with satellite radio (absolutely genius touch, very appreciated), wifi, and the comforts of home, solar style. The crow’s nest is a great place to get a good look at the surrounding area. The house has an unique outdoor shower with a view! The bed comes with a mosquito net which we fortunately never had to use.
Caye Caulkner lives up to the reputation of being very laid back and was enjoyable as most people we encountered were extremely friendly. While in town, we booked a snorkel trip with EZ Boy tours who we would also highly recommend. You can choose to enjoy a meal in town OR you can leave the noise & party behind and cook a nice dinner at your “home”. Just please don’t forget the provided flashlights/headlamps if you are on foot or bike, the trail back is very dark-ie you will not be able to see a thing, which we may know from experience….
We were expecting a unique experience with the Purple House and it exceeded our expectations. It was an incredibly relaxing way for us to spend our last few days of our vacation and cannot thank Mr. Mitchell enough for his hospitality and recommendations. Our only disappointment? Of course, not staying longer! ~Alexis & Matthew
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Caye Caulker Belize
United States
4

OFF-THE-GRID MANGROVE HIDE-AWAY

  • 4 of 5
If you are looking for a place off the beaten track in Caye Caulker, look no further than the Purple House. Situated in a sandy mangrove forest on the southern tip of the island, the Purple House offers tranquility with a killer view from the Crow's Nest. During the wet season the bugs can get pretty nasty so be sure to bring plenty of bug spray. The bikes that come with the house are a fabulous way to get from the house to the village and back again. The house is a 15 minute bike ride from town so be prepared for some riding if you want to go back and forth in a single day. Overall, we had a great stay and would highly recommend the Purple House.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Caye Caulker Belize
United States
5

PURPLE HOUSE- BELIZE- AMAZING

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed in the purple house for our honeymoon and had an amazing experience. I have been all over the Caribbean, but Caye Caulker, and the people that call it home, truly have trumped every other journey and made our vacation a "one of a kind" amazing venture.

The purple house is not for the run of the mill tourist. This place is truly off the beaten path. It is close to town, allowing for easy access to scuba diving, relaxing in the sun, and exploring the mile long strip of the town. Yet, the purple house is located far from the touristy part of the island. This place is secluded in the middle of the jungle/mangroves, with the ocean only 50 yards away.

The house itself is great, but the exterior parts are what makes this place really cool. The deck is huge with dual hammocks. The crows nest (on the roof above the house) is amazing for sun bathing or star watching. The interior has all of the comforts of home, including XM radio and WiFi.

One other thing, the people on the island are incredible. The curators of the purple house have found a remarkable group of people that can assist with your every need. From simple run of the mill stuff like groceries and where to go for fun, to taxis to get you where you need to go, and everything in between.

I cannot recommend this place enough, I am going back asap...

JCIII
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Caye Caulker House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $90/nt to $110/nt
  • USD
  • June 1 - Oct 31 $90 nt off season
  • Nov 1 to May 31 $110 nt peak season
  • 3 night min stay

Amenities

Caye Caulker House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
General:
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Double Beds (1)
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sailing
  • basketball court
Notes:
The house is 100% solar powered and collects it's water from the rain. For cooking, the frig and stove is propane. More importantly there is a French Press for coffee! Enjoy the three hammocks, also there is a telescope for stargazing, deck of cards,"Birds of Belize" book and a book on Belize for reference. From the Crow's Nest you can see the village and reef.

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