CULTURAL EXPERIENCE WHILE EXPLORING BELIZE.

Irma LeBard and or George LeBard

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house

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CULTURAL EXPERIENCE WHILE EXPLORING BELIZE.

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2,600 sq. ft. 4 bedroom, 2 bath, kitchen, family room, with beautiful courtyard.

Fully furnished with wifi. Large courtyard with hammocks, seating and fountain. Sleeps up to 8 comfortably. Located in small Mayan village in N. Belize (Orange Walk District). Lots of open space and perfect for couples, families, business retreats, and family reunions. Day trips include Maya Temples, cave river tubing, jungle/river tours, wildlife reserves, environmental biosphere, and the Caribbean Sea with the second largest barrier reef in the world for world class diving and snorkeling. Optional packages include Spanish lessons and classes in cooking typical foods. Maid and cook are available for an additional fee and highly recommended. They will cook typical foods but are capable of being creative with specific request. Typical foods include traditional Mayan and Spanish dishes including seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible

Irma LeBard and or George LeBard

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This is the home of George and Irma LeBard. George is from Reno, Nevada. In 1981 he went to Belize as a Peace Corps Volunteer and later worked on Peace Corps Belize staff. In 1984 he met and married Irma Novelo together they built their home in the same village Irma was born and raised. You can learn more about George's Peace Corps experience by reading 'A School for Others' a memoir of his time as a Peace Corps Volunteer. During this time George built a school, 'The Belize High School of Agriculture' for young people not able to access traditional educational opportunities. When George and Irma are not in Belize they are visiting their children (3 sons) who live in the Lake Tahoe/Carson City area.

Irma LeBard and or George LeBard purchased this house in 1992

Yo Creek village is where Irma was born and raised and where her extended family lives. We chose to build our home in Yo Creek because we value village life. The Mayan culture is still alive here and with it a tremendous regard for family and the environment.

Yo Creek is unique because it has the benefits of village life but also offers the comforts of modern living. It has running water, electricity and reliable transportation. If you're someone who wants to get off the beaten path and experience another culture this is the place for you. The back yard has orange trees, coconut trees, and other tropical fruit trees for your pleasure. From the veranda upstairs you can see Mexico (Yucatan Penisula) since we're right on the border. Nothing in Belize is too far away and many of the ruins and eco-tourist sites can be accomplished in a day trip. The second largest barrier reef in the world is a one hour drive and 45 minute ride by water taxi. Chetumal, the capital of Quintana Roo is a one hour drive and is the gateway to the Mayan Rivera.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Cultural experience while exploring Belize.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Cultural experience while exploring Belize.
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Corozal Belize
5

Nice comfortable home, gracious hosts

  • 5 of 5
Nice comfortable house in small village. Owners are very nice, helpful and have great knowledge of area.
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Corozal Belize
calgary
5

Hidden gem

  • 5 of 5
This house was fantastic, but the hospitality even more amazing.
It was great for our group of 6, and we even had space to take in an orphan traveller one night. The courtyard was a perfect zen space, the kitchen well equipped, even a blender and coffee grinder.
Fans everywhere were a lifesaver- this is a hot country. Clean as a whistle. Laundry was a bonus touch.
The property is rural, in a small, very friendly, uncommercialized village. Transportation is an issue to consider. There is bus service, however we did not try it out. The success of our visit was largely due to the wonderful neighbours being relatives of the owners, and they were great resources to help us get around. They are related to or friends with the entire population of the district so making connections to tour guides and transportation options is easy. They bent over backwards to make our stay perfect. And the option of having meals cooked for us was a true gift. Excellent meals of local flavor, Including FRESH squeezed juices . These people became friends to us, a special addition to our trip that we weren't even planning for.
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Corozal Belize
Sant Cruz CA
5

Gracious hosts / beautiful home

  • 5 of 5
What made this a most outstanding trip was how accommodating and gracious the owners, George and Irma are. They made us feel completely at home and took care of our every need and want. Their home is lovely and comfortable. Irma’s sister is an excellent cook and will prepare delicious Belizean meals for you at a very reasonable price.

George arranged a unique night tour of the New River so we could see birds that we never would see otherwise. If you take this tour, be forewarned there may be thousands of bugs attracted to the searchlight so wear glasses and don't open your mouth while facing forward!

We had no trouble driving around the country in our two-wheel drive SUV but be prepared for roads that can be littered with potholes and many are crushed limestone and slick when wet. The drive is long out to Lamanai but worth it to see and hear the Howler monkeys and see the Mask Temple. The signage to and through Shipyard on the way is nonexistent so you need to have good directions and not hesitate to ask for help. We stopped at the beautiful Crooked Tree Reserve on the way back to the airport as it is only a short distance off the main road.

I agree with everything in the previous reviews about this beautiful home. Note that you are staying in a small neighborhood a couple blocks off the main road. The village is about 5 miles outside of Orange Walk Town where you can find restaurants and grocery stores. If you are particular about your wine, be advised that the selection is extremely limited in Orange Walk Town. I found the Belikin Stout beer excellent.
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
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Corozal Belize
Jackson, California
5

Awesome Location

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at this property with my family this year. If you are seeking an awesome cultural experience, stay here. The house is huge, with two wings and a great upstairs and surrounding porch - great place to read in the mornings. Orange Walk is a small village in central Belize populated by Mayan-Spanish folks: Mestizos. It is centrally located and an easy drive to many of the "interior" attractions in Belize. The owner can hook you up with a local tour guide that we used - they did all the driving: Mayan temples, the Mennonite communities, Cave Tubing, ATM Cave, even picked us up at the airport. Great Experience!!
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Corozal Belize
Lake Tahoe, NV, USA
5

A True Adventure and Fabulous Get-away!

  • 5 of 5
Our trip to Belize could never have been as authentic, adventurous, comfortable or exciting if we had not stayed in this home in Orange Walk. I traveled with my family (my husband and I, plus two kids ages 5 and 7) and family friends of ours (with their two girls, ages 11 and 21).

This home is in the middle of a wonderful village full of friendly and helpful people. The owners arranged for us to experience village culture and cuisine, providing us with local cooks, tour guides and entertainment by a cultural dance group. All eight of us stayed comfortably in this large house, enjoying a modern kitchen and bathrooms, a roof-top veranda and a lovely courtyard with hammocks and a fountain. We almost wished there was less to see and more time to spend relaxing at home.

We did not have a quiet day, however. We explored artifact filled caves (even met a skeleton or two), tubed down rivers, climbed Maya temples, and zip-lined through the jungle. Our guides even accompanied us to Mexico for a night by the beach. Each of us had a blast, despite our huge age range (over 50 years from oldest to youngest!).

If you want to feel like a local, yet experience everything a tourist can see in Belize, this is the place to stay. Don't hesitate to allow the owners to set you up with all the help you will need to have an authentic, luxurious and unforgettable local experience.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Belize city
Car: recommended

Close to popular archaeological Mayan sites, second largest barrier reef in the world, river tours, and eco-tourism destinations for day trips. Other activities include hiring a local to learn Spanish or make traditional food. One hour away from the capital of Quintana Roo, Chetumal Mexico, in the Yucatan Peninsula and the gateway to the Mayan Riviera.

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Availability & Rates

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Notes Small additional fee for more than 8 guests.
Pets okay with additional fee.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Corozal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Free Long Distance ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Hot and cold showers
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bdrm 1= King size beds (1), bdrm2=Queen size Beds (1), bdrm3=Twin size Beds (2) bdrm4= Twin size beds (2), NO AIRCONDITIONER
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Available upon request at additional cost: maid (s), cook, babysitter. *HOUSE HAS NO AIRCONDITIONER *House available to rent for a year at a time or monthly.
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