DIRECT WATERFRONT WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA & A 150' DOCK

James

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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DIRECT WATERFRONT WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA & A 150' DOCK

Caye Caulker Villa Rental Photos and Description

TWO (2) Fully-Equipped Seperate Suites Available (Upper or Lower)

We are a unique 'ECO-CHIC', spectacular waterfront property surrounded by exotic tropical beauty bathed by turquoise blue waters directly overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the 2nd largest Barrier Reef in the World. We offer our guests the choice between one (1) and/or two (2) of our exclusive separate Suites (Upper or Lower). Here at Casita Bella Vida, we say...'The beautiful Caribbean Sea is your Ultimate Infinity Pool.' The Classic Caribbean style architecture sets this special Home and property apart from the rest, with its' Old-World, Caribbean-Charm, soaring ceilings with a kitchen that flows out to the dining and living areas with sliding glass doors that open onto the expansive Verandas with Sunrise & Sunset views. The home is located down the island's only beautiful, scenic, sandy, seaside jungle road far enough away from the airstrip yet close enough to the village shops & restaurants for all your needs.

Casita Bella Vida offers the ultimate in a high class off-grid, solar powered, sub-tropical sea island escape with its' own self-contained rain catchment water system.

The Villa is an architectural dream with large wrap-around verandas (decks) and hammocks providing some of the most stunning views and breezes anywhere on the island.

Mahogany hardwood floors and high cathedral ceilings throughout the entire home make this house truly luxurious. Handcrafted custom furniture throughout the home by local Belize artisans. Watch the sunrise and sunset out over the Sea from the spectacular 30’ high wrap-around verandas. It is a bird watchers paradise too, without even leaving the property. The location is extremely exotic and just far enough away from the busy village for peace and quiet throughout the days and nights.

This Villa offers a dock for swimming, fishing and all the rest of your tropical sea island adventures and desires. Local guided snorkel and fishing tours are absolutely fantastic and will pick you up by boat and drop you off right at the dock for your convenience. Or, you can just stay at home and snorkel, fish and enjoy much of the Barrier Reef marine life right from the beautiful dock.

Located on the exclusive Eden Isles section at the South Point of Caye Caulker away from it all, this property offers the most romantic & peaceful tropical island getaway that you could ever imagine. The sandy seaside path to Casita Bella Vida is very scenic and fun for bikes & golf cart rentals. Bikes are included and provided at the house for you, and the village and restaurants are just a short ride away along the islands’ only exotic jungle path. Or, you can call to have a golf-cart taxi pick you up and return you back home.

Enjoy peace and quiet from your bedroom while watching Dolphins swimming by in the morning and Eagle Rays flying clear out of the water. Experience a truly luxurious solar powered, off-grid tropical island getaway home.

Our property manager will arrange transportation and check-in for you upon arrival at Caye Caulker's airstrip and/or water taxi dock(s) to bring you to the house and help get you settled and checked-in.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
James (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
Speaks english

About James

We are a happily married couple enjoying our 50's.

We love to travel, and enjoy many sports from the snowy mountains to the sandy seashores.

James purchased this villa in 2013

Why James chose Caye Caulker

It has always been a dream for my wife and I to own a home in the Caribbean. We were fortunate enough to have our dream come true. With such a truly beautiful home we felt it would be nice to make it available and share it with others. A bird and star gazers delight.

What makes this villa unique

It is a truly peaceful and quiet location with the most scenic jungle path leading up to the Casita. We are away from the airport yet close enough to the village for all your entertainment and restaurant needs. MOST UNIQUE BENEFIT: The owners have made special arrangements with certain guided snorkel & fishing tours to have our guests picked-up by boat right at the dock of Casita Bella Vida. Here at Casita Bella Vida, we say...'The beautiful Caribbean Sea is your Ultimate Infinity Pool.' Caye Caulker has a 'Go Slow' attitude with beautiful blue waters and the amazing Belize Barrier Reef just off shore and wonderfully friendly people. The people here always make us feel welcome and at home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing time in Caye Caulker and Casita Bella Vida. Beautiful and small island with fun locals and just enough tourism to feel like a Vacation. We will be coming back again so instead of Goodbye --- We'll see you later!
Aug 2013
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4.4
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DIRECT WATERFRONT WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA & A 150' DOCK
average rating of 4.4 based on 12 reviews
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Caye Caulker Belize
Denver, CO
5

A Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at this property for a week over Thanksgiving. We LOVED it. Here are some highlights:
1. Gorgeous, well-kept property with plenty of indoor and outdoor space--The indoor space includes a bright upstairs made of wood and vaulted ceilings. There is a large kitchen and dining area, as well as a sitting area with iPod doc, stereo, books, etc. The bedroom is spacious and includes plenty of storage space. The floor plan is open and the atmosphere is bright...lots of windows and nice views. The wrap-around deck surrounding the upper level is stunning...excellent views and comfy hammocks were a highlight of our trip. The downstairs is newly renovated and very well-done. It also has high ceilings and feels very bright. The two areas together would make an excellent arrangement for a family with older children or two couples looking to get away. Also, we did not experience any issues with bugs inside the property (there are lots of sand flies in this climate). The owners have gone to great lengths to ensure that all windows are well covered with special screens that keep out the tiniest of bugs (hard to find at other properties on Caye Caulker). There is a sliding door to the deck on the upper property, but we only used the main (front) door to insure better protection from the bugs.
2. Location--The house is on the south end of the island surrounded by lots of trees and ridiculously awesome views of the ocean. It is quiet and away from the bustle of the town, although you can easily get your fix when you want it. If you want to get off the grid, this is the place. You have access to a quiet dock where you can sit and stare at the ocean or you can take a dip in the calm waters. The ocean here is very still and often times looks like glass. Breath-taking.
3. Bikes--This property is about a 10 to 15 minute bike ride from the center of town. One of our favorite parts of our vacation was the daily bike ride to and from town. It is definitely dark at night, so I would recommend bringing headlamps (although there was a flashlight at the property). Locks are also included.
4. Owners--We were lucky enough to meet the owners of this property during our stay. They are incredibly kind, conscientious, and just down-right awesome. They take a lot of pride in their property and ensure that it is comfortable for guests. It's a little scary to find a house online, and they proved to be very trust-worthy. Their manager, Michael, is helpful and professional.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Caye Caulker Belize
5

Amazing ocean views from a lovely house

  • 5 of 5
The house and views are exactly as the photos show - amazing! Lovely decor, everything you need in an off-the-grid house. Incredibly relaxing and wonderful to wake up to peace and quiet and have coffee on the veranda or on the dock. Michael, the caretaker, is absolutely fantastic. He took us to the house and is so knowledgeable and helpful - a real asset to the house.
We are a family of 3 (11 year old daughter) and the house was perfect for us. We only used the top apartment as the 2 do not interconnect and had a futon in the living area. We were here in the bug season (Dec-May less bugs, May-Dec more bugs) but never had any bugs inside the house thanks to the screens. The sea breezes blow through the house keeping it cool and with 2 fans we slept very well. There are mosquitos and sand flies of course, but on the top veranda or dock you are fine - 1 or 2 occasions when the breeze stopped and it was dusk it was difficult.
We loved cycling the beach path a couple of times a day - an adventure at night! With a flashlight held in 1 hand, trying to avoid the land crabs and wish willys - and 2 crocs (they were more scared of us). It is only 10-15 minutes ride so we never needed a taxi. Would be different if you were travelling with young children or older guests.
We met lovely locals on the dock - dog walkers, fishermen - other tourists came occasionally in their golf carts but 90% of the time we were alone.
We had breakfast on the veranda everyday but ate all meals out - the food is so good and so cheap compared to where we live (Chile).
It was wonderful to have the solitude and views of this house - and the bustle of town just a short bike ride away.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
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Caye Caulker Belize
Truckee
5

NICE!

  • 5 of 5
As advertised. Very comfortable home with separate quarters for two couples. Great views. Nice swimming and snorkeling area off the dock (keep your feet up). Michael was very helpful for any issues (although all we had was a flat tire that was quickly repaired) Homeowner supplies four bikes which is great for getting around. Would highly recommend.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
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Caye Caulker Belize
3

BED BUGS!!!

  • 3 of 5
The day we arrived my 23 year old son took a four hour nap on the sofa and awoke with bug bites on 90% of his body. He was just covered. We took him to the local private doctor and he said it looked like bed bug bites especially since he got them so quickly all at once while sleeping. The couch had some type of bug infestation for sure as we all ended up with several bites . By several I mean over 100. He had to stay in the house for the remainder of the vacation since he was completely covered in bites and didn't want to be seen with them and had no long sleeve shirts to wear. He looked really bad. Totally ruined our vacation. Before writing this rating, we did notify the owner so they could address the issue before the next quests arrived, but they just responded that "we don't have bed bugs and seemed angry that we said something. The taxi ride to and from the house can get quite expensive, so unless you can ride a bike for a few miles on a bumpy dirt road, consider another closer house. We had to make several trips to get groceries as we could only carry a limited amount at a time. The house has a nice view and in a good size for three people. I would have liked extra linens available and it did seem to be quite hot at night. so if you need AC you need to stay where there is electricity and not solar power.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Owner's Response: This review is simply not true! There are good people in the World and there are "Not-So-Good People". These, unfortunately, are "Not-So-Good People", who actually threatened us to use the 'Review System' to make an un-true accusation about our home in an effort to get a refund for their vacation. There are No, and Never have been any bed bugs in our home. My wife and I live in this beautiful home (approx. 6 mos./year) when we are not in the USA (Connecticut). My wife & I pride ourselves on how clean and lovely our home is always kept . PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Lanza of Caye Caulker, Belize, has also confirmed that "there were never any diagnosis of bed bugs with this guest in Caye Caulker or at Casita Bella Vida, during the time of this renter's stay." And, furthermore, he asks that anyone with any concerns should feel free to contact him and he will gladly answer you, and re-confirm any of these false accusations made by this guest. There is also a sworn declaration from the Doctor stating that this guest did Not have any bed bug bites at all. We trust that any & all intelligent, future guests at our home, will be able to see through this Traveler’s Grossly, False Accusation and know that they are clearly, and pitifully, the "types" that were simply out-to-seek monetary refund/gain(s) based on a Complete & Total False Accusation. Unfortunately, home owners like us must always be aware of people like this attempting to extort (Shame-On-Them...). What's even more astonishing about this story, is that the only time we ever heard anything from these renters during their stay was when they asked our House Manager to see if we'd be willing to sell our home to them??!! My wife & I look forward to continuing to share our Spectacularly Clean Home with "good people" in the future.
God Bless...
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Caye Caulker Belize
5

Loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed this house. It was quaint, cozy and secluded from the main village. The bike ride is indeed a 15 min ride (the walk back is longer and only enjoyable when you've had some cocktails - seriously though just pay for Nick to drive you). The house had all the amenities and reminded us of a nice cottage. We had zero issues with electrical or water and kept the windows and doors open (but locked) all the time. We were fortunate enough to not have any bugs whatsoever which was awesome. The breeze was always warm but as soon as I got a sunburn, man, did we ever want the AC! That said we would totally come back to this little humble abode again. Anwar Tours was great and we enjoyed getting picked up at the dock. The only one complaint that we had was that the pillows smelled and there wasn't any extra sets of bedding or pillows that we could have swapped out. Our solution was to put the pillows in t-shirts which eliminated the issues but other than that, it was lovely!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you "Loved It" so much! We only wish that you would have contacted our House Manager about the pillows, because we do have other readily available bedding that we would have been happy to switch out for you. Our bedding, mattresses and pillows are all covered in special protected pillow and mattress covers. Everything is cleaned regularly. We pride ourselves on cleanliness!
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Caye Caulker Belize
Germany
5

Eco-friendly hideaway on the south end of Caye Caulker

  • 5 of 5
It is a rare privilege to wake up and see the caribbean from your bed. We spent 6 days in this beautifully kept cabana. It was just the 2 of us, with more people you would have to put the other 2 into the separate apparmtment at ground level.
The self-sufficiency of the cabana for water and electricity is not a problem if you make it your 2nd nature to stop waste. The rainwater on tap can be used for making tea and coffee, for drinking there is a 5 gallon water bottle for your stay.
What you should bring:
1. flashlights for riding the bikes back home after dark
2. moskito coils for the porch
We never had any moskitoes in the house, but we kept the door(s) closed and the windows have screening.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Belize International & Caye Caulker Airstrip
Car: not necessary

World Class Kite Boarding and instruction is also available on Caye Caulker. NEW to the island: We now Fly-Boarding too!

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Availability & Rates

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Caye Caulker Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
$150
From
$150
Thu
$1,050
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 17 2014
5 night minimum stay
$220
From
$220
Thu
$1,540
$6,160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/News Year's
Dec 18 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$230
From
$230
Thu
$1,610
 
 
High Season
Jan 5 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$220
From
$220
Thu
$1,540
$5,880
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$200
Thu
$1,400
$5,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$150
Thu
$1,050
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Upper Suite $50
Add'l Guest(s) PP/PN $25
Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning Lower Suite $50
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Rates are based on (1) Couple/nt;
$25 pp/nt for additional guests
(4) adults Maximum for the home

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Caye Caulker Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Casita Bella Vida Upper Suite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Casita Bella Vida Lower Suite
  • Bathroom Towels are included, but please bring your own Beach Towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Lower Seaside Suite - 1 queen , Sleeps two (2)
    Upper Seaside Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps Three (3) with additional $25/Nt. fee for third guest
  • (2) Queen Beds in two fully-equipped separate rental suites (Upper or Lower) with private entrances and Sea Views
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Casita Bella Vida is an eco-friendly solar powered home. Water is collected in a large rainwater cistern and is for bathing and dishwashing. Water & power usage should be conserved do to the reliance on rain & sun for replenishment. A back-up generator is on-sight to recharge the solar power system if necessary. A five gallon container of drinking water is provided with each rental. Additional drinking water containers can be delivered to the house for a small fee. Please visit our other family home, BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO (USA) Ski-In-Ski-Out Vacation Rental (VRBO #360259) Property available for snow lovers.
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