CHARMING AND COLORFUL OCEAN-FRONT HOUSE

Caye Management

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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CHARMING AND COLORFUL OCEAN-FRONT HOUSE

Ambergris Caye House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

This unique octagonal house sits atop a pedestal at tree top level right at the water’s edge on a quiet stretch of white sand beach 4 miles north of San Pedro; far from the tourist scene, but a short walk along the beach to wonderful restaurants, beach bars and a great little grocery store. The water shuttle will pick you up from a dock near the house and take you into town for shopping or a night out. This is the ultimate location for diving or snorkeling, or just relaxing on the veranda looking out at the crystal clear turquoise water.

Get up early and drink your coffee on the veranda as you watch the sunrise over the reef, and perhaps see an egret stand in the water watching for fish, or a spotted eagle ray swim lazily by. Then take a short water shuttle ride to a morning yoga class at the Ak’bol Yoga Retreat where classes are held on a platform built out over the ocean. Or take our two person kayak out to explore the reef in front of the house. We now have an ocean swim area off the end of the dock, suitable for swimming laps and marked off to protect swimmers from passing boats.

The Tree House is the ideal spot for a romantic getaway, or for two couples or a small family. You’ll be living in a house, not a hotel or condo, with all the comfort and privacy of home. The house is newly renovated. The fully equipped modern kitchen will inspire you to prepare fresh caught fish and tropical fruit as you enjoy the ocean view. Both bedrooms have queen size beds. The living room is a comfortable place to relax and look out at the ocean. It has a couch which folds out to a queen size bed. There is a 26 inch flat screen TV and DVD player, an iPod dock with speakers, and a land line. There is high speed Internet. There is weekly maid service (or more frequently upon request).

This unique eco-friendly house perched atop a 20 foot concrete pedestal was designed to withstand hurricanes and cause minimal impact on environmentally sensitive locations. Built of farm grown replenish able lumber, the octagonal design and floor to ceiling windows catch the ocean breezes so that our ceiling fans and air-conditioning are seldom needed. The wide veranda affords a spectacular view of the Great Barrier Reef. The vaulted ceilings and exposed beams create a sense of space. We are committed to providing a green environment. Our water supply comes from rain water stored in a cistern on the property. Vegetable waste is composted to fertilize the garden. Linens and towels are laundered in biodegradable soap and line dried.

GETTING THERE:

Direct flights to Belize City International Airport leave from Miami, Dallas and Atlanta. From there you can take a 15 minute flight to San Pedro airstrip on Mayan Air or Tropic Air. Or you can take a 30 minute taxi ride to the water taxi terminal and take the water shuttle to San Pedro, an hour and a half ride. A representative from Caye Management will meet you at San Pedro airstrip or the dock and take you up to the Tree House in his boat. The on-site caretaker, Rubio, will meet you at our dock and assist you with your luggage.

Keywords: Beach house

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the manager
Dear Lorna,

Just a brief message to thank you for our stay at your house in Belize. We had an amazing time and we look forward to our next stay in San Pedro. We will definitely return and make the Little Tree House our accommodation of choice.

Again, thank you very much for everything.

Best regards.

V.
Mar 2012
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Caye Management

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I live in Brookline, Massachusetts. I am a psychotherapist and teach at Boston University. I am a scuba diver. On my first trip to Ambergris Caye, I fell hopelessly in love with this part of the island. I came back two months later and bought this house. For me, this place is magical. I wish I could stay here year round, but since I can't, I am happy to share it with you and hope you love it as much as I do.

Caye Management purchased this house in 2010

Living at the Tree House is a completely different experience from staying at a resort or condo. You meet locals and ex-pats at the neighborhood store and restaurants, or just walking along the beach. So you can really get a feel for island life. In addition to its natural beauty and tranquility, it's a friendly and interesting neighborhood.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
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4.6
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Charming and Colorful Ocean-Front House
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews
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Charming and Colorful Ocean-Front House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317404vb
617-734-5042 Massachusetts
Ambergris Caye Belize
Franklin, TN
5

A perfect romantic getaway!

  • 5 of 5
The Red Treehouse was perfect for my wife’s and my stay in late April/early May 2014.. Once we landed and retrieved our luggage, Armando met us and took us to a market to get a few things for our stay and then delivered us by water taxi to Genie’s dock adjacent to the beach house. Rubio, the Treehouse caretaker was waiting on the dock with his wheelbarrow and delivered our luggage to the house and provided a brief overview of the property. After settling in, we decided to “explore” up the beach. A short walk away was a nice beach bar at a nearby resort. We enjoyed some delicious seafood ceviche and enjoyed our first taste of Belikin, the local beer! Our stay was wonderful in so many ways, with the tropical breeze always blowing, the lovely people we met, and the super food! Despite the many activities and excursions to chose from, our greatest enjoyment came from just relaxing on the deck enjoying the cool breeze, watching the hummingbirds feed and watching people traveling back and forth along the beach trail. We did follow others’ advice and utilized Coral Divers for our “destination” get-away. Snorkeling the Hol Chan/Shark Ray Alley and touring the Mayan Ruins were two amazing trips. Genie, the owner of Coral Divers, and his great staff, were all so helpful and friendly.
The house is located about four miles north of San Pedro which challenged us a little, but overall beach bars/restaurants were within walking distance as was the Mata Grande grocery. We did rent bikes for the week but due to the sandy beach-side path we found it was easier in most instances to just walk to where we wanted to go. Like so many others have mentioned in previous reviews, we anxiously waited the call of the Burrito man out front in the mornings. What a great way to start the day! The house had everything we needed for our 10 day stay. Because of the dry season, it was necessary to use water conservatively but we followed the custom of others and only once was there a need to refill the cistern.
We were welcomed from day one by a great family with Rubio, Iris, and little Luis (what a charmer!). Rubio and Iris treated us to a freshly caught supper of grouper and ceviche (his is THE BEST) on our 2nd day! Iris, too, was a wonderful cook and we learned how to make the ceviche and coconut rice. Rubio is a huge asset to the Treehouse!!
We decided well before our departure that we would return to Belize, and if the timing is right, we are returning to the Treehouse.
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed the house, and yes, Rubio, Iris and Luis are the best. Hope to host you again.
Lorna
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Charming and Colorful Ocean-Front House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317404vb
617-734-5042 Massachusetts
Ambergris Caye Belize
Olympia
5

A Wonderful Experience on Ambergris Caye!

  • 5 of 5
My wife Julie and I thoroughly enjoyed our week at the "Tree House" on Ambergris Caye. The house was right on the beach with breathtaking views and a wonderful breeze off the ocean. This home is a bit off the beaten path, but accessible by water taxi, bicycle, or golf cart. A small grocery is only a 10 minute walk away. The caretaker, "Rubio" was very friendly and helpful. We could not have asked for a more relaxing spot to unwind and enjoy our vacation.
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Come back again! Lorna
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Charming and Colorful Ocean-Front House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317404vb
617-734-5042 Massachusetts
Ambergris Caye Belize
5

An exceptional choice for the independent traveller!

  • 5 of 5
My favorite travel companions are my boyfriend and a couple friends we've been on one trip together with before. We aren't picky about privacy and are happy to share the chores of cooking and tidying, so the Red Treehouse was perfect for us. We landed in Belize City at 2:30pm and by 4:30 were on our water taxi to San Pedro, where Armando met us and took us, at our request, to an grocery store with excellent produce options (the Greenhouse) to stock up for our stay. Provisions in hand, Armando then delivered us to the Los Encantos dock (only because Geni, the neighbor, had his dock under construction) where Rubio's wheelbarrow awaited us for the luggage. The transfer was seamless. It turns out that the treehouse is located technically "in town," so close enough to bike, but far enough from town (4.5 miles) to be tranquil. I highly recommend Joe's bike rental in San Pedro, it's the best way to get around, as golf carts have to navigate an insane number of potholes. If you have any mobility issues, as one of our party did, the Coastal Express Water taxi will get you within a a minutes' walk of the property. In the mornings, the burrito/tamale guy rides by with vegetarian and meatatarian options alike, all for a very reasonable price of $5US for two. While we expected to make all our own food, the locally-made tortillas were amazing and we found ourselves looking forward to the call of "Burritos! Tamales!" somewhere between 8 and 8:30am. Be aware that the beach at the treehouse is not ideal for swimming: in fact NO beach we found on Ambergris Caye was ideal. The sea is quite shallow, the sand can suction a water shoe right off you, and the turtle grass is dense. Expect to swim off of a boat during a tour, not from the beach. The treehouse is well appointed, with Wifi and most necessary appliances, although we brought our own electric juicer because we love margaritas :) Also, know that produce is local and never imported, so if it's not in season, you're not going to be eating it--we lamented the lack of lemons and avocados but got over it. We actually brought a cooler of cheeses because I'd read it's hard to find on the island and that is true. The Mata Grande store is a short walk away and has eggs, milk, and alcohol, but not so much produce so plan accordingly. Use the compost bin, conserve water as best you can, and be prepared for power outages which happen with some frequency. A wonderful stay, and an unforgettable experience.
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! So glad you enjoyed the Tree House. I am going down on April 30th and with the help of Geni and my neighbors at the Iguana House, I am going to build an "ocean swim area" out beyond the dock, cordoned off and clearly marked so that swimmers are protected from passing boats. So tune in next month for pictures and a description. Looking forward to hosting you again in the future.
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Charming and Colorful Ocean-Front House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317404vb
617-734-5042 Massachusetts
Ambergris Caye Belize
5

Tropical Caribbean Respite

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at the Tree House for 5 days during the first week of February this year. We were joined for 3 of the days by another couple. All of us agreed that this accommodation is well appointed and furnished, and it's view of the beach, ocean and reef was superb. Our transfer from San Pedro by 4 mile boat ride went smoothly and was a stunning way to initially experience the coast line. Rubio, the caretaker that lives on property with his family, was very helpful during our stay, even to the point of getting us fresh coconuts for our drinks. We did purchase some fillets of freshly caught red snapper from him that were delicious. The wrap around front deck was a wonderful place to relax and just gaze at the Caribbean blue waters below us, and watch the walkers, joggers and bike riders on the beach path right in front of the house. A vendor does arrive most mornings by bike selling delicious freshly made hot tamales and breakfast burritos. We did take advantage of the sea kayak to go out to the reef about 1/2 mile off shore to do some snorkeling. The water clarity and warmth were good, there were enough interesting fish and coral formations to view to make it worth our effort. The real underwater show was at Hol Chan and the Shark/Ray alley off the south east tip of the island. Spectacular snorkeling. We did book the tour with Geni, who runs a tour boat service right from the wharf/dock in front of the Tree House. His prices were competitive and the guide/boat driver that we had was great. Although lobster season ended on February 14th, we did get the chance to eat that succulent meat on two occasions. One of them was at Aurora's grill by The Mata Grande store just a 10 minute walk to the north of The Tree House.
The only "negative" we noted had to do with Ambergris Caye beaches, and not The Tree House. We do believe that it is important that travelers planning to come to this part of Belize realize that you cannot easily swim in these spectacular Caribbean waters. The water is very shallow with the bottom covered with Turtle grass near the shore. There are signs up all over, warning waders and swimmers not to venture past the end of the docks because of potential injuries from boats, engines, and water taxis. We did, on several occasions, cool off in the water at the end of the dock by sitting in it, and there were a few colorful fish under the dock to view.
Great place----4 1/2 out of 5, only knocked down for the Island-wide beach issue.
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • 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
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the Tree House. Sounds as though you really got into the island spirit. I agree about the beaches. I am a swimmer and am frustated that I can't swim laps. There is good news, though. My neighbors at the Iguana House and I are going to build a swimming area out beyond the dock. It will be cordoned off and flagged so people are protected from passing boats. It will be up and running next time you visit!
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Charming and Colorful Ocean-Front House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317404vb
617-734-5042 Massachusetts
Ambergris Caye Belize
California
4

great house

  • 4 of 5
beautiful place to stay but don't expect to swim too much off the dock. The water is shallow with lots of sea grass. Swimming farther out is a bit dangerous because of water taxi's speeding by. Otherwise wonderful. Would have loved to have bikes available to use instead of the hassle of having to find and rent them, but having a kayak to use was a great start. Gave it 4 stars rather than 5 for these reasons.
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the house. Sorry there was so much sea grass at the end of the dock. At certain times of year it comes in, other times the area is clear enough to swim. But the best snorkeling and swimming is certainly off the kayak tied to a buoy. Thank you for the feedback about bicycles. I will look into it. I am always looking for ways to make the Tree House the perfect vacation destination.
Best
Lorna
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Charming and Colorful Ocean-Front House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317404vb
617-734-5042 Massachusetts
Ambergris Caye Belize
Knoxville, TN
5

Great Trip, Great House, Amazing People

  • 5 of 5
My son, daughter and I just got back from Belize/The Tree House. We had a great time – diving, snorkeling, biking, and enjoying the local people and cuisine. It was the 1st time we have gotten together on a trip like this in quite a while and it could not have been better – we will definitely visit again!

The “Tree House” is a spectacular place and right on the beach - beds were very comfortable, den & kitchen areas very well equipped. However, the views from the deck are so spectacular that we spent almost all our free time there. The proximity to the beach made morning breakfasts from the “Burrito Guy” very easy and convenient. We even met Joe the woodworker and his dog passing by on his bicycle. This saved me the trouble of going to town to find gifts for my wife. Joe carves amazing things using all local woods – I think we alone helped him meet his week’s sales target! Aurora’s had amazing food and Beverly at Mata Grande was extremely helpful with our shopping and making sure we had “minutes” on the phone.

The natural features of Belize – the reef system, birds & animals – speak for themselves. What truly impressed me was how nice and helpful the Belizeans are. This was the case for the Bicycle guy who delivered and picked up the bikes, the dive crews for our dive trips, the folks at the restaurants we visited & even Armando the water taxi guy. The locals could not have been more helpful.

I save the greatest praise for last. Rubio the care taker is a jewel. He, his wife, and son Louis are among the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure to meet. Rubio was quick to answer any questions we had about local customs, cuisine, activities, etc. He frequently gave us advice on issues from food, dive locations, kayaking to near-by reefs, security issues and we were always pleased with his recommendations. And then there are the coconuts. On our 1st day, we asked about determining ripeness, cracking the shell, eating, cooking, and coconut drinks. He immediately pulled out a ladder, climbed the tree and got a variety of coconuts. We got a crash course and ate and drank coconut all week! You are very lucky to have him and I’m sure you know this. He also thinks a great deal of you and his opinion convinces me that we were extremely lucky finding you and your “Tree House.”

Thank you for a terrific week & and we hope to return very soon to the Tree House!
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Tours to Mayan temples; rainforest wildlife and birdwatching tours. Our property manager at Caye Management can arrange these for you. Snorkeling, fishing and cave tubing trips can be arranged with our neighbor Geni (bigbadgeni@yahoo.com)

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Availability & Rates

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Ambergris Caye House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
May 1 2014 - Nov 14 2014
4 night minimum stay
$170
$1,190
$3,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Nov 15 2014 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
$4,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
$4,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Transportation by taxi and boat from San Pedro to The Tree House is included in the rental
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Amenities

Amenities

Ambergris Caye House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 112 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Books
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • fly fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
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