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Beautiful modern house with impressive panoramic view and pool *find us on airbn

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

ideal for families, couples and retirees wishing to live in Belize

Unique and totally private contemporary house that set on a 3 acres breezy hill top with gorgeous views & private pool, birdwatching paradise, ideal spot location to explore the Cayo district. 2 large bedrooms and one small, 2 baths, 3 large decks and interior garden. Conveniently located only 2 miles away from the main ecotourism hub (San Ignacio town) but it feels like far away . Very high ceilings, cross ventilated rooms, hammocks, lounge chair, garden paths to walk right outside, etc.

Property Manager
Katia Paradis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2017

About Katia Paradis

We built our dream house property in 2008 and feel it is the best place to live in Belize!

Katia Paradis purchased this house in 2008

Why Katia Paradis chose Belize

The property sets on the top of a breezy hill with a majestic view we never get tired of looking at. It offers the privacy and intimacy of a resort while not being too isolated and close to the groceries store and bustling village life. In fact, we were not the first one to find this location as a premium spot, while building the foundations of the house, we found 2 ancient Mayan foundations laying one on top of another. We believe it is a great property for those who go for the car rental option, preferably a SUV, either in San Ignacio or Belize City and explore the area at their own rhythm without being bound to any schedule. The road access to the house is a dirt path, often bumpy, that gets muddy on rainy season.

What makes this house unique

On days where everyone complains about heat and humidity and get to our place, they are always surprised by how much more comfortable and cooler it is up there.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our stay was amazing and the staff was perfect. Our only need was more pool towels. If we decide to come back to Belize with another couple we will absolutely be contacting you. Thank you for sharing your home. We loved our time there.
Jan 2013
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Santa Elena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Hot water. Rain shower head. Bathroom dimension: 9X9.5 feet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , Hot Water and rain shower head.Bathroom dimension: 6x9feet
  • One bathroom is located between the Master bedroom and Family bedroom. The 2nd bedroom is located on the opposite side of the house near the 3rd bedroom/TV room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Family bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3/ TV Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Couch made of high density foam. As comfy as a mattress.
  • A) Master bedroom: 1 King size bed (semi-firm high quality mattress) room dimension: 13 feet x 18 feet B) Family bedroom: 1 Double Bed (semi-firm) + 1 twin (semi-firm) room dimension 13 feet x 13 feet C)TV Room: 1 twin (high density foam mattress) 12 feet X11 feet D) Small bedroom with A/C: 1 twin room 12 feet X 9 feet
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Property located on a rural area (dirt paths). SUV 2X4 or 4x4 recommended. Housekeeping every 3rd night or more on request.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Beautiful modern house with impressive panoramic view and pool *find us on airbn
average rating of 4.785714 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5
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We spent a few days in San Ignacio touring the area and truly enjoyed our stay. The home was well maintained and exceeded our expectations. The owner and local housekeeper were very accommodating and made us feel truly welcome.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Views, Serenity and an Amazing Pool!!!

  • 4 of 5
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Casa Hill View could not be in a more lovely location. The view from the deck as you have dinner and have had a chance to cool off in the pool is amazing. Rooms were big and spacious. It was very, very clean and in great shape. The road to get there is definitely 4 WD car needed. Especially if it has rained! The kitchen is good but lacked some basic things like a match box with matches in it. There were plenty of cups and dishes, no saran wrap or anything like that. Silly stuff. The coffee pot is a 4 cup Mr. Coffee and the French Press was a bit worn. We got a bit lost getting there and the housekeeper who we were to contact if we got lost speaks no English and I sadly and wrongly so traveling in another country no Spanish. We found it and got a tour of the home in Spanish which fortunately my son understands well enough to get what she was telling us. If not for him, we would have been clueless. Beds were nice, sheets good. It was very nice to have the house cleaned half way through our stay. The pool is great. The porch doors opening into the master bedroom and the breeze was also amazing. We were two adults with 18 and 21 year old sons. Would stay here again, and the owner was amazing in getting back to us all the time, everytime.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tony! It is so helpful when guests tell me what needs to be replace. I bought a larger Italian expresso coffee pot for 6 and put a note not to forget to replace matches. People are surprise when they come to the Western part of Belize which is similar a bit to the Northern part where there is a lot of Spanish going on, to realize workers mainly speaks Spanish. Our manager is so good that I really want to keep her even if she doesn't master English yet. She's trying really hard but thanks for the note, I'll give my guests a 2nd phone number so they can speak with someone total fluent in English if needed, especially on the first day where driving on streets with no names!
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Ideal for San Ignacio

  • 5 of 5
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We had 7 Californian adults (4 men and 3 women) staying at this fantastic house on a hilll. After driving from the airport and viewing the typical standard of living throughout Belize, we were basically overwhelmed at how perfect this house was, particularly for a group of our size. It does require some dirt road driving with limited signage, but the detailed directions were provided (with pictures) and worked out just beautifully. The house is just a few short minutes from St. Elena and 5 minutes or so from San Ignacio itself. BTW, make sure to take bridge to the north going into San Ignacio and south bridge when coming back, they are one way although we did not see any signage there either.

The house was amazing. Nice pool with great views of the rain forest valley. Sizeable living room and kitchen with all the amenities, with two sizeable bedrooms. Ideal starting point for tours to the ATM caves and Tikal, among many others. Two negatives I would highlight is that the house is not very well sealed from the outdoor eliments, which means two things in the rain forest of Belize, heat and bugs. Only the small additional 3rd bedroom with just a twin bed had AC. Also, being music lovers, it would have been nice to have a sound system set up somewhere in the house. There are no speakers what so ever, which would not be a problem with neighbors because the property is huge and you would struggle to annoy anybody. Besides that, we had an amazing experience.

One final note, the spanish only speaking house keeper greeted us and gave on the house tour and instructions. I enjoy practicing my foreign language skills, but it is strongly recommended to have a spanish speaking person among your group to help clarify any questions/issues.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Eric, Thank you so much for your review, I am so glad you had a great time at the house. I've followed your advice and replace the sound system that was broken, thanks for letting me know. I've also included the dimensions of the 3rd smaller room so there is no surprise for anyone that that bedroom is small. And that is besides the reason why we could afford to install AC in that specific room: imagine the cost in Belize of having a house built following the state of the art rules for cross ventilation (18 feet high ceilings, ventilation traps where the heat can escape, etc.) and AC. I would simply had to double the cost of rental, electricity rates are so prohibitive in Belize. Thank you so much for your trust and all the best.
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Rejuvenate in this beautiful, tranquil home

  • 5 of 5
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You barely step foot into this magnificent home when you are swept into a state of tranquility. The house is so closely tied to nature and captures the breathtaking views while offering very comfortable accommodations. Without a doubt, the large glass wall that opens to a very private and relatively large pool and the vastness of the Belize countryside is the focal point. And there is so much attention to detail. There are many strategically placed windows that allow you to glance out at the spectacular views while enjoying all of the comforts of being inside. The home is beautifully decorated and features many pieces of furniture crafted of local wood and art. It adds to the whole experience. Two bedrooms and a large bath are located at one end of the home, and another bedroom and bath are at the opposite end for privacy and quiet. The very well-equipped kitchen and family room are generously sized. The house was very clean and maintained, with proper security to make you feel safe. Every day after we immersed ourselves in the many outdoor activities that Belize has to offer, we’d come back to the house to hop in the pool, cool down and enjoy family time. And I wrapped up every evening by swimming laps under the stars.

Everything about this truly remarkable home says, ‘Sit, relax, take a deep breath, and forget your worries. Rejuvenate and partake in the countless adventures and scenic gems that Belize has to offer.” Casa Hill View is not just a well-appointed home, it’s a work of art.

Cindy Durand and family

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cindy for such a great review! Makes me happy to know you could have a swim under the stars... I just learn that a family of toucan has settled in our garden, I hope they stay for a while!
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I LOVE this house!

  • 5 of 5
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Because of a mix up with the car rental company, we were late by more than a couple of hours. Consuelo waited patiently for us at the home. She was very kind and showed us all around the house and told us what we needed to do. Despite our limited Spanish and her limited English abilities, we managed to communicate just fine.

We have three teenage boys...two slept in beds and one slept in a hammock every night...not because of limited bedding, but because he genuinely loved the hammocks! They did watch a couple of movies. We all enjoyed the pool after hiking at Xunantunich and was so refreshing! We also used the internet which was a great way to show folks back home where we were staying!

The boys also hiked around the property and even met a gentleman on the road below the home who showed them how to choose coconut and also how to open them. What a great treat for them. All of the neighbors seemed very friendly.

It is a bit of a rough road getting up to the house, but if you're driving in Belize, you know that all of the roads are rough! The directions to get to the house were perfect!

We ate out one night, but decided to buy food at the market and cook at home because we enjoyed the house so much. We also found a tortillaria and got the best corn tortillas and tortilla's on the way to the market in San Ignacio.

Spent four nights here and then went to Caye Caulker...we did like the house we rented there, but I think we all agreed that this was the BEST! Thank you for a great family vacation home.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa hill is wonderful

  • 5 of 5
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The spot was amazing, and fully stocked with all the things you would need to be comfortable, property is well maintained and local dogs were very sweet and adorable, strongly suggest that anyone planning on viewing this area stay at this property.... Thanks guys we had a blast

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet Ting
"Sweets and cakes!"
San Ignacio Market
The Guava Limb Restaurant & Café
Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve
Che Chem Ha Cave
The Belize Zoo
Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Belize City intl Airport (driving time: 1h30)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Western Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
plenty in downtown San Ignacio
Car: necessary

The house is the ideal spot for all-around adventuring! trails and hiking,medicine trails, archeology, Maya temples including Tikal Guatemala, bird watching, river trips, waterfalls, caving, zip lining, butterfly farms, etc. The house is located 2 miles from downtown San Ignacio where any tour can be organized with an array of choice of tour guides and tour agencies.


Rates & Availability

Santa Elena House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Easter holidays
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $380
Cleaning fee $61
Tax Rate 9.0%

We are conveniently located only 1.5 mile from down town San Ignacio where there is a Welcome Center for Visitors, A Tourism Office and all the tour operators.
Rates based on four occupancy, write the owner to get an all included quote. Children stay for free.
This property is licensed under the Belize Tourism Board as a Vacation Home.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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