5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Jim Hagen - Owner, On-site Manager - Lucy Martinez
About Jim Hagen - Owner, On-site Manager - Lucy Martinez
I'm a professional photographer in Canada. I'm a retired Sports Administrator/Marketing Director which included professional sports, university and the amateur sporting world.
Jim Hagen - Owner, On-site Manager - Lucy Martinez purchased this House in 2012
Why Jim Hagen - Owner, On-site Manager - Lucy Martinez chose Benque Viejo Del Carmen
I have developed the property as a "Creative Retreat" for artists, photographers and writers. Once construction was completed we had rental demands from many friends and visitors, thus we started to rent.
What makes this House unique
The property is located in the Belizean Rainforest and is truly off the grid. We are located in the Cayo District and have several excellent activities for guests. Our neighbour provides guided horseback riding tours and also day trips on the Macal River on a Pontoon Boat. The Macal River offers three waterfalls and swimming holes, etc. We also have a groomed trail from the house to the Macal River, were we also have a 16' canoe.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Nice big clean place for 2 people. Lucy and Marcos are great hosts. Thanks Jim
Really cool property
Jim and Lucy were great in helping us coordinate our travel and stay at the Casa Santa Maria EcoLodge. I do recommend to bring ear plugs as the house is very loud and the generator is extremely noisy. As long as you can manage your groups energy consumption and behavior you will have a blissful time. Lucy is a great host and cook. We had excellent meals, tours, and service. Lucy even helped us track down some lost electronics a town over from another tour agency. Incredibly good service!
Casa Santa Maria was the highlight of our 10 day vacation in Belize. Lucy was great and made sure we had everything we needed while we were there and made our stay very comfortable. The property is absolutely beautiful and you will not be disappointed.
Casa Santa Maria was the quiet escape that we needed. The pictures do not do it justice. It's a beautiful cabin, tastefully decorated and nestled quite perfectly into the jungle landscape. Although our vacation got off to a rocky start, Millie made every care disappear. She took such great care of us - helping us plan and reserve activities, preparing delicious meals, helping with delivery of our lost luggage and washing our clothes so that we were clean. Jim was also the most gracious host. He made sure we had everything we needed and then some. I would highly recommend Casa Santa Maria to friends and look forward to returning in a couple of years.
It was a pleasure hosting your family! Millie was thrilled working you. I know you had a rough start, but I'm happy that we were able to assist you in turning it around!
I have had similar experiences with missed connections and lost baggage, it can really deflate your vacation!
All the BEST hope to host your family again in the future!
This was a fabulous property the views are amazing. Lucy made you feel at home and a great resource for things to do places to go .
Beautiful place, just beautiful
This is just dream come thru, place is gorgeous, i would say its even better than photos.
Everything was very clean.
We ordered dinners for all nights we stayed there, and Millie was absolutely great taking care of us, thank you so much!
Food was delicious , the only regret, we only stayed 3 nights:(
I miss Millie and the place.
Jim, the owner, was very helpful and answered all my multiple emails with a few minutes of me sending them, even though some of them were not about the property, he helped with car rental recommendation, stores, etc
Just a wonderful break from reality.
Thank you !