Serene Country Life. 10 Min. To Shops; Refreshing Mtn View; Monkeys & parrots
We've travelled from the US to Belize several years and always knew we wanted to give our children a year abroad. The experience is much more than we expected. We don't feel like we're in a 2nd-world country, with all the Western familiarities and lots of expats. Our teens have made fantastic friends and really feel at home here.
Shanita purchased this House in 2015
Why Shanita chose San Ignacio
what we love about Billy White Village: Close to Spanish Lookout where you can get everything you need Fresh Air Higher elevation - less heat in the summer Strong Family Heritage Quiet and peaceful Convenient markets with essentials in walking distance Belize is... a natural wonderland, home to thousands of species of trees and flowers, orchids, animals, birds exotic tropical fish and butterflies; there is lots to see and do welcoming and accepting of foreigners fun-loving! they like to party and celebrate; there are 15 official holidays, including Easter which is celebrated Thursday through Monday English-speaking peaceful; ideal for healthy living more affordable than the US for basic medical care, cable TV, household help, insurance, farm produce, seafood, and property taxes overflowing with opportunity for business
What makes this House unique
44 serene acres with a creek including: 2 bedroom 1 bath, full kitchen and living room, hot water, washer/dryer, 50+ fruit trees and optional wifi. Situated in Cayo district in between Spanish Lookout and San Ignacio, the home is a short 15 minute drive from the peaceful Mennonite Farming Community of Spanish Lookout. The home has cohune trees, coconut trees, orange/lime trees, pineapples, papaya trees, shadehouse, chickens, monkeys, and a creek!
Check-in: 8:00 AM
Check-out: 8:00 PM
Our village is peaceful and quiet and guests stay considerate of neighbors (though they're not close). Please treat the home as if it were your own.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Location worked for us
Pros: The location of the property worked for us, groceries and supplies was near by. The neighborhood was safe and friendly. The house had the amenities that were needed for cooking, sleeping. The view was amazing and sitting having coffee every morning you could watch all the birds, we even heard Howler monkeys several times.
Cons: The house was not clean upon arrival. I understand geckos poop a lot but you could tell the house hadn't been cleaned in a long time. The floors, counters, corners, base boards, every where you looked was dirty. I spent an entire morning sweeping, washing floors and cleaning everywhere to make it more comfortable. We had some trouble with the hot water tank, but it was fixed promptly.
private but close to amenities; easy access; spacious land; enjoying wildlife
our family appreciated the closeness to all the shopping and church youth activities in spanish lookout.
the kids loved the swimming and hiking, cooling off in the creek.
the hosts are accommodating.
the hot water, water pressure and laundry facilities were a big bonus to us.
Located in the Caribbean, the small coastal country of Belize is just a few hours flight from major US cities; it’s main language is English; it has a stable banking system, and it abides by English law. Belize is perhaps one of the last frontiers of truly free living.
Heaven Valley is 100 acres of fertile farmland and gorgeous views in the foothills of the Mayan mountains next to Spanish Lookout, in Cayo, 2 hrs. from the Belize City airport.
This chunk of heaven has rolling hills with tropical fruit trees and pines. It’s in the Billy White area just 2.5 miles from the popular Mennonite community Spanish Lookout which is the center for local produce, fresh meat, fresh baked goods, and modern-day conveniences.
Quaint, safe Spanish Lookout is 20 minutes from San Ignacio – a favorite of expats and tourists - which also has a hospital. The property is fenced completely; some is cleared for cattle, some for tree & farming and year-round gardening. The rest of the 100 acres is lush tropical vegetation. Heaven Valley has a pond and a freshwater creek running throughout. The property is accessible directly from the main road but maintains privacy and spaciousness.
Brand new beautiful Swiss chalet with cathedral hardwood ceiling, hardwood floors and a homey log cabin style. Four spacious bedrooms, two baths with large river rock showers and natural tree-based fixtures. Approximately 2000 sq.ft. with a huge 600 square foot wrap-around deck with gorgeous views of papaya and coconut trees. Wake up to the charming white Brahma cattle grazing, monkeys and the tropical breeze.
nearby places we've been:
CAYO & BELMOPAN THINGS TO DO
Actun Tunichil Muknal
(haven’t been but I hear it’s the most recommended of the nearest ruins)
“"shoo-nahn-too-nitch"” we saw this 05/07/2016 and had a fantastic experience. the guide was superb
next to CAHAL PECH ruins
We like CAYO TWIST for delicious dairy free "ice cream" after 6pm
RIO ON POOLS, BIG ROCK in Mtn. Pine Ridge
bumpy drive but the ice cream sold at 7 miles helps break it up (not open Sundays)
St. Herman's Cave (Belmopan) ￼
we all loved this eery and cool experience
Blue Hole National Park (Belmopan)
so perfect for a chilly dip￼
San Ignacio Market (San Ignacio)
I was amazed at the variety of items I saw.
we love the NEW FRENCH BAKERY across the street.
and THE ICE CREAM SHOPPE over on Burns Ave next to Tia Maria.