A 280 sqft Cabin with a 130sqft covered veranda perfect for alfresco dining
About Peter Gair
We visited mid 2016 and stopped on the property, it was love at first sight and a few months later we purchased the actual site and the family moved in. Between the four of us we have we have a vast amount of experience in hospitality and customer service gained on 3 different continents and as we live on site you can be assured their is a always a family member around should you ever need us. Kayleigh the youngest of us (25yrs) is a fully qualified child care specialist and has various certificates, qualifications & diploma's relative to child care, so if you are traveling with a young one, you know they will be in safe hands should you require a sitter. We are eco friendly and are constantly looking at ways of operating that are less stressful on the planet, but without compromising our guests comforts.
Peter Gair purchased this Cabin in 2016
Why Peter Gair chose San Ignacio
Hummingbird Rest is unique in that it gives you the comforts of your own private self catering cabin, which includes your own bathroom with shower, your own fully equipped kitchen as well as your own verandah all ready for alfresco dining - All For A Price You Would Expect At A Back Packers Lodge. Whats more stay for a month of more and get a further discount, you will not find better at this price. * Should Hummingbird Rest not be available for the dates you have chosen please have a look at Sanpopo Cottage, also listed on VRBO, it is another cottage on the same property
What makes this Cabin unique
Your away from the crowds and surrounded by nature, we even have our own Iguana Feeding Stations where we feed the wild Iguana's that have chosen to share our gardens with us, at times up to 15 can come down to eat at one time, we also have bird and butterfly feeding stations. But we are still within walking distance of San Ignacio Town Centre and the famous Burns Avenue with it's bars and restaurants being only a fifteen minute walk (or US$2.50 by taxi) San Ignacio is the hub of commerce and tourism for western Belize, and together with its sister town – Santa Elena – make up the largest populated area in Cayo District with over 20,000 residents. Located along the banks of the Macal River, on a series of bluffs, San Ignacio and Santa Elena are at an elevation high enough to be noticeably cooler and less humid than the low-lying coastal plains. Due to it's higher elevation and lower humidity San Ignacio has few mosquitoes and none of the pesky sand flies found in the coastal regions San Ignacio visitors can actually walk to the impressive Maya site of Cahal Pech. Perched atop a hill just a mile from town, it rewards the 15-minute hike with a panoramic view of San Ignacio and the Belize River Valley. A museum and visitors center displays Maya artifacts, open 8 am. to 5 p.m. Bullet Tree Road leads to the 100 acre, archaeological reserve of El Pilar, which means “Water Basin” the site of an annual celebration of Maya culture each April. Hike or ride horseback to a pair of fascinating sinkholes. Resorts on the Benque Viejo Road, offers guided night jungle walks to observe nocturnal plants and animals. Maya guides demonstrate how sap is extracted from the sapodilla tree, source of chicle.
Max guests: 2
Minimum age of primary renter: 12
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Private, Pristine yet close to town
Beautiful property in walking distance to town. Gracious hosts who work hard to provide a pleasant experience. Helpful advice on the locality. Hummingbirds visiting all day. Iguanas venture by for added company. Highly recommend location.
Staying in the heart of Belize
This cottage supplied all our needs - a place to make breakfast and a place to relax. Peter and his wife Jenny were very kind and helpful as the area was unfamiliar to us. Television and wifi were good. There is no AC if that is important to you. This was a good central place from which to take our journeys to the Mayan ruins.
Lovely little house in San Ignacio
My husband and I stayed in the cottage for three weeks and our stay couldn’t have been more enjoyable. Peter and Jenny and their two adult kids were amazingly helpful, friendly and conscientious hosts.
The house is tiny, a large airy bedroom with a big comfy bed, nice screened kitchen, a tiny bathroom and a large, spacious patio, where we whiled away many a hot afternoon. Iguanas and hummingbirds were regular visitors, as was Tootsie, the friendliest of the five dogs the owners keep, along with a couple of cats and various rescue animals.
The location is great, close to grocery stores and about a mile to town, but taxis are abundant and cheap. It’s also a great base for tours to the local sites. There are several restaurants in town, some upscale, others Belizean, and all of them interesting in their own way.
The only real downsides were that the cottage is in a residential and commercial mixed neighbourhood so it’s sometimes a little noisy with music and barking dogs.
All in all, we had a great time and felt as if we were leaving friends when it was time to go home.
Beautiful and simple
We had a great time in San Ignacio! The Hummingbird Rest was the perfect place to rest our heads each night after our adventures. Highly recommend asking Peter to help you book tours as we had the best time on our ATM and Cave Tubing tours he arranged. The cabana is perfect for two and includes all the amenities you’ll need for a short stay. We enjoyed hot showers, a comfy bed and gorgeous wake-up calls from the sun (and birds)! Thank you for a great stay!
Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your time here in San Ignacio, it was a pleasure to host you and we hope to welcome you back one day
Perfect little spot
We loved staying in Hummingbird Rest! We were there 3-4 nights and it was the sweetest little property! Peter and family are fantastic and helpful! Easy walking (or cab if you are going further) to downtown San Ignacio. We love the Sat market in San Ignacio, and exploring! Would definitely come back and stay here!
The property is located at 82 Bullet Tree Road. The entrance is located on Bullet Tree Road, approx. 100 yards on the left after the Puma Gas Station, the entrance has a white temple / pyramid shaped wall with the number 82 and a toucan painted on, that can be clearly seen from the road.
Located just fifteen minute walk from San Ignacio town centre and the famous 'touristy' Burns Avenue, alternatively a twenty minute walk will have you at the Cahal Pech Maya Ruins dating back to at least 400bc.
We are also mere 15-20 minute walk to the Iguana Sanctuary and the famous Xunantunich is less than 8 miles away !
The town of San Ignacio is an excellent base for day trips, however, the river with surrounding countryside, with hills, farms, streams and forest are equally inviting , and there are many ways to enjoy them - on foot, by boat or even on horseback