About the property
- House1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights
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 bicycle or golf cart 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 one of our kayaks out to explore the reef in front of the house. The kayaks are "sit-on-top" style. You can tie them to a buoy near the reef to snorkel and get back on board easily. We now have an ocean swim area off the end of the dock 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 fully equipped 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, a blue tooth speaker, 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. The octagonal design and floor to ceiling windows catch the ocean breezes so that our air-conditioning is 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. Linens and towels are laundered in biodegradable soap. Because we depend on rain for our water, we ask guests to be economical with their water use during the dry season. We never run out of water. Our caretaker monitors the cistern level and we truck water out from town if needed. Rubio, our caretaker lives with his family in a casita in the back of the property. You have your privacy, but he is there to assist you if needed. His chickens and friendly dogs give the place a homey, local feel.
Caye Management, our local management company, will make reservations and answer any questions about the area. They are also available 24/7 in case of any problems with the house.
Direct flights to Belize City International Airport leave from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Dallas, Houston and Atlanta. From there you can take a 15 minute flight to San Pedro airstrip on Tropic Air. Caye Management will book it for you. 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. The caretaker will assist you with your luggage. Caye Management can also book a a golf cart for you and have it delivered to the house.
Keywords: Beach house
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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 29, 2018
About Caye Management
Property Manager: Mary Hawthorne of Caye Management is originally from Texas but has lived on Ambergis Caye for over 20 years. Her company has been providing property management services to homeowners for 20 years. She has a small staff who have worked with her for many years and are extremely helpful and reliable. The Owner: I live in Brookline, Massachusetts. I am a psychotherapist. I am also an enthusiastic scuba diver and lover of nature. I come to the Tree House as often as I can get away.
Caye Management purchased this House in 2010
Why Caye Management chose San Pedro
Owner: 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.
What makes this House unique
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.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-out: 11:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Awesome!! We enjoyed every minute of our stay!
We really enjoyed the property! The view and location were perfect! The only suggestions we have would be more rope lights on the porch and some sort of fan to help with the mosquitoes at night. We loved sitting outside on the porch at night but we have mosquito memories all over our bodies. They are tough boogers; our 98% deet spray did not ward them off.
We had a fantastic holiday here! The Tree House is really cute and comfortable and the balcony covered to get away from the sun. The hammocks below are great for an afternoon siesta. The kayaks make the journey out to the reef accessible and the reef fish and turtles make great snorkelling. We never got to see a manitee which some people do apparently. Rubio, the caretaker, is a gem and he took me out spear-fishing on the reef getting a good haul for the BBQ.
All in all highly recommended.
Perfect location with a million dollar view!
We found this property perfectly located 20 minutes away from downtown San Pedro. Just a short water taxi ride away. The treehouse was furnished perfectly with an amazing balcony. We loved the house, we loved the care taker and his son, we loved the weather and the breeze, we loved the diving and snorkeling. I just cant find enough words to tell you how much we loved this vacation. One of my favorite things about the house was the water system, only provided by rainwater storage. I have never felt cleaner after a shower, and my hair has never felt healthier than it did with that water. We fished every other day and had wonderful dinners at the house. We also went out to dinner a few times, however the meals were quite expensive that way.
If I were to say anything negative about this location, it would only be that everything is quite a walk away, with very few options for meals. I loved the remoteness, however I would rent a golf cart next time for easier transportation.
We will be back!
I am so glad you enjoyed yor stay. And yes, the softness of the rainwater is delightful. Thank you for taking the time to review the Tree House.
A perfect romantic getaway!
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.
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed the house, and yes, Rubio, Iris and Luis are the best. Hope to host you again.
A Wonderful Experience on Ambergris Caye!
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.
Thank you. Come back again! Lorna
An exceptional choice for the independent traveller!
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.
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.
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.
Rates & Availability
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Transportation by van or boat from San Pedro to The Tree House is included in the rental. Guests need to inform Caye Management of their time and method of arrival so that a representative of the company can meet them at the airstrip or dock. Please email them directly at info@Cayemanagement.com, and please include your direct email address