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Tree House

Tree House

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 23, 2014
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 5 Sleeps

This charming house is located 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 and beach bars. This is the ultimate location for diving, snorkeling or fishing, or just relaxing on the verandah looking out at the crystal clear turquoise water.

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 house is accesible by boat or golf cart. The house is managed locally by Caye Management. They will arrange for you to be met at San Pedro airstrip or dock and taken by boat to the Tree House. They can also arrange tours for you.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Lorna,

Just a brief message to thank you for our stay at your house in Belize. We had an amazing time and we look forward to our next stay in San Pedro. We will definitely return and make the Little Tree House our accommodation of choice.

Again, thank you very much for everything.

Best regards.

V.
Mar 2012
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Reviews

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Tree House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7082379
-6177345042
Ambergris Caye Belize
Franklin, TN
5

A perfect romantic getaway!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed the house, and yes, Rubio, Iris and Luis are the best. Hope to host you again.
Lorna
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Tree House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7082379
-6177345042
Ambergris Caye Belize
5

A Wonderful Experience on Ambergris Caye!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Come back again! Lorna
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Tree House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7082379
-6177345042
Ambergris Caye Belize
5

An exceptional choice for the independent traveller!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Tree House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7082379
-6177345042
Ambergris Caye Belize
5

Tropical Caribbean Respite

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at the Tree House for 5 days during the first week of February this year. We were joined for 3 of the days by another couple. All of us agreed that this accommodation is well appointed and furnished, and it's view of the beach, ocean and reef was superb. Our transfer from San Pedro by 4 mile boat ride went smoothly and was a stunning way to initially experience the coast line. Rubio, the caretaker that lives on property with his family, was very helpful during our stay, even to the point of getting us fresh coconuts for our drinks. We did purchase some fillets of freshly caught red snapper from him that were delicious. The wrap around front deck was a wonderful place to relax and just gaze at the Caribbean blue waters below us, and watch the walkers, joggers and bike riders on the beach path right in front of the house. A vendor does arrive most mornings by bike selling delicious freshly made hot tamales and breakfast burritos. We did take advantage of the sea kayak to go out to the reef about 1/2 mile off shore to do some snorkeling. The water clarity and warmth were good, there were enough interesting fish and coral formations to view to make it worth our effort. The real underwater show was at Hol Chan and the Shark/Ray alley off the south east tip of the island. Spectacular snorkeling. We did book the tour with Geni, who runs a tour boat service right from the wharf/dock in front of the Tree House. His prices were competitive and the guide/boat driver that we had was great. Although lobster season ended on February 14th, we did get the chance to eat that succulent meat on two occasions. One of them was at Aurora's grill by The Mata Grande store just a 10 minute walk to the north of The Tree House.
The only "negative" we noted had to do with Ambergris Caye beaches, and not The Tree House. We do believe that it is important that travelers planning to come to this part of Belize realize that you cannot easily swim in these spectacular Caribbean waters. The water is very shallow with the bottom covered with Turtle grass near the shore. There are signs up all over, warning waders and swimmers not to venture past the end of the docks because of potential injuries from boats, engines, and water taxis. We did, on several occasions, cool off in the water at the end of the dock by sitting in it, and there were a few colorful fish under the dock to view.
Great place----4 1/2 out of 5, only knocked down for the Island-wide beach issue.
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the Tree House. Sounds as though you really got into the island spirit. I agree about the beaches. I am a swimmer and am frustated that I can't swim laps. There is good news, though. My neighbors at the Iguana House and I are going to build a swimming area out beyond the dock. It will be cordoned off and flagged so people are protected from passing boats. It will be up and running next time you visit!
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Tree House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7082379
-6177345042
Ambergris Caye Belize
California
4

great house

  • 4 of 5
beautiful place to stay but don't expect to swim too much off the dock. The water is shallow with lots of sea grass. Swimming farther out is a bit dangerous because of water taxi's speeding by. Otherwise wonderful. Would have loved to have bikes available to use instead of the hassle of having to find and rent them, but having a kayak to use was a great start. Gave it 4 stars rather than 5 for these reasons.
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the house. Sorry there was so much sea grass at the end of the dock. At certain times of year it comes in, other times the area is clear enough to swim. But the best snorkeling and swimming is certainly off the kayak tied to a buoy. Thank you for the feedback about bicycles. I will look into it. I am always looking for ways to make the Tree House the perfect vacation destination.
Best
Lorna
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Tree House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7082379
-6177345042
Ambergris Caye Belize
Knoxville, TN
5

Great Trip, Great House, Amazing People

  • 5 of 5
My son, daughter and I just got back from Belize/The Tree House. We had a great time – diving, snorkeling, biking, and enjoying the local people and cuisine. It was the 1st time we have gotten together on a trip like this in quite a while and it could not have been better – we will definitely visit again!

The “Tree House” is a spectacular place and right on the beach - beds were very comfortable, den & kitchen areas very well equipped. However, the views from the deck are so spectacular that we spent almost all our free time there. The proximity to the beach made morning breakfasts from the “Burrito Guy” very easy and convenient. We even met Joe the woodworker and his dog passing by on his bicycle. This saved me the trouble of going to town to find gifts for my wife. Joe carves amazing things using all local woods – I think we alone helped him meet his week’s sales target! Aurora’s had amazing food and Beverly at Mata Grande was extremely helpful with our shopping and making sure we had “minutes” on the phone.

The natural features of Belize – the reef system, birds & animals – speak for themselves. What truly impressed me was how nice and helpful the Belizeans are. This was the case for the Bicycle guy who delivered and picked up the bikes, the dive crews for our dive trips, the folks at the restaurants we visited & even Armando the water taxi guy. The locals could not have been more helpful.

I save the greatest praise for last. Rubio the care taker is a jewel. He, his wife, and son Louis are among the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure to meet. Rubio was quick to answer any questions we had about local customs, cuisine, activities, etc. He frequently gave us advice on issues from food, dive locations, kayaking to near-by reefs, security issues and we were always pleased with his recommendations. And then there are the coconuts. On our 1st day, we asked about determining ripeness, cracking the shell, eating, cooking, and coconut drinks. He immediately pulled out a ladder, climbed the tree and got a variety of coconuts. We got a crash course and ate and drank coconut all week! You are very lucky to have him and I’m sure you know this. He also thinks a great deal of you and his opinion convinces me that we were extremely lucky finding you and your “Tree House.”

Thank you for a terrific week & and we hope to return very soon to the Tree House!
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Activity and Interests

diving, snorkeling, dining, cave tubing, Mayan ruins, bird-watching A water shuttle will pick you up at a nearby dock to go into town. Golf carts and bicycles can be rented in town.

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Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $170 - $240

  • Nov. 15 to April 30, $195 a night, 5 night mimimum
    3-4 people $240 a night
    May 1 to Nov. 14 $170 a night, 4 night minimum
    3-4 people $210 a night
    Plus 9% Belize hotel tax
    Until secured, rates are subject to change without notice

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa

Suitability

  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Notes:

  • Fully equipped modern kitchen, air conditioning and ceiling fans. Wifi and cable TV. Stereo with iPod dock. Gas barbecue grill. A 2 person kayak is available
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