The location is great! There are places to eat local food down the road, for good prices. There are also fresh bananas for the picking on site! The casita was the perfect size for my husband and I. We enjoyed waking up each morning to the cool breezes and sounds of nature. The animal noises at night were a special treat and actually became comforting. The scenery surrounding the casita is breathtaking. Cheryl and Jeff are great hosts and they provide an outdoor kitchen and help make arrangements for travel to various sites. The ATM tour is a MUST as well as visiting Xunantunich. We could not have asked for a better stay!
We had a wonderful stay at Lucky Dreamer! The location seems a bit of a drive from the airport but they really are pretty centrally located to numerous sights and activities. So much to see and do! Jeff and Cheryl have great suggestions and information for places to visit as they know the area. The ATM tour was outstanding and we loved our recommended tour company/guide who picked us up right at the gate! And on another day they contacted a driver for us to take us to some local sights. Cristo Rey is a nice quite community. Nice little grocery across the street and restaurant just down the street for good inexpensive local food that we enjoyed. The premises is very nice with the guest cottage towards the back of the property--secluded with nice view of river and jungle. We saw the toucan on the morning before leaving. The room is very nice and clean with plenty of room. We enjoyed visiting with Jeff and Cheryl in the common outside kitchen area. They had a lime tree with ripe limes which were a nice addition to my water. It is nice that they are right on the river and we enjoyed a scenic canoe ride. We highly recommend this lodge. It was such a great stay!
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Cheryl and Jeff own this property and they are outstanding hosts! If you're feeling a little home sick- what better way to cheer up than hang out with some former Disney employees?
As for the accommodations- I love glamping! When we stayed, it was just being finished but I was so surprised at how nice it was (especially after actually camping in Belize for many months) They have hot water (this is a special treat in the area that was soooo nice to have) comfy bed (another thing I didn't see much of traveling) and a nice deck area overlooking the beautiful jungle of Belize. You can fall asleep to the sound of animal noises all around you (all while safe and sound in your lovely, cabin.)
I could picture a writer booking this room and becoming completely immersed in the nature around him, able to go inside and charge his computer and turn on the lights when it got dark.
It's nice to find friendly faces along the way, and even better to have a comfortable place like home to sleep at least for a little break from traveling. I would recommend staying here if you're ever in the area. Escape the loud, bustling of San Ignacio nights and come out the short drive to have a reprieve, you won't regret it!
My fiancé and I had a wonderful time staying in the Lime Tree Casita with Cheryl and Jeff. The casita that they have built on their property sports an amazing view of the Macal River and the jungle running a long its banks. Your room opens to a nice porch with a hammock and stylish table fixed with binoculars and a nature guide for Belize. I spent many of my mornings standing and admiring the bird life that inhabits their property. If you want the jungle sounds and nature escape that Nicole and I were seeking, this casita will fit you perfectly. The room is beautifully built by Jeff himself and is characterized by unique woodwork and a large space for your belongings. The shower is spacious and comes complete with a neat shampoo, conditioner, and body wash dispensing gadget. The water temperature in the shower was finicky at times. It was hot for a few moments and then went straight to cold even after toying. However, the cooler showers were perfect for us after hot days exploring the Cayo District. Honestly, this is the only ‘problem’ we found while staying with Cheryl—and it wasn’t in any way an inconvenience. The Lime Tree Casita does not have A/C, but the ceiling fan and open-air design of the room kept us cool in the evenings for sleep. Cheryl offered us an extra plug-in fan, but we never needed it. The bed is large and extremely comfortable. Other places we stayed didn’t have near the amenities that we found here! If you’re planning to stay in the San Ignacio area, don’t overlook Cheryl! As hosts, Cheryl and Jeff exceeded our expectations! We awoke each morning to different varieties of local fruits in the kitchenette area (yes, you can share in their outdoor kitchen, and they provide a fridge if you need)! I tried multiple local fruits I would have otherwise not known about. We spent most of our mornings here having pleasant conversation over coffee before our tour guide agency came and picked us up. That’s right our guides picked us up at the Lucky Dreamer Lodge! Make sure to ask Cheryl about local tour guides if she doesn’t already freely name drop! She made sure to give us recommendations on tours in the area soon after booking. It worked out brilliantly as we saw the ATM cave and even traveled to Guatemala to see Tikal. Cheryl and Jeff also have a kayak you can take for free down the Macal River that runs beside their property. We had a wonderful trip down the river on our final morning of stay. Also, ask them about local transportation and eateries because they have fantastic recommendations! There are some wonderful village restaurants within walking distance of the Lime Tree Casita. While talking with other tourists and the places they stayed, we found that Cheryl and Jeff provided far better insights and hospitality for our money. p.s.: make sure to ask about Coconut Jeff!
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This charming spot, just off the Christo Rey road, was a delightful place to stay while visiting in Belize. The apartment, that had only recently been completed, was made entirely of wood, all stained with natural color, with a solid metal roof and very airy. It was totally screened to keep out insects and had a very comfortable bed and all new fixtures in the bathroom. The porch faced down to the river so that in the morning you could enjoy the cacophony of bird songs. We spent four days there in February when the weather, unusual for Belize, took a cold dip. Since the apartment had no heat the owners were most helpful giving us lots of extra blankets so we were very snug. They had coffee for us in the morning - especially important for my wife who likes to rise early with a cup. Overall a great place to stay if you need a spot in the San Ignacio area that is a little off the beaten track.
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