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Avana Villa- Penthouse

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
2 nights minimum
Villa
The Villa is situated on a well-maintained, securely gated property 3 miles from town, encompassing orchards, duck ponds, an infinity pool, and tons of wildlife. There is fantastic birding from the Penthouse Suite, and it is typical to witness a passing flock of White Fronted Parrot and Parakeet at eye level within 20 feet everyday. Other daily viewing includes but not limited to: Wild Duck, Osprey, Hawk, Egret, Fly Catcher, Swallow, Groove-billed Ani, Tanager, Warbler, Manakin, Hummingbird, Woodpecker, Falcon, Owl and many more. Red-Lored, Toucan and Aracari can be seen weekly or when certain fruits and seeds are in season. Because of the size of Avana Villa, also more affectionately known as the “Castle in the Tropics,” this 4-story, 5000 sq. ft. home has two individual apartments for r...The Villa is situated on a well-maintained, securely gated property 3 miles from town, encompassing orchards, duck ponds, an infinity pool, and tons of wildlife. There is fantastic birding from the Penthouse Suite, and it is typical to witness a passing flock of White Fronted Parrot and Parakeet at eye level within 20 feet everyday. Other daily viewing includes but not limited to: Wild Duck, Osprey, Hawk, Egret, Fly Catcher, Swallow, Groove-billed Ani, Tanager, Warbler, Manakin, Hummingbird, Woodpecker, Falcon, Owl and many more. Red-Lored, Toucan and Aracari can be seen weekly or when certain fruits and seeds are in season. Because of the size of Avana Villa, also more affectionately known as the “Castle in the Tropics,” this 4-story, 5000 sq. ft. home has two individual apartments for rent. See other listing for Garden Suite. ECO NOTE: This is a SOLAR -OPERATED house. The house is built it to be self-sustaining, environmentally friendly, and completely off grid. We ask guests to be mindful at all times of turning OFF lights if a room is not in use, or only having a fan on if you are sitting or sleeping underneath it. Unfortunately, the use of small appliances, such as hair dryers, is not allowed. Common Areas: •The second story of the villa greets you with a 570 s.f. veranda, complete with an outdoor sitting and dining area. •All suites are separately keyed and very private. Access to the Master and Penthouse Suites are made via the shared staircase on the second floor. •3rd floor Mezzanine area with lots of books, games, DVDs, etc. •Huge 54′ triangular infinity pool with palapa, sand beach, and hammocks. •Gardens, duck ponds, orchard. •Ample parking on the premises. *****Security Dogs on site********* Security deposit 25% of the rental rate 9% Belize Tourism Board Room Tax will be added to your total Guest should be checked in no later than 8PM!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
About the Owner
Murray and Martha A
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2013
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Murray and Martha took such great care of my son and me while we stayed with them a few weeks back. They even went as far as to book a doctors appointment for me that I luckily didn't end up needing... as the magic of...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank jsnclry
Murrstir, VR Owner at Avana Villa- Penthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thanks so much Jason for the kind words, we really enjoyed having you here as well. It is guests like you that make it all worthwhile. Can't wait to see some of your fantastic pictures. Please come again anytime! 😁

Reviewed 1 September 2017

My wife, 21 yr. old son and I just spent 4 nights in the Avana Villa Penthouse for the first stage of our 12 days in Belize. Owners Martha & Murray proved to be fantastic hosts and the villa was the perfect basecamp for our...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Randi-Tom
Murrstir, VR Owner at Avana Villa- Penthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Hi Randi and Tom, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Yes we are 3 miles from town and half of it is that wonderful drive to our jungle. Our road is better than many around here, and we do not own a four-wheel...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017

I really enjoyed my stay here. The owners were wonderful and friendly. Had so much fun talking Canadian football and hockey while swimming in the pool. The owner also took me to watch as she fed the animals. It was so nice to go out...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank ak474me
Murrstir, VR Owner at Avana Villa- Penthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Sean, Thank you very much for the kind words about us and the Villa. It was certainly a pleasure to have you both, and share your adventure with us.

Reviewed 3 March 2017

Just had a great stay at Avana Villa. Located 5-10 minutes out of town (but too far to walk) we did just fine using taxi's/ tour group pick-ups, without a rental car. Penthouse was clean and with AMAZING views of the surrounding areas. No issues...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank A-MacGEO
Murrstir, VR Owner at Avana Villa- Penthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2017

Thank you for this wonderful review. We are extremely pleased you took the time for this, and especially that you enjoyed staying with us at Avana Villa!

Reviewed 20 February 2017

We loved our week here!! It was like a week in Paradise. The kitchen was great, especially with the kids who are "starving!" the second they wake up. We loved the pool, especially after a warm day of hiking Mayan sites. The grounds are beautiful,...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank 396ks
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Avana Villa is very laid back and on absolutely amazing grounds. The penthouse has sunset views over the Guatemalan mountains. At first we weren't sure about staying here - the long road to the house, the dogs, the gated driveway were a little intimidating -...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank GlobeTrotting612695
Murrstir, VR Owner at Avana Villa- Penthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2017

Thank you Auryel for such a glowing review! We truly enjoyed having you folks join us here. We had a great time and would love to have you visit again. It was sad to see you leave. For other travelers though, I would mention that...More

Reviewed 7 March 2016

We only stayed here for three nights during our ten day Belize trip but this was by far our favorite stay. Martha and Murray were both great hosts and made us feel quite at home. The whole house itself is amazing and the penthouse was...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank Tomaski5421
Reviewed 10 December 2015

This place was located in a beautiful location. You'll get the full jungle experience here. However there were a few things that we were aware of when booking, but didn't really work well for us. The first thing ended up being the distance. We were...More

Date of stay: December 2015
5  Thank abbym257
Murrstir, VR Owner at Avana Villa- Penthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Hi. We remain off-grid but we installed an auto-start/stop system for the back-up generator so power outages are almost non-existent. We have also replaced the old Hughesnet satellite internet provider with a wireless option which works very very well. Avana Villa has unlimited wifi available...More

Reviewed 27 March 2015

We stayed in the penthouse for 10 days with our 2 young children. This was our first time booking a vacation rental and the process was seamless. Martha was always quick to reply and helpful when answering my questions so I felt comfortable completing the...More

Date of stay: February 2015
2  Thank sanfrantravelnut
Murrstir, VR Owner at Avana Villa- Penthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2015

Thanks so much Marika, we really enjoyed having you and the kids here.It was lots of fun and we look forward to seeing you again! Good luck with your future endeavours!

Reviewed 6 March 2015

Martha and Murray's property, house and location near San Ignacio was perfect for what my Wife and I were looking for to start the trip off with. It is only a quick drive to get to the nearest store to pick up some beer and...More

Date of stay: December 2013
Thank ef83
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Safe
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Horse Riding Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Located West of the vibrant and expanding community of San Ignacio Town (3 miles), Xunantunich (5 miles), one of the most popular ruins in Belize, Buena Vista Ruins (1mile), and the Mopan River(1.5 miles), there is plenty to do and see during your stay in Belize. Avana Villa is also located in an area known as the hotel district, so you are just minutes away from massages, fantastic meals, jungle tours, and more! Transportation to the Villa is available via rental car, shuttle, or taxi. During your stay, Belize has an extensive taxi and bus system, which can be reached on the Western Highway, a short 1.5 mile walk from the Villa. Most taxis will pick you up at the villa, if you ask them to, although cell phone reception here is challenging and you may not always be able to call for one Di...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Avana Villa- Penthouse

Avana Villa- Penthouse is able to accommodate up to 3 guests. See all property details.

Avana Villa- Penthouse has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Avana Villa- Penthouse has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at Avana Villa- Penthouse must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.