Trellis House - Four beautiful apartments, side-by-side EACH perfect for 2 people. Two units on Ground Floor Apartment with fully equipped kitchen and two units on Upper level with a kitchenette. The property is located in the tranquil area known as West Bay, Bahia , just 3 lots from the ocean, with magnificent views from the rooftop palapa of amazing sunsets and yachts anchored in the bay. There is a myriad of seasonal bird life in the area from Ospreys to pink Spoonbills.
For Rent – 4 private rental units
3 Nights Minimum – Sleeps 2 in each Apartment on 1 Queen Bed in each unit.
Four beautiful apartments, side-by-side EACH perfect for 2 people. Two units on Ground Floor Apartment with fully equipped kitchen and two units on Upper level with a kitchenette. The property is located in the tranquil area known as West Bay, Bahia , just 3 lots from the ocean, with magnificent views from the rooftop palapa of amazing sunsets and yachts anchored in the bay. There is a myriad of seasonal bird life in the area from Ospreys to pink Spoonbills. The owner has planted Marengo trees which attract the humming birds when they are around.
The owners have lived on the island for 5 years and can advise on most activities including fishing (fly, bait and deep sea), snorkeling and scuba exploring the reef and blue hole, sailing trips and sunset cruises.
The Two ground floor apartments are modern, spacious and come with fully equipped kitchens, private bathrooms, Queen beds and full size frost free fridge freezers. Unit #1 is a little smaller and Unit #2 is bigger, both on ground floor. Unit #3 and Unit #4 are on upper floor with a queen size bed, private bathroom, A/c, Cable T.V. Kitchenette, Fridge, Microwave and coffee maker. Guests will have the use of free bicycles to explore the island. On the roof is a palapa with a Jacuzzi (Shared between all the units) where you can enjoy stunning sunsets and ocean views. There is also a B-B-Q in the garden for you to grill up your favorites like burgers, fish or lobster(in season).
In the immediate area there is a general store and several bars. A short cycle ride or golf cart taxi ride away is the center of the village of Caye Caulker, offering many varieties of dining options and nightlife. At the end of the island is the famous “Split” , a shady spot for shady people, where you can enjoy great bar food, take a dip, enjoy a cold beer or just soak in the sun.
Guests will have the use of free bicycles to explore the island. On the roof is a palapa with a jacuzzi where you can enjoy stunning sunsets and ocean views. There is also a B-B-Q in the garden for you to grill up your favorites like burgers, fish or lobster(in season).
The owners live on the property so are normally available to answer any questions you may have and also can advise on most activities including fishing (fly, bait and deep sea), snorkeling and scuba exploring the reef and blue hole, sailing trips and sunset cruises, in addition their property manager is also available to assist.
Tips for Vacationing on Caye Caulker
It is important for the first time visitor to Caye Caulker to read the detailed information we have provided to gain a full understanding of what a caye vacation entails. It will give you a solid outline of life here on the caye.
For more detailed information about travel arrangements and what you can expect from caye accommodations, restaurants, services, etc take a look at Guest Info.
Many of the answers to questions regularly submitted by email are readily available on these pages.
Caye Caulker is typically a tropical lowland climate, with rainforest to the south and west of the lowlands. Island temperatures drop in the winter months with an average mid/late 70's in the day and dropping about 10 degrees at night. Summer months are hotter and much more humid. The temps still drop by about 10 degrees at night, and average daily temps are around 85 – 90's. The islands usually have a sea breeze that can feel like air-conditioning when the rest of the country is sweltering! The rainy season is supposed to start after Easter sometime and carry on till Oct. This has not been the case in recent years and we are seeing more rain later in the year. Usually great thunderstorms with massive lightening shows in the late afternoon or at night. Climate around the world is changing – so no promises!
English is the official language but you will hear other languages spoken too. Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna and Creole to name but a few.
We have the Belize Dollar. BZD$. It is pegged to the US dollar at 2BZD:1USD. There is one ATM here, which accepts foreign cards. The bank (Atlantic Bank Ltd) will also provide cash advances with credit/debit cards and charges $10BZD commission however large the transaction (need to show your passport). US currency is widely accepted and your change will come back in BZD dollars. Travellers checks are a good idea and you can spend them as ‘cash' at most places and also change them at the bank ($IBZ per check). Again your change will be in local currency. Remember large notes are always a problem for smaller vendors.
The Island & Facilities
As with all places now, the climate changes are going to affect us as well as everywhere else. Although we provide such luxuries as air-conditioning, I ask all my guests to be aware of the small things that will make a difference and hopefully give the island a few more days of survival. This is how it works – so that you can better understand what we are up against! Tourism is good, but let us be responsible.
Caye Caulker uses well water to supply toilets, showers and sinks in many of our homes. There is only so much to go around. The only other water we have is collected rain water. The less we use the better we all are. If the accommodation you are staying in is on the Village Water System, please try to conserve use, as it is very expensive water to purchase. Please take shorter showers and perhaps not flush the toilet every time?! Toilets use more water than any other household appliance! If you hear a toilet running or see a shower dripping, please let us know as soon as you can.
We have diesel generators here on the island that supply all of our power. The less we use, the less greenhouse gases we produce. Please turn off A/C's, fans and lights whenever plausible.
The Island & Facilities
There is no official recycling here, but we do a number of things as responsible foreigners that may help at least! Glass bottles like beer, sodas are returnable. When buying drinks, try to use the glass bottles instead of the plastic. Leave them next to the trash for the kids to take back and make some pocket money. Plastic bottles we reuse in the guise of the fruit lady and her juices. Keep them separate too. Whenever possible reuse shopping bags as trash bags or some other use, like toilet trash bin liners. Many ‘take-out' food containers are polystyrene, please crush and dispose of in the trash or better yet, take your own container!
What To Pack
Flip flops and closed toe shoes for trekking if you plan to do that.
Beach Towel (some houses provide) / Sarong – we supply bath towels but not beach
Sunglasses – always a good idea
Hat – same
Alarm Clock – some houses have clocks, but you can bet that they are wrong most of the time
Rain proof gear – if you don't it WILL rain on you
Insect Repellant – can get it here, but expensive
Sun-Block – as above
Mask / Snorkel – especially if you have had problems getting a good fitting one before
Jacket / Sweater – for planes, boats and cooler temps
Good books and a deck of cards. There are book swaps around, no actual book shops. We do have a library here now and donated books to help fill out the shelves are gratefully accepted.
Coffee if you have a particular brand you like
Wine is expensive here – so bring if you like
Caye Caulker Map
In order to assist you in determining where the homes on the caye are, each property is indicated on the island map. The south part of Caye Caulker, measured from The Split on the north end to South Point, is approximately 3 miles long. The furthest home managed by CCVH to the south is just south of the airstrip. You should be able to locate all our properties on the insert map and see where they are in relation to the village and each other.
- CAYE CAULKER VACATION HOMES LTD. GUEST RENTAL AGREEMENT a) House Linens & Towels - Caye Caulker Vacation Homes provides guests with quality bed linens and towels. Prior to arrival, all laundry items have been certified to be in good condition, free of stains, rips and holes. It is the responsibility of the guests to ensure they are returned in like condition. If we discover an item(s) that cannot be cleaned, the guest agrees to replace such item(s) at cost. A receipt for any replacements will be provided. b) All bookings are required to reflect the exact amount of persons and their names, residing in the rented property for the duration of the rental. c) The rented property is not, under any circumstances, to be used in any fashion, by anyone, other than the renters. The property is rented under the strict condition that the rental is for the exclusive use of the renters. Noise by-law dictates that all houses be quiet by 11:00pm. There shall be NO parties on any of Caye Caulker Vacation Homes properties. Failure to comply shall result in a visit by the Tourist Police and possible eviction and forfeiture of all rental payments, to be determined by Caye Caulker Vacation Homes. d) Failure to adhere to Items a) thru c) will result in the immediate eviction of the renters and forfeiture of all rental payments. e) Should the renters experience any problems due to the nature of holiday celebrations or other sources, with regards to noise, vandalism, harassment or any other issue that infringes on the guest’s stay; they will report it to the management company immediately. It is the objective of the management company to ensure the guests rights to privacy and enjoyment of their holiday be protected as much as possible. Conversely, guests should be respectful of other nearby residents with regards to late night noise. f) The use of candles, mosquito coils or any other flammable substance inside the house or on outside decks is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. You will be charged for any damage that is caused from failing to comply. g) The renters will be required to sign the Terms of Rental form and agree without reservation, that the rented property be used as proscribed in the conditions set above and returned in good condition at the end of the rental period, with regards to contents and construction. Should any items be broken, lost or removed from the house and/or room, the renter shall notify CCVH to negotiate a reasonable settlement/disposition, or the renter will be liable for their replacement and will be charged accordingly. The renter agrees that they will bear financial responsibility with regards to damage incurred to the house and/or property during their stay, outside of the normal wear & tear experienced in this type of rental. At the end of the rental period, the management company reserves the right to inspect the rental property prior to check out. h) WI-FI(for houses that has modem inside), please DO NOT press the “RESET” button on the modem. Unplug the power cable from behind the modem, wait 5 minutes, return plug to back of modem. Notify the office if this does not work. Be informed that you will be charged $100USD to have someone travel from the City to reconfigure the modem. Internet in Belize is not the same as internet that you may be used to. i) Please remove any hammock(s) from outside decks and secure inside the house whenever the house is unoccupied. Failure to do so will result in the guest(s) being charged the cost of $150USD per hammock. j) Should there be a disputed claim concerning damage to property or household, the rental agent and the renter shall consent to a mutually agreed upon mediator that will be consulted to determine just settlement of claims by both parties and that both parties will abide by the decision reached. The renter then agrees to pay for such damage as determined. I have read and understood the above items (A) through (J) and agree to the terms and conditions of this rental agreement. The above pertains to the applicable amenities offered by the individual property(s) rented, stated below.
My name is Amiela Ash (also know as Amie), I am a born Belizean and raised in the southern region of Belize, Toledo District, in a remote village called San Pedro Columbia. While I was attending college, I would regularly come to Caye Caulker to work part time jobs. After accomplishing my college degree in 2008 I fell in love with the island and eventually moved to reside in Caye Caulker.
Ever since my stay, I have been working at various businesses within the island gaining invaluable experiences, meeting many faces and knowing the areas within my community. I then worked for Caye Caulker Rentals, now known as Caye Caulker Vacation Homes as a receptionist, then promoted to manager and eventually became the new owner of the business.
As the new owner of the Caye Caulker Vacation Homes, my goal is for you (guest) to spend quality time at this island, with quality services and hospitality offered by my business.