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Vanilla Hills Lodge

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Vanilla Hills Rd., San Ignacio, Belize
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Words cannot express how fantastic our experience at Vanilla Hills was! I traveled here as part of a group of 6 other women. In our early emails, Claudia had recommended just booking all 3 guest houses which turned out to be a very wise decision. We had a great time together while still having the option for a little privacy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in the wonderful Vanilla Hills Lodge for two nights recently, on my way from Guatemala to Belize City with friends. The lodge is set by the beautiful Belizean jungle and the cabin I stayed in was lovely, homely and luxurious. We felt genuinely welcomed by our host, Claudia. She served us delicious food, and told us everything we... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked Vanilla Hills solely on the amazing reviews through Trip Advisor!! Even with the high reviews I still had hesitations since this was my first time out of the US. Claudia and Franklin were amazing hosts from the beginning. Claudia answered emails from the moment we booked about things to see and do when we got to Belize. The... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the treetop cabaña and had a wonderful time. Claudia and Franklin were very helpful and we had the best time at their wonderful homey lodge. The food was amazing. The coffee impeccable and our room was so romantic and comfortable. Next time we will bring our kids and stay in the 2 bedroom unit!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place completely wowed me !!! The service was above and beyond . Loved the guest house it was clean and had everything we needed . It was so nice to make a cup of coffee lay in the hammock and listen to the sounds of the jungle and Howler monkeys . You have a choice to go in town... More 

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Rugby, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Claudia and Franklin have created a wonderful getaway, gourmet meals along with good company and the pure joy of conversation. Late at night you can hear the call of the howling monkey, haunting, scary but fills you with anticipation of the adventures to come.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To stay in such a lovely setting with such gracious hosts is amazing in itself but the food was to die for!! We had a fantastic gourmet lunch that was cooked just us by Claudia Koe, it was paired with a great white wine and the dessert was served with the perfect espresso! Having lunch with Franklin and Claudia on... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent two nights at the Vanilla Hills Lodge (VHL). This is a B&B style accommodation in the middle of the wilderness. This was our first experience with such place and we absolutely loved it. The owners, Claudia and Franklin are superb hosts. Claudia is a fantastic chef, concierge and host: all wrapped up in one! Franklin is not... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to take my niece back to Belize as a graduation gift from high school. We visited in December last year and knew that this was the perfect place to stay for all of the adventures that we had planned in the San Ignacio area. We left here last time feeling like we had made new... More 

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Sheldon, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful time staying at Vanilla Hills Lodge. The cabin was very clean and comfortable and it was nice to have a kitchen to make some of our own meals in. We really enjoyed visiting with the owners and getting to know them as we learned so much about Belize. They were very helpful with... More 

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