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Vanilla Hills Lodge

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Vanilla Hills Rd., San Ignacio, Belize
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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a wonderful stay at the Vanilla Hills Lodge in April 2015. The hosts, Claudia and Franklin, are amazing. They go out of their way to make sure your visit is perfect. The cabins are lovely and well-appointed, and the shower is fantastic! Claudia is an amazing chef (I tried each of the breakfasts and they were all delicious).... More 

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Mill Valley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When we arrived at Vanilla Hills we had just spent a few days in Hopkins. I told Claudia that I had come to hang out in our fabulous treehouse and read and hang out. She said that you don't come to the jungle to relax...you come to have and experience of the area. I am so grateful for her enthusiastic... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a very nice small place with more of a bed and breakfast feel this is your place. There are three rooms, all separate little houses off in the woods. No TV, no AC no phone- but it does have internet. The wifi internet service is ok but I kept losing signal so if 100% connectivity... More 

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Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to our wonderful hosts Claudia and Franklin we had an unforgettable stay in Belize. Vanilla Hills is a wonderful hideaway in the middle of the nature and the perfect place to explore the different Maya sites like Tikal, Xunantunich or ATM Cave. Regardless if you are looking for adventure, „sightseeing" or relaxation - Claudia and Franklin have good tips... More 

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vanilla Hills Lodge is really an amazing place. The hosts, Claudia and Franklin, really make you feel at home. Claudia’s home made breakfast selections were delicious. My favorite, banana pancakes, were some of the best I have ever had. All of the ingredients she uses are sourced locally, except for the vanilla! :) The dinners were served on the deck... More 

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vanilla Hills Lodge is absolutely beautiful and our stay there was an unforgettable experience. Claudia and Franklin were amazing hosts and went above and beyond in so many ways; from providing assistance with wedding arrangements to setting up our tours and scheduling shuttles, our stay was pleasant and stress-free. The food was absolutely delicious and the lodging spectacular; we particularly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vanilla Hills is just fabulous. Claudia and Franklin can't do enough for their guests and really make you feel at home. The jungle lodges are huge and well appointed, with the softest bed linen I have ever come across. Hammocks on the veranda overlook the grounds with all their wildlife and woodland; the only thing you'll be woken by is... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Claudia and Franklin were wonderful and amazing hosts. The lodge we stayed in was great; it was very clean and perfect for the two of us. Claudia set us up with two great guides for the ATM Cave and Coracol excursions. The guides picked us up right from the lodge which was very convenient. Claudia prepared amazing meals during our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Claudia and Franklin did it again ... Stayed two nights this time in the treehouse ... Enjoyed the warm vibes and great food along with the jungle feel... Excited about future plans for the property and many returns ... Thx again for your generosity. Love yous. John and john

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I stayed at Vanilla Hills for 3 nights in March 2015 -- I wish we could have stayed longer, but that just means that we will have to go back :) Property, Room & Hosts: Vanilla Hills Lodge is on a beautiful and very large property. If you enjoy being in nature, this is the place for you! The little... More 

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