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Back-a-Bush Guesthouse

San Miguel, Belize
Back-a-Bush Guesthouse
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had a few wonderful days with Elsbeth at 22 acre Back a Bush. We had the pleasant cabin with balcony with a jungle feel. Wonderful meals(communal eating) all done by Elsbeth with vegetarian and gluten free no problem. A basic, farm style place with chickens, ducks, dogs and cats wandering all around you as you hang in your hammock.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend have spent to nights at back a bush. Elsbeth was not there but here good friend Yenka took care of us. We both are used to a farm and all what comes with it but we haven't been to impressed by what was waiting there for us. You have to watch your step because the ducks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Thankyou Elsbeth for a wonderful time. We stayed for two nights and had a wonderful time. The simple accommodation: the "swanky cabana" ,is authentic and all you need. The bird watching from bed is great! . It helps to be an animal lover as there are many hens and ducks, cats and dogs which all adds to the ambiance; previous... More 

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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Back-a-bush is a welcome escape from the tourist trail. Elsbeth is the perfect host and a wonderful cook. Her low impact lifestyle, love of her animals and nature shine through. She can arrange inexpensive but great value tours to local sites including the tiger cave with experienced local guides. Also it is easy to walk to sites in the nearby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My friend and me found this wonderful place by accident. First we just wanted to stay for one night, but every day we sad "one more night";) we truly didn't want to leave anymore. From the very first moment we felt like part of the family between Rod producing his tasty belizean coffee, Elsbeth running the farm and all the... More 

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Baar, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

First we wanted to stay just for one night. At the end we stayed three and we would stay longer if we would have the time. The farm is located in the heart of the mayan culture and beautiful nature. Dogs, cats and ducks say good night to eachother so it's peace on earth! Elsbeth is a charming person who... More 

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Punta Gorda, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Came to Back-a-Bush straight from a 3 days journey from California... Was really tired, cold (we had a coldfront at the time) & hungry when I arrived. As I walked in to the property I first got a loud welcome from the 6 beautiful dogs (They might seem scary, but just be calm and they will do the same.) All... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My friend and I had a great stay at Back-A-Bush. It was a truly unique and wonderful experience. The guesthouse is on a farm in a Mayan village. When you're there you feel truly immersed in a totally different culture and simple way of life. The guesthouse was great and Elsbeth's food was so delicious. She is a great cook.... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Back-a-Bush is a fantastic place to stay! The guest house is situated in a very nice little village, easily accessible by bus from Punta Gorda. The owner, Elsbeth, is very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Our room was very good, clean and spacious with good beds. The meals, made by Elsbeth herself, were all delicious. Around the house there are all... More 

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Punta Gorda, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Me & my woman ended up here in the middle of a traditional Mayan village by coincidence in mid December and didn't know what to expect... But as soon as we met Elsie, the amazing woman who runs the place, we knew we had come to the right spot! She combines her low key, but yet cozy, guesthouse business with... More 

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