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“Stay on the Leeside” 5 of 5 stars
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Alux Street, Caye Caulker, Belize   |  
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 hotel reviews
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“Stay on the Leeside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We have been returning to Caye Caulker for 5 years, and love staying at Leeside on the sunset side of island, with great views of the water on their private dock, not to mention the fantastic sunsets, and the peace and quiet! Use of bikes and kayaks are an added plus. The rooms come complete with microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and refrigerator. And don't forget the ceiling fan plus air conditioner! A must if staying on the Leeside. We highly recommend Leeside Rooms - you won't be disappointed!
Douglas and Karen

Room Tip: If you want a little more room, choose the Queen room - a bit more spacious and a larger bed.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tracy D, Owner at Leeside Rooms, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thank you Doug and Karen for your review. I hope you will continue to be pleased with your accommodations here at Leeside as we renovate and update. We look forward to seeing you again in February! :)
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The rooms are spacious, clean and competitively priced. But let's cut to the chase - the beach and newly-extended dock are incredible. There are only 2 rooms at Leeside, and while we were there, we had the small sand beach and dock to ourselves most of the time. The beach is a perfect mixture of sun and shade, and gives guests a private viewing of the spectacular sunsets every night. Paradise Found.

Kayaks and bikes were available free of charge during our stay. This is a terrific bonus because full-day kayak rentals are expensive (US$60 for a double) on the island.

This is a quiet part of the island, but is only a 3-minute walk to the central part of Front St. The porch is also a lovely place to relax, watch the boats and occasional local pass by, in the company of the friendly resident cat (Shadow). It's the complete Caye Caulker experience.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tracy D, Owner at Leeside Rooms, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thank you Mike....Shadow misses you and hopes you return soon! ;)
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Belize City, Belize
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

LeeSide rooms is a rare find on the island of Caye Caulker. Location, Location, Location. It is situated on the quiet side of the island, mostly protected from the strong wind that bashes the party side. It’s literally a 2minute walk to the other side and you’re in buzz of it all. Right next door to Belize Dive Services – you can fall out of bed onto a boat and scuba your heart out. What I loved was a little private beach and dock to sun in, watch the sunsets or sip fresh watermelon juice from the store a block away. Super fast Internet everywhere on the property, INCLUDING the beach. Now why you would want Internet on the beach is another story – but I did need it and having the option of sitting under a shady palm tree with my computer only made for a more relaxed time – instead of being cooped up inside when the sun was shining.

The owner, Tom couldn’t do enough for me. What a wonderful man who has lived on the island for twenty something plus years and has hours of stories about the history of Belize – a very interesting man to enjoy.

I wholly recommend this hidden gem !

Room Tip: Find the quieter part of the island, you can always go find more excitement.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tracy D, Owner at Leeside Rooms, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Leeside!
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Morden, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We had a great room at Leeside. Very clean, great comfy bed, TV (not that we wanted it), AC (nice cause you don't get the ocean breezes from the windier side of the island), microwave, cutlery, toaster, dishes, and bikes that mostly worked and a kayak. Tom, the owner of the house, had had one kayak stolen just before we got there - too bad. And a great dock to hang out on, and watch the lovely sunsets every night. We had excellent service from Kim at Caye Caulker rentals, who manages Lee Side rooms I guess. Our taxi took us to see him, where he explained everything, gave us some tips, and then to LEe Side, where Tom took care of anything we needed.
Personally, we found Caye Caulker to be the busiest, most touristey spot we visited in Belize, and we were really glad that we weren't in a place near the main part - Front Street. It would have been very, very noisy and busy. It was just a small walk or fast bike ride to any place we went anyhow, especially with the bikes provided (which had a few issues, but I know it's very hard to keep a good bike on the island - they're always getting stolen). I would stay there again. AND, FYI, no smelly toilets. They're hooked up to Belize Water Services, and the water in the bathroom was just fine, and quite drinkable.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

We stay at Leeside Rooms each year for the month of March, and love staying on the backside of the island of Caye Caulker with great views of the water, not to mention the fantastic sunsets, and the peace and quiet! Use of bikes and kayak are an added plus. The owner, Tom, is quite the character and does everything he can to make your stay a pleasant one. The rooms come complete with microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and refrigerator. And don't forget the ceiling fan plus air conditioner! A must if staying on the Leeside. We look forward to our next visit.
Douglas and Karen

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

My sister and I stayed at Lee Side Rooms during our time on Caye Caulker and had a truly wonderful experience there. The rooms are located on the quieter, more peaceful side of the island, still only a few minutes walk to the stores and bars which was perfect for us. The room we stayed in was really nice with cable tv, internet, ac, and a really comfortable bed. It had everything we needed including a coffee pot (awesome for this caffeine addict) and even had a cooler so we could sit and have a cold beer at sunset. The owner was super friendly and provided us with bikes and kayaks free of charge and even drove us to the distributor to pick up drinks for our cooler! Having a guard dog (who swims for coconuts!) was also a plus and made us feel very safe. We were incredibly happy with our stay there and will definitely be coming back next year!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tracy D, Owner at Leeside Rooms, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to your return!
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Fairfield CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

I love the location, secluded on the backside yet on the water, fridge, coffeemaker, microwave, comfortable clean rooms and padded mattress. Oh and TV is nice with cable! I am a diver so it is super convenient as it is a few steps away from Belize Dive Services, which is also the best dive service on Caye Caulker! The owner is a great guy, I have known him for years. He has lived on the caye for many years and has lots of stories to tell. Some reviews said the water stinks. Yes this is a problem all over the caye, I have had that issue in much pricier hotels on caye caulker. But an UPDATE: as of a few months ago, a fresh water source "city water" became available on the caye, which the owner now uses in the bathrooms, which eliminates the well water smell. As for the barking dog? Well dogs bark all over the world, and believe me on the caye it is good security. I would rather hear an occasional dog bark than listen to the thumping bass of a disco or nightclub until two in the morning. It is a great peaceful location. I highly recommend it and will be back in December! And yes, the kayaks and bikes are a great perk! The AC is a blessing too in the summer months!!!!

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Alux Street, Caye Caulker, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Caye Caulker
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Caye Caulker
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Leeside Rooms in brief: A unique hotel located in a tranquil Caribbean setting...Where guests enjoy cleanliness, comfort, beautiful sunsets and an abundance of exotic marine life just outside their door. Leeside Rooms...More details: A fine guest house located on the laid back island of Caye Caulker, off the coast of Belize and close to the world's second largest living barrier reef. Leeside Rooms include two waterfront efficiency units and a three bedroom two-level house located just north of the water taxi pier on the quiet lee side of the village - right next door to Belize Diving Services. From Caye Caulker it is a 40 minute water taxi ride to the mainland of Belize where guests can enjoy zip-lining, cave tubing, explore Mayan ruins, eco-tour, deep sea fish, snorkel, dive, visit the zoo - or just read a book and relax. :) We are encouraging a small marine sanctuary which is emerging right at the Leeside dock area. Without even getting in the water you can enjoy observing black spiny urchins, sea horses, the odd-looking batfish, sting rays, juvenile barricuda, red snapper, crabs, infant conch, herons, egrets, and a host of other marine life in their natural habitat. Enjoy beautiful sunsets, snorkeling, sunning on the dock, or just relax and read a book on on the shady part of the beach. ... more   less 

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