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Wish Willy Riverfront Cabana

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Kitchen/living area
TV and fan in the kitchen for your convenience.
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Guest house
Private, Secure, Macal Riverfront guest Cabana with kitchen. Fenced property with automatic gate opener and off street parking. WiFi, Cable TV, A/C, Hot and cold water. Walking distance to shops, restaurants and the large market in San Igancio. Our place is close to the city center, great views, restaurants and dining, art and culture, and parks. You’ll love our place because of the views, the location, and the kitchen. Our place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers.
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
We are a small, quiet, private compound. To ensure privacy and safety only registered guests are allowed on the property. All units are non smoking but smoking is allowed outside the unit. We have two dogs so do not allow pets. Owners live on the property, this is not a hotel.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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Meet the host
Julie & Gary M
Hosting since May 2017
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe live right on the property and are here for the guests should they need Anything! We like to welcome our guests with a drink and conversation on our deck then I take them on a little 10-15 minute Welcome Tour of the area. Sort of an orientation of Santa Elena/San Ignacio just so they get their bearings, be it walking or driving.
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Reviews (13)
Mark A
Mark A
Region of Waterloo, Canada2 contributions
My wife and I have stayed here twice now and we couldn't be more positive about it. The cabana is extremally well equipped and cared for with a stunning view of the river and St. Ignacio. It feels like a home. It's located withing walking distance of any amenities you could want, including the famous St. Ignacio Market and downtown. You won't find friendlier or more accommodating hosts. Highly recommended.
Visited March 2022
Written March 14, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nomad713222
Nomad713222
Thanks so much Mark!! Can't wait for you and Sarah to come back again!! We Love you two!!
Written April 2, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

243bea
243bea
Dartmouth, Canada1 contribution
Whether you wish to go slow or take in adventure, Julie and Gary can make it happen. From the moment I contacted Julie she was kind, accommodating and booked all our requests for transportation and tours in advance. When we arrived she drove us around town giving us a tour, including stopping to pick up beer, wine and groceries. Dan and I loved the river accommodations. Perfect location, close to town, but far away enough to enjoy the birds in the trees. I hope you enjoy this place as much and Dan and I did. Bea MacGregor
Visited February 2020
Written March 3, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Darlene1948
Darlene1948
Kenai, AK14 contributions
This is such a lovely property overlooking the Mcall River. Our cabana was very large with a veranda to relax on and watch all the wild life. A fully equipped kitchen, large refrigerator and freezer. There are so many nice things I can say about Julie and Gary. We were treated as Family, invited to Julie’s Birthday Party and also to watch the New Years Eve fireworks from their veranda. Incredibly nice couple, we will be staying there again at the end of December. I highly recommend them!
Visited December 2019
Written January 10, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

David Miller
David Miller
3 contributions
We were booked at a hotel on a major street and it was so noisy. I got in touch with Julie and we moved over to Wish Willy's. The location was perfect. I can not say enough about out host Julie and Gary. The icing on the cake was Kiera and Keeper two incredible dogs. Get Kiera to play the leaf game with you so fun. Julie and Gary went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and at home.
Visited November 2019
Written November 25, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jam6768_290
jam6768_290
Nashua, NH201 contributions
We stayed here for 8 nights and were very comfortable in our little house. We had plenty of space and everything we needed. Julie and Gary are wonderful hosts. We had a warm welcome and Julie took us on a tour of the area to show us where we could go while in Santa Elena. They were ready to answer any questions and help us in any way. They are very happy to be in Belize and shared their enthusiasm with us. I highly recommend staying at Wish Willy if you are staying in the San Ignaciio area. Our stay here has been much more than we expected.
Visited February 2019
Written February 9, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nomad713222
Nomad713222
Aww, thanks so much Joyce & Patrick!! It was a pleasure having you stay with us and do hope you come back again one day!!
Written February 10, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Constancejoss
Constancejoss
1 contribution
Gary and Julie's love for Belize is so infectious! When you first arrive you get a tour of the compound and of the cites. You learn where to eat and buy food and alcohol. The tour lands at a pub where you can book all the tours you will want to do! These hosts are the most helpful people you will have! The Belizeans are also very happy and helpful. Wish Willy is very safe so as a single traveller I much appreciated the safety of the compound. You will not be disappointed if you book a few nights with them! The various cabanas all have charm and comfort:)
Visited January 2019
Written January 28, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nomad713222
Nomad713222
Thanks Connie! We loved having you!!
Written January 30, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

clover327
clover327
Edmonton, Canada2 contributions
Loved staying at Wish Willy. Julie and Gary have a diamond in the rough here. It is peaceful having morning coffee watching the different birds and lizards right from the balcony. It was a quick walk to San Ignacio where there is good food and lots of local things to do. Julie can give you great suggestions on where to go and what to do. Thanks Julie and Gary for helping making our trip full of memories.
Visited March 2018
Written April 18, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nomad713222
Nomad713222
Thanks Jenn & Lina, You guys are Welcome back Anytime!!! We Really enjoyed having you!!
Written April 19, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Amy M
Amy M
3 contributions
While Wish Willy’s is technically in Santa Elena it is a very easy walk to San Ignacio and everything you could need. Julie and Gary go out of their way to ensure your trip goes smoothly including assisting with setting up tours and transportation. They even gave us a tour of town when we first arrived and had lots of helpful tips like how much cabs cost and the best way to get around. Their property overlooks the river and we saw multiple large green iguanas during our stay! Overall it was an excellent stay
Visited November 2017
Written November 20, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nomad713222
Nomad713222
Thanks so much for your review Amy, Look forward to you guys coming back one day!!! :)
Written November 23, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

aglenn5150
aglenn5150
6 contributions
Julie and Gary are the best AirBNB hosts! They are kind, fun, and welcoming. We loved our 3 night stay at Wish Willy. The room was spacious and clean. The property is well located, beautiful, and very secure. Walking distance from the river, the market, and a grocery store for essentials. Their dogs are very friendly and playful. Thank you again Julie and Gary for the wonderful experience! :) Anita & David
Visited August 2017
Written August 24, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nomad713222
Nomad713222
Thanks guys!! It was great having you here, looking forward to your return visit!!! :)
Written August 27, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Abigail B
Abigail B
Chicago, IL6 contributions
We absolutely loved our stay with Julie and Gary in Santa Elena! They were incredible hosts - as soon as we arrived they welcomed us into their home. Julie took us on a tour of the towns, to the ATM, pointed out the great restaurants and bakeries and even took us to the grocery store to shop!! Their property is so beautiful, overlooking the river and San Ignacio. Perfect for a romantic getaway and enough space to bring the whole family! They even have inner tubes and kayaks if you want to explore the river. We highly recommend staying with them on your visit to San Ignacio/Santa Elena!
Visited January 2017
Written July 24, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nomad713222
Nomad713222
Thank you so much Abby & Zach! We Really enjoyed having you here as one of our first guests back in December. Sure hope you can come back and see us soon!! This Christmas?? :)
Written July 26, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Conditioning
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Cable/satellite TV
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About the neighborhood
Easy access to tours, transportation, restaurants, banks, churches, stores. We will book any tours you want with a local tour company. So many options and so many things to do. So many great restaurants/bars. Ask us and we can recommend some of our favorites.
Getting around
Taxis are plentiful and reasonably priced (usually $5 BZD for most places in town) and walking is safe (during the day, like any other City)
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Wish Willy Riverfront Cabana

Wish Willy Riverfront Cabana is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Wish Willy Riverfront Cabana has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Wish Willy Riverfront Cabana has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at Wish Willy Riverfront Cabana must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.