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Avana Villa- Penthouse

16 reviews
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
2 nights minimum
Rental Home
The Villa is situated on a well-maintained, securely gated property 3 miles from town, encompassing orchards, duck ponds, an infinity pool, and tons of wildlife. There is fantastic birding from the Penthouse Suite, and it is typical to witness a passing flock of White Fronted Parrot and Parakeet at eye level within 20 feet everyday. Other daily viewing includes but not limited to: Wild Duck, Osprey, Hawk, Egret, Fly Catcher, Swallow, Groove-billed Ani, Tanager, Warbler, Manakin, Hummingbird, Woodpecker, Falcon, Owl and many more. Red-Lored, Toucan and Aracari can be seen weekly or when certain fruits and seeds are in season. Because of the size of Avana Villa, also more affectionately known as the “Castle in the Tropics,” this 4-story, 5000 sq. ft. home has two individual apartments for r...The Villa is situated on a well-maintained, securely gated property 3 miles from town, encompassing orchards, duck ponds, an infinity pool, and tons of wildlife. There is fantastic birding from the Penthouse Suite, and it is typical to witness a passing flock of White Fronted Parrot and Parakeet at eye level within 20 feet everyday. Other daily viewing includes but not limited to: Wild Duck, Osprey, Hawk, Egret, Fly Catcher, Swallow, Groove-billed Ani, Tanager, Warbler, Manakin, Hummingbird, Woodpecker, Falcon, Owl and many more. Red-Lored, Toucan and Aracari can be seen weekly or when certain fruits and seeds are in season. Because of the size of Avana Villa, also more affectionately known as the “Castle in the Tropics,” this 4-story, 5000 sq. ft. home has two individual apartments for rent. See other listing for Garden Suite. ECO NOTE: This is a SOLAR -OPERATED house. The house is built it to be self-sustaining, environmentally friendly, and completely off grid. We ask guests to be mindful at all times of turning OFF lights if a room is not in use, or only having a fan on if you are sitting or sleeping underneath it. Unfortunately, the use of small appliances, such as hair dryers, is not allowed. Common Areas: •The second story of the villa greets you with a 570 s.f. veranda, complete with an outdoor sitting and dining area. •All suites are separately keyed and very private. Access to the Master and Penthouse Suites are made via the shared staircase on the second floor. •3rd floor Mezzanine area with lots of books, games, DVDs, etc. •Huge 54′ triangular infinity pool with palapa, sand beach, and hammocks. •Gardens, duck ponds, orchard. •Ample parking on the premises. *****Security Dogs on site********* Security deposit 25% of the rental rate 9% Belize Tourism Board Room Tax will be added to your total Guest should be checked in no later than 8PM!More
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About the Owner
Murray and Martha A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2013
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Murray and Martha took such great care of my son and me while we stayed with them a few weeks back. They even went as far as to book a doctors appointment for me that I luckily didn't end up needing... as the magic of...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank jsnclry
Murrstir, VR Owner at Avana Villa- Penthouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Thanks so much Jason for the kind words, we really enjoyed having you here as well. It is guests like you that make it all worthwhile. Can't wait to see some of your fantastic pictures. Please come again anytime! 😁

Reviewed August 31, 2017

My wife, 21 yr. old son and I just spent 4 nights in the Avana Villa Penthouse for the first stage of our 12 days in Belize. Owners Martha & Murray proved to be fantastic hosts and the villa was the perfect basecamp for our...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Randi-Tom
Murrstir, VR Owner at Avana Villa- Penthouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2017

Hi Randi and Tom, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Yes we are 3 miles from town and half of it is that wonderful drive to our jungle. Our road is better than many around here, and we do not own a four-wheel...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2017

I really enjoyed my stay here. The owners were wonderful and friendly. Had so much fun talking Canadian football and hockey while swimming in the pool. The owner also took me to watch as she fed the animals. It was so nice to go out...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank ak474me
Murrstir, VR Owner at Avana Villa- Penthouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2017

Sean, Thank you very much for the kind words about us and the Villa. It was certainly a pleasure to have you both, and share your adventure with us.

Reviewed March 3, 2017

Just had a great stay at Avana Villa. Located 5-10 minutes out of town (but too far to walk) we did just fine using taxi's/ tour group pick-ups, without a rental car. Penthouse was clean and with AMAZING views of the surrounding areas. No issues...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank A-MacGEO
Murrstir, VR Owner at Avana Villa- Penthouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2017

Thank you for this wonderful review. We are extremely pleased you took the time for this, and especially that you enjoyed staying with us at Avana Villa!

Reviewed February 20, 2017

We loved our week here!! It was like a week in Paradise. The kitchen was great, especially with the kids who are "starving!" the second they wake up. We loved the pool, especially after a warm day of hiking Mayan sites. The grounds are beautiful,...More

Date of stay: February 2017
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stove
DVD Player
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Washer
Safe
Blender
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Freezer
Paper Towels Provided
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Ceiling Fans
Parking
Shared Yard
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Terrace
Toaster
Telephone
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About the neighborhood
Located West of the vibrant and expanding community of San Ignacio Town (3 miles), Xunantunich (5 miles), one of the most popular ruins in Belize, Buena Vista Ruins (1mile), and the Mopan River(1.5 miles), there is plenty to do and see during your stay in Belize. Avana Villa is also located in an area known as the hotel district, so you are just minutes away from massages, fantastic meals, jungle tours, and more! Transportation to the Villa is available via rental car, shuttle, or taxi. During your stay, Belize has an extensive taxi and bus system, which can be reached on the Western Highway, a short 1.5 mile walk from the Villa. Most taxis will pick you up at the villa, if you ask them to, although cell phone reception here is challenging and you may not always be able to call for one Di...
How to get there
Driving Directions: When you come through San Ignacio heading west towards Benque Viejo you will come to the last traffic circle just past San Ignacio resort. There is an UNO gas station on the left and grocery store on the right. We are 1.5 miles west from the UNO..as you crest a small hill you will see a big sign that says LaPrimivera Wildlife Observation , there is a gravel road on the right, turn there and go another1.5 m to the big white gates. Voila! There is also a sign for Avana and one that says No Dumping. Real easy! GPS is pinned to the map
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