This traditional Caribbean house is a perfect place to spend your holiday in on Caye Caulker. It is situated on the North West end of the island, where the island is just 200 yards wide, so the beach and sea are always nearby. It's a little bit off the beaten track, but just a moment away of all the activity on the island.
The house is built on posts, like most Belizean houses, which means more breeze, less bugs, no wet feet during a tropical shower and a shady hangout with hammocks under the house. The living and kitchen are painted in bright colors and are decorated with Caribbean and Mayan woodcarvings, pottery and paintings. There are 2 bedrooms: one with a queen size bed and the other one with a double and single bed. The fans in each room are all that's needed to keep you cool throughout the night. And the hammocks beneath the house make for a great place to catch some afternoon sleep.
There is a fully equipped kitchen, though you might not need it that much: the house is situated in the backyard of the famous outdoor restaurant 'Wish Willy'. Still there is enough privacy. One of our guests described the vicinity of the restaurant as follows: "We loved the lively restaurant activities below which we sometimes joined and sometimes simply soaked in while hanging out in the privacy of our upper deck".
Next to the house is our dock, which is a perfect spot for a morning coffee, sunbathing or hang out with pelicans. If you like sunsets: on this dock you have a front row seat for the most beautiful sunsets.
Once you have enough of the diving, snorkeling, fishing, swimming or other activities on the island, you can entertain yourself with a small library, a selection of board- and card games, cable TV and wireless Internet. Or just hang out on the veranda with a beer or rum punch.
We have 3 very friendly dogs. At day time you'll find them in the yard and they love it when you pet them. They're not allowed inside the rental.
My husband (Maurice) and I live on the same property and most of the time one of us is home to answer any questions. As your host I can help you with finding your way on the island, booking various trips or just leave you alone and let you enjoy the 'go slow' mentality of Caye Caulker.
The house is just a moments walk to 'The Split' for an afternoon dip or to Front Street to get some food, meet some locals or just to hang out on one of the many docks lining the island. 'The Split' is where the island is split in two and it is the most popular spot for swimming, snorkeling or have a drink at the famous bar 'the Lazy Lizard'.
On Caye Caulker there are no paved streets and no cars are allowed. People get around by foot, bike or golf cart. From the mainland the island can be reached by water taxi or plane.
There are special weekly and monthly rates and in the slow season (September - October) prices are lower (if you fill in the dates, the right prices show up automatically)
Also check out our other rentals on Caye Caulker: Cozy Cabana (on the same property) and Sunny Cabana (a very private cabana in a big tropical yard on the other side of the village).
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$475 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1400 /month|
|Check In:||12:00 PM (noon)|
We had a wonderful time at the Caribbean Guest House. Monique and Maurice were very accommodating and helpful during our 5 day stay. Short walk to the water, the split, and everything that we needed. We'd definitely stay there again!
We just got home from 2 weeks in Belize with our 12 year old with 1 of the weeks at Monique's Caribbean Guest House. Monique & Maurice are great hosts available to answer any questions. We rented their bikes for the week and their kayaks for a 1/2 day.
The guest house is clean and comfortable with everything we needed. We had breakfast & lunch there and dinner out. The food at Wish Willy's is simple but fantastic. Try the curried conch!
Thanks for a great stay! We'll be back.
Monique was a wonderful host!!! Interesting to chat with, helpful, available. We enjoyed, too, eating at Maurice's restaurant Wish Willy, which is on the same property. The little house on stilts was well stocked with anything we might need, including sun screen. The location was good, as it was close to "the spilt" a favorite swimming place. And there's a dock on the lagoon side available for use. We did not take advantage of the bikes or kayaks. The only challenge for us was the hot, humid weather. Though there were three fans, and Monique invited us to turn on all three, if we liked, we still found the little house uncomfortably warm at times, as a large building blocks it from the sea breeze. Still, we found that we could cool off by walking a few steps away to sit in the breeze at a cafe or seaside bench under a palm. Going off for the day to snorkel or paddle board was an excellent way to cool off too.
Stayed at Monique's guest house on a girl's trip recently. The house suited our needs perfectly. Plenty of comfortable beds and a small kitchen to prepare some of our meals. My friends and I were concerned that the noise from Wish Willy would be a problem when we arrived, but that was not the case. Music was usually shut off my 10 pm. But if you are a light sleeper, do bring ear plugs. We were woken up a few times at night by barking dogs around the island. Monique and Maurice are renovating their dock which will be nice place to hang out when it's finished with easy access to swimming. Monique was always around to answer questions and was super helpful.
Loved the place..quaint and simple but spacious enough and extremely convenient to everything. Host Minque and husband Maurice were extremely friendly and helpful. We ate at Wish Willy's two night..and enjoyed both meals..very reasonable too.
Overall,a fun stay, just know it is a simple cottage..not luxurious..but comfy.
This is an incredible place! I feel so lucky that we found Monique and Maurice and were able to stay at Wish Willy's. Our house was perfect for 4 people--clean and comfortable. Monique provided us with everything we needed (towels, information, etc). I appreciated that our expectations as house guests were very clear as well. The location is great--just off the main road on the island (everything is in walking distance) and close to restaurants, groceries, and the split. Upon our arrival, we were greeted with smiles, rum punch, and Maurice made us the best dinner we had the entire time we were on the island. I couldn't recommend this place more!
We had a wonderful time on Caye Caulker. Monique and Maurice were very relaxed and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed the presence of their dog Scruffy, such a sweet and gentle dog that made us feel right at home.
As frequent airbnb users as both hosts and guests, I have to say that the experience on Caye Caulker was top notch. Monique was very hospitable and helpful. The house was absolutely perfect for us--in a great location and low key. We wanted to relax, read, make some food and enjoy going slow, which we were able to do so easily in the guest house.
We enjoyed dinner at the restaurant in the evening and enjoyed the family style atmosphere and great food. Definitely eat here if you can regardless of if you are able to stay with Monique and Maurice.
ALSO, I have to say that the bed is super comfy...with good pillows and nice sheets. That was such a nice luxury!
I really can't recommend this place enough! I hope we will make it back!
We had a wonderful time staying here! Great location. All the facilities you could possibly need. Welcoming, friendly and helpful hosts. Thanks Monique!
Myself and two friends had a wonderful time spending Christmas in Monique's beautiful house. The house is a great size and in a perfect location on Caye Caulker, really close to The Split and the main strip of bars and restaurants. We didn't want to leave!
Monique was a great host giving us our space to get on with our holiday but there if we had any questions or requests.
I would love to visit Caye Caulker again and if I ever do I will most definitely be staying in this perfect, beautiful house.