Romantic luxury Tree House 12 ' high in the jungle canopy over the River. Howler monkeys, amazing bird watching, transportation available, 20 mins. from the international airport and central to everything Belize has to offer: Ruins, Temples, ATM caves, cave tubing, zip-linning, horseback riding,Belize Zoo, Crook Tree Bird Estuary, Howler Sanctuary, day trip to the Cayes and the Reef, two bicycles and canoe - and peace and quiet in a beautiful natural setting.
This sweet little one bedroom house sits in the jungle canopy perched high on the edge of the Belize River. With Howler monkey families in the trees, crocodiles in the pond, butterflies and songbirds in the air, this is a unique piece of jungle paradise that offers you an amazing holiday destination. We have a beautiful new canoe and two new bicycles for you. The Howler House is just a short 5 min drive or 15 min walk down a lovely village road along the river to the Black Orchid resort where you are always welcome to enjoy their SWIMMING POOL and fantastic restaurant.
The house is brand spanking new with HIGH SPEED WIRELESS internet with (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) and NETFLIX enabled. The bedroom has a majestic view over the river and a new queen size bed. The bathroom has a shower with HOT WATER - no tub. The kitchen is fully equipped with a new stove, fridge and double sinks and dishes and pots and pans and bowls enough to enjoy cooking.
As well, ALL your transportation needs can be taken care of - if required. The international airport is just 20 min from the House and Kenny and Shana will pick you up and provide transportation ANYWHERE you might want to explore while in Belize -- and fill you full of local knowledge. Touring with Kenny will show you how to really experience what Belize has to offer the curious visitor. If you want to use Kenny's services, I will provide you with his email and you can make arrangements with Kenny.
The village of Burrell Boom is wonderfully central to Mayan ruins, caves, zip-lining, horse-back riding, the zoo, and a good day trip to Hopkins beach -- which is a unique Garifuna village, remarkable diving sites and ocean fishing are also a day trip away. I can help you arrange transportation and/or tours to any part of the country you may dream of exploring.
While the house is a perfect romantic getaway for two, if you want to bring along family or friends, they are welcome to hang hammocks on the two screened in decks and make use of an extra single bed -- the house also has a huge king size ultra deluxe blow-up bed that fits on the outside screened in deck -- so it is possible to host two couples. I ask for an addition $10 per night for children, and $20 per night for adults. The outside deck is huge, and you will probably spend most of your time there.
While the Howler House is nestled on the riverbank high in the canopy and you feel like you are deep in the jungle — really, it is just a 10 -minute walk up to the sweetest little village. If you are using his transportation services Andrew will be happy to give you a little tour of the village. But, most convenient, the Howler House is located centrally to all the activities you might want to enjoy while in Belize.
This is the perfect vacation spot for PHOTOGRAPHERS, BIRD WATCHERS, FISHERS, KAYAKERS, BICYCLISTS, WILD LIFE ENTHUSIAST, WRITERS, EXOTIC WINE ENTHUSIAST AND DAYDREAMERS and STAR-GAZERS. Burrell Boom is a small village centrally located as a perfect stepping off location for everything you might want to do while in Belize: GOLFERS, DEEP SEA FISHERS, DIVERS, SNORKELERS, SAILORS, SPELUNKERS, MAYAN RUINS EXPLORERS, CAVE-TUBERS, ZIP-LINERS, REGGIE LOVERS AND WANDERERS.
In the village you can paddle the river, go fishing and bicycling, the wildlife is amazing - birdwatchers are in heaven here; the Howler Monkeys live in the trees above us. Star-gazing and sipping on local wines is magical. CLOSE BY you will find the amazing Belize Zoo, the Howler Monkey Sanctuary, Mayan ruins, Cave-tubing and Zip-lining, local exotic wine makers, quiet sandy beach at Hopkins (an hours drive), 30 min. to the Cay Caulker Ferry, where you can spend a day with the laid back locals, rent a sail boat, go diving or snorkeling on the reef and be home before dark relaxing on the deck. Andrew will take care of all your transportation.
Close to home, there is a grocery store that sells local wines, rum and cold beer and a few groceries. And, the village pub, a short walk or bicycle ride away, serves ice cold beers, homemade juicy hamburgers and a delicious fried chicken or fish dinner for five bucks at Miss Carol's.They also have a pool table if you want to hang around and meet some very sweet locals and perhaps hear a good story or two. There is also a great Chinese Food restaurant in the village. And, people are soooo friendly here, if you want to, you'll make friends with the locals with ease. On Friday evenings people gather in the park to watch the teenagers play soccer and they have music and snacks and cold drinks for sale. Later, if you are a night owl, there is always dancing at Henderson's Bank on Friday and Saturday nights, just a 5 min walk away. And, there is a huge horse race track, with races on Sundays and Holidays - people come from all over for the races -- it's exciting.
A wonderful day (or overnight) trip from the house is to Cay Caulker, 90 minutes away via Belize City. You can arrange a drive with Tony, catch the early ferry (45 mins) and spend a day exploring the Cay, or take one of the many snorkeling, diving, sailing or kayaking tours, and be back in time for dinner. Or, if you'd like to spend more time on the island, spend a night and Tony will pick you up the next day. We can help with arranging accommodations for you too.
If you want help with travel arrangements to Belize, just let me know.
Or, you may choose to just spend your time of the Howler House deck where you can take amazing photographs, bird-watch, wait for the crocodile(s) to surface and perhaps sun themselves on the bank, get to know the howler monkeys (they like Reggie music), sit still and a Blue Morpho butterfly with an 8-inch wingspan will eventually float by. Play the stock market on-line on high-speed Wi-Fi. Lie under a gentle fan, swing in the hammock and read a good book. Write a poem, a song, a book or a blog. Watch the sun rise and the river float by, caste a line and catch a fish – yes, right from the deck when the river is flooding. Make origami. Paint a picture. Star gaze while fire flies light up the sky. Sip on rich local organic coffee in the morning, and exotic local wines in the afternoon. Watch for manatees. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) your family, your boss, your best friend and show them the howlers in the trees. Stay cool and be prepared to wake up early because all the songbirds and parrots believe it is their daily duty to serenade the rising sun.
Be sure to check out all our reviews on Trip adviser as well! Everyone loves their time in this special piece of paradise.
The Howler House has a brand new canoe available to guests - the key to unlock the canoe is on your key chain. And, two new bicycles! You are welcome to swim at the local resort: 5 min down the road and lovely!
Interaction with guests
I am available online daily - and once you arrive in Belize, I will give you my cell number. The house has a local manager who is available 24 hours, just up the road. And, my closest neighbors are also my land partners and best friends. Tinnie will take care of every little thing for you - and Nicolas will fix any broken water lines etc ... phone numbers are in the guest book, and there is a cell phone at the house for your use.
There are not many rules in the Howler house: use the recycling boxes and compost bucket, be kind to the house, stay cool, relax -- breath deep and spend a least a day and a night on the deck doing nothing -- trust me, the jungle will entertain you!
Oh -- and No swimming in the crocodile pond -- they are very shy and private beings. This is an 'at your own risk' vacation ..... so, be aware and respectful -- you are in the jungle - PLEASE do NOT feed wildlife!
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I spent four years and every cent I earned building a little dream house on the river bank in a village in the jungle in Belize, I guess that says something about me.
I love my house and I loved the challenge of building this unique little rental business on the banks of the Belize river. I love this little place so much and I am delighted to share -- it has been four years now since I opened the house to guests.
Ah - how things change. Life is full of surprises. I am now living over on Caye Caulker, and have decided that building the Howler House was so much fun, I am going o do the same on North Caulker Island!
In the meantime, I have leased a house on Caulker and renovated so I have a sweet little room with bathroom and a little Cabana for rent as well, here on the island. Check it out - The Sunset Spot - or, The Sun Set Cabana. My Island rentals are much more modest then the Howler House, but in a great little neighbourhood if you want local flavour: kids and dogs playing in the sea and BBQ's burning at night. I love the island, it is totally different then the jungle, I love them both and I suggest you plan to spend some of your vacation in Belize in both the jungle and the islands.
About me - I am an online professor who loves to travel and build sweet little spots.