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The Orchard House

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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The perfect combination pristine rain forest and operating citrus farm!! A beautiful clear river runs through the entire and property filled with natural deep swimming holes and a mile of incredible scenery. The year round water fall that flows into the river on the property is right out of a nature magazine. Wake up in the morning and enjoy a glass of fresh orange juice (just picked from the orchard) on the charming covered bridge in the backyard of the house that is over the natural spring creek. Listen and watch the colorful Toucans, Parrots, Hummingbirds, and countless other species of birds that make The Orchard House their home. The keel-billed toucan is the national bird of Belize and make Orchard House their home year round. Whether you are a dedicated ornithologist or new to bi...The perfect combination pristine rain forest and operating citrus farm!! A beautiful clear river runs through the entire and property filled with natural deep swimming holes and a mile of incredible scenery. The year round water fall that flows into the river on the property is right out of a nature magazine. Wake up in the morning and enjoy a glass of fresh orange juice (just picked from the orchard) on the charming covered bridge in the backyard of the house that is over the natural spring creek. Listen and watch the colorful Toucans, Parrots, Hummingbirds, and countless other species of birds that make The Orchard House their home. The keel-billed toucan is the national bird of Belize and make Orchard House their home year round. Whether you are a dedicated ornithologist or new to bird spotting, the wildlife will have you amazed. After breakfast go for a long hike on the many private trails and roads through out the property along the river and creeks, on the various canopy covered limestone mountains on the property, through the 100 acre manicured orchard or through of the three huge tropical plant amazing nursery grows located on the property. For the more adventure seeking hiker the property is surrounded on 3 sides by 1,000 of acres of untouched and protected National Forest Reserve in the Maya Mountains. The Reserve is home to numerous large waterfalls, and wildlife. Take the provided ATV and drive through the orchard and pick you own oranges, grapefruits, and limes to take back to the house and prepare the best glass of juice you have ever had. After a long day hiking and seeing the amazing property take a short stroll through the lush tropical plant nursery to the amazing blue hole swimming hole surrounded by bamboo at the base of the limestone mountain where the natural spring filters out the bottom of the mountain. The property and home is gated and secure with the farm manager and his lovely family living in the home next door. They are available day or night to handle any guest needs. The home is a charming all concrete home that has just been completely updated with all new furnishings. While typically not required, top of the line super quite inverter mini split ac systems were just installed in the bedrooms. Each bedroom and the living room also has brand new flat screen TV with cable. The kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking needs. A grill and smoker is also provided on the covered bridge for guests to use. The large screened in back porch provides the perfect place to relax, have dinner, and listen to the jungle come alive and the fire flies light up the night sky. While The Orchard House is very private its location on the edge of St. Margarets Village provides easy access to the local grocery store, restaurants and bars in the Village. Being centrally located on the most beautiful section off of the Hummingbird Highway makes getting into Belmopan easy (approximate 20 minute drive). The numerous tourist activities ( cave tubing, zip line, kayaking, waterfall repelling, and Mayan Ruins) are just a few miles in either direction of the front gate. The Orchard House is the perfect private venue for those wanting to get away and enjoy a relaxed non-hotel natural setting. The properties central location 1/2 the way from the Belize International Airport (1.5 hours) to Placencia makes it the perfect spot to enjoy a land and sea vacation and see all that Belize has to offer. The Orchard House is a certified Gold Standard Property by the Belize Tourism Board and managed by a highly respected company that manages four exclusive private island and numerous luxury waterfront villas in Placencia. Belize currently has a low number of COVID cases and is very easy for tourist to enter the country. As of August 5, 2021, to enter Belize you just need to show a copy of your villa reservation showing that you are staying at a Gold Standard approved property and negative test taken within 96 hours of travel or a negative result from any approved Antigen Rapid Test taken within 48 hours of travel. If no test is presented, a rapid test can be administered upon arrival in Belize at the Airport for USD $50.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smoking is allowed outside only!
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1 Full bath
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About the Manager
Gecko Vacation Rentals
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:69%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:September 2010
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** In addition to our daily cleaning we have taken extra measures to clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces in common areas (e.g. tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, phones, remote controls, handles, desks, toilets, sinks). **
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Reviewed 30 June 2020

Hubby and I booked our reservation at this lovely location pre-COVID and then the pandemic forced us to cancel. We fully intend to visit next summer and will provide a full review then. I wanted to comment on the wonderful customer service I received from...More

Date of stay: June 2020
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Safari11795560022, VR Owner at The Orchard House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2020

It was great to work with you and I hope we get the chance to actually welcome you to Belize in the future!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Microwave
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Horse Riding Nearby
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  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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