$92 / night
Estimated Price for guests, Nights

Avana Villa- Penthouse – Home 3075783 Villa

  • 1 bedroom
  • 3 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Avana Villa- Penthouse – Home 3075783

  • Villa
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 113 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


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.


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!

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  • Children 5+ years old
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Full bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Grill
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 12:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Yes, smoking allowed


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Murray And Martha A.
Calendar last updated:
18 Apr 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





16 reviews

Very Good

“Home away from Home in Belize”

Reviewed 15 Apr 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 need… More

Response from the owner 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!

“Fantastic “Off the Grid” Experience”

Reviewed 31 Aug 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 t… More

Response from the owner 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 drive commuter vehicle ourselves. The tour companies pick-up here regularly and we keep a list of taxi drivers. We too were surprised at the scarcity of mosquitoes here; not anywhere near the numbers we had back in western Canada! Thanks again. We enjoyed having you folks and you are welcome back any time!

“Wonderful stay, wonderful people :)”

Reviewed 30 Jun 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 a… More

Response from the owner 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.

“Great Jungle Stay”

Reviewed 3 Mar 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… More

Response from the owner 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 20 Feb 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 w… More

“Lovely, wildlife filled jungle bungalow in the center of Belize adventure and culture”

Reviewed 17 Feb 2017

Avana Villa is very laid back and on absolutely amazing grounds. The penthouse has sunset views over the Guatemalan mountains. At first we weren't sure about staying here - the long road to the… More

Response from the owner Thank you Auryel for such a glowing review! We truly enjoyed having you folks join us here. We had a great time and would love to have you visit again. It was sad to see you leave. For other travelers though, I would mention that we regularly have the local 1990s era Toyota Corolla taxis in here to ferry guests, and our own vehicle is a simple 2wd.

“Amazing Stay, won't ever forget!”

Reviewed 7 Mar 2016

We only stayed here for three nights during our ten day Belize trip but this was by far our favorite stay. Martha and Murray were both great hosts and made us feel quite at home. The whole house itsel… More

“Beautiful but far”

Reviewed 10 Dec 2015

This place was located in a beautiful location. You'll get the full jungle experience here. However there were a few things that we were aware of when booking, but didn't really work well fo… More

Response from the owner Hi. We remain off-grid but we installed an auto-start/stop system for the back-up generator so power outages are almost non-existent. We have also replaced the old Hughesnet satellite internet provider with a wireless option which works very very well. Avana Villa has unlimited wifi available in every room.

“Tranquil getaway with gorgeous views”

Reviewed 27 Mar 2015

We stayed in the penthouse for 10 days with our 2 young children. This was our first time booking a vacation rental and the process was seamless. Martha was always quick to reply and helpful when an… More

Response from the owner Thanks so much Marika, we really enjoyed having you and the kids here.It was lots of fun and we look forward to seeing you again! Good luck with your future endeavours!

“Amazing stay! Great hosts! Nice and Quiet place to get away from it all”

Reviewed 6 Mar 2015

Martha and Murray's property, house and location near San Ignacio was perfect for what my Wife and I were looking for to start the trip off with. It is only a quick drive to get to the nearest s… More

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Send Murray and Martha (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Murray and Martha (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Murray and Martha (the owner) before booking?

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How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I withdraw my booking request?

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Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Murray and Martha (the owner) a message.

If Murray and Martha (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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