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$160 / night
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Lush Getaway With Private (non-shared) Pool – Home 5071037 House

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Lush Getaway With Private (non-shared) Pool – Home 5071037

  • House
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

A true tropical hideaway, Villa Gemma brings a blend of the simple and the luxurious to discerning guests. Maintaining the feel of a rainforest getaway without the temptation of television, yet providing the required link to the world with complimentary WiFi, Gemma's quiet seclusion, lush forest locale and brand new private swimming pool, provides an unsurpassed level of privacy and a truly romantic ambiance. (Note: this is one of only two private rental homes on the island with a non-shared pool. This pool is for your use only.)

You will find the cottage to be comfortable and yet rustic. A well equipped kitchen with gas stove/oven allows for quality meal preparation and the refrigerator is a full sized unit. A microwave, coffee pot, blender, Belizean handcrafted breakfast bar and dining table round out the dining experience.

Ceiling fans on both levels of the house, assisted by portable oscillating floor fans and vaulted ceilings will keep the cottage refreshed with moving air. All windows and doors are fully screened. There is a lock box for your valuables and motion sensor lights in the garden. The pool deck is also quietly lit for your enjoyment and safety. The compact three piece bathroom features a hot water shower, basin and toilet.

The second level deck overlooks the pool and tropical garden, catching the nearby ocean breeze while providing the perfect lookout point for all the natural habitat and flora and fauna that Caye Caulker has to offer. Animal life includes a wide variety of birds including hummingbirds and many varieties of small iguanas. While away your afternoons in a hammock with a good book and enjoy the early evenings illuminated by the fireflies.

Villa Gemma features a private swimming pool that is steps away from your door. The property and swimming pool are not shared with any other homes or guests. Natural Belizean hardwood decks compliment the constantly changing sun and shade of the yard. Cool off with a refreshing dip in your own custom designed, freshwater pool that reflects the best of the Belizean forest grotto style and provides an excellent atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy.

The cottage is located in the neighbourhood south of the village. Rental bicycles are available through the manager and it is approx. 10 minutes by bike to the village.

Villa Gemma offers an exceptional vacation experience for friends and couples alike. We are confident your time at this lovely property will be cherished and fondly recalled.

(Please note: there is no shallow end but steps leading into the pool. Interior stairs to second floor are steep and may not be suitable for very young children or the elderly)

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed Sofa beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 1 Full bath

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

We will provide everything you need to know in an info sheet at time of booking.

Interaction with guest

Our property manager and his team are always 5 minutes away and will check on you from time to time. The pool and grounds are cleaned on a fairly regular basis so staff may be around but will do their best not to disturb you.

Policies

Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $300.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

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

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

House rules

The property is for exclusive use of registered guests only. Guests
will assume responsibility for any damage that occurs to the house or property, outside of the normal wear & tear.

No smoking in house or on decks. The use of mosquito coils or any other flammables is strictly prohibited.

Anyone not registered as a guest is strictly prohibited from being on the property. ‘Locals’ in particular are strictly prohibited.

All guests swim at their own risk in the pool.

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About the owner

Yvonne B.
Average reply time:
34 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
07 Jul 2020
Years listed:
6
Overall rating:
4_5

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Very Good
18 reviews

Excellent
12
Very Good
6
Average
0
Poor
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Terrible
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“Honeymoon ”

Reviewed 15 May 2019

The house was really great, it was clean and the pool was fantastic. Yvonne was very helpful throughout the booking process. When we arrived we had someone waiting for us to take us to the house. The … More

Response from the owner Hi Amanda, I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the house and pool. We all make a great effort to keep everything clean and running smoothly for our guests so I'm glad to hear that met your expectations! After a guest books, I do send over a very thorough info sheet to help you during your stay which includes checking in and out, suggestions about what to pack, our personal recommendations, how to get to and from and around the island and more, in order to make your time on the Caye as enjoyable as possible. And I am really glad you found that helpful. While we expect that our management be there for guests 100% to help when they have a problem or an issue during their stay, and to make sure guests get checked in and out as seamlessly as possible and that the house, pool and grounds are kept clean and in good repair, they do not formally offer any concierge services above that and never have. I apologize if there were any misunderstandings, however nowhere in the info sheet, nor on any rental sites, at any time is it stated anyone will book trips, deliver beer, call taxis, etc. for guests. And not in any of the reviews for our home have there been any issues at all about this with any other guests. In fact, on all the sites where we list our house, the one consistent thing we DO get is rave reviews about our property management and staff. And I do believe they are the best on the island. If you have an issue with a taxi driver not arriving on time and you got that number from our guest handbook at the house, then we should be informed for sure so we can remove that number for future guests. Delivering beer to the house for guests is a ‘some-time’ courtesy which Michael our property manager likes to do when he can. He is also so easy to reach and so accommodating, it would be a very simple thing to message him and ask if the beer was on the way in case there was a misunderstanding. Michael is extremely attentive to our guests, I have heard that repeatedly in both public and private feedback. We all do our utmost to try to make helpful recommendations and to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. I'm sorry if there was any misunderstanding about any services beyond that but I'm really glad you enjoyed the house itself and the wonderful private pool (and the privacy that comes with it which is so rare on the island). Yvonne

“Great quiet place”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2018

Stayed with my wife and 3 little boys. Checked in down the street at the property managers house. Stayed for 4 nights. Cooked fresh lobster on the provided bbq almost every night! Pool was clean and r… More

“Great Stay”

Reviewed 22 Mar 2018

This was our 2nd visit to Caye Caulker and so glad we found this rental. Boyfriend wanted a pool, I didn't really care, but actually really enjoyed it. The house is exactly as advertised and Mich… More

Response from the owner Thank you, Vickie! You were an awesome guest from start to finish, we'd love to have you back any time. I agree, we get nothing but wonderful feedback about Michael and his crew and we are very lucky to have them!

“Amazing villa tucked away in Caye Caulker”

Reviewed 4 Jan 2016

we stayed for 11 nights in December and were very happy in Vila Gemma. Gorgeous private pool, screened from the road (more a very quiet track!) huge upstairs balcony with 2 hammocks, great fully equ… More

Response from the owner Thank you for the wonderful review! Hope you can return again one day and stay with us again.

“A real Gem”

Reviewed 9 Mar 2015

We were 4 adults sharing this wonderful home. The location was perfect...the walk or bike ride into town was delightful...watching the adorable kids on their way to school if you take the road or enjo… More

“Great private spot for couples”

Reviewed 6 May 2014

This is a beautifully rustic, two-storey home with crafty wood shutters, a gorgeous private pool, and a relaxing sun deck. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. With town being a 10-15 minut… More

“Peaceful and calm oasis retreat”

Reviewed 1 May 2014

This was my fifth visit to Caye Caulker, first time staying in a private rental house as a solo traveler. Kim from Caye Caulker Rentals went above and beyond the entire stay to ensure it was comforta… More

“Go with the Slow”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2014

Villa Gemma. The upper deck puts you – in hammocks, rum drinks in hand – at eye level with tropical birds. You are drinking Travellers Classic Gold Rum, fruit juice (papaya, pineapple) an… More

“Excellent”

Reviewed 1 Apr 2014

My son and I travelled from Canada to stay at Villa Gemma and had a absolutely unBelizeable time! From the moment I saw the pictures on the Caye Caulker Rentals website I knew this was the place for u… More

“Best choice on the island!”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2013

We spent three lovely nights. The cabin was charming, well equipped and romantic. We ended up loving the fact that it is in the less busy part of town. The privacy and flexibility definitely beats any… More

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Yvonne (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.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Yvonne the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Yvonne (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Yvonne (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

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. Yvonne (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 Yvonne (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

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.

How can I view and manage my booking?

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You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Yvonne (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

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 Yvonne (the owner) a message.

If Yvonne (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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