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.
•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!
Penthouse Suite: The Penthouse Suite is where the best views of the house can be found, from one of its two verandahs, which combine to give you over 570 s.f. of outdoor space! French doors lead to the back verandah with commanding views of the cascading hills of the Mopan River Valley. From the deck, you can enjoy nature views during the day or star gaze at night. The private 900 s.f. penthouse has a king-size bed with overhead ceiling fan, sitting room with a 2-person sleeper couch and ceiling fan, walk in closet, in-room safe, fully-equipped kitchen with stove, oven, refrigerator, sink, granite countertops, small nook area, as well as an ensuite bath with a shower, dressing room, and private water closet. Guests of this suite have access to the outdoor and indoor sitting and dining rooms on the second floor common areas, but must use the kitchen in their suite only. Maximum occupancy 4.
Located West of the vibrant and expanding community of San Ignacio Town (3 miles), Xunantunich (5 miles), one of the most popular ruins in Belize, Buena Vista Ruins (1mile), and the Mopan River(1.5 miles), there is plenty to do and see during your stay in Belize. Avana Villa is also located in an area known as the hotel district, so you are just minutes away from massages, fantastic meals, jungle tours, and more!
Transportation to the Villa is available via rental car, shuttle, or taxi. During your stay, Belize has an extensive taxi and bus system, which can be reached on the Western Highway, a short 1.5 mile walk from the Villa. Most taxis will pick you up at the villa, if you ask them to, although cell phone reception here is challenging and you may not always be able to call for one
When you come through San Ignacio heading west towards Benque Viejo you will come to the last traffic circle just past San Ignacio resort. There is an UNO gas station on the left and grocery store on the right. We are 1.5 miles west from the UNO..as you crest a small hill you will see a big sign that says LaPrimivera Wildlife Observation , there is a gravel road on the right, turn there and go another1.5 m to the big white gates. Voila!
There is also a sign for Avana and one that says No Dumping. Real easy!