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Overview of Amazing Jungle Tree House right over the river with bikes and canoe

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2 bedrooms, Internet
Pool
Balcony
Living Room
Fridge

Amazing Jungle Tree House right over the river with bikes and canoe

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet friendly
  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCommunity Baboon Sanctuary18 min drive
    AirportBelize City (BZE-Philip S. W. Goldson Intl.)20 min drive
    Popular LocationCucumber Beach29 min drive
    Popular LocationAltun Ha Mayan Ruins49 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Bathroom 1
    Shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Amazing Jungle Tree House right over the river with bikes and canoe

Riverfront vacation home in Burrell Boom with patio
"You will not be disappointed -- in fact you will be blown away when you stay at Howler House."
The House sits high in the jungle canopy over the Belize river just 20 mins from the airport. This is an off the beaten track experience in a unique and friendly village undiscovered by travellers yet central to everything. If you want to experience the local Belize and make some new friends, Kenny and Shana will pick you up and show you all Belize has to offer the curious visitor. Or, I can assist with a rental.
This sweet little tree 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 canoe and two bicycles for you. The Howler House is just a short 5 min drive or 15 min walk down a lovely village road to the Black Orchid resort where you are always welcome to enjoy their SWIMMING POOL and fantastic restaurant.
The house has HIGH SPEED WIRELESS internet with and is NETFLIX enabled. The bedroom has a majestic view over the river and a new queen size bed. The main bathroom has a shower with HOT WATER - no tub. The little bedroom sits off the screened in deck with a single bed and hooks for hammocks. The kitchen is fully equipped with a 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, take you shopping for supplies and give you a tour of the village and check you into the house, they also 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 on the outside screened in deck. I ask for an addition $5 per night for an extra guest. 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 Kenny 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.
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.
Clo 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 Kenny, 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 Kenny 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. Here is my favourite Review so far: "We spent the most unbelievable three nights at the Howler House. It was an experience to remember! The jungle setting was absolutely perfect. If you're looking for peace and quiet with only the sounds of the jungle, this is the place for you. We were picked up at the airport by a friend of Kenny's (the usual driver), Micha. WHAT A GUY!!! Micha really went out of his way to ensure that we got everything that we needed before dropping us off at the Howler House. We stopped at a grocery store on the way to the house. Make a list before hand if you can. It's a huge store! We picked up dish soap, coffee filters and toilet paper but they were not needed, so don't pick them up as they are provided. Eggs, bacon, bread and butter were all available at the store. We made breakfast everyday and enjoyed it on the screened in porch. There really is everything that you need to cook anything at the house. The canoe was a great added bonus. We took it out twice, fished a little and saw the Howler's in the trees! The bikes were also key. We took a ride through Burell Boom (sweetest little town), had fried chicken, (the best fries) and beer at Miss Carol's and spent an afternoon at the swimming pool at the Black Orchid. Fantastic drinks and we had the pool and hammocks all to ourselves. Kenny took us out for a half day trip to Bacab Eco Park. About 15 minutes from the Howler House. There we went on an hour long horseback ride through the jungle, spent a few hours at the pool and went for a stroll through the Medicinal Trail ($80.00 US each). They had delicious cheeseburgers and the drinks were also tasty (additional cost)! Take bug spray. I did get a few big fly bites. Mosquitos don't come out until about 6:00PM and are gone by 6:30PM-7:00PM. Hang out in the screened in porch during this time and they won't get to you! We did not have any issues with bugs in the house. Simply allow the doors to close behind you :-). The shower was one of my favourite parts of the house! Wide open and overlooking the jungle. It feels as though you are outside. We loved the Howler House, it made our trip! We've already recommended it to many friends and family members! Thank you Erika, Kenny, Shana & Micha!"
Rooms open to patios. Bathrooms include showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Erika Paterson

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Property amenities

Internet

  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper

Outdoor areas

  • Patio

Laundry

  • Near laundromat

Pets

  • Pet friendly

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Designated smoking areas

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In a rural location
  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Boating on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

General

  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 800 sq ft (74 sq m)

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at Flexible

Check-out

Check-out before Flexible

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking

Pets

Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Romantic Luxury Tree Wireless Internet
Romantic Luxury Tree House With Wireless Internet Burrell Boom
Romantic Luxury Tree House Wireless Internet
Amazing Jungle Tree House Right Over the River With Bikes Canoe

About this area

Burrell Boom

Located in Burrell Boom, this vacation home is in a rural area and on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Belize Barrier Reef and Cucumber Beach, while Community Baboon Sanctuary and Museum of Belize are cultural highlights. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Community Baboon Sanctuary - 18 min drive
  • Cucumber Beach - 29 min drive
  • Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary - 30 min drive
  • Swing Bridge - 33 min drive
  • Altun Ha Mayan Ruins - 49 min drive

Getting around

  • Philip S. W. Goldson Intl. Airport (BZE) - 20 min drive

Restaurants

  • BJ's Cool Spot n grocery — 8 min walk
  • Andrew Chee Restaurant — 9 min walk
  • Ms Carol's Place — 12 min walk
  • El Chiclero — 12 min walk
  • Jenny's Kitchen — 3 min drive

Overall score and ratings

4.8

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 12 out of 16 reviews
5 - Excellent 75%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 16 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 16 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 16 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 16 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5.0/5

Cleanliness

4.0/5

Staff & service

5.0/5

Amenities

5.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Trip of our life
The house was amazing. Exactly as advertised. The wildlife we saw was unreal. Kenny and Shana were the best hosts you could ask for! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for an authentic adventure in Belize

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The setting is magnificent with howler monkeys, birds galore, iguanas and the mosquito eating geckos on the Belize River. All of this and only 6 miles to the airport. Start or end your stay in Belize in the jungle! This location is hard to find so be sure to have directions. Great eats down the road at Jamesville Restaurant!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Picture Perfect!!!
Howler House lived up to all our expectations. Erica, and Tinie made it possible to enjoy the jungle! A special thanks to Kenny and Shana for sharing their knowledge of medicinal plants, Burrell Broom, Howler Monkeys, Belizean dance, food and family life. If you are lucky enough to go to Belize take a cultural tour with Kenshan tours, exceptional people. Also big hugs to Geraldine and Miss Carol for their yummy food. The people of Belize are very friendly and the Howler House is the perfect place to chill!

5/5 Excellent

Wonderfully relaxing few days
Spent 4 nights at Howler house in December. The house is exactly as pictured. We spent most of our time sitting on the deck overlooking the river and trees. Weather was really good, so had no issues with it being too hot to sleep. Everything in the house was in working condition except the ceiling fan in the bedroom which we did not need since there is a remote control fan in the room that is probably more effective anyhow. Mosquito net of the the bed was a really nice touch. Some reviews indicated that the chairs in the sitting room were uncomfortable. We had no issues as there are plenty of cushions to make a comfortable spot to sit. The howler monkeys came through 3 times during our stay. They were mostly quiet, but one evening they did make ruckus which was very interesting to hear. We did see the little crocodile a couple of times soaking up the sun. Of course there were iguanas everywhere. The males were a beautiful orange as it was mating season. In the mornings we sipped coffee on the back side of the house and watched the birds. We identified about 25 or so species just at howler house. Erika hooked us up with Kenny and Shana however they had a death in the family, so Kenny arranged for Marvin to take us all over the place. They really do take care of their guests. Seems Kenny arranges for all the best guides when he organizes excursions. A word of caution Kenny does not take credit cards, so make sure you have plenty cash. We did cycle to the black Orchid one day to laze at the pool. It was ok, but the resort looks a little run down. Service at the restaurant was very bad. Most nights we bought food from the local store and made Belizean style meals. The lady at the store will hook you up with all the spices you need. We did not use the canoe, but life vests and paddles were available if we wanted to. If you are self catering, you really need to buy everything. The house did have dish washing liquid, toilet paper, salt and bug spray. Overall a wonderful few days.

5/5 Excellent

Wow!!!!! What an amazing find!
From the moment we arrived at the Belize City airport, where Kenny and Shauna picked us up, till they dropped us off when we left for home, we enjoyed every single second of our vacation! Howler House is a hidden gem! Clean, well furnished and comfortable! We loved it! And we loved sitting out on the screened in deck for our morning coffee, watching the howler monkeys in the trees, and the iguana! For anyone looking to avoid the busy, touristy places, Burrell Boom is a sanctuary as well. The people! How do we tell you about how friendly and helpful the people are? Everywhere we went, people stopped to speak, to offer help if needed. We can't find the words to describe what a beautiful people the Belizeans are, and what a beautiful culture it is! Kenny and Shauna are perhaps the best tour guides in the world. They are a lovely young couple with a deep knowledge of the local attractions. They understand the tourist business and are the friendliest, most accommodating people you can imagine! We enjoyed every single second we spent with them, and left Belize feeling we had made new friends. We will be returning to Belize to stay in the Howler House! If you are looking to relax between excursions, the Howler House is just what the doctor ordered!

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