Beautiful riverside cabin with gorgeous views

Master Bedroom
Master BedroomMaster BedroomKitchenSecond BedroomSecond BedroomLiving AreaDining Area

From $95 / night

Unnamed Road, Cayo, undefined, Belize



Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Cabin
Per night: $95 - $114
Per week: $650 - $780
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Cayo vacation cabin rental
Located in Carmelita Gardens, Santa Familia in the Cayo district, the Tortuga cabin is uniquely situated to provide you with a relaxing and fun-filled vacation. Carmelita Gardens is the only fully self-sustainable, totally off-grid community in Belize. The Tortuga is solar powered and uses rain water (which is treated) for its water source.

Within Carmelita Gardens, you have the opportunity to fish the Belize River, bird watch, see actual Mayan ruins on the property and relax as never before. You are close to San Ignacio, the heart of Cayo, where you can catch tours of local attractions, visit the largest farmers market in Belize and enjoy the Belizean culture.

Translated from Spanish, the name Tortuga means turtle, or tortoise, which it reflects with its interior decorating. The name was chosen as a nod to the Mayan culture as one of the animals depicting within the Mayan calendar.

The Tortuga is a beautiful river-side home, situated atop stilts. Its gorgeous deck provides you with an incredible view of the Belize River and Carmelita Gardens.

At the Tortuga, you can feel at home with friends and family in this two-bedroom, one bath cottage that can sleep up to 6 people.

The Tortuga is equipped with air conditioning, as well as fans and cool breezes, to keep you comfortable.

Tortuga is a quiet, relaxing location for you to begin your Cayo adventure.
Area Information
Close to San Ignacio and Spanish Lookout, the largest Mennonite community in Belize, Tortuga allows you to see the many attractions of the Cayo area while ensuring relaxation and quiet at night after a full day of sightseeing.

Xunantunich and Mountain Pine Ridge with its many spectacular waterfalls are just two of the day trips you can take from San Ignacio. Trips to Tikal in Guatemala are easily begun in Cayo.

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 16 2015 Nov 14 2015 $95 $95 $650 $1,950 1 Night
Nov 15 2015 Jan 31 2016 $114 $114 $780 $2,340 1 Night
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 9
Deposits: 50% at time of reservation, remainder upon arrival.



  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Sofa Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Balcony
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Waterfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

  • Ceiling Fan
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
    (7 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (7 miles)
  • Golf
    (20 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Casino
    (7 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (7 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Bird Watching, Mayan Ruins


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How far are we from the nearest town? What is available for transportation?
A: We are approximately 7 miles from San Ignacio and 7 miles form Spanish Lookout. A rental car is your best option for getting to and from the local towns. Bus service is available from Santa Familia Village approximately 3/4 mile from the property.
Q: What makes The Tortuga a unique rental opportunity?
A: The Tortuga is a completely off-grid property in the first off-grid community in Belize. Solar power is used for electricity and rain water is captured and filtered for use in the home.
Q: What activities are available nearby?
A: Tours to all the major sites can be accessed in San Ignacio. On site, we have bird watching, fishing and horseback riding (subject to availability). The Tortuga is located in the Carmelita Gardens development, on the river with incredible views and a peace and solitude found only in more remote locations.

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