The Orchard House
- SQF 1,100
The perfect combination pristine rain forest and operating citrus farm!!
A beautiful clear river runs through the entire and property filled with natural deep swimming holes and a mile of incredible scenery. The year round water fall that flows into the river on the property is right out of a nature magazine.
Wake up in the morning and enjoy a glass of fresh orange juice (just picked from the orchard) on the charming covered bridge in the backyard of the house that is over the natural spring creek. Listen and watch the colorful Toucans, Parrots, Hummingbirds, and countless other species of birds that make The Orchard House their home. The keel-billed toucan is the national bird of Belize and make Orchard House their home year round. Whether you are a dedicated ornithologist or new to bird spotting, the wildlife will have you amazed.
After breakfast go for a long hike on the many private trails and roads through out the property along the river and creeks, on the various canopy covered limestone mountains on the property, through the 100 acre manicured orchard or through of the three huge tropical plant amazing nursery grows located on the property.
For the more adventure seeking hiker the property is surrounded on 3 sides by 1,000 of acres of untouched and protected National Forest Reserve in the Maya Mountains. The Reserve is home to numerous large waterfalls, and wildlife.
Take the provided ATV and drive through the orchard and pick you own oranges, grapefruits, and limes to take back to the house and prepare the best glass of juice you have ever had.
After a long day hiking and seeing the amazing property take a short stroll through the lush tropical plant nursery to the amazing blue hole swimming hole surrounded by bamboo at the base of the limestone mountain where the natural spring filters out the bottom of the mountain.
The property and home is gated and secure with the farm manager and his lovely family living in the home next door. They are available day or night to handle any guest needs.
The home is a charming all concrete home that has just been completely updated with all new furnishings. While typically not required, top of the line super quite inverter mini split ac systems were just installed in the bedrooms. Each bedroom and the living room also has brand new flat screen TV with cable. The kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking needs. A grill and smoker is also provided on the covered bridge for guests to use.
The large screened in back porch provides the perfect place to relax, have dinner, and listen to the jungle come alive and the fire flies light up the night sky.
While The Orchard House is very private its location on the edge of St. Margarets Village provides easy access to the local grocery store, restaurants and bars in the Village.
Being centrally located on the most beautiful section off of the Hummingbird Highway makes getting into Belmopan easy (approximate 20 minute drive). The numerous tourist activities ( cave tubing, zip line, kayaking, waterfall repelling, and Mayan Ruins) are just a few miles in either direction of the front gate.
The Orchard House is the perfect private venue for those wanting to get away and enjoy a relaxed non-hotel natural setting. The properties central location 1/2 the way from the Belize International Airport (1.5 hours) to Placencia makes it the perfect spot to enjoy a land and sea vacation and see all that Belize has to offer.
Bedroom and Sleeping Arrangements:
Bedroom 1 - Queen Bed
Bedroom 2 - Double on bottom twin on top
Pull out couch in living room - Queen Bed
Items included / at property:
Flat Screen TV with cable in bedrooms and living room
New Washer and Dryer
ATV for use on the property (to use ATV a $40 non-refundable damage deposit and waiver must me obtained prior to arrival at property)
Stainless Steel oven, microwave, refrigerator with ice maker
Juice press, crockpot, toaster, blender, etc
Towels, sheets, shampoo, soap, etc
1 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen
SleepingBed linen, 2 Queen bed, 1 Sofa bed, 1 Single bed
CookingCoffee machine, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster
MiscellaneousFire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Safe
OutsidePrivate Garden, Private Porch
12:00 PM (noon)