Lush & Private Getaway med privat pool & Tropical Gardens.
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A wonderful time in a very comfortable home!
This little home is surrounded by greenery and privacy, yet minutes by bike to everything within Caye Caulker. A perfect place to stay with our boys (ages 7 and 9). Every day began and ended with hours in the pool, and was filled with fry jacks from a small local shop and great outings around the island. The house was comfortable and well stocked. Yes, there are sand flies in Belize. Get over it. The information that we received after booking this home was enough to mitigate, and I'd happily go back!
Thank you Nathan - we'd love to have you and your family back any time!
Pool was great, very nice spot
The accommodations were fine, nice bed and the place was clean with everything needed, even a couple small lizard visitors. Our ride didn't show up as promised at the airport, but we found our way and everything is close so no problem to walk. From past reviews we felt we had to lock up all the time which we did. No problems, but it was hard to feel completely at home when you are worried about security. The recommendation of skin so soft to protect against no see ums worked well but you cant forget to apply it (which we did at some point and itched a lot because of it). Caye Caulker is also very nice, but quite a lot of garbage and sea grass along the beaches which takes away from the tropical paradise feel. The snorkeling was fantastic. I have pointed out a couple minor issues so there are no surprises for others, but overall, it was a pretty great!
Villa Gemma is the perfect place to chill.
We enjoyed the privacy and quiet of Villa Gemma most of all. Morning and afternoon dips in the pool were so refreshing. Alfonzo cleaned the pool daily. It was fun watching and listening to birds in the surrounding trees. Took Hardly any time to bikeride into town to eat, shop, people watch, hang out for a sunset. House temp was fine with fans for our March trip. No-see-ums weren’t a prob with skin-so-soft. The stairs inside the house are very steep and small but the outside steps could be used to the upstairs if needed. Wishlist: comfortable chairs downstairs, toilet on first floor. All in all, though, i would choose Villa Gemma again. No safety concerns at all. Just made a point of locking up when we left and using the lockbox for phones, passports, etc
Property was clean... Got broken in on our second night, stole Credit Cards and Cell phone. It kind off put a damper on the rest of our vacation. There are wooden shutters for the Windows, that we hadn't used. After the break in, we used them of course, but that made the villa very hot, so with only 2 fans in the bedroom, it made sleeping very difficult. It needs AC in the bedroom. Also the lighting outside was not sufficient and bright enough. Michael and the staff were wonderful, no complains there.
HI Steve, I’m sorry this happened to you and so very glad our wonderful staff was available to address any of your concerns. As noted in our welcome sheets and again upon arrival, we always remind guests to lock doors and keep valuables away from open windows. It is virtually impossible for someone to "break into" the house unnoticed particularly with guests inside. In this case, this was not a break-in as valuables were left within reach near an open window. While this was very unfortunate, we and our staff do make every attempt to be clear in the safety precautions for guests and stress that they not create an opportunity for theft (as you would not do at home).
There are lights all around the pool area and also outside the house (including two strong sensor lights). Short of turning this into a fortress (and there is a high gate with a lock on it), the best we can do is advise guests what common sense precautions they should take at any time they are travelling. Our staff always check that the lights are working and I’m sure if you needed any lighting repaired, they would have done so immediately.
As you can see in all the posted reviews on this site and other popluar ones, there should be no need for A/C nor to close the window slats. Everyone has truly enjoyed this wonderful authentic Belizean home with their very own private pool and the lush surroundings. We do hope this has not changed your view of this beautiful island and it’s wonderful people, this is really a wonderful and unique place to vacation for most visitors!
Villa Gemma is a fantastic spot on beautiful Caye Caulker. The private pool and little kitchen are everything you need. We recommend getting the bikes, much better than walking. You can't go wrong!
We are so glad you enjoyed our home Shawn, thank you for booking with us and please come back again soon!
Paradise found -
Okay, today is my first review. I do this with reluctance because we would love to keep this piece of paradise to ourselves. Yvonne provided us with helpful information from how to get to Caye Caulker to what to expect upon arrival. We were surprised to find a golf cart taxi arranged to transport us to Villa Gemma. The surprises continued with the amazingly cheerful, helpful and attentive property manager Michael Joseph and his sister CeCe. The property was private, tucked within lush tropical vegetation and had a beautifully refreshing pool. On the quiet side of the island, but easy bike or walking distance to "downtown", Villa Gemma was indeed a tropical paradise. The upstairs bedroom (with steep narrow stairs inside or conventional stairs outside) had a comfortable bed and well equipped kitchen. The hammocks on the upstairs balcony were AMAZING. Despite no AC, the open windows, cross breezes and fans provided a very comfortable night's sleep. We came to Belize for diving and Belize Diving Services delivered above expectations. These guys are not only professional, but truly enjoy what they do. Some of our favorite restaurants included Terry's grill, Belizean Flava, Syd's, Meldy's and Il Pelicano. If you're looking for relaxation - this is the place!
Alle faciliteter, restauranter, barer, vandsport er mindre end 15 minutter væk. Fastlandet ture er let arrangeret fra øen, herunder hule slanger, zip-foring, Belize Zoo og Maya ruiner.
Langt nok væk fra nattelivet og støj fra landsbyen, men kun få minutter væk på cykel eller fod, ligger Villa Gemma lige syd for landsbyen i et af de mest grønne, frodige endnu udviklede kvarterer på øen og kun en kort gåtur til strand og Caye Caulker reserve.
Der er en restaurant lige ved siden af, kaldet Suggestion Gourmet, der tilbyder frisk kaffe og croissanter om morgenen og lækre interkontinentale retter om aftenen. Spadseretur lige rundt om hjørnet, og du vil finde musik og drinks i Il Baretto ved solnedgang. Drej til din højre derfra, og du vil finde en stille og betagende sti, der åbner op til stranden og Caye Caulker naturreservat.