Casa Sophia @ Alma Del Rio / river Eco-comfort

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4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bath
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For the true nature lovers, Alma del Rio is simply the perfect spot to perform the Belizean verb of 'Chillaxing' . Our Charming and natural river front Eco-Houses are artfully crafted and are Located on the Macal river only 10 min from San Ignacio. Casa Sophia is a 2 story house, resting between the huge trees around us. Enjoy pristine views and bird life while drinking your morning coffee in our screened lounge or on our secluded river beach. the perfect gateway to experience the best of Cayo.

The space
Casa Sophia is a unique and natural homestay. This 2 story house is artfully crafted, overlooking the river and forest canopies, often visited by Toucans. Walking down a short path we have a secluded swimming spot on a sandy island on the bank of the Macal river. The space: the top floor has a river view in a half 'open' room which serves as a kitchen and lounge area . The bottom floor can be divided into 2 compact bedrooms separated by heavy wooden doors, or one large, 2-bed suite for couples or a family that would enjoy the shared space. Enjoy our rain shower or relaxing on a hammock on your porch. We have taken all the effort to ensure the 2 buildings on the property have maximum privacy. We also accommodate to larger groups who can rent the entire compound. Casa Sophia is a unique & natural homestay acknowledged by the Belize tourism board as a 'health and safety gold standard facility'.
About our compound: La Alma and Casa Sophia are artfully crafted houses, nested peacefully in the environment. Enjoy a cup of early morning coffee in your screened lounge with a misty view of the river, often visited by many colorful birds. We planted a young food forest under the huge Guanacaste trees and there is a herb garden for your use. Following the path to the river, you will find a secluded island with comfortable access (in season).
We offer all the amenities for you to enjoy your river experience: a cooler, a picnic mat, bamboo plates, beach towels, water shoes and an inflatable double kayak. Our guests enjoy complimentary tropical fruit, handmade soaps, coffee, tea and drinking water . We offer a fully equipped kitchen, (solar heated) hot and cold shower, board games, a spacious dining table and a lounge area with a great river view. We are kids and pet friendly!! Important note: Casa Sophia is a 2-story house with rather open railings; babies or toddlers will require supervision when on the top floor. We do not have AC but we do have a great river breeze most of the time and by passive cooling, the temperature indoors stays comfortable. Our house is environmentally friendly: We use a solar water heater and energy efficient lighting, biodegradable products and minimal use of plastic. We strive to make minimal impact on the environment.
We can provide a local sim card that can be inserted into your private phone and charged with data, accessing internet on your day trips!
Our houses are part of the natural environment. Mind that living in nature proposes we do get visits from multi-legged or flying critters inside the house! The occasional bangs from falling branches and the chirps and clicks of the geckos add to the beautiful orchestral tune that nature plays.
*The road leading to our house mountain pine-ridge is currently being paved, as the house is located on the road this can cause temporarily inconvenience. We hope this will be done soon and our guests can enjoy the sounds of birds without disturbance. (September 14th)

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Paid washer
Paid dryer
Patio or balcony
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Cristo Rey, Cayo District, Belize

Alma del Rio is located 2 miles from Santa-Elena towards the Pine Ridge reserve. Though a sleepy road, before you reach our tranquil home there are several great attractions - you will pass cool M farm where you can purchase fresh milk and Yogurt, Eden Valley Mayan kitchen to taste delicious locally made chocolate, 'The bluffs' bar and grill for great food, drinks and live music, Maya mountain lodge that only uses organic, fresh, local produce in their menu (vegan options available too!). 2 Min drive from our house you can find a magical waterfall. In San Antonio village, we highly recommend trying the the women's co-op restaurant -excellent traditional, hearty Mayan dishes that are some of the best in Belize.

Hosted by Alma

  1. Joined in May 2014
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Alma del Rio, the 'soul of the river', is named after our little Alma Sophia, who was born here in Belize and is raised among it's diverse nature and culture. We've been living in Belize for over 7 years. In the first 2, we managed a luxury island resort and presently own a business introducing and distributing renewable energy products. We bring into Alma del Rio all we know and believe in - professional hospitality and environmental awareness. We will be more than happy to help you get around, visit the best destinations and plan your trip according to your preferences and budget. We know the hospitality industry in Belize well, and will be glad to share our knowledge with you. Have a wonderful day! Tom, Hadas & Alma
Alma del Rio, the 'soul of the river', is named after our little Alma Sophia, who was born here in Belize and is raised among it's diverse nature and culture. We've been living in…

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Pets are allowed

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