Rent My Home
Enjoy a Belizean jungle adventure in the middle of the Community Baboon Sanctuary.
Welcome to our home
For the last 3 years we have been rebuilding our home in the middle of a Belizean jungle right on the Belize River. This very spacious home has an open concept kitchen / living room with a master bedroom an on-suite bathroom. Our home comes with hydro, AC, hot water shower, flush toilet and laundry facilities. There is 2 futons in the living room and 2 more single mattress in the loft. All together able to sleep 8 persons. The home is built off the ground and has a huge spacious deck that wraps around the entire house. The deck is an amazing place to view many many species of birds, lizards and our famous Black Howler Monkey’s.
Our home is located in the village of Scotland Halfmoon just outside of Bermudian Landing inside the Community Baboon Sanctuary. The Community Baboon Sanctuary is a protected area established in 1985 to help protect the black howler monkey and other species from threats of hunting, logging and agriculture.
Our home is part of a 42 acres farm where we have in recent years planted close to 500 coconut trees. Besides being located right on the Belize River we have 2 large 300ft x 50ft x 10ft deep fish ponds that attract all sorts of wildlife including crocodiles, jaguars, tapirs and more species of birds then one can hope for. Our home really is a wildlife paradise. Black Howler monkey’s are very common and can be heard at almost any time during the day. There are over 600 species of birds found in Belize with close to 200 species that can be found in our area at some point in the year. While jaguar sighting can be rare for the average person. Jaguar sightings and tracks are very common on our road. Fishing can be done from the Belize River or our fish ponds.
All rent monies collected on the farm are used for the day to day maintenance of the farm and to help employ local Belizeans. The rent monies collected never leaves the country of Belize.
Our [near] future plans for the farm is to start a tree farm raising Mahogany trees for reforestation of rainforest and to help replenish the Mahogany tree that was largely removed (and never replanted) by the British in the 1800’s. We are very excited about this project and plan to dedicate vast portions of our resources into this project. More details to come!
Why We Would Love For You To Visit Us
Bird Watchers Delight
Belize is home to an astonishing 603 species of birds; nearly 200 species can be found in the areas surrounding our farm.
Species like hummingbirds, parrots, rails, herons, egrets, hawks, kingfishers, woodpeckers, toucans, finches, warblers, tanagers, anis, nightjars and many species of large aquatic birds found right in our backyard
Black Howler Moneys
Welcome to the Community Baboon Sanctuary home to probably the largest concentrations of Black Howler Monkey’s in the world.
Our monkey’s can be heard at just about any hour of the day and can be viewed quite regularly on the farm and even right outside your bedroom window.
Reptile and amphibian lovers welcome to your hunting grounds! Like bird watching, reptile hunting requires time and patience.
As a huge reptile, amphibian and arachnid enthusiast I have spent countless hours hunting these amazing creatures. Some of the animals regularly found on the farm and around the house are boa constrictors and many other species of snakes (including venomous), Central American Wood turtles and many other species of turtles, Morelets crocodiles, Red Rump tarantulas, scorpions and numerous species for treefrogs, frogs and toads
Huge Concentration of Jaguars and Other Cats
While it can be a rare and a once in a life time event to see a jaguar or other large cat. Our road has more sightings and tracks recorded than one can believe. All 5 of the big cats Jaguar (including Black Panther), Mountain Lion, Ocelot, Margay and the Jaguarundi are actually common around the farm.
Peace and Tranquility
Short walks up and down our road will guarantee more wildlife viewing then you can hope for. The more time you spend hiking the more you will see. Early in the morning is the best time to go looking for jaguars.
One of my favorite times of the day is just as evening is settling in. I grab a lawn chair and just sit on my front deck. The parrots are coming home to roost, flocks of aquatic birds are making their way to their evening roosts and the monkey’s are surely howling away.
“Arie house was outstanding! When we arrived it was clean and well-equipped, and Dan the Caretaker was extremely helpful in acquainting us with the house and its amenities. The surrounding property is beautiful, and bird-watching from the deck was a favorite morning activity for all of us. As far as I can tell, there just aren't many places that are available right on the banks of the Belize River, at that location made it really special. I loved hearing howler monkeys every morning and evening, seeing spiny and green iguanas in the trees, and turtles on the road in. This place is paradise for lovers of wildlife!”
Day L. a university Associate Professor from Missouri