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Exclusive Private Island with 360 degree view of the ocean.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 650 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Private Island, 5 Bedroom, 6 Bathrooms, Pool, Staff, 360 Degree Oceanview

Amazing brand new custom high end 5 bedroom, 6 bath home on private-island. Your own private island! Only your group and the onsite staff, who have separate detached housing, will be on the island during your stay. This uniquely designed compound home includes 5 private suites specifically laid out to take advantage of the amazing sea and mountain views and the cool trade winds right off the Placencia Peninsula in Southern Belize.

Little Harvest Caye (LHC) is a 1.5 acre island that is located just 3/4 of a mile from the center of Placencia Village. LHC was completed in January of 2016. The island is uniquely situated to have panoramic views in all directions of the Maya Mountains, open ocean and Placencia Village.

Little Harvest Caye offers an experience like no other in Belize. We offer the service and amenities of our other private luxury homes on the mainland in the Placencia area, on your own private island just a short 5 minute boat ride from the charming Placencia Village. You have a boat and driver at your disposal to go any time for dinner, bar hopping, shopping, or taking in the many other sites and attractions. Thus guests of LHC truly have the best of both worlds, the privacy, exclusivity and uniqueness of being on a private island, all the comforts of home (ac in all bedrooms, wifi, cable tv etc.) and the convenience and ability to take the LHC private boat to the village anytime to enjoy all that Placencia has to offer.

LHC is outfitted with all the comforts of home including high-end eco friendly Bamboo Sheets, Heavenly Bed style mattresses and everything else you would expect from a high end resort.

Some resorts talk about being green but LHC is legitimately about as green as any property can get. LHC is power by a state of the art 45,000 watt solar system, with literally a room full of batteries to power the island when the sun is not out making it truly off-grid.

While LHC does have new very quite clean burning butane 40KW back up generator to provide power to the island during extended periods of rain or heavy clouds its use is not required under normal circumstances and responsible use of the air conditioners in each of the bedrooms. A very focused building design effort and details like all lighting on island being the latest in LED technology, all butane cooking, water heating and even refrigeration, all ceiling fans being the most efficient DC technology on the market and the in room mini split AC systems all employing the latest extremely efficient and quiet inverter type units, truly make it where LHC can satisfy 100% of its electric needs from its solar system.

Placencia itself also is an ideal location to explore all Belize has to offer. In Placencia you have access to both land and sea tours and excursions most less than 1 hour away. Our concierge, Mabel will assist in planning and booking your activities to enable you to get the most out of your trip.

Placencia and the area around LHC is home to some of the best salt water fly fishing for Bone, Permit and Tarpon on the world as well as amazing snook, snapper and other fishing literally right off of the island.

Placencia is also know for amazing diving and snorkeling including an annual visit each year in the Months of March to June of the amazing and elusive Whale Shark.

All the dive boats and fishing boats leaving from Placencia drive past the island every day when they are heading out and returning for the day! The LHC concierge can arrange to have guests going diving and fishing to be picked up and dropped off at the island dock.

Whether you want explore Belize to the fullest or relax by the pool Little Harvest Caye will provide a vacation like no other.

The Following items are INCLUDED with rental:






USE OF 4 SEAT GAS GOLF CART (stored on mainland)





Please look at the reviews on VRBO of our other "GECKO" properties in Placencia to see the level of service our rentals provide.

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Home Description and Details:

Main Living Area, Bar & Kitchen

Massive open air main living area, kitchen and bar with soaring custom thatch roof and elegant Belizean woodwork. This area will have a large full walk around bar, eat in kitchen and private study. The living area is overlooking the pool and the sandy white beach complete with amazing views of the Maya Mountains. The pool is a large freshwater, concrete pool with tanning ledge, covered seating area/bar, layout deck and pool volleyball.

Master Bedroom and Bath - Dolphin Suite

This huge private bathroom has a large covered private balcony, large closets, and a make-up vanity/desk. The bathroom is a separate private room with thatch ceiling, concrete counter tops with his and her sinks, free standing tub, walk in shower as well as separate large outdoor shower. Dolphin Suite has a king bed and two child size (5 foot) daybeds.

Bedroom 2 & 3 and Associated Baths - Jaguar and Howler Monkey Suites

These large private bedrooms will share one common wall, each with a private covered patio and ocean views. Each bedroom has its own private bath that is a separate room with thatch roof, Onyx sink, concrete counter tops and walk in shower. Howler Monkey Suite has a 2 queen beds. Jaguar Suite has 1 king bed and 1 child size (5') day bed.

Bedroom 4 and Bath - Permit Suite

This large private bedroom will have a private covered patio with beautiful ocean views. This unit is complete with a private bath in a separate room with thatch roof, Onyx sink, concrete counter tops and walk in shower. Permit Suite has 1 queen bed.

Bedroom 5 and Bath - Mantee Suite

This large private bedroom will have a private covered patio with beautiful ocean views. This unit also has a complete private bath with a walk in shower as well as separate large outdoor shower. Manatee Suite has 1 queen bed.

LHC also has a detached staff house where the onsite staff lives that is connected to the mechanical room and laundry. The mechanical room houses the solar equipment, batteries and standby generator that are part of LHC's sophisticated self contained high end solar power system.

Water for the island is city water that comes from Placencia Village (via pipe installed under the sea) as well as rain water collection. Potable water is stored under the main living structure out of site in a series of large water storage tanks to ensure that the supply of portable water is never an issue on LHC.

More Details

Property Manager
Talia Walton
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

About Talia Walton

Property designed, built and managed by Texas couple that have been visiting and building in Placencia since 2001.

On site staff which consist of young Belize couple and chef (all live onsite in very nice separate detached staff house) they are a very friendly, speak great English will and make you feel at home. They are extremely professional and trust worthy.

Talia Walton purchased this house in 2015

Why Talia Walton chose Stann Creek

Little Harvest Caye is an island off the Peninsula of Placencia located in heart of some of the best saltwater fly fishing in the world as well as world class diving and snorkeling on the 2nd largest coral reef system in the world. The now fully paved 26 mile Placencia road makes getting on and off the peninsula by car a much more enjoyable and faster experience, thus making access to the rain forest, Mayan ruins, cave tubing and other attractions in the jungle easily accessible or you can just hang on your private island with no worries.

What makes this house unique

On-site staff, daily housekeeping with laundry service, security, chef provided, golf cart on mainland, volleyball pool, kayaks, paddle boards and bikes are all included.

Guestbook comments from the manager


Malibu, California

Extravagance at its BEST

Left on Feb 24, 2016 for a stay in Feb 2016

My family and I took this trip for about 6 days and it was not enough time. We never wanted to leave! My family and I have traveled to many places around the world, but this Placencia private island was BY FAR the most amazing experience we have ever encountered. We arrived to the airport and were greeted and taken to the dock to be transported by our own boat to the island, which is located so conveniently close to the main shore! Once we got to the island we were given a full tour and presented with food and drinks and anything we desired. It was amazing! We were all each given our own private bungalow that we could stay in that was air conditioned, amazingly decorated and cleaned everyday. The outdoor bathrooms were AMAZING. Everything was so top-of-the-line I was astonished along with the rest of my family. The staff was amazing and catered to our every desire. We could travel to and from the main land as we pleased and excursions were planned for us daily if we so pleased. Not to mention, the chef Manuel was UNBELIEVABLE! He made us fresh ceviche, smoothies, dinners, breakfasts, lunches, and homemade desserts. I was blown away. The staff was so kind and helpful and the excursions were amazing! The pool and lounge area was such a great place to relax after a long day of excursions in the jungle or out at sea snorkeling or scuba diving with sharks, dolphins, string rays, and anything else you could possibly imagine. I could not be more impressed with this amazing place, and we will DEFINITELY be back!

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Your response:

"Thanks so much Shelly - from concept to the finished product we wanted Little Harvest Caye to be an experience like no other in Belize. I feel like a proud Mama right now. As you know you and your family were the first real guests on the island; I'm so glad you enjoyed your time there!"

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Feb 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Stann Creek

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 650 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Dolphin Suite Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , outdoor shower , open-air thatch roof bathroom
    Jaguar Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , open-air thatch roof bathroom
    Howler Monkey suite bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , open-air thatch roof bathroom
    Permit Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , open-air thatch roof bathroom
    Manatee Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower , regular attached bath with shower and an outdoor shower
    Living area/pool bathroom - toilet
  • Each suite at Little Harvest Caye has a private en-suite bathroom. The master bedroom and 3 other bedrooms have an open air bathroom with 5 foot walls, shutters and a thatch roof. The bathrooms are private but offer an open air setting so you can enjoy the ocean breeze. The 5th bedroom is a normal bathroom with solid walls and roof like the bedrooms and has an outdoor shower as well.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Dolphin Suite (Master) - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 child bed , child bed is a short daybed - 5 feet long
    Howler Monkey Suite - 2 large double bed , Howler Monkey and Jaguar are 1 building connected patios
    Permit Suite - 1 large double bed
    Manatee Suite - 1 large double bed
    Jaguar Suite - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 child bed , child bed is a short daybed - 5 feet long
  • All bedrooms have there own a/c unit and a desk/makeup table. They each have a private patio with ocean view. Dolphin, Permit and Manatee are free standing buildings. The Howler Monkey and Jaguar are in the same building.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
The home comes with a full time Chef. The Guest are responsible for the cost of the groceries. There is also an in-house concierge to arrange tours and activities for your group.


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Exclusive Private Island with 360 degree view of the ocean.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 46 reviews

Belize Feb 2018

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely amazing! The staff went over and beyond to make our trip the best experience ever! The meals prepared by the chefs were delicious and had us always asking about the next one. Even before our trip began, Talia made sure everything was lined up including flights, excursions, meals, etc.

I would definitely recommend this vacation spot to anyone..what an over the top experience!! Thank you staff at Little Harvest all get an A+++!

  • Review Submitted: 17/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Couples Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Perfect island retreat for five great couple friends. All the "houses" were nicely appointed and private. We were in the Jaguar which shares a wall with the Howler Monkey and it felt like we had our own building too. The outdoor bathrooms are the coolest thing ever. I miss the view from the shower already. The staff was attentive, courteous and professional. Most of the time we didn't even know they were there. Chef Ernesto catered to our every food wish and modified the menu a few times and was always willing to cook whatever the guys caught fishing from the dock and island. After the first night we had one suite that didn't have their AC or bedroom fan. As soon as we let them know they had repair guys come over on the boat and they worked until both were fixed.

Be aware - even though we went during the "dry" season - it was cool, windy and rained A LOT. We did not have one perfectly sunny day. But the house has plenty do do even in the rain. Bring movies, plastic coated playing cards. There is an excellent sound system that you can Bluetooth into. Satellite is pretty consistent and wifi works well. If the hot water stops don't hesitate to let staff know. Sometimes wind blows out the pilot light.

To answer the BIG question about alcohol. Buy it duty free once you get your luggage in Belize. Use Laurens - it is right by the baggage carousel. You can bring in 4 bottles per person. You'll need your passport to purchase it. It was a little more expensive than buying it duty free in Atlanta - but you can only bring in 2 ltrs. per person that way. We took a Maya Air flight over to Placencia and weight didn't seem to be a problem. We did bring two bottles of wine in our checked bag and that was great too.

Chef or no chef question: 100% use the chef and his food. It's a great value and so delicious. You'll be spoiled by day 2 just being able to sit down and have a meal served. They asked every day what time we wanted our meals and were very flexible around our excursions. For 3 meals a day plus an afternoon happy hour snack we spent $405/couple. Most everything you do will be in cash. We budgeted $2,000/couple for food, staff tip and several excursions and I'm sure everyone came home with cash. I believe we came back with about $500. No need to change money. Everyone takes US dollars but you might get Belize $$ as change.

Any suggestions? Sure - Klennex in the bathrooms, change the hand towel in the common room bathroom a bit more often, a bar sink

  • Review Submitted: 14/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you so much for the detailed review very helpful to future travelers. We appreciate the notes and will address them. Kleenex pack for the bathrooms were actually on the way already, we had another suggestion from a guest and had some imprinted with our logo, so hopefully they are there for your next visit :) We will also make sure there are plenty of playing cards at LHC in the future. I’m so glad you guys made the best of your trip even with the rain. It has been unusually rainy lately.
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The Island was beautiful, private, well maintained and beyond expectations!

  • 5 of 5

From the time we got off the boat we were just in awe of this place, we are a group of 5 couples who vacation every year together and have been to quite a few places, and this was by far the best! Everything was well maintained and you wanted for nothing. Talia was great to deal with in making the arrangements for this trip. Arnesto and Miguel were our chef's and they did a fantastic job. Jose was there for anything else you needed. This was a very relaxing vacation and everyone loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 30/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly Memorable Vacation

  • 5 of 5

An unrivaled vacation destination.

The pre-visit concierge support was stellar.

The on-island support staff was excellent. Sylvia, Osmar, Miguel, Ernesto & José attended to every aspect of our needs.

The island accommodations were even better than advertised.

If you can find a better vacation option I’d love to know about it. I’m not sure one exists.


January 2018

  • Review Submitted: 10/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful concept and property that needs polishing

  • 3 of 5

The Good:

Great property and concept

Wonderful equipment and games (ping pong, pool , etc.,etc,)

Terrific chef and meals. Lovely presentation.

Kind and caring staff.

The not so good:

Torn and frayed low quality towels

Poor quality bed linens

No Kleenex in bathroom

Filthy ,trash filled property near and under solar panels

Infighting of staff and their unhappiness

Baby (sick) crawling around our rooms

Broken light fixture above bar

Lack of proper wine glasses

Lack of cloth napkins, changes of placemats, flower and/or shell centerpieces

No dresser or armoire in Dolphin suite

Propane generator :should be diesel and diesel should be delivered toLHC

No depth finder on boat

Brighter lighting in bathrooms and bedrooms

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hate that you were disappointed in the condition of the property. We strive to maintain the property to a high standard. We purchase and use high quality linens but they were not changed out as needed obviously. All worn out or missing items on your list are being addressed and replaced/added. The trash you are referring to is plywood and sand bags that are used with the dredger we use to maintain the beach. It was in an area where guest are not allowed but I have requested a shed be built to hide it in the future. The issue with the staff was already dealt with and a change made as soon as you left; it is unfortunate it happened during your trip and is not something we accept.
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Amazing.. incredible..

  • 5 of 5

Although new chefs Matias and Miguel just started.. not a beat was missed.. excellent work, deliciously prepared and on time every time!.... beautifully secluded yet close to village. Caretaker Osmar seems to be in 3 places at once so a spontaneous trip to village, then back again was simple and easy. Weather was cool then hot then cool again for this mid December trip.. but never needed more than a sweat shirt kind of cool.. Highly recommend ... were there bonus's ? absolutely.. included Golf cart, limited fishing gear, kayaks, pool table, ping pong.. and more .always something to do..keep up the excellent work island staff..! I am not sure why there were virtually no mosquitoes.. trade winds? or just plenty to eat on the mainland? time of year perhaps?.. either way , this was an expected part of the Caribbean.. but was conspicuously but pleasantly absent.. .. .. coming back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 28/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Hokey Pocky Water Taxi
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rum Fish
Nearest Beach
on island
Car: not necessary

LHC is minutes to center of Placencia Village which has many great spots to eat, as well as night life, gift shops, stores etc.

Free use of island boat / shuttle and driver for going to Village, etc!

Truly a unique best of both worlds with island privacy, private chef, staff and exclusivity, yet literally just minutes to village with all the comforts and features of a high end home on the mainland.

The various buildings were designed and layout on the island to take advantage of the consistent nice breeze coming off the water which so guests can open the windows and not have to run the AC units (that are installed in each bedroom).

The island's location provides an amazing view of the Maya Mountains to the west, the Placencia Lagoon to the north, Placencia to the North East and open sea views to the east and south.

The island is situated far enough off shore so sand flies are not an issue on the islands maintained beach and grounds like can be on the mainland.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit AU$892.01

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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