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Bird Island - Placencia, Belize
Bird Island - Placencia, Belize
6 гостей
3 спальни
3 кровати
2 ванные комнаты
6 гостей
3 спальни
3 кровати
2 ванные комнаты
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Оставайтесь в одиночестве на самом деле в частном острове на красивом атолле, с отличным плаванием, подводным плаванием, каяками и изучением - со всеми удобствами. Остров птиц известен во многих публикациях; Это был вступительный акт в кампании Airbnb «Like This, Live There» 2016. Bird Island прекрасно описывается отзывами прошлых гостей Airbnb, которые остались на нем уже.
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Stay on your own in a truly private island on a beautiful atoll, with excellent swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and exploring - with all the comforts. Bird Island has been featured in many publications; it was the opening act in Airbnb's 'Like This, Live There' 2016 campaign. Bird Island is perfectly described by the reviews left by past Airbnb guests that have stayed on it already.

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Центральная тема острова Птица - это самообслуживание, приключение в стиле Робинзона Крузо, но со всеми удобствами, где можно было бы делать свою собственную жизнь в полной конфиденциальности. Мы предлагаем Bird Island по исключительной цене за опыт, наиболее подходящий для наружного, авантюрного типа, который, как правило, самодостаточен по своей природе. Это идеальное место для романтического ужина для пары, семейного собрания / воссоединения или для небольшой группы друзей. Остров также имеет исключительную погоду, всегда прохладный даже в летние месяцы. Кроме того, вы редко увидите ни одного из пресловутых песочных мух или москитов на острове Берд, найденных на материке, для достижения этой цели он был заполнен ручным песком. Хотите отвлечься от всего этого, даже в кратчайшие сроки, с любовью к одной или группе друзей, тогда это место. Хотите поплавать или заняться подводным плаванием в кристально чистой воде в красивом нетронутом рифе, вас окружает один. Хотите захватить удочку и бросить крейсерскую кормушку, атолл вокруг острова считается одним из лучших для него. Проводя время на острове Птица, даже в кратчайшие сроки, вы почувствуете, что сделали что-то действительно особенное.
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The central theme of Bird Island is a self-catering, Robinson Crusoe type of adventure, yet with all the comforts, where one could get to do their own thing in total privacy. We offer Bird Island at an exceptional price for an experience best suited for the outdoor, adventurous type who tend to be self-sufficient in nature.

It is a perfect setting for either a romantic get-away for a couple, a family gathering/reunion or for a small group of friends. The island also tends to have exceptional weather, always cool even even during summer months. Also, you will rarely see any of the notorious sand flies or mosquitoes in Bird Island found in the mainland, it was hand-filled with fine river sand to achieve that objective.

Want to get-away from it all, even for the shortest of time, with your love one or group of friends, then this is the place. Want to go swimming or snorkeling in crystal clear water in a beautiful unspoiled reef, you will be surrounded by one. Want to grab a fishing rod and cast to cruising feeding fish, the atoll around the island is considered one of the best for it.

Spending time at Bird Island, even for the shortest of time, you will feel like you have done something truly special.

Доступно гостям

Все это.
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All of it.

Общение с гостями

Только при необходимости.
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Only when necessary.

Другие важные подробности

Important Added Information.
(Note: The $595 price shown actually reflects the 2019 price, when next dates are available; and also when the many additions such as the 2nd new over-the-water cabana and beach, which are already under way, will be completed.)

#1- The trip from Placencia Village to Bird Island is included in the booking price. Check-out time is at 10:00am, and pick up (check in) is at 1pm. We meet at the M&M Hardware boat dock/gas station (where Hockey Pockey is), which is in the back of its large parking lot (lagoon side). This dock is in the middle of town, close to everything, but it is different than the NEW main town dock at the very end of town. Pick up from the island should be roughly 2 hrs before a scheduled flight out of Placencia however.

#2-Availability: As you can see from the calendar, Bird Island is booked well in advance and many assume at first glance the calendar must be in error, it isn't. We do keep a waiting list however, though cancellations have been rare.

#3 -Length of Stay: From experience we have found a stay of 4-6 days is about perfect to stay in Bird Island. If you notice our calendar is now set in 4-day 'windows' (occasionally 5 days) and a blocked day in-between guests, which allows us to make our preparations for your stay a lot better and continually improve the island along the way. If you are interested in a longer stay than 4 days, we can extend any booking easily up 6 days by simply unblocking the day before and/or after any 4-day slot. Longer stays are possible upon request.

#4- Sleeping accommodations: The island's main house has a master bedroom with a double bed and all amenities. The second building is an, over-the-water, totally also with all amenities. The 3rd building is a separate cabana, with a double-size bed, Sirius radio, desk, etc, but no bathroom. The island can accommodate up to six (6) people, depending on group composition.

#5 -Extra Guests: If you are not sure how many extra guests there will be, you can always book 2 only, but change your reservation with Airbnb as you get closer to actual arrival.

#6- Exclusivity. Yes, when you book the island, you will have the whole Island all to yourselves, in ~total~ privacy.

#7 - Cancellation Policy. We are under and do follow Airbnb's Super Strict 60 policy.

#8- Wading slipper-type shoes. The island is surrounded by hard sand flats, further away by coral; bringing soft shoes that cover your toes and ankle are a good thing to have when walking about. There are many pairs in the island that may fit you, but no guarantee to do so.

#9- Snorkeling equipment: Bring your own or you can rent them locally on the way to the island. Yes, the island does have many sets however. For divers, a local outfit in town does rent tanks.

#10 - Side tours while staying in the island: We highly recommend visiting the main Belize Reef, while staying in Bird Island; for either snorkeling or diving. Many of our guests do this side trip. We can arrange this for you and can be done even after you arrive and staying in the island.

#11- Fishing equipment: The island is usually surrounded by constant marauding schools of fish (jacks, snappers, etc) feeding around it. Best to bring (or rent) your own equipment and a few small (1") silver spoons if fishing. If want to do bottom fishing, should get shrimp bait when food shopping.

#12- Food: Bird Island is a self-catering scenario so plan to bring enough meats, vegetable and drinks (and liquor) for your stay. The island however, does have a very well-stocked kitchen with a myriad of condiments such as cake mixes, flour, rice, spices, oils, paper towels, garbage bags, etc., so you are not required to think of every little thing. Close by where we take off for the island in Placencia, there are excellent food stores and vegetable stands. Food shopping is a very simple step and can be left for last moment.

#13- Refrigeration: The island has a new propane refrigerator with a fair-size freezer. It has ice trays. Bringing at least one bag of ice is never a bad idea.

#14- Water: The island has a well-filtered rain-water system, for all uses including cooking and even drinking water. Nonetheless, we still provide purified drinking water for drinking; meaning no need to worry about drinking water.

#15- Communication. A local phone is at the island so you can call local numbers, or us, at any time. The island has very good and reliable WiFi.

#16- Power. Solar-powered and has a wind generator; so no noisy generator. There is a new whisper quiet Generac IQ2000 generator available to run gadgets that require higher power than the capacity of its solar system.

#17- Boating. Two single-person kayaks, knee boards and inner tubes to cruise the atoll that surrounds it. A new 2-person super canoe will be added in Novemb(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)- Sun Tan Lotion and Bug Spray. Remember, it is the tropics; the best type of suntan lotion is one of a high Block Factor, either lotion or spray type. As to bugs (i.e. sandflies), Bird Island just doesn't tend to have them, but on extremely-calm, still days they may come from other nearby islands.

#19- Places to stay in mainland: We suggest Cozy Corner or the fancier Nirvana hotel, both are the closest from where we take off. Sea Spray, Ranguana Lodge are also good choices. All four are right on the Placencia beach.

#20- General weather pattern:
January-June 15th: is considered the 'dry season'.
June 15th-July 15th: the first seasonal rains tend to occur.
July 1st-September 15th: usually very nice weather, interrupted by the occasional 30-minute passing thunderstorm.
September 15th-October 15th: the second seasonal rains tend to occur.
October 15th-December 30th daily scattered thunderstorms here and there but great weather in between them.
(Please note that weather in Belize tends to be pleasant, specially at Bird Island is a bit in a rain shadow and inside an atoll, so its surrounding waters stay clear even when unusually windy. Weather however we could never guarantee; the above is a rough guide only).

#21- Getting to Placencia from Belize City:
By Air: (Maya or Tropic Air) $235 USD round trip per person / 40 minute flight. Fastest way.
By Car: Rental Car; roughly 3.5 hour drive. Cost could range between $50 - $125 USD a day.
By Taxi: About $150 USD each way, up to 4 people, or more.
By Shuttle: Start at roughly $75 USD each way per person; 5 runs a day. Nice, relaxing scenic drive but long.

Last Note: Bird Island is always undergoing improvements each year. Last year (2016) we added new decks, a fishing dock and the new observatory overlooking the atoll, which guests simple have loved. This year (2017) we did the new walkways and a over-the-water, totally self-contained cabana (16x16). During 2018 we will be adding many more additions and improvements, such as creating a true beach.


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Спальня 1
1 сдвоенная кровать
Спальня 2
1 сдвоенная кровать
Спальня 3
1 сдвоенная кровать
Зоны общего пользования
1 диван

Правила дома
Без вечеринок и мероприятий
Время прибытия — после 13:00
Выезд до 10:00

A few things to be kept in mind are posted on the premises, nothing more than a few common sense suggestions.


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Профиль пользователя Veronica
октябрь 2017
One the best vacation we have ever had! My husband and I had the whole island to ourselves for our 10 year anniversary. We truly had the most relaxing & rejuvenating time at Bird Island. The only vacation we had without needing another vacation to recuperate from all the craziness. The hardest decisions we had to do on daily basis is whether to eat or be in the water. We have our favorite spots to enjoy the beauty of nature throughout the day. You can never get enough of the viewing the sea life, gorgeous sunrises & sunsets, birds, and especially the night sky. We also got the pleasure to spending time with Fred & Ruth, very sweet and caring hosts. Overall, they made sure our stay was smooth & memorable. We can’t thank you enough for the unforgettable memories, the delicious coconut pie (still craving for more), & beautiful conch shell you got our son. We miss you both and the island! Hope we get to come back in the near future with our son.
Профиль пользователя Fred
Ответ от Fred:
Was our supreme pleasure to have you visit. It was a real treat.
октябрь 2017

Профиль пользователя John
октябрь 2017
Bird Island was a great experience, and we will book again. The island is beautiful! Fred can set up a dive boat to take you scuba diving and snorkeling - I dove and my wife snorkeled. Some of the best diving I have ever done, beautiful out on the barrier reef! The boat crew picks you up right at the island! I would highly recommend going out for the snorkeling and spearfishing with Rudy and Rudy Sr. You swim and spearfish in the morning for fish, lobster and crab, and then you go to a beach and they cook it up,for lunch. Amazing! Life on the island is quiet, and was nice every morning having coffee in the tower hammock! Overall a great experience and Fred and Ruth are great hosts.

Профиль пользователя Sangwoo John
октябрь 2017
Great getaway place for quiet self reflecting time. I would love to come back here in a few years to see how the place have evolved. Or not. Much thanks to Fred for creating such a sanctuary for a group like mine who needed a quiet get away from our hectic everyday lives. Belize, Placencia, and Bird Island, with all they had to offer, are forever etched on our minds.
Профиль пользователя Fred
Ответ от Fred:
Developing such an island from scratch has been indeed an evolution; but it is what has made the journey so much fun (and challenging). We really do look forward to your return.
октябрь 2017

Профиль пользователя Brian
сентябрь 2017
Wow! What a great experience. We had one small problem with the fridge, but Fred was out to the island within an hour to correct it. Dont hesitate to book, it is worth it in every way. We took the kayaks out the first day to explore the reef and find the best spots for snorkeling. Get out early to take advantage of the calm morning water. Fishing around sunset is incredible. Pick up some frozen shrimp for bait. Go out at night and collect a dozen sea urchins and enjoy the freshest Uni you might ever have. We did bring a mosquito net for over the bed. It was useful for the times when the wind wasnt cooperating in the very early morning hours. An unforgettable opportunity that truly cant be duplicated.
Профиль пользователя Fred
Ответ от Fred:
Brian, one learns something every day, I finally tried those sea urchins, and here we thought they were totally useless. After stellar dry weather this whole summer, this October has turned out to be the wettest weather indeed with dead still nights to boot, so your mosquito net idea was indeed a cool idea; I just brought some very fancy ones from China per your example. Safe travels you two!
сентябрь 2017

Профиль пользователя Jerroid
сентябрь 2017
After reading dozens of AirBnB reviews and a few travel magazine articles, we knew we could expect to have an amazing time on Bird Island. What we couldn't have known is how transformative our stay would be. It's truly the sort of thing you have to experience to understand. It's an island in the middle of the sea, surrounded by a beautiful coral reef t even talked about the sea life! What an amazing experience. You must go!
Профиль пользователя Fred
Ответ от Fred:
Jerroid, it is us (and the island) that is most grateful for your visit, for we all felt the bright sunshine and good karma that you walk with.
сентябрь 2017

Профиль пользователя Lynn
сентябрь 2017
We read every single review just to get the in's and out's of the island. This was our Honeymoon and well as me turning 30 while we were there! What better way to do both! Jamie and I loved everything about the island (minus the storm, which Fred came out the next day to calm my nerves.) We snorkeled and kayaked every day. Please make sure to kayak over to visit Jeff on Frigate Caye. We were treated to a fishing trip with Fred and Conroy on our last day there! It was a highlight of our trip! This island is not for the faint of heart, sure you have a phone and wifi but you also need to be prepared. Both with food and also understanding the weather has a mind of it's own. As everyone else has said, don't wait, just book it! We look forward to what is to come with the island and also making it back out there one day. If you get a chance to visit the village I recommend (if open at the time): Cozy Corner for Fried Chicken and Burritos. Above Ground for coffee and atmosphere. Carmen's for chicken burrito and tostadas. Rick's Cafe. Wendy's for fryjacks. Enjoy your time! Thank you Fred, Ruth and Conroy for making this a trip of a lifetime.
Профиль пользователя Fred
Ответ от Fred:
Lynn, actually that fishing excursion was a bit of an experiment, so was fun to see how much you two appreciated it; in the future we will use the new big boat, since it is ten times more fun. Needless to say, a pleasure having you two stay with us and until you come back and see all the cool changes, save journeys.
сентябрь 2017

Профиль пользователя Kumi
август 2017
If you are fortunate enough to be able to visit Bird Island then you will know absolute peace and quiet and tranquility and perfect beauty. This island getaway is so phenomenal we try to come every year. It gets better and better because Fred and Ruth are constantly updating and creating more space and trying to top themselves. The only thing you need is some food and a desire to enjoy time with whoever you came with and a few birds and a lot of sea life. There is internet and a tv but we don't spend a lot of time using it except to look up our catch of the day. We can't wait to come back.
Профиль пользователя Fred
Ответ от Fred:
See you in 2018 Kumi!
август 2017

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Профиль пользователя Fred

Retired not from work, but from the maddening crowd. Came to Belize in 2010. Started Bird Island in 2013.
Military Service: Vietnam Era. Then traveled throughout Central and South America for 2 years, always thought I would be back. Went to Cornell University for 5 years. Lived in Sun Valley, ID area for 7 years and then in Prescott, AZ for 23 years until 2010. My two main hobbies have been fly fishing and bird hunting with my beloved English Setters which I had the supreme honor of having for three generations encompassing 37 years.

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