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Beachfront 1st-Floor Villa, 2 or 3 BR, Rooftop Pool, Palapa Bar, Wifi, Dock

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Last updated: 08/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Discover the tranquility of your own Caribbean villa with its panoramic view of the sea. Relax in the privacy of your own swimming pool. Stretch out in a hammock and dream to the rustling sound of the palm trees swaying above in the gentle breezes. Measure time…by sunrise and sunset.

Because of the beautiful and peaceful location of El Castillo de Arena, its thoughtful and handsome design and décor, and its overall commitment to excellence and subdued elegance, the “Sandcastle” is regarded as one of Belize’s finest 2 or 3-bedroom oceanfront villas. This first-floor villa is located 5 miles north of San Pedro town on beautiful Ambergris Caye, Belize, Central America in the sought-after Mata Grande area.

By day, El Castillo de Arena is drenched in sunshine and the view from your villa and rooftop patio is of turquoise sea and the second largest barrier reef in the world. Take a quiet stroll down the beach, fish or snorkel off your own private pier or take a refreshing dip in your own pool on your 3rd floor patio after sunbathing.

At dusk as the sun sets and the lights slowly fade, the villa undergoes a magical transformation. Relax on the rooftop and watch some of the most beautiful flaming sunsets you will ever see. Further into the evening, have a romantic dinner while gazing at the stars that seem impossibly bright and close in the clear night sky or watch the passing cruise ships on the horizon.

Although you come for relaxation and solitude, the quaint town of San Pedro, with its shops and nightlife is only a 15-minute boat ride. There are also a couple fabulous restaurants and a grocery store within a 10-minute walk. Belize offers world class scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing and jungle tours. Visit an ancient Mayan temple, float on an inner tube through miles of caves, dive the amazing Blue Hole or get close and personal with the creatures of the sea at the marine park.

The 2-bedroom, air conditioned private villa sleeps up to 4 adults and has a fully equipped kitchen, living and dining area, covered veranda, thatch roof palapa with bar area on the beach, Sunset Tower with private pool and a private pier. A 3rd bedroom efficiency suite is also available for additional guests.

The 'Sunset Tower' is your third floor patio with a 360 degree view of paradise. Rejuvenate your body after soaking up the Caribbean sun with a refreshing plunge in the 4' deep 10'x14' dip pool. The patio furniture and table offer a wonderful spot for dining while viewing the beautiful turquoise Caribbean waters or breathtaking sunsets. Large French doors from the living area open to reveal beautiful views from the private outdoor covered veranda with table and chairs where you can watch the sunrise over morning coffee. Enjoy direct access to the beach right out the door. Across the white sandy beach lies your private pier with swim deck, perfect for snorkeling, sunbathing or to try your luck at reeling in your fish dinner. Also right on the beach is your own private thatch-roof palapa to keep you cool and shaded, either while sipping your favorite libation at the “Carpe Diem” bar or while relaxing in your hammock. A warm-water shower to rinse off after your day’s excursions is conveniently located right outside your front door. There is also complimentary use of kayaks, snorkel gear, coolers and a charcoal grill.

The kitchen contains beautiful ceramic tile countertops and is fully equipped with electric stove/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker and a blender for those luscious tropical drinks. The Belizean Mahogany cupboards are filled with a tasteful collection of china, dinnerware, cooking supplies, utensils, linens and kitchen implements.

The living room opens to a private veranda and a wonderful view of the Caribbean Sea and barrier reef. The living area is a tasteful statement of casual elegance with ceiling fans, ceramic tiled floors and honey rattan furniture, including a sofa sleeper. Included for your entertainment is a 36” HD TV with local cable and DVD player. There is also an ever-growing video, book and game library. The dining table, along with the kitchen peninsula/bar that separates the kitchen from the living area, provide seating for seven.

Each of the two cheerfully decorated air conditioned bedrooms feature large closets, ceiling fans and a king bed with under-bed drawer space that can be separated into two twin beds if desired. For additional sleeping space, a queen sofa sleeper is found in the living room.

The full bath has brilliant white and cobalt blue ceramic tile decorated in bright “coral reef” colors. All towels, linens and a hairdryer are provided for your convenience.

Our newly constructed suite was just added for that extra needed bedroom. It features a living/dining area and kitchen. The large air conditioned bedroom includes a queen bed. All towels, linens and kitchen amenities are included. This unit will only be available in combination with the larger villa. Or alone only when the villa isn't being utilized.

During the winter months, the owners reside on the second floor and can offer a wealth of information during your stay. They look forward to being your hosts.

Whether you are searching for the adventure of a lifetime or a private romantic getaway, we invite you to paradise…

Keywords: Belize, Caribbean, oceanfront, beach, villa, tropical, romantic, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, private, Mayan ruins, rainforest, jungle, paradise, air conditioned, private pool


Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Can be split into 2 twins...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Can be split into 2 twins...moreless

  • Suite: 1 queen

    This 3rd BR is a private suite including kitchen/living room...moreless

  • convertible sofa sleeper: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sofa sleeper is located in the villa's living area....moreless

  • Each of the villa's two bedrooms has one king bed that can be separated into two twin beds...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    This bathroom is in the private suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    This bathroom is in the main villa....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Private Pier, Private Roof Top Pool, Caretaker, Property Manager available to arrange activities...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Local cable with over 100 channels...moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Located within 50' from water's edge....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 4. Breakfast bar can seat an additional 3 people...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Each bedroom and Living Area...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    Assistance with local calls available upon request....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Pier available on property...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All bath towels and kitchen towels provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    available upon request...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Dishwashing liquid and dishwasher detergent. Paper supplies include: garbage bags, foil, plastic wrap and coffee filters...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

    Thatch roof palapa on the beach with bar area...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    snorkel gear complimentary ...moreless

Pool / Spa



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
May 1 - Nov 15, 2015
4 night min stay
High Season II
Nov 16 - Dec 19, 2015
4 night min stay
Peak Season
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2016
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 9%


SUITE: Additional $125 per night year round. Will only be available in combination with villa, or alone if villa not being utilized. Maximum 4 people in Villa. Maximum 2 people in Suite. 4 night minimum stay.

50% deposit with balance due 45 days prior to arrival. + 9% Belize Hotel Tax.

ALSO AVAILABLE: Maid Service $30 per day upon request

From $195/nt or $1365/wkly

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Last updated: 08/29/2015
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1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rojo Beach Bar
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ambergris Divers Restaurant

Car: Not Necessary

El Castillo de Arena has a grocery store and 4 restaurants/bars within a 10-min walk.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2002

About: My husband and I live along the Kenai River in Alaska, surrounded by beautiful mountains, soaring eagles, splashing salmon and of course the occasional wandering moose and bear. We travel with our loving companions, Kenai and Moochez, our two dogs. Kenai is our black labrador/coonhound mix and Moochez is our Belizean 'potlicker' that we rescued from Belize. We live on the second floor of El Castillo de Arena during the winter months and look forward to meeting many of you during your stay.

Why San Pedro:
We took our honeymoon to Ambergris Caye, Belize in March 2001 to get away from the cold arctic winter. Once there we instantly fell in love with Belize...the weather, the people, the beauty of the rainforest, the specatular reef, etc. We instantly bought property and started building our retirement vacation home that year. We decided to share our wonderful home to fellow nature lovers who appreciate adventure and fun.

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Beachfront villa right on the sand

    Beachfront villa right on the sand

  • Your private roof top pool

    Your private roof top pool

  • Full Kitchen with Dishwasher and all immenities

    Full Kitchen with Dishwasher and all immenities

  • King Size Bedroom

    King Size Bedroom

  • Moon Rise Over the Sea

    Moon Rise Over the Sea

  • Sunrise View

    Sunrise View

  • Taking a Dip

    Taking a Dip

  • Kid-Friendly Beach

    Kid-Friendly Beach

  • Aerial view

    Aerial view

  • Happy Snorkelers

    Happy Snorkelers

  • The Suite Living Area

    The Suite Living Area

  • Our caretaker William and his buddy

    Our caretaker William and his buddy

  • Roof with a View

    Roof with a View

  • Comfortable Living Area, complete with HD TV, DVD, Cable and Wireless Internet

    Comfortable Living Area, complete with HD TV, DVD, Cable and Wireless Internet

  • Dining Area with Picturesque View of the Caribbean

    Dining Area with Picturesque View of the Caribbean

  • Your Beachside Palapa Bar ~ "Carpe Diem"

    Your Beachside Palapa Bar ~ "Carpe Diem"

  • Sunrise View from under the Palapa

    Sunrise View from under the Palapa

  • A Playful Dolphin

    A Playful Dolphin

  • Beach View from the Living Area

    Beach View from the Living Area

  • The Sandcastle

    The Sandcastle

  • A view of the reef 1/4 mile from the shore

    A view of the reef 1/4 mile from the shore

  • The Suite Kitchen

    The Suite Kitchen

  • Glorious Sunset from the rooftop

    Glorious Sunset from the rooftop

  • Kayaks


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