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Casita Tortuga Belize- the Prettiest, Funky Little Oceanfront Home...

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CASITA TORTUGA BELIZE...Your Home Away From Home vacation rental!

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Last updated: 01/15/2012

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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

San Pedro house description

Welcome to CASITA TORTUGA BELIZE, your 'home away from home' vacation rental! Our home has been called 'one of the prettiest homes in San Pedro'!!

Our private oceanfront home is located in a small residential neighborhood of local professionals and families in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye. Ambergris Caye is the largest island in the Country of Belize and is surrounded by the Carribean Sea.

Our home features light and airy, tasteful, beachouse-style decor, and is very clean and well-maintained. The large master bedroom has queen-sized bed and ample dresser and closet space for your belongings. The guest room also has queen-sized bed with built-in storage. The bathroom features a tub and shower. There is a comfortable living room, dining room and kitchen. There are ceiling fans throughout and AC is provided in the bedrooms and living/dining room. There's a washing machine, and wireless internet is provided. Air mattresses are also available upon request for those two-family vacations; parents sleep in the bedrooms and kids sleep in the living room 'sleep-over' style.

Relax on the large wooden deck that wraps three sides of the home, which offers plenty of seating, or take a nap in a hammock in the large overwater palapa. The palapa has lighting and electricity for those who want to telecommute with their feet in the sand! There is also a large gas grill with a side burner out on the deck for BBQing the catch of the day. And Yes! That is actual salvaged 'shipwreck' rope and fish netting used for the deck railing and the column on the front porch!

The private yard is beautifully maintained and features deep white sand and lush, tropical palm trees and flowering shrubs, with lots of shade and refreshing ocean breeze. There is an outdoor shower located up the side of a palm tree for those 'al fresco' showers, and the yard even has a white picket fence! Do you like orchids? Well wait until you see some of the orchids that we have collected over the years...some are nearly 5' tall! Look for them in the trees, on the railings, even on the house.

Easy boat access is provided via a short ocean canal (285') of the Carribean Sea and there is a concrete seawall that extends across the back property line/ocean edge. There is a water spigot located at the seawall to conveniently rinse the boat and gear off after a day in the sea. There is an iguana in the backyard that lives in a rock on the seawall...we call her Juana. She's shy, but she likes rice and tortilla chips! And for those bird watchers, we are regularly visited by Great Kiskadee's, Magnificent Frigatebirds, Herons, Pelicans, Egrets, etc., so be on the lookout!

The house features alot of hand-painted artwork by the owners, from the window shutters, to the outdoor seating, to driftwood art, to the power poles out front! This gives the house a funky, island vibe! Check out our palm tree bar table that we made in the backyard! Perfect for enjoying your evening cocktail while watching the Carribean sun set into the sea.

San Pedro Town is a long and skinny town of mostly un-paved streets, although a few of the Downtown area streets now feature cobblestone pavers. Our home is located 2 miles southwest of the heart of San Pedro Town, 1.6 miles southwest of the San Pedro Airport, and 0.6 miles to the nearest grocery store and public beach.

Being our guests has it's advantages! This may include personalized pick-up from the airport, coordinating your discounted rates on tours and excursions, coordinating golf cart transportation, etc. Housekeeping service is also available. We'll even let you know where the best restaurants are and where to shop for daily groceries! Just let us know how we can make your vacation to San Pedro 'your best vacation ever!'

CASITA TORTUGA BELIZE is now on FACEBOOK! Check us out for more information and tons of pictures!



Keywords: funky, hand-painted, casita, tortuga, art, shutters, driftwood, oceanview, canal, boat access, palapa, charles, leslie, deck, private, picket fence, quiet neighborhood of local professionals

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 815 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            Some toys, books, games provided for young children....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Non-smoking is strictly enforced/house must be maintained smoke-free....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pet contract addendum, pet rent, photo & health certificate required...moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • One full bathroom plus one seperate (open) outdoor shower.

          Other Amenities

              • Fun, Family Vacation Home or Couple's Retreat!

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • Toys

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

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

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Ocean View:

                backyard faces southwest to the Carribean Sea...moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                backyard located on Carribean Sea canal; boat access along seawall...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Parasailing
              • Rafting
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surf Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                in bedrooms and in living/dining room...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone:

                Cell phones available upon request for rent. Contract addendum and deposit required....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                Utility charge....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen:

                Kitchen/dining room combo...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Bicycles:

                Bicycles available upon request for rent. Contract addendum and deposit required....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                large wood deck on three sides of home...moreless

              • Gazebo:

                overwater palapa with built-in seating....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                yard area is white sand and palm trees...moreless

               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              LOW
              Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2014
              6 night min stay

              $850 $1,200
              PEAK
              Nov 1 - May 31, 2015
              6 night min stay

              $950 $1,400
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $89
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Year-round. Check-in 3pm/Check-out 10am. All information subject to change. Low Season-June 1 to October 31: $850/wk or $1,200/mo Plus Utilities. Peak Season-November 1 to May 31: $950/wk or $1,400/mo Plus Utilities. Utility Charges Include: Water/Electricity/Propane/Cable/Internet. 9% Hotel Tax will be added. NOTE:Sub-Tropical Climate, Research/Plan Accordingly. Lease Agreement & Non-Refundable

              Full rent payment is required to Hold/Confirm Reservation. Payment by Personal Check or Cashiers Check with 2 forms of current photo ID. Rates are subject to change. Pet Fee, Bicycle Rental Fee, Cell Phone Rental fee, Air Mattress Fee, etc. are not included in the Rent Fee. 9% Hotel Tax will be added to the Rent Fee. Utility charges are not included in the Rent Fee.


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              Location

              1.6 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              San Pedro Airstrip
              2 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Water Taxi
              0.6 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Public Beach

              Mayan Ruins, Zip-Lining, Dive and Snorkel Trips, Manatee Trips, Bird Watching, Sunset Cruises, Water Excursions, Cave Tubing, Cave Exploration, Deep Sea Fishing, Fly Fishing

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2001

              About the owner: My name is Donna, and my Husband, Charles, was born and raised in San Pedro. He has over 100 extended familiy members on the island so we have some deep roots here and we come 'home' often! If fact, Charles and I met each other in San Pedro in 2004 when I traveled to San Pedro on a 'girls trip'! Our first date was right here at Casita Tortuga where Charles made me and my friends the most incredible dinner! That was it! A year and a half later we were married on the beach in San Pedro and our wedding reception was on the property just adjacent to Casita Tortuga, some 250 people, what a party! That is what makes this home so special. This is not your typical rental home....This is our HOME! We LIVE here! And when our guests are not here, we continue to live here. We hope that you love our home as much as we do!!

              Why the Owner Chose San Pedro:
              Our home is so perfectly located just south of town, in a small residential neighborhood, away from the hustle and bustle on the main streets in the heart of town. Shopping and beaches and tours are just a walk away into town, and taxi cabs are easy to catch at the nearest cross street.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              When we're not painting something or creating some other art, we enjoy taking naps in the palapa or fishing off the back seawall. When we get thirsty we cut down a coconut from the trees, hack off some of the outer shell, and poke a straw inside for a refreshing drink. You should try it! We both LOVE to cook so the grill sees alot of action. Look around in the sand, sometimes you can find a hermit crab which is fun for the kids, but make sure you release him after a few hours!


              Contact us

              Speaks: english
               

              Photos

              • CASITA TORTUGA BELIZE...Your Home Away From Home vacation rental!

                CASITA TORTUGA BELIZE...Your Home Away From Home vacation rental!

              • View of the back/side deck from the palapa...

                View of the back/side deck from the palapa...

              • View of the back deck with built-in seating/storage underneath the bench.

                View of the back deck with built-in seating/storage underneath the bench.

              • Guest room with queen-sized bed and built-in storage.

                Guest room with queen-sized bed and built-in storage.

              • Hallway to the bedrooms and bathroom, wood sculpture at the end of the hall.

                Hallway to the bedrooms and bathroom, wood sculpture at the end of the hall.

              • View of the dining room from the living room...kitchen is just to the right...

                View of the dining room from the living room...kitchen is just to the right...

              • Rustic outdoor seating with Tortugas painted all over!

                Rustic outdoor seating with Tortugas painted all over!

              • Backyard bar table made from a coconut tree...great for your evening cocktails.

                Backyard bar table made from a coconut tree...great for your evening cocktails.

              • Easy boat access along the concrete seawall at canal, palapa in the backround..

                Easy boat access along the concrete seawall at canal, palapa in the backround..

              • View from inside the palapa...rustic with a white sand floor...

                View from inside the palapa...rustic with a white sand floor...

              • The pretty painted window shutters and funky driftwood art above...

                The pretty painted window shutters and funky driftwood art above...

              • Our street, Tortuga Drive! A short unpaved street in a small neighborhood...

                Our street, Tortuga Drive! A short unpaved street in a small neighborhood...

              • Side entry deck with BBQ, direct access to the kitchen...

                Side entry deck with BBQ, direct access to the kitchen...

              • Backyard overwater palapa, with light and electricity. The home office!

                Backyard overwater palapa, with light and electricity. The home office!

              • Master bedroom is very large, with enough floorspace for an air mattress too!

                Master bedroom is very large, with enough floorspace for an air mattress too!

              • Bathroom with tub and shower....small, but it gets the job done!

                Bathroom with tub and shower....small, but it gets the job done!

              • View of the living room from dining room, see the real starfish on the walls?

                View of the living room from dining room, see the real starfish on the walls?

              • View of the kitchen from the dining room, exit to the deck/BBQ on the left...

                View of the kitchen from the dining room, exit to the deck/BBQ on the left...

              • 'Mistress Warrier' painted on a pole out front; her boyfriend is there too!

                'Mistress Warrier' painted on a pole out front; her boyfriend is there too!

              • Front porch: a great place to enjoy morning java & check email, we're wireless!

                Front porch: a great place to enjoy morning java & check email, we're wireless!

              • Inside the palapa...a great place for an afternoon siesta!

                Inside the palapa...a great place for an afternoon siesta!

              • View from the palapa SW out to the Caribbean Sea.

                View from the palapa SW out to the Caribbean Sea.

              • View from street with our white picket fence and beautiful coconut palm trees...

                View from street with our white picket fence and beautiful coconut palm trees...

              • We're on the left of the canal, with the red roof and the boat in the water.

                We're on the left of the canal, with the red roof and the boat in the water.

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Saturday, October 11, 2014

              $121 - $136 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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