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Grand Caribe 'License to Chill' Caribbean View Luxury 2 Bed/2 BA or 1 Bed/1BA

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Just stunning! The reef is where the water breaks on the horizon. So close!

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Last updated: 07/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

San Pedro condo description

Grand Caribe consists of 8 individual buildings with 9 condos in each building in a semi-circle giving each unit a panoramic view of the world's 2nd largest barrier reef. The grounds are well maintained and include 3 pools, one being the largest in Belize. Due to be finished in Fall of 2014, will be a fitness center, 5 star restaurant, meeting rooms, pizzeria, ice cream shoppe,and convenience store. If you love our condo as much as we do, but only need one bedroom, one bath, we are able to lock off the second bedroom and bath and charge you the one bedroom one bath price. Just a 5 minute walk on the beach will take you to the restaurant Aji for fine dining. It sits outside, just yards from the shoreline so the floor is sand. Walk about 5 minutes south and you will come upon Akbol which is a natural retreat that offers yoga on their pier every morning at 9a.m. The also have a nice natural restaurant. Five minutes south of Akbol is Palapa Bar which is a fun place to have a drink or two right on the pier. You are welcome to float in an inner tube while they serve your group beer by the bucket. Walk up the beach either north or south and you will come upon many other great eateries. The nearest grocery store is about 1 1/4 mile south of the Grand Caribe, which is an easy walk or bike ride. If you love lobster, it is in season from June 15 through February 15th and you can find it served every imaginable way from grilled, to lobster burritos, lobster pizza, and more.
There is a bar and grill poolside, which also features a swim up bar, for those days where relaxation is on the menu. They have great daily specials and will gladly grill up your catch of the day when your return from a day of diving and fishing. Offferings for breakfast include eggs to order, omelets, pancakes ,cinnamon french toast breakfast burritos, and a variety of juices.

If you're up for some adventure, you can snorkel at the pier or kayak out to the reef. You can also book a snorkel trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley. The Blue Hole is a world famous destination for both divers and snorkelers. Book a 1/2 or full day fishing trip with a beach bar-b-que where you can enjoy your catch cooked by your captain on the beach.

You can also book a tour to the mainland to see the Mayan Ruins and/or go cave tubing and zip-lining through the rainforest.

Once back at our condo, you can enjoy the amenities of a fully furnished kitchen or have room service from the pool bar and grill. The option is also there to simply have a drink on the balcony and admire the view of the Caribbean's turquoise waters.

Our second floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit is 1500sq.ft. of bright, tropical, tastefully done decor. If you only need one bedroom, we are able to lock off the second bedroom and second bathroom and rent it as a one bedroom for the one bedroom price. All furnishings are Belizean made with a custom built TV/entertainment center with hand carved palm trees.
Local artists provide great wall decor including a large underwater reef scene in the dining area and a scene from front street of San Pedro in the kitchen.

Our unit has room darkening curtains for your privacy or if you just want to sleep in in the morning. We do get early morning sun but by mid day the balcony is nicely shaded for your relaxation.

Transportation on the island is mainly by golf cart. Bikes are also available for rent or you can catch a water taxi to town just off of our pier. A complimentary taxi to and from San Pedro airstrip to our condo upon arrival and departure is included.

The island of Ambergris Caye was named the 2013 & 2014 Traveler's #1 Best Island in the World on another traveler site. The island itself is about 25 miles long and a mile wide and sits among the beautiful turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea. It's easy to see why this quaint, English speaking island is so popular with so many travelers! Sitting out on our veranda, cooling off in the pool, or lounging on the Grand Caribe's pier truly gives us what we call a 'million dollar view'!

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Concierge
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Master bedroom features a king sized bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            two twin beds in the second bedroom...moreless

          • Living area: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            When using the fold out bed, this unit sleeps 6...moreless

          • Two bedrooms featuring room darkening draperies, dresser, and closets, as well as a flat screen TV and DVD player. The master bedroom has a king sized bed with a view of the Caribbean. The second bedroom has two twin beds a dresser and two closets. Both bedrooms have adjoining bathrooms....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            This bathroom has a single sink and a granite countertops...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            The master bath features double sinks with granite....moreless

          • The bathrooms are upscale with beautiful tile work, granite countertops, and oversized showers....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Full sized kitchen with top of the line stainless steel appliances. Dishes, pots, pans, silverware, a rice cooker, blender, toaster and more are included. ...moreless

          • Dining:

            There are a few games and decks of cards in the buffet in the dining room....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Pans, and bakeware, blender, rice cooker...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Full size stainless steel refrigerator...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Stove
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Tropical style furniture with a hide a bed....moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Due to be completed in the fall of 2014...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            housekeeping does your laundry daily...moreless

          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Feel free to call or email me with any questions you may have regarding a potential visit to Ambergris Caye. We love the area, and are happy to share any knowledge we have about the area....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games:

                We have a few decks of cards, Domino's, & Yahtzee in the buffet next to the dining table. ...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Bring your IPOD to plug into our docking stations so you can enjoy some music....moreless

              • Television:

                Three flat screen TV's. One in each bedroom and one in the living area...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                There's a DVD player with each TV...moreless

              Communications

              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Two hot tubs near the two outer pools....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden:

                The staff at our resort keeps the grounds impeccable with green grass, tropical flowering plants, banana trees, and palm trees....moreless

              • Balcony:

                Assessable from both the living room and the master bedroom, it has the most beautiful view you will probably ever see!...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                The resort has a gazebo on the pier. There are lounge chairs on the pier to catch some rays too....moreless

              • Boat:

                Check with the concierge to schedule boating trips as well as other day trips....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Check with reception area for use of the kayaks...moreless

              • Bicycles:

                You can rent bicycles....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Location & View

              • Resort:

                The Grand Caribe is rated as one of the very best resorts in Ambergris Caye. It's close enough to the town of San Pedro to experience the local culture, but at two miles from town, is secluded too. ...moreless

              • Beachfront:

                The resort sits right on the bank of the Caribbean. The unique 'C' layout of the resort guarantees that every unit has a commanding view of the beautiful turquoise water and white sand beach!...moreless

              • Beach View:

                The Grand Caribe is designed so every condo has a beach view with white sand and turquoise water where you can see where the reef is by the break in the water just 1/2 mile from the shore!...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Unit F-6 is on the second floor and has an unbelievable view of the Caribbean Sea and is a half mile from the world's 2nd largest great barrier reef which you can see from the veranda ...moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                The Grand Caribe sits right on the beach looking out at the Caribbean Sea....moreless

              Activities

              • Churches
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Snorkeling
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Pier Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fitness Center
              • Cycling
              • Medical Services
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Walking
              • Beachcombing
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants
              • Massage Therapist
              • Fishing
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer
              Apr 21 - Dec 20, 2014
              1 night min stay
              $306
              $2,142
              Holiday
              Dec 21 - Dec 31, 2014
              1 night min stay
              $499
              $3,493
              Winter
              Jan 1 - Apr 20, 2015
              1 night min stay
              $499
              $2,495

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Tax Rate 19%

              Notes:

              If you only want one bedroom, we have the ability to lock off the second bedroom and second bathroom and rent it at the one bedroom/one bath rate which rents for $271 per night for a 7 night stay during the season of April 21-December 20, 2014 instead of the $306 rate for a 2 bedroom/2 bath.

              Upon booking, we charge for one night plus 19% tax and service fee which is non-refundable. Two weeks before arrival, the remainder of your stay is charged along with 19% tax and service fee.


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              Last updated: 07/25/2014
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              Location

              2 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              San Pedro airstrip
              San Pedro
              Nearest Ferry
              Water taxi will pick up on the pier
              San Pedro
              Nearest Beach
              In the 'front yard'

              Car: Not Necessary

              Our condo is located 2 miles north of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye in Belize. You can look out from the veranda and see the Caribbean Sea and the world's second largest barrier reef which is where the water breaks on the horizon. You can take a taxi, a water taxi, or walk along the beach and check out the many restaurants and shops along the way to town. You are able to kayak out to the reef and snorkel. If you would like to dive, there are many dive shops where you can earn your certification or if already certified, book a dive or two. The staff in the reception area is able to book excursions to The Blue Hole, Mayan ruins on the mainland, a zip lining/ rafting trip/snrokeling trip, etc. Our resort boasts the largest pool in Belize which in itself is very enjoyable to hang out in, cool drink in hand to take in all the beauty surrounding you. The pool also has a swim up bar where you can get a drink or a bite to eat. At the Grand Caribe, you always feel safe and secure with security on duty 24 hours a day. Reading through the reviews on several other sites will confirm that this resort is the best place to stay on the island! You need to google Grand Caribe Belize reviews to read them.

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2014

              About: We live in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and have always loved to get away from the frigid winters of the midwest to beautiful turquoise water and white sand beaches. We hope to eventually retire here part time.

              Why San Pedro:
              We just bought this property in March 2014, and we were very impressed with how clean, well maintained, up to date, and beautiful it was. We have vacationed in Playa del Carmen for the past 12 years and loved the climate, the white sand and the turquoise water. We found the same in Ambergris Caye with the added bonus that is that the language of the island is English. Also the exchange rate is more favorable. The previous owners rented it out through VRBO and had nothing but outstanding reviews. We will continue that tradition! The view is absolutely amazing! We love our condo at the Grand Caribe because it has all the comforts of home, but with just a two mile trip via a water taxi or golf cart ride we are able to experience the less developed town of San Pedro and their great restaurants and unique culture. When we return to our condo we have an unbelievable view of the white sand beach and turquoise water that we have grown to love.

              The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
              All the comforts of home with a million dollar view of the Caribbean. It is a comfortable 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit that we are able to make into a one bedroom simply by locking off the second bedroom and second bathroom and giving you the one bedroom price.


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Just stunning! The reef is where the water breaks on the horizon.  So close!

                Just stunning! The reef is where the water breaks on the horizon. So close!

              • Dishes, pots & pans, and small appliances as well as updated major appliances.

                Dishes, pots & pans, and small appliances as well as updated major appliances.

              • From the dining area looking into the master bedroom (left) and living room.

                From the dining area looking into the master bedroom (left) and living room.

              • Another beautiful view of the Caribbean from the living room!

                Another beautiful view of the Caribbean from the living room!

              • Entrance to our condo has a screened door for a great cross breeze.

                Entrance to our condo has a screened door for a great cross breeze.

              • Master bedroom has room darkening draperies for those mornings you want to sleep

                Master bedroom has room darkening draperies for those mornings you want to sleep

              • Another view of the master bath.

                Another view of the master bath.

              • The 2nd bedroom is comfortable for two; it has 2 closets, a TV and dvd player.

                The 2nd bedroom is comfortable for two; it has 2 closets, a TV and dvd player.

              • Even the walls on the veranda have a tropical feel!

                Even the walls on the veranda have a tropical feel!

              • A 5 minute walk north will get you to Ahi, for beachside fine dining.

                A 5 minute walk north will get you to Ahi, for beachside fine dining.

              • The Palapa Bar is a 5 minute walk south of the resort & a favorite place to go.

                The Palapa Bar is a 5 minute walk south of the resort & a favorite place to go.

              • Due to be completed in October 2014!

                Due to be completed in October 2014!

              • Our largest pool with a swim up bar.  Caribbean in the background.

                Our largest pool with a swim up bar. Caribbean in the background.

              • View of dining room, living area, and master bedroom from the entrance.

                View of dining room, living area, and master bedroom from the entrance.

              • From the living room looking into the dining room, kitchen, and second bedroom.

                From the living room looking into the dining room, kitchen, and second bedroom.

              • Note the unique ceilings and the large painting by a local artist.

                Note the unique ceilings and the large painting by a local artist.

              • The master bedroom has a king sized bed and a beautiful view of the Caribbean.

                The master bedroom has a king sized bed and a beautiful view of the Caribbean.

              • The master bathroom features double sinks and a double shower.

                The master bathroom features double sinks and a double shower.

              • Another view of the second bedroom looking into the second bathroom.

                Another view of the second bedroom looking into the second bathroom.

              • Relax and take in the breathtaking view of the Caribbean.

                Relax and take in the breathtaking view of the Caribbean.

              • Snorkel off the pier, get some shade in the gazebo, or take a water taxi to town

                Snorkel off the pier, get some shade in the gazebo, or take a water taxi to town

              • One of the three main streets in the town of San Pedro

                One of the three main streets in the town of San Pedro

              • A night time view of the reception area of the Grand Caribe Resort.

                A night time view of the reception area of the Grand Caribe Resort.

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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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