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Grand Caribe Caribbean Waterfront Luxury Resort 2 Bed/2 BA or 1 Bed/1BA

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Just stunning! This the view from our balcony! Reef is on the horizon.

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The developer of the Grand Caribe was the original owner of our condo (F-6) so you know it has a spectacular view of the entire property, the Caribbean and the Great Barrier Reef. Grand Caribe consists of 8 individual buildings with 9 condos in each building, set in a semi-circle giving each unit a panoramic view of the world's 2nd largest barrier reef. One of the things that I like about our condo is that it is on the second floor (up a short flight of steps) so it looks out over the beautifully maintained pools and grounds and out into the Caribbean. You can see the reef (where the water is breaking) from our place. The view is just breathtaking! The grounds are very well maintained and include 3 pools, one being the largest in Belize. Enjoy a top notch meal at our onsite restaurant, Rain, which also features roof top dining. For people who don't want to miss their fitness routine while on vacation, we have a fitness facility just opened in October 2014. Due to open soon are a pizzeria, convenience store, and ice cream shop. New to the Grand Caribe is a wind sports concession which features wind surfing and kite surfing. 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" another fine dining option. Aji is an outdoor restaurant, just yards from the shoreline with a sand floor. 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. They also have a nice natural restaurant. We love their breakfast burritos, omelets, cocoanut french toast and the fresh juices offered for breakfast. 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 1/2 miles south of the Grand Caribe, which is an easy walk or bike ride. If you love lobster, Lobster season is from June 15 through February 14th and you can find it served every imaginable way from grilled, to lobster burritos, lobster pizza, and more.
We have a great swim up bar where you can get your favorite drinks and a bite to eat without getting out of the water. 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 our restaurant, Rain. 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, that reminds you that you are on vacation in the Caribbean. All furnishings are Belizean made including a custom built TV/entertainment center that features 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 which you can either rent from the Grand Caribe resort or from one of the Golf rental companies in town. Bikes are also available for rent off site 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 Grand Caribe has won several awards including the 2015 Travelers Choice Award, #1 of the top 25 hotels in Belize, and #2 of the top 25 hotels in Central America! 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'!

Why VRBO

Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age to rent is 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master bedroom features a king sized bed...moreless

  • Living area: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    twin beds can be joined together to make a king....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 that have the capability to be pushed together with a memory foam topper to make a king bed, a dresser and two closets. Both bedrooms have adjoining bathrooms. We vacation in our condo three times a year so we are very attuned to what we need to do to keep it up to date and fresh looking, bringing new sheets and quilts as needed. Kindly inform me upon booking as to which configuration you would like the second bedroom set up as and it will be ready for you upon your arrival....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    The 2nd bath features granite counter tops and a single sink...moreless

  • The bathrooms are upscale with beautiful tile work, granite countertops, and oversized walk in showers. The master bathroom shower; built for two, is nice and roomy. Hairdryer, soaps, shampoo, & conditioner are provided. Cabinetry under the sinks provides plenty of storage space to keep your toiletry items out of the way when not being used....moreless

Other Amenities

  • When our condo is rented as a 2 bedroom, it accommodates 4 guests. There is a $50 per night charge for additional guests up to two. Children under 12 are free. When rented as a one bedroom unit, the maximum number of guests is 2. 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

  • Books:

    The Firm by John Grisham, Bridget Jones's Diary, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, and more....moreless

  • DVD Player:

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

  • Games:

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

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV...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

  • Video Library:

    I recently brought a good selection of more than 20 DVD's to use while in our condo. Titles include: Skyfall, Remember the Titans, Catch me if you Can,The Blind Side, Juno, Family Stone, Forrest Gump....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

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

  • 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 balcony....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The Grand Caribe sits right on the beach looking out at the Caribbean Sea. The unique layout of the Grand Caribe assures that every unit looks right out to the Sea. Second floor view is amazing!...moreless

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area seats 6 plus 3 at the bar....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air conditioning....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Completed in the Fall of 2014, our fitness room has a couple of treadmills, a stationary bike, ellipticals, a wide weight range of dumbbells, and more....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    wireless internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets and towels are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

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

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Including beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    housekeeping does your laundry daily upon request. This service in complimentary....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart programable coffemaker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Pans, and bakeware, blender, toaster, coffee maker, rice cooker, brick oven, pots & pans, as well as glass and acrylic drink ware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    G.E. Profile dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave:

    G.E. Profile Microwave/convection oven combination....moreless

  • Oven:

    G.E. Double oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, salt & pepper...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size G.E. stainless steel refrigerator....moreless

  • Stove:

    G.E. Profile stainless steel with smooth top and double oven....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Two slice Cuisinart toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

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

  • Bicycles:

    You can rent bicycles in town. There is also a place about 10 minutes south of the Grand Caribe that rents bikes....moreless

  • Boat:

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

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks on the beach. Check with reception area for use of the kayaks....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

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

  • Lawn / Garden:

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

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Our beach now has a concession for water/wind sports which include windsurfing, sailing, and kite boarding. More information on the website for the concession owner at www.sailsportsbelize.com ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    3 fresh water pools, with the largest one having a swim up bar....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

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

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Apr 6 - Dec 19, 2015
2 night min stay
$429
$2,163

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $309 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Holiday
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,843

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $549 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Jan 4 - Mar 20, 2016
2 night min stay
$549
$2,723

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $389 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Spring Holiday Season
Mar 21 - Mar 27, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,843

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $549 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$309

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 19%

Notes:

If there are only one or two of you and you only want one bedrm, we have the ability to lock off the second bedrm and second bathrm and rent it at the one bedrm/one bath rate which rents for $279 per night for a 7 night stay during the season of April 6-December 18, 2015 instead of the $309 rate for a 2 bedroom/2 bath. There is a $50 per night charge for more than 4 guests over the age of 12. In addition to the discounted rate for 7 nights or more, there is also a smaller discounted rate for 4 nights or more. Please contact me if you need more details.

Upon booking, we charge for two nights plus 19% tax and service fee which is non-refundable. Forty-five days before arrival, the remainder of your stay is charged along with 19% tax and service fee.


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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 Restaurant
Rain, on the property features rooftop fine dining
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 rent a golf cart (available to rent from our front desk),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 float on a raft, or just 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 have lunch or a snack. 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! All you need to do is google Grand Caribe Belize reviews to read them. The Grand Caribe is #1 of 25 top hotels & resorts in Belize; #2 of top 25 Central American Hotels; and #4 of top 25 family friendly hotels in Central America!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: We live in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois where we raised our seven children. We have always loved to get away from the frigid winters of the midwest to beautiful turquoise water and white sand beaches. We vacationed in Playa del Carmen Mexico for 12 years before we discovered Ambergris Caye in Belize, which is less than 300 miles directly south of Playa del Carmen. We hope to eventually retire here part time.

Why the Owner Chose San Pedro:
We 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 in Mexico for the previous 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 (One U.S. dollar equals two Belize dollars). U.S. currency is readily accepted in Belize. 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. Our newly built building is just a two minute walk away and features a top quality restaurant named "Rain" and a fitness center which both opened in October of 2014. Also opening in the new building soon, are a pizzeria, ice cream shop, and convenience store.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
All the comforts of home with a million dollar view of the Caribbean. When you walk in you will immediately aware of the wonderful architectural details such as tray ceilings and arched doors made from Belzian hardwoods. 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. We have also just altered the twin beds in the second bedroom so they can be combined to make a king sized bed with a memory foam mattress topper. So now if your prefer to have 2 king beds instead of a king and two twin beds, we can make that happen.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Just stunning! This the view from our balcony! Reef is on the horizon.

    Just stunning! This the view from our balcony! Reef is on the horizon.

  • Morning on the beach; ready for another day in paradise!

    Morning on the beach; ready for another day in paradise!

  • Our gourmet kitchen has all of the dishes, utensils, and crockery you will need.

    Our gourmet kitchen has all of the dishes, utensils, and crockery you will need.

  • 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.

  • The dining room and living room with beautiful tray ceilings and tropical decor.

    The dining room and living room with beautiful tray ceilings and tropical decor.

  • From the master bedroom looking at the full length mirror & master bathroom.

    From the master bedroom looking at the full length mirror & master bathroom.

  • From the 2nd bedroom looking into the 2nd bathroom and the hallway.

    From the 2nd bedroom looking into the 2nd bathroom and the hallway.

  • The second bedroom with twin beds converted to a king.

    The second bedroom with twin beds converted to a king.

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

    Relax and take in the breathtaking view of the Caribbean.

  • The rooftop restaurant 'Rain' has a view of the San Pedro skyline.

    The rooftop restaurant 'Rain' has a view of the San Pedro skyline.

  • 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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 living room and the master bedroom.

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

  • The master bedroom has a beautiful Caribbean view & opens out to the veranda.

    The master bedroom has a beautiful Caribbean view & opens out to the veranda.

  • Another view of the master bath. Soaps, lotions, shampoo, & conditioner provided

    Another view of the master bath. Soaps, lotions, shampoo, & conditioner provided

  • The second bedroom features two twin beds.

    The second bedroom features two twin beds.

  • Two closets in the second bedroom help guests keep their personal items separate

    Two closets in the second bedroom help guests keep their personal items separate

  • The bar at the rooftop restaurant 'Rain'

    The bar at the rooftop restaurant 'Rain'

  • One view of our new fitness center.  Opened November 2014.

    One view of our new fitness center. Opened November 2014.

  • Golf carts and bicycles are the main form of transportation in San Pedro.

    Golf carts and bicycles are the main form of transportation in 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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