This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Ambergris Caye reviews
"As we pulled up to the dock upon arrival, our 10 year old daughter hugged me and said, "THANK YOU, MOMMY!! THANK YOU!!" That set the tone for our entire trip. My husband, 2 daughters (ages 10 and 7) and I had a great trip. We've stayed in quite a few VRBO houses (and co-own one as well!)--so we've seen the good and the not-so- good in our travels. We found this house to be absolutely beautiful. It is extremely well- maintained, the view is gorgeous and Martin and his wife are truly lovely people. There are so many different activities for families to do in Belize--and the house is located where you can easily do anything you'd like: arrange for a boat to take you snorkeling, jet ski, walk to the yoga retreat, swim in the beautiful pool, ride bikes down the beach or catch a water taxi into San Pedro. Some people wrote in their reviews about the inability to swim or go to the beach outside the house. That was really helpful to know and set your expectation accordingly. You are not going to walk out to the ocean and swim in front of the house--that's just not what this vacation is about. We didn't find any part of Belize to be about being on the beach and swimming. There are so many, many more fascinating ways to spend your time. And, the beauty of this house is the pool allows you to do a whole host of exhausting--yet really cool and unbelievable things during the day--and then have a relaxing swim in the evening. One thing we didn't do--but I'd like for one of the guests to try and report on for the rest of us!!--is have a cook come and prepare food at the house. There are a few good restaurants (the yoga retreat and Aji's) within walking distance--but it would be really helpful to hire someone to cook and not have to worry about it for a couple of meals. Thank you Debbie and Nick for letting our family experience the wonderful home you built. It was one of our best family vacations!"Guest: Jill & Michael Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 26, 2014View listing
"We were a group of 5 couples staying at the villa for the first week of Nov. We arrived Saturday evening from the ferry and German and Edgar were there with 2 golf carts to greet us and a taxi to take all of our luggage. The golf cart ride was an adventure in itself in a fun way! We asked for German's wife, Margarite, to cook our first meal at the house (Belizean chicken and rice) and it was amazing after a long day of travel. It was so good that we had her cook a couple of other meals, one of which included ceviche! All were excellent! The villa was beautiful, had plenty of room, and was a perfect location for our group. We loved hanging out by the pool and relaxing on the private dock. German and Margarite (and their little dog, Belle) live directly behind the villa which was very convenient and helpful when we needed anything and never intrusive! Edgar, aka Champ, would rake the sand in the mornings and attend to the pool if it needed it (and helped with any other requests). One day he came by and cut fresh coconuts for us. He also assisted on our private tour to Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley...a MUST DO! I was a little concerned initially about some of the reviews, but the owners have added new furniture and plenty of kitchen ware so we never had an issue. We did rent the entire house which included the owners suite. There are 3 full sized refrigerators in the house which was nice since we did buy a lot of groceries. The trek to town on the golf carts was always fun and only took about 15-20 minutes. The Lone Star Grill and Cantina and the Black Orchid were only 5 minutes and both had a fun atmosphere and good food and drinks. We always stay in villas when we travel with a group for the privacy and this did not disappoint. The house also had 2 large flat screen TVs if you want to catch up on anything in the states, but we didn't use them much. It also has free wifi which was very fast and convenient for checking email and facetime with kids back home. We had a great time at Villa Incommunicada!"Guest: laura j. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 5, 2014View listing
"This condo was exactly as described in the VRBO information and the owner was extremely helpful in responding to my email enquiries and phonecalls about both the property and other things we needed info on in the town of San Pedro. I would highly recommend this place. It was conveniently located to the heart of the town as well as the waterfront. My only complaint had nothing to do with the condo itself but the beach area close by is not that nice as there really aren't many nice swimming areas due to the condition of the beach and the turtle grass. The property is clean and well maintained and has had recent major upgrades to the kitchen, bathroom, flooring and windows as well as air conditioning unit. My husband went scuba diving with San Pedro diving school and they were also tremendous to deal with. The scuba diving is fantastic. We enjoyed The Crazy Canuck bar that was in walking distance for Sunday fun evening and The AJ's (Average Joe's)bar has fantastic chicken wings and the service was great. The local manager of this property was very easy to deal with and made himself available for us when we arrived to make sure eveything was as it should be. As he works at another place as well I would recommend calling him when you arrive from the airport to make sure he is available to meet you when you get there. We rented a golf cart for a day so that we could drive from one end of the island to the other but everything is within easy walking distance to the condo. My only complaint was that the couch was not that comfortable for us and we would have preferred two easy chairs but that is strictly our only concern and is really not the owners problem. A great place and excellent value as we did check out other prices while we were there. This property is an easy three block walk from the airport but if you have lots of luggage you need to take a taxi which will cost you $5 US. All in all a great vacation."Guest: Ingrid B. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: January 14, 2014View listing
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Ambergris Caye Vacation Rentals at Tropical Paradise
Ambergris Caye, Belize is often considered the dive capital of Central America due to its crystal clear waters and tropical reefs. Ambergris Caye, Belize is just one of the places you might consider vacationing if you have a hankering to see Central America. VRBO can help you set up the perfect getaway with Ambergris Caye vacation rentals. These rentals provide fully equipped kitchens, locations to sandy beaches, and plenty of room for a family reunion. Whether you travel in summer or mid-winter, you know the ocean can provide plenty of entertainment. You may not even have to get out of the hammocks provided at most Ambergris Caye house rentals.
Important Facts of Ambergris Caye House Rentals
Before traveling to any country, you should know when to go and a little about the destination. Belize is in Central America where the weather is great all year-round, though it can rain in the afternoons during the summers and spring. Near rainforest areas, you can expect Belize to be verdant and brilliant with colors such as the picturesque mangrove swamps. Ambergris is not on the mainland of Belize; instead, it's a key in the northern section of the country. On one side you have the Caribbean and on the other side is a small bay. The key is 1.6 kilometers wide and 40 kilometers in length. Much of the island is ringed with white, sandy beaches.
Ambergris Caye Villas Near the Maya Community of the Past
Belize, like much of Central America, was founded with the Mayan culture. Ambergris Caye was home to a Mayan community during the pre-Columbian times. Archaeologists have found red ceramics, bones, and ruins to support their knowledge about the Mayan culture. Not far from Ambergris Caye villas is a most important Mayan ruin. You can really see how the Mayans lived and learn about their culture by visiting Altun Ha and Xunantunich.
Temptation is Just a Short Boat Ride Away at Ambergris Caye
Ambergris Caye requires you to take a boat ride from the mainland of Belize to the key. Once on the island, you can explore its many attractions. Do not worry about fighting temptation; sky diving, scuba diving, watersports, sailing, zip lines, and more all await you in this tropical paradise. Scuba diving or snorkeling trips leave daily from the docks to reach Belize Barrier Reef. It is the second largest barrier reef in the world, and the reason Belize is considered one of the world’s greatest places to dive. Tropical fish, reef shark, turtles, and sting rays are just a few inhabitants of the clear blue seas.
Belize’s Wide Selection of Restaurants
Your choice in Ambergris Caye vacation rentals will provide you with a kitchen, and San Padro City is filled with local markets for fresh fish, produce, and other delights. If you want a break on your vacation to relax and dine out, you have plenty of inexpensive restaurants on Ambergris Caye. In fact, Ambergris Caye is Belize’s best place to find numerous restaurants. The dress at most of these locations is casual. For example, Island Bazaar is a most popular tourist spot for local cuisine. They offer everything from local Spanish dishes to Italian offerings. Conch season is from September 30 to July 1, while shrimp are in season from June to August. The piece de resistance, however, is the lobster. Lobster is available from mid-July to mid-February. You can even catch your own if you are inclined.
Shopping for Gifts on Ambergris Caye
Shopping like any tourist mecca will be available at almost any location you wish. Wherever you are shopping, you can bring home photos, tourist trinkets, or local arts and crafts. The locals have a great deal of talent for creating clothing, jewelry, and other beautiful items you may not want to leave without.