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Blue Dolphin "Nicest House on the Island"

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

150' on the ocean/5-7bedrooms/5-6baths/private/additional sofa beds for a group!

Thank you for your interest in our beautiful 5 bedroom/ 5 bath / sleeps 12, beach house, the Blue Dolphin. If your group wishes additional space we do offer our separate "lil Dolphin", 2Bedroom/Full Bath (sleeps 4-6) exclusively for Blue Dolphin guests (if not needed it is never rented independently to respect your privacy, so is available for your group to rent at anytime prior to arrival.) The "lil dolphin is located on the same property having it's own ocean view/full kitchen/roof top deck/veranda etc... Our new VIDEO TOUR, made last May, 2015, is wonderful to give you a feel of our "slice of paradise"!! Since the video we have retiled the entire main floor and pool area along with a fabulous addition to the living area, affording lots of space inside and out for your group to enjoy and "spread out"!! We also updated the roof top deck as well, making the Blue Dolphin again "The nicest house on the island"!! The "new paved road north also was removed from our property and placed along the edge of the lagoon making our property even more private and very very quiet as our property stretches from the ocean to the lagoon!!

Our beautifully landscaped, very private and expansive 2 acre estate includes 150 feet of white sand beach right on the Caribbean Sea with a pier that's wonderful for snorkeling and fishing from and reaches back 700' to a beautiful wildlife filled, mangrove lagoon with another pier for fishing. We also have available to our guests 3 kayaks to carry you swiftly (5 to 10min. depending on the breeze) to the reef for your own private snorkeling adventures and a Belizean canoe and a small row boat for touring/fishing the lagoon.

********CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO TOUR TAKEN MAY 2015!!**********************************

___October, 2014: we built a resort size pier, complete with large palapa covered area at the end, stairs, fish table with running water to rinse off gear, making it an "unbelievable" place to fish, swim, morning yoga or coffee or just enjoy the ocean breeze viewing the reef or passing dolphins or bone fish!!

___November, 2014: San Pedro Town completes the 1st phase of the road north which ends 1000ft from our private drive making town a 10minute smooth golf cart ride away!!

___April, 2015: We completed our addition of two new bathrooms ensuite, making the Blue Dolphin 5 bedrooms/5baths with 3 being ensuite!!!!

If needed we also offer, at an additional cost of $289/nite, the adjacent newly constructed, two bedroom/sleeps 6, 'Lil' Dolphin with its own full kitchen, living room, dining area for six and full luxurious bath and all the amenities of the Blue Dolphin house including; WIFI, Phone, cable TV, DVD, VCR, CD and I-Pod stereo and Air Conditioning. All seven spacious bedrooms have the wonderfully comfortable Tempurpedic beds. The 'Lil' Dolphin is offered EXCLUSIVELY to those guests staying at our five bedroom Blue Dolphin and would like more is never rented without the main house for your privacy!!

Upon arrival you will take a short, 15minute taxi ride to our beach house, the Blue Dolphin, they all know it. Or we can have your golf carts ready and waiting for you, this will also give you a chance to stop and do a little shopping before heading up 15minutes to your private vacation home, the Blue Dolphin! As there is only one road the adventure will be an easy one!!! Our fabulous caretakers will be ready and waiting to pamper you and take care of your every need. In addition to her doing the daily maid service, Gloria is a wonderful cook. Armando enjoys bringing daily coconut water and doing anything to make your stay the very best!! Gloria and Armando are a huge reason the Blue Dolphin has been so successful, they are a true delight and we feel very thankful to have them as you will as well!!! We can set you up with first class, amazing tours/diving/snorkeling, fishing, golf cart rentals and anything else you may desire for the best rates as your fabulous Belize experience is our focus and priority! The Blue Dolphin is within walking distance of the island's top restaurants or you can have a New York style pizza delivered pool side. Our guests also receive a 20% discounted round trip air fare from Belize International to the island of Ambergris Caye.

Keywords: Private Beach House/Villa Swimming Pool

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Dr Mark
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Dr Mark

We are originally from Minnesota and have made Belize our second home since 1998! We fell in love with the Blue Dolphin as it afforded our large family plenty of space, private pool with stools for a swim up lunch, shallow end for grandchildren and deep end for a refreshing dip!! The 3,000sq/ft pool area sits on top of a seawall provides a spectacular view and large areas for playing/gathering!! The large private yard provided our family enough space for volleyball and sports, relax in the hammocks and enjoy a bbq/picnic under the palapa! The location of the Blue Dolphin is stellar as the reef swings in, making it easily accessible for snorkeling/fishing or just making your own adventure with our kayaks. The Blue Dolphin is located less than 3miles from San Pedro town, an easy 10minute golf cart ride on a fabulous new road, providing our guests with a private paradise and all the conveniences the island has to offer! We are also surrounded by many restaurants, within walking distance, offering many local fares and experiences...too many to enjoy if staying a short week! We are still, after 17years finding new adventures to explore!! Besides enjoying the continuous new adventures of San Pedro, Mark and Joan have enjoyed their passion of dentistry and coordinate volunteers and help create and maintain volunteer clinics on the island as Belize is still referred to as a 3rd world country and with the large population of children, preventive dentistry has been the prime focus. Another passion is showing the volunteers all the wonders of Belize as well to make it a win win for all involved!! Our philosophy is "Life is a great adventure or nothing at all," giving one child a smile becomes contagious and never stops giving!!

We truly enjoy sharing our beach home and more importantly truly care about your stay. Our goal is having your family/group of friends leave with magical memories to last a lifetime!

Dr Mark purchased this villa in 2000

Why Dr Mark chose San Pedro

The pool area the flows from the main living area is over 2500sqft and is set back from the ocean edge for fabulous views and upmost privacy. Lots of space for fisherman on our new resort size pier/second veranda deck for shade, reading...lots of space to share with friends and family and still have some alone time! Over 2private acres with wonderful fruits, flowers....daily coconut water provided by a simple request from Armando!!

The carved mahogany doors and artwork are truly amazing and full of mayan culture!

What makes this villa unique

My neighbor puts it so eloquently "downtown San Pedro is Hollywood and we live in Beverly Hills!"

150' of private sugar sand beach! Very private property! The Blue Dolphin is designed for people to enjoy and share the water, reef, ruins experience in paradise with family and friends in the nicest house on the island! First class attention is provided by our caretakers who maintain the grounds, handle your maid service and all of your needs! They are island savy and best of all FABULOUS COOKS!!


San Pedro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , WONDERFUL BATH LOCATED NEXT TO BEDROOM 1 ON MAIN FLOOR!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , LOCATED WITHIN MASTER BEDROOM, WITH LARGE DRESSING AREA!!!
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , BATH IS ENSUITE BEDROOM 3, NEW AND LOVELY!!
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , BATH IS ENSUITE BEDROOM 4, LOVELY AND NEW!!!
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , "6th bathroom" is located in "lil dolphin"
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Bath is located next to bedroom, lovely!
  • 3 of the 5 baths in the Blue Dolphin are ensuite! The other two bedrooms also have their own bath which is adjacent to the bedroom door. All baths have full showers and the master also offers a bath tub! There is also a bath tub in the lil dolphin as well!!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beautiful carved mahogany doors, main floor, no stairs!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ocean view, veranda access, beautiful sunrise, ensuite bath!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Huge bedroom, private ensuite full bath, tempurpedic beds!!!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Beautiful views, bath ensuite, carved mahogany doors!
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Ocean view, tempurpedic bed, huge closets, beautiful views!
  • The Blue Dolphin offers 5 bedrooms, 3 of which have ensuite baths…the other two are located adjacent to the bedroom door, one upstairs and one on the main floor!! SHOULD YOUR GROUP NEED ADDTIONAL SPACE WE OFFER OUR ADJACENT LIL DOLPHIN FOR 269/NIGHT (SLEEPS 6) TWO BEDROOMS AND A LIVING AREA SOFA BED WITH LARGE FULL BATH AND FULL KITCHEN WITH ROOF TOP DECK. THIS IS ONLY OFFERED TO BLUE DOLPHIN GUESTS. We also have onsite for guest use, pack n play, high chair, child tables/chairs!!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private Cook, Exclusive Caretaker, 4 Ocean Kayaks, Lagoon Row Boat


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Blue Dolphin "Nicest House on the Island"
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 44 reviews
Pocono Pines, PA

Blue Dolphin was the BEST!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of five couples on our first trip to Belize, and we chose The Blue Dolphin because it fit our budget and needs. Everything was great. We really enjoyed all the amenities of the house. Beds were comfortable and bedrooms were spacious. Plenty of room for 10 adults to roam throughout the house. We loved the outside covered decks and all the different deck tables and chairs for us to relax at different times of the day. The pool was nice to cool off. Having our own dock was nice to fish off of, and/or to do our yoga exercises in the morning. Plus, getting picked up right from our dock for scuba excursions was great! Armando and Gloria were really nice and did anything we asked to make our stay the most comfortable. Gloria's cooking was really good too. We arranged to have two golf carts for our trip which were waiting for us when we arrived. Our hosts, Mark and Joan were super nice and catered to anything we needed, but the house came super stocked with everything, so we didn't really need anything else during our stay.

All in all, we had a wonderful trip and we hope someday make it back to the Blue Dolphin and Belize. Overall, it was Unbelizable! Highly recommend to anyone wanting to relax or cram in everything you wanted to do on vacation. Thank you Mark, Joan, Gloria & Armando for making our vacation great!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Island House For A Week Away

  • 5 of 5

We spent 8 days on Ambergris Caye at the Blue Dolphin and had an incredible time! We had 3 couples and 2 singles and the house had plenty of space for us. The beds are comfortable, there is a bathroom for each room, the kitchen has everything you need to cook at home, the veranda and the rooftop are a great place to have a drink or your morning coffee, the pool has plenty of seating around it and even a few seats in it. The ocean is just a few steps away and the dock is very nice. Gloria & Armando are wonderful property managers and will answer all of your questions!

Our FAVORITE day was our full day snorkel trip with Lady Leslie. And if you want to go fishing, definitely go with Tino & Gil (Mark will book for you). We also went with SEAduced for the Lamani Tour which was also great!! Just be prepared for a lot of travel time to and from the site.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family get away

  • 5 of 5

We had 15 between Blue and Lil Dolphin and had plenty of room with spacious bedrooms had comfortable beds The pool was wonderful. We never felt crowded in the well laid out floor plan. Gloria and Armando are treasures and so helpful and accommodating. Gloria cooked fish we caught within hours, can't get any fresher than that, she whipped up dinner for 20 people and then came back and cleaned up. That's amazing. Bumpy roads did not keep anyone back, just added to the adventure. I did not miss a car at all. The Belizian people are very friendly and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific location for a relaxed stay on Ambergris Cay

  • 5 of 5

Blue Dolphin easily accommodated our party of nine. Dr. Mark help set us up with several trips including snorkeling, fishing, and Lamanai tour. The tour operators picked us up at the dock, which is incredibly convenient. Gloria and Armando were a big help as well. The property is clean and the pool was a nice addition. Snorkeling on the patch reefs offshore is a bit tricky, but they are beautiful. The water is very shallow over the patch reefs, making it difficult to swim over them unless you are a good swimmer and don't kick. You need to swim the edge of the patch reefs where the water is deeper and the reef flora and fauna are the best.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, loved having a private beach and swimming pool.

  • 5 of 5

The caretakers are wonderful. Very helpful, loved the dogs hanging out with us also :)

We will be back to this property in the near future

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Fun With Friends

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fabulous! We had the opportunity to enjoy both the Dolphin and the Lil’ Dolphin. The entire group of 17 was very impressed with the accommodations; there was plenty of space for all. The pool was huge in comparison to what we expected, we spent numerous hours there! The house itself is beautiful and incredibly spacious!

Dr. Mark was extremely helpful leading up to our arrival. He helped with arrangements of our 15 minute flight to the island, which I highly recommend along with making sure the golf carts we rented were waiting for us at the San Pedro airport. In addition the excursion he recommended were top notch! The SEA’s d Day house boat tour offered something for everyone, Rebecca, Alito and there crew simply went out of their way to satisfy everyone’s needs in entertainment, food and drinks! The Lady Leslie catamaran and her crew of Martin, Jody and Ricky get the top vote! We actually did this 2 days in the row and had signed for a 3rd day but then cancelled… we got to see different things both days including a manatee and a dolphin along with many other amazing under water life!

Gloria and Armando did a wonderful job taking care of us! We appreciated the added level of security they provided just by knowing they were so close, it was much more than we felt at the last place we stayed 2 years ago! They come daily to clean and are just amazing people! They are very knowledgeable about the area and were great about giving us recommendations. On very short notice Gloria whipped up an amazing meal with the fish and lobster that our group caught the previous day. It was scrumptious!

Lassie the dog was incredible, we were impressed with her level of protection, even when we went to the swim up bar! Upon our arrival she instantly knew who should be there and who was just visiting!

We are already chatting about a trip in 2019!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
San Pedro airstrip
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
"O" at Las Terraces
Nearest Ferry
30 Metres
a phone call away from your fabulous private pier
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
one road for golf carts behind Blue Dolphin
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
There are 6 5* restaurants within walking distance
Car: not necessary

The Blue Dolphin is located a quick 10minute smooth golf cart ride north ( the 3 mile marker is just past our private drive)!! With 150' of sugar sand ocean front that sprawls over 700ft. deep to the lagoon makes our property not only very unique but truly amazing!! Our property used to be a coconut plantation and our staff enjoys bringing guests daily coconut water/meat as it is very very plentiful!! Our property also offers an assortment of local fruits, vegetables and herbs that our guests are more than welcome two!! Our location is stellar as you are surrounded by fabulous welcoming resorts and numerous restaurants galore...all within walking distance or relax by your wonderful fresh water pool and have pizza delivered! Since 2015 we have added many wonderful details, which are done constantly for guests enjoyment, such as large resort size pier with palapa (great for morning yoga looking out at the reef or reading a great book on one of the provided benches), stairs to the ocean to examine the many fascinating sea creatures hiding underneath or to hop on a kayak and running water to rinse off equipment or rinse you "catch" on our fishing table!!! We are extremely fortunate as the reef swings in at our location making the reef a short 5-10minute kayak ride away (we recently added two new kayaks for a total of 5 (3single 2 double) complete with all the bells and whistles making the short ride quite luxurious as well). When tying up at the reef on our buoy you will find the water knee to thigh high depending on the tide, making you own adventure just amazing, to say the very least!! If you are a savey water person you may want to capture your own lobster, when in season..ask Armando for the "hook"!!! Or, when conch are in season one oars and the other holds onto the rope to grab as well, if you have a seasoned eye for this!!!

Mark and I are always excited and grateful to be able to share all the amazing things Belize has to offer. Upon confirmation, we will send you our personal guide of top current favorites and "must do" activities that we share when family and friends come for a visit!! As we have been greeting guests since 2000, we have just a handful of tried true and amazing locals that are sure to enhance your stay and leave you with fabulous memories for years to come...your positive experience is our priority! Star gazing!!!! The 2nd floor veranda swings around the exterior to stairs which will take you to the roof top deck!! THIS IS AMAZING as there are no city lights around which, even when cloudy, is a stellar view..always a few shooting stars and be sure to have someone in your party "load the sky app" for a intimate and exceptional tour of the sky!! The sunsets across the lagoon, so meeting at the roof top for a refreshment at 5:30 everyday is a must and also just enchanting to review the days amazing adventures!! Diving or snorkeling, Belize offers some of the best..I have lots of photo's I can share that were taken right in front of the house!!! The most frequent comment we get from our guests is that the house is much more wonderful than the website shows, maybe it's because we are just a "mom and pop shop"!! Armando and Gloria are truly an asset to the Blue Dolphin and love doing anything and everything to assure a fabulous stay!! Gloria is a wonderful cook of local dishes and has all the connections for fisherman to stop with their fresh catch of conch, lobster or fish if you desire at a great rate! If a fisherman is in your group best to arrange for that adventure the day after your arrival so you can enjoy the "fruits of your labor" during your stay!!! Armando makes a great BBQ and many of the fish taste just like chicken!! Many guests have Gloria make an arrival meal as it typically is a long day of travel and so very romantic to enjoy a beverage by the pool and wander in for dinner the first night! Upon confirmation we also send our guests a menu of her local dishes to start your planning, included is the grocery list for each meal which you or they can collect! Gloria is happy to cook everyday or none at all and can also plan a couple of hours before...we realize you are on vacation and our goal is to for you to bring home warm memories of your stay at the Blue Dolphin on Ambergris Caye!!

We would love to host your stay!

Warm regards,



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