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GREAT BEACH FRONT LOCATION with Golf Cart and Sea Kayaks inc in price!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths Sleeps 8

This comfortable and casual large beach house is steps to the water from your own private beach. It is only 3.5 miles from town, an easy bike ride, or water taxi ride. We will arrange your transportation to the house upon your arrival on the island via a private boat. There is a new golf cart available on the premises

Situated in the quiet and secluded north beach area, you have only other beautiful private homes and a few small resorts on large tracts of land up and down the beach. You have privacy but are only minutes from everything.

Next door is a great dive shop offering personalized dive trips, and you can walk down the beach to nearby restaurants.

If you like to fish, right in front of the house is the best place on the island to catch Bone Fish, you can see them from the balcony. For reef fishing, a guide can pick you up in front of the house and take you on a 5 minute boat ride to the reef.

Newly refinished, this home is 2700 sq. ft. Even though there two fully equipped separate units, the house is reserved as one unit. Each floor has large bright and airy rooms to enjoy the views, plus great air-conditioning. Upstairs (sleeps up to 4) has a full kitchen, 1 master bedroom + 1 bathroom with jacuzzi tub and glass enclosed shower.

Downstairs (sleeps up to 6) has 1 full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, +1 bathroom with a shower. Plus there is a queen size futon in the living room.

Overlooking the barrier reef, there are large covered porches off each level, plus a 3rd floor viewing deck that provides spectacular sun rise and sun set views to both sides of the island.

We want to ensure our guest’s comfort and complete enjoyment in this paradise setting. We strive to have everything you need, including a caretaker near by who will provide any assistance you require.

Owner prefers Paypal and provides a discount of 10% if paid via Paypal or Credit card through the owner.

Payment terms: 50 % at time of reservation. This is a deposit to take house off the market for specified dates. Balance due: no later than 30 days prior to check in. If not paid, owner reserves the right to cancel reservation for non payment and only credit will be given towards a future stay.

Strict Refund Policy: 100% refund if cancelled prior to 60 days of check in. Cancellations less than 60 days, will be a credit for future stay no refund will be given, unless cancelled because of natural disaster , such as hurricane, floods etc. In case of a natural disaster, 100% refund will be given .

More Details

Property Manager
Conrad McGinnis
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish, english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Conrad McGinnis

This property was built in 2010. I am the second owner and purchased the home in 2014, after seeing the house and loving not only the house, but its perfect location on the island. The house is close enough to town, but far enough to be out of the hustle and bustle of San Pedro. It is the perfect place for families and couples that want their privacy.

Conrad McGinnis purchased this house in 2014

Why Conrad McGinnis chose San Pedro

Why the Owner Chose San Pedro: The location of the house overlooks two natural cuts in the Barrier Reef. Also this location has one of the best locations for Bone Fishing on the island. You can see the bone fish in the water from the Balcony. The reef is less then 1/4 mile from the house.

The Unique Benefits at this House: Year built 2010: year purchased 2014- I love the views from the Beach House. It’s a quiet and relaxing area, not far from the action. You can see the reef, and hear the waves breaking from the house. At night you can see cruise liners and of course the star filled night sky. There are plenty of exotic birds around the house, and it is so quiet all you can hear are the sounds of nature around you.

What makes this house unique

When I was looking to buy property in Belize, I wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of a city, but close enough to enjoy the shopping, restaurants and amenities. This property is 4.5 miles away from town so it is peaceful and quiet. You almost feel like your on a private island. If you want to go into town, you can use the bikes, catch a water taxi which is about 150 yards away or use the new golf cart ( additional cost).

Here at Casa Nirvana, you have the best of both worlds

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have just returned to phoenix after spending 9 days at Casa nirvana ..it was a 5-star experience .. The team is amazing ..Susan is a wonderful host and is so responsive to your every need . Coral Divers which is next door is amazing as well . Genie lead are crew of 6 teenagers from beginning to advanced dives ..he is truly one of a kind ..Last dive was the epic blue hole..genie came with us as one more set of eyes on my kids ... Thanks Conrad
Jun 2015
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Amenities

San Pedro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Downstairs - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 1 queen bed upstairs and 2 queen beds downstairs. sofa upstairs. 1 futon bed downstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Surrounded by lush scenery, in comfortable accommodations, you might never want to leave! Cable/Satellite TV (2) connected to cable with several viewing channels. 1 TV Upstairs and 1 TV downstairs. Private jacuzzi tub upstairs bathroom. Full Kitchen: upstairs and downstairs. Refrigerator: 1 upstairs and downstairs. Propane BBQ Grill. Balcony: facing beach on downstairs and upstairs units and widows walk on 3rd level roof area. WiFi (Wireless Internet):. Oceanfront: The house is directly in front of sea about 35ft from water.

Reviews

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GREAT BEACH FRONT LOCATION with Golf Cart and Sea Kayaks inc in price!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 65 reviews
5

The house is beautiful and Conrad is wonderful...

  • 5 of 5

The house is really nice and the owner did a FANTASTIC job of ensuring that everything about our trip ran smoothly. The only issue with Casa Nirvana was the sea grass smell outside- really nothing could be done with that. The house itself is great, and it's location to Secret Beach couldn't be better!

We had the pleasure of staying at both of Conrad's properties- Kantura Ku in the jungle and Casa Nirvana on the island. Both experiences were very different but equally exciting. At Kantura Ku we had the most wonderful caretaker/cook Karen. She treated us like family. Conrad set us up with Belize Inland Tours where we met one of the owners Omar. Omar was FANTASTIC- he was a great tour guide and he went out of his way to show us a great time.

At Casa Nirvana the caretaker/cook Camille was also wonderful. She treated us like family and worked hard to help us when my husband got sick. Geni at Coral Divers led a memorable snorkel trip with just our family. All through both locations, Conrad made travel and tour arrangements, checked on us, and ensured we were good. I was initially worried when I booked a trip to Belize without a travel agent, but Conrad was way more involved than a travel agent would be. We got to see many different parts of the beautiful country of Belize. THANKS CONRAD!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! I am very happy that your family was able to experience both the mainland and the island of Belize. Although a small country, the difference between the mainland and the island are different , each with a beauty all of its own. I am also glad that you were able to explore 'Secret Beach" on the island which is close to the house that has not only the best beach on the island, but the clearest aquamarine water you will find on the island , short of putting on dive gear. On behalf of the Casa Nirvana and Kantara Ku crew, thank you and come again! Conrad
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Fort Worth Texas
5

Lovely beach house on very charming island

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Nirvana in San Pedro Belize. The trip began dreamily by being picked up at the airport by boat. We sped across the sparkling ocean to Nirvana. The house was a optically pleasing, a beautiful Caribbean blue and inside was very nice. All of the amenities were there, a coffee maker, microwave, fridge, oven, stove, grill, blender and more. A washer was present and a dryer was installed during my stay. I really enjoyed the big Jacuzzi bath tub after spending afternoons snorkeling reefs with Coral Divers which I also highly recommend. I layed on the hammock on the porch and contemplated never going home and making a life in lovely San Pedro. I will be back to Nirvana for sure! Much more private than a resort. 5 stars from me.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your wonderful comments about my beach house. Thanks, Daniel Waldman
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5

Best extended weekend vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I just returned from what was a refreshing and enjoyable extended weekend getaway at Casa Nirvana. We arrived to this beautiful, clean, and well appointed beachfront property and were greeted by the caretaker, Susan. She was very attentive, helpful, and knowledgable about the property, the beach, and the island. She gave us great recommendations for things to do and places to go. Conrad, the owner, was also very attentive. He was in constant communication with us from arrival, during our stay, and even our at our departure. Conrad made certain we were always taken care of and made sure everything was up to our expectations. We were overwhelmed at how comfortable everything was. The house was a bit more than what we needed, but we so enjoyed it. The beach at this property is the most pristine and well groomed beach for miles around this part of the island. There were lounge chairs, hammocks, and adjacent access to the water. We took advantage of the beach daily. There is a short dock there as well which was missing a plank or two, but was still easily accessible and we enjoyed sitting out on it as well. I read a previous review that mentioned a wharf?? No such thing even exists. It was unfortunate that a recent hurricane had destroyed a nearby dock which was a costly act of nature. This did not deter from our vacation time what-so-ever! We also enjoyed the roof top deck almost every night. The views overtop the palm trees and the stars were absolutely spectacular! So very romantic.

This same person who had commented about the "wharf", also said the property was dirty and the beach trashy!? Could not have been further from the truth! Conrad's beach was beautiful. Adjacent beaches (not his) did have some debris and turtle grass, but that is unavoidable, especially since those beaches are not his property. The "complainers" also reported a "smell". I never noticed any smell. And the house was spotless. This is a "beach house", not a five star resort-hotel. We had the best, most enjoyable time, and cannot wait to return again! Overall an outstanding experience with the owner, house, caretaker, and the island. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was not ready for guests and so we spent days of our holiday having the issues fixed.

  • 2 of 5

This property was not as advertised. We arrived in the evening, picked up and brought to the villa. The upstairs apartment is much better than the downstairs apartment. There are outside stairs to get to each unit.

The bicycles were rusted and not fit to ride. They were fixed but we missed that time for our outing. Washing machine did not work and laundry area was a mess. There was no propane for stoves or BBQ, so we waited u ntill next day for propane having bought fresh seafood. We were told by caretaker not to lean on the railing on our arrival? and sure enough my son, who was recuperating from a broken leg and his girlfriend, by luck, were uninjured except for a cut after the steps to the rooftop deck gave way like dominos. Mr. McGinnis, the owner, insisted that they be fixed so we had Day and a half of hammering and sawing, even though we requested this to wait until our departure.

The golf cart that came with the rental continued to break down. It was fixed many times, but the point here is again our plans were messed up. I will say Mr. McGinnis offered to return 250.00 we paid for the rental of the golf cart, but we would have rathered it work. There is also a pretty bad odor that surrounds this property. We were told it was the sea grass; however, it brought us inside a few times. .

The screen door locks are very rusted thus, they do not close properly allowing the many mosquitos entrance.. We contacted Mr. McGinnis and both my husband and I were spoken to in a manner we have never been spoken to before. Mr. McGinnis was very biligerant and rude with no people skills. He told me I was on a GD beach and told my 68 year old kind physician husband to leave if he did not like it. He was impossible to talk to! He fired the caretaker while we were there. She was not informed and could not tell us even how to work the safe. Her boyfriend loaned us an outside table to eat on as the outside furniture is limited. Hammocks were not there on arrival and it took days to get them as advertised. Wharf was not as advertised, no access to water and Mr. McGinnis has an excuse for everything.

We were a family of 5. My husband works abroad and we see him a few times a year. My daughter flew from west coast Canada and my son, girlfriend and I east coast Canada. We booked this property months ago. It has good air conditioning and fans.

Furniture and appliances are good and kitchen equipped, but beds wobble.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As an owner of multiple VRBO listed properties, I take my guest’s experience very seriously. I have direct contact with all my guests, and I personally check in throughout their stay to ensure everything about the property is to their liking.. It is my ultimate responsibility to keep the property in a ready state at all times and I rely on a property manager to ensure everything is kept in good condition. In this case, I missed the mark and agree with a few of the points the guests made. While most issues were minor, it didn’t meet the guests or my expectation so I replaced the property manager on the spot so there was no lapse in service to the guests. I addressed every issue that I could, the day it was brought to my attention. I sent all the bikes in for a full tune up and had them back and the propane filled within hours of the complaint.. While in their possession my golf cart sustained damage that I repaired since they denied responsibility. I not only offered a refund, but I rented a back up golf cart for their use at my cost. I maintain a pristine & groomed 100 feet of sandy beach. I don’t have debris or sea grass on my beach, but from time to time, neighboring beaches might have that issue, which I do not have any control over, but they demanded I clean other owners beaches. They verbally abused my staff and denied the workers access to make any repairs. I had to involve the Belize Tourism Board and VRBO to mandate they let my workers make repairs to the property. I have never had a guest threaten my staff and become belligerent and demand them to leave the property because they were trying to address issues or have guests physically disable the security cameras on the house. Sometimes things don’t go 100% and if people are willing to work with my staff most things can be quickly resolved and vacations can go on as scheduled. They also demanded that I fly to the island to have a meeting with them, even though my property manager lived 100 yards away and communicated with them daily. Nirvana is one of the most positively reviewed private VRBO homes on the Island. I am very proud of that and strive to continue that trend. My staff and I will do everything we can to make your stay an enjoyable one. As a career long professional in Human Resources, I understand that communication is key. Unfortunately a yes to every request is not always possible but that does not directly translate to a lack of people skills.
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Redondo Beach, California
5

Beautifu, Private, Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect if you seek a quiet, private, relaxing home with amazing views. Our stay was amazing, our family occupied both the top and bottom level each equipped with separate kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and living areas. The place was very well kept, super clean and tastefully decorated. Conrad was an incredible host and made sure we had everything we needed. We were a party of 5 and each got to enjoyed different activities. He provides a golf cart which was easy to drive and navigate through town. I personally enjoyed a yoga resort called Ak'bol, the teenagers enjoyed snorkeling with the sharks and my brother went on 2 fishing excursions. A great time was had by all. We tried many local restaurant as well as a more upscale restaurant called Rain, I would highly recommend! The best part of this property is although it is remote, it was still a short drive to any of the local spots. I would also recommend Secret Beach, make sure you leave with 2 dozen empanadas from the house onsite there. You'll thank me later :) So glad we selected this property, it was the perfect home and made our trip so memorable and pleasant. I didn't was to leave!!!! I would highly recommend and would come back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quiet and peaceful, yet close to city action too!

  • 5 of 5

Property is very well maintained and right on the water. Gorgeous house with all the amenities right at your fingertips. Staff was exceptional friendly and helpful during our stay. Lots of toys to use at the property, kayaks, bikes, golf cart, tubes and lots more. Amazing rooftop deck that has breathtaking views during the day and wonderful star gazing at night. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you review! On behalf of the staff at Nirvana, we are happy that your stay with us was enjoyable. Come visit us again anytime!
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Map

Car: not necessary

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, Caribbean (Dive Shop Next Door, House 4 miles from town)

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Rock Climbing, Basketball Court, Miniature Golf

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Golf Cart Rental $250 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Above rates are for up to 6 guests. Additional guests $35 each per night up to 8 total guests maximum."

Owner prefers Paypal and will provide a 10% discount for payment via Paypal. Payment terms are 50% at time of reservation and balance due no later than 30 days prior to check in. !00% refund given if cancelled prior to 60 days of check in. Refunds under 60 days are rescheduled credit for later date, and no refunds will be given .

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.