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Casita Buena Vista - Guesthouse with Private Beach - New!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

guesthouse, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Casita Buena Vista:

Location: Just 2 miles South of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.

Our beautiful Casita is a 1000 sqft guesthouse just 50 feet off our private beach. We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood, mostly villas, the top spot on the island. ?Though close to town, tranquility is guaranteed.

The Casita is a one-bedroom, one bathroom home with a fully equipped kitchen and dual AC. The large, high (wood beam) ceiling living/dining room has just been newly constructed. Also the bathroom is brand new; in all natural stone.

The Casita has 2 flat screen TVs (cable); maid service is provided twice a week. The Casita guesthouse is one of the most affordable beach accommodations in the medium price range on Ambergris Caye; our quality far exceeds pricing. Tranquility on the beach and in the house is guaranteed.

Enjoy the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea and the quite, private property beach equipped with lounge chairs and a hammock. Shallow waters and dock access facilitate all kind of water sports, activities, boating, snorkeling and diving.

Our location is just a few walking minutes away from one of the finest tour, snorkel and dive operators on the island offering full activity programs:

Suya Adventure Tours, diving for beginners and advanced, snorkeling, deep sea and reef fishing, sightseeing and BBQ trips by boat and many other activities.

A grocery store and three nice restaurants are located just a couple of walking minutes away.

Vacation Rental Amenities:

The rental at Casita Buena Vista includes:

* Dual Air Conditioning

* 2 Cable TVs (130 channels mostly from the US).

* High Speed Wireless internet connection, capable of VOIP e.g. Skype.

* Microwave, blender, coffee maker, fridge, stove.

* lounge chairs on our private beach.

* Patio outdoor dining furniture.

* Charcoal BBQ (charcoal not provided).

* Linens, Towels and Beach Towels.

* Full access to the private beach and 250 foot pier.

* Washer and Dryer.

* Maid service twice a week.

* Neighborhood security.

* A two-seat kayak: paddle out to the reef for the best snorkeling.

* Two hammacks

* Hot/cold outdoor shower

Additional Notes:

* Pets are accepted with prior approval with additional deposit.

* We recommend renting a golf cart or bicycle for transportation to and from town.

* We can arrange a golf cart rental reservation with pick-up at the airport on your behalf.

* Bicycle rentals are $40 per week.

Activities and Attractions:

Activities (on site or nearby at Suya):

Snorkeling/diving (barrier reef, Blue Hole), fishing (deep sea, reef fishing, troll and fly) with local guides, swimming, boating, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, birding, guided tours to nature and marine reserves and Mayan ruins, shopping, restaurants, sunbathing, and other beach activities.

Suya Boat Rental and Activity Center is just a few walking minutes away.

Deposit: A deposit of a minimum 50% of the rental is required to secure a reservation (US$ or Euro). The balance, plus security deposit, is due 30 days before arrival (US$).

We take credit cards via paypal.

Security Deposit: $250 and additional $250 with pets.

Reservations within 30 days of arrival: payment in full (US$ or Euro).

Refunds: Full deposit less US$100 within 30 days, no refund within 30 days of arrival.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Rates do not include 9% Hotel Tax. Minimum reservation: 4 nights.

Add $20 a night for a 3 person occupancy



Keywords: Casita, Guesthouse

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2018

Why The Owner chose San Pedro

The Casita guesthouse is one of the most affordable beach accommodations in the medium price range on Ambergris Caye; our quality far exceeds pricing.

What makes this cottage unique

* We have been awarded the 'Rated Excellent Award' for 2012/13.


The Casita Buena Vista certainly met all of our expectations and more. Pictures do not do justice to the wonderful beachfront location and the perfect ocean breeze that accompanies it. The location is near enough to San Pedro to be able to take advantage of restaurants, shopping and recreation, but far enough to partake only in R&R if that is your desire. Wolfgang is a wonderful host providing every possible assistance, if needed. I would rate this an A+ and recommend it to anyone interested in a non-resort experience.


Jerry and Liz from Golden, CO


San Pedro Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
2-Seat Kayak (Paddle out to the reef for the most amazing snorkeling.)


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Casita Buena Vista - Guesthouse with Private Beach - New!
average rating of 4.678571 based on 28 reviews
Ramsey, Minnesota USA

It couldn't have been any better!

  • 5 of 5

Hi Wolfgang –

Steve and I want to express our gratitude and let you know how special our vacation stay was with you. Your hospitality, generosity, and care was so appreciated! We felt right at home from the first; from meeting Cookie and Eldon and Mirta, to talking with your Canadian guests (whom we thought were great!), to your friendly demeanor. It was a harsh reality arriving back home around 11:30pm Tuesday evening and being greeted by 8 little degrees of warmth…

I don’t know if our paths shall ever cross again, but we both wish you and your new lady friend all the best in life and every happiness you can find – life is too short to “go it alone” 

Again, thanks for all – fondly,

Steve and Sara

Ps; we left before you were up and I didn’t want Eldon to awaken you. I have to tell you, though, that some of my most memorable moments were seeing the sunrise across the reef and taking early morning walks on the beach!! I’ve never been more relaxed and content… Thanks again

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay on Ambergris!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the casita for a week (for our honeymoon) and it was perfect. Wolfgang, Eldon and Mirta helped make our stay even more enjoyable. We appreciated the little breakfast tour around the island when we arrived; Wolfgang was great showing us many great spots that we may not have found on our own. Can't say enough good things about Eldon -- he was so helpful and made our stay even more amazing. The casita is as described -- both A/Cs worked great, 2 TVs with lots of channels, vary spacious -- more than enough room for the both of us. The beach is just a few feet away with beautiful white sand and lots of chairs and beach beds to hang out on. Wolfgang helped arrange a golf cart to be at the casita when we arrived and we even received a discount. Lots of beautiful flowers and vegetation all around. We spent time just hanging out on the beach and reading and taking in the beautiful views - very relaxing. We couldn't have been happier staying here and would recommend it definitely. Wolfgang, Eldon and Mirta made us feel very welcome and we cannot say enough about this great property. Don't forget Cookie and Tiger the resident dogs. If you are missing your pets from home, this is a great place to be. Cookie loves visiting with the guests (but only if you want him too) and is the sweetest boy around!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WOW! LOVED IT!!! Perfect House in Ambergris Caye!

  • 5 of 5

That last reviewer is So Wrong- I studied so many places in Belize, and picked this GEM mainly because there was so many POSITIVE reviews from all travel sights.

I'm a 57 year old woman and traveled to Belize alone, before any trip I study where I'm going to extensively, and Casita Buena Vista exceeded all my expectations and I'm pretty picky, I want all the comforts of home and the Casita delivered 5*****. This place is 1st class all the way!

From booking to departing the Island, Wolfgang, Eldon & Merta were the most gracious & helpful Host's I've ever experienced. Wolfgang got me a discounted flight from the main airport to the island and back. He arranged cheap transportation from the airport, had a golf Cart waiting at the house (at the best rate, & only way to travel in San Pedro), a gallon of the freshest fruit juice I've ever had, & delicious pastries were there on my arrival.

The Casita looked EXACTLY like the pictures! Not one detail was overlooked. It's actually better than the photo's and that's rare. It was Huge, tastefully decorated and Spotless!

The deluxe amenities were amazing for Belize (or for that matter, more than 5* properties on all the Hawaiian Islands, & resorts in Mexico). A fully stocked kitchen equipped with everything you need, a large comfortable living room, Cable TV's with so many American channels with bonus of HBO, Showtime, Starz, Encore & all sports channels. Fast Wi-Fi, a gorgeous bathroom, great AC, and the best private swimming beach at your front door.

Wolfgang gives you a VIP tour of the best places with pit stops at Maria's fresh fruit stand, a taco place, and rum coffee bar. Eldon arranged my tour (best rate again) to Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley, and I snorkeled successfully for the 1st time in my Life!!! It was incredible! Wolfgang even asked the tour guide to assist me as I was alone, and maybe because of that I didn't get water in my mask or mouth, and the guide had me swim with him, I saw the most beautiful fish, turtles and coral.

The location was perfect, just 2 miles from town on South side, so lush and tropical, vs. the North which had too many Mega Condo complexes that were sterile & unappealing.

You can relax on your private beach, cook meals at home or dine at many great places, & take many tours, scuba, fishing, snorkel, etc.

South had better restaurants, my favorite restaurant was Black Orchid, Judyann was lovely & food, service & ambiance were A-1.

True paradise and best trip ever!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High quality

  • 5 of 5

We spent 11 wonderful days and nights. At arrival we were welcomed with fresh juice from the fruit stand, some freshly baked bread from the baker and coconut brownies. Everything was as promised and even much better. The Casita is a quality place, spacious, modern and very comfortable. Maid service was excellent and even included our personal laundry; hotels would charge you "an arm and a leg". Eldon the groundskeeper was very friendly and helpful with the adventure tours to choose. Cookie the dog was keeping us company on the estate's own beach and even went swimming with us. The restaurants on the island are quality, especially Black Orchid which is just a driving minute away. The tips we got from Wolfgang for local cuisine were head on: The lobster burrito at Pupuseria, what a deal !!

Thank you for a wonderful and relaxing vacation.


  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma City

Nothing as described

  • 1 of 5

After you read the description of this villa you will want to rent it. DON'T. When we arrived it was 91 degrees inside the house. Only 1 a/c worked properly and the one that didn't work was in the bedroom! It is further from town than 2 miles.

No wi-fi

No washer and dryer

Not a partial ocean view, you can't see the ocean from the villa.

No hammocks

No kayaks

Not a private beach

Borrowed, not private dock

Wolfgang is more interested in having you go to and use the places he recommends e.i. Restaurants, tour guide, cabs, golf carts, fishing...etc.

We have been to san Pedro Town 3 times before and it is not up to par with anything in the same price range.

We left and rented at another place. He now refuses to refund any money and I am in a dispute with him on paypal.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The guests checked in and left in secret within an hour, despite me and the groundskeeper on location. They had sneaked out. No complain was submitted, ever, on location or to the Tourism Board in town. Apparently they had other previously made plans and just checked-in just in order to file a complain with PayPal some days later. Their written complain had covered plenty of made up stuff in the hopes something would stick. I had the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) come over for an inspection: * Wifi: working * TVs: working * AC: working * 3 washing machines and 2 dryers: on location * 2 hammocks: on location * kayak: yes (upon request at the neighbor) * private beach: YES * private dock: not advertised * Partial ocean view,: Yes from the bedroom * location: 2+1/4 miles South of San Pedro: Correct. Result by the BTB inspector: Casita Buena Vista has passed every test and is exactly as advertised ! * I have submitted BTB's written report to PayPal.
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The best casa on the island!

  • 5 of 5

First and foremost I want to say thank you to our host, Wolfgang and his grounds keeper Aiden. Wolfgang was easy and quick to correspond with upon booking and before our arrival. He answered all of our questions and was so helpful especially with suggesting places for excursions. He also had transportation waiting for us at the airport so we didn't have to worry about a thing! Once we arrived he already had goodies for us in the fridge and made suggestions for great restaurants, local spots to check out, and even took us on a short tour through town so we knew what to look for. The casita itself had everything we could ever need/want- full kitchen, AC, comfy furnishings, and much more. It was clean and spacious for me and my husband. We loved the shower too! The high windows let in the natural light and had beautiful views of the palms trees and foliage. Adien the grounds keeper worked so hard to make sure we had a nice and pristine beach everyday and even scooped out the seaweed from the water for us!

As far as the island, it is very laid back and full of wonderful people. Everyone was friendly and it had a small town feel. Maria's fruit and veggie stand was the best place for inexpensive fresh fruit, veggies, and juices! The restaurants were great, but the local spots were much cheaper. Snorkeling at Hol Chan reserve and Shark Ray Alley is a must! Driving the golf carts were fun and an adventure in itself. It was the best way to get around the island.

San Pedro will definitely be an annual spot for us! And we will be looking to stay at Casita Buena Vista for sure! You can't beat the location, the hospitality, and of course the wonderful amenities! Thanks, Wolfgang for making our short stay so amazing. I wish we had more time to explore... We look forward to next time :)

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
San Pedro
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tex Mex, 3 min. beach walk
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Water Taxi
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Black Orchid Restaurant
Car: not necessary

A snorkeling, diving, adventure tour operator is just a few hundred feet away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $305.89
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until your reservation is confirmed.
Damage deposit: $250, fully refundable at departure

Refunds: Full deposit minus US$100 within 30 days or more, no refund for cancellations less than 30 days of arrival.
Please also consider purchasing travel insurance, available online/at airport machines.

5% discount on 2 weeks, 10% on 3 weeks, 15% on 4 weeks and over

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.