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Your Private 3 Bed/3 Bath Home on the Ocean - adventure and relaxation await

San Pedro, Belize
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights

Private Home, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps max 6) - tranquil oceanfront setting

This two level mahogany and sandstone villa is located directly on the Caribbean ocean. The villa has two master suites with double sinks with another top level bedroom and bathroom. There is a large second level deck that overlooks the ocean, with a comfy hammock and seating for four. We have a two-person kayak available for your use - just ask our onsite caretaker to bring it out for you!

The lovely pool is shared by the four villas of Los Encantos, Villa La Jolla is Villa #1 on the oceanfront.

There is a terrific grocery behind the property that will provision the villa ahead of your arrival - look up Mata Grande Grocery on Google.

Scuba, fishing and snorkeling galore - tours will pick you up at the Los Encantos private pier. The local guides will barbeque the 'catch of the day' on the beach, should you wish.

Close enough to San Pedro town, but still private. San Pedro can be accessed via regular water ferry, private water taxi, golfcart or bike. And, there are nice restaurants and bars that are a short stroll up or down the beach from Villa La Jolla.

Villa La Jolla is a comfortable, welcoming private home from which to start your Belizean adventure. Ours is not your choice if you seek 'state of the art kitchens' or 1000 count bedsheets. If you want somewhere you'll feel comfortable in which to live and enjoy, we're your choice. If there is anything you need or would like, our onsite caretaker and our on-island management company, Caye Management, will assist immediately. Caye and their terrific staff are a phone call away to arrange tours, golf carts rentals, bike rentals, water taxis, restaurant bookings - anything you wish.

We are very grateful for the nice reviews that our guests have sent and you can read these at 'Reviews'. Also, many guests have sent us comments which we've posted for your review. VRBO has recently changed their system so that guest comments are no longer shown in 'Reviews' but are shown in another area - please see 'guest comments' directly above 'Photos'. We want you to have as complete a picture as possible of your Belizean vacation spot.

All questions welcome! And, thank you for your interest in Villa La Jolla at Los Encantos.

Keywords: Directly on the Caribbean, this large custom-built house, two levels, three bedrooms and 3 baths, is your gateway to adventure and relaxation.



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About Sally

We wanted a retreat on the ocean, close to diving and other water sports and we found a perfect place here at Los Encantos! We go into San Pedro town regularly, but often enjoy staying here and barbequing or simply relaxing.

Sally purchased this House in 2005

Why Sally chose San Pedro

We are close to San Pedro town but far enough away that you have your 'private Caribbean'. All dive shops and snorkel and fishing guides will pick you up from our private pier, shown in the photo. Restaurants and bars are a walk up or down the beach.

What makes this House unique

Villa La Jolla at Los Encantos is a private home, one of four homes that comprise Los Encantos. It is located directly on the ocean, with nothing impeding your view of the beautiful Caribbean from nearly any spot in the house. We offer you the use of a local Belize cell phone during your stay. You can add minutes to the cell phone easily. Also, we have a 2 seat kayak for your use. And, two bikes to use.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • The two main suites on the ground floor each have a private entrance direct to the sand and oceanfront. Each has a double-sink bathroom in the suite. One suite has a Belizean hand-carved queen bed; the other suite has a king-sized bed. The 3rd bedroom is on the 2nd floor and it has 1 queen bed. It shares the guest bathroom and shower on the 2nd floor.


        • 3 Bathrooms
          • Double sink bathrooms are ensuite for the two main bedrooms on the ground floor. The upstairs bedroom shares the bathroom with shower that opens off of the living area.

          Location Type

            • Beachfront
            • Oceanfront
              Villa La Jolla is located directly on the Caribbean ocean. Nothing obstructs your ocean view from our porch, our living and dining areas and the main bedrooms. The 3rd bedroom faces west.


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Overlooking the Caribbean! Need we say more?
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Airconditioned throughout - a 'must' in Belize!
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      It is fast and secure.
                    • Linens Provided
                      Lots of beach towels available, and bedding and bath towels provided.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      See previous comment under 'washing machine' - for a small additional fee, we would be happy to allow guests to use the washer/dryer. Otherwise, our onsite housekeeper will do your laundry for a fee.
                    • Parking
                      No cars needed. But, if you want to rent a golf cart (DO rent it through our on-island rental manager, Mary at Caye Management), we have parking for your cart.
                    • Telephone
                      A landline is available in the home for local Belize calls. Also, if you wish, our housekeeper will provide you with a local Belize cell phone during your stay. It is easy to add minutes!
                    • Towels Provided
                      Plenty of towels - just ask the housekeeper if you need more.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Please note - our washer and dryer are in a laundry room that is typically locked from guest use since water is scarce and electricity is expensive. See more details under 'clothes dryer'.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Our wifi can normally reach to the relaxing lounge chairs at the lovely pool.


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Lovely locally made dining table and chairs seat six.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  We subscribe to Coral Cable and their channel listing can be found via Google. All major American channels are available.
                                • Television


                                    • Balcony
                                      From the second floor, off of the living and dining room, a large balcony with comfy hammock and easy chairs looks out directly over the Caribbean
                                    • Bicycles
                                      We have two bikes for your use. It is a fun ride to town, straight down the beach!
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      A deck opens off of the first floor, and each master bedroom suite has a private entrance onto the deck, with direct access to the ocean
                                    • Gazebo
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Yes! A double-seater kayak is awaiting you. Simply ask Sergio, our onsite caretaker, to bring it round for you.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Barbeque the 'day's catch', steps from the water.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      All snorkel guides will have gear available for you to use. And, we're happy to recommend guides for you.


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              The four villas of Los Encantos share one large private pool, with lounge chairs and a nearby palapa for relaxing; the villa's secure wifi connection reaches the palapa.


                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Private pier and dock for the four Los Encantos villas, parking for golf cart (our on-island rental manager, Caye Management, will arrange a rental, should you wish), Mata Grande grocery nearby which can provision the house ahead of your arrival.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  55 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  San pedro belize

                                                                  beverly l.

                                                                  Several things were broken in the house . The caretakers came the night before and said that we had to be out by 8am . My contract said 11 . That was very rude. At 745 the guy was there asking for luggage . I loved the location . It is very peaceful . Beautiful .

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  I'm sorry you felt rushed. Our caretaker was trying to be helpful in storing your bags while you were out on a snorkel trip for the day. We hope you can visit us again.

                                                                  The perfect place for us!

                                                                  Charlotte D.North Oaks, Minnesota

                                                                  This is a wonderful place to stay if you are looking for a casual yet comfortable stay in a perfect place. The house and grounds are exceptionally well kept and the views from all the rooms are gorgeous.

                                                                  The Belezian people are friendly and welcoming. The food was very good everywhere we ate. A hearty thanks to Harley and Nevia for their wonderful hospitality.

                                                                  We loved it all!

                                                                  beautiful home, well maintained property, excellent diving

                                                                  Mindy M.Atlanta, GA

                                                                  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa La Jolla. Ambergris Caye is a divers' paradise, some of the best diving we have ever experienced. Having our personal divemaster (Manual from caribbeanbreezetours (google for web address)) pick us up at the property dock was such a convenience. The road infrastructure (or lack thereof) near the property was not a hindrance and added some adventures to our stay. We sampled some of the close-by restaurants, as well as some in town, and were advised to try Secret Beach by the caretakers, which did not disappoint. The property caretakers, Nevia and Harley, were excellent and unobtrusive. Our best meal of the week was the one prepared for us by Nevia. The accommodations were clean and comfortable, and the owner was easy to book with and answered all our questions ahead of our trip. I highly recommend staying at Villa La Jolla! M McCloskey

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Many thanks for taking the time to send your compliments and observations. We're delighted that you had a wonderful time in Belize and we hope we can welcome you back in the near future.

                                                                  Comfortable and peaceful

                                                                  Karen A.Westfield

                                                                  Easy fun stay for 3 couples!

                                                                  Peaceful and elegant

                                                                  Jim W.

                                                                  This one of the most pleasant beach vacations we have ever experienced. The house is beautiful and elegant. The staff and adjoining neighbors were welcoming and quite helpful. It was great and I would love to repeat this trip again.

                                                                  Villa La Jolla Los Encantos - Tropical Paradise

                                                                  Luce C.

                                                                  I had an amazing stay at Villa La Jolla. The property is perfect for those who want to experience their own private tropical paradise. Every morning I would start my day with a warm cup of coffee on the second story deck overlooking an immaculately groomed beach and the most amazing sunrises I have ever seen. It’s simply spectacular and a daily reminder of the incredible natural beauty in this part of the world. After grilling fresh fish, chicken or amazing Mennonite produced sausages on the beach, I would regularly retire to the hammock to enjoy the sea breeze, surf-sound and settle in for a serious nap. The hosts, Nevia and Harly, took great care of us and made sure we had everything we needed. For diving, snorkeling and fishing I highly recommend Caribbean Breeze Tours.


                                                                  San Pedro, Belize

                                                                  Local guides and dive shops will pick you up from our private pier and take you for a day of adventure: snorkel, fish, SCUBA, beach barbeque. Also, day trips to inland Belize and Mayan ruins, cave tubing and jungle tours are easily arranged through our on-island rental management company. We have a caretaker and housekeeper that live on the property - ready with answers to any questions. All the privacy of a home, within easy reach of San Pedro town and other adventures. A note about getting around on the island. We prefer going by water - private water taxi or Coastal ferry - or by bike or by foot. Some of our guests have rented golf carts and our on-island rental manager can assist you with that. Having said that, the road for the golf carts is a little rough. And, golf cart rentals tend to be expensive. You can always rent a golf cart after you arrive.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  For bookings longer than 1 week, discounts may be available during low season. For one or two guests, lower rates may be offered. Holiday stays from Dec. 15th to Jan. 5th are $425 plus tax per night and may be subject to a 7 night minimum stay. We can accommodate up to 6 guests comfortably; we do not accept parties larger than 6 people. In the case of cancellations, written requests to cancel must be received prior to 60 days before arrival. If cancellation is requested 60 days prior to arrival, a full refund is made LESS processing fees which we are charged by the credit card companies (3% for MC/Visa and 4% for Amex and Discover). Any questions, please just ask.

                                                                  55 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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