House, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-11)
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Why Tony Whitehouse chose San Pedro
While all beautiful places have their individual charms, nowhere on earth has given me the same sense of a yearning to return than here at BajaMar on Ambergris, the “Isla Bonita”. As a brief background to the house, at the end of 2007 I bought the land, five miles north of San Pedro Town, to build BajaMar as a tropical home. The intention was to enable my wife and I to escape the cold winters of Europe; that I might fly-fish the surrounding salt water flats during my retirement and the decision was made with some vague and eccentric middle aged whim of investment. While the conceptual layout of the house was mine, the fine architectural design is entirely to the credit of local architect, Sue Courtenay. The house was completed in 2010 after a prolonged and challenging construction period of some two and a half years. Every single material for the construction was brought to the site by barge.
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A wonderful home with the best of everything!
We just returned from a week at BajaMar and it was such an amazing trip! Tony was very helpful in answering questions in advance of our trip, as well as providing detailed information about the best way to get to, and around, Belize. We were 9 people in total; 6 adults and 3 children. The house accommodated us beautifully and Tony was very helpful in making sure we had the right configuration of beds for everyone.
The house itself is well equipped with everything you need but, most importantly, the house is managed by Alfred who is AMAZING. Anything we needed, Alfred got. He organized our snorkeling and cave tubing excursions, secured our golf carts, and even drove my parents back to the airport on the day of their departure. We ran into a few snags (AC leaked in one suite and did not work in another) and Alfred promptly attended to the issues. When our golf cart wouldn't start, he ran outside with WD40 and let us know it was just the humidity causing problems. I can't say enough about how amazing he was!
Alfred's wife, Dianie, cooked for us 2 times and both meals were amazing. Our welcome meal was perfect after a long day of travel! I wish we had asked her to prepare more meals for us... next time!
My kids loved the pool and spent hours upon hours swimming it. The outdoor space allowed for the adults to relax in the sun (or shade) while making sure the kids were safe. I could quite literally have sat on the porch and looked at the view from sunrise to sunset. It is just that beautiful.
Can't say enough about BajaMar! Loved every second of being there!
5 Star vacation, with a great location
Alfred and Dianie were awesome, they took care of us when we need something. I highly recommend this property if you have a large group of friends everyone has there own entrance. We enjoyed our vacation very much.
Looking forward to booking our next trip
It's not often we can say a service exceeded expectations, but our stay at Baja Mar did just that, it was everything we hoped it would be and more. The property was the perfect size for our group of 10 (5 couples.) The place was clean and well-stocked for a variety of leisure activities. The views of sunrise over the reef are something we will never forget.
But what makes Baja Mar REALLY special are the people. The property owner, Tony, was responsive to all of our questions before arrival, even providing fishing recommendations. The on-site caretakers, Alfred & Dianie, were simply amazing, they took excellent care of all our needs. The residents of Belize are so warm and friendly, they welcomed us with open arms and looked after our every need. We ate a lot of excellent food on the island, but everyone in our party agreed Dianie's cooking was the best, her coconut rice is out of this world!
If you're seeking a true refuge, a place where you can go to unwind away from the hustle and bustle (i.e. people) of the resorts, then this is the place for you. We definitely plan to visit again!
Family Vacation at Baja Mar, January 2019 Belize
We had a wonderful stay at Baja Mar in late January. Our entire family enjoyed the beautiful house,yard, pool and surrounding area. Alfred and Dianie, who manage the property, were key to our enjoyment and helped us arrange most everything from golf carts to snorkeling/diving and fishing. There were six young children in our group, and we could hardly keep them out of the pool although they enjoyed the sand, finding shells and beach walks. We made good use of the kayaks provided to paddle out to the reef and tie up to the buoys for snorkeling. The waters are crystal clear, warm and quite calm. We did not encounter much of an issue with the sargassom weeds. A there was some washing ashore but it was cleared daily and you don't swim from shore here anyway. There are several restaurants and bars along the beach that we visited occasionally and the kids liked to have pizza or a hamburger at John's Landing. However, Dianie cooked most of our dinners and we really enjoyed her recipes and local flavors. I highly recommend this approach. Our youngest grandson celebrated his first birthday that week, and the tres leches cake celebration that Dianie and Alfred put together was truly memorable. The house is beautiful with all the hardwood and artwork, plus plenty of outdoor spaces to enjoy. The suites downstairs provided easy access to the patio and pool, with privacy for each family. We also enjoyed the quiet deck on top of the house which offered beautiful views of the stars at night - so bright without interference from ambient light. We would love to go back! Tony, the owner, was most helpful with the questions we had prior to our trip. You can see why the place is booked most all the season and beyond.
We stayed with three other couples. It was perfect, everyone had they're own bedroom with private bathroom. We loved the food Dianie made for us and Alfred was the best helping us plan our outings and we enjoyed the conversations about the area. The kayaks worked great to get us to the reef for snorkeling. Also has some good restaurants within walking distance of the house.
Highly recommed we will be back!
We had a wonderful stay at BajaMar. The home was perfect for our 4 couples. Alfred and Dianie greeted us with a fabulous, welcoming dinner. They are wonderful people that were so helpful in providing local knowledge and organizing our daily adventures.