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4 or 5 BR Beachfront Home in Prime Area with Rooftop Pool, Free Beach Rentals

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The rooftop is the perfect place to relax and view the amazing barrier reef

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Last updated: 07/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Discover the tranquility of your own Caribbean villa with its panoramic view of the sea. Relax in the privacy of your own swimming pool. Relax under your palapa to the rustling sound of the palm trees swaying above in the gentle breezes. Measure time…by sunrise and sunset.

Because of the beautiful and peaceful location of El Castillo de Arena, its thoughtful and handsome design and décor, and its overall commitment to excellence, the “Sandcastle” is regarded as one of Belize’s finest 4 or 5 bedroom oceanfront villas. This private home is located 5 miles north of San Pedro town in the sought-after Mata Grande area on beautiful Ambergris Caye, Belize.

By day, El Castillo de Arena is drenched in sunshine and the view from your villa and rooftop patio is of turquoise sea and the second largest barrier reef in the world. Take a quiet stroll down the beach, fish or snorkel off your own private pier or take a refreshing dip in your own pool on your 3rd floor patio after sunbathing.

At dusk as the sun sets and the lights slowly fade, the villa undergoes a magical transformation. Relax on the rooftop and watch some of the most beautiful flaming sunsets you will ever see. Further into the evening, have a romantic dinner while gazing at the stars that seem impossibly bright and close in the clear night sky or watch the passing cruise ships on the horizon.

INSIDE:
Winter months- 4 Bedrooms are available (Nov-Mar)
Summer months- 5 Bedrooms are available (Apr-Oct)
Inside this private home are 5 air conditioned bedrooms and sleeps up to 10 adults. The unique design of this villa features 3 separate units with 3 fully equipped kitchens and air conditioned living and dining areas for ultimate privacy for your multi-family vacation. Each unit is equipped with WiFi.

The upstairs unit features a spacious air conditioned great room with soaring ceilings. It is tastefully decorated with an earthy Mayan theme in rich jewel tones with comfortable rattan furniture and locally carved mahogany tables. For your entertainment, there is a 55" HD TV with over 100 cable channels, a DVD player and a Bose sound system. The beautifully designed fully-equipped kitchen has a dining and bar area that seats up to 10. The master bedroom with king bed and en-suite bathroom has its own HD television and DVD player. The 2nd bedroom has a king bed that can be converted to two twins for versatility. There is also a second full bathroom in the upstairs unit.

The downstairs unit features a living area decorated in tasteful casual elegance with ceiling fans, ceramic tiled floors and honey rattan furniture. Included is a 36” HD TV with local cable and DVD player. There is also an ever-growing video, book and game library. The dining table, along with the kitchen peninsula/bar that separates the kitchen from the living area, provide seating for seven. Each of the two cheerfully decorated air conditioned bedrooms feature large closets, ceiling fans and a king bed with under-bed drawer space that can be separated into two twin beds if desired. The full bath has brilliant white and cobalt blue ceramic tile decorated in bright “coral reef” colors.

Both kitchens have beautiful ceramic tile counter tops and are fully equipped with electric stove/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker and a blender for those luscious tropical drinks. The Belizean Mahogany cupboards are filled with a tasteful collection of china, dinnerware, cooking supplies, utensils, linens and kitchen implements.

The third private unit is the honeymoon suite connected to the south side of the house. This newly constructed suite was just added for that extra needed bedroom. It features lofty ceilings and air conditioning. The great room has a living/dining area with HD TV with cable, and a kitchenette. The large air conditioned bedroom includes a queen bed and large closet. There is also a full bath. All kitchen amenities are included. During the winter months, the owners reside in this suite.

All towels, linens, iron/ironing board and a hairdryer are provided for your convenience. A washer/dryer is also available for use with a 7-night stay or longer.

OUTSIDE:
The 'Sunset Tower' is the third floor patio with a 360 degree view of paradise. Rejuvenate your body after soaking up the Caribbean sun with a refreshing plunge in the 4' deep dip pool. The patio furniture and table offer a wonderful spot for dining while viewing the beautiful turquoise Caribbean waters or breathtaking sunsets.

Large French doors from the living areas open to reveal beautiful views from the outdoor covered verandas with table and chairs where you can watch the sunrise over morning coffee. Enjoy direct access to the beach right out the door. Across the white sandy beach lies your private pier with swim deck, perfect for snorkeling, sunbathing or to try your luck at reeling in your fish dinner.

Also right on the beach is your own private thatch-roof palapa to keep you cool and shaded while sipping your favorite libation at the “Carpe Diem” bar. A warm-water shower to rinse off after your day’s excursions is conveniently located right outside your front door. Located in the tropically landscaped backyard is a BBQ grill to cook that fresh catch of the day.

FREE BEACH RENTALS:
And to make an amazing vacation even better, all guests at El Castillo de Arena have complimentary use of all beach equipment provided by Beach Bums Rental Hut. Included are bicycles, kayaks, snorkel gear, beach games including cornhole and volleyball, beach toys, baby needs and much more.

During the winter months, the owners reside on the property and can offer a wealth of information during your stay. They look forward to being your hosts.

Although you come for relaxation and solitude, the quaint town of San Pedro, with its shops and nightlife is only a 15-minute boat ride. There are also a couple fabulous restaurants and a grocery store within a 10-minute walk. Belize offers world class scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing and jungle tours. Visit an ancient Mayan temple, float on an inner tube through miles of caves, dive the amazing Blue Hole or get close and personal with the creatures of the sea at the marine park. We are happy to assist you in any way to make your vacation memorable. Whether you are searching for the adventure of a lifetime or a private romantic getaway, we invite you to paradise...

Keywords: Belize, Caribbean, oceanfront, beach, villa, tropical, romantic, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, private, Mayan ruins, rainforest, jungle, paradise, air conditioned, private pool, WiFi,

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    We have available to our guests a Pack 'N Play, Highchair, Safety Gate and Baby Monitor....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1- Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Located upstairs. Has en suite master bathroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Located upstairs. The king bed can be split into 2 twins....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Located downstairs. King bed can be made into twin beds....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    Located downstairs. King bed can be made into two twin beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 5- Private Suite: 1 queen

    This BR is a private suite including kitchen/living room...moreless

  • There is flexibility sleeping in 3 bedrooms that can be made up as twin beds or kings. All bedrooms have large closets and are beautifully decorated....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1- Master Bath: toilet, shower

    This bathroom is en suite to the Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    This bathroom is located upstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    This bathroom is located downstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    This bathroom is located in the private suite....moreless

  • Outside shower: outdoor shower

    Warm shower to rinse off the day's adventures...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Private Pier, Private Roof Top Pool, Caretaker and Housekeeper, Owner available to arrange tours, activities and rentals....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There is an extensive library of hardback and paperback books....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    There are several board games as well as many adult beach games such as Cornhole, volleyball, Beach Jarts, Ladderball and many more provided compliments of Beach Bums Rental Hut on the property....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Local cable with over 100 channels...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    There are 4 HD TV's throughout the house...moreless

  • Toys:

    There are a lot of children's beach toys provided compliments of Beach Bums Rental Hut on the property....moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVD movie library...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Located within 50' from water's edge....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There are three dining areas throughout the house. The main upper floor can seat 6 people at the dining table and 4 more at the bar....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Each Bedroom and Living Area. A total of 8 units....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    There are several sets of dumbbells and exercise DVD available....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets and bedspreads provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    There are 3 separate living areas throughout the house....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    A cell phone is provided for local calls....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Pier available on property...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All bath and kitchen towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Available for 7-night or longer stays....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi is available throughout the house...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    available upon request...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwashers in both kitchens. There is no dishwasher in the side suite....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    There are three separate living quarters to this private home, each with its own fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Dishwashing liquid and dishwasher detergent. Paper supplies include: garbage bags, foil, plastic wrap and coffee filters. Several spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    An icemaker provided in upstairs kitchen...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Covered verandas overlooking the Caribbean Sea and barrier reef....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles provided compliments of Beach Bums Rental Hut on the property....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Third floor roof top patio with private dip pool...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Thatch roof palapa on the beach with bar area...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Three single and three tandem kayaks provided complimentary of Beach Bums Rental Hut on the property...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lush tropical landscaping throughout the property with beautiful flowers, tropical birds and butterflies....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    4 Stand Up Paddle Boards as well as Snorkel gear provided complimentary of Beach Bums Rental Hut on the property ...moreless

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 5 BR
May 1 - Oct 28, 2016
4 night min stay
$690
Fall High Season 4 BR
Oct 29 - Dec 17, 2016
6 night min stay
$690
Peak Season 4BR
Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2017
6 night min stay
$850
Winter High Season 4BR
Jan 5 - Apr 30, 2017
6 night min stay
$690
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
$690

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

The unique design of this private home features 3 separate units with 3 fully equipped kitchens and air conditioned living and dining areas for ultimate privacy for your multi-family vacation. During the winter months, the owners reside in the side suite and can offer a wealth of information during your stay. They look forward to being your hosts.

NOTE: This listing is priced to include the lower 2-bedroom unit, the upper 2-bedroom unit and when the owners are away, the 1-bedroom side suite as well. Each unit is equipped with WiFi.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

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Nearest Barpub
Rojo Beach Bar
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ambergris Divers Restaurant

Car: Not Necessary

El Castillo de Arena has a grocery store and 4 restaurants/bars within a 10-min walk. It also has complimentary beach equipment rentals on the property.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: My husband and I live along the Kenai River in Alaska, surrounded by beautiful mountains, soaring eagles, splashing salmon and of course the occasional wandering moose and bear. We travel with our loving companions, Kenai and Moochez, our two dogs. Kenai is our black labrador/coonhound mix and Moochez is our Belizean 'potlicker' that we rescued from Belize. We live either upstairs or in the side suite of El Castillo de Arena during the winter months and look forward to meeting many of you during your stay.

Why the Owner Chose San Pedro, Belize:
We took our honeymoon to Ambergris Caye, Belize in March 2001 to get away from the cold arctic winter. Once there we instantly fell in love with Belize...the weather, the people, the beauty of the rainforest, the spectacular reef, etc. We instantly bought property and started building our retirement vacation home that year. We decided to share our wonderful home to fellow nature lovers who appreciate adventure and fun.


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Photos

  • The rooftop is the perfect place to relax and view the amazing barrier reef

    The rooftop is the perfect place to relax and view the amazing barrier reef

  • A view of El Castillo de Arena from the shoreline.

    A view of El Castillo de Arena from the shoreline.

  • Rich colors, elegant architecture and local art showcase the upstairs greatroom.

    Rich colors, elegant architecture and local art showcase the upstairs greatroom.

  • The dining area, along with the bar can accomodate up to 10 people

    The dining area, along with the bar can accomodate up to 10 people

  • Richly decorated bedroom with king bed that can be separated into two twin beds

    Richly decorated bedroom with king bed that can be separated into two twin beds

  • Downstairs Living Area with Picturesque View of the Caribbean Sea

    Downstairs Living Area with Picturesque View of the Caribbean Sea

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen- Downstairs

    Fully Equipped Kitchen- Downstairs

  • "Carpe Diem".  Your own palapa bar.

    "Carpe Diem". Your own palapa bar.

  • One of Many Glorious Sunsets from the Rooftop

    One of Many Glorious Sunsets from the Rooftop

  • Beach Bums Rental Equipment~ Complimentary to our Guests

    Beach Bums Rental Equipment~ Complimentary to our Guests

  • Breathtaking Sunrise from the beach at El Castillo de Arena

    Breathtaking Sunrise from the beach at El Castillo de Arena

  • Kitchenette in the side suite fully equipped with everything you need

    Kitchenette in the side suite fully equipped with everything you need

  • A rooftop view of the Caribbean.

    A rooftop view of the Caribbean.

  • The beach is only 50' from  your front door.

    The beach is only 50' from your front door.

  • Lustrous mahogany cabinets locally made are filled with all your cookware, china

    Lustrous mahogany cabinets locally made are filled with all your cookware, china

  • Beautiful mayan tile throughout your fully equipped kitchen

    Beautiful mayan tile throughout your fully equipped kitchen

  • Chillaxin'- Beach View from the Downstairs Living Area

    Chillaxin'- Beach View from the Downstairs Living Area

  • Downstairs Dining and Kitchen Areas with seating for seven

    Downstairs Dining and Kitchen Areas with seating for seven

  • King bedroom downstairs.  The bed can be converted to two twins if needed

    King bedroom downstairs. The bed can be converted to two twins if needed

  • An Aerial View of El Castillo de Arena

    An Aerial View of El Castillo de Arena

  • Our caretaker William and his buddy

    Our caretaker William and his buddy

  • Moonrise view from the upstairs veranda

    Moonrise view from the upstairs veranda

  • Living and dining area in the side suite

    Living and dining area in the side suite

  • Queen bedroom in the side suite

    Queen bedroom in the side suite

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, July 25, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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