4 or 5 BR Beachfront Home in Prime Area with Rooftop Pool, Free Beach Rentals(31 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:6-7 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
4 or 5 Bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3 separate living areas perfect for multi-families
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.
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.
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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Member since: 2011
- 3200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 10
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
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
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Paddle Boating
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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- Mobile Phone:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Winter High Season 4BR
Jan 5 - Apr 30, 2017
6 night min stay
Low season 5 BR
May 1 - Nov 4, 2017
7 night min stay
High Season Fall
Nov 5 - Dec 15, 2017
7 night min stay
Dec 16 - Jan 7, 2018
7 night min stay
Winter High Season 4 BR
Jan 8 - Apr 15, 2018
7 night min stay
Low Season 5 BR
Apr 16 - Nov 3, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 9%
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:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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.
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.
- Primary: 724-815-5850
- Secondary: +501 626-3632
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The rooftop is the perfect place to relax and view the amazing barrier reef
A view of El Castillo de Arena from the shoreline.
Rich colors, elegant architecture and local art showcase the upstairs greatroom.
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
Downstairs Living Area with Picturesque View of the Caribbean Sea
Fully Equipped Kitchen- Downstairs
"Carpe Diem". Your own palapa bar.
One of Many Glorious Sunsets from the Rooftop
Beach Bums Rental Equipment~ Complimentary to our Guests
Breathtaking Sunrise from the beach at El Castillo de Arena
Kitchenette in the side suite fully equipped with everything you need
A rooftop view of the Caribbean.
The beach is only 50' from your front door.
Lustrous mahogany cabinets locally made are filled with all your cookware, china
Beautiful mayan tile throughout your fully equipped kitchen
Chillaxin'- Beach View from the Downstairs Living Area
Downstairs Dining and Kitchen Areas with seating for seven
King bedroom downstairs. The bed can be converted to two twins if needed
An Aerial View of El Castillo de Arena
Our caretaker William and his buddy
Moonrise view from the upstairs veranda
Living and dining area in the side suite
Queen bedroom in the side suite
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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