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Your perfect piece of paradise on the Caribbean

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3BR/4BR sleeps 2 - 6 people

Villa Del Mar is a fully equipped 2 storey home. The villa features 2 king bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms on the ground floor, and 1 queen bedroom with ensuite shower room on the first floor.

There is a fully equipped living area which features a kitchen complete with cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

The spacious lounge and dining area embraces the Belizean culture whilst providing all the modern comforts of home.

The seaview balcony sets this house aside from the rest as it features ocean views which you can enjoy whilst relaxing in a hammock or rocking chair. It also features a 4 seater table which provides the perfect outside dinner setting. There is nearly always a gentle breeze coming from the sea and there is nowhere better to sit and read, watch the world go by, or take a nap!

There are 3 bikes available for your use, should you just want to nip to the local Mata Grande store, or explore further afield north or south on the new road.

Villa Del Mar really is a home away from home in paradise.

Of course, all questions welcome.

Now with really cheap flights with Southwest from Houston, Villa Del Mar is a perfect week end getaway.

See more photos on our Facebook page. Villa Del Mar, Los Encantos

More Details

Property Manager
Sue Newton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Sue Newton

We are a middle aged British couple who have been visiting Ambergris Caye for about 6 years. In 2010 we were visiting again and staying down the beach from what is now our Villa. On a morning walk we noticed a 'For Sale' sign and the rest as they say is history. We have two grown up daughters who are both regulars at the villa and each of them have taken to it just the way we have. They enjoy the fact that they can laze around the pool for a few hours and then maybe go snorkelling or fishing depending on how the mood takes them.

Sue Newton purchased this villa in 2011

Why Sue Newton chose Ambergris Caye

My husband is a keen fly fisherman and the pursuit of Bonefish lead us to Belize and in particular Ambergris Caye. We love the fact that we can be sitting on the verandah, and can see Bonefish 'tailing' right there in front of our villa. He likes the fact that he can wade in beautiful clear warm water to the north or south of us chasing after these elusive fish. We enjoy the fact that we are very close to San Pedro town, a short water taxi ride away, but have the luxury of almost seclusion at our villa. Even if all four villa's are occupied, there are days when you might not see another person in or around the pool.

What makes this villa unique

Each time we return to Villa Del Mar we have this overwhelming feeling that we are at 'home'. We just love the view that we have, and never seem to tire of it. Not a day goes by that we don't comment on how the reef looks. It sits just about half a mile out from us and some days you will barely notice it and others, there will be waves crashing right over it. It is not unusual to see a huge ray swimming past the dock, or dolphins gently passing by.We have several resident Iguanas that vary in size and take little or no notice of us, although they attract quite a lot of attention.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We all had a wonderful week at your villa. The weather was fantastic and wish we could stay longer, Raquel made us a delicious dinner one night and we were able to try several other "local" dishes.

We were able to go on a couple of fishing trips with Genies crew. Lots of fun.
Apr 2015
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Amenities

San Pedro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Features twin basin's and additional closet storage
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Features twin sinks and additional closet storage
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Features single basin
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Located of main living area for additional convenience
  • Bathroom 1 and 2 have been recently refitted in 2013 to the highest standards.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 king size room with full en-suite and ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Fully furnished with en-suite and ocean and pool views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Fully furnished with en-suite and pool view
  • All bedrooms are furnished and decorated to a high standard emphasized by traditional Belizean art. In addition all bedrooms feature air conditioning and all have full en-suites.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The villa provides a perfect base for the many activities that you can do whilst staying in paradise. There are a lot of companies that arrange diving, snorkelling and fishing trips. You can arrange a day of guided fly fishing or venture out onto the reef to catch dinner! For the more adventurous you can do a trip to mainland Belize where you experience cave tubing, zip lining, Belize Zoo or visiting Mayan ruins. The villa is also a 5 minute stroll from some excellent local restaurants.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.95 based on 24 reviews
5

This has been the best holiday ever

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for 3 weeks with my husband and two young children aged 2 & 4. First of all the villa is amazing, it is true home from home very well maintained and equipped and very very comfortable.

There is an onsite caretaker Harly and his wife who were able to organise everything we wanted. We went snorkelling, fishing, kayaking, para sailing and visited many of the local bars and restaurants. We were also able to cook on site and use the BBQ. The property is 4 miles north of town but easily accessible by golf cart (60$ per day) or the local water taxi (7$ each way per person) Most afternoons were spent either lazing or playing in the pool. Prior to booking this holiday I was concerned about my two young children and how child friendly the property would be but it was just perfect so I needn't have worried. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that if you return to Belize you consider staying at Villa Del Mar!
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Milpitas, CA, USA
5

Quiet, Clean, and Friendly with Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with amazing views. Perfect for an Anniversary Trip for us and two other couples. The caretakers made sure we had everything we needed. Downstairs bathrooms were huge with awesome showers. The pool was almost always empty and perfect for kicking back. Property is quite a ways from the town of San Pedro, so golf cart is highly recommended. Only downside to this trip was that some beaches on the island were smelly and had lots of garbage and sargassum accumulating. Sounds like this is a relatively new problem that the island is still learning to maintain. The beach at this property was very nice and didn't ever smell. I would definitely recommend Villa del Mar to anyone searching for a relaxing getaway!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! We, like you find the sargassum unpleasant but unfortunately this is a natural occurrence! The litter however is not, and we are currently here and have noticed that it is being addressed in places. We are glad you enjoyed our villa.
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5

Beautiful property well maintained great time!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed 10 days of paradise wonderful property everything you need to enjoy your time there, wonderful caretakers would come back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable. Plenty of room, bathrooms. Great view. Hosts are great. Absolutely no complaints.

We even loved the adventure of using golf carts to get to our scuba dives and going to Secret Beach, town, bird watching.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for take no the time to review our villa. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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5

4 Thumbs up. Paradise like you imagined it to be!

  • 5 of 5

First impression is spectacular as you come into the compound and it opens up to the beautiful sea view. The dwellings are fresh and clean outside and lovely inside. This unit - Villa Del Mar interior was very spacious & cozy at the same time as we shared with 2 other couples. Loved all the art work of local artist's and made it unique. The Care Takers - Harly and Nevia keep the facility neat and clean. They were very helpful with daily needs, arrangements(Clinton Tours thank you) and questions answered. We felt very comfortable and welcomed and hope to return. We would highly recommend this property to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed our villa. We shall look forward to welcoming you back.
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Nicholasville KY USA
5

A Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa for almost 6 days with two other couples. The place is perfect for that many people. Every couple had a bedroom and bath plus the living/kitchen/dining rooms work very nicely for common space. The deck with hammock off the living room is a great place to spend time. The kitchen is well equipped and although we ate our main meals of the day out you could easily cook a meal with what is provided. The saltwater pool shared by the 4 villas in the complex is a nice place to spend time as are the lounge chairs at various locations around the property.

The villa is well cared for and Harly & Nevia the caretakers had everything ready for us when we arrived. They also can contact Clinton Tours for you to arrange a variety of tours which he can do for you. We did a snorkeling trip with him and he is very professional.

This is the third time two of our group have stayed at this villa and we would return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Pedro
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
1/4 mile north
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
1/2 mile north
Car: not necessary

Our Villa is set in a complex of 4 surrounding a saltwater pool. We are a short walk to a local store that sells most essentials.

It has its very own dock with Palapa where the local Coastal Express Water Taxi Service can pick you up and drop you off as well as all the local activity companies. San Pedro town is about 10 minutes away by boat, or a 25 minute golf cart ride away.

There are top class restaurants and bars within half an hours walk of our villa.

The property is serviced and maintained by our on site caretakers Hayley and Nevia. Nevia cleans the property on alternate days during your stay and is able to cook your catch of the day or other local dishes if requested.

VRBO has started to institute a service charge of up to 10% that it will charge our future guests who choose to book through VRBO. For over 6 years, we have used Caye Management, an on-island, well-respected rental management company, to handle our bookings and deposits and payments. So, we suggest that rather than reserving and paying the VRBO surcharge, let us know of your interest and Caye Management will email to you a deposit and payment form (credit cards welcome). This allows you to save the service fee charged by VRBO and spend it on some fun activity while in Belize. Of course, all questions welcome.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

If you are just two persons you can rent the villa and just 1 bedroom at a rate of $295 per night plus 9% Hotel Tax. (Not available 15th December to 5th January).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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