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Your perfect piece of paradise on the Caribbean, with added kids bedroom

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 ensuite sleeps 2 - 8 people. Rates vary , please look at notes!

Villa Del Mar is a fully equipped 2 storey home. The villa features 2 king bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms and a small room with twin beds perfect for children up to the age of 12 on the ground floor and 1 queen bedroom with ensuite shower room on the first floor.

There is a newly enlarged fully equipped living area which features a kitchen complete with brand new eye level cooker and hob, 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 day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2018

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 San Pedro

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
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
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 ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 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 , 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 ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
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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Your perfect piece of paradise on the Caribbean, with added kids bedroom
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 28 reviews
5

Just Another Day in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with Villa Del Mar! It just seemed like the perfect setup for our group of 3 couples! The house, the staff, the location worked perfectly for our group. Every morning we would get up and sit on the deck and say to each other, "Just Another Day in Paradise!"

Why was this house so perfect? There are a number or resorts north of San Pedro, but Villa Del Mar is part of the 4 house compound, Los Encantos, that shared a dock and a pool. We loved having the individual privacy of this house and the space that it provided. The house itself is beautiful and very high quality with a huge living room/dining room that opens up onto the 2nd story deck. We spent most of our time on the deck as it was a great place to watch the sunrise, look out over the water, a great place to read or just visit, and was always cooled by the easterly sea breeze. The kitchen was well equipped and we ate all our breakfasts and most of our lunches at the house. We would suggest that they add a muffin pan and a few more options of baking pans for the future. (For muffins and brownies)

The two bedrooms downstairs were wonderful with King Beds and private baths. A third bedroom upstairs had a queen bed with its own private bath, and additionally there is a half bath in the living room. We were initially concerned that the couple in the upstairs bedroom wouldn't have very much privacy, but the living room is so large they were never disturbed by people in the living room. Each room has its own separate air conditioning unit and was very comfortable.

The beach area is picturesque but not usable as a beach entry into the water. The water is very shallow and mucky. You need to walk to the end of the dock to get to waist high water. Its like that all along the Ambergris Caye east coast and so we really enjoyed the beautiful salt water pool. Ambergris Caye was having a massive seaweed problem while we were there and that was our only disappointment. We went diving several times and used White Sands Dive Shop and they just came and picked us up from the dock. We also spent several days at Secret Beach which is 3 miles and a very bumpy gold cart ride (25 minutes) on the west coast of Ambergris Caye. The water there was fantastic and having food and drinks delivered to your chair was heaven.

The caretakers Harley and Nevia were fantastic and helped us out at very step. We couldn't have been more pleased with our short visit to Paradise.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That you so much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our "Paradise". So sorry that the seaweed was unpleasant but unfortunately that is nature at its worse! Hopefully if you return to Belize you will consider Villa Del Mar Sue & Martin
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5

Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A private slice of heaven. One of 4 villas that share a sweet salt water pool and beach front. Although you can't really swim or snorkel directly off the beach because it's kind of mucky and full of sea grass in places on this side of the caye there are spots close by you can kayak out to reef. We were well cared for by Nevia and Harley.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our villa and the island. Sue & Martin
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5

Amazing vacation destination on Ambergris Caye!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your amazing villa with us! This property is everything and more the owners report it to be. They are being modest by saying its a piece of paradise. It's the whole pie! The villa is large, immaculate, nicely decorated and fully stocked with everything you need for your stay. Every inch of the property is manicured from back to beach. Large comfortable beds, walk-in showers, plush towels, A/C and more! The kitchen is large and spacious with virtually everything you need to prepare your meals. Dozens of books, games and puzzles to keep you occupied between excursions. The water is warm and shallow enough to swim, wade, snorkel or fish. Ambergris Caye is a sought after destination for world class Fly-Fishing and you can do it from this very shore line! It's a fisherman's dream! The Villa is located about 4.5 miles north of San Pedro, right on the beach, making it a perfect place to stay to relax in quiet comfort and close enough to town to make trips for supplies a breeze with your rented cart (which we found very useful). Several companies in San Pedro rent these for about $50 USD/day or $200/week on average. You can also rent bicycles but why, there are bikes available at the Villa! A little grocery store is also nearby (300 meters or so), called Mata Grande, and the little restaurant beside it has the best chicken quesadilla and burrito we've ever had! (Their homemade salsa is fantastic!) The Villa caretakers Harly and Nevia are friendly and gracious. They assisted us with countless questions, advice and referrals. They have extensive knowledge of the area and go out of there way to make sure your stay is the best it can be. Besides the house keeping, Nevia is also an amazing cook! Ask about their Belizian style BBQ chicken! Many excursions can be arranged with a pick up right at your personal dock. Even the local Coastal Express water taxi service is literally at your front door. We highly recommend a trip to the Reef (second largest in the world) to snorkel or dive. The variety and quantity of marine life is out of this world! If you're a scuba diver, the "Blue Hole" is about a two hour boat ride away. We took part in a "fly-over" excursion to the Blue Hole with Tropic Air (apx. $500 USD for two), about an hour total (15 mins over the natural wonder alone), and it was worth every penny! (Very back seats are the best). We highly recommend this Villa to friends and family! It's "Unbelizable"!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so pleased that you had a great vacation!
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5

Loved our stay, a true home away from home! Very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped!

  • 5 of 5

The on sight management team were great. I do recommend taking advantage of a home cooked meal from Nabia and Harley was great as well. The only suggestion I have is some additional blankets. We stayed in Mid January and it was 60’s/low 70’s nights were chilly.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are sorry that you found it chilly and have taken your comment on board. Sue and Martin
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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: March 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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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: February 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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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. For over 6 years, we have used Caye Management, an on-island, well-respected rental management company, to handle our bookings , who are there to assist you at all times if necessary. Of course, all questions welcome.

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Rates & Availability

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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).
If you a group of 8 ( including 2 children under the age of 12) the rate is $450per night plus 9% Hotel Tax.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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