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Tranquil Oceanfront Retreat in San Pedro's Classiest Resort

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath True Oceanfront Condo At Grand Caribe

The perfect arrangement for a couple looking for more than a hotel room, but less than a house or multi-bedroom condo. The master suite features a kingsize bed and extensive bureau and closet space. In the large master bath you'll find double sinks, a tiled shower and a jetted spa tub.

The kitchen is beautifully finished in hardwood, granite, and stainless steel, and well-equipped with all the necessities of life, from a Cuisinart coffee machine to a blender, rice cooker, and toaster oven. The unit is furnished with comfy, locally-made pieces, including a couch, chairs and a bistro table on the expansive balcony.

The pool area, consisting of three beautiful pools and a large deck with cushy recliners, is just steps away out the back side of the unit's building. Here you can take a swim, meet other guests and owners, or have a yummy snack or meal at Cowboy Doug's poolside lounge. A swim-up bar is conveniently situated so that you can enjoy a refreshing Belikin Beer without ever having to leave the pool.

FALL SPECIAL!! To celebrate reopening after a two-week maintenance closure, special rates are offered. Book now and save big...contact me for details. Applies to bookings between 9/22/16 - 10/27/16

*******IMPORTANT************

5-23-16 There is a problem with the "Book It" feature at VRBO being turned on unrequested on some listings. Please be aware that online booking and especially payment through any method other than directly to Grand Caribe Reservations IS NOT ALLOWED by Grand Caribe rules. No money should be sent to me, VRBO, or any of the other online methods under any circumstances. Call me on my cell phone if any questions (775-287-4665).

There has been an episode of a hacker breaking into a Grand Caribe owner's VRBO account, intercepting queries, and offering an unrealistically low rate provided the traveller paid him directly...don't send money to anyone purporting to be a Grand Caribe owner directly, it is forbidden by Grand Caribe rules and is a scam.

More Details

Property Manager
Linda Humphrey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 5, 2017

About Linda Humphrey

Hi! We are Mike and Linda Humphrey from Reno, Nevada, recently retired and ready to enjoy life! We fell in love with Belize on our first visit for a sailing charter, and have been back many times since. Of all the places we stayed, Grand Caribe was our favorite, so that was where we chose to purchase once we decided we would want to return regularly.

Linda Humphrey purchased this condo in 2012

Why Linda Humphrey chose Ambergris Caye

In the course of choosing our Belize home, we stayed on various parts of the island, for at least a week in each one. We found that the area north of the bridge was our preference, for several reasons. It is peaceful and quiet, while town is still a hop, skip, and a jump away. Owing to the curved shape of island, the reef is much closer in this location. Finally, while this is hardly scientific, we found that we got very few bug bites staying at Grand Caribe, contrasted with the mosquito Thanksgiving day feast we provided when staying in the south (your mileage may vary).

There are a number of very nice resorts north of the bridge; one huge advantage of Grand Caribe is that it is the first one you come upon, a mere 1.5 miles north. The dirt road varies in quality, but there is no question that it becomes progressively worse the further north you go. So even an extra mile added to each trip into town becomes noticeable. The good news is that the road north of the bridge is now paved to Grand Caribe and a bit beyond.

Grand Caribe is extremely well maintained. The grounds are immaculate, and an ongoing maintenance program keeps the buildings in like-new condition. Security is provided 24/7.

What makes this condo unique

Why our unit? I think the best feature is its location within the complex, directly on the water and high enough to provide amazing views. All the units at Grand Caribe have ocean views, but this one is practically in the water.

Further, there is no noise from the pool and bar area, except, of course, when you go looking for it. Peace and quiet are yours while in the unit. Sitting on the balcony you'll feel as if you are in your own private ocean-going yacht, only without the ocean motion. Pour yourselves a glass of wine and put your feet up...nirvana!

Amenities

San Pedro Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Double sinks, shower enclosure, jetted garden tub. Plenty of towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King bed, side tables with reading lamps. Large bureau and two big closets, one with user-programmable safe. Flat screen TV with VCR. Ceiling fan. French doors to living space.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A vacation at Grand Caribe can be whatever you are wishing for: a relaxing getaway from the daily grind in a luxurious setting, or a rugged adventure with endless opportunities to try new things or explore a new part of the world.

Reviews

4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Tranquil Oceanfront Retreat in San Pedro's Classiest Resort
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
4

Fantastic property

  • 4 of 5

The property was very nice. The people that worked at the property were incredible. I travel all over the world and I have to say the people at the property were extremely helpful. They were not doting, which is good. They were professional and courteous. Plans would change, no problem they worked with you. I would stay here again. The only downside is the prices in the nearby store. It was more economical to order room service than to buy food at the store.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back in the future.
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5

Location, Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is clean, cute and exactly as pictured! The view is incredible and the staff onsite is warm, friendly and helpful. We stayed here for a full week and enjoyed every second of it from waking up to the sun rising over the ocean, to the yummy smelling toiletries provided by Grand Caribe. The pool bar/restaurant was fantastic, I only wished they stayed open a bit later...but there are plenty of places close by for a late night rum and coke. :)

Linda suggested a weekly golf cart rental, and I was so happy she did! It was such fun to tool around town and be able to come and go as we please...and taxis can get pricey!

The staff was able to book our flights, golf carts and a private all day boating excursion and added it all to the room bill, soooo easy!

Grand Caribe is definitely the nicest property in Ambergris, we had friends staying all over the island and we saw a lot of places, and this unit has the best situation on the property...the views are endless and the Caribbean turquoise water is something that dreams are made of...and better appreciated from the third floor!

I would highly recommend this unit/resort to anyone looking to stay somewhere high end and five star during a trip to Ambergris...and the nicest people were also staying there....we really loved the entire experience.

Thanks Linda, for all of you help in booking this through VRBO and Grand Caribe!!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review of our condo! We are pleased that you had an enjoyable stay in Belize and that both Grand Caribe and our unit met your expectations. Best, Linda
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
San Pedro
Car: not necessary

Grand Caribe Resort is located a short distance (approx. 1.5 miles) north of San Pedro town, close enough to go back and forth easily. Most scheduled excursions will send a boat to pick you up from the dock.

There are so many ways to spend a day here! No question you may wish to begin by sipping a cup of coffee out on the balcony while watching the boats go by and enjoying the sea breeze as you plan your day in paradise.

You might enjoy a snorkeling trip; both full and half-day trips are available and can be booked through the concierge. One very popular excursion goes to Hol Chan Marine Park, near the reef. Turtles, Southern Stingrays and Eagle Rays, and numerous species of tropical fish and coral are the main attractions. Your guide will probably lure out a green Moray eel or two as well. A stop at Shark-Ray Alley provides an opportunity to snorkel with curious and gentle nurse sharks.

If you are a diver, scuba trips are easily arranged, including trips out to the legendary Blue Hole. Equipment can be provided for one- or two-tank dives. Always wanted to give it a try? Why not use the opportunity to take lessons and become certified. Several operators in town offer this option.

Alternatively, a day could be spent on the mainland, either touring Mayan ruins or tubing through a series of caves. Ziplining is also a popular option, as is a trip to the Belize zoo.

Rent a beach cruiser and cycle up and down the beach or into town. There are numerous excellent restaurants for lunch or dinner, and lots of opportunities to part with your money in the shops, or haggling with the friendly street vendors.

Or rent a sailboat or kite surfer and head out for a day on the water.

If you are feeling energetic, our new fitness center is now open and available for your use free of charge. Kayaks may be checked out through the front desk.

Of course, be sure to leave time for relaxing by the pool. You DID come to relax, didn't you? :-)

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Rates & Availability

San Pedro Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 17 2017 - Aug 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$249
$1,743
 
 
Fall Super Saver
Aug 16 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$231
$1,617
 
 
Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
$249
$1,743
 
 
Holiday
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,583
 
 
Early Bird Winter
Jan 2 2018 - Jan 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$249
$1,743
 
 
Winter
Feb 1 2018 - Apr 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$289
$2,023
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%

Maximum occupancy is 2 adults and 1 infant. Only one bed is provided.
Regarding payment terms: Upon first payment, the cost of two nights plus tax is nonrefundable. The balance is refundable until 45 days before arrival, at which time final payment is due. From that point on, there are no refunds. This is a Grand Caribe policy. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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