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Boutique Resort Oceanfront Suite Top Floor

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Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 6 nights

About the property

Boutique Resort Oceanfront Suite Top Floor

Come stay in the luxury villas formerly owned by the legendary John McAfee and live like a multi-millionaire! The famous multi-millionaire creator of McAfee Antivirus designed, built and owned the property that you will be staying in. John has led a very interesting life both in the USA and here in Belize and is a very interesting character to say the least, so come and become part of his story by staying in his former home.

Just 4 1/2 miles North of the city, with stunning views of the ocean, this completely renovated suite in the Turtle Cove villas is a wonderful place for your dream vacation. The Barrier Reef that shields the island is just off shore and provides calm waters for you to relax beside or to enjoy the many colorful species of fish just below the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. The water is very shallow and perfect for swimming in. Sit on the edge of any nearby pier (all piers on Ambergris Caye are public access 6AM to 6PM) and soak up the serene beauty of the crystal clear Caribbean Sea.

This second floor suite has its own porch with a beautiful unobstructed view of the ocean , just steps from the water and is perfect for lazing around and enjoying a morning coffee or a late afternoon nap. Alternatively, you may wander around back to the pool area to enjoy the afternoon sun in any of the beach chairs or take a dip in the fresh water pool. Or you may choose to kick it up a notch and explore all that beautiful Belize has to offer; including, but not limited to, snorkeling, diving the 'Blue Hole', fishing, exploring the many Maya Ruins, cave tubing, or zip lining through the jungle to name a few. We can help you arrange all tours in advance. Please let us know and we would be happy to help.

Each unit comes complete with 2 air conditioners, 2 ceiling fans, Hand crafted King size bed with fresh linen, Mahogany hardwood floors throughout, closet with hangers and shelves, security safe (large enough for iPads, 15 inch laptop computers etc.), modern style granite kitchen complete with stainless steel fridge and cooktop, dishes, utensils, pots and pans, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, blender, LED flat screen TV, table, chairs, plenty of books to read and Wi-Fi. There is a modern indoor bathroom complete with sink, toilet, shower and hot and cold running water from our fresh water well. Also, the outside porch has plenty of seating for relaxation.

Things to know about where you are:

The distance from San Pedro Town to the cottages is 4 ½ miles North (about a 1.5 hour romantic walk along the beach) a short bike ride, golf cart ride, or a short boat ride by water taxi. Turtle Cove has 2 bikes for free use, just ask the caretaker. The water taxi service is called 'Coastal Express' and operates from 6am - 10:30pm daily. This is very convenient for those who wish to explore the city of San Pedro or tour the island. (Helpful tip – for those who want to go back and forth to the city everyday, consider purchasing a Golden Pass from Coastal Express which is good for 7 days). You can also get here by golf cart and we can help you arrange a Golf cart rental. Please send us a note to arrange it for you.

Things to bring from home:

Swim trunks, flip fops, snorkel gear, suntan lotion, mosquito repellent and a care free relaxed attitude!

Turtle Cove now has a new Restaurant and Bar called John's Escape located on-site which offers good food, good friends, and great times.

Notes about the on-site caretaker:

We have an on-site caretaker staying in another smaller cottage at the back of the property. He is your contact to help you with your questions and ensure that your stay is as enjoyable as possible. He is there for your security at night so feel free to contact him at any time. If you have a batch of laundry that needs cleaning be sure to contact your caretaker and he will arrange it with housekeeping. If you are interested in taking a day trip somewhere be sure to ask him that too.

This peaceful property opens up to miles of beautiful turquoise waters and white sand beach. The climate here is wonderful and the local Belizeans are warm and friendly people. We are certain you will enjoy your stay with us. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the island!

The following units are all on the same property if you are traveling in larger groups:

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Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 27, 2016


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Boutique Resort Oceanfront Suite Top Floor
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful unit with a fantastic view!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed during the slow season and it could not have been any better. The condo was a perfect size and the bed was comfortable. You couldn't wish for a better view and having a daily cleaning service helped a lot. The owner was out of town but he made sure we had everything we needed and someone checked in on us daily. I would definitely recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ft. Collins, Colorado - summer in Rand ,CO.

Relaxing stay Attentive host & staff

  • 5 of 5

We finished our 7 week Belize stay with 2 weeks at Turtle Cove. We arrived early and Brian made sure our golf cart was ready for us in hectic downtown San Pefro. Staying 4 1/2 miles north on the second floor looking at the ocean and the reef is about as good as it gets. The food on site at John's escape was very good and many restaraunts were close at hand. We also bought groceries in town and used the kitchen. We spent many hours on the deck reading and watching the world go buy. Both Brian and Carrie had helpful insights and advice. Ervin and Gabriel Aka Cookie Monster were attentive servers and helpful all around. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation ever...

  • 5 of 5

We had a memorable vacation on Ambegris Caye using this marvelous top floor villa as our home base. The owners are gracious and the stay very personal and enjoyable. A big shout out to B and C for their wonderful hospitality. The view from our deck was to die for. I took way too many pictures from the deck. The views never get old. This villa is a great location for exploring the island in all directions. Bikes are available to explore - we went sound and north along the beach for miles and found tons of great beach bars. We biked several times to San Pedro to enjoy Stone Crab at Caramba's. We took the kayaks out to the local reef and found the best snorkeling around. We always came back to our beach villa after another day of exploring Belize happy and sun burned and ready to sit on the deck and just veg a little. You can make this location as busy or laid back as you care to make it. We are still amazed that we picked the best view available right on the beach that is available on the island.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grants Pass, OR

Beach Front Pleasure

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful beach front lodging, large deck stones throw from water, nice private pool in courtyard behind room, very helpful and nice owners that are located on site.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, great location

  • 5 of 5

I am conflicted about doing a review on this property. Worried too many people will hear about it I wont be able to book it when needed! But, it deserves the review so, guess I will take that risk.

All modern amenities in an authentic Belizean thatched roof casita. Directly on the water. Amazing view of the reef. Large, well equipped and all new combination living area (living/bedroom/kitchen). Bathroom with walk in shower and great water pressure - sometimes hard to find on the island. Two, Ice cold split type air conditioners - quiet and comfy. And, two ceiling fans if you prefer to enjoy the ocean breeze. Property is maintained immaculately. Laundry service available which comes in handy.

I have stayed many places on the island and this is the one I enjoy most. It is just a few steps from Rojo, the best beach bar/restaurant on the island and Matachica Resort- an equally stellar bar and restaurant. Unquestionably one of the best locations on the north end. A small market is a short walk south.

Brian the owner lives on site and has a wonderful staff to take care of anything you need.

It's perfect for singles or couples looking for a high quality property at a reasonable price. I use VRBO extensively and appreciate accurate and honest reviews to make my property selections. Thought I would share this gem with others and give back to the VRBO community. You will enjoy his property. Thanks Brian and the staff for your attention and great service.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey, USA

Beautiful Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Belize for a week and stayed in Brian's top floor beach front studio. The morning views and sunsets from the patio were breathtaking. The ocean breeze at night will put you comfortably asleep. The studio itself is the perfect size for two and has everything one will need during their stay: big comfy bed, refrigerator, fresh water dispenser, mounted tv, patio chairs, coffee maker, etc. There is a fresh water pool in the back that lights up at night, which is really cool. In addition, there are two beach cruiser bikes available for use, which we used twice for exploring the island. The service was IMPECCABLE. Brian was a pleasure to work and the transaction itself was super smooth. Marlon, the care taker, ensured that we were taken care of each day. He advised us on places to see, setup the bikes for us, cut open coconuts, took us fishing and kayaking. It was a blast! Brian and Marlon also organized a fire pit dinner for us one night, where we had fresh steamed fish, some good laughs and a really nice fire on the beach. It was very well put together. The house keeper is also very sweet and did a fantastic job cleaning the room every couple of days. She also did a bit of laundry for us, which was really appreciated. I would like to thank all 3 of them for an amazing vacation. I will definitely visit again one day. I highly recomend staying at their location.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5.6 Miles
Tropic Air / Maya Island Air
Nearest Barpub
John's Escape Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Coastal Express
Nearest Restaurant
John's Escape Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Out Front
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

San Pedro Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 28 2017 - May 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
May 6 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 17 2017
6 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
6 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 1 2018
6 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2018 - Jan 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 27 2018 - May 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
May 5 2018 - Sep 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2018 - Nov 17 2018
6 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2018 - Nov 25 2018
6 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 16 2018 - Jan 1 2019
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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San Pedro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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