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Romantic 1 Bdrm Lagoon-Side Paradise Close to Town

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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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About the property

1 Bdrm Loaded Apt on Lagoon: Privacy, Space and Peace 5 minutes from Town

Heron's Rest is a small, well-appointed apartment inside a walled, owner-occupied residence about 1 1/2 miles north of San Pedro center. Some of the most beautiful views of la Isla Bonita can be seen from this lovely coastal location. The lagoon shallows dance in the tradewind breezes. Our black soil gardens and mangrove borders support birdwatching and birdsong from dawn to dusk. Fireflies in the woodlands follow spectacular lagoon sunsets.

Your accommodations offer every comfort and convenience, with a Pillow-top Queen bed in the bedroom and a Double Sofa-bed in the living room. The galley kitchen is fully equipped with refrigerator, 2 burner stove, microwave, coffeemaker, blender, toaster, china, cutlery, pots and pans and essential staples. There is a flatscreen TV in the living area, the dining table serves 4, and garden patio is lovingly landscaped with local fruits, flowers and vegetables. The property is fenced, with secure parking for rental vehicles.

Imported luxuries (500-count linens and towels, technology and appliances) are combined with beautiful local hardwoods, textiles and crafts. Everything you could want for total relaxation is assembled for you: movies, books, maps and guides, A/C, games, beach towels, hammocks, bicycles and kayaks ... if I've forgotten anything just ask.

There are a dozen bars and restaurants within walking distance ranging from BBQ to fine dining; our guests can enjoy sunning, swimming and snorkeling at the Ak'bol Yoga Eco-Resort pool, beach and pier across the street, which also has daily yoga classes and some of the best local food on the island. Sailboat and paddle-board rentals are steps away and pick-ups for fishing, diving, and adventure trips, as well as the coastal ferry to town are across the street.

This vacation home is best suited for a couple or two friends but can accommodate 3 with permission, for short stays. I look forward to introducing you to the many joys and activities of Ambergris Caye, and to arranging sports, cultural and leisure activities suited to your particular taste.

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Diana Snyder
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Diana Snyder

I first fell in love with Belize as a visiting anthropology student over 30 years ago. I was drawn back again and again by the perfect combination of sun, sand and sea; by the positive Mayan energy; and by the friendliness and laidback lifestyle of the residents. Ambergris Caye became my permanent home in 2010.

Diana Snyder purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Diana Snyder chose Ambergris Caye

Building a place that suited the Belizean weather and lifestyle, and celebrated the local materials and plants has been a dream come true. The private rental apartment on the first floor also serves as guest quarters for family and friends, and it is personally maintained.

What makes this apartment unique

As onsite hostess I am almost always available for any questions - grocery stores, gas, where to eat, which tour to take, etc. And as a lifelong sailor and diver I am happy to share what I've learned so far, of the magical spots and amazing opportunities among the islands, in the water and on the mainland.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Romantic 1 Bdrm Lagoon-Side Paradise Close to Town
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful Sunrises and Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay. We fell in love with Ambergris Caye the moment we set foot on the island. Our host, Diana was so accommodating, helping us with our snorkeling adventure, giving us insider tips on the best locations to eat, and providing a beautiful, well appointed apartment for us to call home for a few days. Diana went out of her way to ensure we had an enjoyable stay. The backyard setting is a beautiful garden and is tranquil and private. Hammocks were provided for lazy mornings in the sun. Diana's relationship with her neighbors at Akbol Resort, allowed us access to the resort's facilities where we could enjoy the beach, a cold beverage, catch a water taxi into town, or participate in a yoga class. Most mornings found us at the end of the pier enjoying a spectacular sunrise. A truly wonderful experience. We would highly recommend this as a place to stay and we hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & Convenient Honeymoon Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had an absolutely incredible stay at Diana's place on our honeymoon! Her place was just what we needed for a relaxing yet adventurous trip to Belize. The location of Diana's house is quite convenient for a number of activities and attractions. While not located immediately in San Pedro, her place is only a short water taxi or golf cart ride from the city. It's within walking distance of a number of fantastic restaurants and it's location of the narrowest portion of the island couldn't be better. My wife and I loved watching gorgeous sunsets as well as gazing at the stars on the hammocks from the back of her property. Yet the beach is only 2 block walk or so away! Diana has a great relationship with Akbol Resort, so my wife and I had somewhat of a resort experience without paying the resort price. It was truly the best of both worlds because we could use the resorts facility at our convenience without having to pay anything out of pocket.

Diana really went out of her way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. She helped me book some adventure trips in Belize by making recommendations on specific outfitters. She really knows her stuff to say the least! My wife and I appreciated her providing us with plenty of clean drinking water. The apartment is perfect for a couple and it has a number of creature comforts travelers might only find in larger places. The AC in the bedroom was much appreciated and we enjoyed having the option of using the kitchenette.

I highly recommend a stay here! You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ben. It was such a pleasure making your honeymoon dreams come true! Hope to see you both for an anniversary! Best wishes, Diana
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Ambergris Caye treasure

  • 5 of 5

I just came back from Ambergris Caye last and want to share what a fantastic experience I had in this rental. It was charming, private and immaculate with a beautiful garden outside the door facing the lagoon. Diana was a perfect host--she booked our local snorkeling and fishing trips as well as several full day trips to see caves, jungles and Mayan ruins. If you want to practice yoga, there are classes daily across the street as well as bars and restaurants a short walk down the beach. I would definitely recommend this rental to a friend.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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kitchen, pretty garden, two hammocks!

  • 5 of 5

perfect base for people who want to go snorkeling, swimming, fishing, or walking and then return for serious napping before heading out again in the evening. Diana booked snorkeling trips, visits to a Mayan ruin, fly fishing, everything. beach and yoga classes are right across the road. walking path along the beach takes you to restaurants and adorable breakfast place with great coffee and homemade muffins ("Marbucks"!).

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and neat

  • 4 of 5

The rental was well situated to allow for exploring the northern end of the area and also the town of San Pedro. Diana was a great help with casual information about the area and assisting in getting anything I needed. Also, across the street is a small resort that allows for Diana's guest to participate in their conveniences.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent vacation rental in ambergies caye (North side of island)

  • 5 of 5

Excellent vacation rental in ambergies caye

Very nice apartment, excellent for a couple and maybe a small child. Diana is an excellent host, she picked us up at the airport, organized cart rentals and helped us with excursion plans. The apartment has a little kitchen that is suitable for cooking all your meals if you choose not to go out. Private back deck facing the lagoon. We will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And I will look forward to your return! Thanks for re-posting, come back soon.
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Car: not necessary

This home was built on the narrowest part of the island, where lagoon and beach are only meters apart. Prevailing winds keep us comfortable and bug-free most of the time. The surrounding jungle, shining lagoon, crashing surf on the reef and endless beach offer peace and space in all directions while town is just a 5 minute ferry ride, 15 minute bike ride or 30 minute stroll down the beach.


Rates & Availability

San Pedro Apartment Rental Rates

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High Season
Jan 3 2017 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
May 16 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

A 25% nonrefundable deposit reserves your dates. Balance in full is due thirty days prior to arrival to avoid cancellation. No refund for unused dates.
Check In: 4:00PM Check Out 11:00AM
US$25/day surcharge for 3rd person. US$200 refundable deposit for visiting pets.
Weekly cleaning service included, extra towels/linens upon request. Additional cleaning/laundry services US$25/day w/24 hrs notice.
Private and semi-private yoga classes, massage and reiki available on-site. Ask for details and rates.
Arrival and departure transportation, vehicle rentals can be arranged with advance notice.

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San Pedro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Hot and cold, high pressure, pure rainwater showers
  • Imported oversize turkish towels
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , BDRM: new Pillow-top Qu. Mattress. LR: new Dbl. Sleep Sofa
  • 500 count imported linens. Air Conditioned, fans in every room. Locking drawer for valuables.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private and semi-private yoga instruction, massage and reiki treatments now offered on-site.

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