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Boutique Resort Pool A

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Futon couch, Sleeps 4

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 a view of the pool, this completely renovated 1 bedroom 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 main floor Villa has its own porch with a beautiful view of the pool and garden area, just steps from the fresh water pool and is perfect for lazing around and enjoying a morning coffee or a late afternoon nap. Alternatively, you may wander around front to the beach area to enjoy the afternoon sun and ocean breeze 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.

This unit comes complete with air conditioning, 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, LED flat screen TV, table, chairs, plenty of books to read and WiFi. 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. 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. You can also get to this location 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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More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017


San Pedro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Edmonton, AB, Canada

Great unit and a great location right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Turtle Cove! The cabana was well equipped with nice furniture, good shower and kitchenette for making breakfast. We had many of our lunches and suppers at the John's Escape restaurant on the property and the food was fabulous with very helpful staff. There was snorkeling and kayaking right from the beach, but the snorkel trips with the tour guides to Hol Chan and Barracuda Point were amazing! The staff helped us with activities but we had plenty of time to relax and do nothing as well. Highly recommended for those seeking a quiet getaway instead of the big "all inclusive" resort scene.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Amazing Experience! Will Return Very Soon

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I went to Turtle Cove Boutique Resort last week. My goal for this vacation was to find a quiet place where we could unwind, snorkel and enjoy a peaceful respite from our hectic life. Our experience at Turtle Cove met these goals and more. We arrived via taxi from the airport and the checked into one of the casitas. The room was well provisioned, very cean and recently updated. We ordered groceries to be delivered which was very convenient to have a fridge stocked with beer and soda as well as yummy food. The resport has a great layout with the units surrounding the pool. The resort is right on the beach and there are two docks that you can snorkel from. Get up early and watch the sun rise, you may see Dolphins swimming nearby, grouper and an infinite number of gorgeous tropical fish.

If you are a snorkeler, this is the place for you. You can rent a kayak from the resort and paddle out to a bouy and snorkel amongst the coral reefs. Additionally, there are many tours including guided snorkeling for newbies like me and Brian and Carrie (the owners) will be happy to set up for you. They are very knowledgable of the area and have great relationships with the tour operators so I highly recommend letting them set up your tours. The resort is located about 4 miles north of San Pedro Town. There are two ways to go into town one if to rent a golf cart and the other is to take a water taxi which runs on a regular schedule.

The most remarkable thing about the experience at Turtle Cove is the superior service you will recieve from the owners and employees of Turtle Cove. Having worked in the service industry for many years, it was refreshing to find a service oriented resort where everyone has a mission to make your stay as pleasurable as they can. If you are looking for a quality experience at an affordable price, Turtle Cove is the right place for you.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saskatoon, Canada

Unbelizeable good time

  • 5 of 5

I am in my early 50's, male, and travelling alone, looking for a quiet get away. This Turtle Cove Boutique Resort fit the bill perfectly. The location is a short 4.5 mile Coastal Express boat ride from San Pedro town. My accommodations had air conditioning, fully functional kitchen, bottled water, and great water pressure. The weather on this tropical paradise is great. There is swimming out front of the resort in the ocean where you can see tropical fish or you can lounge by the resort pool, sipping the local beer. The owners have many contacts with the local tour operators and can set you up if that's your thing. The resort is having a bit of construction on site but that is shut down at 5pm. The on site bar has limited selection while I was there, basically beer. But, I was informed that very soon the restaurant and bar will be fully functional. In summary, I recommend this resort to anyone looking for an adventure on Ambergris Caye, and wanting a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Tropic Air/Maya Air
Nearest Barpub
John's Escape Bar and Grill
Nearest Restaurant
John's Escape Bar and Grill
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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