2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Beachfront condominium with walkout to the pool area
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Outside smoking only
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A SPACIOUS CONDO IN A GREAT LOCATION BUT NEEDS SOME REPAIRS!
We rented this unit for three weeks in late February to mid-March of 2019. After committing to this condo through VRBO, it was very difficult to communicate with the owner; initially we waited weeks before receiving a response. This problem persisted until a few days before our rental period began, but even then, the owner did not answer questions we had posed; we were never told the street address of the rental so that we would know where to go once we arrived. Luckily the cab driver was familiar with the condo. Despite the beaches being marred by an abundance of brown seaweed, the view of the pool and Caribbean Sea from the patio is stunning. The porch light that illuminates the entrance is great because it does not attract bugs. The kitchen is well equipped and conducive to preparing meals. There is, however, an ant problem in the kitchen and both bathrooms. Upon our arrival the family room needed to be swept, and the unit was extremely hot; we expected the air conditioning unit to be properly set beforehand since we had informed the owner of our arrival time. We eventually asked Diego, the grounds person, to help us resolve this problem. Additionally, two of the ceiling fans are not working, the dining room furniture is very heavy and uncomfortable, the bulbs in the family room are burned out, and there is not a single table lamp or chair in either bedroom. The beds are unusually high and very difficult to climb into at bedtime. There is an abundance of linen but the bedroom pillows are disgustingly soiled and need to be replaced. The patio door of the master bedroom does not lock; it is secured solely by a single stick. There are only two, somewhat uncomfortable, chairs on the patio and no tables. We had to drag one of the heavy dining room chairs back and forth to the patio when a friend visited us for a week. The TV is small and outdated, and at times certain stations would freeze in the middle of a program. We experienced a power outage and, per written instructions, were advised to use the battery-operated candles but they were all corroded and therefore unavailable. We had no contact with the owner but Diego was a very dependable resource. Lyndon, a security person, was also very helpful throughout our stay. Paco's Tiki Bar and Bernie's Back are readily accessible. While there are some positive things about this unit, we would not stay there again unless the aforementioned problems are corrected.
Fabulous location - great for relaxation
We (2 couples) recently finished a stay in this condo and had a wonderful time.
The location is perfect - right on the water but north of San Pedro and a bit more private.
The condo is very spacious and had all the amenities that you could want. Fully stocked kitchen for any meal prep that you may choose to do.
The air conditioners worked very well. The beds were very high and posed a little challenge for shorter people.
There is a wide assortment of restaurants nearby and one really doesn't need to venture over the bridge into San Pedro for anything.
The sargassum is a real problem throughout the Caribbean and Belize is no exception. All the beaches on the east side of the island are covered with sargassum and are pretty much unswimmable. The pool is an excellent option as is Secret Beach which can be reached by golf cart in approx 25 minutes (depending on how much you slow down for potholes)
We spent most of our time outside and the only improvement that I would suggest is more comfortable patio furniture with pads.
The owners were extremely say to communicate with and very helpful. They make renting this condo easy.
Probably would not stay here again.
When we arrived there was no toilet paper on the place. No soap. And not one single table lamp. Just harsh, glaring overhead lights and many bulbs burned out. Two of the four ceiling fans did not work. The dining room furniture was heavy and uncomfortable. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The location was great. The setting is beautiful.
I'm sorry to hear that you did not have a great experience while staying at our condo. You are the first of many, many guests that has had something negative to share regarding their stay.
We arrived just days after your departure and found that two light bulbs had burned out. Also, that two of the fans were not working. My husband replaced one of the bulbs, although we were unable to find the correct bulb for the kitchen bar area hanging light. He attempted to repair the ceiling fans as well, without any luck. We have new ones shipping from the U.S., as it is difficult to find nice replacements of such items on the island.
All the lights in the condo are on dimmer switches...perhaps you didn't realize that. They can be dimmed to a very soft glow.
As far as the toilet paper and soap go, we have had a series of problems with supplies being taken from our condo. For that, I apologize. We are not the only owner who has experienced this. When we arrived, we also found several kitchen utensils missing as well. As owners, we have taken measures to make certain that this does not happen in the future by providing all items such as paper towel, toilet paper and soap, as well as cleaning supplies, be placed in a locked cabinet that only our cleaning staff will have access to. They can put more out, as needed, prior to guests arriving, when the inventory gets low. It can be very difficult to manage a property from another country and we attempt to do our best.
You are correct, the dining room furniture is extremely heavy. It was made by locals on the island using their hardwoods from the mainland. We try to support the locals as much as we can to show our appreciation of their kindness and sharing of their beautiful island. This also allows us to assist them in providing for their families. All the furniture and accessories in our condo, with exception of the couch and two chairs, have been handmade on the island, or on the mainland. They are quite beautifully made. All paintings are by local artists as well. Perhaps some cushions on the chairs would be helpful as far as making them more comfortable. No one has ever brought that to our attention as being an issue, or we would have addressed it sooner.
Thank you for your review.
Beautiful location a short trip from town.
We stayed at this location in February of 2018. The location was perfect as it was a short trip to town and within easy golf cart distance from multiple grocery stores. There are many restaurants withing walking distance and I highly recommend Paco's Tiki Bar and Finn's Irish Pub. Also recommended is renting a golf cart, the rates were pretty much the same wherever we looked and it is a worthwhile investment so you can have the freedom to roam and not have to depend on a taxi for transportation. All of the staff that maintains these condos are very friendly and helpful. The condo is beautifully decorated and very comfortable, with a back patio leading directly to the pool, and a gorgeous outlook over the Caribbean. We will definitely be making a trip back to this location!
Great location and right on the beach!
We usually stay on the south end of the island and decided to try the north side this time. The north end roads are now paved and its easy access to town with a golf cart. The north end has grown and has plenty of restaurants to go to. This house we stayed at was perfect for our family of 4 and very spacious and includes a washer/dryer. Right out of your family room/master bedroom are large sliding glass doors that lead to the pool area and view of the ocean and dock. Its great to have Ramons/Amigos Del Mar pick you up at the dock on their boat for excursions. Just to the right outside is a low key bar on the beach with the best informative/helpful staff. Diego the grounds keeper is also very good resource. We found a great restaurant down the street on the beach called Ak'bol. Nice atmosphere and it even has yoga classes in the morning which I never got a chance to go. We would definitely come back here as this has everything a person needs and in a great location!