Stay in the Most Private and Unique Villa in all of Belize
- english, The caretakers speak fluent English and Spanish.
About Keith Gilbert
We are originally from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania but have resided in California since 1990. We love to vacation in Belize! We love it so much we decided to purchase Villa Ragazza Belize as our vacation/rental home. We know you will fall in love with Belize and Villa Ragazza as well!
Keith Gilbert purchased this Villa in 2016
Why Keith Gilbert chose Boca Ciega
We love to snorkel, kayak, fish and explore ancient archeological sites. Ambergris Caye is one of the top areas in the world for these activities. We have found the locals to be very friendly and the restaurants have great food. English is the official language and they accept US dollars with a favorable 2 to 1 exchange rate. Ambergris Caye is located just 1 mile off the second largest coral reef in the world, and location exceeded our expectations. The area has a wide variety of wildlife, but is located away from the city noise and traffic with excellent privacy. Its "UnBelizeable!" Paradise Awaits!
What makes this Villa unique
Villa Ragazza Belize is one of the few high-end homes on Ambergris Caye. It has a unique design and fantastic views and sunrises and sunsets. Our elevated infinity pool is one of a kind on the island! The ocean views are spectacular.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 6
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Fabulous house, location, view!!
6 of us stayed in this beautiful house and had the most amazing time! Amazing view of the ocean. Location is just far enough from town for privacy, a short golf cart ride with plenty of local spots to stop along the way. Our stay was very comfortable and we always felt safe. Mario is a wonderful cook! Just recommend coordinating meals and times up front if that is important to you. Would definitely stay here again!!
We are so glad to hear that you and your party had an "Amazing Time" during your recent stay at Unbelizeable Dreaming LTD (a.k.a. Villa Ragazza Belize)! Yes, the view of the ocean from the elevated infinity pool and veranda is truly breathtaking! One of the great attributes of the Villa is its location. As you mentioned, it is just far enough out of town for complete privacy but just a short golf cart ride with plenty of local attractions along the way. We are also the closest resort on Ambergris Caye to the 2 main snorkeling and diving attractions, Shark Ray Alley and Hol Chan Marine Reserve. They are both within sight of the Villa and less than 1 mile away. I was pleased to hear that you felt comfortable and safe. Mario is a wonderful cook and could have been a professional chef! Please consider Villa Ragazza Belize as your Home-Away-From-Home and come back and stay with us again soon!
Unbelizeable Dreaming LTD
February dive trip
Really only 1 issue, A/C unit in non-master ocean front room needs replacing, didn’t function well at all. Otherwise, an outstanding place to stay. The drive into town is worth the bumpy road to get away from noise and congestion of being in the hub. Dive shop picked us up at our pier, and dropped us off afterward. Mohagony Bay is a beautiful resort we hit for drinks/lunch, only 1.5 miles away. Mario is super easy to work with, cooked a great meal for us one nite. If flying into Belize City on a Saturday afternoon, be prepared for long customs line, as most large planes all get their about the same time, important in booking Tropic Air flights to San Pedro. Otherwise, property was a great for a family of 4 for a week of diving.
Thank you for your excellent review of your recent stay at Unbelizeable Dreaming LTD (a.k.a. Villa Ragazza Belize). We appreciate your comments that it is an “Outstanding Place to Stay”! As you mentioned, the Villa is very private and a great place to get away from the noise and congestion in town (but is still only a 15-minute golf cart ride to downtown San Pedro). Many tours and excursions will depart directly from our private pier if requested, which really adds to the convenience and privacy! I enjoy the diverse restaurants of Mahogany Bay myself, which is just up the road. They have an excellent sushi restaurant there. Mario and Christine are super easy to work with and are great cooks as well! I usually give myself about 1.5 hours to land, make it through customs and catch my next plane. I don’t think I’ve ever spent more than 30--40 minutes going through customs, as it is usually a very quick process. The nice thing is if you give yourself 2 hours from landing in Belize City to catching your next plane to San Pedro that should be more than enough time. If you breeze through customs, you can go to the Tropic Air counter and they will gladly move you up to the next available flight and have you on your way in no time! Please note the AC unit (one of 6 in the Villa) has been repaired and is in perfect working order. Thanks for the comment about the great diving! We are the closest resort to the top dive and snorkeling spots on Ambergris Caye. Shark Ray Alley and Hol Chan Marine Reserve are within sight of the villa (less than 1 mile away)! Please consider Unbelizeable Dreaming LTD as your home-away-from-home and come back and visit with us again soon.
Great Views- some left to be desired
Large Property for Large Group
On site staff available and friendly
Sea Lice in water so cannot swim in the water at the beach or dock
Pool deck dangerously slippery
Recommended adventures were misleading and overpriced versus Ramons Village in town
Justin, thank you for your review and feedback. As I think we all can agree, insects (and any other actions by mother nature) are completely out of our control. There is a roped off area at the end of their pier with safety buoys providing a safe area for swimming, if you so choose. Another great spot to swim is between our pier and the neighbor's pier. It was your choice to not go swimming. Mario also informed you of the very best local beaches and areas for swimming. Mario did an amazing job of setting you up with a private custom tour with a reputable tour operator at the last minute to do 3 major activities (snorkeling, fishing and a Beach BBQ). It’s amazing that with such short notice that a tour could be arranged at all. You showed your appreciation to Mario by complaining about the tour. The tour Operator informed us that your party was difficult, unpleasant and unappreciative. We try and accommodate our guests by helping them (free of charge) to enjoy the tours and experience Belize. As you stated in your email, tour operators are independent businesses and their services and performance is in no way connected to Villa Ragazza Belize. We are sorry to hear of your issues, but we are happy to hear that you found our staff friendly and enjoyed our large property and fantastic views!
Amazing place to stay
We went for my 40th Birthday and the 6 of us had an amazing time. Mario the property manager arranged for us to have 2 golf carts when we arrived. He also arranged a fishing and snorkeling trip. Mario made a very good dish out of the fish we caught for us. We all really enjoyed laying out by the pool and hanging out around the dock looking at fish in the water. The rooms were all decent size and had their own bathrooms which was great. The open living room area was very large with big windows which you could see the pool area and ocean from. In all I don’t think any of us could say anything negative about this place. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Mario and his wife were available 24/7! House was clean and property well maintained. It is a bit far from center of San Pedro but if you rent a gold cart it’s easy to get around. Mario scheduled (and rescheduled when we changed plans) all of our excursions. And he is a great cook!!