"We have been to Ambergris before, but we stayed south of downtown, which can be fun, but very busy and crowded. If you want nightlife and lots of golf carts on the streets, look elsewhere! This house is about a mile north of the bridge, and it is like you are on your own private island. No noise, hardly anyone walking on the beach in front of the house, very few people peddling their wares. The location is PERFECT. Marbucks (excellent coffee, smoothies, and breakfast sandwiches), the Truck Stop (street food, stone oven pizza, ice cream), Ak'Bol yoga (also great breakfasts), Tiki Maya (burgers, fries) are literally only steps away. A small grocery store with ATM is just up the street (2 minutes by golf cart). We didn't have a cart the first night, and enjoyed walking down the beach under the stars to eat lion fish at Pirate's Treasure. The Dive Bar is just past there and we had a yummy lunch with a fun kid / dog-friendly vibe. The old Palapa Bar is right in front of the house and we were able to do scuba diving and spearfishing (a highlight for our teenagers) through Palapa Tours. Jet skis are delivered there, water taxis can stop there...it is all so convenient; literally a few steps away!
The house itself is beautiful and comfortable. Upscale, but casual. The deck is great to hang out on, and the pool is wonderful to just float in, looking at palm trees and ocean.
Lolly, the owner, is communicative and helpful. She runs this house like a real business. Very professional, yet also personable! It was truly a pleasure to work with her. She made me feel like we were friends that she was sharing her home with - I was tempted to bring a hostess gift! In addition, their caretaker, Orlando, is pleasant and efficient. He arranged things like a golf cart rental for us, which was nice. He checked in every day and responded quickly when we had questions or issues.
We honestly could not have been happier staying here, and will definitely try to book it when we come back to Belize. My family LOVED it! (I almost hate to write too many glowing things, for fear that it will become so popular that I won't be able to book it when I want to!)"
Date of Stay: December 2016
Review Submitted: December 27, 2016