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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Bay Islands reviews

  • Amazing Paradise!!

    "WOW! - seems like the best place to begin! We had the pleasure of renting the entire property of Villas del Mar for our group of 22. We trek annually to a different tropical retreat, and with a group this size it can be difficult to find properties to accommodate - but we hit the jackpot with this one! The entire staff catered to our every whim - from picking us to the airport (different itineraries, mind you), to going to the grocery store, to bringing up ice to the pools, to taking kayaks and paddle boards (boards rented by us, kayaks included) down to the docks - there is nothing we left wanting for! We hired Rosa and Pearl make most of our meals for us, and this is a must; this leaves your days and evenings free to explore the island, relax, and enjoy all the properties have to offer! The pools were awesome, the kayaks and gear fantastic, and simply there wasn't any additional amenity that the houses didn't have. The main thing to note would be in Brisa, it is an open Balinese style house - so the two bedrooms there, although having portable AC units to cool - don't stay as cool as the bedrooms in the other houses. This is just to note, and not a deterrent- just in case AC for people is an absolute must. Speaking of absolutes, the use of bug spray is a must! This is the tropics, bugs affect some more than others. It was nice to have a supply offered in each home, but definitely bring your own and apply often. There is a great gift shop onsite with handmade items by the owners and staff who work there, as well that is what makes up all the decor and dinnerware! Lastly, having the vehicles there to use was such a bonus - especially with a group of our size and going to different places. The pictures of the interiors, exteriors, and the all the acreage simply do not do it justice - it's a gorgeous retreat. Go and see for yourself :-). Thanks to the Raw family and all those onsite at Villas Del Mar - we had a fantastic trip, one for the books!"
    Guest: Stacy Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: December 9, 2016
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  • Quiet Paradise

    "We leave this piece of paradise in the morning - wish it wasn't so. Well appointed home with two bedrooms and two full baths. Three beds that would accommodate three couples nicely with spacious interior and an enormous deck (which we spent most of our time on). If you cook, the kitchen has most everything you need (bring spices). Nice island for food preparation and a six person interior table for meals. Washer and dryer in a separate downstairs room if needed. Fantastic snorkeling right in front of the home. Bring socks for snorkeling as the shore is somewhat shell ridden. Iguanas bask in the sun on the property and enjoy being fed fruit or bread and they most certainly are not afraid of human interaction. No mosquitoes but the no see-ums are plentiful. Use a fresh cut lime to take away the sting and triple antibiotic ointment to rid yourself of the red dots. Angel, an all purpose handyman for the property will take very good care of you. He's personable and speaks English well and is a very nice man. Sue, the owner, lives just behind the roundhouse and is accessible if a problem arises. We will definitely stay here again. It's just outside of town with very little traffic and away from the loud night life exhibited in town. Rustic living at it's finest!"
    Guest: Steve and Linda Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: February 18, 2017
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  • Perfect

    "My husband and I arrived the 21st and Al was at the airport to meet us. He stopped by the grocery store for us on the way to the house. The grocery store was nice and surprisingly like back home. We then came to the most perfect spot on earth for our week vacation. The rental property is perfect. Perfect size and everything you could possibly need. We spent our days on the dock or in the ocean for the most part enjoying the beautiful weather. Huge puffer fish, manta rays, and many types of fish could be seen right off the dock. Snorkeling paradise out at the reef. Al and Sandra were fantastic, helpful, and so very nice. Al even started up the fire pit out on the beach for us and provided the firewood so we could sit out there as long as we liked. Seriously could not have asked for a better vacation, and we are definitely coming back. I'd recommend this spot to everyone, particularly with the wonderful caretakers on site. Oh and their three dogs are super sweet too. Jack, the puppy, would come to the door to see us every day. Mostly to see if my husband would come out and play. Zoe and Mia were treasures as well. They pups were the cherry on top of one fabulous trip. Come visit this piece of paradise!"
    Guest: Theresa M. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 28, 2017
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  • A Wonderful Stay!

    "We spent four days at Casanueva and Belvedere. It was a great vacation that far exceeded our expectations. The Villas were great, spacious and comfortable for all of us (13 adults). The views were great from nearly every room of the house and the main deck with the pool was an absolute delight. Christine and Surge were very nice to us, they greeted us and made sure that all of our accommodations were right in order. They also answered the phone for every question or concern we had which was a big relief. The location is great because it is located at West Bay Beach where most of the hotels and restaurants are. It is a short walk to the beach which makes a car not much of a necessity. The island has so many fun activities and the beach is always nice which makes it hard to leave the place. I would highly recommend those Villas since we had a blast!"
    Guest: Amnon R. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 27, 2016
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