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Your Private 3 Bed/3 Bath Home Directly on the Caribbean Ocean, bikes & cell too

Your Private 3 Bed/3 Bath Home Directly on the Caribbean Ocean, bikes & cell too

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 26, 2014
Private Home, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6) - lovely oceanfront setting

This two level mahogany and sandstone villa is located directly on the Caribbean ocean. The villa has two master suites with double sinks with another top level bedroom and bathroom. There is a large second level deck that overlooks the ocean, with a comfy hammock and seating for four. We have a two-person kayak available for your use - just ask Sergio, our caretaker, to bring it out for you! Plus, two new bikes to ride around. And, during your visit, we have a local Belize cell phone available for your use - just ask Miss Raquel, our housekeeper.

The lovely pool is shared by the four villas of Los Encantos, Villa La Jolla is Villa #1 on the oceanfront. We have an onsite caretaker, Mr. Sergio, and his wife and our housekeeper, Ms. Raquel; she is happy to prepare a Belizean meal, should you wish.

There is a terrific grocery behind the property that will provision the villa ahead of your arrival - look up Mata Grande Grocery on Google.

Scuba, fishing and snorkeling galore - tours will pick you up at the Los Encantos private pier. The local guides will barbeque the 'catch of the day' on the beach, should you wish.

Close enough to San Pedro town, but still private. San Pedro can be accessed via regular water ferry, private water taxi, golfcart or bike. And, there are nice restaurants and bars that are a short stroll up or down the beach from Villa La Jolla.

Villa La Jolla is a comfortable, welcoming private home from which to start your Belizean adventure. Ours is not your choice if you seek 'state of the art kitchens' or 1000 count bedsheets. If you want somewhere you'll feel comfortable in which to live and enjoy, we're your choice. If there is anything you need or would like, our onsite caretaker and his wife, our housekeeper, will assist immediately. And, our on-island rental manager, Mary, is a phone call away to arrange tours, golf carts rentals, restaurant bookings - anything you wish.

We are very grateful for the nice reviews that our guests have sent and you can read these at 'Reviews'. Also, many guests have sent us comments which we've posted for your review. VRBO has recently changed their system so that guest comments are no longer shown in 'Reviews' but are shown in another area - please see 'guest comments' directly above 'Photos'. We want you to have as complete a picture as possible of your Belizean vacation spot.

Keywords: Directly on the Caribbean, this large custom-built house, two levels, three bedrooms and 3 baths, is your gateway to adventure and relaxation.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

We wanted a retreat on the ocean, close to diving and other water sports and we found a perfect place here at Los Encantos! We go into San Pedro town regularly, but often enjoy staying here and barbequing or simply relaxing.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We truly enjoyed our stay at your home. The house and grounds were beautiful and it was was really perfect for our needs. The caretakers are also wonderful people, you are lucky to have such nice people to look after your property. It was definitely a shame that we only stayed 4 days, and hope that we can return in the future for a longer stay.
Sep 2014
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Reviews

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Your Private 3 Bed/3 Bath Home Directly on the Caribbean Ocean, bikes & cell too
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p227493vb
+1 -(858) 869-1050
Ambergris Caye Belize
5

Great stay at Villa La Jolla

  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed at Villa La Jolla for 4 nights this past September 2014. Everything was wonderful! The arrival was seamless. We had a driver waiting for us when we landed in Ambergris Caye, who brought us to a boat, that brought us to the house, where the caretaker was waiting for us to arrive to help us with our bags and give us a tour of the property.

The caretakers Rachel and Sergio are wonderful people, very nice and very helpful. They introduced us to a tour operator nearby (Geanie?- a cool guy) for snorkeling and fishing, and helped book our golf carts as well. You must also have Rachel prepare you a traditional Belizean meal one night (she cooked the fish we caught!) Still trying to recreate her recipes with no luck unfortunately..

The Villa itself is beautiful and very well kept. The pictures do not do it justice. The common area is very open and ideal for family gatherings, and the bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and clean. The Villa is a little ways up from San Pedro town, which can be slightly inconvenient if you plan to go into town often, but if you are there to relax on the property, take tours and enjoy the beautiful Belize weather it's not a problem! The grounds are nice, and well kept. The pool was big and warm. The only thing that was a tad disappointing was the amount of seaweed that seems to be along the entire shore of Ambergris caye! For that reason the beach at the Villa is not ideal for swimming, but great for kayaking, etc.

Needless to say I would recommend this rental to anyone and everyone! It was a lovely stay and way too short. Sally, the owner, was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She was very helpful and very quick to respond to emails! Trish at Caye Management was also wonderful. She booked our tropic air flights for us and was also very quick to answer emails/questions. It was honestly a very pleasant and positive rental experience and I would most definitely stay at Villa La Jolla again!
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Your Private 3 Bed/3 Bath Home Directly on the Caribbean Ocean, bikes & cell too
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p227493vb
+1 -(858) 869-1050
Ambergris Caye Belize
5

We were children in paradise!

  • 5 of 5
This was one of my favorite vacations and I have travelled to many countries in this world! The house is even more beautiful than the website can show. The house was great. Rachel and Sergio did everything in their power to ensure that we had a great trip. A big part of the trip was Genie! Go with Genie!!! He has a lot of different options. In our case Genie picked us up at the pier at our house and entertained us all day. He has first rate equipment for snorkeling. The area are different (Mexico rocks and the reef) so there are vastly different viewing options. We fished, dove for conch and Genie and his guide cooked a feast for us! Eat the curried shrimp at Elvi's and the conch fritters at Caliente! Find the Belizean chocolate shop in town. Go to Fido's and buy art at the galleries inside of this huge structure. Order beautiful mixed drinks and shots, you'll dance even better :) It was a great trip! Go! Have fun!
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
Your Private 3 Bed/3 Bath Home Directly on the Caribbean Ocean, bikes & cell too
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p227493vb
+1 -(858) 869-1050
Ambergris Caye Belize
San Diego, CA, USA
5

Our stay at Villa La Jolla, Los Encantos Ambergris Caye, Belize

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 6 spent six nights at Vila La Jolla. I can simply describe the overall stay as a phenomenal family vacation with the property, locale and amenities all meeting or exceeding our expectations. We found this property on VRBO via a simple search that included our preferred dates and rooming requirements. Once we found that the property was available, we contacted the owner Sally with specific questions on the location and the property and were amazed at the prompt (and now we know genuinely warm) response. She described the property, the room set up, the amenities and general aspects of the location. She did not oversell the property. Once we decided on the property and dates, the transaction with the property managers was seamless. Closer to the dates, we reached back to Sally and Trish (property manager) with now a barrage of questions. Again, within a few hours, Sally responded to all our questions (with Trish filling in the gaps) and this helped us prepare for our trip - as a family, we wanted a nice mix of R&R at the home and balancing it with local activities and nightlife on the island.

There were no surprises. We were picked up at the ferry dock (Belize to San Pedro water taxi), taken shopping in town for key provisions (yes, Belikin beer!) and ferried across the island on a short 15 min boat ride to the dock at Los Encantos. We were met at the dock by Sergio and Raquel, the housekeepers, and shown to the house with all of the features explained.

It is a beautiful house and a wonderful property. The house overlooks the water and property has a beautiful salt-water pool that the family all enjoyed after a busy day out-and-about and before dinner. Speaking of dinner, we had Raquel cook us two incredible meals with both Belizian and Creole flair. One night we had Genie, the fisherman who took us fishing and snorkeling, cook us our catch and that in itself was a restaurant-quality dinner.

We would recommend this property to all our friends and family. It is wonderfully maintained, has all the amenities and very helpful owners and housekeepers. A very good wireless connection (we all made a pledge to go connection-less on this vacation), satellite TV (yes, we did watch the World Cup) and excellent cooking facilities with all the utensils and gadgets.

We wish we had stayed longer but we do have some wonderful photographs and memories. We look forward to going back here.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Your Private 3 Bed/3 Bath Home Directly on the Caribbean Ocean, bikes & cell too
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p227493vb
+1 -(858) 869-1050
Ambergris Caye Belize
Bellevue, Washington USA
5

Third Stay

  • 5 of 5
This was our third stay here in as many years so we obviously enjoy all facets including the transportation from the Belize City airport to the house.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Rachel, Sergio and I are all delighted that you were able to visit this year. Hopefully, soon we can welcome you along with your kids and grandkids.
business
Your Private 3 Bed/3 Bath Home Directly on the Caribbean Ocean, bikes & cell too
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p227493vb
+1 -(858) 869-1050
Ambergris Caye Belize
Arlington
4

Great Get-away in Ambergris Caye

  • 4 of 5
Once you arrive on the island, you take a 20 minute boat ride along the coast to Villa La Jolla. This 3 bedroom, 2 story house is right on the beach. There are 2 bedrooms downstairs with another on the top level with the "living area". We left the windows are doors upstairs open to enjoy the ocean breeze and sounds of crashing waves. Our family loves isolated spots where we can relax away from the "tourists" and this really fit the bill. The caretakers are wonderful people and very helpful with any questions or needs you might have. We typically eat out for dinner and there are 2-3 good places to dine within walking distance. Most of the time, the Restaurant has a boat to bring you home.
Definitely recommend taking a snorkel or dive trip if you are so inclined. We saw tons of fish, turtles and sharks along with some pretty cool corral. The only real negative is the sea grass that surrounds parts of the island. if you like to swim in the ocean, it is hard to do right off the dock since there are boats flying up and down the coast. Plus its pretty shallow. Overall, if you are looking for a nice quiet place to get-away from it all, you cant beat Villa La Jolla!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Jim, for bringing your family to stay at Villa La Jolla! We're glad that you had a super time and hope that you can come back again.
business
Your Private 3 Bed/3 Bath Home Directly on the Caribbean Ocean, bikes & cell too
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p227493vb
+1 -(858) 869-1050
Ambergris Caye Belize
5

Feels like our second home

  • 5 of 5
My family returned to Los Encantos for the 2nd visit in 2 years and can't wait for our 3rd.

When we arrived, it almost felt like we had never left. Rachel and Sergio greeted us like old friends. The home was familiar, clean, and comfortable. We have 2 small kids, and you really can't ask for a better vacation location or a better place to stay. While we can't wait for them to grow up a little so we can enjoy many of the amazing activities Ambergris Caye has to offer, Los Encantos is perfect for the more relaxed style of trip. The pool is refreshing, the beach is calm, and the life is laid back. You get the privacy of your own little stretch of beach and comforts of a full sized home, but also the convenience of resort life within 10-15 walk. We love the barefoot life.

The caretakers of the property, Rachel and Sergio, are there to help you out with any needs that you may have, be it issues with the home, arrange a tour, or Rachel will even cook a Belize dinner!

Things we like to do: sit on the beach; relax in the pool, sleep in the hammock; go fishing with a guide; kayak to the reef; snorkel trips with rays, sharks, and turtles; barefoot lunch at Miss Aurora's Grill, spa treatments at Matachica, pizza and cocktails at Rojo Lounge, dinner in San Pedro..... you will run out of time before you run out of things to do.

We will be back, just as soon as we can. We wouldn't change a thing.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoy Ambergris Caye and Belize as much as we do. And, we hope your little children can enjoy more of the island and the things it has to offer as they get older and as you're able to return. Thank you so much for your gracious comments.

Location

From the Owner

We are close to San Pedro town but far enough away that you have your 'private Caribbean'. All dive shops and snorkel and fishing guides will pick you up from our private pier, shown in the photo. Restaurants and bars are a walk up or down the beach.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Pedro Airstrip (SPR) at 4.5 Miles Car: not necessary

Local guides and dive shops will pick you up from our private pier and take you for a day of adventure: snorkel, fish, SCUBA, beach barbeque. Also, day trips to inland Belize and Mayan ruins, cave tubing and jungle tours are easily arranged through our on-island rental management company. We have a caretaker and housekeeper that live on the property - ready with answers to any questions. All the privacy of a home, within easy reach of San Pedro town and other adventures.

A note about getting around on the island. We prefer going by water - private water taxi or Coastal ferry - or by bike or by foot. Some of our guests have rented golf carts and our on-island rental manager can assist you with that. Having said that, the road for the golf carts is a little rough. And, golf cart rentals tend to be expensive. You can always rent a golf cart after you arrive.

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Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 9.0%

When you've decided that Villa La Jolla is for you, our on-island rental manager will email you a deposit and payment form. We accept all credit cards. Also, our on-island rental manager will arrange your complimentary transfer to Villa La Jolla upon your arrival to San Pedro AND also your departure when your vacation ends. A two night deposit is collected to reserve, balance due 30 days out.

For bookings longer than 1 week, discounts may be available depending upon season. Low season discounts may be available. For parties of two, lower rates may be offered. Holiday stays from Dec. 15th to Jan. 5th are $425 plus tax per night and may be subject to a 7 night minimum stay.

We can accommodate up to 6 guests comfortably; we don't accept parties larger than 6 people.

Amenities

From the Owner

Villa La Jolla at Los Encantos is a private home, one of four homes that comprise Los Encantos. It is located directly on the ocean, with nothing impeding your view of the beautiful Caribbean from nearly any spot in the house. We offer you the use of a local Belize cell phone during your stay. You can add minutes to the cell phone easily. Also, we have a 2 seat kayak for your use. And, two bikes to use.

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Attractions

  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Double sink bathrooms are ensuite for the two main bedrooms on the ground floor. The upstairs bedroom shares the bathroom with shower that opens off of the living area.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The two main suites on the ground floor each have a private entrance direct to the sand and oceanfront. Each has a double-sink bathroom in the suite. One suite has a Belizean hand-carved queen bed; the other suite has a king-sized bed. The 3rd bedroom is on the 2nd floor and it has 1 queen bed. It shares the guest bathroom and shower on the 2nd floor.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Private pier and dock for the four Los Encantos villas, parking for golf cart (we'll arrange a rental, should you wish), Mata Grande grocery nearby which can provision the house ahead of your arrival.
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