Villa Topaz, La Perla Del Caribe, Sleeps 7

Villa Topaz, La Perla Del Caribe, Sleeps 7

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Dec 7, 2013
Stunning villa with verandas in three levels

Topaz is a spectacular three story villa, surrounded with palm trees and a magnificent stretch of sandy beach looking at the turquoise Caribbean Sea between the Barrier Reef and the lagoon.

Ground floor

From the pearly white sand only a few steps will lead you to a beautiful wooden verandah and to the main entrance of the spectacular TV room. There is a Sony 42? flat screen TV, a large and comfortable sofa, and a jacuzzi for two facing your favourite movies. The walls are hand painted giving a warm ambience to this room. There is also a gorgeous powder room adjoining this room.

To the left of the TV room is the Greek bedroom, ideal for teens or kids (one double and one single bed). There is also a charming full bathroom. The washing machine is found in the utility room at the back of the villa.

A dramatic Mexican staircase will bring you to the next level.

Middle Floor (hardwood floor)

The double mahogany doors bring you to the living room and kitchen. There you will find a leather sofa, ottoman, lounge chair, large antique coffee table and buffet. The kitchen counters have beautiful Mexican tiles, along with a stainless steel stove and refrigerator and an 18th century wooden dining table that seats 10 people.

To the left of the living room a big opening framed by two antique hacienda columns leads into the family room, which is furnished with a built-in sofa with the finest Guatemalan fabric, a beautiful coffee table and an adjoining enclosed verandah with an Indonesian seating area overlooking the tropical pool. At the end of the room is the studio with an amazing 600 pounds stone desk.

To the right of the living room, the master bedroom will fascinate you. Wood beam ceilings, mahogany custom king bed, antique armoire, a built-in closet and enclosed verandah with hammock. The very spacious bathroom has double hand painted sinks, a big shower and large ottoman to relax on.

Third floor (hardwood floor)

From the living room a beautiful mahogany spiral staircase will get you to the gigantic master bedroom. There you will find a big walk-in closet, a king sized bed from Indonesia, and an antique desk and chair. The bathroom has a huge shower and handmade tiles and sink from Mexico.

Separate access is available to the two stunning sun bathing bed terraces, with their breathtaking view to the Caribbean Sea and reef, as well as the outstanding sunsets over the lagoon.

A luxury vacation villa in the Caribbean is something many of us dream of – we hear of celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio buying a private island and the rich and famous spending time at private beach villas. So we think it’s available only to the very wealthy. Yet, in fact, the cost per person at a vacation villa is often less than staying at a hotel.

The Villas at La Perla Del Caribe are a case in point. These high-end, private homes situated on prime beachfront property on Ambergris Caye, one of the unspoiled gems of the Caribbean, are now available for rent – and they’re very affordable. This resort offers you and your family the experience of a luxury Caribbean beach vacation, without breaking the bank.

Each villa is distinctively designed with a Mediterranean-style architectural motif that is unique in Belize, and each villa’s appointments and aesthetic effects have been customized to the tastes of the respective villa owners.

The homes are situated on a 4.5 acres site which slopes gently to the water’s edge and features an absolutely magnificent stretch of sandy beach. Close offshore is the Belize coral reef, the second biggest barrier reef in the world, rated as one of the top ten dive sites.

The property consists of twelve villas, including eight available for rental:

* Four (4) Two-bedroom Villas * One (1) Three-bedroom Villa * Two (2) Four-bedroom Villas * Two (2) Five-bedroom Villas

The property also features a tropical pool and has a 350 foot pier. La Perla Del Caribe offers a tranquil environment in which to relax and enjoy your holiday in paradise.

La Perla del Caribe Features:

A private, white sand beach

Wedding and honeymoon planner available on request

Fully staffed including luxury concierge

Chef available on request

Grocery and Bar provisioning service provided by Lagniappe Provisioning

Neighboring world renowned restaurants at Portofino Resort, Azul Resort’s Rojo Lounge and Mambo at Mata Chica all within a 5-10 minutes walk from us – breakfast, lunch and dinner

Massages, pedicures and manicures in the privacy of your villa or poolside upon request.

Local adventures including Catamaran Cruises, Great Blue Hole and Local Scuba Diving, Glass Bottom Boat Trips, Picnic Snorkeling Trips, Mayan Ruin Day Trips, Tikal Ruins Trips (day or overnight), Manatee Watch, Beach BBQs and more by Seaduced by Belize.

Private boat with captain at your disposal (at additional cost and subject to availability)

Complimentary arrival and departure transfers from Local Airstrip to La Perla.

Freshwater pool overlooking the ocean

Tropical outdoor showers

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided

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Villa Topaz, La Perla Del Caribe, Sleeps 7
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p479744vb
8662906341
Ambergris Caye Belize
Where do you live?
4

Final thoughts for Villa Topaz

  • 4 of 5
Things to Do: If you are a snorkeler or scuba diver, go to Belize!!! Our friends said that this was one of the best places to snorkel ever! They swam with nurse sharks, stingrays, beautiful fish, turtles, etc. Anna can set up an excursion for you. If you are a beach / ocean person, Belize is not the place to go. The sea grass in the ocean is very dense and heavy, and unless you have swimming shoes, I wouldn’t wade through it. The beaches attract sea weed, sea grass, and every type of litter possible (cans, bottles, shoes, etc.). It is really a shame. While each place tries to keep the beach clean, it is a never ending battle. From the swimmer in the group…the water is right in front of you…but the sea grasses and shallow depth don’t allow swimming from the beach. And swimming beyond the dock was discouraged because of the heavy boat traffic. Although the pool was lovely, the water access was extremely disappointing. The snorkeling trips, however, were really special.

We took advantage of the spa people who come to the villa for pampering. I have been getting massages for more than 25 years in a variety of places, and I had one of the best massages I have ever had. We had massages, body wraps, facials, reflexology, and a manicure. Very nice and competitively priced.

We also went into San Pedro (again, the water taxi!!) for shopping and to eat lunch at Victoria House. I will post a separate review on this, but suffice it to say that this is a beautiful property, and we had an excellent lunch with outstanding service.

THE MAJOR NEGATIVE and a few other issues – Our outside furniture was in terrible shape. Ripped pillows, and rusted chairs. One person in our party was sitting in a chair when the rusted leg gave out. Luckily he did not hurt himself. We reported it, but unfortunately the property management team doesn’t have much control over this. It is the responsibility of the villa owner. This is something that the villa owners must improve. If not, we would recommend staying away from this villa.

A few of the other items that need to be replaced are the coffee maker, microwave and toaster oven. The first two are very old with the microwave being made prior to digital technology.

We also recommended that the property management stock the bathrooms with facial tissue. I can honestly say I have never been to a property that did not have tissues in the bathroom.
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
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Villa Topaz, La Perla Del Caribe, Sleeps 7
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p479744vb
8662906341
Ambergris Caye Belize
Memphis TN USA
4

Villa Topaz at La Perla Del Caribe – Beautiful Villa – Getting there is not for the faint of heart!

  • 4 of 5
I will have to submit several reviews to cover our trip - here is part 1. Getting there: This is the hardest part of the trip. You fly into Belize City and then you have the option of taking an inexpensive but long ferry ride to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, OR flying a 14 passenger plane for a beautiful 20 minute flight. We opted for the flight and were very glad we did! La Perla makes all these arrangements. When you land at the San Pedro airport, you will be met by a taxi scheduled by La Perla. Your friendly cab driver will take you about a mile. Then, he will carry your bags to the pre-arranged water taxi! Yup – now you have about a 20 minute ride in a boat. I suffer from sea-sickness, so my sea bands and sitting outside the boat was the way to go for me! Twenty minutes later, you pull up to a dock where the staff from La Perla meets you. Your luggage is delivered to your villa, and the staff walks you through the house and gives you your keys. They will also answer all of your questions – at this time and throughout your stay.

The Staff: Everyone on this property is wonderful. Toshiva is always there and can do maintenance work, carry luggage, give you advice, etc. Anna, who was new to the property, is your coordinator for everything – spa, dinner, private water taxis, excursions, etc. She was wonderful – very personable, friendly, and prompt in her duties. Rene is the property manager and took time to talk through the few issues we had (more on this later). The housekeeping staff was second to none! They kept us well stocked (towels, water, coffee, etc.). They made sure the villa was spotless and clean. The housekeeping responsibilities include washing all your dishes! The grounds keepers (Daniel and Jose) work tirelessly to keep the grounds, beach, pool, landscaping, etc. looking beautiful.

The Villa: This is a beautiful, well appointed, and comfortable villa. There were 5 of us and we were comfortable all the time. There is a lot of living area – porches, hammock, living room, sitting area, and entertainment room (including an indoor Jacuzzi). The furniture is nice, comfortable, and perfect for the villa. The dining area table is enormous! And the kitchen is big and well equipped. Although I have read in other reviews about no in-villa safes, we had one safe which was fine for the 5 of us. We had no problems with the Wi-Fi during our 8 day trip. Also, we did not experience any bugs, mosquitos, etc.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
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Villa Topaz, La Perla Del Caribe, Sleeps 7
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p479744vb
8662906341
Ambergris Caye Belize
Danville
4

Not worth the holiday upcharge but still paradise

  • 4 of 5
First of all, I must say that we stayed in Villa Topaz at La Perla by default. We were originally booked at Solaria for our Christmas holiday but the management company, Absolute Belize double booked our 5 bedroom villa and we had to scramble to find an alternative since we had already paid for air travel. Absolute Belize recommended La Perla as a comparable alternative however they did not have a 5 bedroom so we would need to rent a 3 bedroom and a 2 bedroom to accommodate our extended family.
Our family of 4 stayed in Villa Topaz. It was stunning at first glance. Spacious rooms and interesting island decor with a huge dining table to accommodate our Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner for 10 people. We especially enjoyed the large outside deck overlooking the property and water as well as the hammock room off the master. Although, the villa was incredible spacious it only had three bedrooms two of which only had one bed. It has a huge bonus room on the bottom floor with a large sectional and TV (the only one in the villa). This room was very dark and cavernous and since no screens on the doors to outside we never used the space. We also found that the decor on closer inspection was a bit tired. The outdoor lounge chair cushions were faded and ripped and the white linen drapery had stains. We found the resort as a whole had some furnishings in disrepair as well. There were only 7 lounge chairs at the pool, one of which had it's back torn. There were 5 kayaks for the guests use however only 3 paddles. We were also told that the resort had its own boat that could be used for the guests transportation free of charge. We asked if we could get a ride to town rather than wait and pay for the water taxi but was told that it wasn't used for those purposes.
I will say that the staff was very attentive. Rene checked in with us most mornings to see if he could help with anything and Toshiva was very helpful as well.
As a whole, we thoroughly enjoyed are visit to Belize and our stay at La Perla but feel that the 40% upcharge for the holiday week was definitely out of line. I would recommend La Perla at the low season rates and then you would feel like you got what you paid for.
Some tips:
La Perla is pretty far from San Pedro and golf carts are out of the question. The road is mostly impassable. Order at least minimum food from Mata Grande Grocery and have it delivered prior to your arrival. Recommend hiring a personal chef at least once while there.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Pedro Town at 6 Miles Nearest Ferry : Coastal Xpress Water Taxi Nearest Beach : On property Nearest Barpub : Portofino Resort at 0.12 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Portofino Resort at 0.12 Miles Car: not necessary

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate
5 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Low Season
May 1 - Dec 19
5 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 - Jan 2
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 
 
High
Jan 3 - Apr 30
5 night minimum stay
$750
 

Additional information about rental rates

A deposit of 50% is required to secure reservation. For reservations made 60 days or less from date of arrival, full payment is required. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. (Holidays 90 days). Full refund (less 10% handling charge) if cancelled more than 60 days prior to arrival. No refund for no-shows or for unused portion of accommodation. There will be a 10% handling charge for all refunds.

Fees And Taxes 9% government hotel tax plus 5% service charge.

Amenities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
  • smoking allowed ...

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 3500 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - adjoins family room
  • Bathroom 1 - shower, toilet
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - shower, toilet

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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

Notes:

  • Villa has 1 cubic foot safe for guest use.
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