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Your Private 3 Bed/3 Bath Home on the Ocean - adventure and relaxation await

Bedrooms 3
Space 185 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Private Home, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps max 6) - tranquil 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 our onsite caretaker to bring it out for you!

The lovely pool is shared by the four villas of Los Encantos, Villa La Jolla is Villa #1 on the oceanfront.

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 our on-island management company, Caye Management, will assist immediately. Caye and their terrific staff are a phone call away to arrange tours, golf carts rentals, bike rentals, water taxis, 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.

All questions welcome! And, thank you for your interest in Villa La Jolla at Los Encantos.

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

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Sally

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.

Sally purchased this house in 2005

Why Sally chose Ambergris Caye

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay. The home was perfect for our family, enough space for everyone to spread out while enjoying the common areas as a family. Cleaning every other day was perfect and we truly appreciated the help with laundry during the week! Thank you for the fresh water, a must when on vacation. The assistance in getting an excursion was also very helpful. Safes in the rooms are a plus, we always felt safe and protected. The trip logistics went off without a hitch. Wi-Fi to boot! I have nothing but positives to provide. Thank you! PS - we loved little Toby!
Dec 2016
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San Pedro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)



  • 5 of 5

Villa La Jolla is an amazing home away from home when visiting Ambergris Caye. I think it's one of the best venues on the island, especially if you value privacy, proximity to the ocean and an amazing view. It's near enough to San Pedro to head into town for meal or dive outing but far enough away to feel like you have the entire beach to yourself. The house itself is beautifully decorated and furnished and we loved cooking in the open kitchen and grilling our freshly caught fish on a coconut husk fire on the beach. There is a small grocery store about a 10 minute walk behind the home called Mata Grande that will even deliver provisions in advance. We also enjoyed a great beachside restaurant called Rojo Lounge about a 15 minute walk north. The friendly caretaker of the four villas that make up Los Encantos, Harley, and his wonderful family live on site and he can let you know when fish or produce vendors stop by the property. Also keep a lookout for the burrito and tamale vendors who bicycle along the beach in the morning. The chicken burritos are amazing (even for breakfast!). Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Nothing short of perfect

  • 5 of 5

If you want to be in the hub of things this is not your place.....if you want to snorkel from the pier ..not so much....will require water taxi or golf cart..

A perfect place in the world.....

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent in every way..

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place. Beautiful and everyone was incredibly helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Everything we hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, great view, comfortable living, well-appointed kitchen, caretakers Harley and Nevia (and dog Toby) are wonderful. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Hidden Gem North of Town

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Villa La Jolla blew away every expectation. The property itself is much more breathtaking in person over the photos. The salt water pool, is the perfect place to relax, or a stroll along the sandy beach with the tide going in and out revealing buried shells and crabs along your walk. Los Encantos, is about 4.5 miles north of town, which makes it a bit away from the "action" which was exactly what we needed. You can shop in town or at a couple of stores north of the bridge. There are now several restaurants near that are available to you via water taxi or golf cart.

Our family of five, used the three bedrooms. My daughter (5) stayed upstairs and my parents in the downstairs room with a king and us in the other room with a queen. The bathroom was spacious, large closets for storage, and a very well appointed kitchen. The porch is a terrific place to rest. Four chairs, plenty of tables for munchies and drinks, and a hammock to sway in the breeze. We cooked in several times, grilling fresh fish, shrimp, and on occasion pork chops. The BBQ was easy to light, after the locals shared their coconut husk and driftwood techniques. We used the local picnic table shared by the four Villas. We used the kayaks to enjoy floating around the reef and Nevia and Harley (caretakers) were wonderful. They take immaculate care of the grounds, raking the sand daily before 7...Nevia cooked one night for us and it was delicious local cuisine. By far the best chicken, rice & beans on the island and the cutest little coconut pies.

They have a small dog, Toby, that keeps guard over the beach and warns off strangers. There are also several locals that come by bringing goods to you. We saw a vendor with breakfast burritos, fresh shrimp and fish, local tapestries, a fruit & vegetable cart (great prices -- Nevia can tell you which days they come), and more.

Caye Management was also a terrific partner on the trip. They arranged our transfers from San Pedro and answered all of the questions we had quickly and thoroughly.

We can't wait to return to paradise! Book here now!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

For bookings longer than 1 week, discounts may be available during low season. For one or two guests, 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 do not accept parties larger than 6 people.

In the case of cancellations, written requests to cancel must be received prior to 60 days before arrival. If cancellation is requested 60 days prior to arrival, a full refund is made LESS processing fees which we are charged by the credit card companies (3% for MC/Visa and 4% for Amex and Discover). Any questions, please just ask.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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