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.
Also, VRBO has started to institute a service charge of up to 10% that it will charge our future guests who choose to book through VRBO. For over ten years, we have used Caye Management, an on-island, well-respected rental management company, to handle our bookings and deposits and payments. So, we suggest that rather than reserving and paying the VRBO surcharge, let us know of your interest and Caye Management will email to you a deposit and payment form (credit cards welcome). This allows you to save the service fee charged by VRBO and spend it on some fun activity while in Belize. Of course, all questions welcome.
Keywords: Directly on the Caribbean, this large custom-built house, two levels, three bedrooms and 3 baths, is your gateway to adventure and relaxation.
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.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a great time in Belize and thoroughly enjoyed your villa. We enjoyed the private peace and quiet it offered and the lovely view. I would certainly recommend it.
5 based on 32 traveler reviews
What a fabulous time. We loved every moment of our vacation. We worked with Trish at Caye Management and she responded to every email within an hour with every detail taken care of or explained. The owner Sally emailed us to welcome us to her home and we were also visited by Mary from Caye Management the first day to check on us and made us feel so welcome. The care takers at the villa Harley and Avia were amazing. We had a party of 9 and we rented Villa La Jolla and Villa Del Mar and we are already booking for next year. The grounds were gorgeous and clean , the views were breath taking, and memories were priceless. By far one of best vacations. Loved Paco's Tiki Bar and Grill and last but not lease.......Toby the villa dog. Your heart will melt and you will try to find away to smuggle him home.
Took older kids and we all fell in love with our view. Content to just sit on the awesome porch and take in the tropical breezes. The grounds keeper, Sergio was very helpful and his wife cooked a great meal on our last night. The villa is away from town but there is a grocery store and John's Bar and grill within walking distance that is very good.
We had a wonderful vacation at this villa. We were with another couple and the villa was perfect for us. We each had a room with on-suite for privacy and could easily get together upstairs in the living/dining area. The patio and balcony were lovely sitting out and relaxing. We appreciated the quiet and being just far enough away from San Pedro so that we could enjoy both the town and the seclusion. I highly recommend this VRO.
Immaculate - Spectacular Villa!!!!
Immaculate and spectacular is the most appropriate description of this villa. The ocean views will take your breath away. Coconut trees and a never-ending tropical breeze surround the villa, and the sparkling pool, which we never saw more than two people at (on a rare occasion) will re-set your soul! Sally and Trish astonished us with their responsiveness while we were staying at the villa. One night, the speaker/Ipod dock petered out, and low and behold, there was a brand new one waiting for us the very next day! Their service to us was the epitome of 'above and beyond,' unlike that of which I've ever experienced with other VRBOs. Kayaks, bikes, a within walking distance grocery store - you name it, this villa has it all! I would rent through Sally/Caye Management again in a heart beat. A few other things we enjoyed - a day trip to Caye Caulker, and Cave Tubing/Mayan Ruins adventure. We even invented a game of coconut cornhole in front of the villa, since there is no shortage of fallen coconuts! A truly amazing experience, and unbelievably cool villa. Thanks Sally and Trish - we loved every minute of it.
Awesome Spring Break
We loved our stay at Los Encantos. The house was perfect for our family, very nicely furnished and comfortable. We enjoyed getting to know the caretakers, Sergio and Raquel. They were a great help when we were looking for information about where to eat and how to get around. The property was absolutely beautiful and we didn't want to leave once the time came. We would love to come back and spend more time in the future. Thanks for helping us make our vacation one to remember.
As already stated by reviews on the website, pictures do not do Villa La Jolla justice! The property is beautiful and we found the villa to be nicely furnished and with more than the necessary amenities. The beds were comfortable and each room had its own air conditioning unit which was a plus. We were all alone for most of the week as new tenants didn't arrive next door until Wednesday of our stay. Even then, it was very quiet and we appreciated not having the 'resort feel' where there are constantly people roaming and you have to race down to the pool to save a lounge chair each morning. Rachel made us dinner one night and surprised us with some Belizian donuts for breakfast out of the goodness of her heart. She and Sergio were very gracious in answering our questions, and with helping us book massages and a golf cart rental for the week. This is a 'must do again' on our vacation list! Special thanks to Sally, Rachel & Sergio for the great hospitality! We will be back!
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
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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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Additional information about rental rates
For bookings longer than 1 week, discounts may be available during low season. 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 prefer that, rather than make payments through this VRBO portal, our guests coordinate with us to make deposits and payments through our on-island rental manager, Mary at Caye Management. Just contact Sally to make arrangements. We are grateful for your business.
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.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
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.”
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- Hair Dryer
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- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
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- Dining Area
- CD Player
- DVD Player
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Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- bird watching
- sight seeing
- wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- fly fishing
- pier fishing
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- water tubing
- 2000 sq. ft.
- 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.
- Balcony ...
- Bicycles ...
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- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill ...
- Water Sports Gear ...
- Guests provide their own meals
- 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.