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5 Bedroom, Luxurious Beach House with Pool; Wonderful Staff & Excellent Location

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-11)

Welcome to BajaMar. Located in desirable Mata Grande/Mata Chica neighborhood, this house was completed in 2010 and boasts pristine white sand beach, private infinity fresh water pool which overlooks to barrier reef, 3rd story viewing deck, palapa with bar, with beverage cooler & grill, 4 kayaks for guests to enjoy, and a further outdoor kitchen with gas grill, wine fridge and seating for 10 or more.

House is ideal for any reunion, small wedding or family & friends get together. House consists of 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 4,500+ sq ft of living space. 3 of the 5 bedrooms have private

kitchenettes, bathrooms, personal safes, and plasma TV's which all have private entrances.

The neighborhood offers services such as grocery store, golf cart rentals, bike rentals as well as some of the best restaurants on the island. If you are looking to get away and enjoy peace and quiet but still want to have access to services-this is the ideal location and house for you!

Professional and very attentive on-site caretaker couple will ensure a wonderful and memorable vacation for you, your family and friends - their services include; cleaning, maintenance, advice and organisation of tours / transport and delicious cooking!

Keywords: 5 Bedroom, Beach House, Caribbean Beachfront, Private Pool, Sleeps 10, Beachfront

More Details

Owner
Tony Whitehouse
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2017

Why Tony Whitehouse chose Ambergris Caye

While all beautiful places have their individual charms, nowhere on earth has given me the same sense of a yearning to return than here at BajaMar on Ambergris, the “Isla Bonita”.

As a brief background to the house, at the end of 2007 I bought the land, five miles north of San Pedro Town, to build BajaMar as a tropical home. The intention was to enable my wife and I to escape the cold winters of Europe; that I might fly-fish the surrounding salt water flats during my retirement and the decision was made with some vague and eccentric middle aged whim of investment. While the conceptual layout of the house was mine, the fine architectural design is entirely to the credit of local architect, Sue Courtenay. The house was completed in 2010 after a prolonged and challenging construction period of some two and a half years. Every single material for the construction was brought to the site by barge.

Amenities

San Pedro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 4 bathrooms are ensuite the 5th just across from the 2nd bedroom on the upper floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Five king size beds OR up to ten twin/single beds - depending on bedding constellation requested -also spare bed available and crib.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Full sized kitchen + 3 kitchenettes for downstairs rooms + outdoor kitchen with wine & beverage fridges, gas grill, bar sink & bar stools. Maid Service included in a one week reservation.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

5

BajaMar never disappoints

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Baja Mar, last year there were six of us. We had such a good time we increased our group to nine this year. Lots of time was spent on the porches & pool just hanging with friends and relaxing. Alfred arranged two snorkeling trips for us and a fishing trip as well as an adventure to the not so secret "Secret Beach". We had a blast on every excursion and felt like both years were very different and worth repeating. The week flew by way too fast!

The property was very well maintained, in fact we noticed several improvements from the previous year. The beach is raked every morning and kept clean. Alfred is always ready & willing to arrange any activity you want or get whatever you might need. His visit each day with Poe (the lovable dog) was always such a treat. Dianne's cooking is outstanding and so convenient. Most nights we had her prepare dinner for us and if we had any leftovers we put them in eggs the next morning for a variety of omelets. Her keylime pie was the best we have ever had!

Both Tony & Alfred are great to work with in advance of your arrival. They provide all the information you might need to prepare for a relaxing vacation at BajaMar. I highly recommend you have Dianne stock the kitchen with a few essential before your arrival. She might even provide you with a list of recommendations.

Both years we arrived at BajaMar via Nautilus Water Taxi. Not only do they drop you right on the dock where Alfred is waiting to greet you, but Michelle arranged for us to make a quick stop at the grocery store to stock up on a few essentials like beer & soda. It is much cheaper to buy your liquor at the duty free store at the airport and beer in Belize City than once you get to BajaMar.

Both Nautilus & BajaMar have never disappointed us! Belize is known for diving and snorkeling and some of the best spots aren't far from BajaMar. If you haven't been to Belize, the people are friendly, speak English, and US currency is readily accepted.

You won't be disappointed choosing BajaMar for your next vacation. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous house with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

House: The best at the beginning - in each bedroom there is a safe, you can leave your stuff in there, which is comfortable. Wifi is working quite well considering the island. The master bedroom is located upstairs with an ensuite-bathroom. Very nice views, especially when the sun rises in the mornings. The other room is behind the kitchen and samll, the bathroom is a short walk through the living room. The house has 3 downstairs bedrooms, each with a Little kitchen as well as a bathroom. No stairs within the house to get upstairs, but right outside. In the back there is a huge balcony, which is nice, when the sun is shining and the front balcony is to hot to have lunch there. The house was clean. Every morning Alfred and his Family are cleaning the beach, which is very nice. Be Aware that there is construction work going on next door, not very noisy, I assume they are through within the next few month (stay in April 2017), but not very nice. 2 nights we had storms and no electricity - no air con.

Kitchen: This is one point, where we have some mior negative comments.... The cleanliness of the pots has to be improved (some new ones wouldn't hurt). The infrastructure is okay, but not excellent. Huge fridge with ice maker. The bbq was old and definitely needs to be replaced, the burner was irregular and that's why we did not bbq after the first time. You have 4 kayaks to use, which is convenient, to get out to the reef.

Location: To me it was a Little too far out of town, it takes half an hour to get to town and 20 minutes to get to some restaurants North of the bridge. Be Aware that the bridge takes toll each time you pass it (2.5 USD). The next grocery is rather expensive and 5 minutes drive away or even less. It is a small store. If you cook, you have to drive to town to get your Food. Recommondation is the vegetable shack right after the bridge to your right - good veggies and fruits (we found the best and a lot cheaper than the greenhouse for example and better quality).

Caye Ambregris: We were very disappointed, my family went diving and there are some bigger fish, but the coral and the diversity of the fish were not great. The dive shops manager (white Sands) was simply arrogant and the shop was disorganised. I would choose another provider. Be Aware that the blue hole is 2.5 hrs rough boat ride away ... The Island itself is absolutely not well kept - if you go to the North it is very dirty, we were shocked. Stay around the house.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

You got to see it to Belize it!

  • 5 of 5

The house, pool and beach was great! Alfred, Dianne and Po were great as well. All 5 couples in our group (The Tribe from McKinney, TX) thoroughly enjoyed our vacation. Was not sure if I was going to like it since we have been to all inclusive resorts in Riviera Maya area for the past 9 years but it exceeded our expectations. Dianie & Alfred cooked for us 3 nights and they were awesome meals. We enjoyed going out for lunch and dinners at nearby restaurants too. Especially John's Escape, Rojo's and Mambo's in the Matachicka Resort. That were both as quick easy walk on the beach. Portofina was great two and they pick you up by boat complimentary! We rented two golf carts and went into San Pedro for shopping and lunch at Columbo's which was a great place to eat and drink. The snorkeling excursion with the sharks was fun two! Saw sharks, jack fish, sting rays and a lot of tropical fish. Went to Caye Cocker to and ate lunch at the Lazy Lizard for great food and drinks. We will definitely go back! Thanks Alfred, Dianie, Po, Tony and VRBO for great memories!

Jay Bliss

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

What can I say, the home, location, everything was wonderful. Alfred, Dianie and John were a pleasure to be around. Alfred took care of everything we needed whether arranging a trip to see the ruins, answering questions or golf carts for excursions to town. Dianie kept us fed with delicious meals and it was all so comfortable, like family. We always felt safe, especially with Po (the island dog) checking on us and grabbing a pet or two. The owner Tony thought of everything. From the layout of the home to the concise information he provided on every aspect of traveling and staying at his place. No matter what questions came up you could find the answer in the information he sent us. With help from Alfred, planning this trip was so stress free, we were able to just enjoy the uniqueness and beauty of Belize.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unbelize-able! Definitely, Check this place out!

  • 5 of 5

My family feels so fortunate to have found the greatest place to stay in Belize. It would be hard to imagine staying anywhere else! We have found that going the extra mile when we travel pays off. This was a relaxing, flowing vacation, thanks to the amazing management of this home, along with the outstanding accommodations. We walked off the plane to find the ferry company waiting. We took a quick ride to the ferry in their vehicle, and a nice boat ride directly to the Baja Mar dock (right in front of the beautifully crafted home). Alfred was there to greet us and show us in. He also familiarized us with the area and helped us with everything. He is a true gem, and I am grateful to know him. He helped with a welcome package of groceries, our golf cart rental, boat tours, where to go and just good advice for Belize and for life in general. I can't say enough good things about Alfred. When we walked through the home the very first time, I was in awe.... I never stopped being in awe every time I entered the home. The amazing architecture, beautifully thought out for the tropics. The beds were all comfy, which is a big deal on vacation. The kitchen is very equipped with what you need. The art is tastefully done, and made me feel at home. Get a Welcome meal from Dianie! You won't be disappointed after traveling all day, unwind to a lovely home made island meal. No worries, No problem! I will be back to Baja Mar. Treat yourself to this place, you deserve it. We have such great memories of our first trip to Belize!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic House

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful and comfortably accommodated eight people! Alfred was great and did everything he could to make sure we were well cared for. Poe the house dog was so sweet..yes you will want to take him home..sweet boy! You must go snorkeling...the best we've ever done! Shark Alley was awesome! The house was well maintained and the location was great a bit north of the city but perfect area to kick back and relax...must take a day to go to Secret Beach, stunning! We actually spent two days relaxing in the turquoise waters. Overall, one of the best vacations we've been on.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 6 2017 - Sep 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 19 2017
6 night minimum stay
$575
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
$725
 
 
December 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 16 2017
6 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2017/18
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 1 2018
6 night minimum stay
$825
 
 
January 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Jan 26 2018
6 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
High Season 2018
Jan 27 2018 - May 4 2018
6 night minimum stay
$725
 
 
Summer 2018
May 5 2018 - Aug 17 2018
6 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
Fall 2018
Aug 18 2018 - Nov 16 2018
6 night minimum stay
$655
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 24 2018
6 night minimum stay
$775
 
 
December 2018
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 14 2018
6 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Christmas / New Year 2018/2019
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 4 2019
6 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Reservations are normally taken for check-in: Friday, Saturday or Sunday -minimum stay 6 nights.
Around the Christmas and New Year period a limited range of check-in & check-out days will be specified.
Credit card payments to BajaMar will be charged in Belize dollars at the official fixed mid-rate of exchange: 1 USD = 2 BZD. (We accept Visa Card, MasterCard, American Express & Discover). The Central Bank of Belize however now fixes a small margin on the transaction, which varies but currently is 0.875% - i.e. +/- USD 20 both on the deposit and final balance payments on the average cost of a weeks stay. Guests may alternatively pay the exact USD amount by bank wire transfer.

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