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

Sleeps12
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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
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 12
  • 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:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • 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

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5 Bedroom, Luxurious Beach House with Pool; Wonderful Staff & Excellent Location
average rating of 4.9692307 based on 65 reviews
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Wonderful property and location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved everything about our stay at BajaMar and Ambergris Caye. The house is beautiful and a perfect location. We were able to travel into San Pedro, Secret Beach and area bars and restaurants easily on golf cart and had a great time doing so. We were there during Independence Day and the local residents and celebration were beautiful and we were so lucky to be able to experience the parade and block party. Alfred and Dianie are so helpful and were eager to accommodate any of our needs. Alfred was able to organize trips for us, reserve and assist with our golf carts and help us in so many other ways. Dianie made a delicious welcome meal and we would recommend to anyone. Not to mention they are some of the nicest people you will meet and we enjoyed getting to know them!! The property is beautiful and very well maintained. We had 5 couples with more than enough room and privacy when desired. Our weather was beautiful despite being there in the rainy season and we would definitely come back at that time of year again. We used Nautilus Express to transport to and from Belize City and that worked out well. We did a bit of grocery shopping before getting on the Nautilus boat...they took us on a grocery run in Belize city and then we picked up anything else needed throughout the week from the various markets around the house and in San Pedro. That worked well for us. Everything was fabulous from the initial booking and correspondence with the owner to our return home when we sadly had to waive goodbye to Alfred on the dock. I would recommend this property to anyone and we would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Bajamar 5 week visit

  • 5 of 5

Bajamar is as represented, which is delightful! Alfred and Dianie do everything they can to make your visit as pleasant and enjoyable as they can. The house is well laid out for a family or small group. We were there for five weeks with different groups of six arriving every 12 days. We felt

everything went very smoothly. Alfred and Dianie really do care about your visit to Bajamar. Po, their small dog, is the most laid back small dog I have seen. Christian and John also help with various chores, and are very helpful and pleasant. I would highly recommend a visit to Bajamar.

Regards,

Ken Williams

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

Great place ... great views!

  • 5 of 5

We were two families on vacation

We had plenty of room, the house was very comfortable, the views were great and the pool. was wonderful after a day in the sun and salt water! Alfred, Diannie and family took good care of us ... and did a great job of keeping the grounds clean daily! We highly recommend Diannie's welcome dinner. Rojos is just 200 yards north on the beach, serve great food and is generally a great "watering hole". About 300 yards south on the beach is a good pizza place for dining in or take-away. By all means get a golf cart and explore. Don't miss the bloody marys at Youcan Toucan!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Owner's Response: Thanks for 5 stars despite your criticisms. Whole team at BajaMar really works hard to provide as near perfect accommodation & service for guests as might reasonably be expected for luxurious vacation beach house in the tropics. Effort includes regular maintenance & keeping back-ups & spare parts/stocks of almost everything essential to smooth running of house. Kitchen: Agree some pots need replacement & will attend to this. We have however two bbq grills at the house- both gas fired - one is quite new & we could have provided this had you drawn our attention to problems with older one. Regulators on gas tanks are correctly matched, professionally & properly installed. Ignition of grills is by the gas lighter sticks provided. Will replace older gas bbq as you suggest. We listen to guests comments & other additions planned in next months are additional full length mirrors, more clothes hooks in bathrooms & ceiling fan on rear veranda. Electricity: Alfred informs me you were not without electricity for more than a few seconds during the nights of the storms when power failed. Automatic transfer switch on the back-up generator functioned properly. Fans, lights & pumps all continued working. You did not however have AC for few hours during night until grid main power returned. Location: We consider house ideally located away from hustle & bustle of down-town - quiet & inviting but within reasonably easy reach should guests want to see San Pedro Town for shopping. 4 restaurants are less than 5 minutes walk from house: Rojo Lounge & Mata Chica’s Mambo’s to North & John’s Escape & Sundiver Beach Resort, South. There is also another little restaurant on beach about 15 minutes walk North- Sun Deck & there is Portofino - 1 mile north but they pick-up dinner guests for free by boat. We think this is a very fair choice for visitors staying a week. Many guests only visit a couple of these restaurants during their week & ask Dianie to cook for them instead. It’s very rare somebody decides to shop everyday for groceries in town. Local store is expensive but is great for buying beers & sodas & delivery service free. There is also a mobile vegetable provisions service- Allan - who visits house a few times a week - quality & prices are good (exceptionally-unfortunately- week you were at house he was not working). Diving: Surprised by comments. Marine Reserve - World Heritage Site 106 coral species, 500 species of fish. House sits in middle of 40 dive sites.
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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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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. At busy times of the year we will give preference to requests for Saturday check-in and check-out.
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.

From repayments on all cancellations bank and credit card charges incurred by BajaMar and a USD 250 processing fee will be deducted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.