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

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Property Details

Updated: Feb 9, 2017
  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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

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Recent Review

About the Owner

Tony Whitehouse
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 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.

56 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

5

Absolutely gorgeous, comfortable and so well designed and architected.

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and 6 family members had the good fortune of booking BAJA MAR for my 70th birthday celebration in January 2017.

After looking at numerous villa rentals in BELIZE, BAJA MAR just jumped out at me. The photos, written description, and of course all the Reviews confirmed my instinct was correct. One of my better decisions, having just spent 7 days there with the wind and sea . We explored San Pedro with its Chocolate Factory and outdoor Market among many other curiosities and stumbled upon a great restaurant on the water called ESTELL’s. I had the best GRILLED GROUPER!

I certainly cannot omit the wonderful dinners served up by Diannie….beautifully prepared and delicious! At the last dinner Diannie’s son John surprised me with an Upside Down Pineapple cake he had prepared for my birthday.

I must also point out John’s brother, Christian, who every morning carefully maintained the sand, seagrass and pool. All the care done by Alfredo, Diannie and their family was entirely unobtrusive and welcomed.

Every morning Alfredo would come and check to find out if we needed anything. My husband and I looked forward to that time because invariably we would end up in conversation and find out about Belize history and other life experiences that are not necessarily written down. Alfredo was always very thoughtful, respectful and cordial and just a great help.

I can’t possibly end this narrative about BAJA MAR without mentioning PO, Alfredo’s very mixed breed dog who emanated the same respect as Alfredo and followed him everywhere. I must admit I would give him the occasional small piece of cheese, but Po never abused that gesture.

I can only end my comments with “in my opinion” you will make a mistake not to choose BAJA MAR for your holiday….and when you get there give Diannie and Alfredo a hug from me!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina
5

Carefree Week in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a magnificent week at BajaMar. The house accommodated our large group. But we never felt as though we were on top of each other because there were so many lovely terraces, balconies, verandas and palapas where you could be by yourself. Even the dock had a bench to sit on to watch the sunrise or the waves breaking on the reef. The infinity pool was a delight. The kitchen was very well appointed with everything we needed. The days were balmy and the warm wind off the ocean was always fanning us. There were a few very good bars and restaurants within easy walking distance. But perhaps the best thing about BajaMar is the attentive care that Alfred and Dianie give. He gave sage advice and was always available for any of our needs. Dianie is a wonderful cook of local specialties. I highly recommend this lovely vacation getaway and can't wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

No hassle and stress free vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation began the minute we walked out of the Belize City airport. The owner(Tony) and care taker(Alfred) of the casa BajaMar recommended our group (10 of us) take the Nautalis water taxi to the home. As promised, they were there waiting for us and loaded up our luggage and got us on the boat and took us directly to the dock where we were met by Alfred and his great dog Po. He immediately made us all feel comfortable and welcome. All of the rooms were very clean, roomy and views to die for.

One of my main concerns before we left on the trip was setting up day and night snorkeling trips, but Tony highly recommended we just wait until we arrived and that Alfred would set everything up. I was a bit anxious about that as we were there over the Christmas holidays and I feared everything would be booked. Well no worries about that as Alfred has connections ha ha. Alfred said "lets just set up these excursions on the best days and when you all feel like it". Fortunately the weather was always fantastic, but he chose the perfect days and we just walked out to the dock when our excursion boat (coral divers) arrived. Alfred literally handled everything. Talk about easy and convenient... wow. Genie (guide and boat driver with Coral Divers) was fun, easy going, knowledgeable and had some tasty rum punch for our adventures. We did several snorkels. Hol Chan/shark ray alley, and Mexico rock(which was our personal favorite) and also a night snorkel to Mexico rock. We also went to Caye Caulker island, walked around and had a fabulous lunch at a restaurant right at the dock we tied up to. After we left Caye Caulker, Genie took us by boat to the other side of the island and we fed the tarpon fish right out of our hands. We all thought that was pretty cool!

Life back at the home was as relaxing and beautiful as one could imagine. We had two golf carts(4 and 6 seater) so occasionally went to local store for a few items or a longer drive into San Pedro for a bigger shop. Take cash though as there is a toll (2.50 belizian each way) to enter San Pedro. One of our favorite stops was the "truck stop" (maybe a mile before San Pedro)which had a great bar and ice cream shop!

The best advice I can give on this trip though was to have Dianie cook all the supper meals.....amazing cook and more reasonable than local restaurants. But most of all... Trust Alfred to book everything and just enjoy the majestic beauty of this amazing home and relax! Truly a 5 star vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Berthoud, CO
5

Everything As Advertised & More!!

  • 5 of 5

When we planned our Belize trip, we chose Ambergris Caye (island) & soon found Casa BajaMar. Search Over!! BajaMar's a beautiful, custom built, 2 story, 5 BR, 5 Bath "villa" on its own secluded beach (raked daily) opening onto the crystal clear Caribbean & renowned Belize Barrier Reef, a short kayak paddle away. When I heard from owner Tony Whitehouse, & property mgr. Alfred Chable, I knew we'd made the right choice. After all the "1st time tourist" questions, Tony & Alfred said "don't worry, we'll take care of everything", and they did. From our Nautilus water taxi team meeting us on arrival @ Belize Airport to our return 9 days later, all was friendly, professional & on time. We & our luggage were taken straight to the boat for a 1 hr ride up the coast (w/complimentary rum punch), to San Pedro marina (Ambergris' biggest & only city). From there, another 20 minutes up the coastline to BajaMar's private dock where Alfred, "PO" the wonder dog & staff welcomed us. We were on vacation in paradise. Later we enjoyed a Chef Dianie homemade "welcome dinner" that was tremendous. A variety of "catch of the day" seafood, fresh vegetables, great corn & rice, plus iced Biliken Beer. Alfred also supplied coffee, fresh pastries, milk, orange juice, etc for the next morning. He also arranged for two 4 person golf carts, fully gassed, for our 8 day stay (price was right). Be sure to schedule a snorkeling trip to Chol Han with "Coral Divers". Capt “Genie” & 1st Mate Reuben were great, beautiful sea life & then lunch on Caye Caulker. Alfred will sched. Ambergris also has nice places to eat & drink, hop in your golf cart & ask Belize's friendly people. You’ll find BajaMar hard to leave though. A book & beverage under the palapa or on 1 of the spacious front porches may be all the vacation you need.

Rely on Tony & Alfred for advice. Their #1 concern is your enjoyment. In closing, you’ll feel no pressure to pay more than the actual cost of things that Alfred arranges, but I’m sure you will want to show your thanks as we did for our new friend. Enjoy your Casa BajaMar adventure. R.S. Colorado

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vicksburg
5

Ah-mazing

  • 5 of 5

Oh my! Where to begin?!? For my daughter's wedding, it was decided that a very small, intimate destination wedding was in order. There were 10.5 of us ranging from 6 months to 73. From the get-go, Tony was a breeze to work with. Booking was smooth-he's a great communicator. Once booked, details were handed off to Alfred. I read the other reviews but, not being a world traveler, was unsure what to expect. Every single good thing said about Alfred is absolutely true! PRIOR to arrival, I forwarded Alfred our travel itinerary, then he lined everything up for the wedding ceremony (JP, flowers, photographer, ceremony meal); Dianie sent us her menu options for food (we had her cook breakfast and dinner daily). We took the Nautilus Water taxi (which I recommend to all traveling with children and/or lots of luggage) to the island where Alfred and his family greeted us at the dock. This is the point where we entered paradise. Alfred really did quietly take care of everything from getting our luggage handled to going over house rules to telling us where to (and not to) go. He lined up golf carts for us (another recommendation-we started with 1 but, being a large group, ended with 2); he lined up a day of snorkeling….he just made our stay perfect. The young adults took the kayaks out to the reef (very doable) and snorkeled; we ate fabulous food prepared and served by Alfred and Dianie every morning and evening (and leftovers all day long); Alfred’s family was very helpful and hospitable, as well. It was just a dream vacation for all of us. The house is big and airy with plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets; the pool was perfect (even in Dec.); the Caribbean Sea was crystal clear and a blue that is hard to describe; even the weather was perfect! It was, without a doubt, the best vacation our family has ever had. Thank you to Alfred, Dianie, and Tony for making our week at BajaMar so unforgettable!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

50th Anniversary Paradise

  • 5 of 5

House manager Alfred and his dog Po met our water taxi at the dock. He welcomed us with open arms and our grand kids fell in love with Po on the spot. The house is beautiful and was set up exactly as we had requested. Our welcome dinner was great, Dianie is a wonderful cook, so much so we ate several meals at the house. Our son's said "Alfred advise is never wrong", here's why; He told us Monday and Tuesday would be the best days to tour the Mian ruins and snorkel, he was so right as just one example. Also, the weather was stormy on our day of departure so Alfred took the initiative to converted our planned water taxi back to the mainland to a airplane hop. A lifesaver as far as we were concerned. Dianie prepared a great Thanksgiving dinner for us of shrimp and lobster and we felt so comfortable with Alfred and Dianie we asked the to share dinner with us. We had a wonderful evening with many stories about Belize and it's history, things you'll never learn from a travel guide. The two of them were always available with caring help and wisdom. And the golf carts were a hoot.

It's evident the house and property are a labor of love by it's owner Tony Whitehouse and the caretakers he has chosen. The house and property and the island was a perfect place for our extended family of 11 to celebrate our 50th. We hoped for something great and BaHa Mar sure did the job. If there were 10 stars to pick from to rate the property we would have chosen 12.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2017
Jan 28 2017 - May 5 2017
6 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
Summer 2017
May 6 2017 - Sep 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 17 2017
6 night minimum stay
$575
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
6 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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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

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

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Attractions

  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

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
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Five king size beds OR up to ten twin/single beds - depending on bedding constellation requested -also spare bed available and crib.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

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

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.

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