GRAND CARIBE OCEAN FRONT LUXURY WITH SUPERB AMENITIES, ON THE BEACH

Jay Binsfeld

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
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GRAND CARIBE OCEAN FRONT LUXURY WITH SUPERB AMENITIES, ON THE BEACH

Ambergris Caye Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

No matter what you do, relaxing at one of three swimming pools while enjoying a drink at the swim-up bar or taking an all day sailing adventure to the most spectacular Barrier Reef snorkeling sites in the Northern Hemisphere, there is nothing like relaxing in a luxurious 2 bedroom, 2 bath, central air conditioned casita with a balcony overlooking the sandy white beach and the blue waters of the Caribbean. The casita is complete with a gourmet kitchen fully equipped with everything you need to prepare a dinner of delicacies. Each bath has a walk-in shower. The master bath has a Jacuzzi tub as well. There are 3 flat screen TV's with satellite programming. One is in each bedroom and one is in the living room. Wireless internet access available at no charge. Quality bed linens, pillows and coverlets are provided. The furniture and art work, created in Belize, reflect the traditions of the tropics. Canterra tile floors provide a cool and relaxing atmosphere along with mahogany cabinetry, granite counters and ceiling fans.

The location surpasses all others. It is a short golf cart ride to the charming fishing village of San Pedro and walking distance to many excellent restaurants and bars.

To give you a more complete description I have included a Welcome message that guests find in the casita to guide them on their way to 'Luxurious Adventure'.

Welcome to Señor Jay’s Casa de Belize

After you have checked in at the front office and are settled, make your way to Tapas Bar and Aji Restaurant. Take the beach path 300 yards to the North (REMEMBER LEFT FOOT IN THE WATER, YOU ARE GOING SOUTH, RIGHT FOOT IN THE WATER YOU ARE GOING NORTH). It is a lovely open air restaurant and bar. Their specialty is Paella, it takes time to prepare but you’re here to relax. You can call ahead 226-4047 and tell them what time you would like it served if you don’t want to wait. Victoria is the owner, originally from Boulder, Colorado.

In the morning have breakfast at Ak-Bol, a yoga retreat. Make it there before 11AM to get a good seat at the bar looking out to the sea. You will find this “Cheers” kind of place about 200 yards to the South. Say hi to Melio, the owner, originally from Chicago. Favorite delights: start with a Belican beer and I suggest you have a couple of salbutes or puposas (chicken, beef or fish). This and a little Maria’s hot sauce and you will be ready for whatever the day has to offer. You also may want to try their Fry Jacks with a fresh tropical fruit plate, most delicious. Morning and afternoon Yoga classes are available for a small fee. Full body massage by either Melio or Mel (female) is highly recommended. You can ask Melio when you are at Ak-Bol or call Mel at 667-7041.

Walking back, stop by the front office and ask to see their book of activities. You can book with the Grand Caribe tour director for many exciting experiences, including the Lamanai Jungle River Cruise and Mayan Ruins excursion. You can also book directly with my tried and true guides. For fishing contact Fisherman Johnson 662-6548. For snorkeling Geraldo Badilo, El Gato Tours 226-2264. I highly recommend Geraldo for the all day catamaran snorkeling trip with lunch.

Want to relax? Spend some time at the swim-up pool bar and café serving tropical drinks and local fare. If you go fishing you can bring back your catch and have them prepare it for you. Fisherman Johnson will filet the fish so they are ready for the grill.

Water taxis are readily available for transportation North and South. The dock attendant will help you hail one down or you can call Dave’s Water Taxi for pick-up 610-4890.

Golf carts are available for rent through Grand Caribe. Dial 0 for the front desk to make a reservation. They have carts available at the resort. You can rent for the day or by the hour if you need a quick trip to town. Carts are a good way to explore the fishing village of San Pedro. It is a charming Caribbean town with good shopping, grocery stores and plenty of bars and restaurants. There is a $10 US round trip toll to cross the bridge into San Pedro. Stop by Fido’s for a drink and I’m told it’s a great place in the evening to see and be seen in town. Also the Blue Water Grill near the airport is on the beach and serves very good local fare. You might want to explore the beautiful resort of Victoria House just a little south of San Pedro.

Other restaurants to try:

The Lazy Croc, right next door to the North, great BBQ, chicken, ribs, beef. Check days and times of operation. Try lunch or an early dinner. You won’t be disappointed.

Palapas, about ¼ mile to the south. It is a thatched roof bar and restaurant. You’ll see a big neon sign that says BAR. Good place to hang out and feel the sway of the sea while enjoying good food and drinks. Ask the bartender for markers to add your name to the rungs of the railings. Tell them Mr. Jay sent you and ask for a “Lou” burger”, a specialty created by Lou Gentine of Sargento Cheese Company of Plymouth, Wisconsin. We were all together when Lou concocted this most unusual burger and it has now made its way as a permanent item on the menu.

The Hidden Treasure in San Pedro. Call for reservations and directions 226-4111.

Capricorn – high end restaurant comes with good recommendations. It is about a mile North, on the beach. Call them at 226-2809 for reservations. You can take a water taxi or walk there along the water.

Portofino Restaurant is another high end restaurant to try. They may provide a free water taxi to and from Grand Caribe. Call for transportation and reservations 220-5096

Some things to know:

The paintings in the Condo were purchased at Belize Arts which is located on the city map (E4) located next doorway north of Catholic church, east side of front street, next to Fido’s Bar & Restaurant. Introduce yourself to Lindsey, the owner, she is from England. This is a wonderful art gallery and gift shop. You will certainly find some treasure there to take home.

Belize exchange rate - $2 BLZ to $1 US. ATM’s are available at Banks in San Pedro.

To retrieve your messages on the telephone dial 737 use code 1900. Press P for play and D for discard.

Wireless Internet service is available in the condo a password is not necessary.

Call front desk to make arrangements for passage to the airport.

Don’t forget to add your memories and recommendations to the guest book on the counter. There are many excellent reviews of excursions and restaurants from our guests. Pay particular attention to an extensive comment written on August 9th, 2013.

Enjoy to the maximum. Jay

I would greatly appreciate, if you enjoyed your accommodations and adventures, to please write a review. Go to www.vrbo/348458.com Thank you very much

Updated 12/2013

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility

Jay Binsfeld

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english
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Living in the desert, Scottsdale, Arizona, my Belizian ocean front condo gives me the best of all worlds.

Jay Binsfeld purchased this condo in 2008

This is one of the few, truly ocean front condominiums with easy access to the unit and the beach.

Why This Property? Contact me for a special direct owner discount.

Contact me for an owner discount

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Grand Caribe Ocean Front Luxury with Superb Amenities, on the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Grand Caribe Ocean Front Luxury with Superb Amenities, on the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348458vb
480-994-8150
Ambergris Caye Belize
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5

Jay's awesome home

Jay's awesome home
  • 5 of 5
had such a great time. Jay was great to work with & was so informative. We let him know what we wanted to do there and within 24hrs. he had emailed me all the information I needed to decide wether we were going to do that activity. I was able to basically have my activities arranged ahead of time. The condo is beautiful with up dated appliances etc. i was able to relax and enjoy the beautiful views. I look forward to going back and will definitely
stay at Jay's.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give us a wonderful review. We are very happy you had a great time and not to mention we were able to meet you in Scottsdale before your trip to the Gran Caribe.
business
Grand Caribe Ocean Front Luxury with Superb Amenities, on the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348458vb
480-994-8150
Ambergris Caye Belize
Scottsdale,AZ
5

Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5
My family and I had an excellent vacation mainly due to the beautiful condo. It is very well appointed and we lacked nothing. The Grand Caribe is a first class destination with helpful staff that cares to please. Every request was met with a smile. The condo is very well appointed with beautiful finishes. It was a pleasure to stay there and I hope we can go again in the near future. I highly recommend this condo and Grand Caribe.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing recommendation. I, as well, would like to have you return. I am happy you and your family enjoyed my condo and the Grand Caribe.
business
Grand Caribe Ocean Front Luxury with Superb Amenities, on the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348458vb
480-994-8150
Ambergris Caye Belize
Scottsdale, AZ
5

Another Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5
This was not our first staying at Jay's condo and we really hope it's our not our last. We truly love this place as a vacation getaway. It's almost impossible not to let go and relax and have fun. The almost part is due to Wifi in the condo that will allow you to stay connected, if you want to.
The condo is first class and very comfortable to spend time in. A view that hard to beat right on beach. The kitchen is loaded with top notch appliances and everything you need to cook, but since we're on vacation the most we used was the coffee maker and toaster.
We let them know ahead of time we wanted to rent a golf cart for the week and the front desk took care of it and it was there waiting for us when get there. Renting a golf cart is a great way to go and explore the island and go into town. Although hanging out at 1 of the many pools or a chair on the beach all day is tempting, there are some really great restaurants, little shops, street food and bars on the beach to hang out at if you go into town. The people on the island are so friendly and welcoming. We really enjoy hanging out and talking with local residents and have learned a lot about the local culture and people. You can also catch a water taxi on the pier that will take you up & down the island. We wanted to rent bikes one day to ride along the beach into town and asked the front desk. The front desk suggested a place a 4 min walk north on the beach. It turned out to be a local resident that rented bikes out for $5 for half day, $10 for a full 24 hrs. Hard to beat that. We had a great ride into town and along the beach road. There are plenty of places along the beach either north or south to stop in for a cool refreshment.
The front desk can arrange many different activities and adventures for you.
At the end of a busy day, relaxing at the pool bar is a great wind down. A walk down the pier or sitting by the pool enjoying the breeze rustling the coconut palms and star gazing is also a nice romantic way to end a day.
Overall, this condo is an excellent choice. The porch is feet from the sea and the view is fantastic. First class all the way and very accommodating. Whether you are adventure seeker or want to relax in luxury, this is the place to be. The people at the resort and the front desk are extremely responsive to whatever you need and go out of their way to assist or provide whatever you need.
Thank you Jay for allowing us to enjoy your piece of paradise.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your glowing review. You are right It is one exceptional destination. Jay
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Grand Caribe Ocean Front Luxury with Superb Amenities, on the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348458vb
480-994-8150
Ambergris Caye Belize
Phoenix, Arizona
5

Mr. Jay's Beleze get-a-way

Mr. Jay's Beleze get-a-way
  • 5 of 5
The condo was beautiful! It was very clean and in excellent condition. Perfect for 2 couples with the 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. So many eating places and things to do in walking distance. The views were spectacular!! Right on the beach with a great ocean view. Top notch resort. Rent a golf cart to see the town. I would recommend this property to anyone wanting a week to relax and enjoy the quiet.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. You are right about it being perfect for 2 couples and it's proximity to great restaurants and shopping. So happy you enjoyed yourselves. Jay
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Grand Caribe Ocean Front Luxury with Superb Amenities, on the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348458vb
480-994-8150
Ambergris Caye Belize
Clayton
5

Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5
We spent our honeymoon at this condo and it was absolutely incredible! The condo was immaculate with everything you could need. Very comfortable beds and sofa with a patio steps from the ocean. It was a true paradise looking out the window to an amazing sunrise over looking the dock. We received excellent recommendations of activities and restaurants from Joe that kept us busy for the week. It was very tough leaving and we plan to come back very soon.
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are very pleased you found our beach front home to be the perfect honeymoon hideaway. We agree with you. So happy you enjoyed the experience. Susan & Jay
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Grand Caribe Ocean Front Luxury with Superb Amenities, on the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p348458vb
480-994-8150
Ambergris Caye Belize
Scottsdale Az
5

Lost in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
We have had the pleasure of staying here 3 times. The property is beyond expectations and the staff at the Grande Caribe are the best. The local restaurants and bars are some of the best ever. Plan on a very relaxing time , reading , walking on the beach and nice sunset dinners at the open air restaurants nearby. Be sure to go into town and experience the beach bars, shopping and local attractions. Don't even think about dressing up, a T-shirt and cargo shorts is all you need. I enjoyed the fishing and the snorkeling , but the sunset cruise is a must. Give it a try! You will not be sorry.
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are happy and pleased that you were able to experience this slice
Of paradise! Susan and Jay

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
San Pedro
Car: not necessary

World Class Fishing - deep sea, reef and flats, World Class Scuba Diving - longest living barrier reef in Northern Hemisphere - Blue Hole and 3 Atolls, Snorkeling - Shark Ray Alley, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, World Heritage Marine Sites, Beach Combing - sugar white sandy beaches with millions of exotic seashells, Cave Tubing, Zip Lining, Jungle Tours, Maya Ruin Exploration, Birding, Diving, Fishing, Paragliding, Yoga, Massage

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Availability & Rates

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Ambergris Caye Condo Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $306 to $499
  • US Dollars
  • Low Season - April 1 to December 14 - $306 per night 7 day minimum
  • High Season - January 4 to March 31 - 356 per night 7 day minium
  • Holiday Season - December 14 to January 4 - $499 per night 7 day minimum

Amenities

Amenities

Ambergris Caye Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1505 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Lake View
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Catering Available
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bathroom has a walk-in shower and jacuzzi tub. Guest bathroom has walk-in shower. Hair dryers and sundries provided in each bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • One king size bed in Master Bedroom. Two twin size bed can be converted to one king bed.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • duty free shops
  • ruins
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
Notes:
Living room and master bedroom has spectacular views of the Caribbean and Barrier Reef, Master bath has Jacuzzi tub and separate shower, Guest bedroom can accommodate either 2 twin beds or 1 king bed with private bath, luxury linens, Belizian hardwood doors and cabinets, first floor unit with no interior steps, built in 2008 of the finest of materials, includes 3 swimming pools, 2 hot tubs, a swim-up bar and grill, full concierge services, maid service, 24 hour security, close to many of the best restaurants on the island.

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