Ambergris Caye House Rental Photos and Description
Fun, Family Vacation Home or Couple's Retreat!
Welcome to CASITA TORTUGA BELIZE, your 'home away from home' vacation rental! Our home has been called 'one of the prettiest homes in San Pedro'!!
Our private oceanfront home is located in a small residential neighborhood of local professionals and families in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye. Ambergris Caye is the largest island in the Country of Belize and is surrounded by the Carribean Sea.
Our home features light and airy, tasteful, beachouse-style decor, and is very clean and well-maintained. The large master bedroom has queen-sized bed and ample dresser and closet space for your belongings. The guest room also has queen-sized bed with built-in storage. The bathroom features a tub and shower. There is a comfortable living room, dining room and kitchen. There are ceiling fans throughout and AC is provided in the bedrooms and living/dining room. There's a washing machine, and wireless internet is provided. Air mattresses are also available upon request for those two-family vacations; parents sleep in the bedrooms and kids sleep in the living room 'sleep-over' style.
Relax on the large wooden deck that wraps three sides of the home, which offers plenty of seating, or take a nap in a hammock in the large overwater palapa. The palapa has lighting and electricity for those who want to telecommute with their feet in the sand! There is also a large gas grill with a side burner out on the deck for BBQing the catch of the day. And Yes! That is actual salvaged 'shipwreck' rope and fish netting used for the deck railing and the column on the front porch!
The private yard is beautifully maintained and features deep white sand and lush, tropical palm trees and flowering shrubs, with lots of shade and refreshing ocean breeze. There is an outdoor shower located up the side of a palm tree for those 'al fresco' showers, and the yard even has a white picket fence! Do you like orchids? Well wait until you see some of the orchids that we have collected over the years...some are nearly 5' tall! Look for them in the trees, on the railings, even on the house.
Easy boat access is provided via a short ocean canal (285') of the Carribean Sea and there is a concrete seawall that extends across the back property line/ocean edge. There is a water spigot located at the seawall to conveniently rinse the boat and gear off after a day in the sea. There is an iguana in the backyard that lives in a rock on the seawall...we call her Juana. She's shy, but she likes rice and tortilla chips! And for those bird watchers, we are regularly visited by Great Kiskadee's, Magnificent Frigatebirds, Herons, Pelicans, Egrets, etc., so be on the lookout!
The house features alot of hand-painted artwork by the owners, from the window shutters, to the outdoor seating, to driftwood art, to the power poles out front! This gives the house a funky, island vibe! Check out our palm tree bar table that we made in the backyard! Perfect for enjoying your evening cocktail while watching the Carribean sun set into the sea.
San Pedro Town is a long and skinny town of mostly un-paved streets, although a few of the Downtown area streets now feature cobblestone pavers. Our home is located 2 miles southwest of the heart of San Pedro Town, 1.6 miles southwest of the San Pedro Airport, and 0.6 miles to the nearest grocery store and public beach.
Being our guests has it's advantages! This may include personalized pick-up from the airport, coordinating your discounted rates on tours and excursions, coordinating golf cart transportation, etc. Housekeeping service is also available. We'll even let you know where the best restaurants are and where to shop for daily groceries! Just let us know how we can make your vacation to San Pedro 'your best vacation ever!'
CASITA TORTUGA BELIZE is now on FACEBOOK! Check us out for more information and tons of pictures!
Keywords: funky, hand-painted, casita, tortuga, art, shutters, driftwood, oceanview, canal, boat access, palapa, charles, leslie, deck, private, picket fence, quiet neighborhood of local professionals
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets considered
About The Owner
My name is Donna, and my Husband, Charles, was born and raised in San Pedro. He has over 100 extended familiy members on the island so we have some deep roots here and we come 'home' often! If fact, Charles and I met each other in San Pedro in 2004 when I traveled to San Pedro on a 'girls trip'! Our first date was right here at Casita Tortuga where Charles made me and my friends the most incredible dinner! That was it! A year and a half later we were married on the beach in San Pedro and our wedding reception was on the property just adjacent to Casita Tortuga, some 250 people, what a party!
That is what makes this home so special. This is not your typical rental home....This is our HOME! We LIVE here! And when our guests are not here, we continue to live here.
We hope that you love our home as much as we do!!
The Owner purchased this house in 2001
Why The Owner chose Ambergris Caye
Our home is so perfectly located just south of town, in a small residential neighborhood, away from the hustle and bustle on the main streets in the heart of town. Shopping and beaches and tours are just a walk away into town, and taxi cabs are easy to catch at the nearest cross street.
What makes this house unique
When we're not painting something or creating some other art, we enjoy taking naps in the palapa or fishing off the back seawall. When we get thirsty we cut down a coconut from the trees, hack off some of the outer shell, and poke a straw inside for a refreshing drink. You should try it! We both LOVE to cook so the grill sees alot of action. Look around in the sand, sometimes you can find a hermit crab which is fun for the kids, but make sure you release him after a few hours!