CASA CARACOL - YOUR HOME ON THE BEACH

Phil

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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CASA CARACOL - YOUR HOME ON THE BEACH

Ambergris Caye House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms (+ 2 Sofa beds), 4 full Bathrooms (Sleeps up to 14)

Don't settle for hotel rooms when you can enjoy the affordable luxury and space of your own 3.000 sq ft private house. Located on the edge of the Caribbean within the quiet residential beach area of Boca del Rio, yet just a 10 minute stroll from the buzz and centre of San Pedro Town. Set over two floors this beautiful house can accommodate from 2 to 14 people and provides all the comforts of home.

We have the flexibility to cater to Large Groups offering the Whole House with five bedrooms and four bathrooms or for cost effectiveness we can shut off part of the house offering smaller groups either The Upstairs : Two bedroom, two bathroom or The Downstairs : Three bedroom, two bathroom depending on your numbers.

Each floor has open plan living space with a fully equipped kitchen, a large living and dining room with patio doors opening to the spacious balconies which overlook the Caribbean Sea and have hammocks, patio and sun furniture. All rooms have ceiling fans and a/c.

As the owners (Phil and Marie) live nearby and you are assured their full attention during your stay and they can help organise local flights to and from the Caye, trips, tours, rentals and any other services or activities you require. We're also available for general advice local knowledge and recommendations on shops bars restauarants and any other info you may need. Housekeeping services are provided during your stay and local catering services can be arranged in house on request. The swimming pool, large dock and bar of a nearby family hotel are available to Casa Caracol guests.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
Phil (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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4.8
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Casa Caracol - Your Home on the Beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
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Ambergris Caye Belize
5

Perfect for a true Belizean experience

  • 5 of 5
This was our 5th trip to Belize. It was our first time with our children, ages 11 & 13. The location of this home was convenient to town, water taxis and a great beach. I counted the steps from the gate to the sea.....35:). We had groceries delivered which was well worth it. Phil arranged our golf cart, fishing trip, and a cook to prepare us a authentic dinner. He was very, very helpful. The sunrise and sunset are breathtaking from the porch. My only suggestion is to pack thick beach towels if you prefer them. Clean towels were delivered daily, but the beach towels are small by American standards. Overall, this was a fabulous experience. Thank you Phil!
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Ambergris Caye Belize
5

Amazing house and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Casa Caracol the second week in March and it was absolutely perfect. There were 9 of us so we rented both floors of the house, and spent most of our time admiring the view and relaxing on the front porch. Casa Caracol has one of the best views on the island! It is unobstructed by boats or docks and consists of pure white sand, blue water, and beautiful palm trees. You can walk straight out into the water and find all sorts of cool shells, starfish, and colorful fish. The house looked just like the photos and was very roomy, comfortable, and clean. Laurie, the cleaning woman, was very kind and did an excellent job. The house is in a perfect, safe location and is in walking distance to a lot of fabulous restaurants, shops, and places to get homemade, Belizean takeout food. The house came equipped with AC (which you rarely need because of the amazing breeze through the windows all day and night), snorkeling gear, sea kayaks, lounge chairs, etc.
Phil, the owner, was extremely helpful and planned our flights to and from the island as well as all of our activities such as snorkeling, a lamanai mayan ruin jungle tour, golf carts, and more. We paid for everything with a credit card at the end which made things so easy. Phil was always available if we needed him for anything throughout our stay.

Best vacation ever thanks to Phil and Casa Caracol!
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ambergris Caye Belize
Arizona
5

Family trip

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a wonderful family trip to San Pedro. We stayed at Casa Caracol and rented the entire house. This was a family reunion trip for a group of 9 ranging in age from 19 to 63. We were traveling from Minneapolis, Omaha and Phoenix. Casa Caracol was absolutely the perfect place for our us! The house is just as it's presented online and in a great location. Close to town and right in the middle of the local activities. It was fun to meet some of the friendly locals and see the children going back and forth to school with happy smiles on their faces. The beach is beautiful, blue water, soft sand and perfect palm trees to use for hammocks. Phil and Marie were great from the time we booked our reservation until we left. They provided us with everything we needed and alot of information about Belize and San Pedro. They arranged taxis for us and set up a full day catamaran tour where we went north to Mexico Rocks, went swimming and snorkeling and had an awesome lunch prepared by the crew. We explored some of the local restaurants and found an especially great place, DJ's Bar & Grill, just a short walk down the beach. They have terrific sandwiches, especially the burgers, and great conversation with one of the owners, Drew. We also found a local chef, Reynaldo, that prepared an entire dinner for us. He did the grocery shopping and prepared barbeque chicken, rice and beans, homemade cole slaw and tortillas and sauce. All we had to do was sit down and enjoy!! Our whole family thoroughly enjoyed San Pedro and Casa Caracol and would recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing vacation where you can really experience the "flavor" of Belize. The people in our group said, "this was the best family vacation ever". This is not a luxury resort, it is a clean, comfortable villa that has everything you will need to have a great stay, including owners that will bend over backwards to meet any of your needs. Two thumbs up!!
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Ambergris Caye Belize
United States
5

Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I (6 adults, 1 baby) recently stayed in the downstairs at Casa Caracol and had a fantastic week!!! The house was perfect for us! The pictures represent it well. We cooked quite a bit and had everything we needed in the kitchen. The beds are comfortable and we slept well. The location is short walking distance to almost everything, but just far enough from town that it's not too busy. There's a good mix of locals and tourists in this area and we felt like we were part of the normal goings on of the town. Phil and Marie were great hosts and a wealth of information. We used Patojo's Dive shop for a couple snorkel and dive trips, went on a private sunset sail that Phil set up for us and mostly just relaxed. We brought a few toys for our 14 month old, but hardly needed them because he was outside most of the time. The beach is perfect for young kids. The water is calm and there's a nice shady spot over the water so I wasn't worried about sunburn all the time. Duly, the housekeeper, babysat for us a few times too.

Definitely ask about Rueben's ceviche (we had it about 5 times!) and the bakery at Casa Pan Dulce. We walked to the bakery almost every morning (which is not normal for this family of health nuts).

It was a fantastic vacation and I was sad to leave!! Thanks for everything Phil and Marie!
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • 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
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Ambergris Caye Belize
Cancun
4

Relaxed in Belize!

  • 4 of 5
Recently 2 friends and myself rented out the downstairs of Casa Caracol. The house was right on the beach and a short 5-10min walk to town. The pictures posted do accurately show the house as it is. Air-conditioning was definitely needed this time of year! Phil was available to help us with all of our questions, booked us a fantastic tour and within 10 minutes was able to get a golf cart to cruise around the island. He was great and very knowledgeable with everything "Belize".

My friends and I arrived on the 20th of Sept, Independence Day, and the island was just about to get ready for their biggest day of the year. A block party that started early in the evening and went until after 1am was a good time. We enjoyed the food, sites and sounds on our first day. I especially liked the live music in the street. The entire town seemed shut down the following day and a parade made its way up and down the streets. Overall it was a lot of fun and interesting to see; even my friends found a way to get included in the action and danced in part of the parade! Way to go Lois and Igor!!

We spent our 3rd day relaxing by the pool a few doors down from the house. In high season it may have been a little better, but the bar was closed this week. There was, however, a nice worker who ran for beers for us. That night, Phil had passed the word on to a friend to stop by the house with lobster tails and we had a delicious dinner at home on the bbq, another nice feature that Casa Caracol has to offer.

The 4th day Phil got us the golf cart. We had a little trouble navigating the island on the north side since it had rained the night before and the streets are not paved. You are only allowed to go so far before you have to turn around. We stopped at a yoga retreat, Ak' bol, and had the best breakfast of the week! We headed over to the south side of the island and you can see a change in the architecture and what makes this island charming. There were a lot of small shops but unfortunately, with the holiday week and off season, it seems that a lot were closed.

Our last full day was our favorite as we headed out on the El Gato Catamaran. It was an amazing trip that took us to the marine reserve Hol Chan, Caye Caulker and to Shark Alley. Highly recommendable!

Overall, the island was an experience and Phil provided wonderful hospitality. The house is exactly what we expected. The island is great if you want peace and quiet, diving and some local flavor. Thanks Phil!
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ambergris Caye Belize
Plano, TX USA
5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5
I just returned from a 7 day stay at Casa Caracol. Phil, the owner was very helpful every step of the way from the time I contacted him to request information through the last day of my stay.

The property is as advertised. The location is particularly excellent, we where easy walking distance to multiple dive shops (Phils reccomendation for a local dive shop was spot on), markets etc.

One should not expect "Like New" or "Luxury 5 star" accomodations when staying here or you might be dissapointed.

Location, Location, Location, good value for your dollar(s),clean and reasonable, and an honest and responsive and helpful owner that is not trying to oversell or nickel and dime you is what to expect.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
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Map

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Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa

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Availability & Rates

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Ambergris Caye House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rates from
Jun 6 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,365
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes From$195/nt - $600/night US Dollars
From $1365/week;
$195/night 2 people ~ $225/night 4 people ~ $255/night 6 people ~ $285/night 8 people
$540/night 10 people ~ $570/night 12 people ~ $600/night 14 people
Pricing is based on double occupancy per bedroom;
For other group sizes please check our website or contact us for a quote;
All prices are in US Dollars and do not include 9% Hotel Tax.
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Amenities

Amenities

Ambergris Caye House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Full 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Option
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Option
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • Two of the bedrooms have the option of a King Bed or Two Twin beds to help gain the maximum flexibility for different group types. There are also two pull out sofa beds in each of the two Living Rooms.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • caves
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • paragliding
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
Notes:
Catering Available: The housekeeper can provide local style meals, or local chefs can be hired to cook at the house. Beachfront, Oceanfront.

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

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