View the Blue is an understatement for the view of the caribbean and barrier reef, that you will experience from this beachfront home.
This great 2 story home is located south of San Pedro. The upper level sleeps 4 people. It offers two bedrooms with queen size beds, two baths and a large open dining and living room. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything needed to prepare a great meal. The dining area is roomy and can comfortably seat 6. Enjoy the cool sea breeze and the view from the full length veranda overlooking the fresh water pool and crystal blue Caribbean.
The lower level offers flexible sleeping arrangements with a queen size bed in the main bedroom and two twin beds that can be converted to a comfortable king in the second bedroom. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare and enjoy meals at the dining table or outside on the poolside patio. An additional room on the lower level has two twin beds and large bathroom.
A great place to enjoy a dip in the fresh water pool and then relax in a hammock on the veranda, between two palm trees on the beach or at the end of the pier under the palapa in the cool Caribbean breeze.
We rented the house from 08/17-22 for a quick getaway. Just like previous reviewers, we really enjoyed it being our first time to Belize. We were a little worried about the weather but it turned out great. Here's the pros and cons about the house:
Pros: roomy, good enough for 12 people. great ocean front view, private, reasonable price. You gotta go with the Suya tour. Carlos and his crew provides a very personal service and willing to work with you to make you happy. Victor, Ana's property assistant is very professional and courteous. George, the taxi driver is very helpful too.
Cons: downstair cooktop and refrigerator is not working (Victor, Ana's assistant said he'll fix it the next day but never did) but not a big deal since we can use the upstairs one. The outdoor floodlight did not work but we manage to fix it ourselves. Pool light didn't work. We told the care taker the next day but he doesn't seem to speak english. The pool has several nice coconut trees to provide shade and add a nice touch to the pool. However, it also blocks the oceanfront view. Therefore you can't enjoy the sunrise or sunset from the second floor balcony. There are a lot of mosquitoes even though we brought repellent. It would be nice if caretaker can spray them (we saw the foggy smoke repellent tool in the utility room). It would be nice if we can use the two old bikes in the utility room. There's no hammocks as stated in the description. It would be wonderful if the local phone call is included.
Here's what we would recommend for first time renters:
- First day, get a golf cart to explore the town.
- 2nd day: go on fishing/snorkeling with Suya tour (we caught quite a bit of fishes and lobsters for dinner)
- The cave tubing/zip line is so so. The cave tubing is a little disappointed since we didn't get to do anything. The tour guy just pulled us through the whole time. The kids enjoy the zipline more.
- Fishing trip if you love fishing. Carlos will take you to his secret fishing places :)
Despite a few little things about the place, we did have a wonderful time. We definitely come back here again and recommend it to everyone.
For spring break we had 8 in our party and found View the Blue was a perfect fit. With the 3 separate units we were together but had our own space. The house had everything we needed, was clean and comfortable. Glad for the a/c as its pretty humid there. The recommendation of Suya Tours was great, we had a wonderful time fishing. We also found Lady Leslie Catamaran Tours was the very best experience with snorkeling and sunset tours on their fabulous boat! Renting a golf cart is a must here, the property managers arranged them for us, they also had George pick us up at the dock in San Pedro when we arrived, he gave us a quick tour of town and some helpful tips. He also arranged for transportation back to the airport from the Belize dock. All the tours picked us up at our own dock, that's what I call door to door service. Ana and Eric manage the property and it is top notch. The only negative was the internet was down regularly but we were on vacation! Wasn't really a problem, there is a phone in the house available for local calls. Any time we had an issue it was taken care of right away. Great place!!!
We enjoyed 16 wonderful days at View The Blue. Our group included 6 adults and 3 kids, 1yr to 9 yr old. The location is perfect with the Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley sites just 1/2 mile straight out from the private dock. We went out to the reef on 9 trips with a local guide service (Suya) and then back to the private pool upon return. We did rent a 6 seat golf cart for trips into town, about 4 miles to the center of San Pedro. There is a mini mart less then a mile up the road with a surprising selection of supplies even including frozen meats and fish. The house has two full kitchens and a small kitchenette in a separate bedroom. We cooked every meal but one. My wife and several of our adult children are very good cooks and they were very satisfied with the appliances and cookware. I enjoyed the cast iron outdoor grill. Having a laundry room with two washers and a dryer was a very nice amenity also. There is also a clothesline right by the laundry room. TV's with DVD,s in almost every room. Of course we never watched TV but did have a movie night with the grandkids on several nights.
The property managers are awesome!! They arranged the golf cart, put us in touch with the owner of Suya, contacted the taxi service for us, had the house cleaned midway through our stay, provided a groundskeeper almost everyday (who also cleaned the pool), and a handyman when little things came up. The local security guard stopped in on our first day and introduced himself, They patrol the road to town 24/7 on bike and golf cart. From then on we saw him everyday and if we waved him over he would stop to chat. That is probably my biggest take away from the trip, how nice and friendly all of the locals were. Always a wave high and helpful when stopped with a question.
This portion of our family included folks from Switzerland and the US. All are very well traveled and all agreed that this was the best vacation they had ever been on. Unbelievable snorkeling, great house, no noise at all - just the sound of the breakers on the reef at night and the stars. Sitting out on the private pier with your favorite beverage..............when do we get to return!!
What a beautiful place! This wonderfully cared for home is in a great location with stunning views. We rented this place for 8 friends. When we arrived the caretaker was awaiting our arrival, so we felt welcomed and expected. The house fit our needs perfectly. Each room had a/c, fans, and comfy beds. We arranged for house cleaning to be done and the grounds were kept up by grounds keepers. We had fresh coconut off of the trees!
This location is secluded, so please be advised you should get a golf cart to rent to make your trips to town much easier. Always felt safe.
The care takers are readily available to answer your questions, but are not intrusive. They can help you with reservations on flights/trips/etc and are happy to do so.
Would definitely recommend.