About the property
- House2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Private Home, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps max 6) - tranquil oceanfront setting
This two level mahogany and sandstone villa is located directly on the Caribbean ocean. The villa has two master suites with double sinks with another top level bedroom and bathroom. There is a large second level deck that overlooks the ocean, with a comfy hammock and seating for four. We have a two-person kayak available for your use - just ask our onsite caretaker to bring it out for you!
The lovely pool is shared by the four villas of Los Encantos, Villa La Jolla is Villa #1 on the oceanfront.
There is a terrific grocery behind the property that will provision the villa ahead of your arrival - look up Mata Grande Grocery on Google.
Scuba, fishing and snorkeling galore - tours will pick you up at the Los Encantos private pier. The local guides will barbeque the 'catch of the day' on the beach, should you wish.
Close enough to San Pedro town, but still private. San Pedro can be accessed via regular water ferry, private water taxi, golfcart or bike. And, there are nice restaurants and bars that are a short stroll up or down the beach from Villa La Jolla.
Villa La Jolla is a comfortable, welcoming private home from which to start your Belizean adventure. Ours is not your choice if you seek 'state of the art kitchens' or 1000 count bedsheets. If you want somewhere you'll feel comfortable in which to live and enjoy, we're your choice. If there is anything you need or would like, our onsite caretaker and our on-island management company, Caye Management, will assist immediately. Caye and their terrific staff are a phone call away to arrange tours, golf carts rentals, bike rentals, water taxis, restaurant bookings - anything you wish.
We are very grateful for the nice reviews that our guests have sent and you can read these at 'Reviews'. Also, many guests have sent us comments which we've posted for your review. VRBO has recently changed their system so that guest comments are no longer shown in 'Reviews' but are shown in another area - please see 'guest comments' directly above 'Photos'. We want you to have as complete a picture as possible of your Belizean vacation spot.
All questions welcome! And, thank you for your interest in Villa La Jolla at Los Encantos.
Keywords: Directly on the Caribbean, this large custom-built house, two levels, three bedrooms and 3 baths, is your gateway to adventure and relaxation.
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- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
We wanted a retreat on the ocean, close to diving and other water sports and we found a perfect place here at Los Encantos! We go into San Pedro town regularly, but often enjoy staying here and barbequing or simply relaxing.
Sally purchased this House in 2005
Why Sally chose San Pedro
We are close to San Pedro town but far enough away that you have your 'private Caribbean'. All dive shops and snorkel and fishing guides will pick you up from our private pier, shown in the photo. Restaurants and bars are a walk up or down the beach.
What makes this House unique
Villa La Jolla at Los Encantos is a private home, one of four homes that comprise Los Encantos. It is located directly on the ocean, with nothing impeding your view of the beautiful Caribbean from nearly any spot in the house. We offer you the use of a local Belize cell phone during your stay. You can add minutes to the cell phone easily. Also, we have a 2 seat kayak for your use. And, two bikes to use.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful trip to paradise...
We stayed at Los Encantos for 8 nights with our two boys (ages 12 and 9); our friends rented another house in the same private complex for their family. The view from the porches, pool, and beach all exactly resemble the dockside sunrise photo in this listing. The house was well appointed, clean and was in good condition. We had lots of space to entertain, relax and hold family meals with our friends. The groundskeeper, Harvey, and his wife were extremely attentive, and so was our driver from the airport who helped us successfully (!!) locate a beloved "stuffed animal" we had left at the airport (you can only imagine the panic). Harvey's wife made dinner for us one night, including doing all the shopping in town. Her chicken, rice and beans, and flan were authentic and delicious. We spent each day on the water either fishing, snorkeling, or swimming. We arranged a few adventures prior our arrival; but then easily added more adventures once we arrived. And, lastly, Secret Beach - which is new in the past 10 years - is worth the bumpy golf-cart trip across the island to the backside. Beautiful water and great restaurants for a snack.
Highly recommend this property!
Los Encantos/ Villa La Jolla is perfectly situated to allow the enjoyment of the entire island AND the mainland. Close enough to town to enjoy the excitement and shopping; far enough to be private and relaxing. Our hosts, Nivia and Harley, were warm, friendly and super helpful. Nivia's cooking was authentic Belizean and superb. Sally, the owner, and Trish from Caye Management were great both pre trip and during our stay. They suggested excursions, guides and restaurants -making our experience even more enjoyable. The Villa itself was perfect for our family. Laid out with all the necessities to make the stay homey. And the pool was perfect for relaxing and gathering after each of our adventures.
Highly recommend this property!
Nice house and great support staff with Harley and Nevia.
Nice place for a family or group. A little weathered but everything works and no complaints. The location is private and quiet with lots of restaurants in close proximity. The waterfront is scenic and the pool is great. Secret Beach (definitely not a secret) is a great spot and very close. Golf cart is a must but nothing is far away including town. Local highlights include mojo bar, mambo restaurant, rain terrace and coco cabana. Had a fabulous time here and highly recommend it!
Thank you very much for your review. Harly and Nevia are fantastic - we'll pass your comments on to them. And, thank you, too, for the local highlights! We look forward to welcoming you back.
San pedro belize
Several things were broken in the house . The caretakers came the night before and said that we had to be out by 8am . My contract said 11 . That was very rude. At 745 the guy was there asking for luggage . I loved the location . It is very peaceful . Beautiful .
I'm sorry you felt rushed. Our caretaker was trying to be helpful in storing your bags while you were out on a snorkel trip for the day. We hope you can visit us again.
The perfect place for us!
This is a wonderful place to stay if you are looking for a casual yet comfortable stay in a perfect place. The house and grounds are exceptionally well kept and the views from all the rooms are gorgeous.
The Belezian people are friendly and welcoming. The food was very good everywhere we ate. A hearty thanks to Harley and Nevia for their wonderful hospitality.
We loved it all!
beautiful home, well maintained property, excellent diving
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa La Jolla. Ambergris Caye is a divers' paradise, some of the best diving we have ever experienced. Having our personal divemaster (Manual from caribbeanbreezetours (google for web address)) pick us up at the property dock was such a convenience. The road infrastructure (or lack thereof) near the property was not a hindrance and added some adventures to our stay. We sampled some of the close-by restaurants, as well as some in town, and were advised to try Secret Beach by the caretakers, which did not disappoint. The property caretakers, Nevia and Harley, were excellent and unobtrusive. Our best meal of the week was the one prepared for us by Nevia. The accommodations were clean and comfortable, and the owner was easy to book with and answered all our questions ahead of our trip. I highly recommend staying at Villa La Jolla! M McCloskey
Many thanks for taking the time to send your compliments and observations. We're delighted that you had a wonderful time in Belize and we hope we can welcome you back in the near future.
Local guides and dive shops will pick you up from our private pier and take you for a day of adventure: snorkel, fish, SCUBA, beach barbeque. Also, day trips to inland Belize and Mayan ruins, cave tubing and jungle tours are easily arranged through our on-island rental management company. We have a caretaker and housekeeper that live on the property - ready with answers to any questions. All the privacy of a home, within easy reach of San Pedro town and other adventures. A note about getting around on the island. We prefer going by water - private water taxi or Coastal ferry - or by bike or by foot. Some of our guests have rented golf carts and our on-island rental manager can assist you with that. Having said that, the road for the golf carts is a little rough. And, golf cart rentals tend to be expensive. You can always rent a golf cart after you arrive.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
For bookings longer than 1 week, discounts may be available during low season. For one or two guests, lower rates may be offered. Holiday stays from Dec. 15th to Jan. 5th are $425 plus tax per night and may be subject to a 7 night minimum stay. We can accommodate up to 6 guests comfortably; we do not accept parties larger than 6 people. In the case of cancellations, written requests to cancel must be received prior to 60 days before arrival. If cancellation is requested 60 days prior to arrival, a full refund is made LESS processing fees which we are charged by the credit card companies (3% for MC/Visa and 4% for Amex and Discover). Any questions, please just ask.