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Your Private 3 Bed/3 Bath Home on the Ocean - adventure and relaxation await

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Sally

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay. The home was perfect for our family, enough space for everyone to spread out while enjoying the common areas as a family. Cleaning every other day was perfect and we truly appreciated the help with laundry during the week! Thank you for the fresh water, a must when on vacation. The assistance in getting an excursion was also very helpful. Safes in the rooms are a plus, we always felt safe and protected. The trip logistics went off without a hitch. Wi-Fi to boot! I have nothing but positives to provide. Thank you! PS - we loved little Toby!
Dec 2016
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San Pedro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Double sink bathrooms are ensuite for the two main bedrooms on the ground floor. The upstairs bedroom shares the bathroom with shower that opens off of the living area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The two main suites on the ground floor each have a private entrance direct to the sand and oceanfront. Each has a double-sink bathroom in the suite. One suite has a Belizean hand-carved queen bed; the other suite has a king-sized bed. The 3rd bedroom is on the 2nd floor and it has 1 queen bed. It shares the guest bathroom and shower on the 2nd floor.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private pier and dock for the four Los Encantos villas, parking for golf cart (our on-island rental manager, Caye Management, will arrange a rental, should you wish), Mata Grande grocery nearby which can provision the house ahead of your arrival.


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Your Private 3 Bed/3 Bath Home on the Ocean - adventure and relaxation await
average rating of 4.980769 based on 112 reviews

Comfortable and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Easy fun stay for 3 couples!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and elegant

  • 5 of 5

This one of the most pleasant beach vacations we have ever experienced. The house is beautiful and elegant. The staff and adjoining neighbors were welcoming and quite helpful. It was great and I would love to repeat this trip again.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa La Jolla Los Encantos - Tropical Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I had an amazing stay at Villa La Jolla. The property is perfect for those who want to experience their own private tropical paradise. Every morning I would start my day with a warm cup of coffee on the second story deck overlooking an immaculately groomed beach and the most amazing sunrises I have ever seen. It’s simply spectacular and a daily reminder of the incredible natural beauty in this part of the world. After grilling fresh fish, chicken or amazing Mennonite produced sausages on the beach, I would regularly retire to the hammock to enjoy the sea breeze, surf-sound and settle in for a serious nap. The hosts, Nevia and Harly, took great care of us and made sure we had everything we needed. For diving, snorkeling and fishing I highly recommend Caribbean Breeze Tours.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway at Los Encantos

  • 5 of 5

Every year we travel with long time friends, and every year we think how can we possibly top the trip we are on. We managed to top last year's trip with our stay at Los Encantos. It was such a private spot, but close enough golf cart ride(watch out because the roughs are very rough) to town and secret beach that it was a perfect location for us.

Nevia and Harley were terrific hosts making sure we had anything we needed. Their dog, Toby, was so sweet and great company. Clinton took us to the ruins and zoo one day and out snorkeling and swimming with the nurse sharks another day.

There are some great restaurants around--Coco Cabana, Fogon, Mia Tiki and Palapa were all really good.

It was hard to leave!!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We took our 4 adult kids on a dive vacation to Belize. We have been to Ambergris Caye multiple times, but this was our first time at Los Encantos. What a wonderful find! It was perfect for our family. It was wonderful to wake up in the morning, open our bedroom door and walk out on the beach. In the evenings, all of the family would gather on the upstairs balcony. The bedrooms and bathrooms gave us great privacy, but the common areas were perfect for keeping the family together. We would definitely recommend this villa and encourage everyone to get to know the caretakers Nevia and Harlon. They are fantastic!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway for our family!

  • 5 of 5

From the day we booked until the day we left, we had an excellent experience. I can't say enough great things about staying in Sue and Martin's Villa Del Mar. We took our 3 daughters (17,18 & 20) and we have all agreed this was one of our most favorite vacations yet. The house was exactly what we were hoping, amazing, comfortable, on the beach and just far enough out that we felt we were on our own private island. Harley and his wonderful wife took great care of us and we even got to enjoy their sweet dog. They recommended a snorkeling trip as well as a fishing trip with Clinton and both were even better than we could have imagined. The house is north of town and there are several restaurants/bars you can walk to on the beach as well as a small market right around the corner. I would definitely suggest renting a golf cart, which Harley can do for you. Having it allowed us to get into the town center quickly for dinner/shopping and we were able to really explore the area. Everything we needed was available at the house, which was really nice. I can't tell you how many texts I received from friends and family wondering where in the world we were after posting our's that perfect! I would definitely recommend Villa Del Mar to anyone wanting a relaxing getaway, you will love it!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
San Pedro Airstrip (SPR)
Car: not necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.