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GREAT BEACH FRONT LOCATION with Golf Cart and Sea Kayaks inc in price!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths Sleeps 8

This comfortable and casual large beach house is steps to the water from your own private beach. It is only 3.5 miles from town, an easy bike ride, or water taxi ride. We will arrange your transportation to the house upon your arrival on the island via a private boat. There is a new golf cart available on the premises

Situated in the quiet and secluded north beach area, you have only other beautiful private homes and a few small resorts on large tracts of land up and down the beach. You have privacy but are only minutes from everything.

Next door is a great dive shop offering personalized dive trips, and you can walk down the beach to nearby restaurants.

If you like to fish, right in front of the house is the best place on the island to catch Bone Fish, you can see them from the balcony. For reef fishing, a guide can pick you up in front of the house and take you on a 5 minute boat ride to the reef.

Newly refinished, this home is 2700 sq. ft. Even though there two fully equipped separate units, the house is reserved as one unit. Each floor has large bright and airy rooms to enjoy the views, plus great air-conditioning. Upstairs (sleeps up to 4) has a full kitchen, 1 master bedroom + 1 bathroom with jacuzzi tub and glass enclosed shower.

Downstairs (sleeps up to 6) has 1 full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, +1 bathroom with a shower. Plus there is a queen size futon in the living room.

Overlooking the barrier reef, there are large covered porches off each level, plus a 3rd floor viewing deck that provides spectacular sun rise and sun set views to both sides of the island.

We want to ensure our guest’s comfort and complete enjoyment in this paradise setting. We strive to have everything you need, including a caretaker near by who will provide any assistance you require.

Owner prefers Paypal and provides a discount of 10% if paid via Paypal or Credit card through the owner.

Payment terms: 50 % at time of reservation. This is a deposit to take house off the market for specified dates. Balance due: no later than 30 days prior to check in. If not paid, owner reserves the right to cancel reservation for non payment and only credit will be given towards a future stay.

Strict Refund Policy: 100% refund if cancelled prior to 60 days of check in. Cancellations less than 60 days, will be a credit for future stay no refund will be given, unless cancelled because of natural disaster , such as hurricane, floods etc. In case of a natural disaster, 100% refund will be given .

More Details

Property Manager
Conrad McGinnis
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish, english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Conrad McGinnis

This property was built in 2010. I am the second owner and purchased the home in 2014, after seeing the house and loving not only the house, but its perfect location on the island. The house is close enough to town, but far enough to be out of the hustle and bustle of San Pedro. It is the perfect place for families and couples that want their privacy.

Conrad McGinnis purchased this house in 2014

Why Conrad McGinnis chose San Pedro

Why the Owner Chose San Pedro: The location of the house overlooks two natural cuts in the Barrier Reef. Also this location has one of the best locations for Bone Fishing on the island. You can see the bone fish in the water from the Balcony. The reef is less then 1/4 mile from the house.

The Unique Benefits at this House: Year built 2010: year purchased 2014- I love the views from the Beach House. It’s a quiet and relaxing area, not far from the action. You can see the reef, and hear the waves breaking from the house. At night you can see cruise liners and of course the star filled night sky. There are plenty of exotic birds around the house, and it is so quiet all you can hear are the sounds of nature around you.

What makes this house unique

When I was looking to buy property in Belize, I wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of a city, but close enough to enjoy the shopping, restaurants and amenities. This property is 4.5 miles away from town so it is peaceful and quiet. You almost feel like your on a private island. If you want to go into town, you can use the bikes, catch a water taxi which is about 150 yards away or use the new golf cart ( additional cost).

Here at Casa Nirvana, you have the best of both worlds

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have just returned to phoenix after spending 9 days at Casa nirvana ..it was a 5-star experience .. The team is amazing ..Susan is a wonderful host and is so responsive to your every need . Coral Divers which is next door is amazing as well . Genie lead are crew of 6 teenagers from beginning to advanced dives ..he is truly one of a kind ..Last dive was the epic blue hole..genie came with us as one more set of eyes on my kids ... Thanks Conrad
Jun 2015
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Amenities

San Pedro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Downstairs - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 1 queen bed upstairs and 2 queen beds downstairs. sofa upstairs. 1 futon bed downstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Surrounded by lush scenery, in comfortable accommodations, you might never want to leave! Cable/Satellite TV (2) connected to cable with several viewing channels. 1 TV Upstairs and 1 TV downstairs. Private jacuzzi tub upstairs bathroom. Full Kitchen: upstairs and downstairs. Refrigerator: 1 upstairs and downstairs. Propane BBQ Grill. Balcony: facing beach on downstairs and upstairs units and widows walk on 3rd level roof area. WiFi (Wireless Internet):. Oceanfront: The house is directly in front of sea about 35ft from water.

Reviews

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GREAT BEACH FRONT LOCATION with Golf Cart and Sea Kayaks inc in price!
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5

The house is beautiful and Conrad is wonderful...

  • 5 of 5

The house is really nice and the owner did a FANTASTIC job of ensuring that everything about our trip ran smoothly. The only issue with Casa Nirvana was the sea grass smell outside- really nothing could be done with that. The house itself is great, and it's location to Secret Beach couldn't be better!

We had the pleasure of staying at both of Conrad's properties- Kantura Ku in the jungle and Casa Nirvana on the island. Both experiences were very different but equally exciting. At Kantura Ku we had the most wonderful caretaker/cook Karen. She treated us like family. Conrad set us up with Belize Inland Tours where we met one of the owners Omar. Omar was FANTASTIC- he was a great tour guide and he went out of his way to show us a great time.

At Casa Nirvana the caretaker/cook Camille was also wonderful. She treated us like family and worked hard to help us when my husband got sick. Geni at Coral Divers led a memorable snorkel trip with just our family. All through both locations, Conrad made travel and tour arrangements, checked on us, and ensured we were good. I was initially worried when I booked a trip to Belize without a travel agent, but Conrad was way more involved than a travel agent would be. We got to see many different parts of the beautiful country of Belize. THANKS CONRAD!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! I am very happy that your family was able to experience both the mainland and the island of Belize. Although a small country, the difference between the mainland and the island are different , each with a beauty all of its own. I am also glad that you were able to explore 'Secret Beach" on the island which is close to the house that has not only the best beach on the island, but the clearest aquamarine water you will find on the island , short of putting on dive gear. On behalf of the Casa Nirvana and Kantara Ku crew, thank you and come again! Conrad
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Fort Worth Texas
5

Lovely beach house on very charming island

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Nirvana in San Pedro Belize. The trip began dreamily by being picked up at the airport by boat. We sped across the sparkling ocean to Nirvana. The house was a optically pleasing, a beautiful Caribbean blue and inside was very nice. All of the amenities were there, a coffee maker, microwave, fridge, oven, stove, grill, blender and more. A washer was present and a dryer was installed during my stay. I really enjoyed the big Jacuzzi bath tub after spending afternoons snorkeling reefs with Coral Divers which I also highly recommend. I layed on the hammock on the porch and contemplated never going home and making a life in lovely San Pedro. I will be back to Nirvana for sure! Much more private than a resort. 5 stars from me.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your wonderful comments about my beach house. Thanks, Daniel Waldman
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Tettnang, Germany
5

Had an unbelievable great time!

  • 5 of 5

I planned this vacation with my siblings and we were a group of 9. It was difficult to find a location to satisfy all the wants and wishes from the young adults up to the older generation (50s+).

This property provided all that we needed and plus some!

- The island of course offers unbelievable diving, but just probably 100m from the house is a small reef to snorkel. What can you want more you have the kayaks to paddle over to it.

-The 5 bicycles worked fine. It is nice ride to the secret beach. It is a more comfortable bike ride than a golf cart ride.

- The house itself was pleasant and provided all what one needed (basic necessities) .

- Regarding the golf cart, it is not brand new, but it did work without problems.

The manager Susie did a superb job for example helping us with additional chairs (house is setup for 8 not 9) or providing an air mattress and always being present when we had a few simple water problems.

The location is perfect for a get-away vacation but is close enough to San Pedro if you want some night life.

Be careful of the house location on the map. This is incorrect!

The house is north of the bridge as the description states.

Before coming to Ambergris Caye we stayed at Conrad McGinnis' Kantara Ku which is in the jungle. This was an enjoyable combination experiencing both the jungle and the island.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful views and accommodating host!

  • 4 of 5

We just wrapped a week at Casa Nirvana and enjoyed our time oh, so much! The house is just as pictured and described and has all of the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Conrad was attentive from our first interaction to our last, always offering advice on places to go and super accommodating! Susie was kind and welcoming and we knew if we needed anything, she was a phone call away. And working with Genie and his crew was easy and fun (we took a snorkeling trip with them during rough weather and Darwin and Luis were incredible; even finding my husband’s wedding ring that fell off!!). We had two younger boys who were not large enough to use the bikes, so Conrad and Susie worked to find two other bikes for us that fit our boys perfectly. They rode them around the property each morning, as well as several rides away from the house. The sea grass was a bummer (as was the accompanying smell) as we really couldn’t enjoy the water at the property, but that is outside of Conrad and Susie’s control. We experienced a few small hiccups with our stay, such as with the boat ride to the house (no life vests on the boat), we were inundated with too much information upon arrival, a dead gecko in a light fixture (my boys found this fascinating), no hot water and a leaky roof near the end of our stay, but every item was addressed immediately and both Conrad and Susie followed up on each one to ensure we were satisfied. We loved Belize and hope to make it back so we can enjoy the mainland. When we do, I plan to contact Conrad as he is trustworthy, kind, and accommodating. Thank you for helping to make our boys first trip out of the country memorable!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Had a beautiful time in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Casa Nirvana. Conrad the owner and Suzi the Property Manager were very helpful before and during our stay.

The beach house as clean and appointed nice and the location was ideal for us, not in the middle of the busy noisy town, but close enough to everything we wanted. The house had fast internet and large "Smart TV's" on each floor.

Suzi was very helpful with suggestions on where to go and eat on the island and was able to share with us some "hidden gems" that we would have obviously missed if not for her. She checked in on us just about every day and provided us with a cell phone if we needed anything.

We spent our time enjoying the house and the great beach, which had to be one of the best beaches around, The roof top deck at night enjoying the stars was the way we ended each evening.

We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Nirvana and Suzi and Conrad made it very memorable and we can't wait to figure when we can return!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best extended weekend vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I just returned from what was a refreshing and enjoyable extended weekend getaway at Casa Nirvana. We arrived to this beautiful, clean, and well appointed beachfront property and were greeted by the caretaker, Susan. She was very attentive, helpful, and knowledgable about the property, the beach, and the island. She gave us great recommendations for things to do and places to go. Conrad, the owner, was also very attentive. He was in constant communication with us from arrival, during our stay, and even our at our departure. Conrad made certain we were always taken care of and made sure everything was up to our expectations. We were overwhelmed at how comfortable everything was. The house was a bit more than what we needed, but we so enjoyed it. The beach at this property is the most pristine and well groomed beach for miles around this part of the island. There were lounge chairs, hammocks, and adjacent access to the water. We took advantage of the beach daily. There is a short dock there as well which was missing a plank or two, but was still easily accessible and we enjoyed sitting out on it as well. I read a previous review that mentioned a wharf?? No such thing even exists. It was unfortunate that a recent hurricane had destroyed a nearby dock which was a costly act of nature. This did not deter from our vacation time what-so-ever! We also enjoyed the roof top deck almost every night. The views overtop the palm trees and the stars were absolutely spectacular! So very romantic.

This same person who had commented about the "wharf", also said the property was dirty and the beach trashy!? Could not have been further from the truth! Conrad's beach was beautiful. Adjacent beaches (not his) did have some debris and turtle grass, but that is unavoidable, especially since those beaches are not his property. The "complainers" also reported a "smell". I never noticed any smell. And the house was spotless. This is a "beach house", not a five star resort-hotel. We had the best, most enjoyable time, and cannot wait to return again! Overall an outstanding experience with the owner, house, caretaker, and the island. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and we are very glad that you both had a great time at Nirvana. The two missing planks on the steps are getting replaced as soon as my permit get approved from the town council. Belize has what is called " Queens land" and the first 60 ft is protected and any building/repairs or improvements must be approved. Although it is a pain at times, it is a way to keep all beaches public to everyone. not just people that can afford to have beachfront. My staff and I try very hard to make everyone's experience a great one. Thank you as well for being very kind and generous with my staff as well. Best Regards , Conrad
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Map

Car: not necessary

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, Caribbean (Dive Shop Next Door, House 4 miles from town)

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Rock Climbing, Basketball Court, Miniature Golf

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Golf Cart Rental $250 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Above rates are for up to 6 guests. Additional guests $35 each per night up to 8 total guests maximum."

Owner prefers Paypal and will provide a 10% discount for payment via Paypal. Payment terms are 50% at time of reservation and balance due no later than 30 days prior to check in. !00% refund given if cancelled prior to 60 days of check in. Refunds under 60 days are rescheduled credit for later date, and no refunds will be given .

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.