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5 Bedroom, Luxurious Beach House with Pool; Wonderful Staff & Excellent Location

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-11)

Welcome to BajaMar. Located in desirable Mata Grande/Mata Chica neighborhood, this house was completed in 2010 and boasts pristine white sand beach, private infinity fresh water pool which overlooks to barrier reef, 3rd story viewing deck, palapa with bar, with beverage cooler & grill, 4 kayaks for guests to enjoy, and a further outdoor kitchen with gas grill, wine fridge and seating for 10 or more.

House is ideal for any reunion, small wedding or family & friends get together. House consists of 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 4,500+ sq ft of living space. 3 of the 5 bedrooms have private

kitchenettes, bathrooms, personal safes, and plasma TV's which all have private entrances.

The neighborhood offers services such as grocery store, golf cart rentals, bike rentals as well as some of the best restaurants on the island. If you are looking to get away and enjoy peace and quiet but still want to have access to services-this is the ideal location and house for you!

Professional and very attentive on-site caretaker couple will ensure a wonderful and memorable vacation for you, your family and friends - their services include; cleaning, maintenance, advice and organisation of tours / transport and delicious cooking!

Keywords: 5 Bedroom, Beach House, Caribbean Beachfront, Private Pool, Sleeps 10, Beachfront

More Details

Owner
Tony Whitehouse
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

Why Tony Whitehouse chose Ambergris Caye

While all beautiful places have their individual charms, nowhere on earth has given me the same sense of a yearning to return than here at BajaMar on Ambergris, the “Isla Bonita”.

As a brief background to the house, at the end of 2007 I bought the land, five miles north of San Pedro Town, to build BajaMar as a tropical home. The intention was to enable my wife and I to escape the cold winters of Europe; that I might fly-fish the surrounding salt water flats during my retirement and the decision was made with some vague and eccentric middle aged whim of investment. While the conceptual layout of the house was mine, the fine architectural design is entirely to the credit of local architect, Sue Courtenay. The house was completed in 2010 after a prolonged and challenging construction period of some two and a half years. Every single material for the construction was brought to the site by barge.

Amenities

San Pedro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 4 bathrooms are ensuite the 5th just across from the 2nd bedroom on the upper floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Five king size beds OR up to ten twin/single beds - depending on bedding constellation requested -also spare bed available and crib.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Full sized kitchen + 3 kitchenettes for downstairs rooms + outdoor kitchen with wine & beverage fridges, gas grill, bar sink & bar stools. Maid Service included in a one week reservation.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(59 traveler reviews)

5 Bedroom, Luxurious Beach House with Pool; Wonderful Staff & Excellent Location
average rating of 4.9661016 based on 59 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

What can I say, the home, location, everything was wonderful. Alfred, Dianie and John were a pleasure to be around. Alfred took care of everything we needed whether arranging a trip to see the ruins, answering questions or golf carts for excursions to town. Dianie kept us fed with delicious meals and it was all so comfortable, like family. We always felt safe, especially with Po (the island dog) checking on us and grabbing a pet or two. The owner Tony thought of everything. From the layout of the home to the concise information he provided on every aspect of traveling and staying at his place. No matter what questions came up you could find the answer in the information he sent us. With help from Alfred, planning this trip was so stress free, we were able to just enjoy the uniqueness and beauty of Belize.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unbelize-able! Definitely, Check this place out!

  • 5 of 5

My family feels so fortunate to have found the greatest place to stay in Belize. It would be hard to imagine staying anywhere else! We have found that going the extra mile when we travel pays off. This was a relaxing, flowing vacation, thanks to the amazing management of this home, along with the outstanding accommodations. We walked off the plane to find the ferry company waiting. We took a quick ride to the ferry in their vehicle, and a nice boat ride directly to the Baja Mar dock (right in front of the beautifully crafted home). Alfred was there to greet us and show us in. He also familiarized us with the area and helped us with everything. He is a true gem, and I am grateful to know him. He helped with a welcome package of groceries, our golf cart rental, boat tours, where to go and just good advice for Belize and for life in general. I can't say enough good things about Alfred. When we walked through the home the very first time, I was in awe.... I never stopped being in awe every time I entered the home. The amazing architecture, beautifully thought out for the tropics. The beds were all comfy, which is a big deal on vacation. The kitchen is very equipped with what you need. The art is tastefully done, and made me feel at home. Get a Welcome meal from Dianie! You won't be disappointed after traveling all day, unwind to a lovely home made island meal. No worries, No problem! I will be back to Baja Mar. Treat yourself to this place, you deserve it. We have such great memories of our first trip to Belize!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michigan, USA
5

Fantastic House

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful and comfortably accommodated eight people! Alfred was great and did everything he could to make sure we were well cared for. Poe the house dog was so sweet..yes you will want to take him home..sweet boy! You must go snorkeling...the best we've ever done! Shark Alley was awesome! The house was well maintained and the location was great a bit north of the city but perfect area to kick back and relax...must take a day to go to Secret Beach, stunning! We actually spent two days relaxing in the turquoise waters. Overall, one of the best vacations we've been on.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely gorgeous, comfortable and so well designed and architected.

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and 6 family members had the good fortune of booking BAJA MAR for my 70th birthday celebration in January 2017.

After looking at numerous villa rentals in BELIZE, BAJA MAR just jumped out at me. The photos, written description, and of course all the Reviews confirmed my instinct was correct. One of my better decisions, having just spent 7 days there with the wind and sea . We explored San Pedro with its Chocolate Factory and outdoor Market among many other curiosities and stumbled upon a great restaurant on the water called ESTELL’s. I had the best GRILLED GROUPER!

I certainly cannot omit the wonderful dinners served up by Diannie….beautifully prepared and delicious! At the last dinner Diannie’s son John surprised me with an Upside Down Pineapple cake he had prepared for my birthday.

I must also point out John’s brother, Christian, who every morning carefully maintained the sand, seagrass and pool. All the care done by Alfredo, Diannie and their family was entirely unobtrusive and welcomed.

Every morning Alfredo would come and check to find out if we needed anything. My husband and I looked forward to that time because invariably we would end up in conversation and find out about Belize history and other life experiences that are not necessarily written down. Alfredo was always very thoughtful, respectful and cordial and just a great help.

I can’t possibly end this narrative about BAJA MAR without mentioning PO, Alfredo’s very mixed breed dog who emanated the same respect as Alfredo and followed him everywhere. I must admit I would give him the occasional small piece of cheese, but Po never abused that gesture.

I can only end my comments with “in my opinion” you will make a mistake not to choose BAJA MAR for your holiday….and when you get there give Diannie and Alfredo a hug from me!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Carefree Week in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a magnificent week at BajaMar. The house accommodated our large group. But we never felt as though we were on top of each other because there were so many lovely terraces, balconies, verandas and palapas where you could be by yourself. Even the dock had a bench to sit on to watch the sunrise or the waves breaking on the reef. The infinity pool was a delight. The kitchen was very well appointed with everything we needed. The days were balmy and the warm wind off the ocean was always fanning us. There were a few very good bars and restaurants within easy walking distance. But perhaps the best thing about BajaMar is the attentive care that Alfred and Dianie give. He gave sage advice and was always available for any of our needs. Dianie is a wonderful cook of local specialties. I highly recommend this lovely vacation getaway and can't wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No hassle and stress free vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation began the minute we walked out of the Belize City airport. The owner(Tony) and care taker(Alfred) of the casa BajaMar recommended our group (10 of us) take the Nautalis water taxi to the home. As promised, they were there waiting for us and loaded up our luggage and got us on the boat and took us directly to the dock where we were met by Alfred and his great dog Po. He immediately made us all feel comfortable and welcome. All of the rooms were very clean, roomy and views to die for.

One of my main concerns before we left on the trip was setting up day and night snorkeling trips, but Tony highly recommended we just wait until we arrived and that Alfred would set everything up. I was a bit anxious about that as we were there over the Christmas holidays and I feared everything would be booked. Well no worries about that as Alfred has connections ha ha. Alfred said "lets just set up these excursions on the best days and when you all feel like it". Fortunately the weather was always fantastic, but he chose the perfect days and we just walked out to the dock when our excursion boat (coral divers) arrived. Alfred literally handled everything. Talk about easy and convenient... wow. Genie (guide and boat driver with Coral Divers) was fun, easy going, knowledgeable and had some tasty rum punch for our adventures. We did several snorkels. Hol Chan/shark ray alley, and Mexico rock(which was our personal favorite) and also a night snorkel to Mexico rock. We also went to Caye Caulker island, walked around and had a fabulous lunch at a restaurant right at the dock we tied up to. After we left Caye Caulker, Genie took us by boat to the other side of the island and we fed the tarpon fish right out of our hands. We all thought that was pretty cool!

Life back at the home was as relaxing and beautiful as one could imagine. We had two golf carts(4 and 6 seater) so occasionally went to local store for a few items or a longer drive into San Pedro for a bigger shop. Take cash though as there is a toll (2.50 belizian each way) to enter San Pedro. One of our favorite stops was the "truck stop" (maybe a mile before San Pedro)which had a great bar and ice cream shop!

The best advice I can give on this trip though was to have Dianie cook all the supper meals.....amazing cook and more reasonable than local restaurants. But most of all... Trust Alfred to book everything and just enjoy the majestic beauty of this amazing home and relax! Truly a 5 star vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

San Pedro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2017
Jan 28 2017 - May 5 2017
6 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
Summer 2017
May 6 2017 - Sep 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 19 2017
6 night minimum stay
$575
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
$725
 
 
December 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 16 2017
6 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2017/18
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 1 2018
6 night minimum stay
$825
 
 
January 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Jan 26 2018
6 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
High Season 2018
Jan 27 2018 - May 4 2018
6 night minimum stay
$725
 
 
Summer 2018
May 5 2018 - Aug 17 2018
6 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
Fall 2018
Aug 18 2018 - Nov 16 2018
6 night minimum stay
$655
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 24 2018
6 night minimum stay
$775
 
 
December 2018
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 14 2018
6 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Christmas / New Year 2018/2019
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 4 2019
6 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Reservations are normally taken for check-in: Friday, Saturday or Sunday -minimum stay 6 nights.
Around the Christmas and New Year period a limited range of check-in & check-out days will be specified.
Credit card payments to BajaMar will be charged in Belize dollars at the official fixed mid-rate of exchange: 1 USD = 2 BZD. (We accept Visa Card, MasterCard, American Express & Discover). The Central Bank of Belize however now fixes a small margin on the transaction, which varies but currently is 0.875% - i.e. +/- USD 20 both on the deposit and final balance payments on the average cost of a weeks stay. Guests may alternatively pay the exact USD amount by bank wire transfer.

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