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Barbarajean Bruce

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Tropical Paradise Retreat!

5 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

San Pedro Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Our little Condo has been completely updated with an all new Belizean woods!!

Well outfitted kitchen, full stove w/oven, large pantry,comfortable lounge area inside and out! both bedroom and lounge area have ceiling fans. Our own perfect retreat we would love to share with you! We are not a resort, but nestled in with the real Belizean culture , in a real Belezian neighborhood!

This unit is a corner unit with it;s own private lani with a double hammock which is like having an extra room!

100 refundable fee is to cover the mobile WIFI device. You purchase the amount of WIFI use you want. $30 dollars is average cost for month. You can take Device with you anywhere you go and have WIFI in Belize mainland or any of the Islands so it is great if your planning on seeing the country. You are also provided a cell phone which you buy whatever time you want.

You are 5 minutes from Beach

Unit is on 3rd floor (lots of trade winds) very cozy in a Belizean area ( middle class, firemen, policemen, everyday workers) The Island security company has offices downstairs and head man stays at Casa David so place is very secure!

What stands out for our modest price and place is the service you will receive. Neri Kie runs the place and she is available 24/7 She will pick you up at airport/dock check you in, arrange with discounts any trips anywhere( she is native Belizean and has worked in hospitality over 20 years) She will check you out and return you to dock or airport Your unit is across the street from a church, with restaurants, grocery store hardware all in area and just a 15 min walk to town

Beach, just a block away, has open access to everyone.

You will be well cared for, Neri prides herself on her service

hope I answered all your questions, feel free to ask anything!

Barbarajean

PS

I am 78 and I go several times a year since 2010 and have had no problems. I can walk everywhere and find use of cart totally unnecessary!

We are located just 10 minutes walk from town. Far enough away to enjoy the tropical lifestyle, waking to birds singing to a few minutes walk to restaurants, grocery store, and downtown shops and activities. We are 1 block from beach All of the beach is open to walk! ! Golf cart rental a block away

It may be small and cozy, but this is the perfect place to stay if you want to just rest or explore the island and all that Belize has to offer. To get to experience a real Belizean lifestyle in a very safe environment is truly a blessing! Incredible snorkeling,diving, great fishing, beach activities and tours of jungle, cave tubing, zip lining, and nearby ruins! Neri can help you with this, getting you discounts and information.

English is native language, but has the colorful influences of Spanish from neighboring Mexico and Honduras.

Fishing for Snapper, Grouper, Tarpon, Bone-fish, Barracuda, Jacks and more

After all your exploring ,you may want to sit on the roof and just watch the sun go down, or watch the water break over the reef or just watch the peaceful Lagoon that is be-hind you!

So much to do,

San Pedro Town is the only inhabited area on the island. It's atmosphere is that of a small bustling fishing village but with 'hot spots', restaurants, and entertainment. It now boasts of one main paved road, and 2 small areas downtown, rest are still dirt.

The town is clustered with wooden houses, some with Mexican decor, others Caribbean, and some still remain with the English colonial architecture. Gift shops, boutiques, bars, cafes, and restaurants adorn Front And Middle streets (now named Barrier Reef Drive/Pescador Drive). A short walk in town and you'll feel the friendliness of the people and witness the ease of their lifestyles as they go through daily life. Barefeet, tee-shirts, and shorts is the typical island dress code.

The people of the island are called 'Sanpedranos' and speak English, Spanish, Creole, and Maya all at the same time, making it their own island dialect. They are proud of their heritage and are willing to share it with tourists. Before tourism picked up in the eighties, the islanders were mostly Mestizos (Maya-Spanish). Today they share their island with the Creole, Maya, Central American refugees, and Americans that have made San Pedro their new home.

This is a warm, friendly and safe place!

Keywords: Condo, Ocean View, Hospitality, service, discounts Hammock on Lanai Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Mexico Rocks,Cho Han,safe

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barbarajean Bruce (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Barbarajean Bruce

I love to travel, been around the world but I love this island especially the people! I travel mostly by myself and this island is a safe place for a woman alone. The beaches are as good if not better than Maui, Turkey, Israel, Greek Islands, European Beaches, Indian beaches, doesn't matter where, I have probably been there but no place equals the beauty of both the beaches and the people! The island is 26 miles long and 1/2 to 12 miles wide and you can rent a moped like this one or a golf cart and see the island but if your only there a week you will have more than enough to do and see just by walking, I was there 3 weeks on my last visit and didn't use the Moped until 3 days before I left the island. This picture was taken before I went snorkeling. 1 block from my Condo !

Barbarajean Bruce purchased this condo in 2009

Why Barbarajean Bruce chose San Pedro

I fell in love with the beaches, people and safety of the island. I intend to live on the Island from January through March. I am minutes from everything and just by walking 5 min I am relaxing on a beautiful beach or 10 min I am in town shopping. Being on the 3rd floor makes me feel like I am in the tree tops when I wake up and in 2 min I can have fresh orange or pineapple juice juice from the fruit stand right in front of me.I get a gallon of 'Mama's' fresh squeezed juice every time I come. No additives, chemicals etc. just fresh natural juice!!! And every Tuesday morning, the Mennonites bring fresh produce to market! be sure to ask about this treat!

What makes this condo unique

I know in my travels I appreciated the use of a phone, so as a courtesy ,we provide you with a cell phone. You can purchase all the minutes you want! It is so much more convenient to be able to call first, before heading out! We also provide a mobile internet service so you can have wifi anywhere in Belize, on the island or on mainland!

If we wanted fresh fruit, it was a skip and a jump, or a neat restaurant right down the street for authentic Italian or 7 min to incredible seafood dining on the beach at Ramon's or the Blue Iguana. I have a full kitchen so cooking great food is no problem.

Be sure to ask me how to buy all your fruits and veggies, milk and cheese directly from The Mennonites at 80% less than you pay on island. Actually this is how everyone on the island buy to sell to you.

We can go snorkeling when we feel like it or just sit at the pool or the beach. The unit is compact, easy to keep clean.We loved to walk the beach and talk with the locales.

Observations by my husband on his first trip: 'A truly beautiful island made up of a blend of many cultures and personalities. You walk down streets hearing mostly English, but with Spanish and Creole mixed as well. The food is varied and delicious-again multicultural. What I have noticed is there is the conspicuous absence of foul language, angry speech and no sirens. The people are warm and very helpful when spoken to –not speaking about vendors. There is a spirit of can do and overall serenity of peace on this island. There is a bustle of activity during the day on the roads in San Pedro but you step into a different world on the nearby beach. Even the vendors on the beach are most respectful as they ask you to investigate and buy their wares—no pressure at all. One should eat at the many locations the islanders inhabit to truly experience island food'

Guestbook comments from the manager

Perfect place to just kick back and relax. very peaceful, yet minures to everywhere! no cart was necessary. Could walk everywhere. Grocery store around corner, kitchen had all supplies!
Apr 2010
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Reviews

3.6
based on 5 traveler reviews

Tropical Paradise Retreat!
average rating of 3.6 based on 7 reviews
1

Not like the pictures.

  • 1 of 5

We ended up leaving because of the smell coming from the junk yard across the street. This is a below average condo in a very bad location. For this price you can find many other locations on the island right on the beach. The posted pictures of the unit and the building are either very old or edited.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado

  • 3 of 5

The owner was very nice and helpful on information in the area.The inside of this unit is as described. It was clean and had all of the items it was advertised to have. The unit is small but was satisfactory for 2 people. It has just one window AC unit in the bedroom which was not turned on when we arrived. It took quite a long time to get the place cooled down. The outside of the building is in need of some cleaning up. Old construction supplies on the stairs along with a toilet. Lots of junk around the side of the building. The pool is under the building and not usuable as far as we were concerned. The cell phone that was advertised had no minutes on it so we had to pay for a call to the management comp to correct that and they only provide 10 mins and refused to refill it. I was not impressed with the head of the management company, although her employees were very nice.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States
5

Vacation of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay on the island and will go back asap. The apt. had everything required for a relaxing holiday. We were in short walking distance to anywhere we needed to go. Everyone, including the owner and property mgr. treated us with respect. Everything is there that is advertised, however I wasn't prepared for spiritual gratification I felt from this trip. Thanks Pi and Barbara Jean!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you appreciated our special Retreat, just as we always do! This tropical Paradise Retreat can be so enjoyed, just by walking the beach, visiting Mayan ruins, fly-fishing off the beach , or just enjoying the breeze off the ocean while lying in the Hammock reading a great book , so much too choose from! We look forward to your return! Blessings Barbarajean and Leon
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Albuquerque, NM
5

Wonderful location, great rate, and everything you need!!

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed here for 11 days and it was just PERFECT! Small, yes, but all amenities: air conditioning, fridge, microwave, stove, linens, utensils, internet connection, etc. No, it's not a resort. It's BETTER. Why be in a resort with a bunch of Americans when you can be where the locals live and soak in the culture? This condo is no more than a ten minute walk to the heart of town and even less to the beach.

And a few words about BarbaraJean, the owner: she was SO helpful in our planning this trip. She clearly loves the area and loves sharing her knowledge and tips that she has picked up along the way. She arranged for our cab ride to and from the airport to the water taxi, for our ride to the condo, she provides a cell phone for local calls and arranging of tours. She could not have been more helpful.

Without a doubt when I return to San Pedro, I will stay at this condo.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is because of appreciative guests like you that make it all worth while. Thank you for noticing we care! Ambergris Caye and The Bruce's look forward to your next visit.
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Ambergris Caye, Belize 1 bed Condo

  • 4 of 5

Great Location

Just steps from World Class Diving and snorkelling

Great Price

Superb Views of the Caribbean Sea and Barrier Reef (a World Heritage Site)

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barbarajean
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Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
1 miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
1 miles
Car: recommended

Daily trips to the Marine Reserve at the largest Reef in the Western Hemisphere , Belize Zoo, World heritage Site! world Class fishing. Daily trips to Mayan Ruins

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Rates & Availability

San Pedro Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
$80
$570
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

some pets acceptable must be approved by owner $100 pet would apply

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Amenities

San Pedro Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Great shower head for a great refreshing healthy shower! Lots of Towels on shelves over commode
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) have a thick comfortable double futon to pull out
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
local restaurants, fruit stand and grocery stores within a block!

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