|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
This spacious 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1500 square foot condo can be rented as a 1 bedroom/1 bath. We simply lock off the back bedroom and bath, and you enjoy full use of the rest of the condo. This is one of the few first floor condos that is directly on the water. Read what a recent visitor from Sweden said about my condo. 'Hi Jay, Everything is fantastic!! We have been out diving several times and doing some fishing as well. Your condo is marvellous, fully equiped with everything one could ask for. We very much enjoyed our stay.
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No matter what you do, relaxing at one of five swimming pools while enjoying a drink at the swim-up bar or taking an all day adventure to the most spectacular Barrier Reef snorkeling and scuba sites in the Northern Hemisphere, there is nothing like relaxing in a luxurious 2 bedroom, 2 bath, central air conditioned condo with a balcony overlooking the sandy white beach and the blue waters of the Caribbean. The condo is complete with a gourmet kitchen fully equipped with everything you need to prepare a dinner of delicacies. Each bath has a walk-in shower. The master bath has a Jacuzzi tub as well. There are 3 flat screen TV's with satellite programming. One is in each bedroom and one is in the living room. Wireless internet access available at no charge. Quality bed linens, pillows and coverlets are provided. The furniture and art work, created in Belize, reflect the traditions of the tropics. Canterra tile floors provide a cool and relaxing atmosphere along with mahogany cabinetry and ceiling fans.
The location surpasses all others. It is a short golf cart ride to the charming fishing village of San Pedro and walking distance to many excellent restaurants and bars.
To give you a more complete description I have included a Welcome message that guests find in the casita to guide them on their way to a 'Luxurious Adventure'.
Welcome to Mr Jay’s Casa de Belize
Upon arrival you will be greeted at the front desk by friendly staff that will be taking care of all your needs during your stay at the Grand Caribe. While you are there, make a reservation for the onsite restaurant “Rain” for early cocktails and dinner for that night. You will find excellent food and great ambiance at this roof top, 4th floor restaurant and terrace. Hugo and Victoria, formerly with Ahi Restaurant now own and manage “Rain”.
In the morning have breakfast at Ak-Bol, a yoga retreat. Make it there before 10:00 AM to get a good seat at the bar looking out to the sea. You will find this “Cheers” kind of place about 200 yards to the south (REMEMBER LEFT FOOT IN THE WATER, YOU ARE GOING SOUTH, RIGHT FOOT IN THE WATER YOU ARE GOING NORTH). Say hi to Melio, the owner, originally from Chicago. Favorite delights: start with a Belican beer and I suggest you have a couple of salbutes or puposas (chicken, beef or fish). This and a little Maria’s hot sauce and you will be ready for whatever the day has to offer. You also may want to try their Fry Jacks with a fresh tropical fruit plate, most delicious. Morning and afternoon Yoga classes are available for a small fee. One and a half hour full body massage in their upstairs grass hut is highly recommended. You can ask Melio when you are at Ak-Bol to make a reservation.
Walking back, stop by the front office and ask to see their book of activities. You can book with the Grand Caribe tour director for many exciting experiences, including the Lamanai Jungle River Cruise and Mayan Ruins excursion. Want to relax? Spend some time at the swim-up pool bar and café serving tropical drinks and local fare. Happy Hour is from 3:00 to 5:00. If you go fishing you can bring back your catch and have them prepare it or take it to Akbol to make a feast for you. Water taxis are readily available for transportation North and South. The dock attendant will help you hail one down.
Golf carts are available for rent through Grand Caribe. Dial 0 for the front desk to make a reservation. They have carts available at the resort. You can rent for the day or by the hour if you need a quick trip to town. Carts are a good way to explore the fishing village of San Pedro. It is a charming Caribbean town with good shopping, grocery stores and plenty of bars and restaurants. There is a $5 US round trip toll to cross the bridge into San Pedro. Stop by Fido’s for a drink and I’m told it’s a great place in the evening to see and be seen in town. Also the Blue Water Grill near the airport is on the beach and serves very good local fare. You might want to explore the beautiful resort of Victoria House just a little south of San Pedro.
Other Restaurants To Try:
One of my favorites is the original Palapa Bar and Grill now Located in town at Wet Willie's Dock on the beach. You can reach there by turning towards the beach from the roundabout. Same great staff and great food. Tell them Mr. Jay sent you and ask for a “Lou” burger”, a specialty created by Lou Gentine of Sargento Cheese Company of Plymouth, Wisconsin. We were all together when Lou concocted this most unusual burger and it has now made its way as a permanent item on the menu.
Ahi Restaurant is just a little north of the Grand Caribe. Take the road or beach path. Lovely outdoor restaurant on the water. Quaint and romantic.
A must do, Sunday Funday at Crazy Canuks, just south of the airport. Live local talent starts playing around 3PM great fun afternoon.
Some things to know:
Wireless Internet service is available at no charge.
The paintings in the Condo were purchased at Belize Arts which is located on the city map (E4) located next doorway north of Catholic church, east side of front street, next to Fido’s Bar & Restaurant. Introduce yourself to Lindsey, the owner, she is from England. This is a wonderful art gallery and gift shop. You will certainly find some treasure there to take home.
Belize exchange rate - $2 BLZ to $1 US. ATM’s are available at Banks in San Pedro.
To retrieve your messages on the telephone dial 737 use code 1900. Press P for play and D for discard.
Call front desk to make arrangements for passage to the airport.
Don’t forget to add your memories and recommendations to the guest book on the counter. There are many excellent reviews of excursions and restaurants from our guests. Pay particular attention to an extensive comment written on August 9th, 2013. Here he mentions a Dr Daniel Gonzales at 23 Pescador Dr. telephone number 501-226-2660 for medical issues.
There have been many new amenities in the last year at the Grand Caribe.
• Rain Restaurant and Rooftop Terrace - fine dining with international chef Hugo Myer
• Swim-up bar and grill
• 5 pools and 2 hot tubs
• Fitness center
• Convenience store on-site
• Tours & concierge desk
• Aquatic sport rental shop
• Golf cart rental
• Free WiFi
• 24 hour security
• Cable TV with international channels
• Safety deposit box
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT MR JAY’S A3 CONDO
“The pictures did not do it justice, it was even nicer than we expected!”
“Your condo was extremely well appointed.”
“Your place is beautiful, great local décor and comfy beds”
“Truly a 5 star resort”
Enjoy to the maximum. Jay
If you enjoyed your accommodations and adventures, I would greatly appreciate if you would please write a review. Go to VRBO #348458. Thank you very much
Living in the desert, Scottsdale, Arizona, my Belizian ocean front condo gives me the best of all worlds.
Jay Binsfeld purchased this condo in 2008
It's the best, first floor, on the beach, direct access to the blue waters of the Caribbean, 5 star resort environment, walking distance to great restaurants, concierge service, room service, the list go on. How could I refuse.
This was hands down one of our best vacations! From the beautiful island and its friendly people, to this amazing resort with helpful and accommodating staff! Jays condo was stocked with everything we needed for an amazing and unforgettable stay. The staff at this resort will arrange any excursions or special occasion events you may have. Can't express enough how wonderful and enjoyable our stay was! Can't wait to return!!
Thanks so much for allowing us to use your beautiful condo. The places is hard to beat. So many activities are available as we took part in fishing, snorkeling at Ho Chan and Shark Ray Alley , rented bikes and spent our fair share soaking up the sun and a few Belikin beers at the swim up pool bar. We ate at the 5 star Rain Restaurant on location many times. Your condo is very comfortable and is one of the best in the complex. Always a cool breeze on the patio which we enjoyed every night. The staff are the best in the world! We highly recommend the whole experience
o.k. . . a cheesy title but absolutely not a cheesy condo !! (we are from Wisconsin !!)
We Loved everything about this condo and our experience at Grand Caribe. Best Ever and we are still raving about it and cannot wait to return !! Absolutely decadent and beyond any expectation. We're pretty particular travelers and there is not a single thing we would have called out on this adventure in Jays condo or at the Grand Caribe.
Condo - EXCEPTIONAL !! right down to the different towel animals every day. Our awesome house keeping person even found the small animal thing my daughter left in her shorts pocket which went thru the laundry. The staff was EXCELLENT ! - they were able to assist in excursion arrangements that were last minute to due schedule changes. Accommodating and super friendly. Not like they "had to" but like they "wanted to". Huge benefit in staying in Belize. the locals truly value tourism.
The condo had everything, and I mean EVERYTHING imaginable. Views, comfort, quiet - Even considering the construction next door, it was still Quiet ! Amazing !
The only thing I would have wanted and didnt experience is Wi-fi on the patio. But that's just super indulgent. The wi-fi worked perfectly . .right up to the patio threshold :-)
Awesome amenities, Exceptional experience, Excellent staff . . it truly was the 'Land of Make Belize' !!
We'll be back . . . thanks Jay !
This condo far exceeded our expectations! The resort was amazing and top notch as well as the condo we stayed in. The best location of all the condos it is front and center closest to the beach and pier. The staff at the resort are so friendly and helpful felt like family trying to help you get the best recommendations and tours for your vacation! The owner Jay was so quick to reply and was so helpful in all of our questions, as it was our first time to Belize. We loved it and would love to go back again! Thanks for a beautiful place to stay and experience the magical island vibe what a special place you have there!
Loved staying in this condo! The ocean views from this unit were breath taking! We loved sitting on the patio. The unit was equipped with everything we needed and very comfortable. Grand Caribe is an exceptional resort and the staff is amazing. They were always there with a smile to help. They helped us plan all our excursions for the week, rent a cart, make dinner reservations, anything we needed. Rain restaurant was wonderful. It’s located on the roof and the sunset views were incredible. The swimming pools are incredibly relaxing and beautiful. We also enjoyed hanging out at the pool bar. Our vacation here was perfect. I would love to come back and stay in this condo again.
This is one of the best properties we have traveled to yet! The staff at Grand Caribe were fantastic to work with. Very accommodating and attentive...from the Front Desk to the main restaurant and pool restaurant staff and house keeping as well. We also received invaluable help and guidance from the concierge desk, when making excursion bookings. Everyone did 110% effort there and were happy to assist. The property facilities themselves were exceptional too. Very clean, well manicured and maintained. The condo was very comfortable and had everything we needed to feel at home when we weren't out enjoying the outdoors. The condo had incredible views of the turquoise waters, as it looks right out onto the ocean....the water can't be more than 100 feet away. The patio was the perfect way to end the day while enjoying the night breezes as they made the coconut palms dance. The condo was immaculate and in excellent condition. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Belize, at the Grand Caribe and in this Condo. We hope to return someday very soon.
ABOVE RATES ARE BASED UPON 1 BEDROOM /1 BATH CONFIGURATION (2 PERSONS MAX)
2 BEDROOM / 2 BATH NIGHTLY RATES ARE:
WINTER (1/1 - 4/5)..............................$359
SUMMER (4/6 - 12/19)........................$279
HOLIDAY (12/20 - 1/3).........................$549
PAYMENT AND TERMS:
All major credit cards accepted.
A deposit equal to 2 nights + tax is due at the time of booking.
Remaining balance is due 45 days prior to arrival.
Initial two night deposit is non refundable.
No refunds for cancellations within 45 days of arrival.
No refunds for late arrival and/or early departures.
2 person maximum - 1 bdrm/1 bath configuration.
4 person maximum - 2 bdrm/2 bath configuration.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Summer Season 1BD/1BA
Mar 28 2016 - Sep 6 2016
4 night minimum stay
2016 Special Fall Rates 1BD1BA
Sep 7 2016 - Oct 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
2016 Fall Season 1BD/1BA
Oct 28 2016 - Dec 19 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Above rates are based upon 1BD/1BA configuration - call for 3 or more days rate.
Need A 2 Bedroom
2BD/2BA Nightly Rates are:
Winter Season January 4, 2016 to March 20, 2016 Nightly $549.00 3 night min. $429 4 nights plus
Spring Holiday March 21, 2016 to March 27, 2016 $549 - 7 night minimum
Summer Season March 28, 2016 to September 6, 2016 - $499.00 3 night minimum. $379.00 4 nights plus
2016 Fall Special September 7, 2016 to October 27, 2016 - Contact me for special rates
2016 Fall Season October 28, 2016 to December 19, 2016 - $499.00 3 night minimum, $379.00 4 nights plus
Minimum Stay 3 Nights plus 19% tax, Non-Refundable, deposit due at booking
Balance due 45 days prior to arrival
No Refunds for cancellations within 45 days of arrival