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Mariah Dewald

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Grand Caribe Luxury, 2BR/2BA or 1BR/1BA has Ocean, Beach & Pool Views!

8 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo

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Overview

Ambergris Caye Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Most sought after location on the island!

Located less than two miles north of San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye, this luxury resort is perfectly located just far enough from town to enjoy a sense of beachside solitude, complete with breathtaking views of the world’s second-largest Barrier Reef, but close enough to enjoy the many amenities the quaint town of San Pedro has to offer.

Visitors arriving to San Pedro can be transported to the resort via complimentary taxi. In just ten minutes you approach Grand Caribe resort. Hugging 500 feet of pristine beach in a semi-circle embrace, Grand Caribe is comprised of eight individual buildings consisting of nine condominiums each.

Our 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit absorbs stunning panoramic views of the colorful Caribbean Sea, Belizean Barrier Reef only ½ mile off shore, swimming pools, as well as the lush tropical gardens. This ground floor unit with over 1500 square feet of central air conditioned space offers Caribbean living with modern comforts. Our condo consists of exotic Belizean hardwood cabinets, granite counter tops, top of the line appliances, and beautiful porcelain tile. It’s complete with a gourmet kitchen fully equipped with everything you need to prepare dinner. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, wonderful views, and private access to the balcony. The second bedroom contains a queen trundle bed. There’s a bath off of either bedroom, each having a walk-in shower. The master bath includes a Jacuzzi tub for added indulgence. There are 3 flat screen TV’s, one in either bedroom and one in the living room, with cable/satellite programming. The living room includes a full size sofa bed for additional guests. Off the living area, there’s a large veranda furnished with patio furniture. Wireless internet access is available at no charge; no password required. Lastly, we thoroughly enjoy our large laundry room with full size washer and dryer to ease the chores of traveling.

Only need 1 Bedroom? Our condo can also be rented as a 1 bedroom, 1 bath. We lock off the second bedroom and second bathroom, still giving you 1300 square feet of living space. You can then enjoy a full-sized kitchen not available in the standard one bedroom units.

Grand Caribe has the largest fresh water pool in Belize. Two smaller salt water pools compliment the tropical grounds with two hot tubs and a swim up bar otherwise known as “GC's”. GC's is available for your dining pleasures, whether you want to dine poolside, on the pier or in the privacy of your own condo. Walk out on the best pier in Belize to swim, fish, or just watch and listen to the wave’s crash on the reef as the boats go by.

The days can be as busy or as relaxed as you want. If you are looking for adventure the resort concierge can arrange day trips for diving and snorkeling, fishing, Mayan ruins and jungle tours, zip lining and cave tubing. The concierge can also arrange spa treatments or even have your kitchen stocked with food and provisions upon your arrival. Other services offered include golf cart rental, private chefs and even babysitting! Daily maid service, laundry service, 24 hour security & transfers to & from the airstripare are all included.

Grand Caribe offers many packages for guests who have a special interest in mind, or they are happy to custom tailor one for your specific needs. Packages include weddings, honeymoons, wedding renewals, dive packages, Reef, Ruin and Rainforest and Adventure Sea and Spa. The resort also offers seasonal accommodation specials that are featured on their website.

Some things to know:

Belize exchange rate - $2 BZE to $1 US. ATM’s are available at Banks in San Pedro.

This is a NON SMOKING vacation rental. Evidence of smoking, such as the smell of cigarette or cigar smoke inside the home by the cleaning crew is sufficient basis to charge the renter for smoke clean-up and removal from carpeting, AC ducts, filters and furniture. This type of clean up is expensive and Renter is Liable for the Costs.

Keywords: Location, Location, Location! Be as active or as care free as you wish. Ground Floor with no interior steps. Breathtaking tropical views of the Caribbean ocean, Barrier reef, beach & pools. This spacious condo with all the amenities will not disappoint!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mariah Dewald (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Mariah Dewald

We love to visit Ambergris Caye to dive, enjoy the local food, golf cart around the island, and share time with family and friends. We have been to numerous Caribbean islands & keep returning to San Pedro. When buying a place at Grand Caribe became possible, we didn’t hesitate! We feel that Grand Caribe is easily the nicest resort on Ambergris Caye. The location single-handedly surpasses all others! While San Pedro is a short golf cart ride away, there are several restaurants/bars within walking distance of the condo. We feel that renting a golf cart (the primary mode of transportation) is a must! Having a golf cart at your disposal makes touring around the island, going into town for supper, or shopping for groceries, hassle free & very fun! Thankfully, Ambergris Caye hasn’t become over-populated with tourists like many of the other Caribbean islands. Fortunately, cruise ships only dock at the mainland which we feel preserves Ambergris’ laid back setting. You can be as active or as care free as you wish. The people here are so friendly and most speak English, the country’s official language, which we appreciate. We hope you try Grand Caribe & enjoy our slice of paradise on Ambergris Caye, Belize as much as we do!

Mariah Dewald purchased this condo in 2011

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

Grand Caribe Luxury, 2BR/2BA or 1BR/1BA has Ocean, Beach & Pool Views!
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
midwest
5

Anniversary trip

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week here for our anniversary. It was perfect for an adult only trip. The property is beautiful and very quiet and peaceful. You never had to "save" a spot by the pool so you had a chair and the swim up bar is great. The grocery store on the property allowed us to get all the essentials we needed to make a lot of our own meals and drinks. We took kayaks out to the reef and did some snorkeling, which was amazing. The staff at the dock were very helpful getting the kayak ready for us and assisting my wife as she can be a bit clumsy getting in, ha. We went on a snorkel trip and to Shark ray alley and had a good afternoon.

The unit we stayed in was more than we expected. We had everything we could possibly need. The master bedroom was great and we had plenty of space, my wife loved the large tub. The kitchen was very modern and had everything we needed to feel comfortable cooking some of our meals. The owners were extremely helpful and so nice to work with.

I would love to come back here again and would be fun to go with another couple since there are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, there is plenty of room for 2 couples to stay and each have their own space. I would definitely recommend to others or anyone looking for a quiet & peaceful place to stay right on the beach. We will for sure be coming back again and will stay in the same unit since the owners were so good to work with.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

C&S

  • 5 of 5

This condo was a perfect turn key vacation home. It was fully furnished with any utensils needed for a great get away. It was perfect for two couple as it has two bedrooms and bathrooms, with a spectacular view of crashing waves on the reef. If the ocean isn't your cup of tea, there is a wonderful pool with a swim up bar/restaurant . The location of the condo caters to anyone's needs as it is close to town, and also leaves the more adventurous able to explore the rest of the island. The staff was more then helpful advising on activities around the area. Can't wait for our next vacation at the condo in beautiful Belize.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Dakota
5

So much fun with friends!

  • 5 of 5

We spend a week in this unit with another couple. The unit was fully stocked with everything we could possibly need in a vacation condo. Nice coffee maker a waffle iron, very nice pots and pans. It was very clean and well taken care of. We loved that we could just plug our usb jacks into the upgraded outlets. It was plenty of room for 2 couples. Loved the big fluffy pool towels.nice washer and dryer. The decor in the unit was really cool as the paintings were from a local artist in town, and after inquiring to the owners, Mariah helped us find the studio and we got our very own painting. The ground level unit was nice and had a great view of the beach. Grand Caribe grocery store was very convenient and we found the price fairly close to what we saw in town. We rented a golf cart for the week so we ate at the condo or in town while we were cruising around so did not try the food at the Grand Caribe, but heard their new restaurant Rain is pretty nice. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be returning! We had never used VRBO before so was a little nervous, but the owners Dean & Mariah were so helpful and gave us some wonderful tips that helped us have a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely Condo, Great Owner, outstanding staff!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful resort with outstanding grounds, pool, location restaurant and location (a short golf cart ride from town, recommend you rent a golf cart if you are there for a week or more)

The condo was stunning, VERY roomy (we were two couples) with top notch accoutrements! As a long-time VRBO client who has rented many NICE properties, this was the best with a kitchen outfitted for the most discerning chef! However- construction in the unit above us was VERY noisy, from sun-up to after sun down.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice review. We are disappointed that Grand Caribe didn’t notify us that there was construction (tile work) taking place in the condo upstairs. We more than appreciate your feedback as we want to avoid these issues at all costs in the future and are working with management so this never happens again. Our sincerest apologies. Thanks again for the review and constructive response.
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Dallas TX
5

Great Unit, Incredible Resort - Best place on the Island

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 just returned from a one week stay in this unit. We absolutely loved everything about it and thought that our choice of this unit and resort really made the trip the very best. The unit itself is exactly as shown in the photos, although I think it is more spacious than the photos show. Both bedrooms are nice sizes and there is plenty of storage in the bedrooms and bathrooms as well as high quality linens. The kitchen is huge and was by far the best equipped kitchen we have ever had in a vrbo. There were tons of beach towels which we really appreciated. Only slight drawback for us would be that the beds were not especially comfortable - but we think that's typical for Central America and also a matter of preference. It would not keep us from staying again.

It is a first floor unit and we loved the convenience (most buildings don't have elevators). It is well located in the resort - convenient to the pools, dock, restaurant, the front office, and the golf cart parking. Daily housekeeping was very nice. The resort itself is unbelievably amazing and after exploring the island over the week stay, we agree that it is the best on the island. Further north the roads get bad and it would have to make getting places more difficult. In town is too congested and not relaxing. Grand Caribe is just far enough away to offer a relaxing atmosphere but convenient enough that you can get to town easily. There is even a convenience/grocery store before the bridge that we used several times. The resort pools are beautiful, the beach/ocean views outstanding. The resort staff impressed us with their friendliness and service. Everything was efficient from check-in to check-out. The resort connected us with great tour providers also. We truly had everything we could have asked for.

Some things that may be helpful to future guests: The condo provides toilet paper and toiletry items such as soap, shampoo/conditioner, lotion. Trash bags, dishwasher soap were also provided. These aren't always offered in vrbo rentals. There is a safe in the master bedroom BUT it is very small. It will hold passports, wallets, and smart phones, but it will not fit an ipad or certainly not a laptop. The Wi-Fi worked well and my teens were thankful!

The owner was extremely helpful, responsive, etc. We would absolutely stay in this unit again - which we hope to do often now that we've discovered such a great place!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and really appreciate the feedback. Yes, we couldn't agree more about the safe. I will be bringing a larger one with me the next time we stay and will move the smaller one to the second bedroom. It's also great to hear the staff treated you well and that they were efficient. We would be thrilled if you’d return! We’re always finding more to do, more to see and more places to dine every time. Thanks again!
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San Francisco
5

EXCEPTIONAL AND EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous! Romantic! Peaceful! Great Service! Clean! Safe! Spacious! GC definately did not disappoint. My GF and I stayed at a unit that overlooked the pool and the beach. Great views and quiet. The owners were extremely helpful and answered all my questions regarding what to do, the location and amneties. The pool bar had great food and drinks, particularly the Huevos Rancheros breakfast(make sure you get it with Fry Jacks!). Chi(the bartender) is a great source of knowledge about the area, so you will not have a hard time making friends with him. It is about 15 min water taxi, maybe 20-25 min bike ride to san pedro, so if u are okay with a little more distance to town, then this is the place for you. We liked the peacefulness of the area. We recommend getting bikes and riding up and down the beach. We recommend getting breakfast at Ak'bol( few min away), drinks at Palapa( few min away) and eating at Matachia(one of the coolest decor you will see) and getting the Quesdilla. Matachia is about a 25-30 min bike ride north up the coast, but you will see and visit some awesome bars such as captain jack's, coco beach( a favorite of ours), capricorn and a whole host of others! We also recommend a sunset sail, GC can set it up for you. It was out of this world. We loved it so much that we are considering getting a unit there. We will stay at the GC again.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the review and your kind words. We couldn’t agree more about our location. It’s far enough from town to get the quiet “island feel”, yet close enough to visit if you’re missing the hustle and bustle. You are more than welcome at our condo anytime! Again, thank you for the wonderful feedback. We really appreciate it!
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Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

San Pedro Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER SEASON '16 - 1 BD/1 BA
Mar 28 2016 - Sep 6 2016
1 night minimum stay
$279
 
 
FALL SPECIAL '16 - 1 BD/1 BA
Sep 22 2016 - Oct 27 2016
1 night minimum stay
$279
 
 
FALL SEASON '16 - 1 BD/1 BA
Oct 28 2016 - Dec 20 2016
1 night minimum stay
$279
 
 
WINTER SEASON '16 - 1 BD/1 BA
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
$499
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$279
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%

MAIN PAGE/INSTANT QUOTE RATE IS BASED UPON 1 BEDROOM/1 BATH CONFIGURATION (SUMMER SEASON)

2 BED/2 BATH RATES ARE:

WINTER (1/4 - 3/20) $389
SPRING HOLIDAY (3/21 - 3/27) $549
SUMMER (3/28 - 9/6) $379
*FALL SPECIAL (9/22 - 10/27) CONTACT ME FOR SPECIAL PRICING!!!
FALL (10/28 - 12/19) $379
WINTER (12/21 - 1/1) $599

2 NIGHTS+TAX, NON-REFUNDABLE, DEPOSIT DUE AT BOOKING
BALANCE DUE 45 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS WITHIN 45 DAYS OF ARRIVAL

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Amenities

Ambergris Caye Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) pulls out as a trundle bed for added sleeping space., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa Bed in living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pool side swim up bar, Cowboy's Bar & Grill located at pool, 24 hr security, Ipod docking station,

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