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Bedrooms 1
Space 425 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

PRIVATE IN TOWN GARDEN CASITA - access to two swimming pools & beach loungers!!

Come Vacation at your very own Casita/Cottage on the wonderful island of Ambergris Caye.

Enjoy the personal care of your Canadian host, Karen! This self-catering one bedroom house is located in San Pedro just south of the town centre with the beach and fine dining only two minutes away. AND TWO SWIMMING POOLS AND BEACH LOUNGERS!!

A lovely one bedroom Casita located in a beautiful, quiet area. The Casita is equipped with air conditioning, 32' flat screen TV in living room, flat screen in bedroom, and wireless internet. Take the provided beach towels to the beach just two minutes from the Casita. Surrounding the Casita is a Tropical garden great for relaxing on the hammock while bird watching or just having a siesta.

More Details

Karen Young
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Karen Young

I, Karen Young moved to San Pedro in 2011. I was born and raised in Ft. Nelson, British Columbia, Canada then moved to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I came here from Edmonton where I formerly worked as an Insurance Broker at MBS Insurance Brokers.

Karen Young purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Karen Young chose San Pedro

I am a scuba diver and spent 10 years vacationing at various dive vacations spots. I came to Ambergris Caye for a dive vacation May of 2009 and made the move to enjoy this wonderful country!! It is the whole package with dive sites amazingly close and the underwater life fantastic and a wonderful small personable community.

What makes this cottage unique

The property is located in the best neighbourhood in San Pedro! A place to offer an unique experience for guests! A private beautifully maintained property where one can enjoy the beauty of nature. The Casita has a private deck, patio and seating by a hammock where one can relax while soaking up the peacefulness of the garden adorned with plants and trees. There are also numerous birds to watch like the banana bird and hummingbirds that come to drink from the flowers on the property.


Alta Mar Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 425 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen in bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa Bed in Living Room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Once you reach San Pedro you will be greeted by the owner of Mayflower Casita! On the way to the Casita a grocery store stop and a tour of the resort with the pool for use by Casita guests!!! Then onto the Casita! Transportation also provided upon leaving the island to the Airport or the Ferry!


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average rating of 4.92 based on 50 reviews

Karen and the Mayflower Casita is perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Karen is the perfect host. Everyone in town knows and loves her. The Casita was just what we wanted.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice little place, weird interactions with host

  • 2 of 5

Positive: The place itself was a nice little guest house with everything you need. AC was a plus and it's close to some great little restaurants (Robin's and The Baker). Walking takes a bit to get to the main strip, but great stops along the beach route or via the road (30 min or so).

Negative: Karen picked us up at the airport and seemed friendly when she drove us to the guest house and showed us some spots along the way. After that, whenever we would interact with her she was very short and treated like we were bothering her. We were in no way rude or intrusive either. Just basic questions about the toilet not flushing, ordering pizza (locals knew her and recommend we have her call for delivery because of mosquitoes), and departure. Maybe she was just in a bad mood and this doesn't happen with all guests, but that's the reason for 2 stars. I work in hospitality so guest interaction is big on my scale. The mosquitoes were also terrible where the house is located, but that's mostly part of the deal after big rains we heard, and they were bad anywhere further away from the beach and breeze.

We wouldn't stay again, but maybe you'll have a better experience with Karen.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice rental

  • 5 of 5

Karen will pick you up and stop by a grocery store to get essentials. The house in nice and well equipped and the garden is BEAUTIFUL. The amenities at the Banana Beach resort were nice. Good location. Just note, you have to turn the air off every time you leave the property. So, when you get back to the house it's so hot (and all you want is a cool place to come home to)--it takes a while for it to cool off. And, the only air conditioner is in the bedroom so don't expect the sitting room to cool down as much (and it's San Pedro--the construction isn't like the US, so even with the air on, it is VERY humid)! Also, check out isn't really set in stone--really depends on when the next person is coming which was fine, just note this. Luckily, Karen was accommodating with our luggage.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable and private

  • 5 of 5

The casita is well stocked and just as pictured. Loved the large enclosed yard with all the trees and plants. I didn't catch it but the pool is not at the casita but is a block away at the Banana Beach Resort. We rented bikes from the art shop next to Robins and getting into San Pedro by bike was perfect. Thank you Karen!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming home for fun & relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Mayflower Casita. Karen welcomed us with a hug at the water taxi. Showed us around on key interest and saved us a lot of time of just randomly wondering around. The Casita was very clean, comfortable, and perfect for relaxing at the end of our day of being out and about. Close enough to downtown San Pedro but away from the city noises and crowds for a peacefully night sleep. I highly recommend staying here!!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome stay

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome vacation staying at the Mayflower Casita. Karen is an excellent host, welcoming us at the airport. She had great info on where to shop, eat, drink and snorkel. She keeps the grounds of the Casita beautiful, flowers, trees, 2 hammocks and lounge chairs. The people of Ambergris Cay were very friendly, especially the staff at the nearby resort which provides the beach and pool privileges. We made new friends with both locals and other vacationers. Best cevici, and bartender, Edir, on the island just across the street at the Banana Beach Resort. We are home only 2 days and already planning our next visit to Ambergris Cay and the Mayflower Casita. Can't say enough about how super Karen is. We will definitely be staying at this place again.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Car: not necessary

Mayflower Casita is located a two minute walk away from the ocean and Banana Beach Resort! Restaurants, beach bars, grocery stores, pharmacy, and bakery are a 5 minute walk away. The tiny 'down town' area is a 20 minute beach walk, a 10 minute bike ride or a 7 minute golf cart ride away. There are many more restaurants, beach bars, shops and grocery stores on the way to the 'down town' area!

Boat pick up for diving, fishing and snorkeling is a two minute walk away to the dock at Mata Rocks!

Mainland excursions leave every day from San Pedro and with ease you stay in San Pedro but enjoy excursions to the mainland to see Mayan Sites, Belize Zoo, and enjoy ZIp Lining and Cave Tubbing!


Rates & Availability

Alta Mar Cottage Rental Rates

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Future high season
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

25% NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT of total stay required to reserve dates .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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