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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Alta Mar Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Karen Young
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 26, 2016
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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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews

June and jack

  • 5 of 5

Great stay with Karen .Trinity and Duke...a great host and so glad we stayed there.....clean...close and very comfy..thnx for a relaxing stay!!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Quite, clean, small home was perfect for my wife and I.The yard is beautiful since the owner lives very close and takes amazing care of everything.

Walking distance to almost everything you need (groceries, food, bakery,beach etc.) I still recommend bikes or golf cart to REALLY get around the surrounding areas. Perfect for those who want privacy and independence from being in a resort or hotel. We will be Back. THANKS KAREN! Tony and Suzanne (SLC, UTAH).

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our home away from home in San Pedro!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the place to stay in San Pedro. Quiet, well furnished, and very affordable. We have been going to Belize and San Pedro for a few years now, and are sad that we just now found Mayflower Casita. We won't stay anywhere else on our returns to Ambergris Caye. The grounds are beautiful, and the casita is spacious and well equipped. Everything you need for a great stay in Belize.

Karen, the owner, is a wonderful free spirit who exudes all that is Belize. She is a great host.

The casita is just on the south end of town, out of the way of all the hustle-bustle of mid town.

If you are a newbie to the island, there are two things you will need: mosquito repellent (or as we call it, Belizean aftershave!), and a golf cart. A weekly rental is about $300 US but well worth it. You will get to experience much more of the island and the people if you have one.

We absolutely loved Mayflower Casita and will stay there each time we go to Ambergris Caye. Thanks Karen, we'll see you soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Collins, CO

Little piece of paradise in paradise

  • 5 of 5

The Mayflower Casita is located South of San Pedro, about 10-15 mins from town. Karen was there to pick us up at the airport and gave us a quick but thorough tour when we arrived, so nice. The Casita was clean and although one bedroom, still felt very spacious for the two of us all week. We really enjoyed having the Banana Beach resort 1 minute away, as well as a couple local eateries just as close. It was fun to feel like a local for the week, and the full size fridge will fit a case of Beliken, FYI. I was bummed that the property suffered from the recent hurricane, but it s still very beautiful. Make sure to bring LOTS of bug spray if you stay this time of year, those mosquitos were aggressive. This was our second trip to Ambergris Caye and would consider staying here again when we come back. Thanks Karen!!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Queens, NY

Convenient and affordable place to stay in San Pedro

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our choice to stay at Karen's Mayflower Casita in early September. Everything was super convenient and just as advertised, and Karen was so helpful, picking us up at the dock we landed at and dropping us off at the water taxi at 6 in the morning on the day we left, and telling us all about San Pedro. The Casita bedroom has a powerful air-conditioner, which was so appreciated. Comfortable bed, lots of storage space, wifi, and everything very clean. There is a golfcart rental just one minute away from the Casita, at the Banana Beach resort, which is also open for your use as a Mayflower Casita guest, with pool and beach loungers. It's a nice beach, too, because there's access to the water, and you can walk right in and swim a bit. Walking north up the beach from Banana Beach, my husband and I went to Blue Water Grill one night (about a 20 min walk), and other parts of "downtown" were just a few more minutes north from there. Closer to the Casita, there's a _great_ bakery/coffeeshop called "The Baker" which is just minutes away, near some supermarkets and a pharmacy. We stayed in San Pedro for a couple of days after a stay at Tranquility Bay in the north of Ambergris, did a dive with Scuba School Belize one day, and took it easy on the beach/in town the other day. If we had stayed longer, we would have gone to Marco Gonzalez maya site and maybe another dive.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

we really enjoyed all the tree and the landscaping

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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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Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
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2 night minimum stay

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Tax Rate 9.0%

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Alta Mar Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 425 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • 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 ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • 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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