About the property
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When we first visited Belize about ten years ago, my wife and I fell in love with the people and the Maya culture. This passion led us to making “Casa Ixchel” (Maya goddess, pronounced ee-SHELL) our island home.
On the second story landing, you are greeted by a wooden Maya profile and our screen door carved with representations of the Maya gods of sun, moon, land, water and wind. Our main door simply says “Welcome”.
The open floor plan begins with a fully-equipped kitchen, native mahogany cabinetry and custom granite countertops and bar---and continues to the dining area with locally-made mahogany dining table and chairs. A metal palm-leaf screen separates the dining area from the spacious great room---furnished with wicker queen-size sleeper sofa, entertainment center, occasional tables, credenza, chairs and hassock (all made right here in San Pedro by Hummingbird’s).
French doors open onto the lanai, the beach breeze and the Belizean sunrise. A glass-topped table and propane grill make al fresco dining a “must”. Directly below lie landscaped grounds, tiled fresh-water pool area, beach and 300 ft. private pier with palapa, perfect for snorkeling and fishing.
From the lanai, a second set of French doors opens into the large master bedroom: king-sized bed, luggage bench, two chests and a comfy chair, all mahogany and wicker. The unbelievably huge master bath offers a Jacuzzi spa tub, separate shower, double sinks and more custom granite. There is even room for another Hummingbird chair and mirrored dresser.
The guest bedroom---with its white furniture, en suite full bath, queen-sized bed---is painted a light, tranquil green, suggesting an environment in tune with nature and the beach. The flooring consists of coral-pink Mexican tile throughout.
The décor of our entire condo/home reflects our love affair with Belize. Paintings by Belizean artists and native-themed art dominate our walls, embellished with whimsical frogs and geckos. One of our favorite paintings depicts our namesake “Ixchel” and her husband “Iztamna”, who are, in many accounts, the “mother” and “father” of Maya culture.
Of course, you can find nature’s beauty and bounty everywhere on “La Isla Bonita”. The turquoise waters, white sands and lush flora are available to all. So, why should you choose to stay with us?
Initially, we bought “Casa Ixchel” to share with family and friends. We decorated it and appointed it with that in mind. Then, we decided to make it available to others. Therefore, we are honored to share the blessings of our house with you: Ixchel and Iztamna…Bruce and Brenda…welcome you.
(Location, location, location: “Casa Ixchel”, one of Tranquility Beach Club’s nine units, is located 1.4 miles south of lively San Pedro, so privacy and relaxation reign. Easily accessible by taxi, boat, or golf cart, these condos have onsite 24-hour maintenance and security (thank you, Mr. Armando!), a small restaurant across the road (Lone Star Grill and Cantina) and, farther down, a little market (Marin’s Mini) for necessities.)
Bruce or Brenda Breen
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- Apr 25, 2018
About Bruce or Brenda Breen
We are Bruce and Brenda, soon-to-be-retired chemical operations engineer and teacher, respectively. It's the same old story: we came; we saw; we fell in love with the country and the people. Because we want to share our Belize blessings with family and friends, we purchased Casa Ixchel.
Bruce or Brenda Breen purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Bruce or Brenda Breen chose San Pedro
Belize is investor-friendly, and we discovered Mr. Kyle Thomas, Coldwell Banker real-estate guru, who found the perfect property for us. Also, Caye Management is an established and well-respected management company, and we trust Mary Hawthorne and her staff (Rosita, Earl, and Angela) to take good care of us and our guests.
What makes this Condo unique
Like any work of art, Casa Ixchel 'spoke to us' when we first walked in the door. We already felt an affinity with the Maya culture, and we we saw the rough-carved native face on the wall of the lanai, we knew we were home.
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Nice place for a family or 2 couples, great views nice pool a little away From it all which is nice
A few things could use updating but it would not prevent us from staying there again. The owners were great to work with and Armando did all we asked of him. The lone star cantina right across the street was handy. Jamie “hy.-me” the owner of the lone star lined us up with our fishing trip which was awesome. We even had water when some of the island did not due to the complex having its own booster pumps. We went to Caye caulker for the day highly recommend. Like $15 a person round trip on the ferry.
Beautiful condo and location for family of 5.
Building consist of 6 units total. All were occupied and we barely saw or heard our neighbors. Balconies are off set so you aren’t looking at your neighbor. Condo was clean and well equipped. Everything we needed during the week for cooking and living was present. Condo is just far enough from town that the area feels tranquil. Only takes a couple minutes cart ride to get to everything in town. Area also felt very safe. Nice area to park carts directly in front of condo. Pool, dock and beach area were all very nice and well maintained. Kids loved playing on all of it. The care taker Armando was always present to answer questions. He also kept everything spotless on the property. Caye management was also great to deal with. They answered all my questions almost immediately day or night. The ride provided to and from airport was planned to fit our travel plans without any effort on our part. Suya tours is literally a 100 yards down the street for booking tours. They picked us up on our dock for everything. Their prices are reasonable and they do a great job. Loved San Pedro and would definelty book this property again.
Perfect get away spot.
We had an amazing time. It is a great family spot. Pool and dock are lovely to hang out on. We had everything we needed for our family of four. We liked that it was away from the main part of town. Armando was amazing and kind. Food across the street is great. Only thing was the bbq was not usable.
Beautiful location and very nicely decorated
Beautiful quiet condo with nice pool and ocean front. The owners have stocked their condo with beautiful pieces and have thought about extra towels and supplies that make their condo feel like home to the renters. Patio table needs replaced and they were kind enough to leave a note stating they will be replacing it and apologized. ( very considerate) This condo is located in an area South of town that is still being developed- which we believe will be even better for those renting or the owners themselves. No concerns for safety at all.
Only thing I would mention to owners is that the light outside the entry door to condo is not functioning while we where there- we found the light in the plant outside the door so maybe for future renters we could get this repaired.
Condo is large and has lots of healthy space for all. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a nice place to stay. Quiet building:) Onsite security and maintenance man available.
Take your bug spray to Belize!
We believe Belize has lots to offer and what it will become over the next few years " a place on the map to visit"
Thank you for the wonderful stay! Michelle and Bruce Frauely
Nice location on Ambergris Caye
We enjoyed our stay immensely. Condo was comfortable and had everything we needed. The dock was fantastic! We were able to snorkel, fish, and lounge off the dock and that provided us lots of enjoyment. It was a quiet, comfortable place and having a caretaker on hand was a bonus as well. Transportation to/from the ferry was much appreciated.
Thank you for sharing your home on this most welcoming and charming island. We would love to return!
Nice place. Plenty of room.
Enjoyed our stay. Clean and comfortable. Everything we needed. 2 restaurants within walking distance. Both were good but The Black Orchid was our favorite. Small convenience store close as well. Great view from the second floor balcony. We spent most of our mornings and evenings reading and enjoying the views from there.
Some of the fixtures (faucets, outside ceiling fan) could be updated but all work.
Armando the care taker was friendly and always around.
Quite and private pool and dock.
Would stay again.
Casa Ixchel is only a short distance from the Marco Gonzales archaeological site. Guided tours are available from park volunteers and staff. Contact person is Jan Brown.