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'Casa Ixchel' 2BR/2BA OCEANFRONT,JACUZZI,P00L; Why to stay with us!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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.)

More Details

Owner
Bruce or Brenda Breen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 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.

Amenities

San Pedro Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Over size area with extra large double sink
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fold-out queen size sleep sofa in living room
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Guest bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Fold-out queen sleeper sofa in living room
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Onsite Safe for valuables; 24-hour onsite security and maintenance; Landscaping and groundskeeper; Enhanced privacy: only 9 condo units; Restaurant across street; Transportation to and from San Pedro airport provided; Complimentary maid service once a week--additional maid and laundry service available upon request for additional nominal fee; Beach and pool towels; Pool floaties; Ceiling fans in every room; Growing collection of books, DVDs and board games; Blow dryer; Ironing board and iron; Digital radio/alarm clocks; Screened door and windows for sea breeze; Closets in both bedrooms; Beautiful art! Casa Ixchel is only a short distance from the Marco Gonzales archaeological site. Guided tours are available from park volunteers and staff.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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'Casa Ixchel' 2BR/2BA OCEANFRONT,JACUZZI,P00L; Why to stay with us!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 49 reviews
Toronto
5

Beautiful location and very nicely decorated

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice location on Ambergris Caye

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice place. Plenty of room.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lafayette, LA
5

quiet paradise

  • 5 of 5

Was perfect for our diving vacation with family. Armando took good care of us. Probably could have done without the golf cart since we spent most of our time under water. Highly recommend Belize Dive Pro Center who picked us up at the dock every day. Walked to breakfast at Pelican Reef every day where service and food was excellent. Also walked to many meals at Lone Star where the lobster and ceviche was outstanding. Black Orchid restaurant is near also. The calamari was best we've ever tasted and the service was friendly and good. Due to the rain, we didn't explore the island as much as we wished. Porch sitting was a favorite pastime. Convenient to have tv and internet for lazy evenings. Condo served our needs but could use some attention in a few areas. Owner and manager was great to work with. Taxi arrangements to and from airport was also a great help. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

VERY RELAXING....

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this condo....Patio looks onto the pool and beach. The grounds are very well maintained and a very friendly community.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about the property....just the right size, beautiful furnishings and artwork, comfortable, balcony perfect for meals, reading and/or gazing out at the ocean. Pool always inviting. Also loved taking my morning coffee out on the pier under the palapa before most of the community was awake. Perfect distance from the town-easily reachable in a golf cart, but out of the hubbub of the "city". Armando lived up to his very helpful reputation. We also enjoyed the Lone Star restaurant which is only a few steps across the road. Oops I guess there was one item we didn't have or couldn't find and that was a can opener-but the Lone Star was very kind to loan us one. Would definitely recommend this condo and would stay again if we are so lucky to visit Ambergris another time in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.