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**Camping in Paradise** Live & Sleep over the Sea ** Dock House

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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Charming house over the water. Fall asleep to the sounds of waves lapping beneath your bed. Simple clean house built on the dock - If you are looking for an adventure and the most amazing views as you sleep, eat, and relax, this is the place for you!. Shower on the dock, swim around your house and climb the ladder and relax on your lounge chair or hammock. The house has simple kitchen with microwave, mini fridge, and coffee maker. Makeshift Bathroom in the sleeping area has a sink - (privacy screen and porta potty in the bedroom for nighttime convenience) Bathroom with typical flush toilet and screened shower located on the beach.


Owner
Jeff
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Jeff

We purchased nearly 500 feet of beachfront property in Belize and love the island and the people who live here. Property was originally Son & Sea Camp. A Christian Summer Camp for the Children of Belize. The property now consists of a Casita on the beach and a house on the dock as well as Chat~n~Chill restaurant featuring great food and drinks right on the beach of the Caribbean Sea

Jeff purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Jeff chose Ambergris Caye

We love being away from the traffic and congestion of San Pedro. Ten miles north of town, easily accessible with rental golf cart or water taxi. Far enough away to have peace and quiet, but close enough to drive in to town for shopping or a meal

What makes this cottage unique

You are literally sleeping over the water. The house is constructed on the dock. The most amazing views in all of Belize. The peace and quiet of camping, with walls and a roof.

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Pedro

Amenities

San Pedro Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , porta potty in house - bathroom with full toilet on beach
  • camping toilet in the house - bathroom with traditional flush toilet on the beach nearby - Shower with privacy screen on beach - open shower on the dock to rinse off as you watch the fish swim past~
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Size Bed
  • King size bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
staff of 4 on the property available to provide welcome cocktail when you arrive, assist with luggage, provide excursion suggestions and answer any questions. Restaurant steps down the beach for your morning breakfast, lunch and dinner by reservation.

Reviews

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**Camping in Paradise** Live & Sleep over the Sea ** Dock House
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

We had a great stay at Chat N Chill! The dock house was super cute and romantic!

  • 5 of 5

Chat N' Chill was a great little vacation spot away from the bustle of San Pedro town. It was quiet, adorable and romantic. The staff Adrian, Isis, Bina and Henry were all very accommodating and nice to us. The dock house was pretty well equipped for our needs but was not quite the same as staying at a big resort. No AC and during our stay the weather was very calm, which meant the mosquitos were out in force and while there was a mosquito net around the bed, quite a few still got in and we did get bitten quite a bit during the night, making for a tough time sleeping. But with a little improvisation of a fix with binder clips to keep the net closed, some citronella candles and a bigger fan we got from Henry, we were able to keep most of them at bay and stay cool. That being said, we still had a great stay and loved our time on Ambergris Caye. Would recommend, but just be aware that it is warm and can be buggy.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

Adrian, Isis and Henry we're available for our every need!! Another superb trip to Casa del Mar!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A little slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

What a GREAT location to stay if you're looking to get away from it all for a bit.

The staff at Casa del Mar are top notch. We were promptly greeted upon our arrival, shown around the property and to our room. After setting our bags down and soaking in the smell of the ocean and the beautiful view off the dock, we headed up to the restaurant and enjoyed one of the best drinks we had all trip (thanks Adrian!), and some of the best food we had all trip also (Thanks Balbina and Isis!).

The staff was always helpful when we had any questions about places to check out or things to do. We spend a lot of time reading on the end of the dock (the shade and the breeze were hard to beat). We took our golf cart (you'll definitely want one if you plan to do any exploring) up to the north one day to check out Tranquility bay, which had some awesome lowkey snorkeling by simply swiming 20 yards out from the beach. We also took an afternoon to drive over to the west side of the island and hung out at Secret Beach (beautiful!). We also took the kayak out and did a little snorkeling right from the property.

Only minor complaint was that the bugs were pretty bad at night when the air was still. The mosquito net over the bed is helpful, but with 4 openings it seemed to let in a number of unwelcomed guests. Even sleeping with bug spray, we still got quite a few bites.

All in all a great trip, we can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing service, beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Casita Del Mar for 4 nights for our honeymoon and had an amazing experience beginning with the planning. Tamara was so quick to respond and provide us with detailed information to help us plan our stay. When we arrived, we were greeed by the local staff who affirmed us that they were there to help us have an incredible stay and could help us with anything we needed. The place was clean and well maintained. We especially enjoyed taking the kayak out around the house and our Newlywed Candle Lit dinner at the end of he dock. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We had the most unbelizeable stay at Chat n Chill.

  • 5 of 5

We had the most unbelezeable stay at Chat n Chill. The owners Jeff and Tamara and all their amazing staff treated us like family from day one. Cant wait to plan another trip. This place made our first trip to Belize very special. I cant say enough how mwmorable the experience was. Met lotsofnew friends that will be part of us forever. Absolutely wonderful!! The Casa del mar was even more amazing than the picture truly an experience with ocean breeze atnight and a view next to none of the stars. Just incredible 👍👍👍👍👍

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Wonderful unique experience

  • 5 of 5

Jeff and Tamara are fantastic hosts, and fun people! We got to know them and had a great time. Adrian, Isis, Henry, and Balbina were very accommodating...everyone was there when you needed them and not there when you didn't! The dock house in the definition of glamping...you have a bed, a fan, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and the sound of the ocean waves beneath you. We showered in the outdoor shower on the beach which is partially covered. It was a little muggy when we were there, I imagine visiting in the cooler months would be better. Bugs were not a problem.

Also, this property is a 45 minute bumpy golf cart ride into town...so if you mainly want to be near San Pedro I would recommend a resort, but if you want to be away from it all, with excellent service and a few restaurants nearby (10 minute ride) then this is the place for you.

Thanks again Jeff and Tamara, we'll never forget it!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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