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Private Oceanfront Getaway B&B With Extras

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

Full breakfast and lots of amenities included!

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A little known vacation getaway in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. Located 4.5 miles north of San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye - A private and quiet location with a sandy beach and restaurants nearby.

Your accommodations include a large, comfortable, private room and bathroom with a private entrance in a warm and welcoming house located on 100 feet of ocean front over looking the world's second largest barrier reef.

When you arrive in San Pedro, we will pick you up and whisk you away to our unique B&B where you can spend your days relaxing, playing, and exploring to your hearts content.

Your vacation package includes:

- Transportation from San Pedro.

- Rum punch welcome.

- Dinner on your arrival date so you can just relax, get settled in, ask questions, and start planning your week.

- A full breakfast each morning to start your day.

- Fresh coconut water/bottled water daily.

- Free and unlimited Paddle-board rentals.

- Free and unlimited Kayak rentals.

- Free and unlimited Bicycle rentals.

- On-Site high speed internet.

- Cable television and movies.

- Ping Pong, Foosball, Darts, Horse Shoes, Croquet, and Bocce Ball

- Board Games, Card Games, Books, and Puzzles

- Guitar, and Piano (occasional jam sessions with owner!)

- Transportation back to San Pedro on your departure date.

Additional Options (not included):

- Diving, snorkeling, fishing, parasailing, jet skis, sky diving, kite boarding, and windsurfing.

- Mainland excursions (Zip-lines, Mayan Temples, Cave Tubing, Belize Zoo, and more)

- Massages (single and couples)

When you want to relax, you can sit under the coconut trees on our private sandy beach or swim in the tropical waters. Explore the ocean in kayaks or paddle boards or hang out at the house for a game of Ping-Pong, Foosball, or Darts. There are restaurants and beach bars within walking distance, and you can complete your evening by sitting at the end of the dock looking up at the endless stars.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We have one well behaved dog as well as a cat that are only allowed in common areas, never in a guest room. Our backyard chickens will provide the fresh eggs for your breakfast.

As your hosts, it is our honor to serve you and to do everything we can to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as we can so please be our guests for a memorable vacation of your dreams!

More Details

John and Linda Shelley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About John and Linda Shelley

Linda and I are a friendly, fun loving, and dedicated couple. We have been happily married for 27 years with 4 children and 3 grandchildren. We grew up in New England and decided we really wanted to get away from the cold. We were attracted to Belize for a number of reasons: English is the national language, currency is based on the US dollar, (1US=2Bzd) the weather is tropical with little threat of hurricanes. We fell in love with Ambergris Caye. It's one of the most delightful places in the world. The people are so friendly, the scenery is beautiful, and the diving and snorkeling is spectacular.

John and Linda Shelley purchased this studio in 2014

Why John and Linda Shelley chose Ambergris Caye

We bought this house because it is one of very few private oceanfront homes that does not share the beach or lot with any other houses. This is a house you can simply feel at home in. It is not stuffy or pretentious yet it has all of the conveniences you would want. It is designed for comfort and fun.

What makes this studio unique

This house is located in a perfect location. 4.5 miles from town is far enough to be peaceful and quiet yet close enough for quick trips to town when you want more things to do.


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Pedro
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Coastal Express
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Jon's Escape
Nearest Beach
Caribbean Sea

There are a couple nice restaurants nearby and the Mata Grande grocery store is a stone's throw away and has a nice variety of items. Going into town is a great way to meet the locals and do some shopping in the square where many vendors set up their wares. Amazing snorkeling sites are just a few minutes away.


San Pedro Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Serenity - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Serenity - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Separate entrance with attached private bathroom with sink, shower, toilet, and closets. Refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, TV, VCR, fans, air conditioning.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Great staff, view, breakfast, location

  • 5 of 5

We came for our honeymoon and had a great experience. John, Pablo and Isabel were truly great to us. The property is clean, beautiful and remote. Go on the all day snorkel trip leaving from the pier!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a week with John and Linda and had a really nice time. They really are wonderful hosts-- couldn't have asked for anything more..... John would cook a HUGE awesome breakfast(on his grill), that would literally keep us full through the afternoon. Sometimes we would take off with John and listen to him perform at local bars--very cool!! Water is just steps away--enjoyed my morning coffee and afternoon beer at end of pier each day! Gypsy (the dog) is a sweetie and very well behaved if anyone is hesitant because of a dog being around----Tigre (the cat) is cool too. :) We liked the fact that is was away from town so we had the feeling of "getting away from it all"---just had to walk to end of neighbors pier to catch water taxi to town! Would highly recommend --Mollie and Chris

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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The perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We are new empty-nesters and were looking for a getaway just for the two of us to reconnect. After reading all the glowing reviews, I admit our expectations for John and Linda's Shell-Ease by the Sea were pretty high. We're happy to share that even the reviews can't adequately communicate how wonderful an experience we had. Friendly, accommodating, gracious hosts...a beautiful location and property.....professional, knowledgeable tour guides....all made for a getaway we would happily do again. John, Linda and their staff are the friendliest, most helpful folks you'll find. Their mainland tour guide Albert has an amazing wealth of knowledge to share, and their snorkeling/diving guides Noel and Reuben clearly want you to enjoy the undersea experience as much as they do.

Whether you want your stay packed with activities, or to simply lay in the hammock under the coconut trees, this is a great place to do it.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful 5 days we just had with our lovely hosts, John and Linda!

The house is incredible, extremely well maintained and well appointed. Everything you need for your vacation. The daily breakfasts are excellent and really set you up for a perfect day, every day. It was so convenient to have all our water sport needs right at our fingertips. John and Linda are excellent hosts, are extremely knowledgeable about the island and mainland. They provide fantastic concierge services on top of everything else.

Don't forget to take at least one adventure with "Under the Sea Adventures", which leaves right from the dock in front of the house. The guys with Under the Sea Adventures are AMAZING!

Our only words of wisdom: don't over pack! You need only a couple of bathing suits, cover up/shirts sandals, and maybe a light sweatshirt for the evenings. Never wore anything else the entire week!

Don't short change yourself on the length of stay - 4.5 days was NOT enough.

We will be back to Belize and to Shell- ease by the Sea for sure!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with John and Linda at the Shell Ease. The home on the beach was so comfortable and the views were amazing. John cooked a different gourmet breakfast every morning using fresh eggs from their chickens. Linda was so helpful arranging excursions for snorkeling and sightseeing. Perfect for long walks on the beach. The reef is right there for fabulous snorkeling. As I said paradise.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A special place

  • 5 of 5

This is not just a VRBO, it is a total vacation package!! Scrumptious breakfasts every morning...housekeeping services...kayaks, boards, snorkel gear, etc..."concierge" services for adventures...the Caribbean Sea just a few steps from the door...what more could one ask for?? John and Linda make all things possible, including giving one space to kick back in vacation gear and enjoy Belize! This special place is as advertised...a private oceanfront getaway B&B with extras...tons of extras!! Thank you John and Linda for a wonderful, wonderful week!!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Setup Fee $69 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

August special is a rental of the whole house main level, 2 bedrooms with en-suite baths, full kitchen, dining, living area with additional screened porch. Includes use of paddle boards, kayaks, yard games, etc. Housekeeper and full time care taker included. Linens and towels included.

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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