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Overview

Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
4
Sleeps:
10
Type:
Villa
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

3 Full baths, 1 Attached (ensuite)

Description from owner

Because of the beautiful and peaceful location of El Gran Castillo de Arena, its thoughtful and handsome design and décor, and its overall commitment to excellence, the “Great Sandcastle” is regarded as one of Belize’s finest 5 bedroom oceanfront villas. This private home is located 5 miles north of San Pedro town in the sought-after Mata Grande area on beautiful Ambergris Caye, Belize, the closest area to the popular Secret Beach.

Inside this private home are 5 air conditioned bedrooms and sleeps up to 10 adults. The unique design of this villa features 3 separate units with 3 fully equipped kitchens and air conditioned living and dining areas for ultimate privacy for your multi-family vacation. Each unit is equipped with WiFi.

The upstairs unit features a spacious air conditioned great room with soaring ceilings. It is tastefully decorated with an earthy Mayan theme in rich jewel tones with comfortable rattan furniture and locally carved mahogany tables. For your entertainment, there is a 55" HD TV with over 100 cable channels, a DVD player and a Bose sound system. The beautifully designed fully-equipped kitchen has a dining and bar area that seats up to 10. The master bedroom has a king bed and en-suite bathroom. The 2nd bedroom has a king bed that can be converted to two twins for versatility. There is also a second full bathroom in the upstairs unit.

The downstairs unit features a living area decorated in tasteful casual elegance with ceiling fans, ceramic tiled floors and honey rattan furniture. Included is a 36” HD TV with local cable and DVD player. There is also an ever-growing video, book and game library. The dining table, along with the kitchen peninsula/bar that separates the kitchen from the living area, provides seating for seven. Each of the two cheerfully decorated air conditioned bedrooms features large closets, ceiling fans and a king bed with under-bed drawer space that can be separated into two twin beds if desired. The full bath has brilliant white and cobalt blue ceramic tile decorated in bright “coral reef” colors.

Both kitchens have beautiful ceramic tile countertops and are fully equipped with electric stove/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker and a blender for those luscious tropical drinks. The Belizean Mahogany cupboards are filled with a tasteful collection of china, dinnerware, cooking supplies, utensils, linens, and kitchen implements.

The third private unit is the honeymoon suite connected to the south side of the house. This newly constructed suite was just added for that extra needed bedroom. It features lofty ceilings and air conditioning. The great room has a living/dining area with HD TV with cable, and a kitchenette. The large air conditioned bedroom includes a queen bed and large closet. There is also a full bath. All kitchen amenities are included.

All towels, linens, iron/ironing board and a hairdryer are provided for your convenience. A washer/dryer is also available for use with a 7-night stay or longer.

OUTSIDE:

The 'Sunset Tower' is the third-floor patio with a 360-degree view of paradise. Rejuvenate your body after soaking up the Caribbean sun with a refreshing plunge in the 4' deep dip pool. The patio furniture and tables, along with the shade pergola, offer a wonderful spot for dining while viewing the beautiful turquoise Caribbean waters or breathtaking sunsets.

Large French doors from the living areas open to reveal beautiful views from the outdoor covered verandas with table and chairs where you can watch the sunrise over morning coffee. Enjoy direct access to the beach right out the door. Across the white sandy beach lies your private pier with a thatched palapa, swim deck, perfect for snorkeling, sunbathing or to try your luck at reeling in your fish dinner.

Also right on the beach is your own private thatch-roof palapa to keep you cool and shaded while sipping your favorite libation at the “Carpe Diem” bar. A warm-water shower to rinse off after your day’s excursions is conveniently located right outside your front door. Located in the tropically landscaped backyard is a BBQ grill to cook that fresh catch of the day.

FREE BEACH RENTALS:

And to make an amazing vacation even better, all guests at El Castillo de Arena have complimentary use of all beach equipment provided by Beach Bums Rental Hut. Included are bicycles, kayaks, snorkel gear, beach games including cornhole and volleyball, beach toys, baby needs and much more.

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 7057133

About the area

Although you come for relaxation and solitude, the quaint town of San Pedro, with its shops and nightlife is only a 20-minute boat ride or golf cart ride. There are a couple of fabulous restaurants and a grocery store within a 10-minute walk from the property. Our neighborhood, Mata Grande, is the closest area to the popular Secret Beach and is only a 15-minute golf cart ride away.

Getting around

We are happy to assist you in any way to make your vacation memorable, from arranging tours, golf cart rentals, and transportation from Belize Goldson International Airport to San Pedro. El Gran Castillo de Arena is located only 4.5 miles from San Pedro Town. We recommend renting a golf cart, to give you independence from water and van taxis. There are so many great places to visit on Ambergris Caye.

Getting here

We are happy to assist in your travel arrangements to our home from the Belize International Philip Goldson Airport. There are several options, from a 15-minute flight to the public water taxi. We have many resources and will help you make the best decisions for you and your group.

Interaction with guest

During the winter months, the owners reside on the property and can offer a wealth of information during your stay. They look forward to being your hosts. Our caretaker, William, lives on the property year-round and is available to assist you with anything you need.

Owner profile

Carolyn M.

Tourist License
BTB1245

Years listed:
4

Languages spoken: English

Policies

Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $3,000.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Amenities

Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
    Bedroom 3: King bed
    Bedroom 4: King bed
    Bedroom 5: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Private garden
  • Housekeeping Included
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Safe
  • Sea view
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Staffed property
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Bikes
  • Fishing
  • Water sports

Bathrooms

  • 3 Full baths
  • 1 Attached (ensuite)

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