3 Bedroom 3 1/2 Bath, Luxury Oceanfront Villas

Pool and ocean
Pool and oceanB each direcly in front of poolAnother view of designer poolSeascape private dock. Fishing, Scuba, snorkeling guides pick you up at the dockVill DescansoDramatic atrium entryLooking down toward hallway with private 3rd bedroom suitePart of living room ( great room)This is the view from the huge built in couchDining room and dramatic rotunda ceilingHuge dining areaKitchen with "everything"Master bedroom suiteAnother viewQuality throughoutHuge master bath showerAnother bedroom suiteanother bathroom3rd bedroomOne of three and 1/2 bathroomsVeranda
(30)
Excellent
30 Reviews

From $459 / night

Unnamed Road, San Pedro, Belize
3 Bedroom 3 1/2 Bath, Luxury Oceanfront Villas
Villa
3 bedrooms
6 guests
4 night min

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.5
Sleeps: 6
Type: Villa
Per night: $459 - $800
Per week: $3,213 - $5,600
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the San Pedro vacation villa rental
PLEASE NOTE.. If you are seeing this on TripAdvisor or FlipKey you are ONLY seeing a few reviews.. As of 10/2016 we have over THIRTY 5 STAR reviews on the parent company VACATIONHOMERENTALSDOTCOM listing # 206480 or VRBOdotcom listing # 609480. We ONLY have 5 STAR reviews but they are not able to be forwarded to TripAdviso or FlipKey... This is truly a "WOW" property.

The pictures say it all: Look at the pool picture and see the 2nd biggest barrier reef in the world " breaking" just 1/4 mile offshore. This is YOUR view from Villa Descanso living room, veranda and master bedroom.. Make Villa Descanso your home away from home. 3 complete bedroom suites, a breathtaking atrium entry and an open floor plan that you will always remember. This spacious Villa is ideal for three couples or a family..

Our Villa is one of six Seascape Villas. The complex has onsite management and the Concierge, can book tours, scuba diving, fishing, snorkeling and trips to the mainland for cave tubing, zip lining ,Mayan ruins and more.,.
.
We provide many extra amenities including High Speed Internet , a 65" flat screen TV, Guest Safe,Blue Ray DVD player with dozens of DVDs, cable ( over 100 channels) including HBO, Starz, Showtime, Cinemax, CNN etc. A local cell phone is provided during your stay. Bikes, Kayaks, tennis court and rackets are also provided...We are the ONLY hosts that I know of that "prestock" the Villa with a dozen eggs, a loaf of great whole wheat, bread coffee, margarine and jam .When you wake up the first morning you will really appreciate the prestock.

.
Our Welcome Binder contains a wealth of local information including restaurant suggestions/menus, TV listings, Coastal Xpress ( water taxi) schedules and recommended scuba, fishing and snorkeling guides.

Please note full DAILY MAID SERVICE.

Also note that we offer several SPECIALS that we were unable to list under the rate section.. I really suggest a Golf Cart for trips into town. If you plan to just relax and only go into town on occasion you can walk, bike into town ( bikes provided) or take the convenient Water Taxi service. .If you are planning a ten day stay ask about a special price.

Please take a look at our reviews. These are all REAL guests who loved their stay with us. .

PRICING.. The low season price is for the entire Villa up to 6 people. The High Season and Peak Season prices are for 2 people. Please see the pricing notes for additional pricing for extra people during high and Peak season rentals. .

We will try our best to accommodate your wishes and needs in order to insure that your stay on Ambergris Caye is truly memorable..

Please contact owners for a lot of information about the island and the Villa. We have island maps and "tidbits" that we are happy to share with you whether, or not, you book with us. When we were first guests on the island we had tons of questions about restaurants, fishing, snorkeling, weather etc. Happy to share our great experiences with you.
Area Information
We suggest a golf cart rental * for sightseeing and exploring downtown San Pedro. There are sooo many restaurants and shops to chose from. We have secured a special golf cart rate for our guests and can be picked up at the Airport or at Seascape.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

  • School:

    BS Business Administration American University circa 1965
  • Work:

    V.I.P. Trust Deed Company... Glendale, Ca
  • About:

    Barbara and I have been married for over 47 years. We have a horse, dog, birds and Koi. Yes, we are animal people.We work together in the mortgage industry and have owned a mortgage company for 38 years + /-

    Villa Descanso is our home away from home and we really love and enjoy this amazing property....
  • View full profile

Availability

Availability Calendar

Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
May 01 2016 Dec 22 2016 $459 $459 $3,213 - 4 Nights
Dec 23 2016 Jan 08 2017 $800 $800 $5,600 - 4 Nights
Jan 09 2017 Apr 30 2017 $550 $550 $3,850 - 4 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 9%
Deposits: Seascape will book reservation with a 50% deposit: balance is due 30 days prior to arrival except during peak season ( 90 days)
Payment Options: American Express, Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: PLEASE NOTE... A 6% service fee is also charged by Seascape.. The $ 395 and the $459 rates are for the entire Villa .. High season and Peak season rates are for 2 guests 4 guests add $100.. 6 guests add $200.. Check with us for number of guests and specials during High and Peak season .

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Double Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bikes
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Oceanfront
  • Balcony
  • Daily Maid Service
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck
  • Housekeeper
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Towels
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Kayak
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (onsite)
  • Ocean
    (onsite)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (3 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (onsite)
  • Pool
    (onsite)
  • Scuba Diving
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (3 miles)
  • Boating
    (onsite)
  • Tennis
    (onsite)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (3 miles)
  • Fishing
    (onsite)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Park
    (4 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (onsite)



Other Vacation Rental Amenities
.

TRY IT; YOU'LL LOVE IT.. WE PROMISE
See all

Reviews (30)

Reviews for this vacation villa rental in San Pedro, Belize

Have you been a guest of this property? Write a review!
Excellent
30 reviews
Lee Ann Matzinger

Best vacation spot on earth!!

Lee Ann Matzinger

Bozeman, MT

Best vacation spot on earth!!

October 17, 2016

Two friends and I just had the pleasure of staying at Villa Descanso for the past week and I can tell you without any hesitation that it was the most beautiful place I have ever stayed and, quite possibly, the best vacation I have ever been on! From the moment you book your stay at the villa you get assistance from Peter and the staff at the property regarding absolutely anything and everything you could have a question about. As we were interested in several services such as having an in-house chef for at least a couple days and in-house massages and facials, golf cart waiting for us, etc. we peppered Peter and the staff with questions. In every instance I had a response from one or the other within the hour. That being said and having seen the beautiful pictures of the property, you still have to wonder if your expectations are actually going to be met when you reach the property. Let me tell you what happens when you first walk on to the property, your jaw drops, you cannot speak except to look around and say "wow, look at this", "wow, look at that" for at least a good hour. It is truly heaven on earth, your expectations are met and then some! The grounds and pool are immaculate and are kept so every day. I know this because I spent several hours a day on the front patio area gawking at the amazing surroundings and watched the staff at Seascape clean the grounds for hours every single day. Having walked up and down the beach a lot, I am of the opinion that it is definitely the most pristine and jaw-dropping property on the beach. The inside of the villa was absolutely gorgeous and you are left wanting for nothing, and I truly mean nothing. I really can't say enough about how lovely it is and emphasize that no pictures could ever do it justice. It is the type of place that you tell your friends back home, "I wish you could see it because I can't even try to explain it to you!" The staff was just as great with the inside upkeep. Everyone is super friendly and will continue to assist you with anything you need while there, whether it is pulling out the kayaks for you, giving you information on the local critters or just giving you directions to the best grocery store. The dock is also one of the best on the beach. I highly recommend spending time just sitting down there watching the GIANT rays float and fly by! The island itself was just as inviting as the villa in every regard. Don't hesitate-in the end, the only thing you will regret is having to leave!

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Lee Ann: every time Barbara and I think we have received the "best" review from a guest, we get a better one. I now have a political solution: thanks for one of the best reviews we have ever had. It was OUR pleasure to host your vacation and get you out of the cold. Looking forward to seeing you again next year.

Peter & Barbara

Danielle

PERFECT familiy vacation spot

Danielle

Houston TX

PERFECT familiy vacation spot

July 6, 2016

Our family of 5 (7, 8, and 20 year old children) stayed 5 nights and did not want to leave! We had other family members rent 2 other villas at Seascape and had our best family vacation yet. We had everything we needed at the villa, including gorgeous views. Peter and Barbara have made the villa feel like home. You think of something you need, open a cabinet and there it is! We had a lot of questions prior to arrival, especially traveling with small children, and Peter would respond almost immediately and seemed to truly enjoy sharing his wealth of knowledge of the island. The staff were always on hand to help us plan outings or have a grocery order delivered. They even helped book the connecting flight and had taxis waiting for us. Don’t hesitate to ask for something, they will help any way they can. Lupe was also kind enough to take family photos for us! We felt very secure in the villa, and appreciated the night security guards. We cooked several meals at the villa and used the grill provided, but if you go fishing bring your catch to the Dive Bar down the road and they will cook it to your liking! We walked to White Sands dive shop for diving and snorkeling excursions and highly recommend. We loved how private and relaxed Seascape was and will definitely make this a return destination for our family. Having plenty of space, friendly housekeeping, beautiful pool and beach at your doorstep is ideal for any family! Our kids are already wanting to know exactly when we are returning, and when we do it will be to this villa.

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Barbara and I are used to getting great reviews for the Villa but yours is one of the best we have ever had. Your enthusiasm jumps out of the print. Thank you so much for this wonderful review.

Peter

Sara

You're Done Searching! Book It NOW! PERFECT!!

Sara

Arpin, Wisconsin

You're Done Searching! Book It NOW! PERFECT!!

July 5, 2016

If you have been looking for paradise, look no more - you have found it! Villa Descanso is everything you hope for in a vacation destination. From the moment we pulled up in our water taxi, we knew we were in wonderful care. Lupe was there on the dock to welcome us to Seascape and show us the villa - our home for the next five days. You will be in awe as we were! You can study the photos over and over, and it still wouldn’t give you the beauty of this home! The views, pool, flora, sand, - just perfect. We enjoyed talking with the staff, friendly and helpful. One groundskeeper invited us to the “coconut show” - where he harvested some coconuts and chopped them open for us to drink the juice! Back to the villa for coconut smoothies! Golf cart was waiting for us to tour the island! Bikes were handy for pedal land travel, and kayaks were available for a quick paddle to the reef. It is all ready for you to enjoy! Peter and Barbara have thought of everything! Pre-travel suggestions were numerous, helpful, appreciated, and made you even MORE excited to come to Seascape, San Pedro, and the Villa Descanso! You will be planning your return before you leave, that is for sure! Thank you, Peter and Barbara, for sharing your Villa Paradise with us!

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

We get really friendly with some of our guests and you made that good friends list. A pleasure to have you stay at the Villa.

Peter

Amy Howarth

Relaxing family time

Amy Howarth

Colorado

Relaxing family time

June 9, 2016

My family and I traveled to Belize and stayed at Sea Scape Villas(aka Villa Descanso). We were in Belize for 10 relaxing days. Staff was very helpful and courteous. We had all of the amenities of home, including a pool steps from the front door. We snorkeled and toured the Mayan Ruins. What an adventure

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your review Amy.. Barbara and I hope to see you again next year.

Peter

Sandra McLean

Fantastic Villa

Sandra McLean

Omaha, NE, USA

Fantastic Villa

May 10, 2016

We stayed in this villa for a short vacation – traveling with friends – and cannot express how much we enjoyed everything involved. The villa is very nice - spacious, clean and a unique design – the pictures are accurate and it is as beautiful as it seems. It was well equipped with everything you need to make your vacation enjoyable and felt much like a home away from home. Although we never felt unsafe at all, the home is equipped with a security system when you leave the property. It is a nice sized property as well – gave both couples room for privacy when you are ready for some down time. We especially enjoyed the huge front patio area and found ourselves sitting there to start and end our days! It is hard to beat the view – pool and ocean on a lovely sunny day or to watch the stars into the evening. The pool is just steps away from the front door and the beach just a few more. There are a total of 6 villas – but we felt as though we were the only ones there. Rarely did we see anyone and it was always quiet. We enjoyed many activities while on the property. Snorkeling right from the dock area and the recommended scuba company picked our divers up right from the dock in front of the villa – hard to beat. You are also close to town – about a 10 minute golf cart trip – but far enough away that it is very quiet. We found several wonderful dining establishments within a few minutes of the property. The staff at Seascapes was wonderful. All very friendly and could not do enough to make sure we had a good trip – always checking in with us but never intrusive. And to not mention the property owners would be remiss – Peter was absolutely fantastic – a wealth of knowledge and information and more than happy to take the time to answer questions, provide information and do whatever he could to make sure you have a wonderful experience. He arranged everything for us – golf cart rental, taxi service, etc. He definitely made it a much easier vacation for first timers (but not last timers!) to Belize. We take several trips per year – and the question at the end is always “was it a good trip?”. If I can say I would return in a heartbeat – the answer is a “yes”. This was a definite YES!

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Barbara and I thank you for your great review. We hope to see you next year.

Peter

Susan R. Bell

Beatiful place; wonderful vacation; will be back!

Susan R. Bell

Atlanta, GA

Beatiful place; wonderful vacation; will be back!

April 22, 2016

Our family had one of our best Spring Break vacations ever at this wonderful villa at Seascape, Ambergris Caye, Belize. This villa (Descanso) is spacious, lovely and well-appointed. All three bedrooms and en suite baths are large and comfortable with plenty of linens, including pool/beach towels. The great room is comfortable with large TV. The kitchen has everything we needed and more. The owner made everything super easy with explicit directions and superb recommendations on everything from golf cart rental to restaurants and activities. They added extra special touches such as breakfast provisions for our first morning and a cell phone for local use. The on site staff are all friendly and attentive. The location is beautifully situated with great views of the beach and pool/gardens from the master bedroom (all 3 bedrooms really the size of a master) and the verandah. Beautiful landscaping with hummingbirds, orioles, warblers, and seabirds all around. The front verandah was great spot to read, meditate, bird watch, and enjoy a coffee or cocktail. The pool is another highlight--really two pools joined by a shallow "lazy river"--we could have lived at the pool (right across from villa) had we not wanted to explore. We enjoyed great food and drinks at restaurants in walking distance (rooftop at O was beautiful view) and others accessible by water taxi (Portofino and Mambo) or golf cart (Rain, Truck Stop, Marbucks). We also enjoyed snorkeling (very short walk to great dive shop); jet skis (arranged by staff and delivered right to our Seascape dock); bird watching (on property and nearby); tennis; fishing (arranged by the staff; picked us up at our dock; cleaned our catch that we then had for dinner cooked at The Dive Bar restaurant); and more. We had planned to stay five nights and use our remaining two nights in Belize to explore elsewhere. However, after being here for four days, we extended our stay at the villa for another night and would have done two more there had we realized how easy it is to fly in and out of San Pedro. We left Atlanta on a direct flight to Belize City at 10 am and were on the beach at this beautiful, relaxing Seascape villa by 2 pm local time. We will definitely return and hope this villa is available when we do!

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Barbara and I thank you for the wonderful review. We will look forward to your return and have a couple of more "goodies" up our sleeves for you next time.

Peter

Jill

Excellent Stay on Ambergris Caye

Jill

Chicago, IL

Excellent Stay on Ambergris Caye

April 4, 2016

My husband and I, along with our 2 children, just returned from a week at this villa. We truly enjoyed the villa, location, staff and amenities at this property. The owner from the very beginning of our inquiries was thorough and timely with all responses to our questions regarding our trip. He provided all necessary information that I felt I needed in preparation for our trip, and included many tips/advice for us. The staff at the villa was incredibly kind, helpful, knowledgeable, and professional. We recommend this property with no hesitations and look forward to returning.

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Barbara and I appreciated your visit and loved the pics you sent...

We really hope t

Penny Morrow Daniels

My vacation go to home!

Penny Morrow Daniels

Bainbridge Island, WA

My vacation go to home!

April 2, 2016

I absolutely fell in love with San Pedro and can't wait to go back. One stipulation....I will stay at this SAME villa!! Unbelievable! The pictures are amazing but don't even do it justice. Peter and Barbara did everything to make sure that the entire vacation was perfection....and it was! The staff at Seascape Villas is amazing. Made sure every need was met, friendly beyond belief, and had the beach raked to perfection EVERY morning. The distance to town was perfect! Fun golf cart ride in to town or to other spots. Walkable to amazing restaurants just down the beach. It was my dream vacation and exceeded every expectation! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

When you DO come back, we will make sure that your one stipulation becomes a reality.. Thanks for staying with us..

Peter & Barbara

Laurie Hamilton Henry

Amazing Property -- Amazing Vacation

Laurie Hamilton Henry

Kansas City, MO USA

Amazing Property -- Amazing Vacation

March 29, 2016

The villa and grounds are every bit as spacious and gorgeous as the pictures suggest. The staff and owner (Peter) go the extra mile to make sure that every want and need is satsifed. Peter includes many personal touches in the unit that showcase his thoughtfulness and highlight the Belizean culture. We traveled on Spring Break and our kids LOVED the property. Lots of shallow water in the pool so it was safe for little ones. The staff cleans the beach seemingly around-the-clock so sea grass is not an issue at all. Just pure white sand and turquoise waters to enjoy. I would 100% recommend this property to others and would return again.

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

All we can say is THANK YOU for staying with us and the other kind words in a recent email. It's the personal relationship with the guests that we really enjoy. Peter & Barbara

Patricia J Morrow

Perfect Vacation!!

Patricia J Morrow

Palm Springs & Astoria, OR

Perfect Vacation!!

March 17, 2016

Absolutely breathtaking! We loved our time by the pool, in the hammock, on the dock (great place for morning yoga) and walks on the beach. Nearby San Pedro is just close enough for fun outings. I loved the bars and restaurants that we could walk to along the beach! The staff is friendly and very helpful! Just could not have been a better, more luxurious, vacation (unless, of course, someone served me coffee in bed! Take that back...... I didn't want to STAY in bed!)

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Thank you for another great review.. I think we will see you again next year.

Peter & Barbara

Dave Majoros

awesome place

Dave Majoros

new jersey

awesome place

March 10, 2016

We highly recommend this villa. Our stay was everything it advertised to be and more, beautiful home, gorgeous view. the staff on site were very friendly, attentive and accommodating. Peter was so very helpful and pleasant to deal with in booking our vacation. he provided valuable advice and suggestions which made our vacation very enjoyable and stress free. Would very much like to return for another stay. we ate out almost every day and were not disappointed once. Rendezvous restaurant a few steps away from the villa was great, we had lunch there and one night we brought our fresh caught fish there ,which they prepared for in various way and all were very delicious. Wild Mangos in town was surprisingly very good. A stop at the "Truck Stop" is also a must.

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Our Villa has only been available to guests for TEN MONTHS It is guests like you who take the extra time to leave reviews that make this possible. Really looking forward to having you return so we can treat you to a fabulous dinner at "Rain" with manager David.

Peter & Barbara

Fred Ginger

Fantastic

Fred Ginger

Ft. Myers, FL

Fantastic

February 20, 2016

We had the wonderful opportunity to stay at Villa Descanso for 5 days. The condo is absolutely gorgeous and very comfortable. Each spacious bedroom has its own huge bathroom. The restaurants we went to were all delicious and served a variety of fresh foods. Getting around by golf cart and water taxi made for an adventurous and fun time. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Peter and Barbara are gracious hosts. They have thought of everything to make your stay one you will want to come back to again and again. Thank you for the wonderful, fun filled vacation.

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the review and the tentative plans for 2017..

Peter & Barbara

Lynn Conversano Precht

A Little Piece of Paradise in Ambergris Caye

Lynn Conversano Precht

East Northport, NY

A Little Piece of Paradise in Ambergris Caye

February 10, 2016

A week 's stay at Villa Descanso was just grand. The villa is beautiful, comfortable with plenty of space for three couples. The living area is a great gathering place, large dining table for dinners at home and well stocked kitchen. The front porch is perfect for morning coffee or evening cocktails. The bedrooms were nice, beds comfortable, lots of closet space and loved the bathrooms (each couple their own private bath). Water feature in center of the house most soothing. The grounds were impeccably kept and it was fun tracking the wildlife's footprints each morning. Whether relaxing at the pool or in the hammocks beneath the palm trees listening to the breeze rustle the branches was delightful. The private dock was used for relaxing, morning yoga or fishing. We kayaked out to the reef and cycled all over the island. Shawn, Angela, Helene, Florene and the rest of the staff at Villa Descanso could not have been more accommodating or friendly. They felt like family. The villa is situated a few miles north of town. Close enough, but also far enough away. There were several restaurants and outdoor bars within walking distance. If you're traveling to Ambergris Caye, I would definitely recommend staying at Villa Descanso.

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

And WE appreciate your sterling review..

Peter & Baqrbara

Donna Lewi

Perfect Getaway

Donna Lewi

Weston, CT

Perfect Getaway

January 18, 2016

We've been to many hotels all over the world and stayed at many rentals, and yours ranks up there at the very top. It is not only a spacious, beautiful and well equipped villa, but conveniently located next to the pool and the beach. Moreover, the staff there were very helpful and attentive. It was a delightful and relaxing week, and we would recommend this to anyone without hesitation!

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Really appreciate another great review.. We try hard to give a guest much more than expected.

Peter & Barbara

Peter Monaco

Great home for quiet relaxing outside San Pedro

Peter Monaco

Los Altos, CA

Great home for quiet relaxing outside San Pedro

January 16, 2016

We had a great stay at Villa Descanso. We really enjoyed using the Kayaks to paddle out to the barrier reef and snorkel. I want to give special thanks to the owner, Peter. He was involved every step of the way, making arrangements for our golf cart rentals so we wouldn't have to worry about it, and checking in along the way to make sure everything was perfect. The staff at Seascape was also wonderful, hauling the kayaks out the beach so we wouldn't have to. Overall, a really relaxing stay in a beautiful home!

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Peter; I can tell you were in a hurry when you wrote the review: there was so much great stuff that you told me about.. Short but 5 STAR is appreciated.

Peter

Debby Preble

Fabulous deluxe villa

Debby Preble

Boulder CO

Fabulous deluxe villa

January 3, 2016

We arrived the day after Christmas with our daughter's family---6 of us--two teenage girls. The villa is fabulous..you walk in and say "Wow". It's very large and spacious--2 bedrooms down and 1 up the beautiful winding stairs. Walk in showers that are so pretty--open stonework and no shower doors. The staff headed up by Helena were wonderful and provided Prosecco for us on New Year's Eve..what a special treat. There is an ocean view from the great room with lovely coconut palms waving in the air and frigate birds flying overhead. Spent time in the hammock by the beach watching the birds. The villa has everything you need..65" TV, lots of DVD's and every channel you could want. We loved going to Marbucks for coffee and breakfast, "O" for dinner next door--reserve a poolside table; go to Matachica north--call them and they will pick you up by boat, which was fun..great food and lovely setting--our favorite upscale restaurant. The pool is an unbelievable design allowing the various villa guests to be somewhat separated..very very pretty. Peter & Barbara provided so much info before we got there and that was very useful. Loved using the golf carts. You really get your money's worth at this deluxe villa.

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Thank you Debby and Larry... The best part is that you are a retired travel agent : that makes this our FIRST professional 5 STAR review.

Peter

Doug Fitzpatrick

An Early Christmas Present

Doug Fitzpatrick

Cornelius, NC USA

An Early Christmas Present

January 1, 2016

Now that our two daughters are in college, we've started vacationing Christmas week and this year was an extra special surprise. Villa Descanso was an excellent place for us. The unit was spacious and well appointed. The girls had their own space downstairs and my wife and I took the upstairs master suite. The villa is located right next to the pool and enjoys a wonderful ocean breeze. The reef is within sight from the shore and provided a gentle, relaxing, background the whole time we were there. The amenities were "Americanized" so we were lacking nothing. Peter and Barbara have done a great job making sure the villas is very comfortable. A golf cart was included in the rental and available for pick up across the street from the airport. Couldn't have been any more convenient and the shop was very friendly. Peter was great about making sure we had plenty of information before we even arrived on the island so we could get used to where things were on the island. We think the location of Seascape is really great. It was very easy, and relaxing, driving into town for dinner, shopping or sightseeing. And, when you're on property, you feel like you have the island to yourself. The onsite staff, Helen, Angela and Selma, were always available to help with anything we needed - dinner reservations, ideas of things to do, snorkeling reservations, etc. We felt like we were leaving family when it was time to go home. If you want to do some cooking in the villa, there is a great grocery store just before you get to the bridge from the villa. We thought it had the best selection of US foods but there are plenty of other stores in San Pedro as well. A couple of must dos: - Certainly snorkeling and scuba diving. We only did the marine reserve snorkel. It was too windy later in the week for Mexico Rock. - Restaurants * The Truck Stop (halfway to San Pedro). Great for lunch or a drink * Stellas - awesome brunch (Fri/Sat/Sun) with bottomless mimosas (and they mean bottomless!) * O at Las Terrazas - walking distance. we ate there several times including Christmas dinner * Rain - panoramic views of the island from fourth floor terrace and great food * Portafino's or Mambos - free boat ride from the Seascape dock It was a great visit for all of us and incredibly relaxing. We look forward to staying there again and would highly recommend it to our friends

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Doug; thank you sooooo much.. That is one of the best 5 STAR reviews that we have had. We hope to see you and Liz again next year.

Peter & Barbara

Nancy Dean

Gorgeous Home!

Nancy Dean

Kansas City, MO

Gorgeous Home!

December 19, 2015

What a great week we just had! This place was gorgeously beautiful! So big and roomy for the 5 adults in our group. Everything was wonderful and clean and the on site management company couldn't have been more accommodating. The owner was more than helpful with any and all questions we had and even stayed in contact with us during our stay should we have any questions. We loved staying away from all the noise and crowds of San Pedro yet easy enough to get to using the golf cart arranged for us. The complimentary coffee/bread/eggs left for us for our first day was very nice and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We can't say enough about what a truly fantastic place this is and we would definitely recommend to our friends!

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Thank you for another FIVE STAR review.. Barbara and I know what a guests wants for a perfect stay. As you found out, we do that and more. Hope to see you again.

Jason Donaghe

**BEST Vacation We Have Ever Had!!**

Jason Donaghe

Princeton, TX USA

**BEST Vacation We Have Ever Had!!**

December 11, 2015

I can't say enough good things about the owners, the amazing villa and property grounds, the property management, and the island of Ambergris Caye. We traveled all over the island and out to Caye Caulker and I couldn't image staying anywhere else. The owner took care of so many "above & beyond" details that made our stay as comfortable as home. From ordering a cake at the local bakery for my husbands birthday, reserving our golf cart, having tide & bounce sheets in the laundry room, and plenty of fresh drinking water. Our family and extended family wouldn't think of staying anywhere else! We love these folks and the residents of the island as well. Didn't have one single care in the world or any issues at all!! You are missing out on a truly beautiful experience if you skip this property because we never wanted to leave!

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Thank you Jason and Julie.
I hope you enjoyed the birthday cake. We always go "the extra mile" for our guests.

Peter and Barbara

Julie

**BEST Vacation we have ever had!!**

Julie

Princeton, TX

**BEST Vacation we have ever had!!**

December 11, 2015

I can't say enough good things about the owners, the actual villa and property grounds, the property management, and the island of Ambergris Caye. We traveled all over the island and out to Caye Caulker and I couldn't image staying anywhere else. The owner took care of so many "above & beyond" details that made our stay as comfortable as home. From ordering a cake at the local bakery for my husbands birthday to having tide & bounce sheets in the laundry room and plenty of fresh drinking water. Our family and extended family wouldn't think of staying anywhere else! We love these folks and the residents of the island as well. Didn't have one single care in the world or trouble at all!!

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Thank you Julie for another FIVE STAR review... We now discover that we are BOTH horse people. We hope to see you next year. Peter and Barbara

Pat Manley

Couldn't ask for more!

Pat Manley

California

Couldn't ask for more!

November 8, 2015

Our family stayed at Villa Descanso for nearly a week and we had a fantastic experience. Everything was perfect. We arrived exhausted and too late to go to the store. We were delighted to find breakfast provisions in the fridge - very thoughtful. The house is beautiful, comfortable, well-appointed, and clean. The staff was outstanding - helpful with everything and very friendly. The pool was warm yet refreshing - really lovely after a hot day of activities. We feel very fortunate to have found the Villas and for Peter's generous hospitality. We highly recommend it for everyone!

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Thank you for another 5 STAR review.. These reviews are so important to us.. Hope to see you again.

Bill

Villa Descanso

Bill

Galveston Texas, Colorado Springs Colorado

Villa Descanso

October 27, 2015

Three couples/friends stayed for 8 days and the Villa exceeded our expectations! Peter and the Seascapes staff did an excellent job making sure all of our questions and needs were addressed. The unit had excellent bedding and towells. We cannot say enough about Peter's attention to detail and followup. The kitchen had everything you need and the startup first morning supply kit was a very nice touch. The daily maid service was not expected and was a great thing to have. Pool is very clean and surrounded by great landscaping. Best resturants close by are "O" directly to north and the "Rain" 5 minutes to the south.

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Thanks Bill.. We were VERY worried about you, as you arrived in the midst of the worst rain storm that the island had experienced in 20 years. Fortunately the rain quit after 2 days and you had some great Scuba days. Barb and I hope to see you again next year.

Kalli Dechert

Beautiful and Relaxing Villa

Kalli Dechert

Katy, TX

Beautiful and Relaxing Villa

September 18, 2015

The villa is beautiful and relaxing. It has a neat layout with big bathrooms and closets. We loved lounging on the porch overlooking the ocean and pretty landscaping. The owners were very good about making sure we had everything we need. Before booking, I asked if there was a baby bed available and was told there was one (owner thought Seascape had one). We then found out that they didn't have one so he bought one, emailed me pictures of it and had it set up for us. He also emailed me several times with info and suggestions and to make sure I didn't have any last minute questions. He got us a good deal on a golf cart, which the boys enjoyed driving. When we got there, the kitchen was stocked with eggs, butter, jam, bread and coffee...a nice surprise! The bathrooms had natural soaps, lotions, etc. that were made in Belize...another nice touch. The lady at the front office helped us find a snorkel guide for Sunday morning at the last minute on Saturday afternoon while we were out on the bikes. We went with Amigos Del Mar and we were the only ones on the tour. The guide was good and we had a great time. The location is good. There are restaurants and bars nearby (some within walking distance). The Palapa Bar and Marbuck's Coffee are a short 6 min. golf cart drive away. Some restaurants were closed since it was slow season so we quickly learned to call before going anywhere. They gave us a cell phone to use for our stay, which came in handy. We had a bit of trouble keeping the temperature stable at night in the bedrooms. The thermostat needed several adjustments because the AC would either stay on or not come on at all, depending on the temperature it was set on. But the owner informed me that they are installing a brand new AC unit in the living room / kitchen area so that may help even things out and keep the temperature more stable. The seaweed washing ashore was so bad that we couldn't even walk with our feet in the water. The villas supposedly have a guy dedicated to cleaning it up in front of the resort but we only saw him once for a short time during our stay and not much was removed if any. I'm assuming it wasn't much of a priority since we were the only ones staying at the resort at the time. The slow season definitely has its advantages and disadvantages! Even though we couldn't get our toes wet, we had a good time beach combing and playing with the crabs and the sand. I recommend Villa Descanso to anyone visiting San Pedro!

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Thank you for another 5 STAR review. Yes, we bend over backwards to make it 5 STAR. We have learned several "extras" that guests do not expect; stocking the refrigerator with a few basics is just one example.
Sargassum ( floating seaweed) has been a problem for the entire Caribbean including the Texas coast. Seascape has a full time person (Michael) who labors with it all day, every day. I'm guessing that he was ill or had days off.
Thank you for staying at Villa Descanso.

Peter and Barbara

Sarah Peasley

Amazing trip

Sarah Peasley

Williams Arizona

Amazing trip

September 14, 2015

We had booked this villa for a total of 9 nights. When we arrived we were blown away by how beautiful and large the villa was. The pool is beautiful and kept very clean. They have hammocks to lay in by the beach. The seaweed was very bad while we were there so we didn't swim in the ocean. The daily maid cleaning was wonderful. We had a couple requests and the property manager was on top of every one of them. We would totally recommend this villa to our friends. The staff was very pleasent and helpful. The only thing i would recommend to the owner would be new bed sheets in all the rooms and new towels. Also a new bed in the master, the whole time it squeaked. Other than that everything was fabulous!!

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Thank you for another 5 Star Review. The Villa has only been on the rental market for a few months and every 5 Star review helps. We constantly upgrade the Villa to be truly 5 Star and, coincidently, all new sheets and towels, including custom beach towels are sitting in back of me, ready for me to take to the island on October 3rd.
The great fishing pictures that you sent.

Hope to see you next year.

Peter and Barbara
,

Peter Hutton

Fantastic Private Villa!!

Peter Hutton

San Francisco, CA USA

Fantastic Private Villa!!

August 9, 2015

My family and I spent a wonderful, relaxing vacation at Villa Descanso. We arrived with high expectations and were not disappointed. The villa was very spacious, fully equipped and spotlessly clean. There is also a very helpful onsite staff that can help with any arrangements that you need to make. If you are looking for a relaxed and private vacation then this is where you want to be. It's far enough from San Pedro that you don't have to deal with the crowds, but close enough that a short ride on a golf cart makes it very accessible. You can relax at the pool or enjoy the wide variety of activities available. Our activities included fishing, snorkeling, diving, kayaking and jet-skiing - bikes were also available but the golf cart was a better option for us in the heat. There is also a convenient private jetty on the property where you can be picked up for any activities that you book. You can also take the water taxi to San Pedro from the jetty. It was a fantastic experience for the family and we hope to be able to visit again in the future.

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your visit with us at Villa Descanso. Barbara and I also thank you for leaving comments in our guest "fishing book". We understand that you will be joining us again next year and that means as much to us as your 5 star rating.

Peter and Barbara

Ashlie Mihalcin Steele

GORGEOUS Villa! Highly Recommend!

Ashlie Mihalcin Steele

Denver, CO

GORGEOUS Villa! Highly Recommend!

August 8, 2015

This villa exceeded all of our expectations!! My husband and I took an "adult-only" trip with two other couple friends, and the villa was a perfect fit. Just enough outside of town to appreciate the calm and quiet, but close enough to experience all that Ambergris Caye has to offer. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to come back as soon as our employers will let us take another vacation :) The staff was friendly and very helpful - they even checked on us one day as we had left early for an excursion and didn't make it back until late that night. We honestly have no complaints and would HIGHLY suggest this villa if you are making a trip to San Pedro as you will not regret it. The owner, Peter, is extremely helpful, professional and attentive. He gave us a ton of suggestions (food/excursions, etc) before we went and they were all VERY appreciated. He did a tremendous job of opening his home and making us feel welcome. I truly believe this Villa was one of the best places to stay on the island as it is clean, comfortable, high end, spacious and gets you away from the "touristy" spots. There is housekeeping every day which definitely helped after a couple nights of eating in at the villa. A golf cart is a must if you plan to go back and forth into town, and we absolutely loved snorkeling and swimming with the sharks - stingrays, barracudas, sea turtles and TONS of colorful fish. We also found a "secret" beach on the north side of the island (follow the dirt road for about 25 minutes from the villa) where you can walk out into the ocean at waist deep for a long while. This seemed to be where all the locals went on the weekends to get away from all the sea weed on the other side of the island (I guess the island is having an unusually high amount of sea weed this year, but besides the occasional fishy smell, it definitely didn't keep us from enjoying our vacation). :) We also left some recommendations in the guest book, and hope others enjoy their stay just as much as we did!!

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your stay at Villa Descanso. As you found out, we do not run this as a business but do manage to make our guests feel that they are sharing our beautiful home. I'm glad you found the "secret beach" and enjoyed snorkeling along the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world.

Barbara and I hope to see you again.

Peter

Dale Vecchio

Beautiful villa on Ambergris Caye in Belize

Dale Vecchio

St. Louis Area

Beautiful villa on Ambergris Caye in Belize

July 5, 2015

Villa Descanso is a GREAT villa, located about half-way up the east coast of the Ambergris Caye. Far enough from San Pedro to be serene and quiet, but close enough for a short drive by golf cart. We spent 8 days here and did NOT want to leave. Not only is the villa awesome, but the staff (Sean, Angela, Selma and ESPECIALLY Helene) are just incredible. They are so friendly and helpful you just won't believe it!! EVERYBODY on the island knows Helene, and she can help coordinate just about any activity you want. The owner is great and really cared that we'd have a great stay at his villa. I can't recommend this place strongly enough! The grounds are incredible, the winding pool stunning and only 6 total villas in the area means you're not crowded. Close to White Sands Diving (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED). Many other activities will pick you up at the villa's dock. You can cook in the kitchen, or go to several of the restaurants up and down the shore. Several grocery stores are available within San Pedro and at various locations on the road up the middle of the island to the villa. Groceries aren't cheap, but neither is eating out every night!! This is a great villa, in a great location on a great caye in the Caribbean Sea. What more could you want!?!?!

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Thank you Dale. I kept my fingers crossed for you as the weather forecast didn't look too good. My fingers worked.. As you found out, Barbara and I try to go the extra mile for guests.

Shelly Walczak

Awesome Vacation Villa!

Shelly Walczak

Midland, MI

Awesome Vacation Villa!

June 16, 2015

Everything we hoped for! This Villa is truly amazing! Great architecture, great location, and really enjoyed the onsite staff :-) Close to restaurants, bars, and a Dive Shop, We liked having a golf cart since we liked going into town almost every day as we really enjoyed the local culture. Snorkeling was amazing. Villa owners are top notch and really want you to enjoy your stay. The Villa was sparkling clean and well appointed. Highly recommend!

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Thank you Shelly; we knew you'd love it. An interesting note to people looking at this review. We ordered a "custom made" guest book for Villa Descanso on the internet. The lady who helped us with the order was Shelly. When Shelly looked up the Villa online she thought it was fantastic.. Two weeks later, to our surprise and pleasure we received a booking from Shelly. We thought you would get a kick out of this. Peter and Barbara

Kristen Baxter

Beautiful property

Kristen Baxter

Missouri

Beautiful property

June 2, 2015

Wow! This property certainly has the WOW factor! Beautiful slate floors with local hardwoods. Well appointed kitchen and 3 comfortable bedrooms with private baths. Very private and well manicured property. The north road has been paved almost to the property to make for easy access to town. If you are looking for a tranquil beachfront property this is for you. The staff is on sight and is accessible if you need anything. You can't go wrong with this villa. Divers, there is a great dive shop just south of the property (3 min walk) for easy dive access. We love this island. You will too.

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

It was a pleasure having your group as one of our first few guests. Please remember our Villa with all your San Pedro memories.

Peter and Barbara

David Goodlaw and Family

Our Best Week Lomg Vacation Ever.

David Goodlaw and Family

Burbank, CA USA

Our Best Week Lomg Vacation Ever.

May 26, 2015

5 star. Villa Descanso is everything we hoped it would be. The staff at Seascape was great and Helene and Angela took care of all our fishing and snorkeling trips. We were picked up right at Seascape's dock and the barrier reef is a fantastic fishing, diving and snorkeling experience. The Villa is huge and well stocked with DVD's, games and books. The ocean view is stunning with the barrier reef only ¼ mile offshore. The owners kept in touch with us to make certain that there were no problems with our visit. Definitely ask Peter for tips on local eateries... We can't wait to go back next year and have more Octopus burritos.

Peter & Barbara Rosenthal

Owner's reply:

Thank you David. Please come back again during lobster season and try a lobster burrito on us.

See all
Have you been a guest of this property?
Write a review!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If we wish to just walk and bike; how close are restaurants?
A: There are two good restaurants with bars just 5 minutes north of Villa Descanso. Also " Captains Morgan's" restaurant /bar is one mile south.
Q: Is there a market nearby?
A: Yes.. "Captain Morgan's" has a well stocked market on premises ( 1 mile south ).
Q: Is a golf cart necessary?
A: NO; Our dock is, basically a local "bus stop". The water taxi ( coastal Xpress ) runs on a posted schedule day and night. You can also walk to town or bike into town. If you are going fishing, diving or snorkeling, you will be picked up right at our dock.

Interested in Renting this Property?

Page Views This month: 24 This year: 1,737 Since listed: 2,915
Last updated: October 26, 2016

Contact Owner

From
$459 / night
Getting your price...

Tips

Be sure to share:

  • Some info about you
  • Who is coming with you?
  • What brings you to San Pedro?
  • What about this home interests you?
Tips
Loading

Owner Profile

More about the owner
  • School:

    BS Business Administration American University circa 1965
  • Work:

    V.I.P. Trust Deed Company... Glendale, Ca
  • About:

    Barbara and I have been married for over 47 years. We have a horse, dog, birds and Koi. Yes, we are animal people.We work together in the mortgage industry and have owned a mortgage company for 38 years + /-

    Villa Descanso is our home away from home and we really love and enjoy this amazing property....
  • View full profile