37 reviews

1 / 24 Pool and ocean



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Description from owner

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.

Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Double Beds, 2 Twin Beds

TripAdvisor Property ID: 6399713

About the area

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.

Owner profile

Peter & Barbara R.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Housekeeping Included
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Bikes
  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (37)

Excellent – based on 37 reviews Excellent
37 reviews

“Relaxation Paradise!”

Reviewed 2 Apr 2017

We have travelled all over the Carribean and this is one of the best places you will ever find! This is an authentic luxury villa with great ocean breezes, beautiful shaded porches, powdered sugar beaches, and beautiful relaxing pool just steps from your villa. Beautiful beach front in both directions for relaxing walks. The Villa is huge. Perfect for a family with up to 4 kids. The staff is fantastic and will assist with your every need. We highly recommend renting a golf cart and exploring the island. The town is full of life and has great restaurants. The island has a old world feel to it; yet to be invaded by American chain restaurants like some destinations. Visit Secret Beach, it is like something from a dream. If you want to snorkel or scuba dive, White Sands dive shop is a short walk down the beach from the Villa. Fishing and tour guides will pick you up on the Seascape pier right out from the pool. Whether you are just looking to relax or get out and be active on the island, Seascape has the best of both worlds. The owners, Pete & Barbara are great to work with and will make sure your stay is perfect. We started missing the place the minute we had to head to the airport to leave. We will definitely be back!

“Beautiful Belize Getaway!”

Reviewed 19 Jan 2017

As stated in a previous review, the pics do not do this beautiful villa or beach location justice! The immaculate grounds are the first thing you notice upon arrival. The onsite concierge greeted us within minutes and took her time to welcome us to Villa Descanso and patiently walked us through the villa and answered our questions. Our first reaction to the villa was unanimous: this is the most beautiful place we had ever stayed in! The details of the villa, size of the bedrooms, and bathrooms was exceptional ~ we needed time to walk around to absorb all of it. The space was more than enough to group together or spread out for private time. The villa has everything you need to either hang out "at home" to relax, or get out to play. The kayaks and bicycles are readily available for use. The kitchen and personal incidental items are well stocked. The on site concierge was extremely helpful and remained available to us during our stay. The grounds are immaculate and kept up daily. The grounds persons worked all day long to keep it clean and were also very available to lend a hand if needed. A special 'Thank you' to Lupe, Sayid, and David, and the two lovely housekeepers for making our vacay feel so luxurious! And finally, Peter: Peter is the best person I've ever worked with to ensure all details to prepare for the trip are thought of, well in advance. He was extremely timely and attentive to my questions, and went above and beyond to make sure our golf cart was available upon our arrival, our dinner reservations for our Birthday Girl were set, and had a very thoughtful dessert planned out to meet our dietary needs. I felt like he genuinely cared about our trip and wanted us to have a great time. Mission accomplished! This was the easiest trip I've ever planned, thanks to him. The vacation was amazing and the villa one of our very favorite things about our trip! Only regret: the vacay ended too fast!

Owner's reply: You had one word for the Villa... I have one word for your review... WOW.... Thanks for the great review.

“SO much SPACE”

Reviewed 16 Jan 2017

This place is nice. The owners have thought of everything! Most importantly coffee pot and coffee grinder (not listed in amenities). We had a grand time over the Christmas Holiday with our children (16,13,10). There was enough space for us to spread out. The pool is great. We spent a lot of time playing in the pool. The community dock has just been redone and we spent almost every afternoon sitting and watching the water and waves. Peaceful and rejuvenating. The villa is even bigger in person. Just so much space! We enjoyed our family time, watching the DVDs (provided) or playing games (again provided) or just hanging out on the porch. Just what we needed. Thank you!

Owner's reply: We are always thrilled when we get a "wow" from our guests.. Thanks for another great review. Peter&Barbara


Reviewed 8 Jan 2017

The place is great! A group of 15 of us stayed at Seascape to celebrate my 50th birthday. 4 friends and I stayed in Villa Descanso. It was better than advertised. The property is fabulous, even the pool has views of the ocean. Owner was an absolute pleasure. He helped me with the booking and provided us with a significant amount of information about Ambergris Caye, including maps, restaurant reviews and general tidbits, before our arrival. The owner also followed up before, during and after the stay to make sure that we were fully satisfied. The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating. For instance, we booked a sunset cruise through the office and the manager not only made sure we were picked up but also met us upon our return to make sure we enjoyed the experience. I have traveled all over the world and have to say that this was one of the most incredible places I have visited. Highly recommend Ambergris Caye and Villa Descanso in particular.

Owner's reply: Thank you for one of the best reviews ever. Peter % Barbara

“Best vacation spot on earth!!”

Reviewed 17 Oct 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!

“PERFECT familiy vacation spot”

Reviewed 6 Jul 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.

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

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

Reviewed 5 Jul 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!

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

“Fantastic Villa”

Reviewed 10 May 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!

Owner's reply: Barbara and I thank you for your great review. We hope to see you next year. Peter

“Beatiful place; wonderful vacation; will be back!”

Reviewed 22 Apr 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!

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

“Excellent Stay on Ambergris Caye”

Reviewed 4 Apr 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.

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