Excellent

30 reviews

1 / 34 Front of BajaMar viewed from beach

Map
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Overview

Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
5
Sleeps:
11
Type:
Villa
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
No

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4826459

About the area

Baja Mar is located 5 miles north of San Pedro. Surrounded by private residences, vacation homes, boutique resorts and services such as grocery store with bike rentals and golf carts. This home is 200 feet from some of the best restaurants on the island as well as enjoying the peace and serenity of north island life. Fishing flats, barrier reef, beautiful beach are all at fingertips!

Owner profile

Info B.

Tourist License
1574/Year Belize

Years listed:
3

Languages spoken: English

Amenities

Features

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

Appliances

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

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (30)

Excellent – based on 30 reviews Excellent
30 reviews

“Hassle free dream vacation”

Reviewed 2 Jan 2017

From the moment we arrived at the airport in Belize absolutely everything including transportation from the airport to BajaMar dock(Nautalis water taxi), meals, excursions, and golf carts was handled by BajaMar caretaker Alfred and his wife Dianie. The property was perfect in every way for our group of 10. The view was outstanding with the aqua blue ocean, palm trees, clean sandy beach, birds, and pool to name a few. I've never been on a vacation where everything was just handled as you wished. After accepting the fantastic welcome meal from Dianie we decided to eat every evening meal at the home. Her food was top notch and even the 4 kids loved her food. It's far more convient and actually more cost effective to eat at the home versus a restaurant. BajaMar was just stunning, clean and truly perfect for our large group. The beds were extremely comfortable and the kids each had their own single bed, where as the rest of us had king size beds. The excursions to Hol Chan Shark/Ray Alley, Mexico rock and Caye Caulker were a must. We swam with nurse sharks, turtles, sting rays, moray eels, barracudas.......the list goes on. Coral Divers (Genie) did a great job taking us on all these adventures with rum punch included! Alfred is so attentive but not intrusive to all your needs. It was just such a fantastic and relaxing vacation that I'm hoping to return to this property soon. Thank you so much to Alfred, Dianie, Tony, and Christian for making this a dream vacation for all of us. We will never forget it.

Owner's reply: Lea-Ann, Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. We really try hard to make a dream vacation for every guest that we have at BajaMar and are delighted that you had such a wonderful time with us. We look forward to seeing you again. Tony

“Welcome to Paradise!”

Reviewed 7 Jun 2016

Just returned from a 6 day long trip with an adult group of 8. We were celebrating my 40th birthday & it was absolutely amazing! The house is so clean & comfortable. Each couple had their own private space with plenty of room. We loved gathering on the upstairs balcony for coffee each morning & then migrating to the pool or ocean to relax. The pool is super clean & well taken care of. The grounds are well kept & there are plenty of options of places to lounge & relax. The views were breathtaking from every angle. I can't say enough about Alfred & Diane! They took great care of us! Alfred was so helpful with anything & everything we needed. He will help set up any excursion you are interested in. We had Diane cook about half of our meals, which were all delicious! We also ventured off to eat at some places that were within walking distance. I would suggest having her cook your breakfast each morning since the restaurants around don't open early. You could also get groceries in Belize City before heading to the island if you wish to cook some of your own meals. They are cheaper there than at the store that is close to Baja Mar. I would highly recommend this place for any type of group! We were in both a "party" & "relaxing" mode for our trip & we were able to do both! We also talked about returning with our children, so this place is fitting for any type of vacation! I can't wait to return one day soon!

Owner's reply: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and would be delighted to see you again at BajaMar sometime soon.

“Baja Mar Heaven”

Reviewed 29 Apr 2016

Most relaxing vacation I can remember! House was beautiful and well cared for, but Alfred & Dianne made our vacation! Tony was great to provide us with a wealth of information prior to our departure making traveling more relaxing. The house is a long way from Belize City but well worth the journey to paradise. We arranged for Dianne to prepare our welcome dinner and have groceries in the house upon our arrival. Dianne's cooking is amazing and we enjoyed it most evenings. I highly recommend you have her cook, especially your first night, as well as have her stock some food and snacks for your arrival. Sun or shade, there was always places to gather and enjoy the view. The pool was very relaxing and cool drinks were never far away with the outdoor refrigerators. Christian keeps the beach raked each morning and John is close by and quite helpful as well. The kayaks were a fun addition to take out for snorkeling. Alfred arranged for us to take a private snorkeling trip and we did that twice it was so much fun. Our group was 6 adults for 8 nights and we loved everything about our trip. While at BajaMar we agreed to make it an annual trip. We have 9-10 adults already committed for next year. Just in case our group grows too big, Alfred said they can arrange for additional housing close by. Baja Mar was the best vacation house we have rented and the water in Belize is beautiful. Can't wait for next year!

“The best birthday celebration ever!”

Reviewed 20 Dec 2015

This vacation was a birthday celebration with friends and family. It turned out to the the best vacation ever. The house is perfect for a group. We had 7 persons total. There are 3 little effeciencies on the first floor. These rooms, which have king size beds can be connected or locked off for privacy. They each have a kitchenette i so all could make their morning coffee before the group breakfast. There are 2 bedrooms upstairs one a queen with a private bathroom and the other had 2 twins.. This is the smallest of the bedrooms. The sitting area is comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked. The front deck has a large dining table that accommodates a large group. The 4 kayaks are great for morning excursions. The infinity pool is beautiful and we had many afternoon drinks sitting on the pool stools. All of the above pales to the hospitality of the caretakers Alfred and his wife Diannie. This couple takes immense pride in this property and will do whatever they can to make sure your time here is awesome. Alfred will help you with any thing from snorkel/diving excursions, golf cart rental, and in my case help plan a perfect birthday celebration complete with a band. Dianne is the best cook and I highly recommend you have her cook for you every evening. Her food is as good if not better in my opinion than the local restaurants. She is fabulous and will do her best to make sure your wishes are granted. We looked forward to including them in our activities as they are so accommodating and full of good information about their country. I have traveled around the world and this experience was made "out of this world" by Alfred and Diannie and their family; including Po, the adorable resident dog. Words cannot express our appreciation. It was a sad morning when we waved goodby to our new found friends. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation, swimming in the pool, lying in the hammocks, exercising a bit with the kayaks, and knowing your dinner (or any meal) will be served in style when you request, then this is the ultimate property to rent. We are planning when we can return--the only way we were able to leave without shedding many tears.

“Fantastic experience”

Reviewed 2 Dec 2015

It was a fantastic experience to stay at BajaMar. It is a great house and very comfortable accommodation. We loved the fresh water swimming pool (no chemicals), with the water that always flows over the infinity edge and the really breathtaking view over the sea to the reef.Such a special experience surrounded by coconut palms and watching the pelicans, frigate birds and osprey fly overhead. And then of course there is Alfred and his wife Dianie, caretakers, housekeepers and cooks. They will help you in any way they possibly can and the meals they offer are something special - really delicious!!!!! All in all we can only recommend BajaMar although it was quite a way for us to travel from Germany it was worth every minute of the journey. A big thank you to Tony and his team!! One day we will return, perhaps next time in combination with Cuba.

“Fantastic Family Getaway”

Reviewed 1 Jun 2015

From the location of this home to it's layout & hospitality you can't go wrong with this choice for a vacation. What an amazing place to stay & experience an Island life style. We had a group of 8, all family. With the layout of this home no one was in each others way or intruding in anyones wish for a quiet place. We all had a wonderful time playing, laughing & adventures. We all had our own spaces inside this well layed out home. The pool was clean, cool & clear, perfect to slip into to wash away the salty ocean air. Near the pool you also have the cabana shade area, one of our many favorite hangout spots. The top level had 2 rooms with the main kitchen, living room & two landings to dine out. 3 full suites below. The view on the landing facing the reef was breath taking. The owner truly encompassed the vision of the the ocean and all the various colors and the wild life that swims or flies by. All our needs were met with this home. Each room had it's own AC to make the nights comfortable. The BBQ landing made it easy to cook and prepare meals, it was well equipped. All the doors had amazing wood shutters to leave open to let in the daily ocean breeze. The beds, even the twins, were so comfortable. How do you encompass hospitality into a few words.. well, when it comes to Alfredo and family you simply can't accomplish this task in a few words. From the time of our greeting to our unwilling departure, Alfredo, Dianie, John, Chris and Yomara graced us with their hospitality. It was more than going through the motion of the "meet and greet' and the stating of whats expected. He welcomed us to the rhythm of the island ways, the culture and also the understanding of our needs to making this stay memorable as well as comfortable. From Alfredo showing us the relaxed style of adventure, the amazing flavor of the local foods, and keeping us mindful of safety for our stay. Alfredo would weave in and out of our stay to see to our needs, he had the ability to show up just when you need his advise or help. As two of our family members are VRBO owner and hosts also, they walked away with inspiration and new things to add to their hosting. Your stay at Baja Mar will be amazing with Alfredo's family assistance, cooking, keeping the place perfect for any needs. The Menu Dianie will prepare is worth every morsel. Amazing food don't pass up the opportunity of having this wonderful lady serve up her specialties. Alfredo's hosting made this trip for all

“Perfect 5 days”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2014

Place is about 20 min boat ride a way from san pedro. We only went to town twice. The area where the house is along the same beach as several other hotels so you will have plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from. Some of them close during the weekdays so check before you walk over. House was just what we needed. 3 Big bedrooms on first level and a smaller room with queen bed upstairs and the smallest room with two twins, about 150 sq. ft upstairs. Main living area, kitchen & large deck where we hung out every evening was wonderful!

Owner's reply: Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate it. Hope to see you again at BajaMar sometime!

“Perfect for our family”

Reviewed 7 Jul 2014

I don't know how much more I can add to other reviews. The house was better than it appears in the pictures. The layout of the house was perfect for our family of 6 which included my husband and I, our daughter and her husband and two teenage grandchildren. My husband and I took the upstairs with the living area and the kitchen and my daughter and her family took the downstairs. The downstairs was perfect for them. They could open the inside doors and have one big area or close them and have private time. The outside spaces were perfect for relaxing. I can NOT say enough nice things about Alfred and Dianie!!!! Alfred treated the place like his own. He took care of everything. We had Dianie cook for us almost then whole time. We did go out 2 times but the food was not as good as what we had at the house. We are not picky eaters, so we visited with Dianie about her menus, told her what we would like to try and told her just to prepare as she wanted for breakfast and dinner. She also fixed cerviche so my granddaughter could taste it. We were so happy with it all! Alfred helped us with different arrangements including renting golf carts for two days so we could go to town. We didn't care for the water taxi experience very well. We read lots of other reviews so we took water shoes to play in the ocean. Grandkids snorkeled from the shore, walked the beach to pick up shells, used the kayak, loved the pool. You can walk for miles along the beach, there are a couple of bars and eating places within walking distance and the store is about a 5 minute walk. There are other places along the beaches close by the vegetation along the property lines give you privacy. They views from the balcony are priceless. We loved having Po (the dog) around. He is so well behaved and such a sweet little dog. Thank you Anthony for sharing your house and thank you Alfred and Dianie for making our experience so enjoyable.

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Your family clearly enjoyed the house exactly as it was designed to be enjoyed. This positive and up-to-date feedback really helps us in letting other potential guests know that the BajaMar team continues to do its absolute best to ensure a perfect family vacation. The warmth and beauty of "Isla Bonita" does the rest.

“Amazing time in Belize”

Reviewed 26 May 2014

The week was fantastic. It started with the owner, Tony and the live in care keepers (Alfred & Dianie) They were quick to contact me with helpful information, which made our first trip to Belize easy. The house is perfect for a group of ten people, just the right size so you are not stepping on each other. Alfred and Dianie are the best, they can set up everything for you, from dinner reservations, home cooked meals to catamaran trips. I suggest using Tropic Ferry for the trip from the mainland to the private dock. The house is beautiful, the people of Belize, friendly and welcoming.

Owner's reply: Lance, Thanks so much for the review. Dianie, Alfred and I really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you all back at BajaMar sometime soon. Tony

“One of our best family vacations ever!”

Reviewed 29 Apr 2014

We just returned from a Spring Break trip to Casa BajaMar with another family, and it was amazing. Pictures can not do justice to how beautiful the setting is at this house. I think I took 20 pictures just of the view from the lower patio, looking out at the ocean over the infinity pool. It's a very secluded setting, your own personal paradise - yet still walking distance to a small grocery store and several nice restaurants. You can also take a water taxi into San Pedro anytime you want - it will pick you up directly from the house's pier. The best part of all is Alfred and Dianie - the caretaker and his wife. They catered to our every need, Alfred helping to arrange our airport transportation and excursions, and Dianie cooking all of our breakfasts and dinner and buying us groceries before we arrived. Having her cook for us was so much less expensive than eating out, and we got to try all of her delicious Belizean dishes. She has a menu she can send you before you come, so you can pick the meals you want. It was so sad to leave, not only because our vacation in paradise was over but because Alfred and Dianie had become our friends. And their dogs too - Po and Sparky, such cute little dogs with great personalities. We can't wait to go back!! The only downside I can think of is the seagrass in the ocean, as others have mentioned. But this is an issue in all of Belize, something you just need to be prepared for if you go there. These are not the perfect sugar sand beaches that you see in places like Bermuda or Aruba. There is actually less seagrass in front of this house than in most other places there. But you will want to bring water shoes, especially if you want to swim in the ocean right off of the beach. Taking the kayaks out to the reef is another great activity, something we did several times. It takes 15-20 minutes to kayak to the reef, and the snorkeling there is great. So definitely bring a snorkel and mask. Walking on the beach is also fun - you can walk for miles in either direction. People will occasionally try to sell you stuff on the beach - bracelets, wood carvings, even food (a guy biked by the house every morning selling tamales). But they were all very polite to us, always leaving when we said no and never pestering us to buy anything. All in all, it was one of the best family trips we have ever taken. I don't think I have ever been so sad for a vacation to end!

Owner's reply: Thanks for taking the time to make a thorough review. Alfred & Dianie loved having you all stay and we all look forward to seeing you again at BajaMar.

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