Private Home, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps max 6) - tranquil oceanfront setting
- english, spanish
We wanted a retreat on the ocean, close to diving and other water sports and we found a perfect place here at Los Encantos! We go into San Pedro town regularly, but often enjoy staying here and barbequing or simply relaxing.
Sally purchased this House in 2005
Why Sally chose San Pedro
We are close to San Pedro town but far enough away that you have your 'private Caribbean'. All dive shops and snorkel and fishing guides will pick you up from our private pier, shown in the photo. Restaurants and bars are a walk up or down the beach.
What makes this House unique
Villa La Jolla at Los Encantos is a private home, one of four homes that comprise Los Encantos. It is located directly on the ocean, with nothing impeding your view of the beautiful Caribbean from nearly any spot in the house.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A perfect holiday getaway!
My husband and I and our three kids (12,10, 6) just returned from a 10 day/9 night stay at Villa La Jolla and I can honestly say that our stay was too brief. With three bedrooms and 3 full baths, it was very comfortable and probably more than what our family needed. The on-site caretakers Harley and Nevia go above and beyond to make your stay easy and memorable. It has never been an expectation to rent from VRBO and expect any sort of service from anyone. Usually, you rent and then you're on your own; that's the expectation. WIth Harley and Neveia we felt like we had our own personal concierge service. It was unreal. Nevia cooked for us one night and it meant so much to us. You can literally taste the love that she puts into the food. Her impossibe cake is probably the best dessert I have had in a very long time.I was eating it for breakfast! She clean the villa every other day and even did our laundry. I felt bad but she insisted. Harley takes great pride in keeping up the grounds and making it look nice. Really great people. I cannot speak highly enough of the on-site caretakers.
This is our third time staying in Ambergris Caye and both times we have stayed in San Pedro. Now, having stayed on the north side of the island, we will never return to town. This villa is the perfect distance away from town. A fun15-20 minute golf cart ride into town will get you to all the action and shopping you need. The villa is VERY close to Secret Beach! If you are traveling with your family and go to Secret Beach, we had two favorite spots. The first is a swing bar (turn left) that has swings and hammocks in the water. The other was Paradise Secret Beach (turn right and go to the end). It has water and beach volleyball and a beach massage cabana. The service is great everywhere and you really can't go wrong. For excursions, try the cave tubing and zip line trip. A long day but worth it. Use Ali Mermaid for snorkeling adventures. Went to Tres Cocos/Mexican Rocks and Hol Chan and Shary Ray Alley. We did it all in a fun 5-hour trip. Clinton was a great guide.
All in all, this is a great villa with a perfect location for us. Thank you!
Wow, Ora, we're thrilled that the Villa La Jolla team exceeded your family's expectations! Nevia and Harly are amazing and we feel so fortunate to have them care for our guests. We're happy, too, that you like the location of Villa La Jolla - close enough to town and close to Secret Beach but with a peaceful and beautiful oceanfront location. Thanks for the great tips for other guests. We hope we can welcome your family back to Villa La Jolla soon!
Best Beach Vacation
This place was awesome! Everything was so easy. Harley and Nevia were great. They were able to arrange all of our outings for us. Tours picked us up from the dock right in front. A lot of restaraunts and bars in the area, all with really good food. The best dinner though was home cooked by Nevia. It was stuffed lobster, conch fritters, steamed veggies, coconut rice, and for desert, impossible cake. This is way better than staying in a resort.
Thank you so much for taking time to write about your vacation! We're thrilled that you had a great time. Yes, Nevia's cooking is amazing. We're glad you found our place easy and convenient. Our whole team of Harly, Nevia, Caye Management and we look forward to welcoming you back to Villa La Jolla soon!
The property is well located - far enough away from the hustle and bustle of town (but still just a short drive to San Pedro) and close to Secret Beach. The home was very clean and well maintained; the caretakers (Nevia & Harley) were very helpful throughout our visit. I would definitely stay here again - a great experience!
We're so happy to know your family had a wonderful visit at Villa La Jolla at Los Encantos! Thank you for your compliments, especially of Harly and Nevia. We are fortunate to have them look after our guests. Please do visit again!
Good times in Belize
We had a wonderful week. The house is very nicely set up for 3 couples, with comfortable private and shared spaces. The beach and water are clean, only limited issues with seaweed.
Nevia and Harly take care of the property and do a great job. Nevisa can also provide dinners, and we were lucky to be able to have her cook almost every night. What a treat!
The one issue we had was with local transportation. We were expecting regular water taxi service, but they only gave limited availability in the off season. That limited our mobility, but Nevia helped get taxis the few times that we wanted to head into town.
Thank you so much for writing about your vacation at Villa La Jolla at Los Encantos! We're all delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks very much for your wonderful comments about our amazing team of Harly and Nevia. All of us at Villa La Jolla - Caye Management, Harly and Nevia and I - hope to welcome you back to Belize and Villa La Jolla again soon!
Villa La Holla
This property is wonderful. We had a great week. The caretakers Harley and Nevia will help you with anything you need. We went fishing and snorkeling with Clinton from Ali Mermaid adventures and it was fantastic. Secret Beach is the place to go, Blue Bayou. Also we ate dinner in San Pedro at My Place Steak House. Definitely will be back again.
Thank you so much for taking time to write about your visit at Villa La Jolla! We're delighted that your family had such a nice visit. We, too, think Harly and Nevia are fantastic. Please visit us again soon!
Loved the ocean breeze!
We had a great stay. The house could use a little updating. The most disappointing issue was, we could not swim in front of the house. When taking three kids between the ages of 12 and 8, having the beach so close seemed so appe
We're glad you had a great stay. The photos of our home on VRBO accurately picture our furnishings - handmade with pride from local wood by Belizean craftsmen.
Local guides and dive shops will pick you up from our private pier and take you for a day of adventure: snorkel, fish, SCUBA, beach barbeque. Also, day trips to inland Belize and Mayan ruins, cave tubing and jungle tours are easily arranged through our on-island rental management company. We have a caretaker and housekeeper that live on the property - ready with answers to any questions. All the privacy of a home, within easy reach of San Pedro town and other adventures.
A note about getting around on the island. We prefer going by water - private water taxi or Coastal ferry - or by bike or by foot. Some of our guests have rented golf carts and our on-island rental manager can assist you with that.