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El Gran Castillo de Arena Mile 4.5

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize 00000

Beachfront: Yes

Ad # 1353787

Nightly Rates: $599 - 699

 4.0   Sleeps 10

Minimum Stay: 3 nights

Pool: Yes  Sq Ft: 3200

Private Pool

 Pet Friendly: No

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El Gran Castillo de Arena, the "Great Sandcastle", with its thoughtful design, beautiful décor, location, and overall commitment to excellence, is regarded as one of Belize's finest beachfront villas.

This private home is located just 4.5 miles north of San Pedro Town in the sought-after Mata Grande area, the closest location on Ambergris Caye to the fun and famous Secret Beach. With its 3 separate living areas within the home, it is perfect for your multi-family vacation with large areas to gather and private spaces to unwind and relax as well. We know these days you may have to work as well so we have 60Mb Fiber.

It has been said by past guests that our best feature, hands down, is our caretaker, William. He and his loyal and friendly dogs, Tonester and Lady, live behind the house on the property. He is here to assist you with anything you need. Marvin is William's assistant; he takes great pride in keeping the grounds and beach looking immaculate!

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

The upstairs master suite features a spacious air-conditioned great room with soaring ceilings. It is tastefully decorated with an earthy Mayan theme in rich jewel tones with comfortable rattan furniture and locally carved mahogany tables. The beautifully designed, fully-equipped kitchen has a dining and breakfast bar area that seats up to 10. There is plenty of room for the whole gang to gather. The master bedroom with a king bed has an en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom has a king bed that can be converted into two twins for versatility. There is also a second full bathroom in the upstairs unit.

The downstairs suite features a fully equipped kitchen, a living area, two bedrooms featuring split kings for vesatiloity and a bathroom. The dining table, along with the breakfast bar, provides seating for seven.

The hideaway suite connected to the south side of the house features lofty ceilings, a living/dining area, kitchenette, a large bedroom with a queen bed, and a full bath.

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

Enjoy direct access to the beach right out the door. Across the white sandy beach lies your private pier with a thatched palapa and swim deck. The dock is perfect for snorkeling, sunbathing, or trying your luck at reeling in your fish dinner.

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

Included are bicycles, kayaks, snorkel gear, beach games, beach toys, baby needs and much more.

Whether you want to hire a golf cart, plan a tour, or need recommendations for someone to cook or shop for you, we take pride in our fantastic service and will arrange your transportation to and from the villa upon your arrival and departure.

All of our guest receive our Mobile Guest App featuring travel tips, booking of local flights, tours and activities, maps to local restaurants, bars and attractions, and full inform


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  • baby crib
  • king
  • outdoor shower
  • queen
  • shower
  • toilet
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • walking
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Private Pool
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Weddings
  • flexible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Booking Possible
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Smoke detectors
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency exit route
  • Emergency phone number: Medical
  • Emergency phone number: Police
  • Emergency phone number: Fire
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Clean with disinfectant
  • No-contact check-in and check-out
  • High touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant
  • Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF
  • 1 day (24 hours)
  • SafeHome (VRMA & VRHP)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Ironing Board
  • High Speed Internet
  • Nearby ATM
  • Nearby Post Office
  • Nearby Internet Cafe
  • Nearby FedEx
  • Nearby Bank
  • CrossFit
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • BBQ Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Private Pool
  • Beach
  • On Beach
  • Cable TV
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo System
  • Games
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Clean with disinfectant
  • Minimum time between stays

Pool: Yes

Minimum Age Limit for Renters: 25

Once a reservation has been accepted and confirmed, a cancellation can only be made in accordance with the terms below:

Cancel 30 days or more prior to arrival – 5% Cancellation Charge on payments to date.

Cancel 30 day or less prior to arrival - No refund of reservation with the exception of the damage deposit.

If the country of Belize is not accepting visitors, you may change your dates without penalty, or a no cash value credit will be issued that may be used for stays within 365 days of your original reservation date. If you test positive during your test for travel to Belize, we offer a no charge date change for a stay anytime within 4 months of the original reservation date. The date change and credit offer have blackout dates for peak periods (Easter, opening of Lobster Season, Thanksgiving, and the Christmas/New Years holidays).

Final payments not paid within 3 days of the final payment due date will be treated as a guest cancellation and the full booking deposit will be forfeited.

No refunds will be given for unused accommodations during the stay.

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Guest Reviews:
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"Absolutely Amazing
This property exceeded our expectations in many ways. Stunningly beautiful views. Exceptional accommodations with countless amenities. Beautifully maintained inside and out. The interior design of the house fit the needs of our 9-person party (3 generations) perfectly. The exterior design of the house is striking while at the same time subtle so it does not disrupt the beautiful natural surroundings. The location is great - we had everything we needed onsite, but for the occasions we wanted to venture beyond the property it is fun and convenient to take the golf cart to restaurants, attractions and downtown. The on-site team, William and Marvin, are great. Lovely warm personalities and fantastic hosts who helped provide a very comfortable stay and helped create many very special moments throughout our stay. Simon and the rest of the team with Sunrise Property Management is the most thorough, professional, knowledgeable and service-oriented group we have ever worked with over many years of rental stays. Excellent communication and so proactive to prepare us for our international travel and plans for our visit well before arrival, and ready to help with anything (excursions, transportation) throughout our entire trip. This property deserves more than 5 stars. We give it ALL the stars!!!"
Jun 06, 2022 - , Fairview, PA

"Incredible house, amazing service, 5 stars!
We had 8 adults here on a birthday vacation. There were so many extras booked from so many different people and they were all handled beautifully. The house is immaculate and has incredible views. It was amazing to have the house manager William on site for anything we needed, he truly goes above and beyond; just a gem. The two balconies provide amazing views. Each floor has a kitchen including the studio space. Next door is a full service bar that serves good and breakfast. Kayaks and bikes to use. Also I recommend you have the spa services come out and do a massage on the pier, truly amazing. Have your coffee and watch the sting rays jump from the water or just have the local pups nuzzle your toes. Honestly would stay here again in a heartbeat. "
Apr 20, 2022 - Maribel M., Bakersfield, CA

"Amazing stay
I really want to thank Sunrise Property Management and especially William and Marvin for making our already amazing stay in Belize even better. William and Marvin were amazing always there for any needs the property was clean and ready for our group with everything we needed. William went over and above helping us with tickets for the ferry, as well as many suggestions for great food and activities. The guys put on a great coconut display and treated us to an amazing crab race. If you stay in Belize you gotta stay here!"
Apr 11, 2022 - Aron S., Stirling, ON

"Fantastic Family Retreat
I would recommend this property to anyone heading to Belize! Our family loved our stay and appreciated all of the coordination provided by the property management group. Everything about our stay was top notch. From William and Marvin ensuring everything was perfect for us each day to Simon and the management group setting up our on-site spa day (highly recommend). The floor plan is set up perfectly for families traveling together. Each living quarter has its own kitchen and living area for some individual down time. Had a blast and can’t wait to get back! "
Mar 20, 2022 - Jacob H., Cypress, TX

"Paradise on Ambergris Caye
El Gran Castillo de Arena is amazing! The home is beautiful, well equipped for all of your needs, and extremely clean. The reservation staff and caretakers, William and Marvin, are awesome! They made our trip so special, were always there to assist us, and made sure we had the best time possible on our trip. I can't wait to return!"
Nov 30, 2021 - Bethany M., Browns Summit, NC

"Wonderful stay/Wonderful staff
We had such a wonderful family vacation staying in this beautiful house. It was immaculate and well maintained. The staff was simply the best. Simon made booking our stay and excursions a breeze (they picked us up right off the dock for our mainland excursion). William and Marvin were attentive and helped with everything we needed. William was able to get us fresh lobster (thankfully it was lobster season, and it was sooo good!) and fresh fish the week we stayed. He even helped get us to a clinic when one of our teenage boys fell on his wrist (all was okay!). They really went above and beyond and we could not have been more pleased or impressed. We had a great time fishing and snorkeling right off the docks, and kayaking around too. We saw lots of fish, and even a ray and nurse shark. Very cool! The beach area and hammocks were amazing. The rooftop pool was refreshing and a great place to hang out too, and the star gazing was phenomenal! Overall, we enjoyed our stay so such and I would recommend most highly!"
Jul 22, 2021 - Amy G., Albuquerque, NM

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Vacation Rental Beach Villa in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize

Ad Number: 1353787  2166-208771

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Updated: Feb 12, 2021

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