About this listing
Stay in our Belizean bungalow, amongst the swaying palms & banana trees, yet steps away from the beautiful beach and reef, in one of Ambergris Caye's most desirable neighborhoods. A private getaway just a short walk from great bars & restaurants.
Our bungalow gives you a great mix of lush, tropical forest feel and easy, close beach and reef access. This second story bungalow has stunning all-wooden floors and ceilings, crafted completely from native hardwoods on the mainland. With one bedroom and a partially-closed loft, this space is perfect for couples or a small group of friends or family traveling together.
Guests have the complete second story bungalow to themselves. The master bedroom offers a king-size bed with walk-in closet, while the loft offers a queen bed, both with custom-made frames and headboards. Guests also enjoy a newly-renovated kitchen with granite countertops and new, stainless steel appliances, along with a new bathroom that includes a vanity and custom-tiled shower. Wi-Fi and cable TV are also included, along with a DVD player and a small selection of "recent" Hollywood hits.
Interaction with Guests
I am typically stateside during our guest stays, but remain available to all guests via email, AirBnB messages, and phone. We do have a caretaker family that lives on the separate first floor unit of our home and is present to address any immediate needs or concerns of our guests. An island cell phone for local calls is included with your stay.
Tres Cocos is one of the most-coveted neighborhoods on the island of Ambergris Caye, being comprised mainly of private homes that offer unlimited beach or lagoon access. It's close to the action of San Pedro town, yet far enough away that you can enjoy plenty of natural surroundings and a quieter, more private getaway.
Guests are strongly encouraged to "take a walk" on the beach path to discover the restaurants, bars, and piers that are nearby and offer plenty of good eats and meets to all who stop by. Meet the locals who walk or bike this path to and from work daily and get into the slower rhythm of island life.
Most folks get around the island via walking or bicycle. However, those looking for more can take advantage of a daily or weekly golf cart rental, or call a taxi cab.
There is also a water taxi service that continuously runs the length of the island and picks up or drops off passengers at any pier.
Please note there is a bridge toll going over the bridge that separates San Pedro town from the north end of the island. When traveling via golf cart, the charge is $5 US for a round trip or $2.50 US each time you cross.
* Taxi. Several available, mostly old Toyota vans. You can expect to pay $20 US to get to town or vice-versa.
* Water Taxi. Walk to the end of a nearby dock & catch a water taxi at $5 US per person each time you need a ride or purchase a week-long pass for $44 US per person.
* Bike Rental. Take a walk north to White Sands Cove Resort and rent bikes for $5 US/day. Joe's Bikes, in the middle of town, on Middle Street is a bit more expensive, but also reliable. The bridge toll for bikes is $1 US each way.
Other Things to Note
Please, no shoes in the house (keep them on the porch) to protect our wooden floors. Please be careful moving charts and any furniture as the can also damage the floors.
All of our water for the shower and sinks is collected rain water stored in underground cisterns. We appreciate our guests being mindful of this and conserving wherever possible.
Finally, remember that you are truly on island time here, enjoying the journey and going with the flow is part of the experience!
This property is non-smoking and drug free. While we expect guests to enjoy themselves, please respect our neighbors and our caretaker family, who also calls our property home.
Only registered guests inside the bungalow, please. Meet up with your friends at one of the many local bars for fun and conversation.
No shoes on inside the bungalow- bare feet only!
Initial tissue and paper products are provided as a courtesy. Please buy additional supplies for your needs at any local Grocery store. There is one within a short walk South from the house.
Shower and sink water comes from collected rain. Please be mindful of conserving this resource as much as possible.
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