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“Casa Buena Vista Again And Again”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize Cayes

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mccrazyon...
Houston, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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“Casa Buena Vista Again And Again”
Reviewed August 6, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Our second return to Ambergris Caye and Casa Buena Vista. We first stayed here in 2010 and rented the Casita in the rear of the property, but really wished we had rented the Casa due to it's view of the water and its terrace in the front. The Casita was without all we could have asked for, we just wanted a little more.

Booking with Wolfgang is easy! For first timers, he gives you all the information you need well in advance of your arrival. For those who have visited before he catches you up to speed on changes to the property and the Island. He helps arrange golf cart rentals, which you will need and transfers from the Belize City Airport to San Pedro if you like.

We flew United, Southwest starts later this year with daily flights. Upon arrival, you have a few choices for getting to San Pedro. You can take one of the smaller planes ($80.00) like Tropic or Mayan Air. It takes about 20 minutes I think. We always take the Belize express water taxi. Its a quick 25 minute cab ride ($25.00 US) from the airport. Round trip is about $35.00 US and takes about 90 minutes or so. Its a fun ride with other travelers and locals plus your on the water.

Arriving at the water taxi dock is easy. Your in San Pedro. Your luggage is unloaded and you can take a cab, get a cart, or you may have a pick up from your destination. We had had a cart delivered to the Casa, but picked up another one in town and drove ourselves out to Casa Buena Vista.

We stopped along the way at Marias Fruit and Vegetables for some fruit and fresh squeezed juice to go with our rum. The little market Marinis is a quick stop for other supplies such as rum.

Once at Casa Buena Vista Wolfgang and Eldon are waiting to greet you as you pull in to the drive. A real treat. Your luggage is handled by Eldon and taken to either the Casa or Casita. A tub of fresh water is at the door to dip you feet in before entering to keep the sand out. Wolfgang will give you a tour of your accommodations and of the property. First time visitors should take him up on his tour of San Pedro. It is well worth it. He is also a reliable source of dining information.

The accommodations are first class and very comfortable. The kitchen is equipped with more than you need if you decide to cook anytime. The bathroom is very large (Casa) and well equipped as well. The living area is more than adequate although we spent very little time there. We lived on the Terrace or in one of the lounge chairs on the beach. An outside shower is convenient for cooling down with or a quick rinse before going back inside.
You are well taken care of by Wolfgang and his staff of Eldon and Mirta. Eldon is at your disposal for anything you might need no matter what. He helped us book two tours through their tour operator they work with. He can grill lobster for you or get you a fresh coconut from one of the trees outside. Mirta takes care of the cleaning twice weekly and will wash your clothes as well. Mirta and Eldon were both with Wolfgang on our first visit and 5 years later are still with him. That says a lot if you ask me.

Tours will pick you up at the dock out front and return to it when finished, Restaurants and town are just minutes away on your cart if you decide to leave the property.

Besides the great staff, you have two very cool dogs to hang out with. Cookie who has been with Wolfgang since our first visit is a pure treat to get to know and Tiger too! Take Cookie on a walk down the beach with you or let him hop on your cart and go to town with you.

San Pedro has ome really good places to eat such as Elvi's Kitchen, Papusseria, Island Treasures, Ahi Tapas, Casa Picasso, and the Black Orchid to name just a few. You can't go wrong.

Enjoy your stay at Casa Buena Vista and live a local! Our next trip to San Pedro, we're booking with Wolfgang again without any hesitation. First class property and first class owner and staff!

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Scott F
Conifer, Colorado
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4 reviews
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed June 17, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We stayed at the Villa Casa Buena Vista from June 2nd to the 16th 2015 and had a great time. Even though rain was forecast each day we still had sun most of the time and calm conditions. Wolfgang and his staff went above what was required to ensure we had a great vacation. Our 8 year old daughter spent every day swimming in the safe waters in front of the home or the dock. Perfect views and very relaxing to say the least. If you need anything Eldon is the man who knows the man. We had him pick up 4 pounds of snapper for us at a very reasonable price and Merta was a great housekeeper who did our laundry three times. lastly we fell in love with the resident dogs Cookie and his buddy Tiger. We felt like home away from home and are looking forward to a return trip.

Scott and Ania Fowle
Conifer, Colorado

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862DareDe...
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Best Place In Belize”
Reviewed March 1, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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It was our third time to Ambergris Caye and our first stay at the Villa Casa Buena Vista. We hae already reserved a spot for the future; it is simply that great of the place. The Villa Casa Buena Vista is located south of San Pedro and that allows for less noise, far fewer crowds, cleaner beach front, and pure relaxation. Wolfgang Wind and his staff are fabulous; you can't ask for more personal and responsive service. If you need something, they will get it for you. And Cookie, the resident tour dog, is the most kind-mannered, gentle, and entertaining dog in all of Belize. He alone is reason enough for a return stay.

The condo was perfect for four, reasonably priced, very clean, finely appointted, and had excellent internet service. Eldon was available to arrange tours, snorkeling, and fishing. Merta was available to do laundery, if needed, and made our condo as comfortable as if we were staying in a 5-start hotel in New York.

Seriously folks, Villa Casa Beuna Vista is the best value on the beach in Ambergris Caye by far. It is no wonder that Wolfgang has a full house most of the year and there is no douibt that we will return.

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Anthony18...
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
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“Amazing 42nd Wedding Anniversary”
Reviewed December 30, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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July 1, 2014

Anna and I spent eight spectacular nights in San Pedro Belize. We arrived in Belize on June 23, 2014, the day before our 42nd Wedding Anniversary. Wolfgang made reservations with Maya Air for our flight to Ambergris Caye. Wolfgang had Orlando, our taxi driver, meet us at the airport in Ambergris Caye upon our arrival. During our taxi ride from the airport to Casa Buena Vista, Orlando gave us a brief tour along the way. When we arrived at Casa Buena Vista, we were met and welcomed by Wolfgang and staff Eldon and Mirta and pets Cookie and Tiger. They made us feel right at home the moment we stepped from the taxi and greeted us. It was a nice touch to see a handwritten "Welcome Anthony and Anna " outside our door.
When we walked inside and saw our accommodations our mouths felt as if they fell to the floor. OMG!!! the accommodations were exceptional. We stood in the living room and starred at the turquoise water about fifty feet from our front door.
We can't say enough about Eldon and Mirta. Along with Wolfgang, they made our 42nd Wedding Anniversary the most memorable yet. A special thanks to Eldon for checking on us every morning and evening ensuring every detail of our stay was met with the greatest satisfaction.
Wolfgang, thanks for everything. We are already planning our next visit.

Anthony and Anna Calhoun
San Diego CA.

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Twaveling...
Allamuchy, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Great Place to relax and get away on Ambergris Caye”
Reviewed December 29, 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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From our initial inquiries through booking and our stay at Villa Casa Buena Vista, Wolfgang made our first trip to Belize a memorable one.

The property is located about 2 miles south of San Pedro town and sits directly on the water. The bottom floor of the main house and the casita behind it are both available for stays. We stayed in the main house and had a fully functional kitchen, large living area, a very comfortable king-sized bed and a spacious bath at our disposal. The sliding door opened to the veranda overlooking an open area with lounging chairs, palm trees (watch out for coconuts) and the beautiful ocean. Access along the waterfront is public, so foot traffic passes through...not much and everyone is certainly friendly.

Wolfgang was very helpful in advance by recommending a couple of dive operations and other things to do while on the Caye. The first day we were there, he took us on a personal tour with his insider tips and secrets only the locals know. These included a wonderful rolled taco stand on "Back Street", a coffee / cigar shop on "Middle Street", and numerous restaurant recommendations. By all means rent a golf cart - it is the only way to get around if staying outside of San Pedro.

Eldon the caretaker at the property and is there daily. He has a wealth of knowledge as well, helping with some specialized trip packaging for us. Both he and Wolfgang would check in with us each day to make certain all was 'just right'. Piers reaching into the water from neighboring properties provided the 'swimming access' in the warm (86 degree) waters.

The property is well-maintained. Free wi-fi is available as well as satellite TV with every channel imaginable just in case you cannot tear yourself away from the outside world and totally immerse in the beauty of the island. Mirta takes care of the housekeeping, offering a mid-week clean-up as part of the package, and will do your laundry as well if you ask.

There are 2 other permanent residents at Casa Buena Vista - Cookie and Tiger. Both are rescue dogs and as friendly as one can imagine. During our stay, Cookie adopted us, and would stop in to say hello and have a nap in apartment.. If you are already a dog lover, this is a real treat. If you are not, you might just become one by the end of your stay.

In a nutshell, Wolfgang, Eldon and Mirta will go out of their way to make certain all is perfect for your stay. The personalized service is gauged to match what you ask for and to allow you to enjoy your Belize vacation to its fullest. With the main floor and the casita, parties of 6 can be easily accommodated, and possibly up to 8.

We consider this property a great find.

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Liked best: The level of personalized service geared to match what you ask for
Liked least: If you need a fresh water swimming pool with your rental, you will need to stay somewhere else
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yohotdad
Kitchener, Canada
1 review
“Another Great Vacation”
Reviewed November 10, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We 1st stayed at the Casita in 2012 and we had such a great time that we went back in Feb 2014 for another 2 weeks with friends at the Casa Buena Vista. As like the other reviews Wolfgang is a great host and his staff Elden & Marta are excellent and very accomodating. Elden will book any adventures ie snorkiling trips on a relaxing sail boat that you may wish. it is a very relaxing & private property. Great restaurants available 2 walkable others via golf cart (cart makes the whole experience much more enjoyable)
Would deffinitely reccommend staying here!! We are looking forward to going back.

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Liked best: as advertised, contacted owner before travelling and he was very helpful quickly answering all our questions
Traveling group: Friends
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Recommended for:
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Wendy W
Birmingham, Alabama
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“HEAVEN ON EARTH”
Reviewed October 20, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Where do I begin ? Wolfgang had Orlando waiting on us at the air strip to take us to the Villa. Top notch service. We were greeted at the villa with our golf carts already there and Wolfgang, Eldon and Mirta smiling, waiting on us. Fresh juice in the refrigerator and fresh cut flowers in a vase on the bar. Our every need was met and this was an AWESOME 21st Anniversary !!
We snorkeled, swam, went on a catamaran snorkel trip complete with fishing, food and sunset. The following day we went on a big sailboat for an all day 4-stop snorkel trip, MORE AWESOME FOOD and swam with NERF SHARKS and STINGRAYS and fish everywhere!! Experience of a lifetime!! Wolfgang took us on a tour and showed us great local restaurants and was the perfect host. ELDON was there bright and early every morning keeping the grounds up and running to the store for me and doing anything we needed. WHAT A SUPER GUY!! Mirta came and cleaned twice and even did our laundry. She is so nice and smiling all the time. What a SWEETHEART. Wolfgang is the PERFECT host. Always there (he lives upstairs), but never intrusive. How can i forget COOKIE & TIGER!! We were missing our Lab, Maggie, back home and Cookie filled that hole for us that week. We would go back TOMORROW !!

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