and Happy Villas in Ambergris Caye Belize
Grumpy and Happy Villas San Pedro Ambergris Caye Belize Diving Resort House Lodgings Accommodations
Hosts: Jolene and Lorne Jackson
Accommodations: 3 Villas
Address: One Stone Crab Drive, P.O. BOX 164 San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Telephone: 011 501 226 3356,
Fax: 011 501 226 3356
Activities/Attractions: Ambergris Caye is the largest of several hundred cayes (islands) located in the northern most waters of Belize, Central America. This narrow strip of paradise surrounded by the azure Caribbean, is approximately 36 miles long and was once a part of the Yucatan Peninsula. Ambergris Caye is warm and sunny during most of the year. The water temperature is very comfortable with temperature ranging from 79-83 degrees Fahrenheit all year around.
Just a short boat ride from Ambergris Caye lays the incredible Barrier Reef (second only to Australia), making diving and snorkeling a favorite past time for most visitors. The abundance of tropical fish and other inhabitants of the Caribbean Sea make this exciting for everyone. Other activities on the island include all sorts of water-sports, bird watching, fishing and much more.
"This place is fantastic! Let us be the first to encourage you to come to San Pedro and to book at this apartment. There were 7 of us and it accommodated us more than comfortably. The pics do not do the apartment justice, it is so clean and spacious and comfy. And finally a blender that actually crushes ice. The beach and everything you need is all within walking distance (although we highly recommend burning rubber around town in a golf cart or two - the locals love drag racing after hours). So much to do during the day, picturesque scenery, come back and relax at the apartment and then head out for a night on the town. Whatever you are looking for in nightlife this island provides it. This is definitely a place that we will be visiting again. Thank you Jolene, Lorne and Amy for being such accommodating hosts - and patient too with our daily cheek ... Canadian humor. We have enjoyed our time here immensely and are sad to be saying good-bye. Who could ask for a better way to ring in the new year?"
"We want to add our positive comments to this forum. We spent the first week of Oct. in Belize. After 3 nights in the jungle, we arrived in San Pedro ready for relaxation and water time! Our sons, ages 12 & 15 completed the PADI Open Water certification. hey tell us the classroom work "flew by" with Amy. They were then anxious for the open water check out dives. As parents, we were extremely comfortable with Lorne, Jolene, and Amy working with our boys on these dives. Jolene is so wonderful to work with! She explained everything ahead of time. She was also very helpful with general information which resulted in our vacation being very enjoyable. She goes above and beyond with Customer Service!! Thank you again Jolene, Lorne, and Amy!!"
"Our family has been diving from Bermuda to the Great Barrier Reef. We have different ages, skill and comfort levels in the family. Diving with Lorne, Jolene and Amy was the best overall family experience we have ever had. They provided personalized attention customized to our preferences and capabilities. Give them a try. You will never go back to the big, "one size fits all" dive boats."
"Seven of us went diving and snorkeling with Happy & Grumpy in mid-January and we ALL had a great time! Not only are they very professional in overseeing the dives and snorkeling, but they are truely nice people. (Grumpy really isn't.) You feel like your out on the water with friends. All in all, a much better choice than one of the big, impersonal outfits. Highly recommended!!"
"Hi Jolene and Lorne, you two were Great and made sure we had a Great time. We will return soon for more of the same except hopefully this time, we will know what we are doing ... We enjoyed having Lunch with you also. I will recommend you to anyone ,who needs your services. Thanks Again and "Happy and Grumpy" are definitely the BEST. Hope everyone is well."
"We were able to book a private snorkeling trip with grumpy and it was wonderful. Our family lives in a small town in Utah and definitely are not water people. It was the 1st time any of us had ever snorkeled. My 2 children age 9 and 12 at the time had a wonderful time. My husband was in heaven. It was an experience we will not soon forget."
"Katie and I thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality and SCUBA training at Grumpy and Happy's. The personalized instruction and quiet atmosphere were perfect for doing things at our own pace. Thanks so much for a wonderful experience!"
"A special thanks to Jolene and Lorne for such a wonderful time on our last trip. Not only did we have 2 "personal" days with them, but they set up two inland excursions with Carlos, from his Private Adventures Tour, and he was awesome, and extremely knowledgeable as well. We were a bit apprehensive at getting in the water with the sharks and stingray, but they took all the time we needed. I'm not so sure we would have been as comfortable on another boat with a lot of people. Truly genuine friends, who care about your good time, and are warm and sincere. You definitely get more than your money's worth with Grumpy & Happy. See you soon, we can't wait to come back!!"
General Information: Welcome to Grumpy and Happy Villas in Ambergris Caye, Belize ... a 6000 square foot upscale two story private house for rent. The villa is divided into three totally separate and independent units, each with it's own private entry. We call the separate units Villa 1, Villa 2 and Villa 3. Each Villa is beautifully furnished featuring local art and beautiful wood working. The units can be rented separately or together in any combo!
The Villa is state-of-the-art styrofoam construction with concrete reinforcement to ensure reduced noise transmission from room to room and unit to unit. We are located 1 mile south of town; the last house on a quiet residential street. Right next door is a beautiful green belt. Lots of birds, iguanas and other interesting wildlife right next to you. It is only a minutes walk from the beach, restaurants and grocery stores.
Because we've lived here for 8 years we can ensure you'll end up with reputable companies for your activities and tours. We can also help you find the best local restaurants and shopping.
Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover, eCheck, PayPal.
Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).
Villa 1 - $300-400/night (up to 8
"It is wonderful to come from the stress of the city to enjoy the "island pace". Jolene and Lorne were the perfect hosts. They gave us lots of room to do what we wanted, but if we had a request they immediately took care of it. The apartment had plenty of room for the five of us and included everything need for the perfect stay. The island is beautiful and the sea is full of exciting creatures. Even the mosquitoes' bite didn't hurt as much as the ones in Texas (it is true everything is bigger in Texas). Oh, Penny is way cool! Thanks for a great time!"
"We just returned from 1 week in Ambergris Caye! We spent two days snorkeling and diving with Lorne and Jolene. They were incredible! They let us take our time...we never felt rushed or uncomfortable. They were so patient with our 2 kids (ages 6 and 8) and answered all their questions. Not only were they knowledgable and experienced but they were friendly and fun to be with!! We would definitely love to spend more time on the boat with them. Thanks to Lorne and Jolene for 2 wonderful days!"
"While on a cruise ship we flew from Belize to San Pedro and went on a snorkel trip with Grumpy and Happy. Fourteen of us all together. Jolene was so efficient and arranged everything. The air and everything. Both Jolene and Lorne were awesome!! It was a day to remember and made our entire trip. I cant recommend them highly enough. If you are spending time in Belize do your self a favor and spend a day with Grumpy and Happy, you will be happy you did."
"Thank you so much for accommodating our large party along w/our varied needs! I really appreciate the personalized service you gave us. We enjoyed being able to snorkel while Nick completed his open water certification dives, and you did a great job helping an apprehensive mom (and self-professed water weenie) to feel comfortable with her son scuba diving for the first time. We also appreciate the referrals you gave us for other activities in Belize, we returned very HAPPY from each one! We will definitely contact you again when we return to Ambergris Caye for more happy & fun memories!"
"We enjoyed our visit to Belize and AC and the highlights were the 4 dives we performed as part of our PADI certification. Lorne, Jolene and Amy were wonderful instructors. Hopefully we will have time to visit Belize, AC and Grumpy & Happy in the not too distant future. Thank you!"