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Beautiful pool fountain at Casa Tortuga
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Casa Tortuga is a two-story five bedroom villa on the beach in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize. The beach at Casa Tortuga is a quarter of a mile from the reef and Hol Chan Marine Preserve. The Property has 100 feet of beachfront and is surrounded by 28 coconut palms. The pale pink villa consists of 4,128 sq. ft. including 60 ft. verandas on both levels, facing the sea. Located on the upper level are two large bedrooms, the living room, bar, bath, large kitchen, and three dining areas.
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Beautiful pool fountain at Casa Tortuga
 The Casa Tortuga Villa fountain is from Versailles, France, and was created in 1789 of bronze,  The fountain is eight feet tall, and stands on a four foot high pedestal in an alcove in the pool at Casa Tortuga..  The bronze horses and cherubs depict the Louis XV French style, which was prominent in France at the end of the seventeenth century.   

The fountain was originally puchased by Henry Flagler of Palm Beach,Florida in 1890, when it was brought from Versailles, France to Palm Beach.     

In 1994 the fountain was purchased by Peggy Mason in Florida and transported to Casa Tortuga Villa in San Pedro, Belize, where is  now resides.  If the bronze horses could talk, I am certain that their stories would be entertaining!

Photograph by Marty Casado              
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