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December-ish for a month stay in a house needed #537339
07/17/19 09:53 PM
07/17/19 09:53 PM
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Aljameela Offline OP
Aljameela  Offline OP
Hi all:
I am one of "those" new, lurking members looking for a shot of intel on a place I have never visited. Bear with me if you will.
My husband and I are looking to retire in a few years, and plan to be expats....somewhere. We are beginning to visit the places on our short list to check them out.
Ambergris Caye is next and I would like to spend a month around December (to include Christmas) there.

I have read a lot here (thank you) about the pros and cons of different locations, east vs west, etc. Now I have entered the fray by officially registering here, and would love to ask for help.
I would like to rent a home on the eastern side for approximately four consecutive weeks beginning the end of November, or any time in December and into January as long as Christmas is in there.

I realize I am a little late in the season doing so. I have been online exhaustively looking and filtering and whatnot and have some inquiries to homeowners and managers out.

Here is what I think I am looking for, if any of you own homes or know of rentals I may not find on my own:

Private home or something very close to it with a private feel
Private pool
Quiet location
Waterfront or water view
Min of two bedrooms in case my children come for the holiday
Min of two bathrooms
Laundry on site

Budget I am a little unsure of. $1000 per night is too high, unless it were for a very few days right around Christmas. Hoping to find an owner who would value a longer rental period for stability and could offer a decent rate.

*** Access to a boat would be an incredible bonus as I am an avid and practiced boater*****

As I will be there for a month hopefully, I will also need to sort out a car situation.

Thank you for reading this, and for all the helpful information posted here. I hope I haven't missed something which causes this post to be super redundant or offensive in some way. I am a member of several forums like this and I know the eye rolling that goes on when another new poster comes on asking about something that has been covered a million times.

Last edited by Aljameela; 07/17/19 11:16 PM.
Re: December-ish for a month stay in a house needed [Re: Aljameela] #537353
07/18/19 03:38 PM
07/18/19 03:38 PM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 6,966
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Amanda Syme Offline

Amanda Syme  Offline
For a house with that criteria you will likely be looking at about $400 USD per night during the high season. The beginning of December up to about the 18th is low season, then high season is around Dec 18 til Dec 23rd when you hit peak season for the 10 days of Christmas and New Year then you will drop back down to High season rates again.

It would be significantly less expensive and you can negotiated better if you choose to be here for the months of September, October, beginning of November. Christmas through Easter is when most homes make all their money that carries the property through the slow/low season each year so it is really tough to get discounts.

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