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Beautiful beach! South of Hopkins

Janette Melvin

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Beautiful beach! South of Hopkins

Bedrooms 4
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Hopkins Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Condo's, each 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-20)

This is a new house (2010) and no expenses were spared.

Fly into Belize city, rent a car, and drive to our place on the beautiful Hummingbird Highway during daylight - about 2 1/2 hours. Great sightseeing of the land, or take an island hopper plane, Maya Air or Tropic Air, to Dangriga. We can arrange for a taxi to pick you up in Dangriga.

Each condo consists of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2 kitchens.


Each Condo has a large bedroom Suite, with a canopy bed, on one end, and a Studio unit on the other end. All beds are king size, and have a pillow top mattress.

The Suite bedroom has a 5 piece bath.

The middle section of the condo, includes a living room area, dining area, bar counter with bar stools, large fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, and a bar table with bar stools.

The spacious Studio bedroom has a sitting area, dining area, has it's own fully equipped kitchen, and private bathroom with a large walk-in shower.

The condo sits about 100 feet (30+ meters) from the water's edge. The water has a very gradual slope going out to the sea, so it's great for children.

Ten foot ceilings, glass doors, and windows, give ample views of the sea from every room.

Tile floors throughout, including decks and terraces.

All furnishings are new. Locally crafted mahogony furniture.

3 2-person kayaks and bicycles for guests. You can kayak from our canal, up the beautiful Sittee River

A palapa (thatched roof open structure) is 30 feet (9 meters) from the waters edge, where you can enjoy a hammock or sit on a beach chair.

There are ironing boards, irons, blow dryers, and everything needed to make your stay comfortable.

Belize hotel tax 9% added to each reservation.

We accept the following:

Bank transfers.

Credit cards

We require a 50% deposit to secure the reservation and the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation more than 60 days prior to reservation will receive a refund of deposit minus 20% administration fees.

Cancellation 60 days or less prior to the reservation will result in a forfeit of the 50% deposit.


Keywords: Belize, resort, condo, villa, house, casita, beach front, ocean front, ocean view, vacation home, holiday home, Caribbean, Studio, Efficiency, Suite.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Janette Melvin (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2015

About Janette Melvin

We bought the property in 2006 and finished the house (2 condos), in May 2010.

Our 4 children love the area, beach, river, jungle and environment. It's common to see big Iguanas, coatimundi, (long tailed, cute, in raccoon family) lizards, colorful birds, and fruit you've never tasted before.

The biggest draw was the beach, and the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world. Ten miles from your beach to the sea is gorgeous snorkeling, and fishing. The main reef is about 12 miles from shore, with sport fishing, scuba diving, whale watching, etc.

Famous for it's friendliness is the village of Hopkins. They all have a smile on their face, you never meet a stranger, and it's safe to walk the streets at night.

The restaurants have great, very reasonably priced food. Fresh fish is available daily at many of the restaurants. Lobster is available except Feb 15 - June 15.

Truly an adventure you'll never forget. Many have said that it's the best vacation they have ever had. We have the best drinking


in the country

Janette Melvin purchased this condo in 2010

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 4
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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based on 31 traveler reviews

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Beautiful beach! South of Hopkins
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews
Denver, Colorado USA

Awesome Property

  • 5 of 5

We visited Belize for three weeks with the first two planned and the last week open. We enjoyed the condo and Hopkins area so much we decided to spend our last week where we were. As far as value, we paid more for the car we rented than the studio we stayed at. The condo was better than advertised and we would highly recommend it to anyone visiting this area. A vehicle was very helpful but extremely expensive. Would strongly recommend not using Avis as we just got an additional bill for over $700 after paying them over $80/day. Another excellent restaurant is the Sandy Beach restaurant that is right on the beach and very reasonable. If you like to kayak we paddled over to another resort for a breakfast buffet with the added thrill of seeing a couple of grazing Manatees that surfaced about 20 feet from us. If you like to ride horses, Outpost Trails is a very special place with good horses and only a couple of miles South of the Sittee River turnoff from the Southern Highway. The condo is a special place that greatly enhanced our visit in this area.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Coldbrook, Nova Scotia, Canada


  • 5 of 5

The family, 9 of us, enjoyed the condo for 15 days. It was absolutely beautiful.

The privacy, the beach, the facilities, the local people all contributed so much to our wonderful vacation. The condo was more then what we expected, large enough for all of us, the grand children loved the shallow beach and we all enjoyed the locale. We visited the ruins, activity sites and the villages throughout the country and used Patrick for snorkeling for 2 separate trips. We kayak in the ocean and ate meals throughout the local village and other areas. Marto and Nicolasa helped us when we needed it, offering advice on where to go and what to see and offered us all kinds of info. and stories. We enjoyed Hopkins and its people and appreciated their hospitality, help and company.

All of us would recommend this place very highly to any family who wants to enjoy either/or a quiet, busy or active vacation because that is exactly what we did. We saw 90% of the country, swam, snorkeled. kayak, viewed the ruins, saw the banana plantations, orange and fruit groves, drove past the acres and acres of sugarcane saw the wildlife including huge snakes in the wild but still we rested and enjoyed the private beach and local dining places and retired to quiet evenings at our beautiful condo. My wife and I were witnesses and stood for a lovely couple to get married whose friends had to go home before time Thanks to all who made our vacation such a memorable event.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your trip! Thank you for the great review. We hope you'll come again!
Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

Best family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Our family just spent 12 wonderful days in Hopkins. This is the first time we have rented a private home and were anxious. The owners were amazing at providing details of what to expect while at their rental in Hopkins and in the village. Thanks Bekah & Vicki! The condos were more spacious and beautiful than the photos convey, but the best part ws the privacy (we rented the entire place)! Definately need a vehicle when it rains - we rented a truck at the airport and are so glad we did- we were able to tour around quite a bit of the country. We can't say enough praise for the caretakers Marto and Nicolasa who were so loving and helpful. Their presence was an added bonus to our already awesome time in Belize.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time in Belize and at Belize Beach Condos! Thank you for the review!
Kansas City, MO USA

Just as we had dreamed!

  • 5 of 5

By chance we found Belize Beach Condos on the VRBO website and after emailing a few times with the owner, we decided to book it for a week in December 2013 to celebrate a retirement, a graduation and an anniversary. There were 7 of us - all adults. This house is EXACTLY as it is portrayed on the website. HUGE, clean, well decorated, new, ON the beach, with a view of the ocean from paradise. The owner gave us an 11 page information sheet with references to ANYTHING we would want to do - all very helpful and accurate. There were kayaks and bicycles for our use. And the caretakers were VERY helpful - hooked us up with a river cruise and gave great general advice. The only drawback I could imagine is that it would NOT be good for persons with disabilities as there are lots of stairs, but otherwise you can trust this owner and this site! The location was great - just south of Hopkins, which is a very authentic small village - not touristy - in the middle of the country - with very friendly people. It was about a 3 hour drive from the Belize City airport; about 3 hours to Cahal Pech archeological site; about 2 hours to Placencia, where we snorkeled and went scuba diving through Seahorse Dive shop, which we also HIGHLY recommend. I suggest you rent a 4 wheel drive car - we used Jabiru at the owner's recommendation and it worked out fine, - because this house is not at all close to a bus line. The roads are VERY rough, you often have to drive through some water (it was the end of the rainy season - but even a rainy day on the beach is better than a sunny day in the midwest!), but that was a fun part of the adventure. The caretakers cooked us a yummy meal on our first night there, at our request. There is a "supermarket" in Hopkins for groceries. For restaurants, we recommend Innie's for authentic Garifuna food, Frogs Point and Iris' Sunnyside Up, Brother's Pizza and Barracuda Bar / Grill in Hopkins; Wendy's Creole restaurant in Placencia, and Manatee Lookout in Ladyville, just east of the the airport entrance outside Belize City. We did take Malaria pills - but not sure if we really needed to, and got Typhoid, Polio and dTAP. The water in the house and restaurants seemed to be fine, but we did boil it 10 minutes in the beginning just to be sure. No one got sick! All of our family HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Belize Beach Condos!!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Camarillo, ca

Great Condo-Lots of room!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during Thanksgiving break with our college-age kids and they all loved it. We had the whole top floor and it was much larger than the pictures show. the kitchen is huge and we had a washer/dryer in the unit to do laundry. The kids had their own suite and could be separate from the parents, so we were all happy. Even though the sun didn't come out much so we could enjoy the beach, the views are still great. Lots of privacy and all the amenities are there. I wish we could have stayed longer to go kayaking and explore a little more, but the kids had to get back to school. You can't beat this condo for the price. If you are going to do the activities in Belize, ATM caves, ziplining, etc. it is centrally located so you can get to each area within an hour. We drove a lot but we also saw a lot of the country.

The onsite manager, Marto, was there to help with anything you need-we needed a jump start one morning and he saved us a lot of time and agony since he had cables. Great place!!! thanks Jim and Vicki.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Fulfilling stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Belize beach condo's studio room this past May for 10 days of scuba diving and were able to catch sight of whale sharks. We stayed at the studio with has a kitchenette which was comfortable even with 2 adults and 3 teenagers The water was practically at the doorstep with a nice little private beach. The beach had two hammocks & beach chairs. They have kayaks for guests use and my daughters had a lovely time paddling around Stann Creek down to the marina. We all went out into a wonderful lagoon twice at night to 'play' with the bioluminescence. The caretakers - Marto & Nikki- are very accommodating and helpful. Vicki is the perfect host - she supplies you with all the info about Hopkins, where to eat, all sightseeing opportunities, recommendations on people to contact and prices to boot! We meandered down to the village to shop and sample local delicious fare. We had the most wonderful time with all Hamanasi diving and boat crew especially diving instructor, Terill Castillo who is now a member of the town council. Totally amazing people and all in all a wonderful place to stay. We enthusiastically recommend Belize Beach Condo to everyone we know.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Car: recommended

Go fishing, snorkeling or scuba diving at the reef. Hike to waterfalls and swim in the pools below. Strap on a headlamp, and assisted by your guide, explore one of the many caves in Belize. Some hiking involved. Go to one of several ziplines. Get a massage or visit a spa.


Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Hopkins Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
low season
May 1 2015 - Nov 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Studio US$100 per night US$650 per week US$15 daily above 2 people
One Bed US$125 per night US$875 per week US$15 daily above 4 people
Full condo US$200 per night US$1350 per week US$15 daily above 6 people
Children under 5 years stay free
Please e-mail the owner with your preference before booking.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Hopkins Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , 5 piece bath in the Suite - part of the Condo.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Large shower. No bathtub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large shower. No bathtub.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , 5 piece bath in the Suite - part of the Condo.
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Plus a full size futon.
    1 Futon in each of the 2 livingrooms, plus in the bedrooms. - 6 double , These are full size Futons.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Plus a full size Futon.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Plus a full size Futon.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Plus a full size Futon.
  • King size beds (2). King beds in all 4 bedrooms. Pillow top mattress. Futons - 3 per condo (per floor). Excellent mattresses.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
COMPLIMENTARY: 3 (2) person kayaks for guests. Kayak up the beautiful Sittee River starting from canal in back of property. Life preservers available and 2 child life vests. Kayak at your own risk. Bicycles available. Shared. 4 adult and 1 child. Short ride to Hopkins. Snorkel equipment and fishing rods available. Shared.

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