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First Class Family Accommodations ... ocean front.. Quiet white sand beach

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

2 level villa, 4 Bed rms, 4 Baths, sleeps 8-10, Large ocean facing porch

Habaru House is a terrific home base for all your Belize adventures. Ideal for families, a gentle sloping beach with little or no walk by traffic on the beach. We are located on one of the nicest beaches in then country. Enjoy the beautiful oceanfront from the white sand beach or second floor-covered patio with its exotic cane ceiling. On the beach for your use are beach chairs under a Mayan palapa, a lazy day hammock, and an outside charcoal grill.

South of the Village of Hopkins proper the Habaru House is 12-20 minute walk to 10 outstanding oceanfront restaurants and several road side eateries. I call this area “South Hopkins”. Email me for a 'map of Doug’s favorites'. The Village of Hopkins proper is a short bicycle ride away on one of our owner supplied bicycles or rent a golf cart from us.

The Habaru House living area is on the second and third floor (see floor plans in picture area). Local artwork and wall hangings enhance the atmosphere. If you choose to cook in you will enjoy the fully equipped kitchen with mahogany cabinets adjacent to the dining and living areas. Or have our housekeeper cook for you- she is an independent contractor.

The flooring in the living area is Italian marble; bedroom floors are barbajalote, all exterior and interior trim are Belize mahogany and vaulted ceilings a mixture of exotic hardwoods. Doors are hand made from local “poison wood”, known for its outstanding wood grain. The spacious master bedroom suite has exotic cane ceilings and a large master bathroom.

The Habaru House, Hopkins is centrally located to reach many of Belize’s exciting activities.

Water based activities:

Snorkeling trips

Scuba diving

Fishing; drop fishing, trolling, river and lagoon

Fly-fishing

Inland Trips:

Mayflower Waterfall Hike

Mayflower Bocawina waterfall repelling

Jaguar Preserve in the Cockscomb Basin

Jungle horse back riding

Guided hikes

Cave tubing

Monkey River trip

Xunatunich Mayan Ruins

Southern Ruins trip

Zip line

Marie Sharps factory- HOT sauce

Guided bird watching

Work with one of our tour partners to plan your week.

The fishing is wonderful! If fresh lobster and conch are something you are looking for, you have come to the right place! Best restaurants in Belize. Or go into the village and eat at one of the local restaurants and enjoy a local cultural “Garifuna” dish.

The 4-bedroom house has a second level common reading area with a queen size pull out sofa that can accommodate 2 people in the winter season. This home features all of the comforts of home; flat screen TV, cd player, iPod player, appliances, reading materials.We have dust to dawn neighborhood security. You will not be roughing it on this Belize adventure! Check out the photos.

Don’t feel like cleaning, cooking, or doing the laundry on vacation? We can arrange all of these for an additional charge. Make your vacation a true vacation!. Transportation to and from Dangriga airport or from BZE International can be arranged.

A full time crew maintains our properties. They rake the beaches, arrange for the kayaks, and handle any of your concerns. Just ask!! We also have a river side property Bocatura Bank , nature preserve, that you are welcome to visit and kayak the river. Co-ordiante with Anthony and Gil. see VRBO 464737 for an overview.

The Habaru House also has a ground floor apartment Habaru 31 G (VRBO 45542). The one bedroom unit is connected with an internal lockable stairwell and maybe rented in addition to the Habaru House for expanding the total capacity of the rental.

How to get here: Major airlines fly into Belize International Airport (BZE). From there you have two options: rent a car and drive down to Hopkins or take one of the regional carriers (Tropic Air or Maya Air) to the Dangriga Airport where we can arrange to pick you up.

Let us help you have a vacation to remember!

Individuals/groups looking for a "party house" should look elsewhere, this a quiet beach front area, and if there are complaints we will evict with 12 hour notice.

More Details

Owner
Doug Barber
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Doug Barber

Saltwater fly fishing was the addiction that brought my family to Hopkins, Belize but it was the laid back atmosphere and warm, friendly people of Hopkins that made our decision to build a home an easy one.

Doug Barber purchased this house in 2008

Why Doug Barber chose Belize

Hopkins was a natural choice for me. The flats are a quick panga ride away and the local restaurants are just down the beach. If you are looking for a relaxed, laid back town, Hopkins fits the bill perfectly.

What makes this house unique

Habaru House is set on a double lot for added privacy. The huge back deck is a perfect place for your morning coffee or gather with family and friends as you gaze over the Caribbean Sea. Many mornings you will find flocks of Green Parrots in the tree surrounding the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the house. Hopkins is such an amazing little village and made the perfect spot for our family vacation. We went hiking through the jungle, snorkelling out in the reef, kayaking, and tubing on the river and just longed about on the beach. A few more high lights included Driftwood pizza and Chef Robs, both highly recommended.

What a great places. Thanks again.
Aug 2013
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Amenities

Hopkins House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , in-suit master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , adjacent bed 2 main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , adjacent Ocean front bedroom with 2 twin beds
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , in-suite bath bedroom number 4 second level
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , in-suite master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , first level- road side
    Bedroom 3 ocean view - 2nd level - 2 twin/ single , adjacent bath
    Bedroom 4- second level - 1 queen , in-suite bath
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen size futon, to warm to use the summer months
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa/ Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

First Class Family Accommodations ... ocean front.. Quiet white sand beach
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 48 reviews
Alfred, NY
5

beautiful location, outstanding accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed touring the area the Mayan Ruins, Cockscomb Jaguar preserve, and close proximity to excellent restaurants . The staff was friendly and helpful.

I enjoyed waking up in the morning and looking out on to the ocean. Then having coffee and breakfast on the oceanfront patio. A very quiet location.

extremely clean, i plan on returning next Fall for a longer period of time.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our return trip was as good if not better than the first!

  • 5 of 5

The house, its setting and location to town is wonderful. We thoroughly enjoy the well kept beach, the staff, the food and the people of Hopkins. We are already planning our next trip to Hopkins.

We greatly appreciate Anthony and Dana and the professional approach they take in providing us the best service and assuring an unforgettable visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

lots of love for 31 Haburu House

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic week! Charlton was the best organizer/tour guide we could have asked for; so knowledgeable and easy going. Dana is a wonderful cook and we so enjoyed a few meals at he house, which was CLEAN and spacious and oh the birds and the sound of waves and the views!

I loved the fact that the wifi was spotty - kept us off our phones ;)

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Most Amazing Experience!!

  • 5 of 5

There isn't enough positive words or stars in the world to explain our experience in Hopkins, Belize and the Habaru House. We were a group of 5 women and stayed at the Habaru House for 9 days. The house is gorgeous and comes with all the amenities anyone would need for a peaceful and relaxing stay. At the house we enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the birds and listening to the waves from the beach below. The beach hammock and chairs were also a very nice treat and relaxing hangout spot. The kitchen is fully equipped with anything and everything for making various meals to frozen daiquiris. We also asked Dana to stock the kitchen for us and cook a meal before our arrival. Best decision EVER as we were too tired from travel upon our arrival to even consider cooking. She also made breakfast for us one morning and tamales for Christmas. I have had many tamales in my life time but by far, her's are the best. Anthony and Gill were also a very big help with suggestions for things to do around the village to making sure we were safe. The security of the property are also very friendly and helpful. Hopkins Village is an amazing place and everyone is friendly and very knowledgeable of their own special craft. One of our best experiences was the fishing tour and Cultural experience at Palmento Grove. Burt & Gino provided a fun filled and entertaining fishing and snorkeling experience and we caught HUGE fish. Though it is on the other side of the Village I also recommend the Rum Shack. The food is amazing and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I chose the Habaru House because Doug was quick to respond to my inquiry and many questions. Doug was helpful and full of information from the beginning and helped me plan our vacation with his many suggestions for places to go, places to eat and people to hire for transportation and other needs. His wealth of information helped us design a fun filled vacation without issues or concerns. Once everything was setup, all we had to do was sit back and enjoy. Thank you for a wonderful time and a lifetime of memories.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, TX
5

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My group of 8 stayed in this house for a week... It was perfect. The beach was about 50 ft from the house with plenty of chairs and shade if you needed it (which I did) but nice sunny spots if you didn't (which was everyone else). The patio overlooking the beach had comfortable chairs and was a nice reading or eating spot if you didn't want sandy feet. The kitchen was fully stocked with anything you may want. Bathrooms were fully stocked and clean. We opted to hire Dana... this was probably our best decision only second to us picking the house in the first place. She cooked all our meals, did the shopping and it was all delicious. We never went hungry. The house also came with bicycles and kayaks which was really great. Can't say enough wonderful things about this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic get away

  • 5 of 5

I went with my wife and 6 of our friends to the Harabu house for 7 days. The house is 50' from the water where you can find shade if you want it or work on your tan if you don't. While the water will never be turquoise of the Caribbean due to the near by river delta you could see the bottom 100's of yards off shore. The house was fully equipped with everything you could need from coffee pots to fresh towels, kayaks to bicycles. The A/C worked well enough we needed to turn it off to keep from getting cold. The house really was fantastic.

When planning a trip to the house be sure to enlist the help of Dana to cook for you. She did all the shopping, cooking and dishes for all of us and we never went hungry and got to enjoy some amazing food.

I'd recommend a stop off at the Driftwood Pizza on the North side of town for music and beach volleyball. On your way back to the house stop off at the Laughing Lobster for ice cream and/or drinks.

We are already discussing a return trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Habaru House is a great location from which to base all of your Belize adventures! We are about 2 hours away from Belize's famous cave tubing and zip-lining. About the same from Belize's best Mayan ruins. Local Birding and Wildlife tours can be arranged for privately or through the near by resorts. Habaru House is located just a short beach walk away from some of Hopkins best eateries. Best of all the beautiful Caribbean Ocean is only steps away from your back door.

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Rates & Availability

Hopkins House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
easter 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$450
$3,000
 
 
Christmas
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
$450
$3,000
 
 
Christmas 2108
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 5 2019
5 night minimum stay
$450
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$410
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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