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Sophisticated Luxury Beach Front Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Our luxurious beachfront home is the ideal place to relax and get away from it all! Built in 2010 for the sophisticated traveler, you could spend your days on one of the most beautiful deserted beaches in the world or opt for adventures that range from world-class scuba diving to exploring Mayan ruins to tubing through underground rivers to one of the many exciting activities Belize has to offer. Let our concierge do all the planning and booking for you!

This brand-new home is beautifully decorated and includes unique local art pieces to add to your enjoyment. Mahogany wood cabinets, doors, funiture and accents combined with marble floors and granite countertops add to the luxurious ambiance. Of course, a flat-screen HDTV and DVD player, cable TV, iPod docks, wireless internet, as well as reading and DVD libraries mean you can relax as much as you desire.

A fully-equipped kitchen and nearby grocery stores give you the option of cooking whenever you wish. However, you are within walking distance of several excellent restaurants that overlook the ocean. Try walking along the beach to and from your destination to fully immerse yourself in the relaxing and idyllic atmosphere of Belize. Another option would be to let our concierge hire a cook to prepare meals in your own kitchen--a great way to sample some of the mouthwatering cultural dishes of the Garifuna region.

In addition to the comforts and amenities of the home itself, the rooftop patio offers another option for sunning and enjoying the ocean breezes during the day. After dinner, why not retire to the rooftop to relax and be amazed by the millions of stars that grace the skies over the Caribbean?

Your private beach awaits the ultimate, relaxing get-away!

Keywords: luxury,beach front, villa, relaxing, ocean front, caribbean ocean

More Details

Maria Miller
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2018

About Maria Miller

Our family has been coming to Belize for ten years. It is now our most frequent vacation destination.

Maria Miller purchased this house in 2010

Why Maria Miller chose Hopkins

We fell in love with the tranquil, get-away-from-it-all atmosphere, the beauty of the pristine beaches, and the friendly people of Hopkins Village. We know you will fall in love with it, too!

What makes this house unique

What we like most about our home is simply relaxing on a quiet, secluded beach with the sun warming us and the crystal waves and ocean breezes cooling our tanned bodies. There is plenty to do and great places to eat!

Guestbook comments from the owner

From our guestbook: We've had a wonderful week! Hopkins and this house were great spots to celebrate Kathy's birthday and a great base for experiencing this beautiful part of Belize. Kathy actually thought we were tent camping on the beach so was completely surprised and amazed when we walked into the house! We enjoyed long paddles on the ocean and river, hiking in Cockscomb and Mayflower parks, snorkeling out on the reef, biking around town, hanging out with the drummers at Lebeha, and sampling some of the excellent Hopkins cuisine.

Thanks to Maria and Chris for sharing your lovely home, and to Janette and the whole team who maintain and safeguard this beautiful property. Special thanks to the spectacular wildlife. Particular favorites were the dolphins, and reef fish, the orange iguanas along the river, toucans and the fantastic variety of other bird species we encountered...and, of course, Chunko and Cash!
Dec 2012
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Hopkins House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) Other: Queen-sized, self-inflating Aerobed for parties larger than four.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Self-inflating, queen-sized Aerobed available as needed. We also have two bikes, 5 sets of snorkel gear and life jackets in both adult and child sizes, and a double, clear-bottomed kayak for your enjoyment.


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Sophisticated Luxury Beach Front Home
average rating of 4.878788 based on 70 reviews
Independence, Missouri

Perfect location and friendly locals all around!

  • 5 of 5

House is perfect location for exploring and located only steps from the beach. Hopkins is full of wonderful restaurants with local cuisine. This was our second time staying here and we will be coming back again! Thank you Chris and Maria!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot

  • 4 of 5

Nice home only steps from the ocean. We did a lot of snorkeling in front of the property and were able to see rays, 2 manatee's, starfish. and other colorful fish. a couple hundred meters out from shore there is some coral formations with lots to see when the ocean is not too rough. The local residence of Hopkins are very friendly and although some of the smaller eating spots may be very rustic, you need to try them out as all the food is GREAT! Make sure and sample some of the treats sold on the street by the locals as it was all very good also. Janette the property manager was very helpful at setting up the best/cheapest tours.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annapolis, Maryland USA

A Truly Special Place

  • 5 of 5

I often don't get around to writing reviews, despite the best of intentions. But this place is truly special. The location is beautiful - right on the water with a private beach (but neighbors nearby so not isolated). The house itself had everything we needed and an oasis - sometimes we just enjoyed staying in, it was so nice. The artwork is stunning - all local artisans. Janette, the property manager, was super helpful and made us feel right at home. And Hopkins itself is a very special community. When we first arrived, the roads were muddy and the village seemed a little rustic and we weren't so sure what we had gotten ourselves into. But by the end, we were zipping around in our golf cart and literally stopping every few feet to say good-bye to the wonderful people we met. Practical points: very good restaurants close to the house, grocery store within golf cart distance, filtered water at the house (although the locals say tap water is fine, too - we had no problems at all with water or food anywhere we went - we had worried about that), security guard patrols beach at night (we always felt safe), loved our snorkel/fishing tour with Happy Go Luckie. I'm getting sad just writing this that our stay there is over!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay was incredible, just as the title reads it was unbelizable :)! We arrived in Belize City and our driver from Discounted Belize Shuttles and Tours was there waiting for us. The drive was pleasant and the driver was friendly and got us to our destination with no problems. The home was everything we hoped for. We enjoyed having the kitchen to make a few dinners during our stay. The air conditioning units were helpful during the day while it was warm. We did the puzzle that was in the kitchen cabinet to pass the time and played a few games while we were there as well. Jeanette, the property manager, was a pleasure to work with. Since we did not rent a car, we rented a golf cart from her and it did the job to get us around to all the recommended restaurants and shops in Hopkins. We had such a great time lounging on the beach, or hanging out inside listening to the ocean, in the evenings the views of the night sky on the rooftop were breathtaking. We did one excursion which was a 1/2 day snorkeling adventure with Happy Go Luckie Tours. Luckie was a great guide and the excursion was super fun, highly recommend Happy Go Luckie Tours. We had such a great time during our week long stay and can't wait until our next vacation here.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco Bay Area

5 stars for house and neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

This house and immediate vicinity are top class. There's a sense of space, relaxation and privacy that's rare to find, anywhere! Direct access to the sand and sea acts like a magnet every morning. We went the last week of July, early August, and the weather was just fine - warm and sunny. It was humid - but the house has a great a/c and plenty of ceiling fans.

Simply put - this house was great. Well equipped, well stocked, well managed. One of the best experiences we've ever had - absolutely no complaints.

Read the info guide that the owners provide - you can trust it, all good advice.

Sunrise was just after 5am and sunset around 7pm. The water was in the 80s, a bit too warm for swimmers, but can't complain! The water is at it's clearest and calmest in the morning - you can easily do 500m laps in front of the house.

Access to Mayan Ruins is good - about 2hrs each way, but easy driving. The reserve is about 40mins and offers miles of great hiking. Bring plenty of water though!

Here's what surprised us: This house is located in Sittee Point which (apparently) is a separate place to Hopkins (not sure???). This area is nice with a lot of new homes and small enclave type resorts. Hopkins is the opposite - it's not a cool place! If you're not prepared you'll be shocked! It's very poor and first impressions are awful - poor, dirty, shanty style. BUT - give it a few days, keep an open mind and you'll start to uncover some of the town.

The supermarkets are fine - you can get just about anything that you need. However, groceries are expensive and the stores are restocked once per week. We're milk junkies (teenage boy...), but the town ran out of fresh milk on Tuesday evening. Thursday seems to be the delivery day - so stock up on fresh items when you see them.

Cost: Belize is not cheap! Seems there's a big disconnect between the locals expectations and reality! Probably a hangover from boom times... BUT - take your time, chat with the locals in Sittee and Hopkins and you'll find some fairness!

EG: Happy Go Lucky Tours - Lucky and his deckhand Tyler are Great - very cool guys and they're fair with prices. We had a full day charter - can't say enough good about them.

Ruins: My tip: Drive yourself! Get to the river crossing and negotiate with a local guide.

Overall - Great house. Great vicinity. Perfect escape for us. Safe, Fun, Private.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spot on.. exactly as described!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with a huge rooftop deck for star gazing...Well stocked kitchen and personal ac in each room. Janette, property manager, was very attentive and scheduled fabulous tours like snorkeling the reef with Beaver and climbing Mayan ruins/cave tubing with Charlton. She also had our golf cart waiting at the property and we rode into town daily stopping at Innies restaurant and meeting Alex the local designer/sculpter. I was also delighted to find locally made t-shirts and pottery at Janette 's place, Diversity Cafe.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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