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Mirko Bechstedt

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english, german

Beachfront Rental Blue Moon Cabana, Hopkins Village, Belize

52 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Belize House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Blue Moon Cabana is a beachfront house for rent facing the Caribbean Sea in the lovely Garifuna fishing village of Hopkins, Belize.

The cabana is centrally located in one of the most popular areas of Hopkins Village and is within walking distance of restaurants/bars, shops, and other popular establishments. It has a full-service kitchen (cook not included!), 2 bedrooms with full-size beds, living room with full-size futon, and a tiled bathroom.

Enjoy your own private cabana right on the beach! You will no doubt be spending a lot of time in one of the hammocks out on the 8-foot wide covered veranda that spans the entire front and one side of the cabana. Surrounded by windows, you will enjoy stunning views and breezes flowing directly off the sea. Tastefully decorated and furnished with locally-crafted mahogany furniture, Blue Moon Cabana has everything you need to be comfortable and relaxed, while maintaining a Caribbean rustic-charm.

The cabana was designed with an open floor plan that allows guests to enjoy the fabulous breezes that flow throughout the house. The two bedrooms are separated by an enclosed bathroom, and there are bamboo curtain panels for each bedroom that can be closed for additional privacy.

Baby Blue Cabana is an additional (smaller) one-bedroom cabana on the property, including a full-size bed, bathroom, kitchenette, and front veranda. Situated behind Blue Moon Cabana, Baby Blue Cabana enjoys sea views, has a separate walkway out to the public beach, and is steps from the sea. Baby Blue Cabana has an open floor plan and is perfect for a single guest or couple. Staying in the larger beachfront Blue Moon Cabana and need extra space for your party? Baby Blue Cabana is a great option to add extra space and to keep your additional guests close by. Check out VRBO Listing #627746 for more information about Baby Blue Cabana.

Hopkins is a friendly village and because Blue Moon Cabana is located in the center of Hopkins, you can walk to everything. You can also rent a bicycle, motorbike, or golf cart to get around. Blue Moon Cabana is situated on a private beachfront lot and because we're in a village we do have neighbors. Hopkins is a vibrant traditional village that comes alive early in the morning with the singing of tropical birds and the occasional rooster letting you know it's morning! If you're looking to experience the culture of a local village in Belize, Blue Moon Cabana is the perfect spot. If you require a more luxurious and fancier experience, you may be happier with a resort-type accommodation in the north and south outskirts of the village. There is a variety of accommodation options in and around Hopkins to meet the diverse needs of vacationers.

When you stay at Blue Moon Cabana, we can arrange a variety of tours and adventures for you. Mirko, our Property Manager, is a licensed tour operator through the Belize Tourism Board and the Owner/Operator of Flying Boat Adventures, our official partner for transportation and transfers, tours, and adventures, and flights with Tropic Air within Belize and surrounding countries.

Blue Moon Cabana is licensed to operate through the Belize Tourism Board.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mirko Bechstedt (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english, german

About Mirko Bechstedt

Blue Moon Cabana was built in July/August 2011 after several years of planning and hard work to make it happen. We put our hearts and souls into the cabana and wanted to build a home that fit with the culture of Hopkins. It was important to us to create a space that was comfortable and included all the things we would want ourselves in a rental cabana in Belize. We are not into the resort experience and value the local culture and people of Hopkins. We leave the resort-type experience to the places south of the village. Mirko, who lives nearby Blue Moon Cabana is available to assist guests with all their needs during their stay, including transfer to and from the airport (and other locations) and arranging tours and other adventures for guests.

Mirko Bechstedt purchased this house in 2011

Why Mirko Bechstedt chose Belize

Hopkins is a laid back village with beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea and Maya Mountains on the other side. We chose a beachfront lot in the village because we wanted to be central to everything, including the beautiful people in the village. Hopkins has a rich cultural life --and traditional Garifuna life is evident throughout the village.

What makes this house unique

Blue Moon Cabana is centrally located in the village which allows us to soak up the rich cultural life of the village. Local restaurants and other popular establishments are within walking distance from the cabana, but guests can also rent bicycles to get around, too.

The cabana itself is high off the ground and steps from the sea --and since the cabana has lots of windows, there are usually fabulous breezes flowing throughout the house. The views from the veranda are stunning!

Hopkins is a great base to enjoy day and half-day trips to the jungle, mountains, and cayes. In addition to relaxing on the veranda or on the beach in front of the cabana, there are so many adventures to enjoy in and around the village.

Reviews

4.8
based on 52 traveler reviews

Beachfront Rental Blue Moon Cabana, Hopkins Village, Belize
average rating of 4.826923 based on 52 reviews
5

Everything you Need

  • 5 of 5

The listing for this cabana is very accurate, the cabana looks exactly as it does in the pictures. It was very spacious and well decorated. There was 3 of us staying there, and we had more than enough room! Everything you need is there, from cooking equipment to beach towels to ear plugs (good to block out the nightly music in town), to coolers to take to the beach. The deck is amazing, and lying in the hammocks is so relaxing! The chairs on the beach are really nice too, and its great to have sun and shade options. You basically have your own little piece of paradise here, and the private beach is nice to relax on and go for a swim. Mirko is very nice and was very helpful in planning all of our excursions, they were reasonably priced and very easy to book. The cell phone that he provided was also very helpful. The town of Hopkins is great! I stayed here with 2 of my friends, and we are all females 19-21, and we all felt safe in this town, and were impressed with the friendliness of the locals. I recommend renting bikes when you are here, it makes it so much easier to get from one end of town to another. The restaurants here were also really great! I recommend Thongs cafe, Frogs Point, and Lucky Lobster. I would definitely stay here again and can't wait to come back to Hopkins one day.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Hammocks Did Not Disappoint

  • 5 of 5

What drew me to this rustic/comfortable cabana was the awesome out door space. Large covered porch with double hammocks and lounge chairs overlooking a pristine beach. What we discovered was a well laid out, well-appointed space, very functional kitchen, large bath and two sleeping areas. Location was super convenient with grocery store almost across the street and great breakfast and smoothies at Thongs (like the sandal) Café. This is really in the village with the more resort-y places a bike or cab ride to the south. The beach at the cabana was glorious. If you are looking for a private get away not in a hotel or resort, this is ideal. Booking was easy and the hosts were very helpful throughout the trip, even helping us recover a left behind tablet.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The listing for Blue Moon Cabana was accurate, but really did not prepare us for how lovely and perfect it really is. When we arrived Mirko was ready to accompany us to the property. He gave us a full orientation providing all of the information we needed. The cabana was immaculate, well laid out, and well stocked with everything you could need. There were four of us sharing the cabana which has two sleeping areas. The location is also perfect: right on the cleanly raked beach and right in town to allow walking to restaurants or to the market. Mirko and Annette are always available for assistance or to answer questions. The swimming area in front of the cabana is perfect for swimming or just relaxing in the warm water. It slopes off VERY gradually.

We come to Belize to snorkel and go bird watching. The damage to the corals from climate change and the significant decrease in the fish population was frightening and depressing, so we won't be doing any more snorkeling. The bird watching is still great. We always hire a guide and it is well worth the money as a great guide truly enhances the experience. We saw dozens of species just outside the center of town. The location also allows day trips to National Parks like Cockscomb Basin and Mayflower Bocawina. Another side trip that we took was actually an overnighter to San Ignacio and we loved the town.

For meals, we especially enjoyed Tina's, but just be prepared to wait for your food as she is pretty much a one woman show. One evening my husband and I sat in the bar at Geckos while waiting for some takeout. The food is not Garifuna or Belizian, but it is tasty and enjoyable. The bar is very small, so it was fun to chat with everyone at the bar joining in.

In our opinion, Blue Moon Cabana is THE PLACE to stay while visiting Hopkins.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Stayed two weeks at Blue Moon. The house was everything as advertised here. Well appointed, all the amenities, close to the Village market and restaurants. Mirko and Anette were very helpful and attentive caretakers. The beachfront was immaculately maintained and clean. Only drawback was the groundskeeper came to rake and clean at 6:00 AM underneath the house (which is on stilts). Anette said she'd speak to them to do it a bit later so we could sleep in! Beyond the house itself the Village is walkable for most things. The water lapping at the shore just yards away is very peaceful and the swimming very good. If you want a quite getaway in a rustic spot this is for you!!!! Salud and enjoy Blue Moon!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Blue Moon Cabana was a perfect way to end our month stay in Belize.

The cabana had everything you need and more...

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, Pa USA
5

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 had a great vacation in Hopkins. The Blue Cabana was perfect for hanging out and using as a base for day trips. It's very comfortable and cozy with all the amenities one needs for a beach vacation. If you stay for a week they provide you with a welcome gift of fresh fruits which were out of this world. My teens were fine with one in a bedroom and the other on the pull out futon. The pictures and description are accurate but it is really even better in person. We felt it was private and that we had our own slice of paradise for a week. The ocean water temperature was perfect, like bath water. We spent a lot of time swimming in front of the house.

Mirko arranged many day trips-snorkeling, Mayan ruins, zip lining, and cave tubing. Please note: if you are into Diving make sure you book a few weeks ahead to get the diving trip you want as you have a lot of serious divers here and they fill up quickly, maybe it was due to holiday season. The Mayan ruins are spectacular. Snorkeling was amazing- you won't regret checking out this beautiful reef. Cave tubing was super cool and unique if you've never done it before. Zip lining was ok. You may rent a car and save $ on some of these adventures but given the condition of the roads it might be worth the luxury of having someone drive you who knows the roads well.

We ate at many of the excellent restaurants including, Frog's Point, Siamala(sp?), Gekos, Innies, Driftwood, Ela's, Thongs ( don't miss their brunch!), Caitlin's backery and Luba Luruagla(sp?) for excellent seafood.

Lastly, Hopkins is great if you want to just hang and chill with the locals, who are super nice and helpful. Hopkins is not for those who need/want to be pampered or if you are high maintenance. This place demands nothing of you and therefore you should respect that and come with the need to do nothing but sit back and enjoy. I hope the New York Times travel section doesn't find Hopkins!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Jungle Horseback Riding

Canoeing/Kayaking Sittee River

Mayflower Bocawina National Park (hiking, swimming, waterfalls, wildlife, bird watching)

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & Jaguar Preserve (hiking, swimming, waterfalls, river tubing, wildlife, bird watching)

Placencia Visit & Shopping Tour by Car or Boat

Monkey River Tour by Car & Boat

Western Mayan Ruins Tour: Cayo District (Xunantunich & Cahal Pech)

Southern Mayan Ruins Tour: Toledo District (Nim Li Punit & Lubaantun)

Cave Tubing & Blue Hole (St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park)

St. Herman's Cave & Blue Hole (St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park)

Combo: St. Herman's Cave, Cave Tubing & Blue Hole (St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park)

Crystal Cave (St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park)

ATM Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal Natural Monument)

Zip Line (Mayflower Bocawina National Park)

Night Flying (Mayflower Bocawina National Park)

Waterfall Rappelling, Antelope Falls & Bocawina Falls (Mayflower Bocawina National Park)

Waterfall Expedition (Mayflower Bocawina National Park)

Snorkeling Tours

Fishing Trips

Combo: Snorkeling and Fishing

Sittee River Tour with Anderson Lagoon

Sittee River Night Tour with Anderson Lagoon (bioluminescence)

Glover's Reef Fishing and Snorkeling Trips/overnight trips

Bird Watching

Diving

Massage, relaxation, and spa services

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Rates & Availability

Hopkins House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season (9/1/15-8/31/16)
Nov 1 2015 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$140
$900
$2,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season (9/1/16-10/31/16)
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$130
$830
$2,490
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$130
$830
$2,490
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

No bookings longer than 1 mos.
ALL RATES ARE FOR TWO GUESTS. Each additional guest is $20 per night.
Cancellation Policy: To cancel your reservation and receive a refund of your deposit, you must notify us at least 60 days prior to your scheduled arrival date in Hopkins, and we will return your deposit, minus a 1-night non-refundable fee. PayPal charges us a transaction fee for making a refund. You will be charged a 5% transaction fee for receiving a refund via Paypal, which will be deducted from your refund. Refunds cannot be issued if you cancel your reservation within 60 days prior to your arrival. Refunds are processed within 30 days of cancellation request. Also, refunds cannot be issued if you decide to shorten your stay once you arrive.

50% due at time of booking; Balance due in cash upon arrival or via Paypal at least 7 days prior to arrival.

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Amenities

Belize House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 520 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Outside shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom (inside) - toilet , shower
  • Tiled bathroom with hot water shower, toilet, and vanity sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Full-size futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • 2 bedrooms with full-size beds; full-size futon in living room. The cabana was designed with an open floor plan that allows guests to enjoy the fabulous breezes that flow throughout the house. The two bedrooms are separated by an enclosed bathroom, and there are bamboo curtain panels for each bedroom that can be closed for additional privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 bedrooms with full-size beds, living room with full-size futon, tiled bathroom/hot water, 432 sq.ft. covered veranda, outside shower. Additional amenities not listed above: standing floor fan; onsite safe is available for small valuables; flashlight, fire extinguisher, first-aid kit, umbrellas, cooler are available if needed; beach chairs and beach lounge chairs

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