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Damian Grieco

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Casa Blanca Beach Apartment at Coconut Row, Center Hopkins, Daily Cleaning & A/C

8 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Belize Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to Coconut Row Guest House! Our beachfront apartment is right on the Caribbean beach in the heart of the Garifuna village of Hopkins, Belize.

We are located directly in the center of the village, within walking distance of all Hopkins’ restaurants, bars, stores, cafes, and other attractions. But you’d never know it while relaxing on our beach, which confers a high degree of privacy and solitude. Right next to the apartment lies beautiful shaded seating area under the coconut trees, perfect for a bbq or reading a book. Eat or drink all the coconuts you like - they're delicious!

The Casa Blanca is a two bedroom garden beach apartment with air conditioning. It is on the beach only 100 feet from the water’s edge, although it is set back slightly behind the Sunrise Suite, which obstructs the sea view from the doorway. It has a porch attached to the living area which opens to a bbq/sitting area on a private beach. This apartment has a kitchen area, a living area, and two bedrooms.

The first bedroom has a queen size bed, a shelving system, and a ceiling fan. The second bedroom has two single beds, a shelving unit, and a ceiling fan. The kitchen has a stove and oven, microwave, refrigerator, all pots and cooking utensils necessary for meal preparation, a coffee maker, plates, glasses, silverware and a dining table. The living area has a ceiling fan, glass table and chairs.

We provide lounge chairs, beach towels and wireless internet free of charge to our guests, and there are laundry and transportation services available, as well as bicycles for those who wish to ride through the village. The beach is raked and maintained and the apartment is cleaned every day. We always have staff on the premises for assistance and security.

We offer transportation to/from the International Airport, Dangriga Airstrip or any other location. We can help arrange any tour or activity, and there is a lot to do!

Dive, snorkel or fish the world’s second largest barrier reef, explore the many Mayan ruins, hike through the rainforest and swim in spectacular waterfalls, go cave tubing or cave exploring, ride through the jungle on horseback, canoe or kayak down the river, learn about Mayan and Garifuna culture, go birdwatching, take a pleasure/snorkeling cruise on a catamaran, search for manatees… this is just a sample of the incredible number of things there are to do here! We can help you do them all!

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More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Damian Grieco (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Damian Grieco

Damian is from Upstate NY and moved here 12 years ago. He met his wife Nisha here and they had a daughter, now 3 years old. After working in the citrus industry for some years, Damian decided to try working for himself. Nisha left her teaching job to help him, and the rest is history (so far!)

Why Damian Grieco chose Belize

I was living in the property next door, which my family owned. We had a very nice neighbor here; she was Belizean and had been a teacher in Chicago. She retired 30 years ago in Belize, before they had running water or electricity. Before passing away, she decided to sell the property to us.

What makes this apartment unique

It's so much better to be in the village than outside of it, where most of the rentals are! The people are friendly, there are stores and restaurants within walking distance, the bugs are much fewer, and it's a better atmosphere. Plus, our beach is amazing!

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

Casa Blanca Beach Apartment at Coconut Row, Center Hopkins, Daily Cleaning & A/C
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Western N.Y.
4

Great Place!! Excellent staff!!

  • 4 of 5

We had the opportunity to stay here twice. It was very pleasant and comfortable for our party of four. The rooms were very clean and clearly well taken care of. The beach was impeccably clean and even raked daily. I was impressed with temperature of the water...so warm and clear. We were given complementary coconut rum drinks, which were tasty. The staff was attentive and arranged all our activities. Kyra arranged a awesome day snorkeling with Ash, Bo and Juice. What a once in a lifetime experience! That day we made lifelong friends. The village was the best part of Hopkins. Nicest people ever!! We were very safe and felt as if we were part of the culture and village with the warm and welcoming Garifuna people. They have more love and kindness then anywhere I have ever been. Happiest people in the world. We became totally immersed in the village from super great food, drumming and cute beach bars with music. If your coming to Belize- come to Hopkins and stay at Coconut row. You wont be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable like-home in Hopkins

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Coconut Row! Everyone is so friendly and helpful. Having the apartment was perfect because we had room for our family of 4 and comforts of home. We were able to cook the fish we caught or make breakfast instead of eating out every meal. It felt like we were visiting new friends instead of being a hotel guest.

They helped us book our tours, told us where to eat on the best days (Driftwood for pizza and Garifuna drummers - so good!) and loaned my son some sand castle building tools and a friend to help. We had a mix up on our way out and had booked zip lining that didn't work out with our transportation back to Belize City, but they were fine with giving us a refund.

Being in center Hopkins means you are in the village within walking distance to the grocery store and several restaurants, but you will need a cab ($6) or to rent a golf cart ($65 for the whole day) if you want to eat at the resorts or other restaurants at that end of the town. No biggie, but I didn't realize this ahead of time. My younger son and I had fun driving around the town shopping at the local gift shops and exploring while the others in our party took a dive trip.

Also, a lot of the good restaurants are closed on Mondays and some Tuesdays so we did not have a lot of options on the first night within walking distance.

We practically had the beach to ourselves the first 2 days. Things pick up later in the week, but it's definitely a place to relax and get away from crowds or the typical resort experience. It's hard to be back to reality and we hope to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alaska
5

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the apartment. It was very clean and the perfect size for our family. Damion and Nisha are very accomodating and were very helpful in answering questions and arranging rides and excersions. We did ziplining and tubing down the Rio Grand. Whatever activities we wanted to do, they would set it up for us. The kids loved being only few steps from the beach. The town of Hopkins is fun and low key, good resteraunts and very friendly locals. We can't wait to return next year. Thanks for everything Damion and Nisha.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
5

Peaceful and perfect

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place to stay. It accommodated my husband, my friend, and I with plenty of room. Located right on the beach, it provided us with easy access for swimming, sun tanning, and BEAUTIFUL picture perfect sunrise views.

We felt the house was perfect sized with a large living area, comfortable air conditioned bedrooms and nice sized bathroom with hot water. The kitchen was provided with basic cookware to cook up your daily catch. It was cleaned by friendly staff daily.

It is located in the middle of town and within walking distance to local stores and restaurants. The manager was there to help us with anything that we needed and all staff greeted us with a smile.

I would highly recommend this place if you want a peaceful, private gateway. It has a wonderful location, good amenities, access to guided tours, and beautiful views without the prices of the resorts.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic place to stay in Hopkins!!

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved my stay in Hopkins and can highly recommend staying in the Garden Beachview Villa. The village itself is great, such a friendly place and a wonderful place to visit - traditional Garifuna dishes (my particular favourite was hudut), lovely people, long beaches, incredible diving in the nearby Cayes, and canoeing in the lagoon....so plenty to do here! The Garden Beachview Villa is a perfect place to stay while enjoying the surroundings of Hopkins...the village is quite long, and the accommodation is perfectly positioned right in the centre. The owners are really great hosts, nothing is too much trouble! The apartment is clean, with everything you will need for an enjoyable stay. Hammocks in the grounds, lovely brightly painted chairs and tables outside to relax in...what more could one wish for! Thanks Damien and Nisha for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best accommodation in Hopkins!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this apartment as a base for visiting Hopkins. The apartment is light, clean and well maintained, and has everything you need to feel at home - by far the best accommodation we saw during our stay in Hopkins. Coconut Row is centrally located within walking or cycling distances of everything in the village. Its also right next to the beach, and there are hammocks and chairs outside to make the most of the view. Damian and Nisha were fantastic and could not have been more accommodating - they did everything possible to ensure our stay went according to plan. The rest of the staff were great too - friendly, helpful and always around if you need anything. Hopkins itself is an amazing place to visit - people are laid back and friendly and its a great place to experience the Garifuna culture, language and food. Loads of options for activities nearby including great diving and trips to the cays. Definitely the best place to stay in Hopkins!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Dangriga Airstrip (from Belize International BZE)
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Treetop Bar, Winds Chief
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Southern Highway
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Thongs Cafe, Tina's Kitchen, Luba Laruga, Xiomara
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Your front yard
Car: not necessary

Dive, snorkel or fish the world’s second largest barrier reef, explore the many Mayan ruins, hike through the rainforest and swim in spectacular waterfalls, go cave tubing or cave exploring, ride through the jungle on horseback, canoe or kayak down the river, learn about Mayan and Garifuna culture, go birdwatching, take a pleasure/snorkeling cruise on a catamaran, search for manatees…

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Rates & Availability

Hopkins Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2016
Nov 15 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$140
$980
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Season
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
 
 
High Season 2016
Jan 4 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$140
$980
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$130
$910
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

All rates include nightly A/C in both bedrooms. Daytime A/C (in bedrooms only) is USD$ 10.00/day per unit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Belize Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom at Casa Blanca has a shower with hot water, toilet and a lovely tiled sink. Towels are provided to guests and there is a shelf for all your toiletries.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Our master bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed and a ceiling fan. Nightly A/C is provided at no cost. The room is equipped with a shelf/closet combo and has a safe for all your valuables. Our second bedroom is perfect for two and also has a ceiling fan,shelf system and nightly A/C. Daily housekeeping is included and sheets in both rooms are changed every three days during your stay. Daytime A/C is available for a cost of USD $10.00 /day per unit.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Daily cleaning service, Beach raked daily, Private BBQ/Picnic Area

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