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Beachfront Rental Sunrise Cabana, Hopkins Village, Belize

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,278 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

.The 1278 sq ft air conditioned Cabana is fully equipped with everything you need to be comfortable and relaxed. Decorated and furnished with locally-craft furniture, There two bedrooms with queen size beds, two baths with walk-in and ceiling fans through out the house and porch.. You will be able to enjoy the stunning views and feel the breezes flowing directly off the sea with the 632 sq feet of screened in porch. Our cabana will sleep 6 guest. The cabana comes with a security system and out door cameras.

The cabana is located about 2 1/2 miles south of the village at a very quite location. Where you will find cafes, gift shops and grocery stores. We are within bike distance of bars and restaurants .(about a mile) You will also have the use of 4 bike cycles. At the Sittee River marina, you'll find sacks, gas and drinks. Also you will find the Curve Cafe. Both are about a 5 minute walk from the cabana. Built in 2013.

There is also a ATM machine in the village. The cabana is licensed by the Belize Tourism Board.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2016

About Mirko

My wife Sherry and I didn’t take years to decide on Hopkins or even Belize. It took one trip and we were sold. In the two years prior to making our trip to Belize, we took four cruises through the Caribbean. We loved the climate and the people. While on the fourth cruise we decided to start looking for our spot in paradise.

I spent a lot time on our computer, reading articles and looking at lots of pictures. Then I ran across a magazine called International Living. It focused on places around the world to retire. Belize was being featured at the time. We liked what we read. Great climate, safe, friendly people and they spoke English. A big plus for my wife and I.

So I contacted a realtor in Belize, named Donnie. That happened to live outside a small fishing village, called Hopkins. Around 1100 folks. After a couple months we planned a trip to Hopkins. It was very easy to get to from Dallas, Texas. It only took a few days to find our dream location. A beach lot, just south of the village. The rest is history, before leaving that week, we sign a contract on the lot. In June of the same year we meet with a builder that we really felt good about. By June the next year, Sunrise Cabana was finished.

Mirko purchased this house in 2012

Why Mirko chose Belize

Why Hopkins:

The locals. They are wonderful friendly people, happy to speak or wave to you. You have the Caribbean Sea to the east and Maya Mountains to the west. To have a beachfront lot was a must. To sit on the porch in the morning and feel the cool breeze. And to be able to watch for a occasional dolphin or manatee. Along with lots of sea gulls.


Stann Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1278 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have ceiling fans.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms have large walk-in closets and ceiling fans.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Home comes with security system and outside cameras.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Beachfront Rental Sunrise Cabana, Hopkins Village, Belize
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Amazing Anniversary Trip!!

  • 5 of 5

I reserved the Sunrise cabana as a surprise anniversary gift for my husband and it will be a trip we won't soon forget. The cabana itself was very clean and had just about anything we could have possibly wanted or needed. The location was definitely ideal for excursions, little shops and several places to eat. The house being located right on the water provided a very peaceful setting for watching the sunrise from the hammock or having dinner on the large screened in porch. This is a great choice for any couple or small family/group looking for a clean, peaceful, well appointed, safe home in a great location.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you had a great time. One of the reasons that my wife and I picked our lot was the privacy. But not to far from the village. We hope you will once again find time to visit our home.
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Houston, Texas, USA

Amazing one year anniversary trip

  • 5 of 5

Sunrise cabana was an amazing place that my wife and I enjoyed for our one year anniversary.

This is a great jumping off point for anything you could think to do. The house was very clean and so close to the water! The screened in porch was where most all the mornings were spent watching the sunrise. We ate our evening meals on the massive porch too and played games.

There is an amazing open air restaurant around the corner, a short 5 min walk, and a great place to watch the sun set over the jungle and river while you wait for the bioluminescent tour to start (best money ever spent!!!). Yes it's called a bar but not like we think of in the states so kids are welcome.

The host was great and can provide information about nearby waterfalls, cave tubing, fishing trips or jungle adventures and can even set up any excursion you wish to do with a simple call from the cell provided in the cabana. The Ac throughout the house works great but you will probably open all the doors and windows to hear the sounds of the sea and just use the Ac for sleeping, although a few naps were taken on the beach and hammocks on the porch. The kitchen has everything and more you would need should you not want to go out to one of the many near by restaurants.

Antelope falls says "steep in places" but be warned it is a steep hike with ropes and a little climbing needing for some of it. Once you're done with the hour plus hike be sure not to stop at the bottom and continue on to the pool up top, even if your legs say no, it is the most amazing view you will ever experience and only a 20 minute drive from the cabana. There is an easier waterfall in the same park, and a harder one, but Antelope is the way to go. Start early and come back to the amazing cabana beach chairs or porch for nap time.

The only thing that could have made sunrise cabana better.... A longer stay, our families and pets with us to share in this amazing experience.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing our cabana. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay so much. We choose Hopkins because it is so close to everything. Please come back for a visit again soon
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Waxahachie, Texas USA

Breath taking view

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time to Belize or out of the states for that matter. At 86, I had a great time. The view of the sea was wonderful. Sitting on the screened in porch watching the birds fly by was my favorite place to be. There was so many beautiful flowers to be seen. The people were so nice and friendly. Sunrise Cabana was perfect, clean and comfortable. The property manager, Mirko and Annett were very helpful. I would love to go back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review. Once again it is great to have a good response to the cabana. We are so glad that your first visit out of the states was to Sunrise Cabana. Please come back again.
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North Dakota

Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time that we had vacationed and not stayed at a resort or went on a cruise so we weren't sure as to what to expect, but what a GREAT time! I chose Sunrise Cabana from reviews written on Flipkey. We were not disappointed!! The house was fabulous! It was clean and very well kept. There were two couples and we had plenty of room to sprawl out. The beds were a bit hard for my taste but my philosophy is you can sleep when you're dead. The air conditioning worked very well. There was a unit in each bedroom and one in the living room. The kitchen was well stocked with spices and such. I prepared quite a few meals at the house. I had everything that I needed to cook with. I was a bit disappointed when I found out that we had to provide our own purified water for drinking. I thought that should have come with the house since as a guest you would not be used to the drinking water. There was plenty of hot water for showers and plenty of towels. There was a washer and dryer available and we made use of it numerous times. We spent every morning on the deck having coffee. We had an excellent view of the ocean and our beach. It was wonderful having a screened in deck as the "no seeums" seemed to be looking for a "bite" the whole time we were there. We did not rent a car so were at the mercy of the bicycles that were provided with the house. We had a few issues with the bikes, and on round one Mirko came and saved the day with repairs. I was under the assumption that we were only 2 miles from town but we were almost 5 miles from town! We rode into town everyday, sometimes twice a day. There were lots of places to have a meal. One of my favorites was Ella's. She was very personable and had great stewed chicken and beans and rice. The best place in town to get a COLD beverage is T&C's. They had the coldest beer than anyone else by far. We also ordered a coconut cream pie to take home for treats from T&C's. We did some day trips, set up by Mirko. There were many fun things to do and they were pretty reasonably priced.One afternoon we went to the Marina, rented kyaks and paddled up the Setti river. What a treat that was! Chris was our driver for our outings and he was terrific! He was a great tour guide and had a lot of information for us when we were out. If you are looking for a great get away that's both fun and relaxing, rent the Sunrise Cabana. Belize is truly a magical place! We will be returning to it and the Sunrise Cabana!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. Once again it's good to see that guest are having a good time at the cabana. Mirko is the best at taking care of our guest. I can see how the ride to the village could seem like 5 miles. We too have made the trip many time but it is actually is 2 and a half miles one way. We hope you will come back to Hopkins and Sunrise Cabana. Thanks again.
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We chose Sunrise Cabana for our stay in Hopkins based on the 5-star reviews. So glad we did! My wife and I had a wonderful, relaxing stay at Sunrise Cabana. The pictures and info of the cabana on the website are very accurate. The cabana was very clean and well maintained. The kitchen had EVERYTHING you could think of. We cooked most of our meals and found all the equipment/supplies to be on perfect working condition. There was a platter of fresh fruit waiting for our arrival which we enjoyed every day. Instead of just giving us the keys, Mirko, the manager, drove with us to the cabana and went through everything for us, making us feel right at home. Enjoyed many sunrises during our stay and a couple of naps in the hammocks on the wonderful screened porch! The beach was just a few steps away and the sand was just rippled, no shells, no seaweed. You could walk in the water in both directions without any obstructions. The cabana is a couple of miles from the actual village of Hopkins, so would recommend a car. There are plenty of local restaurants to chose from. Be sure to check out Sittee River Marina (just around the corner). For a great meal on the beach, check out Chef Rob's. We've been to Hopkins several times now and plan to return again. Will definitely stay at Sunrise again. Have already recommended Sunrise to several friends! If you're looking for a home away from home while visiting Hopkins, you need to stay at Sunrise Cabana!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. Renting it to happy guest that want to come back makes our day here at Sunrisecabana Please do come back as soon as possible.
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Returning to Hopkins

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd trip to Belize and second house we rented in Hopkins. We won't be searching for another house on our next trip - we will be going back to Sunrise. The house is in a perfect location, not in town but not too far out. Very clean, very well maintained, and unbelievable well stocked. The kitchen was amazing. Excellent beach and an easy walk to the Marina. Screened porch was awesome as well. Only 1 issue - had to put towels over the bedroom windows at night because of the street light outside. Would definitely recommend some darker shades for the bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, it's always good to hear from our guest. Great to know that you had a great stay. It helps to know if we can improve on thinks at the Cabana. We just had the light put up a few weeks ago. My wife and I will be down soon for a couple weeks. At that time we will measure for new curtains. Look forward to hearing that you are down for another stay.
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Dangriga Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Curve Cafe, 5 minute walk.
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Southern Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Curve Cafe
Car: not necessary

Jungle horseback riding, Snorkeling and Fishing Tours, Canoeing/Kayaking Sittee River, Western Mayan Ruins Tour, Cayo District ( Xunantunich & Cahal Pech), Southern Mayan Ruins Tours, Toledo District (Nim Li Punit & Lubaantun) Bird Watching, Diving, Fishing Trips, Catamaran Snorkeling Excursions, Cave Tubing & Blue Hole St.Herrman's Cave & Blue Hole Combo, St Herrman's Cave Tubing, 7 Mile Cave Tubing, 7 Mile Cave Tubing & Zip Line / full day Crystel Cave / full day Waterfall Rappeling / full day Cliff Rappeling / full day


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Low season rate is for 2 guests, extra guest is $15.00 per night.

High season rates are for 2 guests. Extra guest, $20.00 per night
7 day week
30 day month

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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