2 level villa, 4 Bed rms, 4 Baths, sleeps 8-10, Large ocean facing porch
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 Hopkins
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
The rooms in the Habaru House are spacious, no need to be on top of one another. 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. Our beaches and water north of the False Sitte River point have easy access and sandy bottoms. The Habaru House is set on a double lot for added privacy. House is prefect for family gatherings. For family members of all ages. Rent the ground floor “Deluxe apartment for for 2” for Grandma and Grandpa, the newly weds to get away. see VRBO 455442. Bicycles and kayaks included. We are 10-15 minute walk from 10 restaurant with very different fares. Contact us for additional details. And check out our reviews!
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The house and grounds are beautiful. The beach is so inviting and Anthony does a great job of keeping the grounds spotless. I would highly recommend Chef Dana to cook a couple of meals if not all your meals as the food it great and she cooks more than enough and we made several meals out of one. We also recommend Charlton as a guide we enjoy the trip to the Mayan Ruins and Cave tubing. Doug the owner is very attentive and willing to answer all of your questions prior to going. We had a great time. If your looking for excellent accommodations, a pristine beach, and a great adventure, this is the place.
We stayed for a week in this wonderful home. Hopkins is beautiful. The views from the balcony and the pristine beach are unbelievable. The house had everything you need and more for a relaxing vacation. The craftsmanship throughout the home is incredible.
While we were there we snorkeled the barrier reef, made plenty of use of the kayaks, went to the Mayan ruins, went cave tubing, zip lining, and rappelled Antelope Falls. All of these activities far exceeded our expectations. We did the Mayan ruins and cave tubing with Kulcha Tours as suggested. Our guide Gaby felt like family. He made the experience unforgettable.
The dining options in Hopkins are great. The owner of Lucky Lobster is a great guy and the food is good. You absolutely must go to La Trattoria Romana Italian restaurant. Probably the best Italian food I've had anywhere in the world. Max the waiter is awesome and the service is top notch. Breakfast at Barracuda Bar and Grill is perfect. Nothing like eating breakfast while playing fetch with the Bar dog in the ocean.
The sand flies are only a problem if you don't prepare beforehand. Just put on some 'Skin so soft' and they don't bother you.
This was perhaps the most memorable vacation we've had. The house is the perfect place to make family memories that will last a lifetime.
Amazing house and location!
5 stars is not enough for this house and location. Our family of 6 stayed here for a week and it was perfect! Everything you need is there. We rode the bikes to town several times, used the kayaks and swam right from the back yard. It was recommended by Doug to use Charlton as our guide and he was beyond fabulous! He arranged snorkeling for us and then was our guide the rest of the week for hiking, zip lining, cave tubing and rappelling. He took us to town 2 of the nights to listen to the local drumming and singing. We loved shopping at the local stores and fruit markets and eating in town at all the various restaurants - we really felt like we were living like locals. Belize and Hopkins are one of the most favorite places we have been. The people are so friendly and although there are tourists in town, it never felt crowded anywhere. We absolutely loved everything about the house, the location and the village of Hopkins. Do not hesitate to rent this place, it’s a hidden gem for sure.
Thank you K.W.
Anthony and Dana our property managers do an outstanding job for our guests. We do not hesitate to recommend Charlton of Hopkins Kulcha Tours. He is a Delightful and funny guy, best tour guide in Belize and consistently provides our guests with outstanding experiences.
Great Home in the best location
Can’t be beat, private, comfortable, clean, best equipped rental I have ever seen.
Great beach and so much more.
Don’t hesitate rent it.
This house was amazing, had everything we needed. The views were breathtaking!! Steps to the ocean, the weather was outstanding. Dana and Anthony were wonderful taking care of the property and Dana's cooking was yummy! I didn't want to leave this paradise!
Thank you Doug for sharing this beautiful property with all nine of us!! We would love to come back!
Dawn and Kevin
Lovely layout of the house. Clean and comfortable. Anthony was very helpful.
Wish there were the promised 6 working bikes. Enjoyed the kayaks. Need a few more chairs for the beach.
Pleased you enjoyed the house. We have three new chairs being built. Everything takes longer then expected here in Belize. Our beach chairs are all custom built wooden chairs.
One of the bikes had a bent front fork and is being repaired. Sorry for the incovience.
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.