About the property
- House520 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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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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 Hopkins
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.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Best view in Hopkins!
The perfect location! Extremely well maintained and comfortable. Walking distance to everything you need. Blue Moon couldn’t have exceeded our expectations anymore. We didn’t want to leave.
Thank you for the review and we're so glad you enjoyed your time at Blue Moon! Look forward to seeing you again soon!
We loved the Blue moon cabana. Mirko and Annette went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. We went on two excursions arranged by Mirko. The fishing/snorkeling was absolutely fabulous and the bio luminescence was amazing. Unfortunately unseasonably wet weather limited the inland excursions. We hope to go back.
Thank you for your great review. We're so glad you got to experience the bio luminescence while snorkeling, it's truly spectacular. Hope to see you again and hopefully the weather will cooperate for those inland trips!
A wonderful stay
The week we spent at the Blue Moon Cabana met all of our needs. The cabana was comfortable and clean, the kitchen well equipped, and the wrap around deck offered a perfect space for reading, lounging, and long hours of ocean watching during different times of the day. There are several good restaurants close by, so we did not need a car. Mirko was helpful in arranging transportation and was available to answer questions and make recommendations about activities in the area. We hope to return to Hopkins in the near future.
Thank you for your great review, and so glad you enjoyed the cabana. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Absolutely everything we wanted in a vacation. Best bungalow in Hopkins. It's was well equipped with everything we needed. Yes it's in middle of village but so close to everything! Queen Bean shack on beach had best food and environment. Thongs was close but just ok. I don't think this vacation would have been so awesome if we stayed anywhere else- perfect for family of 4 to be immersed in the culture!
Just as it appears in the photos. Great beach, raked daily. Everything is maintained, updated.
Walk down the stairs, and right across the sand into the water. Very gentle slope into calm water, safe for kids. We were usually the only people in the water in the area. Great views from the veranda. Plenty comfortable with ceiling fans and no A/C. Very safe, clean, secure, updated. No bugs. Fully supplied kitchen. Responsive staff.
As already noted, however, this is right in a fishing village-not a resort area. Poverty (by USA standards) is plainly visible, but the locals appear content and friendly in spite of it. Dirt roads, some noise at night, lots of semi-stray dogs, but they're harmless. Most everything is walkable, and extremely casual. English is spoken everywhere, but the locals often speak to each other in local dialects. The beach area 40 ft forward from the house is private, but the remaining 40 foot or so to the water is public, and locals walk up and down it quite a bit. They don't bother anyone, but use common sense- don't leave your iPad unattended on a beach chair- it could disappear-just like LA or Miami.
Restaurants are simple; a few tables, open air, with thatched roofs and blackboard menus. They're also very good, and reasonably priced-but don't expect dirt cheap. Bring cash- US dollars are taken everywhere.
Renting a car and driving is a bit of an adventure as well. Fill your tank when you can. Drives are gorgeous, but slow going. Signage is minimal.
If you want a more authentic cultural experience, a bit of a do-it-yourself person, as well as a great beach, this is the way to go. You can't get this experience at a resort.
Have a fun and memorable time.
Thank you for the great and very accurate review. So glad you enjoyed your time in Belize and look forward to seeing you again soon!
So many things to love about this place!
Blue Moon Cabana was a perfect way to end our honeymoon! We stayed here for 6 nights in the beginning of November! Amazing!
The location could not have been better. We were in walking distance to several restaurants, grocery stores, bars, shopping, etc. The Cabana's view was breathtaking - right on the water with beautiful trees surrounding the perimeter. It felt very private, even with someone staying in the small cabana behind us the last two-three nights (we didn't even know until the last night).
Mirko was great! He booked us both fishing trips and our transportation to the airport. He was very responsive through text and took care of us. The place was clean and had everything we needed, if not more! After our fishing excursion, we brought home the filleted fish and made fresh ceviche and baked fish. OMG delicious!!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place!
Below are places we recommend in the area:
Luba Laruga (beachfront by pier, walking distance)
Loggerheads (Thursday nights local band, south side)
Lucky Lobster (Sunday we watched American football, south side)
Barracuda (Beachfront, south side)
Siomara's (MUST have fry jacks here - delicious breakfast!, walking distance)
Ella's Cool Spot (Ella is so sweet!! Great food and walking distance)
Driftwood (Tuesday nights local drummers, great pizza, north side)
Thongs Cafe (Breakfast was great and walking distance)
There are several great places in Hopkins and the people are great! We never felt unsafe! We will definitely be back!
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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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. If you paid through Paypal, Paypal charges a 5% transaction fee for receiving a refund, 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.