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Beachfront Rental Blue Moon Cabana, Hopkins Village, Belize

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 520 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

Please scroll down to 'Links to More Information' below and click the link to view our website.

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More Details

Property Manager
Mirko Bechstedt
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

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.

Amenities

Hopkins House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
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:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beachfront Rental Blue Moon Cabana, Hopkins Village, Belize
average rating of 4.857143 based on 63 reviews
Calgary Alberta Canada
5

Bluemoon Bliss

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in Hopkins, and got to know the village very well. Blue moon Cabana's location is extremely convenient, being right in the heart of the community. It's exactly as the pictures depict, and one is not disappointed as you enter and see the view and feel the breeze through the many windows. The Cabana has everything you'll need, the appliances are new and work perfectly. Sometimes it's the little things that count, and one of our pet peeves around the Caribbean is water pressure. I'm extremely happy to say that the pressure at the Cabana is excellent, and you'll never run out of hot water in the shower. The bathroom is new, clean and modern. There's no AC in the Cabana, but trust me when I say you'll never need it. There's 5 large ceiling fans to move air, and the breeze coming in through the large windows keeps the Cabana cool and fresh. You're literally 21 steps from the Cabana to the water, (yes we counted) and at night all you'll hear is the ocean. Other reviewers complained about noise from the village, we heard nothing to complain about during our stay. We enjoyed the Cabana immensely, especially morning coffees on the deck, watching the sun rise off the water every day. The beach is very private, and even though you're in the middle of the village you rarely see anybody passing by as you sit and enjoy the view. By far, the best place for breakfast and/or coffee in Hopkins is Thongs Café, which is less than a 5 minute walk from Blue moon. Directly beside the Cabana, is the Belfuna cultural kitchen. Fresh bread, baked daily, cinnamon buns, and other bakery items are available everyday. you place your order, and for next to nothing you get delicious freshly baked goods literally at your doorstep. Next to this, is a park where they hold the annual kite festival. a short walk across this park, and you'll find the best burgers in Hopkins, at Windschief Beachbar. It's right on the beach, and also less than a 5 minute walk from the Cabana door. I could go on for hours, describing how great the Cabana, and Hopkins, is to stay at and visit. Mirko the manager, is extremely helpful and wants your stay to be perfect. He'll arrange any trip or excursion you want, and I highly recommend going through him for trips out to the reef. The boat will pick you up, and drop you off right on the beach in front of the Cabana. Trust me.. We got to know Hopkins extremely well, and when we return, the Cabana is where we'll be.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - we could not have dreamed of a better review - thank you so much. You really captured the spirit of not only Blue Moon, but of Hopkins as well. We hope can can return to Hopkins soon!
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5

A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review, and so glad you enjoyed the cabana. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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5

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just as it appears in the photos. Great beach, raked daily. Everything is maintained, updated.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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5

So many things to love about this place!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful beach front cabana

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful beach front cabana met all of our expectations (which were high based on previous reviews). It was clean, secure, and wonderfully convenient for all of our needs. We loved waking up to the sunrise over the ocean each morning and falling asleep listening to the ocean waves. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • 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

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 14.0%

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. 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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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