About the property
- Villa7000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Sleeps 10, 5 bed, 5 Bath, Total Privacy And Security
The Jabiru is Belize's large, beautiful, and rare bird. Our Jabiru nest is also large, beautiful, and rare. Just completed in February 2013 this 10,000 square foot 5
bed mansion is perfect for a couples get away, destination wedding, or family vacation.
It is the only full time occupied house in the secure gated community. You have 100% freedom and privacy on your private beach and dock. Price includes 4 full bedrooms with king or queen beds, 5 full bathrooms, modern kitchen, large living room with additional queen fold down bed, laundry room, a/c, wifi, cable TV, ceiling fans, hair dryers, iron and board, grill, kayak, private beach with dock, 24/7 security and more. The bedrooms are located on 3 floors with outside entrances to each bedroom.
We are located on a 12-mile stretch of beautiful beach near the village of Hopkins, Belize from which you can explore more reef and more inland attractions than any other place in Belize. We are 2 miles from the shops, restaurant and resorts, and 3.5 miles from the center of the village. The majestic barrier reef is only 7 miles off shore to offer diving, snorkeling and deep water fishing. The Mayan mountains and rain forest with all its adventure tours is only 10 miles away inland. There is no better place in Belize to experience the culture and access more of the country from one location!
The entire house is finished in imported marble and granite. The wood furnishings are all locally made with native mahogany. All beds have memory foam mattress'. Each room is individually air condition controlled. We can provide recommendations for tours for you to all the local destinations. Some of the more popular tours include scuba, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, reef fishing, fly fishing, water fall hikes, zip line adventures, jaguar preserve, wildlife sanctuary, blue hole national park, birding, horseback riding, kayaking, and Mayan temple tours. We will gladly help arrange all your tours. We are situated in Sittee point just south of the Garifuna village of Hopkins. We have security guards in a gated community. The beach is completely private. WiFi is available in the house, however Belize internet is not as fast as in other parts of the world, so please be patient. We do have cable TV.
Our goal is to allow you to have the vacation of a lifetime in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Our ultimate privacy and security, along with modern amenities allows for a perfect stay. The owners also live in the villa in 2 rooms separate from the rest of the house. We promise to take very good care of you. Belize it!
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- English, Gujarati, Spanish, Hindi
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
About John Stewart
After spending many vacations in Belize we decided to purchase a home. Belize is a magical country. With only 300,000 people, it is remote and unspoiled. The beauty of the country can not be described. You have to visit to appreciate all it has to offer.
John Stewart purchased this Villa in 2013
Why John Stewart chose Stann Creek
It is private and secure, yet close to shopping, restaurants and attractions. We are the only house occupied in the 24/7 secure gated community. You have complete privacy on your own Caribbean beach.
What makes this Villa unique
We think the Jabiru Nest is the best place to stay in all of Belize.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We booked this house for a family vacation. The house and property were beautiful and worked well for our group of nine. The pier is amazing to watch the ocean and stars. The town of Hopkins was enchanting, we had some great meals and fun listening to music in town. John made sure we had great directions from Belize City as it is a 2.5 hour drive at least. Make sure to bring all items you will require, including paper products and basics like laundry detergent.
Nice house, remote location
This house and it's view was lovely, but it was a full 3 hour drive from Belize City. The back yard and ocean view are just as pictured and are beautiful and tranquil. We rented cars and bought groceries on our way out of the San Pedro Airport, which was a good plan, since groceries were expensive in town. Hopkins is a quiet little town, but had several nice restaurants. We went on a Cave Tour at Ian Anderson's Cave Branch, which was wonderful- highly recommended! (but 1.5 hour drive from the house) We played in the ocean, which was shallow enough for my young children (ages 2 and 4) to wade. Just be sure to bring your water shoes as the sand is rocky and the ocean full of sea grass. Just be aware that there was only hand and dish soap and toilet paper provided by the owners. There was no paper towels or laundry detergent (though there was a washer/dyer), no coffee/sugar. You would need to buy all these things prior. We spent only 3 days here before moving to a house in Ambergris Caye. I'm sure we could have done snorkeling tours from Hopkins, but it would have been lots of traveling. In all, I really liked this house- it was just too far from our arrival in Belize City and other activities. This would be a house better suited for people who want a calm, relaxed vacation in a quiet Belizian town, and who enjoy driving through beautiful country.
Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed our villa on your very first visit to Belize ever. Just a couple of points of clarification that were not quite accurate. I understand someone else in your party booked your reservation and did not pass along all the details to you that were discussed prior to arrival.
1. Hopkins is the closest resort village on the mainland to Belize City. It is a stunning 3 hour drive through the Mayan mountains and rain forest. That is disclosed prior to all our guests arrival and easy to see on any road map of Belize.
2. We have two large grocery stores in the village open 7 am to 9 pm every day. They have the same prices and sometimes even less expensive then Belize City stores. They have everything you would ever need.
3. A starter kit of basic paper goods is provided to you including paper towels. They were next to the refrigerator on a dispenser. That is discoled in our vrbo property description.
4. We do not provide laundry detergent as past guests stated they are allergic to certain brands. All of this is disclosed in the property description. We were quite surprised that 3 hours after arriving from the USA you needed laundry detergent.
5. Coffee and sugar was provided. It was stored in your refrigerator to keep it fresh.
6. Our villa is 1/2 mile from the marina where all the guides do snorkel tours. It is a 20 minute boat ride from the marina to the reef to snorkel. You can't get any closer to the reef to snorkel on the mainland than Hopkins.
Thank you for staying at our villa. I know being in a rural setting was a big challenge. compared to your normal city life. You did very well adapting after learning we are a simple small village with no Walmart's, or Starbucks. Hopefully you'll be better prepared for Belize life should you decide to come to Belize again. All the best.
Thank you for a great time!
We came late at night due to our plane being delayed. John stayed up to make sure he greeted us when we arrived. The villa is huge! It was very clean and easy to find everything. Hopkins is a small fishing village. This house is about 2 miles out of town on the Caribbean Sea. It is close to all the shops and restaurants, but allowed us the privacy we were looking for. Johns wife and little dog Splinter made us feel right at home. Hope to see you next year!
Our stay at this beautiful home was exceptional! We utilized the entire home for the first week with our kids, then just the upper level for the final week - both were amazing! Comfortable living spaces, large bedrooms and bathrooms all have showers. The house is located a bit away from the Village of Hopkins but not enough to keep us from making multiple daily trips to town (the road has large pot holes but not a show stopper). It is very close to the marina which is where we left on our favorite activities of fishing and snorkeling. John and Paragi are fabulous hosts and were an excellent resource for activities available throughout Belize. They arranged all of our trips for us and made everything easy, fun, and they were always available to answer any questions along with suggestions for daily outings and restaurants/shops to visit in the village. The home does not have a "walking beach" but has a wonderful dock and the water is perfect with a gentle slope so swimming and wading are easy. Walking on a sandy beach can be done from the village but honestly, we didn't miss that at all. John and Paragi made this vacating fun and relaxing and we surely would have missed some of the unique places of Hopkins without their assistance - thank you for making our vacation so special! We Highly recommend this for any vacation stay!!!!
The number of people for our stay varied from 7 people at the beginning of our stay to 4 at the end. John had no problem rearranging our room configuration to provide the most economical stay possible. I'm envious of John and Perogi (and Splinter the dog) for living in this beautiful, secluded home full time! The place was spotless, and fully stocked with everything we needed for a great stay. Daily visits from Splinter always brightened our day! The only "downside" we encountered was having to travel to the home in the dark, using "navigation by committee" (not recommended, by the way), each person having a different idea of what the "sharp right" turn after the stop sign would look like. Turns out it is a right angle turn that has the appearance of being a "T" in the road, with a couple of signs right in front of you, one advertising the curve bar, and the other for a development (can't remember the name) that's the same direction as John and Perogi's place. John, I would suggest that for future intrepid night time travelers, that you put a note in the directions saying that the sharp right is 5.2 (or was it 5.3?) km from the stop sign at the other end of town. Also probably good to add that after the immediate left, there's still a bit of a drive (didn't record the mileage) before you come to the guard gate. All that, of course had nothing to do with the wonderful home and gracious hosts, just a tip.
Beautiful villa and wonderful hosts! John and Paragi Stewart went over and beyond to make our stay comfortable. John, especially, was very accessible - both by phone and email - throughout our planning and booking process and provided a wealth of information about what to do in Belize, which restaurants to eat at, what things to avoid, etc. We were an extended family of 8 (6 adults and 2 teenagers) and there was plenty of room in the villa for us to spread out. We had 4 bathrooms so there was never any problem about access to showers after our water activities. We used the kitchen extensively and found what we needed. The private pier at the back of the house was very nice - we dozed on the hammocks, read books, or just lazed around enjoying the peace and quiet. If we had one complaint, it was that access to Hopkins Village and the villa wasn't great - the roads were full of potholes and construction + rain didn't help matters much. But even in the week that we were there, some of the potholes were filled and the road was smoothed over some, so hopefully this is just a temporary issue and will be fixed in the very near future. Having 4-wheel drive vehicles really helped us. We would definitely recommend this villa, especially for larger groups.
From scuba diving and snorkeling Belize’s Great Barrier Reef and Belize's three atolls to climbing Mayan pyramids, hiking through rain forests in search of hidden caves, to spotting elusive birds and wildlife, we offer the best Belize vacation home to relax in total privacy and security
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Longer stays are available with large discount. Please inquire for details.100% refund if canceled more than 60 days prior to arrival. No refund if cancelled less than 60 days prior to arrival. We strongly suggest travel insurance. Starter kits of cleaning supplies, salt, pepper and paper products are provided. Please purchase any other items you may require.