Deluxe Ground Floor Ocean Front On The Beach, Full Size Apt For 2
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 Apartment in 2012
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 Apartment unique
Tranquility and comfort; the Habaru House is set on a double lot for added privacy. The huge back deck is a perfect place for you as you gaze over the Caribbean Sea. Many mornings you will find flocks of Green Parrots in the tree surrounding the house.
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Best Beach Yet
Our stay at Doug’s place could not have been better. Anthony was so helpful and Doug gave many useful suggestions so that we could hit many of the best spots in Hopkins. The beach, location, and proximity to town were perfect for us, especially with the kayaks and bikes. We are already imagining our next visit!
Comfortable with a perfect location.
We enjoyed our stay. Conveniently located & comfortable.
Beautiful home and beachfront.
Fantastic wonderful home and beachfront. Truly a great place to stay. Everything was exceptional. We had such a good time.
Return to Hopkins
We stayed at this property last year for 4 weeks and loved it so much we returned for 8 weeks this January & February.
On arrival the apartment and beach were immaculate thanks to Anthony and Dana who manage this property and the new bed was extremely comfortable.
We loved watching the sunrise over the ocean every morning while drinking our coffee on the patio. Couldn’t ask for a more relaxing and beautiful view.
We would like to point out that occasionally sea weed & bits of plastic do wash up on the beach but this is in no way the fault of the property owner but down to the tides and the wind and is always cleaned up by Anthony and his crew as soon as possible. Well done boys!
We received a wonderfully warm welcome back from all the local people who remembered us from last year and made lots of new friends as well.
As all of our friends know we are both fishing mad and could be found fishing off the dock most days unless we were out on the river with Fred from the Green Iguana or out on the reef with Captain Burt & Kaleem from Golden Tours. Amazing catches this year including King Fish, King Mackerel, Permit, Barracuda, Snapper and Snook.
If you want to see an amazing sight book the bioluminescence tour on the river which happens a few nights every month.
Our favourite restaurants nearest Harbaru House are The Barracuda Bar & Grill, Rob’s Love on the Rocks and The Lucky Lobster. Great food and excellent service.
If you need to hire a car then you can do no better than Hopkins Auto Rental who can also arrange to pick you up at Belize Airport and drive you back at the end of your holiday. Lovely people who couldn’t be more helpful if they tried. Thanks to Sadie and Kirk senior & junior.
We love it here and hope to return again next year. The apartment has everything you could possibly need with views to die for and would definitely recommend it. Hopkins might be a little dusty with it’s dirt roads which can have a few pot holes in them but the experience of the locals warm and friendly hospitality more than makes up for this.
Fantastic Christmas Week in South Hopkins
The house is wonderful with excellent amenities at the beach (chairs, table, hammocks, palm umbrella), for recreation (bikes, kayaks, life vests all in local storage room), and all the necessities for in the house (appreciated local cell phone - internet was not working during our week). We stayed in the 1-br 31G below the 4-br unit. There were never any noise, lack of privacy issues, or feeling crowded on the beach; we enjoyed meeting and visiting with our upstairs neighbors. The beach area has a secluded feeling from the adjacent neighbors. Compared to north Hopkins the sand beach is more narrow (~25 yards), and very fine sand. Sea grass takes over at ~25 yards on the bottom - our upstairs neighbors had a manatee swim under their kayak!! We greatly enjoyed watching the pelicans. We appreciated Anthony and Dana checking in on us, as well as keeping the beach area clean.The property and area neighborhood is attractive with nice landscape plantings, and within walking distance to many excellent restaurants (most have free wifi). We scheduled pickups for daily excursions; it was fantastic! We highly recommend the property.
Great ocean front house!
Beautiful house located just south of the village. It was very easy to walk, bike and kayak to town. The house had everything that could be needed for a week stay. Very comfortable.
Habaru House is a great location from which to base all of your Belize adventures. We are about 1-2 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.