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Cabin number 2 ;2 bedroom, 1 bath, screened-in front porch faces the river

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Last updated: 05/03/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Bocatura Bank Cabin 2 is a 2 bedroom cabin on the Sittee River, south of Hopkins

Bocatura Bank Cabins are ideal for the naturalist, birder, fisherman who would like affordable, quality and clean accommodations. 

The Bocatura Bank is four acres with tall canopy trees, fruit trees and a variety of landscaped shrubs. The property has 925 feet of river frontage. 

There is a 90' dock running parallel with the river. The dock is great for fishing and easy access for our kayaks. The river edges are a combination of mangroves, palm trees, grassy edges. The river is a main outlet for the Cockscomb Basin and shares much of the same wild life. There is a lighted 500' walkway that connects the parking area to the cabins.


Cabin 2 (VRBO 464737) is a 2 bedroom (1 queen, 2 twins) one sofa bed in great room ; Cabin can sleep 5. It has a fully equipped full size kitchen and bath with a shower.
The kitchen is in the great room that has a full size kitchen, dishes, silverware, pots, pans and utensils.

There is a charcoal grill just outside the cabin.
Cabin 3 (VRBO 762066) has one queen size bed and a bath with shower and a mini kitchen for basic cooking. Kitchen has a microwave and small refrigerator. It has basic cooking utensils.

Cabin 4 (VRBO 639162) is a studio with a queen size bed in a great room that has a full size kitchen, dishes, silverware, pots, pans and utensils.
The charcoal grill is just outside.


Cabin 1 is the residence of our caretaker.

All cabins have large micro-screened-in porches and deck chairs and cushions. Security lights are on every building and security bars on all windows. 



The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: 
Bocatura Bank is perfect for the individual interested in observing nature. The baby hummingbirds, 4'-5' iquana, quash... a whole tribe of quash (20+) emerges from the jungle to eat the Molly apples or bananas when in season, large birds dot the mangroves along the river edge. Small birds search the property for food.

A full time crew maintains our properties. They visit the property daily to handle any of your concerns. Just ask!! 

We also have a vacant beach front lot which you are welcome to visit and plant your toes in the sand or go for a swim... Ask Anthony about it. 

Let us help you have a vacation to remember!

I am frequently asked about fishing in the river .. recently “Tim” was staying at Bocatura and contributed the following (Feb 2016).

“Fishing was good and I caught permit, barracuda, snapper, jacks and catfish just in front of the property (Bocatura)…..The water was clear and I caught on both lures and shrimp, fish and conch baits. I put in the hours to get the results but quickly learned that sunset and the first hour of darkness was the best time no matter what time the high tide was. Tony told me I was the best fisherman that had stayed but I expect I just stuck at it to find what worked and when. Fishing from the kayak was great fun.”

Bocatura is centrally located to reach many of Belize’s exciting activities. 

Water based activities: 
Snorkeling trips,
 Scuba diving
 
Inland Trips:
 Mayflower Waterfall Hike,
 Mayflower/ Bocawina waterfall repelling,
 Jaguar Preserve in the Cockscomb Basin, 
Jungle horse back riding,
 Guided hikes
Cave tubing, Monkey River trip, 
Xunatunich Mayan Ruins, Southern Ruins trip ,
 Zip line,
 Marie Sharps factory- HOT sauce and
guided bird watching.

 Work with our tour partner(s) to plan your week.



The fishing is wonderful! drop fishing, trolling, river and lagoon
Fly-fishing. If fresh lobster and conch are something you are looking for, you have come to the right place!

“South Hopkins” (request our map) is home of three of the best ocean front restaurants in Belize. “South Hopkins is 2 miles from Bocatura. Or go into the village and eat at one of the local restaurants and enjoy a local cultural “Garifuna” dish.


Bocatura cabins are comfortable cabins on the Sittee River. The river flows from the watershed of the Cockscomb Basin to the west. The river area is ideally situated for mangrove growth along the banks and out to the mouth of the river where there are tall, tall black mangroves.
Bocatura Bank is tucked in off the Sittee River road- see VRBO map- it is south of the Village about 3 miles, and 2 miles from “South Hopkins” with Belizean Dream, Hamanasi, and Jaguar Reef Resorts. The area is surrounded by jungle growth, plains grasses, and cane grasses. Bocatura Bank property is a well maintained 4 acres of trimmed lawn area. It is a paradise for birders.
Recent guest comment:
 ”We had a fabulous time in Hopkins and at Bocatura. We ended up doing more diving than we planned, and had a really amazing time with Lucie, Declan and their crew. Because of that, we didn't spend a ton of time on the river or any time at all at the beach! We went out to South Water Caye and to Glover's Reef. Fantastic weather and beautiful diving. Saw lots of wildlife down there, turtles, rays, eels, even a blacktip reef shark!

As for the cabin, it was totally lovely. There wasn't a lot of wind and we were there right after some rainy weather, so I think the mosquitoes were in full effect, but we had a nice time hanging out on the deck, and it stayed pretty cool indoors. You've done a great job making it comfortable, and it had everything we needed. "

Anthony and co were all really friendly, great and helpful. In fact, every single person that we met in Belize, locals, ex-pats and travelers, were all totally nice and helpful. We couldn't have asked for a better trip.”

The owner comments: 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. 
Hopkins was a natural choice for me. The flats are a quick panga ride away and great local restaurants. If you are looking for a relaxed, laid back town, Hopkins fits the bill perfectly.

Manager

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/03/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We are interested in serious naturalists, birders and fisherman. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Cabin 2 bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Cabin 2 Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • bed 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • The sleep sofa / twin bed/ is in the great room.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Excellent value in the heart of Belize without being very far from civilization. Rent cabin 2 or need more space rent cabin 3 and cabin 4 in addition. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    We are not in downtown Hopkins, please see the location map....moreless

  • Water View:

    all cabins are 50' to 80' from the Sittee River, offering a fantastic view of the Sittee river wild life from a screened in porch. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Internet:

    Internet is Smart cellular MI-Fi. Similar to our Verizon portable Hot Spot in the states. Email us for latest developments. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    bed lines and blankets provided...moreless

  • Parking:

    parking is next to cabin 1; we ask guests to use our dock cart to transport items to the cabin and not drive on the lawn...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    bath towels, hand towels, face cloth provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Cabin 2 has a fully equipped kitchen ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    bicycles are available to rent ; a golf cart maybe rented from the owner; inquire about both ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    large micro-screened porch on each cabin ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    two kayaks, paddles and life jackets are at Bocatura, check availability at our other properties with Anthony. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    perfect for preparing fresh caught fish ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

4.2
from 5 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 1 - Nov 1, 2017
7 night min stay
$55
$1,155
summer 2018
Jun 1 - Nov 1, 2018
7 night min stay
$55
$1,155
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$55
$347 $1,155
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $50
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Schedule of Rates are subject to change with out notice; each contract is indivualized,

ask for special rate for renting Cabin 2 and 3A and 3B , all at once.


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dangriga regional
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Barracuda Bar and Grill
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Windschief Mini Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Southern Highway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Barracuda Bar and Grill
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hopkins, our private beach lot

There are three Bocatura cabins, all are comfortable refurbished cabins sleeping a total of 8 people on the Sittee River. The river flows from the watershed of the Cockscomb Basin to the west. The river area is ideally situated for mangrove growth along the banks and out to the mouth of the river where there are tall, tall black mangroves.

Bocatura Bank is tucked in off the Sittee River road- see VRBO map- it is south of the Village about 3 miles, and 2 mile from Belizian Dream, Hamanasi, and Jaguar Reef Resorts. The area is surrounded by jungle growth, plains grasses, and cane grasses.

Bocatura Bank property is a well maintained 4 acres of trimmed lawn area. It is a paradise for birders.

Bocatura Bank has 4 cabins.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2013

About: Saltwater fly fishing was the addiction that brought my family to Hopkins, Belize. Hopkins has a laid back atmosphere and warm, friendly people. We enjoy scuba diving and have wonderful pictures of our experiences.

Why Stann Creek, Belize:
Hopkins was a natural choice for me. The flats are a quick panga ride away and the excellent restaurants in the area . If you are looking for a relaxed, laid back experience, Hopkins fits the bill perfectly.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Bocatura Bank is perfect for the individual interested in observing nature. The baby hummingbirds, 4'-5' iquana, quash... a whole tribe (30) emerges from the jungle to eat the Molly apples or bananas when in season, large birds dot the mangroves along the river edge. Small birds search the property for food.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/03/2017

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Photos

  • Cabin number 2 ;2 bedroom, 1 bath, screened-in front porch faces the river

    Cabin number 2 ;2 bedroom, 1 bath, screened-in front porch faces the river

  • Cabin 2 bedroom 1 with Queen size bed

    Cabin 2 bedroom 1 with Queen size bed

  • Bocatura Bank is an historic location on the banks of the Sittee River

    Bocatura Bank is an historic location on the banks of the Sittee River

  • bath with shower and HW shower head

    bath with shower and HW shower head

  • View from the porch

    View from the porch

  • Raised lighted walk way connect the parking area to all the cabins

    Raised lighted walk way connect the parking area to all the cabins

  • 500' walkway connect the cabins, river on the right

    500' walkway connect the cabins, river on the right

  • walkway is lighted and switched on or off at each cabin

    walkway is lighted and switched on or off at each cabin

  • Interior of Cabin 2, full size refrigerator and stove

    Interior of Cabin 2, full size refrigerator and stove

  • Cabin 2 Bedroom 2 with two twin beds

    Cabin 2 Bedroom 2 with two twin beds

  • our four acres of preserve abuts uninhabited jungle and grassy plains

    our four acres of preserve abuts uninhabited jungle and grassy plains

  • bath vanity

    bath vanity

  • Looking across our preserve, tall canopy trees and landscaping

    Looking across our preserve, tall canopy trees and landscaping

  • dock, observation deck in front of cabin 1

    dock, observation deck in front of cabin 1

  • 90' dock allows for fishing and a casual place to observe wildlife all around

    90' dock allows for fishing and a casual place to observe wildlife all around

  • Quash snacking on a Molly apple at the Bocatura riverfront nature preserv

    Quash snacking on a Molly apple at the Bocatura riverfront nature preserv

VRBO #464737

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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