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Baby Blue Cabana on Beachfront Lot, Enjoys Seaviews, Hopkins Belize

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 216 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 BR Cabana for rent on Beachfront Lot with Sea Views, Hopkins, Bel

Baby Blue Cabana is a one-bedroom cabana for rent, including a full-size bed, bathroom, kitchenette, and covered veranda. Situated. on our beachfront lot 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 is perfect for a single guest or couple.

Check out our other listing for Blue Moon Cabana: Listing number 380964

About Hopkins Village: Hopkins is a friendly village and because Blue Moon Cabana and Baby Blue Cabana are located in the center of Hopkins, you can walk to everything. You can also rent a bicycle, motorbike, or golf cart to get around. The Cabanas are 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 and Baby Blue Cabana are 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.

In Hopkins, you'll have access to the best Belize has to offer, including fabulous beaches and easy access to the Cayes, diving and snorkeling, nearby mountains and jungles, and much more. When you stay at Baby Blue 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. Visit the Tours & Adventures tab on our website to learn more about things you can do during your stay in Hopkins.

Baby Blue Cabana is licensed to operate through the Belize Tourism Board.

More Details

Property Manager
Mirko Bechstedt
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Mirko Bechstedt

Baby Blue Cabana was built in 2014 in the lot behind our beachfront Blue Moon Cabana. We put our hearts and souls into the cabana and wanted to build a place 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 Baby Blue and 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 cabin in 2014

Why Mirko Bechstedt chose Belize

Hopkins is a laid back village with beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea and Maya Mountains on the other side. Hopkins has a rich cultural life --and traditional Garifuna life is evident throughout the village.

What makes this cabin unique

Baby Blue 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 steps from the sea and enjoys fabulous breezes directly from the sea. 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, there are so many adventures to enjoy in and around the village.

Amenities

Hopkins Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 216 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • Tiled shower stall, hot water, corner vanity sink, hairdryer
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Full-size bed, nightstands, lamps, alarm clock, armoir
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Separate walkway out to the public beach/sea; Accommodates 2 guests 216 square feet of living space inside the cabana 90 square foot covered veranda with chairs and hammock; Full-size bed, nightstands, alarm clock, wardrobe/dresser; standing flo; Kitchenette with hot water, small refrigerator, countertop electric two-burner stove, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, pots/pans/dishes/utensils. Bathroom with tiled shower stall, hot water, hairdryer; Ceiling fan; Wood louvered windows with screens; Screened door, security door and windows Exterior dusk-to-dawn and motion lights for good visibility at night; Outside shower; Bed linens, bath and beach towels; Beach chairs; Board games (checkers, chess, backgammon, cards, etc.); Free wireless internet (bring laptop, tablet or smartphone); Flashlight, first-aid kit, fire extinguisher, umbrella, small cooler; Local cell phone available for guests to use (purchase own minutes from local store); small safe; standing floor fan

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Baby Blue Cabana on Beachfront Lot, Enjoys Seaviews, Hopkins Belize
average rating of 4.774194 based on 31 reviews
5

beautiful, well equipped, excellent location, perfect size!

  • 5 of 5

Baby Blue Cabana is just the right size and location for relaxing and sporting beach. Mirko and his staff were helpful in facilitating a balance of adventure and resting on the beach. The porch was a great spot for breezy breaks from the sun. Worn out every day, we slept shortly after sundown to birdsongs.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and managed to get the right adventure/relaxation balance. With so many things to do in Belize, that can be the hardest part of the vacation!
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5

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our week in Hopkins! The location was just what we were looking for. We loved being in town and able to walk to everything. It was everything we expected and more. Siomara's across the street does a delicious breakfast. We ate there twice! Supermarket and fruit stand are across the street. Mirko was great host and arranged the ATM cave tour and a snorkel/fishing tour for us. We would definately stay here again. One drawback about being in town were the noisy birds and the rooster who would wake us up very early. After a couple days, we slept right through it. Would love to go back to Hopkins and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! It sounds like you definitely got into the spirit of Hopkins and made the most of your time in Belize. If we can figure out a way to train the local birds to sleep in we will :) But on the plus side, seeing the sun rise over the ocean does take away some of the that morning sting.
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5

Wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband I stayed here for our 20th anniversary. I truly loved the Baby Blue Cabana it was perfect. We felt very safe and secure. It was close to restaurants bars and right on the ocean. We rented a motorcycle an explored. The cabana was very clean and Mirko was always just a text away. He was very easy to get a hold of. We received a basket of fruit in the cabana and Mirko had stocked it with some starter essentials (s&p coffee filters etc). The town is "real living" which I loved- not very touristy. You will hear dogs barking at night and maybe some chickens in the morning. Don't expect it to be like Cancun. It was perfect for us and I would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review, and more importantly, Happy Anniversary! You definitely captured the spirit of Baby Blue and Hopkins Village in the review, and I am so glad you got immersed in the spirit of Belize. The constant is all our reviews is praise for Mirko, our property manager. He's absolutely the best. Thanks again, and see you for many future anniversaries!
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Baby blue cabana

  • 4 of 5

Though I gave 4 stars there were definitely some issues. This cabana was very sweet, comfortable and the kitchen was quite adequate for breakfast and mid-day snacks. I would not have attempted to cook a full complicated meal--nonetheless perfect for our needs. The beach was a stones throw for swimming and beach walking. And Mirko was very accommodating and respectful.

The downsides:

It is located behind a bar which is not stated so nightimes could be loud, and doesn't really appear to be a bar that is much fun or interesting.

The bed was AWFUL! Though they were apparently in the process of getting a new one.

And, there is a rooster right behind the window that does not know what time it is. It started crowing at 2 in the morning somewhat endlessly through the night.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for bringing the bed to our attention. We have a new mattress now, unfortunately we weren't able to get them in prior to your stay. The village can be a lively place, but usually not so much as to be a be a nuisance to our guests. We will look into if anything can be done to the privacy wall around the cabana to help with this.
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Worked well for the two of us...

  • 4 of 5

Conveniently situated in Hopkins & well-maintained. Though we felt secure, the small hotel safe on the premises gave an added sense of protection. Had all we needed for our stay and though we used the kitchen area only for breakfasts (basically cereal, fruit and coffee), we could have prepared a light lunch or dinner had we wanted to. There were the occasional barking dogs at night and crowing roosters in the neighborhood, but that's part of traveling and were only a minor annoyance. Mirko, the manager, was responsive and also helped us arrange transportation to a lodge near San Ignacio, our next stop in Belize. Summary: Baby Blue cabana is a good value.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. Mirko always takes fabulous care of our guests and is definitely the "go-to guy" in Hopkins. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to Belize and look forward to seeing you again.
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Has possibilities

  • 2 of 5

Small,cute but bed is uncomfortable. Dogs barking at night as well as roosters crowing day and night made for sleepless nights. Right beside the public beach so Sunday's be prepared to be over run by the locals with loud music.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're sorry you didn't enjoy Baby Blue to the fullest. We try to clearly convey on the website and emails that the cabana is in the middle of an active village, with all the local activity that that entails.
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Placencia Visit & Shopping Tour by Car or Boat

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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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

MAXIMUM 2 GUESTS.
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. PayPal charges us a transaction fee for making a refund. You will be charged a 5% transaction fee for receiving a refund via Paypal, 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

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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