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Beach Front Rental, Casita Del Mar, Hopkins, Belize

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Two bedrooms, one bath and located right on the beach. The perfect getaway!

Our sea front home is located in the south part of the very quaint, friendly and safe Garifuna fishing village of Hopkins. It has excellent views of the sea, sunrises and the Cayes from the 300 sq ft balcony.

During the week, the village tends to be fairly quiet ( except for the occasional rooster!) while on weekends the the area comes alive with music and activity.

The house has an open design, with vaulted, cathedral, tropical hardwood ceilings and large windows to maximize the Caribbean Sea breeze. Both bedrooms have split air conditioner units. With one queen bed, two twin beds ( which can be converted to a king bed) and a full futon in the living room, Casita Del Mar will comfortably sleep five-six people. Ceiling fans in each bedroom and two in the main living space give you alternatives for air flow.

A multi-filter system provides drinking water to both kitchen and bathroom allowing our guests easy access to unlimited fresh water.

There is a safe in the house where you can keep small valuables and documents so that you can relax worry-free on the beach.

Our one neighbour is away working in the States most of the time while the other is a friendly, elder woman of the village who keeps to herself but always has a moment to wave or say hello.

A short walk will get you to local grocery stores and a variety of restaurants. The beach is sandy, the water is 83 F and the Cayes, for snorkeling or diving, are only 5 miles out. Tired after swimming all morning? Relax in a hammock in the shade on the deck. Or check out the many adventure tours offered in the village from zip lining to cave exploration. Something for everyone.

Laundry facilities are available minutes away on the main street. Internet services are also available.

Our Property Manager, Mirko, speaks English and German. He is a registered agent with Tropic Air and a licensed tour operator ready to meet any of your needs during your stay.

Casita del Mar is registered and licensed with the Belize Tourism Board (BTB).

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Manager

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Closet for clothing...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Twin can be converted to king. Armoire for clothing....moreless

  • Two similar sized bedrooms. Both bedrooms have air conditioning. View from bedrooms to mountains. There is a full futon in the living area for additional sleeping space. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    ...moreless

  • Modern bathroom fixtures with large shower. The fresh water outdoor shower works for rinsing off salt water and sand....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Windows in the main living area are screened and shuttered. Bedroom windows have have glass and screens. We do try to be a 'green' establishment so we select environmentally friendly options as much as possible. Our "Go Green" Linen Exchange and Cleaning Service will provide you with enough linen and towels to last up to a week. Fresh linens and towels are provided on a weekly basis or more frequently upon request. We also provide a cleaning service on a weekly basis or more frequently if requested. This is included in your rental rate. There are alarm clocks in each bedroom as well as smoke detectors....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have a few books in our guest Library or you can join the local library for $5 BZ ($2.50 US) and show your passport....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Beautiful sand beach extends for miles in both directions. Wade out about 125 feet and walk along the sand bar!...moreless

  • Village:

    Hopkins is a small and relatively quiet village with friendly people. You get most of what you need right in the village....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is an inside dining table which can seat up to 6 people but we enjoy eating al fresco on the smaller table on the porch which seats 4. Switch out the tables if you like....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Each bedroom is equipped with a split system AC. They are quiet and remote controlled. Ceiling fans in each bedroom and two in the main living space keep the air moving....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Internet is included with the house. It is fairly reliable, but our guests should be aware that service may be slow at times....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    A full futon style sofa seats three, with two additional side chairs which can also be moved outside onto the deck. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is parking provided by the entrance to the property. You must walk about 100 ft to the base of the stairs and it is sand....moreless

  • Telephone:

    We provide a cell phone with the house for guest use. It is pay as you go and can be recharged at the local grocery store just around the corner....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Regular and beach towels are provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need to make a quick snack or a full, sit down dinner!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen includes: full size refrigerator, stove and oven, microwave, blender, coffee maker, toaster pots, pans and all baking utensils. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burner stove top and frying pan plate in center. Overhead exhaust fan and light....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    There are several bike rental places close by in town....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    We have a 300 sq foot deck on the front of the house overlooking the beach and the sea. Because it is elevated, you are more private and can catch the sea breezes. We spend most of our time here!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There are currently two lounge chairs for guest use on the beach and several beach mats as well....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a charcoal grill available on which you can cook the fish you just caught!...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard Rate Nov 2016-Sept 17
Nov 21 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$140
$900 $2,700

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Standard Rate Nov 2017-Sept 18
Nov 1 - Sep 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$150
$970 $2,910

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$140
$900 $2,700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 14%

Notes:

Rates are based on: 7 nights = 1 week, 28 nights = 1 month.

The rates provided are house rates. In addition to this there is a 14% tax.

This is a non- smoking unit. Guests are asked to smoke outside.

During high season, maximum rental length will be one month.

Casita Del Mar Cancellation Policy:

To cancel your reservation and receive a refund of your deposit, you must notify us at least 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival date in Hopkins, and we will return your deposit, minus a 1-night non-refundable fee plus a 5% transaction fee. Refunds cannot be issued if you cancel your reservation within 30 days prior to your arrival. Also, refunds cannot be issued if you decide to shorten your stay within the 30 days or once you arrive.

We require a 50% deposit US $ to confirm a reservation. We will send you a PayPal link for the deposit. Prior to your arrival, we will send another email regarding directions and check-in information. You can pay the balance in US $ on arrival or by PayPal but we encourage our guests to pay their balance owing on arrival in US $ and we will discount your final payment by 5%!


Manager's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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Location

28 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dangriga
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Southern Highway

Car: Not Necessary

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2014

About: Mirko Bechstedt, our local Property Manager, and his partner Annetti, manage Casita Del Mar. Mirko is a registered agent with Tropic Air and can assist you with air travel within Belize. He is also a licensed tour agent and can readily handle any of the activities, trips or adventures you may wish to try while you stay in a Hopkins. They live minutes from the house and are available to assist our guests. As the owners of Casita Del Mar, we are retired Canadians who have decided that Canadian winters are no longer for us. Scuba diving enthusiasts since our honeymoon 30+ years ago, made Belize a natural spot to return to time and again. Now we have decided to 'own' a part of the dream.

Why Hopkins, Belize:
The village of Hopkins is quaint and quiet but there is much to do. Everything from lounging on the beach (or hammock) to participating in the many adventure tours offered from the village. Visit ancient Mayan ruins, try zip lining, deep sea fishing, do the Black Hole drop or spend a day snorkelling or scuba diving- our personal favourite. And these are just a few of the things to do around the area.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We selected this home in Hopkins because we were taken with the quaintness of the village and the warmth of its people. As you walk down the streets of Hopkins, you feel safe as you hear the friendly greeting, from all you meet 'Morning, Miss', 'Hello, Miss'. The house itself is open, airy and has a wonderful porch for outdoor living and it is right on the beach. The sand is clean and the water's easy entrance is a benefit for young and the more mature alike to enjoy. We hope that you enjoy our home as much as we hope to for many years to come. We are licensed with the Belize Tourism Board (BTB).


Contact us

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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Photos

  • Morning coffee on the deck.

    Morning coffee on the deck.

  • Ancient ruins.

    Ancient ruins.

  • Under the sea....

    Under the sea....

  • Sun, sand and sea, it doesn't get much better!

    Sun, sand and sea, it doesn't get much better!

  • Comfy seating inside for everyone.

    Comfy seating inside for everyone.

  • You get to see this first thing every morning.  Life is good.

    You get to see this first thing every morning. Life is good.

  • Twin, guest bedroom.

    Twin, guest bedroom.

  • Modern washroom with large shower and plenty of hot water!

    Modern washroom with large shower and plenty of hot water!

  • Ocean breeze, life of ease!

    Ocean breeze, life of ease!

  • You will never tire of this view.

    You will never tire of this view.

  • Inland Blue Hole.

    Inland Blue Hole.

  • River kayaking.

    River kayaking.

  • Zzzzzziplining!

    Zzzzzziplining!

  • Friendly spotted moray.

    Friendly spotted moray.

  • Master bedroom, Queen bed.

    Master bedroom, Queen bed.

  • Picture yourself lulled by sea breezes in one of our two hammocks.

    Picture yourself lulled by sea breezes in one of our two hammocks.

  • Screened windows and doors let breezes in, keep bugs out!

    Screened windows and doors let breezes in, keep bugs out!

  • Casita Del Mar, Hopkins

    Casita Del Mar, Hopkins

  • This one has your name on it!

    This one has your name on it!

  • This is Happy Hour anytime!

    This is Happy Hour anytime!

  • Intrepid cave tubers!

    Intrepid cave tubers!

  • Cook and eat in, or not....

    Cook and eat in, or not....

VRBO #645039

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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