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Lovely Hopkins property
This house is in a wonderful Hopkins location. There are many wonderful restaurants in walking distance. We scuba dived for a couple days and it was perfect. Anthony, the local caretaker was responsive and checked in frequently.
Please make sure you have instructions on how to access all the locks in hand before you go. The week we were there, there was a bee issue, which Anthony and the owner were trying to take care of.
We had read concerns about how to access the beach. There are plenty of places you can go to get there. One of our favorite places to eat was at the barracuda at beaches and dreams...a resort very close. The owners were quite welcoming and accommodating. In addition to diving at underwater Belize, we really enjoyed zip lining at bocowina national park and eating at the restaurant there. We loved our trip to the spice farm and cave tubed at St. Herman’s. No need to organize a tour at any of these places, just show up and you’ll be shown great hospitality.
Thank so much for the great review.
The bee nest has been found on a neighbors property and the issue has been resolved. Thankfully !!
Your welcome to come stay again whenever you want. Because the bees caused you to have to leave a day early, I would like to give you an extra night stay for free should you decide to come visit again.
Enjoyed our stay overall. Took us a 1.5 days to acclimate ourselves to the idiosyncrasies of the house.
Wonderful place to stay
The house was very roomy and comfortable. Any questions that i had were answered quickly. Grant was great!
Thanks for the great review Judy. Happy to have you stay. Your welcome back anytime.
This home was better than pictured. Very clean and in great condition. The area was lovely and the people friendly. The house was in a very safe area. We would absolutely recommend it and hope to return.
Thank you for the nice review. We were happy to have you and you are welcome back anytime.
Beautiful home but uncomfortable in June
This home is big and beautiful just as it shows in the pictures. It had everything we needed to cook our own meals and the bedrooms and bathrooms were large and very nice. The TV and wifi worked well. We really appreciated using the washer and dryer, having access to the 2 bicycles and being in contact witht he friendly property manager. Our favorite thing about the house was sitting out on the veranda to enjoy our meals or looking at the views from the rooftop which was a wonderful place for morning yoga.
Our biggest complaint with the house is that the airconditioning is only in the bedrooms. We stayed in June and we were never able to get the main part of the house cool enough to enjoy. We opened every window and ran all the fans all the time and it was always hot and uncomfortable. June is a very humid time of the year so this could be a function of the weather and time of year we visited. We did enjoy sitting outside as there was a wonderful breeze 2 of the 3 nights we stayed. Unfortunately, on the third night the breeze was not blowing and the mosquitos moved in so we played dominoes (found in the house) on the bed in in the cool bedroom. There is a house being built right next door so you do have construction to deal with from 8-5 M-F.
The house is on a dirt road without access to the beach. We ended up spending our beach time across the street at Beaches and Dreams resort. They were very accomodating and since we had lunch there the kids were able to use the pool and volleyball net.
We had a car which I would highly recommend. This house is out of the way and takes a while to get to. While in Hopkins we went to Bocawina National Park and did the ziplining which I would highly recommend. We also really enjoyed the drive to Hopkins on the Hummingbird Highway. I would recommend stopping at the blue hole and cave tubing. Keep in mind that Hopkins is a tiny undeveloped village. Part of the appeal is that you get to know the locals and experience their culture. This is not a resort town.
Exactly what we expected
The house was just as we hoped and very much in keeping with the photos. We enjoyed our stay at Hopkins and also had a great adventure snorkeling while here. We cooked numerous times and found everything we needed + coffee and such. The lot next door was undergoing construction although it was reasonably quiet and between 8-5. Anthony and Dana, the caretakers, also very kind and helpful. We would stay here again if booking a house in Hopkins. The use of the docks and beach was very nice - access was no problem. It was a pretty quiet time of year to visit.