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Beachfront Rental Blue Moon Cabana, Hopkins Village, Belize

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 520 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Blue Moon Cabana is a beachfront house for rent facing the Caribbean Sea in the lovely Garifuna fishing village of Hopkins, Belize.

The cabana is centrally located in one of the most popular areas of Hopkins Village and is within walking distance of restaurants/bars, shops, and other popular establishments. It has a full-service kitchen (cook not included!), 2 bedrooms with full-size beds, living room with full-size futon, and a tiled bathroom.

Enjoy your own private cabana right on the beach! You will no doubt be spending a lot of time in one of the hammocks out on the 8-foot wide covered veranda that spans the entire front and one side of the cabana. Surrounded by windows, you will enjoy stunning views and breezes flowing directly off the sea. Tastefully decorated and furnished with locally-crafted mahogany furniture, Blue Moon Cabana has everything you need to be comfortable and relaxed, while maintaining a Caribbean rustic-charm.

The cabana was designed with an open floor plan that allows guests to enjoy the fabulous breezes that flow throughout the house. The two bedrooms are separated by an enclosed bathroom, and there are bamboo curtain panels for each bedroom that can be closed for additional privacy.

Baby Blue Cabana is an additional (smaller) one-bedroom cabana on the property, including a full-size bed, bathroom, kitchenette, and front veranda. Situated 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 has an open floor plan and is perfect for a single guest or couple. Staying in the larger beachfront Blue Moon Cabana and need extra space for your party? Baby Blue Cabana is a great option to add extra space and to keep your additional guests close by. Check out VRBO Listing #627746 for more information about Baby Blue Cabana.

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

When you stay at Blue Moon 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.

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

Please scroll down to 'Links to More Information' below and click the link to view our website.

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More Details

Property Manager
Mirko Bechstedt
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2018

About Mirko Bechstedt

Blue Moon Cabana was built in July/August 2011 after several years of planning and hard work to make it happen. We put our hearts and souls into the cabana and wanted to build a home 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 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 house in 2011

Why Mirko Bechstedt chose Hopkins

Hopkins is a laid back village with beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea and Maya Mountains on the other side. We chose a beachfront lot in the village because we wanted to be central to everything, including the beautiful people in the village. Hopkins has a rich cultural life --and traditional Garifuna life is evident throughout the village.

What makes this house unique

Blue Moon 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 high off the ground and steps from the sea --and since the cabana has lots of windows, there are usually fabulous breezes flowing throughout the house. The views from the veranda are stunning!

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 in front of the cabana, there are so many adventures to enjoy in and around the village.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Hopkins

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 520 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • cell phone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Outside shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom (inside) - toilet , shower
  • Tiled bathroom with hot water shower, toilet, and vanity sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Full-size futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • 2 bedrooms with full-size beds; full-size futon in living room. The cabana was designed with an open floor plan that allows guests to enjoy the fabulous breezes that flow throughout the house. The two bedrooms are separated by an enclosed bathroom, and there are bamboo curtain panels for each bedroom that can be closed for additional privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 bedrooms with full-size beds, living room with full-size futon, tiled bathroom/hot water, 432 sq.ft. covered veranda, outside shower. Additional amenities not listed above: standing floor fan; onsite safe is available for small valuables; flashlight, fire extinguisher, first-aid kit, umbrellas, cooler are available if needed; beach chairs and beach lounge chairs

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)

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Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our first trip to Hopkins was in April of 2017 for our 30th wedding anniversary, we stayed at the Blue Moon Cabana and fell in love with the village. We took the plane in from Belize City and rented a golf cart from Mirko and just enjoyed the village for the entire 8 days we were there. We returned home and couldn't stop talking about our experience in Hopkins and how we found a little piece of paradise there! Mirko is awesome and does a great job ensuring you have everything you need from the moment you land in Belize City. If you are looking for a low key relaxing vacation, with village culture and music Hopkins is a great place for this and was exactly what we were looking for last year. Because we loved it so much we decided to go back again this year and took friends along with us. The Blue Moon and the Baby Blue were perfect for the four of us. With the Blue Moon up front it makes for the perfect gathering spot on the deck and beach for being together, while providing the privacy of having your own space. We set up a snorkeling trip with Mirko on our last full day at the Cabana's and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND anyone that books with Mirko, no matter what property you are staying at that you book this adventure! It was a private boat, not a group adventure where you are out with 20-30 strangers and the hustle and bustle to get everyone in and out of the water...We loved Captain Jack and Vanessa! While there were a couple of bumps getting started, nothing major... we didn't get picked up on the beach by boat as expected but the drive over to the Marina with Patrick was cool too! Patrick was very friendly and got us where we needed to be! The overall experience was one that will never be forgotten! Our friends had never experienced snorkeling on a reef, Vanessa did a wonderful job of teaching them, guiding them and ensuring they had a wonderful experience. Both Captain Jack and Vanessa were knowledgeable and informative during the entire trip. And the best thing was they let you go at your own pace! Once again, we have been captivated by this village, the people and the experience and love it even more and can't wait to go back again!!! Thank you for everything Mirko :) We look forward to seeing you again next year!!

Sherri & Mike

  • Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. You've really captured the spirit of Hopkins and Blue Moon. And you gave us the greatest compliment of all, being a returning guest!
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Absolutely brilliant place to stay with one drawback

  • 4 of 5

This is a charming and comfortable place to stay with the well-groomed beach and the ocean view it can't get any better. The in-town location makes it easy to walk to the store or many restaurants. Also, it is the only place we stayed on our trip that has consistent hot and cold water in the shower and great pressure. The place is well stocked with almost anything you could need. So down to the major drawback and that is the Rooster which we nick named “Nuisance” He lives behind the property and has an amazing talent for crowing between the hours of 2 am and 7 am. Being in town there are certainly other noises but nothing compares to Nuisance. We found ear plugs thoughtfully placed in the nightstands by the bed which do a great job of drowning out all the noise including the ocean sounds but not the Rooster. With the ear plugs the Rooster was the only thing we could hear so that didn’t work out so well. So as great a place as it is we would not stay there again unless that Rooster was on our dinner menu. Final advice where ever you stay is bring plenty of insect repellent and sunscreen. We didn’t run across many mosquitoes but we found that Sand Flys are pretty common most anywhere there is Sand. Final comment is that like other reviews say lack of AC wasn’t an issue with the ocean breeze and great fans. The one advantage however to a place with AC is that having everything closed up does drowned out a lot of noise which might have solved the Rooster problem.

  • Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We'll work with Innie's to see if they can feature Rooster on the menu soon.
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Location was great. Cabana was clean. Big issue was the 1 AM rooster crowing outside our window.

  • 4 of 5

The cabana was clean, airy and worked great for the two of us. Mirko was responsive and available. Being 25 steps from the Caribbean Sea was wonderful. Hearing the waves went we went to bed was great. Being in town and able to walk to the store, fruit stand and restaurants was a huge benefit. But being in town meant that 3 of our 4 nights we also heard the rooster directly outside our cabana start crowing at 1 AM. The crowing continued until after the sun would rise. Ear plugs didn't work.

Hopkins Village is a wonderful place to visit. The people are very friendly. There is a variety of food choices and it is very good. But Hopkins isn't a clean and pristine vacation spot. There are several/quite a few properties that have trash strewn on their property.

  • Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. You are right, Hopkins is authentic Belize, with all that entails: beautiful beaches, friendly people, and the everyday local things that go with village life. Hope to see you again soon!
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5

Best view in Hopkins!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect location! Extremely well maintained and comfortable. Walking distance to everything you need. Blue Moon couldn’t have exceeded our expectations anymore. We didn’t want to leave.

  • Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and we're so glad you enjoyed your time at Blue Moon! Look forward to seeing you again soon!
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Blue moon cabana. Mirko and Annette went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. We went on two excursions arranged by Mirko. The fishing/snorkeling was absolutely fabulous and the bio luminescence was amazing. Unfortunately unseasonably wet weather limited the inland excursions. We hope to go back.

  • Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We're so glad you got to experience the bio luminescence while snorkeling, it's truly spectacular. Hope to see you again and hopefully the weather will cooperate for those inland trips!
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A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The week we spent at the Blue Moon Cabana met all of our needs. The cabana was comfortable and clean, the kitchen well equipped, and the wrap around deck offered a perfect space for reading, lounging, and long hours of ocean watching during different times of the day. There are several good restaurants close by, so we did not need a car. Mirko was helpful in arranging transportation and was available to answer questions and make recommendations about activities in the area. We hope to return to Hopkins in the near future.

  • Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review, and so glad you enjoyed the cabana. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Location

Jungle Horseback Riding

Canoeing/Kayaking Sittee River

Mayflower Bocawina National Park (hiking, swimming, waterfalls, wildlife, bird watching)

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & Jaguar Preserve (hiking, swimming, waterfalls, river tubing, wildlife, bird watching)

Placencia Visit & Shopping Tour by Car or Boat

Monkey River Tour by Car & Boat

Western Mayan Ruins Tour: Cayo District (Xunantunich & Cahal Pech)

Southern Mayan Ruins Tour: Toledo District (Nim Li Punit & Lubaantun)

Cave Tubing & Blue Hole (St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park)

St. Herman's Cave & Blue Hole (St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park)

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

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Hopkins

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2018 Rates
Nov 1 2017 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$193
C$1,242
C$3,726
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$27 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$186
C$1,196
C$3,587
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

No bookings longer than 1 mos.
ALL RATES ARE FOR TWO GUESTS. Each additional guest is $20 per night.
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. If you paid through Paypal, Paypal charges a 5% transaction fee for receiving a refund, 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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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