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“Beautiful peaceful House steps away from the sea”
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Wake up to this view and have coffee on the deck. Always time for a nap in the lounge chairs.
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23 reviews
Wake up to this view and have coffee on the deck.
Always time for a nap in the lounge chairs.
Catch a the sea breezes and a few zzzz's in the hammock.
Waiting for you!
The best beach in Belize!
Comfortable inside seating.
Open concept living/dining/kitchen.
Master Bedroom, queen bed, AC
Guest bedroom, 2 twin beds, AC.
Modern bathroom.
Ahh, those views!
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Hopkins, Stann Creek

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jph32016
Oakland, California
1 review
“Beautiful peaceful House steps away from the sea”
Reviewed 16 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

The house is everything as advertised and more. The pictures don't do it full justice. We loved hanging in the hammocks and being cooled by the sea breeze. If you want peace and quiet, Hopkins is the place to go. That said, the town is very third world and may not be to everyone's taste. However, we enjoyed the local flair, and people in the town were super friendly. Mirko and Annette were great. They arranged all the transportation and transfers, and made sure we had everything we needed.

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Liked best: Open Beam Feeling of House
Liked least: The bicycles were crap
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
16 Jun 2016
I think you have captured the essence of Hopkins very well. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and I do hope you will come again!
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kikiinvt
Burlington, Vermont
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Casita Del mar-velous”
Reviewed 25 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

I am always a bit skeptical selecting properties online. We have been finding vacation houses for over 14 years online and sometimes photos present the property differently. Casita is more beautiful than the photos, we were very happy! This is a recently built home. Construction is solid with beautiful wood floors, and tile work in the bathroom that is lovely. It is well-stocked with kitchen needs, if you choose to cook. There is an outdoor shower, laundry facilities, and a grill available outside. Two hammocks and a table with chairs are on the deck for eating and enjoying the sunrise. The tropical breeze is wonderful, and reading or napping in the hammocks were a pleasure. This is a very clean and comfortable setting. The mattresses are comfortable, as are the pillows. We had a guest on the futon, and she also was comfortable. This was a concern initially, as she is 75 years old, and joined our vacation right before leaving. The property manager quickly provided bedding upon our arrival and actually set the bed up for us! This was a tremendous help as we had traveled most of the day and were pretty tired. The manager was informative on where first aid kit was stored, restaurants to eat, shops to buy from, and even where to get fresh fish to grill. He checked in mid-stay as well to see if we needed anything. Truthfully, leaving was tough as this was total relaxation.
Although this is ocean front, it is not a place to snorkel. You can, however, kayak or SUP. My husband reminded me, also, that vehicles must park slightly left of the property due to the beach sand, and vehicles will get stuck if one proceeds too close to house.

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Liked best: The breeze from the hammocks
Liked least: unable to park closer to house due to beach.
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
3 May 2016
Thank you so much for such a comprehensive review. I am sure future guests will appreciate the detail. It's great that you enjoyed our home so much, we are rather partial to its charm as well. Thank you for choosing Casita del Mar for your vacation and we hope to see you again.
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Paul A
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice casita home right on the beach!”
Reviewed 17 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

The home is right on the beach! The balcony deck provides an exceptional view of the beach and surrounding area. The casita is very clean and fresh with a well supplied kitchen for cooking. You are in the village and everything is in walking distance. Merko the property manager is very polite and helpful with learning the area. We had absolutely no issues or problems here.

If you are looking for a vacation destination with large restaurants, bars, clubs, and wild night life -- Hopkins is not your place.

If you are looking for a quiet getaway in the Caribbean and enjoy learning about local culture and exploring the inland of Belize, Hopkins fits the ticket.

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Liked best: On the beach
Liked least: poor roads
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
23 Apr 2016
We enjoy the quiet side of Hopkins as well and it does provide an excellent starting point for many adventures both inland or at sea. Thank you for choosing Casita del Mar for your vacation.
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Todd K
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hopkins is a wonderful place to live like the locals”
Reviewed 14 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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We had an absolutely fabulous stay in Hopkins. Casita Del Mar was a perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. The house was clean and well-organized. It had everything we needed. The view simply couldn't be beat. The ocean couldn't have been more than 25 yards or so from the house. We had beautiful palm trees on our beach 'backyard.' We could rest in hammocks on the deck overlooking this view or in nice wooden deck chairs on the beach. We appreciated the nice touches, including drinks in the refrigerator waiting for us on our arrival and the provision of a cell phone to stay in with with Mirko, the property manager. Hopkins is a charming village where locals and tourists can interact. Grocery stores and restaurants were convenient, and it was nice to be able to walk to everything. It also was nice to be able to listen to local music at restaurants in the evening. The community is friendly to tourists, but the place was not inundated with tourists. So you could get a feel for the local life while also indulging in pure relaxation. Mirko helped us arrange an amazingly snorkeling trip on one day. A wonderful, wonderful stay. One suggestion for any vegetarian travelers-- consider getting groceries at a larger town before arriving in Hopkins. The grocery options for vegetarian travelers are somewhat limited.

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Liked best: Hopkins
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Jan 2016
So glad that our home made your anniversary celebrations special. Congratulations! We do have a new vegetable and fruit market in town with an excellent selection but I can see that the selection of legumes you would need is limited. We look forward to your return to Casita Del Mar!
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janicea15
Talent, Oregon
1 review
“An oasis in Hopkins”
Reviewed 27 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

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We absolutely loved Casita del Mar. It was extremely well equipped to provide anything a traveller may need. The kitchen was very well stocked with utensils and basics. Mirko even provided some drinks for our arrival. There were plenty of nice towels and toiletries. . Special touches like umbrellas., an ipod dock, and bicycles were appreciated. The house itself is clean and cute and well situated near a grocery and short walk to town. There were 6 of us, 3 couples, so 2 people slept on the futon in the main room. It was suprisingly comfortable! Booking was easy and stress free.

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Liked best: The beachfront location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
28 Dec 2015
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at our home. We love the location as well. We hope to see you back.
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Carolyn S
Kansas City, Missouri
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding ocean front property”
Reviewed 27 December 2015 for a stay in November 2015

If you're looking for a small, affordable piece of paradise, this is your house. Very well kept, has everything you need and Mirko, the property manager, is excellent at setting you up with everything from advice, adventure and even fresh fish brought to your door. I've rented many vacation homes across the world and this one was one of our favorites. Hopkins is a great place to unwind and meet friendly people. Several grocery stores, gift shops and very good local restaurants within walking distance. I have already recommended to a co-worker who is looking for a very special place to celebrate her upcoming anniversary. The view from the front porch will take your breath away!

Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Dec 2015
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our home. We aim to provide that worry free vacation to our guests and both Mirko and Annett do a superb job of meeting the needs of our guests. We hope to see you back!
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Cathi F
Estero, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome!!!!”
Reviewed 23 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Everything from booking, helping making all of our arrangements and the house....It was awesome!
Mirko was so great to work with. He helped us with everything we needed from transportation to booking activities and making sure the house was perfect!
And the house is perfect! It's located half way between the village & the resort area so you get the best of both worlds. It's SUPER clean & well maintained. If you like to cook, the grocery store is a very short walk & the kitchen is well equipped.
The view is amazing and we actually got to see the full moon rise!
I can't wait to go back!!!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Nov 2015
Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the house. Annett and Mirko do an amazing job of ensuring our guests have everything they need! We'd love to see you return again! Thank you for choosing Casita Del Mar!
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