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First Class Family Accommodations ... ocean front.. Quiet white sand beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 level villa, 4 Bed rms, 4 Baths, sleeps 8-10, Large ocean facing porch

Habaru House is a terrific home base for all your Belize adventures. Ideal for families, a gentle sloping beach with little or no walk by traffic on the beach. We are located on one of the nicest beaches in then country. Enjoy the beautiful oceanfront from the white sand beach or second floor-covered patio with its exotic cane ceiling. On the beach for your use are beach chairs under a Mayan palapa, a lazy day hammock, and an outside charcoal grill.

South of the Village of Hopkins proper the Habaru House is 12-20 minute walk to 10 outstanding oceanfront restaurants and several road side eateries. I call this area “South Hopkins”. Email me for a 'map of Doug’s favorites'. The Village of Hopkins proper is a short bicycle ride away on one of our owner supplied bicycles or rent a golf cart from us.

An cell phone is provided. Additional minutes can be purchased at Diversity Cafe.

The Habaru House living area is on the second and third floor (see floor plans in picture area). Local artwork and wall hangings enhance the atmosphere. If you choose to cook in you will enjoy the fully equipped kitchen with mahogany cabinets adjacent to the dining and living areas. Or have our housekeeper cook for you- she is an independent contractor.

The Habaru House also has a Deluxe ground floor Apartment for 2, Habaru 31G (; Rented separately. The deluxe one bedroom unit is connected with an internal lockable stairwell and maybe rented in addition to the Habaru House for expanding the total capacity of the rental.

The flooring in the living area is Italian marble; bedroom floors are barbajalote, all exterior and interior trim are Belize mahogany and vaulted ceilings a mixture of exotic hardwoods. Doors are hand made from local “poison wood”, known for its outstanding wood grain. The spacious master bedroom suite has exotic cane ceilings and a large master bathroom.

The Habaru House, Hopkins is centrally located to reach many of Belize’s exciting activities.

Water based activities:

Snorkeling trips

Scuba diving

Fishing; drop fishing, trolling, river and lagoon


Inland Trips:

Mayflower Waterfall Hike

Mayflower Bocawina waterfall repelling

Jaguar Preserve in the Cockscomb Basin

Jungle horse back riding

Guided hikes

Cave tubing

Monkey River trip

Xunatunich Mayan Ruins

Southern Ruins trip

Zip line

Marie Sharps factory- HOT sauce

Guided bird watching

Work with our tour partner to plan your week.

The fishing is wonderful! If fresh lobster and conch are something you are looking for, you have come to the right place! Best restaurants in Belize. Or go into the village and eat at one of the local restaurants and enjoy a local cultural “Garifuna” dish.

The 4-bedroom house has a second level common reading area with a queen size pull out sofa that can accommodate 2 people in the winter season. This home features all of the comforts of home; flat screen TV, cd player, iPod player, appliances, reading materials. We have dust to dawn neighborhood security. You will not be roughing it on this Belize adventure! Check out the photos.

Don’t feel like cleaning, cooking, or doing the laundry on vacation? We can arrange all of these for an additional charge. Make your vacation a true vacation!. Transportation to and from Dangriga airport or from BZE International can be arranged.

A full time crew maintains our properties. They rake the beaches, arrange for the kayaks, and handle any of your concerns. Just ask!! We also have a river side property Bocatura Bank , nature preserve, that you are welcome to visit and kayak the river. Co-ordiante with Anthony and Gil. see VRBO 464737 for an overview.

How to get here: Major airlines fly into Belize International Airport (BZE). From there you have two options: rent a car and drive down to Hopkins or take one of the regional carriers (Tropic Air or Maya Air) to the Dangriga Airport where we can arrange to pick you up.

Let us help you have a vacation to remember!

Individuals/groups looking for a "party house" should look elsewhere, this a quiet beach front area, and if there are complaints we will evict.

More Details

Doug Barber
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Doug Barber

Saltwater fly fishing was the addiction that brought my family to Hopkins, Belize but it was the laid back atmosphere and warm, friendly people of Hopkins that made our decision to build a home an easy one.

Doug Barber purchased this house in 2008

Why Doug Barber chose Hopkins

Hopkins was a natural choice for me. The flats are a quick panga ride away and the local restaurants are just down the beach. If you are looking for a relaxed, laid back town, Hopkins fits the bill perfectly.

What makes this house unique

The rooms in the Habaru House are spacious, no need to be on top of one another. The huge back deck is a perfect place for your morning coffee or gather with family and friends as you gaze over the Caribbean Sea. Our beaches and water north of the False Sitte River point have easy access and sandy bottoms. The Habaru House is set on a double lot for added privacy.

House is prefect for family gatherings. For family members of all ages. Rent the ground floor “Deluxe apartment for for 2” for Grandma and Grandpa, the newly weds to get away. see VRBO 455442. Bicycles and kayaks included.

We are 10-15 minute walk from 10 restaurant with very different fares. Contact us for additional details. And check out our reviews!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the house. Hopkins is such an amazing little village and made the perfect spot for our family vacation. We went hiking through the jungle, snorkelling out in the reef, kayaking, and tubing on the river and just longed about on the beach. A few more high lights included Driftwood pizza and Chef Robs, both highly recommended.

What a great places. Thanks again.
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hopkins in Stann Creek

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , in-suit master bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , adjacent bed 2 main level
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , adjacent Ocean front bedroom with 2 twin beds
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , in-suite bath bedroom number 4 second level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , in-suite master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , first level- road side
    Bedroom 3 ocean view - 2nd level - 2 Single Bed , adjacent bath
    Bedroom 4- second level - 1 Large Double Bed , in-suite bath
    Loft - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , queen size futon, to warm to use the summer months
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa/ Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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First Class Family Accommodations ... ocean front.. Quiet white sand beach
average rating of 4.8474574 based on 68 reviews

Great home for our family vacation

  • 5 of 5

There are so many things to list on what made this home great for our first extended family vacation. We loved the location in a quiet area. The beach area was great for lounging, bird watching, seeing the sunrise, and throwing the frisbee. The house is very spacious. The four bathrooms were a must for our family when we were picking a place. The kitchen was well equipped with all the essentials. The kayaks an bicycles on site were awesome as we used them several times during our stay. We enjoyed getting to know Anthony. He was very friendly and shared his knowledge about the area with us. My husband engaged in a lot of shop talk with him about construction in the area. We really enjoyed our time in Hopkins and look forward to going back!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review. Anthony and Dana, our Belize Property Managers, do an outstanding job. Need something.. just ask them! Something broken or not working properly.. just ask them. Anthony and Dana have tools, supplies and authority to solve problems for our guests. Use the cell phone we provid in the unit to reach them. They are a wealth of information of local happenings.. contact Anthony when you arrive at the house to book snorkeling or land tours with local families that have proven to give a great value, safely. We make no commission on a tour booked with Anthony’s help. .
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Cleveland Heights Ohio

Wonderful accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodations. Clean and spacious. Beautiful beach. Great home for a family. Meal prepared by Dana was excellent! Doug gave us lots of helpful info. Anthony was also responsive and helpful. We loved our time at Habaru.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and a perfect location !!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 6 adults and the house was perfect for us !! The kayaks and bicycles were put to good use and chilling on the back porch and beach was exactly what we wanted for our vacation. Hopkins is a charming little beach town with great restaurants and lots of water and inland activities to do. Thank you Doug for sharing your beautiful house with us.

Cheers Shawn

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home and Even Better Vibes

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we booked this house to the moment we left, Doug and his crew were outstanding. I was able to talk to Doug over VRBO messenger and ask him questions about our upcoming visit and he was able to help out in every way possible.

He set us up with Charlton and that was the last thing we had to worry about during our time in Hopkins. Doug and Charlton treated me, and my party of 6, like family. They made our brief stay in the village a memorable one.

Pictures can’t do the house justice. The house was stunning and right on the water! You can go there and just hang out at the house and get a perfect Belize experience. There are multiple docks surrounding the house for fishing, there are plenty of kayaks to go explore the water, and if you do want to venture out of the house there were enough bikes for 6 of us.

We had such an amazing time and hopefully one day we can make it back and stay even longer. I would go back and book this house in a heart beat.

Final note: If you are worried about spotty Wi-Fi, paved roads, and bugs you need to look into visiting a different country, not a different house. This place is truly a Belizean gem.

- Dan

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, spacious, well furnished house.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, nice house, great house managers.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cranbrook BC

Great place, great people!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6, two seniors, two adults and two teens, stayed for 9 days at Habaru House. Everything was considered by Doug, Anthony and Dana. Doug provided lots of information including how to get to the house and the layout of Hopkins. Once you arrive the kitchen is supplied with all the amenities including a first aid kit and the beds are very comfortable. There are books and games as well as bikes and kayaks. We arranged to have Dana cook a meal, which was fantastic, and there were enough leftovers for a couple more. The wifi is pretty unreliable but the Oasis Gym down the road has free wifi and good coffee. Anthony came by a couple of times to make sure everything was good and made arrangements for a snorkeling trip. Two thumbs up for the house, location and great service. I would recommend this place to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Our Belzian property managers do a great job for our guests. Dana and Anthony can easily be reached with the Preprogrammed cell phone we provid. Wi-fi, it’s Belize! We changed wi-fi providers to the same one the Oasis Cafe has but the signal deteriorates in the short distance between the Oasis and our house :( Pleased you enjoyed and took advantage of the bikes and kayaks, this is a great place for families to vacation.
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Habaru House is a great location from which to base all of your Belize adventures! We are about 2 hours away from Belize's famous cave tubing and zip-lining. About the same from Belize's best Mayan ruins. Local Birding and Wildlife tours can be arranged for privately or through the near by resorts. Habaru House is located just a short beach walk away from some of Hopkins best eateries. Best of all the beautiful Caribbean Ocean is only steps away from your back door.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76.48
Refundable Damage Deposit £382.4

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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