Habaru House ....First Class Family Accommodations ... ocean front.. white sand

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4 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels

Overview of Habaru House ....First Class Family Accommodations ... ocean front.. white sand

Entire home

Habaru House ....First Class Family Accommodations ... ocean front.. white sand


4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Hopkins, Stann Creek District

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHopkins Village Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationAnderson Lagoon5 min drive
  • Popular LocationSittee Point7 min drive
  • AirportPlacencia (PLJ)78 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 10
3200 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 king bed
Bedroom 4
    2 twin/single beds
Common area
    1 sleep sofa/futon
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3

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About this area


Located in Hopkins, this vacation home is on the beach. Marie Sharp's Factory is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Hopkins Village Beach and Anderson Lagoon. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and snorkeling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and cave exploring.

What's nearby

  • Hopkins Village Beach - 1 min walk
  • Anderson Lagoon - 5 min drive
  • Sittee Point - 7 min drive
  • Marie Sharp's Factory - 30 min drive
  • Mayflower Bocawina National Park - 33 min drive


  • Barracuda — 4 min walk
  • Chef Rob's — 6 min walk
  • Chicken Shack — 8 min walk
  • Loggerheads Pub & Grille — 10 min walk
  • Oasis Fitness Gym and Cafe — 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Philip S. W. Goldson Intl. Airport (BZE) - 160 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Habaru House ....First Class Family Accommodations ... ocean front.. white sand

Beachfront vacation home for sun and fun
Congratulations! You have found The Habaru page on VRBO. Vrbo is also showing you “comparable units” to look at. But where are those units are located? How far are the places they suggest staying from the places you want to visit in Belize?

We are in Hopkins. It is a hub of tourism and adventure for central Belize. Exciting hiking trails and wildlife preserves are in close proximity to the Village. Take a day trip to the Mayan Ruins. Or turn towards the sea for snorkeling adventures, scuba diving, fishing and paddle boarding.

Hopkins is a unique Village that successfully transitioned from a traditional fishing village into a Village with an eco-tourism theme. Walk the streets, ride one of our bicycles, or rent a golf cart to tour the various eateries, shops, and grocery stores. This is a destination for the adventurous, see the real Belize in Hopkins and its surrounding area.

Habaru House is a terrific home base for 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 the 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, 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. Email me for a 'map of Doug’s favorites'.

We are happy to inform you that our accommodation is a Tourism Gold Standard Recognized Accommodation, which means we have implemented strict measures to mitigate any COVID risks for our guests and employees including disinfecting all surfaces, cleaning, and sanitation of all high touch areas. We sparkle!

Note: All cancellation fees are waived in 2021-2 when the guest initiates a cancellation. Your monies will be refunded through VRBO.

An emergency 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 (VRBO 455442); 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. Ask about renting 31G at a reduced rate when renting the Habaru House.

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 in season and 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, appliances, reading materials. 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 is available.

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. Co-ordiante with Anthony. see VRBO 464737 for an overview.

How to get here: Major airlines fly into Belize International Airport (BZE). From there you have 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.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Housekeeping is provided on request.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Doug Barber
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • On the beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels


  • WiFi available

Family friendly

  • Children's toys


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Soap


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Chef

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Snow sports gear
  • Kayak on site
  • Bicycling on site
  • Swimming nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 3200 sq ft (297 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 24


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 42 out of 46 reviews
5 - Excellent 91%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 46 reviews
4 - Good 7%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 46 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 46 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 46 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Hopkins Belize Getaway.
We had a wonderful time with my teenage children my elderly parents. We had 7 people and had plenty of room. The house is clean and well appointed. Doug the owner was responsive to communication. We had a local couple (Dana and Anthony) as our host at the house. Dana cooked for us and it was great. Anthony was was available for any concerns. Hopkins is a cool town the is off the normal tourist beaten path. Lots of great oceanside restaurants. We had a wonderful time at the house sitting on the private beach and kayaking (all provided). The home is in Central Coastal Belize, great location for inland adventures. Found a great tour company called Get to know Belize Adventures, they set up four trips for us and picked us up at the house. Great trip. Highly recommend.
Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful, comfortable, conducive to family unity.

5/5 Excellent

Great Family Holiday
Great place and much larger than we had anticipated. Best equipped villa we have stayed in and great communication all the way through. About a 10/15 min walk from a variety of restaurants. Great starting point to see Belize from the Mayan ruins, to Jungle hikes and cave tubing. The snorkeling should not be missed nor should an evening listening to the Garifuna drummers. The area is very much a locals area, if you are looking for fast food chains and big hotels, this is not the place, but if you want to experience some of the true culture of Belize, Hopkins is a must.

5/5 Excellent

Habaru House in Hopkins is Perfect for large Family
Nine of us stayed the week after Christmas. House was perfect for us with high speed internet, plenty of linens, comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchen. Easy walk to some South Hopkins dining --great food! Right across from the house was a little pond and it was great in the morning to go over and observe cranes, egrets, wood storks and Jabaru storks. Kayaks were available to paddle out to see the sunrise. Lots of pelicans to entertain us, too!

5/5 Excellent

Even better than advertised
To say we had an amazing time would be an understatement. We visited with six adults for Christmas. Doug was a great host, kept us well informed and made sure we were prepared for our trip. Regular communicator and we never felt lacking for anything. The house is stunning and location amazing. Plenty of space for everyone to relax. Well stocked kitchen. Great beachfront property with kayaks and comfortable chairs. We spent a lot of time relaxing on the covered patio. There are bikes provided but I recommend a golf cart if you want to be more mobile. Great for traveling to dinner and we went to the grocery store in town a lot, which is a few miles away. Definitely try Barracuda, Lucky Lobster, Curve Bar at the Sittee River Marina and the restaurant at Hamanasi (reservations required). Dock Bar at Jaguar resort is also a really cool experience. Dana cooked meal for us the day we arrived and the days we went on excursions- it was amazing to come home to a great smelling house and meal. She cooked us many local meals and even cooked up the fish we caught. Anthony (property manager) was attentive and helpful, pointing us to the right stores, helping move furniture and addressing any other needs. Charlton was an amazing guide and booked all of our excursions- we had an amazing experience snorkeling and visiting Mayan Ruins. We paired it with Cave Tubing which was very relaxing and such a cool experience.