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18 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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moke4u
San Diego
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Loved this place!”
Reviewed 19 August 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We stayed at Casita Del Mar for 6 nights in May & could not have asked for a more pleasant time! We chose Hopkins because we wanted to avoid crowds, and experience the culture and food. Both Hopkins and Casita Del Mar were perfect! Sherry was easy to book with and answered all questions while providing info and ideas on what to do in Belize. The house was perfect for us. We did not use the second bedroom with 2 twin beds, but the house easily sleeps 4. There is also a futon option in the living room. The bedrooms are air-conditioned. There were 2 bikes for us to use. This seems to be the preferred mode of travel within town, but we walked everywhere. There is a cell phone provided with the house. We easily put minutes on at the grocery store for use. We cooked about 50% of our meals at the house. It is equipped with everything, including a coffee maker, microwave & blender. We did not use the kitchen table inside, choosing to eat on the balcony every day. We grocery shopped in town and at the fruit and vegetable stands. The house is a 2min walk to Dong Lee grocery, which is nice, but we preferred to walk to Happy Center Grocery, which is closer to the center of town ( 5-10min walk) We always walked if we were venturing within Hopkins. It wasn’t more than a 20min walk to the other end of town to Driftwoods Pizza Shack (we did twice) . We always felt safe & the locals were always very friendly. We spent lots of time napping in the hammocks on the balcony and enjoying the beach. We did snorkel from the house, but there isn’t much to see. We were told it is better to take a boat out to the reefs, but we still had fun. The house and yard are immaculate & the gardener arrived as scheduled to clear the beach of sea grass. The neighbors were quiet & friendly .We had a great ocean breeze which kept the sand flies down, but bring your bug spray. The breeze stopped on our last day there & the bug spray was much needed! Mirko was very easy to work with to check in and out. We arrived late morning & while having breakfast at Thongs, we discussed waiting for Mirko with the woman working, she immediately called him & we arranged when to meet so he could let us in to the house. He recommended things to do (a hike in Cockscomb Preserve) which turned out to be a great time! He set up our tour of the ATM cave with Carlos the Caveman (HIGHLY recommend!) . He was always available by phone .If you want to avoid the faster pace of the city & immerse yourself in Belizean culture and food, this place is perfect!

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Liked best: Beachfront. The ocean was right there at or doorstep and the entire town was walking friendly.
Liked least: Ants, but its just part of it. Keep things clean after cooking and there should be minimal issues. There really isn't anything anyone can do about that.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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kristin b
portland oregon
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Loved the central village location!”
Reviewed 5 August 2015 for a stay in June 2015

MB: Portland, Oregan USA said: Wonderful Stay! Our family of five (Mom and Dad, 3 boys, ages 18, 15 and 11) were very comfortable and had a wonderful time during our stay at Casita del Mar and Hopkins. We enjoyed the central location, rode bikes to everything, our boys played basketball with the local kids, swam on the beach and had a relaxing time. The manager Mirko was very accommodating and arranged a fabulous day of snorkeling with knowledgeable and friendly guides for us on the keys. This was one of the highlights of our 4 night stay.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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C G
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Could not have been a better experience here!”
Reviewed 5 August 2015 for a stay in June 2015

My wife, niece, and I had an excellent time in Casita Del Mar while visiting Hopkins. The house has everything you could need. The air conditioning is nice and cold, the beach is sandy and clean. We swam in the sea every day we were here. Sherry and Mirko made everything so easy, we could not have asked for more. The house is very clean and new feeling, the hammocks were very inviting for a nap or two. I would recommend this place to anyone and we can't wait to come back.

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Liked best: Great beach for swimming
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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