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Like everyone else, we had a fantastic stay at Casita Del Mar. I didnt want to leave. I have been home less than 24 hours and still hear the waves on the beach...the rustling of the coconut palms. I am so happy I had the opportunity to stay here.
Janice from Talent, Oregon Wrote: “An oasis in Hopkins” Stayed in December 2015 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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.
Carolyn from Kansas City, MI Said: “Outstanding ocean front property” Left on 12/27/2015 for a stay in November/December 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!
Cathi said… Awesome!!! Date of Stay: October 23, 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!!! Owner Response: Well thank you for the enthusiastic review, Cathi. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the house and took advantage of all the great opportunities in the area. We enjoy watching the moon rise while sitting in the lounge chairs! Mirko takes his role to support our guests very seriously. He and Annet do provide that "Like Home" vibe. We look forward to having you back!
Date of Stay: August 8, 2015 Erin said: Clean and Comfy My husband and I had a great week at Casita Del Mar. This is a very clean and comfortable house that was well stocked. Our favorite spots were the hammocks on the porch where you could feel the ocean breeze. Mirko was helpful with setting up a ride back and forth to the airport and answered any questions we had. This was the first time out of the country and I'm glad that we got to spend it in Hopkins. Recommended for: Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway Owner Response: We are so glad that you found your stay in our home so enjoyable. Those hammocks and ocean breezes are hard to beat! We hope to see you again.
lee said... Aug 6, 2015 Absolutely Wonderful Lot 18, Hopkins, Stann Creek, Belize (645039) Date of Stay July 23, 2015 My girlfriend and I (both late 20s) loved, LOVED this quick vacation! I have been to Central America before, but never Belize and I will tell you it most definitely won't be the last. If you're looking to immerse yourself into a part of the Belizean culture, this is the place. The house is not in a "touristy" spot, but the view rivals any resort. The village is an easy walk/bike ride away and is full of fantastic, wonderful people who are very proud to their country and glad to have visitors to share that with. Mirko made the travel easy and was willing to help us out with whatever we needed, and the house was beautiful and more than enough. If you're looking to come to Belize and are thinking about Hopkins, do it and stay here! Recommended for: Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway Owner Response We are so pleased you had a great time and enjoyed staying at Casita Del Mar! You definitely took advantage of the many opportunities Hopkins has to offer and that's the best way to fully enjoy the local culture. We look forward to having you back!
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 for us on the keys. This was one of the highlights of our 4 night stay. Stayed: June 2015 Recommended for: Families with young children, Tourists without a car, Families with teenagers Manager response: We are so pleased that you and your family had such a good time at our home and in Hopkins! We look forward to your coming back!
CG said... Jun 17, 2015 - Could not have been a better experience here! Lot 18, Hopkins, Stann Creek, Belize (645039) June 8, 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 reccomend this place to anyone and we can't wait to come back. Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers Owner Response Thank you, Chris. We are so very pleased that you enjoyed the house and had a good time. We aim to please and we look forward to having you and your family back.
Christina S. said... Jun 3, 2015 - Loved this place! Lot 18, Hopkins, Stann Creek, Belize (645039) Date of Stay May 23, 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&food. Both Hopkins, & Casita Del Mar were perfect! Sherry was easy to book with & answered all questions while providing info & 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 bdrms 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 & 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& 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 & 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. 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 (recommend!) . He was 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! Recommended for: Sightseeing, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers Owner Response: Thank you for your review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed Hopkins and your stay at Casita Del Mar! We look forward to having you come again.
Nikki: This is a great place! We are loving it so far and really appreciate the welcoming touches - the cold drinks in the fridge and the coffee filters already stocked. Mirko got us settled and gave us some tips about the town. Thanks! It's definitely more quiet than San Pedro, but we're fine with that. The breeze is balmy and we feel very comfortable.
Jeff We rented Casita del Mar for 10 days in March 2015. The Casita is well equipped, clean, attractive and comfortable. The location was great!, - as advertised its right on the beach and a short walk to groceries and restaurants. The non-stop warm Caribbean breeze on the raised deck was wonderful! The Casita even came with a few thoughtful extras we weren't expecting like a cell phone, a few cold drinks in the fridge and enough coffee and filters to get us started, as well as couple of bicycles to get around town, and a cooler and beach towels for our day trips. Nice. The local property management team of Mirko and Annette were very responsive and helpful. We also used their tour operator status and local knowledge to choose the right tours and for places to site see, shop, and eat. We had a great time! Thank you all. Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Marc C We spent only 2 days at the Casita del Mar, but we enjoyed the stay. The house is very well located, on the beach. The equipment (outside and inside) is very complete. Nothing is missing. The only negative point would concern some dogs near by, barking at night...:-( I am not sure what the owner could do about it; maybe talk to the neighbors. I used the futton in the main room and it was great too.