The house is magnificent !
Mirko, the rental agent, is more like a concierge than a rental agent. He organized all excursions. (snorkeling, fishing, zip lining over the rain forrest, cave tours etc.) Mirko genuinely cares about his guests, and takes his job very seriously.
The village is great and we were made feel very welcome by everyone.
I cannot say enough about Mark and Sabrina, the owners, who are truly a great couple. They could not have done more to make our stay more enjoyable.
Truly a memorable family vacation!!
I can hardly describe how beautiful this Hopkins, Belize beachfront home is. From the hammock on the pier to the tiki hut bar on the beach to the gorgeous home itself, everything was amazing. You can enjoy your own private beach of go to the village and party with the locals at Windschief. The owners go out of their way to be sure you have everything you need: Beach towels, a swim float, ice maker, 3 bicycles w/locks, well appointed kitchen and more. Be sure to have them order some of the bacon & eggs for you. This place rocks!
Villa Rising Sun in Hopkins, Belize is a wonderful home right on the beach. Your hosts are friendly and very helpful but unobtrusive. The house itself is beautiful (as good as, if not better, than the pictures on the internet) and filled with everything you need to enjoy your stay. Imagine starting each morning sitting on the top deck of their pier, coffee cup in hand, watching the beautiful sunrise on the Caribbean (which we did every morning!). Imagine again sitting on the same deck, cocktail in hand (fixed at your own private bar!), watching the sun set. In between, you can relax on chaises/chairs provided or float in the ocean on your own party inner tube. Be sure to take a nap on the pier's hammock as the breeze rocks you to sleep. You can walk on the beach to nearby restaurants, take one of the bikes provided or get a taxi and go into the Village to eat at many wonderful local places (Luba Laruga, Geckos, Thongs, Windschief Beach Bar, Driftwood, Jalapeños,Tina's Kitchen to name a few), or just stay home and cook out on the grill provided. Enjoy your meals outside at the covered bar with the ocean in front of you. Go to sleep each evening to the sound of the ocean waves and dream of the relaxing Belize vacation you are having. Thanks again for a wonderful local Belize village experience for our first trip there. We are already making plans to go again!
This place was great! There were 6 adults and 2 children. We had awesome rooms, kitchen very well stocked. Even little surprises like fruit and bottled water.
Place was very comfy and clean. Owners keep the place in great shape. So close to the water with a private pier and hammock. Awesome bar and patio just out the back of the house on the beach, where we spent most of our time. Bar was equipped with all admenties we needed, like fridge and ice machine. Very clean beach. The owners were very helpful suggesting great food places to eat at, also very helpful with anything we needed around the house. Very friendly and polite about keeping to themselves, not bother us. Even had bicycles for us to borrow. Even bought meat off their local meat delivery to their home. Awesome place.... Can't wait to go back in a year! Thanks Mark & Sabrina for lovely place.
Villa Rising Sun was an amazing place. The owners, Mark and Sabrina, were very gracious and helpful the whole time we were there. The house is update, immaculate, spacious, and has all the comforts of home. We had 6 adults and two small children in our group and it was perfect for all our needs. While the house is great the outside palapa bar and patio and private deck really made our trip. We hung out there most of the time we were at the house. The property manager arranged fishing and snorkeling trips for us that picked us up right at our own dock. Hopkins is a small village but has plenty of bars, restaurants, and shops to give you options for dining. I highly recommend this place to families, couples, or anyone wanting to get away and relax. We would definitely return. We truly have no complaints.
This did not feel like a vacation, instead it felt like home amongst friends. The owners ensured all of our needs were met from food to supplies to information about where to eat. We were introduced to so many who could introduce us to the culture and ensured we were able to enjoy so much in such little time. We were given tours and we had the undivided attention of our hosts yet they were not intrusive or pushy. I absolutely enjoyed my stay and is looking forward to an a return trip.we felt so at home at this location that another location on our return is not a consideration. Thanks again you two for such a pleasant experience.