based on 27 reviews
Tonia Harris (Colorado, USA)

We loved our 7 day stay here! Mark & Sabrina were lovely & so hospitable & Mirko was super efficient!! Definitely give this place a chance, it is EXACTLY as pictured!

Family with older children  |  stayed in 7/2018

Lem (US)
Beautiful beachfront home

We recently celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary at Villa Rising Sun. We couldn't have asked for better accommodations. There were many highlights to our trip. One of them was owners Mark and Sabrina. They were the most gracious and amazing hosts I have ever had! Mirko, the property manager, was so helpful from the the initial booking of our trip to the very end as he saw us off the day we had to leave. He was accommodating and made booking all of our excursions so easy. We also had Shelly, a fantastic local chef, come in and cook dinners for us, I highly recommend that as well!

Family with older children  |  stayed in 4/2018

Tyler (US)
Best AirBNB stay in the World!

My friends and family stayed at the Villa Rising Sun for one week in April, we were a group of 5. I have used airbnb all over the world and this was easily my best experience. The hosts, Mark and Sabrina, were great. They made finding Hopkins, and the Villa Rising Sun, very easy. The Villa was clean and comfortable. Every amenity a traveler would need was considered. The kitchen was well stocked, the bathrooms were clean, comfortable beds, and a large kitchen/living room with abundant space. There are air conditioners for use in the night. During the day the doors and windows open exposing you to the gental breeze of the Caribbean Sea and sounds of nature. In the morning you awake to the view of your secluded beach complete with palm trees, a private well stocked bar, and your own dock on which to sit and enjoy a stiff cup of coffee or spicy bloody Mary. On the morning of our first full day Mark gave us a tour of Hopkins and showed us were to shop, eat, drink and schedule our scuba diving trips and other adventures. The location of the Villa is ideal, close to town but not close enough to loose it's seclusion. Mark and Sabrina provide guests with a local cell phone for use. All our questions were answered quickly. In my opinion, we could not have stayed anywhere better in Hopkins. My only complaint is that we could not have stayed longer. I would recommend the Villa Rising Sun to anyone.

Group  |  stayed in 4/2018

BobbyB (US)
Absolutely incredible

The property is 5 stars, the owners Mark and Sabrina are ten stars. We have used VRBO many times but never had and experience to match this. This is a beautiful property with great owners and management. Mirko can arrange any tour you like including transportation. The house is very well equipped and right on the beach. Mark and Sabrina can tell where to eat and help you with anything you need. Some of the places they recommended were not the type most Americans would eat at and they would be missing a lot. Tina's kitchen and Etta's Cool Spot to name two. Great food and great people. We loved this place and everyone associated with it. Thanks everyone. You might find a more expensive place but not a better one.

Not specified  |  stayed in 3/2018

Susan C (US)
The house, surroundings and owners were fantastic

This a great and comfortable home in a wonderful location. We had full run of the dock and outside bar. We were picked up and dropped off for scuba diving right there at the dock. The owners were wonderful and took us on a tour of the town when we arrived. There was nothing that we needed to make the stay wonderful that wasn't provided. And it was clear they would go even further if we asked. I highly recommend this rental.

Not specified  |  stayed in 3/2018

candice b. (United States)
We could not have found a better place to stay!!!

The house is on the beach and you could see for miles. The house is just perfect, doors open so you can let the ocean breeze in. We loved the "rabbits" that visited us and the ring tail. Many birds and a few iguana's. Mark and Sabrina were just stellar in helping us for all sorts of things. Were to go, what stores are available and even some panko bread crumbs :). Mirko helped answer many email questions prior to our visit and was always a phone call away. The people of Hopkins were the most happy and helpful folks. The only bad was it pretty much rained the entire time we were there. The rainy season ended in December. We did find things to do and when it did clear and the sun came out it was beautiful. Oh and beware if you rent a car there are MANY speed bumps everywhere. Thanks Mirko, Mark and Sabrina for a wonderful time. Candice

Group  |  stayed in 2/2018

MJ D (United States)
Villa Rising Sun is an awesome place to stay!

Villa Rising Sun is an awesome place to stay! The villa itself is very comfortable and well laid out. The furnishings are very nice, casual but of good quality (not worn or dated) Plenty of space to move around. The kitchen is well appointed with everything you need for making meals. You won’t find a better outdoor setting, complete with a Tikki Bar, grill, dock on the water, and floats… All with an ocean view! We found the village of Hopkins very charming, everyone was friendly and welcoming! Make sure to go in town at least one night for drumming. If you’re looking for excursions the property manager, Mirko , is easy to get a hold of, very knowledgeable and will set you up with the right people. We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation and would definitely stay at Villa Rising Sun again!

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2018

Wendy Weber (IL, USA)

The pictures capture the villa perfectly. The hosts, Mark and Sabrina were gracious, generous, and hospitable. Mirko is an asset. The town of Hopkins Bay is charming and walkable to many restaurants and bars. The Tiki Hut Bar is a great addition. We had unseasonably rainy weather, though warm. The Tiki Bar allowed us to be outside inspire of the rain!

Mature couple  |  stayed in 2/2018

Brittany S. (Canada)
Beautiful place, people & memories!

This property was the perfect place for our family vacation! We had 6 adults and we all fit comfortably, Mark, Sabrina & Mirko were all excellent hosts. They shared with us what it means to live in Belize and great insight into the culture and the people. We went fishing, toured the Mayan ruins, did the Garifuna culture tour and explored the river, everything was amazing! We made some local friends and found some favorite spots and cannot wait to come back one day to this welcoming village. We would recommend this place to anyone!!!

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2018

Casey F (United States)
Beautiful property with amazing hosts!

From umbrellas in case it rains to charging stations for your electronics, Mark and Sabrina have thought of everything. Mark and Sabrina are very kind and informative. We really appreciated Mark taking us on a tour of the village and sharing their favourite spots with us. If you need something Mark or Sabrina are available with a smile and if not, they make you feel like the property is yours. The house is very clean and well appointed with everything you might need. We were 4 adults and 3 small children and we were very comfortable. We enjoyed the the outside bar and tables. Waking up to a beautiful view of palm tees and ocean was the best. The two tier dock with hammock and chairs was just the best. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of such a gorgeous property. We were so sad to leave. Thank you Mark and Sabrina!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 12/2017

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