We have rented a lot of homes in many places and this was our absolute best experience yet! The villa and the beach property are both immaculate and amazingly beautiful and the owners and the manager will ensure that you have everything you want or need. The owners, Mark and Sabrina, and the manager Dean were in touch months before our vacation, answering our questions, offering to set up tours, and keeping us informed of any travel restrictions either to or from Belize. The golf cart we rented was there and waiting for us and the beach bar was stocked with the supplies we preordered; it was a beautiful sight after a long day of travel. They also arranged to have their friends Shelley and Brenda cook for us on our first night, which I cannot recommend highly enough. They came right to the villa and took care of everything, including a surprise cake from Mark and Sabrina for dessert, as we were celebrating Father's Day, our daughter's high school graduation, and my son's birthday while there - so incredibly thoughtful! The food was incredibly delicious and needless to say, we all slept really well our first night there on the very comfortable beds, working off our food comas. Most toiletries are included and not just a small starter pack; they are there and refilled during your stay, so you do not have to go to the store and buy bottles of shampoo, body wash, toilet paper, paper towels, etc. to last throughout your stay. The kayak and the family-sized floaties were also a big hit with the entire group...so fun! The villa is just far enough at the edge of the village that you feel like you are in your own private paradise, but close enough to get to everything in the village with a 5-10 minute golf cart ride. We were picked up right at the villa for all of our tours, had a great time on all of them, and then were dropped back off at the front door. I have to give a shout-out to our driver for all of those tours, Greg, who was just as awesome as Mark and Dean said. The people in Hopkins are incredibly kind and welcoming and you really can't go wrong picking this village (and this villa) for your stay in Belize. This was our third trip to Hopkins, but was truly our best vacation ever, anywhere, thanks to our new Belize family. Thank you Mark, Sabrina, Dean, Shelley, Brenda, Miss Juana, Josie, and Greg for the incredible experience that we will never forget! Our next trip to Belize will be planned around the availability of the Villa Rising Sun for sure!
Sam, thank you so much for the wonderful review but also for being such wonderful guests. We truly feel like we have new family with you guys and can't wait to see you next time!
Mark, Sabrina, Dean, Jose, Juana, Shelly & Brenda, and Greg
replied by the owner (7/6/2021 6:31:29 PM)