Bocatura Preserve Cabin 4 est une chambre double pour 2 personnes, cuisine complète et salle de bain;
Gérant immobilier / professionnel
Salle(s) de bain
Adaptée aux enfants
Perfect place for a wedding venue. Not appropriate for unrelated party people. See rental agreement.
Les réservations annulées au moins 60 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100 %.
Very peaceful! Enjoyed ourselves and also did a lot of relaxing. Watched the manatees in the river. Anthony was very helpful. We also enjoyed our time visiting with the caretakers Juan and Rose and their daughter.
My experience with our stay at the Bocatura cabins near Hopkins,Belize Nov. 4th to Nov 17th 2017
Even before we arrived at the location i asked many questions of the owner Doug Barber. He answered each and everyone plus added other pertinent advice which was most beneficial to the enjoyment of our stay. Due to unforeseen circumstances the actual cabin we had paid for became unavailable. He upgraded us to another cabin which would have been at a substantially higher cost at no increase. The cabin was well equipped and in the few instances where items we thought should be available through his onsite "property manager" remedies were forthcoming very quickly. During our stay of 2 weeks the owner was personally in the country for a few days and visited us to ensure our needs were being met and went out of his way to assist us. I would however draw to the attention of any would be person contemplating staying there to be aware that it is about 3 miles to the central area of Hopkins (where one would have to go for any grocery shopping etc.). Though two bicycles were provided the roads are atrocious and extremely difficult to travel on by bicycles.Were i to stay there again i would only do so if i had motorized transportation. This information is only provided for knowledge and in no way reflects on the care and attention given to us during our stay. Also as an example of the attention given unfortunately the onsite "caretaker" abandoned his job and left. However immediately Mr. Barber through his property manager arranged for another couple close by to "keep an eye" on us and our interaction with Israel and Elvira became a memorable part of our stay.This location has a great deal of natural beauty in a jungle like environment on the Sittee river. If one desires that and peace and tranquility it is in abundance at this location. We kayaked and fished on the river about 20 feet in front of the cabin. The river is tranquil with a slow current to the sea. For those that have not been to Belize one should not expect the the luxury amenities that they might be used to in their home countries as Belize is a very poor country. Our choice of the Hopkins area as our vacation choice was based on numerous online notations of the friendliness of the local population. This was demonstrated abundantly during our stay. We felt very safe there.Mr. Barber demonstrates those most desirable qualities that exemplify a caring and considerate host. We thank him for the assistance in adding to what will be fond memories of our stay in Hopkins/Belize.
Thanks Fred and Christine. Btw Fred is a spry 78 and made the trip to the Oasis on bicycle every other day for his smoothie and then bicycled into town for shopping and adventure. I think he knows more residents then I do.
We were robbed in Cabin 4, Cabin 2 robbed, we left early.
Sad to say, we were robbed in Cabin 4 and so were the people in Cabin 2. This is one of the few times in our years of travel and living in other countries we have to write a negative review about security and safety. Bocatura Cabins was beautiful, tranquil and an ideal out of the way place to stay. The cabin was clean, well-furnished and adequate. However, security was a major issue. We were robbed of cash within 24 hours of checking in to Cabin 4 and a week later Cabin 2 had the door kicked in and was robbed of cash. On arrival the safe locked shut after following the instructions and we were not able to open it or use it until several days later when the property manager sent out a key. We were robbed sometime the day before having the key to the lock box. We filed a police report, as did Cabin 2 and we were both told by the police and several locals they had a suspect or suspects in mind. We passed this information on to the property manager and since Cabin 2 was the 2nd robbery during our stay we checked out 2 days early. The owner did not respond to our email for several days and his response was patronizing and very disappointing. Bottom line –this is a beautiful but risky place to stay and there are many other choices.
This is a beautiful place to stay. And I did arrive in Belize to inspect the units about three days of the alleged incident. The guest exaggerates the situation. Yes, the world over can be vandalized if you do not lock up your unit. The unit shows no signs of forced entry, the keyed entry knob and dead bolt were intact and working. If the dead bolt is used the door would have to been kicked down to gain entry. When I inspected the the unit the safe was operational. And there are security bars on the windows. There is no indication this unit was entered. Units should always be secured when you leave.
Look at my VRBO response rate and you see i respond with 24 hours. But will not engage in war of words over the internet.
We are in a beautiful rural setting along the Sittee River. We have several repeat long term guests who find Bocatura to be a peaceful retreat. Please read the other reviews.
A great experience!
My wife and I had a great 5 days at the Bocatura Banks. The location is private, quiet, well maintained and right on the river. It's important that you understand that the Banks isn't a "resort" where people will cater to your desire for a Mojito, it's a beautiful "fishing camp" and a perfect location from which to explore the rest of Belize and get a feel for what it might be like to live in that remarkable country. Our cabin was comfortable, if rustic, and had everything we needed. Maybe a bit hotter water for the shower would have made my wife happier, but otherwise we found it perfectly fit our needs. Because we had other business I never got to fish the river but the amount of splashing, jumping, swirling and general fishy activity made it clear there would be more than enough action for any fisherman. We awoke every morning to keel-billed toucans and green parrots zipping back and forth through the trees and occasionally coatimundi roaming the property, and at night sat on the deck and watched the stars. Our first night we were surprised by a huge tapir standing in the parking area for our cabin. It was quite a thrill. I would most certainly recommend Bocatura Banks to anyone who wants an experience that isn't a hotel, chi-chi resort type of place. It was amazing.
Great place, great location
I really loved this cabin. It is out of the way of the city enough but not too far away. I made the mistake of only choosing to stay one night and really wish I had more time here. Doug was very helpful with all of my questions and needs. It was very close to the river, in fact it's in the front yard. We really loved using the kayaks and going up and down the river. Wish we had more time to go further. Went to Barricuda bar and grill for dinner and had some very amazing seafood and great drinks. The owners were nice to talk with as well. I highly recommend it. The cabin had everything we could ever need. We definitely felt spoiled. Was very thankful for the sun room. It was very peaceful to sit in at night and listen and breathe in the fresh air. Thanks Doug!
Birder's paradise. Eco Lodge like setting and rustic comfort.
Well maintained, comfortable stocked with everything you need!
The owner is super responsive to any questions, sends out great local information as your dates get closer. One day we saw 17!!!! toucans playing in the yard.