Thursday, May 16, 2013

All Seasons Guesthouse


Located south of the main junction in Hopkins, a few blocks past the end of the paved road, stands a hot pink bougainvillea-laden trellis welcoming you to All Seasons Guesthouse. Just past the white picket fence lies a well-manicured tropical garden complete with intimate sitting areas in an immaculately kept space. The 2 story guesthouse is tropically inviting with thatch covered porches and patios and wisteria covered trellises.



After leaving Germany (twice) and chancing it in CuraƧao, Ingrid found herself seeking warmth and an English speaking country. The shores of the Caribbean Sea in little Hopkins, Belize beckoned her. Gazing at property that was purely bush, her idea to create a space where family and friends would come and enjoy the warm weather too, began to take shape. Little by little she expanded the property and with her combined business sense and imagination she has created what is now All Seasons Guesthouse. Today, 12 years later, stands a thriving and expanding business poised and ready for her guests!


All Seasons Guesthouse offers a stress-free solution to your vacation accommodation needs. 

The guesthouse offers 4 theme decorated rooms downstairs: Orchid Room, Butterfly Room, Jungle Room and Bamboo Room. All guesthouse rooms have a/c!!! fridge, coffeemaker, fan and private bath (with hot water).


Orchid Room
Bamboo Room
Butterfly Room
Jungle Room


Immediately next door to the guesthouse are two, 2 bedroom cabanas-both with seating areas and full kitchen. They are named for Stann Creek District's Nature Reserves: Bocawina and Mayflower. A 3rd cabana, Blue Hole, will be built in 2013-it will have 1 bedroom and a kitchen.


Bocawina (yellow) and Mayflower (green)

Livingroom and 1st Bedroom (Bocawina)

Dining area and kitchen (Bocawina)

2nd Bedroom (Bocawina)

If you prefer to have the option of preparing your own meals and waking to the sound of the Caribbean Sea every morning, you may choose from the beachfront apartments or offsite cabanas. Some of the offsite properties are privately owned but managed by All Seasons Guesthouse.

Almond, Beya and Cocoplum are the beachfront apartments. Almond and Beya are both upstairs, 1 bedroom (2 Queen beds) with apartment sized fridge, 1 burner, and microwave. 


Almond Apartment

View of Private Beach from Almond's balcony

Cocoplum can be either 1 or 2 bedroom, 1 or 2 bath, full kitchen, dining and living room areas-sleeps 9.


Cocoplum kitchen and dining area
Livingroom
2nd bedroom (can be locked out)
Main bedroom

The offsite cabanas are Sittee Point, Hibiscus and Buttonwood Beach House (the tallest structure in Hopkins), offering 4 separate suite configurations.

We chose the Sittee Point cabana, it's 2 miles south of the village--so a vehicle is definitely needed. But to have the sea immediately outside your door and an almost constant breeze...we could not have chosen a better location!



Sittee Cabana, beachside view



You might want to consider having your wedding on the beach!


Bridal Path

Ceremony Arch

Bridal Bouquet

Apartment Decorations

Honeymoon Suite

From reception to housekeeping, the staff is extremely helpful, friendly and welcoming. Much of the staff speaks German, Dutch as well as English! For those wishing to explore the village, bicycles are free and at your disposal. The districtwide activities that are offered from the guesthouse are limited only by your imagination and amount of time you have to spend in Stann Creek, Belize!


Emmie and Ingrid
Emmie is Ingrid's shadow and property protect-ress. She is always by Ingrid's side and is the friendliest tri-lingual cocker spaniel we've ever met!



When you visit Hopkins, stay with Ingrid! 
www.allseasonsbelize.com


It is with profound sadness that I must write this addendum. 
Ingrid and Emmie were involved in a single-car fatal accident, October 16, 2013.
She will be sorely missed.
RIP Ingrid.


3 comments:

  1. Hi Babs, Love this place and the charming, informative pictures.

    I just want to tell you how great it is that you have shared with NICH your pictures of the Mayan ruins being restored.

    I am seeing your pictures pop up on their Facebook page...and they are giving you credit. That is so awesome!

    I look forward to your posts.

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    1. Thanks Mother Nature! Hopkins is a very nice place to stay. I'm glad you're enjoying the NICH photos--we tried to document as much as we could, and our luck we had already left the area when they found the tomb initially, but just went back last week to "check" on the progress--it's amazing what they have accomplished in such a short time.

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  2. Hi Babs,
    would you be kind enough to supply me with an email that i can contact you on privately

    many thanks

    Shaun Entwistle

    shaun.entwistle@tiscali.co.uk

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