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Compass Rose Guest House - Belize

Compass Rose Guest House - Belize


Property Details

Updated: Dec 8, 2014
House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Let The Adventurer Out - Explore Belize

The Compass Rose Guest House sits directly on the shore of the

western Caribbean Sea at Sittee Point, Stann Creek District, between

the lovely Garifuna fishing village of Hopkins and the exotic Sittee

River. With the Compass Rose located half way down the coast line of

Belize, a day trip in most any direction will take you to the most

popular tourist attractions in Belize.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards

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December 8, 2014

9 Reviews

Compass Rose Guest House - Belize
-+001 4252993334
Hopkins Belize
Cataula, Georgia


  • 5 of 5
Upon arriving at the Compass Rose Guest House, we knew we had chosen the right place to stay on our first visit to Belize. Exceptionally clean, very well appointed and centrally located for the day tours we had chosen to experience. The "survival guide" was much appreciated and referred to on more than one occasion. We enjoyed sitting on the observation deck watching the sun rise, marine life and resident birds performing their morning rituals. The hammock on the back deck was my go to place in the evenings!
Gayle was so kind to share her knowledge of the country with me during a phone conversation even before securing my reservation. She was very prompt with emails leading up to our arrival. I highly recommend the CRGH for your stay in Hopkins.
I must add , the people of Hopkins are among the friendliest in the world! We enjoyed great conversations and outstanding meals. Already looking forward to a return visit.
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your kind words. The team at the Compass Rose work hard to ensure every guest has a comfortable stay. We want all guest to make themselves right at home when they stay at the Compass Rose. We are pleased that the Compass Rose will be amongst the memories you take back home from Belize.
Compass Rose Guest House - Belize
-+001 4252993334
Hopkins Belize
Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

Perfect Beach Retreat

  • 5 of 5
I came to Hopkins after 3 weeks in a small village outside of Belize City. The Compass Rose Guest House was more than I could have hoped for. Gayle and Jack are exceptional 'hosts'. As others have written, it really is a treat to encounter their 'welcome package' after a long day of travel. The cabana or cottage is perfectly appointed for comfort and enjoyment. I've never seen such a well stocked kitchen with all the essentials for cooking in. That blender is the best for making a heavenly tropical smoothie. Boy, can it grind ice. The wildlife viewing deck is another treasure. Do heed Gayle's and Jack's advice about insects! Either lather on the repellent or put on long sleeves and pants. Doctor flies are vicious and I was one of the people who have a wicked reaction that can last for days. The available bike is a Godsend, though I would never recommend putting either eggs or Belikin in the basket if you are riding back to the guesthouse from the village, unless you want egg soup and/or exploding Belikin bottles. Plan your outings/tours carefully; try to avoid buyer's remorse There are many options and prices/enjoyment will vary. Mirko is the onsite (Hopkin's) manager; he is very courteous and helpful to the guests. I would not hesitate to recommend this great rental! One day, I hope to get back there.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your stay was at the Compass Rose. It is always a thrill to get positive feedback after a stay. We have worked hard as a team to provide comfortable accommodations. Jack & I are travelers ourselves & we have tried to combine what we would expect & more when we rent a vacation home within the Compass Rose for the guest convenience. Oh yes, I have learnt the hard way about eggs & bicycles. Only one way to cook them, scrambled. Thank you once again & we know we have done our jobs 110% effectively when we get a good review. Happy Travels....Gayle & Jack Kosydar & the Team at the Compass Rose Guest House-Belize
Compass Rose Guest House - Belize
-+001 4252993334
Hopkins Belize
St. Johnsbury, VT USA

A great experience

  • 5 of 5
Our first trip to Belize was incredible. Hopkins and the Compass Rose turned out to be the ideal place for us to unwind and adjust to a completely different lifestyle. The owner's correspondence leading up to our stay was prompt, organized and very helpful. While in Belize, the property manager's thoughtful service and attention was truly outstanding. Overall, a great experience.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The team at the Compass Rose is always thrilled to hear such positive comments. Thank You! Our team at the Compass Rose have one goal & that is that to provide the best vacation accommodation for our guest & that they take home positive memories of their stay at the Compass Rose Guest House~Belize. Thank you once again for your kind words. Gayle & Jack Kosydar & the CRGH Team
Compass Rose Guest House - Belize
-+001 4252993334
Hopkins Belize

Two weeks of perfection

  • 5 of 5
When planning our vacation, we wanted a quiet, oceanfront home. CRGH had all the comforts of home;it is well furnished and clean. Loved the look of the ceiling. We were surrounded by nature, but only a few miles from the village. Very pleased with the wildlife sightings;dolphins, barracudas, manatee, pelicans, herons, hawk and more.
We throughly enjoyed Bonnell's sunset river and lagoon trip and Bocawina Falls. We discovered Don Lee's grocery store on the south end of the village had the best selection and prices. Tina's and Sittee River Marina were favorite places to eat.
Owners were helpful and friendly when I contacted them with questions. I had mentioned that I was hoping to find a great tamale during the vacation. Suggestions were sent to me. Shortly after our arrival at CRGH, tamales were delivered,
We found that the Hopkins Rd. Is being greatly improved this year and was not as bad as we anticipated.
Our stay in Belize was everything we had hoped and would recommend this to all who are looking to kick back and enjoy nature.
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the most positive review of the Compass Rose. We always get a thrill when we read that our guest had such a fabulous vacation. We work hard as a team to provide a comfortable home base for your Belize experience. Thank you once again & look forward to your return visit. Gayle & Jack Kosydar & the Team at the Compass Rose Guest House~Belize.
Compass Rose Guest House - Belize
-+001 4252993334
Hopkins Belize


  • 5 of 5
WOW!!!! We had a great time. The pictures of the Compass Rose on VRBO don't do it justice, you just have to be there.The view, the home, the peaceful sounds of the ocean,, priceless! Mirko was so helpful and a great asset to Hopkin's. This was our 2nd trip to the wonderful village of Hopkins and everything was perfect right down to the ice cold Belikin's and Belizean Rum waiting for us when we walked in the door. Thank you Gayle and Jack for letting us stay at you little piece of heaven!
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We love hearing that our guest at the Compass Rose had a good vacation & found the accommodations outstanding. Thank you for your most welcome review. We are happy to a part of the wonderful memories you have taken home from your vacation in Belize. Namaste' Gayle & Jack
Compass Rose Guest House - Belize
-+001 4252993334
Hopkins Belize


  • 4 of 5
House is as described great for two people. ocean is calm waves of 6" we didn't see many animals some lizards lots of birds. Insects, only the no see ums a couple hours a day there is almost always a nice breeze off the water, as long as there is a breeze there are nun of the no see ums. The road is dirt and many many pot holes no street lights tuff to get home on a bike after dark. The people are very nice Mirko arranged some trips for us he was great he checked in every couple days to make sure everything was going okay.
the weather was great. There are some good restaurants in and around Hopkins. We had a great time very quiet relaxing.
  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you John for your positive feedback. Yes, that road has been the main topic of conversation since we first came to Belize in 1999. It is all part of experiencing Belize. Our goal is to create a nice environment for your guest to kick back & enjoy after a day navigating those roads. Thank you once again for choosing the Compass Rose as your home away from home. Gayle & Jack Kosydar


Activity and Interests

A 30 minute boat ride will take you out to the largest barrier reef

in the western hemisphere and over 400 pristine cayes. The scuba

diving is magnificent and rated in the top dive areas of the world,

as is the snorkeling, or just enjoy a refreshing dip in the warm

blue waters of the Caribbean. On the mainland explore Mayan Ruins,

take a hike in one of the jungle preserves, swim in the blue hole,

go caving, bird watching, grab your camera and chase a butterfly,

fish out front of the Compass Rose or just kick back in a hammock

and relax.


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Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates *** 1- 4 people only ***
Minimum Weekly 7 night Rental
Reservation Policy:
50% deposit is due at the time of booking.
The balance is due in full 45 days prior to arrival date.
If a booking is made 45 days or less prior to arrival, then full payment is due upon booking.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Policy:
A full refund will be granted if cancellation is received 60 days or more p


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1


  • The Compass Rose Guest House an open plan living cabin that is perfect for two people but can accommodate four. Japanese Shoji screens divide the cabin for privacy. Modern amenities include; highspeed wireless internet, queen bed, full futon, air conditioning, ceiling fans, fully loaded kitchen w/microwave, fridge & range, bath w/ hot water shower. Fully stocked linens & towels. Large wrap around veranda with a never ending view of the western Caribbean & cayes plus a 14'x16' wildlife viewing platform out over the water. Take your shoes off, kick back with your feet up on the railing, gaze out over the sea while letting the trade winds clear your mind. Now let your adventure begin. Take A Break From The World As You Know It - Welcome To Belize Anyone interested in purchasing the Compass Rose Guest House-Belize please contact owner.
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