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Tranquil One Acre Estate on the Beach - Sunsets!!!

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Last updated: 12/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sandy Bay house description

Casa Cowee, a rustic recently renovated island-style home on a lush private 1 acre estate, nestled in the warm, friendly community of Sandy Bay, offers dramatic million dollar views of the Caribbean and richly varied living spaces – a spacious Main House with master bedroom with new king bed and loft with queen bed or two single bed and large covered Sunset Deck where friends meet for breakfast and evening cocktails. Casa Cowee's 200-foot dock (often enjoyed by our neighbors) and tranquil waterfront provide unlimited fishing, snorkeling (reef in front of property), swimming, diving, dolphin-watching, and the opportunity to explore the colorful marine life in the Sandy Bay/West End Marine Reserve.
We have added two new kayaks for your enjoyment and provide you with snorkelling equipment for your stay. So you can create a dream vacation package by pre-booking tours, snorkelling and fishing trips.

This unique beachfront plus rain forest property is just a short 10 min. drive to West End Village for dining, shopping and great evening entertainment. On Roatan fun is had by all residents and tourists alike.

The home is surrounded by expansive decks offering gracious outdoor living with lush tropical landscaping and exquisite sunset views. There is a charcoal BBQ on the deck.

We invite you to enjoy our family home. Come live in an island paradise – relax on your private verandah overlooking the deep blue Caribbean Sea, cooled by trade winds and surrounded by the fragrance of beautiful tropical flowers.

The romantic and private Temple Tree House has just been finished and provides water front views from two decks. One large bedroom with 8' closet. Large bath with 7' open shower. Beautiful wood floors. Kitchen with new appliances. Steps from front deck directly on the beach.




Keywords: Diving Lush private rustic romantic sunsets beach dock reef dolphins fishing island luxury kayaks snorkelling huge decks, high up off the beach, estate, gated, secure, safe, fruit trees, 60' palms, massive Le Ceiba rain forest tree, lemons, jack fruit, mango tree.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Staff

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                21 years...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

                property is elevated...moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                large private pod w\ 2 walk in closets direct access to bath...moreless

              • loft bedroom: 1 queen

                loft in main house...moreless

              • Temple Tree House: 1 queen

                This newly renovated house is rented separately at $950 wk...moreless

              • With our rooms we have upgraded our sheets to 100% Egyptian cotton and italian linen. New fluffy pillows and high quality beds. Our sheets are dried on the line. All bedrooms are large with plenty of storage and of course, excellent views. There is AC but ventilation is excellent to enjoy the breezes. new king & queen mattresses...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                Three piece in Casa Cowee...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

                in Temple Tree House Huge 7x4 foot open shower. ...moreless

              • generous shower sizes and of course hot water. We have our own wells. Towels supplied along with beach towel. ...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • spa 2 minute walk, sail boarding rentals 2 minutes, diving with the Dolphins 2 min. walk. Botanical gardens 5 min walk. Tennis 2 min. walk Local stores 2 min walk. 5 min taxi or bus to West End beach town with many bars and restaurants. Great local restaurants and delivered meals. Recompression chamber and emergency clinic 300 yards from house. Property is a one acre private estate with lush rain forest including a stunning 120' Buttress LaCeiba tree (rain forest spectacle) Several 60 ft palms and a massive mango tree just to name a few. Orchids and other caribbean species in abundance. Bird watcher's paradise. Snorkelling on the reef right of the dock. It is hard to sit still but if you want just a private hammock and a book you have that also. Main house listed here is rented separate from the Temple Tree House. We would recommend renting a car in advance and picking it up when you come in at the airport....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Television:

                    two, one in living room and 32' flat screen in master cable with US and Canadian, US and local channels. Temple Tree House can have a TV upon request. Most guests prefer the break from it. ...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    some oldies and new ones. ...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Spa
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Golf Course Front
                  • Oceanfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    in houses or on decks. Casa Cowee can entertain a party. Temple Tree House can seat 4....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Air conditioning and ceiling fans in bedrooms, ceiling fans elsewhere. Due to cost of power on $75.00 per week charge to use A/C summer winter I have never found need to use....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet:

                    stick supplied...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    cell phone supplied covered by damage deposit. Basic time included but if you use a lot you will have to spend more on minutes. $5 to $10 if high use....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Towels changed out after 3 days...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    We will do personal laundry at $15.00 per load....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Pantry Items:

                    basic spices only suggest you bring your favourites ...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    regular sized freezer / fridge in Casa Cowee. Temple tree house has full fridge freezer but smaller...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    in both houses ...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Wraparound deck and patio Casa Cowee overlooking the turquoise waters and million dollar sunsets. The Temple Tree House has a sunrise deck and sunset deck both spectacular....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    20 min drive...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    two new single kayaks for guest use on the property...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Spacious covered Sunset Deck attached to Casa Covee overlooking the Caribbean....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    This is a one acre property with large circular drive. Unbelievable fragrant flowering and fruit trees...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Weber charcoal BBQ with Casa Cowee so buy brickettes at grocery store if you like to grill...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    3 minute walk ...moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    snorkel gear provided. Also two single kayacks ...moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  New Years Week
                  Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,600
                  High Season 2
                  Jan 4 - May 1, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $212
                  $1,484 $5,400
                  Low Season 2015
                  May 2 - Oct 31, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $175
                  $1,225 $4,400
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $275
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • A/Ç surcharge for week $75
                  • Tax Rate 16%

                  Notes:

                  Both Casa Cowee which sleeps 4 and Temple Tree House which sleeps 2 can be rented at the same time for $2,100.00 a week with a 20% discount from May 1 to Oct. 31.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 12/24/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Great snorkelling and diving trips with the Octupus and Tranquil Seas dive operations just a 2 min walk down the beach. Stunning sites on the second largest coral reef in the world. There are two single kayaks and snorkelling equipment included in your rental. Some of the best bonefishing in the Caribbean is right down the beach from Casa Cowee and deep sea fishing. Our local fisherman Herbie has agreed to take care of our guests fishing trips. All you have to do is go down to our dock.

                  There are four restaurants 1-2 minutes walk down the beach and two bars and many delicious local food restaurants. Our property manager can arrange meals to be brought in. There is a full medical clinic in a one minute walk including a recompression chamber. There is a sail boarding business two minutes down the beach.

                  Casual West End a 10 minute taxi ride away is loaded with restaurants, bars and shops. West Bay is the big beach with the large resorts and condos. Great for a visit if you want to people watch, parasail or just a change from tranquil Sandy Bay.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2013

                  About: The original owners Miss Marcia and her husband were on a road trip in the 70's that took them from their Aspen home down through the rugged backroads of Central America, they discovered the lovely island of Roatan. Captivated by its lush tropical foliage on a hilly terrain and , crystal clear waters – the friendly, generous spirit of the locals – they bought a pristine property down the beach from what was then the only major dive operation on the island – Anthony's Key Resort. That’s how the history of “Casa Cowee” was written. Miss Marcia passed the property on to her family and last year I visited and fell under it's spell. I am a Canadian from southern Ontario and fell in love with the Isle of Roatan, especially warm and natural Sandy Bay. You are part of a community here not a resort. So the next chapter in the history of Casa Cowee has begun. I know you will fall under it's spell also. Now that I have spent a good portion of a year here I know that Casa Cowee is totally unique. It is so easy to meet people, not just expats but islanders. I now have two guests who are back on the island with their families for extended stays so their kids get exposure to the real world outside of the bubble most of us live in. The kids are loving it with all their new friends, being part of the island community.

                  Why Sandy Bay:
                  There is no better place on Sandy Bay proper for 180 degree vista of the breathtaking waters and reef and dolphins. You are high off the beach giving you total privacy and the deck is the most popular spot for the sunset happy hours. You also have one acre of lush property surrounding you for privacy and lots of fruit trees such as lemon, lime, bananas, coconut, jack fruit, mango etc. Sandy Bay is a large area. But Casa Cowee is located on a sleepy stretch of sand that includes Anthony's Key, Myoka Lodge, the Blue Bahia and Tranquil Seas mini dive resorts. They are just a couple of minutes walk down the beach and all have restaurants and bars. Then for that special evening The Myoka Lodge on our beach also has a stunning bar and great food for happy hours and views over their infinity pool. So no need to go further than our own little friendly community. But if there is a need to step it up a pace the West End is just a 10 min. taxi ride away. This is a dive hub along with, great restaurants, bars and night clubs. The nice thing about Roatan is that everyone on the island parties together, so a great island experience.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  What Casa Cowee is – and is not ... Casa Cowee is not a 'plug and play' unit in a gated community. It is our cherished family home, designed by a renowned local architect who was a dear friend of the original owners – and who put his passion for the island into every facet of Casa Cowee’s signature design. One of the great beauties of Roatan and the Sandy Bay location is during the 'low' season you enjoy reduced rates but are there during their flowering and fruit season. We have a multitude of fruit trees on our property you can enjoy. I found that the weather is great and the temperature the same year round. Sandy Bay is a residential area so the same action year round. Much unlike the tourist areas of West Bay and West End.


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                  Photos

                  • Approaching Casa Cowee from the Caribbean.

                    Approaching Casa Cowee from the Caribbean.

                  • Mr. Pelican is just one of the many Island sculptures on the property.

                    Mr. Pelican is just one of the many Island sculptures on the property.

                  • kitchen of Casa Cowee with new fridge, microwave, toaster oven, full stove etc.

                    kitchen of Casa Cowee with new fridge, microwave, toaster oven, full stove etc.

                  • living dining area with new down filled sofa.

                    living dining area with new down filled sofa.

                  • wake up to the sounds of exotic birds and lush flora around your master bedroom.

                    wake up to the sounds of exotic birds and lush flora around your master bedroom.

                  • the magnificent spiral staircase up to the spacious loft.

                    the magnificent spiral staircase up to the spacious loft.

                  • The Gazebo deck with it's spectacular 260 degree water view.

                    The Gazebo deck with it's spectacular 260 degree water view.

                  • Another stunning sunset from the deck.  This one in June.

                    Another stunning sunset from the deck. This one in June.

                  • View of Dolphin Lagoon from the Gazebo Deck.

                    View of Dolphin Lagoon from the Gazebo Deck.

                  • kitchen with all new appliances in Temple Tree House can be rented w/ Casa Cowee

                    kitchen with all new appliances in Temple Tree House can be rented w/ Casa Cowee

                  • Temple Tree house bedroom with sitting area to watch TV.

                    Temple Tree house bedroom with sitting area to watch TV.

                  • Dolphin fun with family, or enjoy watching from the Casa Cowee deck

                    Dolphin fun with family, or enjoy watching from the Casa Cowee deck

                  • Casa Cowee’s dramatic three-domed structure is highly visible at twilight.

                    Casa Cowee’s dramatic three-domed structure is highly visible at twilight.

                  • the new roofs and back porch of Casa Cowee with the Caribbean in the background.

                    the new roofs and back porch of Casa Cowee with the Caribbean in the background.

                  • look way up! The ceiling of the main hexagon in the living area.

                    look way up! The ceiling of the main hexagon in the living area.

                  • looking down from the loft to the living area.

                    looking down from the loft to the living area.

                  • at night you can enjoy a dinner or watching TV in the master bedroom

                    at night you can enjoy a dinner or watching TV in the master bedroom

                  • sleeping loft sitting under the eaves of the high roof. Soft sleepy breezes.

                    sleeping loft sitting under the eaves of the high roof. Soft sleepy breezes.

                  • I can not stop taking pictures of the sunsets…..

                    I can not stop taking pictures of the sunsets…..

                  • another view of the deck surrounding Casa Cowee.

                    another view of the deck surrounding Casa Cowee.

                  • VRBO 503528 Temple Tree House 1 br. romantic, private 150' from Casa Cowee.

                    VRBO 503528 Temple Tree House 1 br. romantic, private 150' from Casa Cowee.

                  • Temple Tree living area with front fully open out to the sea and sunsets!

                    Temple Tree living area with front fully open out to the sea and sunsets!

                  • New skylighted Temple Tree House spacious bath.

                    New skylighted Temple Tree House spacious bath.

                  • Our dock with a pot of gold beside it???

                    Our dock with a pot of gold beside it???

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