Blue Bayou Beach House [#22474] | View Property
House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 1-3)
From $75nt - $450/wk
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Beach House Bliss
Beach House Bliss
We stayed at the beach house for a week and it was all we had hoped for and more. From the beginning, the owners were easy to contact, very informative and helpful to make sure our stay was perfect. This property suited all that we were looking for. Easy access to coral reefs, for diving or snorkeling, right off our own dock, ample power allowance and stocked with fresh water upon arrival. It is also a quiet retreat for peaceful evenings, just a short walk from Utila Town. The view over the water towards town and across the straight to the mainland, mountains was gorgeous and as simple as opening your blinds from bed. The property manager Mike was there every day to make sure things ran smoothly. KUDOS TO YOU MIKE!!! The beach house has a rustic charm that is comfortable and homey, while also being extremely affordable. We used the AC only 2 nights because the breezes at this location kept the house comfortable for sleeping with just a fan. This house enabled us to have a true island vacation. Our only regret... we didn't stay longer, but we will definitely be going back again. Thanks again to Ed and Deanna, Mike and all the natives that helped make this a special place we will enjoy again!
- Guest Todd & Patti (florida)
- Date of stay 10/13/13
- Review Submitted 11/05/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
a bit of paradise
a bit of paradise
Spent a wonderful month in paradise. It was exactly what we wanted, a quiet place to get away with a beautiful sunrise every morning. We spent many hours on the porch swing. The snorkeling was amazing right in front of our cabin. The weather was just what an island oasis should be. Owner and caretakers were so helpful in acclimating us to the island. We had fun exploring the island and visiting the many restaurants. The islanders are so friendly. Can't wait to go back.
- Guest j and j (Oshkosh Nebraska USA)
- Date of stay 02/01/12
- Review Submitted 03/17/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway.
My husband, myself our daughter & her fiancés stayed in two of the beach houses and loved it. The view was wonderful. The diving and snorkeling 20 feet from our door was the best we have had yet. The people on the island were friendly and helpful, and Javier the caretaker was alway there when we needed him. The location of the cabins just outside the town was perfect.. the walk was beautiful and the quiet nights much appriciated. If you want a break for your busy life I would suggest the blue bayou beach houses. Thanks
- Guest susan peterson1 (-)
- Date of stay 04/06/07
- Review Submitted 04/06/07
This was a wonderful place! We (2 children and 3 adults visited in March 2006. We took all three accommodations. Right out our front door we enjoyed snorkelling, kayaking, swimming. The swing is great for lazying about with a cool drink in hand. The only negative would be the sand fleas, be sure to put lots of insect repellent on. Javier, the caretaker kids speak perfect English and are a delight. We loved having them come over but if you are looking for privacy they will respect that. The cottages are well equiped and beds comfortable. Usually we didn't need the air conditioners. Since we got up real early I used my AC to cool things off a bit as well as to drowned out the pumped up music from the various restaurants in town. Things would quieten down around MN or before then I could turn off the air conditioner and enjoy the nice ocean air. Town is about a 20 to 25min.walk. You can rent a bike from Javier or a motorized vehicle in town. If resorts aren't your thing this is the island to go to and the place to stay. I would love to go back there every winter if I could.
- Guest ruth5 (Victoria BC)
- Date of stay 03/27/06
- Review Submitted 03/26/06
Owner response: Dear Ruth, I'm so happy you like the place! It's not for everyone, but we are so pleased for you and your family! We hope you will come back some time, we will be waiting, Carrell & Marty
I loved the beach house. The breezes kept the bugs at bay and I didn't have to use the air conditioner. Great snorkeling was right out front! I loved siting on the swing in the morning and evenings...caught up on some much needed rest and relaxation. I rented the owners scooter as it is about a mile to town and I'm not so young and in shape anymore. I tried to rent a 4 wheeler in town but they would not rent over night to anyone. You can rent bicycles in town..and keep them overnight. The expansive deck was wonderful for sunbathing or a nice outdoor meal on the picnic table. We took the motor-raft thru the mangroves and it was lovely. Thank you Carrell for a wonderful time in Utila! (did you find my camera battery charger?) I am so glad I got to meet you and your husband.
- Guest Melody Elliott (Sacramento, CA)
- Date of stay 07/12/04
- Review Submitted 07/11/04
Carrel and Marty A delayed thank you for wonderful hospitality during out stay at the bungalo. From our arrival and pick up at the airport to our departure we couldn't have aske for better hosts or accomadations. The use of the Zodiac was very much appreciated as we were able to explore your beautiful island on our own. Thanks for all the great island info during our stay, from eateries to dive operators to wine selection. We had a great time and hope to make our way back some day.
- Guest Tim & Diane Chennette (Campbellford, Ontario)
- Date of stay 03/27/04
- Review Submitted 03/27/04
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This is an e-mail received from Jo during her stay in Utila. She gave permission to let me post this! Carrell Hi Carrell, Sorry it's taken so long for me to tell you how great your place is. I thought I'd be able to log on to my home e-mail and then access my e-mail address book, and somehow I hadn't set up my computer to do that from afar. So I got your addresses from Heather this monrning. Your place is great. Heather met us at the ferry on Sunday morning and offered us a tour of the town, which we declined because we were pooped. We were also amazed at the stock of food in the cottage!! Of course, we'll replace what we use, but it was so great to find staples and common items like sugar, coffee, soup, crackers etc. As well, the scooter is wonderful. When Allan was a teenageer he had a big motorbike, and guys who drove scooters were considered a bit 'woosy'. Well, 35 years later, he loves it. We've motored out to the end of the new runway, also to the beach at the side of the old runway. We haven't explored anywhere in the kayaks. I'm looking forward to going through the canal/chanel to the other side. I'd imagine we'd need to be slathered in bug spray? Allan took part of his scuba course in Calgary, and he's doing a checkout this morning, and then two of his open water dives this afternoon. He knew that it would be less expensive here, but didn't want to feel rushed if trying to keep up with bright and quick young things. Anyway, that's all for now. Your place is great and we are super-happy. The timing couldn't have been better: the weather in Ca;gary was -20c the day we laft, and my contract was up on my job, so I was at a loose end. Now of course I just try to wangle a way to STAY here!!Like everyone else I imagine. All the best, Jo and Allan
- Guest Jo and Allan Shaw
- Date of stay 11/02/03
- Review Submitted 11/01/03
It is a dream vacation to stay in this wonderful beach bungalow on Utila. Me and my two small children stayed in a charming beach home for six weeks in Honduras. Utila is a small island with a charming fishing town and great diving and snorkeling. The ocean is just right off the front steps of this charming bungalow. We had fans, kichenette and 24 hour power. We had a great time and this is for anyone who wants to just get away.
- Guest Heather Pettigrew (Dayton, NV)
- Date of stay 08/23/03
- Review Submitted 08/23/03
Our stay at the Bodega Bungalow was just perfect. 15 minute bike ride from the centre, we could choose to go into town any time and enjoy the restaurants, bars and people, or we could choose to stay close to the bungalow and enjoy the beach and more quiet times. The owners are extremely nice and helpful people as are the taker and his entire family. We had a blast! Nathalie and Carlos in Guatamala City
- Guest Nathalie and Carlos (Guatemala)
- Date of stay 08/22/03
- Review Submitted 08/22/03
We stayed in the Bodgea Apartment for 10 days and just loved it. Jest steps away from the blue cribbean water. Nicely furnished and they have a great care taker. We went snorkeling, sailing in the ocean and kayaking in the lagoon wihich is accessible from the rear of the property. We walked or rode bikes the short distance into town. Where the food was great and the people friendly. We will definitly stay there again. Oh ya the diving is to die for.
- Guest Diann Babel (Sparks, NV USA)
- Date of stay 08/22/03
- Review Submitted 08/21/03
Date: 2003/05/20 To: carrellebert Subject: Our Stay Hey Carrell - we have our pictures back and thought I'd just catch up this way - the kids were great who live behind your bungalow - they played with our kids and some pictures are below. One day someone wanted to rent a kayak, Javier wasn't around - I put the money under the candle on your etage - - We ended up diving with Utila Dive Center, had a great time, spotted a seahorse. We took the kids snorkeling off the Coco View Beach Hotel dock (the one under construction down from your bungalow) - wonderful snorkeling! Had TWO nights of eating the curry from the Gelateria - and ice cream EVERY day from there! RJ's barbeque one night, dinner at Mango Inn one night, drinks at the TreeTanic - that guy is very creative! The last day there we took a boat over to Water Cay and spent the day there - great. We had a grand time - thank you - thank you!
- Guest Karen and Mark1 (-)
- Date of stay 08/21/03
- Review Submitted 08/21/03
We just returned from a week at the bungalow with our two small children, 4 and 6. It was great! The bungalow was extremely comfortable and perfect - right on the water, the champa was fun with a hammock - the kids pretended it was their treehouse - we went scuba diving with the Utila Dive Center - very convenient - only a 5 minute scooter ride - the snorkeling was wonderful right from the bungalow's dock, the weather was perfect, a gentle breeze the entire time. We'd definitely come back!
- Guest Mark and Karen (Salt Lake City, UT)
- Date of stay 06/05/03
- Review Submitted 06/05/03