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Last updated: 06/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Roatan, the dolphin-shaped island 30 miles off the Caribbean coast of mainland Honduras, seems to “have it all.” Mild temperatures, crystalline blue-green waters, world-class diving and snorkeling – combined with easy air access from the U.S. and Europe – make Roatan a water-lover's paradise. Sonrisa del Sol - which means “Smile of the Sun” - is less than five minutes by boat from the world's second-longest barrier reef. While on Roatan, in addition to snorkeling and diving, you can also satisfy your desires to swim or dive with dolphins, dive with sharks, go bone-fishing or deep-water angling.

Only 2 1/2 hours from Houston, Roatan is served by non-stop flights from several airports. On your arrival, Sonrisa del Sol's representative will meet you and take you to your island home, stopping for groceries on the way if you wish. To assure availability, we can arrange various tours prior to your departure. At the end of your stay, we will transfer you back to the airport, where you will say farewell to your Caribbean Getaway until your next visit!

The Property, Sonrisa del Sol

Designed to take advantage of the almost constant trade winds, this two-story beachfront home offers louvered glass windows, cathedral ceilings on the second floor and ceiling fans throughout. The air-conditioned master bedroom is located on the second floor; it offers a queen bed, an additional futon, and a spacious en-suite bathroom. The air-conditioned second bedroom is on the ground floor; it also has air conditioning and an en-suite bathroom.

Enjoy sunning, relaxing and entertaining on the huge second-floor deck. Or laze in a hammock on the large shady deck outside the first-floor bedroom. Below, bask on the sun deck, and use the dock as access for swimming and boating. A small beach awaits your sand-loving toes.... Just a few steps and you're in the waters of the Caribbean Sea! Ready to head back to the casa? An outside shower provides a quick rinse following your salt water adventures.

Larger groups can take advantage of the attached studio apartment (subject to availability.)

A car is recommended for island travel.

NOTE: Due to the increasing cost of electricity in Roatan, all packages and rentals carry an electricity surcharge of $0.50/kwh of usage. With normal use, this can result in an additional cost of $5-$10 per day.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in master bedroom can be moved to living room if needed. , Murphy Beds (1) Queen-sized, in second bedroom, which can also be used as a study...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • A beautiful 18-hole golf course is located just 15 minutes away. Herbie's Sports Bar (10 minutes away) has good food, and there are several excellent restaurants within 15 minutes' drive....moreless


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    A small sandy beach provides water access...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Garage:

    Built in under the Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

    The (Honduran) cell-phone includes calls to the U.S. priced at local costs or lower....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking for 2 more vehicles in driveway...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In built-in garage...moreless


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    A spacious open deck great for entertaining...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Dec 1 - Jan 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$809 $3,113
Mar 20 - Apr 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$809 $3,113
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$534 $2,057
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Electricity Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included


Rates are subject to change until confirmed. An electricity charge will be added based on usage.

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Last updated: 06/16/2015
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7 Miles
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pristine Bay
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Frenchie's 44
French Caye
Nearest Beach
On property

Car: Recommended

Canopy Tours, Swim or Dive with Dolphins, Shark Dives, Whale Shark Diving and Snorkeling, Iguana and Marine Park.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2000

About: Alan and Billie began traveling extensively even before we retired several years ago. We love SCUBA and other water adventures and enjoy vacationing in beautiful places (with water!) around the world.

Why French Caye:
Having explored various possibilities around the world for a vacation home, we fell in love with Roatan - a diver's paradise, a tropical island surrounded by an azure sea, where English is prevalent and the inhabitants friendly. Our home, perched atop a bluff, overlooks a Caribbean inlet. It was the breeze and the deep, clear Caribbean water that sold us on this prime property.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
In addition to water sports, we enjoy visiting with the local islanders, expatriates and tourists from around the world. We enjoy the privacy of the location as well as the convenience of being close to dining and other activities. A major island attraction is the Iguana and Marine Park, located 100 yards from Sonrisa del Sol.

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Speaks: english

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  • Your view from Sonrisa del Sol

    Your view from Sonrisa del Sol

  • Sonrisa del Sol - looking down to the beach

    Sonrisa del Sol - looking down to the beach

  • Living Room at Sonrisa del Sol

    Living Room at Sonrisa del Sol

  • Kitchen and Dining Room

    Kitchen and Dining Room

  • Master Bathroom shower

    Master Bathroom shower

  • A Flamboyant Tree in Sonrisa del Sol's tropical garden

    A Flamboyant Tree in Sonrisa del Sol's tropical garden

  • French Caye Settlement from the water

    French Caye Settlement from the water

  • View of the sunrise from Sonrisa del Sol deck

    View of the sunrise from Sonrisa del Sol deck

  • Sonrisa del Sol

    Sonrisa del Sol

  • Sonrisa del Sol's tropical garden

    Sonrisa del Sol's tropical garden

  • A corner shelf in the Living Room

    A corner shelf in the Living Room

  • Master Bedroom and Bath

    Master Bedroom and Bath

  • The Murphy Bed in the guest suite

    The Murphy Bed in the guest suite

  • French Caye bay

    French Caye bay

  • Fantasy Island Channel

    Fantasy Island Channel

VRBO #250713

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