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Beach Front House, Dock with Swim Platform, Paddleboards, Kayaks, & Shuffleboard

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Immaculate beach & grounds, looked after by Yoni, the house caretaker/gardener.

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Last updated: 08/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Roatan, in the Bay Islands of Honduras, is one of the best kept secret of Central America and the Caribbean. It is like stepping back in time. Please view our new video of the island and the house. Our property is professionally managed by Ruth and Brad of Island House Roatan.

Our house has two bedrooms upstairs, each with a king bed. Also on the upper level are the living, kitchen and dining rooms and one bathroom. This upper level has central AC. There are two additional bedrooms downstairs; one with a king bed, the second with two singles and a bathroom which joins these two lower level bedrooms. Both of these bedrooms have their own AC. We have two foam pads available for children.

If four bedrooms is not enough for your group, there is a separate private apartment on the property that will sleep four to six (two queen beds and a new queen sleeper) and there are two separate AC units in this apartment (one in the bedroom and one in the living room, which are separated by French doors).

We have an outdoor kitchen & beach bar in front of the house with a Napoleon Grill which has a searing station, double rotisserie and wood smoking tray. There is also a full size fridge with ice maker at the beach bar and a Margaritaville blender to whip up those frosty drinks.

A biodegradable and pet friendly mosquito/sand flea misting system has been installed and is working with excellent results. We also utilize a solar array for our hot water needs and for our ceiling fans on the outside deck.

The yard has banana, mango, almond, coconut, noni and various other local fruit trees. Emerald Hummingbirds (which are endangered) hang out quite frequently at the many Hibiscus plants we have and are not camera shy. On morning walks down the beach we have observed pelicans, sand pipers, gray hawks, golden fronted woodpeckers, yellow crowned night herons, cattle egrets, scarlet macaws and the mourning doves will wake you with their gentle call. As the sun is setting, watch for the tree top parade of black birds going to roost in West Bay. The birding possibilities here in Roatan are world class.

We have added two new paddleboards and we have two, 2 person open ocean kayaks with back supports for you to use. Also new in 2015 is a 12 foot long outdoor shuffleboard, for those night time tournaments.

On dive days, we have the dive charter pick us up at our dock and we usually do two dives in the morning, decompress in town and then get ready for our afternoon dive. The night diving is especially fun, since they are shallow dives. Local charter companies will schedule a pick up at our dock for any diving, fishing or island adventure excursions you may have.

Yoni, our full time caretaker, speaks some English but his first language is Spanish. Living on site with his wife and two children, he maintains the premises and grounds and provides night time security, making sure everybody is safe and sound. He's always helpful if you are ever in need of anything.

Our neighbours, who live full-time in Roatan, are fluent in both English and Spanish. They provide security and stability in our neighbourhood and are always willing to help our guests. They can also provide fishing charters and are quite knowledgeable about all the activities on the island. However, our Property Managers do provide free concierge services, which are listed below.

The Mesoamerican barrier reef (the worlds second largest barrier reef) is 400 yards from the end of our dock. We love to snorkel to the reef early in the morning, before the waters are busy with taxis. If the swim seems daunting, paddle out on a kayak to enjoy the reef. The translucant turquoise water has an average temperture of 80 F / 27 C. The fishing is excellent for Mahi-Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Barracuda, Sailfish, Sea Bass, Grouper, Red Snapper and Wahoo, which are abundant in these waters.

Our house is situated approximately half way between West Bay and West End. The short walk to West Bay takes you to one of the worlds most beautiful beaches. The walk is about 1 mile (3246 steps) and takes you along the beach towards Gumbalimba Park, over a metal bridge, through Las Rocas Resort and finally to the beautiful West Bay Beach. Do not miss snorkelling from the furthest point along on the beach, it is wonderful for those new snorkelers with the reef being at the waters edge. If you're lucky, you may spot a black iguana sunning itself on the rocks. On the walk to West End there are some rock outcroppings that you will have to maneuver over, or if the tide is out you can walk around them in shallow water. West End has the wonderful Half Moon Bay as well as fantastic restaurants and gift shops. However, if walking isn't for you, just stand on the end of our dock and flag down a water taxi going in the your direction.

If you go into town in the evening for dinner or night-life, there are always cabs available to take you home (the four wheeled kind).

Although we do have a dock, it is not a private dock. In fact no dock on the island is private. You may find that locals will use it to have a break on their walk between West End and West Bay or to flag down a water taxi. They never stay long and are always very friendly.

If you are not renting a car, the property managers can arrange your ride from/to the airport (which is recommended). At the time you make these arrangements they will let you know the cost. Otherwise, there are always taxis waiting at the airport and you can negotiate you own fare. If you do decide to rent a vehicle, it is recommended that you rent a 4 wheel drive vehicle, due to the road being in poor condition during the rainy season. Remember there are no house numbers of street names on the island, so at times the taxis will need some directions to the house.

Our large local grocery stores are going green - they've recently stopped using plastic bags. We recommend you bring some re-usable shopping bags with you and stop for provisions on your way from the airport. The house is stocked with some basic items.

Please come and visit us in Roatan, Honduras. Make Sunset House your home away from home on your next travel adventure!

Island House Roatan Vacation Rentals offer free concierge services to our guests. Listed below are a few of the activities here on the island, they are happy to help:
Scuba Diving & Scuba Certification
Snorkeling or Glass bottom boat
Underwater Photography Course
Fishing & Fishing Charters
Day trip to Cayos Cochinos (Hog Islands) or Sailing/boat charters & Hobie Cat rental
Submarine ride
Paddle boarding
Mangrove tunnel tour by boat
Island tour road trip (which can include any of the activities shown here)
Arboretum tour (tropical conservatory, plants, bird watching, nature trails)
Botanical gardens and hiking trail
Mayan Eden (butterfly farm, indigenous animals, hiking trail)
Canopy tour/zip line & Arch's Iguana Farm
Helping or visiting a non-profit, bringing donations or supplies
East End beaches (stretches of undeveloped beaches, restaurant, amenities & Garifuna viliage's)
Spa/Wellness, Massage Therapist-private visit to your house, Yoga (private instructor available)
Chef Blackie cooking at your house
Horseback riding & Golf


*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Published rates are for the Upper Level 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom (main floor). Additional bedrooms can be added for an additional charge. Please scroll to the 'notes' beneath the rate chart to view the costs of differing options.

Keywords: Private house, Beach front, dock, ocean view

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Ask for more details, ground floor only....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 8-14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    upstairs in main house...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    upstairs in main house...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    downstairs in main house...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    downstairs in main house...moreless

  • Detached Unit: 2 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    upstairs back apartment...moreless

  • Main House - King Beds (3), Twin/Single Beds (2), Detached Unit - Queen Beds (2), new queen size sofa sleeper ....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 5 (back apartment): toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4 : outdoor shower

    with hot water...moreless

  • Bathroom 2 (main house-downstairs): toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1 (main house-up stairs): toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • solar hot water system

Other Amenities

  • There are four water hammocks and one ocean lounger (which will hold 300 pounds) - all great for floating around in the water and a new shuffleboard....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    There is a blu-ray / dvd / usb player....moreless

  • Game Room:

    shuffleboard, horseshoes, ...moreless

  • Games:

    loads of board games and shuffleboard...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    local cable company half Spanish half English...moreless

  • Stereo

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    Wake up and open your door to the beach, just a few steps away....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    We have numerous tables and picnic tables for our guests...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Located in the upstairs main house...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality cotton sheets and waffle weave spa towels. Also beach towels are provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    ATT I-Phone works well or any android smart phone....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Local cell phone is provided....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Located in the upstairs main house ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    talk to manager...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    local caterers available...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart Grind and Brew coffee maker (automatically grinds beans)...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All new pots and pans....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    provided...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Including a blender, microwave, & digital toaster ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    spices, salt, pepper....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Has 2 hammocks, 2 rocking chairs and a dining table which seats 4....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a deck from the upper level as well as the lower level. Plus a new beach bar/outdoor kitchen....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two ocean kayaks, which seats 2 people, 2 paddlebaords...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Located on the ocean. There is a swimming platform and hammock....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Aug 14 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
$400
$2,505

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $358 Nightly

Holiday
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $500 Nightly

High Season 2016
Jan 4 - Mar 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$450
$2,755

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $394 Nightly

Easter 2016
Mar 19 - Mar 27, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $500 Nightly

High Season 2016
Mar 28 - Apr 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$450
$2,755

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $394 Nightly

Low Season 2016
May 1 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay
$400
$2,505

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $358 Nightly

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$450
$2,755

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $394 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 19%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Mid-week maid service is included for weekly rentals.

There is a security deposit due at check-in of $500.

Please contact us for accurate rate quotes and availability.

50% payment to confirm reservation, bal due 45 days prior to arrival

Published rates are for main house Upper level 2 bdrm, 1 bath.

Rental Rates for additional rooms:

As 3 bedroom 2 bathroom additional $245/week on top of published rates

As 4 bedroom 2 bathroom additional $490/week on top of published rates

Add the guest house to any option for an extra $840/week year round or $1000/week Holidays


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Last updated: 08/03/2015
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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport (RTB)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
los rocas & barefoot
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Safe Way Maritime transportation
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
los rocas & barefoot
600 Metres
Nearest Beach
West Bay

Car: Recommended

We have two 3-man open ocean kayaks for use with comforable back supports.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2008

About: Purchased in 2008, I love Roatan! The first time I walked through the door I knew I was home. Gail and I have put our own special touches into this house and we both hope all who stay here enjoy themselves. I love to scuba dive and sail and this area is the best in the world for those activities

Why West End:
The diving, snorkeling & fishing are fantastic. The local people are so friendly. The fish and lobster are always fresh and the morning walks on the beach are one of my favourite things to do.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The swimming, snorkeling and sailing are the best there is! The dock has a palapa to sit under to get out of the sun (with a hammock which hangs partially over the water). If you like the sun, there is a large swimming platform which is a great place to get a tan or to cannonball from (to splash all those tanning bodies). Or just relax on one of our water loungers. Don't forget to take the portable speaker with you to enjoy some music while on the dock. Fresh drinks are only a few steps away at the new beach bar.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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Photos

  • Immaculate beach & grounds, looked after by Yoni, the house caretaker/gardener.

    Immaculate beach & grounds, looked after by Yoni, the house caretaker/gardener.

  • The beach bar is connected to the  main house by a wooden walkway.

    The beach bar is connected to the main house by a wooden walkway.

  • Kick back on the dock palapa. Swing in a hammock by the gentle lapping Caribbean, take your morning coffee and dangle your toes in the water off the sun deck/swim platform.

    Kick back on the dock palapa. Swing in a hammock by the gentle lapping Caribbean, take your morning coffee and dangle your toes in the water off the sun deck/swim platform.

  • Sunset House dock & swim platform.

    Sunset House dock & swim platform.

  • View from the upper floor deck onto the beach garden.

    View from the upper floor deck onto the beach garden.

  • Open plan living area with dining for six, large sofa and central A/C

    Open plan living area with dining for six, large sofa and central A/C

  • Upstairs king bedroom.

    Upstairs king bedroom.

  • Upstairs bathroom.

    Upstairs bathroom.

  • Downstairs twin bedroom.

    Downstairs twin bedroom.

  • Tortuga kitchen.

    Tortuga kitchen.

  • Tortuga bedroom with two queen beds.

    Tortuga bedroom with two queen beds.

  • Floats, water hammocks, life vests, some fins & masks,  badminton set, yoga mats..... give them a try

    Floats, water hammocks, life vests, some fins & masks, badminton set, yoga mats..... give them a try

  • A view of the house and dock with swim platform.

    A view of the house and dock with swim platform.

  • Belly up in style. The beach bar has a Napoleon grill & Margaritaville blender.

    Belly up in style. The beach bar has a Napoleon grill & Margaritaville blender.

  • Admire the wonder of a sunset while sitting under the palapa sipping a cocktail.

    Admire the wonder of a sunset while sitting under the palapa sipping a cocktail.

  • One of the water hammocks - so comfy with a cocktail in hand!

    One of the water hammocks - so comfy with a cocktail in hand!

  • Plentiful hammocks and quiet corners at Sunset House. Large curtains can shade the deck from the sun.

    Plentiful hammocks and quiet corners at Sunset House. Large curtains can shade the deck from the sun.

  • The living area also enjoys views of the ocean through large windows.

    The living area also enjoys views of the ocean through large windows.

  • Upstairs king bedroom.

    Upstairs king bedroom.

  • Downstairs king bedroom.

    Downstairs king bedroom.

  • Private deck of the guest house 'Tortuga' surrounded by mango trees and coconut palms.

    Private deck of the guest house 'Tortuga' surrounded by mango trees and coconut palms.

  • Tortuga living room with cable tv.

    Tortuga living room with cable tv.

  • Kayaks for your enjoyment!

    Kayaks for your enjoyment!

  • Fancy a game of shuffleboard?  Of course you do... beach side at Sunset House.

    Fancy a game of shuffleboard? Of course you do... beach side at Sunset House.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
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