Beach Front House, Dock with Swim Platform, Paddleboards, Kayaks, & Shuffleboard
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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).
*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Published rates are for the Upper Level 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom (main floor). Additional bedrooms (2 downstairs + the guest house) can be added for an additional charge. Please scroll to the 'notes' beneath the rate chart to view the costs of differing options.
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 and tie off to a mooring buoy 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!
Free Concierge Services offered to our guests by Island House Roatan Vacation Rentals, our property managers.
Listed below are just some of the activities they are happy to help you with:
> Scuba Diving & Scuba Certification
> Snorkeling or Glass bottom boat tours
> Underwater Photography Course
> Fishing & Fishing Charters
> Day trip to Cayos Cochinos (Hog Islands) or Sailing/boat charters
> Submarine ride
> Paddle boarding instruction (we do have two of our own)
> 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, restaurants & Garifuna villages)
> Spa/Wellness, Massage Therapist-private visit to your house,
> Yoga (private instructor available)
> Chef Blackie cooking at your house
> Horseback riding & golf
NOTE: Most service workers make minimum wage, which is $1.40 an hour.
Keywords: Private house, Beach front, dock, ocean view
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- 2500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 8-14
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- solar hot water system
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Game Room:
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View:
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 16 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Mobile Phone:
- Parking Off Street
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Aug 14 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay
High Season 2016
Jan 4 - Mar 18, 2016
3 night min stay
Mar 19 - Mar 27, 2016
7 night min stay
High Season 2016
Mar 28 - Apr 30, 2016
3 night min stay
Low Season 2016
May 1 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 19%
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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We have two 3-man open ocean kayaks for use with comforable back supports.
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.
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Immaculate beach & grounds, looked after by Yoni, the house caretaker/gardener.
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.
Sunset House dock & swim platform.
View from the upper floor deck onto the beach garden.
Open plan living area with dining for six, large sofa and central A/C
Upstairs King Room
Downstairs twin bedroom.
Tortuga bedroom with two queen beds.
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.
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.
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.
The living area also enjoys views of the ocean through large windows.
Upstairs King Room
Downstairs king bedroom.
Private deck of the guest house 'Tortuga' surrounded by mango trees and coconut palms.
Tortuga living room with cable tv.
Kayaks for your enjoyment!
Fancy a game of shuffleboard? Of course you do... beach side at Sunset House.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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