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Hello, we are proud to offer our piece of Roatan paradise known as the Big Dolphin. It is in a small association with 2 oceanfront villas, a watchmans house and a 3 unit building under construction, as well as our house, which is several hundred feet from the beautiful Caribbean. It also offers a pool with a waterfall feature, beautiful landscaping and a dock. It is located about 15 minutes from the airport and capital of Coxen Hole. It is also only about a 5 minute drive from West End Village and 10 minutes from West Bay. Centrally located but still quiet.
Our villa being offered is the upper 2 floors of a 3 story house, with a palapa on the roof of the 3rd floor, providing awesome views of the Caribbean sunsets and surrounding area. It consists of 2 bedrooms and another sleeping area all with queen beds. Open kitchen, dining living room with one bedroom and one bathroom on the 2nd floor. The living room has new furniture, new flat screen TV, and a DVD player. We have provided many DVD movies, and others can be purchased on the island commonly at a rate of $20 for 7 movies. 3rd floor has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, another sleeping area, and a lounge area. 3rd floor also accesses a stairway to the rooftop palapa with several chairs and hammocks available to relax and enjoy great views and breezes with your favorite beverage.
The Big Dolphin is about 10 minutes walking distance to 3 dive shops- Tranquil Seas, Octopus Dive School and Anthony's Key Resort in order from west to east. All of these places also have nice restaurants with delicious daily specials and beverages of your choice. Another dive option is Enomis Divers owned by residents of our association Lee and Anita. Snorkelers can find some of the best in the Caribbean right out front of our place. It starts out shallow and gets about 10 feet deep before getting to the reef breakwater. It then slowly decends to about 35 feet of some of the best snorkeling and/or diving we've found on the island. There is a windsurf business nearby as well.
We will be happy to discuss your interests and needs and offer options on land and/or tours, water taxis, land taxis, rental vehicles and waterever else we can do to help make this a trip of a lifetime and a place you'd highly recommend to your family and friends.
Our watchman's name is Nicholas and he is a treasure. You will see him up early working around the grounds and beach keeping things beautiful for your enjoyment. He speaks very little English but is as friendly as can be. We found an app for our Ipod for $24.99 named Jibbigo. It is a download that provides English to Spanish and back with voice recognition. It requires no wi-fi and would work on a mountain or a ship- anywhere. Although many people on the island speak English, we have found this tool to be very helpful!
Our property managers are Fran and Stella with Roatan property management.They are very good at what they do and will see to your needs to the best of their ability. For instance, on our last trip, we were informed that the vehicle we reserved was not available. We asked, 'what do we do now?' The agent informed us that Fran and Stella had called to make sure they had a car for us, and when told not, they had their driver on the way and was there in several minutes. Tanisha stopped at the Plaza Mar (store) where we stocked up with food and drink and took us to the house. Above and beyond is how I'd describe their service. You do not always get that- anywhere! While we'll be happy to answer questions and give advice, they will handle all bookings. They can also help line up any special tours or activities on the island.
Thank you for looking at the Big Dolphin. We think it is a great villa in the best part of the best island in the Caribbean. We hope you will think so too!
Pat and Sandy Duffy Mike and Julie Holte proud owners of the Big Dolphin
Keywords: beachfront association, rooftop palapa, pool, dock, watchman
Xmas - New Years Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015 7 night min stay
HIGH Jan 5 - Mar 27, 2015 7 night min stay
Easter Mar 28 - Apr 5, 2015 7 night min stay
HIGH Apr 6 - Apr 30, 2015 7 night min stay
LOW May 1 - Jun 30, 2015 7 night min stay
MID Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015 7 night min stay
LOW Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2015 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Major credit cards accepted through Pay Pal or PayPros.
Security deposit of $500 refundable upon satisfactory checkout
Please add $150/week for air conditioning.
Rates do not include 19% Honduran sales taxes
NOTE: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice
We require 25% NON refundable deposit when making the reservation.
The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.
There are no refunds due to cancellations, though we will allow a credit to be used for future booking if cancellation is made before 60 days prior to arrival; this must be used within six months of original reservation.
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About: We are avid scuba divers and snorkelers who fully enjoy the Roatan experience. The people are so friendly, and the pace of life helps us relax. We have found it to be an exceptionaly good escape from the Minnesota winters.
Why Sandy Bay: The Big Dolphin is convenient to the airport, stores, great dive shops and restaurants, yet is in a quiet setting. We feel this is the best, most comfortable part of the island.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The house and grounds are great. The proximity of our location to the restaurants and dive shops is so convenient. Fran and Stella, our managers, see that details are handled, and do it very well. The pool is great. Miguel, the watchman is very helpful. Morning walks east on the beach to Anthonys Key Resort to see the dolphins are a great start to the day. Sunset views at the end of the dock, or the rooftop palapa top off a great Caribbean day.