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Best Deal on Best Spot on Roatan, and Best in the Caribbean!

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sandy Bay house description

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


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Massage
          • Private Chef


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Video Library


          • Budget
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities


          • Arboretum
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Duty Free Shops
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Marina
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing

          Location Type

          • Beachfront:

            House is located just a few steps from the beach and private dock on Gibson Point....moreless

          • Ocean View:

            Enjoy the cool breeze and sea views from our roof top palapa....moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Golf
          • Kayaking
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Swimming
          • Wind-Surfing


          • Dining Room
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Air Conditioning:

            For A/C, please 150$ per week....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Mobile Phone
          • Parking
          • Telephone:

            local cell phone...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Including beach towels...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet:

            7 day option: $35 / 2.5 GB – surfing the web and e-mailing. 30 day option: $50 / 5.5 GB- downloading large files, Skyping, etc. Additional band width: $25...moreless


          • Catering Available
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster


          • Deck / Patio
          • Gazebo
          • Golf:

            Black Pearl Golf Course is about 20 minutes east; this championship 18-hole, par 72, 7200 yard course was designed by Pete Dye....moreless

          • Lawn / Garden

          Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool


              Write a review 4.3
              from 7 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Xmas - New Years
              Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
              7 night min stay

              Jan 5 - Mar 27, 2015
              7 night min stay

              Mar 28 - Apr 5, 2015
              7 night min stay

              Apr 6 - Apr 30, 2015
              7 night min stay

              May 1 - Jun 30, 2015
              7 night min stay

              Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
              7 night min stay

              Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2015
              7 night min stay


              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Tax Rate 19%


              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.

              Cancellation Policy:

              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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              Last updated: 12/17/2014
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              5 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Roatan International - RTB
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Blue Bahia
              7 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              9 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Black Pearl Golf Club, Pristine Bay
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Blue Bahia

              Car: Recommended


              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2010

              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.

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              Speaks: english, spanish

              Guestbook comments from the property manager

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              • View from roof top palapa.

                View from roof top palapa.

              • house view from pool

                house view from pool

              • Another view from palapa.

                Another view from palapa.

              • view from living room

                view from living room

              • Living room with windows all around. Bright, cool and comfortable.

                Living room with windows all around. Bright, cool and comfortable.

              • Bedroom on main floor.

                Bedroom on main floor.

              • Upstairs bedroom 2

                Upstairs bedroom 2

              • Sitting room shared by bedroom 2 and 3.
Access to roof top palapa.

                Sitting room shared by bedroom 2 and 3. Access to roof top palapa.

              • house view

                house view

              • Rooftop palapa with hammocks.

                Rooftop palapa with hammocks.

              • Fully equipped kitchen.

                Fully equipped kitchen.

              • Open plan, living room, dining room and kitchen.

                Open plan, living room, dining room and kitchen.

              • flat screen TV

                flat screen TV

              • Main floor bathroom with tiled shower.

                Main floor bathroom with tiled shower.

              • Upstairs bedroom 3

                Upstairs bedroom 3

              VRBO #347034

              There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

              $800 - $1,050 per week (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
              Member since: 2011
              Speaks: english, spanish
              • Calendar last updated: 12/17/2014

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