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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, 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. Main floor offers open plan kitchen, dining and living room, one bedroom and one full tiled bath with shower. 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 offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and a lounge area. It also accesses a stairway to the rooftop palapa with 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 descends to about 35 feet of some of the best snorkeling and/or diving we've found on the island.
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 whatever 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. Miguel lives on site with his wife and young child. He maintains the grounds, beach and pool. You will see him up early working around keeping things beautiful for your enjoyment. 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
Christmas/New Year's Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016 7 night min stay
HIGH Jan 3 - Mar 18, 2016 7 night min stay
EASTER- SEMANA SANTA Mar 19 - Mar 27, 2016 7 night min stay
HIGH Mar 28 - Apr 30, 2016 7 night min stay
LOW May 1 - Jun 30, 2016 7 night min stay
MID Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2016 7 night min stay
LOW Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2016 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Upon arrival we'll collect $ 500 security deposit in cash, which will be returned upon satisfactory check-out no later than 10 days after your departure.
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.
NOTE: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice
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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.
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 caretaker 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.