Tropico Vista Tranquila Juniorbeachfront on Paradise Cove
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Utila apartment description
TVT Junior is a small 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment located on the ground floor of our home, Tropico Vista Tranquila which is located on Paradise Cove. The apartment is roughly 400 sq ft and includes a living area which looks out over Paradise Cove, kitchen, bedroom and bath.
The apartment is accessed from the parking area in the front yard via a walkway down the side of the house.
TWO Bicycles are included for your use during your visit!
Keywords: casita, beachfront,bungalo
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Not Suitable For Children
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Queen size Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Parking Off Street
- Covered Parking
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Fitness Center
- Jet Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Massage Therapist
- Whale Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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The perfect location with perfect hosts!
The perfect location with perfect hosts!
My fiancé and I spent a glorious month at Tropico Vista Tranquila. It was the best month ever. We loved our hosts, who took us on their boat, answered multiple questions day and night and helped us find our way around. If we had stayed anywhere else, the vacation would not have been the same! The apartment is exactly as it appears online with one exception. The bed is bigger now! It is a king size, brand new, and very comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed and even some spices and other items. They even provided our drinking water and a cell phone. If we needed something, we just called Rodger or Loretta and they got it for us! I missed my cats...so I got my fur fix from the hosts pets, 2 cats and 2 dogs. They are friendly and un-intrusive. Rodger gave us a phone list, recommended restaurants and even signed me up for a refresher course at a dive school. We ended out using that Dive place, Coral View, for all our diving. They were helpful and professional and bent over backwards to accommodate us. I believe that the snorkeling and diving is the best on Utila right there in front of the apartment. The best place is to the right of the cove as you are facing the water. Go out to the far end where the fishermen usually go. This area is the most awesome of all and I swam with huge schools of blue plate specials even during storms. Just beyond this area and out a short ways is a dive site marked with a buoy. You can see boats anchored there with divers each day...and you can go there for free! The best part of TVT hasn't been mentioned on other websites: The lack of "no see-ums"! Because of the slight breeze in Paradise Cove, there are less mosquitoes and sand flies. I got a few bites and my fiancé got a bunch one night, but in general, this cove has less than any other place I went on Utila. I never even put on repellent unless I was going into town! We rode the bicycles (offered with the rent) every day. They came in very handy and we were provided with locks, though we rarely had to use them. The bikes saved on money we would have to spend on tuk tuks. 2 Bike rentals for a month would be an expense almost equal to $200, maybe more. It would've been $5 a day each, but a discount for a month, I think. This was very helpful. Flashlights were provided, but we brought our own. Basically, the hosts thought of everything. There is a shower right outside the house to rinse off dive gear! Brand new BBQ! Cable TV was a plus at the end of a long day!
- Guest Anita M. (Cloverdale, California)
- Date of stay 09/02/13
- Review Submitted 10/16/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Tiny Bit of Paradise
Tiny Bit of Paradise
On our second trip to Utila, my husband and I stayed here for a week in September 2012 to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It's a great spot on our favorite beach in Utila and so well worth the walk to town and back every day. The apartment itself is a good size, although a queen bed would have been nice. The kitchen facilities were perfect for making breakfast each morning and preparing sandwiches to take into town with us for the day. The main doors open basically right onto the Red Cliff beach, which is beautiful and has great snorkeling, and if you go out and to the left over by small red roofed bungalow it would be a lovely shore dive also as the water is deeper and there is some great topography and marine life. The property was clean and well maintained, and the pictures are quite accurate. We would walk the beach about halfway to town and then follow the path to the main road each morning to go diving- if you're going to do this I highly recommend leaving early in the morning (which we did almost every day) and staying in town until the heat of the day has passed. (The walk to town and back can be quite brutal under full sun in one of the hottest months of the year.) Make sure to bring flashlights for the walk back from town in case you stay until after dark, as the street lights end before you get to Red Cliff. We also brought a couple of cheap disposable plastic ponchos which proved handy when some unexpected showers sprung up. You can also use one of the small motorcycle based taxis to get back to the house at night, as I recall it wasn't very expensive, perhaps around $5? Also, if you keep your shoes on the porch, make sure you do a "crab check" before you put them on - they will hide anywhere! I highly recommend the apartment for a couple looking to escape from it all!
- Guest mrsjetset (Atlanta, GA/USA)
- Date of stay 09/15/12
- Review Submitted 11/21/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.
Paradise in Paradise Cove
Paradise in Paradise Cove
Having been to Utila several times, I can say with complete certainty that there is no better place than this apartment to relax and enjoy all Utila has to offer. Waking up to the sound of the ocean, enjoying gentle Caribbean breezes while napping in an oversize hammock more comfortable than most beds, and watching the sunset from your private patio is all part of the perfect day in Utila. The apartment is beautifully appointed. No detail has been overlooked. The kitchen is equipped with high end tableware and cookware and all the linens are top quality. Paradise Cove is the most beautiful spot on the island and the apartment is ideally located; peaceful and private, yet close enough to town to easily enjoy the many activities and nightlife of Utila. The owners are wonderful and work hard to make sure their guests are having the best possible vacation. Whether it’s arranging a diving or fishing charter, directing you to the best pizza on the island, or answering any questions about wonderful, quirky Utila, your every need will be met at Tropico Vista Tranquila Jr.. I can’t wait to visit again!
- Guest deepwaterlvr (Sacramento, CA)
- Date of stay 03/31/12
- Review Submitted 04/12/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, tourists without a car.
A magical place to stay
A magical place to stay
Imagine waking up every morning to the soft ocean breezes with the sun gently coming up on the horizon just outside your living and kitchen area, overlooking the small ocean bay just outside your room. This bay is full of reef fish for a spectacular morning snorkel. Then rinse off in the outdoor shower, and make plans for the day whether it be relaxing in the hammock just outside your door or enjoying many of the local activities available such as horseback riding, scuba diving, kayaking, bicycling, or hanging out in the unique town of Utila people watching. The friendly owners will make you feel right at home, as they provide many of the comforts of home. They know Utila very well and will give you many appreciated tips about the area - what to see, what to do and what not to do. The apartment is secluded and very quiet. It is located just the right distance from town, about a 10 minute bike ride. The sea breezes keep the bugs away making sitting outside on the front porch watching the ocean views very pleasant. We stayed here just over a week and wished we could have stayed longer. We highly recommend this apartment for couples looking for a quiet caribbean retreat with plenty of activities a short distance away. We will be back!
- Guest It's about living (California, USA)
- Date of stay 03/20/12
- Review Submitted 03/28/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: My wife and I have lived on Utila for 6 years. We keep very active running our charity animal hospital and acting as property managers for two other homes. I also run a boat charter service on Utila for tours, fishing, diving and snorkeling trips
Why the Owner Chose Utila:
WHALE SHARKS!!! My wife and I are active divers and love the Whale Sharks that visit our island. We also just love to scuba dive here.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The apartment is private, very quiet and perfect for two people on a budget that want to be right on the water while visiting Utila. My wife and I live on the 2nd and 3rd floors above the apartment.
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View from the Beachfront Patio
hammock on beach front patio
View from beachfront into apartment
Kitchen and eating bar
Sunrise from TVT Junior!
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