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Villa Serena a Habitat of Stars

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Last updated: 02/09/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

For a great price you can stay where those who have unlimited choices and funds choose to stay. This very uniquely spacious and green resort like development is a destination for those who wish to experience all the beauty of the Western Caribbean.
The South Seas flavor of Palmetto Bay Plantation’s Balinese architecture adds unobtrusive artistry to the coastline it works to protect. Pristine coral reef just off shore from miles of secluded white sand beach is protected behind the gated road to the 150+ acres of meadows and gardens spaciously surrounding vacation and residential homes. Designers of the plantation have preserved the natural beauty of the bay while providing very inviting and comfortable accommodations and amenities.
The plantation is just a short boat ride within the reef from a public golf course, The Black Pearl. Additionally, the plantation hosts a National Geographic PADI dive operator, dock, pool, and restaurant along with outdoor and personal services.
The exotic, architecturally designed Balinese homes are cool and quiet with wood floors that are like silk. The 9 foot louvered and screened sliders let in the tropical breezes, scents of frangipani, chirps of geckos at night and the songs of birds during the day.
The drive to Palmetto is along the coast before getting to the more populated part of the island along the north shore. There is no need to compete with the cruise ship traffic on beaches or along mountain ridge line roads or drive through highly populated areas along narrow twisty roads.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    Lots of safe space for children to run and play with loads of new material for their imaginations....moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    On Lanai only...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Queen size Beds (2) Honduran hardwood Captains bed in both Master and second bedroom., Double Beds (1) Honduran hardwood Captains bed in third bedroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Gated community shared amenities include: very secluded beach and dock; an especially nice restaurant; PADI dive operator; 100 year old wreck off shore in shallow water; water sport activities, beach chairs, swimming platform, botanical gardens and bird sanctuary trails....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    There are a variety of books ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Variety of music provided...moreless

  • Radio


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Arboretum
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    White sand beach is a very short walk along a garden trail. ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Balinese villa in beach front area. Does not have a view of the water from the veranda. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Resort is oceanfront. Villa is not. Less than two minute walk to the water. ...moreless

  • Resort:

    Gated resort community of 200 + acres with miles of secluded white sand beach. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 4 and 2 at the bar. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    stacked with washer in 3rd bedroom...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    3G stick with time provided for those with standard USB ports. Those using IPads or Notebooks will need to pay for wifi access at the restaurant office...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Beach Towels, Bath Towels and cotton bed linens are supplied in quantity....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great room ...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell phone can be used to call outside Honduras...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Shaded parking for 2 vehicles...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Shaded parking next to Villa...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Dock for boat...moreless

  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Local cell phone provided with some time on it. ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Lots of bath & beach towels ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In 3rd bedroom...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    internet service via 3 G cell stick plugged into std USB port or wifi service through the resort....moreless


  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Cook may be hired or food delivered from on site restaurant...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker and fabric strainer for local coffee...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Ample cooking & BBQ utensils ~ we cook a lot while we are at the villa....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and utensils for 8...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Top freezer in full size refrigerator...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Full size appliances and gas cooktop ~ microwave is convection oven...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    also convection oven...moreless


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Gated Community
  • Golf:

    10 minute boat ride away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    provided by resort...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Gallery/lanai surrounds 2 sides of home with private lanai off second bedroom...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lots of beautiful tropical gardens surrounding the villa and on the trails and paths inside the gated community...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    covered porch on 3 sides of villa. ...moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Oceanfront fresh water pool with cool wood decking for entire family...moreless

  • Outdoor Pool


Write a review 4.6
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Jan 4 - Jan 31, 2016
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150 $160
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Taxes Not included


Airport transport & USB internet included in weekly rates; Honduras requires Passports to be valid for 90 days past arrival (airlines recommend 6 months). Children's Passports are valid for 5 years and not 10 like adults. Full amount of security deposit will be forfeited for having more guests than booked without prior approval. No refund will be given for not meeting Visa requirements.

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 02/09/2015
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Roatan RTB
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Palmetto Bay Resort
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Brick Bay
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Palmetto Bay Resort
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
Palmetto Bay

Car: Not Necessary

Public golf course, Black Pearl, a short boat ride away withing the reef. Interactive Dolphin Encounter, Canopy Tours (zip line), Black Carib Dance Troupe, Island Barbecues, AIRPORT TRANSPORT PROVIDED


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: To live our dream, my husband, son and I moved to Roatan from Colorado Springs where I voluntarily left a career as a IT Project Manager. Scott was part owner in a real estate business in the Black Forest and Andrew was struggling with high school at Pine Creek. Our decision to move and home school Andrew had lasting positive effects on our son’s future. We used a tried and true home school program and heavily supplemented it with courses from The Teaching Company. After high school graduation, Andrew became a Dive Master. He received a full scholarship to undergraduate studies and is now working towards a master’s degree. I developed Linda Kay's Bodyguard, a botanical bug repellent promoted by the marine park. Scott continued with real estate. We have moved back to the US so we may continue to enjoy the company of our son. We settled in the Low Country of South Carolina and Andrew is at SCAD. We have a very competent and carrying group of people there on Roatan who see to the needs of those who visit. You may see the team on the Tropical Island Villa web site.

Why the Owner Chose Palmetto Bay:
We chose Palmetto Bay Plantation because of the unique qualities of the development and homes. We very much liked the open space, serenity, beauty and miles of vacant beach. It is a home that has been easy and inexpensive to maintain. We enjoy our friendships with the people from the village nearby.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It is wonderful to go to sleep to the sounds of geckos surrounded by silence and cool tropical air, and wake to the sounds of birds. It is unimaginably peaceful and restful. I love the long walks on the beach where all I see is sky, water, trees, sand, birds and maybe a boat. I love seeing healthy, growing coral and fish so numerous they are like liquid. I know what and who to expect so that it is always refreshing to rekindle old friendships and make new ones.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The Star

    The Star

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Master Suite removed from other bedrooms.

    Master Suite removed from other bedrooms.

  • Master Bath with tiled seated shower, dressing area and private toilet

    Master Bath with tiled seated shower, dressing area and private toilet

  • The way to a wonderful Caribbean holiday.

    The way to a wonderful Caribbean holiday.

  • Third Bedroom

    Third Bedroom

  • Pool


  • Restaurant & Pool

    Restaurant & Pool

  • Divers


  • Dining Area & Lanai

    Dining Area & Lanai

  • Kitchen


  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Bar


  • The place to relax

    The place to relax

  • Wahoo!


  • Palmetto Bay Plantation

    Palmetto Bay Plantation

VRBO #40665

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