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This is it! the Vanilla Orchid (Main); Idyllic Setting; Can Sleep 2-4

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Our tri-plex vacation home -- Vanilla Orchid is the middle unit.

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Last updated: 08/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Vanilla Orchid Main is the middle unit of our triplex vacation home which is nestled in lush vegetation on a quiet, no-outlet lane. It has a separate entrance accessed by a wrap around deck to the southeast face of the house. This quaint unit is comfortably appointed with a full-sized kitchen (see equipment list below), living/dining room area, one bedroom and one bathroom (with shower). The Vanilla Orchid SLEEPS UP TO FOUR GUESTS with a queen-sized bed in the bedroom and a full-sized futon in the living area. Cable TV and wireless internet are complimentary. There is optional air conditioning in the bedroom which is metered separately and is charged at a rate of 50 cents USD per kilowatt of use during your stay. Also enjoy the natural climate control provided by tropical breezes as you relax on your private balcony with a lovely ocean view of Roatan's 'iron shore' and the occasional passing cruise ship.

IF YOUR RESERVATION PARTY REQUIRES SLEEPING MORE THAN 3 GUESTS, see our listing for the Vanilla Orchid Main Studio unit (3/4 kitchen, queen bed, twin bed, one bath; listing #479337). This additional unit is directly above the Vanilla Orchid Main and is connected by an internal staircase that can be opened up for additional accommodations for up to 3 more persons. The Vanilla Orchid Main and Studio units can be rented separately or together, depending on the size of your reservation party.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RENTING BOTH UNITS FOR YOUR STAY, please check the availability calender for both the STUDIO and the MAIN listings. WHEN YOU SEND AN INQUIRY, be sure to mention that you are interested in the Main unit as well as the Studio.

The location of the Vanilla Orchid boasts easy access to souvenir shopping, beaches, water activities, snorkeling, scuba diving, water taxi and fishing, which are just a 7-10 minute walk from your doorstep. During your stay, when you are looking for a change in atmosphere with more options for bars, restaurants and shops, you can take a water taxi ride (for $3 to $5 per person) from West Bay beach to the more lively town of West End. For large-scale grocery shopping, there are two American-style grocery stores --Plaza Mar and Eldon's Supermarket -- in Coxen Hole. A taxi will take you there, wait while you shop, and bring you back for around $35. Taxi service abounds on the island, but if you choose to have your own rental car, you will be able to park in the driveway.

Our PROPERTY MANAGER is Christine from Island Rose Roatan Home Rentals. She and her crew are very familiar with Roatan and will be available to help make your stay enjoyable.

RENTAL RATES for UP TO 4 GUESTS (VANILLA ORCHID MAIN):
(5-night minimum stay. Stays beyond 7 nights are prorated at the weekly rate.)

April 16 to November 15: $65 per night / $455 per week
November 16 to April 15: $80 per night / $560 per week

RENTAL RATES FOR UP TO 7 GUESTS (VANILLA ORCHID STUDIO PLUS MAIN):
(5-night minimum stay. Stays beyond 7 nights are prorated at the weekly rate.)

April 16 to November 15: $100 per night / $700 per week
November 16 to April 15: $125 per night / $875 per week

OTHER FEES:
$500 refundable security deposit.
$30 cleaning fee per stay.

OPTIONAL FEES:
Electricity on Roatan is very expensive (about 50 cents per kW, compared the the average of 6-9 cents per kW in the United States and Canada). In order to be able to keep our overall rental rates low, we allow guests to choose to use the wall unit air conditioning in the bedroom. The AC unit is metered separately, and the charge is 50 cents per kilowatt of use during your stay. This charge is IN ADDITION to your pre-paid rental rate and fees.

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY:
1. Cancel by e-mail within 7 days of booking your reservation and receive full refund of rental rate/fees and damage deposit.
2. Cancel by e-mail up to 60 days before your planned arrival date and receive 75% refund of rental/rate fees and 100% refund of damage deposit.
3. Cancel by e-mail up to 30 days before your planned arrival date and receive 50% refund of rental/rate fees and 100% refund of damage deposit.
4. Cancel by e-mail up to 7 days prior to your planned arrival date and receive 25% refund of rental/rate fees and 100% refund of damage deposit.
5. Cancellations within 7 days of your planned arrival date (or no-show for reservation) will be refunded the damage deposit only.
6. Damage deposit is refunded within 10 days of check-out, less any charges against your deposit.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 660 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is NOT allowed in the unit. Smoking is only allowed on the deck. Smoking inside the unit will result in forfeiture of your damage deposit....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom has queen-sized bed with full linens, wall AC, clothes closet. Additional sleeping accommodations on the full-sized Futon couch in the living area....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bath towels are provided.

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    A collection of movies is in the unit. Additional DVD rental at Captain Van's in the West Bay Mall ($4 per night per DVD)....moreless

  • Games:

    Yahtzee, Sorry, Jenga, deck of cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV and wireless internet....moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Private deck faces southeast with a view of the 'iron shore' and passing sail boats. Beach access is a leisurely 5-7 minute walk away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving

Dining

  • Dining:

    Bar stools for 2 in the dining area. Nice outdoor table on the deck seats 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Bedroom only. Charged separately at 50 cents USD per kilowatt of use. We charge for AC separately so we can keep rental rates low. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    On the premises (lower level, outdoor access). Limit -- 1 cycle per week (again, due to cost of electricity). Clothes line is available....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wireless cable internet is complimentary....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Double-sized Futon in living area -- sleeps 2....moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway....moreless

  • Telephone:

    A local cell phone is provided for your use during your stay. You pay to load it with your desired call/text minutes. (25 cents/minute to call the US or Canada; 5-10 cents/text)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    On the premises (lower level, outdoor access). Complimentary....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private 330 square foot deck with nice outdoor table -- seats 4....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Main 2015 Off-Peak
Apr 16 - Nov 15, 2015
5 night min stay
$65
$455

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $65 Nightly

Main 2015-2016 Peak
Nov 16 - Apr 15, 2016
5 night min stay
$80
$560

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $80 Nightly

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$80
$560

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $80 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $30
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 19%

Notes:

OPTIONAL FEES:

In order to be able to keep our overall rental rates low, we allow guests to choose to use the wall unit air conditioning in the bedroom. The AC unit is metered separately, and the charge is 50 cents per kilowatt of use during your stay. This is IN ADDITION to your pre-paid rates and fees.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 08/27/2015
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Location

10.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport
11.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Carl McNab Maritime Terminal (Dixon Cove)
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Black Pearl Golf Course (French Harbor)
700 Metres
Nearest Beach
West Bay Beach

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Owners: We live in Colorado Springs, CO where Jeff works as a financial advisor and Susan works for a major correctional corporation delivering healthcare to wards of the state. Jeff grew up in Illinois, graduating from Pekin High School in 1980. Susan grew up in Oregon, graduating from Roseburg Senior High School in 1982.

Why the Owner Chose West Bay Beach:
We had thought of buying a vacation (and perhaps, ultimately, a retirement) home in a tropical area for quite some time. We visited several Caribbean countries over the years, but nothing really struck us, until we spent one day on Roatan as a cruise ship port of call in 2012. We were hooked. Three weeks later, we flew back to Roatan to see about buying our dream vacation home. In an intense 4 days, we looked in every town on the western half of Roatan, and at every type of property you can imagine. When we saw the house (which we now affectionately call the 'Vanilla Orchid), it was perfect -- beautiful quiet location, close to the beach, easy access to many activities, and a lovely, well-built home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Roatan is a beautiful island, with many unspoiled areas. The people are genuinely friendly, and many of the native islanders speak at least some English, which makes it attractive to one-language northerners like ourselves. Every town on Roatan has its own feel. We chose to buy in West Bay because it is relatively quiet, yet a short distance to the more 'hopping' area of West End, for those who want a livelier pace now and again. West Bay is home to several large resort developments, so tourist businesses are readily available (for snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, boating, etc).


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Our tri-plex vacation home -- Vanilla Orchid is the middle unit.

    Our tri-plex vacation home -- Vanilla Orchid is the middle unit.

  • Full kitchen with gas stove, microwave, refrigerator, water dispenser.

    Full kitchen with gas stove, microwave, refrigerator, water dispenser.

  • Satellite TV.

    Satellite TV.

  • Queen-sized bed in the bedroom.

    Queen-sized bed in the bedroom.

  • Bathroom with shower.

    Bathroom with shower.

  • Frequently seen visitor.

    Frequently seen visitor.

  • Last house on the left (no-outlet lane).

    Last house on the left (no-outlet lane).

  • Seven steps up to the Vanilla Orchid middle unit.

    Seven steps up to the Vanilla Orchid middle unit.

  • Private deck and entrance to the Vanilla Orchid.

    Private deck and entrance to the Vanilla Orchid.

  • Another friendly visitor.

    Another friendly visitor.

  • Bars/restaurants line West Bay Beach.  Many with free high-speed internet.

    Bars/restaurants line West Bay Beach. Many with free high-speed internet.

  • A variety of water activities are readily available.

    A variety of water activities are readily available.

  • Standing in the living area facing the kitchen, bedroom & bathroom (back left).

    Standing in the living area facing the kitchen, bedroom & bathroom (back left).

  • Living room area with full-sized futon (sleeps 2).

    Living room area with full-sized futon (sleeps 2).

  • Corner desk for your computer (accessories shown here are not included).

    Corner desk for your computer (accessories shown here are not included).

  • Another view of the bedroom.

    Another view of the bedroom.

  • View from your deck facing southeast.

    View from your deck facing southeast.

  • The lane leading to the Vanilla Orchid.

    The lane leading to the Vanilla Orchid.

  • Off-street parking.

    Off-street parking.

  • Wrap around porch leading to the southeast-facing entrance of the Vanilla Orchid

    Wrap around porch leading to the southeast-facing entrance of the Vanilla Orchid

  • Complimentary barbeque grill.

    Complimentary barbeque grill.

  • West Bay Beach is just a short walk down the road (7-10 minutes).

    West Bay Beach is just a short walk down the road (7-10 minutes).

  • Rent a lounge chair and relax on the beach.

    Rent a lounge chair and relax on the beach.

  • Fosters -- a signature restaurant on West Bay Beach.

    Fosters -- a signature restaurant on West Bay Beach.

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