Casa De Playa: Private Luxury, South Shore-Utila Named 2nd 'Best Islands' by Cnn
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Utila house description
Casa de Playa, just twenty minutes from the town of Utila, and reached by BOAT ACCESS ONLY, is situated on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, amid two-and-a-half private acres of groomed beaches and manicured gardens. You can be in the water less than a minute after getting out of bed! No cars, no phones ringing...just the sounds of the sea washing ashore and the occasional boat passing makes Casa de Playa a true 'getaway'. You immediately feel at home the moment you enter.
CNN recently named Utila one of the '15 Best Islands You've Never Heard Of' (July 7, 2013)
Casa de Playa can provide sleeping accommodations for as many as fifteen guests. A double-decker dock with its own wet bar offers sunbathing, stargazing, swimming, snorkeling and plenty of space for informal get-togethers.
Some of the features of Casa de Playa include a large, modern kitchen, with everything you'll need to feed your group, air conditioning throughout, a large upstairs deck and downstairs patio with plenty of comfort for relaxing and outdoor dining.
Let us pre-provision the house with your favorite foods and beverages prior to arrival, so you don't waste precious vacation time shopping. We can also provide nightly private catering or arrange a sunset cruise and dinner at Chez Lola, Utila's #1 Trip Advisor-rated restaurant, just a 10-minute boat trip away.
Some of the excursions and activities available include trips to our own deserted island for a beachside BBQ picnic, scuba diving with Utila Cays Diving, Trip Advisor's #1-rated dive shop, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboards, whale shark tours, trips to town, and many more activities.
Fine dining (whether you choose to cook for yourselves or use some of the many options available), world-class diving and snorkeling, excursions to uninhabited beaches, bonfires, or just melting into a puddle of relaxed bliss will make your stay at Casa de Playa an unforgettable vacation of a lifetime.
Casa de Playa is uniquely suited to provide the perfect setting for weddings, reunions, holiday gatherings, corporate retreats and meetings and many other events. With nearby sister properties, we can accommodate up to sixty people, making it ideal for any size gathering.
By design, Casa de Playa is able to accommodate up to 3 different groups of visitors at one time. The upstairs house can take care of up to 9 guests in 3 bedrooms and a loft. Downstairs, a separate entry has two one-bedroom apartments, with en-suite bathrooms and a shared efficiency kitchen. Each apartment can accommodate up to 3 guests. Of course, the entire house is available for larger groups, too.
We provide transportation from your arrival point in Utila to Casa de Playa, as well as your return trip upon departure.
- 3500 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Housekeeper Optional
- Events Allowed
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 10-15
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
Large, fully equipped upstairs kitchen with modern appliances, and a spacious island. Downstairs, a small kitchen with sink, microwave, refrigerator and ice maker let you move the party anywhere....moreless
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- Away From It All
Location & View
- Not Necessary
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Exactly what we were looking for! - A perfect vacation
Exactly what we were looking for! - A perfect vacation
My family and I (with 1 teenager and two younger kids) live in the main town of Utila, but when my parents and brother came to visit us from Australia I wanted to show them more of Utila than just the central town area. Because I live in Utila I was aware of this property and it's ideal location as a true tropical island getaway. The property is so much more luxurious than our own Utila home, so it was also a vacation for us as well, especially for the kids who could enjoy the sandy beach right at their front door (instead of having to nag me to take them to the beach as they do when we are in town). It did not disappoint! The eight of us fitted very comfortably into the house, and the ground floor bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathrooms, meant we could also 'separate'; and get some 'personal time'; when needed. The house is fully appointed with everything you might require. We only had to bring our own clothes, food and booze, and the kitchen area was large enough to accommodate both my mother and my wife cooking at the same time without problems. The younger kids spent most of their time playing in the water at the beachfront while my teenager spent most of her time snorkeling. My parents could easily watch them all from the comfort of the front porch with its overhead fans when my brother and I went scuba diving. Otherwise it was me, sort of watching, while lying in a hammock with a book and a beer. The caretakers, Dave and Trish were extremely pleasant and helpful when we needed to know things; like how to operate the washing machine, but unobtrusive when we wanted private family time. Dave even organized somebody from the Cays to pick up food we ordered by phone from one of the restaurants when we were too lazy to do our own cooking. Tip - there is a small 'fish factory'; over at the Cays where the local fisherman bring their daily catches and you can buy fresh fish at extremely low prices as they take it out of the boat. They will even fillet it for you. We had fresh Red Snapper and Tuna steaks which we BBQ-ed - delicious. Probably the highlight, at least for my parents, and apart from being with their grandchildren, was a 2 hour sunset cruise around all the various Cays - there are 13 of them in total. For the kids, it was being able to play in the water all day long. For my brother it was the scuba diving and fishing off the dock. And for my wife and I, it was relaxing and living like millionaires.
- Guest Mark (Utila, Honduras)
- Date of stay 05/04/13
- Review Submitted 06/17/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Manager response: Thank you so much for your kind words, and we are so happy you and your family had such a lovely time! Looking forward to seeing you all here again soon!
No credit cards. Payment through direct deposit or mailed check. UPPER HOUSE: 1-4 guests, $1,800/wk 5-9 guests, $2,200/wk LOWER HOUSE: 1-3 guests, (one apartment, plus shared kitchen) $1,500/wk 3-6 guests, (two apartments, plus kitchen) $2,000/wk ENTIRE HOUSE: 1-12 guests, $2,500/wk 13-15 guests, $3,000/wk $1,000 security deposit required. Minimum stay 4 nights, please inquire for less-than-one-week rates. 16% Honduran tax additional.
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- Nearest Airport: Utila Airport at 6 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Utila at 5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Out the front door at Utila
Beachfront luxury at Casa de Playa
Lots of room for entertaining or relaxing on the main veranda.
Private dock with top-deck lounge.
One of the downstairs suites, with full bath, and efficiency kitchen to share.
View from the veranda...use the dinner bell to get everyone together!
Swing in the shade or swim in the sun. Easy access from the lower patio.
The end of another day in paradise. Dock and Cays from the house.
Casa de Playa-perfectly situated on your own private beach.
Airy, open living spaces.
Large, modern kitchen and double refrigerator space.
Whirlpool tub in the Master Bath.
Beautiful antiques throughout.
Tub and shower in all bathrooms.
Sunrise on the upper deck
Full-width veranda lets you stretch out.
Downstairs dining with sea views and garden views.
Private dock features top deck bar for entertaining, tanning, or stargazing
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