This is it! the Vanilla Orchid (Studio); Idyllic Setting; Can Sleep 2-7

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Last updated: 09/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Vanilla Orchid Studio is the upper unit of our triplex vacation home which is nestled in lush vegetation on a quiet, no-outlet lane. It has a separate entrance on the northwest side of the house and a private balcony with hammock on the southeast side of the house. This quaint unit is comfortably appointed with a 3/4-sized kitchen (see equipment list below), living/dining room area, two beds, and one bathroom (with shower). The Vanilla Orchid Studio SLEEPS UP TO THREE GUESTS with one queen-sized bed and one twin-sized bed. Cable TV and internet are complimentary. There is optional air conditioning (window unit in the living/dining area) which is metered separately and charged at a rate of 50 cents per kilowatt (which is the cost of electricity on the island). You will 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 apartment (full kitchen, one bedroom, one bath; listing #470388). This additional unit is directly below the Vanilla Orchid Studio and is connected by an internal staircase that can be opened up for additional accommodations for up to 4 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 5-7 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 ($3 to $5 per person) to the more lively town of West End. For large-scale grocery shopping, there are two American-style grocery stores -- Plaza Mart 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.

(5-night minimum stay. Stays beyond 7 nights are prorated at the weekly rate.)

April 16 to November 15: $55 per night / $385 per week
November 16 to April 15: $65 per night / $425 per week

(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

$500 refundable security deposit.
$30 cleaning fee per stay.

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. 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.

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 15 days of check-out, less any charges against your deposit.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 660 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Bath towels are provided...moreless

  • Clean, tiled bathroom with sink, toilet, shower. Bath towels are provided. ...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Some DVD's. Additional rentals are available at Captain Van's Rentals in the West Bay Mall....moreless


  • Away From It All


  • Botanical Garden
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • 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
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Wall unit AC charged at a rate of 50 cents USD per kilowatt (usage will be deducted from your damage deposit)....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:

    Internet stick provided with the unit. You can load your desired number of gigabytes at Captain Van's in the West Bay Mall. (For Example: 1 week, 2 gigabytes of data, about $8)...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living/Dining area...moreless

  • Parking:

    Off-street parking in 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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Apartment-sized refrigerator; 4-burner gas stove/oven; microwave. Ample dishes and cooking utensils. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster




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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Studio 2015-2016 Peak
Nov 16 - Apr 15, 2016
5 night min stay
2016 Off Peak
Apr 16 - Nov 15, 2016
5 night min stay
Studio 2016-2017 Peak
Nov 16 - Apr 15, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


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



Internet - An "internet stick" is provided with the unit. You control how much you pay. For example, 2GB of data is about $8. Details are provided with reservation confirmation information.

Air Conditioning in bedroom - $12 per night; pay as you go. Electricity on Roatan is very expensive (45 cents per kW ). Charging separately for AC use helps us keep rental rates low.

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 09/19/2015
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10.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport
11.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Carl McNab Maritime Terminal (Dixon Cove)
12 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 the state Department of Corrections. 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 Apartment:
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).

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, November 20, 2015

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