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Temple Tree House a Romantic Beach Front Getaway on Private 1 Acre Estate

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Looking up to the Temple tree house from the circular drive.

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Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sandy Bay cabin description

Just 20 steps down to the beach with your own outdoor shower. Just expanded 2013 to 3x size. Large new queen bed and linens. Bedroom has it's own large deck with hammock. Full deck at the outside the full louvered glass front of this True Island Cabin where you enjoy the soothing Caribbean breezes. Main room has efficiency kitchen with new fridge, stove, toaster, blender, drip coffee maker and press with bean grinder. Open concept kitchen sitting and eating area. Small charcoal BBQ, another hammock on the front deck for hours of privacy reading and sleeping.
Go snorkelling off our dock with the snorkelling equipment that comes with the rental, to one of the most stunning reef formations in the Caribbean. (second largest reef in the world). You can sit on the dock and enjoy the dolphins and their shows every day. We suggest snorkelling with the dolphins!
The use of two single kayaks come with the property for our guests to use.
This a one acre private property with Casa Cowee as the main house and Temple Tree house high off the beach. The houses are designed to catch the breezes off the water so the use of AC is really not necessary. Sunsets are absolutely the most stunning from our home.
Our property manager lives further back on the one acre estate which is lush with many fruit trees including lemons, limes, mangos, bananas, avocados, nuts etc.
The property is gated with a private circular drive around a massive Mango Tree and in the back there is a towering Rain Forest LeCeiba Tree that takes your breath away.
Just one to two minutes walk to 4 great restaurants and two fun bars. 10 Min. drive to West End which is filled with restaurants and bars. Or you can have our staff bring you local food which is delicious. There is a produce truck that comes by daily if you ask and small local stores and restaurants.
Everything for a true island experience.
This property is located 150' away from the larger Casa Cowee VRBO listing #126086 So if you are looking for space for more people. $50.00 for pick up and drop off at the airport along with your grocery stop. AC is a 75.00 surcharge for the week as most people do not want to use it so not built into the price.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Staff
          • Massage
          • Chauffeur
          • Private Chef
          • Car Available

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • one bedroom- 13' x 16' with new Queen mattress set and high quality bedding. Newly finished floors, large 8' closet for clothing and suitcases. bolted in safe for valuables Deck off bedroom overlooking lush property with view of the sea. Hammock and chairs. Flat screen tv 32' with cable for Canadian, US, BBC and Spanish TV. Bed linen can be changed out during week for 10.00 laundry fee. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • New bath 7' x 16' with 7 ft wide shower. Towels provided and changed out half way through week. 2 Beach towels provided. New blow dryer. Soap provided. Bring your own soap if you have a preference. Suggest packing own beach towel if you are water lovers....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Small but fully operating kitchen with new fridge and gas stove, toaster, blender, coffee grinder & press & drip. Dishes and utensils for 4, good pots and pans. ...moreless

          • Stove:

            new gas 4 burner, small bbq. You buy charcoal at grocery store and lighter...moreless

          • Dining:

            in same room as kitchen and living. Bistro set for two on front deck ...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            basic spices - suggest you bring favourites...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            2...moreless

          • Toaster
          • Seating for 2 people

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            Large circular drive under massive mango tree to keep it cool. Car not necessary for two people taxis and buses are good. ...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            all new 100% egyptian cotton linens and bedding can be changed out during week for $10.00 laundry fee. ...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            $5.00 a load. We hang dry to maintain our commitment to green. Dryer is mainly for rainy season....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            in Bedroom $75.00 charge per week for use. House is designed for island breezes so never used....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            2bath 2 hand and 1 beach towel per person bring your own beach towel if in the water a lot. ...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Laundry will be done at $10.00 a load...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Open concept with Kitchen and dining...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Yoga mats 2...moreless

          • Heating:

            Sun...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • This is the side of the island for divers. Less travelled and some spectacular sites. One of the best gyms you will ever find tucked into the jungle 5 min away. Botanical gardens around the corner. Massage and Spa next door. Bars and restaurants right on the beach 1 -2 minutes walk. Sunset cruises and Island tours provided by our property manager Johnny. Real island living with the locals who are the best people lots of fun and open. Best local fisherman will take you out deep sea and fly fishing - great bone fishing close by. Hole in the Wall for all you can eat Lobster and Steak. Drumming and dancing in Punta Gorda. Dolphins to watch from our dock everyday or swim over for a visit. Snorkelling with them is a must. Some of the longest and fastest zip lines in the world. I could go on and on. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                cable with US/ Canadian and Spanish channels...moreless

              • Games:

                crib. back gammon, etc cards...moreless

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                basic phone supplied. You have to pay to load minutes. $10.00 should be good for the week if only using occasionally....moreless

              • Internet:

                Wireless hub on property. May not be reliable service at times but usually good....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Boat:

                Casa Cowee estate has it's own dock good for swimming and our boat which can be hired for activities. ...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                two decks one on the front and another off the bedroom both with hammocks and chairs...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                two new single kayaks come with the rental...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                One acre of lush property very private....moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Snorkelling equipment included also...moreless

              • Golf:

                half hour drive...moreless

              Theme

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

              Location & View

              • Beachfront:

                Right on the beach high up on a hill for great breezes...moreless

              • Village:

                Very small Local village is next 1 min. walk...moreless

              • Beach View
              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront
              • Water View
              • Waterfront

              Activities

              • Botanical Garden
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Parasailing
              • Kayaking
              • Hiking
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Groceries
              • Basketball Court
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Churches
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Eco Tourism
              • Massage Therapist
              • Walking
              • Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • ATM/Bank
              • Horseback Riding
              • Fishing
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.7
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Low Season
              May 1 - Oct 31, 2014
              5 night min stay
              $80
              $2,000
              High Season
              Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $700 $2,500
              Christmas
              Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2014
              8 night min stay

              $1,800
              flat fee
              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              $700 $2,500
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • A/C surcharge wk use $75
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Tax Rate 16%

              Notes:

              $75.00 wk to turn the AC on - not normally necessary as the house is completely open for breezes. Power is extremely expensive on the island so we ask our guests to be mindful of fans, lights etc.

              Weekly rate includes cleaning every Saturday or upon your departure. 2bath & hand towels 1 beach towel per person changed mid week. Drinking water supplied 10 gallons week.


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 07/29/2014
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              Location

              15 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Roatan International
              16 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Coxen Hole
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              3 min. walk
              Sandy Bay
              Nearest Beach
              Sandy Bay Beach
              Sandy Bay
              Nearest Barpub
              1 min walk
              20 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              20 min drive

              Car: Not Necessary

              The Temple Tree House located on the beach of Roatan, a true Caribbean Island. It is extremely hilly and is surrounded by the second largest reef in the world. Our part of Sandy Bay is a small community right on the water. The growth is lush tropical. In fact we have up to 75' palm trees, 100 foot La Ceiba tree and fruit and flowering plants and trees that cause you to pause. You can watch our humming birds bath on the leaves of our trees right outside your window and hear birds of the jungle shouting out their greetings. A short walk up to the main road and you are at the botanical gardens in which you can climb up through the jungle to the top of a hill to get the eagle eye view of our Tranquil little Sandy Bay. We have a spa next door who will even set up a sea breeze massage in their palapa at the end of their dock.

              Our local fisherman will take you out for a day of deep sea, or fly fishing.

              Great diving shops are within one to two minutes walk down our beach, where you can take your courses, open water dives etc. on the less used Sandy bay side which still has pristine sites to explore.

              You are a 10 minute taxi ride to the popular laid back West End if you want to step it up a notch with dancing, karaoke, dinning and bars!

              West Bay the place for larger resorts is a great beach and fantastic for snorkelling and fascinating people watching, beach massages, hawkers galore.

              For me fun for a few hours for sure.

              Our Sandy Bay you have an opportunity to get to know the locals and everyone parties together on this island so get ready as the native people are super nice and lots of fun. If you need anything or some advice just ask they are more than accommodating.

              Casa Cowee estate and activities are managed by locals of Sandy Bay, their pride of their island shows.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2013

              About the owner: My name is Suzanne Boyce and I purchased The Casa Cowee Estate (2013) from the original owners that had it built in 1974 after falling love with Roatan and the local people on a road trip from Aspen Colorado. They commissioned the design with a famous local architect to capture the luscious warm breezes off the Caribbean. The same love of the island and it's people and slow lifestyle took hold of me. Unfortunately I still have to work in Canada but good for you as you will have a chance to have the same great experience while I work to get back down there. The property has undergone many upgrades this year and we are continuing to improve. Not to say we are changing anything that will lose the total island feel of unique rustic Casa Cowee. Did I mention the sunsets? Go to Casa Cowee (the main house) VRBO.com 126086 Both houses can be rented together.

              Why the Owner Chose Sandy Bay:
              If you are looking for a gated community and concierge service this is not it. This is a one acre private estate that is planted with an abundance of tropical trees, rainforest trees, fruit and fragrant flowers. It sits right on the beach but sits higher on a hill to catch the caressing Caribbean breezes. With staff on the property, secure by fencing and gates and night guard. The house is yours to live a self sufficient island life. You are greeted by Johnny our property manager and James our grounds keeper. You have towels provided and bed linens. The towels are changed out once during the week. If you use a lot of beach towels maybe bring some of your own. We have laundry facilities on the property for a small fee per load.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              Temple Tree House is part of the Casa Cowee estate VRBO.com 126086 and can be rented at the same time for up to 6 people. The decks overlook the water and you will experience breath taking sunsets. We have our own dock to swim off of and swim out to the reef to snorkel or get on the dive boats to adventure to some other spectacular sites. You get use of our two new kayaks and snorkelling equipment with your house. Walk to everything on Sandy Bay, Diving, Dining, bars, Fishing, Sailboarding. 200 ft from Anthony's Key Dolphins. 10 Min drive to lively West End. No car necessary for two people- our staff can be hired for an Island tour in our new 4 door truck even stop for a zip line if you want. We have the best local fisherman to take you out fishing.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Looking up to the Temple tree house from the circular drive.

                Looking up to the Temple tree house from the circular drive.

              • Our one of many island sculptures adorning the estate.

                Our one of many island sculptures adorning the estate.

              • Front deck view. New bistro table & chairs, small BBQ for romantic nights in.

                Front deck view. New bistro table & chairs, small BBQ for romantic nights in.

              • your efficiency kitchen with gas stove and new fridge, coffee maker

                your efficiency kitchen with gas stove and new fridge, coffee maker

              • Eating area, new stereo for your iPhone etc.

                Eating area, new stereo for your iPhone etc.

              • Relaxing on the large deck off the bedroom. Each deck has a hammock.

                Relaxing on the large deck off the bedroom. Each deck has a hammock.

              • Huge new skylighted bath with 7' shower. You also have an outdoor shower.

                Huge new skylighted bath with 7' shower. You also have an outdoor shower.

              • Yes,  this is truly your sunset on the Caribbean.

                Yes, this is truly your sunset on the Caribbean.

              • The very accommodating Johnny our property manager.

                The very accommodating Johnny our property manager.

              • Fun with my family snorkelling with the dolphins right next door!

                Fun with my family snorkelling with the dolphins right next door!

              • more great flowers in front of walk up to The Temple Tree house

                more great flowers in front of walk up to The Temple Tree house

              • this is walkway to stairs directly down to beach and
our dock & excursion boat.

                this is walkway to stairs directly down to beach and our dock & excursion boat.

              • House from the side. Large deck is off bdrm. W/ Hammock, 2 lounge chairs & table

                House from the side. Large deck is off bdrm. W/ Hammock, 2 lounge chairs & table

              • The stunning view from your deck. Our boat beside our dock. High up, warm breeze

                The stunning view from your deck. Our boat beside our dock. High up, warm breeze

              • Looking down the steps from deck. You are right on the beach! Outdoor shower.

                Looking down the steps from deck. You are right on the beach! Outdoor shower.

              • another shot of the living area with a full bank of windows out to sea breezes.

                another shot of the living area with a full bank of windows out to sea breezes.

              • bank of windows out to the front deck shaded by stunning foliage & lazy Hammock

                bank of windows out to the front deck shaded by stunning foliage & lazy Hammock

              • All new bedroom w/door to deck. New queen bed, Egyptian cotton bedding.8' closet

                All new bedroom w/door to deck. New queen bed, Egyptian cotton bedding.8' closet

              • Photo to show you 150 distance from Casa Cowee and privacy from lush foliage.

                Photo to show you 150 distance from Casa Cowee and privacy from lush foliage.

              • Yes another sunset!

                Yes another sunset!

              • Sunday drumming and dancing the Punta in Punta Gorda

                Sunday drumming and dancing the Punta in Punta Gorda

              • me on some of the longest zip lines in the world!

                me on some of the longest zip lines in the world!

              • Staff & helpers out in our 32'excision boat. You can hire for special tours.

                Staff & helpers out in our 32'excision boat. You can hire for special tours.

              • our swimming dock and excursion boat and a pot of gold beside it. Swim to reef!

                our swimming dock and excursion boat and a pot of gold beside it. Swim to reef!

              VRBO #503528

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              Date last modified - Sunday, August 17, 2014

              $80 - $100 per night (USD)
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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 2

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