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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"This was our 2nd time staying in this house and we would definitely stay here again. The location is great! Close enough to town and the public beach to walk or ride a bike yet far enough away to be peaceful if the town is partying. There is great snorkeling right out front. The back yard is a wonderful place to lay by the water - sand, sun, shady palms, lounge chairs, a bbq and all the comforts of the house just steps away! The house is very roomy. The 2 bedrooms on each side of the house make it perfect for 2 couples or families. Add the downstairs apartment for even more room and everyone has plenty of personal space. The back deck with all its french doors, hammock and chairs is where we spent every morning and evening. The place is well stocked with pots, pans, tableware and nice towels for the bath and beach. Angel the caretaker is the best. He is full of info, can make any arrangements for you and is around as much or as little as you want. His wife is a great cook and we always make sure we hire her for at least one dinner - homemade tortillas, beans, rice and chicken bbq'd island style! We did some diving with the Utila Lodge (the best) and had some good times taking the water taxi (which is a 3 minute walk from the house with a $2 round trip price) to Coral Beach Village. It is a "must do while on Utila" and a great place to spend the day laying on the best beach on the island, snorkeling and having a great lunch and cocktails from Neptunes Beach Bar & Grill. Bottom line - any house or place will have some problems but there were none that will keep you from having a great time."
Guest: Dave SDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 7, 2015
"We had our big family vacation this year in this beautiful villa in Utila. We were a total of 11 people with 6 adults and 5 children. There was more than enough room for all of us. The rooms were large, clean and the air conditioners worked wonderfully. Kids spent hours in the pool while we enjoyed the incredible view from the back porch. The island offered some of the best snorkeling and diving spots in the whole world but there was even plenty of snorkeling to be done from right in front of the house. We got to see eels and stingrays along with other tropical fish right in front of the house. It was truly amazing. The house had WiFi and US satellite TV to keep us in contact with home. Town is 5 minutes golf cart ride away. We felt very safe throughout the stay. Blanca went out of her to make sure we had an incredible vacation."
Guest: The FamilyDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 24, 2014
"Initially we booked Blue Bayou Beach House for 5 nights. We were attracted by the location right next to the coral reefs and of course an affordable price. And we weren't disappointed. The house has a beautiful porch from where you can hum right into the corals. Just outside the house is a great wall with the most amazing corals. Lots of coral fishes. The house is a bit rustic, however charming. There is though one nuisance: Sand flies! You don't notice them, before it's too late. You don't see them, you don't feel, when they bite, but you will seen see the impact of them on your body. So be advised to take need precautions (repellents, baby oil,...).
Before making the booking, we had a very positive correspondence with the owners, Deanna and Ed. Very responsive and very helpful. We felt confident throughout the engagement with Deanna and Ed. On the island we were welcomed by Mike, who is kind of a janitor, and he made sure we were put on a taxi (or rather a tuc-tuc) to take us to the beach house. Mike also made sure, everything was ok during our stay. Thanks a lot to Mike!!
We enjoyed our stay at Blue Bayou Beach House very much, and we actually extended with it another 2 nights. There are lots of things to do on Utila. Definitely a place to return to...."
Guest: Maja and BentDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
"We rented The Gardens for a month. The Gardens was an upgrade from where I (Bob) stayed on a previous trip. I "discovered" the Gardens through a friend who was staying there at the time and I made a mental note that when I brought Holly to Utila, this would be where we should stay. But we think Leon and Jim in their review have pretty much said it all. Tony and Jo went far and beyond the call of duty. They ensured we arrived safely when our transportation was delayed. They took us for tours around the island showing us excellent restaurants and joining us for the entertainment. In fact, in some respects they were the entertainment! They helped us see Utila as a friendly community. When I (Holly)had issues at home that needed to be addressed immediately, Jo and Toni were incredibly accommodating and wonderfully supportive . They even made my (Holly's) departure special and memorable.
Because of all our email traffic before coming we felt like we were meeting old friends on arrival. But we felt like we were leaving family when we departed."
Guest: BobDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: June 5, 2015