About the property
- Villa3000 sqft
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
4 bedroom family friendly villa w/ pool, beach, gardens, dock, & panoramic views
2012, 2013, 2014 2015 2016 Award for 'Top Vacation Rental'
Welcome to Paradise at La Diosa del Sol! La Diosa is a luxury four-bedroom villa on Roatan's North Shore. Enjoy deep sea fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling and diving at your own private luxury retreat. With breathtaking views of the island and the Caribbean Sea, La Diosa is a perfect retreat for couples seeking a romantic getaway or for families and friends looking for a special place to relax and reconnect. Close to everything but a world away.
The Villa has a large infinity pool, 4 acres of gardens, and a 3000 square foot villa built on three levels. The villa has 160 feet of beachfront along with ocean kayaks and paddle board. Swim and snorkel off La Diosa's private dock or go on an adventure with Subway WaterSports, which will pick you up to dive or snorkel at all the best places on the uncrowded North Shore reef. Deep sea and local fishing charters are also available.
The villa is perfect for couples seeking a romantic getaway and for families and groups looking for a special place to relax and reconnect in a lush Caribbean home. Four bedrooms include 2 master suites. Large and open common areas and private spaces await for reading and relaxation no matter how large your party. Spectacular views await you on every level, and the accommodations have been chosen to perfection.
We also have a caretaker on the property 24 hours per day. And while the villa is secluded and private, restaurants, shopping, and Roatan's many attractions are not far away. Our guests find the location perfect to explore Roatan's many attractions.
If you love to cook, the fully equipped gourmet kitchen has a large island of slate and Honduran rosewood, an eating bar, two dining areas, and spectacular views of the Caribbean. The game room downstairs has a lounging area, a bar, and yoga and exercise equipment.
La Diosa is a 'green' home suitable for asthmatic and environmentally sensitive people, with tile and concrete construction, solar hot water, salt water and ultraviolet light swimming pool, and non-toxic, sophisticated energy-efficient construction. Solar power is coming soon!
La Diosa is a truly magical place....we are sure you will love it as much as we do!
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See what are guests are saying:
'We have had the most amazing week in Roatan and are very sad to leave tomorrow. The house really made our trip special. We loved the layout and the 'open air' feel'. My son loved the pool table and played every night .... We had a snapper and shrimp BBQ one night -- thanks for having a grill.... Thank you again for everything. It will be a vacation we won't forget.' LE, Colorado
'Your home is absolutely amazing, beautiful, great locale, awesome view, very spacious ... We enjoyed every aspect of the layout, the decor, spacious feelings, privacy for all guests (ideal for groups) and basically had an excellent experience....Thank you for your excellent price to value ... we look forward to returning soon... An exceptional stay in an exceptional home.' --MZ, Seattle
'We really enjoyed our trip to Roatan and specifically to your home....the beds were some of the most comfortable I have ever slept on. We thoroughly enjoyed the beach area right down the hill. We loved to go kayaking and we had great snorkeling from there. We saw the most beautiful red starfish while we were there. We loved the house and had a great vacation with lots of stories to share with friends!' AK, Texas
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About Adrienne Larkin
We are a professional couple living in the San Francisco Bay Area. We created La Diosa as a special place of beauty, fun, and relaxation. Even after staying at La Diosa so many times, we still love to be here and hate to leave. We know you will feel that way too!
Adrienne Larkin purchased this Villa in 2003
Why Adrienne Larkin chose Politilly Bight
After traveling throughout the Caribbean looking for a place to call our own, we came upon Roatan and fell in love with it - its natural beauty, its people, the wonderful 'something special' about it.... We looked at dozens of houses and places on Roatan until we came across this amazing 4 acre property. The breezes were wonderful even on a hot day, the views went on forever, and even though it had been a bit neglected we could see ourselves building a special place there, among the trees, honoring the earth, a place of peace and serenity. But fun too!
What makes this Villa unique
When I come to La Diosa, it is as if time just melts away. I get up with the sun and kayak in the early morning, take a swim, saying hello to the fish around the reef -- then come back to the gardens, lounge around the pool, read, write in the tower, snooze in the hammock, go horseback riding, explore, walk the labryinth, whip up a meal in our huge kitchen or just take a walk among the trees. What could be better? What a blessing!
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Pros and Cons
Pros: I was amazed that the house was practically insect free. I only saw one small spider (under my pillow) and of course the normal kitchen ants. The bath and pool towels were plentiful and of high quality. The pool is beautiful (except missing tiles), large, very warm and has some great pool loungers. The view from the house can’t be beat. WOW! It is gorgeous. It was very nice having the kayaks. We took the double kayak out every morning. Jorge the caretaker was always willing to assist with the kayaks. The kitchen was well equipped and it was wonderful having a washer and dryer available.
Cons: Getting into bed I noticed that the sheets had sand in them. I alerted the property manager who dismissed my concern and did not offer clean sheets or assistance. Then we noticed that the bathroom counters were covered in sand/grit. All I had to do was wipe my hand across the counter and my hand was filthy. The bathroom sinks and mirrors looked like they had not been cleaned in a long time. There was even toothpaste left from previous guests stuck to the sinks. The living room couch was also covered in sand/grit and we had to place towels on the cushions to be able to sit on it. The DVD player did not work and the wifi was unreliable. The pool light did not work and my husband stepped on a metal object in the bottom of the pool that stuck in his big toe. There were dogs that roam the property and jumped on us when we got out of the car every day. Once my husband was asleep on the hammock and a dog jumped up on him. I wanted to swim from the nice beach area, but there was garbage laying in the sand in the water and it did not look inviting. The area around the house does not provide peace and quiet. Some construction was occurring nearby and all day long we heard saws, hammers and generators. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday there is LOUD music from noon until 2:00 AM coming from some area close by. The only way to block it out while sleeping is to keep all doors and windows closed and run the air conditioner. Jorge the caretaker was quite intrusive. He would appear without warning at the pool area while we were laying out or swimming. He even entered the house one morning without knocking. It was unnerving wondering when he was going to show up and if we were going to have privacy or not. I would have been nice to have been left alone. I think this would be a wonderful rental with improvements in the property manager’s and caretaker ‘s roles.
Dear Ms. H,
We very much appreciate your sharing your views with us about La Diosa. We love that you enjoyed our gourmet kitchen, our plush beach and bath towels, our ocean kayaks, the spectacular views, and the beautiful infinity pool looking over the Caribbean. We are glad you found the property virtually insect free – we do work very hard to make sure everything is raked every day and carefully attended to.
Just as much, as I have expressed personally to you, we appreciate your bringing to our attention some matters that needed attending to, and we want to assure you they are as much concern to us as they were to you. Although we have never had an issue with the condition of the bedrooms in the past 10 years, we have instituted changes as a result of your comments. Our property manager now makes an even more meticulous and thorough inspection of the cleanliness of the house prior to a guest’s arrival, including using a flashlight to detect any missed items, and our caretaker now makes twice daily inspections of the beach area to pick up any debris that may have appeared. We now ask our property manager to establish with our guests how much or little interaction would be satisfactory with our caretaker, and we remind guests to please close windows when they are out and about because the tropical rainstorms that can suddenly appear otherwise require the caretaker coming and closing the windows. We appreciate your letting us know that the pool light was out, and learning that the new DVD player had failed - we now stock an extra one. We now also encourage our guests to let us know at the time if anything goes amiss so we can attend to it immediately. I am sorry that there was construction on a property down the road during your stay. There is sometimes music on weekends that can carry over from Punta Gorda, 2 miles away, and we now alert guests to that fact. These helpful and honest comments have motivated us to make La Diosa even better and we have taken specific steps to address your concerns. We enjoyed having your family as our guests and would be delighted to have you again on your next trip to beautiful Roatan.
Tout simplement exceptionnel (Simply Exceptional!)
With our 4 children, we came from France to visit Roatan. La Diosa was THE place to stay and we had a marvelous time there : the house and the garden are really wonderful, well equiped, with everything you might dream. The beach is near, and with the kayacks, you're able to snorkel on the beautiful reef in a few moments. Humming birds can be seen while you're taking your shower in the open air. The view is breathtaking.
Beeing located on the east part of Roatan is really an advantage : this part of the island is more authentic, but in less than an hour you can access, if you want, the more touristical places in the island. Not far from the house, beautiful beaches, wonderful dives with "subway water sport" that pick you up right from the dock at La Diosa. Punta Gorda with its Garifuna joyful feats and dances is very near...
And what made our stay really remarkable was the presence of Jorge. He is perfect in his role as caretaker : helpul, efficient, hardworker, always available but never intrusive. And we found he goes far beyond his duty, in the good sense : friendly, giving good advices, taking care of our security in every aspect, always ready to talk about Honduras and Roatan, showing our kids how to cook a traditional recipe. After a few days, though he was always discrete, we had the impression of being at home with a friend nearby.
Jorge is really precious and added greatly to the quality of our stay in La Diosa…
The best summary comes from our kids "when do we come back ?". And though it's very far from France, no doubt we also dream of it!
PS : if you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle, don't hesitate to go far east, on the dirt road, to "La Sirena" restaurant : the view and the beach are amazing, and you've got the feeling of being at the edge of the world. Their fishes are delicious.
We are so delighted that your family had a wonderful time at La Diosa. How wonderful that you enjoyed the many hidden treasures of the island while you were here and explored the Island's east end with its special rhythms of life. We were so happy to have you and please think of La Diosa as your home on Roatan.
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and had a fantastic time! The house and property are even more beautiful than the photos let on! The house and pool area were lovely, as was the view, and the location was perfect for us. The area was quiet and set back off the main roads, and the beachfront was a minute walk away.
Liz, the property manager, was gracious and extremely helpful in coordinating our stay, making herself easily available to answer questions we had. Jorge, the groundskeeper, went above and beyond to make our time comfortable and fun. We really can't recommend this place enough!
Dear Trey, we are so happy that you and your spouse had a perfect honeymoon at La Diosa. Please think of us as your home any from home on Roqtqn- we hope we will see you again soon!
Adrienne and Maud
Our special vacation place
This is our 3rd year with our family staying at La Diosa. This property is beautiful and it is prettier every year. It is the perfect place for us with large swimming pool and swim toys for our 5 children, plenty of room for them to play inside and outside on the grounds. Unlimited Wifi for all the internet games and social networks.
Our friends live very close by. We have separate areas at the house to entertain them, away from the children watching tv. We love the quiet here, the views are amazing!
Jorge, the caretaker, is on the property 24x7 and is so helpful. Liz, the property manager, is a very short distance from the house. We have always felt well taken care of,everything prepared for our arrival.
We love to return to La Diosa when vacationing or whenever work requires our presence on Roatan... We won't go anywhere else.
We are always delighted to have you return to La Diosa - you are part of our family!
The Perfect Vacation Villa
We just returned from our fantastic week at La Diosa del Sol. I know this is a cliché, but the photos do not do this house justice. It is absolutely fabulous in every way, north, south, east and west of the Pecos.
From beginning to end, communication was spot on. Liz, the property manager, met us at the airport and escorted us first to do some shopping, and then on to the house. She made everything work seamlessly, from turning the house over to us immaculately clean, complete with cold beer, snacks, local cell phones, and the assurance that if anything were needed, she was just down the road and open to assist us.
The caretaker, George, who lives in a separate house on the estate, was there to help us for whatever might be necessary, 24/7, and did all this without being intrusive. We just cannot say enough about how awesome he is. His English is excellent from living in the U.S. for many years. He knew the best spots on the Politilly reef to snorkel and fish and was a wealth of information about Roatan.
One thing we so appreciated was George's help in getting the kayaks both out and back in to the storage barn, even though we routinely went out twice a day for snorkeling or fishing expeditions. He was always gracious and eager to help. While we were out on the reef, he kept a weather eye out for us, and always met us back at the dock when we returned, ready to help us store the kayaks back in to storage.
But I am saving the best for last, which is the house itself.
There are two master bedrooms, pretty much identical in layout, but each with it's own charm. The upstairs bedroom, on the same level as the great room and veranda, has a queen bed, Jacuzzi tub, and this amazing shower that is "outdoors" like in Bali. The downstairs master has a king bed, no tub, and a "roof" over the outdoor shower and opens out to the pool and entertainment area. There are two more guest rooms, and 2 guest baths, one on each level.
The kitchen is equipped with everything you might need. If it isn't there, it's because you don't need it. Simply amazing.
Wi-Fi works well, though a little slow. No need for streaming video anyway since the house has a DVD collection that would keep you entertained for a year.
The reef in front of the house is amazing. The coral is pristine, there are multitudes of fish, and it's easily accessible from the house by the provided kayaks.
We give this house an unqualified thumbs up and would stay here again in a heartbeat.
We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay at La Diosa and look forward to seeing you again. Please think of us as your home away from home when you visit beautiful Roatan.
La Diosa was amazing; it is our new favorite vacation home!! From the very start we received wonderful service from packing list ideas to assuring emails that wed be met at the airport. Everything was exactly as promised, if not better. The house is fantastic, the pool is beautiful, the grounds are stunning and the view is breathtaking. We were there with our three kids (7-11) and my mother who's 65. All six of us were completely happy with our experience. Perfect place to unwind and enjoy life!
Spa Tranquilidad (massage, facials, wraps) a 5 minute walk away; Great Restaurant ( Turquoise Bay) a 5 minute drive; Iguana Farm, Day Spa at Parrot Tree Plantation with Pilates and Yoga Classes, 4 different canopy tours, Carambola Botanical Gardens, Roatan Butterfly Garden, deep diving submarine, dolphin encounters at Anthony's Key Resort, Garifuna Village at nearby Punta Gorda, Mangrove tours in nearby Oakridge, Paya Bay beaches, scuba, snorkel, boat charters to other bay islands from Subway Watersports
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
MIDSEASON DISCOUNT RATES NOW IN EFFECT: MAY 1 - SEPT 30 2016. 1 bedroom- $1700 2 Bedrooms $2000 3 bedrooms $2300 4 bedrooms $2600. Even if you only rent one bedroom, the villa is yours to enjoy. You do not share it with anyone else!