|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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Casa Cowee, a rustic recently renovated island-style home on a lush private 1 acre estate, nestled in the warm, friendly community of Sandy Bay, offers dramatic million dollar views of the Caribbean and richly varied living spaces – a spacious Main House with master bedroom with new king bed and loft with queen bed or two single beds and large covered Sunset Deck where friends meet for breakfast and evening cocktails. Casa Cowee's 200-foot swimming dock (occasionally enjoyed by our neighbors) and tranquil waterfront provide unlimited fishing, snorkeling (reef in front of property), swimming, diving, dolphin-watching, and the opportunity to explore the colorful marine life in the Sandy Bay/West End Marine Reserve.
We have added two new kayaks for your enjoyment and provide you with snorkelling equipment for your stay. So you can create a dream vacation package by pre-booking tours, snorkelling and fishing trips.
Located on our beach just a couple of minutes walk is the Blue Bahia Beach Restaurant, Tranquil Seas Bar and restaurant, Fragapini bar/ restaurant at the Myoka Lodge and several local good eats. For diving Octopus Dive School, Tranquil Seas and Anthony's Key.
This unique beachfront plus rain forest property is just a short 10 min. drive to West End Village for dining, shopping and great evening entertainment. On Roatan fun is had by all residents and tourists alike.
The home is surrounded by expansive decks offering gracious outdoor living with lush tropical landscaping and exquisite sunset views. There is a charcoal BBQ on the deck.
For sleeping there is a large private Master Bedroom Pod with a new king bed and a large loft in the main living pod with a new queen bed. A single can be added upon request.
We have just added another full suite to Casa Cowee to cater to couples wanting separate sleeping/ bath quarters. This is a stunning sunny unit overlooking the water with it's own small kitchen, 3 pc bath and living space with a queen bed. It has it's own private deck. It can be added to the rental of the main house for $75.00 per night. Pictured in the last three photos on the listing
We invite you to enjoy our family home. Come live in an island paradise – relax on your private verandah overlooking the deep blue Caribbean Sea, cooled by trade winds and surrounded by the fragrance of beautiful tropical flowers.
The romantic and private Temple Tree House has just been finished and provides water front views from two decks. One large bedroom with 8' closet. Large bath with 7' open shower. Beautiful wood floors. Kitchen with new appliances. Steps from front deck directly on the beach. This house is rented separately but of course can be included in the Main House rental upon request.
Keywords: Diving Lush private rustic romantic sunsets beach dock reef dolphins fishing island luxury kayaks snorkelling huge decks, high up off the beach, estate, gated, secure, safe, fruit trees, 60' palms, massive Le Ceiba rain forest tree, lemons, jack fruit, mango tree.
Security, Casa Cowee had a theft in 2010.
Since I bought Casa Cowee in 2013 I have made it one of the most secure properties on Sandy Bay. Reason? Same as at home in Canada. If security is high there is less chance of intruders. I stay here on my own most times and I like to feel safe like everyone else. This Island is wonderful oasis and there is no need to live in a gated community. The Islanders are wonderful and helpful. The laws are now extremely strict about stealing and penalties far exceed petty crime.
We ask that all our guests use the security provided. Not only to protect them but to protect Casa Cowee's reputation and it's staffs jobs.
The original owners Miss Marcia and her husband were on a road trip in the 70's that took them from their Aspen home down through the rugged backroads of Central America, they discovered the lovely island of Roatan.
Captivated by its lush tropical foliage on a hilly terrain and , crystal clear waters – the friendly, generous spirit of the locals – they bought a pristine property down the beach from what was then the only major dive operation on the island – Anthony's Key Resort.
That’s how the history of “Casa Cowee” was written. Miss Marcia passed the property on to her family and two years ago I visited and fell under it's spell. I am a Canadian from southern Ontario and fell in love with the Isle of Roatan, especially warm and natural Sandy Bay. You are part of a community here not a resort. So the next chapter in the history of Casa Cowee has begun. I know you will fall under it's spell also. Now that I have spent a good portion of a year here I know that Casa Cowee is totally unique. It is so easy to meet people, not just expats but islanders. I now have two guests who are back on the island with their families for extended stays so their kids get exposure to the real world outside of the bubble most of us live in. The kids are loving it with all their new friends, being part of the island community.
Suzanne Boyce purchased this estate in 2013
There is no better place on Sandy Bay proper for 180 degree vista of the breathtaking waters and reef and dolphins. You are high off the beach giving you total privacy and the deck is the most popular spot for the sunset happy hours. You also have one acre of lush property surrounding you for privacy and lots of fruit trees such as lemon, lime, bananas, coconut, jack fruit, mango etc. Sandy Bay is a large area. But Casa Cowee is located on a sleepy stretch of sand that includes Anthony's Key, Myoka Lodge, the Blue Bahia and Tranquil Seas mini dive resorts. They are just a couple of minutes walk down the beach and all have restaurants and bars. Then for that special evening The Myoka Lodge on our beach also has a stunning bar and great food for happy hours and views over their infinity pool. So no need to go further than our own little friendly community. But if there is a need to step it up a pace the West End is just a 10 min. taxi ride away. This is a dive hub along with, great restaurants, bars and night clubs. The nice thing about Roatan is that everyone on the island parties together, so a great island experience.
What Casa Cowee is – and is not ...
Casa Cowee is not a 'plug and play' unit in a gated community. It is our cherished family home, designed by a renowned local architect who was a dear friend of the original owners – and who put his passion for the island into every facet of Casa Cowee’s signature design.
One of the great beauties of Roatan and the Sandy Bay location is during the 'low' season you enjoy reduced rates but are there during their flowering and fruit season. We have a multitude of fruit trees on our property you can enjoy. I found that the weather is great and the temperature the same year round. Sandy Bay is a residential area so the same action year round. Much unlike the tourist areas of West Bay and West End.
I wanted to let you know what a terrific time we had. Your house is wonderful and Iris and Marvin are awesome … We only made it as far as Punta Gorda going east, but went to The Hole in the Wall (really neat) and did the Pig Roast at Bay Islands Beach Resort. Also enjoyed the Butterfly Garden, Botanical Gardens and Iguana Farm. The snorkeling in Roatan was the BEST I have ever experienced!! Thanks so much for letting us share your paradise.
The house is in a great location for snorkeling and swimming all day. There are four good restaurants and three bars within walking distance but with that deck, we mostly cooked at home and ate overlooking the bay from our deck. Overall I highly recommend this place and with the two little casitas on the property, I look forward to going back with more family.
My family of 5 really enjoyed our stay at Casa Cowee here on Sandy Beach. Everybody who cares for the property is lovely (thanks Channin, Kemberly, anf Jose!) and we felt safe and taken care of. Suzanne made accommodations for my family to be comfortable. The house itself is very unique and I loved all the little details. If you are going to rent this place (which you should) please note that it is lanai style vent windows. Suzanne made this clear in our communication. There is an airconditioner in the main bedroom. Everywhere else is cooled by sea breeze and fans. I was perfectly comfortable with only a fan in the loft but other people may not be ( maybe the elderly etc) Plenty of windows means the view is otherworldly. When we weren't scuba diving we were sitting in the hammocks on the deck watching the hummingbirds, kittens, and lizards play and taking in the sunset. There's yummy restaurants right down the beach and I will miss seeing the stars so bright in the sky on our 5 minute walks back from dinner. Sandy bay is so much more relaxed and personal feeling than west end and west bay. I definitely plan on coming back. Thanks Suzanne!
This was our 2nd "Great"stay at Casa Cowee and the view from the awesome deck keeps us coming back. We have stayed all over the island and the view of the turquoise water and pink sunsets are best from Casa Cowee. I love spending time in hammock looking out to the ocean or watching the gecko's, lizards, and hummingbirds that live amounst the lush landscape. It is conveniently located next to four restaurants and three dive shops, yet it still feels like your own private oasis.
Suzanne had said that to me when we were getting excited for our family reunion. So true!!
We had a great time as a family catching up and watching time go by from our perch above the Carribbean. We went diving out of Tranquil Seas (a 5 minute walk down the beach) and would recommend them as well.
Channin, the manager, was warm and welcoming. He had all our answers. Jose, who was on location, could not have been more accommodating. Whether it was another bottle of water or getting out the kayaks. We were well taken care of.
Where to start? This property had all the elements my wife and I were looking for. We loved waking up to the sound of the dolphins playing every morning. In the evenings we felt like we were getting a very "local" experience, as we could hear the children playing on our dock (which we loved!) Having the two bars just down the beach was a huge plus for my wife and I, and I strongly recommend trying Bruces' world famous rum punch at the Blue Bahia beach bar. The home itself is magical. I love all of the stone work and landscaping! The live in hand (Jose) that stays on and maintains the grounds was a top notch guy. He washed our car every morning for us. All around great place to stay!
Being in Sandy Bay gives you a true authentic Roatan feel in a wonderful beach front island home. You can either walk to a small locally owned cafe for a $2 native dish up the community laneway or south on the beach to 3 beach front restaurants with stunning water views. Each offer great food, happy hour and evenings with local entertainment. One of these was Tranquil Seas , this was our favourite restaurant and was also our Ace dive company. My partner completed his open water Padi and I did a refresher and we followed that with 5 days of 10 spectacular dives. Get them to take you to the dive site Mary's Place wow! Casa Cowee and Temple Tree house was totally relaxing, fabulous views, great beds, a safe to lock valuables like cameras or cell phones forcing you to stop thinking work, fully equipped kitchens, a barbecue for cooking the Maui Maui we caught on our 1/2 day fishing trip with Channin the property manager. Getting into West End is a short taxi ride, which you can catch by walking up to the main road just past Anthony's Key . When you return the taxi will drive you right back to Casa Cowee if you just say " down by Anthony's Key"! West End Sun Downer's for partying, the Argentinian Grill order the Steak , Oasis was great too. Oh yes and visit the Dolphins at Anthony's or watch them from the deck. You can snorkel out to the reef or take out the kayaks. The sound of the local families and children laughing and splashing at the beach front, usually on a Sunday or holiday just grabs your heart giving you a real chance to experience what it is to be a local in such a carefree lifestyle. Something we rarely get to experience at home in our busy life. There is an on site care taker who will be there to assist you and make you feel comfortable in this island setting. Oh yes the sunsets, amazing! The hammocks great. We also did some touring of the island which Channin can be hired for that too. What more can I say but this place was everything Suzanne said it would be and more. We did not want to leave and we will be back for sure. One thing to remember is as my partner said the most relaxing holiday ever and an authentic feel. For 2 people in our 60's we had a blast
Great snorkelling and diving trips with the Octupus and Tranquil Seas dive operations just a 2 min walk down the beach. Stunning sites on the second largest coral reef in the world. There are two single kayaks and snorkelling equipment included in your rental. Some of the best bonefishing in the Caribbean is right down the beach from Casa Cowee and deep sea fishing. Our local fisherman Herbie has agreed to take care of our guests fishing trips. All you have to do is go down to our dock. There are some comments about our dock being over used by locals because it is such a great swimming dock. We have had to deal with the excessive use and it is no longer an issue.
There are four restaurants 1-2 minutes walk down the beach and two bars and many delicious local food restaurants. Our property manager can arrange meals to be brought in. There is a full medical clinic in a two minute walk including a recompression chamber.
Casual West End a 10 minute taxi ride away is loaded with restaurants, bars and shops. West Bay is the big beach with the large resorts and condos. Great for a visit if you want to people watch, parasail or just a change from tranquil Sandy Bay.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 2 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|A/Ç surcharge min for wk||$75|
Both Casa Cowee which sleeps 4 and Temple Tree House which sleeps 2 can be rented at the same time. You can also rent the Bamboo Casita with the main house.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.