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Private 300 Ft. Sandy Beach - View the Dolphins

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6); with Separate Guest House

A six acre garden of Eden with over 40 fruit and palm trees, 300 feet of private beach, gated with security guard and resident property manager. The property is within the Marine Reserve. The reef is 100 ft. swim from the dock; the dolphin pen about a 50 ft. swim. Anthony's Key is two blocks away as is Octopus Dive School. A full-time housekeeper is available for cooking, cleaning, and babysitting for $4/hr. The three best restaurants are a three minute walk away. Taxis are $1.50 per person. The property is just ten minutes from the airport and Coxen Hole.

The beach house has two bedrooms, two baths with two couch beds in the living room. It has a full kitchen and a 500 square foot porch. Two houses are about 100 feet from the beach with two bedrooms and two baths each, the second also being along side a stream. There is also a small efficiency cottage next to the ocean with one bath, a minimal kitchen and front deck overlooking the beach. It leases for 60% of the main house.

Blue Bahia, Tranquill Seas, and Anthony's keys are all within walking distance and are open for Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

Keywords: Beach House(s), Cottage, Studio, Private, full Kitchen, Sandy Bay, Roatan, Beach House, Mango, Bamboo, Fruit trees, Roatan, Dock, Dolphins, Snorkeling, reef

More Details

Lucile Yaney
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018


Sandy Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Wireless broadband internet access


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Private 300 Ft. Sandy Beach - View the Dolphins
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

We loved staying at The Sanctuary in Roatan

  • 5 of 5

The property is exactly as pictured and described. We were picked up at the airport by the manager and he took us to a market to stock up on what we would cook during the week.

John, the resident manager was most helpful and checked in with us each day to see if we needed anything and if there was anything he could do to assist us. He lives "across the street" and really made an effort to be on and about the property every day. The house is comfortable and has excellent facilities. The kitchen had every pot and pan we could ever want to use.

The building is traditional and is very much open air and has a rustic cottage/cabin feel to it. We were on stilts so all of the living was 2nd floor. Our bed was excellent, the bathrooms and kitchen in excellent working order. The gardener brought us two fresh coconuts every day for a healthful drink of coconut water. It's good for you!

The view from the deck is a spectacular look at open ocean, sunset, and to the right an always fascinating look to a facility where dolphins are being trained. The Beach Grill is a great place for meals you want to eat out and is a few minute's walk down the beach.

All in all, it was a terrific place to stay, clean, comfortable, quiet and relaxing. We highly recommend this vacation stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house, lovely people

  • 4 of 5

Thanks to John and Cindy for connecting us to a tour guide, fishing guide, horseback riding, and of course transport, Johnny and Omar for keeping us in coconut water, and of course the "donut lady" for making our stay at the Beach House an experience not to be forgotten! We loved the people, the area and the wonderful reef. A quick snorkel will take you to this unforgettable site, not to mention the dolphins swimming nearby and the boys on the beach playing soccer. A great spot for relaxation.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birthday trip to remember

  • 4 of 5

We arranged a trip to Roatan to celebrate a special birthday and enjoy a dolphin experience at St. Anthony's key. This location is absolutely perfect as it's right across from the dolphin lagoon - closer than the pictures show. The dock is great as it is shaded and you can get in the water off the dock and snorkel. We truly appreciated the air conditioning in the bedrooms as it was quite hot in August. If you are looking for a casual, laid back relaxing place to be or if you are adventurous and looking for really neat off the beat things to do, this is the place. And, John the property manager along with Christy, are the perfect people to help you with what you are looking for. They were very accommodating, very helpful...and a lot of fun. They introduced us to Sundowners beach bar in the West end which became a favourite right away. It's about a 5 to 10 minute cab ride which costs about $1.50 (or about 30 limps) per person. At Sundowners a few of us swam out to a boat with a huge rope swing and took a turn. Very neat!

A few other favourites were the Sunken Fish and Guava Grove. The Sunken Fish is a 5 minute walk on the beach. Great food, drinks and view. Guava grove is about a 15 or 20 minute walk but so worth it. The food is fresh and so good and they make a "loaded Ceasar" which is amazing. The owners are very nice and so friendly. We did a tour one day, recommended by John, that was awesome. Shannon our driver was very knowledgeable about the island, very professional and pleasant. We went to see Sloths and monkeys, then on a mangrove tour in a cool local boat which was a highlight and then to a restaurant on the water before returning back to our beach house.

Nothing fancy, very simple, local, nothing touristy, fun, relaxing, laid back, go with the flo, no expectations,....that's what we are like and that's what it was like for us. We were grateful for the opportunity and grateful for John and Christy helping to make our trip so much fun and easygoing. They also helped to arrange a birthday dinner at the beach house with the chef from 'Lilypond" restaurant and then they made a big bonfire on the beach. Truly a trip to remember. Thank you to all who work so hard in keeping the grounds maintained, and for your kindness. Thank you John and Christy for helping to make our trip so memorable and fun.

Note: Unfortunately the sand fleas were terrible and it did have an effect on us so just be very prepared with spray etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location! Right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as I opened the door and walked in, I loved it! I felt like I was at someone's very loved summer home or camp as we call it in south Louisiana. The view was amazing! The house was very clean, comfortable, and functional. The doors to the balcony could be totally opened up to allow the breezes to flow through. Great wood floors and air condictioning in both bedrooms. My husband and I didn't use the air condictioning in our room because the breeze was sufficient. We had everything we needed for a great stay. John, the property manager was very friendly and made sure we were well taken care of. He even invited us out to West End for supper one night. Johnny kept the grounds around the house perfectly in order. He brought us coconuts, bananna's and different type of mangos than those around the house. Johnny even helped us find a ride into Coxen Hole on a Sunday morning so that we could attend Mass at 7:00 am. The house was located near Anthony Key Resort (a two minute walk). The dolphins (belonging to Anthony Key) were kept very near to the pier which belonged to the home. We watched them being fed, trained and while they were preforming. That was a highlight of the trip! Along the beach were several local restaurants and bars to enjoy. I would recommend this property to anyone wanting to visit Sandy Bay.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alice, Thank you for loving our little beach house and for taking the time out to write about your experience. It is especially helpful for me to learn how my staff outpicture the quality of true service, that of going above and beyond of what I ask of them. Lucile
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Ultimate Beach Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had an absolutely marvellous time during our stay at this beautiful well maintained beach house. The huge deck complete with a dining table, deck and lounge chairs is where we spent most of our time, enjoying watching the dolphins, boats meandering by, horse back riders or simply reading a book. Morning coffees and breakfast on the deck overlooking the beautiful aqua ocean was ultimately the best part of the day!! This property is in a quiet location with just enough action to keep it interesting and close enough to town if you want to go shop, to a restaurant or out for the evening . Spectacular snorkelling right off the dock with the extra bonus of watching the dolphins was one of our favourite day time activities!! It has a fully equipped kitchen, a master bedroom with patio doors overlooking the ocean (bonus!!), a huge living room (which we never used as we were always on the deck). The property manager John who has been living in Roatan for many years was absolutely amazing....he was a walking encyclopedia on what to do in Roatan; citing the best restaurants based on what you wanted to eat, which bars to frequent based on who was playing where; which dive company to use, which sites to visit etc etc. His top notch professional customer service definitely played a key role in our amazing stay at the beach house and in Roatan. Thanks John and Lucille (owner)!!! I highly recommend this property for a vacation getaway!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dianna, Thank you for taking the time to write. You capture the feeling better than I do. I was transported back to Roatan in the reading of your review. This is so reasuring for me to hear about John as he is rather new at the Sanctuary.
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Orillia, Ontario, Canada

Beautiful ocean and sunset views! Best view and value for what you get is well worth it!

  • 5 of 5

This beach front house is a real gem! The large deck and views along with the open concept "beachy" feel to the house made this location very special. The A/C when needed was much appreciated, but you really only need to open the doors and let the natural air through. The manager, Dave along with the owner (Lucille) who just happened to be at the property while we were there, made sure we were well taken care of. We were given a loaded cell phone with everyones number on it in case we ran into any problems. Dave even made sure there was beer in the fridge upon arrival! Our weather was perfect and we spent endless hours just staring or swimming in the ocean and watching the turquoise and green ghecko's entertain us on the deck. Having the ipod player made it just that much more enjoyable. The satelite TV even gave us Toronto channels to see what we were NOT missing.. the snow! The snorkelling off the beach also made this location fabulous. We saw many different fish, starfish, dolphins, barracuda, turtles, rays, etc each time we went out. We were even lucky enough to have been snorkelling when they let the dolphins out across the way and were given a free true dolphin swimming experience I will never forget. The restaurants are within walking distance (had many meals at Blue Bahia, Transquil Seas and Mayoka Lodge) which made this location very convenient. We went into West End a few times (by cab negotiate $3.00 for the both of you!) to do some shopping and ate at Rotissiere Chicken and Keiths BBQ at the right end of the beach for some of the best local food for $5.00! The main attraction also to Roatan night life is the fact that alot of restaurants include live entertainment at night. Our manager, Dave, plays drums in a band, and what a treat to see his different bands playing at different locations over the island. Tranquil Seas Tuesday nights were special. Bring a flashlight its about a 8 minute walk! They usually play from 7-9 which makes it perfect to eat dinner, watch some live entertainment, have a few drinks, then turn in for the evening as the hot sun makes you very tired! We ended up eating breakfast mostly at the house, just cereal, milk and toast. There is a coffee maker, so bring coffee/sugar. The kitchen itself is quaint and was glad we were eating out mostly. The locals lives around this location, and you do hear dogs and roosters alot. The locals also use the beach out front so it is not completely "private". Great time!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blue Bahia, Tranquill Seas, and Anthony's keys are all within walking distance and are open for Breakfast, lunch and dinner.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Extra person fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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