About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
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
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
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Check-in: 12:00 AM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful stay at the Sanctuary
We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 week stay at the Beach House in the Sanctuary Compound. Beautiful views of Anthony's Cay, sunsets, the reef etc. We loved the easy access to the snorkeling, as well as into West End and Coxen Hole. John and Christy couldn't have been more helpful and responsive to all our requests and feedback. The house itself was good for most of our needs, however it was definitely tired around the edges, particularly the kitchen counters, the chopping block (both health hazards!), some utensils were missing, one of the beds and a key board in the deck required repair. Once all these issues were resolved we were more than satisfied with our stay.
The Beach House needs some TLC but the view, snorkelling, and staff were super.
We stayed at the beach house, Sanctuary in Sandy Bay for a month. John and Christie plus the rest of the staff were responsive and helpful, checking with us daily. Lots of tips on what to see and do in the area. The beach house is in need of some updating and maintenance. The kitchen ( countertop and butcher block need replacement ) and living room need updating... living room furniture cushions don’t fit properly on couches, linens are worn and generally the place could use some TLC. That being said, the location is great...quick shuttle or collective into West End or walk to several restaurants. The view from the huge comfortable deck is spectacular. Between the dolphins and sunsets it was hard to beat. Excellent snorkelling right from the beach or dock. Best ever! Lovely ocean breezes so we didn’t use the air conditioner. Loved the fresh coconuts and bananas provided from the property. We felt safe and taken care of...All in all, a good stay at the Sanctuary.
We loved staying at The Sanctuary in Roatan
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.
Lovely house, lovely people
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.
Birthday trip to remember
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.
Great Location! Right on the beach!
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.
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.
Blue Bahia, Tranquill Seas, and Anthony's keys are all within walking distance and are open for Breakfast, lunch and dinner.