House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
Why Samantha chose West End
A great house in a great location
What makes this House unique
This is a family home not a vacation rental, so it is more spacious than most. Set in a 'real' neighbourhood amongst wonderful people, just a short stroll from the action but set back enough to relax.
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Live like a local
My husband and I spent three weeks at the house and were comfortable. Our daughter also visited and used the guest room. Overall the house has what you need. The beds are ok and the kitchen is well-equipped with pots and pans. The shower is awesome and we always had hot water. The highlight is the back deck with the hammocks. Once the sun leaves about 11:00 it’s the coolest place in the house and so nice to relax on, especially in the evenings or when there’s a breeze from the back.
The on-site staff were very easy to contact and helpful when things went wrong.
Just be aware there is no A/C. Depending on the day this means the house can be very hot during the day. So much so you really can’t be in it. Great time to head to the beach. It takes a long time to cool off in the evening even with all the fans going. We were used to heat so it wasn’t a problem but if you aren’t I’d think twice. You need to not mind sweating.
Also, as with anywhere on the island, the power is going to go out, the WiFi can be spotty, there are going to be bugs, things are not going to work as you expect, you’ll need to be adaptable. Again, this is not specific to Sam’s house but being in a house on your own means you have to deal with it and you should be ready.
It is up a fairly steep hill on a rutted dirt road and there is no real path to the house (you just cross the lawn which has tree roots and is tilted) so if you are unsteady this place is not for you.
But if you are the location is great right off the main road and so close to the beach and all the restaurants and shops. It was also pretty quiet. There are roosters and dogs but you don’t hear the bars, even during Semana Santa when we were there.
We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to our friends but only after explaining this is “living like a local” not a 5 star resort.
Perfect vacation in the best location in Roatan !
In the world of real estate, there is a three word phrase that has been coined, 'Location, Location, Location'. Well, I do, also, believe this phrase should be used to describe a great vacation at this lovely house. Four of us stay stayed at this gem during a week and we had an amazing time dhere. The house is located very near snorkeling sites, restaurants, bars and a grocery and liquor store. This home was perfect for the four of us, although two more friends could have joined us. Somedays, after returning from snorkeling, we slept during the afternoon in the house's back porch hammocks while enjoying Roatan's fresh Caribbean Sea breeze. During our stay here, we prepared most of our meals in the kitchen's house. We bought almost all of our groceries at Eldon's Supermarket in Coxen Hole, located on our way from the airport to the apartment. We purchased our depleted groceries in Woody's grocery which is located within a walking distance from the apartment. Also, we bought some liquor there. One night, we had dinner at Thai Place, a very good Thai food restaurant. The fried rice served here reminded me the Benihana's fried rice ! Since, I usually wake up very early in the mornings, some days, I went to a coffee place to get my cappuccino. During nights, we visited these bars & discos: Sundowners Beach Bar. This is where would want to start the night. The crowd starts here and moves on to the other bars as the night progresses. Between 6pm and 8pm is a great time to be there, but usually the close around 9pm. Live like a local and grab a Monkey La La or two, Roatan’s signature cocktail. The Blue Marlin. Karaoke night is especially active on Thursday night. It usually starts around 8pm and goes until midnight and the crowd is into it the entire time. If you plan to sign, make sure you add your name to Karaoke list early! Nova. A good late night spot. DJ and good dancing most nights. It’s small, but probably the busiest place late at night. Music is usually of the dance/techno, but there is some variety as well. Frank’s Cigar Bar. If dancing isn’t your thing, and you’d rather relax, smoke and have a beer than Frank’s Cigar Bar is your best bet! Booty Bar. Full dance floor on the weekends with a great variety of music. Finally, thank you Samantha for allowing us stay at your beautiful house and Tanja for taking care of all our needs during our stay. Definitely, we're already planning in returning to Roatan and staying at this lovely house again !
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back soon.
a friend my mother and I stayed at mi case for a week. It was lovely. The house has a nice cachet to it, it is close to west end but quiet. The roosters do scream early in the morning, but they are all over the island. The kitchen is fully equipped, which is very nice, we ended up saving a lot of money by cooking at home. It is a very safe area but we still hid our belongings when we left. The rooms a nice and the beds are comfortable. We loved our stay!
Home sweet home
We just finished our wonderful stay at Mi Casa and are missing it already. We loved how close we were to all the attractions yet able to enjoy peace and quiet. Travelling as a family we especially appreciated the affordable price and use of the washing machine. Thanks also goes to Tanya for getting us settled and making us feel at home.
Mi Casa was Perfect
I stayed at Mi Casa for about a month in April 2013. It was very close to the main strip in West End but far enough away to enjoy some peace and quite. The house was very clean and a GREAT value. I hope to be back regularly.
HOME AWAY FROM HOME!
This was the second year that family members have stayed at Mi Casa. This was so delightful, close enough to the attractions on West End, yet far enough away that you rarely heard anything (except the roosters).
My communications with both the owner and the site manager were great! They did as much as they could to answer our questions and to make our visit great. It was great having a kitchen to cook in (although the oven temp was in C rather than the F). We paid extra to have the house cleaned mid-week (we were on vacation after all). We did rent a car this time (to explore the island) and you should know that the road up to the house is a bit rough and (of course) not paved.
It's a short walk to town to some great restaurants and bars. The dive shops and snorkel areas are fantastic (Tyll's/Splash Inn). We drove into Coxen Hole to do our main grocery shopping at Eldons. The options for buying gluten free food were fantastic. Don't bother bringing that stuff (or any "health-foods") from home.
We've made a lot of friends in the West End over the years we've been going there, so we'll be back.
I'd gladly return tomorrow; but I have to wait until next year.
Dolphin activities a short taxi ride away
Kayaking and paddle boarding available in West End
Amazing diving close by
Wind surfing available on request
Yoga classes close by