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PINEAPPLE HOUSE-WINNER TOP VACATION RENTAL UTILA

Utila, Honduras
  • House2400 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Get away from it all at the Pineapple House, a beautiful and spacious beachfront home located on the white sands of Treasure Beach.

Located three miles from Utila town and ONLY ACCESSIBLE BY BOAT, a vacation at the Pineapple House is ideal for romantic couples wanting peace and privacy or adult friends and families looking to relax and reconnect.

The large great room has soaring 18 ft. high ceilings and multiple French doors opening onto a wide wrap around veranda with sweeping views of the beach, ocean, the Utila Cays and the mainland mountains on the horizon.

The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and the large dinning table seats eight.

The master bedroom has a queen sized canopy bed, walk in closet, en-suite bathroom and French doors opening onto a sea view veranda. There are three more bedrooms, two of which have French doors that open directly onto the beach, all have queen sized beds, large closets and there are two more full bathrooms.

The Pineapple House is tastefully furnished and all table ware, bed linens and towels are of the finest quality. The shady verandas are also furnished and perfect for lounging and siestas, as is the beach with its hammocks, sun beds and casitas.

A large sunbathing/star gazing deck is built over the water, enjoy cooling breezes as you look at the coral reef below or enjoy sunsets over the cays.

Diving and fishing trips are easily arranged as are trips to the Utila Cays and the snorkeling right in front of the house is world class.

Featuring over 2800 sq. ft. of living space and 600 sq. ft. of covered verandas, the Pineapple House can be rented as a two, three or four bedroom home comfortably accommodating up to 8 adults.

For larger groups we can also offer the delightful CORAL HOUSE which can accommodate an additional eight people in its three queen bedrooms/three bathrooms and a fourth bedroom with two twin beds. The Coral House also features a full kitchen and living room with multiple sets of french doors that open onto a huge wrap around veranda. The Coral House is located approx 150+ft down the beach from The Pineapple House.

Rental includes pick up from Utila town on your arrival day and return boat trip to town on check out day (no boat transfers at night).

Our onsite property managers Dave and Trish offer a complete concierge service. Transfers from roatan or mainland honduras? Scuba diving, fishing trips, guided kayak tours, sunsets on deserted islands? Kitchen stocked with your favorite food and drinks? Just ask.

Keywords: beach front, luxury, private,

Owner

Laurence Hegarty

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
70%
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Mar 28, 2018
About Laurence Hegarty

My wife and I share a mutual love of scuba diving which has fueled our passion for travel and that's how we first discovered the beautiful island of Utila. We'd been visiting the island regularly for a couple of years, when in 2005 we purchased several pieces of beachfront land at Treasure Beach. Our first home, the Coral House, was completed in 2007 and our second, the Pineapple House, was finished in early 2009. We love helping our guests get the most (or least) from their time here and of course diving whenever we get the chance.

Laurence Hegarty purchased this House in 2009

Why Laurence Hegarty chose Bay Islands

I used to love to visit Ambergris Caye Belize in the early nineties and had always wanted to buy property there but somehow never did. When i first visited Utila in 2003 it reminded me of what Ambergris Caye used to be like (but sadly no longer is), quiet, no cruise ships, no chains, no golf courses, no roads and unaffected friendly locals. So this time i took the plunge, determined to enjoy a Caribbean island before it was spoiled by the 21st century.

What makes this House unique

Treasure Beach is three miles from town and can only be reached by boat, this makes it perfect for those seeking to leave the tourist hoards behind and find peace and privacy. If you're looking for discos, buffets and hard rock t-shirts, you'll hate it. Those seeking warm water, snorkeling, shell collecting, an empty beach, star gazing, diving and boat trips to little cays inhabited by fisherman will love it.

Amenities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • Queen size Beds (4)

        Bathrooms

        • 3 Bathrooms
          • 3 bathrooms, two of which are ensuite

          Location Type

            • Beach View
            • Beachfront
              on a private beach, the house is set back only 70' from the water
            • Mountain View
              the mountains of mainland honduras can often be seen on the horizon
            • Oceanfront
            • Water View

              Theme

                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Mobile Phone
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine

                          Kitchen

                            • Catering Available
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster

                              Dining

                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Books
                                    • Games
                                    • Stereo

                                      Outside

                                        • Balcony
                                          the house features a 600sq.ft wrap around veranda thats perfect for relaxing in the shade. for sunbathing or star gazing there is an elevated deck that is built out over the water, also an ideal spot for watching the tropical fish and the coral reef.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Gazebo
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        • Outdoor Grill

                                          Suitability

                                            • alternative lifestyle
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge

                                                  Attractions

                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • swimming

                                                              Notes

                                                                • the house has two ocean kayaks and there is a private dock with an elevated sunbathing/star gazing deck built out over the water. from this deck you can watch the sunset or sunrise and observe the tropical fish on the coral reef below.

                                                                  29 Reviews

                                                                  Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Best Vacation of our Life!

                                                                  Steven B.

                                                                  We really enjoyed our stay at the Pineapple House in Utila! Dave and Trish the caretakers for the property provided top notch service consistently and were very helpful in setting up water taxis to Utila for us and were very informative and knowledgeable about Utila. The house itself is amazing! It's very well laid out with 4 generous bedrooms and a large living room. All of the appliances and features in the house worked perfectly. We especially enjoyed the outdoor covered porches to hang out on after a day or paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, or scuba diving. The snorkeling along the reef out in front of the house is world class in my opinion. This house is very well cared for and I give it a "10". Thanks for such an enjoyable and memorable experience.

                                                                  Steve and Denise Becker

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to give us a review. please come back and stay with us again soon!

                                                                  Awesome Private Non-Commercialized Vacation

                                                                  Tom P.

                                                                  The Pineapple House is the perfect place for people who want to get away from the commercialized vacation and get to know the locals in a safe, comfortable environment. This was our second trip to the Pineapple House and certainly not our last. What we love about this place is the ability to be by ourselves on our own private beach, reading books, and relaxing. What we really love about this place is if we want to interact with people, we call Herman, who comes over in his boat and picks us up and brings us to town or restaurants on the Cays. If your own private beach isn't quiet enough, Herman will bring you to an undeveloped island for a few hours where you can rest in hammocks. Don't want to cook, call Trish or Dave and they will have Christy and Melvin come over and cook you dinner with fresh fish that Melvin caught earlier in the day. If scuba diving is your escape, Bogan from Utila Cays Diving will pick you up on your dock. More than likely there will be less than five divers including dive master Mike. It doesn't get much better than this at the Pineapple House!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much for your kind review. So many of our guests are return visitors, it makes us so happy to see familiar faces, especially when they leave with a big smile on that familiar face.

                                                                  We're looking forward to hosting you on your third visit

                                                                  Unforgettable

                                                                  Colette M.

                                                                  Dave and Trish are wonderful host. They took care of all our needs. The pineapple house is the perfect beach front home to get away from it all. The reef right outside the door was outstanding for snorkeling. The valet diving service was a plus, just walk out on your own private pier and a short boat ride to the best diving in the world. We can't wait to return.

                                                                  Thanks to anyone that made Utila a unforgettable experience.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  many thanks for your kind words, we look forward to welcoming you back to the pineapple house soon.

                                                                  Relaxing time at Pineapple House

                                                                  Brenda & RufusUSA

                                                                  We just returned from a fantastic week at the Pineapple House. Dave and Trish were very helpful, as was everyone we encountered. The house is beautiful and had everything we needed. We were pleasantly surprised to find a stash of board and card games which we enjoyed in the evenings after dinner. The bathrooms are spacious and the living room sofa was frequently covered by five large napping teenagers. Very comfortable! We were able to manage without AC until bedtime but it was warm when we were using the gas stove for dinner.

                                                                  The snorkeling off the beach and nearby dock were the best we have ever experienced and we've been to many places. The beach is a combination of sand and coral, so shoes (flip flops) are needed. The only drawback was the trash and garbage along the beach. One day after the wind changed direction refuse (including baby diapers) drifted in from the Keys on the beach in front of the house. Orlando cleaned it up late in the day. I also missed the pads on the lounge chairs. And yes, the sand flies are present. The best defense is baby oil. The sun decks on top of the dock made for beautiful sunrise and sunset viewing!

                                                                  Chef John prepared two excellent meals for our family that made our stay especially memorable. It was a treat to walk into the house upon our arrival to see Chef John ready to serve us. We also enjoyed a family-style meal made the house for us by Christy and Melvan from the fishing village on the Keys.

                                                                  Our trip to Water Cay was also a highlight. There were a few other people there when we arrived and it was peaceful. Then the party boats arrived with blaring music. My suggestion if you want a quite island experience - go early and leave before noon.

                                                                  Utila is a safe and beautiful island. Our family would stay at the Pineapple House again.

                                                                  A fantastic week at Treasure Beach

                                                                  DiversionzPeoria, Illinois

                                                                  Eight of us just returned from a fabulous week at Treasure Beach on Utila, staying at the Pineapple House and its sister property, the neighboring Coral House. (http://www.vrbo.com/430429)

                                                                  The properties are extremely well equipped, and maintained by an excellent property management team, who see to your every need, from provisioning the houses with food and drinks of your choice before arrival, to making sure you can get to places you want to visit during your stay. A team like this is vital at a vacation property of this type, located a 20-minute boat trip from Utila Town. The houses are nicely decorated and feature spacious bedrooms and baths, as well as a massive wrap-around porch where you're likely to spend a lot of your time. Each house has its own private stretch of beach, and they share a nice dock, complete with a great rooftop sitting area perfect for drinks at sunset.

                                                                  The properties couldn't be more perfect for water lovers. Snorkelers will find a reef teaming with life right off the beach, with an easy entry and exit by ladder from the end of your own dock. Scuba divers and snorkelers alike can enjoy the amazing services provided by Utila Cays Diving. They will pick you up at your own dock each morning, for a mix of diving the nearby reefs, and those a short ride away on the north side. They take care of all your gear from the beginning to the end of your trip, even rinsing and hanging it to dry right at your house at the end of your stay.

                                                                  It'd be easy to have breakfast, lunch and dinner at your own house each day, but other options include a short boat ride over to the Utila Cays for lunch or dinner, or a longer ride to Neptunes for lunch, followed by drinks on their nice stretch of beach. Boat trips into Utila Town can be arranged as well, and it's worth at least one trip to explore the eclectic village. Other adventure options include kayaks, included at the houses, and stand up paddle boards from Utila Cays Diving. It's an easy and fun 15-minute kayak trip to get over to the Utila Cays for a look around. For a day trip, consider arranging a boat ride to Cayos Cochinos, where you can have lunch at a Garifuna fishing village, and snorkel and dive in the marine park there.

                                                                  In short, if you want to get away from it all for awhile, and don't want to go to an all-inclusive resort or big hotel, the Pineapple and Coral houses of Treasure Beach are just right for you.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  thank you so much for the kind review.

                                                                  it was a delight to have your group stay at my two homes on treasure beach for the week.

                                                                  we sincerely hope you return in the not too distant future.

                                                                  thanks again,

                                                                  regards

                                                                  laurence

                                                                  Great Snorkeling, Poor Beach, Nice House, Sand Flies, Could be so much more...

                                                                  JerryGrand Rapids, MN, USA

                                                                  We rented the Pineapple house in Jan 2015. Our group was two families. My family was 2 adults and 3 small children (5, 2, 1) and the other family was 2 Adults and 1 small children (6, 4).

                                                                  The boat ride from Utila is in a dorry (about a 20' boat with bench seats). Be prepared to arrive wet depending on the size of the seas (they were very high when we left for the house, luckily we had life jackets for the kids with us).

                                                                  The house shares a dock with three other houses (the coral house and lavendar house). These three houses are fairly close together but while we were there they were empty. The beach was full of coral rock and garbage. The palapa umbrellas were dilapidated and the chairs had no cushions on them like in the pictures. See my pictures. The beach has been left unkempt and is basically unusable for lounging. If you want to walk on the beach bring sandals (like some tevas) or water shoes. The coral starts very close to the beach with some sea grass and scattered rocks in the space between the shore and the coral. The snorkeling was excellent and we were able to snorkel everyday with our boys (the highlight of this rental).

                                                                  The rental house is nice. It is 4 bedrooms but the two downstairs rooms are separate from the main living quarters (you have to go outside to get to them) and they have a full bathroom and the washer and dryer. The upstairs kitchen was adequate and it had a large table that held our large group easily. The beds were all very firm to the point of being uncomfortable. The AC units are all wall units with the exception of one room being a mini split. The wall units are very loud especially the one in the main room. All the rooms have ceiling fans. Both bedrooms up stairs have large bathrooms.

                                                                  The sand flies are there. The first couple of days they weren't too bad because there was a good breeze. The last few days the wind died and the flies came out. The flies are on the veranda in the evenings and we had to close the windows because they come in through the screens.

                                                                  The boat ride out is the same as in and when we left it was raining. Again be prepared to get wet and change before you get on the plane.

                                                                  Dave and Trish and the others that they use to manage this rental were very friendly and helpful. I wish we could say we were going back but it is unlikely. Not a good destination for families with kids.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  dear jerry,

                                                                  we are so sorry that your stay did not meet your expectations.

                                                                  the weather was so bad during your visit, with the torrential rains and rough seas. this stormy weather not only caused you to get wet on the boat but also messed up the look of the beach with all the seaweed that came ashore, generally making our appearance less than you expected. we are now in the process of having the palapa' repaired and new sun bed cushions are being made to replace the ones that blew away.

                                                                  as you can see from all of the previous 5 star reviews, this was not a typical guest experience at the house. in 4+ years of welcoming guests, this was a first for us.

                                                                  if you would ever consider giving us another opportunity, we are sure we could show you a better treasure beach experience and of course, we would happily offer you a greatly discounted price.

                                                                  Location

                                                                  Utila, Honduras

                                                                  Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate
                                                                  19%

                                                                  discounted rates apply to stays of two weeks or more. contact the owner for a quote.

                                                                  $286avg/night
                                                                  29 Reviews
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