Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Oceanside Beach House with Dock, Paddle boards, Kayaks, Shuffleboard, PingPong

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 bath + Detached Unit 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8-12+)

Roatan, in the Bay Islands of Honduras, is one of the best kept secrets of Central America and the Caribbean. Roatan sits atop the Mesoamerican barrier reef (the world's second largest barrier reef) and a wide variety of sea life make this their home; it is the perfect setting for world-class scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing for barracuda, sea bass, red snapper, tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi, mackerel, and bone fish.

Please watch our video, which will show you around Sunset House and also the island. Look for the video button in the big picture above.

Our property is professionally managed by Island House Vacation Rentals. Along with keeping our house and grounds in tip-top shape and managing our guests, they offer free Concierge Services, helping you organize activities. You can find a list of various activities and services below.

Sunset House is setup in a way that you can easily customize the number of bedrooms you need for your stay. When you rent this house, the base price is for the main level which has 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bath. If you need additional bedrooms you can easily add these on, for an additional cost, either at the time of booking or at a later date.

PLEASE NOTE: VRBO can only provide a quote for the base price, which is the main house upper level 2 bedroom option. VRBO cannot provide a quote for the addition of the 3 or 4 bedroom option or the guest house. See below for the additional cost of the extra rooms.

The main part of our house is on the Upper Level. This Level consists of 2 bedrooms each with a king bed, 1 bathroom, an open concept living room, dining room (with a new locally made dining table seating up to 10), and kitchen, with central AC and sliding doors onto a large deck overlooking the ocean. On the lower level are 2 additional bedrooms, each with their own AC. One bedroom has a king bed, the second bedroom has two single beds (which can be made up into a king) and there is a large bathroom joining these two bedrooms. We also have two memory foam fold out beds available for small children. We have bottled drinking water both on the upper and lower levels.

If four bedrooms are not enough for your group, there is a separate guesthouse at the back of the property with two queen beds and a queen sleeper sofa, sleeping four comfortably (or six if there are children). This unit has an open concept kitchen/living room with French doors separating the bedroom and bathroom. The guesthouse has two separate AC units, one in the bedroom area and one in the living room/kitchen area.

To summarize,

> Main house, upper level - 2 king bedrooms, 1 bathroom

> Main house, lower level - 2 bedrooms with adjoining bathroom (one room with a king bed, the other with 2 single beds).

> Guesthouse - 2 queen beds, 1 queen sleeper sofa, 1 bathroom.

> In addition, 2 cots suitable for small children.

***** PLEASE NOTE - RATES *****

VRBO Published Rates are ONLY for the Main house, upper level - 2 king bed, 1 bathroom.

The VRBO Instant Quote IS NOT ABLE to provide the correct pricing when adding on the additional bedrooms or the guest house (due to our tiered pricing), regardless of the number of guests you select.

Additional bedrooms (2 lower level or the guesthouse) can be added for an additional charge:

> TO ADD 1 lower bedroom + bathroom, add $500/week on top of Published Rates

> TO ADD 2 lower bedrooms + bathroom, add $750/week on top of Published Rates

> TO ADD the guest house, add $840/week year round or $1000/week during holidays.

(The published Holiday Rental Rate for the main house already includes the 4 bedroom option.)


We have a great swim area; the water is about five feet deep at the end of the dock (note that the dock is not private). The translucent turquoise water has an average temperature of 80F / 27C. After your swim, you can rinse off in our outdoor shower which has hot and cold water.

There is an outdoor kitchen & beach bar in front of the house with a large Napoleon Grill (searing station, double rotisserie, wood smoking tray), fridge, bottled drinking water, Margaritaville blender.

Available for you to use are two paddle boards and two, 2-person open ocean kayaks with back supports. We have life preservers in a variety of sizes. We have a 12 foot long outdoor shuffleboard, for those night time tournaments, and we've added an outdoor ping pong table. We have recently installed underwater LED dock lights, one blue and one white, which should attract a variety of fish to our dock at night.

The reef is 400 yards from the end of our dock. The swim to the reef is wonderful. We have available for our guests, a small dive flag which you can attach to your snorkel so your party is visible to any boat traffic. We suggest you bring your own snorkelling gear, although we do have a small selection of gear at the house. If the swim seems daunting, paddle out on a kayak and tie off to a mooring buoy to enjoy the reef. You should know that no dock on Roatan is private. You may find that locals will use our dock to have a break on their walk between West End and West Bay or to flag down a water taxi. They never stay long and are always very friendly.

For a number of years, we have had a biodegradable and pet friendly mosquito/sand flea misting system, which is working with excellent results, although you will still need bug spray when you are away from the property. We also utilize a solar array for our hot water needs and for ceiling fans on the upper level deck.

Our yard has banana, mango, almond, coconut, none, soursop and various other local fruit trees. Emerald Hummingbirds (which are endangered) hang out quite frequently at the many Hibiscus plants we have. On morning walks down the beach we have observed pelicans, sand pipers, gray hawks, golden fronted woodpeckers, yellow crowned night herons, cattle egrets, scarlet macaws and mourning doves. As the sun is setting, watch for the tree top parade of black birds going to roost in West End. The birding possibilities here in Roatan are fantastic.

Yoni, our full time caretaker, understands some English but his first language is Spanish. Living on site with his wife, and two children, he maintains the premises and grounds, provides nighttime security making sure everybody is safe and sound and provides stability in the neighborhood. He's always helpful if you are ever in need of anything.

Local charter companies will schedule a pick up for you at our dock for any diving, fishing or island adventure excursions you may have. You can have Island House Concierge help you out with the arrangements.

We are located in a small but active neighbourhood and are situated about halfway between West Bay and West End, both easily accessed by walking or water-taxi. You can get a water-taxi by standing on the end of our dock and flagging one down going in the direction that you want to go. If you go out in the evening for dinner or nightlife, there are always cabs available to take you home (the four wheeled kind).

West Bay has some great restaurants and its beach is a long expanse of exquisite white sand, seriously one of the most beautiful beaches you will find. The short walk to West Bay is about 1 mile (3246 steps) and takes you along the beach towards Gumbalimba Park, over a metal bridge, through Las Rocas Resort and finally to the beautiful West Bay Beach.

West End is definitely the most fun town on the island with all of the bars, restaurants and live music to choose from. On the walk to West End there are some rock outcroppings that you will have to maneuver over. West End has the wonderful Half Moon Bay as well as fantastic restaurants and gift shops.

If you are not renting a car, the property managers can arrange your ride from/to the airport (which is recommended). At the time you make these arrangements they will let you know the cost. Otherwise, there are always taxis waiting at the airport and you can negotiate your own fare. If you do decide to rent a vehicle, it is recommended that you rent a 4-wheel drive vehicle, due to the road being in poor condition during the rainy season. Remember there are no house numbers or street names on the island, so at times the taxis will need some directions to the house. We do have Sunset House signs posted along the road into our house.

Our large local grocery stores are going green; they've recently stopped using plastic bags. We recommend you bring some re-usable shopping bags with you and stop for provisions on your way from the airport. The house is stocked with some basic items, salt, pepper, spices.

Come to Roatan and make Sunset House your home away from home on your next travel adventure! We would love to host you and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Listed are just some of the activities our property managers are happy to help you arrange.

> Scuba Diving & Scuba Certification

> Snorkeling or Glass bottom boat tours

> Underwater Photography Course

> Fishing & Fishing Charters

> Day trip to Cayos Cochinos (Hog Islands) or Sailing/boat charters

> Submarine ride

> Paddle boarding instruction (we do have two of our own)

> Mangrove tunnel tour by boat

> Island tour road trip (which can include any of the activities shown here)

> Arboretum tour (tropical conservatory, plants, bird watching, nature trails)

> Botanical gardens and hiking trail

> Mayan Eden (butterfly farm, indigenous animals, hiking trail)

> Canopy tour/zip line & Arch's Iguana Farm

> Helping or visiting a non-profit, bringing donations or supplies

> East End beaches (stretches of undeveloped beaches, restaurants & Garifuna villages)

> Spa/Wellness, Massage Therapist-private visit to your house,

> Yoga (private instructor available)

> Chef Blackie cooking at your house

> Horseback riding & golf

Keywords: Private house, Beachfront

More Details

Property Manager
Brad & Ruth
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Brad & Ruth

When I walked into this house in 2008 for the first time, I knew I was home. I love to scuba dive, swim, sail and fish and Roatan is a fantastic location for doing these things.

Gail and I have put our own special touches into this house and we hope all who stay here enjoy themselves. We are constantly trying to improve and add things that will make our guests stay one they will remember.

Brad & Ruth purchased this house in 2008

Why Brad & Ruth chose Roatan

Sunset House is really in the perfect location - half way between West End and West Bay. If you want quiet and privacy you can have it here. If you want more action, it's close by. Water taxis are always passing by making it is easy to get to either town.

The diving, snorkeling & fishing are fantastic. The local people are extremely friendly and always helpful.

What makes this house unique

The dock has a palapa to sit under to get out of the sun (with a hammock which hangs partially over the water). If you like the sun, there is a large swimming platform which is a great place to get a tan or to cannonball from (to splash all those relaxed tanning bodies). Or just relax on one of our water loungers. Don't forget to take the portable bluetooth speaker with you to enjoy some music while on the dock. Fresh drinks are only a few steps away at the beach bar.

Our beach bar is a great place to hang out listening to music, concocting cocktails and cooking. There are two hammock chairs which are really comfy and relaxing. We have drop down curtains which have clear plastic windows so that even if the weather is rainy, you can stay dry and see what is going on around you.

We have an outdoor shower with overhead light, hot and cold water and a door for privacy. We also have a "foot shower" to quickly rinse the sand from your feet.

If you need a break from the sun and sand and surf, we have lots of games, books and movies. There are card games, board games and outdoor games (ping pong, shuffleboard, horse shoes). Lots of fun things to do.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Absolutely wonderful property. Everything you could ever need. Super friendly and helpful neighbors too! Will definitely be coming back. Hard to say that when traveling with a group of ten people, but this exceeded every expectation!


Spring, US

Reviewed: Mar 22, 2016

Review taken from our Property Managers website
Mar 2016
  • 1 of 6


West End House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 5 (back apartment) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , with hot water
    Bathroom 2 (main house-downstairs) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 (main house-up stairs) - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Located outside by parking area
  • solar hot water system, 2 blow dryers with a diffuser.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , upstairs in main house
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , upstairs in main house
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , downstairs in main house
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , downstairs in main house
    Guesthouse - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , upstairs back apartment
  • Main House - King Beds (3), Twin/Single Beds (2), Guesthouse - Queen Beds (2), Queen size sofa sleeper , Additional - Roll away memory foam beds (2).
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(71 traveler reviews)

97% Complete
2% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Oceanside Beach House with Dock, Paddle boards, Kayaks, Shuffleboard, PingPong
average rating of 4.971831 based on 77 reviews

Another great vacation at Sunset House

  • 5 of 5

Our 4th time to this lovely vacation home with great friends. This time there were 9 of us, actually there has always been 9 except once when just 2 of us went. Spacious comfortable bedrooms, 2 up and 2 down, comfortable linens and mattress. Lots of decking around the property which cuts down on the sand infiltration so you can go upstairs, to the outdoor shower (with hot water), to the beach cabana all without walking in the sand and even a Foot wash at the cabana as you come back from the beach. The place has everything from kayaks, to snorkelling equipment (we always bring our own), paddle boards, outdoor ping pong, outdoor shuffleboard, horse shoes, and an expansive dock to relax on and take in amazing sunsets. There is even underwater lights at the dock to view the ocean life after sunset. The kitchen is well equipped, everything you need and more, including a great BBQ at the beach cabana. We always stop at the grocery store on our way from the airport to purchase food and drinks so we can cook breakfast, lunch or dinner depending on how everyone feels. You will love making frozen drinks in the massive Margaritaville blender, 3 pitchers at a time! Perfect for your large group.

The location is great, you can walk to West End and to West Bay which we did everyday. Good restaurants both ways, should you choose to eat out. Bring a flashlight as it does get dark quite early and will be helpful on your walk back. Water Taxis are available to and from both towns and should you not want to walk you can hail a water taxi for approx. $3 per person, just stand on the dock an wave them down. The reef is pretty close, so if you are a strong swimmer you can swim out from the house or, if you prefer, you can walk or take a water taxi to West Bay and yout will find the reef literally at the shore.

Sunset house is virtually bug free as they have an all natural spray system with approx. 75 nozzles throughout the property, making evenings on the balcony a wonderful end to the day. Wonderful for your Family and Friends getaway. Oh, and should you have a hard time leaving your everyday life behind you (some of us have these issues) there is internet so you can check up on what you are missing back home.

Thinking of Roatan, wanting to be in your own space, a cottage of your own on a tropical island, Sunset House is the place. Looking forward to our return!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Perfect in all respects!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Sunset House and hopefully not our last. From the hammock on the upper deck, to the chair hammock at the bar, to the hammock on the dock - you didn't have to take many steps to find a spot to relax. When not in a reclining position, the beach bar is the spot to be with the big grill, the big blender and the "big blue" playing tunes. We were a group of 9 and had lots of space in and around the house. We walked into West End a number of times, and into West Bay too and when we wanted, it was easy to grab a water taxi from the end of the dock. We had a great time hanging out on the beach and in the water and it was fun to see what was swimming under the dock (lots of little fishes).

Although we didn't use the kayaks and paddle boards, we saw them and just had to ask the caretaker to unlock them if we wanted to use them.

The house and grounds are well laid out and I do not think you find find a better place to stay. I most definitely recommend this location for a holiday - you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Punta Gorda FL

Simply the Best!

  • 5 of 5

We were back again in Feb 2017 to Sunset House for another relaxing vacation. Once again we found upgrades that make this simply the best vacation rental on Roatan. Our bed was brand new with top quality pillows and sheets. The owners have added a ping pong table to go along with the shuffle board table, kayaks and paddle boards. The tiki bar was once again the scene for delicious monkey lalas after a day of snorkeling. Seems like each time we visit it just gets better and better. New and better restaurants within walking distance too. Sure hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0


  • 5 of 5

Great place, highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1

Second stay, a special place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Sunset house with a group of 11 people in August 2015, and had a great time. I proposed to my girlfriend on the dock, looking at the stars and ocean late one night. So in August 2016, we returned with a group of 10 people and got married on the same dock!

The house is in a great location, walking distance from West Bay and West End. The dock is one of the best on the beach, with lights in the palapa and in the water so you can see the sea creatures at night. Water taxi drivers are well aware of the sunset house and will drop you off easily, night or day. The concierge is extremely helpful with planning any activities you want to do around the island during your trip. The on-site caretaker is a great guy who carefully maintains the property, he's also a lot of fun to talk to (study your Spanish, though!)

The house has all the amenities you'd need, as does the extra apartment in the back. They also provide water toys for your use, and you can kayak or paddleboard out to the reef pretty easily.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
6 0
Berkeley, CA.

An Experience That Will Stay With You Forever

  • 5 of 5

I had such a memorable time at the Sunset House; it was such an enjoyable experience. The Sunset House is in a prime location between the West End and the West Bay, making access to fun activities a breeze. The house has so many fun and thoughtful amenities that it truly reflects the manager's mindfulness in making certain that guests are beyond satisfied. Subtleties that may go unnoticed, like having staff--who I must mention are kind, thoughtful, and very helpful--constantly rake/turn over sand and spraying plants to keep unwanted pests away made our time at the home extremely comfortable. Other things, such as paddle boards, kayaks, snorkeling gear, ping pong table, hammocks (ohh how I loved the hammocks and their location on the property), a Bluetooth speaker to blast music while swimming at the dock, night lights under the dock to see beautiful sea life... the list goes on! Wake up, grab some breakfast, then a kayak with some snorkeling gear, paddle out about 100 yards (no joke!), and snorkel the coral reef and its lovely creatures that will literally have you in a state of awe--it's like Finding Nemo all over again! If that's too far, there are lively creatures to see right off the dock--sting rays, small jellyfish, numerous kinds of exotic fish. I decided to go for my PADI certification on the island where one of the most beautiful scuba locations I went to was right in front of the Sunset House!! Sea turtles, sting rays, magnificent coral, and uncountable variety of fish! Want some fresh lion fish tacos? Walk on the dock and get water taxi that will take you to the West End. Or head out to the West Bay to have some Monkey Lalas (a unique island drink that's all over the island) with my all time favorite fresh sea bass fish and chips (I'd get the fish and fish it's so damn good). All in all, the manager's/owner's effort that goes into this place is palpable and made my experience priceless--thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0


Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport (RTB)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Los Rocas & Barefoot
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Safe Way Maritime transportation
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
West Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

We have two 2-man open ocean kayaks for use with comforable back supports and two paddle boards.


Rates & Availability

West End House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 19.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Mid-week maid service is included for weekly rentals.
There is a security deposit due at check-in of $1000.
Please contact us for accurate rate quotes and availability.

50% payment to confirm reservation, bal due 45 days prior to arrival
Published rates are for main house Upper level 2 bdrm, 1 bath.
Rental Rates for additional rooms:
As 3 bedroom 2 bathroom additional $500/week on top of published rates
As 4 bedroom 2 bathroom additional $750/week on top of published rates
Add the guest house to any option for an extra $840/week year round or $1000/week Holidays

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

You might like these similar properties