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Ocean Front Beach House with Dock, Paddle Boards, Kayaks, Shuffleboard, Pingpong

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Immaculate beach & grounds, looked after by Yoni, the house caretaker/gardener.

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Last updated: 08/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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.

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 Ruth and Brad of IslandHouseRoatan.com. 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 property you will be the only guests on the property. We do not rent the two lower bedrooms nor the guesthouse to another group; you have the property to yourself. One of the great things about renting our property is that if you have others that decide to join you at a later date, you can easily add on additional bedrooms.

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 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 on 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 *****
Published Rates are ONLY for the Main house, upper level - 2 king bed, 1 bathroom.
The Instant Quote IS NOT ABLE to provide the correct pricing when adding on 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.)
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We have a great swim area with a sand bottom; the water is about five feet deep at the end of the dock. 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), a full size fridge with icemaker, bottled drinking water, a Margaritaville blender.

Available for you to use are two paddle boards and two, 3-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. Also, we have recently installed underwater dock lights 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 guest, a small dive flag which you can attach to your snorkel so your party is visible to any boat traffic. 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, noni 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 Bay. The birding possibilities here in Roatan are fantastic.

Yoni, our full time caretaker, speaks 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 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 of 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.

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, Beach front

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    upstairs in main house...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    upstairs in main house...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    downstairs in main house...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    downstairs in main house...moreless

  • Guesthouse: 2 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    upstairs back apartment...moreless

  • Main House - King Beds (3), Twin/Single Beds (2), Guesthouse - Queen Beds (2), new queen size sofa sleeper , (2) roll away memory foam beds....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 5 (back apartment): toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4 : outdoor shower

    with hot water...moreless

  • Bathroom 2 (main house-downstairs): toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1 (main house-up stairs): toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet

    Located outside by parking area...moreless

  • solar hot water system

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    There is a blu-ray / dvd / usb player....moreless

  • Game Room:

    shuffleboard, horseshoes, pingpong...moreless

  • Games:

    loads of board games and playing cards, outdoor shuffleboard, pingpong table, horse shoes....moreless

  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    local cable company half Spanish half English...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Big Blue Party™ Indoor-Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker...moreless

  • Television:

    42 inch flat screen...moreless

  • Toys:

    Badmiton, horse shoes, shuffleboard, pingpong. Lots of beach sand toys for kids....moreless

  • Video Library:

    yes...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    Wake up and open your door to the beach....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    We have numerous tables and picnic tables for our guests...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The main part of the house has central a/c. Each lower bedroom has it's own a/c. The guesthouse has two a/c units - one in the living room / kitchen area and one in the bedroom....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Located in the upstairs main house...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality high count cotton sheets and waffle weave spa towels. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    ATT iPhone works well or any android smart phone....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Local cell phone is provided....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide one of each of the following towels per guest - face cloth, hand towel, bath towel and beach towel....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Located in the upstairs main house ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    talk to manager...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    local caterers available...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Main House: Technivorm Moccamaster with thermal pot & reusable filter. Coffee bean grinder. Thermal Coffee Press. Guesthouse: Cuisinart Grind & Brew coffee maker with thermal pot & reusable filter...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    A wide assortment of pots and pans....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Ample dishes, utensils and a wide assortment of drink ware...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Including a blendtec blender, microwave, & digital toaster ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Convection oven...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Has 2 hammocks, 2 rocking chairs and a dining table which seats 4....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a deck from the upper level as well as the lower level. We have a beach bar/outdoor kitchen with a Margaritaville blender....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two ocean kayaks, which seats 2 people. Two paddle boards....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Located on the ocean. There is a swimming platform and hammock with seating and a table....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Napoleon Grill with searing station and rotisserie at the beach bar/outdoor kitchen. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Various water hammocks, aqua saddles, kayaks, paddle boards and a floating cooler with a rope to tie off to the dock....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 2016
May 1 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay
$400
$2,505
Christmas & New Years 2016/17
Dec 18 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,700
High Season 2017
Jan 7 - Apr 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
$2,755
Easter 2017
Apr 8 - Apr 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,700
High Season 2017
Apr 16 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
$2,755
Low Season 2017
May 1 - Dec 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$400
$2,505
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$450
$2,755

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 19%

Notes:

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 $500.

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:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Last updated: 08/17/2016
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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport (RTB)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
los rocas & barefoot
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Safe Way Maritime transportation
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
los rocas & barefoot
600 Metres
Nearest Beach
West Bay

Car: Recommended

We have two 3-man open ocean kayaks for use with comforable back supports and two paddle boards.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2008

About: Purchased in 2008, I love Roatan! The first time I walked through the door I knew I was home. I love to scuba dive and sail and this area is fantastic for those activities. Gail and I have put our own special touches into this house and we both 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.

Why Roatan Municipality, Honduras:
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 going by and it is easy to get to either town. The diving, snorkeling & fishing are fantastic. The local people are extremely friendly and always helpful.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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 tanning bodies). Or just relax on one of our water loungers. Don't forget to take the portable 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 has 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. We have the Big Blue Party Indoor-Outdoor bluetooth speaker. Just power on Big Blue, hold down the pairing button and begin streaming your tunes.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

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Photos

  • Immaculate beach & grounds, looked after by Yoni, the house caretaker/gardener.

    Immaculate beach & grounds, looked after by Yoni, the house caretaker/gardener.

  • The beach bar is connected to the  main house by a wooden walkway.

    The beach bar is connected to the main house by a wooden walkway.

  • Kick back on the dock palapa. Swing in a hammock by the gentle lapping Caribbean, take your morning coffee and dangle your toes in the water off the sun deck/swim platform.

    Kick back on the dock palapa. Swing in a hammock by the gentle lapping Caribbean, take your morning coffee and dangle your toes in the water off the sun deck/swim platform.

  • Sunset House dock & swim platform.

    Sunset House dock & swim platform.

  • View from the upper floor deck onto the beach garden.

    View from the upper floor deck onto the beach garden.

  • Open plan living area with dining for six, large sofa and central A/C

    Open plan living area with dining for six, large sofa and central A/C

  • Upstairs King Room

    Upstairs King Room

  • Upstairs bathroom.

    Upstairs bathroom.

  • Twin room on the lower level with an adjoining bathroom to the lower king room.

    Twin room on the lower level with an adjoining bathroom to the lower king room.

  • Tortuga kitchen.

    Tortuga kitchen.

  • Tortuga bedroom with two queen beds.

    Tortuga bedroom with two queen beds.

  • Floats, water hammocks, life vests, some fins & masks,  badminton set, yoga mats..... give them a try

    Floats, water hammocks, life vests, some fins & masks, badminton set, yoga mats..... give them a try

  • A view of the house and dock with swim platform.

    A view of the house and dock with swim platform.

  • Belly up in style. The beach bar has a Napoleon grill & Margaritaville blender.

    Belly up in style. The beach bar has a Napoleon grill & Margaritaville blender.

  • Admire the wonder of a sunset while sitting under the palapa sipping a cocktail.

    Admire the wonder of a sunset while sitting under the palapa sipping a cocktail.

  • One of the water hammocks - so comfy with a cocktail in hand!

    One of the water hammocks - so comfy with a cocktail in hand!

  • Plentiful hammocks and quiet corners at Sunset House. Large curtains can shade the deck from the sun.

    Plentiful hammocks and quiet corners at Sunset House. Large curtains can shade the deck from the sun.

  • The living area also enjoys views of the ocean through large windows.

    The living area also enjoys views of the ocean through large windows.

  • Upstairs King Room

    Upstairs King Room

  • King room on the lower level with a bathroom adjoining the twin room

    King room on the lower level with a bathroom adjoining the twin room

  • Private deck of the guest house 'Tortuga' surrounded by mango trees and coconut palms.

    Private deck of the guest house 'Tortuga' surrounded by mango trees and coconut palms.

  • Tortuga living room with cable tv.

    Tortuga living room with cable tv.

  • Kayaks for your enjoyment!

    Kayaks for your enjoyment!

  • Our new Pingpong table,  Shuffleboard and red floating beverage cooler.

    Our new Pingpong table, Shuffleboard and red floating beverage cooler.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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