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Vista del Caribe penthouse, Roatan, World´s 3rd best island! Very affordable!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,460 sq. ft.
Property type condo

Overview

About the property

Caribe view, 2 bed, 2 bath, vaulted ceilings, luxury accommodations, nearby beac

With sweeping views of the Caribbean you will not want to leave the veranda. Our penthouse is on the fourth floor of the Clarion Suites in historic French Harbor. Enjoy our spectacular ocean views from the dining room, living room, and the spacious veranda. The unit is fully furnished: vaulted ceilings, reclining mahogany/leather couches, stainless steel appliances with barbecue grill, central air conditioning and a 43 inch. LED TV with surround sound. With our pillow top beds, you will not want to get out of bed!

Are you on a budget? We have an option: Use only the lockout unit, independent entry with a queen bed, LED TV, A/C and full bath for only $79/night. This sleeps up to two guests. Instead of booking instantly, click on "contact owner" indicating your preference and we will adjust your rate accordingly.

Our regular occupancy is 4. However, we can take up to 4 additional guests that can sleep on the reclining leather/mahogany couches or, if they prefer, on 4 inch floor mattresses. The additional cost for these extra guests is $30/person/night.

Do you have a house-trained pet? Welcome!

Wi fi is available throughout the penthouse with boosted routers.

We have world class amenities on the premises: spa, swimming pool with waterfall. The Pineapple Grill excels in the preparation of Black Angus cuts as well as fresh seafood. Herby´s Sports Bar will satisfy the most demanding fans with their 34 LED screens. Both of them have the TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence. We are a chip and a putt away from Pristine Bay Golf Club and Resort. Their golf course was designed by Peter Dye. Eldon's Supermarket is 600 steps away.

Roatan is right smack on the second largest barrier reef in th world -

minus the great white sharks! Padi Gold Palm operators can arrange your fabulous undersea adventures. You can also snorkel right from the shore in certain areas. The beaches are beautiful and the island folks are very hospitable. Our nearest beach is the island's top rated attraction: Little French Key, about a 5 minute drive from us. French Key is also nice and also a 5 minute drive away.

Handicrafts, great food and people watching are at their best in West End. White sand beaches are the rule. Superb seafood is available at Gio's, minutes away from your penthouse. Nature trails, canopy tours and dolphin encounters can all be arranged. Roatan is the third best island in the world for vacationers said TripAdvisor in 2016! Look it up!

We help you enjoy this on a very sensible budget. This is a fully furnished two bedroom, 2 bath luxury penthouse with breathtaking ocean views! You get all of this for less than what others pay for a single room at this very same location. Why? Because your are our own personal guest! This is our home. When you are not here, we are. Our super low rate includes full enjoyment of our penthouse and the pool in our building. Hotel guests have other amenities but they are paying more than three times what you pay. Besides, we are the only ones with the mahogany/leather, stainless steel, vaulted ceiling set up!

This resort was rated second best in Honduras by TripAdvisor in 2013. That same source rated Roatan as the third best island in the world for vacationers! According to them, you have many options when planning a trip to the Caribbean but "nowhere could be more promising as on the beautiful island of Roatan." On the premises you can enjoy Herby's, an amazing sports bar. You can also enjoy fine dining at the The Pineapple Grill restaurant where Black Angus steaks and fresh seafood are the rule. As for our location, our friends at TA say: "centrally located to allow guests to enjoy the entire island."

If you want a bit of authentic Honduran cuisine at a ridiculously low price, take a walk to the corner gas station and order a "baleada" at the convenience store. It costs less than one CANADIAN dollar! The baleada was ranked by chef Gordon Ramsay of the British Series "Hell's Kitchen" as the number 1 food in Latin America! We hope you agree!

Yes historical Jonesville, Port Royal and Oakridge should be a part of your visit. However, what you really want to know more about are the beaches. Here they are from the closest to the farthest:

Before you head out to the outdoors, please wear an environmentally friendly insect repellent. Sand flies are prevalent in the Caribbean but they do not show up in the pictures!

Little French Key, LFK: 5 minutes driving or on a cab

This is the number one ranked attraction by TripAdvisor for Roatan. The place has a zoo, a shore side restaurant where you board the ferry and a restaurant at the key. They have several beaches so that you do not feel overcrowded. You can actually have a meal in the water as they have tables right where you are swimming. Getting there costs about $20 per person.

French Key: 5 minutes driving or on a cab

These facilities are a bit more basic but you can usually travel at no cost on their ferry if you offer to consume their food and beverages.

Both of these locations offer snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking.

Parrot Tree: 10 minutes car or cab

They have a beautiful saltwater lagoon with pristine waters. They have a great bar and restaurant.

Paya Bay: 20 minutes car or cab

Very much worth visiting! You will be practically alone at a natural white sand beach. Coral reefs are close by and great for snorkeling. The resort is family owned and you can have some great home cooking at their restaurant.

West Bay beach: one hour car or cab:

We recommend going directly to Grand Roatan Resort. This is a luxurious place which actually allows you to use their facilities as long as you consume food and beverages - at very reasonable prices we might add. They are located right on the NINTH best beach in the world and the BEST beach in Central America. Worth a visit at least once during your stay.

Again, we quote our friends at TripAdvisor: "If you want a firsthand experience of Roatan’s rich, authentic culture, [take] a walk around some of the places on the island such as Oakridge, Port Royal and Jonesville." All of these are close to our French Harbor location. The island is bigger than it looks!

We strongly suggest that you rent a car. We have a special arrangement with Econo Rent a Car so let us know well in advance so that we can help you get the best deal available!

We have sooo many recommendations. Please go ahead and book and we will share more tips to make sure that you make the most of this unique destination.

¡Abrazos from Analia and Elias!

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About The Owner

Analia and I work hard and we don't get to play as much as we want. That is why we share our beautiful property with you. I run, swim, ride my bicycle and play guitar. Analia is an accomplished singer and plays the guitar and the piano. She is also a gifted painter! Our work keeps us landlocked on the Honduran mainland. However, whenever we get a chance, we take the ferry and change worlds. Roatan is a Caribbean paradise. Its people are enchanting and the tropical mix between turquoise waters, white sand beaches and lush mountains is just what we need to recharge. The seafood is unmatched for freshness - go to Gio's at least once during your visit.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2008

Why The Owner chose French Harbor

Clarion Suites is the first branded property on Roatan. The developers got it right from the beginning with all of the amenities and efficient support service 24/7. The steak house is all Angus beef, and fresh seafood. The sport's bar is probably better than the one you hang out at stateside with 34 big screen LEDs. The compound is located close to some of the best beaches on the island. Eldon's supermarket is 600 steps away and has everything you could possibly want for quality wines, liquor, cooking and cleaning. I particularly love the fresh squeezed orange juice and buy it by the gallon. The Bulk Gourmet is down the road toward the airport about 5 kilometers. You can buy your own steaks and breakfast meats to prepare them on our 72,000 btu barbecue grill. If you prefer fish and seafood, Snappers is only three minutes away with fish that you are familiar with and many more that you never heard of! They are all tasty, of course. The shrimp, lobster and King Crab are always fresh. Back to your penthouse: the ocean views are great from the living room, the dining room and the porch. The swimming pool in our building is the longest - great for laps. It also has a marvelous waterfall for body massages. The gym is well equipped and you can buy packages for daily, weekly or monthly use. The spa will be happy to rejuvenate you by appointment. If you need help planning your activities on the island let us know.

What makes this condo unique

Our balcony is our reunion point. The ocean view and the mountains on the mainland are really quite special. The waterfall in the pool below us and the Caribbean Sea in front make us feel relaxed and care free. We can help you carve out the details of your special vacation.

A very important detail about our property: the management and staff- you are on a property that is extremely well managed. The developers live here. The gardens are lush and well manicured. The islanders are very friendly. If you have any questions about an island attraction just ask and us and we will always assist you. This location puts both ends of the island within easy reach. Roatan is a lot bigger than you think!

Located in French Harbour, the Clarion Suites is about mid-way on the island. This is an optimal location for exploring the whole island, from West Bay to Camp Bay. We highly recommend that you rent a car because it is very easy to get around the island with many attractions within a short distance from the main road.

Map

Pristine Bay Resort Golf Course
"The Black Pearl, as the golf course is called, was designed by Peter Dye. The entrance is r..."
Eldon's Supermarket
"It's about 600 steps away with a wide assortment of groceries and fresh produce. My favorit..."
Little French Key
"White sand beaches and crystal clear waters at their best! Good food, snorkeling, horseback..."
Gio's Restaurant
"Come hungry, leave happy! The freshest seafood on the island. Served with great vegetables..."
Paya Bay Beach Resort
"You think you are getting away from it all when you come to Roatan... and then there is Paya..."
Parrot Tree Plantation
"The east side of the island has some beautiful, less travelled attractions. Parrot Tree is ..."
Frenchy's 44
"Located dockside when you take the ferry to Little French Key, this is a great restaurant. ..."
Sundowners Beach Bar
"Fabulous hamburgers and a lot of fun people to hang out with!"
Dolphin Encounter
"Everybody has to do this! We suggest that you do the dolphin snorkel so that you can intera..."
Grand Roatan Resort
"Enjoy your day at the beach at the best resort on the island. Your lunch and drinks are rea..."
Posada Arco Iris
Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Roatan International Airport, RTB
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Herby's Sports Bar
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Safeway Maritime Service, Galaxy Ferry
Nearest Golf
200 Metres
Pristine Bay
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
Main road
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Gio's Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Big French Cay
Car: recommended

Clarion Suites is in French Harbour, pretty much in the middle of the island. Snorkeling, scuba, dining, canopy adventures and golf are all within 10 minutes of the penthouse.

The Bay Islands of Honduras have been rated number 2 in the world for snorkeling and diving. The best way to discover our paradise is to take your next vacation here.

Amenities

French Harbor Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1460 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Please let us know if you need housekeeping. The cost is $25 per day.
  • Please conserve energy and water! Turn off lights and fans and A/C when they are not in use. Close the faucets or showers when lathering.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Vanity mirror, low volume flush toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shares with guests and bedroom 2.
  • Granite countertops, large mirrors, ceiling fans and odor extractors. Built-in seat in shower stall
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Mahogany bedposts
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lock out unit, if desired, with its own full bath
  • Large closets with mirror sliding doors. Mahogany frames and bedposts. Double drawers below the beds. Safety deposit box in master bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
This is a Clarion branded property and complies with their worldwide standards. The steak house offers superb prime black angus cuts as well as fresh seafood. The sports bar is very lively and has constant promotions and activities. The spa is first rate. We are not affiliated with the hotel. We own our penthouse but we enjoy the benefits of a well managed property.

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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was clean and very spacious. Elias was very nice and so easy to communicate with. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kate, It was lot of fun hosting you! Please come back soon. Analia and Elias
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5

Fabulous Stay!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Elias was a pleasure to work with. Very accommodating and responsive.The apartment was great, clean and spacious.All amenities were in working order and he was quick to respond to any questions. We were a family of four and we enjoyed the pool and restaurants on the premises. Shuttle service was also provided to the Little and Big French Key beaches.Also near is An iguana zoo the kids enjoyed as well as another zoo like park that has sloths. The kids loved them both.

Wifi is provided, upon asking Elias and upon entry you have to turn on the power switches. We figured it out but were clueless for a few minutes.Overall it was affordable, an easy process to book and highly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lourdes, it was truly a pleasure to share our home with you! We look forward to hosting you again soon. Mi casa es su casa. Next time, we'll keep the lights on for you!
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Overland Park, Ks
5

Nice week in Roatan

  • 5 of 5

This trip to Roatan was a little different than a typical vacation. We definitely wanted to relax and have some fun, but our main focus was to determine if this was the right location for a future second home. This condo was a great location for both.

From the vacation point of view...

- Pineapple Villas is in the middle of the island. It's not far to West Bay, West End, and all of the fun of the tourist areas.

- It's also not far from the less known, but also very interesting and beautiful eastern half of the island.

- It is a safe and secure gated resort with very nice pools and good restaurants.

- A modern fully-stocked grocery store is close by for anything you need.

- Small pulperias run by locals are also nearby, offering fresh local produce at low prices.

- The local fish market is within a few miles. You won't believe the prices on fresh seafood versus what is avsilable in the US.

- French Harbor has a great mix of local culture, full-time expats, and vacationers. You're not just surrounded by North Americans.

- With a full kitchen, we loved cooking fresh local ingredients while enjoying the comforts of home.

From a home-shopping point of view...

- Pineapple Villas' location in the middle of the island gave us easy access to any property we wanted to tour.

- This condo gave us a good feel for actually living on the island versus just vacationing.

- Being close to other expats gave us the opportunity to hear their stories of why they chose Roatan for their current or second homes.

The condo was very clean on arrival. The owners were easy to work with. The large deck was perfect for eating outside as well as relaxing. We recommend this condo for couples, families, or multiple couples who are interested in traveling to Roatan..

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Kurt, We were very happy that you stayed at our home! We look forward to having you back as your possible island relocation plans progress. ¡Nuestra casa es su casa! Analia and Elias
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5

Best of Roatan

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay. The best of Roatan. Will come back every year.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Julius, mi casa es su casa. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon!
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Austin, Texas
5

Great place to stay on the island!!!

  • 5 of 5

great place, a good view of the ocean. Penthouse comes with an equipped kitchen, dining room and a living room. Overall it was a good experience for me and my family. We definetly come back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lesly, we were very happy to have you and truly look forward to having you stay with us again soon!
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5

Great place to take a knee and relax!!!

  • 5 of 5

Owner: MR. Elias Lizardo well educated and extremely helpful.

Security: the apartment complex is well secure. My forgot to close the penthouse few times and nothing was stolen.

Recreation: pools, spa, gym, restaurant and things to do in the apartment complex are class A facilities. I highly recommend the restaurant the lobster and steak was exquisite!!! The gym is well equip for crossfit routines and regular weight room routines. The spa is great as well. The main pool is good but the water is a little bit cold. I preferred the pool located on the penthouse because the water is kept warmer with the heater.

Penthouse: very spacious, well maintained. My mother in-law and my family of five stayed without a problem in the apartment.

Everything in the penthouse is good to go. Karla cleaned the apartment and ensured everything was A Ok when we got there and when we checkout.

Wish for next stay. I would love to have a BBQ grill on the balcony.

I highly recommend this penthouse. MR. Elias Lizardo thank you for allowing my family and I to stay in your penthouse. Looking forward to our next trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your thoughts! For your next stay please ask for the grill and we'll bring it out for you!
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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $25

This property is not operated by Clarion, cleaning is charged separately. We charge a $25 cleaning fee to do housekeeping when you leave.
If you need housekeeping during your stay, let us know one day in advance. The cost will be $25.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.