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L'Alizé: Award Winning, Luxury Home in West Bay, Private Yet Convenient

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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

L’Alize, a spacious luxury home, combines convenience and privacy. Guests enjoy unspoiled beauty in privacy, and yet are only a mile from the most desirable tourist beaches (West Bay Beach) with restaurants, and activities. This is a rare find. Not only is the home located on its own acre of land, with pristine jungle abutting the Caribbean, but the home itself has multiple porches, several lounges and 2+ kitchens, where guests can enjoy time alone yet with plenty of large spaces to spend time together. The location alone makes L’Alizé the perfect destination, yet there are more reasons to choose this home.

*Popular Amenities*
Here is a quick list of our most popular amenities
Unless stated these are included in our rates
-1 mile from West Bay beach
-Quiet private setting, with a lush array of flora and fauna and breathtaking views
-Apple TV:
-Wireless internet throughout the house
-Bluetooth speakers
-Big Blue Outdoor speaker
-Kayaks- 2 tandem available at no extra cost
-2009 Hiace minibus seats 12 ( $250/wk)
-2016 Hiace minibus available in Sept ( $400wk )
-Excellent restaurants nearby
-Private security
-On site groundskeeper/maintenance
Chauffer (available on site for small extra charge if you rent the minibus)
-Daily housekeeping and occasional cooking at no extra charge (up to 4 pm)
-Private keyhole beach that is clean and breezy and offers excellent snorkeling
(a shipwreck conveniently located at the mouth of the keyhole)
-Private pool
-Ping Pong table
-Outdoor dining
-Charcoal grill
-Back up Generator
-Ac in bedrooms
-Ac in dining /living area
-Beach towels
-2 loaner phones with minutes
-Airport pick-up and drop off no extra charge
-Pre arrival shopping
-3 kitchens (one in guest cottage)
-Guesthouse ($350/wk)
Guest House: The guesthouse (sleeps 3) is a separate building located on the North side of the home. This perfect little cottage has a double bed, sleeper couch small Kitchen with travertine floors, granite counters and a private bath. It is not rented alone.
If you are interested in renting our Minibus please ask for details.


*Named L’Alizé for the Refreshing Breezes*
Nestled above a private cove beach (locally called a “keyhole”) on the South shore of the tropical island of Roatan, this large luxury home, enjoys both a constant sea breeze and a dramatic view of the Caribbean. L’Alizé derives its name from the French word for African trade winds, (alizés) which flow East to West during the warmest months of the year. These dramatic winds account for a such a surprising cooling effect on the hottest days, that it quickly becomes clear why Roatan’s earliest towns settled on the South side of the island where these winds rarely fail to cool and refresh while they keep the bugs in check. In January one guest wrote, "We toured the whole island and there isn't a more beautiful property on Roatan. I didn't use any Deet and didn't get a bite."

*L’Alizé Awarded the distinction of a luxury destination*
In 2014 L'Alize was awarded the distinction of a luxury destination for Homeaway’s Luxury Rentals site, by Andrew Harper, a leading luxury travel company TM, . One of 5 luxury rental properties on Roatan which have qualified for this prestigious rating (see luxury.homeaway ).

*L’Alizé Staff*
L’Alizé distinguishes itself from many vacation rentals, in that we have a limited full time staff. We think their service is key to giving our guests the little extras that make a vacation more relaxing and carefree. We like to think of ourselves as a cross between a hotel and a luxury home or simply as a home with staff. If privacy is what you crave, our staff understands and will be unobtrusive, i.e. cleaning the pool early, or cleaning rooms while you are gone. If you would like more help, they will be available. It is helpful to them and us to know in advance, if you will want cooking or driving services.
Eddie our capable groundskeeper will tend the pool and rake the beach each day. He will drive the minibus if you like, taking everyone or just some of your group, to restaurants, or favorite beaches. He and Keilin can even purchase groceries for you when you would rather pick up some sun rays, than groceries. Keilin, our housekeeper, will clean the house daily or on selected days. Keilin can provide snacks and breakfast and occasional meals. (We don’t want you to miss out on the great restaurants on Roatan).
Please give us and Keilin advance notice if you would like her to cook. She and Edier can also do a pre arrival shopping or shopping while you are here.



*The Wild Side*
L’Alizé, where pristine jungle and iron shore meet the Caribbean, may not be for everyone. The beauty of the South Shore is also rugged and wild. Agouti ( in the Capybara family) and iguana scamper up the drive and onto the jungle covered hillside throughout the day. The stunning keyhole beaches just minutes walk from L’Alize, are just as they were 100 years ago. Each keyhole is bordered with ancient iron shore, home to sunning iguanas and Hama lizards and other wild creatures. We have even seen an occasional boa enjoying the sunny salt air. These coves can get mild to strong wave action in the afternoon breezes. This is a great thing for staying cool on the beach and at L’Alizé, and this is the #1 deterrent for bugs , but it does mean that water in the private keyhole can get rough, particularly as the breezes pick up in the afternoon. Most people can snorkel and enjoy the coral and underwater beauty without being bothered by the waves, but others may find the waves troublesome. The first keyhole gets more wave action than the second keyhole, which is narrower and so more protected. The iron-shore (ancient coral pushed out of the sea by volcanic activity) is interesting and how nature says “don’t touch”. This black coral contains fossils of ancient shells and a number of small animals and sea creatures make it their home. It is challenging to climb and the roughest surface most of us have ever touched, so please bring water shoes or tennis shoes, if you want to explore this unusual geologic formation. On these keyhole sandy beaches, there are no shops, restaurants or ice-cream stands, tourist kiosks, rentals, or boat taxis, just wildlife and you, if you so choose.
If your group has a mix of privacy seeking adventurers and tame-white sands-beach-lovers, you might make a concession to split time between the beaches on the wild south side and the tame north side. Ask Edier to drop you off for the afternoon in West Bay Beach. Get your fill of ice cream and the crowds, then come back to L’Alizé. We are only a mile apart yet our beaches are beautifully different. If you prefer tame, flat, white sandy beaches with tourist activity, a vacation rental or hotel on West Bay Beach may be more to your liking. We recognize that the privacy, peacefulness, and untamed nature of the Wild Side, is not for everyone.


*House Layout *
L’Alizé, is spaciously laid out to maximize the 3500 sq/ft., There are breathtaking views from each floor, patio, balcony and almost every bedroom. The third level has two spacious bedrooms and a convenient laundry room. The second level has a great room with kitchen, 1/2 bath, and a large porch for dining and lounging . The 1st level has 2 bedrooms, a living room and kitchen with a porch which opens to the pool patio and an open vista of the keyhole. All bedrooms are fitted with A.C. as is the common area on the second level and the guest house. Wireless Internet is available throughout the home.

The house is rented as a 4 bedroom home but, we offer discounts to parties of 4 or less. The guest cottage is a perfect addition (see rates) if you need a 5th bedroom. This room is ideal for those who like a little more privacy. Its compact kitchen allows you the freedom to store snacks and more.
With 3 Kitchens, 6 bathrooms and many patios, guests can spread out and feel at home.

*L’Alizé suits a variety of tastes*
Nestled in a pristine wildlife retreat that exhibits a wide spectrum of eco systems, L’Alize abuts mangroves and dramatic iron shore with ancient coral. Pick a less breezy day, to take the Kayaks out for a ride to the second keyhole toward Pirates Cove. These kayaks will glide to sights few eyes have seen.
Whether celebrating family events with extended family or joining old friends or celebrating a romantic retreat, L’Alizé offers adventure or relaxation, luxury and convenience, privacy and plenty of nearby activities to suit all tastes.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    May not be suitable for young children due to large number of balconies...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking in house and on porches will forfeit security deposit...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Bedroom 1 Master: 1 king

    with private bath double shower and large private porch...moreless

  • Bedroom 3 1st Level Guest: 1 queen

    with private bath private entry ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4 1st level guest : 1 queen

    with private bath, small private hall room ideal for crib...moreless

  • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Den bright and light overlooks pool and ocean, ...moreless

  • Bedroom 5 cottage: 1 double

    Guest Cottage with private bath and kitchen...moreless

  • Bedroom 2 Guest 3rd level: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    king or two twin. Private bath, porch...moreless

  • Den has a queen pull-out couch 2 folding beds are available upon request and may be added to any room...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2 Guest bath 3rd level: toilet, shower

    travertine tile /marble...moreless

  • Bathroom 4 Guest bath level 1: toilet, shower

    travertine ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1 Master 3rd level: toilet, shower

    double shower and sink view of Carribean ...moreless

  • Bathroom 5 Guest bath level 1: toilet, shower

    travertine...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower

    Full bath in guest house finished in travertine tile...moreless

  • Bathroom 3 2nd level: toilet

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • additional housekeeping included but needs to be scheduled on check in. Use of mini bus Toyota Hiace, available (seats 12) for $250/wk. If you want a chauffer Edier will gladly drive the van for one trip or for the week. Please contact us for details....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    small selection of board games...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Panoramic Ocean View including private cove beach...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    150 feet from the beach. A peaceful garden between home and beach...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Turquoise waters of the Caribbean...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Iron shore and Turquoise waters with keyhole beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    The porches are spacious and provide plenty of seating with the outdoor furniture and built in benches (Up to 12). The dining area seats 8-10 comfortably....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    In bedrooms and dining/living area...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    5mbs download speed. Allows for streaming movies and news. Apple TV...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    2 phones provided upon arrival...moreless

  • Parking:

    off street drive...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Spacious private drive...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    On all 3 levels and guest house...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee makers electric and Italian espresso pot, coffee grinder, demitasse cups, teapot, French press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    pressure cooker, large sized pans. pizza pans, pie pans, cookie sheets, lemon press, garlic press, measurers, mixing and serving bowls, glass baking dishes, ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    dishes for 12, utensils same ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    with refrigerator on 1st and 2nd levels...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Well supplied primary kitchen. Auxiliary kitchen on first level. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2) 1st and 2nd levels...moreless

  • Oven:

    gas and electric...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    spices, sugar, plastic wrap, , paper towels guests provide their own paper products (napkins, paper plates)...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) ice maker with potable ice on both 2nd level and 1st level....moreless

  • Stove:

    a gas stove on 2nd level an electric stove on 1st level...moreless

  • Toaster:

    panini press, juicer, food processor, blender, mixer,...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    6 decks around house and a very large terrace with pool...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 tandem Kayaks available for check out Secured at the beach for our guest's convenience....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Salt water plunge pool with beach entry...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
January-July 2016
Jan 4 - Jul 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$420
$2,940
Fall
Aug 16 - Sep 30, 2016
4 night min stay
$325
$2,275
Christmas 2016
Dec 17 - Jan 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,100
January-April1 2017
Jan 2 - Apr 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$475
$3,300
Spring
Apr 2 - May 27, 2017
4 night min stay
$450
$3,150
Summer
May 28 - Aug 5, 2017
4 night min stay
$475
$3,300
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$450
$3,150

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Van rental /wk $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Each guest > 8 per week $100
  • cleaning fee ≤6 days $100

Notes:

Electric is charged at cost at $.48/kwh avg $130/wk winter avg $230wk/summer. Meter is read at check in & check out

Guesthouse available for an additional $350/wk

Cooking services: $125/wk for 7 breakfasts, $150/wk for 7 dinners or lunches.. Includes preparation and cooking. Meal service can be purchased individually: breakfast $22/meal for prep (up to 12) Dinner $27/meal food prep (up to 12)

Daily Shopping available, guest pays for transportation (if you rented the van with driver this would be included)

Additional guests (over 8) $100/wk/person

12 seater Mini bus available for $250/wk Driver can be hired for an additional $125/wk.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

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    "Both Argentinian Grill restaurants- in West End or West Bay offer the best steaks available...."

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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Roatan International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
West Bay Beach
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Roatan Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Black Pearl
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
West Bay Road
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Argentinian Grill on West Bay Beach
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
West Bay Beach or Private Keyhole beach

Car: Recommended

Located on the South Shore of West Bay, L'Alizè sits perched above a pristine Cove beach, with wildlife and tropical vegetation surrounding the home. Guests can visit West Bay Beach, (a 3 min drive or 15 min walk) to enjoy restaurants, a nature park, rent scuba equipment or even risk para-sailing. Enjoy relaxing on the pristine white sand beaches or check out the snorkel gear from L'Alizé and see what beauty lies beneath the turquoise waters. Relaxing in the salt water pool is the perfect way to relax and reflect on your perfect day. Two tandem Kayaks are now available to guests. Each can seat 3 average sized adults. These gliding boats will allow guests to see the dramatic beauty of the uninhabited iron shore and explore caves and snorkel new areas. If you would like to use these please ask at check-in.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Owners' kids slack line across the path to the keyhole beach. Owners live and work in Central America. L'Alizé's natural beauty and privacy provide a place to catch up on unfinished business. This is an ideal setting for uninterrupted reading, painting or writing. With their children they enjoy exploring caves, the rope swing and snorkeling.

Why the Owner Chose Roatan Municipality, Honduras:
A true getaway. Nestled in dramatic untamed beauty on pristine turquoise shores with abundant wildlife, makes this home a refuge as well as a great place to celebrate family gatherings. Restaurants, and grocery stores are only minutes away.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
L'Alizé has all the modern conveniences of home with the feel of an outpost on an uninhabited island. The view from the second floor great room took our breath away the first time and each time we visit. We never get used to the beauty. The home is well maintained and regularly updated with the amenities we want to find.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • View of L'Alize to keyhole beach

    View of L'Alize to keyhole beach

  • Pool at noon w/ view to water

    Pool at noon w/ view to water

  • Living room faces the mainland of Honduras.

    Living room faces the mainland of Honduras.

  • Iron shore, a short hike showcases extreme vistas such as this.

    Iron shore, a short hike showcases extreme vistas such as this.

  • View of mainland of Honduras from porch aL'Alizè

    View of mainland of Honduras from porch aL'Alizè

  • North shore beach with restaurants, a 15 minute walk or 3 minutes by car

    North shore beach with restaurants, a 15 minute walk or 3 minutes by car

  • Comfortably seat 10 for outdoor dining.

    Comfortably seat 10 for outdoor dining.

  • Guest bedroom 4 - queen 1st level

    Guest bedroom 4 - queen 1st level

  • Guest bedroom 2, King (can convert to 2  twin), 3rd level

    Guest bedroom 2, King (can convert to 2 twin), 3rd level

  • Path from beach to L'Alizé

    Path from beach to L'Alizé

  • l'Alize nestled in a tropical haven

    l'Alize nestled in a tropical haven

  • Dining room with living and kitchen in background (2nd level)

    Dining room with living and kitchen in background (2nd level)

  • Kitchen on second level

    Kitchen on second level

  • Stairs to third level

    Stairs to third level

  • Iron shore view from walk to Pirate's Cove

    Iron shore view from walk to Pirate's Cove

  • Second Keyhole beach minutes walk from home.

    Second Keyhole beach minutes walk from home.

  • Kayaks leaving the keyhole beach.

    Kayaks leaving the keyhole beach.

  • Auxiliary kitchen (1st level) opening to pool and terrace

    Auxiliary kitchen (1st level) opening to pool and terrace

  • Master bedroom, king, large deck great view 3rd level

    Master bedroom, king, large deck great view 3rd level

  • Guest Bedroom 3 - queen 1st level

    Guest Bedroom 3 - queen 1st level

VRBO #437116

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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  • Bathrooms
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