L'Alizé: Award Winning, Luxury Home in West Bay, Private Yet Convenient(37 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
5 BR 5.5 Bath home, salt water pool, 1500s/f travertine terrace, water view
Here is a quick list of our most popular amenities
-1 mile from West Bay beach
-Quiet private setting, with a lush array of flora and fauna and breathtaking views
-Wireless internet throughout the house
-Big Blue Outdoor speaker
-Kayaks- 2 tandem available at no extra cost
-2016 Hiace minibus available in Sept ( $400wk )
-Excellent restaurants nearby
-On site groundskeeper/maintenance
Chauffer (available on site for small extra charge when you rent the minibus)
Cooking ( breakfast- supper)) ask for more info
-Private keyhole beach that is clean and breezy and offers excellent snorkeling
(a shipwreck conveniently located at the mouth of the keyhole)
-Ping Pong table
-Back up Generator
-Ac in bedrooms
-Ac in dining /living area
-2 loaner phones with minutes
-Airport pick-up and drop off no extra charge
-Pre arrival shopping
-3 kitchens (one in guest cottage)
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 but need more info, please ask.
*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 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. Our staff can even purchase groceries for you when you would rather pick up some sun rays, than groceries. Our housekeeper, will clean the house daily or on selected days. Our staff can cook a meal or 10 meals and letting them go shopping while you play is pretty nice.
*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.
When you're ready to book, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Member since: 2012
- 3500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Car Available
- Private Chef
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Mobile Phone:
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 17 - Jan 1, 2017
7 night min stay
Jan 2 - Apr 1, 2017
4 night min stay
Apr 2 - May 27, 2017
4 night min stay
May 28 - Aug 5, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Van rental /wk $400
- cleaning fee ≤6 days $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Each guest > 8 per week $100
As of Nov 1 , new bookings receive a 100 KWH allowance /day. With careful ac usage, most guests can stay well within this allowance. If you exceed this allowance you will be charged at check-out. Meter is read at check in & check out
Guesthouse available for an additional $350/wk
Cooking services: $125/wk for 6 breakfasts, $150/wk for 6 dinners or lunches.. Includes preparation and cooking. Meal service can be purchased individually: breakfast $25/meal for prep (up to 12) Dinner $30/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
15 seat mini van $400/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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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.
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.
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View of L'Alize to keyhole beach
pool at 3 pm
Dining area with view to porch and living area
Living room on second level
Room # 1 on 3rd floor
Room #3 on 1st floor
Guest Cottage with kitchenette
Stairs to third level 1/2 bath near stairs
Keyhole beach about 100 yards from home.
North shore beach with restaurants, a 15 minute walk or 3 minutes by car
Comfortably seat 10 outdoors
areal from above home . A very private setting
L'aliza from the pool
Aerial view of home and guest house to keyhole beach. Nice neighbors too.
Dining for 10 inside
Room # 2, King (can convert to 2 twin), on 3rd floor
Room #4 on 1st floor
Bathroom to room #1 All bathrooms have similar tile and fixtures
Iron shore: A view from a walk to Pirate's Cove
Kayaks leaving the keyhole beach.
Auxiliary kitchen (1st level) opening to pool and terrace
Private keyhole beach Bring water shoes
2009 Toyota Hiace minivan available for rent We will have a 2016 model in Sept.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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