|Space||3,500 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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Transportation for your party is included at the beginning and end of your stay (from point of arrival on Utila island). We can also provide assistance in arranging travel to our lovely little island!
Casa de Playa, just twenty minutes from the town of Utila, and reached by BOAT ACCESS ONLY, is situated on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, amid two-and-a-half private acres of groomed beaches and manicured gardens. You can be in the water less than a minute after getting out of bed! Waking up to the sounds of the sea washing ashore, birds twittering and the occasional boat passing makes Casa de Playa a true 'getaway'. You immediately feel at home the moment you enter.
CNN recently named Utila one of the '15 Best Islands You've Never Heard Of' (July 7, 2013)
Casa de Playa can provide sleeping accommodations for as many as fifteen guests. The double-decker dock features a newly renovated chompa (thatched) roof and offers open areas for sunbathing, stargazing, swimming, snorkeling and plenty of space for informal get-togethers.
Some of the features of Casa de Playa include a large, modern kitchen, with everything you'll need to feed your group, air conditioning throughout, a large upstairs deck and downstairs patio with plenty of comfort for relaxing and outdoor dining.
Let us pre-provision the house with your favorite foods and beverages prior to arrival, so you don't waste precious vacation time shopping. We can also arrange meals in-house or provide food delivery.
Some of the excursions and activities available include trips to Utila's own deserted island (Water Cay), scuba diving with Utila Cays Diving - #1-rated dive shop, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, trips to U-town, and many more activities.
World-class diving and snorkeling, excursions to uninhabited beaches or activities such as horseback-riding, bonfires, or just melting into a puddle of relaxed bliss will make your stay at Casa de Playa an unforgettable vacation of a lifetime.
Casa de Playa is uniquely suited to provide the perfect setting for weddings, reunions, holiday gatherings, corporate retreats and meetings and many other events. With nearby sister properties, we can accommodate up to thirty people in a few hundred yards of beachfront, making it ideal for any size gathering.
Casa de Playa is designed so that up to 3 different groups of visitors traveling together can have some down-time in their own private space. The upstairs house can accommodate up to 9 guests in 3 bedrooms and a loft. The bedrooms feature beautiful antique and eclectic furnishings, with the master bedroom having an en-suite bathroom with whirlpool tub, and the other bedrooms share a full bathroom. The loft can accommodate up to 3 guests in one double and one single futon. Downstairs features a separate entry with 2 one-bedroom 'studios', each with a double bed, a single bed and en-suite bathroom, and the studios share an efficiency kitchen. We do not split the house between different bookings, but if you have a large group of travelers in your group, you have several options in sleeping arrangements.
We provide transportation from your arrival point on Utila island to Casa de Playa, as well as your return trip upon departure (one transfer each way included, no night transfers). Other boat trips can easily be arranged through your concierge team.
For a peaceful, relaxing stay, come see why we say 'This must be the place'.
We were 4 families with 8 adults and 6 children. From the moment we arrived at the dock David and Trish made us feel like we were part of their family. The priced included transportation from the dock to the house (about 20 min ride) and they were always attentive to our needs. We stayed only 4 nights but need to stay longer next time. I went diving with Utila Cays Diving and picked me up at the dock of the house. Our kids loves snorkeling at Water Keys but the highlight of the trip were 3 manta rays that came to the dock and night and we were able to see them for hours. Highly recommend it specially with large groups.
My family and I (with 1 teenager and two younger kids) live in the main town of Utila, but when my parents and brother came to visit us from Australia I wanted to show them more of Utila than just the central town area. Because I live in Utila I was aware of this property and it's ideal location as a true tropical island getaway.
The property is so much more luxurious than our own Utila home, so it was also a vacation for us as well, especially for the kids who could enjoy the sandy beach right at their front door (instead of having to nag me to take them to the beach as they do when we are in town). It did not disappoint! The eight of us fitted very comfortably into the house, and the ground floor bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathrooms, meant we could also 'separate'; and get some 'personal time'; when needed.
The house is fully appointed with everything you might require. We only had to bring our own clothes, food and booze, and the kitchen area was large enough to accommodate both my mother and my wife cooking at the same time without problems.
The younger kids spent most of their time playing in the water at the beachfront while my teenager spent most of her time snorkeling. My parents could easily watch them all from the comfort of the front porch with its overhead fans when my brother and I went scuba diving. Otherwise it was me, sort of watching, while lying in a hammock with a book and a beer.
The caretakers, Dave and Trish were extremely pleasant and helpful when we needed to know things; like how to operate the washing machine, but unobtrusive when we wanted private family time. Dave even organized somebody from the Cays to pick up food we ordered by phone from one of the restaurants when we were too lazy to do our own cooking.
Tip - there is a small 'fish factory'; over at the Cays where the local fisherman bring their daily catches and you can buy fresh fish at extremely low prices as they take it out of the boat. They will even fillet it for you. We had fresh Red Snapper and Tuna steaks which we BBQ-ed - delicious.
Probably the highlight, at least for my parents, and apart from being with their grandchildren, was a 2 hour sunset cruise around all the various Cays - there are 13 of them in total. For the kids, it was being able to play in the water all day long. For my brother it was the scuba diving and fishing off the dock. And for my wife and I, it was relaxing and living like millionaires.
There are abundant activities available during your stay. We provide concierge-like services, and can personally recommend activities and excursions when you're here.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 6 2017 - Dec 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
We do not split rentals (when you book, the entire house is yours); however, for parties of fewer than 10 guests, the lower house (2 studios) will be closed unless otherwise arranged.