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Casa De Playa: Early Bird Special - reserve a week or more and save!

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms (Sleeps 15)

Limited time special! Save 10% or more this Spring! Minimum stay of one week, offer good on reservations through April 1st, 2017, booking must be secured with deposit by end of January. Send us an inquiry for your quote.

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'.

More Details

Property Manager
Dave and Trish Steffan
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our family of six (two adults and four children between ages 12 and 20) stayed eight nights at Casa de Playa in early August '14. It was our first trip to Utila. We selected Utila and Casa de Playa for the diving and the solitude.

The house is very nice, open, appointed with a lot of beautiful stained wood, different from a typical beach house décor. The spacious front porch was nice, especially the hammock. The home's best amenity is its dock. We spent most of our daytime hours either diving or on the dock's sundeck, which is partially covered unlike most other docks we saw. There are three comfortable hammocks on the dock; a lot of reading and napping was done there. The kids entered the water from the dock and did quite a bit of snorkeling there, even though there is no reef in the immediate area. It was a short swim to a sandy point where we saw many eagle rays. We arrived from Roatan by airplane and returned by boat; candidly, the boat trip was miserable as our luggage and bodies got soaked. It was like having buckets of salt water thrown in your face constantly for 90 minutes. We can laugh about it now, but wouldn't do it again.

Dave picked us up at the airport and handled our transfer to the home. Dave and Trish were terrific from our initial contact to assisting us during our stay. My four kids and I did 10 dives with Utila Cays Divers. They were great! Each morning, they picked us up at our dock to go diving. They took great care of us, especially our young, inexperienced divers and their service level was the best. We didn't see a whale shark, but did have the pleasure of swimming with dolphins one day during our surface interval. To us, the diving was comparable to Cayman - very good.

Our biggest concern was the bugs. There are sand fleas and sand flies (the ones you can actually see). They both bite and leave their marks. We used a lot of repellant the first few days, but then less after that. The bugs were minimal out on the dock during the daytime, especially when there was a breeze. There were mosquitos at night that kept most of our group inside.

We had a great, relaxing time and would definitely like to return to Utila and Casa de Playa. For us, the only negatives were the frequent power outages in the evenings (the house got very uncomfortable at times) and slow/unreliable internet connection. The pros, however, considerably outweigh the cons.
Aug 2014
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(1 traveler reviews)

Casa De Playa: Early Bird Special - reserve a week or more and save!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Utila, Honduras

Exactly what we were looking for! - A perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, and we are so happy you and your family had such a lovely time! Looking forward to seeing you all here again soon!
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Utila Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Utila Dream
Nearest Beach
Out the front door
Car: not necessary

There are abundant activities available during your stay. We provide concierge-like services, and can personally recommend activities and excursions when you're here.


Rates & Availability

Bay Islands House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Semana Santa
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
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

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 19.0%

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.

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Bay Islands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with large whirlpool tub and shower combo. The two other upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom with tub and shower combo. The downstairs bedrooms each have en-suite bathrooms with bathtub and shower combos. All bathrooms have high-mounted fans.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , En-suite bath with large whirlpool tub and shower,
    Loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon , One double and one single futon.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Downstairs. En-suite bathroom with tub and shower.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Downstairs. En-suite bathroom with tub and shower.
  • Windows have stunning sea or garden views. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and air conditioning, bedside lamps and privacy locks.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
House book provided with travel tips, property details and recommended activities (electronic version once reservation is confirmed; hard copy in house upon arrival); optional provisioning service available (provides for arriving to beach house stocked with your selections)

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