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Sunnyside Dream Beach Home- snorkel reef off 400' dock!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms (Sleeps 2-8)

Right on the sand, huge dock, some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean right in your back yard with reef to explore for days, Free airport pick up and drop off, what more can you ask for! We fell in love with Roatan and this home the minute we saw it. In addition, we provide wrist bands for pool and resort access at the Mayan Princess upon request!

Experience Casual Beach Living in this spacious 3 bedroom 3 bath home on the Caribbean Sea.

If you need more space we own another home offset from this property, also only about 70 yards from the Caribbean ocean. It's more of a quant beach cottage, it features one bedroom, it's own bath, and a small kitchen.

The main home and the guest home combined can sleep up to 8, but please make sure you let us know that you want to rent the house and the beach cottage, we rent them out separately on occasion.

In addition, we have friends that own an adjacent property a few lots off of the beach with a swimming pool that also sleeps 8, perfect for large groups. The wrap around deck lets you view the sun setting on the Sea in front and the moon rising in the back.

The living room, dining room and fully equipped kitchen is an open floor plan. The Master Bedroom features king bed and bath with double sinks, glass block and tile shower. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms have queen beds and baths with tub showers. Each bedroom opens onto the deck through French Doors. Ceramic tile floors. The Kitchen features gas stove,dishwasher,microwave, ice maker and all small appliances. Air- Conditioning in the bedrooms, and ceiling fans through out the house.

Cable TV, DVD and CD player, and wireless Internet. There is a back up battery system that automatically switches over in the event of a power outage. The Beach House is protected by a full security system monitored by Bull Dog Security. The private dock provides a short swim to the reef, in the Marine Reserve, for a great snorkel or dive experience. Rinse off in the fresh water shower on the dock. Soak up the sun or enjoy sunsets on the upper deck.

Our additional one bedroom beach cottage may be available upon request. When rented with the main home. $50/night, $350/week, $900/month

When rented by itself; $130/night, $800/week, $1900/month


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Shevy and Erika Akason with on site concierege Vanessa
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Shevy and Erika Akason with on site concierege Vanessa

About the owner: My wife Erika and I grew up I the Midwest, she is from northern Minnesota and I'm from North Dakota, we both love to travel and we've visited numerous countries and states with our family. We enjoy camping and adventuring to see and experience different cultures. We have three daughters, Krimzen (11), Brooklyn (9), Regan (7), and one son, Crew (2).

Shevy and Erika Akason with on site concierege Vanessa purchased this house in 2016

Why Shevy and Erika Akason with on site concierege Vanessa chose Sandy Bay

I love snorkeling, my wife loves laid back Caribbean Islands, we have traveled throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America but Roatan is our favorite! While travelling back from Belize about 5 years go someone on our plane overheard us talking about what we liked about Belize, with our only issue being how far off shore the reef was. Hearing that, they said we had to go to Roatan, so we did and we fell in love.

We love Sunnyside because of its privacy, 400 foot dock, reef about 125- 250 yards off shore than can be explored for hours, yet close enough to west end and west bay to enjoy the shops and restaurants when we wish.

What makes this house unique

Our beach house dock is such about a 70 yard swim to the reef for a wonderful snorkel experience right about 70 yards off the dock


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Sunnyside Dream Beach Home- snorkel reef off 400' dock!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Wonderful beach house and location!

  • 5 of 5

Cathy was a wonderful host! She was very helpful and answered any questions prior to our vacation. The house was perfect with a great location; not too far from West End, West Bay and Coxen Hole where the best grocery store was. It was nice being away from the big tourist areas and having our own piece of heaven even if it was for only 1 week. The pier out in front made snorkeling a breeze. We swam out to the reef for some great snorkeling. We snorkeled at many different places and kept finding it to be the best heading out to the left from the pier. Sitting out in the evening and watching the sunset was a highlight as well as doing Yoga on the dock in the early morning. The house was well equipped for cooking and we grilled out on the porch several times. Sunnyside is a wonderful place to spend your vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful lovely place for those looking for something vibrant and different

  • 5 of 5

House was just as described and pictured. Cathy was very helpful and met us there, as well as arranged transport for us to and from the airport via Marty's van service. It was clean and well-maintained, and the kitchen was well-stocked with basics such as pots and pans and spices. There is a safe to keep your property in, and a washer and dryer. We went with another couple and rented it as a 2 BR.

We were there in March and paid extra for the bedroom air conditioning, which I would recommend. It is hot there! I would have liked a couple of box fans for the living room/kitchen area. I would highly recommend this property to those looking for a place to call home base while they adventure. If you are a resort type person it's probably not up your alley, although really neither is Roatan in general. Wifi worked well. Grounds are gorgeous and lush!

Location is great. The front porch was amazing!! The dock requires a key and is shared with the other Sunnyside properties, and we met many friendly ex-pats/frequent vacationers who gave us helpful tips about the snorkeling and local attractions. Location is out of this world! Jump off the dock, swim 2 or 3 minutes and you are in world-class snorkeling! You are straight in front of Spooky Channel. We spent several hours a day snorkeling, every single day. Avoid low tide though as the current is very strong. We saw amazing fish and coral as well as a ray, sea turtle, eel, lobster, oh my!

We did not rent a car, taxis came by frequently and took us to West End for restaurants and bars. House is about halfway in between Anthony's Key Resort and Lawson's Rock. Marty's wife Blackie cooked us a wonderful meal one night. We also arranged horseback riding with Marvin through Anthony's Key, which was amazing for an experienced rider. There is a mom and pop restaurant a short walk down the beach, El Poso(?), attached to a school that we went to for some lovely views and breakfasts. This property is currently for sale, and I hope it remains a rental so we can go back!! One of the best vacations ever. Thanks Cathy.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home with a lovely view...

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay at Bill and Cathys home. The view was out of this world, and the snorkeling was first class. We even had and octopus friend off the dock. There were always clean towels, and after the terrible beginning to our vacation due to the weather the bed was amazingly comfortable. We enjoyed our stay very much, felt very safe, and would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Great Location and Home

  • 5 of 5

Sandy Bay was the perfect location for us - it was quiet and away from the busier areas but not far from anything. It was 10 short minutes from Coxen Hole (airport and grocery shopping) and West End, a funky beach town with great restaurants and tourist shops. We were a few minutes drive from everywhere we had planned to visit. Blue Island Divers was very close for diving and they were great. There were also several very good restaurants nearby. The house was comfortable and had everything we needed for a very nice stay. They provided all of the basics and the kitchen had everything you might need. Looking out the windows or sitting on the porch the view is idyllic - palm trees and turquoise water. Being right on the beach with the dock and easy access to the reef and Spooky Channel was fantastic for snorkeling, as were the sunsets. The owners Cathy and Bill were great and there for anything we needed. The nearby neighbors were also very helpful and friendly.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Simply wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Sunnyside Beach House. Three bedrooms, each with a private bath, were perfect for three couples. The location was very convenient; away from the busy areas but easy to reach by taxi. No need to rent a car. Cathy and Bill were always available to answer questions and help with anything we needed. On Christmas Day, when all the stores were closed, Cathy went above and beyond by providing a key ingredient we needed for dinner. Cathy also arranged for Marty with Island Transport Services to pick us up from the airport and take us grocery shopping. Marty and his family helped make our stay even more fun with a sightseeing drive of the island, a fabulous dinner prepared at the house and a boat tour/snorkeling trip of the island. The house was perfectly located on a beautiful beach with a big dock from which to watch the sun set and swim. You can easily snorkel to the reef from the dock. We had a great time and would recommend Cathy and Bill’s home for anyone looking for a lovely setting to spend a peaceful and relaxing time in Roatan.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Best Snorkeling on the Island Right Out Front!

  • 5 of 5

The house was excellent, the owners were super nice and the snorkeling right out front of the house was world class! I would recommend this rental to anyone without hesitation. Beautiful front porch, the dock was amazing and the bedrooms were comfortable and private. I would definitely stay here again. Out front in Spooky Channel we saw huge barracuda, spotted eagle rays and even a dolphin! Can't beat that! Book it, you won't regret it!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Car: not necessary

Our Sunnyside Home is located on a quiet beach in Sandy Bay. Snorkel or dive world class reef off our private dock. Experience a Dolphin Encounter at a near by Resort, or Pamper yourself at the near by Spa. We are located half way between the airport and the West End Village where you will find numerous Dive Shops, gift shops, Kayak and paddle board rentals, little restaurants, live music, and Sundowners Bar for sunsets.Try a Canopy Tour (zip line) or drive to Gumbalimba Park to see the Animal Preserve with jump-on-your-shoulders monkeys, and free flying exotic birds. Swim in the parks fresh water pool or enjoy the Cabana's on the beach and water sports. Tour Coxen's Cave or snack at the Gecko Cafe.

Sunnyside Concierge Services;

We will collect payment for concierge services at the time of final payment for your stay through Pay Pal. If you decide to add additional concierge services after booking please note we cannot guarantee availability. Please pay Vanessa direct at the beginning of your stay for the cook and food costs for any not paid through your booking and feel free to tip them if you appreciate their service.

Prices include cooking and clean up restricted to the kitchen if only food packages are selected. Prices do not include cost of the food, guest to pay for food, receipt will be provided, Vanessa will pick up the food

Please email for specific meal requests for additional pricing, most guests prefer and we recommend island food! Enjoy

Full day package includes cleaning, laundry, breakfast, lunch, and dinner $100

All three meals only with kitchen clean up-no house cleaning or laundry $75

Pricing is for 8 guests, additional guests cost $3/each

a-la-cart services

1) house clean up and laundry $35

2) breakfast and kitchen clean up $20 plus food cost (eggs, beans, bacon, pancakes) Plus cost of food

3) lunch and kitchen clean up $30 plus food costs tacos, guacamole, plantains, baleadas, sandwiches

4) Dinner and kitchen clean up $35 dinner, chicken, fish, beef, rice and beans, cold slaw, corn, etc

Sample menu

Breakfast day 1 (26th):

hotcakes and Mexican eggs w/fruit salad and yogurt, orange juice

Lunch day 1:

Chicken breast Served with onion and grill vegetables and rice

fish Ceviche

My kids and wife will only want chicken breast

Dinner day 1:

chicken or beef taco w/tortillas and all the fixings for the kids.

breaded shrimp for my wife and I


Breakfast day 2 (28th):

scrambled eggs and sweet bread

Lunch day 2:

Fish Ceviche and Turkey sandwiches with

Dinner day 2:

Fish fillet grilled, with chicken for the kids and vegetables and rice

Dessert; Cake


Rates & Availability

Sunnyside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Feb 1 2017 - Mar 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
April 1st- April 8th
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 8 2017
6 night minimum stay
April 10th- June 15th
Apr 17 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Aug 16 2017 - Nov 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 16 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 8 2018 - Aug 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

air-conditioning $150
Damage protection $99
Cleaning Fee $125

The House rents with 3 Bedrooms for $1800/week
Rent the house with only the Master Suite $1200/week
Rent The house with 2 Bedrooms only - $1500/week
Security Deposit-We require a $500 cash USD deposit collected upon arrival and will be returned by mail within 30 days of your departure provided there is no damage.

Peak (Christmas, New Year, and Easter add 25%)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Sunnyside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Guest house bathroom, guest house is in need of a remodel
  • Master Bath with double sinks and Glass Block and tile shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Guest House - 1 queen , quaint and in need of a remodel---
  • One bedroom with King Bed Two Bedrooms with Queen beds Guest house that's in need of a remodel but can sleep 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We have a back up battery system in the house that automatically takes over when there is a power outage. We have our own deep water well with drinkable water; but we also offer the guests purified water in 5 gal. jugs as an alternative.

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