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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms (Sleeps 2-9) optional 1 bd/1bth Beach Bungalow adjacent

Right on the sand, huge dock, some of the best snorkeling and diving in the Caribbean right in your back yard with reef to explore for days, Free airport pick up for stays of 6 nights or longer, 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 privately located set back with filtered views of the Caribbean through lush vegetation, also only about 40 yards from the Caribbean ocean. Completely remodeled in 2017, it features one bedroom with a queen bed, one bathroom, a living that open to the kitchen, a peninsula breakfast bar, dual AC and a 42" flat screen TV with cable TV and wifi.

The main home and the bungalow combined can sleep 11-13, but please make sure you let us know that you want to rent the house and the beach bungalow, they rent separately.

If you have your own equipment you can dive one of the best sites on the island right off the end of our dock.

If you want to go out and explore dive sites all around the island our concierge will arrange for Blue Island Divers to pick you up free of charge right from the dock!

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 bedroom has a queen bed and a bung bed that is full on the bottom and single on the top with en-suite bathroom including tub, shower and the 3rd bedroom has a queen bed, plus a bunk bed with full on the bottom single on the top.

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 bungalow may be available upon request. Prices vary by season.

Kayak and paddleboards

Notify our concierge Vanessa and she will arrange to have Kayak's and paddleboards delivered to the house.

Minimum 4 day rental= $90

One week rental= $150/week

Free transportation from the airport for stays of 6 nights or longer. We look forward to providing tips and helping you to experience the beautiful island of Roatan. Vanessa is our local concierge, she will help arrange airport transfer, car rentals, kayak and paddle board rentals, or arrange for tours.

We offer free transportation from the airport for stays of 6 nights or longer. For stays shorter than 6 nights, we will arrange for transportation upon request, however, guest is responsible for associated fees.

Typical airport transfer with grocery stop is $30. Our concierge can arrange for additional transportation and your transportation back to the airport, any additional fees will be paid directly by guest to the taxi driver.

Our concierge Vanessa lives on island and is available to help guests. We also own a 1 bed 1 bath beach bungalow next door that accommodates 2-4 if you have a larger group.

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.

More Details

Owner
Shevy and Erika Akason with on site concierege Vanessa
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 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 Sunnyside

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 fell in love with Roatan, it has elevation, beautiful lush vegetation, snorkeling and diving right off shore, delicious food, and friendly locals.

We love Sunnyside because of its privacy and lush vegatation, 400 foot dock, reef about 30 yards off the end of the dock than can be explored for hours, yet close enough to west end and west bay to enjoy the shops and restaurants when we wish.

We love this bungalow, while the main home is tough to beat set right on the sand with a long beach before it and then the water, this home is off set between the main home and our neighbors at Spooky Cannel next door, with a water channel running behind it and in front of it to the right and a clear view to the Caribbean Sea, lush vegetation, and the beach path between our main home and Spooky Channel.

What makes this house unique

Our beach house dock is such about a 50 yard swim to the reef for a wonderful snorkel and diving experience 50 yards off the dock

Map

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 breakfast, lunch, and dinner with clean up after meals $100

Plus the cost of groceries, cooks keep receipts and are paid direct

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 $30 plus food cost (eggs, beans, bacon, pancakes) Plus cost of food

3) lunch and kitchen clean up $40 plus food costs tacos, guacamole, plantains, baleadas, sandwiches

4) Dinner and kitchen clean up $45 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

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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

Free transportation from the airport for stays of 6 nights or longer. We look forward to providing tips and helping you to experience the beautiful island of Roatan. Vanessa is our local concierge, she will help arrange airport transfer, car rentals, kayak and paddle board rentals, or arrange for tours. - We offer free transportation from the airport for stays of 6 nights or longer. For stays shorter than 6 nights, we will arrange for transportation upon request, however, guest is responsible for associated fees. Typical airport transfer with grocery stop is $30. Our concierge can arrange for additional transportation and your transportation back to the airport, any additional fees will be paid directly by guest to the taxi driver. If you want to go out and explore dive sites all around the island our concierge will arrange for Blue Island Divers to pick you up free of charge right from the dock! Our concierge Vanessa lives on island and is available to help guests. We also own a 1 bed 1 bath beach bungalow next door that accommodates 2-4 if you have a larger group. We will also provide wrist bands to the Mayan Princess resort upon request if you want to spend time lounging by the pool, will arrange for paddle board and Kayak rental, and will help coordinate anything you may need on the island.

Amenities

Sunnyside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Adjacent Beach Bungalow available upon request.
  • Master Bath with double sinks and Glass Block and tile shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Adjacent Beach Bungalow avaiilable upon request - 1 queen , quaint and in need of a remodel---
  • One bedroom with King Bed Two Bedrooms with Queen beds We own a beach bungalow located on an adjacent lot set back one row with views between our home and a home known as spooky channel that has been completely remodeled and can sleep 4. Available upon request. The main home sleeps 6 in beds, with the beach bungalow 10 can sleep comfortably.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Our concierge if Vanessa, if you have any needs before, during, or after your stay please contact shevy@everydaylux.com and Vanessa We have a cook available upon request 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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Sunnyside Dream Beach Home- snorkel reef off 400' dock!
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
livermore, ca.
5

Snorkeling paradise

  • 5 of 5

Roatan is a beautiful island and the people were the same. The house did the job for us, we were 7 people (friends and family) and it was nice to have the beach cottage behind the main house to escape to, which was nicely remodeled. Shevy and Vanessa were more than gracious. The snorkeling was great in front of the house, saw a turtle on the 1st day. Good restaurants we went to were the sunken fish and the Oasis. Went to la Sirena restaurant on the East end on a Monday and they were closed. Cayo Cochinos is a must !

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location, top notch reef access right from the front door/dock. Wonderful view!

  • 5 of 5

Great time snorkeling, swimming and watching sunrise/sunsets on the front porch.

Dive boats (Blue Islands Divers) picked us up right at the dock for some of the best dive spots we have experienced. Shevy and Vanessa were very accommodating, gave us some great tips and information that were very helpful, including hiring a chef for a day, which we would highly recommend. Snorkeling the channel right in front of the dock was amazing!!! Can't say enough about the location.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

There is nothing better than having the sand and water just feet from your front door!

  • 5 of 5

This was a very comfortable place for 3 couples. Each couple had their own bedroom and private bath, along with patio doors to access the deck. The house is located a short walk to the main road, where taxis would run frequently so all we had to do was walk up to the road and hail a taxi for any of our destinations. We went to West End a couple different times and just walked down the street. We shopped, drank and ate at many of the different bars, restaurants and street vendors. We went to Coxen Hole one night and went to a real local place for drinks and music and they adapted to us well! We tried to visit with the local people as much as we could. Most everyone could speak English but if they couldn't, they never made us feel bad for not knowing Spanish. Very friendly island. We did hire a couple young men named Rudolph Green and Chris Amaro, (both can be found on facebook), to give us a tour of the East end of the island. They were very friendly and informative. We got to hold the monkeys, we were treated to a local dance while we were in the Garifuna community of Punta Gorda and we took a water taxi to a great little place called The Hole in the Wall. We would highly recommend them! The property was as it was explained and Vanessa did a great job. My luggage was delayed for a few days and she even took me clothes shopping. She also shared her favorite Sashimi recipe for fresh Tuna. We went deep Sea fishing with Enry and we caught Tuna and Barracuda. When we got back, we hired a local cook (Shindy) to come in and prepare the meal for us that evening. Another nice feature was that most of the neighbors stopped by just to make sure everything was going good for us and to see if there was anything they could do for us. We all felt that the next time we come, we would like to stay longer as there is so much to see and do! Thank you for sharing your place with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anita! We really enjoyed having you.
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Wonderful position. Property needs an update.

  • 3 of 5

The house is situated right on the beach and the deck, shared with a couple of other properties, is perfect. From it the snorkel opportunities are excellent. The situation is quiet and peaceful.

The layout of the rooms is good and each bedroom has its own bathroom. However the rooms are very dated and the central living area rather gloomy. The bathrooms need a serious upgrade. There's far too much in the way of utensils and the drawers are very cluttered. So much is old and needs sorting out. The saucepans are very battered however 2 replacements came the next day for the two not really pleasant to use. The cooker, fridge and outdoor grill were excellent and new.

The property was not particularly clean.

Great restaurants within easy reach particularly The Roatan Oasis.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chris! We enjoyed having you. We stayed in the home for the first time December 16th- 21st and we came to the same conclusion regarding potential improvements and as a result started plans for our remodel which was completed a couple of weeks ago! The remodel included Painting the entire inside, replacing the 3 foot window in the kitchen with an 8 foot window, replacing the 6 foot French doors with a large 12 foot 3 panel slider making the inside much brighter! Moving laundry from the guest cottage to inside the home, replacing the traditional water heater with a tankless water heater, and changing out all of the receptacles and switches for new white Decora receptciles and switches and adding gutters around the perimeter of the home. We are always looking to improve and open to any suggestions on kitchen supplies that can make our guests stay more comfortable which does lead to an abundance of utinsels etc. We've had great feedback that the inside is light and bright and that the view of the Caribbean is even more exceptional! We will be done with a complete remodel of the guest cottage in a few weeks and then we will have new photos to share with you! Hopefully you can come back to enjoy it again soon!
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5

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: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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