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Temple Tree House, Romantic Beach Front Getaway, Private 1 Acre Estate

(31 Reviews)

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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

New,1 Large Bedroom, 8 Ft Closet, Large Bath 7' Shower, Two Decks

Just 20 steps down to the beach with your own outdoor shower. Just expanded 2013 to 3x size. Large new queen bed and linens. Bedroom has it's own large deck with hammock. Full deck at the outside the full louvered glass front of this True Island Cabin where you enjoy the soothing Caribbean breezes. Main room has efficiency kitchen with new fridge, stove, toaster, blender, drip coffee maker and press with bean grinder. Open concept kitchen sitting and eating area. Small charcoal BBQ, another hammock on the front deck for hours of privacy reading and sleeping.
Go snorkelling off our dock with the snorkelling equipment that comes with the rental, to one of the most stunning reef formations in the Caribbean. (second largest reef in the world). You can sit on the dock and enjoy the dolphins and their shows every day. We suggest snorkelling with the dolphins!
The use of two single kayaks come with the property for our guests to use.
This a one acre private property with Casa Cowee as the main house and Temple Tree house high off the beach which is used for local access to the properties on it. The houses are designed to catch the breezes off the water so the use of AC is really not necessary. Sunsets are absolutely the most stunning from our home.
This is a one acre estate which is lush with many fruit trees including lemons, limes, mangos, bananas, avocados, nuts etc.
The property is gated with a private circular drive around a massive Mango Tree and in the back there is a towering Rain Forest LeCeiba Tree that takes your breath away.
Just one to two minutes walk to 4 great restaurants and two fun bars. 10 Min. drive to West End which is filled with restaurants and bars. Or you can have our staff bring you local food which is delicious. There is a produce truck that comes by daily if you ask and small local stores and restaurants.
Everything for a true island experience.
This property is located 100' away from the larger Casa Cowee VRBO listing #126086 So if you are looking for space for more people. $50.00 for pick up and drop off at the airport along with your grocery stop. AC is a min. 75.00 + surcharge for the week as most people do not want to use it so not built into the price. We meter it for you so you pay for what you use.
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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • one bedroom- 13' x 16' with new Queen mattress set and high quality bedding. Newly finished floors, large 8' closet for clothing and suitcases. bolted in safe for valuables Deck off bedroom overlooking lush property with view of the sea. Hammock and chairs. Flat screen tv 32' with cable for Canadian, US, BBC and Spanish TV. Bed linen can be changed out during week for 10.00 laundry fee. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • New bath 7' x 16' with 7 ft wide shower. Towels provided and changed out half way through week. 2 Beach towels provided. New blow dryer. Soap provided. Bring your own soap if you have a preference. Suggest packing own beach towel if you are water lovers....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is the side of the island for divers and snorkelers. Less travelled and some spectacular sites. One of the best gyms you will ever find tucked into the jungle 5 min away. Botanical gardens around the corner. Bars and restaurants right on the beach 1 -2 minutes walk. Real island living with the locals who are the best people lots of fun and open. Best local fisherman will take you out deep sea and fly fishing - great bone fishing close by. Hole in the Wall for all you can eat Lobster and Steak. Drumming and dancing in Punta Gorda. Dolphins to watch from our dock everyday or swim over for a visit. Snorkelling with them is a must. Some of the longest and fastest zip lines in the world. I could go on and on. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    great library in main house...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    crib. back gammon, etc cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    cable with US/ Canadian and Spanish channels...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    Right on the beach high up on a hill for great breezes...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village:

    Very small Local village is next 1 min. walk...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Just walk down the steps to the beach below. Walk out the dock for a swim or take off to go snorkelling with our equipment which is included....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    in same room as kitchen and living. Bistro set for two on front deck ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    in Bedroom $75.00 charge per week for use. House is designed for island breezes so never used....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    $5.00 a load. We hang dry to maintain our commitment to green. Dryer is mainly for rainy season....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Yoga mats 2...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Sun...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless hub on property. May not be reliable service at times but usually good....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    all new 100% egyptian cotton linens and bedding can be changed out during week for $10.00 laundry fee. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open concept with Kitchen and dining...moreless

  • Parking:

    Large circular drive under massive mango tree to keep it cool. Car not necessary for two people taxis and buses are good. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    basic phone supplied. You have to pay to load minutes. $10.00 should be good for the week if only using occasionally....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    2bath 2 hand and 1 beach towel per person bring your own beach towel if in the water a lot. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry will be done at $5.00 a load...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    drip and press...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    dishes for 4...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Small but fully operating kitchen with new fridge and gas stove, toaster, blender, coffee grinder & press & drip. Dishes and utensils for 4, good pots and pans. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    new gas 4 burner, small bbq. You buy charcoal at grocery store and lighter...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    two decks one on the front and another off the bedroom both with hammocks and chairs...moreless

  • Golf:

    half hour drive...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    two new single kayaks come with the rental...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    One acre of lush property very private....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 31 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jan 3 - Apr 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$135
$945 $3,400
Low season
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$120
$805 $2,900
High Season
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2018
5 night min stay
$140
$3,500
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$140
$3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • A/C surcharge wk use $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

$75.00 wk to turn the AC on - not normally necessary as the house is completely open for breezes. Power is extremely expensive on the island so we ask our guests to be mindful of fans, lights etc.

Weekly rate includes cleaning every Saturday or upon your departure. 2bath & hand towels 1 beach towel per person changed mid week. Drinking water supplied 10 gallons week.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Location

  • Eldon's Supermarket

    "Eldons is a large market where you can get all your food and drinks and sundry items. They ..."

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  • Dolphin Encounter

    "Ok, this is a must if you are staying at Casa Cowee. Walk over your first day and get acqua..."

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  • Octopus Dive School

    "My son and his friends love diving with Octopus. Just a slow 2 min. walk down the beach fro..."

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  • Native Sons

    "Alvin the owner has one of the best dive operations in West End if you want to move off our ..."

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  • Argentinian Grill

    "I have eaten there numerous times but again about the same price as Canada but then it is ha..."

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  • Gumbalimba Park

    "Now this is a go to for the island. You can start with an extensive zip line down the massi..."

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  • Hobbies Hideaway

    "This is a great stop. You walk through the open area amongst hundreds of different iguanas...."

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  • Pirates of the Caribbean Zipline

    "I can not rate this one as I have never used it. I have heard good things about it and chec..."

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  • Sundowners Beach Bar

    "Sundowners is just that - great at sunset and happy hours. Meet people from all over the wo..."

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  • Beachers

    "All around great food and special nights like lobster night, rib nights etc. Fun bar day an..."

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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Roatan International
Sandy Bay, Honduras
Nearest Barpub
1 min walk
16 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Coxen Hole
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 min drive
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 min. walk
Sandy Bay, Honduras
Nearest Beach
Sandy Bay Beach

Car: Not Necessary

The Temple Tree House located on the beach of Roatan, a true Caribbean Island. It is extremely hilly and is surrounded by the second largest reef in the world. Our part of Sandy Bay is a small community right on the water. The growth is lush tropical. In fact we have up to 75' palm trees, 100 foot La Ceiba tree and fruit and flowering plants and trees that cause you to pause. You can watch our humming birds bath on the leaves of our trees right outside your window and hear birds of the jungle shouting out their greetings. A short walk up to the main road and you are at the botanical gardens in which you can climb up through the jungle to the top of a hill to get the eagle eye view of our Tranquil little Sandy Bay.

Our local fisherman will take you out for a day of deep sea, or fly fishing.

Great diving shops are within one to two minutes walk down our beach, where you can take your courses, open water dives etc. on the less used Sandy bay side which still has pristine sites to explore.

You are a 10 minute taxi ride to the popular laid back West End if you want to step it up a notch with dancing, karaoke, dinning and bars!

West Bay the place for larger resorts is a great beach and fantastic for snorkelling and fascinating people watching, beach massages, hawkers galore.

For me fun for a few hours for sure.

Our Sandy Bay you have an opportunity to get to know the locals and everyone parties together on this island so get ready as the native people are super nice and lots of fun. If you need anything or some advice just ask they are more than accommodating.

Casa Cowee estate and activities are managed by locals of Sandy Bay, their pride of their island shows.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: My name is Suzanne Boyce and I purchased The Casa Cowee Estate (2013) from the original owners that had it built in 1974 after falling love with Roatan and the local people on a road trip from Aspen Colorado. They commissioned the design with a famous local architect to capture the luscious warm breezes off the Caribbean. The same love of the island and it's people and slow lifestyle took hold of me. Unfortunately I still have to work in Canada but good for you as you will have a chance to have the same great experience while I work to get back down there. The property has undergone many upgrades this year and we are continuing to improve. Not to say we are changing anything that will lose the total island feel of unique rustic Casa Cowee. Did I mention the sunsets? Go to Casa Cowee (the main house) VRBO 126086 Both houses can be rented together.

Why the Owner Chose Sandy Bay, Honduras:
If you are looking for a gated community and concierge service this is not it. This is a one acre private estate that is planted with an abundance of tropical trees, rainforest trees, fruit and fragrant flowers. It sits right on the beach but sits higher on a hill to catch the caressing Caribbean breezes. The house is yours to live a self sufficient island life. . You have towels provided and bed linens. The towels are changed out once during the week. This Island is wonderful oasis and there is no need to live in a gated community. The Islanders are wonderful and helpful. We have a full time caretaker living on the property, Jose. He has brought Casa Cowee back to it's old glory. Jose is there almost 24/7 to maintain the property but helps you with your needs. We also have Channin and Kim Bodden who own Channin Bodden Tours as your property managers. They have a great tour company with vehicles to take you on tours and a boat for fishing and snorkelling adventures. If you prefer to rent your own car they can arrange that for you. There is no guessing. Just ask and you will have all the info you need. Snorkelling is fantastic right out front and you have all the dining and entertainment right on our beach. Divers just walk down to one of our two Sandy Bay Beach Shops. Great local food also.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Temple Tree House is part of the Casa Cowee estate VRBO 126086 and the new Bamboo Casita and can be rented at the same time for up to 8 people so you will have up to four separate bedrooms three baths and three kitchens The decks overlook the water and you will experience breath taking sunsets. We have our own dock to swim off of and swim out to the reef to snorkel or book a snorkelling tour with Channin and Kim Bodden our property managers, to adventure to some other spectacular sites. You get use of our two kayaks and snorkelling equipment with your house. Walk to everything on Sandy Bay, Diving, Dining, bars, Fishing, Spa. 200 ft by water from Anthony's Key Dolphins. 10 Min drive to lively West End. No car necessary for two people. Channin Bodden Tours is the best for great Island Tours. They have a web site. Sandy Bay has the best local fisherman to take you out fishing.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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Photos

  • View of the sea from the front deck.

    View of the sea from the front deck.

  • Looking up to the Temple tree house from the circular drive.

    Looking up to the Temple tree house from the circular drive.

  • Looking down the steps from deck. You are right on the beach! Outdoor shower.

    Looking down the steps from deck. You are right on the beach! Outdoor shower.

  • eating inside and view to front deck where there is another bistro set

    eating inside and view to front deck where there is another bistro set

  • great little kitchen with everything you need

    great little kitchen with everything you need

  • after noon nap time?

    after noon nap time?

  • Huge new skylighted bath with 7' shower. You also have an outdoor shower.

    Huge new skylighted bath with 7' shower. You also have an outdoor shower.

  • more great flowers in front of walk up to The Temple Tree house

    more great flowers in front of walk up to The Temple Tree house

  • me on some of the longest zip lines in the world!

    me on some of the longest zip lines in the world!

  • Just another great sunset at Casa Cowee (March 2015)

    Just another great sunset at Casa Cowee (March 2015)

  • One of our residents hanging out on our dock

    One of our residents hanging out on our dock

  • Our giant LeCeiba tree at the back of the property.

    Our giant LeCeiba tree at the back of the property.

  • Looking up the stairs to the front porch of Temple Tree House

    Looking up the stairs to the front porch of Temple Tree House

  • House from the side. Large deck is off bdrm. W/ Hammock, 2 lounge chairs & table

    House from the side. Large deck is off bdrm. W/ Hammock, 2 lounge chairs & table

  • new  rattan furniture this year

    new rattan furniture this year

  • this photo gives you water view from the front

    this photo gives you water view from the front

  • Relaxing on the large deck off the bedroom. Each deck has a hammock.

    Relaxing on the large deck off the bedroom. Each deck has a hammock.

  • another view of large bedroom and TV

    another view of large bedroom and TV

  • Photo to show you privacy from Casa Cowee and privacy from lush foliage

    Photo to show you privacy from Casa Cowee and privacy from lush foliage

  • Shot of our beach and dock from the main house deck

    Shot of our beach and dock from the main house deck

  • A dramatic view of our swimming dock and a pot of gold beside it?  Swim to reef!

    A dramatic view of our swimming dock and a pot of gold beside it? Swim to reef!

  • Another great sunset on the Caribbean. This was in June.  Perfect time to visit.

    Another great sunset on the Caribbean. This was in June. Perfect time to visit.

  • Fun with my sister & our sons snorkelling with happy Martha right next door!

    Fun with my sister & our sons snorkelling with happy Martha right next door!

  • our 24/7  grounds keeper Jose busy at work below. Used zoom lens.

    our 24/7 grounds keeper Jose busy at work below. Used zoom lens.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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