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Beach Front Paradise - As seen on HGTV - Best Location

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Beachfront In Wonderful Quiet Setting

West Bay Beach is the most beautiful beach on Roatan Island and arguably the Caribbean. Stay directly on this gorgeous beach and enjoy all the restaurants and amenities of West Bay in an ideal location and you will be thrilled you found it. Villa Joya is paradise and has everything you want or need! The bedrooms include a king size bed and private bath in one room and twin beds and another full bath in the other...huge kitchen, dining, living room and gorgeous waterfront deck and POOL - you will truly be on vacation. Relax on the hammock or deck and enjoy the sights and sounds of the beach. Fully stocked kitchen with spices and new gas barbecue making cooking a breeze, or wander next door and leave the dishes behind. Everything you need including a personal chef is just a phone call away too.

If you are looking for a vacation spot where shoes are optional and the attitude is friendly and relaxed, this is the place for you. The restaurants are fabulous, affordable and all within a one to five minute walk. The water taxi next door can further expand your choices if you feel the need, but truly everything is within barefoot walking distance from Villa Joya.

More Details

Owner
Stacy Hennessey
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Stacy Hennessey

My son and I came to Roatan to learn to scuba dive and fell in love with the incredibly beautiful water and the truly friendly people who live, work and actually visit the island. We instantly felt like we made tons of friends and have remained in contact with many! We live outside of DC and escape to Roatan as often as possible

Stacy Hennessey purchased this condo in 2014

Why Stacy Hennessey chose West Bay

I had been looking in West Bay and luckily this property became available and I jumped. I knew right away that I had found my piece of paradise. It is next to everything yet somehow remains private. It is truly perfect and I feel so lucky to have found it.

What makes this condo unique

In real estate location is most important, and Villa Joya truly has the best. Being right on a white sand beach with the Caribbean blue sea right out front, you can sit on the deck in Paradise. It really is spectacular

Amenities

West Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two large bathrooms provide comfort and privacy
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twins can be combined to create king size bed
  • Large comfortable bedrooms with ceiling fans and Air Conditioning and plenty of closets Fold out couch in living room (new in dec 2015) Super comfortable!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
Local management company will meet you at the airport and make sure you have everything you need. They can provide a private chef, tee time, driver, rental car or whatever you need. Scuba diving next door and at other PADI certified shops nearby as well as numerous bars and restaurants. Water taxi next door to West End for more shopping and local shops..

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
5

Relaxing, safe and perfect even with a toddler!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and 19 month old toddler stayed at Stacy's condo for a week and loved every single minute of it. We were nervous about taking our little one to Roatan, but we ended up having a blast. It was really nice of Stacy to provide a pack'n play/crib! Location is perfect, it feels secluded as there are no neighbors or developments to the right side of the condo. However, we were only 2 minutes away from West Bay beach, resorts and restaurants. It did feel like we had our own private beach. I loved that the condo was 1 story and very spacious with wonderful ocean view from large kitchen and living room! This unit is the one located directly in front of the pool which was nice so I could sit on the deck, while husband and son played in the pool. Yes the pool is small but it is just fine for soaking and watching the sun go down. Lots of beach towels are provided. We cooked many meals and had everything we needed in the kitchen. Comfy beds and soft linens were appreciated!

We walked (10-15 mins) from the condo to Gumbalimba Park via the road and recommend it! Gumbalimba has wonderful grounds and many animals. They also have a awesome pool and pretty beach! We also went to Little French Key and Anthony's Key! Little French Key is awesome!

We truly enjoyed our stay in Roatan and will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear it worked out so well and that Gumbalimba Park was a hit! I look forward to having you as guests again
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5

Simple, yet comfortable beachfront condo located adjacent to popular West Bay Beach.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Villa Joya for six weeks during July and August, 2017. This condo is located in a fantastic area just close enough to enjoy the amenities of West Bay Beach, yet secluded enough to get away from the hustle bustle when you want peace and quiet. The condo has a spacious living area complete with kitchen and dining area that overlook the beachfront. There is a small pool for use by tenants staying in this six-unit condo complex. Pros and cons of this unit:

Pros: Great location, and great service by Kevin (manager), John (grounds maintenance), and Tulio (caretaker). Steven is the recommended driver, and he was always prompt and friendly. Steven frequently has his sons working with him too, both of whom are friendly and capable drivers as well. Stacy is also very responsive if you have any problems that need immediate attention. There are a plethora of great beach-style restaurants within easy walking distance on West Bay Beach, and the evening sunsets are spectacular while lounging on the pool deck. If you are brave enough to swim across a busy boat channel, there is great snorkeling on the reef in front of the condo complex.

Cons: The master bedroom is located right next to the neighboring condo's air conditioning unit which may be running all night depending on occupancy. This was a big problem for us at first, but Stacy was able to convince the owner of the condo to replace his outdated unit with a quieter one. Kevin also did his best to relocate guests to the condo on the end rather than next to ours. If the neighbors leave their porch light on all night, it will shine right onto the bed in the master bedroom as well. The beach vendors frequently approach you as you relax by the pool trying to sell massages or trinkets, and some don't take no for an answer easily! The kitchen could use an upgrade, but most people staying a week or so will not mind this at all.

We gave this condo a 5-star rating because of it's location, management, and responsiveness of the owner. Considering we were there for an extended stay, we felt we were well cared for, and that we had everything we needed. We cooked in the condo, and used the outdoor barbeque on many occasions. Buy fresh fish from Arnold if he comes around, or right off the boats at West Bay Beach. If you stay more than a week, we recommend renting a car, as driving in Roatan is easy. We highly recommend the Villa Joya for a fun, relaxing stay on this beautiful island!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had such a good time and that we were able to resolve the AC issue with the neighbor. It is important to all of us that our guests have a wonderful time and that the accommodations exceed expectations. There certainly isn't a nicer crew then Kevin, John, Steven and Tuillio. I think that is what makes Roatan so special to be honest - everyone is nice! I look forward to your next visit. Thank you!
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5

Clean, private, comfortable, good location away from crowds. Great hostess!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Joya in May 2017-starting into low season, not crowded at all. Only 3 ships in town that week. We were the only people staying in the condo grouping so we had the place to ourselves. The pool is small, yet perfect/totally adequate to relax and watch the sunset/boats go by. The condo has everything you need, including towels, snorkel gear, dishes, etc. The sofas were super comfy and the king bed was nice. A/C was good (conserve energy, it's expensive! - only use when you need in the room you are in). You can snorkel out front to the reef, use the flag for boats. We brought our own gear so did not try their gear. The beach out front was a little disappointing, full of sea grass. I don't know if that was normal or because of a rain storm that occurred the day that we arrived, but it stayed the whole week we were there. Once past the sea grass it was fine (BE CAREFUL crossing the boat lane - they go fast). We didn't spend time relaxing on the beach near condo as a lot of sea grass to each side of our beach (stinky)- again, probably not the norm. Walk to West Bay beach was easy, though we took a taxi once since we were always going to the very end to snorkel. About 15 mins walk. If you like away from crowds - this is perfect!

I would say, don't buy a ton of groceries (unless you're for sure wanting to cook in to save $$) because the food is AMAZING. Definitely go to Las Rocas next door - we didn't eat anything bad there. It was yummy if you like fresh seafood, etc. My only regret is I didn't try the Seafood soup. We typically ate breakfast at the condo and snacked during the day and ate one larger meal around 4 or 5pm.

We took the water taxi to West End a number of times. Make sure you get an ice cream at Costa Dulce. We visited the following and all were fantastic: Costa Dulce, Roatan Chocolate Factory - there's a fish restaurant right next door and they had GOOD food - they allowed us to sit inside the chocolate factory (A/C) and eat. Go to Bean Crazy to cool off in the A/C & fruit smoothie. Thai Place and Creoles Chicken. Highly recommend all. Souvenirs - if you want Souvenirs and you're not going outside West Bay or West End, then get them in West End. I made the mistake of not (thought prices were high), BUT on the last day the driver took us to a souvenir shop by the airport and the prices were 3X West End! Boat tours - book in advance because we missed out. If you snorkel, a water taxi/tour to Blue Channel is a must.

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

Practically perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five including 3 teenagers (18, 16, and 13) stayed here for a week and were very satisfied. Where to begin... first off, the property is exactly as portrayed in the photos so there are no surprises in that regard. Our oldest 2 shared the smaller bedroom and the youngest slept on the sofa. Paper products and soap are provided as is a water cooler and if you run out of products Tulio, who lives behind you, will take care of it! John met us at the unit when we arrived and Kevin stopped by the next day to check on us. I called Kevin a couple of times during our stay and he took care of our needs promptly. We pretty much had the pool to ourselves as there was only one other unit occupied while we were there. It is a small pool but we enjoyed just hanging out there in the late afternoon. Las Rocas next door is great and very reasonably priced. We gave them a credit card the first day, charged food and drinks all week long, and settled up the night before leaving. Try the fish tacos for sure and the snapper filet! Honestly, though, one of the best parts of staying here was Steven :) He was able to steer us to a great zipline in Coxen Hole and helped us secure jet skis. We did an island tour with him which I highly recommend. We were able to skip Gumbalinda next door and get a similar experience for a third of the price. The mangrove tour was magical and dinner at the Hole in the Wall floating restaurant was out of this world. Definitely talk to him about these things if you go!! We also went to Anthony's Key for the dolphin snorkel. Pricey but worth it. Our kids loved it and we did, too!

All that said... this is the caribbean. There were some ants in the kitchen but not a problem if you clean up after yourself. There were some power outages but a back-up generator makes them pretty painless (unless you're a wifi junkie!). If you want to walk into crystal clear water you might be disappointed due to sea grass in front of the unit. But if you're looking for a clean, comfortable, convenient property with great caretakers and good amenities.. this is it!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It sounds like you really discovered the island and that Kevin, Steven and John were their wonderful selves. The sea grass was a bit high during the summer which fortunately shows a healthy ecosystem. We just swim over it or go a few yards down the beach if we want to avoid it altogether. I look forward to having you back!
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5

Love This Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is my fourth time on the island and my fourth time staying in these condos. From my many trips to the other end of West Bay and walks to West End, I don't think I would choose anything different. It's like your own private getaway with your own private pool. The pool is not large but it's large enough to hang out and keep cool with a great view of the ocean. It is hidden from the busy end of the beach yet so close to everything you need. It's like being in Kansas with the land of Oz on the other side of the boardwalk. And really, Oz is great when you're looking for it but there's really no place like home. Villa Joya fits that bill!

The unit is clean, has everything you need, and Stacy has been great to work with. The rest of the reviews are right on with the snorkeling etc. I would also recommend a trip to Cayos Cochinos and don't forget to try a Monkey Lala next door at Las Rocas. Unless you're into the all inclusive thing, you can't go wrong at this location.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad you put into words how ideal the location is because until you come you really don't realize how ideal it truly is. I feel so lucky to have found this spot and am glad you did too! I will look forward to your return.
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5

Like being at home but in paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an awesome stay at Villa Joya. It is so peaceful here on your own little beach and with your own private pool. You are tucked away from all the hustle and the bustle but a 3 minute walk to all the action if thats what you desire. The house has everything you could possibly need. They even had snorkel equipment to use, beach towels, spices to cook with, grill, books, DVDs, Cds, you name it! You look out your back door and theres your little pool and beyond that the most beautiful blue water and private white sandy beach all to yourself. Grab your snorkel gear and swim out to an awesome reef just beyond the water taxi bouys right out your back door!! You will see incredible fish and sea life after a short swim to the reef! Theres a great dive resort next door which is super quiet, you never even hear anyone over there. You can cook or BBQ at the house or go next door to the restaurant (get the lobster thermidor, its to die for). Also if your a diver you literally can walk out the back door of the house and a minute walk to dive shop to go diving. We will definelty be back to Villa Joya!! It truly is a little slice of heaven!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Roatan
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Next Door - Las Rocas
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Pristine Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Las Rocas
Car: not necessary

Surrounded by one of the world's largest and healthiest reefs in the world, Roatan is a water lover's paradise. Simply walk into the gentle waters and immerse yourself in beauty...whether scuba diving or snorkeling, the warm crystal clear waters are unparalleled. While restaurants and bars are less than a minute away the condo enjoys a certain sense of privacy. You will be so happy you have chosen this spot. It truly is the best!!!

Walk next door to watch the sunset and enjoy refreshments on the dock perched over the water at Las Rocas. Just steps further enjoy all the restaurants and bars West Bay has to offer. Lobster and live music at the Bananarama can't be beat. The friendliest bartenders and specialty drinks at the Thirsty Turtle are a big draw. Spend an evening at the fabulous Argentinian Grill savoring the best steaks on the beach.

If you are thinking about learning to scuba dive, this is the best place to learn. We took lessons at the Bananarama Dive shop and with small classes (just 2 of us) we learned in a safe and professional environment. It opened up a whole world to us.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 18.0%

Cancellations less than 30 days prior to reservation date will result in 100% forfeiture

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.