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KAYAK-SNORKEL-DIVE. NEW 30-FOOT POOL - FIVE STAR AWARD WINNER.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

WATERFRONT ONE BEDROOM POOL HOME IN ROATAN - PRIVATE, SECURE AND CLEAN.

SPECIAL RATES - LIMITED TIME. NEW 30' POOL - - NO EXTRA FEES CHARGED BY OWNER - - BOOK NOW!

Fantastic swimming, diving, snorkeling and fishing with the Caribbean Sea at your door! We also have a brand new concrete swim pool and palapa! Our low rate of $850/week includes a kayak for each person, wifi, cell phone and satellite TV. We have NO hidden fees or extra charges - no cleaning fee, no electricity surcharge. You can pay for your booking using a credit card, a check or account transfer.

Clean beautiful water for swimming is one of the best things about our location.. Homes nearby are all upscale with septic systems. Be careful selecting a location on Roatan because many areas do not have clean sea water.

Escape to Castaways Cove, our quiet, tranquil retreat on Roatan’s south shore. This nautical themed waterfront boathouse is ideal for a romantic getaway or as an oasis for water sports and getting in touch with nature.

Located on picturesque Caribe Point, this eco-friendly oceanfront house is fully furnished and has a completely equipped kitchen. The house accommodates two people very comfortably in a queen bed with a roll-away for an additional guest. You can swim, fish and snorkel from your own private dock.

We can help you arrange personalized dive services, boat excursions or a catamaran snorkeling trip. We'll have Reef House or Islander Diving pick you up at your own dock for diving, lessons or a discovery dive - no certification needed. They will provide all the equipment you need.

Enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, reef and neighboring hills from a covered terrace. A shallow reef in front of the house provides incredible snorkeling. Our guests tell us the island's best snorkel is right at the entrance to our bight, where you can snorkel day after day and always see different marine life. We can arrange a local fishing guide or 'water taxi' to pick you up so you can explore the island in style. We have good road access and taxi or van service can be arranged.

Sit-On-Top Kayaks, that normally rent for $50+ a day each on the island are included free with this rental. You can kayak to awesome snorkeling spots and explore the nearby mangrove tunnels built by the Payan Indians and used by pirates. Kayak to nearby McNabbs Restaurant, Tricos (Jonesville Point Marina), Media Luna resort or Hole in the Wall.

Castaways Cove is away from the noisy main tourist area and cruiseships, yet only 20 minutes from French Harbour restaurants and shopping. We're just 3 miles from Turquoise Bay and west of Jonesville and Oakridge.

Our property and surrounding woods has lush tropical flora. There are paths for hiking, exploring and jogging; and a dock for swimming, snorkeling, fishing and boating.

Castaways Cove is an ideal place to relax and revive, while getting in touch with nature. For a hassle free vacation, contact us today. We live up the hill on the property and can assist you with any issues during your stay. However, we value your privacy, but we're also here to help when needed.

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More Details

Owner
MARCIA
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About MARCIA

Sixteen years ago my husband Dennis and I longed for some adventure in our lives. So, we ditched our corporate jobs, sold our Florida home and jammed our 'stuff' into a rented storage garage. We took off in our 42-foot boat from St. Petersburg, Florida for our Roatan property. It was total woods when we arrived - we didn't even have electric or water. Since then, we built a house on the Caribbean Sea overlooking the world's second largest reef. We had been diving all over the Caribbean and could have moved anywhere in the world. However, we selected Roatan and specifically our area for its unmatched beauty. Here you will have the beauty of a tropical island and peacefulness of a private retreat. We're waiting for you!

Why MARCIA chose Honduras

Caribe Pointe Bight is the most beautiful place in Roatan. Its location is off the beaten path and away from the tourists and cruise ships. The lush tropical natural surroundings are highlighted by palms, towering oaks, crystal clear Caribbean water, mountains and the world's second largest barrier reef.

What makes this house unique

Diving, snorkeling, kayaking and fishing are right here at your fingertips. The location is quiet and relaxing where you can do as much as you like, or as little as you want.

Amenities

Bay Islands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Lots of cabinet space provided along with a shower. Yes, we have hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) in boathouse, Rollaway Bed for additional person. Lots of space provided with a large dresser, night stand and shelving in the closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
Ceiling Fans, AC in Bedroom, Fully Equipped Kitchen with All Amenities Including Wine Glasses and crock pot. Swim Ladder on Dock Along with Water Toys, Kayaks, Books/Games, wireless internet, Cooler Provided for Day Trips, Personal Laundry & Cooking Services Available at a Moderate Fee, Fresh Seafood from Local Fishermen

Reviews

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KAYAK-SNORKEL-DIVE. NEW 30-FOOT POOL - FIVE STAR AWARD WINNER.
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews
5

Perfect location and Wonderful Host

  • 5 of 5

This was out first trip to Roatan. Turned out, we couldn't of had a better location on the island. Dennis and Marcia were super host, they had every thing ready for us, even the too do's and must see things each day. The location being in a bay off the Ocean made for nice time on the water right out front, and the nice ocean breeze was a plus. The pool made for relaxing really easy. This was our first attempt at vrbo, and we were very pleased. My only regret, not booking 3 weeks there.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill, thank you for taking time to write a review. Also we appreciate you staying with us - we know there are many choices on the island. Dennis and I are so happy you got out and about during your stay and enjoyed the water, reef and our new pool. Please come back and visit us again!
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5

Beautiful view, Tranquil and great snorkeling

  • 5 of 5

Dennis and Marcia have a beautiful home with a gorgeous view. They were very helpful whenever we had questions and provided a very accommodating home. It was well stocked and very comfortable. The master bedroom had air conditioning but the 2nd bedroom wasn't working. The beds only had sheets on them with no blankets. I found this odd. But otherwise just gorgeous views and very quiet. This house is away from all the hub bub (as Marcia calls the "touristy" areas). She allows the use of the kayaks to go out to premier spots to snorkel. We snorkeled a few areas and they were amazing. We mostly scuba dived and they referred us to a wonderful dive company Reef House, who picked us up right on their dock! They also have a restaurant that will also pick you up from their dock that is super close which takes you through the famous Mangroves. It's called Hole In The Wall and it has wonderful food. They live off the beaten path and I would advise renting a car so you can explore the island on your own. We rented a car because my husband wouldn't listen to me or Marcia, which was fine. The roads are very bumpy and washed out, just take it slow. If you are not used to this kind of road renting a small suv that sits a little higher would work. We did fine with a car and we drove all over the whole island.

People are wonderful on the island and never once did we feel unsafe. I would sit outside on the deck and drink coffee and just look at the beautiful views. My husband and daughter also enjoyed the new pool they just put in. It is very nice. They do have a very long, steep driveway and lots of steps so just be careful with your luggage as they can be slippery. Her sister was there using her phone so she was using the phone she provides for her guests. We were not able to use it and had to ask every time we needed to make a call. This was the perfect place to stay for beauty, quiet, relaxing, eating seafood, diving and snorkeling. I recommend Dennis and Marcias place if you want to get away from it all and to enjoy the beauty of Roatan. Thanks Marcia!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your detailed review Tonya. Your review was actually for our villa, property number 380637. We upgraded you to the two bedroom because the boathouse was occupied. Your family was one of the most active guests we've ever had. You really did a great job of getting out seeing the island, diving, kayaking, snorkeling and enjoying the local restaurant fare. Its great that Hole in the Wall and Reef House were able to pick you up right here at the house. Makes it convenient and less expensive than taking a water taxi. I wish I had been told you wanted a blanket - I would have given you a few. We don't put them on the beds because we're in the tropics and most people are comfortable with the top sheet with the window and door open this time of year. I can understand though that the air conditioning gets cold. Sorry about that! Thanks again for your awesome and honest review. We hope you will return to Roatan in the future and enjoy all the island has to offer.
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5

20th anniversary trip. Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We travelled to Roatan for 19 days for our 20th anniversary and spent the last nine days at Marcia and Dennis' paradise!! My husband had broken his ankle right before we travelled and Marcia and Dennis were very helpful in helping us move our luggage with Dennis' CanAm. They kindly took us into town with them one day and took us to a great cliff side restaurant! They were alwYs happy to share their knowledge and gave Corey the best day ever when Dennis loaned him some spear fishing equipment to hunt for lionfish! This property had such a beautiful view and the snorkeling was lovely. It was great being able to use there kayaks and explore the waterways and the reefs.

One of the best parts of my day were standing in the balcony and feeding the hummingbirds! They would come right up to you fluttering right in front of you!! Occasionally they would even fly into the house to check things out! Lol! It was amazing!

I can't say enough nice things about Castaways Cove or about Marcia and Dennis.

We had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend it to others.

Ps: buy the fresh red snapper when the boat comes around! Yum!!

Thanks to you both! (Sorry it's taken us this long to review though!) ;)

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle, thank you for your wonderful review. We are so happy you enjoyed Roatan and our slice of Paradise. We have a 31-foot pool under construction and we hope you will come back to enjoy that also. Thank you both so much for being such low maintenance guests. It was a pleasure having you stay with us!
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5

Another great stay with amazing snorkeling

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Marcia's, and the house was great! Marcia gave us some frozen mangos, which made delicious drinks after snorkeling. The snorkeling was amazing, except for one day when the jellyfish were out by the thousands.... We saw a Moray eel, huge stingray, turtle, lion fish, and lots of beautiful coral and tropical fish. Since it was high season, it was not as peaceful and secluded as our last stay ( tour boats going by and local kids racing their boats in the bay on the weekend), but still a comfortable house and amazing snorkeling! We had a great, restful vacation. It is great to have kayaks provided so we can snorkel at our leisure, and we were also able to borrow a spear and fishing pole and even fins, since I lost one od mine our first week in Roatan. Thanks for your great hospitality!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, nice decor, stunning view, quiet, peace-filled and very accommodating owners

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights in this boat house and enjoyed every single day with great food, a lovely and large deck overlooking the gorgeous Caribbean water. The sunsets were spectacular, the snorkeling was delightful and kayaking though the mangrove tunnels was a pure delight. Being able to jump right in the water was amazing!

The owners were very friendly and highly accommodating. As we were there during New Years, they invited us to a private party in Oak Ridge. We obliged their offer and had a very nice boat ride to the party where we watched the most spectacular fire works show. The ride home afforded us some of the most incredible stargazing ever!

The house was nicely furnished and the space was very comfortable. We enjoyed the plethora of books and pamphlets in the rental to which allowed us to learn more about the island and potential places to visit during our stay. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and having fresh water provides was a real plus.

Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us. We will definitely return one day as well recommend this beautiful place to any of our friends and family visiting the bay islands in Honduras.

Mark & Bridget

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fruita, CO USA
5

Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

July 15-20 1015

Dennis & Marcia,

Thanks for a wonderful stay! Thanks for the spear to shoot lion fish, advice on where to go and hospitality during our stay! The spectacular reef on Roatan is unlike anything we’ve seen! We can’t wait to bring our kids back to enjoy this slice of heaven.

We explored the East to West End and snorkeled multiple spots with eel spottings, lion fish, lobster, squid, and many schools of fish and beautiful coral. The island food and coctails are wonderful. Thank you!

Amy & Brandon Moquin

Fruita, Colorado

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Roatan
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
McNabbs, Hole in Wall and Tricos
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Black Pearl at Pristine Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
McNabbs, Hole in the Wall, Cals
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Turquoise Bay
Car: recommended

Beautiful Roatan Island. Scuba Dive, Snorkel, kayak, Exploring, Dock & Deep Sea Fishing, Eco-Tours, Groceries, Shelling & Beachcombing, Dolphin Encounter, Garifuna Village, A local fishing guide, dive shop or water taxi can pick you up at your own dock for day trips, Trips to neighboring islands & tourist activities can be arranged by the on-site owner

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

Year round rates for 2016 and 2017 are $850 per week for two people, except Easter week and the Christmas/New Year holidays is priced at $950. WE DO NOT ADD ANY OTHER FEES - NO cleaning fee, electric surcharge, security, etc. You can pay via Paypal, money transfer or check. Payments made to VRBO incur an extra fee that is kept by that company. A rental agreement is emailed upon receipt of the deposit. We ask for 50% down and the balance 30 days before arrival if paying via Paypal or check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.