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Slice Of Paradise In West Bay— Safe, Quiet & Luxurious Keyhole Bay Community

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5

If you are looking for tropical paradise vacation accommodations that offer privacy, security and convenient, walk-able access to anything you need or want to do, you have arrived!

This ground level unit (no stairs) has all the modern conveniences of home. There are 2 master suites (one with a king bed; one with a queen bed), each with en suite bathrooms (including hair dryers) and flat screen TV/DVD.

The gourmet kitchen features granite counter tops, stainless appliances and any kitchen appliance or gadget necessary to cook the most basic or exquisite meal. The open concept living/dining/kitchen features washer/dryer, entertainment center with flat screen TV/DVD (complete with cable), dining table for 6, plus bar counter seating for 4.

Condo is 1,900 square feet, so it feels more like a home than a condo. Located on the first floor, guests will enjoy a picture perfect view of the ocean and gorgeous landscaping while sitting outside on the oversize patio; all of this, coupled with the south trade winds makes this setting a perfect one for enjoying morning coffee and/or happy hour!

One of only 3 accommodations on Roatan where water from the faucet meets or exceeds all U.S. safety water standards; thus you can drink the water and enjoy the ice in your beverages! Back up generator ensures constant power supply.

Is a car necessary? Other than getting to and from the airport (about 20 minute drive), you can access all of the amenities of Keyhole Bay and West Bay on foot. Owners will gladly arrange ground transportation to and from the airport (including a stop at the grocery/liquor store) for an additional fee.

Would you like to fish or take in the beauty of Roatan from the water? Owners can make arrangements for a captain and chartered vessel for an additional fee.

If you feel like staying in for a wonderfully prepared meal, owners can also arrange for a chef to prepare a meal for you as you unwind from a beautiful day at the beach and pool.

These owners are more like “locals,” and can help you navigate your time on Roatan so that your expectations are not only met, but exceeded!

This is a clean, well-maintained luxury condo “near the action,” but far enough away to enjoy the beautiful serenity of this little slice of paradise in Keyhole Bay!

More Details

Owner
Julie and Earl
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2017

About Julie and Earl

Julie and Earl are both Rotarians and live in Texas. They both love to scuba dive, snorkel, fish and cook. Julie is passionate about education and currently serves as a Jr. high principal. Over the past 5 years, she has worked with an international school on the island providing administrative and curricular support. Earl practices law focusing on business formation and related transactions. He has assisted ex pats in understanding how to fulfill their dreams of owning property to either retire or be an income stream. He has assisted with forming US entities to own property in Honduras to facilitate purchase and sale of property. In addition, his Texas Rotary Club partners with the Roatan Rotary Club on projects to help those living on Roatan and off the grid in remote areas of eastern Honduras. Julie and Earl have 2 wonderful grown children, one grandson and are expecting their second grandchild next summer.

Spending time on Roatan has become a never ending item on their bucket list!

Julie and Earl purchased this condo in 2012

Why Julie and Earl chose Bay Islands

After having the good fortune to have traveled, domestically and internationally, we found we kept coming back to Roatan to dive, snorkel and enjoy all the island had to offer. We then spent two years searching the island for everything we wanted. Keyhole Bay was the total package. We found our slice of paradise and decided to purchase in preparation for relocating to Roatan full time. The well built luxurious accommodations, the private pool, the private beach and the gated location with 24/7 armed security sold us. It was not until we started staying in Keyhole Bay that we found out it was our neighbors that were the best part of Keyhole Bay. The family-like feel of owners and visitors to this awesome community makes you know you are exactly where you are supposed to be! We hope your stay in our condo at Keyhole Bay brings you as much relaxation, rejuvenation and happiness as it as brought to us!

What makes this condo unique

Location, location, location!!! This vacation accommodation in Keyhole Bay provides you with the satisfaction of knowing you are part of a gated neighborhood community with 24 hour security where everyone looks out for each other. Keyhole Bay features a beautiful private infinity pool with private beach and is also just a few minutes’ walk to the world famous West Bay Beach with sugar white sands and clear blue Caribbean waters. You will find easy access to shopping, restaurants, scuba diving and snorkeling at West Bay Beach. Then come “home” to the relaxing atmosphere of the Keyhole Bay gated community with 24 hour security.

Regardless of whether you came upon this rental by accident or by choice, renting this luxurious 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo is a decision you will never regret!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Having spent two weeks in Roatan we wanted to let you know how great the accommodations were which added to the wonderful time we had in Roatan. It was clean, well furnished and appointed with all the amenities advertised. Was nice to escape the crowds on the beach on cruise ship days to enjoy the pool and the beach at Keyhole Bay. We agree with one of the earlier reviewers, location, location, location. We will return again and again. Definitely a 5 star experience
Feb 2017
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Amenities

West Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 separate sink areas; marble countertops; blow dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 separate sink areas; marble countertops; blow dryer
  • Both bathrooms have travertine tub/shower, marble counter tops with plenty of drawer space and blow dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , TV with cable and DVD player
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ocean view; TV with cable, DVD player
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Other services can be made available at renter's expense. A private chef/cook, driver or rental car can be arranged if desired.

Reviews

4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Slice Of Paradise In West Bay— Safe, Quiet & Luxurious Keyhole Bay Community
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews
5

"Slice of Paradise" in Roatan!!!

  • 5 of 5

The condo has amazing views of the ocean on the large patio as well as the master bedroom and has all the amenities of home . . . Definitely will be our condo of choice when we return again to Roatan. Thank you for opening up your "Slice of Paradise" for others to enjoy!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paula and Don for taking the time to let me and others who are looking to stay at our "Slice of Paradise", know of your thoughts about the condo, Keyhole Bay and Roatan. We look forward to your future stay. Julie and Earl
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4

Relaxing Getaway

  • 4 of 5

The 2 bedroom condo at Keyhole Bay featured all of the advertised amenities. The Keyhole complex is safe, private, well maintained, a 5-minute walk to West Bay shopping and snorkeling, and a short drive to West End Village. A car is recommended. The pool is definitely the "wow" factor of the property and steps from a small beach with lovely views of the ocean and frequent passing cruise ships. Access to the ocean from the small beach requires water shoes due to the rocky bottom, but once out beyond the"keyhole", swimming and snorkeling are enjoyable. The property manager, Peggy, was always accessible and extremely helpful as was the unit owner, Earl, with regard to answering questions prior to and during our stay. Keyhole owners and renters were very friendly. The only downside of our 5-week stay was the lack of screens on the sliding doors to the terrace (or any other windows) to let in fresh air provided by the bountiful ocean breezes offered by property's location. Roatan visitors should be aware of the prolific mosquito and noseum population. This said, we truly enjoyed our respite in Roatan which passed by very quickly!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janice and Roy for your review of Roatan and our Slice of Paradise. We are glad to hear that your stay was all you had expected based upon our conversations and your review of our narrative on the VRBO site. We are proud of the friendly owners and neighbors in our community. Hope you stay with us again soon. Julie and Earl
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5

Great Place: So close, yet far enough away!

  • 5 of 5

The condo in Keyhole Bay is awesome -- big, nicely appointed rooms, comfortable beds/linens, great kitchen with (literally) everything you could need! The pool is almost private...we only saw a few other guests there during our 2 week stay. The "keyhole" is beautiful and great for photos...from passing cruise ships to iguana-lined walls! The views from the large porch were unbeatable, fast WiFi, handy washer/dryer, this condo truly "had it all!"

Another of the highlights of the condo in Keyhole Bay is in our review title. You are only a short walk to West Bay Beach, or a short car trip or water-taxi ride to West End Village. Both beautiful...with LOTS of places to eat, drink and have fun! When they become too busy with cruisers, you're only a few minutes from your condo...isolated from the crowds! You would never know there were 15,000+ cruisers "borrowing your island" for the day! The resort is so close to the action & fun of the beaches, but far enough away to not have to experience all of the day-visiting cruiser crowds.

The absolute BEST feature of Keyhole Bay is Miss Peggy! She not only made sure we could get everything to work correctly in the condo, but helped us to quickly "fit in like a local!" Peggy let us know the best places/days to hangout at the various beach resorts, the best places to eat, the places for the best drinks, etc. She made sure everything was going great throughout our stay... We know on our next visit...and there WILL be another visit...we already have a friend on the island!

We also arranged several days of activities through Bodden Tours -- had a blast on day-tours to the mangroves, ziplines and monkeys! We planned all of our "trips" on non-ship days, when the island moves at a different, more enjoyable pace!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Steve for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad the condo, Peggy, the property manager and Roatan exceeded your expectations. We too share your high opinion of Peggy, Roatan and our location. We share your feeling that the condo and its location makes for the total package. All the Best Julie and Earl
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Martinez, CA
5

Wonderful Condo with Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This condo is beautiful - big rooms, comfortable beds, fully stocked kitchen - looks like it has been professionally decorated and has tile floors, granite countertops, etc. You can drink water from the taps/ice maker which is very handy. The pool is very lovely - great temperature with a water fall which makes it extra soothing and/or fun for the kids to play in. My family (spouse and two 13 year old boys) stayed in the property and went scuba diving every. The dive shop (Anemona Divers- great shop with personalized service) is just a five minute drive and was very convenient. The condo is close to multiple hot spots at the beach and restaurants - five minutes from Infinity Bay (West End) and then a short 10 minute drive to West Bay which is another public/touristy area. We enjoyed being close to different areas but having the privacy of getting away and the pool to relax in without a lot of people. We had a car and enjoyed driving to the different locations on the island and running our errands. Earl, the owner was fantastic. He made great recommendations on dive shops, cars rental locations, airport pickup, grocery stores, etc. My son has food allergies and he was very helpful in arranging our driver at the airport to show us the medical facilities on the island. Earl was very professional and great to work with. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Leah for taking the time to review the condo and your family's stay on Roatan in our "Slice of Paradise". Julie and I are happy that it was a good experience. We strive to make each family's stay a good and memorable experience that will make them want to come back again as well as refer their friends. All the best Julie and Earl
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Austin, TX
5

Beautiful condo provides best of both worlds! Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I rented this beautiful condo in Roatan earlier this year. It really is the best of both worlds...nice & quiet but you can get to the island "action" very quickly!

The secluded pool & beach area were awesome! We went for true relaxation & that's what we got. We spent the first few days just soaking up the sun & quiet. Once we had fully relaxed, we enjoyed being within close proximity of island life. There is a more public/touristy area just across the road that has access to beaches, shopping, restaurants, etc. (There are many great dinner & happy hour specials right on the beach - the condo owners helped point us in the right direction there.) We also had a great time going out in the evening to West End, which was very easy to access, as well.

Owners were very accommodating & easy to communicate with throughout the booking & rental process. We would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for a home-like feel in a Caribbean paradise!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Roatan International
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
The Black Pearl
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

West Bay Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer High season
May 27 2017 - Sep 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,790
$5,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,590
$5,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 15.0%

Property manager will meet you at the property upon arrival and provide orientation to the property. After departure property manager will inspect and report to owners concerning any damage or missing property items to owners for determination of return of property deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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