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THE PRIVATE BEACH YOU DREAM OF - INFINITY POOL - STUNNING SUNSETS - TRUE LUXURY

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate

Overview

About the property

5 bedrooms - 4 King Bedrooms and a fifth lofted room with triple bunk bed

***CHECK OUT THE YOU TUBE VIDEO OF VIVARO-BEACHFRONT***

Here on Roatan's west side, in the Bay of Honduras, the Caribbean sea teems with life below the sea and tranquility and unforgettable sunsets above. Few places in the world are quite like Roatan and at Vivaro-Beachfront you can experience the best of Roatan while savoring a banana daiquiri made from fruit grown on the property, fall asleep to the sound of the ocean, be picked up by your dive shop of choice, and marvel at the daily work of art that the sky becomes at sunset.

***LOCATION: Vivaro - Beachfront is a five bedroom private, luxurious, and spacious home in the heart of West End Village, Roatan. You are not steps away, you are on a large and private white sand beach. Vivaro - Beachfront is an oasis of panoramic views with incredible snorkeling directly in front of the house, a large relaxing infinity pool, luxurious amenities, and a very private but very convenient location.

Top reasons Vivaro - Beachfront is the best value on Roatan

*** Sits on a large white sand beach in a tranquil Mangrove Bight. There is little boat traffic and few people ever on the beach,

***Large infinity pool (plunge pools are normal on Roatan)

***Back up batteries and solar power (power outages are frequent on Roatan).

*** A fabulous local expat as our dedicated manager and a full time, year round housekeeper and groundskeeper. We strive to provide a local experience and we can get anything fixed or help if asked

*** 3 minutes from West End - dive shops, gift shops, grocery stores, beach bars and great fine dining

***Peace and privacy all year - even during the busy season or cruise ship days

***Free WIFI and Cable TV

Vivaro is in the West End. By car are you less than 5 minutes to the heart of West End Village. There are no comparable private beachfront homes this close to West End. Be careful to understand the location of each property you are considering. Vivaro is a private home - not a hotel. It is privately managed, well maintained, and a personal vacation home that is rented sparingly throughout the year to vacationers who will respect and enjoy the house.

The house is a 4500 square foot luxury home built directly on your own 115 wide by 78 feet deep white sand beach. In front of you is stunning Mangrove Bight and the Meso-American reef - the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. From your morning coffee on the deck to floating in the creative infinity pool at sunset, you will not want to leave. The house sits on a 3/4 acre lot which offers plenty of space and privacy.

The central great room is spacious with extremely large accordion doors that open onto a sprawling deck with stunning views.

The 2500 square feet of outdoor deck space surrounds a large infinity pool with a tanning ledge and offers spectacular views of Roatan's fabulous reefs and spectacular sunsets. There is ample furniture, from lounge chairs to sun beds, to a large shaded table for all your group to relax, sun, dine, play games, or read.

The four spacious and identical master suites each face the ocean and each has a large deck. Each has a Kind bed. The master bedrooms feature Honduran wood floors, blackout curtains and luxury linens and towels. The large bathrooms with marble counter tops include rainfall shower heads and private toilet rooms.

The fifth bedroom is a large bunk room - perfect for children or a group room. This room has 24 feet high ceilings. Custom triple bunk beds handmade of Honduran hardwood feature two doubles on the bottom topped with 2 twin beds (6 beds in total). The lofted media area includes a twin trundle bed, a television and dvd player, and lots of pillows to relax, nap, or watch movies. This room has a bathroom with a rainfall shower and a separate toilet. Kids or adults will love the comfort and space of this room.

There is a also powder room in the great room and a 7th bathroom with separate shower and toilet outside below the pool on the sand.

The chef's kitchen is large with white stone counter tops and dark Honduran wood cabinets. The GE gas cook top is on a substantial island with seating for four. There are two GE convection ovens. The double door LG refrigerator features UV filtered water and ice. The kitchen has been meticulously outfitted with high quality knives, cookware, dishes, silverware, etc.

Our goal is for Vivaro to be as energy efficient as possible. Every option from LCD lights to energy star rated appliances help to conserve daily usage. The power on Roatan is diesel generated and there are frequent, but brief outages. At Vivaro, because of solar panels and battery storage you thankfully will never know when the power goes out. You will have lights, AC (in the main house bedrooms - AC in loft room and 2 masters on left side of the house will not work during power outages), water, and be able to cook. Internet and TV also go down during power outages - this is usually the only reason we know there has been an issue.

The solar power you use is included. However, it is not enough to power a full house. You will be charged for the electricity you use. With intelligent and careful use of AC, lights, and fans this charge should be minimal. This means AC only at night or when in the room, AC set at around 22 degrees, lights and fans off when not needed, etc. The battery back up can only support the house at night or during a power outage if it has time to charge. Energy conservation should always be a goal if you want to minimize your charges. The meter will be read upon check in and again at check out. Charges will be deducted from your security deposit.

The central AC (the large great room and kitchen) and the two masters and loft room are not connected to solar. If you choose to use the central AC, the charges will be more than average. The split unit AC's in the bedrooms are very economical but you should still turn off when not in the room to save charges.

Charges have ranged from $200 to $500 depending on the renters personal choices.

There is a $200 cleaning charge for all groups. This includes on average light cleaning 2 times in 7 days and a deep cleaning after your checkout. Sheets and towels will not be changed every day. Water is scarce and conservation required. We expect guests to keep the house and kitchen reasonably clean during there stay. If you desire more frequent cleaning please let us know so we can book a trusted cleaner.

We also include transportation from the airport to the house. (One car or van per group. We can help arrange additional cars if needed.) There is an additional $10 charge for the driver to wait while you shop at Eldon's. If you choose to rent cars, we will sent a driver to guide you to the house. We can help you arrange the return trip and quote you a price.

No guests or parties allowed without prior arrangement. Only those listed in the required signed contract and paid for will be allowed at the property.

We are open to events. There will be additional event fees. Please inquire.

Vivaro - Beachfront is privately managed. We do not use a rental company. You are renting our home to make it your own dream vacation home during your time on Roatan. Please call us or feel free to ask lots of questions. It is important to us that our home is the right fit for your group.

*You will need to purchase and bring some household items - shampoo, body soap etc. Some cleaning supplies are provided but we hope you enjoy your vacation and leave the laundry for when you return home with wonderful memories. We have some snorkel gear but not enough for everyone. There might be some pool floats - or the last guests popped them all.

*We love feeling a bit local on fabulous Roatan - meeting new travelers, expats, and locals at Sundowner's is a not to miss activity. Experiencing the small grocery stores, buying some fruit on the street, meeting a local cat, realizing how loud the tiny mosquito eating geckos can be are the some of the many experiences that made us choose Roatan as our vacation spot.

***Ask about our 2 other new luxury properties in the heart of West End. Sleep 10 - 12***

More Details

Owner
Tanya
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

Why Tanya chose Bay Islands

We choose this property because of its perfect West End location and privacy. Most lots we looked at were not RIGHT ON THE SAND. The location is also very private - there are no people and no cars (like on Sandy Bay beach) driving down your beach. In fact, we are almost at the end of the road. There are very few spots in West End or West Bay that offer this much seclusion while still being so close to the action and activities that make West End so special.

What makes this estate unique

It was important to us to be close to West End. A remote location away from a mini market or a sunset bar did not appeal to us. West End is an authentic little village right on the sand with everything you might need. The dive shops, bars, and restaurants are so friendly and welcoming. Roatan is truly a special place filled with a diverse international crowd.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Vivaro Beachfront is amazing! The house is spacious and so fun with beach and pool right there. The location makes you feel like you are away from everything in the world allowing for total relaxation! We will be back!
Dec 2016
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Amenities

Roatan Municipality Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Non smoking only
  • We have our own cancellation policy. We do have refunds - please ask about our policy.
  • We require a signed contract to confirm your stay.
  • Event fees and additional guest fees may apply.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Separate shower and toilet on the beach.
  • All bathrooms have large rainfall showerheads with a marble vanity and a Kohler vessel sink. Separate enclosed toilet in each bathroom. Luxury towels are included.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , 6 twin/ single , Twin trundle in the loft - Bunk bed is 2 doubles/4 twins
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cleaning fee is $200. Housekeeping is provided during your stay - approximately twice a week depending on length of stay and your schedule. We can arrange more cleaning, suggest a chef, childcare, transportation, sailing, fishing, etc. Our on island managers will be available before and during your stay to make sure you have everything you need for a trip of a lifetime. We also have a full time groundskeeper to keep the beach and pool perfect.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

THE PRIVATE BEACH YOU DREAM OF - INFINITY POOL - STUNNING SUNSETS - TRUE LUXURY
average rating of 4.730769 based on 27 reviews
Lafayette, CA
5

Everything we had hoped and more!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Vivaro Beachfront with one other family for a week over spring break and could not have asked for a more beautiful setting and home, or more warm and gracious hosts (Tanya and Dave were on the island at the same time – we feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet them personally)! There is not a detail they missed, from the well thought out amenities, to the comfortable beds and bedrooms, the fully stocked kitchen, the outdoor deck space and lots of fun pool toys and rafts for the kids. The layout of the home is amazing for multiple families with its four master suites (all with stunning views), and awesome bunk room for the kids, but was equally wonderful to have so much space for our smaller group of seven (four adults and three kids ages 9 – 11). A highlight of each day was cocktails on the beautiful deck watching the sunsets, and for the girls it was swimming in the pool well into the evening. Another plus was communicating with Tanya prior to our arrival – before we were even on the island she had made arrangements for us to have a sitter one evening while the adults went out to dinner, made reservations for us at The Roatan Oasis (which we highly recommend, along with Sundowners and Ginger's for more casual spots right on the beach), and booked a private chef to cook dinner one evening for our group (we highly recommend Chef Blackie as well!). The people we met were so welcoming and friendly, and it is obvious how much a part of the island Dave and Tanya have become, and how well thought of they are by the local community. We were also the first guests to meet Mark, the new caretaker for the home, and we can’t say enough about how much we appreciated his input on choices for daily activities as far as where to rent snorkel gear, the best fishing boat and diving companies, and his recommendations on the best days for outings toward the West End to avoid cruise ship crowds. It was such a magical week in a truly special home – we loved exploring the island but also loved coming back to our incredible retreat at the end of each day! Our travels have taken us all over the world and there are a handful of places we hope to return to - Vivaro Beachfront is definitely one of them!!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was also a real pleasure to meet all of you - we loved the direct feedback and being able to confirm in person our vision for the house and its amenities and our choice of location are working. We truly appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review. We are also thrilled to have Mark and all of his knowledge and love of Roatan as part of our hard working team at Vivaro. Helping guests make the most of their time, feel briefly like a local, an avoid any touristy activities is goal for all of us. As you experienced, Roatan and specifically West End, is a special place full of very friendly people, stunning underwater adventure, a myriad of dining choices, and unforgettable sunsets. We do look forward to your return.
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5

Perfect location for our small wedding

  • 5 of 5

The minute my fiancé and I saw the Vivaro beach house we knew it was where we wanted to host our small wedding. The location was private and a great place for our family and friends to gather throughout our week long stay. Tanya (owner) and Mark (the house manager) were very helpful and worked with our event planner and caterers to ensure everything went smoothly. The property is impeccable and the staff were wonderful. The sunsets from the property were amazing. Roatan is a beautiful place and I highly recommend the Vivaro properties.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so delighted you chose Vivaro for your wedding - Congrats!!!! The whole team at Vivaro are so delighted the event went well and that you loved Roatan and Vivaro. We hope you can return someday to celebrate again.
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5

Gorgeous house, great location, wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a wonderful week in this house. It was perfect for our group - 3 families / 15 people total.

Accommodations: Great! 4 totally equal master bedrooms - all facing the water with the same set up. And then a bunk room with 3 bunks stacked (bottom sleeps 2) plus a loft in the same room. The bunks are sturdy and comfortable and it was a great room for a bunch of kids. Some of us used the AC units in the bedrooms at night, and they worked very well. The main living area completely opens up to the pool and deck making for great indoor/outdoor living with plenty of sunny and shady spots to sit. The kids had a great time in the pool, which are difficult to find in private homes there. Everything (including fridge) worked beautifully.

Beach: The fact that we could walk straight into the water and have world class snorkeling without even getting into a car or onto a boat was pretty sweet. Once you swim out of the little bay, the reef is simply amazing. Kids spent quite a bit of time on the dock playing games and jumping in.

Location: Fabulous. 5 minute drive into West End which is the perfect mix of local color, expat scene, sunset bars, taco stands, as well as a few great sit down restaurants. Also quick drive to ziplining, dive boats, parasailing, fishing boats, etc. We also did the quick 20 minute drive to the ferry station and checked out the mainland one day (rafting in a national park).

The best part was the lovely owners, who were very helpful the entire time we were down there. They came by every day to check on things, answered questions via phone and text almost immediately, made restaurant reservations for us, introduced us to great tour operators (fishing boat, etc.), and gave us tips and guidance on everything from activities to ATMs to groceries. It was clear they love Roatan and this house and we felt fortunate to have found it! It's the people that really make the experience, and they were five star.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Family groups like yours keep us inspired to provide the best traveler experience. We do love Roatan and are very happy we were able to share our local knowledge as well as our home. Thank you for the detailed, informative review that will be very helpful to others as they decide if Vivaro and Roatan are the right spot for their vacation.
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5

Incredible Vacation Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful villa for a week over spring break. Our group consisted of 3 families - 6 adults and 9 kids. The layout and setup of this home was ideal and we could not have been more comfortable or well cared for anywhere else on Roatan or beyond. The home feels brand new and and every detail was perfect - world class snorkeling and diving right off our beach (best on the island), sunsets from our deck/pool/beach, spacious open floor plan, beautiful chef's kitchen, comfortable beds and linens and paddle boards, snorkeling equipment and recommendations for things to do at our quick disposal. The owners bent over backwards to help us plan our trip and are truly the nicest and most accommodating homeowners we have ever met. Thank you for the memorable vacation - we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Vivaro - Beachfront and for being such spectacular guests. It was a pleasure helping you plan a special week full of fun and relaxation and we are glad everyone from the kids to the adults loved Roatan and West End as much as we do. We look forward to your return.
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Brentwood
4

Luxury Beachfront near West End Roatan!

  • 4 of 5

Vivaro Beachfront is a luxurious beachfront property near West End. The layout of the house is great, 2 generous master suites down, 2 similar suites up, and the 5th bedroom has 6 twin beds in bunks and an additional loft space with a futon. The kitchen is well appointed. The flow from the living space to the deck and pool is perfect - easy one-level living. The whole back of the house opens up with enormous accordion glass doors and with the sea breezes, we never used the main house AC. The split AC systems in each bedroom work great. With only using the bedroom units at night, and being moderately conscious of our overall usage, we only incurred an additional electrical charge for the week of $210. The property's location in Mangrove Bight is great for snorkeling right off the beach. In fact, just outside the reef is a very popular dive spot called "Swiss Cheese". Awesome visibility, color, and marine life to see. The house is too far to walk into West End village. And the main road is far too dangerous to make the walk. I recommend finding a good water taxi out of West End and keep him on speed dial. They will come to the Vivaro dock or beach to pick you up. By boat, it is a very short trip to West End and West Bay. I also recommend Roatan Island Charters for any larger boat excursions like tuna fishing, island hopping, or snorkeling. They have the best boat on the island and the crew is awesome. Vivaro Beachfront is on the pricy side of things for Roatan, but if you are looking for a modern, well-functioning, waterfront home in a great location, this is it. The owners Dave & Tanya are very responsive and keen to ensure you have an enjoyable vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Vivaro-Beachfront and on the island.
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5

Fantastic place to relax and enjoy the view!!!

  • 5 of 5

The whole group loved this house. The house is very spacious - so much room inside the main living area and out on the very large deck. The property feels so private and peaceful as if we had the island to ourselves. The kitchen was the best stocked kitchen of any rental house we have stayed at.

We loved being super close to West End and enjoyed the local restaurants recommended by the owner. It was truly a fantastic family vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The location is special. We love that even in busy season we are on our own beach - no cruise ship crowds to be found - and that at the same time we are close to all the action in West End and not a long drive on Roatan's only road. Glad you enjoyed the kitchen. A well stocked and maintained kitchen is a priority for me after having stayed in too many rental homes with kitchens that lacked a good knife, enough bowls, or wine glasses.
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
RTB
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sundowner's
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Roatan Port
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
The Black Pearl
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Fresh Bakery
Nearest Beach
Mangrove Bight Beach
Car: recommended

Vivaro is near the end of Mangrove Bight road. It is a residential dirt road which means the neighborhood is quiet and private. However, it is also close to West End. The shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and bars of West End are a fun 5 minute car ride.

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Rates & Availability

Roatan Municipality Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Jul 15 2017 - Dec 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
1 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 14 2018
1 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 19.0%

There is a 60 cent per kilowatt hour charge for electricity. The house is solar powered with a large battery back up system. With intelligent and careful use of AC, lights, and fans this charge should be minimal. The central AC (the large great room and kitchen) is not connected to solar. If you choose to use the central AC, there will definitely be usage determined when you checkout.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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