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Grand Oceanfront Home with Private Spa, Spacious Living Areas, Stunning Views!

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Huge 5 Bed, 3 Bath Home With Private Dock And World's Largest Float Room!

Watch the sun rise and frigates soar over the sea from your wrap-around porch, coffee in hand.

Snorkel with tropical fish off the island's most beautifully designed private dock, or practice morning yoga under pink and orange clouds.

In the lull of the afternoon, spend a blissful hour in the world's largest flotation tank, Float Utila, now exclusively for Cay House guests.

In the evening, make dinner in your spacious and bright kitchen with panoramic windows overlooking the sparkling sea. Enjoy a cocktail and watch the sun sink below the horizon from the porch hammocks, and fall asleep to the sound of lapping water in a king sized bed hanging from the ceiling.

Walking distance to every dive shop, restaurant and attraction in town, yet removed from the busy road, the Cay House is on its very own private island/cay connected to the world by a drawbridge. Built in the '80s and renovated from the ground up by second owner, Norwegian carpenter John Arne Loken, the Cay House is perfectly located for the best sunrises, sunsets, and views of the mainland's stunning Pico Bonito Mountain Range across the water on clear days.





Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, spanish, swedish, norwegian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    There must be an adult over age 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    It is recommended that children be able to swim as the house is over the ocean. There are also open stairs and several balconies....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    Sunrise oceanview room with shared bathroom, ceiling fan....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Oceanview room with shared full bathroom, a/c, ceiling fan...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Hanging king bed, private bath, oceanview porch, a/c, fan...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Queen suite with sunrise ocean view, full bath, a/c, fan...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Sunrise oceanview room, shared full bathroom, a/c, fan...moreless

  • All bedrooms with ocean view. Master bedroom has a handcrafted king sized bed that hangs from the ceiling!...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The world's largest sensory deprivation room, Float Utila, is located on the ground floor of the house and is for the use of our guests. Floating is bliss! www.floatutila.com Air conditioners and other appliances are not guaranteed. We will do our best to repair or replace damaged appliances as fast as possible, but finding parts on Utila, and Honduras in general, can be challenging. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Feel free to enjoy our book collection during your stay. Please leave the books as you found them....moreless

  • Game Room:

    A large room with yoga mats, an indoor swing, and room to dance and play....moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable television....moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    A toy kitchen and a few other children's items....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Views of both Chepes and Bando beaches...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Stunning view of the enormous mountains of mainland Honduras across the sea....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The Cay house is completely surrounded by the sea, nestled on its own little island, connected to town only by a drawbridge. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Located conveniently in town on the bay, but on its own little island connected by drawbridge for privacy and peace....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Four of the bedrooms have air conditioning. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Private balcony off of master bedroom. Front porch sitting area facing town and large wrap-around porch facing the sea. Private deck with swim ladder....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small private flower garden....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 14 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Holidays
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,500

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$295
$1,950

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Tax Rate 19%

Notes:

Floating is free for Cay House guests, exclusively. We do not charge for children under the age of 10. Guests pay all extra power over included 30 KWH/day allowance. Discounted rates apply to stays of two weeks or more, except during holidays. No refund without at least 30 day cancellation notice. Contact owner for more information.

Full refund with 90 advanced cancellation. 50% refund with 45 day advanced cancellation. No refund for cancellations of fewer than 45 days.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: John Arne first came to Utila in 1997, just a few weeks into a planned backpacking trip from Guatemala to Panama. He instantly fell in love, stayed three months, and never made it further south. In 2001, John Arne was no longer able to resist Utila's siren song and bid Norway farewell. In 2006, a vacationing public radio producer from the USA named Amanda stopped to snap pictures on the drawbridge of a beautiful yellow house and met a handsome Viking on his way out to buy paint thinner. A few months later she would sell all her belongings, quit her job, and move to a tiny Caribbean island with nine boxes of books, a suitcase of clothes, and her faithful dog, Ella. Paint thinner remains highly romantic to them. Since then they have raised a family, finished reviving the lovely yellow house, built the world's largest sensory deprivation room (Float Utila) and rented out a magical, hand-crafted treehouse. Now John Arne and family are leaving the island for one year and have decided to rent out their beloved jewel of the bay to other sunset aficionados. We hope you love it as much as we do.

Why the Owner Chose Utila, Honduras (City):
Upon his move to Utila in 2001, John Arne discovered that the island's most lovely home, the Cay House, was for sale. A carpenter by trade, he knew he was just the artisan to help the grand dame of the bay realize her full potential. Featured in tourism brochures, postcards, and Utila calendars, the Cay House has been a celebrated landmark on the island and is now, for the first time, available as a vacation rental.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Until recently, Float Utila has been a top attraction for tourists on the island. Now it is an exclusive amenity for Cay House guests, an indescribable experience of relaxation, peace, and healing. Float Utila also boasts a massage room, where with a mere phone call you can arrange for soothing physical therapy in the privacy of your own home. We also have a swing inside the house! A swing! INSIDE! WHEEEE! Because one of John Arne's favorite things to say is, 'It's never too late to live a happy childhood.'


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, swedish, norwegian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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Photos

  • View from the porch

    View from the porch

  • Sunset from the kitchen

    Sunset from the kitchen

  • Stairs

    Stairs

  • Spacious kitchen with panoramic ocean view

    Spacious kitchen with panoramic ocean view

  • Master king hanging bed on second floor

    Master king hanging bed on second floor

  • First floor queen bedroom

    First floor queen bedroom

  • Ahhh, hammocks.

    Ahhh, hammocks.

  • Upstairs queen bedroom with shared bath.  Pure ocean out of all windows!

    Upstairs queen bedroom with shared bath. Pure ocean out of all windows!

  • Another view of bedroom #3: Queen bed with sea view.

    Another view of bedroom #3: Queen bed with sea view.

  • Every night is a different show from the dock.

    Every night is a different show from the dock.

  • Jewel of the Bay

    Jewel of the Bay

  • The Cay House

    The Cay House

  • Sunset from the porch

    Sunset from the porch

  • Moat and draw bridge!

    Moat and draw bridge!

  • Great room, featuring authentic wooden dugout boats. Great place for yoga!

    Great room, featuring authentic wooden dugout boats. Great place for yoga!

  • Kitchen chalkboard wall is fun for kids and adults!

    Kitchen chalkboard wall is fun for kids and adults!

  • Morning mountain view from the master suite private balcony.

    Morning mountain view from the master suite private balcony.

  • First floor queen suite bathroom

    First floor queen suite bathroom

  • Second floor shared bathroom

    Second floor shared bathroom

  • Bedroom #3

    Bedroom #3

  • Pelicans at sunset

    Pelicans at sunset

  • Moon over the Cay House

    Moon over the Cay House

VRBO #645397

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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