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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

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.

More Details

Owner
John Arne and Amanda Løken
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, swedish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About John Arne and Amanda Løken

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.

John Arne and Amanda Løken purchased this house in 2001

Why John Arne and Amanda Løken chose Honduras

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.

What makes this house unique

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.'

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Grand Oceanfront Home With Private Spa, Spacious Living Areas, Stunning Views!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
5

Beautiful big house with a very nice deck to sit on when it is too rainy to play.

  • 5 of 5

Amanda, the owner, got right back to us about any questions we had. We were met at the airport by the property managers, JJ and Tina. They were great about saying that we could contact them night or day if we needed them. We had no issues just a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Best Vacation EVER!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here with another family and enjoyed all the house has to offer. It's gorgeous and well appointed, and works great for two families. The location cannot be beat, very central to everything but feels secluded. Swimming off the dock is a dream, and reading in the hammocks made every afternoon feel like a real vacation. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best House in Utila

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our group of ten adults. Even with ten of us we never felt crowded. The location on the water in the middle of town was great and made walking to all of the local restaurants and bars easy. Eight of us dove with Utila Water Sports, and they picked us up at our dock every day. It was really nice not to have to haul all of our gear to the dive shop. The porch with its hammocks and chairs was perfect for lazy afternoons after a morning of diving. Amanda was really easy to work with when setting up the reservation. The property managers, Tina and JJ, took care of anything we needed while at the house, including having beer, soda, and ice delivered at our request. If we get a chance to return to Utila, we will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful House in Heart of Utila

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with great location in Utila. I recently rented this house for a month and had a wonderful time. Everyone that came to stay loved the house and had a wonderful time hanging on the porch and dock. The Owner, Amanda, is great to deal with and made sure our stay was enjoyable. I would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Utila Paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a beautiful home to rent, this place is it. The house is as advertised. It's close to everything in town. I'm a diver; I chose the Bay Islands College of Diving. It is a 2 minute walk from the Cay House. My family- there were 6 of us in all- are all nondivers. They enjoyed their morning swims right off of Cay House's private dock, and after a day of diving we enjoyed swimming in the evening together. Even though the house is located in town, it's set back from the road on its own tiny island. This feature gave us a feeling of privacy not afforded by some of the other rentals we had looked at . Amanda, one of the owners, was very helpful and went out of her way to provide information regarding town, the restaurants, and sightseeing. The property managers Tina and JJ were there to greet us at the Ferry dock. JJ helped me secure a golf cart rental before going to the house - one less thing to worry about the next morning as our Ferry was the last boat of the day. Any issues or concerns we had were dispatched quickly by a phone call via the house phone provided by Amanda. The back of the house faces the bay, and has beautiful porch with ample seating and hammocks as well.Step off the porch and onto the dock for a relaxing swim. I especially loved that my family knew when I was returning from dive as the boat passed by the house each time- a wave of my hat and they knew I'd be home soon for afternoon fun. The rooms in this house are of ample size especially the majestic master bedroom and it's king sized bed hanging securely from the ceiling! If your looking for a peaceful, romantic, warm place to stay, this house is definitely it.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Utila Paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a beautiful home to rent, this place is it. The house is as advertised. It's close to everything in town. I'm a diver; I chose the Bay Islands College of Diving. It is a 2 minute walk from the Cay House. My family- there were 6 of us in all- are all nondivers. They enjoyed their morning swims right off of Cay House's private dock, and after a day of diving we enjoyed swimming in the evening together. Even though the house is located in town, it's set back from the road on its own tiny island. This feature gave us a feeling of privacy not afforded by some of the other rentals we had looked at . Amanda, one of the owners, was very helpful and went out of her way to provide information regarding town, the restaurants, and sightseeing. The property managers Tina and JJ were there to greet us at the Ferry dock. JJ helped me secure a golf cart rental before going to the house - one less thing to worry about the next morning as our Ferry was the last boat of the day. Any issues or concerns we had were dispatched quickly by a phone call via the house phone provided by Amanda. The back of the house faces the bay, and has beautiful porch with ample seating and hammocks as well.Step off the porch and onto the dock for a relaxing swim. I especially loved that my family knew when I was returning from dive as the boat passed by the house each time- a wave of my hat and they knew I'd be home soon for afternoon fun. The rooms in this house are of ample size especially the majestic master bedroom and it's king sized bed hanging securely from the ceiling! If your looking for a peaceful, romantic, warm place to stay, this house is definitely it.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Utila House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Semana Santa
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 19.0%

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

Utila House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Bathroom facility in float room area
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Sunrise oceanview room with shared bathroom, ceiling fan.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Sunrise oceanview room, shared full bathroom, a/c, fan
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Oceanview room with shared full bathroom, a/c, ceiling fan
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Hanging king bed, private bath, oceanview porch, a/c, fan
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen suite with sunrise ocean view, full bath, a/c, fan
  • All bedrooms with ocean view. Master bedroom has a handcrafted king sized bed that hangs from the ceiling!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
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.

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