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Beachfront 'Round' House - Dive, Snorkel, Swim, Kayak, Leisure

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The 'Round' House is a beautiful private home situated on 180 feet of Caribbean beachfront with mountain views of the Honduran mainland and Oyster Lagoon (aka Lower Lagoon). The dock access is in Oyster Lagoon and is just behind the house. The beach gently slopes into Utila Bay, with coral reef the full length of the beach and an 80 foot drop off less than 100 yards from the house, providing a beautiful area to swim, snorkel, and shore dive. This fully equipped home with two bedrooms is perfect for two couples or a family.

The house features a wrap around covered deck, extending 8 feet on the bay side, perfect for watching the sunset over the lagoon and sunrise over Utila bay. It also affords views of the reef and its 'creatures', mountain range of the mainland, and a beautiful view of Utila town across the bay. The deck has a mahogany porch swing, table, chairs and hammocks. The lagoon side dock is perfect for watching the bird and animal life on the lagoon or launching a kayak or being picked up for a charter boat ride.

The air conditioned bedrooms are spacious. The master bedroom contains a king size bed or opionally 2 twin beds, plus a full-size bed, sitting area, walk-in closet, and private bathroom. The second bedroom contains a double closet and includes two twin beds or a king size bed. Both bathrooms include two sink vanities and full bathtubs with shower facilities. With windows circling the house it is airy and light.

There are bay views from every room except the master bedroom, which looks over the lagoon and its surrounding mangroves. The house is furnished throughout with comfortable rattan furniture and has a large modern kitchen, dining area and living room.

Below the house is a large 'bodega' which houses the laundry facilities (washer and dryer), two large water tanks and the hot water heater. Water is supplied by the municipal well and also a private well for backup purposes.

The landscaped grounds, on the sandy beach, are full of local flowering shrubs, shade trees, and palm trees; plus an ever green privacy hedge. The grounds are maintained by Angel, our English speaking home caretaker and wonderful friend. Angel helped build the house and has been with us ever since.

The 'Round' House is located on approximately one half acre on a peninsula in Blue Bayou. It is just a five minute bike ride or 15 minute walk from the west end of Utila town and the public beach area. You will be just far enough out of town to provide privacy and solitude, but just a mile away is our charming town with restaurants, bars, dive shops, stores, internet/phone services, grocery stores, and the friendliest local population you will find in the entire Caribbean!

The house is cleaned weekly with linen changes. Angel cares for the property and is onsite 3 days a week. The other 3 days he is right next door. He is extremely friendly and will help you in any way he can. He will ensure you have butane for cooking, your drinking water delivered, and let you know where you can get anything else you want or are in need of.

We also have kayaks for 5. One double, and three singles.

Please contact Sue with any questions. I am the owner, live on the island year round, and am happy to assist you. Once you reach Utila, Angel will meet you and help you get to the house. You also have our cell phone numbers and prepaid cell phone to contact us during your stay.

Keywords: Beach House, snorkel, scuba dive, kayak, swim, island, diving, beach, fishing, whalesharks

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About The Owner

I fell in love with Utila the moment I landed. Moved here in 1994 and never left! I have taught school and run serveral business in town. Now I am semi-retired and enjoy managing my rental homes and helping others plan their adventures in Utila.

The Owner purchased this house in 1998

Why The Owner chose Bay Islands

My family built this home in 1998. I have enjoyed living on the beach for many years, but also wanted a home in the country side. Now I enjoy the best of both worlds while sharing the beachfront 'Round House' experience with others who wish to vist Utila.

Amenities

Utila House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom contains a double and a king or optionally 2 twins. Second bedroom contains either a king size or two twin beds., Double Beds (1) Master bedroom contains a double and a king or optionally two twins. Second bedroom contains 2 twins or 1 king size., Twin or Single Beds (1) Master bedroom contains a double and a king or optionally two twins. Second bedroom contains 2 twins or 1 king size.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
Wrap around deckeck is complete with table, chairs, hammocks, swing and 360 degree view of the harbor and lagoon. Kayaks for 5 (1 double and 3 singles) with lagoon or harbor access. Private beach with quick access to town for dive shops, and restaurants. Weekly cleaning service provided and linen changes. We can help you make arrangements for transportation once you reach Honduras. Golf cart rentals are available in town with Lance Bodden http://www.aboututila.com/TravelInfo/Lance-Bodden/Rentals.htm

Reviews

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average rating of 4.703704 based on 27 reviews
5

Great comfortable location.

  • 5 of 5

Porch is perfect to lounge in the hammock. AC at night works great. Great snorkeling in front. Well worth it! Blanca was attentive .

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mobile, Alabama USA
5

Heaven is a hammock!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just left Round House after a wonderful first visit to Utila. We are usually very adventurous and want to see and do everything in a new place; however, we were both run down, work- exhausted and badly in need of some relaxation. The hammocks on the porch of Round House were the perfect answer! We loved snorkeling (GREAT in front of house!!), visiting Water Caye, lunches at Neptune's, people-watching from restaurants in town but we managed to return to our own special haven every afternoon for the perfect siesta location with an unbeatable view. Sunrises were equally wonderful and we logged some serious "hammock time"!

The house was well equipped, clean and comfortable with great air conditioning in the bedrooms. The local restaurants were so incredibly affordable that we never cooked beyond making coffee in the mornings and cocktails in the afternoons but everything one would need was there. Sue was a fabulous hostess who was readily accessible if needed.

I wholeheartedly recommend this rental as a comfortable place with a very convenient location (we do recommend a golf cart if you want to see the whole island easily), wonderful view, and helpful, responsive and attentive owner in Sue.

We will be back and will send our friends!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great property

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the Round House in March 2017 and really loved our stay. The property is right on the water and has wonderful views of the bay and Honduras mountains in the distance. The home is well stocked and even has a washer/dryer. Our favorite place was on the wooden swing on the front deck, watching the eagle rays that visited. We rented a golf cart and had fun driving around Utila town. Sue (the owner) and Angel (the caretaker) were a pleasure to deal with. The use of kayaks were a bonus too.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We leave this piece of paradise in the morning - wish it wasn't so. Well appointed home with two bedrooms and two full baths. Three beds that would accommodate three couples nicely with spacious interior and an enormous deck (which we spent most of our time on). If you cook, the kitchen has most everything you need (bring spices). Nice island for food preparation and a six person interior table for meals. Washer and dryer in a separate downstairs room if needed.

Fantastic snorkeling right in front of the home. Bring socks for snorkeling as the shore is somewhat shell ridden. Iguanas bask in the sun on the property and enjoy being fed fruit or bread and they most certainly are not afraid of human interaction. No mosquitoes but the no see-ums are plentiful. Use a fresh cut lime to take away the sting and triple antibiotic ointment to rid yourself of the red dots.

Angel, an all purpose handyman for the property will take very good care of you. He's personable and speaks English well and is a very nice man. Sue, the owner, lives just behind the roundhouse and is accessible if a problem arises.

We will definitely stay here again. It's just outside of town with very little traffic and away from the loud night life exhibited in town. Rustic living at it's finest!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coldwater, MI
5

Great oceanfront location, huge, comfortable house.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Sue (owner) 4 years ago in a house across the street. This time we decided we'd like to try her ocean front home. The place is fantastic. Far enough from town to be out of the hustle/bustle, but a quick golf cart ride to get there. The public beach is right up the road, and right down the road is a little pier bar with great snorkeling. Easy ladder access there and a nice sun deck.

The house itself is very spacious, the kitchen well outfitted. We cook a lot and it had everything we needed. Two super large bathrooms and two large bedrooms, each with GREAT a/c. One bedroom even has a king and a queen bed in it, and it still feels huge.

Views can't be beat. Looking out over the water, you can see the mountains of the mainland. There are butterflies and humming birds in the bushes. The GIGANTIC wrap around deck has plenty of chairs and a couple of hammocks to enjoy the breeze and the ocean which is literally a few feet from the house. There is a washer and dryer in the room under the house, and a nice Weber gas grill as well.

The owner is VERY helpful, and a delightful person. Her "handyman" Angel is also awesome and will help you with anything and is available any time. He'll pick you up at the airport, or he will deliver your rental golf cart there, and meet you, so you can follow him to the house. He is even happy to wait with you if you want to grab groceries on your way to your island paradise home. Once there, if you have any questions or problems (we couldn't figure out how to light the oven), just use the supplied cell phone to give him a call.

Utila is not for everyone. There are no Hiltons or Marriotts, no 5 star lodgings or restaurants. But you WILL find delicious inexpensive food in numerous funky places. Do not come here if you want the upscale life. DO come here if you want very friendly people, snorkeling right from the beach, inexpensive diving and a sense that, in some places at least, all is right with the world. Especially at the wonderful Round House at Blue Lagoon. Thanks for your hospitality Sue! We love it here. We will be back again for sure.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so very welcome M&J! Wish you could stay for the entire season. Wonderful to have guests that enjoy Utila as well as the house and property. Thank you!
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5

Perfect Spot!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The round house on Utila is the perfect spot. There is so much privacy. Many places to chill on the property . Our favorite spot is the deck. So beautiful. Can't say enough about the view. The closeness to the water is amazing. The reef out front is really nice. We also walked down to the public beach everyday. No need to book "tours" . We did not rent a golf cart just took taxis to town everyday. Great food in town. We also love coral beach village via water taxi, just down the road. The Home and grounds are spotless. I was so impressed. Book this house. Everything you need!!! I can't wait to return to the Round house!!!!!!! Caretaker takes care of you!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

The Coral View Dive Shop is a 2 minute walk down the beach road. They provide tanks for shore diving and lights for night snorkels. They are a full service dive shop with a friendly and experienced staff and good equipment and boats. . Whaleshark watching/snorkeling availabe certain times of the year through all dive shops and/or the WhaleShark Center (WORSOC) and also with charter boats - ask owner for more information. Charter boats rides around the island or to the Cays. Stand Up Paddle Boarding .

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

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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