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Where the Jungle Meets the Sea - Right on the Water!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath villa with sweeping views of the Caribbean

Welcome to Bay Breeze Bungalow – a truly secluded beachfront island getaway! Our villa is located on Roatan’s north shore in the private, gated community of Palmetto Bay. The on-site bar & restaurant add convenience after long leisurely days in the sun. We think it’s perfect because it’s off the beaten path - away from the crowds of West End, West Bay & the cruise ship traffic.

Bay Breeze Bungalow offers 3 bedrooms (1 king, 1 queen, 2 twins) & 2 full baths, screened in dining for 6 & open style, wrap-around decks to bring the outdoors in, fully-equipped kitchen, living area with seating arranged to take in the views, game table, television, full-house water purification system, wifi, washer/dryer – everything you’ll need to relax and get away.

Wake each morning in your open air, Bali-style villa looking out at the warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Relax on your deck, curled up with a book in one of the comfy deck chairs or hammock, enjoying the gentle ocean breeze. Dive or snorkel the world’s 2nd largest barrier reef. Venture out for some exciting deep-sea fishing & cook up your catch in your newly-renovated, fully-equipped kitchen. Serve up your meals on the screened-in deck, taking in that amazing view! Don’t feel like cooking? The Palmetto Bay bar & restaurant are just steps away, serving up refreshing tropical drinks and perfectly prepared island dishes. Fall asleep to the sounds of the Caribbean waters right outside your bedroom.

Lisa & Peter Kitchen will be your hosts during your stay. They are full-time residents in Palmetto Bay and available whenever and for whatever you may need. They'll be friendly faces awaiting you at the airport, a phone call away throughout your stay &

onsite to help make your vacation relaxing & worry-free.

If you want to explore the island, it’s best to rent a car and it’s nice to have one when you need to restock from the grocery store or the local veg/fruit stand.

After purchasing this home in March, we’ve given it a full makeover. The renovations are are complete and we are so pleased! We hope you enjoy Bay Breeze as much as we do!

More Details

Char & Gordon Mayer
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Char & Gordon Mayer

We're Gordon & Char Mayer. Our stateside home is in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in southern Washington where we own & operate Mya-Moe Ukuleles. We hand-build 200+ instruments each year and they are played by musicians you've probably heard of, like Eddie Vedder, Dave Matthews and the members of Mumford & Sons.

Char & Gordon Mayer purchased this bungalow in 2015

Why Char & Gordon Mayer chose Roatan

When we first saw Palmetto Bay, we fell in love with the Balinese architecture, the plush tropical vegetation, the long sandy beaches, pristine waters and the on-site pool. We *knew* we wanted to own in this community and when this villa came on the market, we jumped at the chance to own it. It is the closest to the water and offers views unobstructed by any other houses. For us, this is not a rental property. It is our home that we share when we can't use it.

What makes this bungalow unique

We have put ourselves into this home by remodeling it - from the totally new, tiled master bathroom to the cool palm-leaf ceiling fans to the fully outfitted kitchen to the screened in dining room on the west deck. We hope you find it comfortable and inviting and that you think of us with kind regards while you're sipping a cocktail looking out over the Caribbean.


Palmetto Bay Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Brand new everything - beautifully appointed!
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Brand new Tempurpedic mattress & platform with storage
    Guest Bedroom #1 - 1 queen , Brand new Tempurpedic mattress
    Guest Bedroom #2 - 2 twin/ single , Brand new mattresses & platforms with storage
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Where the Jungle Meets the Sea - Right on the Water!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

I want to move to Roatan!

  • 5 of 5

Despite several days of rain, this is paradise. In posting pictures to facebook, I commented that I want to move to Roatan! This house is beautiful. It is right on the beach with rain forest all around. Everything you might need during your stay have been provided by the owners, Char and Gordon. It is obvious that this is not just another rental but their home! In the morning you wake to the sound of the ocean just outside your windows. Breakfast on the porches is wonderful with hummingbirds, herons, egrets and other birds in the trees and water in view. Once you start moving, you can walk for miles along the beach, often without encountering another person. The waters are a nursery for the young fish that populate the reefs surrounding Roatan. I saw something new on each walk from starfish to living shells to schools of small fish. Magical! If you dive or snorkel, you can be picked up right from the dock. My husband and daughter said both the diving and snorkeling were wonderful. If you plan to leave Palmetto Bay, you will definitely need to rent a 4 wheel drive SUV. The roads are part of the adventure as Roatan has only one paved main road. Half of the road at the top of the mountain to Palmetto Bay has washed out! We went zip lining from the top of Roatan. We visited the sloth farm(which is an animal rescue) and held their pregnant sloth, an awesome experience. AND my favorite was the dolphin encounter at Anthony Key where you can swim and snorkel with their dolphins at RIMS (Roatan Institute of Marine Science). I have always wanted to do this but this is the only place I have found that treated the dolphins humanely. Well worth the cost, which by the way goes to support RIMS. Nearby is Carabola Gardens which is a beautiful spot to hike to the top of the mountain and see both sides of the island. If you want more touristy things you can go to West Bay for their beautiful beach, but expect to encounter crowds of people from the cruise ships. Also West End is great for souvenir shopping. Try Waves or Rusty Nail for items made on Roatan.

The staff at Palmetto Bay are very helpful in planning excursions or a massage at the bungalow. We had massages on the porch at sunset with gentle rain on the tin roof. Fabulous!

So, if you want to get away from the crowds but still be in luxurious surroundings, this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want you to move to Roatan, too! Thank you for your very kind words and great advice to our future guests. We would love to have you back anytime! Char & Gordon
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An amazing family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved sitting on the porch, feeling the sea breeze and watching the trees and beautiful colors of the sea. Our stay at this beautiful home was so calming and tranquil. The crew at Palmetto was so welcoming and attentive and made us feel right at home. We are so happy with our decision to stay here and hope to return someday. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such wonderful care of our home! We are SO happy that you enjoyed your stay & would love to have you back! Kindest regards, Char & Gordon, Lisa & Peter
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  • 5 of 5

This little piece of paradise was everything we hoped it would be and more! It was far removed from the hustle and bustle of the cruise ship traffic and tourist crowds but close enough to drive in to experience island cuisine and tours. Waking up to the sound of the waves on the beach and the birds was so relaxing and being able to enjoy a cup of Honduran coffee on the screened in porch can't be beat. Relaxing in the hammocks on the porch while reading a book or napping after a swim in the ocean only made this little piece of paradise even more inviting. I can see how easy it would be to live on island time permanently! The staff and hosts were all very sweet and helpful when needed, which was rarely, because Char and Gordon have thought of everything possible to make this bungalow perfect for a hospitable, relaxing stay. We definitely hope to come back again soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace, Tranquility, Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Char and Gordon's beachfront bungalow is beautiful and the VRBO photos reflect real life. We stayed in the home for two weeks and found Palmetto Bay to be extremely relaxing. The house was clean and well-stocked. We didn't need to bring anything other than clothing and personal items. The kitchen contains everything you need and we frequented Eldon's (grocery store in French Harbor and Coxen Hole) for food items. The resort itself is quite remote and there are two dirt/rock roads accessing the property (Jackson Road over the mountain) and Mud Hole (less mountain). If renting a vehicle, we recommend driving a 4 wheel drive. All of the rental car companies offer this option.

Resident managers, Lisa and Peter, were great to deal with and they made us feel very welcome. We had numerous opportunities to interact with Lisa and Peter and look forward to staying in touch.

If you are looking to get away from it all, Bay Breeze Bungalow at Palmetto Bay is the place to be! The location is about 25 minutes by car from shopping (French Harbor is closest and worth the trip as there are less tourists). West End is about 25-30 minutes by car and has plenty of restaurants, bars, and gift shops to choose from. We highly recommend a visit to CREOLE'S in West End for a great chicken lunch or dinner. We also recommend THE LANDING (BEACHOUSE RESORT) in West End for a sunset dinner. If you're looking to splurge, visit Ooloonthoo Indian Restaurant near West End. This is the most expensive restaurant on the island but very good. It is a small and intimate venue and we had the entire place to ourselves for the evening.

Palmetto Bay has an on-site restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the bartender, Erik, services drinks morning, noon, and night. The food was very good and the staff catered to special requests with no issue. Prices are reasonable. During our stay, Lisa and Paul hosted a Garifuna night featuring local entertainment and a dinner buffet. The restaurant also had a buffet for Christmas and it was pretty good.

We enjoyed our stay at Palmetto Bay so much we are seriously thinking about purchasing a property on-site with the goal of making many happy returns.

Thank-you Char and Gordon for a wonderful stay!

John & Lisa (West Lafayette, Indiana)

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, John & Lisa for taking such great care of our home. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you as neighbors! And we'd love to have you back to our home if you need a place. Happy New Year! Char & Gordon
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Beautiful beach house off the beaten path

  • 5 of 5

We weren't looking for crowded beaches, inundated with cruise ship day-trippers. We wanted to see the other side of Roatan, and this is it.

We rented a vehicle and explored the island. This house was a beautiful and peaceful base of operations to plan our island adventures.

We frequented the grocery store (20-25 minutes away) and cooked our meals in their more-than-adequate kitchen, while watching cable tv or DVDs. There's also an on-site club house with a bar and friendly staff, and soon-to-be-opened restaurant.

Locals sold us fresh seafood practically at our doorstep. When we wanted to dive, the property managers arranged a boat to pick us up.

Brilliant time.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jason, thank you so much for your kind words! We loved having your family in our home and so happy that you enjoyed the time. We hope we will see you again soon! Char & Gordon
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  • 5 of 5

I first visited Roatan and stayed at the Bay Breeze Bungalow in June, 2015. I had the privilege of returning for another wonderful week 3/21-3/28 and again, stayed at the Bay Breeze Bungalow. It was just as beautiful and peaceful as my first visit. The home was just as I had remembered a year ago and the property just as well maintained. For those considering traveling to Roatan and trying to decide where to stay, it should be noted that this home is located within Palmetto Bay on the North Shore of Roatan. It is away from the tourist attractions and busier West Bay/West End of Roatan. So if you are looking for night life close by and a lot of hustle and bustle, this is not the place for you. But if you are looking for a peaceful and tranquil vacation get away, this is the perfect place. The Bay Breeze Bungalow is located within steps of the Caribbean and adjacent to some of the most beautiful snorkeling and abundant fishing. While I am not a diver, I understand the diving off of Palmetto Bay is amazing as it is not as frequented as diving on the south shore or near West Bay/West End. As with my last visit, the staff of Palmetto Bay keep the grounds immaculate. They are working daily to keep the beaches clean and pristine. The pool deck at the main building (again, only steps away from the Bay Breeze Bungalow) is a wonderful place to relax and cool off from the warm Caribbean sun. I loved the Bay Breeze Bungalow last year and loved it as much or more this year. (A note to renters: this is a privately owned home. It is clear the owners take great care to keep the home in as perfect condition as possible. However, just like your own home, things break. Clay and Heather Donnelly are the property managers and are amazing. They live right in Palmetto Bay. While I am sure things going wrong are rare, Clay and Heather are only a phone call away to fix whatever you might need fixing or help you with anything you might need while you are staying in this amazing home.)

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
RTB - Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Palmetto Bay Pavillion
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Galaxy Wave
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Black Pearl
Nearest Restaurant
Palmetto Bay Pavillion
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Palmetto Bay
Car: recommended

Palmetto Bay pool & private dock.


Rates & Availability

Palmetto Bay Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 19 2017 - Jun 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2018
Mar 4 2018 - Mar 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 25 2018 - Jun 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 19.0%

$500 holding deposit is required within 5 business days of booking the home which converts to your security deposit once your rental begins (100% refundable if the home is left in good condition). 50% of the rental rate is due 60 days prior to your arrival, and the other 50% is due 30 days prior to your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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