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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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 Palmetto Bay

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:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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


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Where the Jungle Meets the Sea - Right on the Water!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 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: January 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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Just Perfect! Amazing spot, wonderful experience, can’t wait to come again!

  • 5 of 5

Five stars


Can’t wait to comeback

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Your own tropical paradise!

  • 4 of 5

Bay Breeze Bungalow ! Beautiful, relaxing spacious for a family of 5. This bungalow is situated perfectly in front of the beach, every night went to sleep listening to the ocean and wake up with a wonderful display of blue ocean and caribean tropical colors. Palmeto Bay is off the beaten track, with a dirt road. You must have a 4x4 car especially if rains the roads become a mess. This is our the second time coming back to Roatan and Palmetto Bay. It is a wonderful place.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The home is beautiful but be advised.

  • 5 of 5

Remember the scene in Jurassic Park were Dennis takes off in a Jeep after stealing the dinosaur embryos. It’s dark and pouring rain, he gets stuck and then gets eaten by a dinosaur.? Yeah that happened to us. Only my wife chewed me up. The road might as well have a Jurassic Park sign over head. Mud slides, cliff erosion, etc. When it’s dry it’s passable but apparently this is the worst rainy season in 20-30 years. That’s what the locals are saying. My advice would be to stay somewhere on a paved road if you’re expecting rain. Also we had an earthquake in the middle of night. No damage. Overall it’s a beautiful well built home.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and clean

  • 5 of 5

The house was awesome. Meet all of our needs. Thank you Char and Gordon for sharing your home. Everyone on the island was very pleasant. Since we stayed during the low season weren’t as many people as what other resorts have. We liked the quietness.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you stay in our home! Heard great comments from Maritza, Chris and all the other folks at Palmetto Bay. Glad you had a good time! Thanks for taking such wonderful care of the home and for giving us feedback.
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A real treasure on the island!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Palmetto Bay with our daughter and her friend and had a fab time. The pictures accurate the place is just as darling as it looks. AC & fans, laundry, full kitchen, filtered water throughout the house, stocked games cabinet, snorkel equip for guests, even extra bug & sun spray,. This is a fully appointed home and we were so happy to settle in for our stay. Couple things for next visitors-- we rented 4wheel drive car and it was essential. There are rough (dirt & steep grades) roads to get here. We were not afraid of the adventure but some people may be deterred. Also good to know is there is a SECOND way to get here not listed on the website. The road from West End (passing by Anthony Key) and then by the island dumpsite is more indirect but easier driving ask Lisa for details. Other things to note- the house is positioned with great ocean view out the front porch, but there is a run-off drainage channel in along the side so we had quite a lot of mozzie action. Everyone needs to be vigilant about bug spray! The house is fully screened so not really a problem once inside, but getting from car to house can be trouble. Overall we loved the relaxing stay, went out with Henry on a snorkel, ate twice at the restaurant, enjoyed the sound of rain on the roof, totally relaxed. For best snorkeling we did head out to West Bay. My husband got certified scuba with West Bay Divers (recommend highly!!) and I went with them for snorkeling 3x. Loved our visit and thanks for sharing your home with us! A real treasure on the island!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and for all the tips to help future renters. And thank you for taking such good care of our home. We hope you will stay with us again! Char & Gordon
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

$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 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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