OYSTER LAGOON BEACH HOUSES: DIVE, SNORKEL, SWIM, KAYAK

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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OYSTER LAGOON BEACH HOUSES: DIVE, SNORKEL, SWIM, KAYAK

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House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

The Two Oyster Lagoon Beach Houses are situated on the beach in a quiet residential area, with mountain views of the mainland and sunrises from the front porches and sunsets and Oyster Lagoon from the back porches. There is dock access in Oyster Lagoon and it is just behind the houses. 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. Each of these fully equipped houses are perfect for a family, two couples, or singles.

The house features an open living room, dinning area, and kitchen with open beam ceiling and great views. Both bedrooms are air-conditioned and open onto the back porch. The bedrooms contain king size beds or optionally two single beds with private bath rooms. Below the houses are concrete patios with BBQ grills, hammocks and a shared laundry room under one house (washer and dryer).

The Beach Houses are located 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 houses are cleaned weekly with linen changes. Angel cares for the property and is there 3 days per 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 are on the island, Angel will meet you and help you get to the house. You can also contact us with the provided cell phone if you need something and we are not around.

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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

4.9
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Oyster Lagoon Beach Houses: Dive, Snorkel, Swim, Kayak
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
business
Oyster Lagoon Beach Houses: Dive, Snorkel, Swim, Kayak
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p125837vb
Cell: +504 3276-2061 (Honduras)
Utila Bay Islands Honduras
Chicago
5

FINE HOUSE, GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Sue Ruttman, known throughout Utila as Ms. Sue, owns a cluster of three houses in the Blue Bayou area a mile or so west of town. Round House, the biggest of the three, sits in the middle of a nice beach. Two identical houses, Oyster Lagoon House 1 and 2, sit just across a narrow lane with their backs against a mangrove and their namesake lagoon. Ms. Sue lives in Oyster Lagoon House 1. We rented Oyster Lagoon House 2.
We loved the location. We rented bicycles at $2/day from Angel, the friendly guy who takes care of Ms. Sue’s property. The bikes were not in the best of shape, but they served just fine for our nearly daily trips to town and various sightseeing excursions. After nightfall we walked with flashlights in hand because of the poor condition of the roads.
The house is in excellent condition. It has a large front room/kitchen/dining area and two identical bedrooms each with their own toilet and shower. The house works for a small family or two couples. There are porches along the front and back. They offer a fine roost for morning coffee and reading.
The caretaker, Angel, is around the property nearly every day. He was extremely helpful and even brought us fresh fish he had caught one evening. He handles all your needs, like ordering beer to be delivered and bottled water as needed. We were given a phone when we arrived that we could use to call him any time. The house also comes with several kayaks. We spent a wonderful day kayaking across the islands through a mangrove forest.
The beach across the road is less than 50 meters from a great area of reef. How many places in the world can you snorkel in world-class waters just out your front door? Walking 2 minutes further west you find yourself at a dock with a bar. We snorkeled there almost every day. Nearby is the water taxi pick up for Neptune Beach, another fine snorkeling site, this one equipped with a fine restaurant.
We highly recommend the Oyster Lagoon House and the Round House.
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Oyster Lagoon Beach Houses: Dive, Snorkel, Swim, Kayak
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p125837vb
Cell: +504 3276-2061 (Honduras)
Utila Bay Islands Honduras
Canada
5

WHAT A PERFECT LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
We just spent 2 weeks in the Oyster Lagoon Beach house and it was just perfect! Best location on the island: close to the public beach (5 min by bike), close enough to the village (8 min by bike) but far away enough to be quiet and silent, and close to the best spot for snorkeling of the island (from Coral View)! (2 min walking) and 2 min walking from a good dive shop-center!
The house is very comfortable, good beds, huge living-room-kitchen space, kitchen with enough things to be able to cook. Kayaks...
Angel is very nice and helpful!!!
If we wanted to go back to Utila, we surely would rent this house again, or maybe the round house right in front of it, also owned by Sue in order to have the terrace in front of the sea...
Thanks to Sue and Angel!!!!
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
business
Oyster Lagoon Beach Houses: Dive, Snorkel, Swim, Kayak
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p125837vb
Cell: +504 3276-2061 (Honduras)
Utila Bay Islands Honduras
UK
5

COMFORTABLE, QUIET RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
Oyster Lagoon Beach House is a very comfortable house with plenty of space and ammenities. It is situated in a quiet part of Utila and proved to be ideal for a family of four. The convenient pick-up and drop off made it all very simple. We would thoroughly recommend this.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
business
Oyster Lagoon Beach Houses: Dive, Snorkel, Swim, Kayak
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p125837vb
Cell: +504 3276-2061 (Honduras)
Utila Bay Islands Honduras
Slinger, Wisconsin
4

LOVE UTILA

  • 4 of 5
Had a wonderful time in Utila. The beach house was great, although not exactly on the beach, there is a gravel road between the house and Sue's other beach property called "The Round House", it's a bit more per week, but well worth the extra. We did use the beach there and the kayak. The snorkeling out front is amazing and any reviews of Utila, will mention it is some of the best. Angel took great care of us, there was beer and soda in the fridge when we arrived. A fresh 5 gal. water jug was delivered to our door as needed. The property was clean and there are many extra pillows and blankets. The electric is expensive on the island, so we did our best to conserve. No need for air, there is good cross ventilation, so a cool shower before bed and the ceiling fan worked well. The property is an easy bike ride to town, but probably a bit far to walk in the heat or after dark, we had a golf cart for 5 out of the 7 days which was very helpful. We dove with Bay Island College of Diving (BICD) and found them to be inexpensive, well run, extremely friendly, and followed all safety regs.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Oyster Lagoon Beach Houses: Dive, Snorkel, Swim, Kayak
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p125837vb
Cell: +504 3276-2061 (Honduras)
Utila Bay Islands Honduras
Salisbury, Maryland
5

IT WAS HARD TO LEAVE!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had a wonderful week on Utila with Oyster House as our home base--the cottage was great and Sue was so very helpful in answering questions before we even left the states. The use of the house cell phone so reassuring since we left kids and my mom back at home. The wifi availabilty was also helpful. The property manager Angel made us feel so welcome and helped to arrange taxis, bike rentals, etc! We opted NOT to cook all week as it was so fun to go to town a pick a different place to eat each meal, but the kitchen was well appointed and the waiting beer and soda in the frig were nice and cold! We were very happy to have a great air conditioner in the bedrooms at night. We made good use of the kayaks one day and the nearby snorkeling too. Fun packed week!! Thanks!
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Oyster Lagoon Beach Houses: Dive, Snorkel, Swim, Kayak
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p125837vb
Cell: +504 3276-2061 (Honduras)
Utila Bay Islands Honduras
Bristol, England
5

OYSTER LAGOON BEACH HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
Excellent property - we stayed for 8 weeks and had an excellent stay. We had a couple of very minor problems that were sorted out very quickly by the owner. Very quite location and private. The bedrooms are light and comfortable each with their own shower room which made it comfortable when we have family visiting us.
There is a TV and video player with some films for viewing and a variety of books for reading. Snorkelling and swimming out the front is some of the best in Utila. We spent many hours in the water and saw a wide variety of fish, corals etc. We even saw a small nurse shark resting on the sand.
An excellent washing machine on site so you don't have to take dirty laundry home.
Angel who looks after the property is on site most of the time and is extremely helpful, polite and there when you need him and not around if you don't.
Can't give this holiday home enough praise. We will be returning.
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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. See: http://www.coralviewbeachresortanddivecenter.com/DiveCenterMain.html. Experienced Wedding Planners on the island - see: http://www.aboututila.com/Services/Caribbean-Wedding-Girls/index.htm. 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 (http://paddleutila.com/).

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Availability & Rates

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Utila House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$115
$780
$2,615
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
50% due to confirm reservation; 50% due on arrival.
Cancellation & Refund: 45 days written notice, $100 cancellation fee.
Credit Cards & Personal Checks accepted through PayPal.
Tax Rate 19.0%
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Amenities

Utila House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Covered Parking
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2) Each bedroom contains either one king or 2 single beds. Twin or Single Beds (4) Each bedroom contains either 2 single beds or 1 king bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Kayak / Canoe
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
Notes:
Front and back decks providing a view of the harbor and lagoon. Kayaks for 5 (1 double and 3 singles) with lagoon or harbor access. Weekly cleaning service provided and linen changes. Quick access to town for dive shops, and restaurants, 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
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