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TRANQUIL ONE ACRE ESTATE ON THE BEACH - SUNSETS!!!

Suzanne Boyce

Advertiser since: 2007
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Suzanne Boyce

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TRANQUIL ONE ACRE ESTATE ON THE BEACH - SUNSETS!!!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Roatan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms 2 bath + 1 bd rm house rented separately 1Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Casa Cowee, a rustic recently renovated island-style home on a lush private 1 acre estate, nestled in the warm, friendly community of Sandy Bay, offers dramatic million dollar views of the Caribbean and richly varied living spaces – a spacious Main House with master bedroom with new king bed and loft with queen bed or two single beds and large covered Sunset Deck where friends meet for breakfast and evening cocktails. Casa Cowee's 200-foot swimming dock (often enjoyed by our neighbors) and tranquil waterfront provide unlimited fishing, snorkeling (reef in front of property), swimming, diving, dolphin-watching, and the opportunity to explore the colorful marine life in the Sandy Bay/West End Marine Reserve.

We have added two new kayaks for your enjoyment and provide you with snorkelling equipment for your stay. So you can create a dream vacation package by pre-booking tours, snorkelling and fishing trips.

Located on our beach just a couple of minutes walk is the Blue Bahia Beach Restaurant, Tranquil Seas Bar and restaurant, Fragapini bar/ restaurant at the Myoka Lodge and several local good eats. For diving Octopus Dive School, Tranquil Seas and Anthony's Key.

This unique beachfront plus rain forest property is just a short 10 min. drive to West End Village for dining, shopping and great evening entertainment. On Roatan fun is had by all residents and tourists alike.

The home is surrounded by expansive decks offering gracious outdoor living with lush tropical landscaping and exquisite sunset views. There is a charcoal BBQ on the deck.

For sleeping there is a large private Master Bedroom Pod with a new king bed and a large loft in the main living pod with a new queen bed. A single can be added upon request.

We have just added another full suite to Casa Cowee to cater to couples wanting separate sleeping/ bath quarters. This is a stunning sunny unit overlooking the water with it's own small kitchen, 3 pc bath and living space with a queen bed. It has it's own private deck. It can be added to the Casa Cowee rental for an introductory rate of $35.00 per night. Pictures will be posted upon completion in March.

We invite you to enjoy our family home. Come live in an island paradise – relax on your private verandah overlooking the deep blue Caribbean Sea, cooled by trade winds and surrounded by the fragrance of beautiful tropical flowers.

The romantic and private Temple Tree House has just been finished and provides water front views from two decks. One large bedroom with 8' closet. Large bath with 7' open shower. Beautiful wood floors. Kitchen with new appliances. Steps from front deck directly on the beach. This house is rented separately but of course can be included in the Main House rental upon request.

Keywords: Diving Lush private rustic romantic sunsets beach dock reef dolphins fishing island luxury kayaks snorkelling huge decks, high up off the beach, estate, gated, secure, safe, fruit trees, 60' palms, massive Le Ceiba rain forest tree, lemons, jack fruit, mango tree.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Suzanne Boyce (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2015

About Suzanne Boyce

The original owners Miss Marcia and her husband were on a road trip in the 70's that took them from their Aspen home down through the rugged backroads of Central America, they discovered the lovely island of Roatan.

Captivated by its lush tropical foliage on a hilly terrain and , crystal clear waters – the friendly, generous spirit of the locals – they bought a pristine property down the beach from what was then the only major dive operation on the island – Anthony's Key Resort.

That’s how the history of “Casa Cowee” was written. Miss Marcia passed the property on to her family and two years ago I visited and fell under it's spell. I am a Canadian from southern Ontario and fell in love with the Isle of Roatan, especially warm and natural Sandy Bay. You are part of a community here not a resort. So the next chapter in the history of Casa Cowee has begun. I know you will fall under it's spell also. Now that I have spent a good portion of a year here I know that Casa Cowee is totally unique. It is so easy to meet people, not just expats but islanders. I now have two guests who are back on the island with their families for extended stays so their kids get exposure to the real world outside of the bubble most of us live in. The kids are loving it with all their new friends, being part of the island community.

Suzanne Boyce purchased this house in 2013

Why Suzanne Boyce chose Roatan

There is no better place on Sandy Bay proper for 180 degree vista of the breathtaking waters and reef and dolphins. You are high off the beach giving you total privacy and the deck is the most popular spot for the sunset happy hours. You also have one acre of lush property surrounding you for privacy and lots of fruit trees such as lemon, lime, bananas, coconut, jack fruit, mango etc. Sandy Bay is a large area. But Casa Cowee is located on a sleepy stretch of sand that includes Anthony's Key, Myoka Lodge, the Blue Bahia and Tranquil Seas mini dive resorts. They are just a couple of minutes walk down the beach and all have restaurants and bars. Then for that special evening The Myoka Lodge on our beach also has a stunning bar and great food for happy hours and views over their infinity pool. So no need to go further than our own little friendly community. But if there is a need to step it up a pace the West End is just a 10 min. taxi ride away. This is a dive hub along with, great restaurants, bars and night clubs. The nice thing about Roatan is that everyone on the island parties together, so a great island experience.

What makes this house unique

What Casa Cowee is – and is not ...

Casa Cowee is not a 'plug and play' unit in a gated community. It is our cherished family home, designed by a renowned local architect who was a dear friend of the original owners – and who put his passion for the island into every facet of Casa Cowee’s signature design.

One of the great beauties of Roatan and the Sandy Bay location is during the 'low' season you enjoy reduced rates but are there during their flowering and fruit season. We have a multitude of fruit trees on our property you can enjoy. I found that the weather is great and the temperature the same year round. Sandy Bay is a residential area so the same action year round. Much unlike the tourist areas of West Bay and West End.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I wanted to let you know what a terrific time we had. Your house is wonderful and Iris and Marvin are awesome … We only made it as far as Punta Gorda going east, but went to The Hole in the Wall (really neat) and did the Pig Roast at Bay Islands Beach Resort. Also enjoyed the Butterfly Garden, Botanical Gardens and Iguana Farm. The snorkeling in Roatan was the BEST I have ever experienced!! Thanks so much for letting us share your paradise.
Aug 2007
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 33 traveler reviews

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Tranquil One Acre Estate On The Beach - Sunsets!!!
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 34 reviews
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. Suzanne was great at answering questions and making sure we had everything we needed for the short trip. We arrived at the airport and jimmy was there to pick us up. I highly recommend using this option if coming. They took us to the store for groceries and straight to the house. They provided us with a cell phone with all the numbers preprogrammed and went through everything the house had to offer. Views are amazing and snorkeling was great right of the dock. Channin is the go to guy for island tours and know how. There is a great place to eat 3 minutes down the beach to the left. Liked it so much we are headed back for 10 days this summer with h our daughter.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Val-David, Québec, Canada
5

Dans le vrai monde...

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons séjourné 2 semaine dans ce très beau lieu avec mes deux enfants de 9 et 3 ans. Quel parfait compromis entre les voyages très dépaysants mais inaccessibles et les tout inclus frustrants. La maison est magnifique... On s'y sent bien, chez soi, les pieds dans la mer et la tête dans les arbres. Mon fils s'est fait des amis honduriens avec lesquels il jouait tous les jours. La maison est parfaitement située et très confortable. La snorkling est extraordinaire, juste devant le quai. J'impose et Jimmy James sont très gentils et serviables et nous offraient toujours de nous emmener où on voulait.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Casa Cowee, Roatan

  • 4 of 5

Casa Cowee is a gorgeous property, right on the water, with unbeatable views from spectacular decks. The house is spacious, comfortable, airy, and well supplied. Spent more time on the property than at any house on other islands I have visited.

Suzanne could not be more helpful, nor could the various Jims and Johnnys who she employs. Octopus Divers just steps down the beach are the most accommodating people anywhere - 5-stars for sure - whether you snorkel or dive, or both.

Some advice, much of which Suzanne offers herself.

1. Power will go out during your stay as will Internet. This is a fact of Roatan life.

2. You will meet critters in the house, crawling and flying, large and small. But spray is required day and night. Not sure netting on the beds would help vs crawlies. Ants are fierce, so keep food sealed. Bring ziplocks in all sizes. It is in a rainforest, so fact of life, though I imagine as she continues with the substantial upgrades ways will be found to mitigate. I think it would help if better storage options were provided, as using the stove and microwave to store dry foods was inconvenient and not entirely effective.

3. Sandy Bay is in a quiet, in the sense of less commercial, part of the island. But this is a residential area. There will be noise late AND early. There is a rooster with no sense of time, locals who like their music loud, and trucks that drive on the beach (immediately below) to service businesses who also enjoy and advertise with their music. You want the windows open for the breeze but need earplugs vs noise.

The reef just in front of the property is beautiful and an easy snorkel. Use Octopus if you wish to view from outside the breaker, as attempting on your own will damage the dwindling reefs. Although technically a park, Roatan's reefs are taking a beating from cruise ship snorklers, etc. please be responsible!

We rented a car, as we like to explore islands we visit. If you go to dive every day, then it is not necessary.

There is a supermarket 15min away, and another just opening a tad further. Both have familiar goods and special needs sections (organize, GF, etc).

The 4 is strictly because of in-house bugs and area noise. These are things Suzanne has little control over. Again - she gets a 5, as do Jim and James, and everyone else we met and worked with.

Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Casa Cowee, Roatan, Honduras

  • of 5

This is a gorgeous property, and Suzanne could not be more helpful! Sandy Bay is a quieter part of the island, in the sense of being less commercially bustling. The views from the house and deck are outstanding, the breeze negates the need for a/c, the staff she has are extremely helpful. The Octopus Dive folks are top-notch whether you wish to dive or snorkel....5 stars for them for sure!

The interior space could not be more welcoming or comfortable. We spent more time on this property than on others we have rented elsewhere in the Caribbean, in part because it is so nice.

You need to understand, as Suzanne explains, that the power will intermittently go out, the Internet can freeze, etc. This is a Roatan fact of life.

You need to apply bug spray/lotion every morning and evening. You will find guests in the house, whether crawling or flying. The house is not, nor should it be, hermetically sealed. I do imagine over time, as the substantial upgrades continue under her ownership, that measures will be taken to ease this but it will never go away in the rain-forest environment the house enjoys.

Also: bring earplugs! Local residents enjoy LATE and EARLY hours. Trucks drive along the beach (directly below the house) to service businesses with petrol, etc, and the drivers like their music. Plus, the local roosters can't tell time, it seems. So, you want windows open for the breeze but this wins you some noise. Prepare, and all will be well. This advice goes for any house vacation rental, by the way. At Casa Cowee, you do not have a silent neighborhood, so prepare.

We rented a car for convenience. I recommend this but we like to explore the islands we visit. No need though if you go to Roatan only to dive every day.

Supermarket is good and close, as is a brand new one opening as we were leaving. Both stocked with recognizable brands and special needs products (GF, etc).

A great value especially if you go with another couple (we did not).

The two 4-ratings are for critters and noise....both are largely out of the owner's control.

If there were ratings for owner I would give 5-stars, same for the various Jims and Johnnies who care for the property! We had a great stay. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Very nice place to stay in Roatan

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice stay at Casa Cowee. The house is very comfortable with amazing views. We enjoyed sunset each evening on the patio, had a great time snorkeling from the dock and watching the daily dolphin shows.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mount Vernon, WA.
4

Amazing Views

  • 4 of 5

Views are spectacular, even from the back, as owners have allowed beautiful tropical plants and flowers to grow right up to the house. Wonderful breezes from every direction with all windows screened, and ceiling fans for when it's calm. Too hot? Walk to the end of the dock and fall in.

Did not rent a car...don't really need one. Restaurants, dolphins, and dive shops 5 min. walk. Johnny or James can take you anywhere, get you anything, and with either or both present we NEVER felt unsafe at any time. Take a water taxi for a fun ride...they'll take you right to the dock, or pick you up there. Great place to meet the locals and steer clear of heavy tourist traffic. James gave us a couple recipes, fun island cooking lessons, and a birthday party.

Rising early one morning, we witnessed the most unexpected and spectacular tangerine sunrise either myself or my wife had ever seen.

Credit cards work many places, but you need cash for miscellaneous items/services and especially for tips, which are much appreciated as wages are quite low. An ATM card is a must if you prefer to carry smaller amounts of cash. Turn in any leftover Lempira at the Airport to cover your exit fees.

Should we return to Roatan, we would check first to see if Casa Cowee was available.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Sundowners Beach Bar
"Sundowners is just that - great at sunset and happy hours. Meet people from all over the wo..."
Carambola Gardens
"Carambola Gardens is located directly behind our house on the main road. It takes about 8 m..."
Octopus Dive School
"My son and his friends love diving with Octopus. Just a slow 2 min. walk down the beach fro..."
Plaza Mar
"Plaza Mar is just up the road beside Eldon's Supermarket. The Plaza has a good grocery stor..."
West bay beach
"West Bay Beach is stunning. White sand and lots of it. Take your snorkelling gear as there..."
Native Sons
"Alvin the owner has one of the best dive operations in West End if you want to move off our ..."
Dolphin Encounter
"Ok, this is a must if you are staying at Casa Cowee. Walk over your first day and get acqua..."
Argentinian Grill
"I have eaten there numerous times but again about the same price as Canada but then it is ha..."
Anthony's Key Resort
"Not too much to go on for the restaurant as I have never been there and the only report from..."
Gumbalimba Park
"Now this is a go to for the island. You can start with an extensive zip line down the massi..."
Blue Bahia Beach Grill
"I am giving this 4 stars as it is really the restaurant that you are after. Right on the be..."
Eldon's Supermarket
"Eldons is a large market where you can get all your food and drinks and sundry items. They ..."
Car: not necessary

Great snorkelling and diving trips with the Octupus and Tranquil Seas dive operations just a 2 min walk down the beach. Stunning sites on the second largest coral reef in the world. There are two single kayaks and snorkelling equipment included in your rental. Some of the best bonefishing in the Caribbean is right down the beach from Casa Cowee and deep sea fishing. Our local fisherman Herbie has agreed to take care of our guests fishing trips. All you have to do is go down to our dock.

There are four restaurants 1-2 minutes walk down the beach and two bars and many delicious local food restaurants. Our property manager can arrange meals to be brought in. There is a full medical clinic in a one minute walk including a recompression chamber. There is a sail boarding business two minutes down the beach.

Casual West End a 10 minute taxi ride away is loaded with restaurants, bars and shops. West Bay is the big beach with the large resorts and condos. Great for a visit if you want to people watch, parasail or just a change from tranquil Sandy Bay.

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Roatan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season 2
Jan 4 2015 - May 1 2015
5 night minimum stay
$212
$1,484
$5,400
 
 
Low Season 2015
May 2 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$175
$1,225
$4,400
 
 
High Season
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
5 night minimum stay
$212
$1,484
$5,400
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
High Season
Jan 4 2016 - Apr 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$220
$1,540
$5,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
A/Ç surcharge for week $75
Tax Rate 16.0%
Notes Both Casa Cowee which sleeps 4 and Temple Tree House which sleeps 2 can be rented at the same time for $2,100.00 a week with a 20% discount from May 1 to Oct. 31.

Cancellation Policy

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

Roatan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Three piece in Casa Cowee
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , in Temple Tree House Huge 7x4 foot open shower.
  • generous shower sizes and of course hot water. We have our own wells. Towels supplied along with beach towel.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , large private pod w\ 2 walk in closets direct access to bath
    loft bedroom - 1 queen , loft in main house
    Temple Tree House - 1 queen , This newly renovated house is rented separately at $750 wk
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , NEW adjoining studio w/bath,small kit, deck w/wtr. view
  • With our rooms we have upgraded our sheets to 100% Egyptian cotton and italian linen. New fluffy pillows and high quality beds. Our sheets are dried on the line. All bedrooms are large with plenty of storage and of course, excellent views. There is AC but ventilation is excellent to enjoy the breezes. new king & queen mattresses
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
spa 2 minute walk, sail boarding rentals 2 minutes, diving with the Dolphins 2 min. walk. Botanical gardens 5 min walk. Tennis 2 min. walk Local stores 2 min walk. 5 min taxi or bus to West End beach town with many bars and restaurants. Great local restaurants and delivered meals. Recompression chamber and emergency clinic 300 yards from house. Property is a one acre private estate with lush rain forest including a stunning 120' Buttress LaCeiba tree (rain forest spectacle) Several 60 ft palms and a massive mango tree just to name a few. Orchids and other caribbean species in abundance. Bird watcher's paradise. Snorkelling on the reef right of the dock. It is hard to sit still but if you want just a private hammock and a book you have that also. Main house listed here is rented separate from the Temple Tree House. We would recommend renting a car in advance and picking it up when you come in at the airport.

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