OCEANFRONT PROPERTY; *BEST DIVING/SNORKELING ON THE SOUTH SHORE*

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Anne Wenner

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
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OCEANFRONT PROPERTY; *BEST DIVING/SNORKELING ON THE SOUTH SHORE*

Roatan House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 7-9,steps away from the reef

Far Tortuga is located mid-island on the south side of Roatan approximately 20 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from shopping and restaurants in French Harbour. It is a secluded, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, oceanfront home, comfortable for up to 9 people, in the small community known as First Bight.

The house, finished in 1994, features a modern, fully-equipped kitchen with all conveniences: gas cook top, wall oven, disposal, dishwasher, microwave, coffee-grinder and coffee-maker, toaster oven, food processor, blender, etc.Granite countertops have recently been installed. The tiled great room, which encompasses the living room, kitchen, and dining area, is large and airy and feels even more spacious because of the stunning vaulted wood cupola ceiling and the massive wood French doors that line the sides of the room facing the ocean. These doors all open to catch the ocean breezes and beckon to visitors to barbeque on the gas grill or just relax and watch the sunset from the over 2000 square feet of decks and gazebos that wrap-around the exterior of the house.In February 2008 we completed construction of an infinity pool that overlooks the ocean and the stone patios and benches surrounding it are perfect fro sunbathing. The living room contains an entertainment center complete with DVD player and cable TV (bring your favorite DVDs or rent them on island). We also have a wireless iPod and CD player.

All three bedrooms possess vaulted ceilings, island style louvered windows, ceiling and floor fans, hardwood floors, luxury linens, and the two largest bedrooms open via French doors onto their own ocean view decks. Our master bedroom is very privately situated in its own wing and includes a queen bed with a walk-in closet, a huge master bathroom with his and hers vanity sinks and a walk-in shower. The other two bedrooms share a full bath with tub/shower on the opposite side of the house. One room contains a bunkbed and an extra long twin and the other bedroom has a queen bed and another huge walk-in closet. There is a very comfortable sofabed in the living room and a queen-size aero-bed if you want to sleep under the stars in one of the gazebos.

On the lower level of the home there are two separate garages which house a large washer and dryer for guest use. There is ample space for parking vehicles either in or outside of both garages.

The turquoise waters of the Caribbean are literally steps away from the house across the Ironshore. In addition, there is always easy access through the community dock a short walk away in First Bight or at the community beach a few doors down from the house. A two person kayak and two single kayaks are also available for your pleasure.

Some of the best wall diving on Roatan is a short swim or kayak in front of this house where the snorkeling is also excellent. Snorkeling and dive equipment rentals are a few minutes drive away, and there are many dive operators to choose from on the island.

For less adventurous guests, we suggest lazing in the pool or on the covered porches watching for dolphins or enjoying the many hummingbirds that visit the feeders and hibiscus blooms surrounding the decks. Other wildlife to watch for include: hermit crabs, land crabs, geckos, iguanas, and the lizards known on the island as 'Monkey La-las'. These lizards are quite tame and enjoy offerings of tropical fruit.

On arrival at Roatan Airport Kevin and Claire, our Property Managers, will be on hand to help you with picking up your rental vehicle (which we highly recommend in order for you to make the most of your stay) and then escort you to the house.

First night snacks and first morning breakfast items will be provided along with a bottle of chilled white wine for your enjoyment!

Kevin and Claire will be on hand throughout your stay to provide advice and assistance so that your vacation will be hassle free and will be easy to contact on the cell phone that is available for your use whilst on the island.

Come stay at Far Tortuga - we know that you'll be glad you did!

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Anne Wenner

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks english
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Property Reviews

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Oceanfront property; *best diving/snorkeling on the south shore*
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
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Oceanfront property; *best diving/snorkeling on the south shore*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p172365
+1 541 882-1219
Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Ashland, Oregon, USA
5

Relaxing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We came to Far Tortuga with a teen and pre-teen, brother and sister-in-law, and mother. Plenty of space (Grandma shared the bunk room with kids). Super relaxing. Off the beaten path, quit, safe, yet with a rental car central enough to access the entire island. Fun restaurants with good food and views within 15 minute drive, plus nearby grocery store. Views spectacular – Southern Cross hanging over Central America every evening from the porch. Though it was a bit choppy while we were there, the snorkeling right out front was spectacular – near shore reef with amazing wall right out front. Dock with boats and with access to mangroves and the reef a bonus. Great hummingbirds and bats and good birding around the house and bight. Warren, local fisherman, delivered great fresh fish, and arranged adventuresome trip to see his quaint village on Santa Elana – true local’s experience.

Could have spent entire time at house and on patio – so comfortable, beautiful and relaxing – what a vacation is supposed to be. Property Managers meeting us at the airport and helping us settle, plus being on call for household or recreational planning needs, made the arrival and stay very stress free and easy. Lovely country, easy place to visit.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront property; *best diving/snorkeling on the south shore*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p172365
+1 541 882-1219
Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Kentucky
5

Roatan holiday

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This is the second year we have stayed here. Would recommend to anyone who likes privacy and a great house. Great snorkeling and diving in front of house. Kevin and Claire were right there if you needed anything. Beautiful island, great house, and world class snorkeling and diving. Highly recommend!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront property; *best diving/snorkeling on the south shore*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p172365
+1 541 882-1219
Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
5

Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
The house was everything described in the description and more- clean, well maintained and in a beautiful secluded area. Once the ocean was calmer in front of the house, we were able to go out in the kayaks and enjoy. Some snorkeled right in the "backyard" and saw beautiful fish and coral. We had fresh fish/beef recommended from the Desiree (property management) cooked it up on the grill a couple of nights (dodging the bat population at the hummingbird feeders). :-)
You will not be disappointed if you stay here.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Oceanfront property; *best diving/snorkeling on the south shore*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p172365
+1 541 882-1219
Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Klamath Falls
5

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
My husband and I spent two wonderful weeks at Far Tortuga, (along with our adult kids for the first week.) "Wow!" would be your first response when you enter this little paradise!
The view is breathtaking, the best snorkeling on the Island can be found right in front of the house!
This house is fully equipped with everything you can imagine....and then some, tons of towels, soft linens, washer/dryer, snorkel gear, kayaks, you name it... it was there!
Its just far enough away to be quiet and peaceful, but close enough to be able to run to town in just a few minutes. The property managers, Kevin & Claire are awesome!
My favorite thing to do in Roatan....sip a fresh Mojito while floating in the infinity pool at Far Tortuga after a magnificent day of diving....ahhh, life couldn't get better!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront property; *best diving/snorkeling on the south shore*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p172365
+1 541 882-1219
Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Where do you live?
5

7 days in paradise!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We had our best vacation ever at Far Tortuga! This was our first time at Far Tortuga and second time in Roatan. First off, Roatan is beautiful. The house just makes it even better. The house itself is big, open and very comfortable. The sound of the ocean at night is so relaxing. The best part of all is the incredible snorkeling right in the backyard. Some of the best on the island! There is so much to see under the water it will blow your mind! The corals, fish, clear blue water, it's just overwhelming to take in. After a long day of snorkeling and exploring the island, there is nothing better than coming back to the house with a bag full of groceries from Eldon's and throwing dinner on the grill. Actually, there is something better. Buying grouper from one of the local fisherman, fresh caught an hour before, and throwing that on the grill. Crack open some Salva Vidas and watch the lightning over mainland Honduras at night with some tunes jamming on the ipod speaker while lounging in the infinity pool and you will swear you've died and gone to heaven. I also recommend getting a fresh pineapple from a local selling them at a roadside market, pick up a coconut off the ground, crack it open and cutout the meat, throw it in a blender with some rum and ice and you will have one of the best pina coladas you've ever had. Then you get up the next day, make some local Honduran coffee, have some fresh mango and papaya for breakfast and do the same thing again. And I've got to put a plug in for Charlie in Oak Ridge. He is a heck of a nice guy and for $40 per person will take you on a great snorkeling excursion on his boat and tour you around Oak Ridge. Most of the houses there are built over the water. The people there are great! Charlie's info is in the information binder if you are interested. I highly recommend it.
Kevin and Claire, the property managers are fantastic. They will meet you at the airport, take you to Eldon's so you can stock up, orient you to the house, and periodically check in to make sure everything is OK.
The worst part about this house is leaving it to go back to the rat race. That's OK though. We'll be back to do it again next year.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Roatan International (RTB)
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
To La Ceiba, mainland Honduras.
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Main Road
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Palapa at Parrot Tree Plantation
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Black Pearl at Infinity Bay
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Parrot Tree Plantation
Car: necessary

This property is located in the small, secluded community of First Bight on the south shore of Roatan near Fantasy Island and Coco View Dive Resorts. The best diving on Roatan is located right in our backyard! On calm days you can snorkel, dive, and/or kayak right in front of the house. Access is always easy at the dock in the bight a very short walk away. Arch's Iguana Farm and Pirates of the Caribbean Zipline Canopy Tour are both a short drive away.

Other Activities: Kayaking, zipline, canopy tour, spa, yoga...

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Availability & Rates

Roatan House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $1,800-$2,000 per week
  • Holiday Season $2,000 per week, 7 night minimum stay.
    Regular Season $1,800 per week, one night minimum stay.
  • Housekeeping available for a small additional fee.

Amenities

Roatan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Mini Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , cold water
  • Master bathroom has a vanity with two sinks and a large walk in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , extra long twin and bunkbed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom is in a separate wing with a private deck and bathroom. Other two bedrooms share full bath with shower and tub combo.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Adults
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Small Cooler
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • rain forests
  • zoo
  • bay/sound
  • museums
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
Brand new infinity pool with stone patio. Granite countertops for easy maintenance in kitchen. Equipped with a gable ventilator fan that draws air throughout the house. There are three ceiling fans in the living room/kitchen, one ceiling fan in each bedroom and two fans in the second bathroom. There are also floor fans in all rooms.The house has louvered island style windows and all windows and doors open to catch the ocean breezes.The cook top is gas. We have brand new patio furniture for outdoor dining or relaxing.