Roatan Villa Rental Photos and Description
3 bedrooms, 2 full baths
This exotic, Balinese home is cool and quiet with silk like wood floors, high vented ceilings, doors and windows. The scent of the large Frangipani and Cashew trees float through the 9 foot louvered and screened sliders. Have coffee in the morning or a cerveza in the evening while being entertained by the sights and sounds of jungle. Change the channel via a short walk to the beach (less than 2 minutes).
The drive to Palmetto is along the coast before getting to the more populated part of the island along the north shore. There is no need to compete with the cruise ship traffic on beaches or along mountain ridge line roads or drive through highly populated areas along narrow twisty roads.Even during Semana Santa 2012 there were vacant chairs under palapas and vacant beach to stroll in search of conch shells.
Villa Serena: “My, this is much nicer than I expected. The photos do not do it justice”, is what I hear most frequently from guests when they first enter Villa Serena. It is truly serene. People ask how far away are the other homes? When they arrive they say “you don’t know that they are there’. Off the master suite is a meadow with large nut trees; all around the other sides of villa are Hibiscus, Frangipani, Night Jasmine, Banana Trees, Ginger, Fichus, and Traveler Palms.
The Balinese styling with the high vented ceilings; large, screened doors and louvered windows allow the Caribbean breezes to flow through the house keeping it cool and comfortable even in the summer. Fall asleep to the sounds of chirping geckos and wake to birds all the while breathing in fresh tropical air. Guests say that they feel very much at home and very relaxed and comfortable in our home. It is a Garden of Eden with a white sand beach where you can find serenity.
Palmetto Bay Plantation: Places like this are rare in today’s world! Most any bay like this would be filled with high density condos setting at water’s edge. Palmetto’s developers strove to preserve the natural beauty by creating a low density resort with unobtrusive structures that frame the Caribbean experience. There remain broad stands of the islands indigenous taller palms. Dining at the restaurant is unlike dining anywhere else on Roatan. It enhances the tropical breezes and stars. The lush garden paths with arched bridges invite discovery by those of all ages. Coral reef is just off shore with kayaks provided. There is a large covered dock and swimming platform. There are flats for bone and fly fishing and shelling beaches. The on sight PADI dive operator offers snorkeling trips to the wreck out from Crawfish Rock.
Exact location may be seen via Google Earth satellite image on owners web site.
• Scuba diving & snorkeling
• Dining with music
• Garifuna dancing
• Fishing in the flats; off the dock and deep sea
• Walks and hikes through sanctuaries, gardens and forests
• Swimming (pool or ocean)
• Horseback riding
• star gazing
• water boarding
• Canopy tours (zip line)
• Wildlife parks
• Dolphin encounters
- children welcome
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
- Low Allergen Environment
- pets considered
About Linda Kay
To live our dream, my husband, son and I moved to Roatan from Colorado Springs where I voluntarily left a career as a IT Project Manager. Scott was part owner in a real estate business in the Black Forest and Andrew was struggling with high school at Pine Creek. Our decision to move and home school Andrew had lasting positive effects on our son’s future. We used a tried and true home school program and heavily supplemented it with courses from The Teaching Company. After high school graduation, Andrew became a Dive Master. He received a full scholarship to undergraduate studies and is now working towards a master’s degree. I developed Linda Kay's Bodyguard, a botanical bug repellent promoted by the marine park. Scott continued with real estate. We have moved back to the US so we may continue to enjoy the company of our son. We settled in the Low Country of South Carolina and Andrew is at SCAD. We have a very competent and carrying group of people there on Roatan who see to the needs of those who visit. You may see the team on the Tropical Island Villa web site.
Linda Kay purchased this villa in 2001
Why Linda Kay chose Roatan
We chose Palmetto Bay Plantation because of the unique qualities of the development and homes. We very much liked the open space, serenity, beauty and miles of vacant beach. It is a home that has been easy and inexpensive to maintain. We enjoy our friendships with the people from the village nearby and the other owners who have selected Palmetto Bay Plantation as their home.
What makes this villa unique
It is wonderful to go to sleep to the sounds of geckos surrounded by silence and cool tropical air, and wake to the sounds of birds. It is unimaginably peaceful and restful. I love the long walks on the beach where all I see is sky, water, trees, sand, birds and maybe a boat. I love seeing healthy, growing coral and fish so numerous they are like liquid. I know what and who to expect so that it is always refreshing to rekindle old friendships and make new ones.
Guestbook comments from the manager
Thanks! I wanted to drop you a note and thank you for your beautiful home to spend our vacation in. We enjoyed every minute (even the sand flees!) It was a pleasure to stay in such a nice place. Everything was well taken care of and there was an obvious attention to detail.
We are safely back home and actually have arrived back to Spring! 60 degrees!
Thanks again for the use of your home! We hope to return to Roatan in the future.