Fully furnished Beach Front 1 bedroom home located in the much sought after Blue Bayou area of Utila.
Our Beach House has a great island feel with a living area, fully equipped kitchen, 1 bedroom and 1 bath with hot water shower. There is a queen bed, futon and open shelving for clothing. We have town power and water, ceiling fans, air conditioning, washing machine as well as a TV with DVD player, DVD's, available internet (broadband card) and phone.
The house has a nice covered front porch with wooden swing and hammock. A great place to have your coffee and watch the sun rise, boats, snorkelers and eagle rays passing by.
There is also a large deck in front of the Beach House, extending over the water. A raised Champa (an open sided, roofed area) which is a great place to relax, watch all the activities going on in the bay and catch the beautiful Utila trade winds.
The Beach House is nestled in between the Caribbean Sea and the Lower Lagoon which provides access to the pristine beaches and reefs of the northern shores of Utila.
The reef along Blue Bayou is vivacious and healthy with many reef fish, eagle rays, moray eels, lovely Staghorn Coral, Brain Coral and ecosystems to explore. The snorkeling and shore diving is just fantastic here.
Always, when visiting any ocean destination, be sure to bring sun screen, your snorkel, mask, water booties and fins for exploring all the sea life that is right out our front door. Check with the dive shops for renting tanks as there is a dive site just yards from the deck.
Be sure to bring bug spray. As a rule we always have a nice breeze blowing so sand fleas should not be a problem, but if the breeze dies down we have found that baby oil works well, along with bug coils which are available in any store on the island.
Utila is just a beautiful little island with friendly people. A must see for divers and non-divers alike.
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This is an e-mail received from Jo during her stay in Utila. She gave permission to let me post this!
Sorry it's taken so long for me to tell you how great your place is. I thought
I'd be able to log on to my home e-mail and then access my e-mail address book,
and somehow I hadn't set up my computer to do that from afar. So I got your
addresses from Heather this monrning.
Your place is great. Heather met us at the ferry on Sunday morning and offered
us a tour of the town, which we declined because we were pooped.
We were also amazed at the stock of food in the cottage!! Of course, we'll
replace what we use, but it was so great to find staples and common items like
sugar, coffee, soup, crackers etc.
As well, the scooter is wonderful. When Allan was a teenageer he had a big
motorbike, and guys who drove scooters were considered a bit 'woosy'. Well, 35
years later, he loves it. We've motored out to the end of the new runway, also
to the beach at the side of the old runway.
We haven't explored anywhere in the kayaks. I'm looking forward to going
through the canal/chanel to the other side. I'd imagine we'd need to be
slathered in bug spray?
Allan took part of his scuba course in Calgary, and he's doing a checkout this
morning, and then two of his open water dives this afternoon. He knew that it
would be less expensive here, but didn't want to feel rushed if trying to keep
up with bright and quick young things.
Anyway, that's all for now. Your place is great and we are super-happy. The
timing couldn't have been better: the weather in Ca;gary was -20c the day we
laft, and my contract was up on my job, so I was at a loose end. Now of course
I just try to wangle a way to STAY here!!Like everyone else I imagine.
All the best,
Jo and Allan
Deanna's family is 4 generations on Utila. She and Ed spend about 3 months out of the year here in their 2nd home, also located in the Blue Bayou area. We are making plans to live full time on the island because of its beauty, hospitality and long family history.
The Beach House in Blue Bayou is close enough to town to shop, dine and take in the island's culture, yet situated in one of the most private and quietest areas on the island. Truly, the diving and snorkeling right outside the front door is unrivaled.
The warm Caribbean Sea is right out your front door, literally. If you dive, snorkel or just love playing in the ocean, this property is for you.
From right out your own front door, there is birdwatching, eagle ray watching & lots of aquatic life to take in. Only a short walk to town, where there are excellent restaurants and bars. There are many grocery markets, banking, a public beach, internet cafe, and night life for the younger crowd. Take a 10 minute boat ride to spend a day on your own private cay, swimming, snorkeling and picnicking. A kayak trip to the north shore is a must!