PINEAPPLE HOUSE-WINNER 2012 TOP VACATION RENTAL UTILA

Laurence Hegarty

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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PINEAPPLE HOUSE-WINNER 2012 TOP VACATION RENTAL UTILA

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House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Get away from it all at the Pineapple House, a newly constructed luxury beachfront home located on the white sands of Treasure Beach.

Located three miles from Utila town and ONLY ACCESSIBLE BY BOAT, a vacation at the Pineapple House is ideal for romantic couples wanting peace and privacy or adult friends and families looking to relax and reconnect.

The large great room has soaring 18 ft. high ceilings and multiple French doors opening onto a wide wrap around veranda with sweeping views of the beach, ocean, the Utila Cays and the mainland mountains on the horizon.

The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and the large dinning table seats eight.

The master bedroom has a queen sized canopy bed, walk in closet, en-suite bathroom and French doors opening onto a sea view veranda. There are three more bedrooms, two of which have French doors that open directly onto the beach, all have queen sized beds, large closets and there are two more full bathrooms.

The Pineapple House is tastefully furnished and all table ware, bed linens and towels are of the finest quality. The shady verandas are also furnished and perfect for lounging and siestas, as is the beach with its hammocks, sun beds and casitas.

A large sunbathing/star gazing deck is built over the water, enjoy cooling breezes as you look at the coral reef below or enjoy sunsets over the cays.

Diving and fishing trips are easily arranged as are trips to the Utila Cays and the snorkeling right in front of the house is world class.

Featuring over 2800 sq. ft. of living space and 600 sq. ft. of covered verandas, the Pineapple House can be rented as a two, three or four bedroom home comfortably accommodating up to 8 adults.

For larger groups we can also offer the delightful CORAL HOUSE which can accommodate an additional eight people in its three queen bedrooms/three bathrooms and a fourth bedroom with two twin beds. The Coral House also features a full kitchen and living room with multiple sets of french doors that open onto a huge wrap around veranda. The Coral House is located approx 150+ft down the beach from The Pineapple House.

Rental includes pick up from Utila town on your arrival day and return boat trip to town on check out day (no boat transfers at night).

Delivery of meals or gourmet meals prepared and served in the house are available via a talented young French chef and a nice restaurant (utila' best) and bar are located only 10-15 minutes walk down the beach at utopia resort. The local style bars and restaurants on the utila cays are only a 5 minute boat ride away.

Our onsite property managers Dave and Trish offer a complete concierge service. Transfers from roatan or mainland honduras? Scuba diving, fishing trips, guided kayak tours, sunsets on deserted islands? Kitchen stocked with your favorite food and drinks? Just ask.

Keywords: beach front, luxury, private,

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
Heaven on Earth





We spent one of the best weeks ever at Pineapple House. The house was perfect for my family of six (four children 8-15). The property manager was beyond helpful and the owner was a tremendous asset. We did nothing but relax in the sun everyday and eat fresh seafood. Pictures could not describe the beauty of the house, water and island. The people of the island were friendly and despite the State department Honduras warnings we felt perfectly safe. Perfect get away if you want to get off the grid and have no outside influences in your life. One of the most relaxing vacation in years. We travel six weeks a year to the islands and this is by far one of the best. The trip was an adventure worth repeating. No significant negatives except you must remember to have enough cash to pay the Honduras departure tax (about $40 us per person) and the fee to have the groundskeeper run you into town I felt was overpriced considering people from the island 50yds away went back and forth all day and I am sure do not pay $60. Other than these two issues, I can't say enough positives.
Apr 2011
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Laurence Hegarty

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english

My wife and I share a mutual love of scuba diving which has fueled our passion for travel and that's how we first discovered the beautiful island of Utila.

We'd been visiting the island regularly for a couple of years, when in 2005 we purchased several pieces of beachfront land at Treasure Beach. Our first home, the Coral House, was completed in 2007 and our second, the Pineapple House, was finished in early 2009.

We love helping our guests get the most (or least) from their time here and of course diving whenever we get the chance.

Laurence Hegarty purchased this house in 2009

I used to love to visit Ambergris Caye Belize in the early nineties and had always wanted to buy property there but somehow never did. When i first visited Utila in 2003 it reminded me of what Ambergris Caye used to be like (but sadly no longer is), quiet, no cruise ships, no chains, no golf courses, no roads and unaffected friendly locals. So this time i took the plunge, determined to enjoy a Caribbean island before it was spoiled by the 21st century.

Treasure Beach is three miles from town and can only be reached by boat, this makes it perfect for those seeking to leave the tourist hoards behind and find peace and privacy. If you're looking for discos, buffets and hard rock t-shirts, you'll hate it. Those seeking warm water, snorkeling, shell collecting, an empty beach, star gazing, diving and boat trips to little cays inhabited by fisherman will love it. there is also a restaurant (utila' best) and beach bar thats only 10-15 mins walk up the beach.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Utila Bay Islands Honduras
Paoli, PA
5

MAGICAL, PERFECT, LUXURIOUS SNORKEL BEACH HOUSE FOR COUPLES OR FAMILIES ALIKE!!!

  • 5 of 5
When you stay at Pineapple House, you will experience the best Utila has to offer!!! With its spacious, tall cathedral ceiling in the great room, modern appliances, spacious bedrooms, sumptuous bathrooms, incredible wrap-around deck; Pineapple House has everything that a family or couple needs!!! It is perfectly described in the ad; Pineapple House is a perfect home! It is spotlessly clean, with warm, wood floors, and lovely furniture! The water is only steps away from the house! You can snorkel for hours right in front of your home in near privacy on pristine reefs that are filled with an array of fish and marine life. Every morning, my husband and I had our coffee on the lovely dock, and saw a myriad of fish from a moral eel to a small squid to a spotted sting ray swim by! You can enter the water from the beach, and step into a world of blue, illuminated by the sun, and perfect coral heads! Dozens of juvenile and adult angels, parrot fish, bait fish, puffers and so many more varieties of tropical fish will greet you just seconds away from the wrap around porch!!! Every morning we were greeted with the singing of the birds, and the sound of the surf! At night, you can look up and see a myriad of stars in the sky! Utila is reknown for its snorkeling; but we found the people of Utila to be its true treasure!! The people we met started out as vacation friends; but now are family, in our hearts! Dave and Trish Steffan were the perfect hosts; attentive to our every need, and always ready to schedule any activity that we wanted. They not only served as our guide to Utila; but also treated us as family. They were perfect!! Our boat captain, Mr. Herman, was incredible!!!! With his warm smile and perfect skill at piloting a boat; he made every trip special and beautiful. Mr. Herman made our trips to town, snorkeling at Water Cay and Turtle Harbor, our day at Neptune Beach, and our fishing trip the highlights of our stay!!! He is not only a one of a kind captain; but also a unique, warm, and caring one of a kind person. He, to us, symbolizes the beauty of Utila, with his warm laugh, great smile, and great perspective about life on Utila. If you go to Utila, you must meet Mr. Herman. He is very special!!! Native Utilians Alexander and Orlando, showed us the real beauty of Utila with their attentiveness, sense of humor, and story telling. You will never forget this special island or his beautiful vacation getaway, the Pineapple House!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for such a nice review of the pineapple house and treasure beach and for such kind words about the staff you encountered. we hope you will return soon, guests such as you make our work a joy.
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Utila Bay Islands Honduras
Québec, Canada
5

Perfect Pineapple house

  • 5 of 5
A beautiful well appointed house. Private beach. The reef in front of the house makes for stellar snorkling. The caretakers Dave and Trish are amazing.
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thank you for the kind words, we hope you will be our guests again, soon.
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Utila Bay Islands Honduras
5

Treasurer Beach Gem!

  • 5 of 5
Will keep this short as all reviews are exactly the way this property is. We were two couples staying early May and had the best holiday. If you are a snorkerler/diver you will love this place. We have been to Cozumel, Belize, Turneffe island and this has been the best snorkeling overall. If you want to just hang out and relax this place is peaceful. Tip: If you are a snorkerler walk down the beach to Utopia village and snorkel back with the current. It only takes about an hour to do. You will be grounded and on island time with in days. We did our own cooking but went to Chez Lolas which was really nice one night. Good food and really nice. Dave/Trish do a great job on grocery shopping. About the property managers: Dave and Trish do a wonderful job on ensuring you have everything and your vacation meets your expectations. Peter also who is new to the crew will cook for you. We can't say enough about all the really nice people we met. We are still really missing this place. Thanks to everyone for making our holiday extra special.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Utila Bay Islands Honduras
Thunder Bay, On, Can.
5

South Shore Rules!!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Pineapple house for a month! We found it went too quickly! Dave and Trish, our wonderful caretakers, are amazing, colorful people! They introduced us to many parts of the island, the cultures, the people and different foods! A definite to do was going to "Water Cayes" for the day- A beautiful white sandy beach, on a small cay, with no one around and clear blue water! We experienced so much with Dave and Trish! They go beyond any other, to ensure you have the best vacation! We enjoyed going to Utila town for day trips, eating and drinks at local restaurants and , of course, our fave "Skid Row", the name says it all! We also enjoyed going to Pigeon Cayes for groceries, fresh fish or drinks at local bars. Treasure Beach is amazing! The best snorkellling was right off of the dock! You could actually see many different species of fish, sitting on edge of dock! 2 people of our group are divers and Dave and Trish arranged the best dive master for us, taking us on 28 dives! The balcony, on the dock, was great for sunning or evening sunsets! The house was amazing! We had everything we could ask for and more! A word to the wise to bring long sleeved shirts and pants, as sand flies do come out at night. We will definitely be returning!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Utila Bay Islands Honduras
Tucson, AZ
5

Gorgeous Secluded Private Beach

  • 5 of 5
Staying at the Pineapple House is a truly fantastic life experience! My husband and I stayed for a week in November and delighted in the beautiful home, friendly caretakers, Dave and Trish, and the feeling of living on our own private beach.
From the time of our arrival by boat from the other side of the island we were completely relaxed and able to enjoy the view from the porch, snorkel in the pristine coral reef in front of the house and walk the beach looking for shells.
The accommodations are elegant. Laurence and Beth have done a fabulous job of decorating this home in a style that is at once casual and grand. It was fun to cook in the huge kitchen and to share a meal with Dave and Trish. We got delicious fresh fish on our first day on the island and were able to go into town to go shopping, although Dave will do this for you if you prefer.
This house is perfect for a couple, a small family or two couples. There is opportunity to explore, meet the neighbors, go to the Cays (Cayas Cochinos) or just hang out and relax. It was wonderful to have access to a washing machine. Internet access is limited but Trish will help you if you need to be connected.
Please consider donating to BICA (Bay Islands Conservation Association) to help conserve this area of the world.
We highly recommend this gorgeous home for your stay on Utila.
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thank you for the kind words, we hope to have the pleasure of your company again someday.
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Utila Bay Islands Honduras
Chicago Illinois
5

Amazing getaway for our Honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely honeymoon at the pineapple house. The snorkeling in front of the house was fantastic, with a beautiful array of tropical fish. The private pier was a great place to get a cool breeze or watch the stars. The house itself is right on the beach and very comfortable. Dave and Trish were lovely hosts. They know the meaning of service. They know all ins and outs of the island. The fishing trip they arranged for us with Mr. Herman was a lot of fun. Fresh caught grouper is delicious! The deserted island they took us to was also a highlight. We cant wait to return to the pineapple house! We highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 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
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
utila
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
utila town
Nearest Beach
on the beach
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
utopia resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
utopia resort
Nearest Point of Interest
diamond cay
Nearest Point of Interest
pigeon cay
Nearest Point of Interest
utila town
Nearest Point of Interest
water cay
Nearest Point of Interest
utopia resort
Nearest Point of Interest
the purple pelican
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

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5 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Notes discounted rates apply to stays of two weeks or more. contact the owner for a quote.
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Amenities

Amenities

Utila House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Gazebo
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Notes:
the house has two ocean kayaks and there is a private dock with an elevated sunbathing/star gazing deck built out over the water. from this deck you can watch the sunset or sunrise and observe the tropical fish on the coral reef below.
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