Toucan Blue is a beautiful beach house located 20 kilometers east of the Roatan International airport, mid-island on the scenic north shore in Milton Bight. The water of the Caribbean is just steps from the front door and the second largest barrier reef in the world is approximately 300 meters before you. Enjoy the serenity as you look out upon the sea and the never tiring view.
Roatan, one of the Bay Islands of Honduras, is included in the book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Shultz. For years, Roatan was known mainly to divers for the exquisite diving adventure around the barrier reef. The improved infrastructure on the island now brings growing tourism and cruise ship passengers. English is the language of the island, with Spanish widely spoken, and US currency is accepted.
Toucan Blue is perfect for divers, snorkelers, family, or friends. It is a single family home with main living areas and four private bedrooms with flexible rates depending on the number of guests. The bedrooms not required will simply not be made up or accessible, they will not be rented to others. Escape the tourist crowds for the solitude, peace, and tranquility of Toucan Blue.
There are only four other homes on the white sand peninsula that share the dock with Toucan Blue, with security on site. At the end of the dock there is a thatched palapa with benches—a great place for morning coffee at sunrise or beverages at sunset. From the palapa setting, both sunrise and sunset can be events.
The house is decorated in lively Caribbean colors and each room has ceiling fans and air conditioning, if needed. The bright, open main floor on the upper level includes the living area, kitchen, dining, half bath, and huge deck. The large sapphire blue bedroom with private bathroom/shower is also on the upper level with patio doors opening to the deck. It may not be well suited to small children.
There are indoor/outdoor speakers for music while upstairs in the house or on the deck. There is Direct TV (basic plan) and DVD player for those times that you want to be indoors, and you can keep in touch other others using the wireless internet connection. There are many books, games, puzzles, music and movie choices at the house for your enjoyment.
The large, covered, ceramic tiled outdoor deck is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the tranquil setting and endless view. It is likely the place that you will spend most of your time while at the house. It is also a great place to laze in the hammocks, listen to the waves breaking over the reef, watch the hummingbirds at the feeder, or sit by the railing and gaze at the star filled sky at night. Shade sails have been added to help keep the deck cool by blocking some of the afternoon sun.
The patio table seats six with another table and chairs for additional deck seating/dining available. The BBQ grill is handy adjacent to the kitchen, in a separate deck area. A local cook is available for a nominal fee if you are interested in having island meals prepared at the house.
The lower level includes the large emerald green bedroom with private bathroom/shower, and the two other bedrooms that share a full bathroom with tub/shower. There is a laundry room with full size washer and dryer. An outdoor shower is available to wash off the sand before entering the home.
Enjoy the stunning views of the Caribbean Sea from this vacation home, paddle the sea inside the barrier reef in the two provided sea kayaks, stroll the white sand beach, view sea life from the dock, or gently swing in one of the hammocks on the deck.
For divers, a Subway dive shop is located at nearby Turquoise Bay Resort. You may be able to make arrangements to be picked up at the community dock located immediately in front of Toucan Blue.
Toucan Blue was recognized in July 2011 for a 'Rated Excellent' digital badge. 'This exclusive award recognizes outstanding vacation rentals based on reviews from past guests.'
The modern international airport welcomes direct flights from the US, with many more flights that connect through cities such as La Ceiba and San Pedro Sula on the mainland.
Our property managers will meet you upon arrival and escort you to the house, stopping at the supermarket on the way if you wish. They will familiarize you with Toucan Blue and surroundings, and will be available for any questions you may have while you are a guest. There is a cell phone at the house for use during your stay.
Island attractions include zipline/canopy tours, botanical gardens, golfing at the new Black Pearl golf course designed by Pete Dye, and water sports of all kinds. Roatan is a diver’s paradise, but you can also snorkel, swim with dolphins, kayak…or just relax. Enjoy the views of the crystal clear water in various shades of blue and the lush green hills from overlook vistas.
To further enjoy the sights of Roatan, we have a 4-wheel drive, automatic transmission Isuzu Trooper SUV for rental to interested guests for economical rental rate of $350/week. It comfortably seats 5 passengers. You will need a vehicle to get around and explore the island.
Make Toucan Blue your home while experiencing the beautiful island of Roatan!
Keywords: Beach House, villa
"Truely Wonderful Roatan Island Vacation Home"
From the moment we arrived we felt welcome and at home. We loved the floor plan of the home with the Master upstairs and 2 others below nicely facing the beach. What a view from all. Our favorite spots are tied between the palapa at the end of the dock and the awesome deck/living area pictured in description. They even had beach towels and a few water shoes (Very much needed) to use. To walk out a few feet from the dock and see the beautiful red star fish and The Kayaks were definitely a plus. As well as the option of the car, this is a must. The location of the house is about half way in the middle of the Island 45 minutes to an hour from the very populated and touristy "West End" We were there in the west end one day to try Sea trekking, which was a blast, but were happy to get "home" to Toucan Blue to truely get away from it all.
The caretakers Wilfred and Daniel and their families are great resources and kept the beaches beautiful for our stay. Wendy, Wilfred’s daughter was a great guide for our walk into Milton Bight one evening to pick up food and go to one of the local bars for a cerveza. Quite an experience! Wendy also cooked a good meal for us during our stay. Her warm smile and gracious manor will always be remembered.
The nice folks at Subway water sports at Turquoise Bay (almost next door) took us on some great diving/snorkeling tours and a fishing trip. Captain JT was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Dive guide Osmond was a fun guide as well. They even dropped us off at the dock in the evening.
It was wonderful having Turquoise Bay resort nearby to dine as well. They had a good menu and a beautiful view.
The only thing we didn’t like were the bugs (no see-ums) we used 3 cans of off while we were there. It was very nice of the owners to provide a new bottle upon arrival. I guess the bugs only like some people because the other couple traveling with us only had a few bites. My son, husband and I got more than our share.
The bugs won’t keep us away though. We are planning on returning and would welcome the chance to stay at Toucan Blue House!
Dive shop nearby to arrange diving, snorkeling, or fishing trips.
Restaurants a short drive away.
Other Activities: Kayaking
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
2 guests/1 bdrm rate
Dec 8 2013 - Dec 20 2014
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Notes||1-2 guests/1 bdrm $975/week; 3-4 guests/2 bdrms $1175/week; 5-6 guests/3 bdrms $1425; 7-8 guests/4 bdrms $1675/week.
There will be a reasonable allowance for electricity consumption for the rental period and varies depending on the number of guests. Usage over the allotted amount will be charged at $.45/kwh and will be deducted from the security/damage deposit amount
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.