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Beach Front House with Dock, Swim Platform, Snorking & Shuffleboard

Brad & Ruth

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
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Beach Front House with Dock, Swim Platform, Snorking & Shuffleboard

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Roatan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 bath + Detached Unit 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8-12+)

Roatan is in the Bay Islands of Honduras and is the best kept secret of Central America. It is like stepping back in time. Please view our new video of the island and the house. Our property is professionally managed by Ruth and Brad of Island House Roatan Management company.

The house includes an outdoor kitchen & beach bar in front of the house with a Napoleon Grill with a searing station, double rotisserie and wood smoking tray. We also utilize a solar array for our hot water needs.

A biodegradable and pet friendly mosquito misting system has been installed and is working with excellent results. The yard has banana, mango, almond, coconut, noni, and various other local fruit trees and the endangered Emerald Hummingbird hangs out quite frequently at the many Hibiscus plants we have and they are not camera shy.

This house has two bedrooms upstairs, each with a king bed. The living, kitchen and dining rooms are on the upper level as well with central AC. There are two additional bedrooms downstairs; one with a king bed, the second with two singles, there's a bathroom which joins these two lower level bedrooms. Both rooms have AC.

If four bedrooms is not enough for your group, there is a separate private apartment available that will sleep four to six (two queen beds, a new queen sleeper and 2 foam pads available for children) and has 2 separate AC units.

Our neighbors live in Roatan full time and are right next door for any emergency or help with anything on the island. They are the nicest people you will meet. They help provide security and stability in our neighborhood and are always willing to help out our guests. They can provide fishing charters and are quite knowledgeable about all the local fish.

Yoni, who is our full time caretaker, speaks some English, but his first language is Spanish. He loves to fish and may tell you some of his fishing secrets. He lives on site and maintains the premises and grounds, and provides night time security by living in the rear of the property with his two young children and wife. He makes sure everybody is safe and sound, including our guests.

You can walk down the beach for breakfast and then return to the house, grab your gear and snorkel at one of the worlds nicest beaches, 'West Bay Beach', it is a short walk (1/2 mile) from the house; the diving, snorkeling and sunbathing are excellent here. Or you could snorkel out (400 yards) in front of the house, to the Mesoamerican barrier reef, the worlds second largest barrier reef. The translucant turquoise water's here have a average temperture of 80 F / 27 C. The fishing is excellent for Mahi-Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Barracuda, Sailfish, Sea Bass, Grouper, Red Snapper and Wahoo, which are very abundant in these waters.

On the walk between the house and West End there are some rock outcroppings that you will have to walk over, or if the tide is out you can walk around them in shallow water. On the walk along the beach to West Bay, there is a metal bridge that you will have to use.

Or if walking isn't for you, just stand on the end of our dock and flag down a water taxi.

After an afternoon of snorkeling, you can walk to town for the evening dinner and night life, then take a cab home, or stay at home and enjoy the beautiful sunset and grill your fresh caught seafood for dinner!

The sunsets are what this house is famous for; it's right on the beach and has a dock and palapa to sit under and sip your drinks while watching the sunset! The warm tropical air and warm water will entice you every time.

Although there is a dock at the house, it is not a private dock. In fact no dock on the island is private. You may find that locals will use it to have a break on their walk between West End and West Bay, they never stay long and are always very friendly.

Local charter companies will schedule a pick up at our dock for any diving, fishing or island adventure excursions you may have.

If you are not renting a car, the property managers can arrange your ride from/to the airport (which is recommended). At the time you make these arrangements they will let you know the cost. Otherwise, there are always taxis waiting at the airport and you can negotiate you own fare. If you do decide to rent a vehicle, it is recommended that you rent a 4 wheel drive vehicle, due to the road being in poor condition during the rainy season. Remember there are no house numbers of street names on the island, so at times the taxis will need some directions to the house.

Our large local grocery stores are going green - they've recently stopped using plastic bags. We recommend you bring some re-usable shopping bags with you.

Please come and visit us in Roatan, Honduras. Your next adventure to fun and sun!

Listed below are a few of the activities here on the island:

Scuba Diving & Scuba Certification

Snorkeling or Glass bottom boat

Underwater Photography Course

Fishing & Fishing Charters

Day trip to Cayos Cochinos (Hog Islands) or Sailing/boat charters & Hobie Cat rental

Submarine ride

Paddle boarding

Mangrove tunnel tour by boat

Island tour road trip (which can include any of the activities shown here)

Arboretum tour (tropical conservatory, plants, bird watching, nature trails)

Botanical gardens and hiking trail

Mayan Eden (butterfly farm, indigenous animals, hiking trail)

Canopy tour/zip line & Arch's Iguana Farm

Helping or visiting a non-profit, bringing donations or supplies

East End beaches (stretches of undeveloped beaches, restaurant, amenities & Garifuna viliage's)

Spa/Wellness, Massage Therapist-private visit to your house, Yoga (private instructor available)

Chef Blackie cooking at your house

Horseback riding & Golf


Published rates are for the Upper Level 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom (main floor). Additional bedrooms can be added for an additional charge. Please scroll to the 'notes' beneath the rate chart to view the costs of differing options.

Keywords: Private house, Beach front, dock, ocean view

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Brad & Ruth (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 14, 2015

About Brad & Ruth

Purchased in 2008, I love Roatan! The first time I walked through the door I knew I was home. Gail and I have put our own special touches into this house and we both hope all who stay here enjoy themselves.

Brad & Ruth purchased this house in 2008

Why Brad & Ruth chose Roatan

The diving, snorkeling & fishing are fantastic. The local people are so friendly. The fish and lobster are always fresh and the morning walks on the beach is one of my favorites.

What makes this house unique

The swimming and snorkeling are the best there is! The dock has a palapa to sit under to get out of the sun (with a hammock which hangs partially over the water). If you like the sun, there is a large swimming platform which is a great place to get a tan or to cannonball from (to splash all those tanning bodies). Or just relax on one of our water loungers. Don't forget to take the portable speaker with you to enjoy some music while on the dock. Fresh drinks are only a few steps away at the new beach bar.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The beautiful beachfront house is excellent for some r&r but also ideally located to go out for day trips snorkeling, scuba diving, ziplining etc. Watet taxis come by regularly but you can easily walk or kayak to the little towns on either side of the house. Lots of new renovations have been done to the house and the pride of ownership shows. The swimming was great and sitting out under the stars at night was spectacular. I would recommend this property to anyone. Spectacular!
Feb 2012
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Beach Front House with Dock, Swim Platform, Snorking & Shuffleboard
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 57 reviews
Almonte, ON Canada

10 days in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I just got back from 10 days at the best spot on Roatan. This was my 2nd visit and I'm already starting to plan on coming back for a 3rd time. This is now my official favorite vacation spot.

Sunset House is well situated on a beautiful stretch of beach between West End and West Bay. The house is beautifully maintained, air conditioned and has everything you'll want for your vacation, including a fantastic outdoor bar and barbecue. The grounds are gorgeous, with a lot of palm, banana and almond trees that provide plenty of shade.

Water taxis pass by regularly so you can easily travel back and forth from West End and West Bay. West End has lots of shops and restaurants, and many dive shops if you're a scuba diver or want to learn. It's an excellent location for both snorkeling and scuba diving.

West Bay is a stretch of beach at the end of the island with number of resorts and restaurants. I'd highly recommend going to The Grand Roatan at the very end by the rock cliffs. The food there was excellent and it's never very busy. It's a great place place to go for lunch and to snorkel, or for an evening meal.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sep 2013 -Home Away from Home and then Some ...

  • 5 of 5

The memories of Sunset House are still fresh in my mind since my last & only visit. It’s been awhile since I’ve been there with friends & I can still feel the warm sun & water calling me back. What’s not fabulous about this place? The beach is there, yes right there as you step outside. Steps away to the clear blue water, a little longer if you want to jump off the dock. There’s the white sand under foot whether walking on it or playing volleyball or badminton. The outdoor breakfast/brunch and dinner nook as I call it (lol) was a favorite spot to start off & finish the days with friends. I tell yah, those ‘monkey-lah-lahs’ always went down best when lounging in the hammocks or floating on the water while watching the tropical wildlife under you & WOW what a variety of tropical life around you. Roatan is a haven for snorkelers & scuba divers but you don’t have to be one to visit. I was a first time snorkeler & couldn’t get enough of it. The varieties of tropical fish (just like Nemo), the coral comes in all shapes & sizes & then there are starfish. I actually held one in my hand & man they are heavy. While coming home from a snorkeling expedition, dolphins swam along-side the boat; flying fish travelling distances out of the water …. See I told you it is still fresh in my mind.

The town is not far from the house & local entertainment & restaurants are in abundance. The grocery stores carry pretty much what we have here in Canada & then some! You will need vehicle to get to where you are going whether you rent a car or use the water taxis. Sunset House is close to everything & far enough away from public tourism giving you the privacy you seek. You can walk along the beach from the house to West Bay in bare feet but I advise you to wear sandals because at times there are rocks you need to walk over & a bridge made of medal. Local vendors offer shopping & we caught a water taxi back from the West Bay beach.

Sunset House has all the amenities of home –washer, dryer, air conditioning, etc. Drinking water is in good supply. They have this amazing bug repellent system in place; an outdoor shower, picnic tables, sports equipment.... The property is well cared for by the owners & property managers. The grounds are attended to daily but it’s up to you to clean-up after your meals after all this is your home for the time you are there! Last thing said; go to Sunset House, Roatan. You won’t regret it & when you are through you’ll be begging to go back for more!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Heaven with sand

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth stay at Sunset house and I wanted to stay.....forever. What a GREAT time!! I loved sitting on the porch, in the hammocks or on the dock. If the sun was too bright at sunset just close the curtains, you can still see through them and enjoy beach without the blinding sun. The house is so comfortable with king size beds; clean sheets the ability to do laundry on site, the full size kitchen, all the comforts of home including AC. We stopped at the grocery store when we arrived and bought enough food for our stay. We did plan on eating out and were not disappointed with the selection of restaurants and they employ the nicest wait staff. The Thai restaurant was my favorite. The chicken dishes tasted so fresh and cooked to perfection. I had many of the chicken dishes along with the vegetables (many locally grown) but I still ate healthy. The fresh fish, shrimp never get old and are prepared by cooks who know how to cook. The breakfast burritos where the best ever. I had lots of exercise between the swimming, snorkeling, renting the sail boat, using the various floatation devices (water saddle was my favorite) and just walking. The horseshoe pits are a nice addition and we would have played more but there was just so much to do. I would be remiss not to mention the sunsets, we sat out on the dock many a night just waiting for the sun to set so we could take pictures and admire Gods handy work. The way the moon lays in the sky is at such a different angle than at home. Yonny (the caretaker) was very helpful, he set us up with a fishing trip and we shared the fish with him. The MahiMahi was delicious. The various native birds delight me every time. We had TV but didn't bother watching it, the internet for checking emails, books to read and board games to play. The bar and BBQ on the beach are great you don't have to upstairs to have dinner and a drink. Taking a shower before even coming upstairs was a nice amenity. Be sure to dip your feet in the water dish before coming inside to keep those pesky sand fleas off your feet and out of the house. Mark has done a wonderful job at making this place not only a home away from home but a home to back to.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bennington, Vermont, USA

Best house on Roatan!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time during our 8 night stay at Sunset House. We had a group of 8 and rented both the main house and the guest house. We enjoyed relaxing on the porch, in the hammocks, and on the dock under the palapa. The bar with the grill is great too. The house is well kept and looks even better than in the photos!

Yoni (probably not how it's spelled but how it sounds) is the property caretaker who lives in the lower level of the guest house. He takes excellent care of the house and grounds. He went fishing with us and cut down some coconuts for us to try! He rakes the sand every day and is always there if you need him.

We had two meals prepared by chef Blackie's service and they were both outstanding. We highly recommend the coconut shrimp and garlic cream shrimp!

Junior the concierge set us up with a great snorkeling trip. He handled everything that we needed and was always available by phone and email. Both Junior and Ruth were very helpful when one of our guests needed medical attention. If you find yourself needing to see a doctor, the public clinic at Anthony's Key Resort is the place to go.

Chris and his family next door are very generous and helpful. Everyone else we met who lived in the area was also very kind.

The house is located about half way between West End and West Bay beach. You can walk to either although the walk to West End is more difficult due to rocky outcrops, but it can be done. The walk to West Bay is easier and we did it several times at night in a group and felt very safe. Definitely bring flash lights for walking at night. From what we saw, Sunset House was the nicest rental between West End and West Bay. Water taxi's go by frequently and are an easy way to get to West End or West Bay for about $3 per person. The house comes with a cell phone that you can take with you when you go out which was a great feature.

Some from our group kayaked to the reef in front of the house and snorkeled there. It's not that far and definitely do-able.

We can't say enough great things about our stay at Sunset House and would definitely recommend it to anyone planning a Roatan vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great place

  • 4 of 5

Great place, as adverstized and has everything you need to make an enjoyable vacation. Nine of us stayed for a week, six adults and three kids under 8. Felt like a very safe location and many of the neighbours will come by and say hello. We rented vehicles, not that we needed them a whole lot, but the covenience factor was well worth it.

Would have given 5 stars, but the upstairs air conditioning was not working properly.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I sincerely apologize for the thermostat not working properly upstairs. We installed a new digital one and it failed. We did install the old manual thermostat again and it did work fine. Some times it is out of our control and equipment does break down. I sure hope this small incidence did not ruin your vacation with us, as we try to make sure all the maintenance needs and mechanical failures/emergency's are dealt with in a timely manner and our responses times where to your satisfaction.
Detroit, MI

A Special Place...

  • 5 of 5

This was my third stay at the Sunset House and I decided to stay in the back apartment above the caretakers quarters. It was great! The "Turtle Apartment" Has a full kitchen, full bath and two AC units! There is a very comfy couch that folds out into a bed in the living room too (not shown in the photos or video). My friends were staying in the main house and I didn't book until a week before my trip. The owners were very accommodating with my late booking by the way, no stress whatsoever.

Now for the updates... every time I come back there are updates... i love this place...

Solar Panels: The new solar panels keep the hot water hot... even outside in the outdoor shower. These are only on the main house (not the Turtle Apartment) however.

New Bathroom: The owners added a new bathroom in the back part of the main house so you don't need to go inside or upstairs if your just running in from snorkeling or swimming. Makes it really convenient when nature calls.

The Sailboat: I rented the 15 foot Hobie Cat one day and had so much fun I rented it again the following day. It's really easy to use and sooo much fun. It seats 4 but goes a lot faster with just 2 people... or even faster with just one person!!!

New paint and rugs and shades in the main house. Very nice updates! See the video for the latest.

AC: The two new AC units in the Turtle Apartment work great! They have remote controls and keep the apartment very comfy during the night. There is also a new fan in the downstairs bedroom (of the main house) fixed to the wall.

Staying in the back apartment was great. I really felt like one of the locals (not a tourist) and enjoyed getting to know the neighbors. Joni the caretaker lives downstairs and is extremely helpful with whatever you need. The entire estate is very safe.

My only complaint would be that I only stayed for one week... I need to stop doing this. Book the Sunset House for two weeks. TRUST ME. Overall I highly recommend the Sunset House and everything you see in the pictures and video is 100% accurate.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport (RTB)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
los rocas & barefoot
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Safe Way Maritime transportation
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
los rocas & barefoot
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
West Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

We have two 3-man open ocean kayaks for use with comforable back supports.


Rates & Availability

Roatan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas & New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 3
7 nights
Jan 4 - Mar 27
5 nights
Easter 2015
Mar 28 - Apr 5
7 nights
Easter 2014
Apr 12 - Apr 20
7 nights
Apr 6 - Apr 30
5 nights
Apr 21 - Apr 30
5 nights
May 1 - Nov 30
5 nights
Dec 1 - Dec 19
5 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Mid-week maid service is included for weekly rentals.
There is a security deposit due at check-in of $500.
Laundry service is available for $5 per load.
Please contact us for accurate rate quotes and availability.
50% payment to confirm reservation, bal due 45 days prior to arrival
Published rates are for main house Upper level 2 bdrm, 1 bath.
Rental Rates for additional rooms:
As 3 bedroom 2 bathroom additional $245/week on top of published rates
As 4 bedroom 2 bathroom additional $490/week on top of published rates
Add the guest house to any option for an extra $840/week year round or $1000/week Holidays
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Roatan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 5 (back apartment) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , with hot water
    Bathroom 2 (main house-downstairs) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 (main house-up stairs) - toilet , shower
  • solar hot water system
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , upstairs in main house
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , upstairs in main house
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , downstairs in main house
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , downstairs in main house
    Detached Unit - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , upstairs back apartment
  • Main House - King Beds (3), Twin/Single Beds (2), Detached Unit - Queen Beds (2), new queen size sofa sleeper .
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There are four water hammocks and one ocean lounger (which will hold 300 pounds) - all great for floating around in the water and a new shuffleboard

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