ORCHID BREEZE/2BR HOME/OCEANVIEWS/50 FT FROM BEACH/SNORKELING/WESTBAY

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Heaven is a home near the beach-in Roatan!

Orchid Breeze is one of seven new Caribbean style homes, in the private, Orchid Beach Village near the beach. Our island style home is situated on a 40 ft hillside, set above the homes, on 1/3 acre, only 50 feet to the dock, . Orchid Breeze provides you with panoramic views of the Caribbean sea,unique wildlife,our beautiful tropical gardens of over 300 plants and unforgettable sunsets. Best of all- our unknown fabulous underwater aquarium at waters edge for snorkeling,swimming,kayaking, and chair raft floating in our calm waters.

LOCATION, LOCATION-THE BEST: Orchid Breeze,located midway between famous West Bay Beach and the tourist town of West End. White sandy beaches,turquoise waters and island style bars,restaurants in West Bay Beach to diverse restaurants/bars,nightlife,tourist shopping,and island tours and activities galore in West End,the best of both worlds. During daylight hours, a 3 min water taxi ride or 15 minute walk on the beach to both areas (WEATHER PERMITTING).

We recommend a car for convenience especially during rainy season (September thru December), but if no car desired, our drivers and regular taxis are available (prices negotiable)

Orchid Breeze is your home away from home. Wake up in the morning to the sounds of wildlife in the adjacent treetops. Enjoy your coffee on our spacious main deck or upper deck relaxing on the lounges or swinging in the hammock. Next, take a short walk to the beach on our private pathway for the delight of your trip-snorkeling in the clear waters of Orchid Beach for the colorful coral formations and multitude of sea life-don't forget the camera. Now it's up to the house for lunch from your gourmet kitchen or maybe barbecue some lobster on your gas grill-Yum!

But again the beach calls you, so off to relax the afternoon hours away on your chair float in our calm waters or have a siesta on the lounge chair/hammock on our deck or at the sandy beach area adjacent to Orchid Beach at the end of our wood pathway. As the day draws to a close, time for sunset. Such decisions-sand chairs on the dock or the panoramic views from the upper deck with your favorite beverage, the best of both worlds. Balinese lights, tiki torches, Caribbean music in the background, set the mood for your dinner on our main deck. Your evening ends, viewing the stars and the moon on the upper deck with a light cooling breeze-Wow! You are on top of the world. An Orchid Breeze experience, a dream come true.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a fabulous time……….great beach, beautiful water, snorkeling, kayaking, great food in both West Bay and West End, lovely and peaceful home!  Thank you so much!  We’ll be back! 



 



Kathi & Steve
Apr 2013
  • 1 of 5
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Orchid Breeze is owned by 2 couples. Eric & Karen Zimmer and Ed & Debbi Herman. We all live in Napa Valley, California. We have been friends for over 20 years and both love the warm tropical weather and beaches. The Zimmer's have 2 boys, both married and 2 granddaughters. The Herman's family consists of 2 happy brown dogs, Bogie & Dixie. Since Eric is the only one retired, he spends more time sunbathing and sleeping in the hammock while the rest of us still work. Karen and Debbi both are employed in the medical field, so their schedule permits frequent visits to Roatan. Ed, working in the busy wine business, comes when he can, but he never misses hearing about all the exciting new changes and new friends around our small island and takes full advantage of the serenity of Orchid Beach when he is visiting . We hope you too, can enjoy some time at Orchid Breeze and see how easy life can be.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

This story actually starts in 1977, when the Zimmer's took their first cruise at the age of 27. They decided then, they wanted a home in the Caribbean. Their search took them thru about 25 islands until one day, Karen met a lady in 2000 who told her to come to 'her island'. Having never heard of Roatan, off they went and 3 days after arrival decided this was 'the right island'. For 5 years the Zimmers vacationed on Roatan at West Bay Beach and invited friends to join them. The Hermans came one year and decided Roatan was also for them and so the plan formulated between the two couples. In 2005, Karen's girlfriend who lived on Roatan showed them the perfect house (Orchid Breeze), the phone call was made to the Hermans and the rest is history. Our love for warm water, sandy beaches, evening sunsets, tropical weather, great food, friendly people, close access to the states and just relaxing on calm clear waters makes Roatan the perfect place for us. We even manage a little snorkeling and diving when we are feeling ambitious. Life just does not get any better than this calm serene life Roatan allows. Orchid Breeze is perfect for us, come see for yourself and you may be living next door!

Location is the best. Orchid Breeze is just a few feet from the ocean via our own pathway but yet private with our surrounding lush extensive tropical gardens. Our home offers 2 large decks for complete relaxation and spectacular views of the ocean during the day and colorful sunsets and star gazing at night. Because Orchid Breeze is located between two hot spots on Roatan (West Bay Beach and West End) you have every activity, restaurant, bar, store available to you in minutes. We have a caretaker, housekeeper, cook if needed, babysitter, property manager or owner available at all times, drivers, 24 hr security, security safe for valuables, contacts to all activities on the island so your vacation can be carefree and safe. Just ask. Our motto and maybe yours-'Life just does not get any better'.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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4.6
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ORCHID BREEZE/2BR HOME/OCEANVIEWS/50 FT FROM BEACH/SNORKELING/WESTBAY
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews
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ORCHID BREEZE/2BR HOME/OCEANVIEWS/50 FT FROM BEACH/SNORKELING/WESTBAY
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p195780vb
(707) 812-2682 (California, USA)
Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Suwanee, GA, USA
5

Best Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Eric and Karen were excellent hosts and provided extremely useful information during our stay. The house was very nice. The beaches were beautiful and only got better as you head towards West Bay. Snorkeling right from the beach was great. So much to do, so little time. To quote my daughter, "This was the best vacation ever".
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • 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
Owner's Response: We thank you for staying with us. Great fun, great time, great family. We hope to see you in the future.
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ORCHID BREEZE/2BR HOME/OCEANVIEWS/50 FT FROM BEACH/SNORKELING/WESTBAY
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p195780vb
(707) 812-2682 (California, USA)
Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Minneapolis, MN USA
5

simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5
Well the title really says it all. Everything about Orchid Breeze is exactly how it is listed. The house is beautiful, Karen was a wealth of information, and we couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more! The location is perfect- far enough away from the tourist nightmare of West Bay that we didn't feel crowded and close enough to the laid back West End where we spent most of our time. Freddie, the house driver, is wonderful. He picked us up from the airport, made a stop at the grocery store before taking us to the house. We used him for most of our driving needs including a short island tour. He is quite the character and seems to know everyone on the island! There really is nothing more that I can say that isn't said better by the photos and description here. I highly recommend staying here if you want a laid back island experience with out the hustle and bustle of the usual tourist mess. We felt very secure in the house and were very pleased with the safe and security system. While were were on the island, we got PADI certified using Coconut Tree Dive shop located in West End. They were great and knew the house so they picked us up every day with no problem. We are looking forward to coming back....soon....and often!
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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ORCHID BREEZE/2BR HOME/OCEANVIEWS/50 FT FROM BEACH/SNORKELING/WESTBAY
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p195780vb
(707) 812-2682 (California, USA)
Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
puerto viejo, costa rica
5

100% excellent

  • 5 of 5
We so much enjoyed your house, we did not wane go home at the end of our stay. While we where planning on exploring the island this time, we ended up staying 90% of our time in and around the house. Why going elsewhere when you feel so comfortable where you already are. Eric was really nice to us. He is your best neighbor. Was very helpful to us all the time and nice to know someone keeps an eye on the place when while you are out. When our luggage did not arrive on time, Eric was very helpful to give us a ride to pick it up.
When we first checked out the location of the house on Google Earth, we thought it’s far out and not easy to access the house. In reality it just turned out to be very different. It’s actually very comfortable to be out of West end and West bay crowd. Every 5-10 you can stop a water taxi if you want to leave which dropped you of at $3 each in eighter one of the two communities. Walking to West bay is only 10 minutes and very enjoyable to. Since we did all our shopping on the first day, during our stay we did not need anything to shop for. I can recommend you to do the same.
The big difference between this house and staying at some kind of a cabin elsewhere on the island, is that you feel home. It’s a house with a soul. This makes all the difference. First off all it’s all very complete, I could not mention one thing we where missing. I loved the toasty machine.
The small beach just down the stairs is great. Very private and great snorkeling. We enjoyed it to have it quiet on our beach and not to have to share as in West Bay our beach with lots of others. Just towards the right site in the water are lots of fabulous coral formations and tons of fish. As being a fish in a big aquarium yourself. If you are a scuba diver you will even enjoy better. Roatan is by far the best of all places I dived. We used Anemone divers just on the cliff when you enter West bay. Very professional. Ask for the “ black rock” dive. This was my favorite.
On Thursday don’t forget to eat at Beaches. Wow, together with Eric we enjoyed the fantastic lobster menu. 2 lobster tales +mojito for $16!! Right on the beach at sunset. What else do you need during your vacation.
Al the ingredients to have a fantastic holidays are their. What a place. We look forward to visit again. Thank you so much Eric and Karen for all you shared with us.
Pamela & Edsart
  • Submitted: May 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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ORCHID BREEZE/2BR HOME/OCEANVIEWS/50 FT FROM BEACH/SNORKELING/WESTBAY
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p195780vb
(707) 812-2682 (California, USA)
Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Brookfield, WI
5

Welcoming House - Great Location - Super Snorkeling

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 5 was in Roatan from 12-25/1-5 and spent the last 6 night of our stay at Orchid Breeze. The house is situated in a quiet small private community about a miles beach walk either way between West End & West Bay (we were there just after rainy season and to go to West End you did need to do a little rock hoping but it was still doable via beach). West End had nice restaurants with great food/prices. One bad experience dining at the Lighthouse - our quick lunch there turned into a nearly 4 hour ordeal and to make thing worse the food was not good. Recommend Tongs, Monkey Bar, Barefoot on the Beach (right before you hit the street on the beach - great food/service our last night). West Bay in the other direction offered great snorkeling and beach sitting. I suggest trying the Deli in the Market for lunch.
The snorkeling in the shallows right in front of the house was very good and for the strong swimmer you can swim out to the reef (I would gage at 1/4 mile out might be more). We saw fish of all variety including a group a sea turtles and a star fish. My sons 12, 20 & 22 loved it.
The house had everything you good need including great views (it sits above 2 other houses but you still have good ocean views and lush forest around). There was a bottom deck with a hammock, plenty of seating and a table perfect for family games. The upper deck was great for taking in the weather or sun in mid afternoon. Inside had comfortable furniture, fans, ac, large dining table, well stocked kitchen (including basic spices, plastic wraps, coffee filters and other small things that are nice to not have to purchase while traveling). The Eldons store which has everything else you might want was about 20 min drive back toward the airport - not to far.
I would recommend a vehicle for ease on the island. No problem finding things as there is mainly only one road (just take it slow). I recommend Thrifty, they are in the airport. I originally setup with Dollar but couldn't get a person on island to confirm so I switched. I was so happy I did because nobody was at Dollar when we arrived. If you like to fish seak out Captain Clay on West End. He will do fishing, island & snorkeling trips. Originally from Louisiana He was great to deal with.
I would highly recommend Orchid Breeze it is in a great spot and the island Managers Brad/wife Ruth, who watch while the owners aren't there, attended to any ?'s / problems we had very promptly.
MANY THANKS
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • 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
business
ORCHID BREEZE/2BR HOME/OCEANVIEWS/50 FT FROM BEACH/SNORKELING/WESTBAY
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p195780vb
(707) 812-2682 (California, USA)
Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Denver Colordao
5

Great, relaxing vacation in Roatan

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at Orchid Breeze for 2 weeks with my son and his girlfriend. Roatan has by far the best reef and snorkeling I have experienced: Tahiti included. The water is clean and reef is healthy. We loved this location because it was half way between two beach towns about 15-20 minutes walking or 5 minutes by water taxi. We utilized the kayaks provided and paddled out to the reef, anchored and had wonderful snorkeling.
I loved the decor and casual comfort of the house. We love to cook on vacation and the house had everything. We were lucky that the owners were present (apt downstairs) and were very helpful and receptive to any of our needs or concerns. The house is a short walk to the beach but I would not suggest this for older people or people who have a hard time getting around. If you are in fairly good health this is the best of all worlds:set over the beach, in the trees, with 2 great big patio decks. We found the island friendly to tourists and the larger grocery stores have great selections of fresh produce and wonderful local coffee. We will be back.
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
ORCHID BREEZE/2BR HOME/OCEANVIEWS/50 FT FROM BEACH/SNORKELING/WESTBAY
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p195780vb
(707) 812-2682 (California, USA)
Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
bergen county NJ
2

Not what I was lead to believe.

  • 2 of 5
Roatan was great. The house leaked in the rain. The pictures on the beach were of turtle beach not Orchid breeze. Some other photos were from the deck of Pink orchid.. All in all I feel lied to about this house.But I would good back to roatan in a sec. but not here.
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our property managers have sent 3 people to look at the house in the last week since the Venet departure. They have not found a leak in the house and it has continued with heavy rain the entire week. We have requested more information from the Venet family in order to contain the leak. We have changed the wording on the pictures of the beach and dock area to reflect where the pictures were taken. We show these pictures from the bluff only for a better view so our clients can see what is available to them. It was not meant to mislead. Our deck pictures do show our home amidst trees and our initial description indicates the location of the house to be behind and above the other homes, therefore, not being oceanfront, but with ocean views. We do share the amenities on the beach area with our neighbors and all beach areas in Roatan are public. This beach area area (adjacent to our wood pathway) is much nicer and softer sand than our beach area directly in front of our village, therefore we provide our own amenites in this area for our guests so they can have the most comfortable and relaxing time in Roatan. We are sorry they did not enjoy Orchid Breeze as many others have in the past and we hope they will return to Roatan again, hopefully in better weather..
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Map

Map

Gumbalimba Park
Las Rocas Restaurant
Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Roatan Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Roatan Ferry
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
West Bay Road
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Orchid Beach
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
West End or West Bay Beach Bars
Nearest Golf
20 Metres
Pristine Bay Black Pearl Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
200 Miles
West End or West Bay Beach Restaurants
Car: not necessary

Available in the bodega under the house (ask property manager or owner on arrival): sponge water weenies,frizbee,horseshoes. beach lounge chairs and sand chairs under house, water toys and rafts ice chest on deck, kayaks on sandy beach area adjacent to wood deck. Orchid Breeze is located within 1 to 5 min to horseback riding, zip lining, all diving, snorkeling excursions, water skiing,banana boat riding,kayaking, and hiking,swimming pool nearby,dolphin encounter, glass bottom boat & catamaran excursion, Gumbalimba park (wildlife & swimming pool). All watersports equipment daily/weekly rentals available in West Bay Beach or West End-15min walking or 2 min water taxi from Orchid Breeze(weather permitting)

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Availability & Rates

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Roatan House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
New Years
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Roatan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Living Area
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) Tommy Bahama Wood Furniture/memory foam mattresses in beds, Baby Cribs (1) available on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 Queen Beds from living room sofas
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Raft
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
Notes:
Set on a 40 ft hillside, 100 ft from water, above 7 new homes, overlooking beautiful gardens & tropical foliage, upper deck-panoramic views of ocean/sunsets,Outside shower, Lounge chairs, sand chairs, beach lounges, floating rafts, beach towels provided, luggage man at airport, driver with van for airport pickup/drop off and all island excursions & grocery shopping, laundry service extra charge for less than 10 days , , We recommend car for convenience, ESPECIALLY FOR RAINY SEASON (Sept thru December), any type of car can be rented . if no car desired, our drivers and taxis also available, (prices negotiable) Water taxi-beach walking DAYTIME ONLY, dive boat pickup ON REQUEST at own private dock. Privacy from tourism and vendors. Close to all island activities. 24hr ALARM IN HOUSE security service, Property Manager available June thru December, Owner available January thru June on property for any need or arranging activities. Private pathway adjacent to home/Shared pathway
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