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Utila's The Gardens ~ 2012 Excellence Award Winner ~


Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Speaks: english
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Utila's The Gardens ~ 2012 Excellence Award Winner ~

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Utila Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The Gardens is now offering 4 spacious one bedroom, fully furnished, upscale apartments for those wanting more than a just room with a bed while vacationing on Utila. Each of the units is located on a paved road within a privacy fence with security lighting for your convenience. Each of these units boasts two decks, one of which is privacy partitioned. The Gardens is located just up and off of the Main Street, close enough to be “in town”, but far enough from the hustle and bustle of Main Street to allow for peace and privacy. These apartments are designed in a home style setting with all of the amenities you’d expect. Full sized refrigerators, glass panel stoves with ovens, built in overhead microwave units, stainless sinks with full time hot water, wall mounted televisions complete with cable, tiled showers with hot water and, of course, Wifi for those that need to stay connected to the world at large. These apartments are self catering with all linens, cookware, and tableware. All you need to bring with you is your clothes, groceries and a toothbrush to be right at home!

Now part of Tony and Jo’s Laguna Vista, (see VBRO listing 229936!) you can expect more than to just be pointed to your room. We strive to make your vacation as effortless as possible. Standard services include arranging pick up and return to your point of origin on the island, and provisioning and stocking prior to your arrival, if requested. Massage is available within one minute’s walk for those wishing to indulge, and yoga mats are available upon request.

For those wanting intimate privacy, we have constructed an upscale, stand alone Cottage located within the privacy fence that surround the property. This Cottage is ideal for a couple wanting to get away from it all, yet have all of the amenities needed to feel pampered and at home. Custom cabinets in the kitchen were designed with ergonomics in mind making the kitchen immanently usable. The bathroom boasts a full height shower with ceramic tile with marble inserts and a glass block divider. The pedestal sink with wall mounted mirror/vanity optimizes good usage of space and and glass block recessed into the wall provides ambient light. The Cottage has quickly become a favorite with guests of The Gardens!

For those wanting to enjoy the diving that Utila is famous for we can provide a private dive boat with personal professional Dive Masters/IDC Instructors, or special arrangements can be made with select qualified local dive shops to include you in their groups. Certification in Diving is available from Beginner all the way to Advanced using Drager™ Dolphin Rebreathers and Closed Circuit Units. Diving alternatives such as horseback riding, boating, sailing charters, 4 wheel excursions or guided nature walks are only a request away.

The Gardens has access to the best in Catch and Release Deep Sea Fishing Charters, having custom boats on call with Captains who know and fish the Bay Islands.

The Gardens may not be for everyone, but it may be just what you’re looking for!

Keywords: Utila, Upscale Apartment, Secure Lodging, Private Deck, Affordable Accommodation

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  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

We are well known on the island, having been retired here for years. We have somehow become known as 'Tony & Jo' as if it was one name! Between having properties that we rent and being involved in the community at large we still find time for our 40' sailboat, traveling to other countries, visiting our children and living the lifestyle that is Utila. We ended up in the hospitality industry by accident and have enjoyed it ever since we got our first hotel on the island. Not knowing anything at all about the service industry we simply decided to use a plan based on what WE liked about some of the places we've stayed in around the world. So far, it seems to be working rather well!

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2011

Why The Owner chose Utila

Utila is where we live and we're not going anywhere, so... when this building came on the market a mere 125 paces from our home it seemed like it was ready made for us. We purchased the building and started a light remodel immediately, including the renovation of one building into The Cottage that we designed around an intimate place that we would like to stay in!

What makes this apartment unique

The Gardens is in a very quiet setting with a 6 foot privacy fence around the entire property. Security lighting is 24 hours for the comfort of our guests and the private deck attached is just that; private. Being close to 'downtown', but not in it means the five minute walk to Main Street is just enough to keep the hustle and bustle of traffic, noise, and congestion at bay. The Gardens is not just a box with a bed in one corner, it is a home away from home!

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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based on 28 traveler reviews

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Utila's The Gardens ~ 2012 Excellence Award Winner ~
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Edmonton, AB


  • 5 of 5

Prior to my arrival, I was a little concerned about getting transportation to and from Utila, but Tony and Jo came to my rescue asking for my flight itinerary and my worries were over!

They picked me up at the airport, gave me a little tour around the town and then to the Gardens. My apartment was very comfortable with wi fi, kitchen, AC and right next door to my daughter and Grandbabies, so it was perfect!

The location of the Gardens was in a great spot, only about a 10 to 15 min walk to the shops, restaurants, bars and grocery stores. The beach was sandy with clear water and a treat to swim in!

Tony and Jo were perfect hosts always close by if we needed anything, it was a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Grand Junction, CO, USA

We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Gardens for 6 weeks and loved it! Tony and Jo are amazing hosts, and made us feel right at home. They were available to answer all of our questions and did an excellent job showing us around town! The apartments at the Gardens are very comfortable with a fully stocked kitchen, cable TV, wi-fi, hot water showers, and AC. The two porches were perfect for lounging and enjoying the island breeze. It's a short walk into town to all the dive shops, restaurants, bars, and grocery stores. Utila is a great spot!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Jersey C.I.

Home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

The owners Tony and Jo made us feel welcome before we even arrived on the island. They helped with organising activities for us and made sure our return journey went smoothly.

I would recommend the property to anyone! Was comfortable and clean. Good location, just a 10min walk to town, but far enough away to avoid the noises and enjoy the country side.

Fully furnished and well equipped kitchen made it feel like our second home.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

feels like a second home

  • 5 of 5

we stayed with another befriended couple for 2 weeks in the gardens in two of the upperfloor appartments. the appartments are pretty nice, clean and comfortable furnished. the well equiped kitchen offers you to cook by yourself, what we did a few times. we spend a lot of time on the veranda, reading, having dinner or playing games. there's always a pleasant breeze up there.

the appartments are away from the hustle and bustle but it's just a 5 minute walk to the city-center or 1 minute with the tuk tuk. perfect, if you want to party one day and relax the other.

the owners jo & tony helped us a lot with organizing the travelling over night from san pedro sula to utila and back. they have taken care of everything and left nothing to be desired.

the only disadvantage are the mosquitoes and sandflys all over the island, except the kays. we recommend to use "off" or something when leaving the appartment. the appartments itselfs are protected with mosquito mesh infront of the windows. also the AC in the bedrooms protect you from the little biests, they don't like it cold.

all in one, a wonderful vacation in a wonderful accommodation!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Kansas city,MO

It felt like home..

  • 5 of 5

ony and Jo don't just rent their property, the make you feel like you home. A couple so hospitable and warm! They picked us up from the ferry and showed us the island of Utila.The next day we had a wonderful trip to the Cayes with them and other tenants from the Gardens,it was like a family getaway, hot dogs on a deserted island is something unforgettable.Tony and Jo also arranged a Kayak trip with Steve through the mangroves and out into Turtle Bay,and helped us with advise about anything we asked!

Oh yeah, the property? :)

Booking our stay we got the quickest response with the most detailed answers and advice,so we knew everything about the Gardens AND Utila island way before we arrived,it was very helpful. The property is very clean and very well maintained( new microwave and stove,nice dishes,furniture,decor,purified water, and a real garden!) compared to other buildings on the island,if you are looking for apartment - long or short term -it's the best choice. It's located off the main street,which is a 10-15 minute walk,or less, - or a dollar taxi drive ( Tony and Jo were so kind to let us use one of their cell phones, we could call a taxi any time and it would arrive to the Gardens in 5 minutes) There are properties right on the main street,where all the action is,sounds attractive, but really, they didn't look nearly as clean and new as the Gardens,with its perfectly maintained territory, with all the appliances you need for cooking or just chilling, and a great price as well,so we were more than happy with our choice.Central America can be a very different experience compared to US but we did feel at home throughout our entire stay in Utila.

Thank you Tony and Jo, we'll see you next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Out of the fray but close to walk around Utila

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Gardens for a wedding and had a fantastic experience. The unit is bright and well stocked with full kitchen, reliable hot water and two small balconies to hang out on. The outdoor table and chairs plus hammock afforded some places to read, relax and play games but there was also some comfortable living room furniture for sitting around and drinking a beer. The owners are so friendly and were very helpful - we enjoyed talking with them and they were a great resource for island info. Utila is tiny but there is a lot of noisy small engine traffic and the Gardens are far enough away from Main Street and the bigger bustle of the town so is more quiet and relaxing than other parts of town. Also, unlike the other lodging we stayed at later in the trip, nice cross breezes that keep the bugs down and drive away the heat. Not only did the other lodging have no chairs or anyplace to hang out but also, no place to hang out any wet swim suits or gear but the stair railing/balconies at the Gardens were great for this also. You should stay here, Jo and Tony will take good care of you!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


This owner has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the owner.
Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Utila Municipal
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
One Quarter mile
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Utila Princess at Municipal Dock
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Cheppe's Public Beach
Car: not necessary

Sailing Charters, Aircraft Charters, Private Dive Boats, Private Dive Instructors, Provisioning of the unit prior to move in, concierge service for all island activities and assistance with transport in country


Rates & Availability

From $50 Per night

Utila Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%
Notes Year Round ~ Please inquire!
Regular Rate: 55USD per night/2 persons Additional persons add 15USD p/p
Holiday Rate: (New Years, Christmas, Sun Jam, Carnival) + 25%
50% Deposit Required
Monthy and Long Term rates available
Long term rental responsible for own electric
Short terms rentals have metered 10 KW per day allowance. Above 10 KW billed at UPCO rates.
From 55USD/nt
50% deposit is required.
Balance due upon arrival.
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Utila Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
4 of the units have private decks attached in addition to the common deck. The second floor units have 14' vaulted ceilings and all units get the Easterly Trade Winds keeping them fresh, breezy, and comfortable! A separate Cottage is now under construction for those wanting the ultimate in intimate privacy~

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