UTILA'S THE GARDENS ~ 2012 EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER ~

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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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UTILA'S THE GARDENS ~ 2012 EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER ~

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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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  • smoking allowed
  • children welcome
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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

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!

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!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
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Utila's The Gardens ~ 2012 Excellence Award Winner ~
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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Utila's The Gardens ~ 2012 Excellence Award Winner ~
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362930vb
(512) 351-4919 (Texas, USA)
Utila Bay Islands Honduras
Colorado
5

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
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
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Utila's The Gardens ~ 2012 Excellence Award Winner ~
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362930vb
(512) 351-4919 (Texas, USA)
Utila Bay Islands Honduras
boston, MA
5

Perfect little oasis

  • 5 of 5
I lived here for 2 and a half months during my dive instructor course and it was a wonderful place to rest and regroup after long days of diving. It is tucked away up the hill from the hustle and bustle of the dive shops, bars and partying travelers, but only a 2 minute tuk tuk or bicycle ride (or 5-10 minute walk) from the main strip if you want to be a part of the island's activity. With all of its furnishings and secluded grounds, it was a great place to have small groups of friends up to cook and enjoy the tranquility in the evenings.
Having lived down on the main street for my first 2 weeks on the island and from spending time at friend's places around Utila, I have a clear sense of the range of living options available. After my experience at the Gardens, with all of its amenities, sense of security and especially having received the priceless attention and hospitality of the owners (Tony and Jo), I'd find it hard to consider staying anywhere else on Utila.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Utila's The Gardens ~ 2012 Excellence Award Winner ~
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362930vb
(512) 351-4919 (Texas, USA)
Utila Bay Islands Honduras
5

Incredible personal service. Thank you Jo!

  • 5 of 5
Jo was truly the hostess with the mostest. She picked us up at the dock, and gave us a personal golf cart tour of the town. She booked us a spot with Captain Denny on his boat to see Water cay, an amazing afternoon with nine total people on a 3 acre coral reef island. Dropped us off there and also at the pickup point for Neptune's the next day. Arranged economical shared flights for us to Roatan directly, and - you guessed it - gave us a ride there too. She arranged for special menu food at Kay's Pepper (my wife has dietary restrictions), gave us food and grocery tips. Concierge level service. Thank you!

Oh, and our suite was just right for the two of us. Well equipped kitchen, comfy bed, nice and airy on the top floor with the breezes. Great deck. AC was ice cold in the bedroom although we only needed to run it for a short stint in the evening before bed.

Regrets: too short of a stay.

Thank you Jo. You're amazing :)
You made the difference
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Utila's The Gardens ~ 2012 Excellence Award Winner ~
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362930vb
(512) 351-4919 (Texas, USA)
Utila Bay Islands Honduras
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5
Our hosts, Tony and Jo, made our journey to Utila easy and stress free. They prearranged our charter flight from Roatan and we were greeted at the airport with a taxi to drive us to Laguna Vista. As always, the grounds are lovely and the little touches like fresh flowers, were waiting for our arrival. Laguna Vista is definitely the best house on the island to stay. It's a beautiful private resort with the advantage of Tony and Jo available for all you inquiries and needs. We always enjoy visiting our second home and appreciate our hosts and the wonderful people they surround themselves with.
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Utila's The Gardens ~ 2012 Excellence Award Winner ~
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362930vb
(512) 351-4919 (Texas, USA)
Utila Bay Islands Honduras
travelling between here and there...
5

An enjoyable stay at The Gardens and highly recommended

  • 5 of 5
We spent 6 weeks at the Gardens and really enjoyed the apartment, the locals and expat community and our hosts. The apartment was clean, bright and sunny. The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. Before we even arrived Tony and Jo sent us a grocery list with the offer to pick up a few basics to begin our stay. They met us upon our arrival at the ferry and gave us a short tour to help us get oriented. A phone was provided with the apartment and Tony and Jo were readily available and answered our questions in a timely fashion. Their assistants, Blanca and Juan stopped by or were around the apartments daily to deliver large bottles of drinking water as needed, answer questions or help with any problems. Blanca replaced our coffee pot promptly when we mentioned that it wasn’t working and regularly provided us with clean laundry beautifully folded. Juan brought us a hammock that we used often and delivered an extra table and chairs for our dinner guests. We loved the snorkeling at Coral View and Water Cay, meeting new friends at Tranquila to watch the sunset, and eating at the Driftwood. We met so many people during our stay that leaving new friends, including Tony and Jo, was more difficult than anticipated. At some point in our travels we plan to return to Utila and will stay at the Gardens again. This place is highly recommended and I would tell friends and family to stay here.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Utila's The Gardens ~ 2012 Excellence Award Winner ~
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362930vb
(512) 351-4919 (Texas, USA)
Utila Bay Islands Honduras
5

Piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriend and I stayed for 3 night in September 2013. Great place to stay, Tony was a great helpful host. Close to everything but far enough away for some peace and quiet. We highly recommend this place.
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car
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Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Utila Municipal
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Utila Princess at Municipal Dock
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Cheppe's Public Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
One Quarter mile
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Raotan
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

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Utila Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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Tax Rate 16.0%
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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Amenities

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Utila Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • boating
  • shelling
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • sailing
Notes:
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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