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Beachfront Guest House, very secure on 3 acres of private property in Sandy Bay

Sandra or Al

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Sandra or Al

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 9, 2015
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Beachfront Guest House, very secure on 3 acres of private property in Sandy Bay

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Roatan House Rental Photos and Description

Beachfront, Private House - 1 Bdrm+Loft Bdrm & 1.25 Baths (Best for a couple).

Secure, beachfront, guest house, has one bedroom with queen bed, bathroom with large shower, fully equipped kitchen, bar, living room with flat screen Cable TV, VCR and hundreds of movies, and large screened porch on the main level.

The loft has a full size bed and sink. The house is ideal for a couple, but can sleep four.

This is a small, clean, modern house next to a classic island home on over 2 ½ acres of private property. The property extends from the road to the beach in a quiet, safe area of Sandy Bay, at Spooky Channel in the Marine Reserve - includes use of the private dock.

We recently furnished the house with modern and custom furniture, new linens, electronics, dishes, cutlery, kitchen appliances and BBQ.

We, the owners, live on-site in a classic island house and are available to provide information, arrange transportation and activities, borrow cooking ingredients/utensils and assist you any way we can to make your vacation as enjoyable as possible.

We personally pick you up at the airport, take you to the grocery store, then to the guest house. We provide information about the guest house, the area and island and answer any questions. We will bring you back to the airport at the end of your vacation and can print any tickets/boarding docs.

You are welcome to the fruit from any of our trees/bushes on-site. We have coconuts (year around), cashews, papayas, mangos, noni, bananas, plantains, and hot peppers (seasonally).

• Swimming, snorkeling and world class diving is easily accessible on the coral reef right out front, use of the dock included with fresh water shower and covered area.

• We are ideally located 10 minutes from West End, where you’ll find many dive centers, restaurants, beach bars, shopping, and small grocery stores and also 10 minutes from Coxen Hole, the major town on the island.

• Large, screened porch with seating, table, lighting.

• Air conditioning, ceiling fans, mobile fan, reading lights, alarm clock

• Fully equipped kitchen, modern appliances, water/water cooler

• Washing machine (w/detergent) and clothes line off the deck

• Free internet access on-site and cell phone (phone provided with 20-30 minutes , you buy extra, inexpensive minutes, for local and international calls.

• 2 person kayak, 2 mountain bikes, beach loungers/chairs, hammock, snorkel marker, floatation devices, beach front picnic facilities, horseshoes, volleyball included, (guitar and djembe drum available).

• On deck is a gas BBQ (charcoal BBQ and fire pit available).

• 32” flat screen TV with local cable. DVD player and DVD library with over 200 movies, speakers for mp3 hookup, radio.

To enjoy your stay, you must be OK with dogs. We have 2 dogs that are good with guests but do bark when unfamiliar people or dogs come around, but they provide great security.

Direct flights to Roatan are currently available from Houston, Atlanta, Miami, Toronto and Milan.

Keywords: villa, bungalow, beach, ocean, private, house, scuba, snorkeling, quiet

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
Sandra or Al (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
May 9, 2015

About Sandra or Al

Al and I (Sandra) have been married 26 years. We retired from hectic careers in Western US and Canada in 2007. We love animals and are coordinators for three yearly pet clinics.

Sandra or Al purchased this house in 2008

Why Sandra or Al chose Roatan

We have been certified divers since 1993. We knew we wanted to live in the Caribbean and fell in love with Roatan in 1997. We found our dream property with an old island home on the beach in 2001. It is just our house and the guest house on our 2 1/2 acres from road to beach. No need to walk through other neighborhoods.

We recently decided to rent our guest house that was built in 2007, but finished/upgraded in 2011 and upgraded continually.

What makes this house unique

The beach is right out your front door. You can quietly relax in a hammock or lounge chairs on our private part of the beach. There is no local access through this property and rarely motor vehicles on the beach here. Snorkel or take the kayak out about 150 yards to Spooky Channel or just swm from the dock out front. Anthony's Key and Roatan Institute of Marine Science is just 1/4 mile away. It's quiet but centrally located within 10 minutes and a dollar and a half taxi ride to both West End or Coxen Hole.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Beachfront Guest House, very secure on 3 acres of private property in Sandy Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
5

Relax and Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Al and Sandra are the best owners a traveler could ask for! They pick you up from the airport and introduce you to the grocery shopping, very good also by the way. Then off to the house that is everything you could want. The house is very well supplied with everything you need and if you need something just ask. The property is great no rushing traffic, the beach is great with some of the best sunsets you will ever see. We can't wait to plan our next escape to Roatan and stay at this great place again.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Brrrrr, Ohio, U.S.A.
5

Simply the Best

  • 5 of 5

Have never wept departing after a great vacation, and my husband and I have traveled plenty, but had to choke back was so enamored with everything about Spooky Channel Guest House, truly did not want to leave. Al and Sandra are two of the finest people you will ever come across, from downright having a good time with to making sure your stay is completely comfortable. We never wanted for anything. Sandra’s initial grocery store stop after airport pickup was so helpful, stocked up on enough basics to last our entire stay, the rest, i.e. spices, paper products, etc., was already conveniently at the house. For times we didn’t feel like cooking or grilling, which were plenty, West End is a short inexpensive taxi ride away - easy to catch on road out front - or a couple places are within a 15 minute beach hike. The island as a whole, can do as much as you would like or as little. Want to relax? Take Al up on his hammock offer, the breeze at the end of dock is amazing while reading a good magazine. Snorkeling? Swim out to reef from dock. Horseback riding? El Rancho is close by, Shirkie Bodden put us on healthy, well-mannered horses for an amazing trek on the beach, two thumbs up. Chilled Salva Vida or Imperial while watching sun set? Ohhh, yes. Love dogs? Mia and Zoe are insta-friends and the best pups/watchdogs we ever had the pleasure of meeting – please scritch them plenty! There are so many more things we experienced and enjoyed, could go on and on about and how perfect everything was, but will end by stating that as much as my husband and I love to explore new locations each year for vacation, here is the one place that we want to come back to.

Traveler Hint: If there’s room in your heart as well as your luggage, ask your host and hostess if you could bring them anything that cannot be purchased on the island, will be greatly appreciated.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Hard to leave,impossible to forget

  • 5 of 5

Sandra and Al made it so easy to just kick back and relax . From the courtesy of airport pick-up ,grocery store visit and always available but never intrusive hospitality, to the well thought-thru features of the house and it's amenities. The beautiful setting of this property and the friendly hosts made this a great vacation experience ! We plan to return to Roatan , and would love to stay in this little gem in paradise with such lovely hosts, again !

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Illadelph, PA, USA
5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Sandra and Al are the best hosts I've encountered renting vacation properties on the interwebs - and my wife and I have rented properties through a variety of sources for many years. Frankly, they should charge more for this property. They are your friends for the duration of your vacation and offer invaluable input to make your stay flawless. The dock, beach, kayak, snorkeling gear - its everything you need to max out your enjoyment of the property. If in season, ask about the apple bananas - some of the best bananas I ever ate. Everything is superb about this property and Al and Sandra. On top of all this, the bed and bedding (in master bedroom) - is of exceptional quality, rivaling many high quality hotels. One thing I really valued about this place is the ability to do all our own cooking. We had a some decent meals in Roatan, but prefer cooking our own food much more - and this place has what you need to cook up good meals.

If you are thinking of going to Roatan, book this property - you won't regret it. Please pet Mia and Zoe for me, they are great dogs :) AND...they'll play fetch with the fallen coconuts.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Portland, Oregon, USA
5

Great Rental House!!!

  • 5 of 5

As others have written, Al and Sandra are the most gracious owners a traveler could ask for! You are picked up at the airport, taken to a good grocery store and then on to the house! They have done an excellent job supplying the house with almost anything you could need. The basic staples are all supplied. The house is furnished with comfortable furniture and everything you need to make your stay special. If you don't find it in the house, just ask. The location on a private beach is outstanding! No cars driving by, an occasional scooter or horse, so lots of solitude. The short swim to Spooky Channel is so worth it! Excellent snorkeling or diving just a short swim away! If you are looking to go to Roatan and don't want to be in the middle of the bustle of town, this is a great escape!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

5 stars and then some

  • 5 of 5

What's not to like? On the beach. Hundreds of yards of shallow reef snorkeling just yards away. A private (shaded) dock with its own shower. Screened in porch. Full kitchen. Grill. Satellite TV. Kayak. Washer/Dryer. Snorkeling gear. A/C. Two of the friendliest dogs. And two of the most proactive, approachable, and accommodating property owners we've met in 14+ years of VRBOing. This property is worth every single penny, no ifs, ands, or buts.

We found Roatan to be very laid back, friendly, easy to navigate, affordable, and hard to leave. Water is the main attraction--scuba, snorkel, fishing--and the reefs are full of fish, including a 5-foot Great Barracuda just off the private dock. Check out our YouTube video by typing Roatan, then KC Moe in the search bar.

Our first trip to Roatan. Picked up at the airport by Sandra who took us directly to the grocery store then provided orientation on the way to the VRBO. By the end of the first afternoon Al & Sandra had loaded us with info--why taxis and buses are better than rental cars, where to eat, where to swim, where to shop, where the closest clinic was, the best fishing charter (Ruthless), etc. They were always available, always glad to be of help.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Roatan airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
To mainland
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
World Class 18 hole course
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Front yard
Car: not necessary

The guest and our classic, island house are the only houses on our private, 2 1/2 acres from road to beach. There are many fruit trees, and plants that you are welcome to.

The reef is just 150' and is at the famous Spooky Channel with lots of marine life for divers & snorkelers.

Carambola Gardens are less than a mile walk or $1.00 per person taxi ride.

No car necessary as taxi's run on the main road every couple minutes and are very inexpensive.

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Roatan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer/Fall - Low Season
Jul 15 2015 - Nov 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$125
$840
$2,900
 
 
Winter Holidays - High Season
Dec 19 2015 - Apr 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$165
$1,090
$3,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$145
$990
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 18.0%
Notes Rates are for one to two people, additional $100/week for extra guests.
Not suitable for children.
Pick-up at airport, drop off and many household items included (including bottled water, paper products, soaps, spices, farm fresh eggs, condiments...)
40% down to secure the house
60% due 45 days prior to arrival
Refundable deposit if cancelled and able to re-rent ($75 handling fee)
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Amenities

Roatan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - sink and vanity only
    Outdoor shower and foot rinse - outdoor shower
  • 1.25
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Loft - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 1 Queen size bed custom pedestal bed with built in drawers and matching night stands with reading lights. 1 Full size bed in the loft. Single bed or cot available on request in cooler months
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
All available on-site, no charge: Our two person ocean kayak with high quality back supports and ergonomic handles (large dry bag and life jackets available). Hammocks in the shade on request. Snorkel marker float for safety and boogie board for rest stops if not using the kayak Our two mountain bikes (helmets available). Private beach volleyball court can be set-up in the front yard. Guitar available on request

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