SECURE, BEACHFRONT, GUEST HOUSE ON 3 ACRES OF PRIVATE PROPERTY IN SANDY BAY

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

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SECURE, BEACHFRONT, GUEST HOUSE ON 3 ACRES OF PRIVATE PROPERTY IN SANDY BAY

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Private, Beachfront 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.

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.

• 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

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Sandra

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Al and I (Sandra) have been married 24 years. We recently retired from hectic careers in Western US and Canada. We love animals and are coordinators for three yearly pet clinics.

Sandra purchased this house in 2008

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.

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. Anthony's Key and Roatan Institute of Marine Science is just 1/4 mile away.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Secure, Beachfront, Guest House on 3 acres of private property in Sandy Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Secure, Beachfront, Guest House on 3 acres of private property in Sandy Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p363952vb
206-954-5555 (Seattle VoIP)
Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Minneapolis, MN 55343
5

Wonderful Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had an amazing time staying at Al & Sandra's Spooky Channel Guest House. Everything you see in this listing is accurate and it is above and beyond what we were anticipating. We were greeted at the airport by Al who took us to the very nice grocery store right away. During the course of our 2 week stay, Al & Sandra offered numerous times to take us to the grocery store, West End, West Bay, etc. whenever they went anywhere and it was always appreciated when we carpooled. The house is nice, cozy, and very clean. Its well stocked with condiments, towels, linens, etc. When we werent spending our time at the beach in West End or West Bay, we absolutely LOVED swimming wtih the dolphins at Anthony Keys Resort, and talk to Al about deep sea fishing if that is your thing- he hooked us up with 2 memorable fishing excursions and we had a blast! Al & Sandra recommened great restaurants- you have to have the caribbean jerk chicken at Blue Parrot! We also loved utilizing the fabulous dock right out front- which was fantastic to snorkel from- lots of good fish, coral, and sea creatures to see! Whether is was lounging around on the beach or dock, or playing hours of rummy on the nice little screened in porch with a Salva Vida Beer (our favorite), Al & Sandra made our stay fantastic, and when I got sick and had to stay 3 more days, they were very helpful and understanding. They are great people to have a beer with and they are very knowledgable abotu the island. You will have a blast and I hope we can return someday to see Roatan, and Al & Sandra. Pack light and bring bug spray for the terrible sand flies is the best advice I can give you.
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Secure, Beachfront, Guest House on 3 acres of private property in Sandy Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p363952vb
206-954-5555 (Seattle VoIP)
Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
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5

The perfect start to our trip through Central America

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed every minute of our stay here. It was perfect in every way . We would return in a minute and stay forever if we could. Thanks Sandra and Al for being such wonderful hosts, for sharing your guest house and making the start of our trip through Central America so incredible.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Secure, Beachfront, Guest House on 3 acres of private property in Sandy Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p363952vb
206-954-5555 (Seattle VoIP)
Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
5

Recommended for snorkelers/divers and sea-lovers!

  • 5 of 5
We’ve just spent two glorious weeks at this property! We chose it for the proximity to the reef, and were not disappointed. It's only 100 yards from the shore, with wonderful coral & marine life to be found! The water is shallow & warm, with no current/waves to navigate. We loved the kayak, and spent countless hours on the screened porch reading and watching the sea, the hummingbirds & the lizards who came to visit. The property felt very secure with Al & Sandra (and the dogs) on site, & there was a very sturdy system in place for locking up the house when we were out. Speaking of the dogs -Mia & Zoe are perfectly well behaved, and recognized us as “insiders” from the moment we stepped on to the property. They would bark at strangers on the beach, but would always wag their tails in greeting as we approached.
The property is well maintained & we never found anything that was not in excellent working condition. We did not run the A/C, as the ceiling fans provided good circulation/cooling. The bed was very comfortable, with ample pillows & kitchen/bathroom linens provided. The hot water is “on demand” in the rental unit, so quick & plentiful. Al & Sandra kept us well-stocked with drinking water.
A couple of tips:
- If (ok, when) the power goes out on the island, be aware that the water pump doesn’t run. Not terribly inconvenient, since we didn't have a packed agenda. The power did go out several times during our two weeks, but was always back on within two hours and the house has battery-powered lights for after-dark situations.
- The main road is close by, so you can easily catch a taxi to West End or Coxen Hole for a few dollars/person. We think it would be a challenge to plan to eat all your meals out, unless you have a rental car. We made the bulk of our own meals & found the kitchen to be well stocked (including many paper and storage products, spices, etc. that we don’t typically see in a VRBO). We used the BBQ a lot!
- Al & Sandra were wonderful hosts: friendly and available, but never intrusive. They offered great recommendations for meals & attractions. Thank you!
- Wifi worked great for email/social networking, but wasn't fast enough for streaming. Our MacBook always stayed connected, but we would occasionally lose the wifi on our iPads & have to walk out to the porch to re-connect. First-world problem, to be sure! :)
Thank you for a great holiday...see you soon!
Karin & Andrew
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Secure, Beachfront, Guest House on 3 acres of private property in Sandy Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p363952vb
206-954-5555 (Seattle VoIP)
Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
5

Generous, caring, honest owners

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were scheduled to rent this cottage the last week in March 2014. We had paid in full. Then a family situation caused us to cancel at the last minute. VRBO contracts state that the owners only need to return half the paid money. Sandra and her husband wrote us that they would wait to see if the property would rent. If so, she would refund all our money. Luckily someone rented the cottage and we received almost all the money we paid Sandra. They could have taken what was due them by the VRBO contract and would have still been able to rent the property as it is beautiful. Instead they were thoughtful and caring. We hope someday to be able to rent their beautiful cottage!
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's unfortunate and can be expensive to have to cancel your vacation with short notice, but we're very busy through the winter and spring and were hopeful we could re-rent it and return your money. We ended up having 3 couples hoping to take your place.
I know it's scary to deposit money for a vacation house into someone's bank account that you don't know. We are honest people, happy to return your money. We could never take money from 2 parties for the same dates. We're glad it worked out and looking forward to meeting you another time.
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Secure, Beachfront, Guest House on 3 acres of private property in Sandy Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p363952vb
206-954-5555 (Seattle VoIP)
Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Pomona, New York, NY
5

Fun with DicknJane

  • 5 of 5
We are 55+18=do the math and we had a wonderful two weeks at Al and Sandra's Spooky Channel guest house. Really the hosts and their proximity made this stay safe and wonderful helping us to find our way around a new place and giving us tips on places to go, things to do and good eats. Really ditto to what everyone else has said before us. The house is clean, plenty of towels and linens, well equipped, no bugs (though the gecko was welcome upstairs,) hot water, equipped kitchen, use of the kayak, the lime tree out back. No need for a car though we rented our second week to see the far eastern part of the island. We found it perfect for us two. We stayed in most nights, but there is some night life when you might want it just a taxi ride away. Biggest plus after the hosts is the swim out to the second largest barrier reef in the world for snorkeling or diving. Good sunset viewing and beach walking too. We thought the Carambola Gardens very well done and interesting. The street Taco place in West End was fun and deliciously different version of that fast food. We really liked the meal and day visit to Paya Bay and highly recommend it. Of places we have rented for our annual escape from winter, it is the most relaxing and fun place of many and the best hosts ever. Thanks Al and Sandra, DicknJane
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
business
Secure, Beachfront, Guest House on 3 acres of private property in Sandy Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p363952vb
206-954-5555 (Seattle VoIP)
Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
5

The Perfect Christmas

  • 5 of 5
After travelling for a few weeks, we arrived at Al and Sandra's with high expectations. I'm very pleased to say we were not disappointed. In fact, our expectations were actually exceeded.
The area is wonderful - perfect for us. Less than 10 minutes in a cab from West End, but with the seclusion of a private section of the beach just outside the house. This gives you total choice - stay away from the crowds for a day on your sun lounger, or head down to West Bay for something a bit livelier.
The house is excellent. Wonderfully clean, hot water without fail, and very comfortable. It's one of those places where it's difficult to get the angle to get a representative picture inside - so we thought the place was much lighter and more spacious in reality than the photos actually suggest. Bonus!
But what really made this stay was the hospitality from Al and Sandra. From taking us shopping when we arrived, to advising us on what to pay for taxis (it's very inexpensive to West End in a collectivo), telling us about the local area, recommending places to eat and visit, and generally making sure we had everything we needed.
All in all a great way to spend Christmas - thank you Al and Sandra, it was an absolute pleasure.
Kristy & Tom
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Roatan airport
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
To mainland
Nearest Beach
Front yard
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
World Class 18 hole course
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Roatan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/Fall - Low Season
Jul 15 - Nov 15
5 night minimum stay
$125
$805
 
 
Winter Holidays - High Season
Dec 15 - Apr 14
5 night minimum stay
$160
$1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$135
$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates are for one to two people, additional $100/week for extra guests.
Not suitable for children.
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

Amenities

Roatan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - sink and vanity only
  • 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:
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • surf fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • tennis
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
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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